Miami’s Best Garden Stores, Resources, Open Now

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First annual Seed-a-Thon

By Josie Gulliksen and Yours Truly

Now is the ideal time to spruce up the yard or do a garden on your balcony since after all, you’re spending a lot of time there. And  here are all your resources to do it –from Miami’s best garden stores and nurseries and free zoom gardening classes, to expert tips, a Seed-a-Thon,  a top online source for handsome pots and accessories, and even free wildflower seeds. Nurseries and garden stores in Miami-Dade and Broward counties listed are open and following social distancing rules as well as requiring masks while shopping.

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Miami Farmers Markets Offering Delivery and Pickup

Add tasty, low cal excitement to your in home eating with local produce from Miami’s Farmer’s markets, now offering delivery and pickup. Vegetables in particular are at the peak of freshness and you can find items that aren’t often available in other markets. Sunday Mr. W and I went to the Redlands Community Market, ordered on the spot, and nabbed meaty, large oyster mushrooms; the freshest bell peppers we’ve eaten in awhile; crisp baby bok choy; to die for baby eggplants, and other goodies. We never had to get out of the car. They put everything in the trunk . Plus, it makes for an outing (and only took us 30 minutes of driving from Brickell Avenue). Here’s a list of seven markets.
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Best Miami Restaurant Delivery & Takeout

Many restaurants around town are responding to the dine-in restrictions by offering takeout and delivery, either through services like Uber Eats, Grub Hub, Postmates and others, or by using their own employees. Here’s a list of Karen’s favorites that are offering Miami restaurant delivery and takeout (she has been to all of them except Boia De which is on her “To Go” list) along with important information to know before you order.
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New Rooftop Bars For Your List

Next time you’re in the mood for a cocktail, instead of sitting indoors, why not re-think the venue and head up to the roof instead. Enjoy fresh breezes and Miami’s ever emerging skyline. Rooftop bars in Miami have become quite popular, and new ones well worth a visit have popped up around town, some with live entertainment. Take a look at the list below for our five new picks. And if you’re looking for a restaurant with a killer view, check out an earlier post below.
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A Day in Overtown: Where to Visit, Eat, Stay,and Entertain

Places to visit, where to eat, where to stay, entertainment, and the annual not to be missed event:  here’s your guide for a day exploring Overtown, one of Miami’s most historic areas. There’s no better neighborhood to find authentic soul food or experience an amateur night showcase that’s modeled after the historic Apollo Theater’s long-running one in New York City. And rivaling Wynwood’s famous street murals are those of the late artist Purvis Young, born in Overtown. The building façades and architecture harken back to the early 1900s when black performers played, ate and stayed here. A new B & B, too, a bargain at rates starting at $100 a night.
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