5 of the best places to spot celebrities
If you want to catch Beyoncé and Jay Z in the eating act, this renovated warehouse on the Miami River, with dockage that yacht captains jockey over, is the place to do it. Other superstars who quaffed bubbly and feasted on delicacies here include Barbra Streisand, Ryan Phillippe, Marc Anthony and David Beckham.
2) Prime 112
This meat palace attracts a ton of the Hollywood elite year round, and for good reason: The beef is Kobe – including the hot dogs and burgers – and the caviar and truffles abound. Top names range from Kim Kardashian and Kanye West to Will Smith to Taraji P. Henson. You’ll also spot a lot of athletes.
3) Island Gardens
Because this mixed-use restaurant, lounge and retail destination is located on the only private superyacht marina in North America, you can bet that any given night will deliver handfuls of the rich, famous and eclectic out for a night of Ibiza-like partying. These have included Patrick Schwarzenegger, Dennis Rodman, Scottie Pippen and more.
4) Art Basel
This international visual arts festival transforms both Wynwood and South Beach into a progressive party jam, with luminaries like Madonna, Ariana Grande, Tyson Beckford, Rosario Dawson and Skrillex performing, hosting or appearing at charity events, galleries and museums. While many of the soirees are private, the beaches and restaurants they go to otherwise are public.
5) South Beach Wine & Food Festival
Foodies drool over the possibilities presented by this monster festival, held in giant tents on the sands of South Beach (and in surrounding venues) every February. Celebrity chefs and television personalities ranging from Emeril Lagasse to Guy Fieri to Snoop Dogg host events. Others, like Emilio and Gloria Estefan, simply come for the culinary spirit.
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