Staying home doesn’t mean you have to stop living, especially when there are so many ways to bring the best of Miami—and the rest of the world—to you. Can’t head to a Miami restaurant? Order takeout, curbside or delivery from your favorite local spot. Is your favorite gym in Miami closed temporarily? Stream a workout online. You’ll find there are lots of ways to stay busy before and after your WFH shifts. Not to mention, we’ve got plenty of inspo for you to read to start planning your days for when you do get back out there. Find a comfy spot on the couch and read on for great tips for Time In, as recommended by Time Out Editors.
Food and drink delivery in Miami
The best food delivery in Miami that won’t leave you hungry
Food delivery in Miami has saved us on more than one hungover occasion. Look, we’ve heard the arguments: It’s so expensive to use a delivery service! Why don’t you just go pick it up yourself? Or cook? Well, you have clearly never met our bed. It’s very comfortable. And our Netflix queue isn’t going to watch itself. And now that major food delivery services like Uber Eats and Grubhub have put some of the best burgers in Miami and best tacos in Miami at our fingertips we feel obliged to take advantage of the technology. If it’s a treat-yo-self kind of afternoon, look to these Miami delivery services for help.
The best places for a fresh cookie delivery in Miami
Cookie delivery in Miami? It’s a thing—and we’re not complaining. Fresh, warm cookies might be the best dessert out there and there are no shortage of people in Miami willing to bring them right to your doorstep. It may sound strange, but—trust us—it comes in handy. A little too busy to leave the house? Cookie delivery! Earned your cheat day from grinding at the best gyms in Miami? Cookie delivery! Just got home from the best bars in Miami and need something sweet? You guessed it: cookie delivery! Now it’s time you meet some of our favorite Miami cookie deliverers.
Stuck at home and craving sweets? Get your Cuban pastelitos delivered.
One of the many stages of preparedness during a health crisis is loading up on food. You want to make sure your fridge and pantry are stocked with the essentials. In Miami, that means securing your stash of pastelitos. Fortunately, Cuban staple Vickys Bakery makes it so you don’t have to leave the house to get them: Their frozen variety packs of ready-to-bake guava, cheese and guava-and-cheese pastelitos can be delivered right to your door. Each box is $20 and includes a dozen pastries and the parchment paper you’ll need to bake them on, plus clear, printed instructions to lessen the chances of any potential screw-ups. Orders ship Monday through Thursday and arrive as quickly as one business day. Jump on this now to make sure you’re ready for Monday. We had a contributor give it a go and we’re told the results were glorious: 144 layers of buttery, flaky dough as fresh and fragrant as if you’d picked one up during your regular cafecito break. It left his whole house smelling like a Cuban bakery, which is probably the best air-freshener you can ask for if you’re working from home this week. Photograph: Gio Gutierrez Want more? Sign up here to stay in the know.
Never go without fresh pasta again: Casa Tua Cucina launches curbside pick-up
Right now most of our pantries look like the supermarket’s pasta aisle. Boxed macaroni and cheese? We’ve got dozens! Shells, strands, tubular—we stocked the dried stuff in all shapes in sizes. All of this is great and a delicious, long-term solution, but there will come a time when all you want is a perfectly al dente, toothsome bowl of carbs. That’s the moment you’ll call on Casa Tua Cucina. The Italian food hall inside Brickell City Centre’s Saks Fifth Avenue just launched a curbside pick-up option to help you satisfy your cravings during this time of social distancing. Via this new service called Next Door, customers can order breakfast, lunch and dinner from Casa Tua’s 10 gourmet food stations. From wood-fired pizzas and grilled meats to fresh pasta with house-made sauces, you can order it on nextdoor.casatuacucina.com and have it walked out to your car at your designated time. Order from one station, several or all as you assemble your dream Italian meal from your phone. While delivery might still be an option, pick-up means you'll be eating your food faster. Think of it as a highly efficient drive-through service with almost no interaction with strangers—just how we like it these days. Want more? Sign up here to stay in the know.
