It is with tremendous honor and excitement that I present to you our third annual Design House. brazil and Miami’s hottest talents have come together at artefacto’s Coral Gables showroom to take you inside the looks that top contemporary designers are using in the world’s most beautiful homes.
For our 2014 show, we are privileged to welcome the extraordinary talent behind the homes of our city’s highest-profle residents and newest luxury condominium properties. this is the most successful group of international designers we’ve ever assembled, and we’ve paired them for the frst time with 10 amazing and inspiring ladies, who are helping to design a better Miami through their own sophisticated style and commitment to charity.
I invite you to take a tour inside our Coral Gables showroom during the next 11 months and experience the hottest home décor around the world. you won’t want to miss this.
LADIES OF STYLE, SUBSTANCE & HEART: ANgELA BIRDmAN, SARA COLOmBO, ANA CRISTINA DEFORTUNA, LORENA DEzER, mARIANA gROSSkOpF, CHRISTY mARTIN, NINA mIgUEL, ANSHU mOTwANI, kATRINA pEEBLES & ESTEFANIA ROSSO
InstallatIons by: SuSy AcoStA, HernAn ArriAgA, MirtHA ArriArAn, LuciAnA FrAgALi, cHriStinA HAMoui, LuciAnA JunqueirA, FAbio Morozini, MAriSoL Pinto, DAnieLA SALibA, criStinA & MonicA SouzA
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ANGELA BIRDMAN SUPPORTING PÉREZ ART MUSEUM MIAMI
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ANA CRISTINA DEFORTUNA SUPPORTING MIAMI CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL
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LORENA DEZER SUPPORTING FRIENDS OF THE ISRAEL DEFENSE FORCES
CRISTINA & MONICA SOUZA www.avantdesign-group.com
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MARIANA GROSSKOPF SUPPORTING HAND IN HAND, CENTER FOR JEWISH ARAB EDUCATION IN ISRAEL
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KATRINA PEEBLES SUPPORTING COMMUNITIES IN SCHOOLS MIAMI
LUCIANA FRAGALI www.ds-miami.com
ANSHU MOTWANI SUPPORTING CITY YEAR MIAMI
HERNAN ARRIAGA www.hernanarriaga.com
NINA MIGUEL SUPPORTING HOLTZ CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL AT THE UNIVERSITY OF MIAMI/JACKSON MEMORIAL MEDICAL CENTER
LUCIANA JUNQUEIRA firstname.lastname@example.org
ESTEFANIA ROSSO SUPPORTING SOUTH FLORIDA AFTER-SCHOOL ALL-STARS
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N M IAM I D E S I G N D I STR I C T. N ET 39th to 41st Streets between NE 2nd Avenue and N Miami Avenue, Miami, FL 33137 Phone 305 722 7100
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Sales by RELATED REALTY in collaboration with FORTUNE DEVELOPMENT SALES
OBTAIN THE PROPERTY REPORT REQUIRED BY FEDERAL LAW AND READ IT BEFORE SIGNING ANYTHING. NO FEDERAL AGENCY HAS JUDGED THE MERITS OR VALUE, IF ANY, OF THIS PROPERTY. ORAL REPRESENTATIONS CANNOT BE RELIED UPON AS CORRECTLY STATING THE REPRESENTATIONS OF THE DEVELOPER. FOR CORRECT REPRESENTATIONS, MAKE REFERENCE TO THIS BROCHURE AND TO THE DOCUMENTS REQUIRED BY SECTION 718.503, FLORIDA STATUTES, TO BE FURNISHED BY A DEVELOPER TO A BUYER OR LESSEE. This is not intended to be an offer to sell, or solicitation of an offer to buy, condominium units to residents of CT, ID, NY, NJ and OR, unless registered or exemptions are available, or in any other jurisdiction where prohibited by law, and your eligibility for purchase will depend upon your state of residency. This offering is made only by the Prospectus for the condominium. The plans, specifcations, designs, amenities, recreational facilities, managing entities, hotel operators, and restaurant operations, (if any) referred to are accurate as of this publication; however, the Developer reserves the right in its sole discretion to change any of these. This condominium is being developed by FOUR PARAISO, LLC which has a limited right to use the trade names, logos, images, and trademarks depicted pursuant to license agreements. The Related Group is not the Developer.
SALES GALLERY 801 SOUTH MIAMI AVE. T 305.521.1619
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Obtain the property report required by the federal law and read it before signing anything. No federal agency has judged the merits or value, if any, of this property. Oral representations cannot be relied upon as correctly stating the representations of the developer. For correct representations, make reference to this brochure and to the documents required by section 718.503, Florida statutes, to be furnished by a developer to a buyer or lessee.
FERNANDO BOTERO, MALE TORSO. FROM THE GARY NADER COLLECTION
This is not intended to be an offer to sell, or solicitation of an offer to buy, condominium units to residents of CT, ID, NY, NJ and OR, unless registered or exemptions are available, or in any other jurisdiction where prohibited by law, and your eligibility for purchase will depend upon your state of residency. This offering is made only by the Prospectus for the condominium only. The plans, specifications, design, amenities, managing entities, hotel operators, restaurants operations, and resort style services (if any) referred to are accurate as of this publication; however, the Developer reserves the right to change any of these, as the Developer deems best it’s sole and absolute discretion. This condominium is being developed by AMCO PRH 801 SOUTH MIAMI AVENUE, LLC which has a limited right to use the trade names, logos, images, and trademarks depicted pursuant to license agreements. The Related Group, SBE Hotels, LLC, The Allen Morris Company and Yabu Pushelberg are not the Developer. © 2014 AMCO PRH 801 South Miami Avenue, LLC. All rights reserved unless otherwise credited to another.
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SALES CENTER 75 SE 6TH STREET SUITE 101 MIAMI, FL 33131 SALES BY RELATED REALTY IN COLLABORATION WITH FORTUNE DEVELOPMENT SALES
Oral representations cannot be relied upon as correctly stating the representations of the developer. For correct representations, make reference to this brochure and to the documents required by section 718.503, Florida statutes, to be furnished by a developer to a buyer or lessee.
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ROOFTOP POOL DECK WITH AMAZING CITY VIEWS
VISIONARY ARCHITECTURE | WORLD CLASS RESTAURANTS | LUXURY RESIDENCES PRIME OFFICES | BUSINESS CENTER | 3 ENTERTAINMENT ROOMS | MIAMI’S FIRST SOUL CYCLE STUDIO This is not intended to be an offer to sell, or solicitation of an offer to buy, condominium units to residents of CT, ID, NY, NJ and OR, unless registered or exemptions are available, or in any other jurisdiction where prohibited by law, and your eligibility for purchase will depend upon your state of residency. This offering is made only by the prospectus for the condominium and no statement should be relied upon if not made in the prospectus. The Developer (as is defined below) reserves the right to modify, revise, or withdraw any proposed unit finishes, designs, materials, plans, specifications, terms, conditions, statements, managing entities, fitness facilities, amenities, restaurants , or all of same, in its sole discretion and without prior notice. This Condominium is being developed by 9SMA, LLC (“Developer”). EQUINOX® is a registered trademark of Equinox Holdings, Inc. Soul Cycle is a registered trademark of Soul Cycle, LLC. The project graphics, renderings, photographs, and text herein are owned by the Developer unless otherwise noted or credited to another. © 2013, 9SMA, LLC with all rights reserved unless otherwise credited to another.
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LUXURY DESIGNER RESORT CONDOMINIUMS HYDE HOTEL SOUL-INSPIRED SPA FULL SERVICE BEACHCLUB STATE-OF-THE-ART GYM OCEANFRONT RESTAURANT
Obtain the property report required by federal law and read it before signing anything. No federal agency has judged the merits or value, if any, of this property. Oral representations cannot be relied upon as correctly stating the representations of the Developer. For correct representations, make reference to the documents required by section 718.503, Florida Statute, to be furnished by a developer to a buyer or lessee. This is not intended to be an offer to sell, or solicitation to buy, condominium units to residents of CT, ID, NJ, NY and OR, unless registered or exemptions are available, or in any other jurisdiction where prohibited by law, and your eligibility for purchase will depend upon your state of residency. This offering is made only by the prospectus for the condominium and no statement should be relied upon if not made in the prospectus. Prices, plans and specifcations are subject to change without notice. The Related Group is not the project developer. Hyde Hollywood is being developed by 4111 SOUTH OCEAN DRIVE, LLC (“Developer”), which has a limited right to use the trademarked names and logos of The Related Group pursuant to a license and marketing agreement with The Related Group. Any and all statements, disclosures and/or representations shall be deemed made by Developer and not by The Related Group. The sketches, renderings, pictures, illustrations, and statements are proposed only, and the Developer reserves the right to modify, revise or withdraw any or all of same in its sole discretion. All prices are subject to change at any time and without notice, and do not include optional features or premiums for upgraded units.
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WELCOME HOME, GLOBAL CITIZENS Emerging from Miami’s new multidimensional landmark, the 43-story residential tower acts as an extension of Brickell City Centre’s artfully imagined lifestyle concept, directly connecting residents to an unprecedented, urban playground. Cosmopolitan residences for those who cross continents the way others cross streets, Reach Brickell City Centre is the definitive punctuation on the bold statement that is Miami.
Miami Residences from $550,000 - $2 million Penthouse pricing available upon request
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ORAL REPRESENTATIONS CANNOT BE RELIED UPON AS CORRECTLY STATING REPRESENTATIONS OF THE DEVELOPER. FOR CORRECT REPRESENTATIONS, MAKE REFERENCE TO THE DOCUMENTS REQUIRED BY SECTION 718.503, FLORIDA STATUTES, TO BE FURNISHED BY A DEVELOPER TO A BUYER OR LESSEE. DRAWING AND DEPICTIONS ARE CONCEPTUAL ONLY AND SHOULD NOT BE RELIED UPON AS REPRESENTATIONS. IMPLIED OF THE FINAL DETAIL OF THE RESIDENCES OR OTHER PORTIONS OF 1 HOTELS & HOMES SOUTH BEACH. EQUAL HOUSING OPPORTUNITY.
AT HOME WITH N AT U R E 1 Hotels & Homes was developed with the simple idea that nature isn’t just beautiful, it changes the way we feel. A fresh, new approach to living, 1 Hotels & Homes brings together four pools, 600 feet of beach, a spectacular spa and gym, a rooftop pool lounge, and three new great restaurants.
ONE, TWO AND THREE BEDROOMS AVAIL ABLE FOR PURCHASE NOW.
2399 Collins Avenue • Miami Beach • Florida • 33139 1Hotels.com/homes • 786.220.5156
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The frst residential skyscraper in the Western Hemisphere by Zaha Hadid Architects • 83 Museum-Quality Residences • Unobstructed views of Miami’s Biscayne Bay and Museum Park • 60th Floor Sky Lounge and Aquatic Center • Private Helipad • From mid $5M to $15M (305) 306-6960, www.1000museum.com ORAL REPRESENTATION CANNOT BE RELIED UPON AS CORRECTLY STATING THE REPRESENTATIONS OF THE DEVELOPER, FOR CORRECT REPRESENTATIONS, MAKE REFERENCES TO THE DOCUMENTS REQUIRED BY SECTION 718.503. FLORIDA STATUTES, TO BE FURNISHED BY A DEVELOPER TO A BUYER OR LESSEE, WE ARE PLEDGED TO THE LETTER AND SPIRIT OF THE U.S. POLICY FOR ACHIEVEMENT OF EQUAL HOUSING OPPORTUNITY THROUGHOUT THE NATION. WE ENCOURAGE AND SUPPORT AN AFFIRMATIVE ADVERTISING AND MARKETING PROGRAM IN WHICH THERE ARE NO BARRIERS TO OBTAINING HOUSING BECAUSE OF RACE, COLOR, RELIGION, SEX, HANDICAP, FAMILIAL STATUS OR NATIONAL ORIGIN. THIS IS NOT INTENDED TO BE AN OFFER TO SELL, OR SOLICITATION TO BUY, CONDOMINIUM UNITS TO RESIDENTS OF ANY JURISDICTION WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW, AND YOUR ELIGIBILITY FOR PURCHASE WILL DEPEND UPON YOUR STATE OR RESIDENCY. HELIPAD REQUIRES FAA AND OTHER GOVERNMENTAL APPROVALS WHICH ARE NOT YET OBTAINED.
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ONE, TWO & THREE BEDROOM RESIDENCES STARTING FROM THE HIGH $300’S. FULLY FURNISHED RESIDENCES AVAILABLE. NINE Sales Gallery: 900 S Miami Ave | Suite 267 | Miami, FL 33130 | Next to Taverna Opa Fortune Development Sales
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SALES CENTER 305.521.1313 8500 NW 52ND STREET, DORAL FL 33166 WWW.DOWNTOWNDORAL.COM Developed by CODINA PARTNERS. Exclusives Sales by FORTUNE INTERNATIONAL REALTY. Interiors by ADRIANA HOYOS. Architectural Design by SIEGER SUAREZ.
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ORAL REPRESENTATIONS CANNOT BE RELIED UPON AS CORRECTLY STATING THE REPRESENTATIONS OF THE DEVELOPER. FOR CORRECT REPRESENTATIONS, MAKE REFERENCE TO THIS BROCHURE AND TO THE DOCUMENTS REQUIRED BY SECTION 718.503, FLORIDA STATUTES, TO BE FURNISHED BY A DEVELOPER TO A BUYER OR LESSEE. OBTAIN THE PROPERTY REPORT REQUIRED BY FEDERAL LAW AND READ IT BEFORE SIGNING ANYTHING. NO FEDERAL AGENCY HAS JUDGED THE MERITS OR VALUE, IF ANY, OF THIS PROPERTY. All images and designs depicted herein are artist’s conceptual renderings, which are based upon preliminary development plans, and are subject to change without notice in the manner provided in the oﬀering documents. No guarantees or representations whatsoever are made that existing or future views of the project and surrounding areas depicted by artist’s conceptual renderings or otherwise described herein, will be provided or, if provided, will be as depicted or described herein. These materials are not intended to be an oﬀer to sell, or solicitation to buy a unit in the condominium. Such an oﬀering shall only be made pursuant to the prospectus (oﬀering circular) for the condominium and no statements should be relied upon unless made in the prospectus or in the applicable purchase agreement. In no event shall any solicitation, oﬀer or sale of a unit in the condominium be made in, or to residents of, any state or country in which such activity would be unlawful. This condominium is being developed by Parcel C2 Property, LLC, a Florida limited liability company (“Developer”), which has a limited right to use the trademarked names and logos of Codina Partners pursuant to a license and marketing agreement with Codina Partners. Neither Codina Partners, nor Armando Codina, is the developer of this condominium. Any and all statements, disclosures and/or representations contained herein shall be deemed made by the Developer and not by Codina Partners or Armando Codina and you agree to look solely to Developer (and not to Codina Partners, Armando Codina and/or any of their respective aﬃliates) with respect to any and all matters relating to the marketing and/or development of the Condominium and with respect to the sales of units in the Condominium.
FRONT RUNNER Northrop BT-1 torpedo bombers flying over Miami during WWII in October 1941.
MIAMI TAKES FLIGHT Before Miami developed its reputation as one of the world’s top international destinations, the South Florida community played a serious role protecting national freedom. In the 1940s, as the recently signed New Deal resulted in larger federal appropriations for Florida, Miami became a home base for the World War II military in training. Florida’s vast landscape quickly filled with 172 installations, including military bases, airfields, and naval facilities, and as the country’s involvement in the war gained traction, the military’s presence increased throughout the state. Florida’s flat terrain provided ideal training opportunities, and veteran pilots led many student missions from Opa-Locka’s executive airport. Flying Northrop BT-1 torpedo bombers ( PICTURED) over downtown Miami in October 1941, groups of trainees perfected dive-bombing methods in
preparation for their squadron placement selection. Today, varying foundations take an interest in archiving this aspect of Miami’s contribution to American history. While only 54 Northrop BT-1s were produced due to a mechanical oversight that caused constant spinning, similar-model dive bombers and other planes are exhibited at the Wings Over Miami Air Museum in the Kendall-Tamiami Executive Airport. Earlier this year, the museum was one of 110 stops along the Wings of Freedom tour, a three-dive-bomber display produced with the help of The Collings Foundation (collingsfoundation.org), a nonprofit dedicated to preserving aviation history—and one that has lent national recognition to our once-sleepy town’s international significance. Wings Over Miami Air Museum, 14710 SW 128th St., Kendall, 305-233-5197; wingsovermiami.com OD
PHOTOGRAPHY BY STATE ARCHIVES OF FLORIDA, FLORIDA MEMORY
NAVY DIVE BOMBERS TRAINED FOR WWII IN OCTOBER 1941 BY FLYING HIGH ABOVE MIAMI’S FAMED ART DECO TOWERS. BY MERCEDES VALLINA
FRONT RUNNER Kevin Edwards (RIGHT) of the Miami Heat driving to the basket against the Chicago Bulls’ Michael Jordan during a game at Chicago Stadium in 1988.
COLD START While Miami Heat fans may be loath to admit it, the franchise’s inaugural 1988–1989 season certainly got off to an inauspicious start. An early losing record quickly snowballed into a most dubious honor: a whopping 17-game losing streak—the most defeats to start a season, ever. At the end of the regular season, the fledgling squad of rookies (remember Kevin Edwards?) and castoffs (Scott Hastings?) finished dead last in the league, with 15 wins to a painful 67 losses. In fact, in the first five years of the Heat’s existence, they didn’t have one winning season. That’s not to say that there weren’t moments of greatness in the early years. Rony Seikaly, a Lebanese-born, Greek-raised player and the Heat’s first-ever draft pick, was recognized by the NBA in the 1989–1990 season with the award for Most Improved Player. That same year, rookie point guard Sherman Douglas was named to the all-rookie team. It was an early glimpse into the future decades
that would deliver greatness in the forms of Glen Rice, Shaquille O’Neal, and of course, the Big Three—Dwyane Wade, Chris Bosh, and LeBron James. The ’90s brought more success to the team, including its first foray into the playoffs in the 1991–1992 season. But while continuing to build a rabid fan base in Miami, as well as securing marquee players like Wade, the ultimate prize— the championship—remained elusive. Finally, in 2006, victory was theirs when the Heat overtook the Dallas Mavericks in four straight games after losing the first two of the series. This October, the Heat looks to be one of the most formidable teams in the league: re-signing Bosh and Wade, and adding new faces such as Luol Deng, Danny Granger, Josh McRoberts, and Shabazz Napier to the lineup. Let’s go, Heat! AmericanAirlines Arena, 601 Biscayne Blvd., Miami, 786-7771000; nba.com/heat OD
PHOTOGRAPHY BY NBA PHOTOS
ALTHOUGH THE HEAT’S FIRST SEASON IN THE NBA WAS ONE FANS WOULD RATHER FORGET, MIAMI’S POWERHOUSE TEAM HAS BECOME A FRANCHISE WORTH WATCHING. BY JULIET IZON
BAL HARBOUR SHOPS 305.868.2113
“We’ve Assembled a World-Class Team Tat’s Only Surpassed by the View.” — Jo r ge P é r e z & P e dr o M ar t i n , D e v e l o p e r s & Re s i de n c e Ow n e r s
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Broker participation welcome. Oral representation cannot be relied upon as correctly stating the representation of the Developer, for correct representation, make reference to the documents required by section 718.503 Florida Statutes, to be furnished by the Developer or Buyer or Lessee. Not an offer where prohibited by State Statutes. Plans, features and amenities subject to change without notice. All illustrations and plans are artist conceptual renderings and are subject to change without notice. This advertisement does not constitute an offer in the states of NY or NJ or any jurisdiction where prior registration or other qualification is required. Equal Housing Opportunity,
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T H E REPRESENTATIONS OF THE DEVELOPER. FOR CORRECT REPRESENTATIONS, REFERENCE SHOULD BE MADE TO THE DOCUMENTS REQUIRED BY SECTION 718.503, FLORIDA STATUTES, TO BE FURNISHED BY A DEVELOPER TO A BUYER AND NO STATEMENT SHOULD BE RELIED UPON IF NOT MADE IN THE PROSPECTUS. THIS IS NOT AN OFFER TO SELL, OR SOLICITATION OF OFFERS TO BUY, THE CONDOMINIUM UNITS IN STATES WHERE SUCH OFFER OR SOLICITATION CANNOT ACTUAL IMPROVEMENTS MAY VARY FROM RENDERINGS AND ARE USED SOLELY FOR ILLUSTRATIVE PURPOSES. ACTUAL VIEWS MAY VARY AND MAY NOT BE AVAILABLE IN ALL UNITS. VIEWS CANNOT BE RELIED UPON AS THE ACTUAL VIEW FROM FUTURE VIEW FROM THE PROPERTY OR FROM A SPECIFIC UNIT AND MAKES NO REPRESENTATION AS TO THE CURRENT OR FUTURE USE OF ANY ADJACENT PROPERTY. WE ARE PLEDGED TO THE LETTER AND SPIRIT OF THE U.S. POLICY FOR AND SUPPORT AN AFFIRMATIVE ADVERTISING AND MARKETING PROGRAM IN WHICH THERE ARE NO BARRIERS TO OBTAINING HOUSING BECAUSE OF RACE, COLOR, RELIGION, SEX, HANDICAP, FAMILIAL STATUS OR NATIONAL ORIGIN.
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At nearly 30 acres, Miami Worldcenter is at the epicenter of the city surrounded by over $3 billion of new public and private projects including mass transit, museums, parks, sports venues, entertainment and The Mall at Miami Worldcenter consisting of luxury retail and signature restaurants anchored by Bloomingdales and Macyâ€™s. www.themallatMIAMIWORLDCENTER.com
MIAMI WORLDCENTER SIGNATURE TOWER IS READY TO BE ANNOUNCED
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ORAL REPRESENTATIONS CANNOT BE RELIED UPON AS CORRECTLY STATING THE REPRESENTATIONS OF THE DEVELOPER. FOR CORRECT REPRESENTATIONS, MAKE REFERENCE TO THIS BROCHURE AND TO THE DOCUMENTS REQUIRED BY SECTION 718.503, FLORIDA STATUTES, TO BE FURNISHED BY A DEVELOPER TO A BUYER OR LESSEE.
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133 Emilio Estefan diversified his empire to include restaurants and, now, real estate.
56 // FRONT RUNNER 84 // LETTER FROM THE EDITOR-IN-CHIEF
86 // LETTER FROM THE PUBLISHER
88 // …WITHOUT WHOM THIS ISSUE WOULD NOT HAVE BEEN POSSIBLE
90 // THE LIST 155 // SHOT ON SITE
TREASURES 93 // LUXURY REBEL Designer John Varvatos brings his rock ’n’ roll style to a new concept store at Bal Harbour.
96 // POWER PLAYERS The latest men’s accessories make a bold statement everywhere from the boardroom to the corner booth.
100 // TOMMY BOY
102 // CUT ABOVE Inside Andrea Battista and Mario Silvestri’s art-meets-fashion Wynwood salon. Plus, the latest from Ferragamo, Billionaire Italian Couture, and Baume & Mercier.
PHOTOGRAPHY BY NICK GARCIA
From the penthouse to the nightclub, Tommy Pooch knows where to find the finest things in town.
Explore and Shop www.cartier.us ©2014 Cartier
151 NE 40th Street, Miami Design District (305) 864-8793 Aventura Mall (305) 521-1800 214 Worth Avenue, Palm Beach (561) 655-5913 Town Center at Boca Raton (561) 367-9100 Cartier Boutique at Saks Fifth Avenue, Dadeland Mall (305) 661-7537
Panthère de Cartier New Collection
192 The plant-based Seed Food and Wine Festival takes over Midtown.
126 // LIGHTS! CAMERA! WALLCAST! Grab a gourmet picnic and enjoy a New World Symphony performance under the stars.
128 // THE NEED FOR SPEED New experiences this month allow Miamians to fly like Top Gun, drive like Days of Thunder, or see life from a longboard.
PEOPLE 133 // A VERY SOUND MACHINE
Painter Scott Armetta reenvisions the Florida landscape.
109 // THREE POINTER Art, music, and technology combine for the second annual III Points Wynwood festival.
112 // TRICKS AND TREATS Halloween in South Florida is scary-sexy with some of the hottest parties around.
114 // COMING IN FROM THE COLD Julian Schnabel’s portraiture goes on display alongside some international greats at the NSU Museum of Art Fort Lauderdale.
118 // FROM SWAMP TO CANVAS
FORTUNE Everyone from Google employees to guests at the Mondrian are cruising around town on Avery Pack’s customdesigned bicycles.
138 // BELLE DU JOUR Jet-setting model and Frankie’s Bikinis ambassador Kasey Ashcraft calls Miami home.
140 // LIVIN’ EL OCHO LOCO Virgin Hotels CEO Raul Leal looks back on his favorite childhood spots in Little Havana.
144 // OUT OF THE BOX
Painter Scott Armetta finds his niche by artfully capturing South Florida’s unconventional landscape.
Related Group condo development President Carlos Rosso creates a new cultural expectation for Miami living.
122 // THE BUSINESS OF
148 // SMASHING, DARLING
This month’s Smash & Grab not only raises money for Locust Projects, it also introduces collectors to new talents in the art market.
Take a peek inside the machine that is prolific Brazilian artist Romero Britto.
136 // WHEELS OF
PHOTOGRAPHY BY STACEY CRAMP (SEED FOOD AND WINE FESTIVAL); MARY BETH KOETH (ARMETTA)
Emilio Estefan has created megahits in the recording studio, on the dining scene, on the Broadway stage, and now, as part of the Miami skyline.
TASTE 169 // FORGING AHEAD
200 // A GENTLEMAN’S
Top Chef Masters’ Christopher Lee joins Miami mainstay The Forge, introducing new flavors at the venerable steakhouse.
172 // CULINARY FOUNDATION
208 // MINUTE MADE
Chef Kris Wessel’s latest South Beach establishment, Oolite Restaurant & Bar, honors the foundation of Miami.
Today’s most sophisticated timepieces are inspired by past designs as well as artistic discoveries in architecture, engineering—even space travel.
174 // TIPPING THE SCALES Behind-the-scenes plating of Drunken Dragon’s signature red mullet with crispy scales.
178 // ’TIS THE SEASON
“The inspiration for the sharp suits comes from the guys I used to look up to,” says Pitbull.
Miami’s men of style take center stage to flaunt fall’s latest fashions.
214 // FIRED UP Ex-Dolphins quarterback Dan Marino has found a prosperous post-NFL career with his ever-expanding coalfired pizza enterprise.
They’re back—stone crabs reappear on Miami menus.
180 // MEETING OF THE MINDS Pubbelly’s Andreas Schreiner and Mathias Gervais of The Setai talk what’s great in Miami dining today—and what trend they want to see run its course.
184 // SEA WORTHY In order to bring the freshest local seafood to its guests, the Fontainebleau helms its own fishing boat and maintains an on-site aquarium.
190 // POT OF GOLD Take a break from the margaritas and mojitos for the sophisticated flavors of Irish whiskey.
192 // IN THE PARK Go herbivore at Basil Park, pay homage to the French brasserie, then sip and sample at an upcoming tasting festival.
FEATURES 194 // THE REVOLUTION
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WILL BE TELEVISED Music mogul and Mr. 305 Pitbull becomes Mr. New Year’s Eve with a captivating new countdown to 2015 coming from—where else—Miami.
October 2014 218 // NORTHERN LIGHT
122 Artist Romero Britto’s happy art travels from his Wynwood studio to appreciative fans around the globe.
A look at fall styles perfect for the Miami gentleman who wants to beat the heat on a cool getaway.
224 // SPIRIT OF MIAMI A handful of homegrown distilleries and brewhouses are bottling South Florida flavor.
EMINENT DOMAIN 233 // A WYN-WIN SITUATION New zoning laws are introducing several residential projects into rapidly expanding Wynwood.
236 // OVER THE TOP Penthouses atop Miami’s most luxe hotels raise the bar for condo living.
238 // IT TAKES A VILLAGE Two Miami real estate experts discuss the residential-retail dynamic in booming neighborhoods.
