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The Cushman School PRESENTS A COMMUNITY EVENTTASTING VILLAGENEWS CAFE THE BAZAAR DRUNKEN DRAGON FRATELLI MILANO LOBA SOYKA YARDBIRD SATURDAY 11AM 3PM THANK YOU TO OUR PRESENTING SPONSORSBRONZE SPONSORS: WADE FAMILY, American medical depot, Lindemann FAMILY & TD BANKA SPECIAL THANK YOU TO IGT MEDIA & THE ROUND UP FOR THEIR SUPPORT F F F F F F F F F F F F F F F F F F F F F F F F F F F F F F F F F F F F F F F F F F F F F F F F F F F F F F F F F F F F F F F F F F F F F F F F F F F F F F F F F F F F F F F F F F F F F F F F F F F F F F F F F F F F A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A C C C C C C C C C C C C C C C C C C C C C C C C C C C C C C C C C C C C C C C C C C C C C C C C C C C C C C C C C C C C C C C C C C C C C C C C C C C C C C C C C C C C C C C C C C C C C C C C C C C C C C C C C C E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E 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Theres Nothing Natural About a Car Running Over Your Beloved PetJust last week I pulled over to try to save a dog that had been hit by a car and somehow managed to drag itself to the gutter. The animal was dying, in pain and shock, and the incident was heartbreaking. All I could do was stroke its head for those last few minutes. So bless Janet Goodman and her timely column on roaming pets (We Dont Need No Stinking Leashes, Sep tember 2014). She skewers each excuse that owners give for their neighborhood free-runners, especially the claim that its not natural for their dogs to be fenced in. Well, its not natural to housebreak a dog either, or to let it sleep on a bed, or to teach it to beg or play catch, or to feed it processed kibbles. But we do it anyway. Pet safety, and thats what this issue is ultimately about, comes down to responsible ownership. Do you really feel your pet is so expend able that you wont mind if he gets run over or attacked or picked up by animal control or just taken home by someone else? Christina Ramos North MiamiThe Grave Matter of My ConscienceIn Elliot Pilshaws letter, under the headline Genteel Homophobia in Miami Shores (September 2014), he asked who called Mayor Herta Holly to convince her to vote against the resolution in favor of gay marriage. Mr. Pilshaw, I for one called. I called Mayor Holly, Councilman Hunt Davis, and Councilman Jim McCoy because I am opposed to changing marriage to include homosexual relationships. I believe that human sexuality is lifeobject is the creation of human life. That is why human sexuality must be treated with it within a life commitment called marriage. It is also the reason why my faith teaches that marriage is not just a contract, it is a sacrament. A homosexual relationship denies the natural object of human sexuality and therefore is neither The sanctity of marriage has been accepted for thousands of years across cultures and religions. Marriage was not created by a government, wise man, or religion. It is an institution that existed before governments, and would exist if there were no governments. It has existed despite governmental persecution and humanitys worst inclinations. It is not a The same cannot be said for homosexual marriage. Historically, homosexual marriage never existed as an institution even in cultures that accepted and supported homo sexuality. Even today, when every media outlet bangs a relentless drumbeat in favor of homosexual marriage, it has lost whenever the issue was on the ballot even in liberal states. Homosexual marriage is a political ar and silence anyone who believes homosexu ality to be intrinsically sinful. Because the proponents of homosexual marriage cant win at the ballot box, they have to try and force it on the public with the help of poorly informed and in some cases prejudiced judges. And as part of their strategy, they use municipalities like Miami Shores to puff up their stature and lutions supporting homosexual marriage. For about the past 15 years, propo nents of gay rights have run candidates in Miami Shores. Financed, supported, and selected by outside organizations like SAVE Dade, they run campaigns, never mentioning their intent to push for resolu tions supporting gay-rights causes except to their own gay-rights organizations. wait for an opportune time, like the middle of summer, when many of our residents are out of town, and with minimal publicity they try to sneak through their resolution. Their primary interest is pushing their gay-rights agenda. Vice Mayor Jesse Walters and Councilwoman Ivonne Ledesma have demonstrated that they place their gayrights agenda ahead of the interests of further their gay-rights agenda, and God help anyone who gets in their way. They will happily destroy the Mayors Ball, a fundraiser that supports dozens of community organizations, because they didnt get their way on a nonbinding gaymarriage resolution that has nothing to do with the business of Miami Shores. They disrespect the right of Shores residents to speak their conscience by labeling anyone who disagrees with them an extremist and guilty of hate speech. To Mr. Pilshaw, Mr. Walters, and Ms. Ledesma I say: You are dividing and Commentary: LETTERS Continued on page 16 17:00 ARE YOU READY? THIRD ANNUAL


damaging this community with your politi cal games and accusatory rhetoric. I ask you, when did it become hate speech to say that marriage and the creation of life are sacred? To my Shores neighbors, I say it is time to stop the divisiveness. Tell the village council to stop playing politics. Tell them to attend to Miami Shores business and nothing more. Tell council members that it is not resolutions representing community support for causes that are not within their jurisdiction and which they dont know are supported by the community, especially on issues that are a grave matter of conscience for many of our citizens. Jerome Hurtak Miami ShoresThe Streets Where We LiveI enjoyed reading the article by Mark Sell on The Street of Many Names (September 2014). It was a fun idea for a story, and the snippets of historical background were inter esting. I recently drove the long stretches he described just because Id read that story. Picture Story is always excellent, thanks to Paul George. I wish he had more room to write each month. By the way, Bis cayne Times keeps us well-informed about current goings-on, too. Thank you. Anthony Coronel MiamiI Am Not Proud of My UMThanks to Jim W. Harpers Going Green, but shame on the University of Miami for its sell-off of precious pine rockland to a developer of Walmarts and high-density apartment complexes (The At a time when other universities, including Stanford, have either divested, or are considering divesting themselves of investments that harm the environment, leave it to UM my alma mater to divest itself of land thats in dire need of environmental protection. Elizabeth Collins-Butrey San FranciscoDo as I Teach, Not as I Do?The University of Miami is a private institu tion. But does it get public money for research conducted by the Leonard and Jayne Abess Center for Ecosystem Science and Policy? Perhaps the agencies that grant these funds, and other private donors, should reconsider decision to sell its pine rockland acreage in South Miami-Dade. What kind of environ mental policy and balance is it teaching when it goes for the Walmart and development bucks at the expense of a fragile habitat? That pineland shelters the very last of a few highly endangered species making it one of the most endangered habitats on the planet, according to the Institute for Regional Conservation, which is not Setting aside like, what, are they moving it? 43 acres for non-develop ment wont keep it safe. I dont have to be an ecologist to reason that it will still be di sastrously impacted by the construction of 300,000 square feet of Walmart and retail, and 900 apartments just up the road. Lee M. Jones MiamiCome Join the DiehardsI enjoyed reading Jim W. Harpers Park Patrol column on Oak Grove Park (These Grounds Are Packed, August, 2014). He got it spot on. As a resident and a daily visitor to the park, I must say the community has a hidden jewel here. In a follow-up article, I would like Mr. Harper to visit the park between 5:00 a.m. and 6:00 a.m., when most of the 60 or so diehard exercise enthusiasts take to the trails before heading out to work, and to beat the summer heat. I am one of those. Sheila Allen Miami Like Father, Like SonStuart Sheldon raises the bar for wonderful, touchy-feely stuff in his Family Mat ters column (Big Questions from Little People, August 2014). You gotta love him. Yknow, I used to watch him as he slept. Yep. I remember, and he stirred that image for me, his dad. Arthur Sheldon EdgewaterWell Just Say, Thanks, Phyllis!I got the August issue of Biscayne Times at Bagel Cove on Biscayne Blvd., across from the Jockey Club and I was once again thrilled with the issue. A few of my friends agree that Bis cayne Times enjoy the informative stories each month. Keep up the good work! Phyllis McLaney Eastern ShoresCommentary: LETTERS { GREEN DAY } North Shore Medical Center PresentsMiami Shores Street Fair MIAMI SHORES COMMUNITY ALLIANCEOver 30 years of enhancing Village Life The Rotary Club of Miami ShoresSERVICE ABOVE SELF LettersContinued from page 12


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Commentary: MIAMIS KINGBy Jack King BT ContributorIve lived in the City of Miami for more than 30 years, and I really quite love it here. I will tell you, though, the politics in this town can be maddening. Three major projects in Miami are on public land, and all three are tied up in legal challenges. The Flagstone hotel and marina project on Watson Island has been in the works for more than 13 years, and virtually nothing has been done. The developers had run out of time to develop the property but persuaded the Florida cabinet to modify a crucial deed restriction. No doubt some substantial campaign contributions were made to Rick Scotts gubernatorial race. stop the project altogether. Stay tuned. Whats 15 years or so among friends? (See For the Birds, page 26.) Then theres the observation tower that will loom over Bayside Marketplace, also known as Miamis 1000-foot toenail clipper. This seems to be one of the most innovative scams in the history of Miami. We know who the scammees are you, me, and the City of Miami. Who the scammers are is a matter of conjecture. This project, too, is tied up in legal wrangling. The Federal Aviation Administration has stepped into the Toenail issue because of height issues; the FAA feels its too tall to be so close got Miami Commissioner Marc Sarnoff to jump up and proclaim that having a 1000-foot height restriction would ruin development in downtown Miami. Personally, I thought it might ruin contributions to the Sarnoff Foundation. Harbour project in Coconut Grove. Just about everyone in the Grove thought this was a terrible project from the get-go. It includes a small marina, a shopping plaza, at least two restaurants, and a four-story parking garage all on the waterfront in the Grove. This is yet another project tied up in the court systems, and when I say systems, I mean at multiple levels. Florida has four levels of judicial op eration: county, circuit, courts of appeal, and the Florida Supreme Court. Most cases start at the bottom, the county level, but often cases are assigned to a court based on the amount of money involved in a dispute, not on the complexity of the case. So very compli cated lawsuits can begin at the bottom, which is one of the problems. Complex legal arguments are often resolved by virtually unemployable attorneys who, for the most part, are just looking for campaign contributions. If you have good case legally, but not much in the way of campaign contributions, assume youll lose at the county level. Proceed straight to the appellate level. Appellate judges are nominated by a commission of legal experts and appointed by the governor. After they reach the bench, they periodically face a yes-no retention vote, but never an opponent. Theyre much less concerned with campaign contributions. Thats why most developers win at the lower level and then lose at the appellate level. There is a God if you have enough money to hire the best attorneys. We used to have a saying in the newssomeone who buys ink by the barrel. Now the saying should be: Never pick a ager. He can hire all the best attorneys if he doesnt like your project. And just one last story about our Magic City. Some four years ago the two yacht clubs in Coconut Grove Coral Reef and Biscayne Bay approached the city through intermediaries about doing a land swap. The clubs would give up a large hunk of property on S. Bayshore Drive in exchange for lifetime usage rights to the bay bottom underneath their docks. The deal included $1.5 million in cash to the city. The clubs had been leasing the land for years and were looking for a more long-term arrangement. I wasnt in favor of the swap, but I cant blame them. Dealing with the city is no fun. An agreement was reached with little public input, and the city became the proud new owner of 12,500 square feet of land that abutted S. Bayshore Drive. It was a great way to expand the bike and walking paths. But four years have gone by and the city has done nothing with the land. The clubs have been using it for parking boats and cars. Enter the city at last, and its new plan for the expansion of the road and the bike path. The plan was beautiful, but the city never did anything to indicate the land was now public property. I asked one of the city planners about. He replied that he had no knowledge of it and that he wasnt even with the city four years ago. Some things never change. Feedback: rr rfntbtn CALL 855.5.BODYTEKfrntnbttnntntt Miamis One Sure ThingIf it has to do with land, it has to do with courts


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Commentary: MY VIEWBy Olga Figueroa Special to the BTSomewhere between the quart of fuzzy strawberries and the mismarked NY strips, I forgot that shopping is a pleasure. At least thats what Publix claims. Another Publix claim is how much they want to help the environment by recycling their plastic bags into more of the same, encouraging customers to purchase their green logo bags, and making paper bags all but obsolete in their stores. A few years ago, when paper or plastic? was a routine question at checkout, I often opted for paper because it would hold more items, could be repurposed to cover school books, or recycled. One Christmas I converted my paper bags to gift bags for oddly shaped items, using strips from the Sunday comics. These days customers who ask for paper are sometimes met with a glare from the cashier or bagger, who often has to go in search of the rare commodity. In one instance, when I asked for a paper bag at a North Miami Publix, the employees looked around several registers and found none. When I then asked to have my groceries put in a box ( la Costco), an employee went to the store managers After Whole Foods opened in North Miami, I often reused their double bags at Publix, time and time again until the handles tore and I recycled them. After a while, I resorted to reaching for my reusable green bags complimentary ones from the Yellow Green Farmers Market in Hollywood. A year ago I e-mailed Publixs one of their green bags with a minimum grocery purchase of, say, $30. I went on to explain that if they were serious about cutting back on the use of plastic bags, they should give away the green bags to customers and eventually more people would use them. While there was a cost involved, it was also a way for Publix to get lots of free advertising, as people would likely use them for other things. A few days later, I received a generic response saying that the stores already run several promotions where customers can buy the bags at discount, blah, blah, blah.... The grocery chain, which is one of Floridas largest employers, claims to want to help the environment by recycling the bags, along with egg cartons and Styro foam vegetable trays when customers drop them off at the stores green bins, yet it doesnt make any effort to stop using them altogether. The reason is simple: cost. Publix would rather continue using plastic bags, even though it takes six times as many bags to hold what one paper bag holds, because theyre cheaper and they refuse to give away any reusable bags because theyre cheapskates. Both types of bags have their drawbacks. Paper production is said to emit 70 percent more pollutants than plastic, which requires fuel to manufacture and produces more solid waste. One the other hand, plastic poses a greater threat to wildlife and has its own recycling plastic bags are recycled. Undoubtedly, reusable bags are clearly the best choice. But the fact is, Publix and many retail ers have no intention of doing away with plastic bags unless they absolutely have to. In April, legislation that would have allowed local governments to ban plastic bags altogether was voted down in Tal lahassee. Had the bill passed, customers would have been required to bring their own bags when they shopped, and only major grocery chains and pharmacies would have to offer paper bags, for a dime each, if customers didnt bring their own. Half of the money generated would have gone toward education, but the Florida Retailers Association, which naturally opposes the ban, didnt think consumers would appreciate paying ten cents to carry their groceries home, nor did the legislators who tossed the bill. ban plastic grocery bags.) During a recent trip to Austin, I found that no one uses plastic bags, not even stores like Target and Old Navy. They all use paper. Customers who believe that tree farms are being depleted can opt out of using a bag altogether or carry their own bags. I still have a couple of reusable bags I purchased at MonoPrix on our last trip to the City of Lights nine years ago! The washable black nylon bags are compact enough to carry in my handbag and cost me the U.S. equivalent of 59 cents. Vive la France! We customers are as empowered as we choose to be. We can demand changes by writing retailers and elected perhaps we should shame them into changing their store policies. We can reuse the bags from competitors or make a statement with our own bags. Im considering customizing my own reusable bags. Theyll likely say, Shopping is not a pleasure, its a necessity. Feedback: letters@biscaynetimes.comPaper, Plastic ... or Prots?If Publix really wants to help the environment, make reusable bags free BT photo by Olga Figueroa


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22 Our Sponsors: OC TOBER 2 014 Our Sponsors: OC TOBER 2 014By Pamela Robin Brandt BT ContributorWill it be tricks or treats this year, at the end of October? Well, on actual Halloween night, you can surely expect the usual annual trick: Shortly after midnight, elves will be in the candy aisles of local stores, switching out the chocolate witches for chocolate turkeys and Santas, and when you wake up on November 1: BANG! The busy Thanks giving/Xmas/Etc. season is on you like a ton of bricks. Until then, though, BT advertisers have a ton of treats for readers, all month long. At the Village at Gulfstream Park (600 Silks Run Rd., Hallandale) good stuff hap pens all month, starting on October 3 with the grand opening of a new Rok:Brgr (a hip burger bar/gastropub mini-chain); continu ing with music and dance events, including October 25s Pink Masquerade Ball, ben dale (October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month); and culminating on October 31 with a full day of Not-So-Spooky Hallow een hi-jinx, for both kids and grown-ups, throughout the Village. Details at www. For grown-up gory pre-Halloween fun, the Shops at Midtown Miami (305-5733371) urges you to stumble through Mid town in search of booze and brains at the third annual South Florida Zombie Crawl, October 18 from 7:30-11:00 p.m. General admission ($33.33 general) entitles grue somely dressed Walking Dead wannabes to walk a one-mile path, stopping at many designated zombie-friendly establishments for free food and drink samples; $88.88 VIP tix add free garage parking and onsite designated driver services. Info: www. For a family pre-Halloween that also Cushman School (592 NE 60th St., 305-757-1966) will present the Halloween Howl Hoedown on October 25, 11:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. The cause: Play to Learn, a campaign to bring a state-ofthe-art performing arts and athletic center to the MiMo District. The Hoedown: a student-run haunted house, station bungee trampoline, costume contest, food, bever ages, live music, much more. At Allison Academy (1861 NE 164th St., 305-940-3922), founder Sarah Allison reports a student Halloween party is sched uled for October 31 and theyll need it after a busy month, including student government elections, visits from college reps for juniors and seniors, and girls vol under way. Looking ahead to November: Before you throw all your energy into holiday planning, spend a little time planning where your votes will go on November 4, Election Day As well as choosing political candidates for gov ernor, Florida congressional representatives, decisions to be made on issues a constitu tional amendment on medical marijuana, for one. We do recommend researching without premature anticipation of victory on that particular measure. Writers, or serious would-be profes sionals, should pencil November 19-21 into their notebooks. Save those dates for the upcoming Miami Writers Institute at Miami-Dade Colleges downtown Wolfson Campus. The Institute, coinciding with Miami Book Fair International, will offer poetry, publishing, and more, by noted pro fessional writers and editors. Registration is now open; visit www.thecenteratmdc. org or 305-237-7418. As for the Miami Book Fair Inter national itself, the 31st annual literary shebang, presented by the Center for Lit erature and Theatre@Miami Dade College, runs November 16-23, with the popular street fair scheduled for November 21-23 from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. daily. A full schedule should be available by November 1; go to While youre downtown at the fair or Writers Institute, MDCs Museum of Art + Design encourages culture vultures to stop by, located in the Freedom Tower (600 Biscayne Blvd., 305-237-7700) to become a member. True, museum exhibits them selves are free, but memberships (ranging invites to private viewings and receptions, director-led tours of artists studios, much more. And a 20% discount at MOADs Pop Up Shop would be handy for unique holiday gifts. Actually, youre gonna want to start your holiday shopping earlier than Novem ber, given that November 1 is the last day of the once-a-year-only sale at Farreys Lighting & Bath (1850 NE 146th St., 305947-5451). The annual event, which runs from October 25 every day except Sunday the 26th, features dramatic markdowns on furniture, accessories, more. Mention this issues BT ad for an additional 20% off on already-reduced sale-tagged items. Looking for a truly spectacular gift? How about a new condo? Call new adver tiser Adriana Faerman (305-773-0253), broker associate with One Sotheby Inter national Realty, which does exclusive sales and marketing for the dazzling waterfront Continued on page 22BizBuzzSales, special events, and more from the people who make Biscayne Times possible


