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Miami Beach for a convention

Tom Hall | Feb 13, 2010 04:22 PM

We are making our first ever visit to Florida for a convention which will be at the Miami Beach Convention Center. We will be staying close by. I plan to eat at Talula at least once and get some stone crabs at Joe's, Monty's or both.

A friend, married to a woman from Columbia, visits the area often and has said cabs cost a fortune and advised avoiding them. The convention is pretty busy also, so we plan to try to eat nearby though several posts warn about the tourist traps. I am open for anything from a hole-in-the-wall breakfast joint, sandwich shop to fine dining. Local things such as Cuban, Caribbean and Latin sound great as we live in California and don't have much of that available. A good wine and craft beer shop would be nice to know about, too. Thanks.

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