Offerdahl's, the brainchild of former Dolphins linebacker John Offerdahl and his wife, showcases a menu loaded with fresh bagels, sandwiches, burgers, and exotic entrees. Head south of the border with the Fiesta bowl ($7.79–$9.29), a tango of grilled chicken, black beans, cheddar, yellow rice, and guacamole; or make a western voyage with the Pacific Rim grilled salmon ($8.99–10.49), accompanied by ginger slaw, rice, and teriyaki-sesame sauce. The hot chipotle steak sandwich ($7.99) features an all-star lineup of caramelized onions, bleu cheese, and mushrooms. Stomachs left growling after a full night's sleep can tuck into the breakfast bounty at Offerdahl's, which includes bagels ($0.94) and egg scramblers ($4.49) served with cheesy potatoes and a choice of a bagel, toast, or a cassette of The Best of Bread.
With more than 25 flavors to choose from, guests can customize their cooked-to-order wings to suit their taste or spice tolerance. The fried or grilled wings, which never see the inside of a freezer, can arrive sporting everything from a traditional spicy BBQ flavor to more offbeat varieties such as mustard curry and Caribbean jerk.
Despite its name and huge arsenal of seasonings, Chicks n’ Wings serve more than their titular specialty. Cooks also rustle up seafood, such as buttery conch and tilapia filets, as well as down-home sides of Jackie Daniels baked beans, creamy coleslaw, and sweet potato fries. They also offer brownies, baked cookies, and cupcakes for dessert, which can pair nicely with homemade sweet tea or freshly-squeezed glasses of chocolate frosting.
Featured on Waterfront News and WSVN, Mandarin Gourmet Donut Shoppe is known for its organic, tasty donuts, which are fried in trans-fat-free oil until light and fluffy. Today's deal lets patrons sample Mandarin's gourmet goods with a variety box of 12 donuts, six filled and six unfilled. Treat injectables include caramelized apple pie, guava and cheese, and marshmallow crème custard. Filling-free flavors are equally decadent but less offensive to texture monogamists, and include raspberry glaze, white chocolate, and dark chocolate espresso drizzle. You'll also get 12 donut dots, which come donned in scandalously sheer gowns of glaze and no socks. Delivery is available within metropolitan Miami-Dade County.
Bargello Bistro plates up a menu of refined comfort-cuisine recipes hailing from such warm-water coasts as Italy, Greece, and Morocco. A bowl of Tuscan minestrone soup ($4.25) makes a fine precursor to a hearty plate of coconut shrimp, served in a sauce that is sweet, spicy, and surprisingly well read ($9.25). A savory selection of gourmet sandwiches quells lunch- and dinnertime cravings ($10.45–$13.45), and Bargello's weekend breakfast menu catches early birds with an appetizing array of omelettes, pancakes, and breakfast paninis ($9.95 each) that can be served in half portions for children under 12 and peckish centaurs ($6.95).
Bone Island Fish Market peddles an oceanic menagerie of more than 250 fish, crustaceans, and seafood delicacies netted in the Florida Keys and backed by a 100% freshness guarantee. Customers can populate feasts with entire lobsters ($12.99/lb.) or various models of stone crab: medium ($15.99/lb.), large ($19.99/lb.), jumbo ($24.99/lb.), colossal ($29.99/lb.), and skyscraper scaling. Finny edibles ($2.99+/lb.), such as snappers, grouper, and salmon, beg for saucy supplements, and bulk purchases of shrimp ($4.99+/lb.) and live blue crab ($4.99/lb.) inject dinner parties with a maritime spark. Bone Island's quality assurance, staff, and expert fishmongers ensure that patrons receive preferred portions and a full tutorial on de-boning their purchase with precision machete work. Shoppers can also peruse a list of recommended seafood recipes to artfully prep their share of the sea's bounty.
Happy Playz beckons youngsters ages 0–6 to traverse its age-appropriate playplaces while parents enjoy free WiFi near the cappuccino bar. Small tots boost their hand-eye coordination in the activity center or scrutinize their outfits in various mirrors throughout the multihued recreation station. A magnetic-bug center delights fledgling scientists with refrigerator-door residents whereas a pretend doctor's office teaches tykes about health and how to correctly ask for a doctor's note to get out of their taxes. Just beyond the bounds of the play area, an on-site café slings a bevy of kid-friendly cuisine including macaroni and cheese ($3.50), mini pitas with hummus ($3), and classic cheeseburgers ($3).
Upon graduating from the bright, six-studio facility of Dance Empire of Miami, dancers have gone on to enroll at Juilliard, win So You Think You Can Dance, and join Beyoncé and Justin Timberlake onstage. The curriculum here is serious, with a team of eight dedicated instructors who teach students of all ages how to paint a stage with expert-level dance technique. Since 1998, the dance school has made a name for itself thanks to its vast array of courses, regular recitals, and accomplished alumni.