PARTING SHOT 272 // MEN GONE MAD
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MIAMI CAN FIT YOU LIKE A GLOVE. It’s easy to roll down Collins
Talking football and pizza with one of my childhood idols, Dan Marino, at his new Anthony’s Coal Fired Pizza location in South Beach.
Avenue or grab your favorite table at Michael’s Genuine Food & Drink and think this town was built just for you: the way the sun blazes through your sunroof, the way the bartender at The Regent Cocktail Club makes your drink exactly how you like it. New restaurants such as Il Mulino pop up and cater to your Italian craving, while long-standing ones like Joe’s Stone Crab reopen every season to remind you what you’ve been missing. The Heat provide wins on practically a nightly basis, and the sun seems to set hours later than it should, oftentimes long after a relaxing commute home from wherever you were. If you could design a city, Miami would be the blueprint, with each person more beautiful than the next and the blueness of the skies, the ocean, and the pools. Yet while our town wasn’t created specifically for you, there is one person who can stake his claim to it a little more than most—Pitbull. Mr. Worldwide, Mr. 305, Calle Ocho—he’s a guy who not only never forgot where he came from, but lets you know about
it in practically every song he sings. He is Miami 2014, and I can’t think of any other guy more fitting to grace the cover of Ocean Drive’s annual October Men’s Issue. Of course, Miami’s been blessed with a lot of great men in its history. We didn’t necessarily have posters of all of them on our walls as teenagers as was the case of me with Dan Marino, whom I spoke with recently to talk about two of his loves, football and pizza. But nonetheless they deserve our attention. From pro boxer Ahmed Elbiali, who is currently undefeated, to celeb DJ Ruckus—both featured in this month’s “Men of Style”—Miami men are “bringing it” like never before. So even though this city may not have been designed just for you, this issue of Ocean Drive—from style setter John Varvatos to Emilio Estefan to The Forge—was.
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kicked up. As October rolls in, we’re wondering where the summer went and looking forward to what’s ahead later this fall. As always, we’re delivering the best of what’s happening this month in the pages of this issue of Ocean Drive: Think music festivals, buzzed-about restaurant openings, and art happenings. Not to mention, our annual October issue is dedicated to the men of Miami. From chefs to style setters and the business of booze, we have all the details of new and exciting ventures in this town and the men behind them. Check out our “Men of Style & Substance” story to see how image plays a role in the lives of some of Miami’s most successful and innovative individuals. For this Men’s Issue, we are very excited to have Miami native and global music sensation Pitbull on our cover. We spent some time with the stylish star on-set at the Shelborne, and it was easy to see just why he’s made it big. In our feature story, the international mega artist lets us in on what took him from Mr. 305 to Mr. Worldwide, and how he continues to show love and support for his hometown. He’s a perfect example of the promise Miami offers, and we couldn’t have asked for a better man to profile in this issue. Hope to see you around town…
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MARIA LANKINA Photographer Born in Russia, Maria Lankina moved to London in 2001 to work as a model before coming to the US in 2005. Launching her photography career in 2006, she has shot fashion and beauty for a variety of clients, including Vincent Longo, Custo Barcelona, Bravo TV, and The St. Regis Bal Harbour Resort. “I rely heavily on my instincts during actual sessions,” says Lankina of her portraiture, which includes Dan Marino and Tommy Pooch in this issue of Ocean Drive. “What my ‘inner’ eye sees is often a surprise to myself, too, making it a true creative collaboration with my subjects.” Based in Miami, Lankina is also a mixed-media artist, art director, and blogger.
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MICHAEL KAPLAN Journalist
CARLA TORRES Food Writer
JASON FITZROY JEFFERS Culture Writer
A freelance journalist based in Brooklyn, Michael Kaplan has written for such publications as Details, Wired, Playboy, and The New York Times Magazine. The author and coauthor of four books, the most recent one being Tattoo World, he looks at Miami-made spirits in this issue. “I love the trend of independent distillers doing unique takes on various spirits,” says Kaplan. “Rather than having, say, a whiskey always being consistent, the most interesting of the boutique distillers are changing them from one release to the next.”
Describing herself as “gluttonous and knowing no limits when it comes to food,” Carla Torres has written for Miami New Times, Key Biscayne Magazine, thelatinkitchen.com, and the Miami Herald; she is also Travel & Leisure’s Miami expert. “I’ve always wanted to take on competitive eating,” says Torres, who is particularly excited for the opening of chef Najat Kaanache’s Piripi. “If I was given the chance, I think I could eat like 75 oysters.” In this issue, she chronicles several exciting new events in Miami’s ever-changing food scene in “Spotlight.”
Hailing from Barbados, Jason Fitzroy Jeffers’s written work has appeared in the Miami Herald and Ocean Drive. Also a South Florida-based musician, he released his debut album, Paradise Low, in 2006. In this issue, he previews the upcoming III Points music festival. “I’m a big fan of Flying Lotus, one of the headliners, and his new album is being released one week before III Points,” says Jeffers, who recently added filmmaker to his CV with the premiere of his production company’s first short film, Papa Machete, at the 2014 Toronto International Film Festival.
“THE FACT THAT CHEF NAJAT KAANACHE IS BRINGING THIS AUTHENTIC SPANISH CONCEPT TO THE MAGIC CITY IS AN INDICATION OF MIAMI’S BURGEONING CULINARY SCENE.” —CARLA TORRES
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STYLE The Style Setter John Varvatos’s rock star-worthy designs have garnered him fans the world over, including right here in Miami.
LUXURY REBEL FASHION DESIGNER JOHN VARVATOS BRINGS HIS MUSICDRIVEN STYLE TO THE MAGIC CITY WITH A NEW CONCEPT STORE AT BAL HARBOUR SHOPS.
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Designer John Varvatos’s eponymous brand may be only 14 years old, but his impact in the men’s fashion space is already legendary. The Detroit-born designer is heavily influenced by the rock ’n’ roll community, which is reflected in his work every season in some way, from ad campaigns featuring ZZ Top, Alice Cooper, Willie Nelson, and The Roots to his boutique in what was once famed New York music venue CBGB. For fall, Varvatos riffed off his Spring 2014 campaign subjects, Gene Simmons and Kiss. “When I was doing my runway show in Milan [earlier this year], Kiss was playing there the same week,” says CONTINUED ON PAGE 94
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Varvatos’s new Bal Harbour boutique shows off the designer’s more luxurious side.
Varvatos. “There were like 35,000 people. Here’s Kiss, who hasn’t had a radio hit in years, and I asked myself what makes them so iconic to another generation? At first, yes, it’s the music, but they are somewhat superheroes in their stage persona and their look.” The Fall 2014 collection emphasizes little details that Varvatos calls “magic dust.” “Whether it’s the way we finish our boots with a little more of a chunky tread, or
shoulders on a garment or a fun feather effect, it’s still very beautiful and very elegant,” says the designer of his current rock star-worthy looks, which can all be scooped up at the label’s newest store at Bal Harbour Shops. “Lincoln Road [was] mirrored off our New York store and the Bowery—it’s much more casual and a little beach,” Varvatos says of his first South Florida boutique. In contrast, “Bal Harbour is one of the greatest
shopping centers in the country, and it gave us the ability to do a very luxuryoriented store,” he explains. “It’s fun to be able to have two worlds of John Varvatos. I love having the ability to have different personalities of the brand down here.” The new boutique, which was inspired by typical apartments one might find in New York’s Upper East Side neighborhood, has a residential feel. Designed by Varvatos himself with his
in-house team, it boasts custom leather furniture, midcentury lighting, handpicked vintage pieces, and a ceiling made up entirely of concave mirrors. The walls will act as a gallery space, periodically rotating rock ’n’ roll photographs from Rock Paper Photo (which are all for sale). The entire store reflects the elegant side of Varvatos, who is also introducing a made-to-measure program this fall. “There’s a return to
elegance and dressing up,” he muses. “It’s even evident in the Kiss ads—how elegant they were. Guys have been so casual with casual Fridays and whatever, but they’re really enjoying a moment to dress up again,” he says. And while Miami is growing up, it’s good to see we can still rock and roll, all night long. Bal Harbour Shops, 9700 Collins Ave., 305-866-0162; 1020 Lincoln Road, Miami Beach, 305-6747917; johnvarvatos.com OD
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“GUYS ARE REALLY ENJOYING A MOMENT TO DRESS UP AGAIN.” —JOHN VARVATOS
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Turtleneck ($1,094) and pants ($370), Etro. Bal Harbour Shops, 9700 Collins Ave., 305-868-5971; etro .com. 43mm stainless-steel Fifty Fathoms Bathyscaphe watch, Blancpain ($10,500). East Coast Jewelry, 16810 Collins Ave., Sunny Isles Beach, 305-947-8883; ecjusa.com. Sterling silver Meteorite signet ring, David Yurman ($795). Bal Harbour Shops, 305-867-1772; davidyurman.com. Belt, Allen Edmonds ($175). Nordstrom, Village of Merrick Park, 358 San Lorenzo Ave., Coral Gables, 786-999-1313; nordstrom.com. PorteDocuments Voyage, Louis Vuitton ($2,830). Miami Design District, 170 NE 40th St., 305-5731366; louisvuitton.com
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STYLE Accessories Grays layered in several textures make for an eye-catching yet subtle look.
Gilet, Brunello Cucinelli ($1,005). Bal Harbour Shops, 9700 Collins Ave., 305-864-4833; brunellocucinelli.com. Shirt, John Varvatos ($250). 1020 Lincoln Road, Miami Beach, 305-6747917; johnvarvatos.com. Tie, Brooks Brothers ($80). The Falls, 8888 SW 136th St., Miami, 305-259-7870; brooksbrothers.com. Pocket square, Salvatore Ferragamo ($140). Bal Harbour Shops, 305-866-8166; ferragamo .com. 43.5mm Classic Chronograph watch, David Yurman ($4,600). Bal Harbour Shops, 305-867-1772; davidyurman.com. modelTwo e-cigarette, Ploom ($40). Happy Times, 1607 NE 123rd St., North Miami, 305-8998414; ploom.com
An unconventional emerald velvet bow tie brings a sleek elegance to evening wear.
Jacket ($2,295) and scarf ($295), Burberry London. Village of Merrick Park, 358 San Lorenzo Ave., Coral Gables, 305-446-1550; burberry.com. Shirt, Ermenegildo Zegna ($345). Bal Harbour Shops, 9700 Collins Ave., 305-865-8652; zegna. com. Bow tie, Marc Jacobs ($195). Saks Fifth Avenue, Bal Harbour Shops, 305-865-1100; saks. com. Accutron II watch, Bulova ($499). Time Center, Inc., 74 E. Flagler St., Miami, 305-3771919; bulova.com
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A forest-colored watch face paired with a sleek silver band completes the ultimate monochromatic look. Sweater, Marc Jacobs ($1,095). Saks Fifth Avenue, Bal Harbour Shops, 9700 Collins Ave., 305-865-1100; saks. com. Shirt, Prada ($880). Miami Design District, 180 NE 40th St., 305-438-2280; prada. com. Trousers, Brioni ($895). Bal Harbour Shops, 305-868-9399; brioni.com. 40mm stainless-steel Oyster Perpetual Submariner Date watch, Rolex ($9,050). Miami Design District, 135 NE 39th St., 305-576-5391; rolex. com. Belt, Burberry London ($395). Village of Merrick Park, 358 San Lorenzo Ave., Coral Gables, 305-4461550; burberry.com
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Statement-making cuff links in this cool shade of gray pair well with a range of shirts, from even colorways to fashionforward patterns. Shirt, Etro ($591). Bal Harbour Shops, 9700 Collins Ave., 305-8685971; etro.com. Pants, Ralph Lauren Purple Label ($595). Bal Harbour Shops, 305-861-2059; ralphlauren.com. 18k white-gold, crystal, and hematite square cuff links, Penny Preville ($4,295). Neiman Marcus, Bal Harbour Shops, 305-993-4620; neiman marcus.com. Limitededition 36mm brushed stainless-steel Chiffre Rouge A03 watch, Dior Timepieces ($3,500). Miami Design District, 161 NE 40th St., 305571-3576; dior.com
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STYLE Social Network “STUDIO 54 AND INFINITY IN THE LATE ’70S WERE THE BEST CLUBS EVER BECAUSE [BACK THEN] ANYTHING WENT.” —TOMMY POOCH
People waiting to get into Studio 54 in 1978. ABOVE RIGHT: Meat Market’s Asian barbecued ribs.
Tommy Boy A MAN OF MANY DIFFERENT HATS, MAGIC CITY FAVORITE TOMMY POOCH GIVES THE LOWDOWN OF BEING A NIGHTLIFE IMPRESARIO. BY JARED SHAPIRO Whether Tommy Pooch is heading to a 1 AM table next to Avicii or a 9 AM showing on Collins Avenue, the multifaceted Miami nightlife promoter dresses the part, wearing shirts from Abercrombie & Fitch (Aventura Mall, 19501 Biscayne Blvd., 305-466-0110; abercrombie.com) or Versace (Bal Harbour Shops, 9700 Collins Ave., 305-864-0044; versace.com)—the first one he ever got coming from friend Mickey Rourke—and a fresh trim from Sloane Square Barbers & Shoppe (1322
Alton Road, Miami Beach, 305-673-0877; sloanesq.com). Pooch’s watches and jewelry for a big night out come from VAULT (1024 Lincoln Road, Miami Beach, 305-673-5251; vaultworldwide.com), or he has bracelets and personal jewelry commissioned from Loren Jewels (lorenjewels.com), helmed by Loren Ridinger, whom Pooch says he gets his interior and design advice from (but somehow we think that advice is not just limited to interiors and design). “Just tell me what you need” is what T. Pooch
Realty (927 Lincoln Road, Miami Beach, 305-992-5152; tpoochrealty.com), Pooch’s namesake real estate company, preaches to its many South Florida clients. Of course, those who have been ensconced in the Miami culture for decades know that Pooch’s real “just tell me what you need” attitude comes from his years as one of our city’s most connected club promoters and as owner of Pucci’s Pizza (888 Biscayne Blvd., #102, Miami, 305-3588881; puccispizzaonline.com). Now as a partner in the
soon-to-be-open Argentinean hot spot Novecento (novecento.com) in Midtown, Pooch is elevating his game one notch further. A Miami resident since 1992, Pooch calls the luxurious and exclusive North Bay Road his home; it’s where he retreats to after late nights promoting at LIV (4441 Collins Ave., Miami Beach, 305-674-4680; livnightclub.com), Story (136 Collins Ave., Miami Beach, 305-538-2424; storymiami.com), Hyde (1701 Collins Ave., Miami Beach, 305-674-1701;
sbe.com), and Villa Azur (309 23rd St., Miami Beach, 305-763-8688; villaazur miami.com). “Chaos was amazing from 1997 to 1999,” he remembers. “Studio 54 and Infinity in the late ’70s were the best clubs ever because [back then] anything went.” Now you’re more likely to catch him enjoying a pre-club dinner at Lincoln Road’s Meat Market (915 Lincoln Road, Miami Beach, 305-532-0088; meatmarketmiami.com), sipping on a “good red wine or good tequila.” OD
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Tommy Pooch at the Vintro Hotel & Kitchen. RIGHT: RM 60-01 Regatta Flyback Chronograph in titanium, Richard Mille ($150,000), available at VAULT.
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With the recent evolution of Salvatore Ferragamo’s iconic flagship at Bal Harbour Shops, fashionable fans of the brand will not be disappointed by this two-story haven. “The expansion of the boutique will provide a rich and intimate Ferragamo experience for our customers,” says Vincent Ottomanelli, CEO and regional director of Ferragamo USA, of the massive yet inviting 8,100-square-foot space that highlights the brand’s new direction under Creative Director Massimiliano Giornetti. Bal Harbour Shops, 9700 Collins Ave., 305-866-8166; ferragamo.com
ON THE MONEY Tucked away in a converted post office in the Design District is Italian import Billionaire Italian Couture, which debuted its store this past December at Art Basel. The brand, which offers both men’s and women’s clothing, was heavily inspired this fall by both medieval-era and classic Asian motifs, making for bold, daring prints and saturated colors fitting for Miamians. Miami Design District, 4000 NE Second Ave., 305-576-2300; billionairecouture.com
Gentlemen can fire up their formal wear with elegant yet edgy accoutrements.
Boss Hugo Boss ($95). Tiffany & Co. (price on request). Bal Harbour Shops, 9700 Collins Ave., Aventura Mall, 19501 Biscayne Blvd., 305-792-6099; hugoboss.com 305-864-1801; tiffany.com
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Cartier ($1,150). Miami Design District, 151 NE 40th St., 305-864-8793; cartier.us
Christian Louboutin ($1,395). Miami Design District, 155 NE 40th St., 305-576-6820; christianlouboutin.com
David Yurman ($1,950). Bal Harbour Shops, 9700 Collins Ave., 305-867-1772; davidyurman.com
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Mario Silvestri and Andrea Battista of Junior & Hatter.
Baume & Mercier’s Promesse, a collection of automatic and quartz timepieces that was five years in the research and development stages, combines the architectural lines of a piece from the 1970s with modernday style. The line (starting around $1,900) consists of both 30mm and 34mm Swiss-made watches that feature a round case and dial, intermixed with an oval bezel for feminine appeal. Accents include diamonds and motherof-pearl. Mayors, 7457 N. Kendall Dr., Miami, 305-667-7517; baume-et-mercier.com
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MAKE A DATE III Points Wynwood takes place October 10—12 at Soho Studio, 2136 NW First Ave., Miami, and various other locations in Wynwood; iiipoints.com.
THREEPOINTER III POINTS WYNWOOD RETURNS FOR ITS SECOND YEAR, BRINGING THE CONVERGENCE OF ARTS, MUSIC, AND TECHNOLOGY TO MIAMI’S MOST GROUNDBREAKING NEIGHBORHOOD.
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It’s not easy keeping up with Miami, but it’s certainly exciting. Over the past 10 years, the city has experienced some of its greatest cultural metamorphosis since its inception. Odd then that it’s taken so long for an annual, homegrown event to emerge that reflects the massive growth in both its artistic and technological spheres. Enter III Points, a meticulously engineered collision of cutting-edge music, art, and technology in the heart of Wynwood. Founded and organized by Amir Ben-Zion, Erica Freshman, and David Sinopoli—the same brain trust responsible for club Bardot, perhaps the city’s most intimate venue for live acts—the three-day festival returns this month for its second go-around with a bigger roster of musical acts, a new venue, and a bevy of art installations and technology seminars. “Our angle at III Points is not about the music, or the art, or the tech, but how they all combine to form a comprehensive experience,” says Sinopoli, who serves as the music director guru at Bardot. As it did previously, CONTINUED ON PAGE 110
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Yacht playing at the 2013 III Points Young Turks BBQ at Cafeina. BELOW: Miami artist Danny Alvarez’s mirrored triangles on display at the III Points Campus last year.
neighborhood is changing so much, and not always for the best, so we want to eventually provide a forum for conversations about that while continuing to develop what is best for our culture and our musicians.” This year, III Points is placing greater emphasis on Wynwood’s role as a rapidly expanding hub for tech startups. It’s an aspect of the community that tends to be overshadowed by the avalanches of press given to the city’s visual arts explosion. To that end, the festival has formed an alliance with The Lab Miami, a collaborative workspace that’s home to some of Miami’s foremost technological innovators. For those wanting to learn about the field, the collaboration will provide an opportunity for visitors to try their hand at crafting art, app building, or even beatmaking. “We’re putting together two days’ worth of amazing programming—informative, hands-on lectures and workshops about everything from 3-D printing to virtual reality,” Freshman explains. “It’s a lot more academic this time, especially when it comes to art and music. There will be a lot more technique-based ‘how-to’ presentations.” As with any new venture, there’s also a learning curve. “I don’t think everyone got to experience everything we had to offer last year because they didn’t realize just how much was going on,” she says. “Our schedule and messaging are going to be a lot clearer and tighter this time around.” From the sounds of it, III Points aims for a fantastic mash-up—tunes, tech, and forward thinking. It’s a celebration of the city’s creative flowering, one that looks to continually evolve itself. Says Freshman, “It’s all about turning people on in new ways, especially to the neighborhood.” III Points Wynwood takes place Friday, October 10, through Sunday, October 12, at Soho Studio, 2136 NW First Ave., Miami, and various other locations in Wynwood; iiipoints.com. OD
For those seeking even more of a Wynwood fix, the 33127 zipcode is brimming with food and artwork. Everyone loves a good drive-by for the grafitti-muraled walls. But instead of stopping and idling every block, rent a bike at The Miami Bike and Pro Shop (275 NE 18th St., Miami, 305-901-2434; the miamibikeshop.com). And just so you know what you’re looking at, wynwoodmap.com provides an up-to-date guide. After your tour, treat yourself to local caffeine at Panther Coffee (2390 NW Second Ave., Miami, 305-677-3952; panthercoffee.com), where you’ll probably run into an artist, or a dozen. Night owls looking to continue the party and hear music till the wee hours, Gramps (176 NW 24th St., Miami, 786-752-6693; grampsbar.com) is your place, and Bardot (3456 N. Miami Ave., Miami, 305576-5570) never disappoints, hosting some of the best bands in Florida. JugoFresh (82 NE 29th St., Miami, 786409-4562; jugofresh.com) satisfies cravings for superfood smoothies or raw/vegan choices, with a variety of energy and antioxidant boosts. Finally, all that music and booze could have you a little worn out; to get back in fighting mode, Fight Club Miami (120 NE 20th St., Miami, 305-573-7400; fightclubamerica.com) has everything from kickboxing to personal training.
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the festival aims to take over a massive warehouse in Wynwood—this time Soho Studios—with enveloping art installations and a lineup of international, genre-busting musical acts such as Los Angeles beat king Flying Lotus, the bewitching Swedish indie pop chanteuse Lykke Li, and lush electropop maestros Metronomy, among plenty of others. They’ll be joined by some of Miami’s finest bands and DJs, such as Jacuzzi Boys, DZA, and Ketchy Shuby. However, what makes the festival different is how it forms a creative symbiosis with the surrounding community by staging satellite events at neighborhood bars and galleries. The goal? To turn Wynwood for one weekend into an immersive playground for the most adventurous new sights, sounds, and experiences. “We’ll probably never stage it in the same venue, ever—it’s about growth,” says Sinopoli. “The
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For many creatures of the night, Halloween marks the beginning of the party season, and while the lines at Miami’s most fancy fêtes can seem frightening at times, those in the know are certainly in for a treat this year. The Halloween Sundowner at Vizcaya (3251 S. Miami Ave., Miami, 305-860-8420; vizcaya.org) is where locals let loose in some of the most eccentric costumes this side of The Palace. In its 28th year, the evening never disappoints; tickets are $130 at an early-bird rate and $160 closer to the big night. The Little Lighthouse Foundation’s annual Nightmare on the Beach (nightmareonthebeach.com) Halloween event has an alien invasion theme this year. (Think E.T., not Elian.) The crowd is always packed with socialites, and proceeds benefit The Little Lighthouse Foundation, which supports children and their families who struggle with educational, financial, and medical hardships. The party continues into the late hours at the official afterparty at Set nightclub (320 Lincoln Road, Miami Beach, 786-735-1900; setmiami.com). Also raising money for charity is the ultra-VIP party at the home of Dr. Lenny and Lisa Hochstein. Last year the décor was terrifying, but the crowd was enchanting, as the plastic surgeon and his Real Housewives of Miami wife welcomed stars like Stacy Keibler and Jeremy Shockey. The ghosts of Playboys past make their way to SLS South Beach (1701 Collins Ave., Miami Beach, 305-455-2990; hydebeach.com). Playmates will be partying, cocktail waitresses will don bunny outfits, and the Hyde Beach pool turns into Hugh Hefner’s grotto for the night. After House of Pleasure and Creepy Circus themes in the past years, Soho Beach House (4385 Collins Ave., Miami Beach, 786-507-7900; sohobeachhouse.com) is trending more glamorous for 2014, with a Stardust Discothèque Halloween soirée. Put together your best Andy Warhol costume or hop on the Soul Train for this members-only party that will also feature a performance by Midnight Magic. Hometown hero Cedric Gervais will spin Halloween night at Story nightclub (136 Collins Ave., Miami Beach, 305-5382424; storymiami.com), while Luciano brings his talents to South Beach for a wild evening at LIV (4441 Collins Ave., Miami Beach, 305-674-4680; livnightclub.com), with the scariest part being the way you’ll feel the morning after! OD
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COMING IN FROM THE COLD FORMER ART WORLD BAD BOY JULIAN SCHNABEL MAKES A BID FOR THE CANON AT THE NSU MUSEUM OF ART FORT LAUDERDALE. BY BRETT SOKOL “If you live long enough, it can work out nicely,” quips Julian Schnabel when asked to survey his career as a painter. “I had a lot of success early on, and when you’re young and that happens, it pisses a lot of people off…. Time goes by and things become a part of the new augmented language of what art is.” There’s more than a hint of vindication in his voice—and deservedly so. No figure dominated the 1980s New York art world more than Schnabel, and no other figure received more critical abuse. When he wasn’t being pilloried for the soaring six-figure prices his canvases commanded from speculators— many flipped at auction seemingly before their paint was dry—he was drawing fire for being, as The New York Times groaned in one of its many
attacks, “overhyped” and “preposterously portentous.” Of course, Schnabel himself didn’t calm matters by famously declaring, “I’m the closest you’ll get to Picasso in this life.” Three decades on, the curatorial jeers have been replaced by applause, most notably in the form of “Café Dolly: Picabia, Schnabel, Willumsen,” an exhibition opening October 12 at the NSU Museum of Art Fort Lauderdale. Positioning a wide array of Schnabel’s portraits alongside early- and mid-20th-century figurative paintings by Denmark’s J.F. Willumsen and France’s Francis Picabia, the exhibit spotlights these three artists as kindred spirits. Indeed, the show’s cocurators—fellow CONTINUED ON PAGE 116
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Francis Picabia, Autoportrait, circa 1940–42. BELOW: J.F. Willumsen, Woman Playing with a Black Cat, 1945.
painters Claus Carstensen and Christian Vind, together with Anne Gregerson— see their featured trio as forging and then refining “an unblemished and spotless hyper-modernism.” It’s best not to ponder this notion too deeply. In a head-spinning catalog essay, Carstensen begins by citing questions of authenticity invoked by the cloned sheep in the show’s title. Gathering theoretical steam, he’s soon hailing Schnabel as having picked up the aesthetic tasks of Leon Trotsky’s revolutionary socialist Fourth International, and saluting him for now carrying the banner for a new “silent Fifth International.” Only in the milieu of contemporary art can the squire of a seven-and-a-half-acre oceanfront estate in Montauk, as well as a three-story luxury compound in the West Village, be deemed a bomb-throwing Bolshevik—even a “silent” one. Instead, the true value of “Café Dolly” is simply that it brings a batch of all too rarely seen artwork to South Florida. Willumsen’s paintings, little known on these shores, are the discovery of the season, marrying sly humor to a visceral visual punch. Picabia may be better known in America, but seeing his giddily louche portraiture in person is always a treat. And the local arrival of
“I HAD A LOT OF SUCCESS EARLY ON, AND WHEN YOU’RE YOUNG AND THAT HAPPENS, IT PISSES A LOT OF PEOPLE OFF.”—JULIAN SCHNABEL Schnabel’s handiwork, now freed from old debates, offers the opportunity for a fresh, unjaundiced look—particularly for those eyes more familiar with his career’s ’90s turn to feature filmmaking. As for the connections across the years between the three artists, count Schnabel among the intrigued—but he’s willing to play along. “Willumsen died in 1958. Picabia died in 1953. I was born in 1951,” he muses. “So it’s pretty interesting when you think that these guys never knew what I was going to do. But time is incongruous to art, art keeps going.… It’s bigger and more sprawling than what’s contained in the linear thinking of people that are trying to put things in boxes.” “Café Dolly: Picabia, Schnabel, Willumsen” is on
display October 12 through February 1, 2015, at the NSU Museum of Art Fort Lauderdale, 1 E. Las Olas Blvd., Fort Lauderdale, 954-525-5500; moafl.org. OD
PHOTOGRAPHY BY LUCIEN BILINELLI COLLECTION, BRUSSELS/MILAN © 2014 ARTISTS RIGHTS SOCIETY (ARS), NEW YORK/ADAGP, PARIS (PICABIA); COURTESY OF JULIAN SCHNABEL (SCHNABEL); J.F. WILLUMSEN MUSEUM © 2014 ARTISTS RIGHTS SOCIETY (ARS), NEW YORK/BILLEDKUNST.DK (WILLUMSEN)
Julian Schnabel, Untitled (Self Portrait with Big Girl, Montauk), 2004.
