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    Thumbs up Picnic-new mini review

    "In the middle of the journey of our lives, I came across a dark wood where the straight way was lost........" dante

    The above famous quote was brought to mind from the midpoint of a bike ride on a hot sunny day recently on the beach and venitian islands.

    Halfway through our journey, I really needed a rest and something to drink.

    We had heard about Picnic, which was ideally located, and stopped. We were glad we did!

    The outside has tables and couches and was in the shade in the larer afternoon, inside the' Bad News Bears" was playing on a projection screen. The owner, who was kind enought to introduce himself, has a wonderful Scotch accent that would put Mike Myers to shame!

    The menu was very good, with varied choices. We had 'sliders' soft drinks and smoothies--they were all quite tasty.

    Being new, I'm sure little things like slower service and the food being a tad cold will improve--we'll check this place out again!

    I do wish they would consider, since this may be a great spot for locals, taking off the mandatory 16% tip, or at least like Bing Pink, only do it late at night. I usually tip 20%, so its not a cost issue, here it was that you had to seach to find the charge.

    All, in all, I think this has the potential for beind a super place and I look forward to going there again and updating everyone!
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    Where is this place? The New Times did a photo essay but they neglected to put the address.

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    Thanks Fred ! Might do the bike thing myself in a couple of weeks. That grilled skirt steak is on my mind.

    Picnic Miami 305.673.4755

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    Default Re: Picnic-new mini review

    Quote Originally Posted by Carlos Miller View Post
    Where is this place? The New Times did a photo essay but they neglected to put the address.
    It was in MNT april 29th. They are much harder on it than I, but interestingly did comment on the shortcomings I mentioned.

    I do think the place can fill a nice niche.

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    Fred, thanks for the review! Do you know we have a Review section? I've added yours here: Great little “Picnic” spot - Picnic Reviews in Miami Beach 411

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    Wink Re: Picnic-new mini review

    Quote Originally Posted by Laurie View Post
    Fred, thanks for the review! Do you know we have a Review section? I've added yours here: Great little “Picnic” spot - Picnic Reviews in Miami Beach 411
    sorry boss!

    Do you want reviews only in the review section or also in the food section as there is a grey zone?
    Last edited by fredgarvin; 05-24-2010 at 03:39 PM.

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    Default Re: Picnic-new mini review

    Quote Originally Posted by fredgarvin View Post
    sorry boss!
    No need to apologize! Gives me a chance to inform everyone else.

    And the only people that have to call me "boss" are my husband and kids!!!

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    Fred, it's fine for you add your reviews in the forum.

    Laurie, thank you for also adding the "Picnic" review to the reviews section.

    Anyone is welcome to re-post Fred's "Plunge" review, as well... that's the one we're really trying to spread.

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    Default Re: Picnic-new mini review

    Quote Originally Posted by Gus View Post
    Anyone is welcome to re-post Fred's "Plunge" review, as well... that's the one we're really trying to spread.
    Done!

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    Default Miami Beach Appreciation Day - FREE

    Thought of fred's review while posting this on the Event Calendar...

    Picnic is hosting a Miami Beach Appreciation Day (well, HOURS) Thurs, Aug 12th 7pm - 11pm.
    Open Bar and Complimentary Nibbles 7pm - 8pm.

    Picnic
    1400 20th St
    Miami Beach, FL
    (305) 673-4755

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    Exclamation Re: Miami Beach Appreciation Day - FREE and VPE's miami.com review

    Quote Originally Posted by Laurie View Post
    Thought of fred's review while posting this on the Event Calendar...

    Picnic is hosting a Miami Beach Appreciation Day (well, HOURS) Thurs, Aug 12th 7pm - 11pm.
    Open Bar and Complimentary Nibbles 7pm - 8pm.

    Picnic
    1400 20th St
    Miami Beach, FL
    (305) 673-4755
    Laurie, I was thinking of my review too, but when I read this new review by Victoria Pesce Elliott in miami.com and referenced on eater miami: Zero Stars for Picnic | miami.com

    It seems that some of the difficulties we mentioned have not yet been ironed out. Perhaps this Appreciation Day represents a new start!

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