Beat Your High Score at Arcade Odyssey

Craving an out-of-the-box night out? Have a very retro experience at Arcade Odyssey in Miami. The arcade has rows upon rows of back-to-back machines. There’s everything from Dance, Dance Revolution (DDR) to Mortal Kombat and more classic games like Pacman and Donkey Kong. There’s also an air hockey table, pinball machines, and a snack bar that serves a wide variety of Japanese snacks, including Ramunes, Pocky, and Panda Crackers, just to name a few. Arcade Odyssey also frequently hosts tournaments and various events.

Visit Arcade Odyssey’s website for a full list of games you can play. The arcade opens daily at noon.

Arcade Odyssey
12045 SW 117th Avenue
Miami, FL 33176

Three Awesome Ways to Decorate With Maps

These days, mobile maps can definitely be more useful for traveling than a paper map. However, paper maps are beautiful to look at! So why not use them in your home decor? Here are three creative ways you can decorate with a map.

  • Use a map to revamp your lampshade and give it a warm, vintage feel. All you need to do is find an atlas with pictures of beautiful maps inside, a lamp with a shade, and a few craft items. Make a template for your shade and test it out to make sure it fits perfectly. Then, just lay out your template on top of your map pages and make the pages match the size of the template. Finally, use some rubber cement to glue your map on and you're finished!
  • Cover the drawers of your plain-looking dresser with a map. You're pretty much going to use the same process you did for the lamp. Make sure to measure everything out perfectly and remember to cut out tiny circles for the knobs.
  • Give your living room a unique, vintage feel by covering the top of your glass coffee table with a map. If you have a large enough coffee table, you may even be able to see the whole map.

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Sustainably Sourced Seafood Meets Craft Beer at The Spillover

Located in Coconut Grove, The Spillover is the perfect place to eat locally sourced seafood, sip a cold beer, and listen to blues music while hanging out with your family and friends.

Known as Miami’s very first cider and mead bar, the restaurant specializes in sustainable seafood. Menu favorites include the Babagooey Burger, the Buffalo heirloom cauliflower, the Gulf shrimp mac and cheese, and the golden Bahamian conch strips. If you’re a beer lover, The Spillover is the place for you: the bar is always pouring a rotating lineup of ciders, sours, and meads,

The Spillover is open 11:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily. The restaurant doesn’t take reservations and has both indoor and outdoor seating. You can dine-in or take your food to go.

The Spillover
2911 Grand Avenue
Miami, FL 33133
(305) 456-5723

Save Room for a Slice of Key Lime Pie at Joe’s Stone Crab

It’s all about the experience at Joe’s Stone Crab, a seafood establishment boasting some of the most decadent dishes in Miami Beach. Part of its well-known dining experience is the extreme wait, which can be upwards of an hour or two. That being said, very few reviewers say the wait wasn’t worth it. So grab a glass of wine from their extensive list and settle in to wait for one of the best meals you’ll have on Miami Beach.

Start with the creamy crab bisque, or the sweet, crunchy coconut shrimp. For the main course, pair your perfectly juicy crab claws with lobster mac and cheese for the ultimate meal. If you’re not into seafood, the signature fried chicken comes with rave reviews. You must end your meal with a slice of the crowd-favorite key lime pie!

If you’re in the mood for a more casual setting, try Joe’s Take Away right next door. This sector of the restaurant boasts the same delightful cuisine with less wait and a more relaxed atmosphere. They offer some of their own specialty dishes like the lobster Reuben.

Joe’s Stone Crab
11 Washington Avenue
Miami Beach, FL 33139
(305) 673-0365

Happy Fourth of July!

Wishing you a Fourth of July filled with pride, honor, and lots of fun!

Headed to a Summer Cookout? Try This Recipe for Watermelon Salad!

Because there's only so much potato salad and baked beans a person can eat in one summer, we're sharing this delicious (and simple!) recipe for watermelon salad. It's easy to memorize, hard to mess up, and requires only a few ingredients. Translation: This recipe is a go-to for potlucks, cookouts, parties, or anything other occasion that request you bring one dish to feed a crowd.


