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130 NE 40th St, Miami, FL 33137, USA
I hope pastry chef, Hedy Goldsmith, includes this brilliant tangerine pot de creme in her upcoming cookbook. It is so delicious and the perfect size should you feel guilty about ordering dessert.
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Wynwood, Miami, FL, USA
One of the main reasons I love Miami is Wynwood District. The area is an ever-changing canvas of graffiti and social commentary. What was new yesterday may already have been re-purposed/-tagged/-painted today.
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1717 N Bayshore Dr, Miami, FL 33132, USA
On the former site of Bacardi’s U.S. headquarters in Miami Beach sit two stunning Latin Modernist structures that recently secured landmark status. The cantilevered Annex has exterior walls composed entirely of stained glass murals that were...
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791 NE 125th St, North Miami, FL 33161, USA
A whimsical boutique, the Rabbit Hole is the go-to spot for savvy fashionistas seeking vintage finds. Owner Tya Tiempetch scours the country for the best ’60s baby-doll dresses, ruffly ’70s Givenchy blouses, and studded ’80s suede skirts.—Meeghan...
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1600 Lenox Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33139, USA
I would never have guessed it but fried chicken and waffles (and biscuits) have taken over South Beach. Yes the land of the beautiful and thin people indeed like to get their fingers (and stomachs) dirty at this off the beaten track, yet still...
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1001 Washington Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33139, USA
Devoted to historic industrial design, the Wolfsonian Collection holds some 120,000 artifacts—ceramics, metalwork, glass, textiles—created from 1885 to 1945.—Meeghan Truelove
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400 Wall St, Key West, FL 33040, USA
As a Colorado native, I'm used to sunsets taking place in a slightly different manner. The sun dips down behind the mountains, sometimes revealing a streak of color across the sky. It's nice. Sometimes spectacular. But always short-lived. Then I...
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10901 Old Cutler Rd, Coral Gables, FL 33156, USA
While I went to the Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden for their annual Chocolate Festival, I took time to walk around and found a little spot I'd previously overlooked. With a nearby bench, I took in a few moments to enjoy the sound of the water...
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816 Duval St, Key West, FL 33040, USA
Finding a really good croissant outside of France can prove to be difficult, but the last place you would expect to find a really good French croissant is party-town Key West, Florida! These folks have the real deal and if you are searching an...
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591 NW 27th St, Miami, FL 33127, USA
Showcasing photography, video, and sculpture, the Margulies Collection at the Warehouse displays work by such luminaries as Donald Judd and Richard Serra.—Meeghan Truelove
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1424 20th St, Miami Beach, FL 33139, USA
An out-of-the-way location (you need a taxi to get here from Ocean Drive or Collins Ave), but still in South Beach means that you will encounter just as many locals as tourists (if not more of the former) at this "sushi-pub." And that is a good...
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95 NW 29th St, Miami, FL 33127, USA
The Rubell Family Collection occupies a former Drug Enforcement Administration warehouse in the Wynwood Arts District. Contemporary artists exhibited here include Jeff Koons and Kara Walker.—Meeghan Truelove 95 NW 29th St., (305) 573-6090. This...
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3251 S Miami Ave, Miami, FL 33129, USA
I was in Miami for the first time last month. Most of what I saw in Miami - the beach, the art galleries, the nightlife - were all something I expected to encounter. But on a friend's recommendation I went to the Vizcaya mansion and gardens and...
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1819 Atlantic Blvd #4, Key West, FL 33040, USA
In no other place have I seen the magnificent shade of teal that is dominent and prominent in Florida, particularly in the south. From Ft. Lauderdale to the end of the road in Key West the color of the water is remarkable and unique, I don't think...
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1 Dali Blvd, St. Petersburg, FL 33701, USA
The Dalí Museum has a wonderful collection of Salvador Dalí's work. From postcard-sized paintings he did as a child to mural masterpieces, the many sides of Dalí's work fills rooms worth wandering. The museum offers a knowledgeable tour, has a...
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300 Anastasia Park Rd, St. Augustine, FL 32080, USA
St. Augustine is one of my favorite places in the US and Anastasia State Park is a very beautiful and clean beach. It is quiet but popular with tourists. Even so, it feels like you are still in a small town with easy going people, delicious...
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1901 Convention Center Dr, Miami Beach, FL 33139, USA
If you are into contemporary art, and of course people watching – this is a MUST! Forget the main 'Art Basel Miami' (which can be a little pretentious and stuffy) – just explore all the surrounding exhibitions on the 'Beach' and in my...
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907 Whitehead St, Key West, FL 33040, USA
While in Key West, the Hemingway House is a must do. Yes, its always buzzing with tourists but try to see how many of the famous polydactyl cats you can find. They rule the property and their are over 40 of them! Most of the famous felines simply...
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2390 NW 2nd Ave, Miami, FL 33127, USA
Miami is the land of Cuban coffee and frankly, just between you and me, it's not very good. A few years ago a talented, Portland-born coffee roaster was convinced by his lovely Miami-born wife to open a third-wave espresso bar and cafe in Miami's...
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82245 Overseas Hwy, Islamorada, FL 33036, USA
well the owners are actually Quebecois if you want to nitpick but no matter, this cute little cafe in the Upper Keys offers French style iced coffee, pastries and crepes (the requisite nutella/banana is awesome) all day long. Just remember that...
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475 2nd St N, St. Petersburg, FL 33701, USA
On Sunday mornings my wife and I celebrate "Nerd Sunday," a day when we put aside our iProducts and step away from the World Wide Web for a few hours in order to just read. She tends to read mysteries and contemporary fiction while I try to work...
