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The Largest Selection of Wholesale Mediterranean and Middle Eastern Products in Miami

When it comes to trying new, exciting cuisine, few foods hit the spot like a deliciously fresh Mediterranean meal. However, we know that it can be very difficult to find authentic Mediterranean grocery wholesalers in Miami, FL. Having lived in metro Atlanta for years, we realized that our customers needed an easy way to find quality wholesale Middle Eastern and Mediterranean food in bulk. That is why we created Nazareth Grocery Mediterranean Market – to give everyone a chance to enjoy tasty, healthy food, desserts, and authentic Mediterranean gifts at wholesale prices.

Founded in 2009, Nazareth Grocery has become one of Miami’s leading international wholesale grocery stores. We are very proud to serve our customers and do everything in our power to give them the largest selection of high-quality wholesale goods available.

If you’re looking for the freshest, most delicious Middle Eastern wholesale products and ingredients, you will find them here at the best prices in the state. We encourage you to swing by our store in Marietta to see our selection for yourself. We think that you will be impressed!

The Nazareth Difference

At Nazareth Grocery Mediterranean Market, our mission is simple: bring you and your family the largest selection of wholesale Mediterranean products in Miami. When coupled with our helpful, friendly staff and authentic Middle Eastern atmosphere, it’s easy to see why we are the top Middle Eastern grocery wholesaler in Miami, FL. We’re proud to carry just about every kind of Mediterranean and Middle Eastern product that you can think of, from prepared meals and hookahs to fine seasonings and sweets. We’re here for our customers and want each one of them to have a unique, one-of-a-kind experience when they shop with us.

Our loyal customers love our selection of the following wholesale foods and gifts:

  • Fresh Breads
  • OlivesOlives
  • HummusHummus
  • CheesesCheeses
  • SaucesSauces
  • Savory-FoodsSavory Foods
  • DessertsDesserts
  • DrinksDrinks
  • HookahsHookahs
  • TobaccoTobacco
  • SaucesGifts
  • Much More!Much More!

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Most Popular Wholesale Mediterranean Foods

There is so much more to Mediterranean food than pizza and pasta. The perfect climate combined with delicious foods and amazing wine makes the Mediterranean incredibly irresistible. That’s why our customers absolutely love to buy this kind of cuisine in bulk. Every country in this region has its own set of specialties and delicacies, each with its own flavors and styles of preparation.

Mediterranean countries include:

  • France
  • Greece
  • Italy
  • Turkey
  • Syria
  • Egypt
  • Israel
  • Libya
  • Morocco
  • Tunisia
  • Spain

So, when it comes to the most popular wholesale Mediterranean products in Miami,
what are we talking about?

Feta Cheese

Feta Cheese

Feta cheese is a classic Mediterranean dairy product that is often enjoyed on its own, in Greek salads, on bread, or mixed with zucchini. Depending on where the feta is sourced and produced, the cheese can be made from cow, sheep, or goat milk, or even a combination of the three. Regardless of the animal it comes from, this delicious cheese is a crowd favorite.

Baba Ganoush

Baba Ganoush

This Levantine dish is one of the most well-known Mediterranean dishes to eat in the United States. It typically comes in the form of a dip, served with pita or another kind of dipping bread. Commonly served before dinner as an appetizer of sorts, it usually features tahini, eggplant, garlic, spices, and sometimes yogurt. This tasty cuisine works great as a spread on a sandwich, or you can even eat it with a spoon, all on its own.

Baklava

Baklava

If you have never tried authentic baklava before, get ready to have your mind blown. This dessert is a traditional Mediterranean food that will have your taste buds craving more and more. Once you open a box of baklava from our Mediterranean grocery wholesaler in Miami, FL, you won’t want to stop eating! Baklava is made with layers of thin filo dough, which is layered together, filled with chopped nuts (think pistachios), and sealed with honey or syrup. Baklava is so good that its origins are debated, leaving many wondering which country invented the dessert. Everyone from the Turks to the Greeks and even Middle Easterners hold unique takes on baklava. Try each one to discover your favorite!

