The list of 2020 James Beard Awards Restaurant and Chef Semifinalists is out and Miami is showing up strong. With more nods than in previous years, our chefs lead the pack in the Best Chef in the South category. Congratulations are in order for first-time nominees Michael Beltran of Ariete in Coconut Grove (and Leña at Time Out Market Miami!) and Luciana Giangrandi and Alex Meyer, the talented duo behind wildly the successful Little Haiti restaurant Boia De. Past nominees getting some love again this year are Niven Patel of Ghee Indian Kitchen and honorary Miamian Lindsay Autry of Palm Beach’s The Regional Kitchen & Public House. To no surprise to anyone who’s ever tried one of Bachour’s buttery croissants, Antonio Bachour is nominated for his namesake restaurant (which you can also visit at Time Out Market Miami) for Outstanding Pastry Chef. Itamae’s talented Valerie Chang is nominated as one of this year’s Rising Star Chefs. Congrats to all of this year’s semifinalists! Want more? Sign up here to stay in the know.
We’ll be the first to tell you that Valentine’s Day is a made-up holiday. We think it’s so overrated that we decided to skip all the pageantry and throw a casual Friday party at Time Out Market Miami instead. But that definitely doesn’t mean we don’t believe in love! Or that we’re out to rain on your rose-colored, capitalism-fuelled parade 😜. Seriously, though: In an effort to take a step back from the corporate trappings of Valentine's Day, we’re going out on a limb and exploring a more mindful (and decidedly more Goop-y) approach. With the help of Moon & Jai, a boutique, Miami-based lifestyle brand that infuses its products with “high vibrational energy,” we’re resetting our intentions and refocusing on what's really important: connections. Moon & Jai’s “magic in a box” ritual kits help make manifesting your best life (in love or otherwise) as unfussy as possible. Each petite box comes filled with all the crystals, sage and lovely smelling palo santo needed to clear, cleanse and otherwise transform your space—plus a handy instruction card outlining each step to achieving your desired effect. But you don’t need to go out and buy a ritual kit to try Moon & Jai’s “Heart Opening + Connection” ritual, ideal for expanding a loving connection. If you have a couple of rose quartz crystals and a stick of palo santo lying around, you’re already off to a great start. Now, get your hands on some copal incense, grab your partner and watch the magic unfold following this guided con
There’s no better city in the world than Miami...right? We think so. We spend hours poring over what makes our city tick, culling through the top Miami restaurants and delving deep into Miami nightlife to bring you all that’s great and wonderful about our fair city. From London to Paris, Los Angeles to Tokyo and Mexico City to Melbourne, Time Out has always celebrated the magic of cities. Now, as we do every year, we want to work out how that magic happens. How exactly do we do that? Meet the Time Out Index, our investigation into the reality of city living today. We want to discover what makes cities great, how city-dwellers feel about their hometown, and which are the best neighborhoods right now for going out, having fun and living city life to the full. In previous years, thousands of you informed us that Miami is hungover, horny and generally pretty happy; and that Brickell is, without a doubt, Miami’s most overrated neighborhood. Has anything changed since then? This is your chance to tell us all about your life in Miami—and don’t be afraid to get messy. Does dating here suck? Is it impossible to make friends? And what’s the most overrated neighborhood you can think of? Help us find out by taking just a few minutes to complete the Time Out Index survey. It’s fully anonymous, so be honest! And once you’re done, we’ll reveal which city in the world you should live in. Ain’t that fun? Take the survey! Want more? Sign up here to stay in the know.