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CULTURE Magic City
From Swamp to Canvas ARTIST SCOTT ARMETTA PAINTS EERIE BUT GORGEOUS SUBTROPICAL LANDSCAPES. BY BRETT SOKOL
Artist Scott Armetta at his studio in South Florida’s Palm Springs.
PHOTOGRAPHY BY MARY BETH KOETH
Forget about gently swaying palm trees or sundappled waves rolling onto a sandy beach. Scott Armetta’s sumptuous landscape paintings certainly evoke an unspoiled South Florida, but it’s a vision of Sunshine State wilderness that rarely finds its way onto tourist postcards. “That was part of the challenge,” the West Palm Beach-based Armetta explains. “To take a landscape so imbued with clichés and still try to capture what I love about living here.” The goal, he continues, is to avoid “just regurgitating old experiences, but to add something new in the process. It’s important to recognize the mortality of natural life.” That dichotomy between life and death within nature practically sings out from the best of Armetta’s paintings, CONTINUED ON PAGE 120
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CULTURE Magic City Armetta holding his brushes. “I try to amplify the mystery of whatever I find intriguing,” he says.
Armetta’s Sunrise Event (2012) suggests the surf reclaiming a postapocalyptic landscape.
such as his Sunrise Event, where a mist-enshrouded shoreline seems disturbingly peaceful, as if the dawn’s surf was slowly reclaiming postapocalyptic terrain from a now-vanished civilization. Dead Alligator Found in Lake Okeechobee Shore makes that cyclical relationship more overt, with the deceased gator in question both viscerally striking and mournfully evocative; its carcass lies splayed out on an otherwise barren swath of swamp, alone except for a few tufts of grass and an odd blue light beckoning in the distance. Armetta’s paintings are even more impressive when viewed against the post-Art
Basel backdrop of South Florida. It’s not simply that his eyebrow-raising technical skills are increasingly rare in local circles—skill itself has become suspect in many curatorial corners. And few styles arouse more theoretical suspicion than a finely crafted landscape. Call it the New Earnestness—an approach Armetta fully embraces. “You have to be careful so it doesn’t become corny,” he concedes. But that hasn’t stopped him from using vintage frames— many of which are broken or barely hanging together—to further accentuate an air of visual decay. “I’m not doing this to be kitschy,” he explains. “I try to amplify the mystery
of whatever I find intriguing about a setting.” However, this isn’t the attitude he began with. Upon his 1998 graduation from Boca Raton’s Florida Atlantic University, Armetta joined the then-usual exodus of local artists relocating to New York City. “I wasn’t there long enough to get jaded,” he recalls with a laugh of his 12 months up north. Armetta enjoyed the city’s cultural offerings, as well as the studio space he shared with fellow painter and FAU graduate Aramis Gutierrez (whose Guccivuitton gallery in Little Haiti is currently exhibiting Armetta’s work). Yet Armetta noticed his own paintings—then focused on abstraction—were stylistically akin to what he was seeing at studios and galleries throughout the city. “A lot of what was happening in New York were variations on Gerhard Richter’s ‘squeegee’ paintings,” he
remembers. And while Armetta may be a fan of Richter’s abstractionist handiwork, he hardly felt the need to try and improve on it. “Sometimes being in the middle of what’s happening makes you susceptible to trends.... It’s too tempting to become a follower,” he cautions. After being accepted to graduate school at Manhattan’s Hunter College, he returned to West Palm Beach. The plan was to stay for a year and sock away some money for his MFA. Instead, he found himself wandering around Palm Beach County’s less-traveled edges, becoming enraptured with vistas his teenage self had taken for granted. “When I was walking around here, I hadn’t yet seen in other people’s paintings what I wanted to bring out.” An artist’s residency at West Palm Beach’s Alexander W. Dreyfoos School of the Arts—the
magnet high school where Armetta had been part of the initial 1994 graduating class—further delayed grad school and eventually became a full-time teaching gig, one he’s remained happily ensconced in for over a decade. “I always think, How would I have wanted to discuss a subject?” Yet as much as he enjoys teaching, he’s even more grateful for the financial security it provides. “Part of having a job I really like is that I can just make work that I want to look at myself,” Armetta offers. “That’s not to say I don’t want to communicate with a contemporary audience, I do! But what may seem ‘hot’ to other artists is honestly on the very, very low end of the list of things I concern myself with.” “10a/10b,” a solo exhibition of Scott Armetta’s artwork, is on view through November 1 at Guccivuitton, 8375 NE Second Ave., Miami; guccivuitton.net. OD
PHOTOGRAPHY BY MARY BETH KOETH (BRUSHES); COURTESY OF SCOTT ARMETTA (SUNRISE EVENT)
“I HADN’T YET SEEN IN OTHER PEOPLE’S PAINTINGS WHAT I WANTED TO BRING OUT.”—SCOTT ARMETTA
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THE BUSINESS OF BRITTO ROMERO BRITTO AND HIS PERPETUALLY HAPPY ART HAVE CHARMED THE WORLD. WE TAKE A PEEK INSIDE THE MACHINE. BY BILL KEARNEY
Romero Britto at work in his 50,000-square-foot Wynwood studio. “I never thought I would do what I now do with my art,” he says.
PHOTOGRAPHY BY GARY JAMES
Walking into Romero Britto’s 50,000-square-foot Wynwood production facility, I’m overwhelmed by wall after wall of photos—Britto with Bono, Hillary Clinton, Pope Francis, Prince Charles. Turn a corner and there’s an invite to Michael Jackson’s Neverland Valley Ranch for a Britto birthday bash back in the day. Another wall is covered in the artist’s candy-colored Disney tchotchkes. “Welcome to the Britto compound,” coos Paula Moscoso, Britto’s elegant studio manager. The place is abuzz with several of the company’s 93 employees—lawyers, logistics people, young art workers. The product is Britto, more specifically his original paintings, reproduction prints, and colorful collectibles, many of which will be shipped globally. Despite Moscoso’s concern about interrupting him, when we walk into Britto’s inner sanctum, a room littered with Sharpies, memorabilia, and new paintings, he’s as warm as can be. Dance music plays in CONTINUED ON PAGE 124
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Weekends, when the studio is empty, are the time when Britto is most creative. LEFT, FROM TOP: Sharing a meal with friends at Zuma; Yair Kagan showing the area where three Britto images will be tattooed on his shoulder and arm.
the background as he uses a silver marker and quick strokes to sketch a portrait of a coy girl. “This is from my new series,” he says. The work is indeed different, if you’re accustomed to two decades of his vibrant Pop Art. The largest piece is a woman who looks more crazy than happy, drawn in bold strokes over newsprint detailing the chaos of the world. Others have layers of rust-colored resin and gold or silver leaf topped with quick face sketches so minimalist as to border on abstract. “I’ve done in the past a lot of work on newspaper,” Britto says of his early days selling art on the streets of Miami. “I painted on newspaper because it was so cheap. I grew up worried about tomorrow—always worried about something. But I never thought I would do what I now do with my art.” A TOUR With 300 signed prints shipping out today, he’s got some busy work to do. First he wants to show off his “closet,” though, a room full of hundreds of shirts, slacks, shoes, and sunglasses, all arranged by color. He holds up a zebra-striped Dolce & Gabbana blazer. He’s a collector of luxury, as if to demarcate his journey, yet he also collects Depression-era glass. In the next room, a scruffy 20-something assistant meticulously pours gold dust onto a series of 50 coffee-colored prints, each of which will take an hour. Nearby, we walk past Britto’s
favorite painting, a dark, cloudy green and white storm of an image quite different from his own. The artist? Bubbles, Michael Jackson’s chimpanzee. Inside the signing room, inventory manager Lyonel Denis has lined up hundreds of puppy prints, and Britto embellishes each with a flourish of silver, then adds his signature. From here, the prints will go to his Lincoln Road gallery or other galleries worldwide. “It’s like a treadmill,” says Moscoso, who rattles off a typical Britto day—he wakes up at 4 AM, works out, by seven he’s having a coffee with his licensing manager and best friend Alina Shriver, 8:30 is creative time, 9:30 he’s in meetings, interviews, signing, branding, and business discussions. He might show a high-end client around the compound, then it’s off to his Lincoln Road gallery. His best creative time is on weekends, when the compound is deserted. Denis carries a tray of prints with the utmost care. “I protect joy,” he says without me asking. “If I can giggle [because of the colors] and I’m a grown man, imagine what it does to everybody else.” Customers agree. Beyond prints, his Britto-ized collectibles, plates, glasses, ashtrays, and ties are sold globally. He’s huge in Germany, France, Brazil. Now he’s really focusing a lot of his efforts on Asia. OFF TO DINNER Britto has some friends in
town, Yair Kagan and his wife, Claudia. Yair is having three Britto images tattooed around his right shoulder and arm. To celebrate, they head to a packed Zuma (270 Biscayne Blvd. Way, Miami, 305-577-0277; zumarestaurant.com), where Britto wades through a gauntlet of hellos from the waitstaff, whom he seems to know personally. Before long, the artist is playing host, doling out sashimi to his table guests, including Dr. Jeremy Green, a family friend he met through charity work with the Miami Project to Cure Paralysis, and Green’s fiancée, Allie Brede. Britto’s assistant brings over some teens visiting from Mexico City who wanted to meet him; now he’s hugging the sommelier. “Do you ever just want to be alone?” I ask. “Not unless I’m with the right person. I don’t like it that much; it’s not fun to be alone. I love to be around people, friends. You care; they care about you.” Dr. Green chimes in, “He exudes positivity from every pore. That’s why he’s fun to be around. From a selfish standpoint, you go out with Romero, and you’re happy.” Britto looks around the table at his collection of friends and cracks a smile that is oddly humble, as if he still needed to paint on newsprint, then raises a toast. britto.com OD
PHOTOGRAPHY BY BILL KEARNEY (RESTAURANT, TATTOO); GARY JAMES (STUDIO)
“I LOVE TO BE AROUND PEOPLE, FRIENDS. YOU CARE; THEY CARE ABOUT YOU.” —ROMERO BRITTO
CULTURE Under the Stars A New World Symphony Wallcast takes performances outdoors.
LIGHTS! CAMERA! WALLCAST! Although Beethoven may not have meant for his “Moonlight Sonata” to literally involve moonlight, the New World Symphony certainly saw potential. This October, the concert hall kicks off its third season of outdoor Wallcasts, inviting culture aficionados to spread out on the grass in SoundScape Park and enjoy the magic of live symphonies projected against the backdrop of a starlit Miami Beach. On show nights, the buzz builds as concertgoers—a cross-section of locals and out-of-towners, families and first dates, skaters and bodybuilders, and the occasional celebrity—canvas the 2.5-acre lawn with blankets and folding chairs before the show lights up the center’s 7,000-square-foot wall. Although European fare is available for purchase inside at Thierry’s (the glass-and-titanium lit bar located on the first level of the Atrium), most attendees opt to pack their own picnic for a fully customized classical music experience. “I even know people who plant their gardens to be able to harvest them and make fresh dishes specifically for these events,” says Craig Hall, NWS’s vice president of communications. “It’s yet another way in which people can make these events their own. What food goes best with Bach? What wine do you like to drink with Beethoven? It’s all up to the concertgoer.”
For many, viewing the concert alfresco is just as delightful as seeing one performed inside the Frank Gehry-designed building. It’s certainly a different experience; for one, Wallcasts are free. And come fall, the evenings are cool and crisp, and attendees aren’t restricted by a dress code. Plus, while there are 756 seats in the concert hall, SoundScape Park can fit many times that number, giving guests a chance to mingle with those around them. “Ultimately, we wanted to develop a connectedness, a relationship, that wouldn’t be possible in a traditional building,” says Hall. This year, NWS has upgraded its already high-quality park equipment to 4K projectors and cameras, which have four times the resolution and quality of HD to deliver a more dynamic visual experience. The first Wallcast, on October 11, will be conducted by NWS cofounder and Artistic Director Michael Tilson Thomas, and accented by a special video accompaniment created for Antheil’s A Jazz Symphony, one of the works on the program. “For some performances, we might have special giveaways, and other Wallcast concerts might be preceded by a culinary event on the plaza,” says Hall. “We’re upping the ante and creating even more opportunities for people to have a multifaceted experience at the New World Center.” 500 17th St., Miami Beach, 305-673-3331; nws.edu/wallcasts OD
PHOTOGRAPHY BY RUI DIAS-AIDOS
THE NEW WORLD SYMPHONY PRESENTS A NEW SEASON OF CONCERTS (WITH SOME UPGRADES) UNDER THE STARS AT SOUNDSCAPE PARK. BY STEPHANIE DUNN
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Opening its season with Romeo and Juliet, the Miami City Ballet will re-create the classic drama with opulent sets, romantic costumes, and a stirring score by Sergei Prokofiev. Choreography by John Cranko brings the longing to life. The ballet marks Artistic Director Lourdes Lopez’s second season, and was previously performed only once to sold-out crowds. October 17–19 at the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts, 1300 Biscayne Blvd., Miami, 305-929-7010; miamicityballet.org
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Life’s most offbeat moments are tricky enough to witness, let alone capture. Yet Craig Semetko’s photography, on display this month at Leica Store Miami, allows for a humorous story to be told spontaneously in a single frame. Unstaged and shot in real time with his Leica, Semetko’s photographs draw on his background as a professional comedy writer and showcase his highly developed sense of the absurd. “Unposed” runs through November 28 at Leica Store Miami, 372 Miracle Mile, Coral Gables, 305-921-4433; leicastoremiami.com
IN SURFING FLORIDA: A Photographic History (University Press of Florida; $32), artist and surfer Paul Aho provides a sun-splashed visual history illustrating how the Sunshine State, despite its modest waves, earned its place in the history of surfing. Aho takes readers on a retro road trip along the Florida coast, chronicling the first surfing community
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in Daytona Beach in the ’30s, the sport’s explosion in the ’60s, and the current stars, including Kelly Slater and Frieda Zamba. Be sure to dog-ear the chapter on Miami and the Whitman brothers, who pioneered the hollow board and the art of standup surfing. Books & Books, 927 Lincoln Road, Miami Beach, 305-532-3222; booksandbooks.com OD
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PHOTOGRAPHY BY NICK GARCIA
FROM THE RECORDING STUDIO TO BROADWAY, THE BOARDROOM, RESTAURANTS, AND NOW REAL ESTATE, EMILIO ESTEFAN CAN’T STOP CREATING HITS. BY BRETT GRAFF Emilio Estefan is at heart a musician and music producer. But in addition to his ingenuity with rhythm and timing—or perhaps because of it—the guy also happens to oversee a global business empire. Even beyond Miami, Estefan Enterprises is a significant employer, with more than 3,000 people on its payroll (some of them have been with Estefan for 30 years). With ventures including real estate, retail branding deals, books, restaurants, and forays into movies and on Broadway, the company is bigger than ever. But if you ask Estefan why—or how—he managed to amass
such a complex assortment of holdings, he’ll provide a very simple (and, not incidentally, well-respected) financial philosophy. “I wanted to diversify,” he says. “In music, things change; they want different producers or different writers. I’m an immigrant; I didn’t want to go through tough times.” At age 61, Estefan—now a grandfather—has never been more prosperous. He participates in charities with artists like Rita Moreno, among others. A film he’s produced, A Change of Heart, featuring Aimee Teegarden, James Belushi, William Levy, and his wife, Gloria Estefan, CONTINUED ON PAGE 134
PEOPLE View from the Top A rendering of Estefan’s new downtown building, which will also house his Bongos Cuban Café.
Gloria and Emilio Estefan with their dalmatians at their beachfront home in 1991. Gloria had just recovered from a tour bus collision while on the road with Emilio’s mega-hit group Miami Sound Machine.
comes out later this year. And after once declining to lend his life story to Broadway, Estefan is now working with the Nederlander Organization—responsible for an unending hit list, including Kinky Boots and Spiderman—to showcase his challenges and triumphs on stage, set to preview on Broadway in October of next year. The name of the show? On Your Feet!, of course, after wife Gloria’s mega-hit song. The production will feature a score drawn from many of the Estefans’ hits over the last four decades (“Get on Your Feet,” “Conga,” “Rhythm Is Gonna Get You”) as well as several original songs. Estefan’s journey to the top has been a long one. “When we started in music, they wanted us to stick to the Latin market or change our names,” says Estefan. “I said, ‘I’m not changing anything.’ I knew there was a market for a fusion of Latin music. I called it ‘Miami Sound.’” His namesake group, Miami Sound Machine (created in 1975 as the Miami Latin Boys)—as well as the crossover explosion he created with performers such as Ricky Martin and Shakira—is legendary. So is his role in convincing CBS to create the Latin Grammy Awards. But his prescience was developed on less glamorous ground. Estefan left Cuba at age 15 and came to the US after living in Spain for a year, where he would play accordion in a restaurant in exchange for meals. In Miami, he went to school at night and by day worked at the Bacardi offices, a relationship he’s maintained with the beverage family to this day. All the while, he would play Cuban music after hours, first at company parties and Biscayne Boulevard restaurants. When he began recording, he would fly to Sony Records in New York and wait in the lobby for a minute of the top executive’s time. Eventually he worked
his way up to become the company’s president of artistic development worldwide, when Tommy Mottola was the chairman. Today, Estefan has national branding partnerships with giants such as Target, Visa, and AT&T, and in the spring of next year will be producing, developing, and scoring the highly anticipated grand-opening gala of the luxury resort Baha Mar located in Nassau, The Bahamas. And he is devoting himself locally to a building downtown that will occupy an entire city block and house retail, residential, and office space, including his Bongos Cuban Café that he’ll move from AmericanAirlines Arena and rename Estefan Kitchen. It’s one of several restaurants in his portfolio, along with the newly reopened Larios on the Beach, serving specialties that have been in Estefan’s family for decades. Sources estimate his net worth to be over $500 million. “Some of the estimates I hear are true, and some are not,” says Estefan. “But my life is not about that. It’s about accomplishing things and inspiring people.” OD
BEHIND THE MUSIC Get up close and personal with Emilio Estefan and you’ll learn that the megaproducer and entrepreneur: SPEAKS TO HIS MOTHER-IN-LAW THREE TIMES A DAY:
“She wanted Gloria to marry a doctor or a lawyer,” he says. “Now she asks, ‘Can you go to Whole Foods and get me yogurt?’ I always say yes.” WON 19 GRAMMY AWARDS BUT CANNOT READ MUSIC:
“At 16 years old, they
told me I was too old.” INSTALLED THE SHELLS ON THE WALLS OF LARIOS WITH HIS OWN HANDS:
“It was fun. I’m very hands-on. I go there for coffee every day.” TAKES A MINUTE TO WIN IT:
“‘Coming out of the Dark’ we wrote in five minutes, and it became a number-one hit.”
PHOTOGRAPHY BY ACEY HARPER/THE LIFE IMAGES COLLECTION/GETTY IMAGES (ESTEFAN); KIKO RICOTE (LARIOS)
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PEOPLE Beach Patrol INSIGHT WHY CYCLE?
“It’s one of the most beautiful ways to experience a city in terms of pace [and] what you can take in.”
FAVORITE PLACE TO HAVE A COCKTAIL AFTER A RIDE?
“Ride our Freehand bikes and retire to The Broken Shaker.”
YOUR FAVORITE ROUTE TO RIDE IN MIAMI?
“Shuttling the kids to school in a cargo bike.” WHAT’S ON YOUR IPOD WHILE RIDING?
“I’m in audiobook mode.” FIXIE OR FREEWHEELSTYLE BICYCLE?
SEEN ANY FAMOUS PEOPLE RIDING REPUBLIC BIKES?
“We’ve outfitted the full cast and crew of New Girl, 30 Rock, and anyone you see on CBS, so don’t be surprised to see Alec Baldwin cruising with Zooey Deschanel.”
Wheels of Fortune AVERY PAC ’S REPUBLIC BIKE OUTFITS HIP MIAMIANS AND COOL COMPANIES WITH CUSTOMIZED BICYCLES. BY NATHANIEL SANDLER Love purple? How about rainbow or silver? Republic Bike is a new way to give cyclists an opportunity to ride a sliver of their personality around town. The company, founded by Avery Pack in 2008, allows you to design your own bicycle on its website, picking the shapes and colors for nearly everything (think options like an orange-stripe frame, blue rims, white tires, and yellow seats), starting at just $399. “As an individual, you have that
connection because it’s unique to you and you participated in its creation,” says Pack, who was “interested in bicycles as a kind of design object, or an art or sculptural object.” Born and raised in South Florida, Pack graduated from New York’s Columbia University with a Fine Art degree. What started as an aesthetic project evolved into what is today, according to its creator, “not only a design business, but in some ways a marketing business and a transportation business.” Case in point: The Dania Beach operation has garnered big-time clients such as Google, Fisher-Price, and Nike, which use Republic bikes on their corporate campuses. “It’s an employee-incentive program to get employees engaged in bicycle commuting,” says Pack. Local hotels, too, have begun to use the bikes as fun branding-mobiles. Republic provides custom-colored cruisers, fixies, and cargo bikes for high-end properties such as the Mondrian, the Shore Club, and the Delano. The Ritz-Carlton, South Beach has ordered 20 Republic bikes, six of which will be designed by local artists. Similarly, Amanda Lee, the activity coordinator at the trendy Freehand Miami hostel, says of its bright red fleet of cruisers, “The bikes are beautiful, and we love spotting them out and about South Beach and hearing guests return with stories to tell about their adventures.” Riding a bicycle around South Florida is a blessing with the sun, tropical breeze, and endless views of blue water framing each mile as you pedal along at your leisure. So what better place to have a whimsical and weird bike than the streets of Miami? Pack will gladly let you design the “odd or ugly or oddly beautiful.” You’ll fit right in. republicbike.com OD
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BELLE DU JOUR THERE’S NO SHORTAGE OF BEAUTIFUL PEOPLE IN MIAMI; HOWEVER, ASEY ASHCRAFT HAS TURNED HER BEAUTY INTO A JET-SETTING CAREER. BY JARED SHAPIRO No matter where you live in America, you’re bound to have seen Kasey Ashcraft. [which is] way more expensive than my home in Maryland. Did you always Although the brand ambassador for Frankie’s Bikinis calls Miami home, her want to be a model? No, I wanted to be a kindergarten teacher, and I ended modeling career has her catching red-eye flights back and forth to New York, Los up being a model in Miami Beach! Where do people recognize you from? Currently I’m doing a lot of work for Venus, Kohl’s, Sears, Angeles, and yes, even Milwaukee for shoots. Here we catch up GIRL’S BEST FRIEND and Belk [department stores]. I recently got a call from my with the blonde bombshell and Wilhelmina staple to talk fashBeing on the road so much is agent at midnight for a last-minute shoot, [so I had to wake] up ion, Miami, and staying beautiful. difficult when there’s a little at 4:30 AM for a 6:30 AM flight to Milwaukee. I took four picone scratching at the door upon How were you discovered? In Washington, DC, by a talent tures, got back on the plane, and landed in Miami at return. That’s Paco, a 12-year-old scout while shopping with my mom. They gave me their card midnight. All in a day’s work. How do you stay “beautiful” Chihuahua/terrier mix who can at the mall, asked me if I was interested in modeling, and that through all of that? I spend a lot of time sitting on a plane, so often be seen escorting Ashcraft was it. I was 19 years old. You obviously said yes? I moved I usually have distilled water that I spray on to keep my face through South Beach. “He loves down to Miami two months after meeting them to try it out refreshed. I drink water with lemon because that helps elimicar rides, short walks on the beach, for a couple of weeks and ask myself, Did I want that life? nate darkness under the eyes. I walk around the plane every and sleeping. He was rescued from Coming to Miami opened my eyes to so many things; I saw 30 minutes so my body gets circulation. After a shoot, somea pet store in Delaware in 2002, this totally different life I didn’t know existed. It made me times I take a shower at the Admirals Club [airport lounge]; escaped the cold, and is now living the dream,” she says. want to work harder because I wanted to stay in Miami, it’s a whole routine. My husband hates flying with me. OD
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Virgin Hotels CEO Raul Leal walking by a mural in Little Havana that celebrates some of Cuban music’s biggest names. BELOW: Playing a game of dominoes in Maximo Gomez Park.
LIVIN’ EL OCHO LOCO It’s only a matter of time before Virgin Hotels changes the landscape of this city, with state-of-the-art luxury lodging donning the Virgin name in Brickell and Miami Beach. Virgin Hotels CEO Raul Leal says such a venture is inevitable, but while he’s in the business of making Miami bigger and better, his love for this city began in an area that has been well preserved over the course of his lifetime. “Little Havana has maintained its cultural roots,” says Leal, who moved with his family to South Florida from Cuba when he was 3 months old. “You go to a little cafecito there and you hear all the Cubans talking just the way they were 30 years ago.” For him, Little Havana is home. It’s where he rode his bicycle as a boy to places like Los Pinareños Fruteria for a healthy snack. “There’s a lady who’s been there since I was a kid,” he says. The community is where he played football in an old parking lot on 12th Avenue and in the schoolyard at Coral Way Elementary School (now Coral Way K-8 Center). “I still have nicked-up knees.”
It’s also where he returns today, reminiscing about his youth from the second he walks through the door of his family’s home. “Even my old bedroom hasn’t changed much,” says Leal of the sentimental weekly visits he makes to the Little Havana home his family has shared for 35 years. “There’s some old posters hanging around, I think of Farrah Fawcett. My mom kept everything.” Leal discovered his love for the hotel industry early on, sacrificing a typical high school experience for a brighter future. The Miami Senior High School graduate got his first job at age 16, working as a dishwasher under the guidance of his father, at the Everglades Hotel. He quickly moved up to busboy, but his goals were much greater. “I used to see the general manager of the hotel come in every day and have breakfast and lunch and have a great life,” he recalls. “He’d come in, sign the bill with clients, and then he’d leave. I said to my dad, ‘I think I want that job.’ That was through the eyes of a 16-year-old, but I actually stayed in the hotel business and never looked back.” CONTINUED ON PAGE 142
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AS MIAMI GROWS, VIRGIN HOTELS CEO RAUL LEAL’S HOME, LITTLE HAVANA, REMAINS A TIME CAPSULE OF HIS CHILDHOOD. BY JON WARECH
PEOPLE Native “LITTLE HAVANA HAS MAINTAINED ITS CULTURAL ROOTS.”
Leal in front of Little Havana’s Tower Theater, where he recalls seeing The Graduate (at around age 13).