Most Popular Wholesale Middle Eastern Foods

Fresh, healthy, aromatic, rich: it’s no wonder that the popularity of Middle Eastern cuisine and products has skyrocketed in the United States. This genre of cuisine features a large variety of foods, from Halvah to Labneh. If there were one common theme throughout all Middle Eastern food, it would be the bright, vibrant herbs and spices that are used. These flavorings help create rich, complex flavors that foodies fawn over. Typically, Middle Eastern food is piled high for all to eat, with enough food for an entire republic to put down.

Tabbouleh

This refreshing, healthy dish is chock-full of greens, herbs, tomatoes, and bulgur (or cracked wheat), creating a memorable, bold flavor. This dish may be eaten on its own or paired with a shawarma sandwich or helping of falafel. It’s best to buy your ingredients in bulk to make this dish because it tastes best freshly made with family around to enjoy. Just be sure to bring a toothpick to the tabbouleh party – you’re almost certain to have some leafy greens stuck in your teeth after eating.

Shawarma

Shawarma

We mentioned shawarma above, and for good reason – this dish is enjoyed by men and women around the world, and of course, right here in the U.S. Except for falafel, this might be the most popular Middle Eastern food item in history. Shawarma is kind of like a Greek gyro, with slow-roasted meat stuffed in laffa with veggies and sauce. The blend of spices and the smoky meat mix together to create a tangy, meaty flavor that you will want to keep eating for hours. For western-style shawarma, try using beef or chicken. For a more traditional meal, try using lamb from our Middle Eastern grocery distributor in Miami, FL.

Hummus

Hummus

Traditionally used as a dip meant for fresh pita, hummus is a combo of chickpeas, garlic, and tahini, blended together until silky, smooth, and creamy. You can find hummus in just about any appetizer section of a Middle Eastern restaurant menu. That’s because it’s considered a staple of Middle Eastern food that can be enjoyed by itself, as a spread, or with fresh-baked pita bread. Hummus is also very healthy, making it a no-brainer purchase from our grocery store.

Benefits of Eating a Mediterranean Diet

If there’s one diet that is most well-known for its health benefits, it has got to be the Mediterranean diet. In 2019, U.S. News & World Report listed the Mediterranean diet as No. 1 on its best over diet list. This incredible diet has been cited to help with weight loss, brain health, heart health, diabetes prevention, and cancer prevention.

Whether you already love Mediterranean food or you’re looking to make some positive changes in your life, this “diet” is for you. Eating cuisine like Greek food, Persian food, Turkish food, and Italian food is healthy and tastes great. Even better than that? At Nazareth Wholesale Grocery, we have many staples of the Mediterranean diet for sale in bulk so that you can stock up on your favorites at the best prices around.

So, what exactly is the Mediterranean diet?

It is a way of eating that incorporates traditional Greek, Italian, and other Mediterranean cultures’ foods. These foods are often plant-based and make up the foundation of the diet, along with olive oil. Fish, seafood, dairy, and poultry are also included in moderation. Red meat and sweets are only eaten in moderation, not in abundance. Mediterranean food includes many forms of nuts, fruits, vegetables, fish, seeds, and more. Of course, you can find at them all at our wholesale Mediterranean grocery store!

Here are just a few of the many benefits of eating a healthy Mediterranean diet:

Reduced Risk of Heart Disease

Reduced Risk
of Heart Disease

Many studies have been conducted on this diet, many of which report that Mediterranean food is excellent for your heart. Some of the most promising evidence comes from a randomized clinical trial published in 2013. For about five years, researchers followed 7,000 men and women around the country of Spain. These people had type 2 diabetes or were at a high risk for cardiovascular disease. Participants in the study who ate an unrestricted Mediterranean diet with nuts and extra-virgin olive oil were shown to have a 30% lower risk of heart events.

