Outside the Box

takeout picnic!

You can’t stand the heat. So get out of the kitchen with these takeout picnics.

Select dinner for four (pulled pork, beef brisket, or barbecue chicken or pork) with sides (baked beans, corn on the cob, cornbread, and coleslaw) from Bulldog Barbecue (15400 Biscayne Boulevard, Aventura; 305-940-9655). Then haul your haul to Haulover Park beach.

Take sandwiches (chicken salad, Cubano) or salads (Asian grilled chicken and noodle, Cobb) from Jimmy’z Kitchen (1542 Alton Road, Miami Beach; 305-534-8216) to Flamingo Park or the beach.

Wednesdays, 6:30-11 p.m., Michy’s (6927 Biscayne Boulevard, Miami; 305-759-2001) packs five pieces of chef Michelle Bernstein’s delectable fried chicken with biscuits and gravy, coleslaw, and watermelon Greek salad for $27. It’s walking distance to the bay breezes of Legion Park.

Sound cool?

This Week in Miami!


The Fuzzy Babies
What: Visit Firecracker the baby donkey, Moose the lion cub, and a miniature horse foal (plus other rescued wildlife).
Why: It’s where the wild things are.
When: Tues. & Thurs.-Sun., 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Where: Everglades Outpost, 35601 SW 192 Ave., Homestead (305-247-8000).

Across a Pixie-Dusted Floor
What: Grand reopening of remodeled Disney Store brings Mickey, Minnie, fun, games, and Radio Disney.
Why: You’re all ears.
When: Sat., 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Where: Aventura Mall, 19501 Biscayne Blvd., Aventura (305-936-0653).

8 Oz. Burger Bar
What: SoBe’s original burger joint introduces a kids’ menu (PBJ or grilled cheese on brioche bun, mini burgers, oodles and doodles of noodles).
Why: Humanely raised house-cured meats, organic produce, and homemade condiments.
When: You need a fix.
Where: 1080 Alton Rd., Miami Beach (305-397-8246).

6927 Biscayne Blvd
Miami, FL 33138
10800 Collins Ave
Miami Beach, FL 33154
8 Oz. Burger Bar
1080 Alton Rd
Miami Beach, FL 33139
Legion Park
Biscayne Blvd
@ 64th St NE
Miami, FL 33138