Signs of Cuban culture are everywhere, including this wall mural along Calle Ocho by Miami artist Atomik.
that he can still drive by those places today and that the most buzzed-about recent construction on the street was the revitalization of Ball & Chain, a nightclub that first opened its doors in 1935 and reopened to major fanfare this September. “It’s great that it’s back,” he says. “It still retains that old Miami charm, and I think a lot of people find it interesting.” For a guy whose career has taken him to San Diego, Denver, Cleveland, Chicago, and New York, and whose current job brings him to every major city in the US and London, that charm is exactly what he’s looking for. In fact, after spending two years in Manhattan, when Virgin asked him where he’d like to open the new venture of Virgin Hotels, his answer was simple: “Miami.” “When I get off the airplane, I go straight to places like Versailles and La Carreta for Cuban food because I need the fix,” he says. “As Brickell continues to head west, growth is inevitable in the next 10 years. Hopefully the city will be smart enough to maintain the integrity of the neighborhood. That’s important.” OD
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His “nose to the grindstone” mentality, as he puts it, may have kept him away from school proms and pep rallies, but near Little Havana in the 1980s, there was excitement to be had in hospitality. “I moved to another hotel that was very popular back then called the Sheraton River House, at the airport. It had a very crazy, cool club called Daphne’s,” says Leal, who was food and beverage director at the time. “That was South Beach before it was South Beach. The concept was beautiful girls wearing their own outfits and hats. It was a big steakhouse, but also a dance bar with live music.” By that time, Leal was going to work in style, driving around in a 1970s Mustang Boss that his father bought for him. “It was a little bit older, but cool as hell,” he says. “I was in love with that car. I waxed it every week for five years. My friends were all jealous.” Leal also drove the car to the Tower Theater, a 1926 Miami staple that was his “go-to theater,” and to restaurants like Versailles, which opened its doors in 1971. It’s comforting for Leal to know
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“ART BASEL BROUGHT IN THE BILLIONAIRES WHO SAID, ‘THIS IS AN INCREDIBLE CITY, SO LET’S BUY A PIECE OF THIS DREAM.’” —CARLOS ROSSO
OUT OF THE BOX CONDO KING CARLOS ROSSO ISN’T JUST CREATING LUXURIOUS PLACES TO LIVE, HE’S ALSO BUILDING AN ARTISTIC, CONSCIOUS LIFESTYLE IN THE CITY HE LOVES. BY JON WARECH
How does developing in Miami differ from your past experience? Carlos Rosso: I wouldn’t consider the Middle East a capital of design. Yes, I would consider it a capital of very fast development, which in a sense is something we want to replicate in Miami. We are really, today, the city that is growing the fastest in the world in terms of quality. In this cycle, we sold units to people from close to 80 countries all over the world. You credit the inception of Art Basel in 2002 for being a turning point in the growth of this city. Why is that? It brought in the billionaires who fly in the G5s who looked at Miami and said, “This is an incredible city with incredible geography, beaches, weather, and a great melting pot where people from all over the world meet. This is a CONTINUED ON PAGE 146
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Miami is a city on the rise—no one knows that more than Carlos Rosso, president of the Condominium Development Division for The Related Group, the development company changing the skyline of the city. Educated at MIT and University of Buenos Aires, Rosso’s career took him to Buenos Aires, Brussels, Dubai, Abu Dhabi, and Cairo, before he landed in Miami more than a decade ago. While he and his team are literally helping Miami rise, they’re also doing their part to expand the city culturally, by injecting world-class art and top-notch parks and public spaces into the community. “I’m building a city for my kids to stay and live,” says Rosso, who is bringing in world-class designers and architects to match Miami’s ever-growing taste levels. Here he explains how he and Related are pulling it off.
PEOPLE Thought Leader Related’s One Paraiso tower in Edgewater incorporates a “bubble aesthetic,” reflecting the city’s identity as a center of world-class design.
“IN ALL OF OUR PROJECTS, WE TRY TO BRING THE BEST OF DESIGN AND ARCHITECTURE TOGETHER WITH ART.” —CARLOS ROSSO great place and the prices are incredible, so let’s buy a piece of this dream.” What’s different this time around that makes you think the real estate bubble won’t burst? Everybody believes in Miami. It’s a city that just built a tunnel to the Port and is building a train to Orlando and a city where there are three major retail developments going on—in Brickell City Centre, Miami Worldcenter, and the Design District—all at the same time. In the previous cycle, it was more about leverage, about people trying to flip their condos and not closing on their condos. Now with this new model that we’ve created with 50 to 60 percent deposits, the buyers that we are seeing are real [and] believe in the long-term growth. With Paraiso Bay in Edgewater, you envision more public parks and the Biscayne Line, a six-mile public baywalk that will run along the bay to downtown.
I think it’s very realistic. We need to activate the edge of the water. If people cannot use the edge of the water in a logical way, it really loses its function. You want your kids to have a park to enjoy. You want your grandparents to be sitting down looking at their grandkids. You want people to exercise looking at the bay. It’s called Edgewater, but unfortunately the edge of the water is not used. Your presence in Edgewater has also connected you to the National YoungArts Foundation. Why is that an important commitment for you and Related? When we first met with Paul Lehr from YoungArts, we said, “As part of our commitment to Edgewater, we would love to work with you and incorporate your art into our public spaces.” We organized a competition with YoungArts for the Icon Bay park, which we are going to start installing very soon. We are working with them on some
residency projects for their artists, and we continue to try to incorporate the work of their young artists into our projects. We love the work that they do and how they mentor kids to become great artists and great musicians. Art is a big factor in all of the Related projects—from top global designers to high-end art in the public sectors of your buildings. How do you stay a leader in that department? We bought a $4 million Botero sculpture for our SLS Lux project; we made that expenditure even before we started sales of the project. We brought in Yabu Pushelberg, who is probably today the world’s most luxurious interior designer, to develop that in the middle of Brickell. We are working with Rem Koolhaas in Park Grove and Cesar Pelli for Armani/Casa, where Giorgio Armani is actually working on all the interiors. In all of our projects, we try to bring the best of design and architecture together with art. What can we expect from The Related Group in the future? We bought The Capital Grille site, which I think is the best site in Brickell. We’re going to be developing that over the next three or four years. It’s three towers with fantastic architecture on the mouth of the Miami River. Soon we are going to be breaking ground on an incredible restaurant on the bay by Michael Schwartz. And we’re doing more and more up in Hollywood and the Hallandale area. We are breaking ground on Hyde Beach and finishing our restaurant on the beach there. We’re pushing. We continue to push. Jorge Pérez has Miami at heart; everything that he’s doing is for legacy right now. He doesn’t need any more money, [but] he wants Miami to become one of the greatest cities in the world. OD
TOPPING OFF With around 2,000 units going up in the next six months, Carlos Rosso has little time to relax, but that doesn’t mean he can’t enjoy business and pleasure in Miami: HOW DO YOU START YOUR MORNING?
“The first thing I do in the morning is I kiss my wife and then I kiss my BlackBerry, or in this case, Samsung. Sometimes the phone is before my kids.” HOW DO YOU UNWIND?
“At the end of a hard day, I look at the treadmill and I decide whether I’m going to turn it on or off, and lately it’s been more off than on. I put my feet up at 11 o’clock, take a deep breath, and take a shower and go to sleep.” WHERE IS DATE NIGHT?
“There’s so many restaurants in Miami (and the art galleries, even the museum now) [that] to go for dinner is an incredible experience to sit outside, have a glass of wine, look at the bay, and reflect on the growth and everything in Miami and say, ‘Yeah, this is the place.’”
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Smashing, Darling LOCUST PROJECTS’ EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR CHANA SHELDON SPILLS THE DETAILS ON SMASH & GRAB, ONE OF THIS MONTH’S MOST EXPLOSIVE ART FUNDRAISERS. BY STEPHANIE DUNN
Forget your notions of the sedate gallery event, all polite chatter and echoing halls. At Smash & Grab, the annual raffle-style fundraiser held by nonprofit Locust Projects—an exhibition space helmed by Executive Director Chana Sheldon and dedicated to providing contemporary visual artists the freedom to experiment with new ideas—attendees literally push, shove, and climb their way to a prized piece by a leading artist on the rise. As one of Locust Projects’ largest initiatives, the event supports the organization’s exhibitions and programs for the coming
season, all while giving new and established collectors the chance to walk away with a masterpiece—and some raucous memories. Where did the name “Smash & Grab” come from? Chana Sheldon: Let’s just say it’s a pretty high-energy event. Every raffle ticket holder is guaranteed a work of art, but when their name is pulled at random, they have less than one minute to choose their piece and run up and claim it. This year, there will be more than 120 works that will all be raffled off very
quickly—within one hour. That’s what makes it so, well, smashing. Because the works can be previewed at the gallery on October 17 from 6:30 to 9:30 PM, attendees have plenty of time to make their hit list and get excited. How will the funds from Smash & Grab be used? Locust Projects does six rotations of exhibitions a year, so a major portion of the fundraiser goes into supporting the creation of new work. Initiatives include our LAB [Locust Art Builders] Program, which gives young artists in the community a chance to make a real-life
“WE GET YOUNG COLLECTORS WHO KNOW THEY HAVE THE CHANCE TO GET A GREAT WORK OF ART AT A PRETTY AMAZING PRICE.” —CHANA SHELDON exhibition; the Locust Talks project, where we invite internationally renowned directors and curators to speak; and the Locust Roundtable series, a community-initiated
conversation where artists have an open dialogue about ideas and how they can take form. It’s all for a good cause, but there are some steals to be had. Some of the works CONTINUED ON PAGE 150
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Director Chana Sheldon at Locust Projects; an installation view from the Locust Art Builders (LAB) exhibition at Locust; the scene at last year’s Smash & Grab event.
PEOPLE Spirit of Generosity CHARITY REGISTER Opportunities to Give. ST. JUDE’S CHILDREN’S RESEARCH HOSPITAL The seventh annual It’s All About the Kids event, hosted by the Friends of St. Jude, will bring together young professionals and prominent members of the South Florida community to support the organization, which provides cost-free care to children suffering from cancer and other deadly diseases. When: Saturday, October 4, at 6 PM Where: JW Marriott Marquis Miami, 255 Biscayne Blvd. Way, Miami Contact: stjude.org
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Gander & White de-installing Foreverness by Miami-based artist Andrea Nhuch at the end of the 2013 raffle. RIGHT: Sheldon says the focus at the event is on young and emerging artists.
are valued at more than $4,000. What types of art will be up for grabs? Contemporary art—painting, collages, drawing, sculpture, photography—everything you can think of. We’ve even had video and sound-based work in the past. How do you choose the artists that will be featured at the event? Each year, we try to rotate the
artists and focus on young and emerging talent. Some have exhibited with us before, and others know the caliber of supporters who attend the event and realize there’s a lot of opportunity for exposure. What type of peoplewatching can we expect at the party? It’s a very eclectic crowd. We get some of Miami’s top art collectors, art enthusiasts,
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young collectors who know they have the chance to get a great work of art at a pretty amazing price, and, of course, the artists themselves. The 12th annual Smash & Grab takes place on October 25; the ticket price admits two and is $495 for members, $550 for nonmembers, and guarantees an artwork. Locust Projects, 3852 N. Miami Ave., Miami, 305-5768570; locustprojects.org OD
When: Sunday, October 5, at 8:30 AM Where: Bayfront Park, 301 Biscayne Blvd., Miami Contact: movingdaymiami.org
DRESS FOR SUCCESS Dress for Success Miami’s 20th-anniversary gala, Gangstas, Gals, and Glam, helps support the nonprofit, which promotes economic independence for disadvantaged women by providing professional attire, a support system, and career development tools. When: Saturday, October 11, at 7:30 PM Where: Rusty Pelican, 3201 Rickenbacker Cswy., Key Biscayne Contact: dfsmiami.org
their work, inspiration, and the benefits of being involved. FELICE GRODIN How has Locust Projects affected your career? “I recently exhibited A Fabricated Field in the project room. It was a culmination of two years of planning with Locust’s assistance. It was the first 360-degree installation in my career, and was a turning point for me as an artist.” felicegrodin.com JILLIAN MAYER What aspect of the event are you most looking forward to? “Newcomers to the art market float freely among the works, selecting a piece they are drawn to rather than the work of an artist that might have a higher value in a commercial gallery.” jillianmayer.net
EMMETT MOORE When is something a practical object versus sculpture? “If the work demands more of a conceptual appreciation than a certain utility, then transcendence has occurred. That being said, not much of my work is very practical.” emmettmoore.com
SUSAN G. KOMEN Susan G. Komen’s nationwide Race for the Cure event helps support the battle against breast cancer by funding grants to local hospitals and organizations that provide education, screening, and treatment programs for medically underserved women. When: Saturday, October 18, at 7:30 AM Where: Bayfront Park, 301 Biscayne Blvd., Miami Contact: komenmiaftl.org
CANCER SUPPORT COMMUNITY ANDREA NHUCH What’s the thought behind the materials you use? “I’ve always been obsessed with packaging, and when these materials crossed my practice, I immediately recognized their value. They gave me volume with weightlessness, and I gave them new meaning.” thenhuch.com
The annual Tee Off Fore Wellness Golf & Tennis Tournament ensures that all people impacted by cancer are empowered by knowledge, strengthened by action, and sustained by community. When: Monday, October 20, at 8:30 AM Where: Deering Bay Yacht & Country Club, 13610 Deering Bay Dr., Coral Gables Contact: cancersupportcommunitymiami.org
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BLONDE AMBITION AFTER TURNING HEADS ON OCEAN DRIVE’S SUMMER SWIM ISSUE, MODEL ERIN HEATHERTON RETURNED TO MIAMI TO KICK OFF SWIM WEEK. BY JULIA FORD-CARTHER
Supermodel Erin Heatherton can count many impressive campaigns and magazine covers on her CV. But this summer, the breathtaking Victoria’s Secret model was in Miami celebrating the biggest and best yet: her sultry Ocean Drive July/August issue cover. Despite her increasing success, the down-toearth Midwest beauty proved she is as sincere as she is stunning when she showed up at FDR at the Delano to mingle with fans and help kick off Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Swim. “Miami is awesome,” she raved of the town where she was discovered several years ago mere minutes after arriving in South Beach. And she’s still enamored with the city. “It’s great to be back here.” Before heading down to FDR, Heatherton and an intimate group dined upstairs at Bianca. “I love this music!” she exclaimed about the chill house beats filling the room and creating a quintessentially Miami ambience. Dressed in a flirty LBD by Cushnie et Ochs and nude strappy heels, Heatherton looked as cool as a cucumber despite the sweltering Miami temps.
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Benz Fashion Week Swim 2015, celebs packed the front row. Swim sensation Hannah Davis chatted with model Kelly Rohrbach before Rohrbach took to the runway for Beach Bunny Swimwear’s Friday-night closer, and later that week, surf star Kelly Slater attended the highly anticipated debut of Los Angeles’s surf-inspired Mikoh. Downtown, actress and jokester Jenny McCarthy hammed it up over flutes of Champagne with friends and club owner Gino LoPinto at E11even after her Dirty Sexy Funny comedy show in Miami.
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Miami’s most notable small-screen stars celebrated big wins and fun times. Kicking it off at LIV at the Fontainebleau Miami Beach, The Bachelor’s Juan Pablo Galavis and Shark Tank business mogul Daymond John shared a few laughs, while retired NBA star Scottie Pippen and his wife, former The Real Housewives of Miami star Larsa, cut loose. Ex pro-baller Jason Kidd’s wife, Porschia, enjoyed herself with friends at Set. Meanwhile, at Story, current Real Housewives of Miami cast member Lisa Hochstein celebrated her birthday alongside hubby Lenny and movie director Michael Bay. Scottie and Larsa Pippen at LIV at the Fontainebleau Miami Beach.
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Veronica Gessa, Sean Drake, and Michelle Leshem at Nick D’Annunzio’s birthday at the Better Days Miami grand opening.
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SHOT ON SITE Photography by Manny Hernandez Tori Amos during her performance at The Fillmore Miami Beach.
Michelle Bernstein at the Miami Dolphins concession food tasting at Sun Life Stadium.
Meghan Perkins and Billy Corben at the Vagabond Motel preview opening. Nicola and Fabrizio Carro at the Vagabond Motel preview opening. Avra Jain and Terence Riley at the Vagabond Motel preview opening.
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pioneer Tori Amos brought her Miami crowd back to the golden ’90s during her sing-along set at the Fillmore Miami Beach. Over at Sun Life Stadium, beloved local chef Michelle Bernstein whipped up some tasty plates for the Miami Dolphins’ new concessions program revamp. Back in Miami, storied developer Avra Jain celebrated the anticipated opening of her revived Vagabond Motel with many a Miami notable, including Billy Corben and Terence Riley.
Jessica Goldman Srebnick and Shepard Fairey at Fairey’s Hennessy V.S. Limited Edition bottle luncheon at Wynwood Kitchen & Bar.
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Erika Szychowski and Violet Gaynor at the 9W Loves InStyle event at Nine West at Dadeland Mall.
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SHOT ON SITE Photography by Manny Hernandez Paige Watkins and Bryana Holly at the Style Saves pre-event Ford Artists Beauty Suite and yacht party.
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Scott Katsaras and Nao McKenzie at the Style Saves pre-event Ford Artists Beauty Suite and yacht party. Annette Lopez and Bridget Dadd at the Trend Event at Neiman Marcus Merrick Park.
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TASTE This Issue: Male & Hearty
Miso-marinated Chilean sea bass with baby bok choy, shiitake mushrooms, and a yuzu-ginger reduction at Miami Beach mainstay The Forge.
LEGENDARY STEAKHOUSE THE FORGE STRIKES AGAIN WITH A NEW TOP CHEF. BY GALENA MOSOVICH
PHOTOGRAPHY BY GARY JAMES
Traditional, staid steakhouses have become an endangered species in a culinary environment ruled by innovation. The Forge, long-standing and often dominant in the Miami steak scene, could fall into that trap, but the family-owned restaurant has evolution as part of its character. To that end, owner Shareef Malnik has recently brought in Executive Chef Christopher Lee, a Michelin-starred toque who’s honed his considerable skills at some of Manhattan’s most elite eateries, including Aureole, Gilt, and Oceana. Despite the accolades, Lee is an approachable character (unless you’re a purveyor—if those tomatoes aren’t perfect, don’t even bring them CONTINUED ON PAGE 170
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Michelin-starred Executive Chef Christopher Lee honed his skills at some of New York’s most esteemed restaurants; an unexpected pastrami duck breast elevates the traditional deli staple; piano and décor at The Forge.
the chef says. “Here, I adjust to make sure the food is always at its freshest.” Thankfully, the steaks stick around, though. The 16-ounce dry-aged strip “Super Steak” and the 40-ounce dry-aged Prime tomahawk chop will continuously grace the menu, among a handful of others. Lee has worked his New York connections to source these prestigious cuts, along with nine other steaks, from famed butcher Pat LaFrieda. He’s also come up with an array of steak accompaniments, vibrant creations like the garden-vegetable chimichurri (a nod to Miami’s South American population) or the Rossini of foie gras and black truffles (a tribute both to Lee’s classical French training and to the Italian composer). His signature steak sauce, a mouthwatering
“THE FORGE IS BIGGER THAN ANY ONE OF US BECAUSE IT’S ABOUT FINDING GREATNESS IN ALL AREAS.” —CHRISTOPHER LEE accouterment made with 13 top-secret ingredients, is kept “off the menu” yet served regularly. Beyond steak, the composed entrées show off Lee’s range—from the elegant miso-marinated Chilean sea bass with baby bok choy, shiitake mushrooms, and a yuzu-ginger reduction to the playful pastrami duck breast with braised cabbage, lemon cornichon sauce, house-made Russian dressing, and rye gnocchi in place of the classic
pastrami on rye found at a typical Jewish deli. Of his philosophy with The Forge, Lee recalls a lesson he learned from renowned chef Thomas Keller: “Keller says your palate only appreciates the first few bites before flavor saturation sets in. My goal is to expand on textures and acids without excess to keep guests wanting more.” Seems like The Forge has found its route. 432 41st St., Miami Beach, 305-538-8533; theforge.com OD
The prized wine cellar holds more than 25,000 selections.
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through the door). Rejecting deliveries, he notes, is one way to train food providers to bring only the best. At The Forge, this trait is expressed by elevating classic steakhouse staples without pretense. Malnik selected Lee for his maturity and finesse after a rigorous nationwide search. But it was Lee’s culinary agility and farm-totable ethos that ultimately set him apart, says Malnik, whose mission is to evolve the family business while upholding the significance of what his father created in 1968. “We want to push The Forge into the next 10 years, into the next chapter of what The Forge can be,” says Lee. “It’s bigger than any one of us.” But don’t get too attached to one particular menu item. “In most steakhouses, you can run a popular dish forever, regardless of its seasonality,”
The wine collection is an iconic component of The Forge. Founded in 1968 by owner Shareef Malnik’s father, Al Malnik, there are more than 25,000 selections in the cellar. The most impressive is the Château Lafite Rothschild vertical (1822—1945), which costs $150,000. Executive Sommelier Gino Santangelo has been at the helm of the restaurant’s prized acquisitions for more than 30 years and, according to Shareef Malnik, “he comes to work every day like it’s his first day on the job.” Certain lucky patrons actually get to dine in the cellar, which according to Malnik is a “surreal and dramatic experience.” The select few? “Julio Iglesias, Tom Cruise, Michael Douglas, Brett Ratner, Justin Timberlake, and so many [others] have shared special moments in that cellar.”
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TASTE Chef Talk For his new Oolite Restaurant & Bar, chef Kris Wessel was inspired by South Florida’s unique flavors and geography.
CULINARY FOUNDATION RIS WESSEL OPENS OOLITE RESTAURANT & BAR, AN ODE TO FLORIDA’S DIVERSE BOUNTY AND CULTURES. Having garnered vast experience with local flavors over his two decades on Miami’s dining scene, Kris Wessel is at it again, this time with Oolite Restaurant & Bar. While the past winner on Food Network’s Chopped and James Beardnominated chef’s beloved Red Light Little River and Florida Cookery focused on regional fare, Oolite takes things a step further. The menu keeps it impeccably simple with gluten-free, protein-based items, devoid of processed flours or sugars, and rich with bold flavors in dishes such as New Orleans barbecued shrimp, grass-fed flank steaks, and the GOD plate (Green Of the Day). Located inside the decidedly modern Frank Gehry-designed building that also houses the New World Symphony, the restaurant has an ambience that’s both ancient and current: Thick slabs of limestone rock decorate high walls, while wide open booths lend a touch of midcentury charm. Tell us about the concept behind Oolite. Kris Wessel: I had been sitting on the idea of doing a protein-focused concept, in the sense that vegetables have protein, grains have protein, seafood is protein; what’s not are complex carbs, processed ingredients, and breads. If you go to Per Se in New York and you get a piece of fish, it comes with sea kelp dust and pure fennel puree. What you’re eating is pure protein. There are no carbs, there are no breads, no mashed potatoes.
Why “Oolite” ? I wanted a really strong, local word that showed foundation. I literally Googled “foundation of Miami Beach,” and what I got was pure limestone, pure oolite. Now it’s on my walls. What is your inspiration for the variety of tastes? The idea is let’s look at regional food in a singular protein way, and let’s look at it in a healthy way. The flavor spectrum is Florida, the Caribbean, and South America, but I thought I could bring it down to where it’s a midlevel concept that has no gluten on the menu, that has this overall flavor spectrum that’s still the region—it’s still tamarind duck and guava goat and creole oxtail—and what better place to do it than South Beach? To me it’s important that I put out a concept that is healthy, regional, and local. The rest of the country is already at this level, and we want to get to that level. Why do you think we’re seeing this trend locally? Miami is catching up to other cities. Chefs now ask, “How are people using the product? How are people using tamarind and guava and mango and sapodilla and guanabana?” There’s so much here. If you’re a chef, you’d better be aware of the cultures around you and play that into your food somehow, no matter what your concept is, or you’re somewhat behind. 1661 Pennsylvania Ave., Miami Beach, 305-907-5535; ooliterestaurant.com OD
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TASTE The Dish
Tipping the Scales DRUN EN DRAGON’S RED MULLET WITH CRISPY SCALES IS JUST THE SEAFOOD CHANGEUP MIAMI NEEDED. BY LEE KLEIN Drunken Dragon has been all the rage since opening in Miami Beach in July, letting diners grill their own delectable ingredients right at the table. However, the breakout dish at this Korean barbecue restaurant just might be one that’s prepared in the kitchen. Here, we take a closer look at the red mullet with crispy scales.
Executive Chef Xavier Torres plating red mullet with crispy scales, one of the standout dishes at Drunken Dragon.
PHOTOGRAPHY BY GESI SCHILLING
The notion of palatable scales first floated into Executive Chef Xavier Torres’s consciousness while he served a four-month internship at Martin Berasategui’s eponymous Michelin three-star restaurant in Spain. As is typical with stern European apprenticeships, this turned out to be a largely hands-off learning experience. “I never touched a piece of fish over there,” Torres acknowledges. “But I looked closely at everything going on in the kitchen, and I came away with a lot of ideas.” One of those was the Spanish maestro’s unorthodox treatment of red mullet. Chef Torres has since absorbed other global influences while working at some of Miami’s finest restaurants—from CONTINUED ON PAGE 176 The Dutch to Nobu
TASTE The Dish The red mullet filets are arranged on bright green yu choy leaves and topped with mango-jalapeño salsa and a nest of red togarashi chili peppers.
“I CALL THEM ‘FISH CHICHARRONES.’” —XAVIER TORRES to Zuma—which inspired him to create his own take on edible fish scales. “It’s a little Spanish, a little French, a little Asian,” he says of his version.
MASSAGE AND HOT OIL Torres moves smoothly behind the line, sprinkling salt onto a row of petite red mullet filets with a staccato rhythm. He then lifts one fish at a time and massages the thin red skin with a gentle, undulating motion. This causes cellophane-like scales to prick vertically upright from each filet. These will instantly puff up and sprout into tiny, sparkling white crystals when Torres lays the fish into hot oil. Torres obtains his supply fresh from the northeast Atlantic Ocean, but the characteristics are the same as those of mullet traditionally sourced from the Mediterranean Sea—an extravagant shellfish diet lends the flaky flesh a pink hue and an exquisitely rich flavor. “They’re always moist,” says the chef as he lightly flours the filets and places them into a pan of oil that’s been heated to 400 degrees. “It’s got so much fat that it’s very hard to overcook.” The mullet goes from raw fish to delish in 30 seconds.
DANCING WITH FISHES To accompany the mullet, Torres tosses together minced mango, jalapeño peppers, shallots, and chives, then adds splashes of soy sauce, sesame oil, and mirin, along with dashes of sugar and ginger. While that mix macerates, he sautés whole garlic cloves in a drizzle of olive oil, followed by brightly blanched yu choy leaves (culled from the Asian markets on 163rd Street). The chef sprinkles salt onto the filets and massages the red skin so the scales prick up.
SCALING EXPECTATIONS “When people hear the word ‘scales,’ they can get a little turned off,” admits Jarred Grant of Homecookin’ Hospitality Group and one of the partners behind Drunken Dragon. “We had to adjust the way we presented it. Once we emphasized the word ‘crispy,’ diners were more receptive. And basically everyone who has tried it has loved it.” Originally from San Juan, Puerto Rico, chef Torres has his own reference point for the crunchy scales: “I call them ‘fish chicharrones.’”
The finished filets, with sea-salted white sequin scales, are tenderly arranged atop the vibrant green yu choy. Torres scatters some of the mango-jalapeño salsa over the fish and tops that with a threaded red nest of togarashi chili peppers. On the plate flows a stream of tahini dressing deepened with dashi, mirin, grapeseed oil, and soy sauce. “Sweet, spicy, salty,” the chef practically sings when tallying the tastes of the red mullet dish. He forgets to mention that it’s crispy, too. 1424 Alton Road, Miami Beach, 305-397-8556; drunkendragon.com OD
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TASTE Crab Crawl Garcia’s Seafood Grille & Fish Market offers stone crab daily specials.
manager, Kim Vazquez. Every Monday during stone crab season, you can enjoy all-you-can-eat stone crabs for $99. Add some live music and fine-dining service, and you’ve got yourself a winning recipe. 777 Brickell Ave., Miami, 305-579-0035; trulucks.com
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’Tis the Season OCTOBER MARKS THE START OF STONE CRAB SEASON IN MIAMI—FINALLY! BY KATHY BUCCIO Ready, set… devour! Starting this month and lasting until May, the stone crab season is off and running. The crustaceans’ claws are harvested in Florida waters and delivered fresh to many local restaurants. Whether you favor dining on white tablecloths or at a hole-in-thewall shop, these sweet, chilled crab limbs are every foodie’s backwater dream. Here is a look at some of Miami’s best spots for this local delicacy.
THE GRANDADDY OF CLAWS Joe’s Stone Crab has become the unofficial institution for stone crabs and has served everyone from beach locals to Bill Clinton, Frank Sinatra, and Muhammad Ali. “What sets us apart from other stone crab eateries is our authenticity,” says COO and co-owner Steve Sawitz.
