Featured on Time Travel and voted Best Wine Bar in Miami on NBC Miami, El Carajo International Tapas & Wine earns acclaim by serving savory Spanish tidbits and international libations. Pass around morsels of cultural tongue ticklers by selecting from the menu's 30 tapas options, including the ceviche de Corvina, a dish of lemon-juice-marinated seafood ($10). Mushrooms sautéed in cabernet ($7) and chorizo drizzled in Spanish cider sauce ($7.50) highlight a hot-tapas collection intended to weed out disguised penguins who only eat frozen meats. El Carajo’s shrimp tangos in a spicy Cuban sauce in the enchilado de camarones ($17), and the red wine and mushrooms of the vacio al grill ($18) smother a grilled flank steak.
Hometown Lube’s talented technicians ensure vital automotive processes are in working order via comprehensive repairs and refills of lube and coolant. The team’s customer-centric approach turns even routine oil changes into thorough vehicular physicals, as techs top off fluids, inspect tire pressure, and conduct a quick reflex test on door hinges. At all six South Florida locations, Hometown Lube keeps vehicles humming with a wealth of preventive and diagnostic services for engines, electrical systems, batteries, and tires. :m]]
Grease Monkeys' knowledgeable staffers equip athletes for street cruising with skateboard decks and bikes loaned out for relaxing tours. Patrons draw from a colorful cache of single-speed and multispeed Schwinn roadsters outfitted with various frames, gearing, and ejection seat options. Two-wheeled transports bear different numbers of tires and riders as they zoom by the swaying palm trees of nearby Bayside Marina and dinnertime destinations of the Bayside Marketplace. Whirring spokes screech to a halt before the awe-inspiring views and fish operas of Key Biscayne, located roughly an hour's worth of peddling from the store.
Tahiti Palm Charters transports couples to an aquatic paradise aboard a vessel formerly known as "Tikki Beach," recently recognized as one of the best charter boats in South Florida by CBS Miami. During each two-hour voyage, the spacious double-decker transforms into a roving island, inviting passengers to unwind or edit the Constitution beneath shrouded cabanas and the rustling of palm trees. As the sun casually sashays out of sight, buoyant twosomes lounge seaside, sipping on favorite drinks and absorbing the coast's romantic scenery. A live DJ amplifies the enchantment by playing top-40 hits through the barge's speakers, and a sand-covered dance floor hosts tapping toes or quickly buries phone numbers sent down by hopeful seagulls.
From morning through evening, passengers motor to nine sightseeing hotspots on Water Taxi Miami’s aquatic coaches. Watercrafts ferry riders to and from ports such as Miami Beach Marina—from which they can access South of Fifth shopping and dining—and Finnegan’s River, a sports bar where patrons can stop in for an evening drink or gaze at views of the Miami skyline. Kids ages 3 and younger ride the environmentally friendly taxis for free, and discounted tickets and saying "please" in song facilitate passage for youngsters 12 and younger.
Sometimes called "speed-dating 2.0," SpeedMiami Dating is part of a multicity enterprise created by Anoush Stevenson, who brought the events to the U.S. from England in 2007. The idea was to eliminate some of the common shortcomings of conventional speed dating, such as cheesy hosts, boring events, and awkward atmospherics. The SpeedMiami approach to dating events has attracted major media attention for sidestepping the pitfalls with elegant venues and novel style. When Anoush brought her matchmaking brainchild across the pond, she didn't alter much. The two-hour events still have hosts who are all from the UK and infuse the festivities with their high-spirited English cheekiness. Miami events are held at trendy spots such as Cafeina and Kyma Lounge.