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Virginia Gil

Virginia Gil

USA Editor

Formerly the editor of Time Out Miami, Virginia Gil oversees the editorial for Time Out USA. She joined Time Out in 2016.

From exciting destinations and hotels you need to visit to restaurants worthy of a trip, finding reasons to explore the country is all in a day's work for Virginia. In addition to covering domestic travel, she manages local content for dozens of Time Out cities across North America—keeping her finger on the pulse of what's happening in far-flung places like Vancouver, Canada and Providence, Rhode Island.

Virginia has worked as an editor for lifestyle publications such as Daily Candy, MIAMI magazine and Design District Magazine, and has spent the last 15 years writing about food, drink, travel and fashion in both Miami and New York. When she's not tracking down a story, she's planning her next vacation or sneaking away for a nap. She loves naps.

Reach her at virginia.gil@timeout.com or connect with her on Instagram: @virginwrites.

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The best bars in Miami for solid sips and good vibes only

The best bars in Miami for solid sips and good vibes only

Everyone’s out here scrambling to book a seat at Miami’s best restaurants now that the Michelin Guide has finally deemed our town worthy of its distinctions. But we’re here to remind you that the Magic City is also home to a flourishing bar scene, with innovative, understated and outright amazing bars in Miami proliferating right in stride with the city’s culinary renaissance. No matter the neighborhood or the mood, chances are there’s a fantastic watering hole (or five) nearby ready to serve up amazing cocktails and even better vibes. From trendy Miami wine bars and hidden-away cocktail dens to relaxed waterfront gems and quintessential dives, you really can’t go wrong at any of Miami’s best bars.

The 23 best things to do in the world in 2023

The 23 best things to do in the world in 2023

Almost three years since the you-know-what put all our plans on hold, it’s set to be a pretty big year for getting out and doing things. 2023 has come through with an absolutely loaded cultural calendar – we’re talking the biggest summer for live music since 2019, a bunch of new museums, some pretty epic outdoor adventures, and much, much more. Plus, with all the new high-speed and overnight trains launching this year, you can get around and do the things you want to do much more sustainably than ever before.  So get your booking fingers at the ready. From music festivals and new museums to massive shops and the real-life Mushroom Kingdom, this is your definitive guide to the coolest new things to do in the world in 2023. RECOMMENDED:  đŸ–ŒïžÂ The best museums and galleries in the world🚂 The most incredible train journeys around the world🌊 The cities that could be underwater by 2030đŸŒč The most romantic places in the world 🍾 The coolest bars in the world right nowđŸ€żÂ The best beaches in the world

The 37 best restaurants in Miami

The 37 best restaurants in Miami

February 2023: How was your dry January? New Year's resolutions still going strong? Now that it's February, let's try resolving to give ourselves a little bit of grace. Ease up on that diet, go for that extra slice. After all, it's winter here in Miami, which means while everyone else is shoveling snow, we get to venture out of our homes to explore all of this city's amazing food—much of it available gloriously al fresco. Still, it's never too early for a little spring cleaning, so we've taken stock and trimmed down this list to make room for a few new staples. Below, we dish on Miami's most fresh and fool-proof restaurants. The best restaurants in Miami are our local treasures. These are the places we turn to for a delicious meal and a great time, no matter the reason. Our top places to eat in the city are a true mix of flavors and feels, from white tablecloth fine-dining—like some of Miami’s best steakhouses—and trendy spots leading the way in culinary innovation to tried-and-tested cheap eats in Miami that never, ever disappoint. Don’t be surprised to run into some of Miami’s best bars on this list either. Where there’s a solid cocktail there’s likely to be an epic dish that follows. Now, who’s ready to dig in? Check back often as we update our roundup of best Miami restaurants with new discoveries and old favorites. Just as we've always done, Time Out’s local experts scour the city every day for great eats, great value and insider info. We value fun, flavor, freshness—and

The best things to do in Miami right now

The best things to do in Miami right now

February 2023: Leave it to Miami to make the year’s shortest, coldest month its most exciting. In the span of 28 days, we have a three-day arts festival, an international boat show, a massive food fest and, of course, plenty of concerts, theater productions and dance performances. If that weren't enough, it’s also Valentine’s Day, which means you’ll be busy planning date ideas and booking reservations at Miami’s most romantic restaurants. Below, check out our all of our picks for the best things to do in Miami right now.  Locals and tourists can agree that the best things to do in Miami extend beyond lounging on the sand—though it goes without saying that spending some time on the best Miami beaches is fundamental to life in the 305. Aside from dabbling in our famous nightlife and exploring Miami's best bars, no trip to the Magic City would be complete without scoping out the booming culinary scene and our award-winning Miami restaurants, many of which have outposts at Time Out Market Miami. In between sunbathing, swimming and sipping cocktails, check off these essential Miami experiences. By the way, this list is curated, as always, but isn’t ranked—we just couldn’t choose favorites. RECOMMENDED: The best beachfront Airbnbs in MiamiRECOMMENDED: The most unique Airbnbs in Miami

