Being between the ages of 13 and 22 can be tough sometimes. Your teens and early 20s are not exactly known for their serenity, as you either already know or are about to find out. So, perks are a welcome relief for that demographic. Culture Shock Miami is a local program that offers quite a bit of perks to those between age 13 and 22: tickets to a whole bunch of shows and cultural events for just $5. No strings attached. It’s that easy. Culture Shock Miami is a project from Miami-Dade County’s Department of Cultural Affairs, and its goal is to incentivize a new generation of Miami cultural consumers to get out there and consume some art. It does so by offering them dirt cheap tickets. Go take a look at Culture Shock Miami’s website to see what deals are available. Choose from events at Gablestage, Just the Funny, the South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center and many more. Plus, anyone eligible for the $5 ticket can purchase an additional ticket for $5 as well so they can bring a friend or have someone a tad older accompany them. The program says it has sold over 100,000 since its inception in 2004. Shows coming to town this season include Turning 15 on the Road to Freedom, Currents by Mayumana and In To America. Go pick up some tickets now and get your teen out of the house. Want more? Sign up here to stay in the know.
Miami Spice has officially arrived. Each week we’ll be zeroing in on a specific restaurant we think deserves to be on your Spice hit list. This week: Boulud Sud. The name Boulud is a Pavlov's Bell for most tuned-in eaters. And that’s because French chef Daniel Boulud has had a long career of making folks drool—from New York to Singapore. In Miami, his most recent effort, the Mediterranean Boulud Sud, maintains that lovely tradition of salivation. Boulud Sud Miami (there was already a pretty famous Boulud Sud in New York) debuted at the beginning of 2018 as a replacement for Boulud’s DB Bistro Moderne. This is the restaurant’s first Spice and—after stuffing ourselves to a dangerous capacity on a recent visit—we can confidently say they have nailed it. When to go: Boulud Sud offers its Miami Spice menu for both lunch and dinner. Lunch is offered Monday through Friday (noon to 2:30pm) and dinner is offered Monday through Saturday (6pm to 11pm during the week and 6pm to midnight on Friday and Saturday). What to order: Boulud Sud’s Spice menu rotates every two weeks, so you’ll probably need to improvise a bit. However, we’d be willing to bet the seared Mediterranean branzino will be sticking around. It’s a house specialty and—though a bit of an obvious choice—you need to order it. It’s perfect. Why we love it: Some fine dining restaurants in Miami phone it in for Miami Spice. Boulud Sud isn’t one of them. The menu here is a delicious (and quite filling) journey through the fl
Remember the Museum of Ice Cream? Of course you do. That inexplicable traveling Instagram attraction was probably all up in your respective feeds when it came to town at the end of last year. Its pink walls and sugary aesthetic was just about impossible to miss. Unless you did miss it—which was understandable considering tickets ran about $40. But you may have yet another chance to check out the MOIC (the ice cream, at least) when its traveling cherry-covered food truck stops in Miami tomorrow. We’ll be the latest stop on its tour across the country, where it’s been giving guests complimentary tastes of the seven ice cream flavors the MOIC will soon be selling in Target stores everywhere. While we have confirmed the truck will be in Miami tomorrow, we still don’t know where exactly it will be. We will update this story as soon as we find out, and you can check the MOIC website first thing tomorrow to see an update on hours and location. Want more? Sign up here to stay in the know.
