Lives in New York City, New York
Since May 2008
50-64 year old female
I'm an artist who works in NYC and Miami. I love to swim, bike ride and walk. I love traveling and finding new places to eat while doing so. I'm an adventurer and love meeting new people. I paint on a daily basis and exhibit my work nationally and internationally. I try to enjoy all aspects of my life. Most of my travel is because of my work and exhibitions. Currently, I'm doing an artist residency at Deering Estate in Miami, so feel free to stop in sometime.
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I love their pizza because the ingredients are fresh, unique toppings, presently beautifully and affordable. I just went in here yesterday and ordered the Bruma Pizza to go. I was curious if it would be as good as eating in the restaurant since it is topped with arugula and shaved parmesan. It was surprising how good it was. They give you the arugula mixture in a separate container so it will be crisp when you eat it. Next time I want to try the mushroom pizza or their eggplant, which I heard are both really good.
This restaurant is a classic and no matter how long it's been since I've visited I'm always treated as if I'm at home. Their seafood is always fresh and even the fried food is non greasy and fresh tasting. It's been a local favorite for years. It's also close to Little Havana and near the ball park. I've ordered various items from the menu, the fish sandwich is awesome I've had both the catch of the day and the snapper. I've had the shrimp and lobster sandwich and both are great. I prefer just the fried shrimp because you get a really nice portion of shrimp for a $1 more and forego the bread. The sweet thai chili seafood is awesome. That's a great dish to share. I'm dying to try the seafood burrito, but waiting until I can share it with someone because it looks super big. Everything here is good, and everyone seems to be happy and social while dining here. You can see from my picture that the staff loves what they do and they do their jobs extremely well.
I go here for the natural grass fed florida burgers and the great choices of sides. I also go here because you can walk to it if you live in the Grove. I'm used to walking to eat since I lived in NYC for such a long time. I also enjoy the social component here. You will find a variety of people from locals, tourists and avid burger lovers. The food is always good, service depends on how crowed it is, but you will alway be entertained because of the vibrant crowd.
This is one of the most beautiful and historical spots in Miami. Not only is the architecture incredible in and out by the landscaping of the gardens is impeccable. You really need to see the bay front during a full moon, it's simply gorgeous. I wish I spent more time there because I could see myself getting lost within the gardens and forgetting that I'm part of the world of technology. James Deering had an incredible vision expressed it beautifully.
I love the fact that their pizza is crispy, light and chewy at the same time. It tastes like the mozzarella was made fresh as well as the other ingredients. There pizza has variety which suits vegetarians and meat eaters. You must try the eggplant parmesan.
I go here for their rustic baguette, cinnamon roll and coffee. I also like that they have a lot of choices and their pastries aren't overly rich or too sweet. The staff is great and efficient. If I'm driving through town to my studio in Little Haiti, I can stop here and run in and out quickly great bread, quiche, salads, sandwiches or deserts. All I need for a day. They also have parking meters on the side street.
This restaurant is a fusion of Korean and Japanese food with an American spin. Granted the wait staff and cooks aren't all authentic but the food strives to be. The presentation is great the food is fresh and high quality. I've eaten Korea food in Korea and NYC, so when my friend suggested we go here I was hesitant, especially since everyone who worked their was from different parts of the world. I loved everything we ordered. Definitely, more tailored to the meat eater versus vegetarian, but their were choices that would satisfy both pallets. I love the fact that they have multiple happy hours throughout the day.
Great local spot in the Grove and off the beaten path. I love the food and especially the owner and his wait staff. They always make you feel at home. Everything I've eaten here has been really good. You can sit inside or outside and they also have wifi. I love their burgers, because they make the patties fresh, not the cookie cutter kind the homemade style. It's not a frozen patties that has traveled east, to west and north to south it's made by a hand of a human. How many times can you say that? Fries are fresh cut, drinks are perfect. You can go solo or as a group.
I love the fact that this restaurant serves as a fresh seafood restaurant, market, bar and friendly to their long term supporters. It's kind of dark when you walk into the bar. This might turn you off in the beginning, since South Florida emanates light.. I walked into here on my way to my studio and was pleasantly surprised. I sat in the bar area since it was my comfort zone and I wanted to go paint. I was impressed by the fact that the main restaurant area catered to a more established group of dinners not what you see in Ft Myers, because these elderly individuals had a spark of life to them. They looked like this restaurant was home to them. I become the observer between the bar and lunch crowd. I gotta tell you both made me feel good that I selected this restaurant without prior recommendation. I had the blackened grouper sandwich, I'd recommend sharing it and getting a cup of their French Onion Soup. Looked really good.