Reduced Risk of Stroke for Women

Reduced Risk
of Stroke for Women

In addition to the heart-healthy benefits of a Mediterranean diet, studies have shown that eating healthy Mediterranean and Middle Eastern foods can reduce the chances of stroke in women. The study was conducted in the U.K., which included women between the ages of 40 and 77. Women who stuck to the Mediterranean diet showed a lower risk of having a stroke – especially women who were at high risk of having one.

Benefits of Eating a Mediterranean Diet

First and foremost, purchase your Mediterranean and Middle Eastern wholesale foods from Nazareth Grocery – we’re always updating our inventory! Getting started on this healthy, delicious diet is easy.

Try these tips:

Try these tips

1.

Instead of unhealthy sweets like candy and ice cream, try eating fresh fruit instead. It’s refreshing, tasty, and often packed with great vitamins and nutrients.

2.

Try eating fish twice a week, in lieu of red meat. Fish is much healthier and doesn’t have the unfortunate side effects of red meat, like inflammation.

3.

Try planning out your meals using beans, whole grains, and veggies. Don’t start with meats and sweets.

4.

They’re tasty, but try to avoid processed foods completely.

5.

Instead of using butter to flavor your food, use extra virgin olive oil instead. Olive oil contains healthy fats and tastes great too.

6.

Try to get more exercise and get out of the house. The Mediterranean lifestyle is an active one, best enjoyed in the beautiful sunshine when possible.

Why Buy Mediterranean and Middle Eastern Products Wholesale?

Buying wholesale and retail are quite different. When you buy products from a wholesaler, you’re essentially buying from the middleman between a retail establishment and the manufacturer. Wholesale purchases are almost always made in bulk. Because of that, buyers pay a discounted price. That’s great for normal buyers and great for business owners, who can sell those products to profit. This higher price is called the retail price, and it is what traditional customers pay when they enter a retail store.

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Restaurants Open On Christmas Day 2021 In Miami

Keeping your holiday celebration low-key? Some restaurants in Miami are open on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.MIAMI, FL — In 2020, many Miami residents opted for small, low-key holiday celebrations as coronavirus cases soared nationwide and public health experts urged social distancing.We weren't used to Christmas without the trimmings; however, while the situation was not ideal, many of us realized large, stressful holiday gatherings aren't all they're cracked up to be. This year, many may again opt to keep Christmas...

Keeping your holiday celebration low-key? Some restaurants in Miami are open on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.

MIAMI, FL — In 2020, many Miami residents opted for small, low-key holiday celebrations as coronavirus cases soared nationwide and public health experts urged social distancing.

We weren't used to Christmas without the trimmings; however, while the situation was not ideal, many of us realized large, stressful holiday gatherings aren't all they're cracked up to be. This year, many may again opt to keep Christmas simple and unhurried.

Doing so could mean letting someone else take care of the holiday festivities entirely. This includes the cooking.

If that's the route you're going this Christmas, we certainly won't blame you. Luckily, several local and chain restaurants in Miami plan to be open on Christmas Day.

In case you need a recommendation of where to eat out on Christmas, Patch compiled a roundup of local and national restaurants slated to be open that day. Be sure to make reservations early, as available times are likely to fill up fast.

An important note: Business hours can vary by location. Patch encourages you to call any restaurant on this list in advance to double-check hours on Christmas Day.

Here are the local restaurants planning to be open:

Also, here are the chain restaurants expected to be open Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, unless otherwise noted, according to lists compiled by The Pioneer Woman, Woman's Day and Food Network.