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729 Thomas St, Key West, FL 33040, USA
On a recent trip to Key West a local recommended Blue Heaven to us - what a cool place! The food was delicious but the best part was the atmosphere: outside garden dining with chickens, roosters, and cats roaming freely. Of course we had to top...
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102 San Marco Ave, St. Augustine, FL 32084, USA
There are so many wonderful places to see in St. Augustine, Fl. This is one of those towns where every little corner hides a gem. And because it's so walkable, you can discover all the rich gifts that the oldest city in America has to offer, on...
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201 Duval St, Key West, FL 33040, USA
Since 1937 at the corner of Green & Duval Streets, Sloppy Joe's Bar has been open daily from 9:am - 4 am. There is lively entertainment, lunch, and dinner. The menu is extensive. This famous bar/restaurant is s must stop in Key West. Author...
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19200 SW 344th St, Homestead, FL 33034, USA
Should you find yourself on the backroads of Homestead, Florida, the gateway to the Everglades, you'll come upon open fields and vineyards. It's here that a roadside stand displays the bold lettering: "Robert is Here." But who is Robert? And...
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3203 W Bay to Bay Blvd, Tampa, FL 33629, USA
If this breakfast sandwich picture doesn't make you want to visit Pinky's, I'm not sure what else I can tell you. But how about this: even if diners aren't your thing, you should visit Pinky's. They have cheap Cuban breakfast sandwiches and...
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2025 Central Ave, St. Petersburg, FL 33713, USA
Haslam’s Books is a vestige of old Florida, the Florida of flat strip malls built near interstate off-ramps with large signs announcing to travelers of the bargains to be found inside. Fading paint heralds its history: “Florida’s Largest Book...
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1 Tropicana Dr., St. Petersburg, FL 33705, USA
Watching the Tampa Bay Rays play baseball in the air-conditioned comfort of the Tropicana Dome is wonderful! Don't let the outdoor baseball purists tell you otherwise. This is especially true on those days when it is 90 degrees with 90 percent...
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1 Dali Blvd, St. Petersburg, FL 33701, USA
When in America, the Dali Museum is the place to see the works of the Spanish artist Salvador Dali. The lovely waterfront museum houses the largest collection outside of Spain including: 96 oil paintings, over 100 watercolors and drawings, 1,300...
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81 Lighthouse Avenue (use 100 Red Cox Road for gps, St. Augustine, FL 32080, USA
My pride got the best of me and I had decided to walk all the way up this lighthouse. Boy, was it quite the experience! I walked up these stairs fearlessly (And these stairs aren't easy to climb, so watch your step) But then suddenly once I got to...
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1 Wildlife Dr, Sanibel, FL 33957, USA
Make sure you don't miss out on all the natural beauty on display at the J. N. Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge when you visit Sanibel Island. You can drive or bike through the property, and it's nearly impossible to leave without some...
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48 Charlotte St, St. Augustine, FL 32084, USA
First came the cupcakes, then the frozen yogurt, then the macarons. But for those of us who suffer through humid Southern summers, the popsicle reigns supreme as the ultimate “it” dessert. In addition to having a cart in the historic district of...
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3928, 170 Beach Dr NE, St. Petersburg, FL 33701, USA
Beach Drive has become something of a hotbed for diverse dining in St Petersburg. Under the direction of Executive Chef and partner Jermy Duclut, Cassis American Brasseire provides a delightful setting for a nice meal at a reasonable price. At the...
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11 Washington Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33139, USA
Joe's is as Historic as Miami Beach gets (they are celebrating their 100th anniversary in 2012). Open only in "season" - any seafood lover cannot miss the sweet, sweet stone crab meat on offer here. MY TIP is to skip the restaurant and go to the...
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Whitehead St & South Street, Key West, FL 33040, USA
Since 1983, at the corner of South St. and Whitehead St. in Key West there has been a huge, concrete buoy that is said to mark the Southernmost Point of the continental United States. From there, Cuba is only about 90 miles away. For years, you...
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Beach Dr NE, St. Petersburg, FL, USA
Beach Drive NE in St. Petersburg is a charming street. To experience the area, take a relaxing stroll along the promenade or drive slowly along. There are numerous places to shop and glimpse local tastes. The museums, pier, shops, galleries,...
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700 Collins Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33139, USA
Wanting to try some authentic and reasonably-priced Cuban food, we found ourselves at Puerto Sagua, a bustling diner located on Collins Avenue in South Beach, Miami. Sharing a pitcher of Sangria, we each enjoyed an incredible Cuban meal across the...
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101 1st Street Southeast, St. Petersburg, FL 33701, USA
St Pete locals and visitors wander the stalls of the Saturday Morning Market in the shadow of old Al Lang Field and the Municipal Marina. Fresh honeys, jams, breads, eggs, organic vegetables and fruits, pineapple (peeled and cored while you wait)...
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609 S Howard Ave, Tampa, FL 33606, USA
It may seem oxymoronic, but healthy fast food is the name of the game at Evos. There’s no more guilt when stopping for fries when they are organic, air-baked, and environmentally sound. The fact that it's a chain should not dissuade you from...
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516 Duval St, Key West, FL 33040, USA
The San Carlos Institute was founded in 1871 by Cuban exiles who came to Key West to campaign for Cuba's freedom from Spain. The original building was elsewhere and burned to the ground. The present building was erected in 1890. The interior was...