The claws are still prepared the same way that Sawitz’s great-grandfather and restaurant founder Joe Weiss devised how to serve them 93 years ago. 11 Washington Ave., Miami Beach, 305-673-0365; joesstonecrab.com
LUCK OF BRICKELL “We bring our stone crabs straight from our own fisheries,” says Truluck’s
Monty’s is one of the only restaurants to serve crab claws year-round. “When Florida crabs go out of season in May, we import fresh crab claws from the New England coast called Jonah crab claws,” says general manager Laurie Powell. We recommend hitting the raw bar happy hour between 4 and 8 PM for lively waterside dining along with a pile of fresh claws. 2550 S. Bayshore Dr., Coconut Grove, 305-856-3992
KING GEORGE Consider George Stone Crab “stone crabs on wheels.” Founder and President Roger Duarte
(who also owns My Ceviche, 1250 S. Miami Ave., Miami, 305-960-7825; myceviche. com) left a high-profile job as an investment banker and started the company by delivering fresh stone crab to his neighbors in Key Biscayne. “We do delivery straight from the ocean to your door in 24 hours,” notes George’s Victoria Calleja. Duarte’s mother is responsible for the now-famous mustard sauce. 800-273-2722; george stonecrab.com
DOCK TO DISH Get as dirty as you like while you munch on those stone crabs, because Garcia’s Seafood Grille & Fish Market is all about fresh seafood and no frills. Located along the Miami River, Garcia’s stone crabs are straight off its own fishing boats. “We don’t freeze our claws, and we serve them fresh because that’s what the customers like,” says manager Juan Muchotrigo. Call ahead for stone crab daily specials. 398 NW North River Dr., Miami, 305-375-0765; garciasmiami.com OD
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The lobster roll at MO Bar + Lounge. LEFT: Chef Mathias Gervais and Andreas Schreiner at MO Bar.
Meeting of the Minds ANDREAS SCHREINER OF THE PUBBELLY RESTAURANT GROUP AND SETAI CHEF MATHIAS GERVAIS GET TOGETHER OVER LUNCH AT MO BAR TO DISCUSS THE PERFECT TOMATO, FINDING GOOD BURRATA, AND SURVIVING MIAMI’S FOOD SCENE. BY BILL KEARNEY
Hotels are a crucial part of Miami’s food story. What are the challenges of elevating their cuisine? Andreas Schreiner: With a hotel, you have to suddenly worry about the hotel guest, room service, breakfast, lunch,
pool, and beach. You have three different menus going on. Mathias Gervais: We have breakfast and lunch in the restaurant, lunch at the pool, lunch at the beach, the food truck on the beach. AS: You’ll have to let me know how you did that. I want to put a truck out on the beach. The kitchens are so far from the beach, you have to design your menu accordingly. [The waiter delivers a Peruvian-influenced anticucho sushi roll.] I’ve always loved the food here at the Mandarin Oriental, from Michelle Bernstein and Clay Conley to La Mar. MG: There’s a smokiness to this roll. Nice. AS: It’s very cool. Miami is now rife with foodies, but what are some misunderstandings you see in customers today? AS: Everything’s moving now toward the organics, the grass-feds. It’s not a problem, but the taste profiles of the meat are very different if the cow is grass-fed versus grain-fed. And a lot of people don’t understand the differences—just because an article CONTINUED ON PAGE 182
MO Bar + Lounge, 500 Brickell Key Dr., Miami, 305-913-8358; mandarinoriental.com WHEN:
An easy afternoon lunch. WHY:
A delicious reprieve before a challenging night. PHOTOGRAPHY BY GARY JAMES
Lunch—it’s the calm before the storm for anyone working nights in the restaurant industry. Chef Mathias Gervais and Andreas Schreiner choose the serenity of MO Bar + Lounge at the Mandarin Oriental for a relaxing chat before heading off to work. They’re hardened veterans of a Miami food scene that’s both burgeoning and brutal. As executive chef of The Setai (2001 Collins Ave., Miami Beach, 305-520-6000; thesetaihotel.com), Gervais is tasked with bringing rigorous French standards to every plate served on the property. And Schreiner’s Pubbelly Restaurant Group (pubbelly group.com), after much success in Sunset Harbour, recently launched L’echon Brasserie at the Hilton Cabana Miami Beach (6261 Collins Ave., Miami Beach, 786-483-1611; pubbellyboys .com), the company’s first venture into a hotel environment.
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Schreiner and Gervais walking into MO. RIGHT: A variety of sushi makes for a light, refreshing lunch.
says “only eat grass-fed.” It gets complicated. What about local sourcing? MG: I try to source as much as I can locally. People get excited. But I believe some restaurants lie on their menu. It’s not easy to find all you need locally. If all Miami’s grouper came from Florida, Florida would have no more grouper. Some times of the year it’s from Florida, some times it’s not. That’s why we change our menu all the time. There’s not enough fish in Florida to supply all of us. AS: If everyone that put it on the menu was telling the truth—we don’t produce that many organic tomatoes in Homestead. MG: That was my challenge
when I arrived in Miami—to find the right suppliers. For instance, as a Frenchman I love to have a nice piece of baguette. A friend opened his own shop, La Parisienne Bakery. I went to the bakery and spent the night and said, “I want my bread like this and like this,” because I wanted a certain size for the dining room, or because it was getting dry with the weather. That’s what I try to do with my relationships with my suppliers. [Everyone delves into the tomato burrata salad.] AS: The tomatoes are nice. You know, I don’t know if the burrata is domestic. We’ve been using a burrata from California, and it’s so consistent, so creamy always.
MG: The thinner the burrata skin, the better. When you crack it, it should not be like milk, but creamy. You have to feel the fattiness. That’s what I learned in Italy. The burrata in America has improved a lot in the past 10 years. And the tomato? MG: If you come to The Setai, I will show you the back of my kitchen. My tomatoes are not in a fridge. I leave them outside—they keep getting ripe. One of the first things I learned in a kitchen was how to season a tomato. You season it with salt three times. The first time takes out the water, the second time the salt goes inside, then you put it on the top for the crispiness right before you eat.
You both travel. What does the rest of the world think of Miami’s food scene? MG: I recently hired two young kids from Europe. During the interview, they said, “I heard about Miami— Daniel Boulud is there! You have different restaurants,” but that’s what’s cool. People all over the world are starting to see. I would say in the next 10 years, it’s going to be like New York. Lots of New York restaurants come down here and fail. Why is that? AS: We have an off-season that really, really hurts restaurants. Rents and utilities continue to rise, coupled with seasonality, expensive operating costs, labor costs. And you have to be there every night.
Any food trends you’d like to talk about? MG: What I would like to see stop is the molecular cuisine, which is not my style. I’m a young chef. I learned how to do it, but please stop it. You need to know how to make a nice potato gratin. AS: A lot of chefs went straight to the molecular because they thought it was cool, but ask them to make a good béchamel or bordelaise and they can’t do it! MG: Don’t you think that Ferran Adrià at El Bulli, before what he is now, learned how to make classic cuisine? I use my classic training every day. I teach it to my employees. Open a book! It’s not all in the magazines. OD
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Executive Chef Thomas Connell at “water world” in the basement of the Fontainebleau Miami Beach. ABOVE: The final product: pan-seared and roasted whole yellowtail snapper stuffed with fresh herbs at Scarpetta.
The boat’s engines surge and we head out into the horizon-less dark of the sea at night. It’s 4 AM—normal start time for commercial fishermen. This trip, though, includes Thomas Connell, the Fontainebleau’s executive chef; his son Tommy; and Chee Ping Chang, the senior sous chef at Hakkasan. A flash of heat lightning reveals huge cumulonimbus clouds to the east; we’ll be running in that direction for an hour and a half in search of yellowtail snapper. The catch changes daily: Tomorrow it might be mahi or lobster; in winter, there’re wahoo, grouper, and tilefish; mutton snapper in spring, and random cobia. It’s all part of the Fontainebleau Miami Beach’s novel seafood sourcing program, BleauFish Ocean to Table, possibly the only one like it in the US. The resort has its own fishing boat, the 44-foot BleauFish, helmed by Captain Michael Henry, CONTINUED ON PAGE 186
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TASTE Sea to Table A waterspout forms behind the boat on the return trip to shore. BELOW: One of six 300-gallon tanks, this one holding live yellowtail snapper.
A mate on the BleauFish reeling in a yellowtail snapper.
who fishes exclusively for the Fontainebleau. Most of what he catches is transported to what chef Connell calls “water world”—six 300-gallon tanks in the basement of the Fontainebleau. The fish are most often alive until the chefs at Hakkasan, Scarpetta, or any of the resort’s other on-site eateries need them. The result is hyperlocal seafood, hyperfresh cuisine, and a reduced carbon footprint.
As the sun cracks the horizon, Captain Henry meticulously checks his location, and we anchor in a spot where the patch reef drops from 30 to 60 feet and the Gulf Stream current picks up. The mates, Miguel Ginart and Juan Carlos Prado, tie big blocks of chum off the stern. Then we wait. Suddenly in the indigo current behind the boat a cloud of yellow forms. “Look at ’em!” Henry yells, and we
all drop lines back baited with shrimp or minnows. Within seconds, Henry’s hooked up to a two-pound yellowtail snapper, deftly swinging it into the boat and directly into a 400-gallon live well. Soon we’re all catching fish, dropping them into the live well as fast as we can, and re-baiting. A large barracuda shows up and the snappers disappear, but soon return with gusto. Over the course of five frenzied hours,
we haul in 550 pounds of yellowtail. “This is the day we’ve been waiting for!” yells Henry as he high-fives Connell. “I’ve got to catch 250 to 300 pounds to make it worthwhile,” he says, referring to fuel costs and boat overhead. Someone pulls in a yellowjack. Chef Connell smiles. “When we get one of those, we hold it for the sushi bar,” he says. By 11 AM, we’ve caught too many fish for the live well
and toss hundreds on ice. A commercial boat like this can keep as many yellowtail snappers as it can catch. Some days, that’s 20 fish; some days, it’s 300. Near noon, it starts to rain. A waterspout wanders behind us. We head in. Back at the Fontainebleau, deep in the labyrinthine basement of the resort, chef Connell ushers us in to see the tanks of “water world” CONTINUED ON PAGE 188
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TASTE Sea to Table Scarpetta chef de cuisine Marlon Rambaran in the kitchen sautéing vegetables to accompany the yellowtail snapper. BELOW: He stuffs the fish with fresh herbs.
Connell transfers the live catch to a tank on a truck, which transports the fish to the Fontainebleau.
and drop off our snapper. Lobsters scuttle and hide. A 20-pound black grouper does slow laps, and Connell transfers the living yellowtail snapper from a transport truck into the tanks. The water is refreshed twice a week by a truck that pulls from Haulover Inlet. “They wait till the incoming tide, and [the water] is beautiful,” says Connell. Once the catch is in the tanks, the resident fish butcher sends out an
e-mail to all the chefs letting them know what’s good, and it’s up to them to get creative. “It’s really like a market for our chefs to come out here and shop and pick what they like and take it to their restaurants and sell it,” says Connell. Scarpetta chef de cuisine Marlon Rambaran, an alum of both Daniel Boulud’s Daniel and Georges Perrier’s Le Bec-Fin, grins at the sight of the gleaming yellowtail
snapper. “It’s a chef’s dream, obviously,” he says of the fish. Planning a family-style whole fish for two, he scores the skin, then stuffs the fish with fresh thyme, rosemary, bay leaves, and chives. “The fish is so fresh it hasn’t gone into rigor mortis yet, which usually takes about an hour or two,” he adds. Once it does, it’s best to wait 12 hours or so until the flesh loosens up. He pats the fish dry with a towel. “That’ll
give it a nice crispy skin, and prevent it from sticking to the pan.” A little bit of sea salt and espelette pepper in the belly and on the skin, and he drops the whole fish into a pan at medium-high heat. “You don’t want to scorch the skin too early,” Rambaran says. “You want it to cook evenly.” The fish is sautéed for three to four minutes on each side, then goes in the convection oven for five minutes.
Once it’s on the plate with lightly boiled asparagus, carrots, and sea beans, the chef drizzles the snapper with a reduction of chicken broth and red wine vinegar. The scent of herbs escapes and fills the kitchen. He pats the skin with a spoon of olive oil and pinches micro basil on top. From the reef to a plate in less than a day. 4441 Collins Ave., Miami Beach, 305-538-2000; fontainebleau.com OD
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Pour whiskey and egg white along with the rest of the ingredients into a shaker, add ice, and shake vigorously for 10 seconds. Discard ice and strain back into shaker and dry shake for 10 seconds—this will help froth up the cocktail. Strain into a chilled martini glass and garnish with grated cinnamon over the entire froth.
Pot of Gold THE POPULARITY OF IRISH WHISKEY IS SOARING WITH MIAMIANS WHO SAVOR THE FLAVOR OF THE EMERALD ISLE’S FINEST. BY JASON FITZROY JEFFERS
An old saying holds that “God invented whiskey so the Irish wouldn’t rule the world.” Regardless of God’s intent, the venerable spirit of the Emerald Isle is doing just what it was supposed to prevent its makers from pulling off: taking over the world. Over the past decade, Irish whiskey has been rapidly becoming one of the fastest-growing spirits in North America. According to the Irish Times newspaper, imports of the spirit to the United States have increased 17.9 percent in the last year alone. It’s a triumphant comeback for a liquor whose ebbs and flows in decades past caused some distilleries in Ireland to shutter. With the pop-culture resurgence of cocktail culture, however, and a handful of new distilleries in Ireland, there’s a booming new appreciation for the spirit—and a
revitalized industry to keep pace with it. For the brown liquor neophyte, Irish whiskey can serve as an entry point. When compared to Canadian whiskey or even Scotch, Irish whiskeys such as Jameson—the stellar sales of which have it leading the pack in the Irish whiskey takeover of America (closely followed by Bushmills and Tullamore Dew)—offer more accessible flavors and a cleaner finish. Look for notes of honey, melon, and caramel—it’s what accounts for its increasing popularity at bars worldwide, including here in Miami. “It’s mellower,” says Teddy Collins, a bartender at Radio Bar (814 First St., Miami Beach, 305-397-8382; radiosouthbeach.com). “You’re not getting a smack in your face when you drink it.” Collins notes the liquor’s suitability as both a sipper and a great spirit for mixing cocktails, such as his popular inhouse creation The Appleson, which blends an apple-cinnamon oatmeal syrup with Jameson and other ingredients. This versatility owes a lot to the manner in which the spirit is prepared. “It’s triple distilled, unlike Scotch and bourbon, which are twice distilled,” says Harry Hernandez, bartender at The Irish Times Pub & Eatery (5850 Sunset Dr., South Miami, 305-667-4114). “It makes it a lot smoother. You’re tasting more of the wood it was barreled in, whereas with bourbon and Scotch you taste the corn and the malt.” Dan Binkowitz, co-owner of Blackbird Ordinary (729 SW First Ave., Miami, 305-671-3307; blackbirdordinary.com) in Brickell, joins a list of many supporters of the Irish whiskey-ordering spike. “A lot of people who were coming to bars five years ago and ordering a shot of vodka or tequila are now ordering Jameson.” Given how popular the spirit was in the 1500s—no less than Queen Elizabeth I was said to be a big fan—Irish whiskey’s modern popularity is no mere fad. If anything, it’s a triumphant return. “People want to get familiar with the classics and try them in new ways,” says Collins. “Irish whiskey is definitely classic.” OD
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When compared to Scotch or Canadian whiskey, Irish whiskey offers more accessible flavors and a cleaner finish, with notes of honey, melon, and caramel.
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Chef Tim Andriola at Basil Park.
RETURN OF THE RIVER After a decade in Brickell, David Bracha is bringing his mollusks back to where they belong—the Miami River. Come winter, The River Seafood & Oyster Bar
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Rooted in Midtown, Seed Food and Wine Festival’s five-day run makes it the largest plant-based festival Florida has yet to see. The nutritious extravaganza, taking place October 15 through 19, includes cooking demos and lectures, beachside brunch, yoga, and meditation. A highlight of the festival is a dinner by James Beard Award nominee and the world’s leading raw chef, Matthew Kenney, on Saturday, October 18. seedfoodandwine.com
same, with one small adjustment—alfresco seating overlooking the river. For those craving Bracha’s delicacies right now, his Oak Tavern, a Design District dining destination known for its
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Little did Timo Executive Chef Tim Andriola know that when he took a nutrition class, it would spawn an entirely new restaurant. That class prompted him to change his outlook on food, as well as create the casual, nutrition-focused Basil Park in Sunny Isles. “I take things in their most pure state so that they are minimally handled and the nutritional value is at its peak,” he says of the restaurant’s cuisine. The eatery is a celebration of nature: Spherical vases sprouting micro basil accent the interior—that is until Andriola cuts the microgreen and juices it or props it on a zucchini, summer squash, and portobello “lasagna.” 17608 Collins Ave., Sunny Isles, 305-705-0004; basilpark.com
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RITE OF PASSAGE A new kind of Temple is in town, and it’s a place of worship—for your body. Walking distance from Sunset Place, the fast, casual, whole-food plant-based (WFPB) sanctuary is headed by Olivier Jardon-El Hiny (RIGHT), a three-time Ironman whose love for Mother Nature is shown in Temple’s nutritious but hearty fare. Playful names—Q&A is the quinoa and arugula, while Kale to the Chief is a kale smoothie—whimsical cutlery, and spirited cuisine make intimidating ingredients approachable and easy to digest. Think quinoa, smoothies, juices, and tons of veggies. 5831 Sunset Dr., South Miami, 305-397-8732; temple-us.com
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the catchphrase prompting your drink order—“Care to start with something to wet your whistle?”— the trio’s latest concept honors French technique while adding the Pubbelly twist: The L’echon roasted pork burger on a brioche
bun is paired with mojo onions and tarragon aioli; foie cuddles up with Nutella on toast; and the skate comes with capers, pistachios, and cranberries. 6261 Collins Ave., Miami Beach, 786-483-1611; pubbellyboys.com OD
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THE REVOLUTION will be televised He’s closing out this year with a new album and ringing in 2015 with a worldwide TV special, yet one thing remains constant among all of Pitbull’s success: the 305. By Ray Rogers | Photography Randall Slavin
here’s a lot of love out there for Miami from the galaxy of stars who call Dade County home, but few performers are more vocal about their hometown pride than Pitbull, aka Armando Christian Pérez, the Cuban-American native son who christened himself “Mr. 305” at the outset of his career (even calling his 2004 debut album MIAMI). While in recent years he’s forgone that nickname in lieu of “Mr. Worldwide,” his heart and his art are firmly entrenched in his birth city. His greatest export from the 305, he’s quick to say, is “that Miami mentality. Miami is everything to me. It’s what allows me to think out of the box. Living down here with so many different cultures, you get the chance to see that, yeah, we may be different, but we’re a lot more similar than we think we are. And through music, I’ve been able to show that.”
Early hits like the cheeky “Culo” and breakthrough single “I Know You Want Me (Calle Ocho)” showcased his rapping and incorporated reggaeton rhythms, and he’s kept that flavor in the mix as he has steadily reached the heights of pop stardom, crossing over to more clubby-flavored party bangers along the way. His first global number 1, 2011’s “Give Me Everything,” which hit the top spot in six different countries, was just one in a steady stream of pinch-yourself milestones for the performer. The song cemented his reputation for the ultimate party music all around the globe. And here at home, the lyrics also inspired strong reaction, from one Lindsay Lohan at least, who sued over the line “I got it locked up like Lindsay Lohan.” The case was dismissed. “We had no reason to make up, because I never disrespected her,” Pitbull says when asked if they’ve mended fences since then. “Where I’m from, that’s a
“MIAMI IS EVERYTHING TO ME. IT’S WHAT ALLOWS ME TO THINK OUT OF THE BOX.” compliment! We say, ‘We got this locked up,’ like, we got this.” Globalization, due out imminently, is the next chapter in his quest for world domination. Pitbull’s eighth record comes on the heels of his last massive number 1 hit, “Timber,” a spirited dance-floor mélange of club music with a vocal assist from Kesha and a country line-dance-ready melody cribbed from Swedish dance sensation Avicii. His keen ear for musical trends, and the magic touch for folding them into his own universe of sound, is a skill that parallels his take on growing up in Miami’s melting pot. “My parents used to tell me that Miami is la quinceañera—the young woman—back in the ’80s. And they were right. Look at the way, and the speed, at which it has grown; it has probably outdone every major city in the United States of America within the last 35 years.”
ll eyes will be on both the rapper and the city come the stroke of midnight this December 31. He’s more than grateful he won’t be freezing in Times Square; this year, he’s going live from Miami, with his own annual special, Pitbull’s New Year’s Revolution airing on Fox, going head-to-head with ABC’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve starring Ryan Seacrest. “What’s better than being Miami-born and raised, Dade County, 305, and putting together a New Year’s Eve revolution and showing the world what it is to enjoy New Year’s Eve here, bringing in 2015 on a positive note?” says Pitbull. “The ball won’t be going down, the bar will be going up. We’re going to un-mute New Year’s Eve, because when everybody watches New Year’s Eve, what do they do? They wait—10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1—and boom: They mute it again, then they’re off to the party. We want to make sure that when people are watching this, they are enjoying themselves and having the time of their lives bringing in the New Year.” Beyond bringing a great party vibe, you can expect the master of ceremonies to be outfitted in a tux. He’s long since cast off the oversize street threads and baseball caps of his early days for the polished duds and luxury lifestyle he now flaunts. Even that decision to don those eye-poppingly tight, tailored Italian suits, he says, is rooted in his love and respect for the city’s residents. “The inspiration for the sharp suits comes from the guys I used to look up to,” he says. “Being 5 years old and seeing the guys that would come around, they were always in sharp suits. Gentlemen, but you could tell that they were nothing to mess with, and very dangerous.” The number-one guy he admired back then was his padre. “My father was always dressed very sharp, always smelled good, always groomed right. That’s something that I always looked up to, whether we were having a good relationship at the time or not. The way that he dressed was something I always idolized
about him,” recalls Mr. Worldwide, outfitted today in casual shorts and a polo— it’s a travel day—en route to Miami International Airport for a flight to London. “When I got the chance to be able to afford that kind of lifestyle in about ’08 or ’09, that’s exactly what I did. You know I’m always looking for sales, always looking for deals, I’m not trying to waste money—but it’s an investment in yourself.” Long before his rise to riches, a 16-year-old Pitbull was living on his own and dealing drugs in some of the roughest neighborhoods in Miami during the heyday of the ’90s coke trade, following in his now-deceased father’s footsteps (Armando Pérez Sr. passed away in 2006, after a bout with cancer). “I don’t like to go into specifics too much, because I don’t want to glamorize it at all,” he says about those years, allowing that he got off that path after one particularly frightening event—seeing in real time the devastating effects that cutting the supply with filler had on customers. Rapping was his way out, and he knew he had the talent—he could sense the draw his skills had as groups of fellow high school students would amass to watch him throw down at rap battles on school grounds. It was one of his teachers, Hope Martinez, who encouraged him to take it further. Today, at 33, he’s a self-made music icon and shrewd businessman, with a reported fortune to the tune of $50 million and counting. He also credits his mother for his success. “I had a mother that always was teaching me about different companies, what’s going on in the world, things I should be looking out for, always ask that extra question,” he says of his mother, who also gave him tough love, kicking him out of her home when she realized he was dealing. “My mother’s very, very educated, sharp, smart, genius even. To grow up with someone like that—I owe everything to her as far as my vision on life, and the way that I maneuver.” He’s quickly gained a reputation for the art of the deal—and has no shame in dropping brand names right into his songs on the path to riches. In 2013, Forbes estimated he raked in a cool $11 million from album and tour sales, and endorsement deals with brands ranging from Dr. Pepper to Kodak, which has inevitably led to some pretty snide and sneering profiles. Guess who’s laughing all the way to his private jet? “Haters gonna hate—let them hate,” he says evenhandedly. “It’s when people stop talking about you that you have a problem.” Currently Pitbull is an equity partner in food franchise The New Miami Subs Grill and recently unveiled the restaurant’s new design and menu in Cutler Bay. His business acumen, says Pérez, came straight from the streets of the neighborhoods he grew up on while bouncing from one home to the next with his single mother. “Growing up, I saw a lot of people make something out of nothing; it may have not been in a legal fashion, but it was always interesting to see how people could flip things.”