The best February events in Miami

The best February events in Miami

Leave it to Miami to make the year’s shortest, coldest month its most exciting. Peep our list of the best February events in Miami and you’ll see what we mean. In the span of 28 days, we have a three-day arts festival to pencil in, an international boat show to set off to, a massive food festival spanning days and neighborhoods and, of course, your usual mix of concerts, theater productions and dance performances to look forward to. And if that wasn’t enough, it’s also Valentine’s Day, Miami, which means you’ll be busy planning date ideas and booking reservations at Miami’s most romantic restaurants. It’s a busy time indeed, and we’ve got you covered with a look at this month’s best events. RECOMMENDED: The best things to do in Miami

The best things to do in Miami this week

The best things to do in Miami this week

If you’re looking for the best things to do in Miami this week, you’re in luck because there is so much fun stuff ahead. There's no point in living for the weekend, Miami—Monday through Friday are a blast in the Magic City and we have a slew of Miami events and year-round activities to prove it. There's everyone's favorite sunny-day hang: a Miami beach. While soggy afternoons are best spent wandering a Miami museum, a local mall or one of the many other things to do in Miami when it rains. Hanging with little ones? We’ve got you with fun things to do with kids in Miami. For more ideas, scroll down to see this week’s best things to do in Miami. RECOMMENDED: Full list of the best things to do in Miami

The best omakase in Miami serves up art on a plate

The best omakase in Miami serves up art on a plate

Omakase in Miami seemingly exploded overnight. In the last year alone, our city has gone from maybe a handful of spots to a variety of Miami sushi restaurants offering the Japanese dining style, in which guests leave themselves in the hands of a trained chef and experience an elegant meal sans menu. The nature of omakase renders it pricey as ingredients are mostly seasonal and fish is caught fresh, but that doesn’t mean it all has to be expensive. We’re blessed with options that, while not quite one of Miami’s best cheap eats, are still affordable for a casual dinner. Though if you’re looking for a fine-dining experience, Miami’s got those too. Below we’ve rounded up our favorite Miami omakase, where the fish is just-caught, the rice rolled tight and leaving it up to the chef is the best decision you’ll make all night. RECOMMENDED: The best Japanese restaurants in Miami

The most romantic restaurants in Miami, a city in love with romantic restaurants

The most romantic restaurants in Miami, a city in love with romantic restaurants

If your Uber driver accidentally drops you off on some random street corner in Miami tonight, there’s a good chance you’ll be standing in front of what might be considered one of the most swoon-worthy dining destinations in any other city. Yeah, our restaurants really know how to do the whole candlelit dinner thing, the long, drawn-out-date-in-a-secluded-booth thing, the boozy-dinner-with-your-favorite-person thing. From Miami's rooftop bars with stunning skyline views to waterfront gems where the sunsets reign supreme, this city is full of charming spots perfect for dazzling your next date. So why not give your old go-to a little break this time and opt for somewhere more special, somewhere downright memorable, somewhere like one of the places on this list? These are Miami’s most romantic restaurants—in a beautiful city where romance is always on the menu. RECOMMENDED: The best date ideas in Miami

Guide to Super Bowl 2023, plus where and how to watch

Guide to Super Bowl 2023, plus where and how to watch

Super Bowl LVII is around the corner and the whole country is waiting excitedly to find out who will play in the big game this February. More than a dozen teams made it to the playoffs, all competing to see which two will face off at the 57th annual Super Bowl. While we wait to find out, why not get a head start planning the perfect Super Bowl party? You handle the snacks and we'll take care of the rest: here's everything you need to know about watching and streaming Super Bowl 2023. When and where is the Super Bowl LVII taking place? The Super Bowl takes place on February 12 at the State Farm Stadium in Glendale, Arizona.  What time does the Super Bowl 2023 start? Super Bowl 2023 starts at 6:30pm EST. How can I watch the Super Bowl LVII on TV? Super Bowl LVII will be televised live on Fox. Can I stream it? Yep, like most things these days, the Super Bowl 57 will stream on a number of platforms: watch it on the Fox Sports website, the Fox Sports app, and the NFL+ app. Super Bowl LVII may also be streamed live on Hulu, fuboTV, Roku TV and Sling TV. What teams are playing in this year’s Super Bowl? It's official: The Kansas City Chiefs will face the Philadelphia Eagles at this year's Super Bowl.  Who is playing the Super Bowl halftime show and what time will it start? The 2023 Super Bowl Halftime Show will feature none other than Rihanna, performing under the new title sponsor Apple Music (if you haven't yet seen Apple Music's teaser trailer, watch it here). The nine-time Gramm

