Stanton South Beach: An Oasis In The Midst Of Miami’s Madness

The South Beach, Miami neighborhood can be a lot for those not used to its beach-y hustle and bustle. It can even be sensory overload for those of us who have come to expect the business of it. But during a recent trip to this South Florida gem, I became hip to a bit of an oasis in the city.

My most recent trip to South Beach served as my first introduction to the South of Fifth neighborhood (or “SoFi” if ya nasty…okay, not really). South of Fifth is more of a residential area, so it isn’t nearly as fast-paced as other neighborhoods on the beach. Although it’s far quieter than other parts of South Beach, the SoFi neighborhood is still home to lots of restaurants, plenty of beach, and the newly-renovated Stanton South Beach

The Stanton South Beach is where I had the pleasure of staying, during a press trip to South Beach in November. Also, you may recall a mention of their Happy Hour (at Lolo’s Surf Cantina) in a past blog post

There’s tons of great food in South Beach, but unfortunately what gets thrown at you is over-sized/overpriced margaritas and seemingly Applebees-inspired eats. That being said, the Stanton South Beach is one to look out for thanks to its culinary options. Simply put, their current restaurant, Lolo’s Surf Cantina serves up good food. I know that sounds super bare bones, but it’s true. Take for instance their Mayan Dip. It’s made using pumpkin seeds and is served with fresh veggies. Simple, but also eat-an-entire-bowl-by-yourself worthy.

The menu at Lolo’s also features boneless chicken, whole snapper, and prime NY strip dishes that come with house-made sauces and tortillas. The snapper is quite the looker, but my personal favorite was the boneless chicken. It’s flavorful, juicy, and a little house-made salsa drizzle really sets it over the top.

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4 Ways To Live Like A Lushworthy Local While Visiting Miami

If like me, you’ve found yourself having visited Miami on several occasions, but frequently visiting the same locales, this list’s for you. During a recent press trip to South Beach, I was lucky enough to visit places, and take part in activities I normally wouldn’t have on my own. From there, I was inspired to create a list for the Lushworthy traveler looking to enjoy Miami like a local.

Enjoy A Rose Sangria With A View At PAMM

If only all museums offered views of Biscayne Bay and restaurants with craft cocktails, we’d probably all be much smarter (and Lushworthy). In addition to its vast collection of art, the PĂ©rez Art Museum Miami (PAMM) offers an inviting outdoor area, complete with chair hammocks and an outdoor sitting area for its restaurant, Verde. Although its cocktail menu is somewhat limited, Verde does up the ante with creativity. The Rose Sangria and White Peach Margarita are among the boozy options on their cocktail menu. But with options like Sausage And Ricotta and Butternut Squash + Fig, the pizza menu is the real star of the show at Verde.

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Drink Recipes: Ring In The Holidays With Miami Restaurant Red The Steakhouse’s Pumpkin Cider

Pumpkin Cider

If you’re going to have a one of a kind steak dinner at a place like South Beach’s Red The Steakhouse you really can’t pass on the cocktails. I mean, what’s a delicious meal without an even more delicious cocktail? Thankfully, Red has a number of cocktails to choose from including their seasonal “Pumpkin Cider.” Since spiked pumpkin cider is quite the standard holiday drink I was really impressed with how Red chose to make their drink stand out a bit with their use of both the roasted pumpkin cubes and ginger liquor. Creativity goes a long way in the world of cocktails and Red did a great job of adding a bit of uniqueness to their drink. And in case you can’t make it out to Red the recipe for their “Pumpkin Cider” is below.

INGREDIENTS

4 oz warm apple cider
.5 oz snap ginger liquor
1.5 oz Captain Morgan Spiced Rum

DIRECTIONS

Combine all ingredients in a mug. Garnish with nutmeg and roasted pumpkin cubes.

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