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G. Garvin’s Miami Travel Tips

G. and the staff at Swine

Miami has a big reputation for being a party city because of South Beach, but there are plenty of wonderful things to see and restaurants to visit. When you’re in town, check out Coconut Grove and Coral Gables for shopping and different cuisines. Brickell is a new neighborhood in downtown Miami with great restaurants and free public transportation.

Crackers Casual Dining
I loved this place’s vibe — it’s a wonderful combination of Florida and the South. This spot can be found in the growing city of Miami Springs. At Crackers you’ll find a great family welcoming you with warm hospitality and awesome Southern dishes. Make sure you save room for dessert!

Swine Southern Table & Bar
Just like Yardbird, Swine takes all of the wonderful things about southern cooking and steps it up. The space, the smells and the whisky all create a fantastic experience that you’re going to have a hard time finding anywhere else in Miami. Swine is located in Coral Gables, right off of Miracle Mile, making it a great spot to visit after doing some shopping.

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Alie & Georgia’s Miami Travel Guide

For two California chicks, Miami feels exotic the second you step out of the plane, when this weird phantom thing called “humidity” hits you in the bangs. The very air around you feels different, mysterious. The city’s pastel art deco architecture, thick vegetation, spicy exciting cuisine, threat of gator attacks and people in G-strings all make Miami seem like less of a vacation destination and more like a trip to an alternate universe.

Georgia had never been to Miami, and Alie had never been to Miami without her former boyfriend’s parents, so we had some giddy spring break vacationing on our agenda. We packed some anti-frizz hairspray and set out for South Florida, and this episode — our season finale — features some of our favorite Tripping Out memories:

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South Beach Wine & Food Fest 2012 — Burger Kings, Bubbly & BBQ

South Beach Wine & Food Festival 2012 -- The Sparkly Cow

South Beach Wine & Food Festival 2012 -- Sparkly Cow Greeter

The Food Network South Beach Wine & Food Festival is well under way in sunny Miami and whether you prefer Iron Chefs to Top Chefs, Rachael Ray vs. Guy Fieri, the stars are out in force…

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Emeril Hits South Beach

Joe's Stone Crab

On tonight’s episode of The Originals, Emeril takes a quick vacay in Miami. He’s not in search of the hottest new restaurants, but the classic spots that have served up quality food for decades. His first stop is the legendary Joe’s Stone Crab in South Beach, where the meaty crab claws have been the thing to order (and wait in line for) since 1913. Emeril learns that the Key lime pie is also not to be overlooked at this institution.

Also on the menu for Emeril’s visit: authentic Cuban food at Casa Larios and long-smoked ribs and chicken at the famed Tobacco Road, Miami’s oldest bar. Emeril has such a great time in this sunny paradise that you might even catch him jumping in to play the drums with a local blues band.

Join Emeril’s Miami vacation on The Originals With Emeril tonight at 10:30pm/9:30c.

Are there some Originals in your town that Emeril should visit? Let us know in the comments.

Best Bites from South Beach Wine & Food Fest

Lamb Stew With Lavash

Lamb Stew With Lavash

Sometimes life is hard, but last weekend wasn’t one of those times: Cooking Channel staff ate their way through a sea of local Miami restaurant stalls and sipped on world-class wine during this year’s Wine and Food Festival Grand Tasting — all on the white sands of South Beach, Miami.

Now that we’re back to colder weather and cubicles, we’re dreaming up ways to continue the “South Beach Diet” at home. Now you can, too!

See what we liked, what we didn’t like, and how to cook up South Beach-inspired fare in your own kitchen.

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