Former Miami Heat player Ray Allen, and his wife Shannon, opened Grown, a new fast-food concept in South Miami. Developed by the couple, Grown is said to be “real food, cooked slow, for fast people,” meaning it fuses a farm-to-table concept using organic, local, and nutritious ingredients with the essence of a fast-food locale.
You get one of the most popular festivals in the world—COACHELLA!
This year was my first time going to Coachella. Although, I’d heard about how amazing the experience is, I had no real expectations when I first arrived in the desert. The less expectations the better, right? Well… it was even more than I could have imagined!
“Stiltsville” is a village of sorts situated about a mile south of Cape Florida in Biscayne Bay. It’s an iconic Miami landmark, but somewhat hard to get to since it’s surrounded by water. These homes were built in the shallows on stilts starting in the 1930’s and the number of structures peaked at 27 during the freewheeling Stiltsville heyday. After many decades and a few hurricanes, there are currently only seven remaining wooden structures and all are now part of Biscayne National Park.
Not many people know about it unless they frequent Biscayne Channel by boat. These “shack-like wooden structures” just sit there, like monuments in the landscape, a landscape of ocean blue.
Stiltsville had a very colorful past, hosting fishing, drinking and partying clubs during Prohibition, the first of which was the Calvert Club, later followed by the infamous original Quaterdeck Club and Bikini Club, but now it offers boaters, and locals, a different view of Miami.
For more information about Stiltsville’s past and how to get there, visit here.
Komodo: a three-level, indoor-outdoor, Asian-inspired restaurant that seats about 275 people. This is the description of Miami’s newest hotspot that is not only a restaurant, but a lounge as well!
David Grutman, owner of mega-nightclubs LIV and Story, is the man behind the concept, along with Jeffrey Chodorow, who’s best known locally with his work with China Grill management. The menu is self-described as “Asian cuisine designed to take guests on a culinary journey of the Marco Polo trail.” Translation: expect dishes like dim sum, peking duck, tuna porterhouse, wasabi shrimp and of course, plenty of cocktails.
Once a year, Miami gets even louder (yes, it’s possible) for an entire week. It’s known as Miami Music Week, and it has become one of the world’s greatest migrations for dance-music lovers. MMW officially starts tomorrow, so it’s time to start drawing up your game plan. Below is our official MMW 2016 party and concert guide for each day, straight from the Miami Music Week website.
On The City Slicker’s Instagram I’ll also be posting some under the radar events happening around Miami.
And trust me…there’s way more to MMW than just Ultra!