Applebee's: 20405 S Dixie Highway in Miami and 3690 W. 16th Ave. in Hialeah

Arby's: 6760 SW 8th Street, Miami; 1851 N University Drive, Plantation; 12901 W Sunrise Blvd., Sunrise; 20203 S. Dixie Hwy., Cutler Bay; and 3333 W Okeechobee Road, Hialeah

Benihana: 1665 79th Street Causeway, North Bay Village; 242 Miracle Mile, Coral Gables; 3261 SW 160th Ave., Miramar

Bonefish Grill: Open Christmas Eve; closed Christmas Day. 14218 SW 8th Street, Miami; 12520 SW 120th Street, Kendall; 18713 Biscayne Blvd., Aventura

Boston Market: 3600 SW 22nd Street, 8070 NW 36th Street and 12500 Biscayne Blvd., Miami

Buca di Beppo: 3355 S University Drive, Davie

Buffalo Wild Wings: 11401 NW 12th Street and 5701 Sunset Drive, Miami

Carrabba's Italian Grill: Open Christmas Eve; closed Christmas Day. 9231 W Flagler Street and 18600 NW 87th Ave., Miami

Chili's: Open Christmas Eve; closed Christmas Day. 19801 NW 2nd Ave., 8815 SW 72nd Place and 15200 SW 127th Ave. in Miami, 1695 W 49th Street in Hialeah, 11900 SW 88th Street in Kendall, and 19905 Biscayne Blvd. in Aventura

Cracker Barrel: Open Christmas Eve until 2 p.m.; closed Christmas Day. 1690 NW 150th Ave., Pembroke Pines

Denny's: 3600 Biscayne Blvd., 7411 NW 36th Street and 8503 SW 40th Street, Miami; 1 Miracle Mile and 1150 S Dixie Hwy, Coral Gables (Check the Denny's website for additional South Florida locations.)

Domino's: 1400 Ponce De Leon Blvd. and 5877 Ponce De Leon Blvd, Coral Gables; 6696 SW 24th Street, 1105 NW 22nd Ave., 8737 Coral Way, 1575 SW 8th Street, 453 SW 8th Street, 133 SW 107th Ave., 10895 NW 41st Street, 2001 Biscayne Blvd. and 2645 SW 27th Ave., Miami; 850 E 9th Street, Hialeah (Check the Domino's website for additional South Florida locations)

Dunkin': 2720 S Dixie Hwy., 116 W Flagler Street, 11301 NW 27th Ave., 8099 S Dixie Hwy., 1050 NW 14th Street, 11200 SW 8th Street, 1190 NW 62nd Street, 940 SW 8th Street, 5128 Biscayne Blvd., 8565 Coral Way and 3400 NW 79th Street, Miami; 11300 NE 2nd Ave., Miami Shores; 845 E 49th Street, Hialeah; 1606 Alton Road, Miami Beach (Check the Dunkin' website for additional South Florida locations.)

Fleming's Prime Steakhouse: Open Christmas Eve; closed Christmas Day. 2525 Ponce De Leon Blvd., Coral Gables

Fogo de Chão: 836 1st Street, Miami Beach

Hard Rock Café: 401 Biscayne Blvd., Miami

IHOP: 5175 NW 36th Street, Miami Springs; 285 NW 42nd Ave and 7378 SW 40th Street, Miami; 12875 Biscayne Blvd., North Miami (Check the IHOP website for additional South Florida locations.)

McDonald's: 299 SW 8th Street, 345 NE 2nd Ave., 1020 W Flagler Street, 1400 SW 8th Street, 901 NW 17th Street, 2940 SW 8th Street, 3501 Biscayne Blvd., 3280 Coral Way, 1601 Alton Road, 3200 S Dixie Hwy. and 2200 NW 36th Street, Miami (Check the McDonald's website for additional South Florida locations.)