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“THE INSPIR ATION FOR THE SHARP SUITS COMES FROM THE GUYS I USED TO LOOK UP TO…. GENTLEMEN, BUT YOU COULD TELL THAT THEY WERE NOTHING TO MESS WITH.” In a tribute to the positive forces in his early life, today he’s focused on giving back to the people of the community that reared him, investing his time and dedication into the Sports Leadership and Management (SLAM) charter school. “I have a thousand kids in SLAM, and I am so proud of those kids; I see my own life in them. The first love that I had, other than my mother and Miami, was basketball. Sports shows you discipline, it shows you the harder you work, the better you get, and it shows you the value of a team. All of these kids come from interesting neighborhoods of Miami, most of which I lived in: Allapattah, Wynwood, Overtown, Little Havana, Liberty City, Opa-Locka, Carol City. You’ve got these kids [coming] over to SLAM.”
is own high school diploma was given to him just to get him out of the school. An 18-year-old Pérez was shown the door of Miami’s Coral Park Senior High School in 1999, he says, because the principal didn’t want him back for another year. “Being young, you’re just thinking, Wow, I beat the system. But in actuality, the system beat me. But hey, I ran into the university of life, and man, since I was a kid I’ve been living the School of Hard Knocks. Once you put the two together, you can develop someone either very dangerous or someone, I would say, very sharp—and dangerous when he wants to be,” he says with a knowing laugh. Much like its native son, the city once was more rough and tumble. Pitbull certainly didn’t grow up behind the gates of a Star Island oceanfront manse. “I lived in so many different neighborhoods, from good to bad to the worst. But it was just normal to me to move every three to six months and be in a new area of Miami. My abuela was my one constant, and my tia.” Today, he says, the world is his Miami. “I travel all over, from good areas to bad areas to the worst
areas. But the way I grew up in Miami prepared me for that.” While he’s rarely in the 305 for long stretches, Miami remains home base for him—“until Cuba opens up,” he says with a laugh. He’s loath to give out his hot spots, and for good reason—the man has close to 60 million Facebook fans and 17.6 million Twitter followers. But he will allow this: When in Coral Gables, Francesco’s is the place to hit for great Peruvian food. “You know I’m giving you one of my spots, but I want people to enjoy great food. I love the parihuela, which is a seafood soup.” His most cherished pastime in Miami, though, is hanging with his own six kids, ages 1 to 11. “My kids mean the world to me; what makes them so special to me is that that’s where I get the genuine love from. To them, I’m not Pitbull, not Armando, not Chris, not Mr. Worldwide or Mr. 305—no, I’m Papi! And one thing I never want them to do is live in my shadow. I want them to be able to do what they want with their life, without having to use me as that connection, and to have that, as we say in Spanish, agalla, which is backbone. Any chance I get to have them all together and enjoy them all is priceless.” He’s a proud papa, but the notorious ladies’ man is not ready to settle down anytime soon. Questions about his children’s mothers are off limits, for starters. Asked if there is a special lady in his life at the moment, he’s quick to drop one of his favorite lyrics, cracking, “C’mon man, you know my slogan is ‘single, bilingual, and ready to mingle’!” Let the party rage on. As if Pitbull needed another reason to celebrate, he’ll be receiving a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2015—which he takes as a point of pride on behalf of all of his fellow Cuban-Americans living the #dale dream in Miami. “It goes to show you hard work pays off, and patience, passion, and perseverance equal success,” he says. “The best part is that this is just the beginning.” See Pitbull live in concert October 25 at Hard Rock Live; hardrocklivehollywoodfl.com; and October 26 at 7:30 PM at AmericanAirlines Arena; aaarena.com. OD
Men of Style & Substance
A Gentleman’s CALLING OUTFITTED IN THIS SEASON’S FINEST CLOTHES AT THE ETERNALLY STYLISH DELANO, THESE MIAMI FELLOWS TALK PURPOSE, PASSION AND, OF COURSE, FASHION. BY JULIA FORD-CARTHER | PHOTOGRAPHY BY CAMILO RIOS
Suit, Giorgio Armani ($1,740). Bal Harbour Shops, 9700 Collins Ave., 305-861-1515; armani.com. T-shirt, Gap ($40). 673 Collins Ave., Miami Beach, 305-531-5358; gap.com. Pocket square, Salvatore Ferragamo ($140). Bal Harbour Shops, 305-8668166; ferragamo.com. Rolex Daytona watch, Rolex, Ruckus’s own
THE GAME CHANGER
DJ RUCKUS WHEN MOST TEENS were sneaking into Miami’s coolest clubs, DJ Ruckus was headlining them. At 15, Ruckus was manning the booth at Crobar’s popular Thursday-night party. “The deal with my mom was that as long as I went to school on Friday mornings, I could do it,” he remembers. Now 30, Ruckus has played all over the globe and at private parties for Oprah Winfrey, Sean “Diddy” Combs, and Kanye West. “I curate the outfits as much as I do the music,” explains the charismatic former model, who recently jetted off to Ibiza, St-Tropez, and Montenegro after spending 36 hours in LA. In his suitcase are formal pieces from Comme des Garçons or Givenchy; tees and tanks he scores at AllSaints; the rest of his wardrobe he finds at Atrium and The Webster. Ruckus counts cousin Lenny Kravitz as a major fashion influence. “[Lenny’s] obviously very, very chic and fashion forward,” says the DJ, who is now on to accessories— a Hublot or Rolex Daytona— and unique Roxhouse gems from local Miami designer Alexis Geller. This month, Ruckus will be spinning at his birthday celebrations in Atlantic City, Las Vegas, New York, and Miami, his hometown, which is still his favorite place to perform. “Growing up in Miami, it’s always going to be one of my favorites,” he says. “It’s sexy and warm, and there’s an energy that things are happening here. It feels like home.” djruckus.com
THE ARCHITECT OF AVANT-GARDE
Tuxedo, Canali ($2,195). Village of Merrick Park, 358 San Lorenzo Ave., Coral Gables, 305-446-1499; canali.com. Shirt, Tom Ford ($635). 800-866-3673; tomford.com. Pocket square, Ermenegildo Zegna ($100). Bal Harbour Shops, 9700 Collins Ave., 305-865-8652; zegna.com. De Ville Hour Vision watch, Omega ($10,600). Aventura Mall, 19501 Biscayne Blvd., 305-931-8788; omegawatches.com. Epi belt, Louis Vuitton ($400). Miami Design District, 170 NE 40th St., 305-573-1366; louisvuitton.com
“YOU DON’T WANT to appear like you’re trying to prove anything,” says Barry Brodsky, president of Brodson Construction, about his personal mantra of “understated elegance,” as his firm constructs projects like the Bal Harbour boutiques, world-class homes such as Robert Wennett’s penthouse at 1111 Lincoln Road, and awardwinning restaurants like Juvia. He honed his approach to design during his earlier career as a model. “The boutiques and the lines I would see were always interesting to me,” he recalls. Shortly after starting his firm, Brodsky and his company were tapped by such upscale labels as Hermès, Gucci, and most recently Maje and Tiffany & Co. to create boutiques across the country. “Roberto Cavalli, for the first few stores he had here, sent us artist renderings [from which] we had to derive architect renderings to produce the boutique.” Naturally, Brodsky shops in similarly high-end stores: Prada and Tod’s, and he’ll customize Isaia shirts from Neiman Marcus with his company logo. Besides an occasion-appropriate watch—a classic Rolex or Baume & Mercier for the everyday—his only accessory is the almost-imperceptible silver charm around his neck that reads DADA. “I have twin 11-year-old boys that are very dear to me.” brodsonconstruction.com
The ToTal KnocKouT
Suit, Tom Ford ($4,990). 800-866-3673; tomford.com. Formal shirt, Louis Vuitton ($660). Miami Design District, 170 NE 40th St., 305-5731366; louisvuitton.com. Silk tie, Saint Laurent by Hedi Slimane ($245). Bal Harbour Shops, 9700 Collins Ave., 305-868-4424; ysl.com. Pocket square, The Tie Bar ($8). thetiebar.com. 40mm stainless-steel Datron Chronograph watch, Movado ($2,995). Goldtime, 531 Lincoln Road, Miami Beach, 305-534-8897; movado.com. Shoes, Emporio Armani ($595). Bal Harbour Shops, 305-868-2113; armani.com
“When I’m In [the ring], I feel like a badass,” says Ahmed elbiali, the egyptianborn, miami-raised pugilist who has South Florida’s boxing community in a tizzy. It’s difficult to imagine that this soft-spoken, respectful 24-year-old is a ferocious fighter: not only does he hold a 6–0 record, but every one of those wins was by a knockout. “When I climb those steps, that macho ego attitude happens, because as much as it’s a sport, the other guy is still trying to take your head off.” elbiali turned pro after a missed opportunity to fight for egypt in the 2012 London Olympics. During his training, stadium riots had broken out after an egyptian Premier League football match, and the remaining athletic events for the year were canceled. “I still have dreams about the Olympics—that’s a once-in-alifetime thing. But better things are to come.” So far, these have included signing with renowned manager Al haymon, whose client roster includes Floyd mayweather Jr., Amir Khan, and three-time world champion Adrien Broner. It’s a move that could take the self-described “flashy” boxer onto the world stage. “Image is very important to me. I try to be humble,” says elbiali, who sticks to his “preppy” style of hugo Boss and John Varvatos. “The Louis, the Gucci, the Prada— these things will come.” It’s part of the credo by which he lives and works: “If you respect boxing, boxing will respect you for a lifetime.”
Red check cotton jacket, Julien David ($1,455). The Webster Miami, 1220 Collins Ave., Miami Beach, 305-674-7899; thewebstermiami.com. Formal shirt, Louis Vuitton ($600). Miami Design District, 170 NE 40th St., 305-573-1366; louisvuitton.com. Pants, Giorgio Armani ($895). Bal Harbour Shops, 9700 Collins Ave., 305-861-1515; armani.com. Leather oxfords, Ermenegildo Zegna ($695). Bal Harbour Shops, 305-865-8652; zegna.com. Watch, Heidenry’s own
THE MODEL AGENT
REID HEIDENRY REID HEIDENRY’S APPROACH to luxury real estate is unconventional, but then again, so is he. As one half of HH Luxury Group at SBI Realty, Heidenry’s cheeky brand of agent is disrupting Miami’s real estate industry with a healthy dose of authentic nonchalance. “I’m not formal,” he says. “I make sure to always be professional but with a little infusion of fun.” Heidenry’s client list tends to favor those “in creative industries,” including fashion photographers, models, NFL players, and a Grammy Award-winning singer. He’s also been photographed by the paparazzi on numerous occasions with Sports Illustrated model Nina Agdal. For all his insouciance, Heidenry is acutely self-aware. “Buying a home is very intimate,” he notes. “People want to feel like the person gets them and understands quality. One of the easiest ways to make that translate is in my style,” which he describes as a “casual but classic” collection of Alexander Wang, Zara, and an enviable display of Vans. Turn the conversation to the dog tags around his neck, and the exterior softens. “It’s my dad’s. He passed away, so I always wear it.” Everything else to Heidenry is a bit more simple. “When it’s hot out, you have to be creative,” he says. “But always wear [long] pants. You can’t show your legs when you’re showing properties. People won’t take you seriously.” hhluxury.com
THE COCKTAIL KING
JULIO CABRERA AFTER 25 YEARS of shaking, stirring, and straining, Julio Cabrera, The Regent Cocktail Club’s head bartender (and managing partner), has become world-class, nabbing this year’s Bombay Sapphire Most Imaginative Bartender award and then representing the US in the Bombay Sapphire World’s Most Imaginative Bartender competition, landing in the top five. For the global presentation, Cabrera dressed as Robin Hood, but it’s all part of his show. “I’m behind the bar, but I’m singing and dancing,” he says. “The reason I bartend is not because I like to make cocktails; my goal is making people happy and providing an experience.” Cabrera is conscious of the supporting role his style plays in that experience. “I care a lot about the outfit that I wear every night,” says Cabrera, who regularly dons a suit, tie, and the finishing touch—one of his self-designed, custom-tailored bartender jackets from Mumbai, India. “I’m trying to be classy, professional, fun, and different at the same time.” That flair carries over into his work. In his native Cuba, Cabrera learned a cantineros style of cocktailing—a “very technical and elegant way to make drinks”—that adds to his appeal. Today, he’s dedicated to elevating Miami’s cocktail culture by hosting bartending classes at The Regent. “It’s good for Miami’s bartending community.” And, of course, the rest of the cocktail-sipping city. galehotel.com
Vest ($498), shirt ($228), pants ($398), and dress shoes ($698), John Varvatos. Bal Harbour Shops, 9700 Collins Ave., 305-501-4900; johnvarvatos .com. De Ville Hour Vision watch, Omega ($10,600). Aventura Mall, 19501 Biscayne Blvd., 305-9318788; omegawatches.com
Watchmakers find inspiration in everything from nature to architecture in order to craft revolutionary timepieces sure to WoW the miami collector. by roberta naas | photography by jeff crawford | styling by terry lewis
he art of watchmaking is a nearly 500-year-old tradition. Still, artisans continue to produce ever more beautiful, intricate, and mechanically innovative timepieces that are truly works of art. In the beginning, inspiration was drawn simply from the revolutionary abilityâ€”thanks to the development of the mainspringâ€”to build these cutting-edge devices. But as time and technology progressed, watchmakers became more creative in their designs. Today inspiration can come from a host of sources: For some, it is architecture and design, for others, it is the heavenly skies and the natural world, the power of machines or the richness of history. Here, a look at several stunning creations where inspiration has been channeled into an artful wristwatch. For more watch features and expanded coverage, go to oceandrive.com/watches.
InspIred by MachInes From cars to planes, rocketry, and even high-tech bicycles, watch designers take a cue from the automated innovations that are among man’s greatest achievements. clockwise from top: Hamilton first
took to the air with the American airmail postal service in 1919 as its pilots flew their fledgling runs between New York and Washington. For nearly 100 years, the brand’s strong aviation involvement has shaped both form and function. Hamilton’s Khaki Skeleton watch ($1,295) features a skeletonized H2O movement with propeller-like accents that pay homage to this unique history and love of aviation. Watch Time, 139 E. Flagler St., Miami, 305-539-0515; shop.hamilton watch.com From David Yurman, this Revolution Chronograph ($6,400) offers a design influenced by the world of muscle cars and auto racing. It is crafted in stainless steel with a bold 43.5mm case and steel bracelet and offers chronograph functions for split-second timing. Bal Harbour Shops, 9700 Collins Ave., 305-867-1772; davidyurman.com As official timekeeper and sponsor of the Grand Prix de Monaco
Historique since 2002, Chopard takes inspiration from its deep association with classic auto racing. This Grand Prix de Monaco Historique Chrono ($7,640) is crafted in stainless steel with a 44.5mm titanium case. It features a silver dial with yellow racing accents and houses a mechanical self-winding movement. Bal Harbour Shops, 9700 Collins Ave., 305-868-8626; us.chopard.com opposite page: This Omega
Speedmaster Mark II ($6,250) is a reissue of the original 1969 Mark II model, a prototype that was intended for NASA testing. This incarnation features a pilots case and offers an automatic movement and tachymetric scale on its sapphire crystal that is illuminated from beneath by an aluminum ring filled with SuperLuminova. It houses the coaxial caliber 3330 self-winding movement with a si14 silicon balance spring and column-wheel chronograph. Aventura Mall, 19501 Biscayne Blvd., 305-9318788; omegawatches.com
History in tHe making Sometimes a look into the archives provides all the inspiration a watchmaker needs to create timepieces that take the best design elements from the past and blend them with the most up-to-date innovations. This Hermès Dressage L’Heure Masquee ($43,750) recalls the brand’s origins, when it created equestrian-inspired accessories. This new 18k rose-gold Dressage watch features an inventive complication that “hides” the time. The watch’s natural state only displays the hour hand, with the minute hand hidden behind it. With the push of a button on the side of the case, the minute hand moves to display the full time. The watch also features a dual time indicator. Only 500 pieces will be made. Miami Design District, 175 NE 40th St., 305-868-0118; hermes.com From Rolex, the Oyster Perpetual Explorer watch ($6,550) is a nod to the brand’s adventures in the Himalayas and pays tribute to the first successful ascent of Mount Everest by Sir Edmund Hillary, who famously reached its
summit in 1953 with a Rolex Oyster on his wrist. The watch is crafted in steel with a perpetual mechanical self-winding movement and is a COSC-certified chronometer that is fitted with a steel Oysterlock bracelet. Rolex Boutique Luxury Swiss, Miami Design District, 135 NE 39th St., 305-576-5391; rolex.com opposite page, clockwise from top:
The new Montblanc Homage to Nicolas Rieussec Limited Edition ($11,500) honors the French watchmaker who patented the chronograph in 1821 as a means to precisely measure the running times of individual horses at a race. This rich history led the brand to create an entire collection with distinct manufacture movements. The watch’s unmistakable appearance combines an off-center hour circle in the upper part of the dial and the
chronograph’s elapsed-time displays in the dial’s lower portion. As on the 1821 original, elapsed time is shown on two rotating discs, above each of which a motionless hand indicates the passing seconds and minutes. 7481 SW 88th St., #1940, Miami, 305-669-5152; montblanc.com Inspired by the peerless ultrathin watches it developed in the 1950s, Piaget returned to the drawing board and took three years to build this radical new Piaget Altiplano 38mm 900P ($27,800). The brand even named the new watch based on subtleties from the past (the original ultrathin caliber released in 1957 was called the Caliber 9P). This new 38mm white-gold watch is record-breakingly slim, just 3.65mm, with movement parts actually merged with the case in a revolutionary design.
Bal Harbour Shops, 9700 Collins Ave., 305-861-5475; piaget.com Vacheron Constantin has the distinction of being the oldest Swiss watch brand continually in production. The company was founded in 1755 and is noted for excellence in its movements and craftsmanship. Today, the brand recalls its rich history with the American 1921 in 18k rose gold ($36,800). The watch is reminiscent of the Roaring Twenties with its cushion-shaped case, and it houses a manually wound movement with 127 components and 65 hours of power reserve. It holds the Hallmark of Geneva certification. Tourneau, Bal Harbour Shops, 9700 Collins Ave., 305-866-4312; Miami Design District (opening November), 140 NE 39th St., 877-701-1755; vacheronconstantin.com
Heaven sent The sun, moon, stars, and planets have all exhilarated watchmakers differently, yielding a wealth of heavenly renditions. From moonphase timepieces to watches that depict the zodiac to those designed with global elements, this category is as vast as space itself. below, from left: From Jaeger-LeCoultre, this Duomètre à Quantième Lunaire ($42,700) houses an extraordinary Dual-Wing movement that offers two independent power supplies. The watch displays the date and age of the moon for the Northern and Southern Hemispheres, synchronized through the jumping seconds hand mechanism, which displays 1/6th of a second increments. 254 Worth Ave., Palm Beach, 561-833-0801; jaeger-lecoultre.com
From Greubel Forsey, this platinum GMT watch ($630,000) depicts the Earth in all its glory, as seen from above. The watch, with rotating globe, offers a day/night indicator, world time display, and inclined tourbillon. The terrestrial globe completes each counterclockwise rotation in 24 hours. The complex caliber is comprised of 443 components. Les Bijoux, 306 Plaza Real, Boca Raton, 561-361-2311; greubel-forsey.com
opposite page, clockwise from top: The Moonstruck watch from
Ulysse Nardin ($97,500) is an astronomical delight. It offers a second time zone adjuster and ultraprecise moonphase indicator. The handpainted dial features an Earth disk around which the outer moon disk revolves; additionally there is a sun disk. Together these three bodies enable the visual indication of time, moonphases, neap and spring tides, and more. The watch houses the in-house-made UN-106 caliber that is contained in an 18k red-gold and ceramic case. Just 500 pieces exist. Aventura Mall, 19501 Biscayne Blvd., 305-8301786; ulysse-nardin.com A. Lange & Söhne’s Grand Lange 1 Moon Phase ($48,200) is crafted in 18k pink gold with a solid silver argenté dial. The moonphase indicator is made of solid gold and features a patented coating process. The watch also
offers big date indication, up/down power reserve indication, and a subsidiary seconds dial with stop seconds. 252 Worth Ave., Palm Beach, 561-833-0803; alangesoehne.com From Arnold & Son, this HM Perpetual Moon watch ($29,950) is crafted in 18k 5N rose gold. The 42mm watch features a guilloché blue lacquered dial and rose-gold perpetual moon indicator. The mechanical Caliber A&S1512 offers 80 hours of power reserve. East Coast Jewelry, 16810 Collins Ave., Sunny Isles Beach, 305-947-8883; arnoldandson.com
Former Miami Dolphins quarterback DAN MARINO talks Ryan Tannehill, the evolution of the quarterback, and the joys of his ventures in pizza.
By Jared Shapiro | Photography by Maria Lankina
ith more than 420 touchdowns and 61,000 passing yards, Dan Marino certainly made many memorable plays over his 17-year career as quarterback for the Miami Dolphins. Today, the Hall of Famer keeps busy as husband to his wife of 29 years, Claire, and father to their six children, as well as his new role as special adviser to his former team. However, it’s Marino’s latest venture, Anthony’s Coal Fired Pizza, which just opened a new location in South Beach, where you might spot him on any given night. “We use a real coal oven, set it at 850 degrees, and make pizza the way it used to be made,” says business partner and the eatery’s namesake, Anthony Bruno. “Coal keeps [the brick oven] at a more even temperature [so the pizza] comes out charred, a little crispy, and a little well done.” People are eating it up—from South Florida to Marino’s hometown of Pittsburgh. We sat down with the legend himself to get his take on—what else—pizza and football.
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Dan Marino relaxing along Biscayne Bay adjacent to the Miami Beach location of his post-football venture, Anthonyâ€™s Coal Fired Pizza.
Ocean Drive: Since this is our annual Men’s Issue, I want to talk football. How do you think the Dolphins are going to do this year? Dan Marino: They’re a team that I feel is close to the playoffs. Last year, they were very close but had a disappointing end of the season. You would like to think the Dolphins are going to compete, but it’s tough in the East; the Jets are getting better, the Buffalo Bills are getting better, and the Patriots have always been good. They have a tough road ahead of them, but they’re going in the right direction. How would you rate young Dolphins quarterback Ryan Tannehill’s progression? He has improved. He improves every year, and I think this year is a big year for him to take the next step, and help the team with situations when we have the opportunity to get into playoffs, and of course, make sure we get into the playoffs. What do you think are the strengths and weaknesses of that offense? The biggest thing this past year was obviously protecting the quarterback and making big plays. They need to have bigger plays. And in terms of production, coach Joe Philbin or anyone on the team will tell you the last two games of the year you’ve got to score more than seven points for a chance to get into playoffs. This offseason, the St. Louis Rams drafted Michael Sam, the NFL’s first openly gay player. He’s since moved to the Dallas Cowboys’ practice squad, but what was your response to all of the opinions and coverage? In some ways, it’s sad that things are tweeted and talked about in certain ways, but that’s going to be a part of the way it is. It’s a different time now, and it’s a time where I think hopefully it’s a positive experience for everyone involved. With young guys like Johnny Manziel, Robert Griffin III, and Russell Wilson, the quarterback position has evolved. These guys are becoming so mobile, is it good for the game? It’s exciting for the game. Johnny Manziel, Robert Griffin III—they’re dynamic playmakers. For Manziel, he’s going to have to be smart about how he runs around and the chances he’s going to take
because the NFL is a different game than college. But I do think he will be very successful in the NFL because of his playmaking ability. [The quarterback position] is changing because guys who are coming out of college now are more involved in spread offensives, so they move around a lot more than in the past. The offense is set up for more mobile quarterbacks. There has been so much media coverage on concussions at all levels of football. The league and the players are doing the right thing as far as understanding the future and the difference it can make in people’s lives, especially with young kids, making them learn to hit the right way and
One of the pizzas at Anthony’s Coal Fired Pizza. LEFT: Anthony Bruno and Marino at Bruno’s namesake pizzeria.
How do you stay in shape, how are the knees? Pizza! Pizza, that’s it. And the Eggplant Marino— eggplant thinly sliced and served with our fresh tomato sauce and Romano cheese. No, I still try to do something every day. I do the elliptical and the treadmill, and work out. What’s your post-football diet like? I work for Nutrisystem, too, but I do have my time when I want Anthony’s. The Eggplant Marino is definitely healthy. How did you and Anthony meet? I got to know Anthony years back when I first came to South Florida and got drafted and started going to Runway 84 (in Fort Lauderdale), the flagship restaurant. Over the years, we just became good friends and started our first pizza place 12 years ago; the first one we opened was in Weston. Since then, we’ve been working and developing this concept. What else is on the menu that you like? The roasted cauliflower pizza. The one thing Anthony always calls this food is Italian soul food. What have you enjoyed the most about owning restaurants? This has been satisfying because you’re creating something from the ground up, and developing young people in the jobs. To go from one place to 2,000 employees and promote from within, watch them grow up from kids to managers, to me that’s satisfying. Where do you like to eat in South Beach? I like to go to Prime 112 and Joe’s Stone Crab. That’s actually something I like to do with my daughters. We’ll come down early, go to Joe’s, and then go to the Heat game. Is there a specific play or call you want back from your playing days? There are a lot of interceptions that when I threw them and the ball was halfway there, I was like, “Oh, can I have that back?” There’s not one in particular. Thankfully there were more touchdowns than interceptions. Anthony’s Coal Fired Pizza, 520 West Ave., Miami Beach, 305-674-8100; acfp.com OD
—DAN MARINO tackle the right way. The league is also doing the right thing as far as the big hits with the helmets, the blows to the head that can be a problem down the line. Quite honestly, it can be a problem for a lot of guys, and it’s a serious deal. As an athlete, do you support David Beckham and the soccer team coming here? I’m always supportive of sports in general. Football, baseball, soccer—I want to see the opportunities be there for the community and for the players. Am I in a position to say yes or no to where the stadium should be? I’m sure it would be fun to have soccer here, but I’m not sure if the stadium is going to be in the right place or not.
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“THE ONE THING ANTHONY ALWAYS CALLS THIS FOOD IS Italian soul food.”
“To go from one place to 2,000 employees and watch them grow up from kids to managers, to me that’s satisfying,” says the Hall of Famer of Anthony’s.
Northern LIGHT CLEAN LINES, SHARP ANGLES, AND AN UNEXPECTED BLAST OF COLOR DEFINE FALL MIAMI STYLE. PHOTOGRAPHY BY GIULIANO BEKOR STYLING BY DOUGLAS VANLANINGHAM AT THEARMYGROUP.COM
Basketball print shirt, Givenchy by Riccardo Tisci ($960). givenchy.com. Slim trousers, Lanvin ($745). Bal Harbour Shops, 9700 Collins Ave., 305-864-4250; lanvin.com. Socks, Alexander McQueen ($80). Bal Harbour Shops, 305-866-2839; alexandermcqueen.com. Studded shoes, Emporio Armani ($845). Bal Harbour Shops, 305-868-2113; armani.com
Leather shirt, Lanvin ($4,270). Bal Harbour Shops, 9700 Collins Ave., 305-864-4250; lanvin.com OPPOSITE PAGE: Silk shirt, Prada
($880). Miami Design District, 180 NE 40th St., 305-438-2280; prada.com. Raw denim jeans, Dior Homme ($700). Miami Design District, 161 NE 40th St., 305-571-3576; diorhomme.com
Long-sleeved T-shirt, Tom Ford ($520). 800-866-3673; tomford .com. Trousers, Canali ($1,634). Bal Harbour Shops, 9700 Collins Ave., 305-868-3456; canali.com OPPOSITE PAGE: Gabardine jacket,
Prada ($3,890). Miami Design District, 180 NE 40th St., 305-438-2280; prada.com. Cotton shirt, Dior Homme ($600). Miami Design District, 161 NE 40th St., 305-571-3576; diorhomme.com. Evening trousers ($1,345) and burgundy territory derby shoes ($1,275), Louis Vuitton. Miami Design District, 170 NE 40th St., 305-573-1366; louisvuitton.com Grooming by Leiane Taylor/ celestineagency.com Photography assistance by Kurt Lindner and Charlie Brumbly Styling assistance by Christopher Allison and Halee Harczynski Model: Derek Jaeschke at Ford Models Produced by Laura Bialobos at Lance Media Group Shot on location at Aria Resort & Casino, Las Vegas
Owner and founder Matt Malone at Miami Club Rum, the first licensed distillery within city limits. His rum took home top honors at last yearâ€™s San Francisco World Spirits Competition.
Spirit of Miami Long a pLace to enjoy rum, rye, beer, and other Libations, miami is now becoming a hotbed for producing them. By Michael Kaplan | Photography by Mary Beth Koeth
An 800-liter copper still called Sugar Lips with crystal reflux chambers is used in the rummaking process.
S The Miami Club Rum distillery produces 1,000 cases of white rum per month.
troll down North Miami Avenue in Wynwood and you’ll pass cigar bars, art galleries, ceviche joints, and hundreds of graffiti-coated warehouses. One building, however, is different from the others. A barrel has been planted in front. You could easily amble past the place without giving it a second thought. Then again, like some people, you might mistake it for a modern take on a speakeasy, or maybe a barrel factory. Step inside, though, and you’ll encounter cool paintings on the walls, classy midcentury furniture on the floor, and a bar stocked with Miami Club Rum, a local spirit—packaged in an Art Deco-inspired bottle— emblematic of a rather delicious new movement in South Florida. In the rear of the space, Matt Malone, owner and founder of Miami Club Rum, the first alcoholic beverage ever to be (legally) distilled within our city limits, maintains his stills, vats, and casks, loaded with alcohol, sugarcane juice, and molasses. Music reverberates through the room, and Malone insists that the soundtrack is no accident. “It creates vibrations on the wood inside our barrels, causing certain flavors to seep into the rum,” he says. Then, becoming a bit fanciful, he adds, “Some people have said that good music helps to relax the rum. I won’t dispute that.” It must be working. Miami Club Rum took home the honor for “Best White Rum” at the 2013 San Francisco World Spirits Competition and is also working with duty-free stores to have it exported all over the world. Malone may have been the first licensed distiller in Miami, but he has not been the last. The city’s local drinks scene is currently awash in quality spirits—whether it’s creating craft rums, distilling rye, or flat out hawking and marketing the product from what is arguably the current party capital of America. Major distributors Southern Wine & Spirits of America and Premier Beverage (which with over 6,000 unique brands in its portfolio distributes more than 133 million bottles a year in Florida alone) call South Florida home, as does rum behemoth Bacardi. All told, it’s difficult not to think of Miami as a place where boozy possibilities are endless. The undeniable allure is felt in a recent upwelling of microbreweries as well. Wynwood Brewing Company, Miami Brewing Co., J. Wakefield Brewing, and Boca Raton-founded Funky Buddha Brewery all put out terrific beverages that are quaffed by customers who seem to share an unquenchable thirst for locally made suds. Michael Mendez, owner of Mendez Fuel (yes, a Mobil gas station), has people filling up with more than just petrol. “Our customers are getting into the growlers,” he says, referring to the half-gallon glass jugs that he loads (and reloads) with locally made draft beer at his gas stationcum-craft-beer hub. “Locally, I definitely think the craft beer sector will keep on growing. I’m basing that on demand. We get guys coming down and buying eight growlers at a time. At first people didn’t even know if it was legal. Then they began to get comfortable, and we sold 10 or 12 a day. Now we’re selling nearly 90 per day.” Mendez’s customers drive in from West Palm Beach and the Keys to stock up on Funky Buddha’s Blueberry Cobbler and Pina Colada Wheat Ale flavored beers. But it doesn’t end
Malone holding one of his distinctive Art Deco-inspired bottles.
