Jen Karetnick

Jen Karetnick

Lifestyle journalist, poet, author

I specialize in food/drink, travel, education, parenting, health/medicine, fitness, culture, arts/lit, home/garden, and Florida. Two MFAs; 16 books. The 500 Hidden Secrets of Miami forthcoming 9/17.

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First Time in Miami? South Beach Is All That and More

For your first day in Miami, South Beach is a sure thing. From beaches and balmy water to Art Deco architecture and sidewalk cafes, there really is something for someone of every age, ethnicity and sexual orientation, from a middle-age parent of three to a bikini-clad club kid looking for...

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Wet — But Not Too Wild — in Miami

With calm surf onshore and a good breeze offshore, Miami is the Mecca of water sports. Jet-skiing, kite-boarding, paddle-boarding and wind-surfing are all popular activities. But families with small children or visitors with a variety of personalities in their parties might find themselves at odds with oceanic adventures. Fortunately, multi-venue...

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10Best Loves These Miami Markets for Local Foods

Want to eat like a local and shop where the chefs shop?  Head to one of these amazing fresh markets, where foods are seasonal and grown, produced or harvested locally.  Any dollars you spend stay in the community and the food will be fresh and delicious....

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10Best Goes Poolside at Mandarin Oriental, Miami

With a renovated pool deck, pool butlers, brunch service and an adjacent beach, the Mandarin Oriental really does have it all. Oh, and don't forget the stunning view, day or night, of Biscayne Bay and downtown. There's that, too....

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The Setai Grill

The Setai Grill Restaurants in Miami: Read reviews written by 10Best experts and explore user ratings. Take a luxury hotel known for its Asian glam (The Setai); a French executive chef (Executive Chef Mathias Gervais, along with Chef de Cuisine Thomas Griese); a lauded Italian-American butcher family (Pat LaFrieda &...

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Tutto Pizza Beer House

Tutto Pizza Beer House Restaurants in Miami: Read reviews written by 10Best experts and explore user ratings. Tutto Pizza Beer House, which added on the craft brewing concept in 2012, offers up innovative and delicious Brazilian-style pizzas. Locals love to settle in at sidewalk tables and sample appetizers of freshly...