Morton's Steakhouse: 17399 Biscayne Blvd., North Miami Beach

Olive Garden: Open Christmas Eve; closed Christmas Day. 8201 W Flagler Street and 8925 SW 162nd Ave., Miami; 1350 W 49th Street, Hialeah; 17985 Biscayne Blvd., Aventura; 20345 S Dixie Hwy., Cutler Bay; 11425 Pines Blvd., Pembroke Pines; 807 S University Drive, Plantation; 2575 NE 8th Street, Homestead

Outback Steakhouse: Open Christmas Eve until 8 p.m.; closed Christmas Day. 8255 W Flagler Street and 13145 SW 89th Place, Miami; 3161 NE 163rd Street, North Miami Beach; 8405 Mills Drive, Kendall; 15490 NW 77th Court, Miami Lakes; 10400 Pines Blvd., Pembroke Pines; 1760 Stirling Road, Dania Beach; 2725 S University Drive and 14830 Griffin Road, Davie

Panda Express: 8750 W Flagler Street, 13440 SW 120th Street and 10821 SW 72nd Street, Miami; 1405 NE 163rd Road, North Miami Beach; 12332 Miramar Pkwy., Miramar; 5860 Hollywood Blvd., Hollywood; 15703 Pines Blvd., Pembroke Pines; 5820 South University Drive, Davie, FL; 121 S Pointe Drive, Dania Beach; 8000 W Broward Blvd., Plantation

Ruth's Chris Steak House: 2320 Salzedo Street, Coral Gables

Smith & Wollensky: 1 Washington Ave., Miami Beach

Starbucks: 901 S Miami Ave, 100 Chopin Plaza, 180 NW 42nd Ave and 2937 Biscayne Blvd., Miami; 161 Ocean Drive, Miami Beach; 9488 NE 2nd Ave, Miami Shores (Check the Starbucks website for additional South Florida locations.)

Sonic: 2660 NW 199th Street, Miami Gardens

Waffle House: 19675 NW 2nd Ave, Miami Gardens; 4689 SW 148th Ave, Southwest Ranches; and 2580 Davie Road, Davie.

Again, hours can vary by location. Always call ahead to make sure your local restaurant of choice is open on Christmas Eve or Christmas Day.

These Are The Counties In The Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach, FL Metro Area Where COVID-19 Is Growing The Fastest

2022-01-08After adding over 3,841,000 new cases throughout the last week, the U.S. now has more than 56.8 million confirmed cases of COVID-19. There have been more than 820,000 COVID-19-related deaths — the highest death toll of any country.New cases continue to rise at a faster rate. In the past week, there were an average of 113.5 daily new coronavirus cases per 100,000 Americans — an increase from the week prior, when there were an average of 57.0 daily new coronavirus cases per 100,000 people.While COVID-...

2022-01-08

After adding over 3,841,000 new cases throughout the last week, the U.S. now has more than 56.8 million confirmed cases of COVID-19. There have been more than 820,000 COVID-19-related deaths — the highest death toll of any country.

New cases continue to rise at a faster rate. In the past week, there were an average of 113.5 daily new coronavirus cases per 100,000 Americans — an increase from the week prior, when there were an average of 57.0 daily new coronavirus cases per 100,000 people.

While COVID-19 has spread to nearly every part of the country, cities continue to be the sites of major outbreaks. Experts agree that the virus is more likely to spread in group settings where large numbers of people routinely have close contact with one another, such as colleges, nursing homes, bars, and restaurants. Metropolitan areas with a high degree of connectivity between neighborhoods and a large population may be particularly at-risk.

In the 50 largest metro areas, the incidence of coronavirus grew at an average rate of 139.8 new cases a day per 100,000 residents in the past week — 31.2% greater than the case growth in all counties outside of metro areas.

The Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach, FL, metro area consists of Miami-Dade County, Broward County, and Palm Beach County. In the past week, there were an average of 292.0 new coronavirus cases every day per 100,000 Miami residents, greater than the national figure. The metro area's average daily case growth in the most recent week is an increase from the week prior, when there was an average of 107.0 daily new cases per 100,000 Miami residents.

The spread of coronavirus depends on a variety of factors and can vary even between neighboring counties. Within the Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach metro area, COVID-19 is growing the fastest in Miami-Dade County. There were an average of 385.2 new cases per day per 100,000 residents in Miami-Dade County during the past week, the most of the three counties in Miami with available data.