Matt Malone began his rum-making odyssey nearly 10 years ago, picking up on a 103-year-old tradition that had been initiated by his wife’s Puerto Rican family. He fell in love with the distilling process, but, as a branding and marketing man, he recognized that rum made in Puerto Rico lacks story value here. So, in 2009, he founded Miami Club Rum. Malone now produces 1,000 cases of platinum rum per month; a dark iteration sits in the vats, waiting to properly age. Nightclub owners, attracted by the taste and the eye-catching, Deco-inspired bottle, have put Miami Club into heavy rotation. 2320 N. Miami Ave., Miami, 305-438-9994; miamiclubrum.com OCEANDRIVE.COM
MASTER OF HIS DOMAINE John Cooper is no stranger to boozy success. His family had been the force behind the black-raspberry liqueur Chambord, which was sold off in the mid-2000s. Recognizing the importance of being unique—“I don’t want to go up against the big, established guys,” Cooper says—and seeing a lack of ginger liqueurs on the market, he decided to create one— Domaine de Canton. Getting the formula right was a hurdle, as was figuring out how to market the stuff. “I came out thinking it was going to be consumed straight,” remembers Cooper. “I was wrong. It’s something that people prefer mixed [with liquor].” With the Domaine de Canton brand now sold to Heaven Hill Distilleries, Cooper is gearing up for his next groundbreaking release. domainedecanton.com
John Cooper at Southern Wine & Spirits of America with cases of his Sweet Revenge, a wild strawberry and sour-mash liquor.
there: Wynwood Brewing Company (the neighborhood’s first) is the perfect place to catch a flight of local brews after gazing at acre after acre of street art; Gravity Brew Lab, a “let’s brew our own” bar and distillery, will be launching soon in Wynwood; and M.I.A. Brewing Co., a Doral-based brewer, will be distributing to at least 30 locations and bars (including several in Wynwood) this fall. Ensuring that the brewing trend has legs, Florida International University’s Chaplin School of Hospitality & Tourism Management has launched its Brewing Science Laboratory. While we all may have “majored” in beer in college, this school actually gives credit for it. Turning out future beer masters, it’s the place where college students go to take handson classes in the art of making ales, pilsners, and the like. The final exam is a finished brew that aims to be tasty, balanced, refreshing—and one day might be available at Mendez Fuel.
ny brewer or distiller who wants a lesson in how incredibly well things can go when you have the right product at the right time in the right place ought to set up a lunch with John Cooper. Until recently, he headed Domaine de
Canton, a market-making ginger-based alcoholic beverage he created in 2007. Cooper lives in Miami, produces his liqueur in France, and recently sold the brand to Heaven Hill Distilleries, a Kentuckybased company famous for its bourbon that also happens to be the nation’s largest family-owned and -operated distilled spirits company. The value of the transaction remains under wraps, but the fact that Cooper was not actively looking to sell, coupled with his brand’s rising popularity, leaves an impression that it went for a substantial sum. To get there, he and his team devised drink recipes combining Domaine de Canton with bourbon (which clearly appealed to Heaven Hill), gin, and rum. “Put one shot of dark rum and one shot of Domaine over the rocks and it is really good,” he says, adding that the brand’s success was helped by tirelessly exposing it to opinion-makers, many of whom are based right here in the mixology-friendly city of Miami. “We did events. We did presentations. We did a dinner at Dolce Italian with cocktails and food pairings. Miami is a great environment in which to be an entrepreneur. Miami is local-spirits friendly, and it’s a city where entrepreneurship is not out of the ordinary—it’s actually common—so that is cool.” Maybe Miami’s willingness to nonjudgmentally
embrace the offbeat, the wildly ambitious, and the groundbreakingly hip contributes to its attractiveness for innovators. Cooper already has an unusual product on the market—Sweet Revenge, a wild strawberry and sour-mash liquor—and is working on his next high-end liqueur, which he promises will also be totally unique. “Miami will be one of the first markets in which it appears,” he says. In order for any new spirit to truly take off and find success nationally, certain things must already be in place. “It should be different, there needs to be marketing dollars to promote the brand, and it needs to be the right product,” says Lee Brian Schrager, vice president of corporate communications and national events for Southern Wine & Spirits of America. On the upside for local drink entrepreneurs, he adds, “Miami is a great place to launch a brand because it’s transient. People get exposed to something here. Then they go home and talk about the new and interesting things they experienced.” Satisfying that craving for the unusual, Aventurabased Friends Fun Wine puts its namesake intoxicant in cans. Mashups such as peach Moscato and Cabernet espresso (and the can) totally suit the relaxed vibe that permeates boat deck or poolside life in Miami. LIQS Cocktail Shot, which offers refreshing vodka and tequila shots to go (complete with a recyclable shot glass), is also proving to be popular. It’s the kind of cool product that radiates a Miami influence, which is no surprise when you consider that owners Michael Glickman and Harley Bauer spend half the year in the Magic City and chose it as their launch city.
Brothers Michael and Andrew Mendez fill up half-gallon growlers to go with locally made draft beers at their Mendez Fuel gas station.
Fueled up Back in 2009, Michael Mendez opened his namesake filling station with no intention of stoking a Miami brew revolution. He just wanted to sell gasoline, car washes, and snacks, along with standard, mainstream beers such as Budweiser and Michelob. “Then, little by little, we evolved,” says 35-yearold Mendez, who credits his brother Andrew, 28, with pushing to expand the craft beer program. “Now we’ve got one of the area’s largest selections of craft beers, with over 200 different varieties, and 16 taps.” Mendez has since become something of a beer connoisseur, a point person for indie brewers looking to break out, and a careful observer of the market. “I actually spend time looking at hops as a commodity. I see the prices going up and wonder what will happen with the microbrewers that we’ve gotten to know. I look at the business from the 36,000-foot level down to the retail level where I participate.” 3201 Coral Way, Miami, 305-443-2976
TASTING NOTES Want to be ahead of the curve? Here’s a bar’s worth of South Floridarelated spirits, beers, and wines you should be drinking right now. BEERS behind Schnebly Redland’s Winery and
Chocolate-Covered Cherry Porter or
Brewery, Peter Schnebly’s Miami Brewing
Blueberry Cobbler Ale, take in live music
takes beer beyond tradition with cans of
and a range of microbrews, then sign up
Miami Vice IPA (heavy toffee with slight
for home-brewing classes at the Boca
citrus and herb notes) and Shark Bait (a
Raton lounge location. 1201 NE 38th St.,
smooth mango with a dry finish). 30205
Oakland Park, 954-440-0046; funky
SW 217th Ave., Homestead, 305-242-
J. Wakefield Brewing: With a tast-
Wynwood Brewing Company: While all
ing room painted by local street artist
the beers from Miami’s first brewer are
CP1 and Luis Valle, J. Wakefield crafts
top-notch, be sure to order whatever
seasonal beers such as Miami Madness
special releases are on tap at the on-
(brewed from mango, guava, and pas-
site bar. Locally tied names from Tuttle
sionfruit), as well as a tamarind Florida
Stout to Wynwood Fox, Flagler Saison,
Weisse beer. 120 NW 24th St., Miami;
and Magic City Pale Ale are resident
favorites. 565 NW 24th St., Miami;
Miami Brewing Co.: From the man
WINE Friends Fun Wine: With flavors like red
Christine Bruce produce a line of four
sangria, pink Moscato, and the world’s
Santa Barbara Pinot Noirs: Sun is bright
first coffee-wine, all in a can, the Friends
and fruit-driven; Earth is light, spicy, and
Beverage Group is anchored in the heart
Italian in character; Sky has notes of ber-
of Miami and is currently distributing to
ries and plum skin; and Moon has dense
Spirit Airlines. friendsfunwine.com
darker fruits and a heavier mouth feel.
Hilliard Bruce: Part-time Miamians
husband and wife John Hilliard and
SPIRITS Alchemist Distilleries rye and wheat
American oak barrels. dukespirits.com
whiskeys: These are small-batch whis-
LIQS Cocktail Shot: Single-serve vodka
keys with distinct flavors that are boldly
or tequila shot cups, LIQS are handy,
rooted in the drinks’ key ingredients.
recyclable, and low calorie. liqsshot.com
Miami Club Rum: Echoing the legendary
Duke Bourbon: Named after co-owner
Havana Club Rum name, Miami Club Rum
Ethan Wayne’s father (yes, that John “The
is the first licensed spirit to be distilled in
Duke” Wayne), Duke Bourbon was inspired
the Magic City. The rum is based on an old
by bottles from John Wayne’s personal
family recipe and exudes notes of vanilla,
collection and is a coproduction with Jayson
coconut, citrus, and Limousin French oak.
Woodbridge and Miami resident Chris
Radomski. Blended to reflect The Duke’s
Miami Cocktail Co.: These high-end
preferred whiskey flavor profile from the
bottles of small-batch gluten- and
time he was planning his own distillery, this
sodium-free mojitos, margaritas,
hand-crafted, small-batch Kentucky straight
mimosas, and sangrias are all natural
bourbon is aged in new heavily charred
and delicious. miamicocktail.com
oss Graham and Simon Benstead, the cofounders of Miami Cocktail Co., take it even further, producing delicious, premade cocktails in vintage-style bottles, and offering two lines: Sugar Free Originals, prime for Miami’s calorie-counting set, and Small Batch Organics, which taps into the same ethos that fuels the success of Miami’s many juice bars. “We’re giving consumers confidence that they can have authentic premade cocktails that taste good and are natural,” says Graham. “Look at our label. We average four or five ingredients per cocktail. It’s all organic, and you know what’s in there. Plus, having Miami in our name is a great thing. Everybody knows that it’s a happening, vibrant city.” At the opposite end of the spectrum, keeping it unmixed and straight, DJ Noel produces un-aged (clear) wheat and rye whiskeys under the Alchemist Distilleries label. The hands-on owner/distiller’s resulting products are robust and loaded with flavor; on some days, he says, the surrounding area smells like freshly baked bread. If his whiskeys are different from major products on the market, that is all the better. “The point of being a microdistiller is to put out things that taste unique,” says Noel. “Why would I want to do something that tastes like Maker’s Mark? They will out-Mark me every time.” But there are some things Noel can achieve that a larger producer can’t come close to: “Everything here is done completely by hand, right down to the corking. We number and sign every bottle.” More than anything, though, he’s doing what he can to change the mind-sets of people who still embrace just the big brands, instead trying to convince them to go local. Speaking for many of Miami’s drink entrepreneurs, he says, “I want consumers to be thinking, Sure, I can buy a bottle of Johnnie Walker Black Label, but [I can also] buy something that is made locally, tastes unique, and I know is really good.” With business growing for the craft set, it’s clear that discriminating imbibers are coming around to Noel’s way of thinking. Legal handicaps, too, are changing. Governor Rick Scott recently signed a law that allows microdistillers (those who produce less than 75,000 gallons per year) to sell directly to consumers on-site, no massive distributor or middleman needed. With currently only a couple of registered microdistillers here in South Florida (Alchemist Distilleries and Miami Club Rum), that number is set to skyrocket—something all Miami residents can drink to. OD
PHOTOGRAPHY BY SHUTTERSTOCK (WINE GLASS)
Funky Buddha Brewery: Pour a pint of
Grain to Glass Prior to making whiskey via his Alchemist Distilleries brand, DJ Noel was a partner in a jewelry design business. Post-jewelry, he owned a couple of bars in New York City, before eventually deciding he would do something interesting with whiskey. “Our motto is grain to glass,” says Noel, referring to his unadulterated process. Although Noel had a hard time getting started in Miami—city fathers were unsure of how to address safety issues as they relate to distilleries and made him spend $100,000 on an explosionproof infrastructure—he has since come to embrace the town and all that it has to offer. Next up? “We’re doing a gin that is uniquely Floridian. It will have Florida pine plus the peels from grapefruit, tangerine, orange, lemon, and lime.” alchemistdistillery.com
DJ Noel at Alchemist Distilleries, maker of small-batch whiskeys. Everything here is done by hand, down to the corking. This hand-hammered German copper pot still is the heart of Alchemist Distilleries.
Alchemist rye whiskey. oceandrive.com 229
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A WYN-WIN SITUATION
The architecturally striking 250 Wynwood is the first new residential construction in the neighborhood in over a decade.
LONG BUILT ON SPRAY PAINT AND PASSION, WYNWOOD FINALLY LAYS THE GROUNDWORK FOR A RESIDENTIAL FUTURE. BY SEAN MCCAUGHAN Wynwood, the former district of warehouses, garment wholesalers, and light industrial that has become an international street art mecca, is maturing into something else. Galleries and artist studios are being joined by high-end, hip retail and—in the ultimate sign of change— condos. Yes, Wynwood south of 29th Street will soon have something it has seen remarkably little of: residents. And if everything goes according to plan, these new neighbors will be the same young creatives who populate its streets on a daily basis. CONTINUED ON PAGE 234
EMINENT DOMAIN Gold Coast Report A rendering of Bazbaz Development’s 2110 North Miami Avenue.
WYNWOOD WILL BE MORE PEDESTRIAN-FRIENDLY, LESS AUTOMOBILE-RELIANT, AND WILL HAVE MORE PUBLIC SPACES AND MIXED USES. A spate of construction is bringing some very sleek new apartments and condo buildings to the area, but the real change will happen under a new, dramatically overhauled neighborhood zoning code currently in the works. Both Wynwood Central, a mixed-use project with 69 rental apartments and a rooftop bar and pool area, and Fortis Development Group’s 250 Wynwood, a condominium with 11 larger units over ground-floor retail, will be the first new residential construction in Wynwood in over a decade. Those will likely be joined by 30 to 40 units in Fortis’s follow-up building next door, 230 Wynwood, that is still in the planning stages.
The lobby of 250 Wynwood will demonstrate Fortis Development’s commitment to art-focused design.
The architecture of these new projects, of course, is intended to contribute to the unique visual identity of the neighborhood. “We still want to do a little bit of daring architecture,” says David Polinsky, managing director of Fortis, referring to 230 Wynwood’s design, which includes deep balconies with undersides decorated by a group of artists selected by gallerist Anthony Spinello. Over at Wynwood Central, a giant rooftop sign saying WYNWOOD will add some nighttime pizzazz and sparkle to the retro industrial look of the area. As the former associate editor of Curbed Miami, Emily Schmall, once quipped, “Can’t you just see the letters now, dancing in the moonlight?” Nearby, Goldman Properties, the company that created Wynwood Walls, is in the early stages of planning a hotel/residential/office mixed-use property, while farther east, two taller residential projects are in the works. Bazbaz Development is doing an as-yet-unnamed building of condo and hotel units on North Miami Avenue, and a luxury apartment building will straddle Enriqueta’s Sandwich Shop (a community stalwart) on NE Second Avenue. In the face of a blossoming new Wynwood, the neighborhood has banded together to create the Wynwood Business Improvement District. Its aim is to guide Wynwood’s growth and (crucially) draft a rezoning plan with the help of urban planner Juan Mullerat of PlusUrbia Design. “This is the cynical opinion,” says Polinsky, who is director of the Wynwood Business Improvement District and chair of its planning and transportation committee, “but a business improvement district in a way exists because of failed government. It is businesses banding together
and assessing themselves for the communal benefit.” When Miami 21, Miami’s progressive citywide zoning code, was made the law of the land, it was with the goal of creating a denser, more walkable, and altogether more urban city. It was the first time the principles of the New Urbanist movement in urban planning had been applied to an entire preexisting city, and it became the master plan of Miami’s urban renaissance. Many complain that Miami 21 is also overly formulaic, with exorbitant parking requirements carried over from the old code, an inferior mass transit system, and has other holes that over time became increasingly large obstacles to progress. Plus, when Miami 21 was designed back in the 2000s, the new Wynwood was hardly more than a glimmer in the late developer and “godfather” of Wynwood Tony Goldman’s eye. The current zoning code for most of Wynwood keeps residential capped at 36 units per acre and has to be live-work (with more than half the square-footage devoted to “work”). It also has onerous parking requirements, and hotels are only allowed along NW Second and NW Fifth Avenues. Because the zoning was originally designed for industrial use, developers have had to apply for zoning variances for other uses, including residential, creating a disorganized patchwork of rules and regulations, and a mess. A broader solution was clearly needed, and that solution became the Wynwood Zoning Study, which the members of the BID hope will become law. “It’s a set of development regulations…. basically a [neighborhood] business plan morphed into a master plan,” says Joseph Furst, the chairman of the BID board. Although Wynwood is practically writing its own zoning code to replace Miami 21, the two share the same ideals. Wynwood will be more pedestrianfriendly, less automobile-reliant, and will have more public spaces and mixed uses. Aesthetically, a neighborhood Design Review Board will ensure that new construction doesn’t obliterate Wynwood’s incredibly unique visual identity. Substantially more residential units will be allowed, with a cap on building heights to save Wynwood from that Miami affliction of towering residential-palooza. Hopefully. After the city’s evaluation of the Wynwood Zoning Study, ongoing negotiations between the Planning Department and the BID, and a trip through the bureaucratic roller-coaster, the resulting new zoning may change somewhat, but it will be a road map for the new Wynwood vastly better equipped for the job than the one it’s replacing. OD
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Over the Top A BEVY OF HIGH-ALTITUDE PENTHOUSES IN HIGH-END HOTELS—COMPLETE WITH ROOM SERVICE—SET THE BAR FOR MIAMI’S CONDO MARKET. BY SEAN MCCAUGHAN A triple unit on the 54th floor of the Brickell Four Seasons Residences, Florida’s tallest building, is on the market for $21.95 million. What do you get for all that? Panoramic views to the east, north, and south; a private elevator entry; and five bedrooms plus six full and four half baths. A living room in the southeast corner, which the brokers liken to a concert hall, mirrors an equally large dining room in the apartment’s northeast corner, while the vast master suite forms the unit’s geographical center. There are two kitchens, one of which has the capacity to cook for a 100-guest dinner party. The rest of the 8,911 square feet contain wine storage and a home theater. Along with the amenities of the Four Seasons Hotel downstairs, there is also access to a residents-only pool and lounge. John Sandberg and Ann Nortmann, The Sandberg Nortmann Group at Douglas Elliman Real Estate, 305-586-7200; Four Seasons Tower, 1425 Brickell Ave., 54DEF, Miami; fourseasons54def.com A double penthouse at The Residences at W South Beach was listed this July for $19.9 million. The 3,595-square-foot oceanview apartment—combining units 1926 and 1928—comes with 12-foot ceilings and a host of exotic finishes and features. The leather walls are matched by crocodile-textured doors and Calcutta marble (a nod to the current owner’s Indian heritage). The residence has four bedrooms, five baths, and Indian-inspired architectural details like wood screens and light fixtures fit for a maharaja’s queen. Floor-to-ceiling glass walls and a continuous glass balcony combine for a dramatic effect. William P. D. Pierce, Coldwell Banker, 305-672-6300; The Residences at W South Beach, 2201
Collins Ave., P26/28, Miami Beach; wsouthbeach.com/residences Atop the Epic hotel, one of downtown’s most dramatically located buildings—directly overlooking the mouth of the Miami River and Brickell Key—this upper penthouse has been listed by Chad Carroll, one of the costars of Million Dollar Listing Miami, for $4.05 million. The 3,233-squarefoot unit has four bedrooms, four and a half marble-laden baths, an open floor plan, and a wrap-around balcony. As with the Four Seasons and W, residents have a separate entrance and residents-only pool and other amenities, while a touch-panel communication system gives them access to a panoply of hotel services. Chad Carroll, The Carroll Group Premier Properties, 305-400-9507; Epic Residences & Hotel, 200 Biscayne Blvd. Way, UP5303, Miami; epicmiami.com A penthouse at the Mondrian South Beach comes with Marcel Wanders-designed interiors lending a whimsical tone. Listed for $2.7 million, the unit, which is 1,900 square feet with two bedrooms and two and a half baths, also has an expansive exterior terrace that provides an additional 500 square feet. Located at the juncture of two of the hotel’s wings, the unit and its terrace are both oriented at a slight curve, enhancing the already magnificent views of Biscayne Bay. A separate resident entrance offers some separation from hotel guests, while the full roster of hotel services, including housekeeping, ensures resort-like pampering. Pietro Belmonte, The Belmonte Team at Douglas Elliman Real Estate, 855-830-5547; Mondrian South Beach, 1100 West Ave., #TS-4, Miami Beach; morganshotelgroup.com/ mondrian/mondrian-south-beach OD
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EMINENT DOMAIN Real Estate Roundtable “THE DEMAND FOR SOUTH OF FIFTH IS HIGH RIGHT NOW BECAUSE EVERYTHING IS SO CONVENIENT.” —DAN HECHTKOPF
Dan Hechtkopf and Michael Comras at the offices of Comras Company in Miami Beach; one of Comras Company’s upcoming retail projects in Midtown at 3100 North Miami Avenue.
It Takes a Village CONVENIENT, COMPREHENSIVE COMMUNITIES ARE THE DRAW FOR A VISIONARY COMMERCIAL REAL ESTATE PIONEER AND LUXURY RESIDENTIAL SPECIALIST—AND THEIR CLIENTS. MODERATED BY JULIA FORD-CARTHER
As Miami matures into a cosmopolis, residents are looking to buy into a sense of place within the city that they can call home. Michael Comras, president and CEO of Comras Company, and Dan Hechtkopf, partner at HH Luxury Real Estate, SBI Realty, explain how the relationship between residential and retail real estate creates a desirable, vibrant community.