Our Sponsors: OC TOBER 2 014boutique condo Kai at Bay Harbor (1047 Kane Concourse, Luxe features include all the bells and whistles, from Jacuzzis in the bathroom to marinas on the bay. Okay, just saying: Elvis gifted his mom with a house. But if youre seeking some thing striking yet a bit smaller, check out new advertiser Aventura Olive Oil Com pany (18153 Biscayne Blvd., 305-792-9770). After a free tasting, the shop will package your choices in classy bottles with its own custom label, for a truly unique gift. Attention those wanting to renovate their homes for the holidays: If the make USA Tile and Marble whose main 50,000-square-foot Doral showroom (3325 NW 79th Ave., 305-471-9552) is itself un dergoing renovation this month, empathiz es. Theyll help stretch your holiday budget with customer discounts during their major ($250,000) makeover. Theyll also give 15% off to BT readers who say the magic word BizBuzz. Attention those wanting to renovate themselves for the holidays: If the make over involves teeth, Soltanik Dental (2999 NE 191st St., 305-466-2334) has an October special thatll improve your smile, at a price thatll keep you smiling: $100 discount for crowns and bridges for patients who refer to this BizBuzz column at the appointment. Though Halloween is Octobers most famous holiday, its not the only one. October 18, for instance, is Green Day a Miami Shores Chamber of Commerce street festival that draws roughly 5000 locals to NE 2nd Avenue (between 94th and 100th streets) for free ecologically con scious family fun from more than 125 ven dors. Highlights include Electric Avenue, farmers market; landscapers offering plants, garden tools, and advice; and new this year, an energy-sensitive Kids Zone with bounce houses, toddler boats, and other quiet rides operated by kid power. The Kids Zone, btw, is presented by North Shore Medical Center (1100 NW 95th St., 305-835-6000), which is also Green Days principal sponsor and a BT adver tiser. Stop by their booth, tell them where you read about this excellent 357-bed general acute care community hospital, and get free blood pressure and glaucoma screenings, too. Also say hello to Kathy and Dr. Carlos Sanchez of Miami Shores Medi-Station Urgent Care Center (9600 NE 2nd Ave., 305-603-7650), another advertiser with a Now that busy season has started, inciden tally, Medi-Station is staying open late, so kids and adults can be treated after hours. Health Is Wealth, says Simu Alice Billman mother/teacher at new advertis er Kung Fu Connection (1396 NE 125th St., 305-895-8326), which, for 29 years, has taught traditional Chinese martial arts. That includes some that she says have literally cured hundreds of students with various terminal and life-altering ailments. Regardless of health problems, BT readers can try out classes without wealth prob lems: Bring in the studios ad for a 10% discount, this month only. Whew. One friend always used to say, One thing I cant stand is too much fun. If thats whats ailing you this month, take a break with a daycation aboard Resorts World Bimini s Bimini Superfast October round-trip day cruises are up to 50% off (with kids sailing free), and youll be back by evening, refreshed enough for more grueling festivities. Its not holiday-related, but recent news about Metro 1 Properties (120 NE 27th St. #200, 305-571-9991) sure warrants major celebration. First: Metro 1 president and CEO Tony Cho was featured in a Miami Herald Business Monday two-page spread a very positive story about this longtime BT advertiser, whose motto is, We shape neighborhoods. Metro 1 means that quite literally, as demonstrated in its sponsorship of the Wynwood Gateway Park Design Compe tition. See Septembers BT article for details, but theres more recent news, announced barely a week ago. First-place winner, among 238 international submissions, is Wynwood Greenhouse, from an independent Miami hometown team: artist Jim Drain, landscape architect Roberto Rovira, and architect Nick Gelpi. Congrats all around! Jingle bells, jingle bells.... By Xmas, your toddler could be playing along if the little darlin is attending the fall se mester at Miss Janes Music Studio (211 NE 98th St., 305-757-6500). The address is new, but for over 20 years Jane Spinney has been using the progressive Musik garten early-childhood music education program to nurture the natural musical aptitude of kids up to second graders. The current 14-week session is well under way, so dont expect any Christmas concerts this year, but call for info on future classes. 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intensive day of music and dance, plus drama or art, at the third annual Spartan Boot Camp on October 4, 9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. A $10 donation gets kids a choice of two sessions (guitar, band, hip hop dance, more) plus lunch, and parents get to join pacespartanbootcamp. More student stuff: The Ecole FrancoAmericaine de Miami (650 NE 88th Ter., 786-268-1914 ext. 26) announces that registration is now open for the 2015-2016 school year! The latter may seem like plan ning waaaaay far in advance, but in basi cally Spanish/English-bilingual Miami, this French/English school, designed to meet the educational needs of French and Francophile children, is unique. Well, except for lEcoles original Coral Gables campus. Miami Shores campus tours will be held October 14, 21, and 28 at 8:30 a.m., by appointment only. Info: Maybe its the mention of France, but suddenly we crave food and drink. Satisfy both at Prohibition (3404 N. Miami Ave., 305-438-9199), a modern speakeasy that wouldnt dream of prohibiting such festive vices. In fact, theyre encouraged with a weekday happy hour featuring half-price cocktails, and for BT readers this month, $10 off dinners of $50 or more. Yakko-san (3881 NE 163rd, 305-9470064) is offering some specials on week days from noon to 3:00 p.m.: full Japanese combo lunches (miso soup or salad, choice of scrumptious main course like pankobreaded pork tonkatsu, California roll, daily authentic Asian veg creation, and shrimp tempura) for an unbelievable $9.95, $11.95 with mixed sushi or sashimi main. Since we mainly hit Yakko-san to sate post-midnight munchies, the hours seem mighty early, practically breakfast, but those prices are a powerful wake-up call. New at Hialeah Park (100 E. 32nd St., 305-885-8000): Sunday brunch at the casinos Havana Caf. Even losers at the gambling tables get lucky at the buffet table; the spread (including scrambled eggs, apple wood-smoked bacon, pork sausage links, home fries, sweet plantains, rice and beans, Caesar salad, pastries, three changing hot entre specials, juice, coffee, more, plus a Bloody Mary or mimosa) is only $13.95. Compliments of David Laurenzo, there will be a free curated tasting of four Bersano wines, plus an array of antipasti, at Lauren zos Italian Market (16385 W. Dixie Hwy, 305-945-6381) on October 17, 4:00-7:00 p.m. For those planning ahead for holiday season parties, Erika Abate, export director for Bersano Winery in Asti, Italy, will be there to answer questions and suggest the best meat/cheese pairings for each. Additionally, the bottles, normally $22-$23, will be sold during the tasting for only $14.99. At Bagels & Company (11064 Bis cayne Blvd., 305-892-2435) proprietor David Cohen is going high tech. No, not with the bagels, still hand-rolled old-school style, but with a new app for your phone that enables users to access a daily 15% discount plus info on specials breakfast, lunch, and complete Thanksgiving/Christ mas/New Years dinner packages that feed an army. Heres the URL: http://ibuildapp. com-560353-Bagels+And+Company. Throughout October, Jefes Soul Shack (12581 Biscayne Blvd., 305-989award-winning Jefes Original Fish Taco & Burger truck, is offering readers who men tion the BT a deal: two free tacos plus a canned soda or bottled water, with an order of $25 or more. And to end the month with a bang, diners who come in Halloween costumes on October 31 will get trick-ortreat specials that chef/owner Jack Garabe dian guarantees are... No trick, just treats! Finally, lets end at the beginning: The of Oktoberfest, which takes place mostly in September in both its Bavarian home land and in BT territory. Meaning that by the time you read this, the kegs will have run dry. But fortunately, two advertising eateries are bucking this distressing trend toward following timelines that favor cultural authenticity over beer. At longtime locals favorite Tunas (17850 W. Dixie Hwy., 305-932-0630), where chef Rolf Fellhauer is also defying Miami Spices August/September timeline by continuing his lavish discount dinners through October, the restaurants second annual Oktoberfest will be celebrated with Becks Oktoberfest beer, plus German food and music, on October 17-18. And at Royal Bavarian Schnitzel Haus (1085 NE 79th St., 305-754-8002, 305-7548002) the festively decorated restaurant/ biergartens proprietor Alex Richter will be serving wiesn pfandl (traditional Okto berfest skillets), plus Paulaner Oktoberfest Maerzen beer, until the very last day of Oc tober and celebrants who wear a dirndl dress or lederhosen get a free brewski. As Alex explains, Prost, damit de Gurgi net verrost! Translation: Cheers, to make sure your throat is not gonna get rusty! Something special coming up at your busi ness? Send info to bizbuzz@biscaynetimes. com. For BT advertisers only.


26 For the past 80 years, developers and politicians have offered grand dreams for Watson Island theme parks, a statute of Christopher Columbus bigger than the Statue of Liberty, an 850foot space needle, a super-sized shopping mall, exposition centers to sell goods to Latin Americans, a sports palace, aquarium, a Science City, plus many vi sions of high-rise hotels and condos. None of that has happened. Instead, this city-owned island near downtown Miami on a causeway to ultra-popular South Beach continues to be a colossal sink hole on a precious hunk of public property. A 1996 Miami Herald story called it a Never-Never Land by the Bay, a Black Hole for Developers Dreams. ers crow thats about to change. Critics say thats nonsense. The islands main tenant, Jungle Island, troubles for the past decade, and there are serious questions about whether its providing the jobs for low-income Miami residents it promised to qualify for a $25 million federal loan to build the place. Its new president just announced a complete makeover, with adventurous water sports, kids zooming overhead on zip lines, and jungle experience in the heart of Miami. Watson Islands other main tenant, Flagstone Property Group, has done virtually nothing with the 11 acres it was granted 13 years ago for a huge development of twin high-rises for hotels, condos, and retail, plus a megayacht marina. If the place is ever constructed, Flagstone has promised to pay the city $2 million a year in base rent, even though the citys latest appraisals show the developer should pay $7 million. The delays have so outraged Miami voters that in August they passed a referendum to make sure such an open-ended deal never happens again.For the BirdsThe long, dismal saga of Watson IslandBy John DorschnerPhotos by Silvia Ros


Flagstones Miami lobbyist, Brian May, touts that the $700 million development will soon get started, and Watson Island dreams nearby of the Prez Art Museum Miami, Not so fast, says the newly formed through what will be series of lawsuits quesnew seaplane terminal, a heliport, and perhaps an expansion of the Miami Meanwhile, veteran developer Martin B Continued on page28


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40 Community News: BISCAYNE CORRIDORCandidate Brush-UpA look at your choices on November 4By Erik Bojnansky BT Senior WriterFour more years for Rick Scott, or the return of Charlie Crist as governor. Three Florida cabinet seats. Congressional and state legislative races. Constitutional state amendments dealing with water and land conservation, medical marijuana, and expanding the governors power to appoint judges. County charter amendments dealing with parks (including the Miami-Dade County Youth Fair) and funneling $393 million of county taxpayer money into building a new downtown courthouse. Pedro J. Garcia versus Eddy Gonzalez for Miami-Dade Property Appraiser. These are just some of the decisions Miami-Dade voters will be asked to make at their polling booths November 4. But this story isnt about them. Its place that day in Biscayne Times territory. AVENTUR A Contentment generally rules in this property tax rate in the City of Excellence, as Aventura residents call their hometown, is the lowest in the county, Not everything is perfect, though, in this 3.5-square-mile city. Aventura is home to one of the nations largest shoptends to be horrendous. And although the city is already served by a K-8 charter school (Aventura City of Excellence School, or ACES), some parents are asking for a second charter school for Aventura high-schoolers, even though Michael Krop Senior High, located west of Aventura, is an acclaimed public school. When a charter high school was brought up two years ago, the Aventura City Commission shot it down (see Now a revolution is coming for this four of the seven Aventura City CommisAmong them is Mayor Susan Gottlieb, Enid Weisman, assistant superin tendent of Miami-Dade Public Schools human resources department and the former principal of Krop Senior High, wants to succeed Gottlieb. As of deadline, she had amassed a campaign account Turnberry Associates, founded by Aven turas principal developer Donald Soffer, Jules Trump, son of Williams Island developer William Trump, and his wife was collected from employees of a Miami subsidiary of Herft Jones, which supplies graduation gowns and rings. She also tifying themselves as educators or prin cipals. Weisman collected endorsements from Gottlieb, six sitting commissioners, various Miami-Dade politicians and com munity leaders. We have a city thats very well run, she says. I think thats very positive and I want to continue that. To keep it positive, she wants to ensure that Aventura operates in an ethical and transparent manner, to enact programs to alleviideas to expand school choice. Every child is entitled to a quality education, she says. The challenge in Aventura is Les Mendel Winston, president of the Aventura-Sunny Isles Beach Chamber of Commerce, also wants to be mayor. daunted. Im running because I love my community, and I believe that there are certain changes that need to be made in order to keep it the City of Excellence, Winston says in an e-mail to the BT Those changes include helping small businesses open faster, assisting condo as sociation efforts to maintain their buildings, and opening a new a charter high school. I believe those children who have been educated at the highly acclaimed ACES school should be able to continue on to a high school with the same credentials and in the same environment, he says. In the race to replace Commissioner Michael Stern are two Argentine-Americans: Gustavo Blachman and Denise Landman. This is Blachmans second run for commissioner. Im of the belief that when you have the chance to give back to your community, when you possess certain skills that will allow you to have an independent view of things, you should do it, says Blachman, age 53, broker-owner of Terrebella Realty. This time around, Blachman, who ered $46,569 in campaign contributions, Continued on page 42 Denise Landman Enid Weisman


By Erik Bojnansky BT Senior WriterRobin Porter-Alvarez drove by the large geometric objects every day on her way to work. That changed on abstract sculpture and a freestanding, tri from the corner of NE 36th Street and NE tracks and next to the vehicular gateway to the Design District. In their stead was a fence with green mesh and a pile of dirt. Theyve been there for years, says Porter-Alvarez, a civics teacher at Nautilus Middle School who owns a home in the Buena Vista East Historic District, just north of the Design District. Porter-Alvarez and other Buena Vista East homeowners freaked. The artwork installation, they thought, occupied Wood owned by City of Miami taxpayers, and it appeared as though the city had handed the parcel over to a pair of developers. It was a little shabby and really small, admits Porter-Alvarez, a board member of the Buena Vista East Historic Homeowners Association. Yet Woodson Park is the only park in the Design District, and parks, Porter-Alvarez reasons, is a rare commodity. Miami is light on green space as it is, she says. The fences have since been removed and the park is still a park. It even got a little greener. The sculpture and blue wall are gone, though. Turns out the assemblage encroached on one foot of private property. So it was removed. The city authorized the property owner to the north to remove the structure and issued a permit to effectuate said work, writes City of Miami Deputy Parks Director Lara DeSouza an e-mail to the BT The objects had to go, explains Lyle Chariff, president of Chariff Realty, who Special to the BTIt was inevitable, really. Yet many people who frequent Wynwood and work there are angry that the Miami Parking Authority is now forcing drivers to pay for parking in more areas, including stretches that havent been enforced until now. MPAs new Pay By Phone program, a virtual system through which people pay to park via their smartphones, will cover the area from the railroad tracks on the east to NW 6th Avenue on the west, and print: A car cannot be parked in the same space for more than three hours. Period. If you want to stay longer, youll have to walk back to your car and drive it to a different parking zone, a designated area within the above-mentioned boundaries parked on NW 6th Avenue along I-95 and If you decide to drive around until add time and money again to your Pay charged a 35-cent transaction fee for using Pay By Phone. MPA says it plans to absorb that fee sometime before the new year starts, but contracts with the vendor for this have yet to be signed. two-week grace period, during which citations to rule-breakers. Theyll start According to MPA, the change was meant to help businesses by allowing quicker turnover of customers so that Rolando Tapanes, the agencys director of planning and development, says that in the past six to eight months, members of the Wynwood Business Improvement District (BID) have been contacting MPA, complaining that cars have been left curb side all day, preventing new patrons from parking and visiting their businesses. a number of area business and property owners had been complaining that parking was a problem. He says plans to implement parking enforcement have been in discussion for three to four years. I dont like it, says Johnny Muoz of the new program. Muoz, the local community manager at Square, which specializes in credit card readers for small to large businesses, works inside The 4th Avenue. He thinks timed parking is detrimental for visitors and profession als who spend all day here. If Im an art Rev Those Engines! Set That Timer!Paid and restricted parking comes to Wynwood, much to the loathing of someSmall Park, Big ArtOne day a metal sculpture graced Woodson Park, the next day it was gone Photos courtesy of Chariff Realty New Morning Continued on page 46 Continued on page 44


Community News: BISCAYNE CORRIDOR Blachman or his wife. Real estate broAmong them: Grosskropf of The Chateau Group, who gave Blachmans campaign $5633. the feasibility of a charter high school are parts of his campaign platform. So is security. In this day and age, he says, Aventura should be prepared for terrorism. There is a declared war on the United States, he notes. Landman, a media relations specialist for Miami-Dade Pubic Schools, has called city boards. My husband and I got mar ried here, own a place here, and plan on starting a family here, she says. I want to ensure that this place continues to be the City of Excellence. So far her cam is facing off against Jonathan Rogoff, age Urbaez Weinbergs seat. Rogoff is the marketing director for the Aventura-Sun ny Isles Beach Chamber of Commerce. My experience as an attorney and mediator gives me the skill set to work well with others and achieve common goals in order to best serve Aventura, Narotsky tells the BT via e-mail. So Rogoff, like mayoral candidate Winston, wants to promote Aventuras small businesses. In addition, he hopes to create a true sense of community by bringing back such activities as the Aventura Art Festival. Hes also among the few candidates who doesnt really means other locals and tourists are coming into the area, says Rogoff, who which keeps the tax base low. Just leave No election is needed to determine who will replace Commissioner Billy Joel. Real estate investor Bob Shelley was the only person to declare his candidacy by deadline. Even so, he has a campaign account of $64,446, which torneys from Bilzin Sumberg, a Brickelland lobbying, gave the Shelley campaign SUNNY ISLES BE ACH Dave Samson, led the charge to replace the whimsically designed post-World War II motels that once lined Collins Avenue. Down they went, up came the high-rises. Edelcup took over as mayor. Term limits are forcing Edelcup to retire from leadare vying to replace him. Former vice mayor Lewis Lew Thaler has an edge in the fundraising department. A member of the commission for ten years, term limits caught up the 76-year-old retired businessman has His biggest contributors include Acqualina developers Eddie and Jules Trump (no relation to The Donald), oper Edgardo Fortuna of Fortune Inter Manuel Grosskopfs Chateau Group, and Cornfeld Group. His campaign also got a Thaler touts his experience on the commission and claims he was instrumental in getting the Norman Edelcup/ Sunny Isles Beach K-8 Center built. If elected mayor, hell push for the exfor more beach renourishment, break ground on a senior citizen/youth center and continue my unequivocal support of expanding [the citys] unique partnership with our K-8 school. Also seeking the post: Commissioner George Bud Scholl. A commissioner of a dry-cleaning chain and an executive bank. So far Scholl is his campaigns says he wants to keep taxes low, relieve school overcrowding, manage sustainCondominium Advocacy to help resolve condo-related issues. Forty-four year old Alex Amselem, a health-care practitioner and son of a rabbi, is also running for mayor. He has e-mail for comment by deadline. SIB voters will also decide if Commissioner Isaac Aelion should serve another four years, or if Roberto Rodriguez, president of La Perla Condominium Association, should replace him. Aelion, 63, defeated two other candito a years probation and 35 hours of of his opponents, and Michael Schnitzer, who ran against Edelcup for mayor, acMiami New Times blog. Aelion admits he was a novice at election law at the time. He also insists it was Schnitzer who was the main object of his wrath. He was attacking everything about the city and the city manager, says Aelion, who has Aelion, a director of the Harbor House drug rehabilitation center, loaned campaign. If re-elected, hell push to reduce overcrowding at the K-8 school and improve the citys infrastructure. in cash and in-kind contributions. His neighbors in La Perla gave his campaign vows to keep variances for future development to a minimum, alleviate congestion on Collins Avenue, and encourage alternative transportation for visitors, such as introducing electrical cars for short-distance transport within the city. Aelion, however, believes that the lot for Newport Pier just south of La Perla, is the top priority of Rodriguez and his neighbors. Indeed, La Perlas accidents were constant at Pier Park, and elsewhere. The Association wants Continued on page 48 Candidate Brush-UpContinued from page 40


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44 Community News: BISCAYNE CORRIDOR buyer, shopping for art is going to be an all-day event, he says. If I have to move my car, I might as well go elsewhere, where this system isnt in place. Muoz maintains that the city should have planned to have the proper infrastructure, like a lot or garage, in place ten years ago, when Wynwood was really starting to make a name for itself. Midtown, Coral Gables, and Miami Beach all have multi-level parking garages, he notes, adding that the city should make use of property it owns in the area: If you cant build out, build up. Danilo Gonzalez, director of the Wynwood Warehouse space that houses a caf, private art collection and gallery, and an aromatherapy shop bullshit on Miami Parking Authoritys motive for parking enforcement. Theyre not in it to help businesses, he says. Theyre in it to make money. He thinks free parking is good for Wynwood businesses and wonders where the money from parking is going. Give a break to society, Gonzalez continues. Leave people alone. Leave the street alone. He acknowledges that hes lucky to have a parking lot where employees and customers can park, and says that more buildings in the area should have parking lots to alleviate cramped space on the street. The MPA, according to its website, is a self-sustaining entity, funded in part by parking fees; revenue from citations goes to the county. But a question remains: Is MPA seizing an opportunity to make money to fund staff paychecks responding to local business owners and helping them to conduct more business in a district that hosts more public street art than anyplace in the world? Tom Curitore, the Wynwood Business Improvement District (BID) director, believes the majority of people in Wynwood are in favor of regulated parking, and says that MPA has addressed public concerns and made adjustments the addition of three Pay and Display machines that accept cash and coins, and Wynwood parkingContinued from page 41 Continued on page 56


46 Community News: BISCAYNE CORRIDOR lation prevented him and his partner, de veloper Avra Jain, from breaking ground from Miami Beach investor Ivor Rose We couldnt build because of the encroachment, explains Chariff. We alerted the city and it took them about a month to get back to us. To expedite the removal process, Chariff volunteered to grade and sod of dirt and a sidewalk, he says. There money, Chariff says the parcel actually looks like a park. More improvements to the mini park are coming, courtesy of developer Craig an agreement with the city two years ago, in exchange for the citys bureaucratic joint project with luxury goods maker District into an opulent shopping destination, the developers promised to improve Woodson Park. Craig has three years to do the enhancements, Chariff says, referring to the agreement Robins signed with the city. As a special favor to me, hell do it sooner than he was planning on doing it because of this situation. We appreciate and support Lyle Chariffs desire to accelerate the project, Robins says in a statement transmitted to the BT by his assistant, Anna Williams. Woodson Park is not only small, its provement Association bought the land, then adjacent to a railway depot, from of keeping cattle off it. Charles Deering, the parcel, spotted a cow on the property one day and didnt like it. They bought the land to appease him, says Paul George, a Miami-Dade College history professor. Henceforth, locals had an informal name for the speck of ground: Cow Pasture Park. The Buena Vista group gave the land to Dade County in hopes theyd make it into a park. But the county never did anything cial area was thriving. Then known as Miamis Design Plaza, the neighborhood and furniture showrooms that conducted business. It was during this pros perous period that the city and the Miami Design Plaza Merchants Association decided to use Woodson Park as a showcase for art. The idea was to switch out the art every year or so, according to a November Miami Herald article. by the Miami Herald as a bright red, angular form, was loaned by retired steel manu facturer Sidney Feldman. When Pittsburg and heaviest piece hed ever created. He called it New Morning Bennett suspects it remained at the park (instead of making way for a new artworks) because it was simply too heavy to move. It probably weighs versation with the BT from his Pennsylvania home. Small Park, Big ArtContinued from page 41 Continued on page 50