Support these Miami restaurants during the coronavirus shutdown by buying gift cards online
The coronavirus pandemic is really striking down on bars and restaurants. These hardest-hit industries are also the ones we cover most. If we’re not telling you where to eat and where to drink, we’re sharing some kind of lunch special with you or telling you about the latest brunch you need to try. As many of these places move to delivery- and takeout-only models, meeting profit margins will be a challenge and, sadly, many employees will be out of a job. RECOMMENDED: Time In: The best things to do at home Fortunately, there’s something we can do to help our favorite eateries thrive while we practice social-distancing. Beyond ordering delivery, which we’ve outlined here, buying gift cards is a great way to support your go-to spots in the meantime. Even if they’re closed, buying ahead can help these businesses can continue to pay their bills and staff. When the public health crisis is under control, we’ll be ready to patronize our favorite establishments with a gift card in hand. If you have recommendations of spots we missed, please send them to firstname.lastname@example.org. Bar Centro at SLS South Beach bartaco Beaker & Gray Blackbrick Chinese Bodega Taqueria y Tequila Cafe Prima Pasta Caja Caliente Casa Sensei Cracked by Chef Adrianne CWS Bar & Kitchen Diez y Seis El Vez Fi’lia Brickell Green Bar & Kitchen Hyde Beach at SLS South Beach Il Mulino New York Sunny Isles Jaguar Restaurant Juvia Katsuya Brickell Katsuya South Beach Komodo Kush Le Zoo Leynia Makoto Mastro’s Fort Laude
Tips for supporting your favorite local restaurant or bar without leaving the house
As many city officials across the country order restaurants and bars to shutter to dine-in guests, local foodies are looking for new ways to support their favorite spots without actually leaving the house. There are plenty of ways to show up for restaurant and bar workers during this uncertain time—from stocking up on gift cards and ordering no-contact delivery to buying merch and writing a review. If you're able, here are five things you can do to ensure that your city's finest eateries and watering holes can weather the storm. And because all cities are operating under different guidelines and restrictions at the moment (and we know how fast those can change), please use your best judgment. Editor's note: We'll continue adding tips and guidance to this story over time. Stay tuned for more creative ways to show your support. 1. Order delivery or curbside pickup When you tire of peanut butter sandwiches and granola bars, shake things up by ordering in from your usual haunts. National services like DoorDash, Grubhub and Caviar offer no-contact delivery so that drivers can leave your feast in a safe place, like a lobby or doorstep. Restauranteurs and bar owners are getting creative, too, like this Los Angeles bar that's delivering cocktail kits, toilet paper and wagyu burgers. Follow your city guidelines for ordering takeout service, and for the love of humanity, tip generously. 2. Stock up on gift cards Many restaurant owners throughout the country are pointing to gift card
Best films to stream right now
The 100 best animated movies: Disney
Now we know which are the 100 best animated movies of all time. But which are the best Disney movies and which are the best Pixar or Studio Ghibli films? Which are best for kids and families and which are strictly arty, political or edgy?We’ve applied 26 handy labels to the 100 great animated movies in our list. Here you’ll find the best Disney movies.But how many have you seen? Take our poll to find out.RECOMMENDED: Explore the 100 best animated movies ever made
The 35 best movies on Netflix right now
We all know the feeling: desperately scanning through endless menus of Netflix choices, eyes glazing over, knowing that our impulsive thumbs are going to doom us to some terrible midseason episode of a worthless show we hated the first time. Actually, the best movies on Netflix are staggeringly good right now: You can see films by Steven Spielberg, Oscar-winners like Roma, classic comedies by the Coen brothers, action movies, sci-fi masterpieces, radical documentaries, and foreign films. With so much on offer, we’ve narrowed things down a bit to give you our top tips, because that's just how we roll. Want more amazing movie recommendations? We got you covered.
