Recognizing the interdependence of fitness and martial arts, Thump Fight Gym & Fitness Center married the two, inspiring patrons of all ability levels to hone their combat skills while making strides toward an overall healthier lifestyle. The trainers and certified exercise physiologists lead martial-arts classes including boxing, muay thai, and jujitsu, challenging fighters to face off in the regulation-size boxing ring or the half cage?which has proven inadequate for housing feral exercise bikes. During each class, students burn calories and learn practical and potentially lifesaving self-defense skills. To supplement the combat training, the instructors also lead yoga and Pilates classes, spinning, kettlebell training, and CrossFit classes. The gym also accommodates solo workout routines with a weight-training zone and functional fitness equipment such as oversize tires and climbing ropes.
After learning how to finesse French cuisine at Le Cordon Bleu, Jeff Tamayo applied his refined skill set as a chef for a catering company, then made the move to Kings Creek Village Tavern, where he's been the head chef and manager since the tavern opened in 2006. At Kings Creek Village Tavern, Tamayo puts a healthy spin on many pub favorites, including chicken wings that are baked rather than fried before being tossed with the customer's choice from eight sauce options. A dozen draft beers offer a variety of thirst-quenching options, perfect for washing down bites while watching a sporting event on TV or celebrating a local little-league team's victory.
Kings Creek Village Tavern's wood floors, stools, chairs, and tables reverberate every other Saturday from the boom of a live band. Patrons also regularly pack the tavern on Thursdays, when karaoke allows them to showcase the songs they practice in the shower while their voice-coach sits in the sink.
Young dancers in red and gold embroidered costumes and traditional boots perform a syrtos as patrons wander by, munching on gyros and homemade pastries. All of this takes place at St. Andrew Greek Orthodox Church's Miami Greek Festival, a three-day celebration of Greek culture and the local community. All day, the festival showcases traditional Greek music and folk dancing, while kids' rides and wine tastings cater to visitors of all ages. The bakaliko, a traditional supermarket, sells feta and vlahotiri cheeses, kalamata olive, and olive oil so that patrons can take home some of the flavors of Greece.
The board-certified physicians at Vida Medspa lend an expert touch to rejuvenating IPL and laser-skincare treatments. Within the homey spa environment?sheathed in hues of buttercream, cinnamon, and muted sage?skin savants wield state-of-the-art laser technology to reduce fine lines, even skin tone and texture, and discipline misbehaving leg veins with FDA-approved methods. Beam-free services include chemical peels, massages, and chess-strategy counseling.
Sous Chef 2 Go creates gourmet, ready-to-prepare meals in bags for customers to cook at home. Each bag contains all the necessary ingredients—sliced, diced, and marinated as needed—along with step-by-step instructions in English and Spanish. On-the-go gourmands can choose from a multitude of meals for two in an array of categories, including international, vegetarian, organic, slow-cooking, and dinners in a hurry. Feast on fanciful fare, such as seafood fiesta, a succulent selection of scallops, shrimp, and fish with a side of tomato-corn hash and brown rice ($35), or creamy tofu risotto with herbs, olives, a garden salad, and a side of sweet-potato wedges ($25). Sous Chef 2 Go will deliver anywhere in the Miami area for a $5–$8 fee, which any remaining balance of this Groupon can be used to cover.
The Miami New Times magazine named Rincon Argentino the Best Argentine Restaurant in 2009. TripAdvisors give its Coral Gables location an average of 3.5 owl eyes. Yelpers give the Coral Gables location an average of 4.5 stars, and seven Yelpers give the Kendall Drive location an average of 3.5 stars.