When most people think of South Florida, they probably don’t think of start ups and incubator programs.
But there are many people trying to change that perception.
You can listen to some of them tonight (June 30) at the latest Jurnid session about the current state of Miami’s tech hub.
The event will feature a panel discussion with five leading voices on technology and business in the region.
The panelists include:
Faquiry Diaz Cala, the President and CEO, Tres Mares Group Inc.
Mitsunori Ogihara, professor of Computer Science at University of Miami.
Mary Wolff, the CEO/Co-Founder of Tap.tl.
Nico Berardi, the Director of AGP Miami
Peter Kovach, the Director of MentorDay.
“We are talking about entrepreneurial growth activities in tech or the lack thereof, challenges, and the solutions to move us forward,” Jurnid founder and event moderator Andrew Quarrie said on the event webpage. “No warm and fuzzy kumbaya banter, just the real of it all – so we know what to fix and how to go forward with clarity.”
Jurnid is a Miami based startup that connects freelance writers with publishers among other services.
The event will start at 6:30 PM and is taking place at Building.co, located at 120 SW 8th Street, Miami, FL 33130.
RISE NEWS is a grassroots journalism news organization that is working to change the way young people become informed and engaged in public affairs. You can write for us.
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About the AuthorRich Robinson is the CEO and publisher of Rise News. He is also a journalist and a native of Miami. Robinson graduated from the University of Alabama and can be followed on Twitter @RichRobMiami.
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By MIA bites
This piece was originally published by our partner MIAbites.com and is produced by them.
As we approach the beginning of the 2015 busy season, heralded by the 70,000 attendees expected for Art Basel/ Miami Art Week, December 2- 6, we pulled together our MIAbites Best Bites.
Miami continues to grow as a food destination to be reckoned with. No longer just an “expense account” city offering only 42 oz steaks and stone crabs, Miami, Miami Beach and its emerging neighborhoods: The Design District, Wynwood, Midtown, Brickell, MiMo, Edgewater and beyond, are offering creative dining options, innovative chefs and carving out a food scene that is international in flavor, yet very Miami.
New restaurants in new hotels seem to be leading the pack on Miami Beach. Ian Schrager’s Edition and The Thompson, opened their respective restaurants, Matador by Jean Georges, Market and Seagrape, The Crown Room and 1930’s House by James Beard Award winner, Michelle Bernstein and celebrity chefs, Dale Talde and Tom Colicchio have recently joined the Miami Beach dining scene with respectively, TALDE in The Thompson and Beachcraft in the 1 Hotel. With the Faena opening on the horizon with Frances Mallman’s Los Fuegos and Paul Qui’s PAO, these new restaurants have quickly made Mid-Beach the hot dining destination in town.
Pop-up restaurants are also another option for Art Basel and include Chef Michelle Bernstein’s Garden Cafe and Michy’s Pop-up at the Miami Beach Botanical Garden, and Dominique Ansel’s soft serve ice cream pop-up at The Setai.
So by request, the MIAbites contributors put our heads together to flesh out the restaurant scene and to compile our suggestions for dining while in Miami. Many of the below suggestions have been featured on MIAbites so please SEARCH for more details.
1. Best of the City– Popular for consistent and well-prepared dining options and excellent service. These are the “sure-things” in town and priced accordingly.
2. New and Emerging– Opened in the last couple of years or so and are new hot spots to check out. Innovative and creative chefs abound.
3. Casual or Quick Bites– Lunch or more casual for dinner but fun places with good food
4. Coffee and Cocktails– Refueling before, during or after hitting up the art shows, or after beach or shopping. Or late night cocktails. Step out and try some new cocktails like Peruvian Pisco, Mezcal and Negronis.
Reservations are probably mandatory and may require multiple calls to secure, so be prepared to be flexible with times and days. Both Open Table and Table8 are good resources for reservations but you may need to leave credit card information or pay up front. HINT: When in doubt, call directly as many restaurants will block out peak times and days to avoid paying Open Table a fee.