In what’s been shaping up as the biggest week for art in the Magic City since Art Basel Miami, the days leading up to Super Bowl LIV at Hard Rock Stadium have witnessed a deluge of street art around town. It’s all been part of a welcome mat roll out for the big game in which the NFC champion San Francisco 49ers (13-3) face off against the AFC champion Kansas City Chiefs (12-4). Some four new murals have sprung up in various locations thanks to an initiative led by real estate developer Jessica Goldman Srebnick, who is a member of the Super Bowl host committee. Some of street art’s big names are participating, and the results certainly grab your attention. Photograph: Mike Russell, courtesy Goldman Global Arts One example covers nearly the whole side of the 34-story Citigroup bank building in downtown Miami. The work of Chilean artist Dasic Fernandez, it depicts a multi-cultural crowd of football fans surrounding the coveted Lombardi Trophy awarded to the winning Super Bowl team. The image was based on a painting that was subsequently digitized and printed on vinyl panels hung on the facade. Photograph: Mike Russell, courtesy Goldman Global Arts In nearby Bayfront Park, veteran tagger Kelly Graval—aka RISK—has created a billboard covered in NFL team colors with SUPER BOWL LIV superimposed in huge letters he designed on his computer. Photograph: Mike Russell, courtesy Goldman Global Arts Over at the Miami Beach Convention Center, New Jersey native Joe Iurato
So you’re in town for the Super Bowl. Awesome. But now you need to get a little something for everyone back home. Cheesy T-shirts. Tacky beach towels. The souvenir struggle is real. Luckily, Maison24 has a pop up in Miami where out-of-the-ordinary souvenirs you, your friends and family will not only love but actually use, abound. Pop into Maison24xMiami inside The Shop in Pop Up Shop in Wynwood and find a few ideas to keep commemorate that Miami trip. The KeychainA keychain is a nifty takeaway from a trip. And a bright yellow vintage-style Magic City Motel Key Ring is a bold reminder of how just exactly how much magical fun you had while in the city. It also says hey, thanks for getting my mail while I was away. The PillowSkip the silly beach towel and opt for a hand-embroidered pillow instead. The Miami Pillow maps out every cool spot in Miami in an array of bold colors that scream Miami. Look good on your couch or the couch of the person who was kind enough to house Fido while you were on vacay. Photograph: Courtesy Maison 24 The DressJust say no to I’m in Miami, bitch tees. Instead, a paper dress with a map of Miami on it is the way to say this trip was one for the books. Choose from the Sunshine State Dress or Playground Dress patterns and note each is one-size-fits-all, which makes gifting a cinch. Perfect for the bride-to-be and all her bachelorette buddies on their upcoming trip to our sandbox. The ToteIn Miami it’s your beach bag. Back home it’s your trusty t
If you’re an adult over the age of 25 who’s happened to have spent time jumping in one of those indoor trampoline places, you’ll know the subsequent 48 hours are filled with lower-back pain, new bruises in strange places and general bodily discomfort for having attempted something you’re just too damn old to do. Although, no impending soreness could keep us from getting excited about the world’s largest bounce house making its way to South Florida next month. From January 18 through February 2, a giant inflatable village pops up at Miramar Regional Park (16801 Miramar Park, Miramar, FL) for three straight weekends of leaping and springing through a 900-foot-long obstacle course that features a castle, a basketball court, a giant slide, a massive ball pit and a DJ spinning in the center of it all. The Guinness-Records-breaking structure makes its way across the country this year this year, with stops in Miami, West Palm Beach and Tampa set for early 2020. The Big Bounce America opens in sessions, allowing kids and grown-ups the experience of jumping and (safely) plowing into their respective cohorts. Adult tickets are available for select dates and times, and include access to a new galactical-themed area, airSPACE! where a slide and an inflatable solar system await. Socks are required and adults are asked to follow one special rule: “Everyone MUST behave like an overgrown child.” Just don’t forget to lube up with muscle rub first. The Big Bounce In San Diego from Th
