The prognosis is not good. The scientific community is in near unanimous agreement: By the end of the century, Miami will be affected by sea level rise. Just how bad and how fast? It’s hard to say. But as Charles Waldheim, a professor at Harvard University’s graduate school of design, puts it, “If Miami chooses to persist, it’s going to be living with water in a whole variety of ways.” For the last few years, Waldheim and a team of 50 Harvard graduate students have been taking a close look at the city of Miami and various ways we might be able to adapt to a rising ocean. He and his team even gave a presentation to the Miami Beach city commission this past April which, you may be pleased to hear, did not solely consist of one Powerpoint slide with the word “RUN” on it. “I’m not of the people who argue that we should begin to pack up and retreat,” Waldheim says. “I frame this as more of a cultural choice. The physics are not trivial, but we built Miami artificially and we can decide to maintain it.” What, exactly, might that maintenance might look like? It’s hard to point to one simple solution. Even though places like Venice or the Netherlands have shown remarkable adaptability when it comes to living with water, Miami is unique due to its foundation of porous limestone. Think of us as a city built on a sponge. Build all the levees you want but the water can still seep up underneath our feet. So longterm fixes in Miami might not come as one sweeping solution, but
Halloween in Miami can be a sexy affair—unless you’re bringing the kids along. Then, you kind of want the opposite. So rather than risk accidentally bringing the little dudes along to some sort of sexy nurse-themed affair, check out these family-friendly options below and don’t needlessly worry about scaring your child for life. 1. Zoo Boo at Zoo Miami Zoo Miami gets into the Halloween spirit each year with Zoo Boo. Families and kids are invited to trick-or-treat inside the zoo, where they can also watch the animals receive some special Halloween treats. Expect costume contests, activities and some seriously confused animals. October 27, 28 from 10am–3pm; $19–$23. 2. Not so Scary Halloween at Miami Children’s Museum The Miami Children’s Museum knows bloody zombies and hatchet-wielding clowns can be a bit much for our little ones. So they throw the annual Not so Scary bash to ensure your kid will actually sleep for the next week. There will be trick or treating, a special toddler room, doughnut decorating, performances and characters roaming the museum’s halls. October 14 from 1–5pm; $50. 3. Spooky Science Monster Mash at Frost Science Frost Science is getting in the spirit with its second annual Monster Mash. Throughout the day, Frost Science will showcase Halloween-themed experiments (including an opportunity to make your own slime) and provide more spooky encounters spread around the museum’s grounds (last year the fish got their very own carved pumpkin). Guests are
Just because Miami Spice is over doesn’t mean you’ve got to walk around town paying full price for cool stuff like some sort of dork. We already told you about the mini Miami Spice for plant-based restaurants happening right now. But there’s another special offering happening from October through November 30 you need to know about. It’s called Miami Attractions Month and it’s brought to us by the fine folks over at the Greater Miami Convention and Visitors Bureau, the same people responsible for Miami Spice. Miami Attractions Month operates on a very similar principle: a bunch of really cool local attractions have all signed on to offer specials for you. Yes, you. Your choices include museums, zoos and much more—each one offering a unique deal only available till November 30. Zoo Miami and HistoryMiami are doing BOGO admission. Frost Science is knocking $5 off its admission fee. And Jungle Island is throwing in a free annual pass with the purchase of any admission ticket. You can see all the different offerings over at miamitemptations.com now. There are 20 participants in total, and we think you can see them all before November 30. We believe in you! Want more? Sign up here to stay in the know.