48 Community News: BISCAYNE CORRIDORPier Park to be a park, the newsletter declared, not a parking lot. Aelion is against moving the parking spaces. These parking spaces have been here for 85 years, since when the pier was built, he says. NORTH MIAMI Never a dull moment in North Miami. The citys Museum of Contemporary Art is going through a bitter divorce with its former board of trustees, the IRS is auditing the city, and several North Miami activists are demanding that the city conduct its own forensic audit. A developer wants to buy a chunk of Landing. And Lucie Tondreau, North Miamis elected mayor, was suspended charges of mortgage fraud. Since none of the three men seeking to replace Tondreau won more than 50 percent of the vote on August 26, two of those candidates will now face off on November 4. The winner will be mayor for the next six months and then have to run again in May 2015. (Mayors in North Miami serve two-year terms; commissioners serve four years.) Race and ethnicity will be a major component of the election between Haitian-born physician Smith Joseph and American-born former North make up 37.1 percent of North Mi amis 61,000 people. Non-Haitian blacks are 18.7 percent of the popu lation. Hispanics and non-Hispanic whites are 31.5 percent. back to city hall and support a forensic paign workers, however, claim that Joseph really resides in Dania. Josephs support Community Redevelopment Agency. With a campaign account of $195,000, 53-year-old Joseph has the money advantage. Most of that money, $165,000, came from the candidate himself. entrepreneur, raised $34,120. The contrib campaign), Waste Management ($2000), property owner Irvin Tauber ($2000), and duty-free port entrepreneur and Indian NORTH BAY VILLAGE and stormy politics. In the late 1990s, an activist group headed by the late Gabrielle Nash-Tessler used retroactive term limits including Mayor Al Dorne. In 2009 the city paid a $220,000 settlement to former houseboat resident Fane Lozman two years after he sued the city for violating his civil rights. In 2011 Mayor Corina Esquija rosa, already the target of a recall petition, resigned after facing charges that she and Candidate Brush-UpContinued from page 42 Vote November 4Marty FeigenbaumRepublican, for State Representative District 100 Surfside, Bal Harbour, Bay Harbor Islands Sunny Isles, Aventura, Golden Beach Hallandale Beach, Hollywood, Dania Beach Paid by Martin A. Marty Feigenbaum Republican, for State Representative, District 100 Continued on page 54


Community News: BISCAYNE CORRIDORThe sculpture is graceful, too, he an art professor emeritus at Carnegie Mellon University. Thats the whole concept. New Morning that name came about because I was listening to Bob Dylan while designing the sculpture. New Morning wasnt alone, though. In for a pedestal, a blue fence, and a trian gular concrete wall that eventually was painted blue. When Bennett went to the new parks unveiling, he remembers being confused about why the wall was placed next to New Morning It just looks like it becomes part of the sculpture, and its not, he says. It was somebodys idea. Maybe they thought New Morning wasnt enough and it needed help. Bennett, though, thinks his creation is dynamic by itself, but I dont mind. I wish [the trianglular wall] wasnt there, but I let it go. the sculpture to the City of Miami, provided that the municipality keep it at In the years that followed, many of Design Plazas busi nesses either closed or moved to Danias Design Center of Design Plaza Merchants As sociation ceased to exist. Then began buying and renovat ing buildings, launching the Design Districts revival. District has been undergo ing a wave of redevelopment; and retail space is being square feet in new retail space is being added. At the districts center, between Daily Business Review article. But as the Design District enters a new era, New Morning a relic of the districts past, will be elsewhere. The sculpture has been secured for future placement in a park property, DeSouza says. most members of the Buena Vista East met with them to explain what was occur ring at the park. What they resent is that the city never bothered to inform them. Wendy Stephan, former president of the homeowners association, says she and her neighbors see the lack of communication from the city as a bad to notify area residents that Ave. Because the permit was on the verge of expiring, a judge declared the case moot, Stephan says. Now theyre worried that the city might alter or eliminate other parks without telling residents. My issue with the city is: What processes are in place to make sure that parks dont disappear overnight, Stephan says, and how do we make sure the improvements are things we want? Im a little suspicious of anything the city does at this point, adds Porter-Alvarez. As for Bennett, he admits he hasnt visited Miami since New Morning was un be enjoyed by the public. Im hoping for the best, but Im in no control of it, he sighs, so theres not a lot I can do about it. Feedback: Small Park, Big ArtContinued from page 46


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Community News: BISCAYNE CORRIDORher husband illegally claimed homestead exemptions on three condo units, two of them located in Miami. While the drama raged, the infraincluding its water and sewer system, deteriorated, and several popular restaurants that once lined Kennedy Causeway closed down or moved. Now developers are again proposing the construction of new high-rise projects within this 585acre city. be defending their seats. between incumbent Connie Leon-Kreps Jorge Brito. says her tenure as mayor has been relatively drama free. I restored civility and Kreps, who served as an NBV commispart of that, she says, was spearheading the search for a city manager, which led to the hiring of former Miami assistant city manager (and exBT columnist) Frank Rollason. We have doubled the reserve, she says. We held the property tax rate, I successfully fought MiamiNBV], and I also fought to get a playground at Treasure Island Elementary. But Brito, a 57-year-old private investigator, says NBV is ruled by an insider clique thats moving far too slowly to implement such improvements as a new sewer system, a long-promised baywalk, biggest issues in NBV is the waste of our taxpayer dollars in projects that never go anywhere, he says. In her bid for another term, Leonthat most of her contributors are residents. tributors include Jackson Memorial Hospital that most of his contributors come from his contacts at county hall, where he served as a sergeant-at-arms, and the charitable group Kiwanis. None of his contributors currently has business with the city, he adds. Meanwhile, Commissioner Jorge Gonzalez is defending his seat from blogger and activist Mario Garcia. Garcia, a 63-year-old customer so far. He tells the BT clean streets, modern infrastructure, and transparent government: Im run ning to ensure our residents have an accessible and transparent champion for responsive government in North Bay Village. Gonzalez insists that his colleagues and he are properly planning for NBVs future. With the right people at the helm, we [NBV] can go very far, he says. EL P ORT AL impoverished trailer park thats been ago, it appeared as if its sale was eminent. But now its back on the market. We had some issues that we needed some additional time to work through, and we were unable to work with the seller, says Michael Goldstein, an environmental attorney who headed an investment team interested in turning the property into a town center project. We needed more time to work through some of the environmental regularity issues and the land-use planning issues, he says. (Proposed plans for Little Farm Goldstein says hed still love to buy Little Farm once those issues are settled. Little Farm, he notes, is in the middle of a corridor stretching from Edgewater to Aventura thats going through a positive transition. people who live there, and its effect on the rest of the village are among the major issues in El Portals upcoming election, incumbents. All members of the council Mayor Daisy Black, age 66, has been on mayor, and continued to serve throughout to continue the progress and improvements being done in El Portal since I became mayor four years ago. That includes guid ing Little Farms redevelopment, enhancing the villages aesthetics, fostering economic lems along the C-5 Little River Canal. We recently found we had an uptick adds. This is not only good for the residents, but the village as well. Challenging Blacks is Councilwoman Claudia Cubillos. The 44-year-old daycare and tutoring-service owner believes she can accomplish more for the village as mayor than as a councilmember, even in a city-manager form of government. When youre the mayor, she says, youre the leader. And as a leader, Cubillos says, Candidate Brush-UpContinued from page 48 Continued on page 58




Community News: BISCAYNE CORRIDOR dont have smartphones. Curitore has experience with these kinds of issues. Before moving to the Sunshine State, he worked for the Department of Transportation in New York Citys Staten Island as its borough commissioner, a liaison to the community, nity boards, and business improvement districts. MPA says the program wont affect residential areas. But there is some concern that if people dont want to pay for parking or plan to stay longer than three hours, they may start using the unregulated parking in the residential areas, where there are no Pay By Phone rules and no time limits. Patrick Walsh, director of the Wyn wood Arts District Association (WADA), ciation that promotes the arts and creative business in Wynwood, isnt happy with Join us for our annualSaturday, November 22ndTwo Sessions: 8:30am or 10:30am Pace Life At-a-Glance: First 1:1 iPad Program in a completely digital learning environment Dual Enrollment Credits with FIU, St. Thomas University, and UF Advanced Placement Courses A safe and disciplined environment with an exceptional & highly qualified faculty Signature Academies in the areas of Communications, Computers, EMT (First Responder), Law, and Visual & Performing Arts 100% graduation rate and 99% college acceptance rate Over 100 extra-curricular activities and athletic programs A beautiful and centrally located 44-acre campus For enrollment information: contact our Admissions Office at 305.623.PACE, ext. 342 or visit us online at We are located at: 15600 NW 32 Avenue, Miami Gardens, FL 33054 Setting the PACE in Catholic Education Wynwood parkingContinued from page 44 Continued on page 58


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Community News: BISCAYNE CORRIDORthe time limit but says MPA has been receptive to community feedback about altering some of the plans. Naturally, concerns have resonated throughout the business community, because whenever paid parking is introduced in an emerging community there are concerns that itll stymie the business theyve been able to muster up so far, he says. But you get to a certain point when the free ride comes to an end. Walsh says one of the main concerns that the zones, or parking areas, MPA initially targeted were inconvenient and too far away for workers. People in the ers who usually work nine-hour shifts every three hours, he notes. But MPA cooperated by moving designated spaces that were originally on the outskirts of the district more inside, with some along NW 3rd Avenue. When youre leaving a job with a pocket full of cash, he says, you dont want to have to walk to the dark recesses of Wynwood. Employees have the option of a twotier fee. For $55 a month, theyll receive a decal indicating that they wont have to move their cars every three hours and can park closer to the core area; those have to park farther away. In addition, notes Walsh, some businesses are working with privately owned lots to secure parking. What about faster turnover being good for businesses? Tourists spend all day here looking at art, then they have lunch and go to happy hour, Walsh explains. They spend money here, but those people wont be taken into consideration with the three-hour limit. Theres an argument to be made for turnover, he continues, but MPA should extend the limit. Given the nature of the economy here, this is a place where you stay for an extended period of time. including holidays. Feedback: sustainable: We need to take a look at where 37-year-old graphic designer, says he spearheaded the design charrettes on Little work to ensure that El Portal is a sustain able, safe, and walkable neighborhood. That means more trees and native landscaping, he says. More accessible gardens in the parks, more eyes on the street, better access to the incoming Coast al Link commuter rail, and on and on. new generation of leaders to step up, she explains in an e-mail to the BT I hope to encourage residents, especially young people, to vote and become more aware of whats going on in their community. hopes to rejoin the council. Mathis was him to run because of his strong stance on code enforcement and his serious attitude about Little Farm. The village is at a critical stage with regard to the redevelopment of the trailer park, he says. This is essentially the last parcel of vacant land. We have to get it right. His return is being challenged by important issue facing the Village of El property damage, she writes in an e-mail. property damage, the property values of El Portal can gradually increase. Teresa Sanchez, age 36, will go head-to-head for Seat Two. Enhancing communication between the village council and residents is the central theme of both candidates campaigns. Ive seen many wonderful residentled initiatives and innovative ideas come to light, but fall short of coming to fruition when it reaches the hands of our council, says Sanchez, a sales representative for Philips Healthcare. My platform, says Brunson, a landscape business owner and retired police be heard. Feedback: Candidate Brush-UpContinued from page 54 Wynwood parkingContinued from page 56




rfntb tffrfntbbffff r rfntnbnn bnr nn b b t AND nnb rn rfnt rfnt Haunted Trails Ha ll oween Haunted Trails Ha ll oween CELEBRATING bt40 YEARS! 20141974 ttft b ft bbb fftbttttt ffr ff Veterans Day Ceremony btttf 60 Neighborhood Correspondents: BRICKELL / DOWNTOWNFreebees Road Trip Hop a ride, hear a spiel By Adam Schachner BT ContributorWhen Marshall McLuhan, the futurist philosopher, social com mentator, and media guru of the 1960s, coined the slogan the medium is the message, he was several decades too early to make it the worlds perfect Tweet. His snappy observation on mass media proliferation captured the essence of branding for the Mad Men generation. Surprisingly, it now encapsulates the business model for a new public-private partnership/transportation system in South Florida. Meet Freebee: Miamis cost-free, short-distance rideshare system rolling through Brickell after a two-year launch on South Beach, Freebee makes the medium move the message. We live in a world where we can catch a ride on the quick, using the wonder of the interwebs. Hanging out on the Riverwalk by Bayfront Park one Saturday afternoon, I opened my Twitter app on a whim and shot out just under 140 characters: Hi @Free beeMiami! Can we get a ride from Biscayne Blvd @ the Riverwalk/Intercontinental over to 15th in the Financial District? #thanks! downtown in an open-air electric buggy, blasting classic hip hop in the breeze. Freebee embraces many stereotypes associated with millennial culture the Internet. They are multitaskers, criticized for texting at the dinner table and being socially antisocial. Millennnials conjugated the word brand as a noun, an adjective, and a verb to describe behaviors that are craftier than burning a logo into the side of a cow. Their buzzwords inspire and intimidate those set in their ways, cycling through catchy topics like sustainability, online network ing, and new urbanism. Combining these dynamic concepts into a slick, viable busi ness model, Freebee breaks the mold on moving about. Or simply put: Freebee isnt just a ride. Its an experience. This is according to Linnea Rae, who oversees Freebees marketing, media, and promotional arm, appropriately dubbed BeeFree Media (natch!). She took a Free bee ride with the BT to demonstrate the Marcellus picked us up at NE 15th Road and Brickell, and we took a winding spin around Mary Brickell Village, which was popping with Friday evening revelers. The experience Rae alludes to extends beyond a quick lift around the neighborhood. Each Freebee cart is a col laborative enterprise between the service, the driver, and sponsoring local entities, opers. The cart becomes an extension of each sponsors advertising. BT photo by Adam Schachner


You ride in the Vita Coco car, Rae brand. Passengers get in and the driver shares samples. Were always trying to so its not boring advertising. With more than 20 cars spread across downtown, Brickell, and South Beach, the tionships with invested businesses. The sponsor, handing out samples or talking up their investors. Small TV screens are propped up on the seatbacks, playing ads ginchy product placement and advertis obstructing or invasive. I was too capti Id ever experienced. There was something so darned unique about moving through able pace while engaging with the locals, what Freebee has going on but hadnt quite transportation system, and people wonder say: Get in! Theres no catch! Freebee has moved in at a time when and stalwart old guard with a powerhouse Greater Miami, while Freebee embraces the short-distance traveller the re other transportation services. The advertising keeps the carts charged and moving, while each ride expands a its sponsors. Seizing upon the short-dis Meanwhile, short service is the cor This is where Freebees green advocate, Jacobs, chimes in: Were building rela tionships with local organizations like the Urban Paradise Guild [UPG] and busi nesses like the 600 Building, he says, to show people that Brickell is more than a growing [areas], but were conserving and protecting this place we all call paradise. extensive and open to growth. Promoting enhancing parks and agriculture by remov ing invasive species and replanting natives. Meanwhile, drivers are versed to pitch the landmark 600 Building, Brickells up-andcoming LEED-sponsored World Plaza, to riders and potential residents. Freebees community outreach and drive through a charming neighborhood. In keeping with Miami 21s push to Green Building Council permeate the city, Freebee inherently assists new develop transportation demand management and localized viable transit options. These programs and [reducing] energy con sumption, pollution, and harm to human multimodal travel. The commercial core is a communal space, densely packed and vibrant with social experiences. Freebee is emblematic trolley that runs routes throughout the area? Autonomy. Theres no wait in the sun hoping the trolley is on schedule. The drivers are at liberty to adjust routes and exchange numbers with regulars with predictable needs. Riders can manage While most transportation is an Freebee brims with personality. I enjoy what I do, declares Marcellus. Youve got to put that in the paper. Feedback:


62 Neighborhood Correspondents: NORTH MIAMIArt by the Numbers A small budget but far-reaching plans for MOCAMark Sell BT ContributorYou cant miss Babacar MBow. The new executive director and chief curator of the North Miami Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) is the gangly fellow in perpetual motion. And theres that beret, lending North Miami a touch of Montmartre. The Senegalese-born, Sorbonneeducated MBow is spreading the message that MOCA is up and running, and entering a new age. The city-owned museums new exhibition of 18 artists, Third Space: Inventing the Possible, runs through November 2. MOCA then closes for Art Basel setup, followed by an exhibit of 60 sculptures and paintings by Nigerian artist and sculptor George Edozta, which will run for two months starting December 4. works. So are cultural talks; a local history program, NoMi On My Mind; and international gallery exchanges. Above all, theres MOCAs celebrated education program a legacy of storied former director Bonnie Clearwater coming back under the woman who put so much of it together, Adrienne von Lates. Free Jazz at MOCA still takes place on in the plaza at 7:00 p.m., the last Friday of every month. And a new website is up, if incomplete, at The museum itself, at 770 NE 125th Street, is open from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. Its free for North Miami residents and employees, veterans, and chil dren under 12, with a general admission of $5 and $3 for students and seniors. I want to take the dedication and commitment of Bonnie Clearwater and the board, and combine that with a new dedication to the community around us, MBow says. MOCA is continuing cutting-edge programs and expanding into the community. Were rooted in the community and open to the world. MBow believes that art is for everyone, and wants it to be as accessible as possible, especially for the young. To demonstrate, he planned to kick off the new Third Space show with a September 24 VIP preview, in which the VIPs were students, Theres enough data today to show that students exposed to art at birth... excel at school, are more productive citizens, and are more engaged in society, MBow reports. Exposure of children to art is the development of humanity. No society will progress positively unless children are exposed to the arts. One 720 COLLINS # 409Updated 1 bed apto in the heart of SoBe tile oors updated kitchen and bath, balcony, 1 covert parking space, washer and dryer on every oor. For rent asking $1,600/m 1155 BRICKELL BAY DR. # 28051 bed/1 bath in the heart of Brickell, walking distance to Mary Brickell Village, spectacular water views from 28th oor.605 W FLAGER STR # 6092 bed 2 full bath apto located close to DWTN and Brickell, easy access to I-95, enclosed parking, pool, Gym. walking closet, huge L shape balcony over looking the Miami River and the Miami skyline. Asking $250,000. Also for rent. 3471 SHERIDAN AVE. MIAMI BEACH 33140Just listed at $645,000 and pending the same day. Selling for the price of the land, 7500 square feet. House, 2 bed/bath, in original condition. AKOYA MIAMI BEACH 6365 COLLINS AVE. # 1108The beach is your backyard with this renovated 2/2. Marble oors, open kitchen, ss appliances, granite countertops, 2 balconies for city and ocean views, 3 parking spaces, extra storage. Also for rent, furniture available. $875,000 SOUTH POINTE TOWERS MIAMI BEACH 400 SOUTH POINT DR. # 710 Exceptional 3/2/1 unit in bustling SoFi, completely remodeled, white glass tile throughout including balconies, open kitchen with Sub-Zero and Bosch appliances, quartz countertops. Water views from every room in this full-service building, 2 parking spaces, extra storage. $1,655,000 A A 6 1 1 4 SOLD FOR SALE or RENT! FOR RENT SOLD SOLD SOLDANTONIO BALDOOFFICE: 305-674-4000 x4179 CELL: 305-321-5415 EMAIL: baldo.a@ewm.comMIAMI


of my missions is to build the MOCA education program as a model. revving up MOCA and moving it beyond Day Zero beyond the 2012 defeat of a citywide referendum that would have funded a $15 million expansion of the museum, and which set into play Clear waters departure. Moving beyond the citys messy, sensational divorce from the museum board; beyond the lawsuit, still in mediation as of this writing, over the collection; beyond the nasty publicity and bad blood; beyond the loss of $5 million in Knight Foundation money and put ting to rest the talk that MOCA is dead. Lowering curatorial costs is essential with a budget of around $1.5 million from the city, particularly with the departure of $3 million-plus from the last board, which decamped to Midtown to create the Insti tute of Contemporary Art (ICA) Miami, which is scheduled to open in December. Clearwaters last curated exhibition, Tracey Emins Angel Without You, cost $850,000 to put together. In contrast, Third Space will come in at $25,000. Last years Art Basel exhibit ran about $400,000 to deliver; this one, MBow says, will cost less than $100,000. Marshaling support for the municipally run museum in a workingand middle-class city of 60,000 requires of rich donors, and sound administration. This is a critical time to reach out individually to council members Marie Steril and Philippe Bien-Aime, and mayoral candidates Smith Joseph and former mayor Kevin Burns. Just as vital are perpetual fundraising and detailed shortand long-range plan ning. Competition for funds and audi ences is stiff, with the Prez Art Museum Miami, Wynwood galleries, Clearwaters Museum of Art | Fort Lauderdale, and now ICA all producing their own power 1996, it must work to stave off eclipse. To this end, MBow says he wants to shift emphasis, establishing MOCA and North Miami as a learning center for children and adults, and an intellectual center for scholarship, a fulcrum for North Miamis downtown development, with democratic yet cutting-edge exhibits for gifted artists not yet at the top of the Sothebys and Christies food chain. We are living in an era in which the moral center of the aesthetic is occupied by the dollar, he says. He believes that Miami is one of a small number of cities destined to make a big cultural difference in a multipolar world. Just as Florence, Paris, and New York have centuries, cities in other regions are sharing that status today including Beijing, Seoul, Bogota, Rio de Janeiro. Miami, he says, is the archetypal diaspora city; people from around the world immigrate here, bringing their traditions while reinventing themselves. And he considers the Biscayne Corridor and neighborhoods to the west the diasporas ground zero. If you look at the Biscayne Corridor from 72nd Street to Aventura Mall, you are looking at the future of human development, MBow declares. This is a laboratory for the 21st Century city. More is planned: revival of a 125th Street folk music festival with Luna Star festival in cooperation with the MidCentury Modern antiques dealers across the street; better outreach and referrals to adjoining establishments, such as the Luna Star, Billys Pub, and the MOCA Caf. Perhaps most of all, MBow wants to ensure that MOCA is a central part of the long-term development of North Miamis downtown. As of this writing, there is still no board, only a 14-member committee in committee include Richard LeFrak, a New York developer and art collector leading the Biscayne Landing project; uber-lobbyist Ron Book; developer Michael Dezer; and major downtown land owners and South Florida art collectors. MBow has set out on foot to talk with every business owner along the 125th Street corridor. Says Luna Stars community, which is a big change. Its new blood. I think itll be good for the city. It will rock the world. As for lingering disputes, MBow says: Well be willing to submit to any criteria and reach any compromise, except the destruction of MOCA. We owe that to the next generation. Feedback:


