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Archive for October, 2012

Halloween Tradition Casts its Spell on Spirited Neighborly Fun! October 24th, 2012

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This One Scary Night Will Have You Howling at the Moon in Pinecrest, Coral Gables or Coconut Grove . . . Holidays tend to bring out the community spirit in all of us. And while it’s not quite time to give official thanks yet, I’ll start a bit early and say that I’m always thankful for our neighborhoods—Pinecrest, Coral Gables, Coconut Grove—when Halloween comes around. How many days of the year encourage us to knock on our neighbors’ doors? I have...

Locally-Minded Cuisine Draws Crowds October 21st, 2012

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In recent food trends, consumers have been looking to their backyards and farmer’s markets for fresh inspiration. Restaurants are following cue; locally-sourced menu items are popping up around South Florida. Some restaurants have built an entire concept around cooking with seasonal products. Take LoKal, the burger and beer hub in Coconut Grove.  Residents are flocking to this neighborhood restaurant, not only for the casual, upbeat ambiance, but for its fresh-from-the-farm dishes. Health-minded carnivores will appreciate the range of proteins—from grass-fed beef,...

Columbus Day Weekend Brings Biscayne Bay Festivities October 5th, 2012

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For the 57th year, Biscayne Bay will be host to the Columbus Day Regatta, the annual holiday weekend boat race. With nearly 300 contestants taking to the water in hopes of a trophy, it’s quite a spectacle. While the rest of the country is gearing up for October’s chill, the mid-80˚ temperatures and sunshine here in Miami promise a few more days of summer. Throw on some SPF and head down to the Biscayne area with the whole family to...

Gourmet Grocery Stores Sprout Up Around South Florida October 3rd, 2012

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With so many dining-out choices, it’s tempting for South Floridians to ignore their kitchens entirely. Now, though, with two enticing gourmet grocery stores taking up residence in the Pinecrest area, prepare to get cooking. In August, the much-loved Fresh Market opened a new store in The Falls, marking its 30th opening in Florida. Already a Coconut Grove standby, The Fresh Market is lauded for its affordable produce and oven-to-shelf bakery items. This new addition has had local Pinecrest residents salivating...