Fri 5 Siro-A Techno Circus Equal parts Blue Man Group, Kraftwerk and Marcel Marceau, these face-painted Tokyo entertainers ascended to the semifinals of Season 10 of America’s Got Talent on the strength of their novelty act, which melds mime, visual effects and techno music. Sat 6 Vegan Block Party An entire day dedicated to plant-based food and healthy living happens in Coconut Grove this weekend. Learn the basics of sustainability and a cruelty-free lifestyle while noshing on tasty vegan bites from local restaurants and hanging out with like-minded folks. Expect live music and kid-friendly entertainment. Colmado 305 Colmados are Dominican-style, bodega-like stores where locals congregate, shop and hang out. Now, this meeting-point-turned-art-installation makes its way from New York to Miami, popping up at the Wynwood Marketplace in honor of Latino Heritage Month. The Peralta Project, Apt. 78 and Cerveza Presidente put on the cultural event, featuring art, music and beer. (Wynwood Marketplace, 2250 NW 2nd Ave) Sebastian Yatra If your radio is permanently tuned to Tú 94.9, you probably know all about Latin heartthrob Sebastian Yatra’s highly anticipated Miami show. Colombian reggaeton singer Manuel Turizo joints the Latin Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter on stage. Arrive early for a good view or prepare to watch from behind a sea of screaming girls. Sun 7 Zumba Pool Party at Carillon Miami Wellness Resort Earn your day by the pool at this fitnesscentric gatherin
Has your neighborhood coffee house run you out for using their Wi-Fi and never buying a drink? Are you a digital nomad looking for a new place to work and caffeinate? You’re in luck. Paul Massard and Chris Nolte, the duo behind Miami-based Per’La Speciality Roasters, and Giorgio Rapicavoli of Coral Gables’s Eating House have partnered on a new coffee shop in Coral Gables. House of Perla (2626 Ponce de Leon Blvd, Coral Gables) officially opened its doors on Monday, October 1, in the former Cafe Curuba spot in the Gables. Still operating as a pop-up, the shop opens 7:30am to 5pm, though the latest hours and information are posted on Per’La’s Instagram account daily. Rapicavoli plans to keep Curuba favorites like the doughy pan de bono and add new local vendors to the mix. Ariete’s Pastelito Papi— the Cuban pastry wizard known for making irreverent flavors such as PB&J, mamey, and frita—is one you might see soon. Plus, with Rapicavoli overseeing the menu, you can expect an assortment of indulgent desserts to pair with your cold brew, including the mouthwatering croissant and brioche french toast bread pudding the chef recently shared on his Instagram. We’ll let that one sink in for a minute. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Giorgio Rapicavoli (@grapicavoli) on Oct 3, 2018 at 9:25am PDT View this post on Instagram A post shared by Paul Massard (@perla_paul) on Oct 1, 2018 at 3:44pm PDT
Hey, you. Have you registered to vote yet? Have you? Hey…have you? If not, don’t worry! There’s still time (you have until October 9!) before the upcoming midterm elections (happening on November 6!) and registering is very easy. And, this Friday, it’s also going to be very fun because there are not one but two separate voter registration rallies happening around Miami with celebrity guests. Over at Gramps, Eric André, the anarchist comedy king himself (and South Florida native), will be hosting a voter registration rally and variety show. Will it be weird? You bet! Male nudity? It’s possible! You can grab a ticket for $10 over at ticketfly.com now and 100 percent of the show’s proceeds will go to Get Out the Vote organizations. The second voter registration rally is happening over at our favorite Upper Eastside cocktail lounge, the Anderson. Friday’s rally will be hosted by Savannah Buffett and feature a DJ set by Fugees alum Wyclef Jean. Plus, the Anderson is offering a special Jameson punch cocktail (for free) to anyone who registers to vote on Friday or Saturday from 5pm to 10pm. If you’re still not registered to vote by Monday, we need to have a talk. A serious talk. Want more? Sign up here to stay in the know.