64 Neighborhood Correspondents: UPPER EASTSIDEHome BrewCraft beer is more popular than ever, so lets make our own!By Ken Jett BT ContributorDrinking, brewing, or both? Lads, if youre laundering your lederhosen, and damsels, if youre darning your dirndls, then October for you means accordion players, polkas, and beer festivals aplenty. Sam Adams Octoberfest happened last month in Wynwood to coincide with the commencement of the month-long celebration in Germany. Fear not, there is still Grovetoberfest on October 18 in Pea more about this largest craft beer festival in Florida, visit Too far to drive for fun, frolic, and frauleins? Rest assured that Alex Richter, chef/owner of the Royal Bavarian Schnitzel Haus (1085 NE 79th St.), will be celebrating throughout October by ian treats. Wear your dirndl or lederhosen to get one free beer as you enjoy the traditional decorations inside and out. Craft beer festivals are a recent addition to Miami. Microbreweries, while more numerous in other parts of the state, have yet to establish a stronghold here, though that is changing. Handfuls of craft beer retailers are steadily inbrews that were not previously distributed in Miami. Youd think that someone would notice. And someone has! Aaron Busch, a chef at Blue Collar, partnered with David Lockshin to open Biscayne Home Brew & Carry Out at 7939 Biscayne Blvd. (305-479-2691) in July. Lockshin is a retired craft beer distributor who has a similar store in Costa Rica. As area residents, they chose the site for the location, neighborhood, and impending development. Busch, a transplant from North Carolina, missed the brewpubs from home and brings his chefs palate to hand-selecting their craft beer offerings for carry-out. When creating his own craft beer, he drove for hours to gather home brew supplies or waited for delivery from vendors on the Internet. But spurred the desire to open the business he and Lockshin saw that many locals were also transplants from areas where theyd enjoyed craft beer and missed the microbreweries from home. In researching trends and the emerging market of craft beer and microbreweries, areas like Tampa are growing, TXT MB to 91011for information on arts and events in Miami BeachThe SoundScape Cinema Series is presented by The Marilyn and Edward Gadinsky Charitable Foundation


and Busch wants to ensure that craft trends. He believes microbreweries will start popping up here soon. Even international tourists have expanded their palates to include craft beer, evidenced by a Brazilian couple shopping for home brew supplies during my interview with the business partners. The couple intimated that supplies were always expensive. So while staying at a posh South Beach hotel, they came across the causeway and purchased an empty kegging system to take home for their own craft beer. Having been open for three months, the store is doing well enough that Aaron convinced his brother Wade to move here from North Carolina to help out. While the home brew customer and the carry-out customer may have different needs, it seems that there is overlap. People who brew beer also drink beer. To see Busch in action being able to recommend craft beer based on customers descriptions of what they like, its no wonder that repeat customers buy a variety of singles based on the chefs trusted palate. Or it could be the exceptional pricing of their entire inventory? The store offers a class every Satur day at 11:30 a.m. for those interested in home brewing, where you can watch the brewing process in action. After attend craft beer (Hefeweizen) will be ready for consumption around October 5, with a second special batch (mulberry wheat ale using fruit from my yard) two weeks later. to mess with steeping grains. The store using them for future creativity. With various grains, malts, hops, and yeasts, the creativity and complexity seem boundless. Yet the beginner can still make something worthy of awe. Aaron, David, and Wade have all answered ques tions throughout the process, and availed themselves as needed by phone or at the store. Stocked supplies can also be used to make wine, although wine will take months, whereas beer is ready in weeks. Unlike secret family recipes held close to the chest, recipes of your favorite craft beer are readily available and routinely shared. Craft beer makers dont appear to worry that the home brewer is going to make 5000 gallons try to clone the beer at home, and when at bars and restaurants, they know youll order their brew. How great would it be to bring your own craft beer to upcoming holiday parties? For around a hundred bucks, the store has a beginners set-up for home brewing. Another $40 or $50 will buy of craft beer, which makes about 45 12ounce bottles. From jargon like mash and wort to contraptions like hydrometers and airlocks, the stores personable team makes yet ready to wow your friends with your wicked good brew, be sure to check out the good pricing on the carry-out craft beer and still wow your friends. Considering myself more of a wine its own unique complexity. Learning the brewing process has helped me to understand what each ingredient brings to the and malts create a base to which assorted hops can be added for varying times of boiling to create a plethora of outcomes. Pitch in yeast next who knew that the Or as simple as you need. While many see people who like wine and those going for craft beer as completely different folks, for me, home brewing might be where the types meet. Most of us have experienced the wacky uncle or crazy cousin who has made beer at home in the past and who represents the poster child of home brew in our minds. Others have experienced the drinkers who are too high-brow to libate upon lager. marries with tikka masala, or a coconut water ale for fajita night, or a cranberrywheat ale for Thanksgiving or Christmas. Take that, mulled wine and Merlot! Home-brewed beer is coming for you! Feedback: rfnt b rffn nttfbt rn tbbtrtfbt fnfnn t r f ntbbrntrn ntb


66 Neighborhood Correspondents: AVENTUR ADonors, Dollars, DemocracyFunny how our Aventura political campaigns rake it inBy Jay Beskin BT ContributorWill Rogers famously said that America has the best politicians money can buy, so if you think our leaders havent been worth much lately, that may be because moneys been tight. On the other hand, political donations have been on the rise for years, despite the fact that we underwent a prolonged recession followed by a slow recovery with low workforce participation. Perhaps a weaker economy prompts citizens to look to government in the hope of relief. Whatever the reason, the facts are undeniable: Were seeing vastly greater sums of political contributions today than ever. Indeed, presidential campaign budgets have skyrocketed to become billion-dollar propositions for both major parties. So where does all that money go? Assuming that nobody is skimming into a Cayman Islands retirement account, it mostly goes to overpay all manner of advisors and devisors of schemes and memes and slogans and logos. The meaner the campaign ad, it seems, the greater the outlay to create said ad; the more cutthroat the attack, the bigger the check you have to cut; the lower the blows, the more cash you must blow; scraping the bottom of the barrel hikes up the bottom line. All of which makes our local races so much more charming and down to earth. Perhaps quaint is the word Im looking for. To cite just one example close to home, lets take a peek at the campaign for a Miami Lakes Town Council seat. One candidate is Ceasar Mestre, age 52. Hes a former cop who got himself a law degree. Running against him is Xiomara Pazos, 57 years old and the president and CEO of Professional Medical Transportation Corp. Now maybe youre thinking that a lawyer with a police background (or, a cynic might say, a law enforcer turned law evader) could put the arm on loads of clients and pick up some nice campaign donations. And maybe youre also thinking that a woman who is the CEO of a company that transports medical campaign cash. But you would be wrong. Mestre has raised a mere $1250, and Pazos has pulled in just about $1000 more. All told, Courtesy of Arquitectonica


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68 Neighborhood Correspondents: MIA M I SHORE SBullies, Crackheads, Snitches, and Thieves Miami Shores is a hot mess By Jen Karetnick BT Contributor I doubt those four words Miami Shores and hot mess have ever been linked. Our little hamlet is often so peaceful that at times Im reduced to for a hawk to pounce on a fruit rat. ConBut now Miami Shores residents have been informing on each other as if we live in a war zone. Crime has been least anecdotally. And our village hall after pressure from the community including the cancellation of the annual Mayors Ball when the two volunteers who chair the event quit in protest if that makes any sense at all. when the resolution for marriage equality that shed received hate mail and that shed been advised from the beginning not to touch what the council kept refer ring to as this extremely sensitive issue. Councilman Jim McCoy equated the push for these basic civil rights with hot-topic buttons. Gay marriage is one life and abortion rights? he asked. plain they felt bullied into denying what they truly believed in order to go along how it feels to walk in the shoes of people whove been marginalized their entire lives. Another complaint: The code patrol is out in force. I know that threats to homeowners about trees overgrowing the alleys and too many cats on their properties are a reality. Weve gotten a grand for trimming some recalcitrant almond tree and live oak boughs that were reaching for the skyline as if they were Jacks beanstalks. But heres the thing: Miami Shores is pretty strict about your yards. We know classicalsouthorida.orgClassical Music. Its In Our Nature.Just like all of us, classical music lives and breathes. Make it part of your lifestyle. Tune to Classical South Florida on the radio or online. Its in your nature.


this. The animal complaints, on the other hand, come from neighbors calling about neighbors. Still, before you start calling code enforcement about barking dogs or the number of felines roaming someones yard and having them removed, which usually means euthanized you should make sure youre talking about the right property. Dogs voices echo up and down the block, especially in the Shores, where we have barriers, both natural and manmade, that create an amphitheater effect of sound, and you may not have pegged the correct one. As for cats, some are feral and some are domestic. In the nearly 15 years Ive lived here, the feral population on the east side, at least, has been greatly reduced, in part through the efforts of empathetic rescuers who spay/neuter and release, rather than simply feed. But domestic cats are a different animal, so to speak. Ive had both strictly indoor and indoor-outdoor cats, and I can tell you that the latter dont stick to their own yards or even next door. Some will roam very far day that is surprisingly distant from their actual homes. I had one such beast who actually accompanied our dogs on their walks; hed join us from blocks away. And while you might believe that if someone owns an animal, said animal should be kept inside, thats not your decision. Sometimes its not even said owners decision. Even though we raised him from four weeks old, that dog-walkand knew how to open doors and let himself out. If we locked the doors, hed bash his body against the glass and rattle the latch at 3:00 a.m. until we acquiesced out of sheer exhaustion. (He was eventually killed outside, and we grieved, but he led the life he wanted. Sometimes theres nothing you can do.) All this to say that an animal that spends a lot of time residing somewhere may not actually live there. Right now, a big orange feline hangs out daily in my back yard, another gray cat slips in and out, and a black one frequently visits. Theyre all domesticated, but I have no clue who their humans are. The three cats I have now are strictly indoor players. Someone observing me might assume, then, that I have six, which is against code, and report me. But I dont. So before you tattle, ascertain the truth. Ascertaining the truth is also a job for the police, who did a great case of it for an armed robbery that occurred in the front driveway of the 1300 block of NE 103rd Street several weeks ago. They caught one suspect and are seeking the second, the capture of whom should only be a matter of time now. Still, they cant do much about the crime wave thats sweeping our driveways, and its on us as citizens to be proactive. Apparently, theres been a wave of cars being hit, night after night, block after block. I, of course, learned the hard way. I didnt lock my car one night and the next morning discovered that an avocado Id left there was half-eaten, the skin spit out all over the drivers seat. At the time of discovery, I thought a squirrel had gotten to it. But then we realized my husbands car had been broken into. He didnt leave it unlocked his car handles retract automatically so the only way in without a key was to use an electronic mechanism to get in. His physicians bag was stolen, along with his prescription pads and expensive, professional tools of the trade. (A neighbor later found the bag, a couple of weeks ago, under a hedge and returned it to us, but it had been rained on so extensively that everything was ruined.) ly thorough, and took the avocado into evidence. Because, you know, theres always the possibility of DNA to be extracted. Despite my husbands annoy we also saw the odd humor in the situation. Obviously, resources being what they are these days, and real life resembling CSI Miami not one iota, we The detective who called me later in the week, however, wasnt so amused. He material doesnt hold up, yield results, blah blah blah. When it comes to distributing resources, Id much rather the Miami Shores cops catch armed intruders than a crackhead willing to eat an avocado straight through the skin. I just wish hed thought to clean up after himself. Feedback: rfntbnf rfntbnf r rtrt rrt rt rr rr rrrr trt


70 Culture: THE ARTSNational Treasure The Smithsonian honors a local documentary photographer By Anne Tschida BT Arts EditorIn 2009 two women from Utah made a cross-country trip, walking and sleeping on sidewalks, from the West Coast to Washington, D.C., to raise awareness about the plight of homeless youth. Calling it a Pride Walk, they wanted in particular to spotlight the devastating circumstances of LGBT teenagers, who make up almost 40 percent of the underage homeless. When Cai Cloe Noble and Jill Hardman arrived in Washington, they took part in that years National Equity March and organized a separate youth event in front of the Capitol. It was this story that stood out as one of the most moving to Silvia Ros, a photographer who had been documenting gay and lesbian events and activists of recent years. It was just one of many stories that Ros, who also photographs for the BT would discover of courageousness, activism, and powerful personal histories over the past seven years. This summer the Archives Center of the Smithsonian Institutions National Museum of American History acquired 86 of Ross photographs to augment its growing LGBT collection, begun in 2007. She joins a collection that includes objects spanning more than a century, from archival materials and AIDS-related documentation to Billie Jean Kings tennis dress and scripts from Will & Grace Chronologically, her Smithsonian photographs begin in 2008, in Miami Beach. Although the presidential election tilted the purple state blue for Barak Obama, the voters also passed Amendment 2, which banned same-sex marriage and even civil unions. In Miami the ugly Anita Byrant years resonated, and a large protest was held in front of the Miami Beach City Hall on November 15 after the elections. Ros captured the crowds with signs reading, Florida Shame on You for Amendment 2 and I Have a Dream Too. Along with the states ban on gay adoption, the tolerance for gay and lesbian partnerships seemed to regress. The following year, the shocking account of Janice Langbehn came to light, another tale that struck Ros hard. Langbehns partner, Lisa Marie Pond, had had an aneurysm, but because Langbehn and her three children were not technically family, they were denied visitation and even medical updates at Jackson Memorial Hospital. Her partner died alone. Ros photographed the event in Miami where Langbehn told her story publically. Eventually Langbehn would be invited to the White House when President Obama announced that all hospitals taking Medicare and Medicaid would have to allow equal privileges to everyone, regardless of state laws. But Ros didnt necessarily need to hear others stories to know that trying to live an open LGBT parents in West Miami, she in fact didnt come out her family outed her. After listening in on phone calls when out her sexual orientation and gave her a ten-point list to obey. She didnt, or couldnt, and left home. When her mother was became ill with cancer, she moved back at age 20. I knew early on I would be an activist, says Ros. She on many levels. Maybe she would be a lawyer, she recalls now, or maybe a scientist. In the end, she obtained degrees in political science and architecture, which would form the basis for the documentary photography that caught the Smithsonians eye. After the tumultuous times during the height of AIDS crisis and the resulting ACT UP movement, by the Clinton-era mid-1990s, gayrights activism turned toward the ambiguous dont ask, dont tell (DADT) military policy and the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), and gay marriage amendments that were thrown up on bal lots across the country in the Bush years. By 2008 the status quo bers that feeling of sea change when she turned her camera to the next phase of the push for civil rights. She focused her


now travelling lens on San Francisco protests against the California Supreme Court, which had upheld an anti-gay marriage initiative in the spring of 2009; then she moved on to a repeal-of-DADT rally in Orlando. By the time Ros arrived to hear the two Utah women at the huge National Equality March in Washington in the fall, dams appeared ready to break. No anti-LGBT legislation piecemeal across the nation, participants wanted univer sal action. Ros photographed protestors and leaders, such as Cleve Jones, creator of the AIDS Memorial Quilt, who told the Washington Blade : I am tired of compromise. It is time for us to unite across state boundaries in a truly na tionwide movement to win full, actual equality, which can only come from the federal government. She also photo graphed Daniel Choi, the Iraq War veteran whod been appearing on news programs to push for the right of gays, lesbians, and bisexuals to serve openly in the military. When Ros returned to Washington, D.C., in 2010 for another rally, she again photographed Choi, who had himself to the White House fence for lack of action on repealing DADT. Back in Miami later that year, Ros photo graphed many more former military Walker Burttschell was among them. He had joined the Marines in the aftermath of September 11, but was discharged when a psychiatrist reported his homosexuality. He would later be present to shake hands with the president when DADT was effectively ended in 2010. Then, in 2013, the Supreme Court Change was now coming faster than anyone had expected. States were either passing equality amendments or courts were shooting down laws still restrict ing them. In Florida, a court overturned the ban on gay adoption, but the state still lags on gay marriage although with a half-dozen lawsuits challenging the states ban, it may not be long in coming (and if the Supreme Court rules soon in favor of universal equality, it will be a moot point anyhow). But Ros isnt waiting anymore. She and her long-time partner, Anne Swanson, were married in Maine in September, though shell be back in Miami to continue adding her voice and visual In what could be seen as a pre-marriage wedding present, they attended a ceremony in August at the Smithsonian to inaugurate the addition of her work to the collection. The soire included notables from the community and, yes, the creators of Will & Grace I couldnt be more proud, she says. Feedback:


72 Culture: GALLERIES + MUSEUMS 2294 NW 2nd Ave., Miami 786-286-7355 Call gallery for exhibition information 2630 NW 2nd Ave., Miami 305-438-0220 Through November 14: Patience Is a Mine Field by Amadeo Azar 151 NE 40th St., Ste 200, Miami 305-860-3311 Call gallery for exhibition information 348 NW 29th St., Miami 305-573-4661 Through November 1:Lia Bermudez 561 NW 32nd St., Miami 305-576-2828 Through October 24: Convoluted Shape by Jamilah October 22 through November 3: El jardin de los muertos contentitos with Jim Hammond, Chuck Loose, Janet Luru Rudawsky, Ian Rowan, Adriana Sandoval, Ronni Gerstel, Sonia Neira Matthews, Omar Angulo, and Jorge de Rojas 122 NE 11th St., Miami DWNTWN ArtHouse Through November 7: Shifting Nature: Web Bodies by Juan Carlos Zaldivar 2248 NW 1st Pl., Miami 305-424-5002 Call gallery for exhibition information 12425 NE 13th Ave. #5, North Miami 305-978-4856 Through October 26: ORION [TYMPANUM] by 3PQ 2930 NW 7th Ave., Miami 305-303-6254 Ongoing: HOX by Douglas Hoekzema Departure by Yuri Tuma 158 NW 91st St., Miami Shores 305-490-6906 Call gallery for exhibition information 299 NW 25th St., Miami 786-357-0568 October 9 through 23: Scopes Juried Art Show with various artists 420 Lincoln Rd., Miami Beach 305-573-8110 Through November 15: Amerika with various artists 2043 N. Miami Ave., Miami 305-576-1804 Through November 1: Tales from a Sun-Drenched Elsewhere by Alex Trimino 100 NE 11th St., Miami DWNTWN ArtHouse 305-607-5527 Through October 20: Plot by Jude Broughan 2620 NW 2nd Ave., Miami 786-486-7248, Through October 25: Anonymous by Rafael Diaz 187 NW 27th St., Miami 305-573-9994 Through October 30: Coming Home by Lydia Azout 151 NW 24th St., Miami 305-576-1278 Call gallery for exhibition information 1540 NE Miami Ct., Miami 305-448-8976 October 2 through 31: Time/Memory/Context by Rafael Domenech 174 NW 23rd St., Miami 305-571-2288 Through October 11: Stranger by Benny Merris 8375 NE 2nd Ave., Miami Through November 1: a/10b by Scott Armetta 301 NW 28th St., Miami 786-310-7490, October 9 through November 15: Painting on Canvas by Glexis Novoa 223 NW 26th St., Miami 305-573-8142 Through November 15: New Geometry with Edgar Orlaineta, Robert Ferrer i Martorell, Gabriel Acevedo Velarde, and Victor Lucena 46 NW 36th St., Miami 305-209-0278 October 11 through November 30: Art Broken with Ryan Alters, Ben Quinn, Brian Sharrock, Frank Castanien, Michael Shultis, Farnoosh Lanjani, Edward Rossel, Jon Davis, Clara Poupel, Molly Cecile Surazhsky, and Allison Spence, curated by Alejandro Bellizzi 151 NW 24th St., Miami 305-447-3888 Through November 6: From Dawn to Dusk: A Pairing of Two Visionary Artists with Heriberto Mora and Timothy Sanchez 2300 N Miami Ave., Miami 786-431-1506 Through October 31: Enigmatic Figure: Sculptures by Keith Long 3852 N. Miami Ave., Miami 305-576-8570 Through October 11: Sunday in the Park by Sarah Crowner, Sari Carel, and EXILE Books Emergia Miami by Miguel Rodrguez Sepulveda 122 NE 11th St., Miami 305-521-8520 Through October 25: I.D.M. by Sean Townley 172 NW 24th St., Miami 786-953-6917 Through October 31: Folkloric Acid by Einar and Jamex de la Torre 177 NW 23rd St., Miami 786-332-4736 Call gallery for exhibition information 2600 NW 2nd Ave., Miami 305-571-9036 Through October 15: Rafa Macarron 2450 NW 2nd Ave., Miami 305-573-2400 Through November 1: The Empty Boat


