NY Times Visits Miami & Panther Coffee in Wynwood

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The latest article from the New York Times Travel section documents an extensive journey across Miami, visiting all of South Florida’s illustrious sights, from the Everglades to Club Deuce in South Beach. Also dropping by the Wynwood Arts District, they of course visited Wynwood’s creative epicenter, Panther Coffee, where art revelers enjoy lattes, conversation and light bites.

…But I have a guilty confession. In our last 24 hours in Miami, after I’d retraced enough Floridian memory lanes to soothe my limbic brain, we went to the art and design districts in downtown Miami. We explored the Rubell museum and gallery-hopped in Wynwood (one space exhibited “born addicted” baby dolls hooked to Chanel and Prada IV-drips) and we got artisanal sandwiches at a cafe called Panther Coffee, where men in architect’s glasses and women with stern expressions sat typing at laptops. I would have thought the place had been airlifted from NoLIta, except that one patron wore only a bikini and Prada sunglasses.

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