Today, October 4, 2018, belongs to the taco. This is because it is national taco day but also because, well, doesn’t every day belong to the taco? So let us celebrate with a bit of breaking taco news: Charly's Vegan Tacos has officially opened its doors in Wynwood. As the name implies, Charly’s specials in plant-based, vegan tacos. The restaurant got its start as a food truck in Tulum, Mexico and the Wynwood location is its first one in the U.S. The menu should look normal enough to the non-vegan taco lover. Pick from starters like elote, a guacamole with mango, nachos and more. Grab a kale or cobb salad if you fancy. Once you’re ready to move on to the tacos, your options include al pastor with grilled mushrooms, a soy-based chorizo y queso, smoked portobello, a chicharrón prensado with “porkless cracklings” and more. Curious yet? We sure are. And if you, too, simply need to see these alleged “porkless cracklings” at once you can find Charly’s in Wynwood, right next to Gramps, at 172 NW 24th Street. The shop is open Tuesday through Sunday from 5:30pm to “late.” Happy taco day! Want more? Sign up here to stay in the know.
View this post on Instagram A post shared by Antonio Bachour (@antonio.bachour) on Sep 30, 2018 at 10:05pm PDT If you fancy yourself a pastry person, then you’ve no doubt heard of Antonio Bachour. The chef has garnered a small army of awards and earned some of the highest culinary honors around. The good news? You’ll soon be able to taste all that talent for yourself when the self-titled Bachour opens up in downtown Coral Gables. The 75-seat bakery is set to open inside the Gables development 2020 Salzedo this November. Once open, Bachour will serve breakfast, lunch and brunch. The menu will include fresh bread, viennoiserie, sandwiches, salads and a small army of artful desserts. During brunch, expect a classic brioche French toast alongside Bachour’s new turkey Cuban sandwich. Hungry yet? The restaurant will be open daily from 7am to 7pm and serve brunch all day on the weekend, which means you can finally sleep in as late as your hungover butt desires and still make it in time for brunch. Add this place to your list of breakfast spots at once. Want more? Sign up here to stay in the know.
Ever notice that influencers seem to always be eating, drinking and living better than you? Yeah, us too—and we want in. So each week, we ask one of these in-the-know Miamians to share their access and answer a city-centric burning question. What’s the best spot for a casual date-night in Miami? Dianne Rubin and Geoffrey Anderson, the couple behind Miami Food Pug, head to St. Roch Market for a low-key night out. “The Design District doesn’t exactly scream “casual,” but there’s a spacious neighborhood gem that’s great for a chill date night: St. Roch Market. The place specializes in…everything. Sushi, tacos, fried chicken—they’re all available, and vendors are usually fast in cranking food out. This is great if 1) you’re starving and/or 2) your date sucks and you need an excuse to cut things short. Because there’s something for everyone here, there’s no need to worry if your date is a picky eater. There’s also a large bar serving up craft cocktails to keep the conversation flowing. Pro tip: Since St. Roch hails from New Orleans, make sure to get a classic Sazerac. Once you’re done, there’s plenty to do in the area—like walk around the District and look at luxury goods you can’t afford. For a laidback night out, St. Roch Market is hard to beat.” View this post on Instagram A post shared by Miami Food Bloggers (@miamifoodpug) on Feb 26, 2018 at 5:57am PST Want more? Sign up here to stay in the know.
Are you the type of person who starts putting up the Christmas decorations in October? Are you currently reading this during a five-minute break from decorating your Christmas tree? First of all, where did you even get one this early? And second of all, you’ll probably enjoy this news! The Brickell food hall La Centrale is officially taking reservations for its upcoming winter pop-up, which will let guests reserve their very own yurt for a holiday feast (we’ll give you a moment to Google “yurt”). Once inside your yurt (isn’t that fun to say?) you’ll be able to order from a special winter menu including meat and cheese plates and both savory and sweet formaggi fonduta. Wash it down with a special chai rye winter punch, mulled rosé or warm apple cider with cinnamon-maple syrup. Your yurt (still fun to say!) can accommodate groups ranging from two to 12 at $95 per person. Service will run from November 6 through January 5 for lunch and dinner. Head over to lacentralemiami.com/reservations now to book and make your yurt dreams a reality. Want more? Sign up here to stay in the know.