Case growth in the Miami metro area varies at the county level. In Palm Beach County, for example, there were an average of 169.4 new cases per day per 100,000 residents in the past week — the least of any county in Miami and more than the case growth rate in Miami-Dade County.

Just as Miami-Dade County is driving the growth of COVID-19 in the Miami area, it also has the highest incidence of cases overall. As of January 6, there were a total of 31,661.2 confirmed cases per 100,000 residents in Miami-Dade County, the most of the three counties in the metro area. For comparison, the U.S. has so far reported 17,506.5 cases per 100,000 Americans nationwide.

In order to slow the spread of COVID-19, city and county governments have ordered the closure of thousands of consumer-facing businesses. These measures have led to widespread job loss and record unemployment. In Miami-Dade County, unemployment peaked at 14.5% in July 2020. As of June 2021, the county's unemployment rate was 7.1%.

To determine the county in every metropolitan area where COVID-19 is growing the fastest, 24/7 Wall St. compiled and reviewed data from state and local health departments. We ranked counties according to the average number of new daily COVID-19 cases per 100,000 residents in the seven days ending January 6. To estimate the incidence of COVID-19 at the metropolitan level, we aggregated data up from the county level using boundary definitions from the U.S. Census Bureau. Population data used to adjust case and death totals came from the U.S. Census Bureau's 2019 American Community Survey and are five-year estimates. Unemployment data is from the Bureau of Labor Statistics and is not seasonally adjusted.

These are all the counties in Florida where COVID-19 is slowing (and where it's still getting worse).

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This story was originally published by 24/7 Wall St., a news organization that produces real-time business commentary and data-driven reporting for state and local markets across the country.

FLORIDA STATE 65, MIAMI (FL) 64

Waardenburg 34 3-5 2-3 0-3 2 4 8 McGusty 36 6-14 5-6 2-9 1 1 17 J.Miller 36 3-7 0-0 2-6 1 2 9 Moore 37 8-12 0-1 1-3 6 5 20 Wong 34 4-12 0-0 0-1 5...

Waardenburg 34 3-5 2-3 0-3 2 4 8
McGusty 36 6-14 5-6 2-9 1 1 17
J.Miller 36 3-7 0-0 2-6 1 2 9
Moore 37 8-12 0-1 1-3 6 5 20
Wong 34 4-12 0-0 0-1 5 2 10
Joseph 11 0-1 0-0 0-0 0 0 0
Walker 8 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 2 0
Gak 2 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 1 0
Poplar 2 0-1 0-0 0-0 0 0 0
Totals 200 24-52 7-10 5-22 15 17 64

Percentages: FG .462, FT .700.

3-Point Goals: 9-21, .429 (Moore 4-5, J.Miller 3-5, Wong 2-5, Joseph 0-1, Waardenburg 0-1, McGusty 0-4).

Team Rebounds: 3. Team Turnovers: None.

Blocked Shots: 5 (Waardenburg 3, J.Miller, Wong).

Turnovers: 11 (McGusty 2, Moore 2, Wong 2, J.Miller, Joseph, Poplar, Waardenburg, Walker).

Steals: 10 (Moore 3, Wong 3, Waardenburg 2, McGusty, Walker).

Technical Fouls: None.

Butler 18 2-2 0-0 0-2 0 3 6
Osborne 32 2-7 2-2 2-8 2 1 7
Evans 28 4-8 2-2 1-4 2 0 11
Mills 28 2-10 0-0 0-2 4 1 4
Polite 30 4-6 4-4 4-8 2 2 12
Cleveland 22 5-7 4-5 1-4 0 1 15
Warley 12 0-4 0-2 2-4 1 3 0
Fletcher 11 1-3 1-1 1-1 0 0 3
Wilkes 11 1-4 0-0 0-0 0 0 3
McLeod 8 2-3 0-0 2-2 0 2 4
Totals 200 23-54 13-16 13-35 11 13 65

Percentages: FG .426, FT .813.

