Broward and Miami-Dade counties both made huge gains over the past year in their attractiveness for real estate investment and development, according to a new study conducted for the Urban Land Institute by PwC.
The annual Emerging Trends in Real Estate study surveyed over 1,600 real estate experts about market trends. Respondents were asked their views on real estate in 78 U.S. markets.
Fort Lauderdale/Broward County jumped to No. 6 in the ranking of markets to watch, gaining 29 spots from last year’s survey. That means the respondents regarded the investment and development prospects in Broward higher than in most other markets. In fact, it was the biggest gain in the survey this year.
MIAMI - A space-age transportation system may soon zip passengers from Miami to Orlando in just 26 minutes.
Hyperloop One, a start-up company in Los Angeles, proposes using a system of vacuum-sealed tubes that will create a low pressure system to allow trains, or "pods," to move at high speeds with little resistance inside from air pressure.
The company, which plans a public trial of the system this summer, is now considering 11 routes in the U.S. for further development, of which the Miami-to-Orlando route is one. If the system is built, it would take less than a half-hour to travel from South Florida to central Florida. Normal travel time between the markets usually takes between three to four hours by car.
Need dining inspiration the weekend? Don't fret — Eater Miami is here to help.
Each week, the site's editors and contributors select a new group of restaurants and suggest them for various meals throughout the weekend. These picks range from brand new restaurants to old, reliable favorites.
Some pair well with fun weekend activities; others reflect the recent news of the day or features on the site this week. Diners probably won't get to all five in one weekend, but that's what next weekend is for, right?
Calentando at Paradigm Kitchen
Friday Happy Hour: The Anderson
The Anderson (709 NE 79th Street) might have some of the best happy hour food
South Florida abounds with culinary creativity, proving when it comes to food, the sky is the limit. Discover 12 gluttonous, creative and exotic dishes that will wow your eyes and your taste buds.
At B Square, the “Bs” stand for burgers and booze. But the elevated-casual American eatery that joined the east end of Las Olas Boulevard in fall serves up more than your average sandwich. Take, for example, the Decadent Dog, a foot-long American Kobe beef hot dog with sautéed lobster, truffle oil, garlic butter and slaw, served with Parmigiano-truffle fries and homemade chips. “We’re all about elevating and creating unique twists on the classics,” says Thomas Febbraio, the
If there’s one thing we don’t have in Fort Lauderdale, it’s a downtown rooftop bar—but it looks like that’ll be changing soon.
Next month The Restaurant People will begin construction on the aptly named Rooftop, a bar-slash-restaurant eight stories above Las Olas Boulevard.
It will occupy a 4,000-square-foot roof on top of the new KO Lawyers building at the corner of Las Olas and Andrews Avenue. Still-being-developed menu items will be brought up from a kitchen on the ground floor.
The design will feel like a chic resort patio, with planters of bamboo and a vine-covered trellis running over a long retro-look bar. Couches and lounge chairs will cover an area that blends turf, tile and outdoor rugs. It’ll be part
Head to Delray Beach on March 27 for Savor the Avenue, where guests can enjoy a multi-course alfresco dinner spanning five blocks down Atlantic Avenue. More than a dozen restaurants, including 50 Ocean, Cabana El Rey, Salt7 and Vic & Angelo’s, will participate. Proceeds will benefit the Delray Beach Public Library. (Call participating restaurants for reservations; downtowndelraybeach.com)
Sip and Dine
Get ready to sip and sample during Boca Bacchanal Wine & Food Festival held on March 24 and 25 at Mizner Park Amphitheater. Bacchanalia, the community’s party, will feature 30 local restaurants and world-class vintners who will showcase their finest foods and pours.
Opens On Fort Lauderdale Beach At Revamped B Ocean Resort
Naked Crab on Fort Lauderdale Beach is serving up some sexy-sounding seafood dishes.
The new seafood restaurant and cocktail bar, which opened at the revamped B Ocean Resort on Feb. 15, offers a menu of surf and turf dishes with names like Menage a Trois (filet mignon with crab-stuffed shrimp and garlic shrimp), Crazy Sexy Tuna (sesame-seared tuna with edamame), and These Carbs Don't Count (pasta dishes including cavatappi or linguini with clams).
And if that's not enough to get the sultry message across, the electric neon Naked Crab sign outdoors or the restaurant's #GetNaked selfie wall should do the trick.
Chef Ralph Pagano, who has appeared on "Hell's Kitchen," "Iron Chef" and
Giving You One More Reason To Visit Hollywood Beach
Hollywood's newest hotel is ready to transform the beach town into a true luxury destination.
Hyde Resort & Residences, a 40-story tower with 367 shared condo-hotel units and 40 purely residential units, has opened on Hollywood Beach, with the poolside restaurant open to the public and hotel reservations available as of Feb. 1.
The Related Group and sbe Entertainment's Hyde brand are no strangers to Hollywood, as the three-story Hyde Beach Kitchen + Cocktails restaurant and beach club has been open in the area since fall 2015.
In addition to Hyde Resort & Residences and its beach club, a second condo-hotel called Hyde Beach House is slated to open across the street.
Forget typical dining, and replace it with some fun at one of these restaurants that offers a meal and then some.
Shooters Yoga and Yolks
Start the morning with a complimentary one-hour yoga session complete with views of the Intracoastal, and end it with an all-you-can-eat brunch paired with bottomless mimosas and bloody marys at Shooters Waterfront every Saturday. ($30/brunch, $20/cocktails; Yoga 9 a.m., Brunch 10 a.m.; shooterswaterfront.com)
Boatyard’s ‘Boats and Bubbles’ Ladies Night
Get some friends together and head to Boatyard every Thursday for ladies night, when women drink for free from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m., and can hop on board a luxury yacht for a complimentary cruise up and