The 28 best things to do in Miami with kids of all ages

The 28 best things to do in Miami with kids of all ages

Now that we’re back to hanging out in crowds and attending packed attractions, it’s time to rediscover some of our favorite venues in the city that are appropriate for all ages. Tracking down an activity that holds your child’s interest is easy in Miami, where kid-friendly museums, arts, entertainment and attractions abound. The best things to do in Miami with kids are actually activities the whole family will enjoy—not just the little ones in the bunch. From visits to the best Miami attractions and spending the day getting splashed by some marine life to day trips that put them face-to-face with wild animals, there’s plenty to keep children entertained. Rather than boring your kids with Miami tours, or trekking to kid-friendly Orlando for a quick escape, treat them to one of these local experiences they’ll never forget.

The best cheap date ideas in Miami that won't break the bank

The best cheap date ideas in Miami that won't break the bank

If your wallet could use a bit of a breather, we feel you. Between making rent and eating out at all the best new Miami restaurants, we'll take any financial breaks we can get in this town. When you and your S.O. deserve a cute date but your bank account is telling you otherwise, don’t fret; there are plenty of fun things to do here that don’t require a reservation, valet or any actual money. So get out into the city and impress your next date for less than the price of a single crab claw at Joe’s. From yoga and craft beer to cheap eats and movies in the park, here are our best ideas for a cheap date in Miami.

The best spa hotels in Miami

The best spa hotels in Miami

When your beach getaway turns into a jampacked vacation filled with tours and sightseeing at all the attractions, the only way to recuperate from an overbooked agenda is by booking a room at a plush spa hotel. Rates may be higher than the average boutique but that’s to be expected. These swish spots don't just give you a place to rest your tired head, but they also offer plenty of amenities and ways to treat yourself – get a massage, go for a soak in a thermal pool or break a sweat in the sauna without ever leaving the property. Ready to unwind? These amazing spa hotels in Miami will instantly melt the stress away.  

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Area 31

Area 31

4 out of 5 stars

Everything you need to know about visiting downtown Miami’s Area 31 Restaurant (270 Biscayne Blvd Way). Even if it didn’t boast one of the city’s most spectacular views—the Miami skyline is laid out in front of you from the 16th floor of the EPIC Hotel—Executive chef Sezer Deniz’s innovative, sustainable seafood offerings, much of it sourced from the waters you can gaze out upon, would surely be packing in the patrons. The menu changes regularly, but expect fresh, Mediterranean-inspired dishes like horiatiki (Greek salad), roasted scallops with kombu-infused smoked cauliflower and short rib cokertme (Turkish steak and chips), along with engaging tableside experiences.  Happy hour with a view Area 31’s Friday Social Hour is one of Miami’s most popular—it boasts one of the most impressive views of downtown Miami and Brickell Avenue. The deal runs from 5 to 8pm and features $8 to $10 cocktails and $10 bar bites, plus tunes from resident DJs and the occasional live musical guest. Another reason to dash here after work? Watching the sunset over the Miami skyline from the 16th-floor rooftop bar. 

Disney's Aladdin

Disney's Aladdin

Broadway Across America brings Disney's Aladdin to Miami this January. From the producers of the other mega Broadway hit, The Lion King, comes this thrilling live-action rendition of the cartoon classic, where a magic oil lamp and a boisterous genie make for an unforgettable ride. Expect to hear your favorite songs from the film, plus a flying carpet defying gravity right before your eyes.

MatzoBall

MatzoBall

Because eight nights of celebrations aren’t enough, the Society of Young Jewish Professionals is throwing the ultimate singles event—think of it as an IRL JDate on steroids. Dance, drink and connect with old friends and new prospects at this annual rager, which celebrates 36 years! In 2022, the party returns to its old stomping grounds, LIV, at the Fontainebleau Miami Beach. 

