I've been trying for a loooooooooong time to eat healthier... It's proven to be quite futile :( So, I'm switching gears. I like veggies, I really do... it's just the preparation I dont like! Me and the kitchen... not very good friends :( My new idea then? Why not just drink them!
Attempting to make this work, my coworker showed me a place on Google Maps somewhat near my house that seems organic and maybe has what Im looking for. The next morning, I decide to check it out.
As I'm nearing the place, it's pretty obviously closed down, but for whatever reason I still parked. I walk up to shutters over half the windows and closed curtains on the rest... but there's one little 8 1/2 x 11 piece of paper that says juice party! hmmm. So I go try they door, and it's open! I step inside to a weird corridor, with a door to an obviously closed store, and another door with a stairway behind. Not sure what made me step into the stairway, but I do, and I hear someone say, "Brother!", obviously expecting.. well, his brother :)
I answer with, "Hello??" followed up with some noises of obvious confusion from the other voice :)
This guys comes to the top of the stair, and Im like, "do you guys have juices here?" hahahha
What a dork! Anyways, turns out, the guy bought this place, is currently renovating it, with plans to open up a new vegan cafe (with tons of juices) in just a few weeks! He's held a few Juice Parties (hence the small sign) to start promoting until it opens. I tell him how I found the previous place (which has been closed for a while--oops) and how Im trying to drink my veggies now since I find it hard to eat them :)
He say's he's about to make some juice and do I want some?!!
So that's how I find myself upstairs of this boarded up restaurant having veggie juice in the new owner's apartment! He made fresh carrot, kale, and something else I dont recall (free of charge!)... it was awesome! He's planning all sorts of great things: more juice parties, a raw food challenge, a yoga and juice event.... promoting the lifestyle, not just his business.
I was super impressed!!! What a super cool experience that I walked into! Im def gonna make this a regular pitstop and hope the business thrives (and I become healthy!).... so you should check it out too!!
It's going to be called Choices Cafe, and it's just off Triangle Park, near Brickell... Here's a pretty cool video I found about Alex and his vision:
379 SW 15 Road
Miami, FL, 33129