The 19 best documentaries on Netflix
Netflix can be the perfect escape—especially when you’re talking Stranger Things, Winona Ryder and those adorable ’80s kids on a sci-fi quest. But the streaming service has long made an admirable commitment to nonfiction: namely, the best documentaries of all time, including many Academy Award winners. If you’d like to confront politics, art, science and (yes) sushi in artfully cinematic ways, Netflix has your back. Get comfortable and turn on your mind for a change with the the best documentaries on Netflix. RECOMMENDED: See all of the best movies on Netflix
The 30 best musical movies of all time
Any attempt to rank the best musical movies is doomed to be incomplete. Song and dance have been in the Hollywood mix since the first major talkie, 1927's The Jazz Singer, and film musicals since then have covered a vast range of subjects and styles. Many have been adapted from the best Broadway shows—a process that has also happened in reverse, in film-to-musical adaptations—while others have been utterly original. To narrow the field, we’ve omitted animated movies from consideration, and we’ve surely left out some of your favorite live-action movie musicals (and ours) as well. But the 30 movies on this list are all but guaranteed to put a song in your heart.
Arts and culture from your couch
Digital drag shows are now a thing thanks to this hardworking Miami queen
Like a lot of things these days, it all started on a group chat. Karla Croqueta, the beloved Miami drag queen whose flamboyant, bearded looks and energetic performances have earned her jobs all around the city—not to mention the title of the Ultimate Miami Drag Queen 2019—began seeing her gigs disappear one by one. “We were kind of on edge because we’ve never canceled a Counter Corner before,” says Josue Garcia (Croqueta out of drag), who helps organize the influential, all-inclusive monthly queer party going strong in Downtown for nearly six years. With innumerable Miami events and businesses shutting down in the wake of coronavirus, including Miami Beach Pride, carrying on with Sunday’s scheduled party at the Corner became unfeasible. “The owner of the bar called and we were all in agreement that it’s important to practice social distancing and help protect the community,” Garcia says. Amid a flurry of concerned back-and-forth messaging with friends over how to cope with the loss of the party, Garcia declared a solution: “We need to go live.” The group chat response was swift and enthusiastic. “It was kind of a joke,” Garcia says. “But everyone said, ‘Perfect. Let’s go live at 9pm.’” A few hours later, the hashtag #DigitalDragShow was born, and with it the first-ever live-streamed Counter Corner. With the assistance of partners Sleeper Speaks and Johnnyonthego, Croqueta launched the Instagram Live stream from home this past Sunday night, serving up fierce performances from
You can now virtually tour these Miami museums for free
If there’s one thing this week of social-distancing has taught us is that we didn’t visit Miami’s cultural institutions enough. Right now, we miss the days we almost went to PAMM, or drove by the Bass but wound up at Sweet Liberty instead. We’re lucky museums aren’t sentient otherwise they’d never forgive us and wouldn’t give us gifts like free virtual tours to keep us entertained during our time of need. Yep, starting this week, you can walk through the hallowed halls of some of the city’s top venues. Ready to explore? Just follow the links below. Institute of Contemporary Art The Design District museum has always been free and it’s always put its best content online, we were just too busy to notice. Browse through a treasure trove of digital media, dating back to its very first exhibition when ICA opened five years ago. There’s behind-the-scenes footage, performance recordings and audio files that take you inside years of curating and collating. A must-see according to artistic director Alex Gartenfeld: new videos following Guadalupe Maravilla’s project, which show the artist engaging with the complex issues and identities of immigrants in the US. Watch here. View this post on Instagram A post shared by ICA Miami (@icamiami) on Mar 5, 2020 at 3:16pm PST The Bass The South Beach museum parties on, taking its beloved workshops and current exhibitions online with virtual tours and classes. Parents, peep the Bass’ online Art Camp From Home online hat launche
How to celebrate National Poetry Month in Miami without leaving your house
