Nestled behind the Best Western Hotel in North Bay Village Miami is the chillest spot on the water. Shuckers Bar and Grill was brought to my attention by my comrade in food explorations, Roxy. She had told me a few weeks before that I had to check out this restaurant on the water, the food was great and the view was amazing, and child, she didn't need to say anymore. I was going, no ifs, ands or buts about it.
I had been meaning to check out the Friday Food Truck show at the Progressive headquarters on Old Cutler in Miami for a while now, but I was always working and never got a chance to. It's the first Friday of every month and this first Friday in April, I was off from work, and I was in full attendance with only child. She actually wanted to go, can you believe it?
This week marks the rollout of our latest local section, HuffPost Miami. Like generations of snowbirds before us, we are heading down to the Sunshine State -- and not just for a few months on South Beach. We're here to stay. Miami is, after all, one of the most dynamic and diverse cities in the world -- with nearly half of its residents born in another country. HuffPost Miami will, of course, bring you the stories and images that have long defined Miami in the popular imagination -- from airboats gliding through the Everglades to the clatter of dominoes on Calle Ocho to D-Wade and LeBron throwing it down on Biscayne. But we'll also dig deeper in an effort to tell the stories of all the people who make up this unique city -- one that is a combustible blend of the old and the new, the glittery and the grimy, the transient and the entrenched.