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A Cheapskate’s Guide to Surviving South Beach: Food and Drinks



Let’s be frank. The idea of hitting up happy hours as a regular habit can seem too “middle class” for some. Many won’t admit this to be true, but test out the theory on some friends who are casual drinkers and see for yourself. I’m here to tell you that’s a garbage way of thinking, and if you want to survive South Beach as a cheapskate, or even just a smart spender, you gotta get over yourself when it comes to happy hour. Don’t just be cool with it, but rather EMBRACE it. Everyone in South Beach does, even the millionaires. South Beach happy hours are legendary, mostly because they pre-date a lot of the residents who live here, but also because they are a source of some sort of feeling of equity.

You’re not too good for happy hour, so stop telling yourself you are and do what literally every South Beach local does

The best happy hour in South Beach is, by far, the gigantic domestic draft beer pitcher at Lost Weekend, which comes in at a mind-blowing $8. It serves about 5 pints of beer, and it costs what one pint would pretty much anywhere on the beach, and in much of Brickell or Wynwood.

If beer’s not your thing, hit up Santorini in the South of Fifth neighborhood at the Bentley Beach Club. They have $5 cocktails and wine, a pretty great Greek summer vibe, and an outdoor area with a nice patio, pool, and sunbeds. Oh, and they also have a happy hour small bite food menu. Imagine grabbing 4 well-made cocktails in your bathing suit, late afternoon, with some moderately harmless Euro house music in the background, feet in the pool, eating souvlaki. Now imagine walking away with a $35 bill for said experience. You’re welcome.

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Halloween 2021: Miami’s best spooky cocktails to get you in the spirit



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Spooky season is officially upon us. And what Miami lacks in autumn leaves and cool weather, we sure do make up for with over-the-top creepy cocktails.

Vampire fans can get into character at Grails with a “Blood Transfusion” cocktail bag. (Photo: Grails)

This year, South Florida’s bartenders have conjured up some killer libations strong enough to revive even the deadest of Halloween spirits. From ghoulish black tipples to vampire-approved potions, trick or treat yourself to one (or all) of the Halloween-inspired drinks on this list.

If Dracula had a signature cocktail this would be it. (Photo: Red Bar)

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Get your cider fix at The Doral Yard this October. (Photo: Doral Yard and @Treatyoselfeverywhere)

The Doral Yard’s not-so-scary spiked cider, the Apple Jack O’ Lantern, combines Jack Daniel’s apple whiskey, Fireball, and apple cider served with a cinnamon stick and dried apples ($10). Each sip will transport you to a Fall wonderland brimming with pumpkin patches and hayrides. Snag the refreshing sip throughout the month of October.

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Your ultimate travel guide to Miami Beach — hotels, activities, restaurants, and more



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Miami Beach: Just those two words evoke steaming sun, sexy beaches, exuberant nightlife, celebrity chefs, mixologists offering their talents, stunning hotels, culture and arts, and shopping opportunities — all encased within historic art-decoMiami Modern, and Mediterranean Revival architecture.

It’s amazing to think that only a couple of decades ago, Miami Beach — specifically the historic neighborhood South Beach — was known as “Heaven’s Waiting Room.”

Today, the city has earned itself a different nickname: the “American Riviera.”

The name hints at a playful paradise where it’s impossible to experience the city all at once — especially as the pace and demand create new venues and opportunities for entertainment.

The best way to explore Miami Beach is to follow the lead of the roughly 3.5 million annual visitors — by returning again and again.

Getting to and around Miami Beach

Founded in 1928, Miami International Airport (MIA) is the leader in flights to and from Latin America and the Caribbean.

In fact, the transit hub hosts more than 100 airlines and is the nation’s third-busiest airport for international airports.

About 60% of those who visit Miami arrive via MIA, which is about 13 miles from the heart of South Beach.

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Miami Book Fair is back with a street fair and in-person events



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Miami Book Fair is back — and this edition will include in-person events.

Last year, the beloved annual event that draws thousands to Miami Dade College’s downtown Wolfson campus took place virtually, thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic.

There were no live author readings, no delightfully greasy arepas to eat.

No streets packed with happy readers clutching tote bags stuffed with real, made-from-dead-trees books.

Street vendors will return to Miami Book Fair in 2021. MARSHA HALPER MHALPER@MIAMIHERALD.COM

No Clifford the Big Red Dog hugging starstruck little kids with painted faces.

This year the fair, which runs Nov. 14-21, is a hybrid, a blend of in-person and online events that brings the fair closer to what it was before our story took an unfortunate turn in 2020.

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