3-Point Goals: 6-20, .300 (Butler 2-2, Cleveland 1-2, Evans 1-3, Osborne 1-3, Wilkes 1-4, Fletcher 0-1, Mills 0-5).

Team Rebounds: 2. Team Turnovers: None.

Blocked Shots: 3 (Butler 2, Polite).

Turnovers: 15 (Butler 3, Mills 3, Cleveland 2, Evans 2, Polite 2, Fletcher, McLeod, Osborne).

Steals: 8 (Evans 2, Mills 2, Warley 2, Osborne, Wilkes).

Technical Fouls: None.

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Historic ‘Old Seven' Bridge Reopens After Five Years in Florida Keys

The heart of the Florida Keys is beating once again.The “Old Seven” pedestrian bridge is open once again. It’s a two-mile stretch of the old Seven Mile Bridge, from Marathon to Pigeon Key, which has been closed for reconstruction for the past five years.“It really is more of a linear park where people can come out and recreate, go biking, walking, cycling, running, take a look at all the marine resources, whether it be spotting turtles, sharks, rays, tarpon, it’s just an unbelievable experience,&rd...

The heart of the Florida Keys is beating once again.

The “Old Seven” pedestrian bridge is open once again. It’s a two-mile stretch of the old Seven Mile Bridge, from Marathon to Pigeon Key, which has been closed for reconstruction for the past five years.

“It really is more of a linear park where people can come out and recreate, go biking, walking, cycling, running, take a look at all the marine resources, whether it be spotting turtles, sharks, rays, tarpon, it’s just an unbelievable experience,” said Kelly McKinnon of the Pigeon Key Foundation, which lobbied hard for the span to be renovated.

“It’s such an emotional thing, especially for so many residents,” added former Marathon mayor, George Nugent, when he spoke to NBC 6 during the construction phase of the project.

New York has the Highline, Miami has the Underline, but the Florida Keys might top all of them with this ribbon of magnificence bisecting the Gulf of Mexico and the Atlantic Ocean.

The locals waited patiently during the renovation work, which was not a simple job, to say the least.

“What made the project challenging is that it is a historic bridge and we had to restore the bridge to the same aesthetic fabric as the original,” said construction manager Tony Sabbag.

Henry Flagler opened the original bridge for his railroad to Key West in 1912, and it was converted to a highway in 1938. In the 1980’s, the state turned the portion from Marathon to Pigeon Key into a pedestrian bridge, but condemned it as unsafe five years ago. Now that it’s back, better than ever, residents are loving it.

“This is something I’ve been looking forward to for quite some time and I’m happy to share my moment with you,” said Atul Kumar, who told us he took a bus from Key West to experience the bridge today.

“I missed it so much, to see the wildlife, sea life in the water, it’s just, my heart feels really good right now, that’s all I can say,” said Sandy Thierolf, who lives nearby in Marathon.

“It’s gorgeous, I love the surface, it’s beautiful, they did a great job,” said local resident Margo Murray.

The project price tag was about $77 million. Money well-invested, according to just about everyone you speak to in the Keys.

“Oh, it doesn’t get any better!” Thierolf said.

No argument here.

College Basketball Odds: Miami vs. Florida State prediction, odds, pick and more

The hottest team in the ACC will undergo a significant test on the road on Tuesday. We’re back with our college basketball odds series, which includes our Miami-Florida State prediction, picks, odds, and more.The Miami Hurricanes boast the biggest winning streak in the ACC, having won nine consecutive games. The Hurricanes are 5-0 in conference play and 13-3 outright on the season. Despite being the top team in the ACC, Miami enters the matchup again...

The hottest team in the ACC will undergo a significant test on the road on Tuesday. We’re back with our college basketball odds series, which includes our Miami-Florida State prediction, picks, odds, and more.