“Everything we do is meant to highlight some interior aspect of Miami and what it is,” says P. Scott Cunningham, founder and director of O, Miami, a nonprofit that celebrates our town through the lens of poetry. That’s the whole idea behind the name: “It’s a love letter to the city,” says Cunningham. The annual poetry festival, which began in 2011, sprinkles the magic of the written word around the city like fairy dust all month long in the form of highly inventive art installations, readings and workshops. The goal of O, Miami is for every single person in Miami-Dade County to encounter a poem in April. “But what I’ve learned is that there’s already poetry out there,” Cunningham says. “The city is so poetic and people are engaged in more ways than I ever anticipated.” In an effort to keep the spirit of poetry alive while we carry on with life in lockdown, the O, Miami team has reconfigured its April programming to live mostly online. Below is a sampling of what Miamians can expect throughout the month of April. For updates and information on how to participate in O, Miami Online 2020, follow @omiamifestival or visit omiami.com. Illustration: Courtesy O, Miami Poetry Festival Poetry fruit stickers O, Miami partnered with local farmers’ markets Urban Oasis Project and Little River Co-op to place poetry stickers on fresh fruits and veggies. The short ‘n’ sweet poems were by penned by elementary and middle school children participating in O, Miami’s Sun Room poetry project in
New World Symphony cancels its season—catch all the performances and seminars online now
Following the recommendations of the CDC and City of Miami Beach, the New World Center has extended its public closure through the end of May and the resident New World Symphony has canceled the remaining concerts of its 2019–2020 season. In an effort to quell the quarantine blues, New World Symphony will make its vast stores archival content available online free of charge as well as curate a series of online performances and discussions. Among the upcoming digital program highlights will be the NWS Archive+ series (launching the week of March 22), which will feature recordings from the New World Symphony archive plus new commentary and behind-the-scenes insights from artistic director Michael Tilson Thomas, NWS fellows, alumni, guest artists and visiting faculty. “We hope that our online musical offerings will foster communal transformations in our individual settings,” New World Symphony president Howard Herring said in a statement. From this season’s opening Berlioz program to the Viola Visions Festival, the Stravinsky collaboration with Miami City Ballet and Schumann Symphony No. 3, “We’ve been in top form,” Tilson Thomas said in the announcement. “I wish that all our fellows, staff and supporters be safe and productive during these uncertain times.” Check out all the other ways you can enjoy the symphony from home below: New World Symphony Fellows: Live from our Living Room Beginning Friday, March 20 at 7 pm, New World Symphony fellows will play live, informal chamb
The Metropolitan Opera is streaming performances every night this week
The Metropolitan Opera is providing some "grand opera solace" this week while everyone is stuck at home due to the city and state's mandated coronavirus closures. The Met will stream encore presentations from the award-winning Live in HD series for the duration of its closure, starting Monday, March 16. Each stream, which can be found at metopera.org for free, will begin at 7:30pm and will stay up for 20 hours. "We’d like to provide some grand opera solace to opera lovers in these extraordinarily difficult times," said Met General Manager Peter Gelb. "Every night, we’ll be offering a different complete operatic gem from our collection of HD presentations from the past 14 years." Here's the schedule this week: Monday, March 16 – Bizet’s Carmen Conducted by Yannick Nézet-Séguin, starring Elīna Garanča and Roberto Alagna. Transmitted live on January 16, 2010. Tuesday, March 17 – Puccini’s La Bohème Conducted by Nicola Luisotti, starring Angela Gheorghiu and Ramón Vargas. Transmitted live on April 5, 2008. Wednesday, March 18 – Verdi’s Il Trovatore Conducted by Marco Armiliato, starring Anna Netrebko, Dolora Zajick, Yonghoon Lee, and Dmitri Hvorostovsky. Transmitted live on October 3, 2015. Thursday, March 19 – Verdi’s La Traviata Conducted by Yannick Nézet-Séguin, starring Diana Damrau, Juan Diego Flórez, and Quinn Kelsey. Transmitted live on December 15, 2018. Friday, March 20 – Donizetti’s La Fille du Régiment Conducted by Marco Armiliato, starring Natalie Dessay and Juan Die
Tour these U.S. museums from the comfort of your couch
The world is pretty much on lockdown given coronavirus, but there’s one advantage we have compared to pandemics of the past: The internet, which offers plenty of distractions while sheltering in place. And while you could spend a lot of that time streaming or navigating social media, you might want to consider using the opportunity to up your cultural game—by virtually touring a museum. A lot of major museums offer options for seeing works in their collection online, especially in partnership with Google Arts & Culture, which provides one stop access to the world's greatest masterpieces. Additionally, some museums have their own portals offering digital admission to the treasures therein—all for free. To see what we mean, check out recommendations for the best online museum experiences in the United States. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City Covering 5,000 years of art history, The Met has 200,770 objects online. Their offerings on Google include experiences like "A New Look At Vermeer." The Met's home site offers features on current shows, like their major retrospective of the German painter Gerhard Richter and street view tours of key attractions like The Temple Of Dendur. Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), New York City Grouped into categories such as contemporary art, Modern Art and Cubism, the 129 artworks from MoMA’s collection featured on Google include some of its most famous holdings—Vincent van Gogh's The Starry Night, Paul Cézanne's Still Life with Apples, Hen
