Pear flatbread at GLAM

Miami Goes Green With Restaurants GLAM, Soul Tavern, and Crate Plant-Based Kitchen & Lounge

Firm, glistening cubes of watermelon bear a striking resemblance to high-end raw tuna, which is precisely why chef Todd Erickson chose the juicy fruit as the foundation for the restaurant’s vegan poke ($7). To make the dish taste like the Hawaiian raw fish salad, he enhances the watermelon with Asian ingredients such as kombu broth, yuzu vinaigrette, sweet tamari, nori shavings, and sesame seeds. Baby mushrooms and crunchy lotus flower root help round out this refreshing, umami-laden starter.

Erickson is the executive chef at GLAM, which is short for “Green Living Animals Matter.” It opened in midtown earlier this summer, marking the well-known toque’s first foray into helming an exclusively vegan kitchen. Erickson isn’t vegan, but the restaurant’s vegan owner, Janette Miller, sought him out, and the two instantly connected. A former interior designer, Miller recognized that Miami lacked an eatery serving elevated plant-based fare that was also approachable and affordable.

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Plomo Tequila & Taco Bar Launches Weekend Brunch

Plomo Tequila & Taco Bar Launches Weekend Mexican Brunch

Plomo, Miracle Mile’s first tequila and taco bar that debuted this summer, is now open for brunch Saturday and Sunday. Created by the Atomic Group, known for popular Coral Gables eateries such as Crema Gourmet Espresso Bar and Copper 29, this Mexican-inspired lounge offers bottomless mimosas and sangria paired with a selection of Latin-influenced brunch plates.

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Try Bird & Bone's Hot Chicken Sandwich

Miami Spice 2017: Try Bird & Bone’s Hot Chicken Sandwich and Cuban Grilled Cheese for Lunch

Bird & Bone, chef Richard Hales’ Southern restaurant inside the Confidante, has one of the best-valued Spice lunches. The three-course meal, which includes many of Hales’ most popular plates, offers about a 30 percent discount compared to a regularly priced lunch at the restaurant.

This year, Bird & Bone, chef Richard Hales’ Southern restaurant inside the Confidante, has one of the best-valued Spice lunches. The three-course meal, which includes many of Hales’ most popular plates, offers about a 30 percent discount compared to a regularly priced lunch at the restaurant. Read more

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Key International and 13th Floor complete 1010 Brickell with $262M sellout

Key International and 13th Floor complete 1010 Brickell with $262M sellout

Key International and 13th Floor Investments just completed 1010 Brickell, a 50-story condo tower.

The 389-unit is 99 percent sold with three units remaining and a sellout of more than $262 million, a spokesperson said. 1010 Brickell will begin recording closings in September. Sales launched in 2013, Inigo Ardid, co-president of Key International, said in a press release. Read more

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ASRR to buy out partner in Surfside condo project

Renderings of Arte by Antonio Citterio and Alex Sapir

Alex Sapir’s ASRR Capital is in advanced talks to buy out its partner in a Surfside condominium project, according to documents filed on the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange.

Sapir will pay $6.1 million for Eyal Ben-Yosef’s 12.5 percent stake in the project, called Arte by Antonio Citterio, marking the latest move in an eventful year for ASRR. Read more

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Aerial view of Bay Harbor Islands, Surfside and Bal Harbour

Bal Harbour, Surfside and Bay Harbor Islands may have 2 years of excess inventory

Nothing screams buyer’s market like excess inventory. And judging by a new report, sellers and developers in Bal Harbour, Surfside and Bay Harbor Islands could be dealing with just that.

That market currently has about two years of excess luxury condominium inventory, according to a new report from Condo Vultures Realty.

During the first half of this year, 39 units sold in the three cities, meaning an absorption rate of less than seven units per month, according to the report. But nearly 245 luxury units are listed for sale. The report defines luxury as units asking $1 million and up, and excludes the pipeline of preconstruction units.

Six months of supply generally makes for a balanced market. Anything over that suggests a buyer’s market, while years of excess supply suggest developers and sellers will be sitting on product for a long time. Read more

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20 Questions When Buying A Condo

20 Questions To Ask When Buying A Condo

Considering buying a condo?  Take the time and look through this helpful list of 20 Questions to ask before making this big decision.

  1. Condition?
    What’s the condition of the unit you’re considering – the building – the entire complex?
  2. Common Areas?
    Are common areas well maintained?
  3. For Sale?
    How many condos are for sale? (A large percentage could be sign of problems.)
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Bal Harbour Shops

Bal Harbour Shops gets Bigger and Better

The Bal Harbour Shops are ready for a renovation. Scheduled to begin at the end of the year, one of Miami’s biggest malls is getting bigger. The mall is set to double in size, thanks to a $400 million investment project that was approved last week. Read more

Miami's New Frost Museum of Science

Frost Science Museum Opens in Downtown Miami

The Frost Science Museum is conveniently located on Biscayne Boulevard, adjacent to PAMM, Miami’s newest cultural hub boasts more than your average museum exhibitions. Read more

7 Common Home-Selling Mistakes

7 Common Home-Selling Mistakes

Thinking of selling your home?  These 7 Common Home-Selling Mistakes should help from the Florida Realtors Association!

  1. SETTING A PRICE WITHOUT CAREFUL RESEARCH.
    You may think that you can figure what your home is worth by checking listing portal estimates or list prices of area homes, but the real value can vary based on available inventory, time of year, recent sales prices and more. To arrive at a reasonable price range, get a comparative market analysis.
  2. PRICING TOO HIGH FROM THE START.
    Statistics show that overpriced homes generate fewer showings than those priced closer to the market average. Also, homes priced correctly when first offered usually sell closer to the asking price than homes that start too high.
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