Find a tiki paradise at Esotico Miami

What makes for the perfect cocktail? Fragrance, flavor and a sparkle of good mood, says Daniele Dalla Pola, who leads the bar at Esotico Miami, the highly anticipated tiki-inspired restaurant and lounge by Miami’s Graspa Group. Located in the Arts & Entertainment District downtown, Esotico (1600 NE First Ave., Suite 102) offers an eclectic mix

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C’est Chic at Le CoqTail

Based on a Dutch rotisserie concept in Amsterdam, popular Le Chick in Wynwood is known for fried, smoked and roasted meats, and upscale cocktails. In the last few months, however, Le Chick’s drinks have taken on a life of their own, sparking the debut of Le CoqTail, an outdoor bar and lounge located next door.

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Miami food influencer Valentina Mussi lives the sweet life

Growing up in an Italian and Colombian household, Valentina Mussi developed a love for international foods, but she never thought she would transform that appreciation into a full-time job. Now 21, Mussi commands the attention of more than 100,000 Instagram users with her hundreds of lavish, over-the-top food-focused photos and videos on her account, @SweetPortfolio.

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20 South Florida Dining Essentials

In the last two decades, the tri-county region has blossomed into a serious foodie destination, one that features celebrity chefs, James Beard Award winners, iconic waterfront spots and buzzworthy resort restaurants. These popular eateries don’t tell the entire South Florida culinary story—but they’re compelling places to start. Beachfront and Intracoastal Dining Enjoying a meal on

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Sebastian and Brandon Martinez pull their socks up

Two successful sock entrepreneurs live in West Kendall. But they might not be exactly what you expect. The Martinez brothers—Sebastian, 11, and Brandon, 13—have created dozens of patters, colors and styles, selling more than 100,000 pairs through their company, Are You Kidding Socks. The result? About $200,000 raised and counting—all dedicated to organizations that help

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Simple Elegance at Erba

Don’t ask Niven Patel to categorize the food he cooks. Whether it’s Indian or Italian, he’ll offer the same response every time. “There’s no fancy category to put us in,” he says. “What we do is make really good food that we like to eat. It’s that simple. It’s about producing quality and approachable food.”

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The Good Fight

For many, using a public restroom, living peacefully in a community, and retaining steady and fair employment are basic human rights. However, members of the LGBTQ community aren’t always afforded those same luxuries. In fact, there is little to no protection for them at all. That’s why longtime LGBTQ leaders Robin Schwartz and Victor Diaz-Herman

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Tigertail & Mary is a neighborhood retreat in Coconut Grove

Michael Schwartz might be one of Miami’s busiest chefs. The James Beard Award-winner runs six restaurant concepts across the country, some of which include multiple locations. There’s his namesake neighborhood bistro, Michael’s Genuine Food & Drink, in the Miami Design District, which recently expanded to Cleveland. He also serves eclectic pizzas at Harry’s Pizzeria in

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Tigertail & Mary Coconut Grove
The Name Game

Since opening in 2016, Phuc Yea (7100 Biscayne Blvd, Miami) has become one of South Florida’s most innovative establishments, constantly finding new ways to push boundaries––especially cocktails. The dimly lit restaurant in the Miami Modern Architecture District specializes in an eclectic mix of Vietnamese-Cajun cuisine, slinging cod bao buns and crawfish and shrimp pho, alongside

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Jessica Goldman Srebnick on her father’s legacy and the 10th anniversary of Wynwood Walls

Seven years ago, when Jessica Goldman Srebnick became CEO of Goldman Properties—her late father Tony Goldman’s successful real estate company—it was simultaneously the happiest and saddest day of her life. Her father was sick, and, less than a week later, he died of heart failure. “I worked with my dad for 15 years,” she says.

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Jessica Goldman Srebnick in the lobby of Goldman Properties. The piece is by Assume Vivid Astro Focus (aka AVAF), comprised of artists Eli Sudbrack and Christophe Hamaide-Pierson.
5 Questions with Johann Zietsman, president and CEO of Adrienne Arsht Center

South African-born Johann Zietsman remembers growing up around his mother’s singalongs, where friends and family—musical or not—would stand around a piano and sing together, sometimes for hours at a time. Zietsman found his own musical niche by high school, becoming a drummer in the school’s marching band. He later transitioned to the trumpet and French

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At your service at Mr. C Coconut Grove

If you’re familiar with the Italian restaurant Cipriani, which includes locations around the world, from Miami and New York to Hong Kong and Venice, the recently opened Mr. C Coconut Grove (2988 McFarlane Road) deserves a spot on your dining bucket list. That’s because fourth-generation hospitality leaders, brothers Ignazio and Maggio Cipriani, are behind the

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Mr. C