Miami Life: Alcoholic Ice Cream Bar, Special Invite, Low Key, Night Garden
Last Sunday I went to an alcoholic ice cream bar in the Miami Design District and thought I was floating on air. One of the most exciting events at the Miami Art Fair is happening soon and I’m inviting you. On another recent outing, we went to a party in Little River, Miami, that was in a very strange location, but it turned out to be a very humble food and bar hangout, called Low Key. And if you really want to see, and feel, the holiday season, take a stroll through Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden at night.
Alcoholic Ice Cream Bar
You can make these at home, but it will never taste as good as the alcoholic ice cream you will enjoy at Aubi and Ramsa. The namesake owners, Matias Aubi and Rafael Ramirez, spent eight years learning and perfecting how to make the ice cream containing liquor inside of it. All I can say is that when my friends, Ruth and Howard Greenberg, took Eliot and I to the alcoholic ice cream bar last Sunday night, in the Miami Design District, I thought I was floating in the air. I felt so good that I even forgot I was on a diet. It was worth every calorie. Yum, yum, yum.
The good news is that Aubi and Ramsa have other ice cream bar locations on Biscayne Blvd. in Miami and on Espanola Way in Miami Beach, Aventura Mall, Hard Rock Hollywood, Hard Rock Tampa, Caesar’s Palace Las Vegas, Resort World Las Vegas and NoMad, NYC.
Many of the flavors being served are a combination of ultra premium wine and spirit-infused ice cream. As the website explains, every flavor has redefined what you should expect from frozen confections. “Each pre-mixed flavor is the result of years of painstaking tasting and exploration. Get your hands on a pint of The Highland Truffle, a Belgian chocolate ice cream made with two shots of Macallan 12-year-old single malt and a hefty dash of chocolate chunks.”
That just for starters. Aubi & Ramsa serves around 20 flavors of pre-mixed ice creams with flavors like the bourbon-infused Kentucky Creme Brûlée made with Four Roses Single Barrel to the Del Maguey Vida Mezcal spiked Chocolate Azteca. If beer and wine are the beverage of choice, then opt for the White Chocolate Chianti with Gabbiano Chianti Classico or the Stout & Truffle made with Guinness beer. All the ice creams come in 3.7-ounce sizes and pints. The ice creams will rotate out seasonally and can be custom-made as well with a spirit of choice for events and parties.
A Miami Art Fair Invitation and Preview
If you read “The Three Tomatoes, “and you know me, I am inviting you to one of the most exciting events at the Miami Art Fair. CityKids, a foundation that creates youth development programs, will be displaying an original 90 ft by 30 ft Keith Haring banner on November 28th at 2:30pm, 1111 Lincoln Road. It will be on display on the south side of the building from November 15 to the end of January.
However, CityKids will be auctioning off the Keith Haring masterpiece in an effort to raise money for very special future programs. It could sell for several million dollars. The goal is $5,000,000. Called “Miss Liberty,” the banner was originally commissioned for the “City Kids” charity in New York. Now it’s time to sell. It has been on display in Philadelphia, Europe, and New York City. Real estate developer, Mel Schlesser, has been working on the details of this project for a while and knows this is going to be the talk of the town during Art Basel and the Miami Art Fairs.
Founded by Laurie Meadoff in 1985, The CityKids Foundation has established and maintained cutting-edge youth development programs; training tens of thousands of diverse young people by providing opportunities for personal growth, leadership and artistic expression.
Don’t Judge a Restaurant By Its Decor
We went to a party last Saturday night in Little River, Miami, that was in a very strange location. It looked like a vacant lot, but it turned out to be a very humble food and bar hangout. It was absolutely wonderful because no one was intimidated by fancy, pretentious, surroundings. In fact, I found most of my conversations with other guests to be very refreshing. Everyone talked about their aspirations rather than bragging accomplishments.
Low Key is sort of a pop up because it’s only opened on weekends and all of the furniture looks like it can be easily stored and revitalized again very quickly. The picnic benches are positioned beneath a big banyan tree that’s all lit up with string lights. To place an order, you visit the white pop-up canopy and then grab a seat wherever you like. Low Key serves fried fish and raw bar dishes alongside a frozen cocktail. Don’t expect big, elaborate presentations. Most menu items, like the wonderful fish sandwich or Mexican shrimp cocktail, can be eaten with your hands and are served in a little cardboard container. Don’t be fooled. It’s absolutely delicious and affordable.
Little River is a neighborhood in Miami that takes its name from the Little River that runs along its northern edge. It was established in the late 1800s and was incorporated into the city of Miami in 1925. The neighborhood is bordered to the north by El Portal, to the south by Little Haiti (Lemon City), to the east by the Palm Grove Historic District, and to the west by West Little River.
Night Garden Miami
If you really want to see, and feel, the holiday season, take a stroll through Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden at night. You will feel like you are on a magical tour. You won’t want to get off because this is the kind of experience that makes you realize that life can be beautiful. All you need to do is find it.
The beautiful 23-acre gardens have been transformed into an illuminated magical fairyland with technicolor flowers and unique sculptures. You will be exploring a combination of lighting effects, outdoor holograms, motion sensing technology, projection mapping, and music.
Using the FairyScope™ app, fully immerse yourself in an augmented reality experience! Learn all about the app here. https://apps.apple.com/us/app/A
Visit rainbow-colored pathways, interact with the talking wise old tree, join a Fairy Quest, and so much more! Plus, there will be plenty of delicious food and drinks from some of Miami’s most popular food trucks. This light extravaganza is perfect for all ages!