Before Miri’s, Golden Gardens was just a regular beach full of screaming children flying kites and 20-somethings attempting to make charcoal-grilled brats. But now that Miri’s Snack Shack opened in the concession booth, many food scenarios are possible: an acai bowl for the person who just jogged on the sand, or a round of excellent chicken kebab sandwiches with tahini on homemade flatbread for the gang that’s about to play a volleyball game, or a virgin pina colada slushie for the kid who’s crying about the fact that he’s really bad at sandcastle-building. Most of the food in this colorful little spot is made from scratch, and it’s all delicious. Don’t forget to add harissa to your flatbread sandwich, watch them flip mini Dutch pancakes right in front of you, and end with a seriously good chocolate chip cookie.
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