5 Things Miamians Are Talking About Right Now
We’re hanging at a secret beach, eating at a brand-new food hall and brewery hopping across Wynwood. (We’ll miss you, Wynwood Yard.) You know, just another typical month in Miami. Here’s what to bring up at your next boozy brunch.
Time Out Market Miami Is Finally Opening
You know all about Miami’s latest obsession with food halls—and honestly, we totally understand if you’re tired of hearing about them. But this one is worth a mention: The long-awaited Time Out Market Miami will finally open on May 9, bringing 18 of the city’s best chefs under one roof. You’ll want to eat pizza by Norman Van Aken, snack on Suzy Batlle’s Cuban ice cream and try Jeremy Ford’s Korean barbecue. Drinks are courtesy of the teams at some of our favorite bars, including Sweet Liberty, Broken Shaker and the Generator, and there’s even a large demo kitchen for cooking classes and events.
We Found a Hidden Beach No One Knows About (Yet)
See ya, South Beach. We’re taking a stake in a new sandy spot—and it’s in North Miami of all places. The massive seven-acre man-made swimmable lagoon will make you feel like you’ve escaped to the Caribbean all without dodging a single tourist on Ocean Drive. Part of the new Solé Mia and created by Crystal Lagoons, Laguna Solé helps conserve South Florida’s limited freshwater ecosystems while also serving as a beachy paradise for locals. Think about it this way: You’re helping the environment and your Instagram feed all at the same damn time.
It’s Time to Plan a Staycation
Yep, it’s that time of year again. Clear your schedule and plan a staycation at that fancy hotel you’ve been eyeing all year long, because Miami Hotels Months returns in a few weeks. (You gotta plan ahead for this, trust us.) Take advantage of discounted rates from June through September at some of this year’s participating properties, including the Mandarin Oriental, the Kimpton Epic,the Biltmore and even Faena.
Where We’re Going Now That the Wynwood Yard Is Closed
We said goodbye to the Wynwood Yard, and now it’s time to find a new favorite place to drink cocktails and listen to live music. As we wait for the Doral Yard to open, we’re swooning over the recently launched GroWynwood, an 18,000-square-foot hangout complete with food, drink and a stage. Besides hosting weekly events, the venue hopes to educate the city on sustainability, offering classes, speakers and workshops related to the environment and how to help. See you there.
BREWERY HOPPING IS THE NEW BARHOPPING
Miami’s brewery scene is blowing up, and if you haven’t checked out the best local taprooms (complete with food trucks, dogs and live music), you’d best get to it. We suggest starting with a boozy brunch with rosé “beermosas” at Concrete Beach, followed by brews and bagels from the El Bagel food truck outside of Boxelder, and then finishing up with some live music at the dog-friendly Veza Sur.