Holiday Evening at Vizcaya Museum & Gardens

Holiday Evening at Vizcaya Museum & Gardens

Spend an evening strolling the grounds, specially decorated for the holidays just as they would have been more than 100 years ago when James Deering called the museum home. Wander through the Main House after dark (an opportunity that comes but twice a year), snap photos by the Christmas tree decked in charming, old-timey ornaments and make your way outside to celebrate the season with a walk through the illuminated gardens. Live holiday music, an all-ages lantern-making workshop and a gingerbread house competition are also on the agenda for 2022.

Mistletoe & Martinis

Mistletoe & Martinis

Cheers to the holidays! Raise your martini glass and nuzzle under the mistletoe at Deering Estate's festive yearly gathering. Expect a celebration similar to what the original residents might've enjoyed during the Gilded Age, including music, hors d’oeuvres and desserts. Proceeds from the event benefit the Deering Estate Foundation so don't be afraid to lean into Christmas. Dec 9 7:30–11pm.

Miracle in Miami

Miracle in Miami

Countdown to Christmas with a cocktail in hand at Miracle in Miami. The international holiday-themed pop-up bar makes its way back to Wynwood this yuletide season for a month of festive drinks and naughty fun. Taking over the backroom at Gramps, Miracle promises more (fake) snow, more holiday hits on repeat (these guys must be beating some kind of record for the most consecutive plays of Mariah Carey’s "All I Want for Christmas") and fun new libations like the Christmas Cricket (blanco tequila, vanilla liqueur, minty amaro, coco pandan, cream, mole bitters, and dark chocolate) and the Holiday Spiked Chai (brandy, Jamaican overproof rum, coffee liqueur, amaretto, chai, almond milk, egg white, tiki bitters, and nutmeg.

Seminole Hard Rock Winterfest Boat Parade

Seminole Hard Rock Winterfest Boat Parade

Assemble along the 12-mile route to watch the "World's Most Watched Boat Parade," in which dazzling displays and illuminated vessels of all sizes travel down the Intracoastal Highway with the likes of Rudolph, Santa Claus and other Christmas favorites. Gates open at 4pm and the procession starts at 6:30pm, with live bands and radio personalities providing entertainment throughout the night. You'll also find opportunities to pose with Santa and grab a hot chocolate or a cocktail on the festival grounds. Las Olas Intracoastal Promenade Park, 80 Las Olas Cir., Fort Lauderdale. Dec 10 4pm–midnight; $25, children $20. 

Urbanspace Lincoln Road Holiday Market

Urbanspace Lincoln Road Holiday Market

Urbanspace, producers of NYC’s largest holiday markets, is expanding nationally and landing right here in Miami with the Urbanspace Lincoln Road Holiday Market. Its first endeavor outside of the city will run from November 15 through February 15 (opening daily from 10am to 9pm), bringing more than 100 local and out-of-state vendors to the busy pedestrian strip in South Beach. Miami’s will mirror a similar layout to New York’s with dozens of outdoor pop-up shops along Lincoln Road at the intersection of Washington Avenue. The outdoor marketplace will be a brightly lit, outdoor shopping extravaganza, featuring items across a long list of categories—from home goods and artisanal food products to toys, apparel and accessories. In addition to retail, the holiday market plans to put on musical performances, art installations and Instagrammable photo displays throughout the season.

Drag Bingo at Time Out Market Miami

Drag Bingo at Time Out Market Miami

Forget the lame, deadpan number callers you’ve experienced at other game nights because we’ve got London Adore and TP Lords taking over bingo night at Time Out Market Miami. The in-demand divas keep you entertained with a speedy two-hour round, featuring extended happy hour pricing on cocktails for players and a few $25 Time Out Market cards up for grabs. Games are free to join and groups of all ages and sizes are welcome to try their luck at filling up a card.

Howl-O-Ween

Howl-O-Ween

This annual gathering of spooky four-legged friends is for a good cause. Even if the trick or treating, doggy costume contest, raffles and food aren’t enough to get you out the door, the fact that proceeds go to animal rescue organization Paws 4 You should. Your pets will have fun too, zipping around the doggie zone agility course and following the kids around the pumpkin patch.  

Craft Spirits Fest

Craft Spirits Fest

The annual Craft Spirits Fest returns to Coconut Grove to celebrate Miami’s thriving cocktail scene and the industry folk who make it all possible. The massive spirits tasting showcases more than 30 spirit producers from around the world. Sip your favorites, sample new varieties and spend the evening swilling to live jazz tunes. Local vendors will have bites on hand but a hearty lunch and a stern talking to your liver pre-event are recommended.