Travel the country without leaving home
Sipping Sazeracs: The story of America’s very first cocktail
In a city revered for both its cocktail history and modern cocktail scene, the Sazerac just might be the most famous drink to come out of New Orleans. (Take that, milk punch.) Not only is the classic concoction believed to be the first cocktail ever invented in America, it's also so integral to the culture of the city that it has been designated the official cocktail of New Orleans. The Sazerac is in every bartender’s playbook, appears on menus across the city, and can be an indicator of the strength of a bar’s cocktail program. And as of last year, the city even has a museum, The Sazerac House, that celebrates the drink and its history. So when you’re ready to sip this historic cocktail in its birthplace, here’s where to enjoy a classic Sazerac in New Orleans. What is a Sazerac? The smooth but powerful concoction combines rye whiskey, Peychaud’s bitters, Herbsaint and sugar, served straight up in an Old Fashioned glass. Topped with a lemon peel, this classy classic can be enjoyed across the Crescent City in its most common form or with slight variations. (We like the version featuring Widow Jane American Oak & Applewood Aged Rye Whiskey at Roost Bar.) How was it invented? The history of the Sazerac dates back to the 1830s. Though a few different stories detail the creation of the drink, the most repeated one says that a Creole apothecarist named Antoine Peychaud invented the Sazerac at his French Quarter pharmacy on Royal Street. He added a couple of dashes of his
10 iconic New Orleans foods you must try
The Big Easy’s stellar reputation depends on the excellent local music scene, the endless fun that is Mardi Gras, properly made Sazeracs (America's very first cocktail!) and, of course, the iconic New Orleans foods that pepper the city’s uniquely delicious dining scene. From beignets to crawfish and the gumbo that represents Creole cuisine—the most popular in town—we put together a culinary bucket list that will tickle all your senses. We’re not only telling you what to eat, but suggest which local restaurants serve the very best version of each food. Just keep one thing in mind: if you get the chance to have a meal (or two, or three, or four…) at the home of a local New Orleanian, take it! There is something about eating homemade jambalaya that will stay with you forever. RECOMMENDED: Full guide to the best restaurants in New Orleans
The 19 most stunning castles in America
You don’t have to book a flight to Europe to see a medieval ruin. Whether hoping to find beautiful sights while on the best domestic day trips to take in America or simply looking to visit some of the best attractions in the USA, these mansions and architectural marvels are totally worthy of your attention. Who knows, you might even stumble upon one of the most stunning castles in America while on of the best road trips in America. Follow Time Out USA on Facebook.
The most scenic train rides in America
In this age of planes and automobiles, trains are a wildly atmospheric throwback to the leisurely travel of times past. For an afternoon excursion, a weekend getaway or a longer journey, embark on one of these breathtakingly scenic train rides, which hug dreamy coastlines, snake across wildflower-carpeted mountainsides and skip along rushing rivers.
The 17 best places to visit in the USA
The natural beauty of America is legendary, which makes our pick of the best places to visit in the USA an essential collection of hot spots to add to your 2020 travel bucket list. On this list you'll find some of the best cities in America, gorgeous national parks in places as faraway as Alaska and Hawaii and even some awe-inspiring craters, crevices and other natural wonders. So consider this your guide to the beautiful ol' US of A—from sea to shining sea. RECOMMENDED: The best places to travel in 2020
The 15 most scenic bike trails across America
The best hiking trails in America may take you trekking past some of nature’s magnificent vistas, but biking is the way to go if you’re looking to cover more ground while breaking a sweat. Whether you’re seeking a leisurely spin or an adrenaline-pumping activity (in that case, you’ll also want to check out the best extreme outdoor adventures in America), these bike trails across the U.S. will provide some serious payoff in the form of jaw-dropping views. Clearly, embarking on the most scenic train rides in America isn't the only way to experience all the beauty our country has to offer.