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Food: Locals Guide to the Tastes of South Beach

In recent years South Beach has been swamped with media exposure that would have you think that a Bentley, an entourage, a couple of tattoos and a lot of bling are mandatory in order to enjoy South Beach these days. If you stay close to the beach at one of the swank hotels on Collins Avenue and don’t venture out, you may find yourself thinking the same. Although I am also a fan of the many big-ticket restaurants offering glitter and glam, this time I offer you a view from the other side.

Although South Beach is still booming with tourism, there has been more a resurgence of people moving to South Beach and downtown Miami to live, with many beautiful condos rising up on the West and South regions of the beach and in neighboring downtown Miami only 10 minutes away. This resurgence over the last decade has given rise to many beautiful places to eat and shop that are known more to locals than tourists, mainly because these establishments have such a strong base of regulars that they haven’t had need to promote to our visitors on the beachfront. Read Full Story

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