Culture: GALLERIES + MUSEUMS Permutations: Contemporary Cuban Art with Abel Barroso, J. Roberto Diago, Jorge Lopez Pardo, and Meira Marrero and Jos Toirac PRIMARY PROJECTS 151 NE 7th St., Miami Through October 24:Agalma by Autumn Casey ROBERT FONTAINE GALLERY 2349 NW 2nd Ave., Miami 305-397-8530 October 9 through 28: Metros by James McNabb SPINELLO PROJECTS 2930 NW 7th Ave., Miami 786-271-4223 Through October 4: The Doors of Perception by Santiago Rubino October 12 through November 15: Let It Slide by Johnny Robles SWAMPSPACE 3940 N. Miami Ave., Miami October 11 through November 1: SWAMPTOBERFEST: Peoples Choice Award, Knight Foundation with various artists UNIVERSITY OF MIAMI GALLERY 2750 NW 3rd Ave., Ste 4, Miami 305-284-3161 October 7 through 24: Manifestations: A Painterly Impression by Abraham Camayd WYNWOOD WALLS NW 2nd Avenue between 25th and 26th streets 305-573-0658 Ongoing:Wynwood Walls with various artists YEELEN GALLERY 294 NW 54th St., Miami 954-235-4758 Through November 1: Secret Language by James B. Clover Involuntarylism by Michael Sole ZADOK GALLERY 2534 N. Miami Ave., Miami 305-438-3737 Through October 22: Agitations by Lucas Davidson Through December 20: Almost Empty by Kumi Yamashita MUSEUM & COLLECTION EXHIBITS ARTCENTER/SOUTH FLORIDA 800 Lincoln Rd., Miami Beach 305-674-8278 Through November 2: On Location: Dimensions Variable with Cristina Lei Rodriguez, Nellie Appleby, and Allison Matherly ARTCENTER/SOUTH FLORIDA PROJECT 924 924 Lincoln Rd., Miami Beach 305-674-8278, October 2 through November 2: On Location: Dimensions Variable with Adler Guerrier, Leyden Rodriguez-Casanova, and Frances Trombly BASS MUSEUM OF ART 2100 Collins Ave., Miami Beach 305-673-7530, Through January 11: GOLD with various artists CIFO (Cisneros Fontanals Art Foundation) 1018 N. Miami Ave., Miami 305-455-3380 Through November 2: Fleeting Imaginaries with Pablo Accinelli, Teresa Burga, Nayar Castillo, Claudia Joskowicz, Marcellvs L., Carlos Martiel, Mateo Pizarro, Adrin Regnier, Rosngela Renn, and Antonieta Sosa DE LA CRUZ COLLECTION CONTEMPORARY ART SPACE 23 NE 41st St., Miami 305-576-6112, Ongoing: Looking at Process: Works from the Collection of Rosa and Carlos de la Cruz with various artists Through October 11: Portraits of Solitude by Hernan Bas and Kaye Donachie FLORIDA INTERNATIONAL UNIVERSITY FROST ART MUSEUM 10975 SW 17th St., Miami 305-348-2890 Through October 19: Still by Marisa Telleria Stadtluft Macht Frei (Urban Air Makes You Free) by Jacek Kolasinski, Roberto Rovira, and Orlando Garcia Simon Ma Heart, Water, Ink by Xu Beihong October 1 through 26: Papua New Guinea: Gogodala Art and Identity, Transition and Revival with various artists October 1 through January 4: Sq. inches: The Faces of the Permanent Collection with various artists October 1 through January 11: Remembering Tokyo by Koizumi Kishio LOWE ART MUSEUM, UNIVERSITY OF MIAMI 1301 Stanford Dr., Coral Gables 305-284-3535 Through October 19: Chinas Last Empire: The Art and Culture of the Qing Dynasty with various artists MIAMI-DADE COLLEGE MUSEUM OF ART + DESIGN Freedom Tower 600 Biscayne Blvd., Miami 305-237-7700 Through November 14: Work/Work: New Works by MDC/NWSA Faculty with various artists PREZ ART MUSEUM MIAMI 1103 Biscayne Blvd., Miami 305-375-3000 Through November 16: To Herb and Dorothy: Celebrating the Vogel Gift with various artists Through January 11: Jardim Botanico by Beatriz Milhazes Through January 25: Formulating a Plot by Adler Guerrier Through March 1: Beyond the Limited Life of Painting: Prints and Multiples from the Holding Capital Group Collection October 9 through March 1: Lets Make the Water Turn Black by Geoffrey Farmer THE MARGULIES COLLECTION 591 NW 27th St., Miami 305-576-1051 October 29 through April 25: Fifteen Year Anniversary Exhibition with various artists THE RUBELL FAMILY COLLECTION 95 NW 29th St., Miami 305-573-6090 Call collection for exhibition information THE WOLFSONIAN-FIU 1001 Washington Ave., Miami Beach 305-535-2622 Through November 11: BUMMER with various artists, curated by Todd Oldham Through November 30: Wonders Never Cease: The 100th Anniversary of the Panama Canal with various artists Compiled by Melissa Wallen Send listings, jpeg images, and events information to Melissas Pick Melissa Wallen Autumn Casey, Agalma, 2014, at


74 Culture: EVENTS CALENDAR Culture: EVENTS CALENDARCant Stop the MusicIts hard to beat the mix and sheer quantity of music that Festival Miami offers up every year. From jazz to blues, classical to country, acoustic to childrens music, theres something for just about everyone. The festival, with more than 25 concerts and programs, starts on Friday, October 10 and runs into November. Performances are categorized into four themes: Great Performances, Jazz and Beyond, Creative American Music, and Music of the Ameri cas. A mere sampling: country music star Craig Campbell; a pairing of percussionist Sammy Figueroa with Brazilian singer Glaucia Nasser; Patti Austin singing Ella Fitzgerald; and classical pianist Vadym Kholodenko, a Van Cliburn gold medalist. Most concerts are at the University of Mi amis Gusman Concert Hall (1314 Miller Dr., Coral Gables). Tickets range from $25 to $50, and a few are free; for details and complete schedules and times, go to www. Jazz Master Comes to TownNot only was jazz great Art Tatum a Johnny ONeal who will be coming to town on Satur day, October 11 but ONeal also got to portray him in the 2004 movie Ray But thats really the least of his achievements. The self-taught Detroit native became a regular at New Yorks legendary Blue Note, and has built up his own voluminous repertoire since the early 1980s. His distinctive jazz piano and vocals will be presented in an intimate setting when the Miami-Dade County Auditorium On.Stage Black Box theater (2901 W. Flagler St.) is transformed into a cabaret, kicking off presenter Tigertail Productions new season. Tickets $25, $50 for VIP, at a jazz-appropriate time of 9:00 p.m.; of the AndesSitting on the rim of the Caribbean, we may be tempted to overlook the rich tradi tional heritage that comes from the other side of the Latin Americas. In fact, Andean culture is one of the oldest and richest in the world, going back at least 2000 years, peaks and jungles. The handicrafts, music, dance, and food will be highlighted at the XII Annual Andes Folkloric Festival of Dance and Music, anchored by the Bolivian dance troupe Masis, starting at 6:00 p.m. on Sunday, October 12 at the Aventura Arts & Cultural Center (3385 NE 188th St.). Tickets range from $10 to $25; Castellanos PremireTeo Castellanos has become one of Miamis most important and interesting talents in the performing arts world, with his theater, dance, and music productions. His newest, the world premire of Third Trinity opens at Miami Light Projects Light Box (404 NW 26th St.) on Friday, October 10, and continues through Saturday, October 18 The semi-autobiographical work follows three Puerto Rican boys, one dark, one light, one clearly an artist, through the turbulent 1980s, through drug violence and political awakenings. Tickets range from $10 to $25. For times and dates go to Latin Rock at the GusmanThe 1926 Olympia Theater at Gusman Center (174 E. Flagler St.) is an historic landmark; and it will be the venue for a more recent landmark. Its been 20 years since the Mexican rock band Caf Tacvba released its ground-breaking album Re ential Latin rock work of all time. On Thursday, October 16 at 8:00 p.m., they will play the whole album live, and throw in some other classics. What a great combo. Tickets range from $65 to $85; Do Green So WellTheres no better way to kick off our outdoor season than with a street fair in lush Miami Shores, and an eco-friendly fair at that. From 3:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, October 18 all sorts of fresh fun will take place during 2014 Green Day Along with food trucks and craft stalls, nurseries and landscapers will set up temporary shop, joining the farmers market and Electric Street, which will highlight hybrid vehicles. The BT will be there! On NE 2nd Avenue between 94th and 99th streets, its free; Into the NightThe day-long Halloween Howl Hoe down is back. The Cushman Schools family day leaves nothing to be desired: theres rock climbing, for one, and a dunk tank and a massive bungee trampoline, and more rides than ever. Oh, and there are play stations, contests, music, and for those too old to slide down ramps lots of grub with a new Tasting Village hosting more than 20 of Miamis best restaurants. The October 25 event doubles as a fundraiser for the historic school, although its open to everyone, student and non-student families alike. General admission is free, with some minimal fees for rides; 592 NE 60th St., Miami; Compiled by BT arts editor Anne Tschida. Please send information and images to The Fab Four Land Again!No, Miami isnt Liverpool. But the Beatles left an indelible impression on this place when they recorded the Ed Sullivan Show at the Deauville Hotel and splashed around Miami Beach in 1964. The whole country watched and the musical world was never the same. HistoryMiami (101 W. Flagler St.) is honoring that splash with the exhibit Ladies & Gentleman The Beatles The show covers those heady years from 1964 to 1966, with memorabilia, video, instruments, and photos 400 items culled from various collections. It opens Friday, October 10 and runs through the middle of January; Get Into Your GruesomenessWhen organizers of the Zombie Crawl tell you to don your goriest costume for this pre-Halloween event on Saturday, October 18 ous years top the gruesome meter in every respect, trust us. This zombie crawl starts at 7:00 p.m. at the Shops at Midtown Miami, 3401 N. Miami Ave., where vendors will be serving booze and food around the Fountain Plaza. General admisUp, Up, and Away on a Haulover DayThe color scheme is just about perfect: turquoise ocean, blue sky, white clouds, and a panoply of brightly colored kites in all shapes and sizes. Thats what youll see at the 22nd annual Kitetoberfest While the rest of the country braces for winter, we come out to the beach at Haulover Park (10800 Collins Ave.) to ring in the beautiful season. Although the on Sunday, October 19 from noon till 5:00 p.m., the sky here is jammed with hundreds of kites. Bring your own or buy one for as little as $5; the event is free with easy parking. More at kite-festivals.


Columnists: PICTURE STORYBy Paul S. George Special to the BTGeorge Merrick, the visionary founder of the City of Coral Gables, hailed from a family, on his mothers side, of artists. The Merrick family came to the wilds of southeast Flor ida from Duxbury, Massachusetts, in 1899, and acquired a 160-acre homestead in and around the site of todays Coral Gables House, known also as Merrick Manor. The rock house, at 907 Coral Way, was designed in the early 1900s by Georges mother, Althea Merrick. Georges uncle and Altheas brother, Denman Fink, was an accomplished illustrator and, later, one of the most important architects in Coral Gables. In 1921, after years of careful planning, Merrick launched his development of Coral Gables, named for the family home. The early homes were made from oolitic limestone quarried at the site of todays Venetian Pool. As the community grew, Merrick turned to his Uncle Denman and suggested that the rock quarry, now an eyesore to a community of Mediterranean homes rising around it, be converted into a swimming pool. By the mid-1920s, Fink had completed the design and construction of the pool, which bears a stunning Mediterranean Italian design featuring a humpback bridge, a large pavilion with two tall towers clad in chipped stucco to give them a weathered look, a rock grotto, and striped Venetianstyled poles. The Venetian Pool served in its early years as a venue for a variety of events, including concerts, swimming exhibitions, and even real estate pitches. Regarding the last activity, William Jennings Bryan, a repeat candidate for president, Woodrow Wilsons secretary on the virtues of Coral Gables real estate seated in bleachers on the northern edge of the swimming pool. He was paid hand somely for an effort that often used hyper bole to persuade members of his audience to purchase Coral Gables real estate. In the years and decades subsequent to the Roaring Twenties, the Venetian Pool took on a more conventional purpose, serving primarily as a very popular public swimming pool. To order a copy of this photo, please contact HistoryMiami archives manager Dawn Hugh at 305-375-1623, dhugh@ Feedback: Photo courtesy of HistoryMiami, 1997-349-11 Venetian Pool: From Eyesore to IconA view of our past from the archives of HistoryMiami


76 Columnists: PRIVATE SPACESStarting Fresh in an Aventura PenthousePsst.... The new pets are lizards By Sondra Schneider BT ContributorW 1 2 3 4


white console/bookcase holds a large TV, a sculptured wood vase, and an oversize glass-and-steel lantern with a rope handle. A tall, industrial-looking steel lamp with a white shade provides light for both the seating and dining areas. The dining table is a modern version of a farm table, with a bleached wood trestle base and a stainless-steel top, reminiscent of the chefs tables found in fancy restaurants. Six white denim dining chairs, whose slipcovers lace saucily up the back, were Michaels choice because they reminded him of sexy corsets. On the rear wall, a shelf unit with a polished steel frame and the same raw wood as the coffee table holds Michaels collection of olive oils. (Only a chef would know that there were so many types of olive oil in the world that you could amass 50 or 60 bottles of the stuff.) In addition to the oil bottles, the of royal-blue stemmed wine glasses, the only bright color in the room. Upstairs, the master bedroom is that were already in place. A king-size bed wrapped in gleaming black leather is ironwork night tables. Giant-size task lamps in polished aluminum (that look as if they cost far more than their actual price) provide bedside lighting. On the wall behind the bed, the gray, black, and white scheme is enhanced by a huge photograph of Manhattan, looking south from the Flatiron building. A curvy wood-and-cane plantation chair sits next to a mirror-topped bookcase stacked with part of Michaels enormous screen TV. Theres a small terrace off the bedroom with just about enough space for a bar table and two bar chairs, but the main outdoor area is the roof garden, and that has not yet been done. The plans will be a backyard in the sky with Astroturf carpet; planted, living walls; and a professional-level outdoor kitchen with enough dining and seating space for a good-size party. The most unexpected and unusual furnishings are, without question, the lizard habitats. Since Michael is so severely allergic to fur and feathers, and Anastasia loves animals, their pets are lizards. I used to have two cats, says Anastasia. Now I have four lizards. These arent the garden-variety iguanas or geckos. A glass desert habitat on the living room console is home to Bonnie and Clyde, a pair of bearded dragons that like to sit on shoulders to watch television or scamper around the Lenny, a female chameleon (they thought she was male when they named her), lives in a jungle habitat in the hall, and Wolfgang, her not-so-friendly mate, resides in the downstairs bedroom. They are also allowed to frolic in the leaves of the large plant next to the sofa, which could cause an unsuspecting guest to go into cardiac arrest. Other than the lizards, what is most noteworthy about the apartment is that Anastasia and Michael designed it themselves without recourse to expensive designer showrooms. Using good taste and a discerning eye, they found treasures in unexpected places. Everything was purchased at local shops, many of the decorative pieces at surprisingly low prices. The luxe appearance of the apartment is a tribute to taste trumping money. Feedback: Photography by Silvia Ros We welcome your suggestions for future columns. Send photos and information to: sondra.schneider@ 5 6 7


78 Columnists: POLICE REPORTSBiscayne Crime BeatCompiled by Derek McCannAdrenaline Rush Let-Down8300 Block of NE 2nd Court Keep Your Foot on the Gas4200 Block of Biscayne Boulevard New Electric Slide500 Block of NE 68th Street COMPLETE BUSINESS SERVICES 12555 Biscayne Blvd. North Miami, FL 33181-2597 Tel: 305-895-6974 | Fax: 305-891-2045 Email: T.M.Est. 1980


Metrobus Pocket Grab79th Street and Biscayne Boulevard Our victim sat on the bus as two men stared at him intensely. This being Miami, there are a litany of reasons why that would be, though most of them are bad. One of the men sat next to him for 15 minutes. The staring men eventually got off the bus, and much to the victims chagrin, he later discov ered that he no longer had his wallet in his back pocket. Perhaps placing the wallet in the side pocket would have made things different as it would have led to more obvious fondling. That is not so good, either.Wishes Do Come True3500 Block of Biscayne Boulevard Victim had met the suspect at an area club, but they later spent time together, and the police report states that they hung out all day. He brought his new friend to the Wishes Motel, and victim went to sleep immediately, as one often does after befriending a stranger in Miami. Sure enough, his wallet and car keys were missing when he woke up. Yes, another Boulevard motel story, and this culprit could not ask for an easier score; he rubbed that genie well.Obviously a Tourist from a Civilized Community31st Street and Biscayne Boulevard We do want to see the good in all hu mankind. But please remember: Trust, but verify. It is not a good idea to leave anything unattended. A woman actu ally left two suitcases at the bus stop and then crossed the street to buy items at Walgreens. We get that the suitcases are heavy and who wants to lug around that weight. But leaving them at the bus stop is trusting a bit too much that others have only benign intentions. It must have been an experiment for some sociology class. Some of us are just walking statistics. Cutting CostsNE 1st Avenue and NE 14th Street Circus was once the Greatest Show on Earth as excited families wanted to see amazing feats. Now those feats can be seen on a smartphone by bored preteens. This victim saw a man remove a mountain bike from the back of his camper and ride off with it. He did not catch him, but he did call police. The thief is a homeless male, hired by the circus as day labor. Times are tough and background checks cost money, and that amazing acrobat of whom you were so enamored may be stealing your wallet after the show.Bump and Grind79th Street and Biscayne Boulevard Man walked home at 2:30 a.m. after a night of clubbing. Obviously, this is not the best time to be walking in this city unaccompanied. A person whom the victim had never seen before took it upon himself to introduce himself Miami thug style, with the classic bump from behind though not for dancing purposes as one would do in a club. He knocked the victim to the ground, causing a sprained ankle, and took the victims wallet. It really is Dodge City out there. Be ready to dance at all times.Rhetorical Questions of the Night 7800 Block of N. Bayshore Drive Victims in the past have told criminals openly (and stupidly) that they were carrying valuables around with them. This time a man had $800 in his wallet, as he was getting ready to pay his rent. (Side note: time for a checking account.) A towering man approached him and asked if he had a wallet. Of course, everyone does, so no way to answer this, but the victim did offer no. From behind, another man grabbed him and took the wallet. Question did not really need an answer; maybe it is just criminal You Think Youre Too Cool for This?8200 Block of Biscayne Boulevard There are many stories of club patrons getting pickpocketed, attacked, having their purses stolen, or just suffering general childish but criminal shenanigans. Amazing that people still club, as it sounds like sucker central. The DJs are usually untouchable. No more. This DJ had his laptop and car keys stolen, both of which were located in his DJ booth. No leads at all, just hundreds of drunken suspects. No positive spinning here. Feedback: Visit our contemporary Lighting Showroom 305.423.0017


80 Columnists: PARK PATROLHistory by the Bay Barnacle Historic State Park is a hidden jewelBy Jim W. Harper BT ContributorParty like its 1899. This catchphrase for the monthly Old Time Dance captures the spirit of this place. The quaint Barnacle Historic State Park in Coconut Grove is the mother of Miamis old school. The park has Miamis oldest residence in its original location, home of Commodore Ralph Middleton Munroe, and this centerpiece overlooks a large lawn leading to Biscayne Bay. The next time you visit Coconut Grove, set aside tour the house from 1891. Youre forgiven if youve never seen or heard of the park, even though it stands directly across from the popular Green Street Caf. The parks entrance on Main Highway is narrow, and its wooden sign stands barely four feet high. It is one of only three state parks in Miami-Dade County. Ive been living here for years and I didnt even know it was here. I hear that every day, says James Pate, a young park ranger who began working here as a volunteer and has a passion for the park and its history. This area was extremely isolated. It was the equivalent of the Wild West, says Pate of Miamis pioneer days. People had to sail to Key West in order to get to New York. To get here, you had to want to come here. Today you cannot drive into the park, which measures approximately half a mile long and 50 yards wide. You enter by walking; payment of the $2 entrance fee is self-service. Developments squeeze the park on either side. A winding path cuts through a rare patch of thick and shady hardwood hammock that opens near the house. This jungle reminds you of what Miami has lost, and its mosquitoes hint at the fortitude of early settlers. Moving from Staten Island, Munroe bought 40 acres along the bay in 1886 for $800. His multiple income streams included designing yachts and salvaging wrecks, and he constructed a mile-long bridge into the bay to transport wreckage to his property. Munroe family members occupied the house until 1973, when it became a state property. On a Sunday evening in September, some 200 people gathered on the Barnacles lawn to enjoy live folk music. Children chased after bubbles while adults with well-appointed blankets sipped wine. The next Sunday evening concert, on October 12 ($10 fee), features the blues group Iko-Iko. Since the park normally closes at 5:00 p.m., these events provide unusual access to its colors at dusk. Yoga by the Sea also provides evening access for $15 on Mondays and Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m. For $10, you can square dance at an Old Time Dance on the last Sunday of the month, also at 6:30 p.m. The park is closed Tuesdays, and visiting on a weekday can be a lonely experience. Volunteers may outnumber the trickle of guests. Some very dedicated volunteers have restored the antique boats that now as volunteer John Palenchar, standing in waist-high water, secures a wooden dinghy to the dock. The 12-foot Wyannie Malone from 1972 was used for sponging in the Bahamas, says Palenchar, and it was relaunched in September after a four-month restoration. He hopes for doreplica of Munroes yacht, the Egret built at Miami-Dade College; and nearby a monstrous concrete mansion is rising on the bays edge. The parks waterfront views are limited because the dock is off-limits. The massive hurricane of 1926 destroyed the two-story wooden boathouse, yet its 1927 version withstood even Hurricane Andrew in 1992. The secret was Munroes innovation of east-to-west breakaway walls for storm surges. Near the boathouse are picnic benches and an open pavilion, and close to the house are restrooms and a gift shop. Munroe founded the Biscayne Bay Yacht Club and served as its commodore photographer. In one iconic image, he captured the Miami Rivers untainted entrance to Biscayne Bay. Ranger Pate also credits Munroe with BT photos by Jim W. Harper THE BARNACLE HISTORIC STATE PARK3485 Main Highway Coconut Grove, FL 33133 305-442-6866 Hours: 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Picnic tables: Yes Barbecues: No Picnic pavilions: Yes Tennis courts: No No Night lighting: Yes Swimming pool: No No Entrance fee: $2 per person; $3 for tourPark Rating Main HwyMain HwyTheBarnacle Historic State Park


