Miami Beach featuring the McBricker/Rubble couple!
Recently, Barney and I took some much needed time off from stone quarry in Bedrock to travel to Miami Beach, Florida. It was great! We got to relax at the beach, party in the clubs, and of course drink cocktails and dine at some fabulous (and a couple not so fabulous) restaurants. I wanted to highlight some of local cuisine that you can only get in Miami....well maybe you can get these in Philly but I argue these are the most authentic.
We landed in Miami International Airport at 8:30 pm. Our 3 hour flight got in 30 minutes early, so Barney and I checked into our hotel earlier than we anticipated and immediately got a couple of drinks. Most hotels have their own restuarants and awesome outdoor seating areas. Maxine's is open 24 hours and the ombionce beckoned us to sit down. It also helped that this place was next door to our hotel. Barney sampled the traditional mojito while I tried the nuvo-tini (nuvo is a sparkling vodka and makes a great martini).
We stayed in a resort-like area so there were always people on the beach to bring us food, drinks, and party information. One day we indulged. Barney stuck to his mojito drink (left) and ordered a Miami Vice (a mix of pina colada, strawberry daquiri, and blue caracao(?)). Like the picture? Credit is all due to Barney on this one!
We dined in our hotel (Art Deco area), Lincoln Road (Art District), Ocean Drive (on South Beach) at delicious 4 and 5 star restaurants. However, this local diner with a faded, pale exterior was my favorite dining experience of the whole trip. Puerto Sagua, located 10 blocks down from our hotel, is no frillesbut offers delectable Cuban cuisine. Barney and I both had their Pollo Asado which is their roasted chicken with white rice, black beans, and sweet plantains. I opted to try their unsweetened ice tea as well. There was nothing left after we finised eating. The best part was like unlike most of the dining in Miami, this place did not break the bank. We had enough to go out and enjoy the rest of the night.
While I was sad to leave Miami, I missed Wilma terribly. Plus, I couldn't wait to get back and blog about the food and drinks. Hope you enjoyed our little trip to paradise.
- Betty "Cubana" McBricker