First let me say thank you for the birthday wishes. I was happy to turn 28 for another year. I normally don’t talk about my birthdays on here (I’m pretty sure I am not lying… might have to rewind to last year to be sure) but I just had to let you know that I finally did the progressive dinner party that I have been talking about forEVER. It was one of my LGTBSide suggestions from the new year.
For those who don’t know, and didn’t want to click the link to see my original post, a progressive dinner party is one where you go between several houses having different courses along the way. How cute is that! Now I knew second one that I wouldn’t be able to do the party like that. Miami is a large city and none of us live within walking distance of each other, barely driving distance. So I decided to do it in the Wynwood area’s restaurant row.
First stop was Bar Louie
3201 N Miami Ave #106 Miami, FL 33127
To be honest all we had there were cocktails but it was definitely a great place to start. I had the DIVA (of course!). It tasted like Snapple but after 2… or was it 3… we were all on board.
Service: The waiter was very nice and snapped the first of many pictures of the night.
Environment: It’s a bar… a fancy sports bar but a bar nonetheless. It was perfect as a night-starter, and would serve as a cool place to unwind or catch “the game”.
What to Wear: I did mention it’s a bar right… use your own judgement.
Overall: I want to say 3 1/2 … but I’m not sure why
Would I go again?: Yes…
Next stop was to 100 Montaditos
3252 NE 1st Ave #104 Miami, FL 33127
In case the name didn’t tip you off there are literally 100 small sandwiches to choose from. You pick 1 or 2 (or 4 like my greedy butt) and they make them to order.
Food: Really good. Don’t over-order though. There is a lot of bread going on. I ended up picking out the meat toward the end. Oh but don’t waste your time with the Sangria… it was meh at best.
Service: No service to be honest. You place your order and pick it up at the window.
Environment: Small venue. It is kinda of cramped to be honest but I guess they are banking on the fact that you won’t be there very long.
What to Wear: Very Wynwood… very do your own thing.
Overall: Eh. It’s coolish. I’ll give it a 3 for what it is
Would I go again?: Sure why not…
Then on to Machiya.
3252 NE 1st Ave #116 Miami, FL 33127
Food: Freaking amazing. We ordered a table full of food and picked at each other’s plate. Highlights for sure were yummy duck spring rolls (pictured), Crispy Gyoza (if you eat pork) and any of the sushi rolls. Did I mention the drinks are delicious? Chiiiiiiiile I had Red Lotus. Get into it!
Service: Stevi was really sweet and helpful. No complaints at all
Environment: Minimalist decor. Gorgeous.
What to Wear: You can really wear whatever you want in Wynwood but this place does allow for a bit of fabulous.
Overall: Super strong 4.
Would I go again?: We all kind of love it! We will be back.
And last but certainly not least, Feverish Pops
3252 NE 1st Ave Miami, FL 33127
It’s not your mama’s popsicle. Natural, gluten free and DELICIOSO. They even have adult flavored beverage.
Service: Since they let us try almost every flavor they are A+ in my book
Environment: Cute. Love the pops of art on the wall.
What to Wear: Really *blank stare*
Overall: I want to say 3 1/2. Love the concept. Love that it is a Black owned Woman owned business but by the time we got there they didn’t have any “adult beverage” pops left.
Would I go again?: Yes, I want my mojito pop!
So that’s it. I want to say a special thank you to my besties for always supporting my birthday plan whims. Some I’ve known for almost a decade, others I’ve known barely a year. All have blessed me in their own way.
I want to thank Lynn and iCandee for the amazing party at Eros Lounge that ushered in my 28th (again) birthday.
I want to thank my lezzie loves who came out to show out. Besitos to my Mila and her girls for having me acting ALL OUT OF CHARACTER
I would be remiss not to say thank the very hot, VERY MARRIED woman who was on in town for business and almost got the business before I saw the ring… yeah that’s it.
Until next year…. here’s a hint… it will be Love Boat themed.
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