Ah, Biscayne Boulevard. If 10 years ago someone told you you’d be dining at a sidewalk café on the street, you’d probably think twice and then pack some heat for your at-risk meal.
Thankfully, times have changed and so has Biscayne Boulevard. The up-and-coming area is now a big draw for foodies and chefs like Michelle Bernstein of Michy’s. If you haven’t already made your way to the district for a bite, now may be the perfect time. Not only can you find great, crime-free cuisine, you can also do something smart for the community.
Culture and charity combine all summer long at Miami’s MiMo (Miami Modern) district. Whet your appetite for postwar architecture, fulfill your craving for Italian, pan-Asian and Greek cuisine and help some needy kids along the way.
From now through the end of August, three Biscayne Boulevard eateries: Casa Toscana, Moonchine and Anise Taverna are donating a portion of proceeds to Institute of Child & Family Health (ICFH), a not-for-profit organization that focuses on making the lives of at-risk kids a little sweeter.
If you are craving feta and grape leaves, head to Anise Taverna on weeks it corresponds with the charity and ask them to dish it up so you can give your 15 percent to the cause. Then head back the next week and do the same with meatballs and sauce at Casa Toscana. Hungry for a roll or two? Look to see when Moonchine is set to donate on the do-good calendar.
While you’re in the area stick around and enjoy some Miami Modern architecture, or head over to the Upper East Side Garden for a quick putt on the back nine miniature golf course.
The area’s come a long way since prostitution and drug rings, baby.