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Private Collections and Collective Collaborations

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Private Collections

Cisneros Fontanals Art Foundation (CIFO)

1018 North Miami Avenue
Miami, FL 33136

tel +1 305 455 3380

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Rubell Family Collection

95 NW 29th Street
Miami, FL 33127

tel +1 305 573 6090

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De la Cruz Collection

23 NE 41st Street

Miami, FL 33137
tel +1 305 576 6112

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The Margulies Collection at the Warehouse

591 NW 27th Street

Miami, FL 33127

tel +1 305 576 1051

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Collective Collaborations

The Bakehouse Art Complex

561 NW 32nd Street
Miami, FL 33127 
tel +1 305 576 2828

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1035 N Miami Avenue, Suite 200
Miami, FL 33136
tel +1 786 347 2360

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Locust Projects

105 Northwest 23rd Street
Miami, FL 33127

tel +1 305 576 8570

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Miami Beach Urban Studios

Florida International University- College of Architecture + The Arts

420 Lincoln Rd. Suite 440
Miami Beach, FL 33139

tel +1 305 535 1463

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This section highlights a variety of art and cultural organizations and spotlights their important endeavors.  We acknowledge their wonderful contributions to the public- domestic as well as international visitors.



Describing Labor – exhibition at The Wolfsonian through April 2013

BASEL 2012! 

     “Dream Week: I Want it All!”

      “It’s All about the Art” 

      “Basel on a Budget”

New World Symphony article

Bass Museum article

Miami Beach Urban Studios article


Beauty at the Bass

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Beauty at the Bass – More than a Pretty Façade

Excerpts from 4/5/12 Miami Beach News Article, by Judy Holm

The Bass Museum of Art is the iconic bright and shiny diamond of the metro Miami art world.  Rising majestically from its glorious location on Collins Avenue, it represents all that Miami has become in the milieu of fine art and innovative programming.

Located on the site originally built to house the Miami Beach Public Library and Art Center, the building was designed in 1930 by Russell Pancoast, grandson of Miami Beach pioneer John A. Collins.  First opening its doors in 1963, The Bass Museum displayed a private collection of Renaissance and Baroque works of art that was donated to the City of Miami Beach by John and Johanna Bass. Vastly evolving from its founding collection, the Bass Museum of Art currently offers a dynamic year-round calendar of exhibitions exploring the connections between contemporary art and works of art from its permanent collection of Renaissance and Baroque paintings, sculpture, textiles, Apulian Vessel Gallery and Egyptian Gallery. Artists’ projects, educational programs, lectures, and free family days complement the works on view.

Architect Arata Isozaki designed an addition to the museum between 1998 and 2002 that doubled its size from 15,000 to 35,000 square feet.  Most recently, the museum selected internationally acclaimed Oppenheim Architecture + Design to lead its first phase of design and renovation tied to the 2010 completion of Miami Beach’s Collins Park. Oppenheim redesigned and relocated the museum’s arrival area to flow from and into the new park on Collins Avenue.

Today, the museum thrives under the leadership of Board of Director President George Lindemann, and Silvia Karman Cubiñá, Executive Director and Chief Curator.   

With a mission “to inspire and educate by exploring the connections between our historical collections and contemporary art,” Silvia Karman Cubina reflects that “all art was once contemporary and inversely, that all contemporary works of art are part of a continuum of art history.”
Exhibitions at the Bass Museum present art in dynamic conversations spanning time, history and cultures. Their educational programs demonstrate that art is a catalyst for creativity and positive growth, especially in the area of early childhood education. The museum provides affordable resources for the teaching community, based on sound scholarship.

Education through art is paramount for our future.  At the Bass Museum, education is highlighted through some very innovative programs that allow adults and children as young as two years old to appreciate art and learn about its importance in our lives.


The Lindemann Family Creativity Center was  inaugurated in the Museum in January 2012. “Finally, we have a place to experiment, essentially create a laboratory for artistic experiments, where teachers, parents and children can be inspired to solve design problems and stimulate their imaginative energies. The specially designed work tables and art equipment make this classroom space unique in South Florida,” George Lindemann.

The Lindemann Family Creativity Center is the home of the museum’s IDEA@thebass programs of art classes and workshops.

IDEA@thebass stands for Identify, Discuss, Envision, Assess.

