Crouched behind a stack of tires, a player feels the incoming paintballs smack against the rubber as he plots his next move. Such a sight is common at Bigshot Paintball Field's outdoor field, a collage of upturned pallets, cable spools, and dirt mounds where combatants outmaneuver each other to find the best firing positions. Bigshot's staff acquaints every player, from beginners to those who have been living off field grass since 2005, with the rules of play and equipment operation before allowing them to enter the thick of battle. Between bouts, the staff also dispenses bottled water and soft drinks and can recommend nearby pizza joints that deliver. Barbecue grills are allowed as well, if there's room available. As a not-for-profit organization, Bigshot Paintball Fields donates a portion of its proceeds to the Police Officer Assistance Trust, a support organization for the law-enforcement community of Miami–Dade County.
Colorful graffiti murals cover the walls of CrossFit Homestead’s large cargo-garage fitness studio. The murals reflect CrossFit’s gritty workouts of the day, which require exercisers to complete a hodgepodge of plyometric exercises, muscle isolation, body movements, and light weight exercises as quickly and intensely as possible.
Edible Arrangements' boxes combine the richness and euphoric properties of chocolate with the juicy deliciousness and nutritional soundness of fruit. The Edible Arrangements geneticists have relinquished the chocolate-fruit hybridization task to a skilled team of dipping artists. These creative connoisseurs hand-dip fresh fruit in gourmet semi-sweet chocolate and then nestle each finished piece in its compact, boxy bed. Several $25 boxes are available, including choices from Edible Arrangements' mélange of fruit. Anjou pears, pineapples, strawberries, and other tempting treats are available under a darkened drizzle and can easily sate cravings without sacrificing allegiances to Mother Nature or Mother Nature's husband, Father Fragrance.
It isn't easy being a smoker these days. Tobacco prices keep going up. Ashtrays keeps moving farther and farther away. And the traditional marriages of beer and cigarettes, or coffee and cigs, keep being torn apart by city ordinances. For those who need their nicotine fix in these difficult times but don't want to burrow 5 miles underground to the hidden smoking dungeons, Miami Vapor's extensive selection of electronic cigarettes satiates desires in a much more tasteful, and far less carcinogenic, manner. With six locations throughout the Miami area, smokers can find the e-cig rigs of all shapes and sizes to suit their fancy, along with an abundance of accessories. In addition to relishing in traditional tobacco and menthol e-liquid flavors, smokers can expand their palates with a variety of nicotine-tinged, locally produced e-juice tastes such as watermelon, vanilla, toasted marshmallow, and banana.
Staff Size: 2?10 people
Parking: Parking lot
Most popular offering: Medical, School, Restaurant, and Security Uniforms
Pro Tip: We have extended hours Monday and Tuesday?10 a.m.?8 p.m. We are open seven days a week.
Good for Kids: Yes
Understanding that rock stars aren’t made overnight, Music Depot shepherds along aspiring golden gods with brand-name gear and detailed training. Their sprawling space boasts shiny electronic and acoustic axes from Fender and Ibanez as well as name-brand speakers, gear, and music software. Private lessons teach basic musicianship, and the Depot’s ensemble programs let performers develop essential professional skills such as timing, collaboration, and who gets stuck playing the thimble in Monopoly.