The Miami Hurricanes boast the biggest winning streak in the ACC, having won nine consecutive games. The Hurricanes are 5-0 in conference play and 13-3 outright on the season. Despite being the top team in the ACC, Miami enters the matchup against the Seminoles unranked. The Hurricanes have shaken off the rough start to the year that saw them suffer losses at the hands of UCF, Dayton, and Alabama. During their recent winning streak, however, Miami earned key victories over the likes of Clemson, Duke, and Syracuse. Miami will rely on the leadership of senior guard Kameron McGusty to guide them to a win over the Seminoles. On the year, McGusty is averaging 18.1 points and 5.8 rebounds per game.

Florida State enters the in-state rivalry game after having won their most recent bout against the Louisville Cardinals. Prior to that game, however, the ‘Noles suffered a brutal beatdown at the hands of Wake Forest. Currently 8-5 on the year, and 2-2 in conference play, the Seminoles will look to upset Miami on Tuesday night. To do so, Florida State will rely on big performances from their two leading scorers, sophomore guard Caleb Mills and senior forward Malik Osborne, who average 13.2 points and 11.5 points per game, respectively.

Here are the Miami-Florida State college basketball odds, courtesy of FanDuel.

College Basketball Odds: Miami-Florida State Odds

Miami: +6.5 (-105)

Florida State: -6.5 (-115)

Over: 149.5 (-110)

Under: 149.5 (-110)

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Why Miami Could Cover The Spread

The Hurricanes proved they aren’t a farce after a stunning victory over the Duke Blue Devils on Saturday. They’ll look to carry the momentum they’ve built throughout their nine-game win streak into Tallahassee on Tuesday. Miami hasn’t lost a game since Nov. 28, having enjoyed a terrific month of December and an equally strong start to January. Kameron McGusty will look to continue his red-hot play of late. He’s knocked down more than 50% of his 3-point attempts over the past five games, including a huge outing against Stetson during which he scored 27 points and hit 6-of-8 3’s. A big night from McGusty could prove to be the difference-maker in this one, and he’ll look to help extend Miami’s win-streak to double-digits.

It’s not just McGusty who will be an X-factor in this one, however. Miami had four starters score over 14 points in their win against Duke, with Isaiah Wong (15 points), Jordan Miller (17 points), Charlie Moore (18 points), and McGusty (14 points) all scoring in double-digits. That type of all-around scoring from the Hurricanes could prove overwhelming for Florida State’s defense.

Why Florida State Could Cover The Spread

While Miami is clearly the more competitive team in 2021-22, the Seminoles have a vice grip on the rivalry series throughout history. The ‘Noles have won each of the past eight matchups with Miami, a streak they’d be keen on continuing with a victory on Tuesday. Florida State has Miami’s number, but they’ll need big performances from key players in order to stage the upset on their home floor. They’ll look to the likes of Mills, Osborne, Matthew Cleveland, and Anthony Polite to try and get the scoring started early on in order to keep up with the high-octane Hurricanes’ offense.

Cleveland and Mills combined for 44 points in Florida State’s win over Louisville, with the latter providing 27 points on 9-of-16 shooting, including 3-for-5 from 3-point territory. A similarly big night from those two could see the Seminoles hang around in this matchup, and potentially even stage an upset of their rivals. Keeping the game within seven points is certainly achievable for the ‘Noles, so long as they avoid digging themselves into an early deficit.

Final Miami-Florida State Prediction & Pick

I’m going with Miami to cover the spread at +6.5. The Hurricanes are one of the hottest teams in college hoops right now and they’ll catch Florida State who just recently lost by 22 at the hands of Wake Forest. The Hurricanes are clearly the better team in this matchup, and with McGusty leading the charge, they should have enough firepower to cover the spread on Tuesday night.

Final Miami-Florida State Prediction & Pick: Miami +6.5 (-110)

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