Best of Miami:
Michael’s Genuine Food & Drink– 130 NE 40th St, Miami, FL 33137
MC Kitchen– 4141 Ne 2nd Ave., Suite 101a Miami, FL 33137 305 456-9948
Mandolin-4312 NE 2nd Ave, Miami, FL 33137
Salumeria 104– 3451 NE 1st Ave #104, Miami, FL 33137
BlackBrick aka Midtown Chinese– 3451 NE 1st Avenue #103
Miami, FL — 33137
Blue Collar -Biscayne Inn, 6730 Biscayne Blvd, Miami, FL 33138 305 756-0366
SUGARCANE Raw Bar & Grill – 3252 NE 1st Ave, Miami, FL33137 786 369 -0353
The Dutch – W Hotel 2201 Collins Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33139 305 938-3111
Scarpetta – The Fontainebleau 4441 Collins Ave. Miami Beach, FL 33140 305 674- 4660
Hakkasan– The Fontainebleau 4441 Collins Ave. Miami Beach, FL 33140 786 276-1410
Casa Tua– 1700 James Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33139
Prime 112– 112 Ocean Dr, Miami Beach, FL 33139
Red SteakHouse– 119 Washington Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33139
Joe’s Stone Crab– 11 Washington Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33139 (305) 673-0365
Pubbelly– 1418 20th St, Miami Beach, FL 33139
BLT Steak Miami– The Betsy South Beach 1440 Ocean Drive Miami Beach, FL 33139 305 673-0044
Juvia– 1111 Lincoln Rd, Miami Beach, FL 33139
Lure– The Loews 1601 Collins Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33139
Macchialina– 820 Alton Rd, Miami Beach, FL 33139
Milos– 730 1st St. Miami Beach, FL 33139 305 604-6800
New and Emerging- Open less than two years and worth checking out!
Alter– 223 NW 23rd Street, Miami, FL 33127 305 573 5996
Bocce Bar – 3250 NE 1st Avenue, Miami, FL 33137 786 245- 6211
Cena by Michy– 6927 Biscayne Blvd, Miami, FL 33138 305 759 2001
Cypress Tavern– 3620 NE 2nd Ave. Miami, FL 33137 305 520-5197
Coyo Taco– 2300 NW 2nd Ave, Miami, FL 33127 305 573-8228
Fooqs– 1035 North Miami Avenue, Miami Fl, 33136 (786) 536-2749
Mignonette– 210 NE 18th St, Miami, FL 33132 (305) 374-4635
The Vagabond Restaurant and Bar– 7301 Biscayne Boulevard
Miami, Florida 33138 305 400-8420
27 Restaurant in The Freehand Miami– 2727 Indian Creek Dr, Miami Beach, FL 33140
Bazi– 1200 Collins Ave, Miami Beach , FL 33139 (305) 695-0101
Continental– 2360 Collins Ave Miami Beach (305) 604-2000
Izzy’s Fish & Oyster – 423 Washington Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33139 (305) 397-8843
Seagrape at The Thompson The Thompson Miami 4041 Collins Ave. Miami Beach FL 33140 877 793 8519.
Matador Room by Jeans George – The EDITION 2901 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach, FL 33140
786 257- 4600
Casual and Quick Bites- Lunch or casual dinner or snacks
Harry’s Pizzeria– 3918 N Miami Ave, Miami, FL 33127(786) 275-4963
Crumb on Parchment– 3930 NE 2nd Ave, Miami, FL 33137(305) 572-9444
ella cafe– 140 NE 39th Street #136, Miami, FL 33137 (786) 534-8177
Mercato– 4141 NE 2nd Ave #101a, Miami, FL 33137 (305) 456-9948
Buena Vista Deli – 4590 NE 2nd Ave, Miami, FL 33137(305) 576-3945
La Latina– 3509 NE 2nd Ave, Miami, FL 33137(305) 571-9655
Zak The Baker– 405 NW 26th St, Miami, FL 33127
Proof Pizza and Pasta -3328 N Miami Ave, Miami, FL 33127
My Ceviche South Beach– 235 Washington Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33139(305) 397-8710
La Sandwicherie– 229 14th St, Miami Beach, FL 33139 (305) 532-8934
Taquiza-1506 Collins Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33139 305 748-6099
Puerto Sagua– 700 Collins Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33139 305 673-1115
Hua Huas Taqueria– 1211 Lincoln Rd, Miami Beach, FL 33139(305) 534-8226
True Loaf Bakery– 1894 Bay Rd, Miami Beach, FL 33139(786) 216-7207
Market– The EDITION 2901 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach, FL 33140
786 257- 4600
Coffee and Cocktails- Hot coffee…even hotter cocktail bars!