Oktoberfest at Time Out Market Miami

Oktoberfest at Time Out Market Miami

So you couldn't make it to Munich this year for Oktoberfest? No problem, Time Out Market has you covered with a local celebration of all things Bavarian. Make your way to the South Beach food hall for an all-day party, where you'll find life-sized games of chess, specialty punch bowls, beer sampling from some of Miami's top breweries and free pretzels. A live band takes the stage from 3pm to 5pm.

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These are the best family-friendly destinations to visit this winter

These are the best family-friendly destinations to visit this winter

You look like you could use a vacation right about now. Maybe it’s snowing and dreary where you are and you’re aching for warm, sunnier climes. Or maybe you’re stuck in Florida where it’s been summer year-round for seemingly 75 years and the idea of a polar vortex is actually appealing. Either way, you and the kids are in luck because the Family Vacation Guide just revealed the best family-friendly destinations to check out this winter. The list ranks the country’s top destinations, taking into account affordable accommodations, winter weather and snowfall and the average review score. Mammoth Mountain in Mammoth Lakes, California placed first, with an average review of 4.4 and 281 inches of snowfall each year, making for a sweet place to ski with the kiddos. It doesn’t hurt that the nightly rate is $356—affordable by ski resort standards—plus the property boasts an ice rink and an adventure center. Number two (Palisades Tahoe) and three resorts (Heavenly) are also in California and have average review scores above 4.0.  As for warm-weather escapes, Davenport, Florida ranks as the best winter sun destination in the U.S., boasting an average nightly rate of just $160. San Diego, long a popular place for parents and kids alike, came in second thanks to a near-perfect daily temperature of 65 degrees in the winter and lots of things to do for visits young and old. The full list of family-friendly winter destinations can be found here.  Photograph: ShutterstockSan Diego, CA

Everything we know about the Beyoncé Renaissance World Tour 2023

Everything we know about the Beyoncé Renaissance World Tour 2023

BeyoncĂ© is embarking on a world tour this summer and, naturally, the BeyHive is abuzz. She'll be crossing continents in support of her seventh studio album, Rennaisance, traveling from Stockholm to Warsaw to New York City to Miami as she hits more than 40 cities on this two-leg adventure spanning from May through September. The last time our queen hit the road on a headlining tour, the year was 2016 and buying concert tickets isn't the disaster it is today. This was before the Taylor Swift debacle and the cringe-y Ticketmaster hearing in congress (Who knew so many senators were Swifties?). That said, getting your hands on tickets will require some strategic planning and preparation (and might break your soul). Below, we've outlined everything you need to know about Beyoncé's Renaissance World Tour 2023, from which cities she'll hit to what you need to do ahead of time in order to buy tickets.  What are the Beyoncé Renaissance World Tour 2023 dates?  05-10 Stockholm, Sweden - Friends Arena 05-14 Brussels, Belgium - King Baudoin Stadium 05-17 Cardiff, Wales - Cardiff Principality Stadium 05-20 Edinburgh, Scotland - BT Murrayfield Stadium 05-23 Sunderland, England - Stadium of Light 05-26 Paris, France - Stade de France 05-29 London, England - Tottenham Hotspur Stadium 05-30 London, England - Tottenham Hotspur Stadium 06-08 Barcelona, Spain - Olympic Stadium 06-11 Marseille, France - Orange Velodrome 06-15 Cologne, Germany - RheinEnergieStadion 06-17 Amsterdam, Netherlands -

These are the top places to eat in the U.S., according to Yelp

These are the top places to eat in the U.S., according to Yelp

Yelpers are nothing if not engaged. They will regularly wax poetic about their favorite restaurants, write a scathing review of an unsavory meal, comment on each other’s mutual obsessions and upload full albums of dishes so good they simply cannot help but share. All of that intensity translates to millions of reviews used to determine this year’s ranking of Yelp’s Top Places to Eat in 2023. To come up with the annual list, Yelp asks its users to submit their favorite restaurants, which it then analyzes based on the number of crowd-sourced reviews and ratings received. All of this information is handed over to its legions of community managers who further curate the list to ensure an “accurate reflection of the Yelp community itself.” Most of the places you’ll see here earned five stars with only some earning a 4.5 rating. You’ll find bakeries, diners, delis and fine-dining establishments and every type of restaurant in between, spanning the country from Miami to Seattle and beyond. The top two entries serve Hawaiian food, a regional cuisine you don’t often see represented. But you’ll also spot Mexican, Ethiopian, Chinese and Middle Eastern—options span the globe. We’ve included the top 10 restaurants below and the full list is available here.  If your favorite made the cut, congrats! But also, sorry. Yelp just blew up your spot so good luck getting a table anytime soon. 1. Broken Mouth, Los Angeles, CA2. Kaaloa's Super Js, Captain Cook, HI3. Archibalds Village Bakery, Fort L