It’s almost 2020, folks. In less than a week we’ll be entering a new year and decade, leaving behind the one that gave us Hamilton, Fortnite, Baby Yoda and Donald Trump as president. Ten years is a lot to unpack (especially right before happy hour) so we’ll keep it simple with a look back on 2019. Here, the trends, comebacks and openings that helped define 2019 in Miami.—Falyn Freyman and Virginia Gil 1. We proved that print is not deadAfter a year-long hiatus, Time Out Miami brought back its magazine. While it was probably a bigger deal for us than you reading this online (our content was and still is available digitally), we’d like to think you missed us, too. Our mags fit nicely in your beach bag, make fabulous coasters and, more importantly, tell you everything you need to know about Miami. Our print editions, which were published in May and November of 2019, are available here and we encourage you to read them. We promise you’ll love them. 2. Allapattah surprised us—in the best wayWe won’t call what’s happening in Allapattah gentrification. Rather, the neighborhood filled with warehouses and body shops is undergoing a massive beautification as new businesses breathe life into abandoned spaces. This year alone saw the opening of Jorge Pérez’s new collaborative art space El Espacio 23 (2270 NW 23rd St) and the relaunch of the Rubell Gallery as a bonafide museum—an event that prompted a string of wild Art Basel parties attended by the likes of Kim Kardashian, Gigi Hadid an
The week between Christmas and New Year’s Eve is a weird time warp marked by hangovers and long stretches of inactivity. Fortunately, the doldrums haven’t hit Time Out Market Miami, who this week welcomes two fresh concepts to its lineup: Peace Pie and My Caribbean Kitchen. Get excited about pizza 2.0 as Norman Van Aken breathes new life into the market’s existing pizza spot with Peace Pie. Launched in partnership with Van Aken and Christian and Domenica Plotczyk, the husband-and-wife duo behind Salt & Brine, it features a Spatalian menu that’s equal parts classic and inventive. Pies like the tasty meat-lovers Con Carne and the classic white pizza topped with ricotta, mozzarella and yummy local honey are sure to become instant favorites. My Caribbean Kitchen On the signature chef side, Van Aken goes deep into his extensive collection of recipes for My Caribbean Kitchen—a delicious retrospective of the very best dishes the chef was inspired to create along his winding journey from Florida Keys and South Florida, where island flavors fused with his own ever-evolving culinary style. The menu is a delightful celebration of regional specialties reimagined for local palates. From Key West’s famous sloppy joe filled with Cuban picadillo á la Miami to chicken á la brasa with a tropical fruit chutney and, of course, Bahamian conch fritters, it’s Caribbean cuisine done the NVA way. Both eateries are up and running at the market, which resumed regular operating hours today in case
Your bestie. Your brother’s girlfriend. Your co-worker. Uncle Ted, who, for the record has everything. The last of the names to find their way off your holiday shopping list. And eek, the holidays are practically here, leaving no time to buy online. Enter The Shop in Pop Up Shop (285 NW 26th St). The collective of pop-ups, the brainchild of Dwayne Wade’s style maven Calyann Barnett, is your go-to for all things holiday gift. The space, parked near Zak the Baker in Wynwood, opened its doors during Art Basel and will reside in its temporary space until early January, when it moves to its permanent location at 100 25th Street. Inside, find online shops like Maison24, Pkwy, Ports V, Rich Fresh, Public School, Slashed by Tia, Josie Bruno Vintage and Melo Made II x Maxhosa. Each space boasts its own vibe, from the handcrafted adorned camo jackets at Josie Bruno Vintage to the flamingo umbrellas in the pink-themed room of Maison24. As the window to order online begins to close and your unending shopping list mounts, consider popping into the space to nab pop art pin, lifesize iPhone art piece from Maison24 or a snazzy T from Ports V. Just don’t be surprised if you find a few things for the unlisted person on your list, too—you. Want more? Sign up here to stay in the know.
There are two known facts about the holidays: they are stressful and they are made infinitely better with booze. For those of you hosting holiday parties this year, you’re likely to find yourself at the awful crosssection of these unfortunate truths. Fortunately, juggling entertaining responsibilities and bartending duties is something we can help with. First, we’ll tell you to skip the craft cocktails and go straight for a spiked punch. They’re easy to make, look good and free you from pouring drinks for guests all night. Plus, they’re sneakily potent. The second thing we’ll insist on is this punch from Miracle in Miami, the super festive Christmas bar in Wynwood. These folks know holiday drinks, which we know, in part because we’ve never left Miracle sober. RECOMMENDED: Christmas in Miami Miracle Punch 1 part Havana Club Añejo Clasico Rum (or try Santa Teresa 1796 for more chocolate notes or Banks Rum 7 for some funk) 3/4 part of Gra’it Grappa 1/2 part Oloroso Sherry 1/2 part ginger juice 1/5 parts of apple cider 3 dashes of Angostura Bitters Serve over ice and garnish with a rosemary sprig. The punch serves six but can be scaled up to accommodate your party size. Cheers, y’all! Want more? Sign up here to stay in the know.