Hot Chocolate at Patagonia Home Made Products, Miami, USA

If you've had enough of the sun, sand and craziness of South Beach, head over to Miracle Mile in Miami. Miracle Mile is lined with a range of stores (mostly bridal) and also a lot of interesting restaurants and bars. In a little corner, almost hidden is Patagonia. Patagonia is like entering Argentina. The terrace is filled with Argentinian business men having lunch. Inside pretty much everyone seems to also be from Argentina, including the staff who all speak to me in Spanish. It feels like the kind of place I could camp out in, stay indefinitely. There are two [...]

2017-01-04T22:42:01+00:00 February 27th, 2012|Florida, Miami, NORTH AMERICA, USA|

Hot Chocolate at Segafredo Cafe, Miami, USA

Espanola Way in South Beach is a street just north of 14th between Washington and Penssylvania Avenues. Modelled after Mediterranean villages in France and Spain, the street looks slightly like a tourist trap that tourists don't mind being trapped into. The area has a very rich history, starting out in the early 1920s as a meeting place for the wealthy, it then became a hangout for the infamous Al Capone and then finally a backdrop for films and shows such as Miami Vice. The road is lined with a range of good restaurants, one of the best gelato places I [...]

2017-01-04T22:42:01+00:00 February 16th, 2012|Florida, Miami, NORTH AMERICA, USA|

Hot Chocolate at 11th Street Diner, Miami, USA

The 11th Street Diner at 1065 Washington Ave looks like it was taken straight out of a movie set, both on the outside and the inside. Inside you are seated at comfy blue and red booths. The Diner was built in 1948 by the Paramount Dining Car Company of Haledon, New Jersey. For 44 years it lived in Wilkes Barre, Pensilvania hosting customers there.  It was dismantled and transported to Miami in the early 1990s.  After several months of restoration to get it back into its original art deco form, it reopened its doors on September 11, 1992. It now serves traditional [...]

2017-01-04T22:42:01+00:00 February 12th, 2012|Florida, Miami, NORTH AMERICA, USA|

Hot Chocolate at News Cafe, Miami, USA

I spent the past weekend in Miami, South Beach. South Beach isn't necessarily known for its hot chocolate, but I had the chance to experience a handful of places first hand. First stop, News Cafe. Open since 1988, News Cafe started as a small sidewalk cafe and bookstore on the corner of 8th and Ocean Drive in the Art Deco District of Miami Beach. Today it is open 24 hours a day and serves a steady stream of tourists and locals drinks, coffees and food. We waited for a few minutes to get a table outside for the view and to [...]

2017-01-04T22:42:01+00:00 February 10th, 2012|Florida, Miami, NORTH AMERICA, USA|