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BEST IN TOWN BY REO DAVIS
 

TO HAVE A BREAKFAST

Ice Box Cafe in South Beach
Ice Box offers conventional and non-conventional breakfast items. They are located on the once again up-and-coming Purdy Avenue. They have the most delicious Shrimp and Grits known to mankind, but I truly live for the Lemon Ricotta Pancake (no ‘s’), it is massive and exceptionally tasty. Sunday Brunch rocks at Ice Box as well!


TO SHOP
Miami Design District/Midtown/Wynwood
I like to start at Dior Homme in The Design District, walk a few blocks south to Loehmann’s (designer names for less) in Midtown and then head a few more blocks south to Johnson’s Military Surplus Store in Wynwood. On the way I pop into Sweet Cakes for a fresh baked Dulce de Leche cupcake.


TO HAVE LUNCH
Terrazza at Shore Club

Terrazza blows my mind with their handmade Spaghetti Pomodoro. The difference is in the pasta which is made in house with flour flown in from Italy. I head over to Crema on Washington Avenue after lunch for an Iced Greek Coffee, incomparable.


TO GET CULTURED
Little Havana

I like to travel abroad, Little Havana feels like a different country. The art, food, entertainment, bars and shops. I really enjoy listening to the sounds and watching the older gentlemen playing Dominoes in the park. Walking through the neighborhood is interesting as I always discover a statue or monument that I have never seen before. I always stop into El Exquisito for a fresh pressed Guarapo.


TO ENJOY THE SUN
Haulover Beach

Haulover is so natural and free. It is also clothing optional in certain areas. The water is deeper near the shore and the waves are a little less tame than in other parts of Miami Beach. Haulover is known mostly by locals, fishermen and International guests who have done their homework. I love to take my dog there on weekends. It is the best dog-friendly beach in Miami.oes so you’ll see quite an array of people. The City has done such a good job at making the most of the space.


TO RELAX
Fairchild Tropical Gardens
Paradise found. Walk through the gentle twists of Fairchild, admiring the wildlife, aromatic flowers, ponds, trees, plants and lay of the land. I like to lounge in the large field and look up at the tropical birds flying overhead in arrow formation. 


TO HAVE A DRINK
Sandbar 

The perfect spot to kick back and enjoy a great drink without paying through the nose. The floor is covered in actual sand, you feel instantly at ease when you walk in the door. Pool and Ping-Pong tables are in high rotation. On certain days, a complimentary Taco Station is set up as a perk for patrons.


TO HAVE A DINNER
Local House

One of my new favorites. Local House specializes in locally grown and harvested fruits and vegetables. Most of the seafood is locally caught. I love the rustic cuts and simple, clean presentations. The flavors are always fresh and robust. The ceviche and crudos are my absolute favorites.


TO HAVE FUN
Electric Pickle

Set in the frontier neighborhood of Wynwood, ‘The Pickle’ is the club for people like me who have seen a lot and done a lot. This club is easy access, drama free and under the radar. The Pickle attracts DJs from all over the globe who come to not only spin, but to be spun. The crowd is dynamic, all types, all races, all genders, quintessential Miami. People go to Electric Pickle to have fun. I like to get there around 2AM when people let their hair down!The mix of people is interesting while the music is always good. They’ve done a great job renovating.
 

OTHER RECOMMENDATIONS
Lose yourself, get lost!

Some of the best things in Miami happen spontaneously. I like to drive down streets that I have never driven, walk into bars, lounges and restaurants that are unknown to me. Miami is a city of adventure, a place to experience different cultures, flavors and styles. My motto is, “Let’s give this a try”.