Developed in conjunction with  Stanford University’s acclaimed Institute of Design, IDEA classes employ a method of teaching known as  Design Thinking, an open ended method of problem solving that allows children to brainstorm, work in teams and engage in creative play.

Never too young…never too old

“Bass babies” and “bass buddies,” launched in February 2012, are programs designed for young children (ages two through four, and four through six, respectively).  These sessions are held semi-monthly throughout the spring, and are led by a Montessori teacher utilizing art as the outlet for creativity and positive reinforcement.

The Creativity Center is also offers Art Club for Adults, lectures, film screenings, and teacher training workshops. Additional children’s programs include pre-school art classes, after school, weekend and summer classes for children. The Children’s Trust Network will provide scholarships to those that qualify.

Furthering art education for all ages is vital – bravo to the Bass Museum for its wonderful contributions to our community. 

Admission to the museum and the Lindemann Family Creativity Center: Free for Miami Beach residents.  Cost for non-residents: adults $8, children and students $6, and children under 6 are free.  Museum hours, Wednesday through Sunday, noon until 5:00 p.m. Reservations are not required.

Bass Museum of Art, 2100 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach FL 33139, www.bassmuseum.org, 305.673.7530

Miami Beach Urban Studios (MBUS)

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Miami Beach Urban Studios (MBUS) – the New FIU Creative Think Tank

Excerpts from 3/7/12 Miami Beach News Article, by Judy Holm

MBUS, a new addition to The College of Architecture + the Arts of Florida International University (FIU), is home to some very exciting programs and innovative learning opportunities for its students. The College is comprised of seven departments, ranging from Architecture, Landscape Architecture and Interior Architecture to Art and Art History, Communication Arts, Music and Theatre.

I had the pleasure of speaking with Dr. Brian Schriner, Chair of our Miami Beach Chamber of Commerce Arts and Culture Council, and Dean of the College, about the Miami Beach Urban Studios (MBUS) in the newly acquired 16,000 square foot space at 420 Lincoln Rd.  Dr. Schriner explained that some of the reasons they have opened this satellite location is to integrate the Arts and Architecture students with the vibrant city of Miami Beach, and include practical experience via internships and community activities on Miami Beach.  Through this program, the students will acquire a very different perspective from their studies on the main campus location in Miami.

“In this international and creative environment, our faculty will collaborate with prominent artists,scholars, and designers to offer our students an exceptional educational experience that is truly Worlds Ahead,” Schriner said.

The building itself is located in the center of the pulse of Miami Beach – Lincoln Road, at the main “artery” of Washington Ave.  Creativity and artistic inspiration, paramount to every student in this College, are heightened by the energy and sensorial stimuli that abound in South Beach.

MBUS includes a public gallery, design studios, performance and rehearsal spaces, offices and class rooms.  It is a notably well-designed space, with synergies enveloping the activities and physical needs of the diverse practices.  For example, the rehearsal rooms are integral to the overall layout, yet allow for the requisite sound isolation from the surrounding student workspaces, which have an open format that is conducive to a more collaborative and multidisciplinary creative process.

One of the most exciting aspects of the MBUS is the new Office of Engaged Teaching, Scholarship, and Creative Activities (ETSCA), established by Dr. Schriner. 

The focus of the Office of ETSCA is to leverage the Arts to “create, innovate and inspire a more beautiful, sustainable, healthy, and just tomorrow.” It is committed to research and activities that will impact the health and sustainability of local and global communities; it will bring together various FIU offices, local governments, business leaders, students, alumni and faculty to accomplish its mission.

“The establishment of the new ETSCA will certainly prove to be of great benefit to not only Florida International University, but the entire local community,” said Schriner.

The access to this location on Lincoln Rd has been made possible by the generosity of Ambassador Paul L. Cejas, for whom the main campus Architecture School is named.  A strong supporter of FIU for over twenty years, Ambassador Cejas is strongly committed to the future development of the Arts and Architecture.  The new MBUS is an important testament to the possibilities of future innovations within these fields.

“Art and architecture are two passions of mine,” said Cejas.  “I’m also passionate about FIU and nothing bring me greater satisfaction than playing a part in having arts and the university come closer to our community in a way that enhances both.”

Each discipline in The College of Architecture + the Arts draws on creativity and the connection of the world via art.  The educational process draws from understanding the history of the respective subject matter, and bridging the present into the future of new developments.  What better place to learn and innovate than in the heart of Miami Beach? 


Prepare Your Palate!

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Prepare Your Palate!

