Miami's Art Deco architecture and throwback coastal charm make it a natural in attracting martini bars and the well-heeled cocktail drinkers to fill them. From an adrenaline-fueling martini to one that literally glows in anticipation, this town knows how to load up your martini glass. Let's check out a few of the stars serving up this classic cocktail.
The only thing better than a bargain is a freebie. Miami has no shortage of places that believe in taking a charitable hit in the near-term in landing a long-term customer. From free chocolate and wine tastings to an art gallery fit for empty-pocketed art lovers, this town has it all. Rejoice, skinflints. (Hint: The wine and chocolate tastings at Peterbrooke Chocolatier are a good place to start.)
It's time to carve those jack-o-lanterns, but don't toss out Jack's innards. From pumpkin-based facial treatments to creamy soups and spiced martinis, there are plenty of places around town that raid pumpkin patches for more than just seasonal decor. Let's go over a few of the best pumpkin masters.
It's never too early to start checking off names from the holiday checklist or finding that special gift for that special someone. From designer European dresses in SoBe to thrifty consignment wares that are still worth wrapping proudly, we've got some of the best shopping ideas regardless of your budgetary restrictions this season.
It's time to get pampered. We're kicking off our Best of Citysearch campaign to seek out your favorite places for relaxing spa treatments, drop-dead gorgeous hairstyles, and bronze-worthy tans. If you have a few in mind, just go to that business listing on our site, click on the "Nominate for Best of Citysearch" tab and vote! To get you in the spirit, here are a few of my personal favorites.
Who needs bright lights in a big city? Some clubs, lounges, and dive bars prefer to ease up on the filaments. From darkened pickup joints that are forgiving on both ends to celebrity hotspots where the stars don't want to get noticed, these are the watering holes in Miami that will make your eyeballs dilate.
One of the benefits of living in a cultural melting pot is that diving into any country's native cuisine is just a short drive away. It's not all pasta, pudding and paellas, though. From a young calf's thymus to barbecued frog legs, the culinary challenges await those with the bravest of stomachs. (Photo of Pan Con Minuta sandwich--bones and all--by Rick Munarriz)
Thanksgiving Day in South Florida doesn't mean slaving over pop-up turkey thermometers or recalling hand-me down cranberry muffin recipes. From catered turkey feasts to holding it all in one hand with a "Thanksgiving on a Roll" sandwich, here are the restaurants open for business, catered options for takeout turkeys and gourmet shops for all the fixins'.
It's time to play dress up, beg for candy, and masquerade the night away. From creepy scare mazes to ritzy costume parties, there's no shortage of Halloween events in Miami. Stick around to find the best places to find scary and sexy costumes to wear.
As the summer scene fades, cocktail sippers seek out a little autumn oomph in their spiked beverages. Thankfully, there are plenty of bartenders around town who know a thing or two about seasonal shift. From a pumpkin martini to a tamarind margarita, here are Miami's tastiest fall cocktails.