Joe’s Stone Crab in Miami Beach

1 May 2019 | Author/Destination: | Rubric: General, Living, Working, Building, Miami, Sustainability

© FoodOfMiami

© FoodOfMiami

Joe’s Stone Crab, also known as Joe’s Stone Crabs, is a restaurant in Miami Beach in Florida. The restaurant was opened in 1913, by Joe Weiss, who began his Miami Beach career by cooking at Smith’s Casino beginning in 1913. Joe’s is the top buyer of Florida stone crab claws, and it plays a significant role in the industry, influencing the wholesale price and financing many crabbers.   read more…

Theme Week Miami – South Beach in Miami Beach

5 June 2017 | Author/Destination: | Rubric: General, Miami

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© SOBEJoe/cc-by-sa-3.0

South Beach, also nicknamed SoBe, is a neighborhood in the city of Miami Beach in Florida, located due east of Miami city proper between Biscayne Bay and the Atlantic Ocean. The area encompasses all of the barrier islands of Miami Beach south of Indian Creek. This area was the first section of Miami Beach to be developed, starting in the 1910s, due to the development efforts of Carl G. Fisher, the Lummus Brothers, and John S. Collins, the latter of whose construction of the Collins Bridge provided the first vital land link between mainland Miami and the beaches. In both daytime and at nightfall, the South Beach section of Miami Beach is a major entertainment destination with hundreds of nightclubs, restaurants (among others, the internationally known Joe’s Stone Crab), boutiques and hotels. The area is popular with tourists from the Western world and Israel, with some having permanent or second homes.   read more…

Fontainebleau Miami Beach

31 August 2016 | Author/Destination: | Rubric: General, Hotels, Miami

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© Ebyabe/cc-by-sa-3.0

The Fontainebleau Miami Beach (also known as Fontainebleau Hotel) is one of the most historically and architecturally significant (Miami Modern architecture) hotels in Miami Beach. Opened in 1954 and designed by Morris Lapidus, it was arguably the most luxurious hotel in Miami Beach, and is thought to be the most significant building of Lapidus’s career. In 2007, the Fontainebleau Hotel was ranked ninety-third in the American Institute of Architects list of “America’s Favorite Architecture“. On April 18, 2012, the AIA’s Florida Chapter ranked the Fontainebleau first on its list of Florida Architecture: 100 Years. 100 Places. The Fontainebleau Miami Beach is situated on oceanfront Collins Avenue in the heart of Millionaire’s Row and is currently owned by Fontainebleau Resorts. Fronting the Atlantic Ocean, the 1,504-room resort features two new towers, 12 restaurants and bars. a 40,000-square-foot (3,700 m2) spa with mineral-rich water therapies and co-ed swimming pools, and oceanfront poolscape featuring a free-form pool shaped as a re-interpretation of Lapidus’ signature bow-tie design.   read more…

Ocean Drive in South Beach

22 June 2016 | Author/Destination: | Rubric: Architecture, General, Miami

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Ocean Drive is a major thoroughfare in the South Beach blue neighborhood of Miami Beach. The road starts at South Pointe just south of 1st Street, near the southernmost end of the main barrier island of Miami Beach, about a quarter mile west of the Atlantic Ocean. Ocean Drive continues north to 15th Street, immediately southeast of Lincoln Road.   read more…

Miami Beach

19 November 2014 | Author/Destination: | Rubric: General, Miami

Biscayne Island © Averette/cc-by-3.0-en

Biscayne Island © Averette/cc-by-3.0-en

Miami Beach is a coastal resort city in Miami-Dade County in Florida. It was incorporated on March 26, 1915. The municipality is located on a series of natural and man-made barrier islands between the Atlantic Ocean and Biscayne Bay, the latter which separates the Beach from Miami city proper. The neighborhood of South Beach, comprising the southernmost 2.5 square miles (6.5 km2) of Miami Beach, along with Downtown Miami and Port of Miami, collectively form the commercial center of South Florida. As of the 2010 census, the city had a total population of 88,000. Miami Beach has been one of America’s pre-eminent beach resorts since the early 20th century.   read more…

Theme Week Miami & the Beaches

5 May 2012 | Author/Destination: | Rubric: General, Miami, Theme Weeks

South Beach - Ocean Drive © chensiyuan

South Beach - Ocean Drive © chensiyuan

Miami is a city located on the Atlantic coast in southeastern Florida and the county seat of Miami-Dade County, the most populous county in Florida and the eighth-most populous county in the United States with a population of 2,500,625. The 42nd largest city proper in the United States, with a population of 399,457, it is the principal, central, and most populous city of the South Florida metropolitan area, and the most populous metropolis in the Southeastern United States. According to the US Census Bureau, Miami’s metro area is the seventh most populous and fifth-largest urban area in the United States, with a population of around 5.5 million. Miami and its suburbs are located on a broad plain between the Florida Everglades to the west and Biscayne Bay to the east that also extends from Florida Bay north to Lake Okeechobee.   read more…

A Miami Beach Event Space. Parking Space, Too.

25 June 2011 | Author/Destination: | Rubric: General, Miami

© Iwan Baan Photography

© Iwan Baan Photography

For her wedding over the weekend, Nina Johnson had worked through a predictable checklist of locations in town: hotel ballrooms, restaurant halls and catering outfits.   read more…

Miami Beach Art Deco District

7 November 2010 | Author/Destination: | Rubric: Architecture, Design & Products, General, Miami

Breakwater © Gzzz/cc-by-sa-4.0

Breakwater © Gzzz/cc-by-sa-4.0

The Miami Beach Architectural District (sometimes called the Art Deco District) contains the largest concentration of 1920s and 1930s resort architecture in the United States. These vibrantly colored buildings represent an era when Miami Beach was heavily promoted and developed as a “tropical playground”. The district was one of the earliest U.S. National Register for Historical Places listings to recognize the importance of the architecture of this period.   read more…

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