Amtrak plans to overhaul its overnight trains for the first time in 40 years

Amtrak plans to overhaul its overnight trains for the first time in 40 years

When was the last time you traveled overnight on Amtrak? Chances are you were underwhelmed by the train’s dated aesthetic. We get it: a majority of the company’s long-distance trains have been in service since 1979! But that’s all about to change as Amtrak takes its first formal steps to replace its overnight trains in four decades. More than 10 manufacturers submitted their ideas on replacement railcars for Amtrak’s long-distance network, which services 14 overnight routes from coast to coast. The company is “looking for new trains that improve safety, reliability, accessibility, and efficiency while offering the features our customers believe are most important to modernizing overnight train travel for the 21st century,” said Amtrak Board Chair Tony Coscia. In addition to updating the fleet’s equipment and design elements, Amtrak is also looking into “customer amenities to evolve overnight and cross-country train travel in the coming decades.” Presumably as technology advances, so will the experience on board. So, what’s next? Issuing a formal procurement request, which Amtrak plans to do later this year. Overhauling overnights is “the final phase in our long-term plan to replace our trains,” said Coscia. Travelers can expect new equipment on Acela trains, including dedicated USB ports, as well as comfier seats and larger, panoramic windows on the new Amtrak Airo trains, which the company announced last month. Funds for the upgrades come from the 2021 bipartisan infrastruct

These are the top 10 ugliest buildings in America

These are the top 10 ugliest buildings in America

Our culture of political correctness doesn’t always allow us to call things ugly, but sometimes you’ve just got to call them like you see them. Case in point: Buildworld’s current ranking of the top 10 eyesore buildings in the U.S. The UK building material supplier conducted a not-so-scientific study of the world’s supposed ugliest buildings, culling Twitter for public opinions about particular designs and analyzing the percentage of negative tweets about each building. The results of a much longer analytical process, which employed an AI algorithm to review collected tweets, were used to determine the list of the world’s, UK’s and U.S.’s ugliest buildings, with good ol’ America coming out on top with more eyesores than our British counterparts. Six of the world’s most hideous structures can be found right here at home, including the J. Edgar Hoover Building in Washington, D.C., which also ranks as the ugliest in the country. The Watergate complex (also in D.C.) and Boston City Hall also made the list. Government buildings are indexed higher than commercial structures, pointing to a general distaste for civic architecture (and, perhaps, political affiliations if you consider one of the towers named on this list.) Here’s the full list of the top 10 ugliest buildings in the U.S. Should you spot these around town or the next time you’re on vacation, you might think twice about snapping a photo for Instagram. 1. J. Edgar Hoover Building, Washington, D.C.2. Boston City Hall, Bosto

Want to get paid to travel? Netflix just posted the ultimate flight attendant job.

Want to get paid to travel? Netflix just posted the ultimate flight attendant job.

There are many reasons why one might want to work as a flight attendant. The perks! The uniforms! The endless peanuts! Whatever your reason for wanting to live your best life in the sky, we have one more to add to your list: working for Netflix. Recently, the streaming giant posted a rather unusual position on its jobs site and we’re intrigued. The Netflix Aviation department (yes, that’s a thing) is in search of an experienced flight attendant to support their midsize jet operations, specifically its G550 trips. This person should be based in Northern California and is expected to embrace Netflix’s culture of freedom and responsibility, which can be succinctly explained as being self-disciplined and accountable. Need a day off? Take it! See some trash on the floor? Pick it up! Easy enough. The list of responsibilities includes the ability to lift and carry up to 30 lbs, being capable of long periods of standing, availability to work ground duty days, performing pre-flight inspections of the cabin, galley, and cockpit, and conducting safety briefings prior to each flight. The real kicker here is compensation, something Netflix is known for doing generously. According to its job website, they “pay employees at the top of their personal market; a good-faith estimate of the highest compensation each employee could make at a similar role in local peer companies.” The salary range for the job is anywhere from $60,000 to $385,000, depending on experience and other market indicators

