It’s not quite summer, but things are continuing to heat up on Miami’s growing dining scene.
The first week of June delivered a number of new restaurant openings, including a new cocktail bar at the Oasis in Wynwood and Ch’i at Brickell City Centre.
4220 NW Second Ave., Miami
Sugarcane Raw Bar Grill partner and executive chef Timon Balloo brings Indian street food to Miami with his new delivery-only restaurant in partnership with Miami-based Reef’s NBRHD Kitchens. Balloo Wallah’s the menu offers up a mix of Trinidadian, Indian, and Chinese culture with dishes like samosas, Mumbai spiced chicken wings, and sesame-dusted sweet-and-sour cauliflower fritters. Larger meals like chicken tikka masala, vegetable curry, and saag paneer are served over rice or fries but become handheld when delivered in burrito form. Delivery available from 6 to 10 p.m. daily.
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Halloween 2021: The seven best ghost and cemetery tours in South Florida
If you ain’t afraid of no ghost, October is filled with opportunities to mingle with the spirits of South Florida’s past.
As the days toward Halloween dwindle, brave souls can avail themselves of ghost and cemetery tours at some of Miami and Fort Lauderdale’s oldest haunts.
Some tours even welcome ghost-hunting equipment for those who happen to have a pendulum, dowsing rod, and EMF meter lying around the house.
Below is a randomly ordered list of South Florida’s best ghost and cemetery tours.
Happy spirit stalking!
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South Beach businesses put up big money against Miami Beach’s effort to change last call
Miami Beach voters will decide this November whether to stop the sale of alcohol at 2 a.m., moving last call at bars and clubs up from 5 a.m.
South Beach nightclubs will put up hundreds of thousands of dollars to stop a ballot referendum.
They face off against the political teams and supporters of the current and former mayor, who hope voters limit partying hours.
The measure on the ballot in November is non-binding but would be a clear sign of public opinion to the city commission.
The nightlife on South Beach generates millions of dollars and employs a few thousand people.
It also brings crowds, rowdiness, and crime, disturbing neighborhoods on the barrier island.
Read more from NBC Miami.
‘Save jobs’: South Beach hospitality workers protest 2 a.m. booze ban outside Miami Beach City Hall
As city commissioners took steps Wednesday to create more regulations for clubs and bars, more than 100 South Beach hospitality workers marched to City Hall to speak out against a citywide referendum that seeks to gauge support for a push to roll back alcohol sales to 2 a.m. from 5 a.m.
The protesters, who work at late-night clubs like Mango’s Tropical Cafe and the Clevelander, waved signs, wore matching T-shirts and shouted their opposition to any attempt at shutting down booze sales early.
Mango’s owner David Wallack led the crowd — estimated to be at least 170 workers and business leaders — in chants of “Stop the Lies” and “Vote No, Save Jobs.”
Read more from the Miami Herald.