Panther Coffee– 2390 NW 2nd Ave, Miami, FL 33127 (305) 677-3952
Miam Cafe & Boutique– 2750 NW 3rd Ave Suite 21, Miami, FL 33127 (786) 703-1451
Jugo Fresh– 1935 West Ave #102, Miami Beach, FL 33139(786) 472-2552
Panther Coffee in Sunset Harbour– 1875 Purdy AvenueMiami Beach, FL 33139
Lee & Maries Cakery– 40 S Pointe Dr #108, Miami Beach, FL 33139 (305) 672-5167
Broken Shaker at The Freehand– 2727 Indian Creek Dr, Miami Beach, FL 33140(305) 531-2727
Repour Bar – Albion Hotel -1650 James Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33139 305 913-1000
The Regent Cocktail Club at The Gale – 1690 Collins Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33139 (305) 673-0199
We could go on and on… and each one of us has favorites that did not even make this list.
There is also many top spots in downtown Miami like Edge Steak House in the Four Seasons, La Mar and Azul at The Mandarin Oriental and Zuma, in the Epic Hotel, recent openings like Tamarina ,and Momi Ramen in Brickell.
So eat, drink and savor the NEW Miami!
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By Victoria Nilbrink
Grizzy Gary is an aspiring rapper from Miami. He’s twenty-four years old and currently studying in college for a degree in music technology. He’s also white. And that’s a problem.
Gary has been rapping and ghost writing for 6 years, as well as making art and customizing shoes. He also attended the Art Institute in Miami for his artistic competence and his passion for designing clothes. When he isn’t in school or making music he says that he likes to ‘Netflix and Chill.’
“I don’t rap anything like Eminem or Macklemore at all, but 9 times out of 10 before I spit my verse that’s the first thing people mention.”
As any upcoming artists he’s faced many challenges. But the hip hop scene can sometimes prove especially difficult for white rappers to break into.
Watch: Grizzy Gary’s “After Life”:
“Personally I think with image it’s really hard. Being a white rapper you have certain quota and its hard because there aren’t so many established white rappers, so you always get compared to them,” Grizzy Gary said. “I don’t rap anything like Eminem or Macklemore at all, but 9 times out of 10 before I spit my verse that’s the first thing people mention. It’s not even me but its always a comparison. It’s to a point where I have to show my music first and tell them its me after to get a real honest opinion, which is annoying because I work hard at it. Often I don’t get taken too seriously, people will think I’m joking but music is really all I do.”
Listen: Grizzy Gary’s “Pretty As Fuck”
In the near future he hopes to get a major deal as a recording artist. If not he would like to ghost write and start making beats. He is also working on a few projects with Red Table Studios, and Vice Cult- a company he co-owns with another Miami rapper, OldBoy Cab.
Vice Represents- Versatile Independent Creative Entertainment. In addition to making music, they also sell merchandize.
“My music represents the exaggerated thoughts that are in my head. It takes me and all the crazy things i think about and merges into one thing. Grizzy Gary I would say is my alter ego, my duality,” Grizzy Gary said. “Look out for whats coming out this year. I’m gonna close 2015 really strong. Music is what I’m gonna do no matter what. All I have to say is, Don’t look at the artist, listen to the artist.”
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