Top Ten Places to Take Out-Of-Towners
Hey there, tour guide. Looking to show your out-of-towners a good time? Frozen drinks at Wet Willie's sure sound like fun. How about Cuban sandwiches at Versailles and Sunday brunch on Lincoln Road? Or, perhaps, a drive to the Everglades for fried alligator. Yes, it's gamey. Yes, it tastes like chicken. But no. Please, no!
Azucar Ice Cream Company via Facebook Helado de mamey? Yes, please.
With tourists in tow, stop by La Camaronera. Venture to Homestead. Sip on a milk shake while sitting by the petting zoo at Robert Is Here. A scoop (or two) of Azucar Ice Cream's Abuelita Maria flavor -- with cream cheese, Maria cookies, and guava -- is also in order. Cocktails at Broken Shaker, beers at Wood Tavern, late-night sandwiches at La Sandwicherie, and chicharrones at El Palacio de los Jugos: all part of the good host's to-do list.
If these places sound unfamiliar, fret no longer! We've compiled a foolproof list of the top ten places to take out-of-towners. Here's where to go for all unique things food and drink.
10. Mac's Club Deuce + La Sandwicherie
Get borracho at Mac's Club Deuce.
Two places? Two places! Repeat after us. Bo-rra-cho: an inebriated state spurred by shots at the locals-only dive Mac's Club Deuce. Bo-rra-chi-si-mo: a condition of drunkenness that precedes hunger, quenched only by prosciutto and mozzarella sandwiches (with extra vinaigrette) from La Sandwicherie. Here's a recap: Get borrachisimo at Mac's Club Deuce. Stumble to La Sandwicherie across the street. If pals complain about Mac's dinginess or Sandwicherie's odd alleyway locale, then they are not borrachisimo enough. One more drink. One more squish of vinaigrette. Swig. Stumble. Nibble. Proceed.
Juvia via Facebook Lookin' good, eh?
Here's a nice place to strut your Louboutin's: Juvia, the penthouse restaurant that recently won a James Beard award for its stylish and stunning design. The spot overlooks Miami Beach and Biscayne Bay, which makes it a stellar setting for all demanding turistas. Invite your guests to an early evening drink before sunset. Look away from your red-bottom heels -- just for a moment. Take in the Magic City sights.
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