Miami is the third rudest city in the world, according to Miamians

Miami is the third rudest city in the world, according to Miamians

Oh, how the mighty have fallen. A couple of weeks ago, Miami was ranked as the second best city in the world for nightlife, according to you, willing Miamians who participated in our 2022 City Index. And now, it’s the third rudest city in the world. This brutal reality check is courtesy of Time Out’s annual survey, which polled 27,000 city-dwellers worldwide from Melbourne to Madrid, Chicago to Copenhagen and Tel Aviv to Tokyo. Our editors used your responses to come up with our annual ranking of the world’s best cities, as well as the forthcoming look at the coolest neighborhoods. The results also help us discover other interesting tidbits, like which city in the world is the dirtiest and where in the world is it nearly impossible to make new friends—which brings us back to Miami. According to the thousands of people who took this year’s City Index, Miami was named the third rudest city in the world, with Berlin first and Hong Kong second. Ouch—but also, we’re in good company? The top three rudest cities are thriving metropolises with great food, culture, and nightlife so while we’re not entirely pleased by the superlative, we’re also not insulted—nor are we surprised. In 2015, CondĂ© Nast(y) Traveler ranked us as the 12th rudest city in the world, with folks writing in things like Miami is a hot mess or Miami is like the worst parts of Los Angeles slathered in coconut oil. This Reddit thread confirms the Index results with nearly 100 comments from users trashing our city for

Bar Lab just opened a new rooftop cocktail bar in Wynwood

Bar Lab just opened a new rooftop cocktail bar in Wynwood

With bars in South Beach, Downtown, Miami Beach—not to mention New York, Chicago and L.A.—it was only a matter of time before Bar Lab made its mark in Wynwood. Higher Ground, from the talented team behind Broken Shaker (and Margot and 27 Restaurant), is now officially open at Arlo Wynwood, following a successful soft launch during Art Basel 2022. The third-floor rooftop bar and cocktail lounge draw from the outdoor setups in Sao Paolo, Brazil, filled with pockets of greenery and a large seagrape tree as its central seating area. Not unlike the Shaker with its menagerie of lawn sofas, Adirondack chairs and various loungers, Higher Ground invites folks to kick back at its hand-painted benches, swings and chaises spread out across the outdoor space’s more than 3,000 square feet. An eight-person bar, billiard room and additional seating are available inside. Photograph: Richard Alvarez Known for innovation, Bar Lab Hospitality tapped its global beverage director Christine Wiseman to craft a cocktail program that complements Higher Ground’s South American vibes. “I wanted Higher Ground to evoke the spirituality, sights, colors and sense of wonder you find in the jungles of Latin America,” says Wiseman. “We drew inspiration from the drinks and ingredients spanning across countries such as Colombia, Peru and Mexico.” Expect to find cocktails mixed with herbal elixirs, exotic infusions and freshly pressed juices. Chef Brad Kilgore oversees downstairs restaurant MaryGold's Florida B

Go under the sea at this aquatic pop-up restaurant, returning this February

Go under the sea at this aquatic pop-up restaurant, returning this February

Miami is a flash-in-the-pan city with blink-and-you’ll-miss-them restaurants and limited engagements that leave town faster than it takes you to cross the MacArthur Causeway during rush hour. Rarely do the pop-ups find their way back, though we do get lucky sometimes. Next month marks the return of Hidden Worlds, last spring’s popular, marine-themed dinner experience that took place in South Beach. This winter, the immersive event moves to Amerpsand Studios in Edgewater and teams up with the Islands of the Bahamas to present Our Ocean, Our Future. Billed for enjoyment and education, Hidden Worlds endeavors to bring awareness to marine conservation while serving an ocean-positive menu. Hidden Worlds’ executive chef Scott Linquist (Coyo Taco, Serena Rooftop) and Bahamian executive chef Kevyn Pratt (previously of Baha Mar) planned a Bahamian-inspired, multicourse dinner served alongside marine-themed cocktails by Bahamian mixologist Marv “Mr. Mix Cunningham.” Art installations by muralist Angelika Wallace-Whitfield and A.I. artist Seyhan Lee as well as underwater projections of oceans and mangroves surround diners as they tuck into dish after dish of Caribbean delights. Hidden Worlds offers two dinner seatings Wednesday through Sunday, at 6pm and 8:30pm, and tickets are $240 per person, with a portion of the proceeds benefitting the conservation nonprofit Beneath the Waves. Not in it for the food? Families can visit daily from noon to 5pm (admission is $29 per adult and $19 per

