Saturday, February 11, 2017

City Guide: Miami Beach

~ Bienvenidos a Miami! ~
Sometimes you need a little sunshine in the middle of February, a break from the breakneck pace of work in Silicon Valley, and you need to go on a mission to find Pitbull in Miami, Florida.

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Where to eat:

  • Bodega Taqueria y Tequila – great taco truck with a hidden bar through a faux-bathroom, open late, get ALL the tacos
  • Yardbird Southern Table – looking for good southern cooking? stop here and order the biscuits, the fried chicken, etc.
  • Sweet Liberty Drinks + Supply Company – really superb cocktails
  • Pubbelly Sushi – skip the noodle bar next door, this place doesn't take reservations but it's worth any wait
  • The Lido Bayside Grill – located at The Standard, come from breakfast, lounge by the pool, stay for the frosé

  • Located in Wynwood
  • The Salty Donut – fancy, artisanal donuts, get there early before they sell out
  • Coyo Taco – easy little taco spot that you MUST stop at, perfect lunch after donuts
  • Wyndwood Kitchen + Bar – great little dinner spot, split everything


Where to stay:

tip: Check out what's available on One Night.
  • The Raleigh Hotel – my vote for best pool in Miami, frozen mojitos too!
  • The Standard Hotel
  • The Betsy
  • Nautilus Hotel
  • Casa Tua
  • Shelborne South Beach
  • Urbanica Hotel – inexpensive little boutique hotel, great if you're working from Miami


Where to venture:

  • Wynwood – see the walls, visit the art galleries, do some shopping
  • Ocean Drive – the main strip in Miami, the north is full of hotels and the south end has lots of bars and clubs
  • The Beach – because, duh. Even in February, the sun was out, temperature was in the mid-70s, and it was a vacation


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