travel: snowbird…

Miami Beach

I had barely unpacked from my trip to Europe when I got a call from Miami.  Exchanging linen for wool, shorts for pants, I recharged my suitcase and left the snowy banks of Kansas City for the tanned shores of Florida.  It was 5 degrees when my pasty white legs left the ground at 6 in the morning, and 81 degrees when they touched down near noon.

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Miami Beach

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It’s amazing what three years can do to a city.  The last time I was here, the Design District was the hot new neighborhood, recently gentrified and hip.  Now, the adjacent Midtown Miami district is on the rise, with the Wynwood arts district not far behind.

The Miami dining scene in October of 2007 was good, but judging by the few meals I’ve had on this trip in some of the city’s newest restaurants, it’s now a bit better.  Thanks to Frodnesor, who provided me with some great advice, I had three solid days of eating. I can’t wait to return.

Given the load of restaurants on my recent trip to Europe, it’ll be a while before I get to writing about my Miami meals. When I do, I’ll hyperlink those posts to the restaurants below.

Hakkasan at The Fountainbleu
Sugarcane Raw Bar Grill

~ by ulterior epicure on February 13, 2011.

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