I love the Deering Estate, it's a slice of heaven. Come on, where can you go to in America where you see art from world renowned artists, buildings that can't be duplicated, a piece of land with amazing architecture on an eco-system that is being forced out because of growth. Seriously, look at the pics of 2 of the artist that I think are incredible and hey, they are part of the residency program at Deering until July. I met both Magnus, Gerald, Veronica, Nicole & Elaine, they rock. Go here, this is better then the beach?
I love eating here because it reminds me of being in the Williamsburg in Brooklyn. You know long ago before the village was conquered. I felt instantly at home when I sat down in this restaurant, even though I'm a bit older and not as cool as I used to be. Nevertheless, I didn't feel odd like I might in Williamsburg right now. The food is great, the wait staff is attentive and it's just an nice environment to be in. I liked the fact that it felt like I was in NY, Oaxaco, France, Cuba or Barcelona. I wasn't, I was able to have lunch in an environment that emanated all of the places I love and offer me really good food and service. How many times can you say thats happened?
This is the scene between it all. Locals, artists and tourist love this spot. Food, service, quality, variety its the best. The owner is always attentive even when it's extremely busy. He makes eye contact and makes sure you are taken care of. How many restaurants in the world do that for you unless they know you have a lot of $ to offer. Their Ciabatta & Multigrain Bread is to die for. Buy a loaf and share it with family or friend because that is what bread is for.
Well this restaurant is right next door to one o the most important contemporary galleries in Miami, the Diana Lowenstein Gallery. This restaurant is connected with Lokal in Coconut Grove. You know, Miami is being developed in a craze like it has been in NYC. Miami has a different Art world, in some ways it's been snubbed by NY and other major art markets. It's the real deal right now. There are some of the most incredible artist in the world here. If your in Wynwood Kush would be a great place to stop for a bite. Make sure you try their sides outside of the french fries. Super staff.
This is an incredible Art Museum and asset to art lovers, art professionals and artists as well as the general public. The grounds are beautiful and pristine. You can have lunch on the deck which overlooks the bay. I've had food at their cafe and I've really enjoyed it and didn't feel like I was overspending on a typical museum cafe menu. I would make sure you have a good 2-3 hours to really take in the whole experience from the various exhibitions up in the galleries as well as the main exhibition which is always from a well known and established artist. The work in the galleries is installed impeccably, the lighting is incredible and the performances are must see. What I really like about the Perez is they are a full service Art Museum. In that I mean they offer you work by established artists, sometimes regional, and artists from around the world. They also have workshops for children and adults offering attendees a wide variety of local talents that are top notch. They have a summer program for children that I thing is run incredibly. I also like that I can go for performances and featured events throughout the year. I feel like this museum goes beyond the call reaching out to the community and giving you the sense that they are there to not only introduce the novice but to create a community experience for the locals as well. I've been to Museums all over the country and world and the Perez is in my top ten.
I love their Chicken Pita. I eat here when I'm staying downtown Miami. The food is always made freshly so give them time to prepare their meal for you. It's always quality food and satisfying. I usually have their Chicken Pita since for me it's a complete meal, with the chicken, tazinki sauce, lettuce and tomatoes. I've had their breakfast as well, first time was great second time the waffle was a little overcooked, but still good.
Frank makes the best brick oven pizza in Midtown. I've been eating at Andiamo for several years now. I've never had a bad pie there. The owner takes pride in his creations and the servers take pride in the delivery of your pie. I love the environment, there is a nice large sitting area with picnic tables for larger groups as well as smaller table on the main patio for solo and couple diners. They have a big screen outside which I've never seen movies on yet. I typically go there for a late lunch and eat half of a small pizza for lunch an save the other half for dinner. It's a family owned business and Frank is from philly so you really get a pie that is as good as NYC. Definitely go eat here, I'm ready to visit again.
I love what Bayside Marketplace has to offer you, especially if you are staying downtown Miami. You have a beautiful environment to walk around in as well as shopping, various restaurants and music as well. It's close to the Holiday Inn, so you can just walk across the street and enjoy the beauty that this bayside park has to offer. If I was staying downtown, I would first go visit the Perez Museum of Art, then go back to my hotel have a cocktail put my feet up and recharge for an early every or late afternoon walk in the marketplace. There are numerous restaurants their that overlook the bay, so you can't find a more picturesque place to walk, eat and enjoy your company.
The Miami Design District has gone through changes in the last several years. It's the home to art galleries, extremely good restaurants, bars, and high end retail stores. It's become it's own scene and evolved into an eclectic experience offering something for everyone. In December it becomes the home to numerous art fairs such as Art Miami, Context, Select, Miami Projects, Red Dot, etc. It's great because after you visit the fairs you can find a high quality restaurant within walking distance. If you are coming from out of town and want a creative and shopping experience this is where you need to go. It's not quite like soho in NYC, but inching it's way in that direction.