  • 2 pounds cubed seedless watermelon
  • 20 halved kalamata olives
  • 1 cup each mint and parsley
  • 3 cups arugula
  • 1/4 cup crumbled feta cheese
  • 1/4 of a small red onion, sliced
  • 2 limes
  • 1 jalapeno, julienned
  • 2 tbs extra virgin olive oil
  • salt and pepper

Read the rest of the recipe on Saveur!

Looking for a Unique Design Element? Try Decorating With Citrus Fruits!

Now that summer is here, you're likely looking for fun, colorful ways to brighten up your home. If you want to add a pop of color and a burst of freshness to your kitchen or dining space, try decorating with something a bit out-of-the-ordinary: citrus fruits! Here are a few ways to decorate with oranges, lemons and more.

Dried Citrus Ornaments
While these types of dried citrus ornaments are normally used around the holidays, they look (and smell!) just as great in the summertime, too. Try drying your fruits and hanging them on a garland of eucalyptus over the kitchen window, or forage some branches, pop them in a vase and hang the ornaments on the ends.

Lemon Centerpieces
Planning a dinner party or a weekend brunch? Create your very own centerpiece made with bright, fresh lemons! If you're pressed for time, simply fill an attractive bowl with whole lemons for a subtle scent and a pretty pop of yellow. If you have a bit more time to spare, try filling a glass vase with water. Cut lemons into thin slices, and then submerge them in the vase for a more unique look.

Preserved Lemon Jars
This one plays double-duty as both a decoration and a helpful baking ingredient. Quick-preserve your lemons using just lemon juice and kosher salt, and then store them in large jars around the kitchen for a rustic, farmhouse-inspired look. Reach into the jars whenever you need something to zest up a pasta dish, roasted chicken or even a dessert!

Happy Father’s Day!

Today is a chance for us to recognize some very important people in our lives. May this day bring you many reasons to smile!

Happy Father’s Day!

Happy Hour Is Offered Twice a Day at Miami’s Beaker & Gray

If you’re looking for a new cozy date-night place with a flair, Beaker and Gray should be at the top of your list. Located on North Miami Avenue, Beaker and Gray places emphasis on quality food and service that won’t easily be forgotten.

This tapas-style restaurant offers a globally inspired menu with a wide selection of dishes made for sharing and sampling. Whether you’re looking for sweet or savory, there is a plate for every palate. Favorites of many are the decadent pumpkin gnocchi with pork rib or the larger plate of mussels and clams with chorizo. Pair your meal with a perfectly crafted cocktail, made with some of the most unique ingredients you’ll see anywhere.

Happy hour allows you to save a couple bucks on this delicious fare not once, but twice a day, with a late-night happy hour as well. Visit from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Mondays through Fridays or 11 p.m. to 2 a.m. Monday through Thursday for a menu full of $5 bites and beverages.

Beaker & Gray
2637 N Miami Avenue
Miami, FL 33127
(305) 699-2637

Break a Sweat at SolBox Fitness Club

SolBox Fitness Club in the heart of Little River offers far more than your average gym. This fitness club specializes in boxing, offering boxing circuit workouts for beginners to seasoned fighters, personal training, and a variety of fitness classes.

Classes beyond boxing include: ab lab for the hardest abdominal workout you’ll do all week and lean machine fitness and body rock for a mix of calisthenics and strength conditioning. Apparently the instructor is also a DJ, so the music is on point every class. They also offer one-on-one personal training for weight loss and boxing competition.

According to members, the best part about the gym is the staff. They say you’ll never feel more motivated, challenged and safe all at the same. This is all proven by results, which all regulars say you’ll see after only a few short weeks training here. If you’re a first time visitor, try their 30 days for $49 special, you won’t be disappointed.

SolBox Fitness Club
7101 North Miami Avenue
Miami, FL 33150
(305) 759-7685

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