The name of the park comes from the two-story house, the Barnacle, which Munroe designed to be as tenacious as the sea creature. An original of green design, the house used reclaimed wood from shipwrecks of teak and cedar, and its gutters captured rooftop cupola draws the breeze inside. The Polynesian-style home was Pate. It features built-in shelves and closets, common to ships but uncommon to houses from the era. The kitchen features a huge GE fridge from 1928 that ran for 60 years. Authentic artifacts decorate the house and convey the lifestyle of the two children and three adults who lived here at the turn of the 20th Century. The Barnacle lacks the grandeur and ostentation of nearby Vizcaya and the may explain why it remains a best-kept secret in Miami. The location occupies some of the areas most valuable real estate, and it surely would have disappeared into development without the states preservation. status within the city. Apparently, the neighborhood is trying to rebrand itself as tion of itself as the Conch Republic, but its central location hardly makes it an outpost. Every New Years the Grove celebrates with the outrageous and satirical citizen support group, the Barnacle Hatter Arts Festival uses the park each mid-November as a showcase. Commodore Munroe penned a to the way the Barnacle preserves history: The bare facts of my early years on Biscayne Bay are of small moment to anyone, but as I look back there is a color a tone a resonance a life, in those early days and their doings which Feedback: Ralph Munroes descendants lived in the The dock is off-limits to the public but provides a Photo by Jim StampsA replica of Munroes yacht, the Egret, built or call 3-1-1 DRAIN COVER


82 Columnists: GOING GREENGoing, Going, GoneWhen it comes to endangered species, were topsBy Jim W. Harper BT ContributorSantas saddest list came early this year. Nine species native to Miami would join the U.S. Endangered Species Act in September and October. Within a few weeks and in one section of Florida, federally listed species increased from 130 to 139, or nearly seven percent. The total U.S. domestic list stands at more than 1500 species. The nine newly added species depend on two of the worlds most threatened ecosys tems: coral reefs and pine rocklands. The found in Florida, was part of a larger listing level of threatened, meaning they are likely to become endangered soon. It represents the most complex and largest marine listing ever. The four species from pine rocklands qualify as endangered, meaning they have high potential to become extinct within a short time. The two imperiled scrub-hairstreak, and Florida leafwing. been waiting for protection for decades, says Jacki Lopez, an attorney for the petitioned for the nine species to become listed Their perilous status serves as a reminder of what South Florida once was and what it could still be if we take a stand today against further irresponsible habitat destruction and climate change. The two cactus, pillar, and three star corals from the Orbicella genus. The effect of listings can vary, and it doesnt stop development already under way. Major questions swirl around the proposal by Ram Realty Services to construct a Walmart and other buildings on pine rocklands property it purchased in July from the University of Miami (see An endangered listing requires desig nation of critical habitat, and the Federal Register has approximately 11,000 acres of critical Most viable habitat exists within Everglades of the national park, only two percent of Floridas pine rocklands habitat remains. The large number of listed and candidate species calls into question the Act. Created in 1973 to save individual species, its impact on private land and unprotected areas can be limited. Many listed species lack mandated recovery Major success stories of the act include rebounds of the bald eagle and the Ameri can alligator. The South Florida rainbow snake never became listed because it sity disputes the extinction. A report by the Washington Post in blocking the advancement of candidate species, which had been growing steadily under each successive president. Under President Obama has risen slightly. The pace of endangerment is so severe that it has spawned the naming of a new era: the Anthropocene, meanThe Sixth Extinction: An Unnatural History on the brink worldwide. The title refers known only from the geological record. Climate change is pushing many species into new territory and trapping species unable colonies in one spot, and a single colony can live for hundreds of years. They are very sensi tive to water temperature and quality. trams scrub-hairstreak and Florida leaf found only in pine rocklands. The Florida leafwing ( exists only within Everglades National Park. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conser vation Commission listed 133 threatened listed pillar coral but not the other four federally listed. The state regulates more than 500 plants and claims 55 plant taxa or units contained within the U.S Endan gered Species Act. What will be the next species to go? Miami blue, face dire odds, due to the loss of native habitat. Species with small deer, are especially vulnerable. Extinction in the ocean is almost only 19 ocean-related extinctions within the past 500 years. The most recent marine extinction in Florida was the Caribbean monk seal, around 1950. Changes in the into the danger zone. Send your tips and clever ideas to: Feedback: Holly Salvato, U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service Morningside Park! Zombie Outbreak AT The community has been infected with a virus! Think you are coming to be cured? Think Again! There is nowhere to put the bodies... Those who enter our field hospital are sure to be contaminated Adults $3 & Kids $2 y o o u arecomingto be c c u u u u r e d ? l d u u r e d ? A A A A A A A A A A A d d d u u l t s $ 3 Ages 10+ recommended


Columnists: FAMILY MATTERSBehold the New Normal Todays six-year-olds are high-tech, colorblind, and nonchalantBy Stuart Sheldon BT ContributorM Presidents are black. the Technology is a dependable friend. People have two daddies. rfnttt tbbbrfntbftbnnfrrbrbnnnrb THE FRENCH AMERICAN SCHOOL OF MIAMI LECOLE FRANCO AMERICAINE DE MIAMI rfntb rbfrfnb


84 Columnists: PET TALKDeclawing Your CatIs the procedure a good idea or a form of painful mutilation?By Janet Goodman BT ContributorStrong opinions abound on both sides of the cat declawing controversy. While still largely considered a legal veterinary practice here in the United States, many nations have enacted laws banning or restricting declawing, in cluding the U.K., Switzerland, Norway, Finland, Sweden, Germany, Austria, the Netherlands, Estonia, Australia, Israel, Brazil, Japan, and Turkey. There does exist a handful of local communities on our soil that have legislated against it; California leads the way, with West Hollywood, Los Angeles, Burbank, Santa Monica, Beverly Hills, Culver City, Berkeley, and San Fran cisco banning declawing. Major animal advocate groups have taken various stances against declawing, from simply discouraging its practice to considering it cruel and unethical. On its website, the Humane Society of the United States opposes declawing except for rare cases when it is necessary for of the ASPCA (American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals) states it is strongly opposed to declawing cats for the convenience of their guardians. PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) is never one to mince words, calling declawing a violent, invasive, painful, and unnecessary mutilation. Even within the U.S. veterinarian community its a debated topic, and many animal hospitals refuse to offer the surgery. Beginning in 2006, under the USDAs Animal Welfare Act, declawing wild and exotic big cats, including tigers and lions, as well as other carnivores such as bears, is no longer allowed; yet an estimated 25 percent of all domestic cats in this country have legally undergone this surgery with licensed vets. Scratching, as we all know, is a natural behavior in felines. Cats scratch for many reasons. Its their primary means of self-defense. Used offensively, claws snare small prey like garden birds, lizards, and mice. Territory is marked and claimed through scratching, as scent glands are located in the paws. Loose nail husks are removed during this activity, and essential muscle stretching of the front quarters is also achieved. Perhaps most important to cats, scratching is pleasurable. While consid ered normal, destructive scratching of household furniture is the overwhelming reason that cat owners opt to declaw. Cats certainly can do a number on molding, armrests, and carpeting. Understandably, this destruction is sometimes a deal breaker between the pet and its human, often coming down to either Medically speaking, the technical term for declawing is onychectomy Far from being a simple snipping of the nails, its the surgical removal of front-paw claws by amputation of all ten end bones of the toes. Back paw knuckles can be re moved as well, but are usually left intact. Post-surgical effects can sometimes include lingering paw pain, lameness, at rophy of front leg muscles, nerve damage, bone spurs, joint stiffness, arthritis in leg joints and spine, and lack of balance. Ironically, the amputation to ward off un wanted behavior can occasionally cause other bad behaviors to develop. Increased biting has been observed when the cats basic defense is eliminated, and paw pain can set off total avoidance of the litter box in some animals. No matter where a cat owner stands on the declawing opinion spectrum, its an undisputed fact that the procedure is an irreversible amputation. Thats why its sensible to take a conservative approach to solving scratching problems before considering the big-guns approach of declawing. There are several effective nonsurgical alternatives. Routine nail trimming with metal clippers will keep the claws short and dulled to minimize destruction. Vinyl nail caps are now available on the market, which are glued on, but need replacing every six weeks. Most important for prevention is the provision of ample good scratch zones in the home to redirect normal behavior to designated areas where scratching is allowed. Sisal fabric posts and corrugated cardboard scratch boards are excellent targets that are easily erected throughout the home. The vertical and horizontal posts should be longer than the cat fully stretched, stable (cats avoid wobbly posts like the plague), and made with shreddable material. A few years back I accidently discovered the perfect cat-scratch attracter when I rolled up a carpet in my living room. My kitties loved to have at it on the rough reverse side of the carpet, and it has become the preferred go-to spot for morning stretches. Placing posts in cats territorial and social urges. One alternative can be found in our animal shelters. These facilities house cats in need of forever homes, and a handful of these adopt-hopefuls are already declawed by previous owners. According to executive director Laurie Hoffman, as of early Septem ber, three percent of adoptable cats through the Humane Society of Greater Miami are declawed. Why get a cat and go through surgery when there are available pets guaran teed to not make fringe of the sofa? Janet Goodman is a Miami Shores-based dog trainer, animal-talent wrangler, and principal of Good Dog Bad Dog Inc. Con tact her at Feedback:


Columnists: YOUR GARDEN Allspice Is an All-Star This aromatic excels, from rubs to reductionsBy Jeff Shimonski BT ContributorAromatic plants that can be used as spices and fragrances interest me, especially those plants I can grow in my garden. Ive been collecting and growing different species of plants used in Asian cuisine but have been neglecting some of the more local plants. Ive had an allspice tree growing in my yard for years. When in bloom, the scent is notable and very distinct. When I crush the leaves, a strong lingering fragrance will remain on my hands. Allspice, also known as Jamaican known as Pimenta dioica It is indigenous to Central America and the Caribbean but has spread around the world as a spice utilized in many native cuisines, from Scandinavians, who use it with smrgasbord to Ethiopians, who use it in a spice mixture known as berbere Allspice also grows with almost no problems in our local landscapes. I always wondered why, even though really set but a few fruit. Then I noticed dioica which means in two houses. Dioecious comes from the Greek, meaning having separate sexes. In botany that means sexes on different trees. The fresh foliage can be used in the during cooking, but the spice itself comes from the dried, unripe fruit. You can see the difference in the photo that accom panies this article. The unripe fruit are smaller and green, and the ripe fruit are larger and turn a reddish-black color. The unripe berries are usually picked when they reach full size, before matur ing to a different color, and then sundried. The fruit or corns can be stored at room temperature for years before grind ing for use. Freshly ground allspice must be stored in the refrigerator in airtight containers, and should be used as soon as possible since the essential oils will For purists who want the real unadulterated spice, it is best to grind fruit from a familiar tree, like your own; allspice is known to be occasionally adulterated with fruit from a similar species. Since I always enjoy challenging my favorite chef, Monica, recently I brought home a bunch of ripe and unripe fruit I collected from a female allspice tree that a client of mine has in his landscape. The challenge was not only to prepare the dried, unripe fruit for grinding and use in a dish, but to utilize the ripe fruit as well. Chef Monica accepted the challenge. I separated the ripe from the unripe fruit, and she proceeded to toast the fruit in was a wonderful panna cotta. She added ripe fruit while heating the cream and then added the freshly ground unripe pleasant rush of fragrance inside my mouth and nose. It was wonderful! Her second dish was an orange-andground orange rind, orange juice, and whole ripe allspice fruit. This was used It made my day! What a subtle, distinct will store for a long time, she is saving the remaining allspice for other dishes. Allspice can also be used to make a nice Jamaican rub for meat. The main ingre dients of the rub are allspice and Scotch bonnet peppers. The rub can also be used to marinate chicken and other meats. I have lots of Scotch bonnet peppers growing in the garden, so I cant wait to try the rub although it might be a bit too hot for me. Ive always been told that when cookwood from an allspice tree will impart these trees dont grow very fast, Ive always been reluctant to cut branches off my tree, but still Im dying to try it. The allspice tree doesnt get very tall and has attractive dark, glossy green foliage. In full sun, and if kept well pruned, it will make a large shrub. What better plant to have in your garden, a nice, easy-to-grow ornamental, and a great plant to help augment your spice rack. Since allspice leaves do not store well, only freshly picked leaves from the tree in your yard can be used for cooking. What other reasons do you need to have your own tree and remember to make sure you get a female tree so you can take advantage of the ripe and unripe fruit, too. municipal arborist, retired director of horticulture at Parrot Jungle and Jungle Island, and principal of Tropical Designs of Florida. Contact him at Feedback: BT photo by Jeff Shimonski


86 Columnists: VINOWord count: 818 By Bill Citara BT ContributorSay South Africa, and most apartheid and boycotts, Nelson Mandela and Archbishop Desmond Tutu, in modern history, and the ultimate triumph over it. include the South African wine industry, In the mid-17th Century, the Dutch East India Co. established a supply station on vineyards and made more wine, much of which was shipped to Britain while South Africa was under British rule. Then in the late 1800s, South African vineyards louse that had decimated the French wine industry decades earlier. The vineyards While the rest of the New World was wine industry was hobbled by the worldwide boycott over apartheid. It wasnt until apartheid ended and investment between Pinot Noir and Cinsault thats affordable South African wines with the touch of earthiness for added interest. the 2012 Indaba Chenin Blanc Blancs on store shelves; in most places those vineyards have been ripped out and replaced with more commercially viable surprise there are a few elderly Chenin One of those vineyards is in the 2012 Old Vines Chenin Blanc It delivers the same citrus acidity and ripe stone fruit as the Indaba but also has a nutty, mineral, caramel lower end of the price spectrum, where smells of acetone and burnt rubber can overwhelm ripe red present in Painted Wolfs The Den 2012 Pinotage but the wines The 2012 Nederburg Winemakers Reserve Pinotage is The 2013 Beach House Sau vignon Blancs more familiar and accessible undertones. The combination of crisp versatile partner to all sorts of seafood. Hands and Excelsior If they sound pretty similar, its be when someone mentions South Africa. Feedback: South African RootsRed, white, and you: Agreeable wine for $12 or less


Columnists: DISHMany New Venues Plus Perfectly Prepared FishFood news we know you can useBy Pamela Robin Brandt BT ContributorIf youve waited till October to celebrate Oktoberfest in BT territory, youve likely waited too long. In the festivals place of origin, Germany, the two-week celebration mostly takes place in September (9/20-10/5 this year), and many of the Biscayne/Brick ell Corridors restaurants follow suit. If youve gotten your mitts on an early copy of the BT you may be able to run out and catch the last night of special Oktober fest food and beer at The Federal (5132 Bis cayne Blvd., 305-758-9559), on October 5. Otherwise, something to ponder: If you run out now for supplies and friendly advice from recently opened Biscayne Home Brew & Carry Out (7939 Biscayne Blvd., 305-479-2691) operated by Aaron Busch, former Blue Collar chef de cuisine, and veteran home brewer David Lockshin youll be celebrating with gallons of your own personal beer by Octobers end; the crafting process takes only a few weeks. OPENINGS After years of selling his homemade man Derek Kaplan has opened his own Fireman Dereks Bake Shop & Caf (2818 N. Miami Ave., 786-449-2517), a space long occupied by Clives before the iconic Jamaican hole-in-the-wall became Thankfully, Dereks, with its honest and affordable fare, is equally representative of its working-class/arts-district Wynwood neighborhood, just more contemporary/ cool. See this issues Dining Guide new ad ditions for details. Edgewater/Wynwoods eatery explo sion continues spreading artful yet unpre tentious, anti-velvet rope vibes throughout the area. New Miam Caf & Boutique (2750 NW 3rd Ave. #21, 786-703-1451) is wood Building. Its intended, by owner Alexis Jacot, to encourage European caf culture hang-out-for-hours spirit; converse/create/caffeinate over largely Goetsch (ex-Yardbird and Essensia). Cheesy is no slam at Jeannette Vilaros new Cheesadillas (4770 Biscayne Blvd., 786-368-6197), where the featured ingredients range from artisan goat and fresh mozz to Cheetos. The concept is a play on the now-familiar mantra at modern better burger joints: Build your own quesadilla, or choose from the including non-cheezy proteins like wok pork and crab. Diners choose service, too: self service or full service on request. Restaurateur Larry Chi, who opened South Miamis still-popular Japanese eatery Akaski in 1993, has brought an expanded and less traditional Asian concept to Brickell with sleek new Hannya (1063 SE 1st Ave., 305-808-5833): sushi/sashimi and saki, plus Vietnamese noodle dishes like pho, and some Korean fare. Another plus: Two hours of free valet parking. Amid Brickell Keys pricey restaurants, theres now an affordable, informal, every day eating option: Burgerlove (645 Brick ell Key Dr., 786-502-2497), a Latin-accent ed, seriously regional, ingredient-oriented, healthy burger joint from Vanessa Diaz, who also owns adjacent Juicery Bar. As well as beef burgers (from grass-fed cattle raised in Ocala), there are poultry, vegetar ian quinoa/lentil, vegan yucca/garlic, and topping combinations include Que, Que (coconut, guava, cheddar, egg). CHEF SHUFFLE No more schizoid Asian/Italian double duty for Sugarcane Lounge chef Timon Balloo. Next-door Bocce Bar (3250 NE 1st Ave. #107, 786-245-6211) has a new exec chef, Daniel Tackett, whose pedigree includes stints at Michael Whites Marea and Scott Conants original Scarpetta, both in NYC. The experience shows in Tacketts just-introduced new menu, which retains some Balloo signatures nates earlier inconsistencies (like erratic but major oversalting). Spectacular new shareable entres include a lemon/caper vinaigrette-dressed local snapper that may Barely a month after original chef of very public angry-bird Tweets, left Taperia Raca (7010 Biscayne Blvd., 305751-8756) or as executive chef/owner Giorgio Rapicavoli counters, We left him the MiMo tapas bar found a new chef de cuisine: Miami Culinary Institutetrained Michelle Saavedra, previously sous chef at downtowns Bryan in the Kitchen and, most recently, lead line cook at South Beachs HaVen gastrolounge. CLOSINGS Brickell World Plazas upscale waterfront restaurant Lippi has folded not surpris ingly, since its main draw, acclaimed chef Philippe Ruiz, left last May, six months after Lippis opening. Reportedly, Lippi backers Tunu and Yona Puri plan to open a coastal Italian restaurant, Tamarina, in the same space, which is not quite two blocks from waterfront Venetian (i.e., coastal Italian) res taurant Cipriani. Oh well... Maybe waterfront world-class Chinese next go-round. Hungry for more food news? See BizBuzz, page 22. Send me your tips and alerts: Feedback:


88 Dining Guide: RESTAU R ANT S MIAMIBrickell / DowntownAijo1331 Brickell Bay Dr.,786-452-1637rfn ftbn tffft rbftrfrffn rfrfrrf fbrffn tf bttfrffn rfrt fttrArea 31270 Biscayne Boulevard Way, 305-424-5234rrfb rrttrf tfttffn r rtnf rn rtrn rftff fnAtelier Monnier848 Brickell Ave. #120, 305-456-5015Sesame Street ff rfbf fff ttrt rttrrf ftf nrffn tfff fnnt tfBatch Gastropub30 SW 12th St., 305-808-5555rtf rtfrnrtnfr tbntn rtrfft bnrn frnftf rftttfrffn fftfftrr ftfrn ffffffr fBento Sushi & Chinese801 Brickell Bay Dr., 305-603-8904f bfff nr nnnfnnn r fff tft ffttnr rtfnbt fnfn fnBiscayne Tavern146 Biscayne Blvd., 305-307-8300ffrrn nrft ttrrnt frrt ttt frbftf nttr ffff frbf frftbtn frrff rnBistro BE1111 SW 1st Ave., 305-375-0975ftrtrn tttt ft ff trfr rfrnr fffrn ffnt ttf rtfr fffrfb ftnBlue Martini900 S. Miami Ave. #250, 305-981-2583nfbfttf rftf ftfr rrtftfftf f tnnn f brfffrrn nfbn rt rBonding638 S. Miami Ave., 786-409-4794ntffbtr f rrfrt tffftf rfttffnn ttrb nfnf nf tnfttrtnrtt fffrt fBon Fromage500 Brickell Ave. #106, 786-329-5632ftrt rnr fttrrn rnfrrt frrfrn bfffrt ftfrf fftnfrf ffff ffn trBryan in the Kitchen104 NE 2nd Ave., 305-371-7777frnrrn trr ftttfffr rtfn frrt ftttr tnrn brtfffrft nnfrfr ftfff nCaf Bastille248 SE 1st St., 786-425-3575rtnttnn rtnntnnr rfr rb tftn rtbf rrrn fnCantina La Veinte495 Brickell Ave., 786-623-6135ffrt rfrf frrf tntfnr rttrbt ftnnfn fttffr nff ffr rffn ft tChophouse Miami300 S. Biscayne Blvd., 305-938-9000ff tfrbrt n fff tftfnt ntftrrb rrfnfn ttr f nrfrnrr The Corner1035 N. Miami Ave., 305-961-7887fftfrt frf trfrt rt ttffr br ftr n fb fntrttf nCvi.che 105105 NE 3rd Ave., 305-577-3454frnnf fnrfrn ffrft ff frnrf tiradito a la crema de rocotobrfn ffrfnf frrbff rfftrr Restaurant ListingsThe Biscayne Corridors most comprehensive restaurant guide. Total this month: 223.rf ntbnf nttnf tnt f f t tff nff ff$= $10 and under $$= $20 $$$= $30 $$$$= $40 $$$$$= $50 and over MIAMIDowntown Bistro114 SE 1st St., 305-374-7284f b frff frn rrf trrbnn nrff ffbfff ffff rftnr ttrtf rrnN by Naoe661 Brickell Key Dr., 305-947-6263nrn fnn nbrnnf frrtrrn rtfrr fbn ftrfr fffn fff fffttb rffffr tnf tFireman Dereks Bake Shop & Caf2818 N. Miami Ave., 786-449-2517tfrrrt frffttt rnnrt nttf ttfnrf bnrf rn tnfnMignonette210 NE 18th St., 305-374-4635rfn rfrr rttr frr bftf ftfnf ffrf rfttnn nnrttn rn UPPER EASTSIDEMiMo Art Caf592 NE 77th St., 305-765-7733rrnn rnnnrfn tffr rnrnrnnf frf ftrt bf f rb fffr fAQ by Acqualina17875 Collins Ave., 305-918-8000frnrnn rffftt rrrt f rttbtt ff ffff btf frfft ffffn fn