Fri 10 Rituals at Aventura Mall The luxury bath and beauty brand from Amsterdam makes its official Miami debut this weekend. Check out its new shop-in-shop location inside Macy’s at the Aventura Mall (its first in Florida) and you’ll be rewarded with all sorts of freebies on opening day, including a deluxe goodie bag for in-the-know shoppers (you!). Wine and Clean at the Wynwood Yard Charcoal and HaloVino give you a reason to pick up trash in Wynwood: free wine. Meet at the Wynwood Yard for snacks and a reusable tumbler from HaloVino filled with wine. After that, you’ll stroll the neighborhood collecting trash and make a final stop at Mason Eatery for another splash of vino before heading home with your free tumbler (and the general good feeling of doing something for your community). Sat 11 Venezuelan Food Wine & Spirits Festival Asado negro, pabellon criollo, arepas as far as the eyes can see—Venezolanos, are your stomachs rumbling? The Venezuelan culinary fest descends on Doral, which means an evening of drinks, dancing and of course, all the delicious Latin American cuisine you can handle. 10395 NW 41 St, Suite 101, Doral. Free Family Fun Day at HistoryMiami What to do with the kids when it’s one zillion degrees out? Take them to HistoryMiami for a full day of freebies before school starts—from tours and workshops to activities. At 2pm, museum educators give a complimentary tour of the institution’s core exhibition, “Tropical Dreams: A People’s History of South F
Creativity is a requirement if you want to survive in Miami’s dessert game. Taiyaki Miami is luring Instagram-hungry customers with adorable fish cones and unicorn floats. St. Roch Market stuffs its vegan matcha soft-serve into a little coconut and over in the Design District Soraya Kilgore is treating her sweets like small-scale science experiments at MadLab Creamery. Not to be left behind, local Miami baker Courtney Kohout of Courtney’s Cookies has something up her sleeve: two special CBD-infused cookies, the “Chill Out” and “Nighty Night.” “We wanted to infuse our cookies with CBD because it perfectly aligns with our core values around health and wellness,” says Kohout. “I definitely feel the effects from both our Chill Out (25mg CBD) and Nighty Night (50mg CBD; 3mg melatonin) cookies. They do exactly what their names suggest.” CBD has become a darling of the growing wellness industry, a soon to be billion dollar industry by some estimates. Like most buzzy remedies without an extensive body of scientific studies under its belt, CBD is attributed to providing relief from a whole host of things. There is some good evidence that forms of CBD can actually help treat epileptic seizures. Others claim it has helped treat chronic pain, anxiety, insomnia and nausea among other things. A post shared by Courtney's Cookies (@courtneyscookies) on May 21, 2018 at 3:52pm PDT CBD isn’t as mysterious as it sounds. Also known as cannabidiol, it’s one of many compounds f
We’ll make this short and sweet because time is of the essence: English pop star Charli XCX is coming to Miami on August 18 as part of the Femmebot Fantasy party featuring Dorian Electra and a whole host of local DJs and Miami drag performers like our faves Miss Toto, Queef Latina and Jupiter Velvet. The party is presented by This Free Life and will take place at 1306 in Downtown Miami. This is great news by itself but the reason for urgency is because there are a limited number of free tickets up for grabs right now over at the Eventbrite page (which you should grab, like, immediately). If you happen to miss out on them, don’t fret. Additional tickets are available for $22—but there are only so many of those available too since 1306 doesn’t have a huge capacity. So, in conclusion: hurry up and get a ticket any way you can. This queer party is going to be a gosh darn blast. A post shared by THE MISS TOTO LLC (@themisstoto) on Aug 6, 2018 at 11:33am PDT Want more? Sign up here to stay in the know.
