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Authentic Indian Cuisine in Sunny Isles – Copper Chimney

12 Sep

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In the corner of a Sunny Isles strip mall there is a hidden gem of authentic Indian food that should truly be on everyone’s best of Miami list. Copper Chimney is amazing, hands down the best Indian food in Miami! Copper Chimney specializes in Tandoor (clay oven) dishes. The food is spicy; the kind of spicy where your tongue is burning but you still can’t stop eating because it is so delicious. Unless you like your dishes with a lot of heat, ask for mild. We went for medium, it was almost too hot to handle but with the spice came an irresistible burst of flavor.

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Copper Chimney is family owned. The owners are gracious hosts who clearly have a lot of pride for the quality of both food and service. Bollywood movies play in the background while patrons feast on simmering dishes, succulent sauces and baskets of fresh naan. Here is a link to Copper Chimney’s menu, check it out before you go because there are over 50 delicious Indian dishes for you to choose from.

For those of you who feel that Sunny Isles is a little out of your way, there is still hope. I was told Copper Chimney plans to open a second location in Downtown Miami, which we are very excited about.

Enjoy!

DH

Copper Chimney

18090 Collins Ave, Sunny Isles Beach, FL 33160

(305) 974-0075

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Miami Must: Wynwood Art Walk

13 Apr

Street Art and Graffiti at Wynwood Walls

Whether you’re an art aficionado or just appreciate a great people-watching crowd, Wynwood Art Walk is definitely a MUST in Miami.  Held every second Saturday from 7-11pm in Wynwood (an artsy spot nestled between Downtown Miami and the Design District), Art Walk is essentially a smorgasbord of art, food, music and mingling.  If you haven’t yet checked it out, be sure to catch the next one this Saturday [tomorrow], April 14th.

Outdoors dining at Wynwood Kitchen and Bar 

These days, there’s so much to take in and see at Art Walk with over 60 art galleries, art complexes and collections in Wynwood [check out the Miami New Times’ guide to 8 “unmissible” shows this Saturday here].  But one thing you cannot miss is The Wynwood Walls –  an open-air “art park” featuring incredible murals of street art and graffiti [see top photo for a glimpse].  Take a stroll around the park, stop by the outdoor bar for a drink, groove with local DJs, and check out the black-light bus that’s like a time warp to the 70’s.

Artwork inside Wynwood Kitchen and Bar

 While you’re feeding your soul with art, why not feed your stomach?  Wynwood Kitchen and Bar is a great spot located right at the Wynwood Walls.  Or, if you prefer to eat and walk, hit up the food trucks for an incredible array of cuisine, from tacos to falafel to burgers and grilled cheese.  Check out the full food truck lineup for this Art Walk here.

Checking out a gallery with friends at Art Walk.

Caipirinhas food truck parked at Art Walk.

Although Art Walk technically ends at 11pm, the party definitely doesn’t stop [this is Miami, after all].  If you’re looking for some “after hours” fun, check out Wood Tavern for a chill bar experience, Bardot for a party atmosphere, or Cafeina for a lounge ambiance.

The main area of the Wynwood Art Walk is between 20 St & 36 St and from NW 2nd Ave to NE 2nd Ave. – if you plan on driving, get there early for best parking.

Have a great weekend!

DH

[All photos shot by Lindsay Rubens]

Miami Must: South Pointe Park

5 Mar

Only in Miami is it completely normal to witness a yogi in mid salamba sirasana pose and a fashion photo shoot all at the same time.  This is exactly the scene I stumbled upon the other morning in South Pointe Park (or as us locals refer to it, simply “South Pointe”).

If you’re unfamiliar with South Pointe, I encourage you to check out this gem of South Beach.  Situated at the southernmost point on Miami Beach in the SoFi (South of Fifth) neighborhood, South Pointe is a great spot to take a stroll or bike ride, picnic, walk your dog, and yes, even practice a yoga pose or two.

With panoramic views of Biscayne Bay, Fisher Island, Downtown Miami, and the Atlantic Ocean, you can watch passing cruise ships and cargo ships, and relax in the quiet serenity of this beautiful location.  There is truly no place like South Pointe anywhere else on Miami Beach.  Check it out and let me know what you think…

Namaste!

DH

Miami Must: DecoBike

27 Feb

 [Image via blogs.miaminewtimes.com]

John F. Kennedy once said, “nothing compares to the simple pleasure of a bike ride.”  I couldn’t agree more – and there’s no better place for a bike ride than right here on Miami Beach.  One of my favorite Sunday morning rituals is taking a relaxing bike ride on South Beach.  It’s the best way to take a breather from the busy work week, soak up some sun, and get a little exercise, all at once.

Don’t have a bike of your own?  No problem.  With the convenience of DecoBike, Miami Beach’s bike sharing and rental program, a bicycle is at your reach every few blocks (you can check out the station map here).  Simply locate a kiosk, select your rental time, grab a bike and go!  For just four bucks, you’ve got a bike for 30 minutes.  Five bucks gets you an hour.  When you’re done, drop your bike off at the nearest kiosk…no need to trek back to your starting point.

If you’re looking for a great ride, here are my top two picks:  Start at Purdy Avenue and ride the Venetian Causeway.  Helpful hint: be sure to weave off the main road and check out the beautiful homes on the small side streets of Dilido, San Marino and Rivo Alto. Another scenic ride: Start at the boardwalk and bike path at the W Hotel in between 22nd and 23rd streets and ride south all the way to South Pointe Park.  For a truly scenic ride, time your trip to finish with a sunset cocktail outside at Smith and Wollensky while taking in the breathtaking views.

[Image via miamitom.com]

Have any recommendations for rides?  Leave a comment below – I’m always up for exploring a new area.

For more information on DecoBike, check out their website here.

Happy trails, friends!

DH

*Note: For those out there wondering, I am in no way affiliated with DecoBike nor am I being compensated in any way for “advertising” of any kind.  This post stems purely from my own interest and personal experience which I have chosen to share with you!

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