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Lido Restaurant & Bayside Grill

Lido Restaurant & Bayside Grill

July 8, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

White and yellow umbrellas blocked the last rays of the setting sun. A string of lights flickered as the disc jockey started up mellow background music. Low chatter surrounded my friends and I as we settled down at our table for a lazy Sunday night at Lido Restaurant & Bayside Grill at the Standard Hotel. […]

Area 31 Restaurant

Area 31 Restaurant

July 7, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

 Area 31 Restaurant is on the 16th floor of the EPIC Hotel in Downtown Miami. Perched above Biscayne Bay, the restaurant has panoramic views of the city. While the vista is breathtaking, the food is what draws a crowd. The EPIC Hotel has a private dock and offers slips for restaurant guests.  My friend and […]

Oleta River State Park

Oleta River State Park

May 1, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

Best known for miles of off-road cycling trails and breathtaking waterways, Oleta River State Park — at just over 1,000 acres — is the largest urban park in all of Florida. According to Martha Robinson, communications manager for the Florida Department of Environmental Protection, it’s a great place to stop while boating in the area. […]

Smith & Wollensky Steakhouse

Smith & Wollensky Steakhouse

May 1, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

Review by Bethany Platanella The sun lowered behind the glittering skyscrapers of downtown Miami as my husband and I sat for dinner at Smith & Wollensky Steakhouse in South Pointe Park. The 17-acre park is a popular spot for boaters as the nearby Miami Beach Marina — roughly a ten-minute walk from S&W — has […]