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Updated 21 May 2019

Food Trucks in Coconut Grove

Food trucks are all the rage today, but anyone who knows Coconut Grove knows that they started the trend way back in 1978. That’s right; for thirty-four years people have flocked to our lovely Coconut Grove Park – Kennedy Park to slurp down a frozen lemonade at A.C.’s Icee’s.

Although A.C.’s is an institution, it remains a food truck. You can find it parked on in the North Parking lot of Kennedy Park, just off South Bayshore Drive. It is surrounded by respite shade from a group of trees, but shade is never good enough to cool one down on a hot Miami afternoon in the summer. You will almost always find a short line waiting to served at A.C.’s. That’s a good sign. When people line up, you know it’s worth it.

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Updated 30 October 2018

By: Rebecca Cofiño/ Blogger

It’s Halloween.

Time to raise the undead.

For most of the year, zombie fans are relegated to the sidelines of our society, but on Halloween, the spooky, the scary and downright creepy are thrust into the spotlight. Nothing is scarier than the thought of zombies wandering around the earth.

Unless you imagine them dancing with Michael Jackson in a graveyard to the beat of Thriller.

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Updated 20 May 2019

By: Rebecca Cofino/Blogger

One of the best ways to appreciate the beauty of Coconut Grove is to get out of your car and get on to a bike. From the vantage of your bike seat you can soak in all of the scenery. You won’t be alone. Lot’s of people love to bike through the Grove. If you don’t know where to begin, follow this path from the heart of the Grove to Matheson Hammock Park, located just south of Coconut Grove.

Begin at Cocowalk. You can grab a smoothie for fuel or grab some takeout for a picnic lunch. It’s always striking how busy this tiny section of the Grove is, compared to the lush green spaces not very far away. Navigate south, down Main highway.

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Updated May 15, 2019

By: Rebecca Cofiño/ Blogger

Confession time: I used to be a gym rat.
I loved working out and made sure I got my money’s worth out of my gym membership by spending two to three hours there every day. Ah, life before kids.
I don’t have that kind of time to devote to fitness anymore, nor am I inclined to spend my small pockets of freedom trapped indoors, listening to the pop songs while running in place. I’ve found something much better; Kennedy Park in Coconut Grove.

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Updated May 10, 2019

By: Rebecca Cofino

It doesn’t take many steps, maybe fifteen, to leave the hustle and bustle of Coconut Grove’s Main Highway and step back in time at the Barnacle Historic State Park. Each step brings takes you a little bit closer to tranquility. Traffic sounds give way to rustling leaves and twittering birds as you walk through the forested entrance. This walk is perhaps my favorite part of visiting the Barnacle. It is just so amazing to be right in the heart of Coconut Grove one minute and in the peace of nature the next. Signs herald that you are now entering the “real Florida.”

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Updated May 1, 2019

Where: 4013 S Douglas Rd.
Coconut Grove, Florida 33133
For reservations call: (305) 442-7169
Historical Kampong Gardens, a South Florida Wonder

Tours: Two-hour guided tours take place at 10:30 am Wednesday and Saturday through the end of June ($20 per person). Self-guided by reservation only Monday through Friday from 9 am – 5 pm ($15 per person).

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Updated 28 May 2019

A hidden gem in the middle of Commodore Plaza will delight any Coconut Grove resident who is interested in ancient collectible artifacts. Midori Gallery specializes in East Asian artifacts and promises to culturally inspire you. Sachi Wagner, the owner of the gallery, has been collecting works for over 41 years from China, Japan, Korea, Tibet, and South East Asia.

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