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Dining Guide: RESTAU R ANT Sdb Bistro Moderne255 Biscayne Blvd. Way, 305-421-8800rfnft tbnbbfbbtt f bbftbf ftbfnnt fnntnfb ttttnbfb ntffbf tbfnffbbb bfbfb Dolores, But You Can Call Me Lolita1000 S. Miami Ave., 305-403-3103ffnfbf bnfbfbf ntnnnn tnbf fbb bffb bfffb fnnff ntEdge, Steak & Bar1435 Brickell Ave., 305-358-3535bnfttnb nttbbbbn tfbbt bftt bbfbb tbbnfnb bb bft bfffff ftftGarcias Seafood Grille and Fish Market398 NW N. River Dr., 305-375-0765tfnttbtnf tffbffn fttfffn bnfbf tfff bbbn bbffbtfbf nffHibachi Grill45 NE 3rd Ave., 305-374-2223nffbb bffntn tfbft bbfbf nbtbbbfb nbfftf nbfn nbfbtbntf fbfbnf nnbtnThe Island Bistro605 Brickell Key Dr., 305-364-5512fbftff bbftbft ffb f fttn fnftnfn ffffbtt bbfn bbnffrn tbfntIl Gabbiano335 S. Biscayne Blvd., 305-373-0063bfftff bbfbf tbbf ffbbnf bffttt ftfn ftftb ffbfnbb ffbttf Jamon Iberico Pata Negra Restaurant 10 SW South River Dr., 305-324-1111fnfn ttbnbfbfn b tbfbf bfbfnntbnn tbfbfbt tbbt tbftn fKush2003 N. Miami Ave., 305-576-4500ftff r fbfffbb tfftftf bbtbtf fbftftn ffnfffnt nfffff btnnfbf ttftnnft Largo Bar & Grill401 Biscayne Blvd., 305-374-9706bbt nbtf tbnt bfbbfnbnntt nnfb bfbbtf bfbfbb bfntfbfn fbbftbbLa Mar by Gaston Acurio500 Brickell Key Dr., 305-913-8358fbb fbf b ttnftfb tfbtft bbtbbt fbtb bftnbbbf br tfbnf tftbbtn La Moon 97 SW 8th St., 305-860-6209tfnfnfbf nbn tbfb tnnfbbrff bf nf bbfbfntf fnf tLa Provence1064 Brickell Ave. 786-425-9003nfb nbfbbf bbnbb tbf tbbtb ntfbtb fbftbbbbb bfn b ffLa Sandwicherie34 SW 8th St., 305-374-9852fbbtfff bftbbb nff ff bffbnttf bbfbbfbbb bbbfbtnn bbfbfb nfnbff fbfnftbf bMedialunas Calentitas919 Brickell Ave., 305-517-3303ftbtnbffn bbbfbr fbtttf tf nttffbfbbf ftbbttt bfftn bffbtn tnnbn bffbfbfb nnMiami Art Caf364 SE 1st St., 305-374-5117tfnftbfbf btbnbfb tfn ffbf bnfftb bffn ttnnbfb bffbn ttfbbb bbfbf Miamis Finest Caribbean Restaurant236 NE 1st Ave., 305-381-9254ntbf nffb ttbbnbf fnffbf btbfbfttb nf ftbbfb bfbt fnMint Leaf1063 SE 1st Ave., 305-358-5050ttff ftb tt nfbftf nfrttb ttfb tfftf nbfbbb btnnnt bbfbb fnfnMiss Yip Chinese Caf900 Biscayne Blvd., 305-358-0088tffbfntfbtt fn nnfbfftn nftf btfb tfbfnf fnbfbbnf fnbnb btnnfb bfntntfn tMomi Ramen5 SW 11th St., 786-391-2392ffnftbnr tbbftttffbt fbbfnf tbbff b ft fbnbn tbnnbnf fff bffnff My Ceviche1250 S. Miami Ave., 305-960-7825ffnftr fnbf nn n bbtnbtf bbnb fff bfbfntftb tfnf nbbtbn nfbfbNaoe661 Brickell Key Dr., 305-947-6263fbffnf t bbtff nnf fntf bftbfbnf f btfbt btfbftbb fff ffbfnnfn neMesis Urban Bistro1035 N. Miami Ave., 305-415-9911nftff bftf nnnft ttnfffbtf bffbff Top Chef bbff tbffnf tbftnbfnb bnbftb bff bfbnfbn NIU Kitchen134 NE 2nd Ave., 786-542-5070fbbbbn ftf bfnrb fftfbtb fbbftt tb fbftb fbb bbff btfbfnnrf bfNovecento1414 Brickell Ave., 305-403-0900fffnbrt ttrfnt bbnt bnft fb bbfbfnf nfftfn btbf bttbbf Oceanaire Seafood Room900 S. Miami Ave., 305-372-8862fbfb btftffb ntbbbnn tfbftn bbffnf nbbffbfnn btbbbtf btfb ttffb tfOTC1250 S. Miami Ave. 305-374-4612fbbbfbbt trbfnn bfbbnf bnbnftt btbnfnnff tttnf nfbt tnbbf tf btnbf nftfbffb fOzzi Sushi200 SE 1st St., 786-704-8003bbfff tttttbf fnfbbnffn ff fbbbttfb OPEN 7 DAYS FROM 11AM PARTY WITH US FRI & SAT till 2AM Lunch, Dinner & Happy Hour Specials DAILY


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Dining Guide: RESTAU R ANT S rfnrfrtff bfrfttttt tfff ffPashas1414 Brickell Ave., 305-416-5116rftrtfff rrfrf ffrtfrr rtrrr ntrftrtr fftfrff ffrb fffrtrr frttrf Pega Grill15 E. Flagler St., 305-808-6666rfrf rtrrfftfft frttrt ffrtffff btrtfr tr tffr fbtffffrt ffffr fPerfecto1450 Brickell Ave., 305-372-0620rftftr tftf brrffr tfft ftffrrf trrfrfb tftr btrtfbf fftrttt tPieducks1451 S. Miami Ave., 305-808-7888tffr bftrtf rtff ttffft tftrftt trrrfftfr fftr fttr rtrbrrfrtr fftfrPorcao Farm to Grill rtff tftrt fffrrf brf rftr ffff bftrftf trrttfff rtf tffff tPreludeAdrienne Arsht Center 1300 Biscayne Blvd., 305-949-6722rrrf tfrtff rrfrtt rtrbr nrfrtff fttttrfff tttrrrrffff trfrr ftttrttRajas Indian Cuisine33 NE 2nd Ave., 305-539-9551fftt rftrrtf ftffr rftbtft rtbftttr ffrtt frtrfrr trRiviera Focacceria Italiana3252 NE 1st Ave., 786-220-6251rtrtfffftff rrftf tfrf bffttftr trtfrtf tfffffrtrrf ttttffttt ttbrfffrfbf frtrfffr ttrfrtrfff tfThe River Oyster Bar650 S. Miami Ave., 305-530-1915rtfftfffft tftfrfft rffftfrfr rff rrttrff tfrfffrff ffttfftr trtr trrfrrff Rosa Mexicano900 S. Miami Ave., 786-425-1001 www.rosamexicano.comrt trrrt rtrrff trrtr rtbt rftffrffr tttf ftf Seasalt and Pepper422 NW N. River Dr., 305-440-4200ffft rfrfrff trbtnnrfr rrrtrr rttfrr rtffrf fffftrtf rffrtftfff rtrtffr tftffbr rfttfr frtSoya & Pomodoro120 NE 1st St., 305-381-9511tftrffr frfrrtrr rrtt frfrffbf rfrr rtffrrtf rftrr fftrtt frfttftf tSparkys Roadside Restaurant & Bar204 NE 1st St., 305-377-2877rtttrb rtttrf frtf rffft tfftr trtttrr trrt fr rftfr rtrfrtr rrttStanzione 8787 SW 8th St., 305-606-7370 rrffrr trftrt fttfr fffb btrtf bffbf bffrttr rftrtrtf frbrfftf ffrfSushi Maki1000 S. Miami Ave., 305-415-9779rfrrfff frtfftr rrrt rrrftf frtbrff fftrffttt rfrt trrttff ttfSuViche49 SW 11th St., 305-960-7097 rffftft trtffr trff tffffbfrtrt ttrr tttrbrrf fftrfttfffrtrff




Dining Guide: RESTAU R ANT Srffn rntbffbfr ffffb Tobacco Road626 S. Miami Ave., 305-374-1198ftfnffb tbtfbf ttffrb rtfffffrr ffr ffbtnb tfbfb frftrffrnrf tftTrapiche Room1109 Brickell Ave., 305-329-3656rffffbf frfnftfbf rbfnfffrft fft frbtf fnbfrtfrf rfnfrb fttbfn ffbrbbfb ffrrrfrff ffTre Italian Bistro270 E. Flagler St., 305-373-3303fffffffffb frfffffnrfbtfn ffffftffftn ffffrfrfb ffnn fffb rffbffn frfnrt fbffnTrulucks Seafood, Steak, and Crabhouse777 Brickell Ave., 305-579-0035frfffn brfftb ffrnn rbffbffrtn frbfbn fftfrfb ffffb brtb frfrn fnVerde Restaurant & Bar1103 Biscayne Blvd., 305-375-8282frrbfffn fftftfbffb bfnfrn frrf notfff rrnrt frftf fnfbrffrf fftfr fnbf bfbtffr rnfntftf fnWolfgangs Steakhouse315 S. Biscayne Blvd., 305-487-7130fffff fftff ffrnbfnfffb frn nnnfrftfbtf tfffrfftf ffnfffff fffff tfftfff tffftfbrb trWok Town119 SE 1st Ave., 305-371-9993frffbrrf frrbfrfr frbnffbft nrfrff rfffrt ffrnfftbf nfrrbbnnfnn bbffftfttfbf fffrftbr fttbffZuma270 Biscayne Blvd. Way, 305-577-0277rfffff ffftbr rffnbnrftn rbbrrfrff ffrtf fffffrfrbf rrfff frnnfnrfft rrfbtnf fMidtown / Wynwood / Design District3 Chefs Chinese Restaurant1800 Biscayne Blvd. #105, 305-373-2688fbf tfffftff ffffrff ffr rtbtnb rfbfnft fffffbnf nffftfrn ftfrff frtfrbb fB Sweet20 NE 41st St., 305-918-4453frtfffbffrn rtbtrfrf rrfr tbbtfn nrfrfbbffb rnbfr tfbfrf rfrtf rftnnff rfffffnBasanis3221 NE 2nd Ave., 786-925-0911rffbrnrtn nrfrffffn tfffnffff fffffr ftffn fbfffnftrtftb ffffff ffbbff ffrffrb bffBengal2010 Biscayne Blvd., 305-403-1976ffffrf rnfbttn rff frffbfbf rfrffb frfrn rfrbr ffffrft fffbtrBin No. 181800 Biscayne Blvd., 786-235-7575tbfrffrfn fftrfr trfr b frbbf fr rnbffff fbffffbrn ffbbbffn ttBlackbrick3451 NE 1st Ave. #103; 305-573-8886ffffffrfr ffr fbtfn trfrrf ffr ffbfbft tbfft tbbff fffbffff fttrfrff nBocce Bar3252 NE 1st Ave. #107; 786-245-6211tfffffrffr bfffbfn trrbbfrf fffn tfr rfffbf rrffb fbf rnfrtfrf ffbrr frrfffrfffn trfrBuena Vista Bistro 4582 NE 2nd Ave., 305-456-5909tffff


Dining Guide: RESTAU R ANT Srfffn tbfb fnt bftft ttft nftt ttnt nBuena Vista Deli4590 NE 2nd Ave., 305-576-3945ttntf tt fntt tttt ftt tn ttttt tttt t tf tfbn The Butcher Shop Beer Garden & Grill165 NW 23rd St., 305-846-9120bb t tfttt tb tbtn nttn ttf tnt ttt fttCafeina297 NW 23rd St., 305-438-0792tb tt ttnnttt bntb ttn ftt bft bftn tttff Catch Grill & Bar1633 N. Bayshore Dr., 305-536-6414tffnt b btnttt ftt f nftf t ftnttftn tntf bbn Cerviceria 100 Montaditos3252 NE 1st Ave. #104, 305-921-4373tft ftbt tfttb b ttnt ftnt tntb bbn t fttnCity Hall the Restaurant2004 Biscayne Blvd. 305-764-3130f ttttb fbftt tbn bft t bt tttf tntff ttt and f Crumb on Parchment3930 NE 2nd Ave., 305-572-9444ttt bt nttn fnttn ttfftft ttftn fttnnt bttn tnfttftbt n The Cypress Room3620 NE 2nd Ave., 305-520-5197fff ttt tfbn t tt fbf f tttf bt The Daily Creative Food Co.2001 Biscayne Blvd., 305-573-4535tt ftn tntbtt tft tftt btft ttf fttt tbThe District190 NE 46th St., 305-573-4199ff tbt tttt ttb tttft tbbtftn tttt t tntfbf fttn El Bajareque278 NW 36th St., 305-576-5170tn tf tnff bt tnb tttf btntn nn f tfb Egg & Dart4029 N. Miami Ave., 786-431-1022tf nfb bntt tnt ttt ttnft tbtb tbbb tntbttnn bbtt fEnriquetas Sandwich Shop186 NE 29th St., 305-573-4681nttb fttt ttb tbn fft t ttft tnnt ttftttt bftThe Embassy4600 NE 2nd Ave., 305-571-8446t tf fbt t t btttnf tnfn ttb t nftfn ttnGigi3470 N. Miami Ave., 305-573-1520tfntf tf tbttt tt tft ttf ftf nf


Dining Guide: RESTAU R ANT S rffnntnr rbbrfn Harrys Pizzeria3918 N. Miami Ave., 786-275-4963nrntntft rrnbf nrfnrnnbrbb rbrfbtrnb frrrtrbrbtb nrrrnr rfnntnbnrb rnr fbrnntnntft nrbb nnbnnb nbrHurricane Grill & Wings Shops at Midtown MiamiBuena Vista Avenue, 305-576-7133nbrnrr brr rbbrbbtr brnbn nntbrrfrrr btrrnrnrbbrntnb nnttnr trnbnb trntnbiSushi Caf3301 NE 1st Ave. #107, 305-548-8751btfnnr trfrnr nnnnbf bbnfbtnn nnnnfbbrbrn bbntb rnrrnntrbnt rff bbtbbnntrr ntnbbbJoeys Italian Caf2506 NW 2nd Ave., 305-438-0488tbr tnbbnrnntrn nbbbnrf nnbbrn bbrbnrntrrt rbnfrnrrrr brnntnrn rrbbrnb btbrn fLa Provence2200 Biscayne Blvd., 305-576-8002rfnnnLagniappe3425 NE 2nd. Ave., 305-576-0108nnnnnf bfbbt rbrrftb rbr rbbttt nnbtnnnbnbr nrrbrrf fnbrbbbtbnn nrrb rrbnbrfnrr bLemoni Caf4600 NE 2nd Ave., 305-571-5080bnftbbbrnb brt bbr nbnrr nrftbrrfnb bbbrrnb bnnrrbtbn brnbrnb brntrnnbrLimn y Sabor3045 Biscayne Blvd., 786-431-5739brnntbrn bbbrb rntrnnt rnntbrbnr nnbbbrtt rnbbbbbbb btrbnnbtr ttrrnrrMandolin Aegean Bistro4312 NE 2nd Ave., 305-576-6066brbnbb rnntnb bbrrr bftfnnnf nrtftbftn btrbbfn brnb nntbn fbnbnnnnnMC Kitchen4141 NE 2nd Ave., 305-456-9948rrnnbb nrbrn tnrrf nnnbr rntrfbbnn rfrnrnnnb rtntrb nfntr rnntbnrbnbnf nnbrnt bnbrfnb nMercato4141 NE 2nd Ave., 786-332-3772brr rtnrnfbf nrrbrfb bnfbt bbrnfnr rrrfnbbb rnrnbbr btbfb rfbfbrnnbbbnt rfrnbrr bnnMichaels Genuine Food and Drink130 NE 40th St., 305-573-5550ntbb rrnrb brnrnnttnbb rbb brbrtrf brnrrntnbbrrnbr nrbbnbbr bbnbbrrf nbrb rrnn rnrrbnnbnnMmmm2519 NW 2nd Ave., 786-703-3409tbrbt rnnrnrbrnb brrnr rnbrnrrnbbbt bnrnrb rbrrt bbbnbn brbrntnrb rnnttbrf ntbntrnnfrrb bnrnntbrnrrrMorgans Restaurant28 NE 29th St., 305-573-9678bnntb rnrrnntn rbrtrrrnn rbrnntrb ultimate rbrbtntr nnn nbrrnntrrnt frbbrtnbn nnbrbrbntbfbnn trbnOak Tavern35 NE 40th St., 786-391-1818ntnnfbb btnntntnnrffb rbrt bntrnbrbn ntntnnnn nfnnt bbnfrr bbrrnnb bnbfn nfbnrn rbntOrange Caf + Art2 NE 40th St., 305-571-4070tnrnbr nbbbbn nnnnrnnnn rfnntnrnbrr rrrtrbn rtnntbbrbbn rnbnbbntnnf rrrnnbbrb fbPalatino3004 NW 2nd Ave., 786-360-5200nrnnnr rrbbnntfnnbnbrn rnbtbrnnt nbrnrnn bntbfnfrf bnbbnbrnnnn rrnbn rtfrrfrntrbrrf rb rnbbbrrr rnnnfPashas 3801 Biscayne Blvd., 305-573-0201rfnnnPride & Joy2800 N. Miami Ave., 305-456-9548btbbtnnb bbrftb nnrfrfrfnrb rtbbntrb trrrr rrb nnrfbbtnt trfbbnnbfbr rnfnrbnn nbbbrbrrPrimos1717 N. Bayshore Dr., 305-371-9055rntbb bbnrnnntn rnntbbb nrfr rnrrnnbb nnbrrr brrbbr r btbtbtProhibition3404 N. Miami Ave., 305-438-9191fntbtrnb rbbfr brbr ftrnntbntn rnbr bnbnrrf nbt nnbnfnnn nbbr ntft nbbbrrfnR House2727 NW 2nd Ave., 305-576-0240fnttnnntrnb nnnntbrb ttnnfrntbbnn nnrrbrnnb frnrf nntbfrrrnnb nrnnbtfnnnnt rbtnb rrnbnnnn bnnnnnb Sakaya KitchenShops at Midtown Miami, Buena Vista Avenue 305-576-8096rbrntft bftf tnbt tbrrf bnnbbnt ntbrnt brbnbrb bbntrtrrf bbrbf rnrbbrfnSake Room 275 NE 18th St., 305-755-0122ffrfbrbbr nnnfnb tbrnrnrrnn n frtbbbtrt rnrnbtrnntr bbtrnnnf bfrbrtbtb nbSalad Creations2001 Biscayne Blvd., 305-576-5333rnbrtbt rrbnbbr bbb bbrfnbbnr bnntnnnfrbbr bntbbb rnrbnbnr rrtrtrr ntbbnntnrr nntrnnbbnnrr rrnb Daily Breakfast Specials rfnttbnttbr rbr rfntt bbbr bb bbb bb b rfn bb


