Thursday, March 10, 2011

Massage Envy is Coming to South Beach!

If you live in or near South Beach and are a member of Massage Envy, get your wee wee pads out, you’re about to get excited!

I became a member at Massage Envy about 2 years ago. They have locations all over the US and if you’re a member you can use the facilities in any location. The benefits to being a member:
  • You get a prepaid massage once a month for $59 per month.
  • If you don’t use one of your massages by the next monthly billing, your massage rolls over and you accumulate them.
Right now I probably have about 5 prepaid massages waiting to be used up. I would love to go use ‘em up but unfortunately, I live in South Beach and the closest Massage Envy to me is in Coral Gables. That’s not really close by as it is, but even worse going through rush hour traffic after I get out of work. I finally made time to go get a massage the day before yesterday. As I was checking out after my massage, the lady was looking up my account to see if I had any prepaid massages to discount that day’s session and she said “Wow, you have a lot of prepaids available!” and I told her, “I know. You guys need to get a Massage Envy closer to where I live in South Beach.” The guy standing beside her was like “Oh, we’re opening a Massage Envy in South Beach in July.” WHAT?!?!? Someone heard me wish upon a freakin’ star! Then he said, “Yeah. Its gonna be on Alton and 15th.” WHAT?!?! WHAT?!?!? That’s uber close to where I live (no specifics will be given out for all those stalkers out there who have any intention of trying to kidnap my adorable ass and perch me up on a shelf at home)! Not only will they be opening that one in South Beach…but they’ll also be opening one in Brickell…for anyone out there who lives near Brickell.


September 2nd, 2011

It's now September and there is still no Massage Envy in South Beach. Fortunately....I do see where it is going to be located. It will NOT be located on Alton and 15th. It is going to be on 17th street, near Meridian. Whatever the case may be - finish already!!!

******Update****** February 15, 2012

Friday, March 4, 2011

Mmmmmm. MUST. Have. Salsa. Fiesta


I love Mexican food. Its not hard to get me excited about a new Mexican restaurant in Miami. However, its also not that hard for me to end up disappointed. But you know what Mexican restaurant I tried recently that didn't disappoint me? Salsa Fiesta. It's. So. Good.
Its right off of Biscayne Blvd on 29th Street. I've already gone there like 5 times. I love their Nachos Fiesta with beef. Their food is highly satisfying.

One of my favorite parts of the experience: You can start munching right away while you're still looking over the menu. They have a platter of chips and the Hot Tamale dip at the counter between the cash registers. What I do is serve myself my own little container of their red salsa at the little serving station right next to the cash register and pick at the chips on the counter. I do love that salsa. I want it right now.

Second favorite part of the experience: The margaritas. SO GOOD. I love margaritas and I've actually never been one to stray from the original margarita on the rocks with plenty of salt...but the first time that I went to Salsa Fiesta, I ordered my regular Margarita and they showed up at my table with a strawberry margarita. What a pleasant mistake. I order it every time that I go now. Still with plenty of salt...and its heavenly.

Third favorite part of the experience: You order at the counter when you get there and then wait for your food at your table. Why doesn't every restaurant make you pay before you eat? Its so great to just get up and leave once your done with your food.

My one complaint about Salsa Fiesta? Their margaritas are like $13. Come on now, people. Its not like we're at a club on South Beach. Thats a ridiculous price for a drink at a little restaurant on Biscayne Blvd. Don't believe the price on the menu. I think thats only referring to happy hour specials. End result is I normally can't order more than 1 margarita with my food because I don't want to be homeless next month.