Dangerous as it may be, you can endlessly swipe through social media in Miami traffic jams. It's enough to make your thumb cramp. But then you stop on some photos from Peru's Astrid & Gastón. I'd like that, you think. Same for that plethora of arepas. God, those saved me from a wicked hangover last weekend. #QuesoAManoPorVida. Ooooh, medianoches with extra mustard? All of this can be found on Javier Ramirez's Instagram, where he goes by the handle gourmandj. He seems to consume the same number of meals per day as Dwayne Johnson (seven) without any of the flexing. He's also involved in restaurants with Jean-Georges alums Brad Kilgore (Alter in Wynwood) and Antonio Bachour (Bachour Bakery & Bistro in Brickell), so in addition to peeping all of the hedonism, you can also catch glimpses into two of Miami's most anticipated spots.

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VeganAroma

Despite good intentions and an abundance of Pinterest recipes, cooking for yourself can feel like an insurmountable task. If you're clueless in the kitchen, the convenience of Papa John's online ordering and Pollo Tropical on the corner will always win. That's why Sabina Torrieri (nutrition coach and VeganAroma owner) and Graciela Augier (vegan chef) will change your life. The two host intimate cooking classes at Torrieri's cozy Coral Gables eatery. Each course features a specific menu — all vegan, gluten-free, and organic — often with a seasonal or holiday twist. The teachers demonstrate the entire process and school students on the various benefits of garden-grown, whole foods. The afternoon culminates with a vegan feast (so no one has to stop at Taco Bell on the way home). Classes usually run $70 per person or $65 if you bring a friend, so that's extra incentive to get your buds on board.

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