Dining Guide: RESTAU R ANT SSalumeria 1043451 NE 1st Ave. #104, 305-424-9588 rfntbffr frff rfffrff rfffnfr ffff frfrffnn fffff rffrf nfnfrr rffS & S Diner1757 NE 2nd Ave., 305-373-4291frnrnffr ff fnnfrfff frrfnn rnrfrn fnnrnfffnn rrffr fnnfrnffr fShikany251 NW 25th St., 305-573-0690rrfrff nnnrr rnnff nrffrr fnfnf ffrfnfrffn f nrfrf rrtfbffr rnfnfr Shokudo World Resource Caf 4740 NE 2nd Ave., 305-758-7782fffffff fffrnrf rrrnrf ffrfffffrn ffff rfrrfnr frrrfnr rfffff nffrr ffffrrffr nSoi Chinese Kitchen645 NW 20th St., 305-482-0238frffnfrnr rnffrffrnf frfrfr fffffr rrffff rfffrff nnnffr nnf f ftrffffbnr frffSugarcane Raw Bar Grill3250 NE 1st Ave., 786-369-0353rrffffffnff frffnfn fnnffrr fffffrrr rffrfn rfffnf fnfff frrfrrrfr tfrrbf SuViche2751 N. Miami Ave., 305-960-7097fnnrfffff ffr rfffrnfnfn tfrf frnbrfr frffrf ffffrrt rbfffff nfbffrf frffff Tony Chans Water Club1717 N. Bayshore Dr., 305-374-8888rfrfrff ffnfrnfr ffrnf rfrr rffrf fr fnffnnf nrf fr nnfffrWynwood Kitchen & Bar2550 NW 2nd Ave., 305-722-8959rffnfnrrf fffffrfrn fffffrr frffr fnrfff rfnrrr ffrnn tffbnrfff rrfrf nffrn nffrffrrfrff nrZak the Baker405 NW 26th St., 786-280-0327rrrf fffr rrnff fffrffr ffffr f fnffnrfnr nfrfff fffn fffnf ffffnfr fUpper EastsideAndiamo5600 Biscayne Blvd. 305-762-5751rffnffr frrr ffrff ffffff rrfnr rrrr ffnrtffb f rfr ffBig Fish620 NE 78th St., 305-373-1770fnfrfr frnrfrf rffnfrrn ffnfr fnffr fnrfnftr rffbf frffrnr tbf Biscayne Diner8601 Biscayne Blvd., 305-756-9910rrtnn fnnbr rff rfrrfrn rrrf ffrfr nfnfrrrf frfrfffn ffrnffnf ffrfnfrBlue Collar6730 Biscayne Blvd., 305-756-0366frtrf ffbrfnr rfnrr rff frrfnrf nnrfnff fffrfnr nfrrff frnnff DeVitas7251 Biscayne Blvd., 305-754-8282rnrfrn nfnff rfftnr frnffrb ffrrft rrffnnbnrf r tnnnrnrffr nffbtf b


Dining Guide: RESTAU R ANT S Dogma Grill7030 Biscayne Blvd. 305-759-3433rffnt bffnfnffnn fffnfnf nnfnrn fnfnffftfnf fffbnfnff nnffnfnnf nffnnfff nfnnn fnnnfff nfnffnffnn fnfnnffn ffEast Side Pizza731 NE 79th St., 305-758-5351nnfnffnnn fnfffnfnfnn fffffff nfnnffn nffnnnf nnnnffnf fffnfnf ffnffnfrnnf ftfnffn nfFiorito5555 NE 2nd Ave., 305-754-2899nffnffnn nfnffnffffn fnnnf fnnffn ffnfnnffnf nffnffn fnff nffnr ffffffbbtnf ffffnnnfffn nfnnffnnn fThe Federal Food, Drink & Provisions5132 Biscayne Blvd., 305-758-9559ffn nfffnfff nnfnfff rnnftff ffff fnfnnfnnffnff nfnffn ffnfrfnfnfnt nfnnrnn ffff tnnnfnnbfnn Garden of Eatin136 NW 62nd St., 305-754-8050fffnn nfnfnfff fnfnnnfnf ffnnfffffn ffrnnfntfnnn nffffnffn fnfnfff nfffnnfnnf fffJimmys East Side Diner7201 Biscayne Blvd., 305-754-3692nnffnn nfnfnnfnffffn ffnnf nnffnfnnfnnnfn nnfffff ffnffffnf fffnfnffn ffnnffnn ffnfnnfnn fffnffLoba7420 Biscayne Blvd., 786-536-6692fnnfnfn ffrnfnfnft ffffnnfnfnf fnfnfn fnfnnnnff fnfnf nfnnnnfff ffffnf nnfrffffbfff nfnftnr nnffftn Michys6927 Biscayne Blvd., 305-759-2001fnf nnfnnffnf fnfnffnfnn nnff fffnnfff nfnf fnrfffntfff ffnnffn nfnnMi Vida Caf7244 Biscayne Blvd., 305-759-6020nnfnffnfff fnnfnfffffn nnnffnfn ffnnfffn fnf nffnfnn fnfnnnfnfnn fnnff fffnfnfff nnffnf ffnfff Moonchine7100 Biscayne Blvd., 305-759-3999nfnfnf nnfnnnffffff ffnffnnff ffffnf fnnrnnfffnnf fntffnnfn fnnnnfnn fffnfnnfnf nfnfNews Lounge5582 NE 4th Ct., 305-758-9932fnfffn fnnfffnf ffnn fnnfnff nnfnfnfnfn nfnfnnfnfn fnnfnnf ffnfff fnffnfnf fnfNi.Do. Caffe & Mozzarella Bar7295 Biscayne Blvd., 305-960-7022ffnnff nnfnnfn ffffffnnnfff fnfffffnrn nfnnfnnnftf nfnnfff fnfnnnffnfnf nfnfffnfnfn fffnfff Royal Bavarian Schnitzel Haus1085 NE 79th St., 305-754-8002nfnfffn ffnfnnfnnf nfnfnnfnf nbnfnfnnn nfffnf ffrfnfnfnn fnnfnntffn fffnfnnffff ffnfffn nffnffn fSiam Rice7941 Biscayne Blvd., 305-758-0516fffnfnffff nfnnnnfrf fnfnnnfnffft fnffnf nnffnfnnf fnnnfnf ffff fnnffffn nffffnrnnffftf ffnfSoyka5556 NE 4th Court, 305-759-3117fnfffnfnf fnfnnf nfnnnnf nfnfffn fnfnfn nfn nffnnfnfnff rnnnnffn ftfffrff ftfnnnnnrnfn nffntSushi Siam5582 NE 4th Ct., 305-751-7818fnfff ffffnfnfn nffnfff nrtfnn nffnfff rtffrtnffff fnfff nfnnffnnnnn ffffSweet Saloon7100 Biscayne Blvd., 305-759-3999nfffnnn fnfn ffff fffffnff fnfffnff fnfnfffnnfn nfrfftf rnfnnffffffn ffnfntff fnrfffnffntn ffnrbfnfnftTap 791071 NE 79th St., 305-381-3746nfn fffnfn nfnfnfffnf fnnnfn nffnffn fffnfnffn fnnffnnfnfn nfnfnnf nnbnnfn nfnffffnnf nnnffff Taperia Raca7010 Biscayne Blvd., 786-751-8756nfnffn fnfnffffnf ffnnnfffff fffnnfffnff ffnff fffnffffffff ffnnfnfnffr fnffnftfnff nnnnfffnfn fnfnffnfn nnnnnnfff fnnnbfnVia Verdi Cucina Rustica6900 Biscayne Blvd., 786-615-2870nfnnfffn ffnfffnf nnfffnfnn nnfnfnnf nnfnfn fnfnfnnf nffnfnfn nnfnfffnf ffnfffnf fffnnffffn nn Oggis Caffe1666 79th St. Causeway, 305-866-1238nffnfffff fnrnnnfnftf ffnfnnf nfffffnff nfnfnffnfn ffffnfnfnfnf nfffnfnff ffffff fnfSushi Siam1524 NE 79th St. Causeway, 305-864-7638rfnft Lous Beer Garden7337 Harding Ave., 305-704-7879nfnbnffffnfnfn nfff nfffff ffnffffnfn ffnffnfnfn ffnnffnnf ffnnf nffnn nfnnfnn nffnfnTamarind Thai 946 Normandy Dr., 305-861-6222ffnf fnffnnfbnf ffnffffn


Dining Guide: RESTAU R ANT S rfntb r tb brbtr br Cte Gourmet9999 NE 2nd Ave., #112, 305-754-9012tbtb rr b rrrb bbr r ttb rbt r bbtbt rPizzaFiore9540 NE 2nd Ave., 305-754-1924rbbbr trb ttrt r tb tb br Alaska Coffee Roasting Co.13130 Biscayne Blvd., 786-332-4254 t t r bb tttrtr rtt t bb rBagel Bar East1990 NE 123rd St., 305-895-7022rtb rbtr rb rrbtt rt r r rrrt Bagels & Co.11064 Biscayne Blvd., 305-892-2435t bt bttt rrbrb rr r rrbttt rBulldog Barbecue/Bulldog Burger15400 Biscayne Blvd., 305-940-9655rr t bt rbtr ttt bb bt tt rtbn rt tbCaptain Jims Seafood12950 W. Dixie Hwy., 305-892-2812rtt rtrrb rt rtb rrb trb ttr t tbt Caminito Way1960 NE 123rd St., 305-893-8322br t r b rt bt r btbbtr tr t Chen-huyae15400 Biscayne Blvd., 305-956-2808ft r brbbrbb b t bttrt br bb tbFish Fish13488 Biscayne Blvd., 786-732-3124rtrt trb t btr ttt ttrtr rbbr r br tbb rrGreat Harvest Bread Company1817 NE 123rd St., 305-899-9998bbrr ttr tbt bt trb t rbt bbr rrbr br Happy Sushi & Thai2224 NE 123rd St., 305-895-0165bbr btr tt rtttr rt br tbbr br brrr Here Comes the Sun2188 NE 123rd St., 305-893-5711b t trt tbbtr rrbb trt bbr trbrt Il Piccolo Caf2112 NE 123rd St., 305-893-6538btbr tb rb r b ttt rrr t brJefes Soul Shack12581 Biscayne Blvd., 305-989-5811br tt

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Dining Guide: RESTAU R ANT S rr frntbrr bbfrfrr nnr brbrfrn r frbfbnt nffrrrr rrrfn rbfrb rLittle Havana 12727 Biscayne Blvd., 305-899-9069rrbb rrff frrf frrr brnbnb nrrr rrnr r fnrr Kings Chef476 NE 125th St., 305-895-7878rfb f rrbff rnbbfr bbb brnrnf fnr rfrnnrn nnfnr nfPetit Rouge12409 Biscayne Blvd., 305-892-7676rtr ffbrr br rf rfbrb rrrffrb fbt brfrbn bnnrrn rRice House of Kabob14480 Biscayne Blvd., 305-944-4899fb fbr rrnrfr nrffbbnn bff tfr nfbb rrnrt nfrbr Tiny Thai House12953 Biscayne Blvd., 305-895-1646n brr f rrfrrr frr rbbr rbb rrrbbf nrnt brrrr nnf rTunky Tunky11052 Biscayne Blvd., 786-953-5825fnrbnn rrf r rr rrr rrrrft rrr rrrrt rrrfr rb Blue Marlin Fish House 2500 NE 163rd St., 305-957-8822rrr nr rbf rfb rfb brrbb rrrrnrn rf rChef Rolfs Tunas Seafood Restaurant17850 W. Dixie Hwy., 305-932-0630 rrnrr nbfbfn rrff nrrbn nrf rrrnr rbrb brrbr rrrf rrrrf bCholos Ceviche & Grill1127 NE 163rd St., 305-947-3338brbnn tnrf rrrfr fbr frfr rr bnrnrrrr rfrrfr brffrn bnrrr Christines Roti Shop16721 NE 6th Ave., 305-770-0434bn fnn brnbbf rf brbbnb rbbfr br f bnnrnb Duffys Sports Grill Intracoastal Mall3969 NE 163rd St., 305-760-2124rfrr nr fn fnrnf bnrfbnrrrfr rrbf rffff bfnfr nnr rbf nf bEmpire Szechuan Gourmet of NY3427 NE 163rd St., 305-949-3318b rrrb rbr rfn rr nrrbr nn rrnn rnbnnn Eleat Restaurant & Lounge3207 NE 163rd St., 786-440-7104fnfr rn frrrr brrr rrr rrtbrrrf rnnnbrrn br rtnrnr br rrrr r Hannas Gourmet Diner13951 Biscayne Blvd., 305-947-2255rbf ff nrrrbfr bfr rf bffnf bbffrbf rrrr frfn rrrrr Hiro Japanese Restaurant3007 NE 163rd St., 305-948-3687 ffbr rrr n

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Dining Guide: RESTAU R ANT S rfrn tnbrrnrb nbbtnbtn rttrrbtr rnHiros Sushi Express17048 W. Dixie Hwy., 305-949-0776ntrtnttr rnrrtrnnrt nnbbrnrr rfrnrnb nfbntn rnbnbbnb rrtrnrrfn rbnb brnnrrbnrtntnrrnn bKebab Indian Restaurant514 NE 167th St., 305-940-6309nttnrbnnnrt nnrnnb rrnrtfrbbrrttn rbnrnrrnbnrtnbn rrrrtnnbnbrr rnttnbrnnrn trrrbnr nnbnrrKings County Pizza18228 W. Dixie Hwy., 305-792-9455rnrrrntnrb rnrrbttrrb rtrrttnbbt nrtrrtrbrrrn nbrrnnrrbtb tnnbtrtnrrnrb trnnnbttrnb nrbrbrrnnrn trtrtbrnt trnrKoneFood387 NE 167th St., 305-705-4485rnrnnrntrrnnn tnnbtnbtr rnbbtrttrnrnrr rnnnnbbrnr ntnrnrnrnn nrtrntrrt tntnrrntrnrntrn rrbrtrrrtn rnnttnbrtnb brnrnbtn nrrLaurenzos Market Caf16385 W. Dixie Hwy., 305-945-6381ntnnbtb rnnrrbnbnfrnrnt tnnrntnnrn rbtnbrbtbb rntnbrtn nnbnntrb rrbrrnrbnb trrnrtbrrb rntrnrtrnbnrt rnnntrrbbrnrn ttnnrbrLittle Saigon16752 N. Miami Ave., 305-653-3377trbbrnnn brnbntrnt ntrntrt nrnrnrnnrn nnrtrnrnt tnnnbrnrrb trbtntnbrnbnt nrrtrrnnbnrt ntntrnrLa Crme de la Crpe14881 Biscayne Blvd., 305-354-8882tnnbnn rbrnrntrbrn rntbttb tnbtbnbn trrrbrn ttnrnrrn rrnfrt rrnbtrtbrt rrrnbtnn trrtnbnbtbr trrtbrtnbnb rnrtrnbbnbntrn nbThe Melting Pot15700 Biscayne Blvd., 305-947-2228 rnbrbnrnbr nbbbrrtbtrnt rttnntrnrrrt nfntnntbrt rnbrbrnntrrrb trrrrnrrntbnrrnrrnt tnbbbnbtrrrnb btbntrbrntr rtrnrnrrttrr rOishi Thai14841 Biscayne Blvd., 305-947-4338 ttttrtnr nrtttrntn brrnrttttnn ttnrnrrbrnbrb rttnr tnttb brtrrnbrt nnbrtnbrnrrt ntnnbn nrntPaquitos16265 Biscayne Blvd., 305-947-5027rtrbtfnrbn rrrrnbtr rrntrr rbtrtrtrbnnnbt tbrrnbrntrtn rtnrbrtrtt nbrtnrrrrbnr ffrnbrtn fnrnbtbrnbbrnrn nbrRizios Peruvian Cuisine15975 Biscayne Blvd., 305-945-5111nntnbrrb btnntrbbnrrnbn nbnnrtfrrtn rrntntnnrtb rntnrtnnbn nbnnrntr tnrrtnrr bbrnnbttrnr nnnbnnrrnbrn brtbtnbrnnrr nnrnrrrrnrt rSangs Chinese Restaurant1925 NE 163rd St., 305-947-7076nttntnnnb tnrrbrtrrtrntnt tnttrtrrttn tnnbntn rnbbtnnr rnttfntbnr bbnnrrn rrbbtrtnnbrnn nbtnbnr rtntbShing Wang Vegetarian, Icee & Tea House 237 NE 167th St., 305-654-4008tnrnrrbr nbbrbnbbr nrntttnr btrrbtrnt tnnnntnbt trnbrn tnrbntrbtnrr nnrrnbtn rtbtrtnb Sushi House15911 Biscayne Blvd., 305-947-6002nrbrbttrrt nrttrrrn brttrrrtr nrntrr nrttnbr brrnbnrrbtnrrn tnbrn nrnnnbnbnbn rrnnbnrn nnbrfrtn Sushi Sake13551 Biscayne Blvd., 305-947-4242tnnbbrbrnnbn bnbnttrtttnrnr trrntrtrrbrrtb ttnrrbbb bnbftttnrrn rrtrnr trbrrbntrb rrtttt tntn

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Dining Guide: RESTAU R ANT S Vegetarian Restaurant by Hakin73 NE 167th St., 305-405-6346rf nftbfb r bbrf fttb frfb tbbrff fbrtbrfb tfbbbffr frrbfbYakko-San3881 NE 163rd. St. (Intracoastal Mall), 305-947-0064bfbfbtbbn rfbbf nrb tfbtbf tbbbrf bftfbnfb fnfr bbtbnb fbtbbtrfbf Asia Bay Bistro1007 Kane Concourse, 305-861-2222n bbbbb bbn bt brfbfbb tbbnfbn fnfffb btbf tbfrnr fftBay Harbor Bistro1023 Kane Concourse, 305-866-0404bbnbf fbn fb ntnr rffffb btfbrff fbftfb rnbbt rrfnrn rbbfbLe Pine1052 Kane Concourse, 305-861-1059bfbtbb bfbftbr tfbb nrbb bbbnfbr rtbtbf tbbfbffr fff ttbbnbfbffftb bfrnrfbb bfrtbbbOpen Kitchen1071 95th St., 305-865-0090ttbtnfbnbr fbffbtfb tbrbr ftft ffbtb fbfbf ftbb fbbrf brft frfn ffftThe Palm9650 E. Bay Harbor Dr., 305-868-7256tnbntb ttbfbb rbbffb ffrnf ntbbf ftbffrtb fnbfb rnftAnthonys Coal Fired Pizza17901 Biscayne Blvd., 305-830-2625btrnbr bfbrbrn rnrfb frfrfrf tbbrntbfbtb tbbr frnbbnbb nfb nnbfff Bourbon Steak 19999 W. Country Club Dr., 786-279-0658 (Fairmont Hotel, Turnberry Resort)nb fbfbnt tnbtbbb bn ffrntn bf fbrf brnfr fnttbrn fbnffFresko19048 NE 29th Ave., 786-272-3737bfnbtb btbfnbb rrfbtbfb nbnbbr fnfnfrbf fnttb fbrnfrntbb fffff fbfrbbf nbrbb tbFuji Hana2775 NE 187th St., Suite #1, 305-932-8080rfbbn frfbfr fbrnf ntbtbf frffbbr tbf fbt bfbtbfnb fbttrtbff rKampai3575 NE 207th St., 305-931-6410bbbb nrfbbrfrr bffn tbbffbr ftbfrrnbn fbfnbbn frffb nnbnbfbb bfbnrntb La Montanara18855 NE 29th Ave., 305-974-0167brfttrbf bf fbff fbnff nbbfbbbf fnfbfff fffb rnbf ffffbr trfbfntbfb fMr. Chefs Fine Chinese Cuisine & Bar18800 NE 29th Ave. #10, 786-787-9030frbbfbn brbrb tbbbf bbff rrfnf fbrbrbbn fbrbfrfr bnbfrb f bfbtrbfrr Sicilian Oven20475 Biscayne Blvd., 305-682-1890bbbbrbfr brbtnb fbntn rbfbfb trnrn ff bnff ftbbb fftb ftbffSoho Asian Bar & Grill19004 NE 29th St., 305-466-5656rfbbbb bnr nbb bbb nbbfbb fnfnfnt b bnnb fnf bbfttbfbfn btbbSushi Siam19575 Biscayne Blvd. 305-932-8955 Basil Park17608 Collins Ave., 305-705-0004n nbfnr fbffbbbrbb nrfnfff brr tbntbf fnbrf frffrfbnbrbb nrThe H Restaurant17608 Collins Ave., 305-931-9106brnrtbbtr brtffb nfbnrb brrbn nntbfrfnr tffn tbrfnbtbff fnrtb rffffbf bMozart Caf18110 Collins Ave., 305-974-010brtbfbtfb brnb rbtt tbfrf rnbnnfnt b bnbbnfnffr tfbbrtfbn rtnbf rbfrtKitchen 30516701 Collins Ave., 305-749-2110ffffnbn frfbnbb fbtbfbtbt fnfbrn rrtrf frfr fbfrbnfbtf btbbrf frff bnbff bfbfbf Sumo Sushi Bar & Grill17630 Collins Ave., 305-682-1243brtbrb bbnt bbbb btb bbbbnt ntfbrt nbbnb ftbfrrbn fnnfnfrrntbfb frfTimo17624 Collins Ave., 305-936-1008fnbrfr bb nfrfbtb tbbbfbn bfb bbb frnfn fftbf fftbt tbfbtbWerner Staubs Peppermill350 Bayview Dr., 305-466-2016rrfrb bffbbrbb btrbt frtfbffb bfbn tbbfrnrf bbn trfbtbfbbfn nnfb t rfntbrbrffnnfbnbrbr rrffrrntbtn 305-758-05167941 Biscayne Blvd., MiamiSee our extensive Thai & Sushi menu at DINE IN TAKE OUT DELIVERY PARTY CATERINGOpen 7 Days for Lunch and Dinner FOLLOW US ON Mon-Fri 11:30AM 11PM; Sat-Sun 12:30PM 11PM Your purchase of $30+(excluding Lunch Specials) with this ad. exp. 10/31/14$5OFF THAI & JAPANESE LUNCH SPECIALS from $7.99Monday-Saturday

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