Michael Comras: I’ve watched things evolve over the years. In Midtown, to change the vibe we put in restaurants—all different kinds. We took the property next door [to Panther Coffee in Wynwood], put in all new storefronts, and re-leased it out to a series of cafés, galleries, and showrooms. We’re spending a lot of time in Midtown, downtown, Brickell; we’re working on a
huge project on 36th Street right up against the Design District, called District 36. The project is a really cool, creative, new showroom space on two levels. It creates a third node for home furnishing by having 60,000 square feet on an entire block at the entrance of the Design District. We’re able to create the critical mass of great retailers, [and from there] you can have a variety of different
tenants that all work together to make [a neighborhood have] a better synergy. Dan Hechtkopf: You’re right. It’s the commingling of residential and commercial. South of Fifth is a great example. The demand for this area is high right now because everything is so convenient. You go home, you walk outside, you walk to restaurants, to shops. MC: Exactly. The South of Fifth neighborhood is very much like the Sunset Harbour area. DH: Eight years ago, Sunset Harbour was nothing. Condos were going for $300,000 for a two-bedroom. They started building all these restaurants, and now it’s this little pocket that everybody wants to be in. MC: It’s having the right mix
of tenants to create a lifestyle and a sense of place. Residential continues to get better—that’s the driving factor. People buying units and spending $1,000, $1,500, $2,000 a square foot want to go to quality places, new restaurants, and new services. DH: You get the best of both worlds. MC: Mixed use is really the point of it all. To me, it was all about quality of life. I live three and a half minutes [from my office]. I can go out on the boat, ride my bicycle; I can walk—it’s the best of everything. Comras Company, 1261 20th St., Miami Beach, 305-5320433; comrascompany.com. HH Luxury Real Estate, SBI Realty, 1680 Meridian Ave., Ste. 102, Miami Beach, 305-532-7771 OD
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Ortanique on the Mile | New World Caribbean cuisine, island elegance. 278 Miracle Mile, Coral Gables, 305-446-7710
Cafeina | Diverse hot-spot offering intriguing art, nightlife and tasty cuisine in the heart of Wynwood. 297 NW 23rd Street, Miami, 305-438-0792
Palme d’Or | Fabulous French fare, at the landmark Biltmore Hotel. 1200 Anastasia Ave., Coral Gables, 305-913-3201
The Cypress Room | The Genuine Hospitality Group’s latest Design District haunt gives an elegant nod to 1920’s American fine dining. 3620 NE 2nd Ave., Miami, 305-520-5197
Pascal’s on Ponce | Contemporary French cuisine. 2611 Ponce De Leon Blvd., Coral Gables, 305-444-2024 Peacock Garden Cafe | The ideal setting for outside dining at anytime of day. 2889 McFarlane Rd., Coconut Grove, 305-774-3332 Red Fish Grill | Romantic, waterside seafood dining experience. 9610 Old Cutler Rd., Miami, 305-668-8788 Sushi Samba | The finest fusion of Japanese, Brazilian and Peruvian cuisine at the Westin Colonnade Hotel. 180 Aragon Ave., Coral Gables, 305-441-2600
Christy’s Restaurant | The steak house meets the piano bar at this Miami staple. 3101 Ponce de Leon Blvd., Coral Gables, 305-446-1400
Swine Southern Table & Bar | This joint is a place to hang with friends, sip a little whiskey, and indulge in genuine Southern cooking. 2415 Ponce De Leon Blvd., Coral Gables, 786-360-6433
Cioppino | Tuscan cuisine capturing the romance of Old World Italy, at the Ritz-Carlton Key Biscayne. 455 Grand Bay Dr., Key Biscayne, 305-365-4156
Town Kitchen & Bar | Global comfort foods and an irresistible brunch special. 7301 SW 57th Ct., South Miami, 305-740-8118
Eating House | Not your typical steakhouse, this hipsteresque hotspot is known for its eclectic menu serving playful dishes such as “Cap’n Crunch” pancakes for brunch. 804 Ponce De Leon Blvd., Coral Gables, 305-448-6524
Versailles | The authentic and famous Miami-Cuban classic. 3555 SW 8 St., Miami, 305-444-0240
George’s in the Grove | Lively, casual bistro featuring French classics. 3145 Commodore Plaza, Coconut Grove, 305-444-7878
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Love Is Blind | A culinary adventure that takes you all over the globe. 225 Altara Avenue, Coral Gables, 305-748-6118 Monty’s Raw Bar | Scenic waterside spot offering seafood goodies. 2550 S. Bayshore Dr., Coconut Grove, 305-856-3992
Bocce Bar | Midtown’s latest addition distinguishes itself from the rest with a bocce ball court and its rustic feel and cozy ambiance. 3252 NE First Ave., Miami, 786-245-6211 The Butcher Shop | Trendy addition to Wynwood that fuses retail, restaurant and beer garden into one gourmet hot-spot. 165 NW 23rd Street, Miami, 305-846-9120
The Federal | Tackling comfort food classics like pot pies, biscuits and gravy, this eatery will rock your world. 5132 Biscayne Blvd., Miami, 305-758-9559
Harry’s Pizzeria | Chef and owner Michael Schwartz’s newest creation offers a cozy and comfortable neighborhood spot to enjoy some creative, wood-oven pizzas, craft beers, and a selection of delectable desserts. 3918 N. Miami Ave., Miami, 786-275-4963 Gigi | Bustling and hip hot spot featuring Asian-inspired fare. 3470 N. Miami Ave., Miami, 305-573-1520 Mandolin Aegean Bistro | Authentic countryside cuisine from Greece and Turkey. 4312 NE 2nd Ave., Miami, 305-576-6066 MC Kitchen | Modern Italian cuisine offering seasonal dishes with ingredients selected on the basis of quality, harvest maturity, and farming integrity. 4141 NE 2nd Ave., Suite 101A, Miami, 305-456-9948 Michael’s Genuine Food & Drink | Michael Schwartz’s highly successful Design District eatery. 130 NE 40th St., Atlas Plaza, Miami, 305-573-5550 Morgans | Modern, home-style comfort food for brunch, lunch and dinner. 28 NE 29th St., Miami, 305-573-9678 Oak Tavern | This Design District eatery cooks up modern home-style fare including hearty dishes such as “grown-up mac and cheese.” 35 NE 40th Street, Miami, 786-391-1818
Wolfgang Zweiner’s famous steak house has finally arrived in Miami. 315 S. Biscayne Blvd., Miami, 305-487-7130
Sakaya Kitchen | This delicious offering from chef Richard Hales re-imagines Asian fast food in a decidedly gourmet way. 3401 N. Miami Ave., Miami, 305-576-8096 Salumeria | 104 Authentic Northern Italian salumi shop and trattoria serving traditional dishes and cured meats. 3451 NE 1st Ave., Miami, 305-424-9588 Sugarcane | From the creators of Sushi Samba, a raw bar and grill with a South American spirit. 3250 NE 1st Ave., Miami, 786-369-0353 Wynwood Kitchen & Bar | Affordable global Latino cuisine meets cutting-edge art. 2550 NW 2nd Ave., Miami, 305-722-8959
DOWNTOWN/BRICKELL Area 31 | Great seafood from the namesake region encompassing the Florida coast and Central America. 270 S. Biscayne Blvd. Way, Miami, 305-424-5234
Dr., Miami, 305-947-6263 Novecento | Argentinean and Mediterranean cuisine. 1414 Brickell Ave., Miami, 305-403-0900 The Oceanaire | Ultra fresh seafood and American Steak house. 900 S. Miami Ave., Miami 305-372-8862 OTC | Comfort cuisine is served as the name suggests — over-the-counter. 1250 South Miami Ave., Miami, 305-374-4612 PM Buenos Aires Fish & Steak House | Born from the nostalgia felt from the “Porteño”-like cuisine, PM has the influence of not only the parrilladas but also all the different styles all over the world. 1453 S. Miami Ave., Miami, 305-200-5606 Pollos y Jarras | Authentic Peruvian cuisine with an extensive selection of BBQ, grilled meats, and tapas all ideally complimented by signature cocktails. 115 NE 3rd Ave., Miami, 786-567-4940
Atrio Restaurant and Wine Room | A contemporary restaurant and lounge offering guests an innovative and international menu paired with a minimalistic setting to complement the view of an incandescent Miami skyline. 1395 Brickell Ave., Miami, 305-503-6529
15 Steps | Seasonal farm-to-table dining at the Eden Roc hotel. 4525 Collins Ave., Miami Beach, 305-674-5594 A Fish Called Avalon | Contemporary tropical menu featuring award-winning seafood dishes. 700 Ocean Dr., Miami Beach, 305-532-1727 AltaMare | Neighborhood gem with great seafood and pasta. 1233 Lincoln Rd., Miami Beach, 305-532-3061 Baires Grill | This casual and trendy establishment satiates your appetite with an authentic, high-quality Argentinian cuisine. 1116 Lincoln Rd. Mall, Miami Beach, 305-538-1116 The Bazaar by José Andrés | Masterfully re-imagined Spanish cuisine, at the SLS Hotel South Beach. 1701 Collins Ave., Miami Beach, 305-455-5000
Barceloneta | Catalan Bistro and Mercat that will transport you to Spain through taste alone. 1400 20th St., Miami Beach, 305-538-9299 Barezzito/One Lounge | A nighttime hangout spot with live music, djs, and a Latin-Asian fusion menu. 2000 Collins Ave., Miami Beach, 305-397-8882
Batch | Fresh off a successful opening, this Gastropub, with cocktails on tap, is soon to be Brickell’s favored hotspot. 30 SW 12th St., Miami, 305-808-5555
Barton G. The Restaurant | Upscale American eatery, plus lots of dazzle. 1427 West Ave., Miami Beach, 305-672-8881
Biscayne Tavern | Located in the B2 Miami downtown, this casual neighborhood gathering post serves up the next evolution of comfort food. 146 Biscayne Blvd., Miami, 305-358-4555
Bianca | Modern Italian fare at the Delano’s signature restaurant. 1685 Collins Ave., Miami Beach, 305-674-6400 Big Pink | Bright and fun diner, serving full-bodied classics. 157 Collins Ave., Miami Beach, 305-532-4700
Cipriani | Exquisite Italian restaurant with impeccable service and elegant design. 465 Brickell Ave. CU1, Miami, 786-329-4090
db Bistro Moderne | The New York sensation from chef Daniel Boulud, in downtown’s JW Marriott Marquis. 255 Biscayne Blvd. Way, Miami, FL 33131, 305-350-0750
Bâoli Miami | A dining experience that truly excites the senses: an elegant and vibrant ambiance with an alluring menu. 1906 Collins Ave., Miami Beach, 305-674-8822
Azul | French inspired cuisine with an Asian twist at the Mandarin Oriental. 500 Brickell Key Dr., Miami, 305-913-8358
CVI.CHE 105 | This bustling Peruvian eatery has quickly become a hip downtown landmark. 105 NE 3rd Ave., Miami, 305-577-3454
Zuma | Internationally acclaimed Japanese “pub fare” from London restaurateur Rainer Becker, at the Epic Hotel. 270 Biscayne Blvd. Way, Miami, 305-577-0277
Azul French inspired cuisine with an Asian twist at the Mandarin Oriental. 500 Brickell Key Dr., Miami, 305-913-8358
Edge Steak & Bar | This stylish departure from the traditional steak house is the new crown jewel of The Four Seasons Hotel Miami. 1435 Brickell Ave., Miami, 305-381-3190
Seasalt and Pepper | A seafood brasserie and lounge, is a celebration of the sense that marks the return to the core values of gastronomy. 422 NW North River Drive, Miami, 305-440-4200
Fratelli Milano | This tiny downtown gem serves unexpectedly divine pasta dishes. 213 SE 1st St., Miami, 305-373-2300
Soya y Pomodoro | Intimate Italian located in a quaint Neoclassical alcove. 120 NE 1st St., Miami, 305-381-9511
BLT Steak | at The Betsy Hotel Laurent Tourondel’s interpretation of the American steak house. 1440 Ocean Dr., Miami Beach, 305-673-0044 Café Prima Pasta | Authentic Italian meats, cheeses, pastas and desserts since 1993. 414 71st St., Miami Beach, 305-867-0106 Canyon Ranch Grill | Wholesome seasonal dishes with an emphasis on local farming methods. 6801 Collins Ave., Miami Beach, 305-514-7474 Casa Tua | Italian restaurant with a private upstairs lounge and la dolce vita vibe. 1700 James Ave., Miami Beach, 305-673-1010
Garcia’s Seafood Grille & Fish Market | Fabulously fresh fish, right on the river. 398 NW North River Dr., Miami, 305-375-0765
Touché Rooftop Lounge & Restaurant | From celebrity chef Carla Pellegrino, featuring an array of dishes ranging from meat to pastas to seafood and sushi. 15 NE 11th Street, Miami, 305-358-9848
Cavalli Restaurant & Lounge | Illustrious designer Roberto Cavalli presents his latest project: a twostory Art Deco Villa set to be the ideal space where world-class cuisine, fashion, and design will combine. 150 Ocean Dr., Miami Beach
Il Gabbiano | Decadent, exquisite Italian cuisine served inside or out, overlooking Biscayne Bay. 335 S. Biscayne Blvd., Miami, 305-373-0063
Toscana Divino | Brickell’s Italian trattoria features an Italian happy hour, “Aperitivo Italiano,” every Wednesday. 900 S. Miami Ave., Miami, 305-371-2767
Cecconi’s | The Italian sensation from Mayfair and West Hollywood has brought its A-list vibe to the Soho Beach House. 4385 Collins Ave., Miami Beach, 786-507-7902
La Mar by Gaston Acurio | Features the acclaimed Peruvian cuisine of celebrity chef Gastón Acurio in a high-energy setting with dramatic water views of Biscayne Bay and the Miami skyline, at the Mandarin Oriental. 500 Brickell Key Dr., Miami, 305-913-8358
Truluck’s Seafood Steak & Crab House | A fantastic combination of the freshest Florida Stone Crab, juicy steaks and a selection of over 100 wines. 777 Brickell Ave., Miami, 305-579-0035
De Rodriguez Cuba | Reminiscent of the exhilarating nightlife of old world Havana, Cuba, serving Modern Cuban Cuisine in South Beach’s chic South of Fifth neighborhood, at the Hilton Bentley. 101 Ocean Dr., Miami Beach, 305-672-6624
Lippi | A New American dining experience with fresh flavors and craft spirits, in the bustling heart of Brickell. 600 Brickell Ave., Miami, 305-579-1888 Naoe | Experience natural Japanese cuisine as Chef Kevin Cory serves a unique Chef’s Choice menu. 661 Brickell Key
Tuyo | Sitting atop Miami Dade College’s new Miami Culinary Institute, Tuyo is an exquisite fusion of New World flavors. 415 N.E. 2nd Ave., Miami, 305-237-3200 Wolfgang’s Steakhouse | Wolfgang Zweiner’s famous steak house has finally arrived in Miami. 315 S. Biscayne Blvd., Miami, 305-487-7130
DiLido Beach Club | A casually elegant oceanfront restaurant and lounge with ocean-table cuisine and a relaxed, chic ambiance perfect for people-watching, at The Ritz-Carlton, South Beach. 155 Lincoln Rd., Miami Beach 786-276-4000
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Dolce Italian | Contemporary take on Italian classics located at The Gale Hotel. 1690 Collins Ave., Miami Beach, 305-673-0199 Drunken Dragon | South Beach’s first Korean barbecue restaurant presents a unique method of table side cooking while offering a combination of Asian inspired dishes as well as tropical, exotic cocktails. 1424 Alton Rd, Miami Beach, 305-397-8556 The Dutch | A roots-inspired restaurant, Bar and Oyster Room at the W South Beach. 2201 Collins Ave., Miami Beach, 305-938-3111 Escopazzo | Excellent romantic Italian cuisine with an organic emphasis. 1311 Washington Ave., Miami Beach, 305-674-9450 Estiatorio Milos | Costas Spiliadis Celebrates the arts, culture and cuisine of Greece and is committed to providing guests a true understanding of fresh ingredients simply prepared with integrity. 730 1st St., Miami Beach, 305-604-6800 Fogo de Chão | The original Brazilian steak house with continuous tableside service and 15 cuts of meat. 836 1st St., Miami Beach, 305-672-0011 The Forge Restaurant & Lounge | Chef Christopher Lee brings his award-winning talent to this culinary institution with an innovative take on the classic American steakhouse. 432 41st St., Miami Beach, 305-538-8533 Fratelli La Bufala | Sumptuous pizzas and pastas prepared with the freshest buffalo mozzarella imported from Italy. 437 Washington Ave., Miami Beach, 305-532-0700 Fung Kú Asian Cuisine | Korean BBQ and Sushi Bar, at The Catalina Hotel & Beach Club. 1720 Collins Ave., Miami Beach, 305-534-7905 Hakkasan | The exquisite Chinese creations of London restaurateur Alan Yau, at the Fontainebleau. 4441 Collins Ave., Miami Beach, 786-276-1388 HaVen Gastro-Lounge | An intimate, high-tech gastrolounge featuring global small plates by Chef Todd Erickson and innovative craft cocktails. 1237 Lincoln Rd., Miami Beach, 305-987-8885
Icebox | Offering the finest deserts in Miami Beach. 1855 Purdy Ave., Miami Beach, 305-538-8448
with rustic, seasonally inspired cooking by acclaimed chef Michael Pirolo. 820 Alton Rd., Miami Beach, 305-534-2124
Il Mulino | From Abruzzo to South Beach, Il Mulino New York presents unforgettable, classic Italian cuisine in a chic, modern dining experience. 840 First St., Miami Beach, 305-466-9191
Maxine’s Bistro | At The Catalina Hotel & Beach Club, is somewhat of an institution on Collins Avenue, serving American bistro fare with an international twist, 24 hours a day, seven days a week. 1732 Collins Ave, Miami Beach, 305-674-1160
Joe’s Stone Crab | A must-see Miami institution since 1913. 11 Washington Ave., Miami Beach, 305-673-0365 Juvia | Artistic food presentation and an innovative take on Asian fusion, with stunning views of South Beach. 1111 Lincoln Rd., Miami Beach, 305-763-8272 Katsuya | Traditional Japanese cuisine with a provocative twist, at the SLS Hotel South Beach. 1701 Collins Ave., Miami Beach, 305-455-5000 Khong River House | Authentic Northern Thai cuisine served in a farmhouse-styled interior. 1661 Meridian Ave., Miami Beach, 305-763-8147 La Locanda | Classic Italian just south of Fifth Street. 419 Washington Ave., Miami Beach, 305-538-6277 La Piaggia | A St-Tropez beach club without the jet lag. 1000 South Pointe Dr., Miami Beach, 305-674-0647 Larios on the Beach | Gloria and Emilio Estefan’s award winning go-to destination for cuban cuisine. 820 Ocean Drive, Miami Beach, 305-532-9577 The Lido Restaurant & Bayside Grill | Stunning waterside dining featuring chef Mark Zeitouni’s cuisine, at The Standard. 40 Island Ave., Miami Beach, 305-673-1717 Lucali | Brooklyn’s most coveted pizza in the heart of South Beach. 1930 Bay Rd., Miami Beach, 305-695-4441 Lure Fishbar | A seafood-driven menu, overseen by Josh Capon, includes raw bar, sushi bar and Miami-inspired plates. Robert Ferrara helms the beverage program with nautical-themed libations including the Catch and Release, at the Loews Hotel. 1601 Collins Ave, Miami Beach, 305-695-4550 Macaluso’s Restaurant | Staten Island home-cooked Italian. 1747 Alton Rd., Miami Beach, 305-604-1811 Macchialina Taverna Rustica | The Italian spot for locals
Michael Mina 74 | Award-winning chef Michael Mina, brings sophisticated, American bistro-style fare to the iconic Fontainebleau Miami Beach, with a dynamic menu that features whimsical dishes and handcrafted cocktails from across the globe. 4441 Collins Ave., Miami Beach, 305-674-4636 Meat Market | Chef Sean Brasel has created an imaginative, top-flight menu with flair at this packed hot spot. 915 Lincoln Rd., Miami Beach, 305-532-0088 Monty’s Sunset | Miami’s ultimate Seafood Bistro features a raw bar and ceviche bar with breathtaking sunset views and a bay front location. 300 Alton Rd., Miami Beach, 305-672-1148 Moreno’s Cuba At the Riviera South Beach | A Cubaninspired eatery developed around an authentic Havana-style café, with a culinary ethos based around Cuban Tapas and small plates made for sharing. 318 20th St., Miami Beach, 305-538-7444 Mr Chow | Iconic Chinese showplace at the W South Beach. 2201 Collins Ave., Miami Beach, 305-695-1695 My Ceviche | This indoor-outdoor eatery will flaunt the brand’s signature seafood selections alongside seasonal, craft, and local beer options. 235 Washington Ave., Miami Beach, 305-397-8710 News Cafe | This 24-hour spot remains the heart and soul of South Beach. 800 Ocean Dr., Miami Beach, 305-695-3232 Nobu | Legendary Japanese seafood delicacies, at the Shore Club. 1901 Collins Ave., Miami Beach, 305-695-3232 Orange Blossom | A modern bistro featuring internationally, high-quality, affordable fare inside the Boulan South Beach Hotel. 2000 Collins Ave., Miami Beach, 305-763-8983 Porfirio’s | A contemporary take on flavorful Mexican cuisine. 850 Commerce Street, Miami Beach, 786-453-2657
From Abruzzo to South Beach, Il Mulino New York presents unforgettable, classic Italian cuisine in a chic, modern dining experience. 840 First St., Miami Beach, 305-466-9191
Prime Fish | Fish shack meets sophisticated fine dining; renowned restaurant owner Myles Chefetz has done it again with his new restaurant that is sure to please all seafood lovers. 100 Collins Ave., Miami Beach, 305-532-4550 Prime Italian | Upscale American-Italian sister restaurant to Prime One Twelve. 101 Ocean Dr., Miami Beach, 305-695-8484 Prime One Twelve | Extraordinary, modern take on the classic steak house. 112 Ocean Dr., Miami Beach, 305-532-8112 Pubbelly Gastropub | This innovative tavern features a menu of homemade pâtés, specialty terrines and braised dishes, and its signature Asian street food. 1418 20th St., Miami Beach, 305-532-7555 Pubbelly Sushi | Japanese small plates with Latin, Indian and Italian influences. 1424 20th St., Miami Beach, 305-531-9282 Pura Vida | Serving raw Brazilian organic acai bowls, fresh made fruit protein smoothies or cold-press veggie juices with soups, salads, sandwiches, pitas & wraps with vegan options. Eat-in, pick-up or delivery. 110 Washington Ave., Miami Beach, 305-535-4142 Quattro Gastronomia | Italiana Twin chefs Nicola and Fabrizio Carro stir up traditional Northern Italian cuisine. 1014 Lincoln Rd., Miami Beach, 305-531-4833 Red The Steak house | Hot Mediterranean-influenced steak house. 119 Washington Ave., Miami Beach, 305-534-3688 Restaurant Michael Schwartz | Locally inspired dishes and a fantastic ambiance at the iconic Raleigh Hotel pool deck. 1775 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach, 305-612-1163 The Restaurant at Mondrian South Beach | Modern American brasserie and sushi bar serving globally inspired cuisine that is locally sourced and designed to be shared. 1100 West Ave., Miami Beach, 305-514-1940 The Restaurant at The Setai | Five-star, trans-ethnic cuisine with a strong Asian influence. 2001 Collins Ave., Miami Beach, 305-520-6402
Scarpetta | Ravishing Italian cuisine from chef Scott Conant, at the Fontainebleau. 4441 Collins Ave., Miami Beach, 305-538-2000
Villa Azur | A taste of South of France combining exquisite food, fine wines, friendly service and inviting atmosphere. 309 23rd St., Miami Beach, 305-763-8688
Serendipity 3 | A famous New York original, known for the best desserts in town. 1102 Lincoln Rd., Miami Beach, 305-403-2210
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The Setai Grill | Prime steak house with the finest seafood selections, accompanied by The Setai’s impressive wine list. 2001 Collins Ave., Miami, 305-520-6400
Carpaccio | Bal Harbour Shops’ most bustling spot for delicious Italian fare. 9700 Collins Ave., Bal Harbour, 305-867-7777
Smith & Wollensky | Classic steak dishes, outstanding seafood, and an award-winning wine selection. 1 Washington Ave., Miami Beach, 305-673-2800
J&G Grill | A contemporary bar and grill featuring a curated selection of Jean-Georges’ innovative dishes, at the St. Regis Bal Harbour Resort. 9703 Collins Ave., Bal Harbour, 305-993-3333
Sushi Samba Dromo | Japanese-Brazilian fusion fare amid a bustling ambience. 600 Lincoln Rd., Miami Beach, 305-673-5337
La Goulue | Fantastic French bistro in the Bal Harbour Shops. 9700 Collins Ave., Bal Harbour, 305-865-2181
Terrazza at Shore Club | This casual, Italian chophouse offers the ultimate in indoor-outdoor dining with the cool vibe and energy of Shore Club. 1901 Collins Ave., Miami Beach, 305-695-3226 Texas De Brazil | A unique concept that offers diners a parade of meats and an extravagant seasonal salad area. 300 Alton Rd., Suite 200, Miami Beach, 305-695-7702 Tongue and Cheek | Upscale American cuisine with a trendy, yet relaxing ambiance. 431 Washington Ave., Miami Beach. 305-704-2900
Traymore Restaurant and Bar | Locally sourced seafood fare, as well as the hotel’s signature COMO Shambhala cuisine by Executive Chef Jonathan Lane at Metropolitan by COMO, Miami Beach. 2445 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach, 305-695-3600 Umi Sushi & Sake Bar | A communal, Japanese-style dining experience in the lobby at Delano. 1685 Collins Ave., Miami Beach, 305-674-5752 Yardbird Southern Table & Bar | Farm Fresh Southern Cooking, Bourbon and Blues. 1600 Lennox Ave., Miami Beach, 305-538-5220
Makoto | Modern Japanese cuisine in the Bal Harbour Shops. 9700 Collins Ave., Bal Harbour, 305-864-8600 Palm Restaurant | Old New York-style steak house. 9650 E. Bay Harbor Dr., Bay Harbor Islands, 305-868-7256 S3 | An island-chic retreat with indoor-outdoor seating, lush patio with fire pits and custom-designed lounge seating with breathtaking views of the ocean serving steak, seafood and sushi. 505 N. Fort Lauderdale Beach Blvd., Fort Lauderdale, 954-523-SURF St. Regis Bar & Sushi Lounge | A modern Miami atmosphere with a Japanese twist, this Sushi Lounge is nothing short of luxury, at the St. Regis Resort. 9703 Collins Ave., Bal Harbour, 305-993-3300 Taco Beach Shack | World famous gourmet farm fresh tacos and cocktails, at Hollywood Beach Hotel. 334 Arizona Street, Hollywood Beach, 954-920-6523
Tap 42 | Enjoy a combination of Fort Lauderdale’s finest American Craft Beers, hand-crafted cocktails made from fresh local ingredients, a creative menu of burgers and other inventive dishes. 1411 S Andrews Ave., Fort Lauderdale, 954-463-4900
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DESIGN DISTRICT, WYNWOOD Bardot | Intimate lounge featuring live music and an edgy scene. 3456 N. Miami Ave., Miami, 305-576-5570 Gavanna | “Vibe dictates the night” at Wynwood’s hot-spot. 10 NE 40th St., Miami, 305-573-1321 Wood Tavern | Artsy and relaxed indoor-outdoor enclave where hipsters, art-walk crawlers, and collectors mingle. 2531 NW 2nd Ave., Wynwood, 305-748-2828
DOWNTOWN, BRICKELL Blackbird Ordinary | Catchy and energetic vibe with delicious cocktails hidden downtown. 729 SW First Ave., Miami, 305-671-3307 Blue Martini | Upscale atmosphere with a local-bar mentality, at Mary Brickell Village. 900 S. Miami Ave., Miami, 305-981-2583 E11EVEN MIAMI A unique 24 / 7 No Sleep international cabaret, nightclub, and after-hours experience that features beautiful entertainers and 11-style theatrics in an environment that is as sexy as it is sophisticated. 29 N.E. 11th Street, Miami, 305-829-2911 Grand Central | Former railRd. station turned contemporary event space with weekly events for Miami’s most discerning music lovers. 697 N. Miami Ave., Miami, 305-377-2277 Hyde AmericanAirlines Arena | A posh VIP lounge on the court-level of the Arena. 601 Biscayne Blvd., Miami, 855-777-4933 Tobacco Rd. | Miami’s oldest bar, serving patrons for more than 95 years. 626 S. Miami Ave., Miami, 305-374-1198
MIAMI BEACH Bamboo | This renovated Paris Theatre features superior
entertainment technology and sleek, modern, Gatsby-style décor. 550 Washington Ave., Miami Beach, 305-695-4771 The Broken Shaker | Laid-back indoor-outdoor bar featuring exotic handcrafted cocktails, at the Freehand Miami Hostel. 2727 Indian Creek Dr., Miami Beach, 305-531-2727 Club Deuce | Everyone’s favorite timeless dive bar. 222 14th St., Miami Beach, 305-531-6200
Public House | A 1960s vintage surf-style saloon with a post-modern Miami twist. 423 Washington Ave., Miami Beach, 786-408-2917 Purdy Lounge | The perfect dark and laid-back local bar. 1811 Purdy Ave., Miami Beach, 305-531-4622 Radio Bar | Hip local bar, new to the SoFi area. 814 First St., Miami Beach. 305-397-8382
FDR | Subterranean lounge at the Delano. 1685 Collins Ave., Miami Beach, 305-674-5752
Rec Room | New York-influenced upscale basement lounge, at the Gale Hotel. 1690 Collins Ave., Miami Beach, 305-673-0199
Foxhole | New watering hole and neighborhood bar owned by nightlife veterans. 1426A Alton Rd., Miami Beach, 305-534-3511
The Regent Cocktail Club | Dimly lit and classically elegant cocktail bar and lounge, at the Gale Hotel. 1690 Collins Ave., Miami Beach, 305-673-0199
Hyde Beach | Enjoy artful mixology and José Andrés cuisine at Hyde Beach — the first oceanfront location of sobe’s premier nightlife brand at SLS Hotel South Beach. 1701 Collins Ave., Miami Beach, 305-674-1701
Set | A modern South Beach tribute to Old Hollywood glamour. 320 Lincoln Rd., Miami Beach, 305-531-2800
Jazid | Intimate, live jazz and blues and nightly drink specials. 1342 Washington Ave., Miami Beach, 305-673-9372 Kill Your Idol | Hipster kids plus cheap drinks plus high irony equals a perfect night. 222 Española Way, Miami Beach, 305-672-1852 LIV | The hip, high-energy megaclub, at the Fontainebleau. 4441 Collins Ave., Miami Beach, 305-674-4680 Mansion | Plush, oversized dance club with copious VIP nooks. 1235 Washington Ave., Miami Beach, 305-695-8411 Mokaï | A modern lounge with New York sensibility and Miami joie de vivre. 235 23rd St., Miami Beach, 305-673-1409 Mynt | A vibrant club that plays host to South Beach’s fabulous crowd. 1921 Collins Ave., Miami Beach, 305-532-0727 Nikki Beach | Mostly outdoor hot spot to see and be seen. 1 Ocean Dr., Miami Beach, 305-538-1111
SkyBar | The Shore Club’s exclusive nightlife setting overlooking the ocean. 1901 Collins Ave., Miami Beach, 786-276-6772 Story | “A new chapter in Miami Nightlife”. 136 Collins Ave., Miami Beach 305-479-4426 Sunset Lounge | Mondrian South Beach’s indoor-outdoor lounge is comprised of multiple spaces, offering the only bayside destination for watching the sunset over Miami’s downtown skyline. 1100 West Ave., Miami Beach, 305-514-1941 Ted’s Hideaway | A laid-back local bar with a pool table and a delightfully grungy scene. 124 Second St., Miami Beach, 305-532-9869 Twist | Popular gay pit stop with late-night action and seven uniquely themed bars. 1057 Washington Ave., Miami Beach, 305-538-9478 Wall | The W South Beach’s on-site hot spot from a dream team of nightlife innovators. 2201 Collins Ave., Miami Beach, 305-938-3000
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MEN GONE MAD NO LONGER MERELY METRO, THE EVERYDAY MIAMI MAN IS NOW PERPETUALLY READY FOR HIS CLOSE-UP. BY JON WARECH lime smoothie topped with hemp seeds and goji berries—from über-popular places like JugoFresh, Pura Vida, or Raw Republic. Maybe we’ll have an açai bowl, you know, on a cheat day. Even when we do go to Prime 112, we usually pass on the porterhouse and opt for the lobster Cobb (dressing on the side, please). The reason? You never know when a perfect shirtless selfie opportunity will arise at the pool at Hyde Beach. Miami is home to all sorts of health and wellness institutes. There’s VitaSquad, which comes to your door with various “medical cocktails” that pump the body full of vitamins and minerals intravenously. At Anatomy at 1220, you can pop into a hyberbaric oxygen chamber, while at FITTLab, you can get a personalized full-body scan to figure out your perfect workout or test your blood (do I have a corn allergy?). Or you can find your inner A-Rod (and potentially your outer Ron Jeremy) at Elite Health Center, where they offer hormone replacement therapy, testosterone therapy, or HGH therapy to increase physical and sexual vitality to help you go all night (or at least look like you do). Because really, after all of the energy spent getting more energy, who’s got the energy for all of that? OD
ILLUSTRATION BY DANIEL O’LEARY
There was a time when being fat and hairy was a cool look for men. Ah, the good old days before chest waxing. Then, of course, we started walking erect. Eventually we ditched the cargo shorts and McDonald’s lunches, and all of a sudden we began spending as much time in front of the mirror as women. We used to make fun of those guys. (Some of us still do.) You know, those guys—the ones who need to lie down on the bed to squeeze into their skintight size 28 El Burgués jeans and tweeze their unibrow. The ones who sport a Brad Pitt Inglourious Basterds haircut that they paid good money for at 7 Salon or Sloane Square Barbers & Shoppe, because as they say, “men like to be pampered, too.” But instead of “killin’ Nazis” like Pitt, these guys are crushing two-a-days at Barry’s Bootcamp, Green Monkey, and Flywheel to shock the biceps and cultivate the calf muscles, and wear six packs, not drink them (gluten!). That’s life in Miami for you. We get manis and pedis. We get our eyebrows threaded and even get Brazilians. We call everybody “babe.” And we eat juice for dinner. It’s true. I’ve seen it. Grown men passing on chicken Parmesan to suck down things like a Get Up and Goji—a kale, avocado, pineapple, mango, coconut water, spirulina, mint, and
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