A post shared by Three Wynwood (@three_wynwood) on Aug 3, 2018 at 10:02am PDT Miami Spice has officially arrived. Each week we’ll be zeroing in on a specific restaurant we think deserves to be on your Spice hit list. This week: Three. It has taken Three no time at all to establish itself as the big dog in the Miami food scene. And while thrilling to watch (and eat), Three’s success is hardly a surprise considering it’s led by the esteemed Miami chef Norman Van Aken. What he’s done with his beautiful new Wynwood restaurant deserves your attention. And—as luck would have it—Miami Spice is a perfect time to introduce yourself to Three. It was one of the first Spice’s we crossed off on our list. On a recent visit, the service, food and ambiance were all magnificent. Van Aken himself circled the dining room, chatting amiably with diners and checking in with his team in the open kitchen to ensure things were running smoothly. They were running oh-so-smoothly indeed. And the result is our Miami Spice of the week. When to go: The Miami Spice menu is offered Tuesday through Saturday. Service runs Tuesday and Wednesday from 5:30pm to 10:30pm and Thursday through Saturday from 5:30pm to 11:30pm. What to order: This is the perfect Miami Spice for a party of two since the appetizer, entree and dessert all have two choices. Unless you have any dietary restrictions, go half-and-half with a partner on everything. If we had to pick favorites, we’ll go with the Sichuan cucumber with
Mike Tyson used to say that he knew whether or not he would win the fight before the bell even rung. One look at his opponent’s eyes when he stepped into the ring, and he could tell right then. I have never related much to Mr. Tyson in my life but earlier this morning, as the pancakes emerged all steamy and terrifying from the kitchen of Mason Eatery, I understood his point. See, I thought it might be fun to try my hand at a Miami food challenge I’ve seen making the rounds on Instagram. The new Midtown diner, Mason Eatery, has been touting its pancake challenge by posting photos of the losers (there have been many) and winners (there have only been two) on its Instagram page. It all looked like good, wholesome fun. A post shared by Mason Eatery (@masoneatery) on Jul 21, 2018 at 8:23am PDT So when my editor suggested we give it a try in the name of breakfast journalism, I said sure. And about 48 hours later, there I was, sitting in Mason’s booth mentally calculating how many carbohydrates it would take to kill a man. I love pancakes. Part of the reason why I wanted to do this was because I can’t remember the last time I had pancakes, which made me much sadder than I expected. I am not a competitive person but I do like to win more than I enjoy losing. So I was ready to give the stack an honest effort. I even created a special pancake workout to do in the morning before our 10:30am reservation, which I will share with you now because this is my article and
In Underrated Miami, we take a look at very cool Miami things that, for some strange reason, we don’t seem to appreciate as much as we should. We know it can be exhausting to keep up with every up-and-coming neighborhood in Miami. Every month we hear about some new place using a combination of “Little” and “District” that promises to be the savior we’ve all been waiting for—some undiscovered oasis with authentic art galleries, iconoclastic chefs who have reinvented the very notion of the taco and vegan cupcakes with negative 400 calories growing from trees. We’ll let you in on a little secret: it’s kind of all bullshit. There is no magic neighborhood that’s going to pop up overnight and change Miami forever. The process is slightly more organic and boring than that. But that doesn’t mean the results aren’t still fascinating, delicious and worthy of your time. Case in point: Buena Vista. This historic Miami neighborhood has been a residential area for much of its history, with some houses built as far back as the ‘20s still standing today. Perhaps you’re not familiar. For a long time, unless you lived there, many folks weren’t. That’s changing, though. Buena Vista is quickly catching up with its sprouting neighbors, the Design District and Little Haiti. Within the last year, some major projects and development moved in. Perhaps your Instagram feed has already been invaded by the new Upper Buena Vista, a lovely outdoor space home to cute microboutiques, restaurants and outd
Fri 3 First Fridays Beach Picnic For its last bash of the summer, First Fridays hosts Savasana on the Sand: a Zen picnic featuring complimentary yoga, guided meditation, crystal healing sessions, sound bowl demos and mini spa treatments like yummy salt scrubs and an essential oil station. In keeping with the theme, there’ll be organic juices and healthy bites served throughout. Plus, everyone is encouraged to bring their mango surplus to make fresh smoothies to share. The picnic takes place on the sand behind the Surfside Community Center. Sat 4 FLOAT: A Caravel’s Journey Participants in Vizcaya’s summer workshops are ready to show off the fruits of their artistic labor. This third and final illuminated parade features works created by the students of the museum’s processional arts classes, including oversize lanterns in nautical shapes that tell Vizcaya’s unique relationship with the water that surrounds it. Classic Albums Live: Fleetwood Mac, Rumours Fleetwood Mac’s Rumours is a godly record. Defined by the band’s efforts to keep it together while their relationships were falling apart, the record’s songs, from “Dreams” to “Go Your Own Way” drip with as much angst as they do beauty. And now you can hear them live, as an ensemble of professional musicians plays them all. Sun 5 Vans Warped Tour We know what you’re thinking: “Warped Tour? I stopped going when I was 15!” But that’s exactly why you should go this year—it’s the final one. This may be your last chance to
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