Salsa Fiesta is a family-owned, fast-casual restaurant that serves up urban Mexican food. All of the ingredients are fresh and the tortilla chips are made in house. The menu offers a wide variety of burritos, tacos, salads, soups and homemade salsas. The comfortable environment makes it easy to sit and enjoy one of its Jarritos (sugar cane soda imported from Mexico), imported beers, wines or margaritas, and happy hour last from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday. Salsa Fiesta only has one dessert offering, Mayan rolls — two chocolate filled crispy flour tortillas with whipped cream and dulce de leche—but it is sure to leave your sweet tooth satisfied.
When it comes to Peruvian seafood, Limón Y Sabor is the place to go. Well-known for its fried seafood platter and spicy seafood ceviche with onions, sweet potatoes and Peruvian corn, this corner eatery is shaded by tall palm trees. Inside, a painting of Machu Picchu greets customers to the wood and exposed brick dining area. An entrée favorite is lomo saltado—sirloin strips marinated in vinegar with red onions, soy sauce, tomatoes and served with white rice and thick-cut french fries. There is an extensive selection of Peruvian beers and the house specialty drink, Chicha Morada, is made with purple maize, apples, cinnamon and pineapple, and is served cold.
Smoothie King smoothies combine fresh fruit, natural juices, and special nutritional enhancers into more than 90 flavors (you can customize, add, and subtract the extras), all of which focus on achieving one of seven nutritional goals. Try an antioxidant-rich Pomegranate Punch, with pomegranate, bananas, blueberries, apple juice, soy protein, and turbinado sugar, to stay healthy and keep unruly, cell-sitting free radicals at baby. Weight-conscious en-smuthiasts can trim down and float away with the Celestial Cherry High, packed with bananas, black cherry, papaya, turbinado, and honey, and unpacked with fat. You can also customize any smoothie by adding enhancers or “make it skinny” by cutting out the turbinado.
CrossFit is “constantly varied, high-intensity, functional movement” that uses fitness techniques such as squatting, lifting, and running in combination with kettlebells, medicine balls, and cardio to rapidly tone up muscles. The skilled CrossFit trainers encourage small-group classes to constantly push their limits in each high-intensity, 45-minute class.
Featuring the artwork of more than sixty galleries, Red Dot Art Fair runs concurrent with Miami's Art Basel and Art Week, spreading out in a massive 50,000-square-foot space. Exhibitors are arranged in booths, where they showcase work from artists that cover a great spectrum of talents, whether they're emerging, mid-career, or firmly established in the art world and earned their "I Made It" tattoos. The opening reception on Tuesday, December 2 helps support more than the art community, too: it benefits the Center for Autism & Related Disabilities of Miami.
Originally opened by Cedric and Sandrine in Cannes, Pasta Folie’s makes it US debut in Miami’s Fashion District. The new installment brings unique pasta recipes, including spaghetti with carrots and eggplant, or fettuccine with zucchini and chorizo. Guests may also build their own spaghetti, fettuccine, or penne dishes with sauce options including mushroom, pesto, or bolognese. Specialties include lobster ravioli and potato gnocchi smothered in napolitaine sauce. All pizzas and entrees on the menu are made with fresh produce and a passion for scratch-made cooking.