Locally minded, specialty grocer Plum Market opens in Aventura

Locally minded, specialty grocer Plum Market opens in Aventura

If 2020 was the year of Instacart, 2023 is the year to get your butt back into the grocery store for some IRL shopping. Making the proposition all that more enticing is specialty grocer Plum Market, which just opened its first Florida store in Aventura. Brothers Matthew and Marc Jonna, who cut their teeth in the industry with leadership jobs at Whole Foods, founded the family-owned chain in 2006. The two set out to launch a service-oriented grocer that promoted organic and locally sourced food, as well as included a fast-casual food component. Now with 25 stores across the country, Plum Market is giving Whole Foods a run for its money right here at home. Its sprawling new Aventura store promises an assortment of seasonal produce, apothecary essentials, sustainably sourced meats and seafood, and chef-crafted prepared dishes (think grab-and-go meals, salads and the like). There’s also a sushi counter doling out rolls made onsite, plus a section for baked goods and specialty chocolate. Photograph: Courtesy Plum Market Shoppers can also expect to find a large array of locally sourced products. “Our team is committed to serving and supporting our community by sourcing the best local products, carrying well over 100 local brands,” says cofounder and CEO Matt Jonna. With that, Plum Market features a 40-foot-wide mural painted by Miami-based artists Chalk & Brush. Plum Market is now open at 17801 Biscayne Boulevard, and a grand-opening celebration is scheduled for January 13 at 10a

The 19 best memes and most iconic Miami moments of 2022

The 19 best memes and most iconic Miami moments of 2022

Sometimes, a thing happens in Miami that’s so embarrassing, disappointing or just plain absurd that we instantly forget it—thanks, brain! The rest of the time, we’re scrolling through major headlines and seminal Miami moments jumbled together with clips of drunken boat collisions and gators chilling in the ‘burbs. It makes recalling what really mattered at the end of a long year in Miami feel like quite a daunting task. Luckily, as a publication of record for this city, we've been keeping tabs. So, in the spirit of the New Year, let’s do a bit of regression therapy and get it all out. These were the best memes and most iconic Miami moments of 2022.    Photograph: Courtesy Stubborn Seed/Grove Bay HospitalityMaine lobster 1. The Michelin Guide finally arrives in Florida, Miami leads with 11 starred spots We break down the city’s top dining establishments here.  View this post on Instagram A post shared by Billy Corben (@billycorben) 2. Mayor Suarez unveils the terrifying robo-crypto bull statue And Miami-Dade County petitions to rename FTX Arena a few months later...đŸ„ŽÂ  Photograph: Courtesy Over Under 3. Over Under overcomes some permitting issues and reopens in Downtown Oh, the drama! View this post on Instagram A post shared by ONLY in DADE (@onlyindade) 4. Bad Bunny and David Grutman open a Japanese steakhouse in Brickell We're giving Benito a pass on Gekkƍ. Love you, bb. Photograph: Courtesy Ultra Music Festival 5. Ultra returns to

Jillionaire brings modern Caribbean food to Time Out Market Miami

Jillionaire brings modern Caribbean food to Time Out Market Miami

Editor's Note: Clyde's Caribbean is no longer open at Time Out Market Miami. Miami’s Caribbean diaspora has a new meeting place and it’s called Clyde’s Caribbean. The Trinidadian restaurant opens at Time Out Market on Wednesday, February 23, where it’ll introduce our city to modern island food made by people who know it best. Chris Leacock just so happens to be one of those people. Better known as Jillionaire—the globally known DJ and former member of Major Lazer—the Trinidad-born, self-imposed cultural ambassador sets out to redefine island cooking with a refined menu that goes beyond the expected jerk chicken. “The average diaspora-adjacent consumer either thinks of Cuban or Jamaica jerk when there’s a whole depth of cuisines that fall through the crack, so how can we explore the African and Indian influences in Trinidad?” poses Leacock, as he endeavors to make Clyde’s Caribbean a starting point for people educating themselves about Caribbean cuisine in South Florida. His first order of business? Building buzz around Clyde’s Caribbean next-level bake—a popular street food item made with lightly fried fish and served with an airy, fried dough bread. It may just be Miami’s best fish sandwich yet. He also presents a range of dishes that explore the island's depth of flavors, including a fragrant coconut curry shrimp, soul-warming pumpkin corn soup, and tasty guac and chips served with housemade cassava chips. The idea is to give people various entry points, whether it’s a shar

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