Excerpts from Miami Beach News article by Judy Holm, 1/26/12

I had the immense pleasure of interviewing Mr. Lee Brian Schrager recently in anticipation of the upcoming South Beach Wine & Food Festival® (SOBEWFF), taking place for its eleventh consecutive year on February 23 to 26, 2012.  The Festival is held at some of the most exciting venues in Miami Beach, and over forty unique events will take place during the four-day Festival.  Each event has a theme, a particular food or wine concept, and collectively they offer a global perspective on the amazing palates of food and wine.

 Schrager, a graduate of the Culinary Institute of America, is Vice President of Corporate Communications and National Events at Southern Wine & Spirits of America, and Founder and Director of the Festival.  He is delightful, passionate and a true visionary.  The Festival began as a one-day event and garnered a respectable 7,000 guests.  In ten years, the prestigious Festival has grown in scope, size and sophistication.  The event has become “de rigueur” for food and wine aficionados worldwide, last year attracting over 57,000 guests, top chefs, and nearly everyone from the “who’s who” of the culinary and wine world.  The events range from large tasting formats to intimate, themed affairs to targeted seminars. Each event represents the best of its respective category – from gourmet foods to grilled cheese.

 This Festival is extremely important for the economy of Miami Beach – vastly benefiting the revenues and brand awareness of its many participating restaurants, hotels, markets, food and beverage companies and the many ancillary companies connected to the event. 

 It is also extremely successful and impressive in fundraising. At the close of last year’s Festival, approximately $14 million has been raised for Florida International University’s Chaplin School of Hospitality and Tourism Management (CSHTM).  The Festival is produced by Southern Wine & Spirits of Florida in conjunction with the CSHTM, and this partnership is a great example of “win-win.”

To execute an event of this magnitude, it requires precise preparation and exacting logistics.  Schrager and his team are assisted by over 1,000 students from the CSHTM, and, according to him, over two-thirds of his staff are recruited from this school. 

The students have the opportunity to experience one of the premier Festivals in the country, and apply this invaluable experience to their education.  All the while, the level of excellence of the CSHTM students’ performance is honed by working side by side with the Schrager team, whose requisite level of expertise is exceptional to produce such a prestigious and successful affair.

In addition to the event planning aspects of the Festival, the CSHTM culinary students receive the rare opportunity to work alongside and learn from some of the most celebrated chefs in the world.  As Schrager noted, one of the keys to the growing success of the Festival is the heightened consumer appreciation of food and wine, and popularity of chefs – with the explosion of cooking shows and visibility of chefs and restaurateurs.  These days, the “celebrity chefs” are truly rock stars- including Jean-Georges Vongerichten, Eric Ripert, Ferran Adrià, Emeril Lagasse, Thomas Keller and Nobu Matsuhisa- all of whom are involved with the SOBEWFF, amongst many other great chefs..

Students and Festival guests are also fortunate enough to meet and work with some of the world’s most respected wine personalities and taste wines from some of the world’s most renowned wineries.

The charitable aspects of the Festival extend beyond the direct contributions of the Festival proceeds.  Two other exciting extensions of the Festival produce important funds for the school- an online auction and a book!

The Online Auction is an exciting vehicle that not only raises money for the charity, but sustains the buzz about the Festival after the event is over.  This year the auction runs from January 23 until March 5.  When I asked Schrager about the auction, he confirmed its financial significance – last year the proceeds from the auction contributed about $400,000 to the charity. 

Schrager commemorated the special tenth anniversary last year with the release of his first book, Food Network South Beach Wine & Food Festival Cookbook (Clarkson Potter, $35/hardcover).  Like the overall Festival, all proceeds from the cookbook benefit the Florida International University CSHTM.  


FAVORITE LOCAL RESTAURANT: Michael’s Genuine Food & Drink


FAVORITE WINE: Rose Champagne (he politely declined to designate a favorite brand)

FAVORITE US FESTIVAL (other than SOBEWFF):  Aspen, the “Classic”

BEST EXPERIENCES FROM PAST FESTIVALS: The commemoration of Peter and (the late) Robert Mondavi.  The brothers had become estranged, and bringing them together was a memorable experience.  Also, last year the Festival celebrated Alain Ducasse, one of the world’s greatest chefs.

BEST RECOMMENDATIONS FOR NEW EVENTS THIS YEAR: “Trucks on the Beach”, hosted by Andrew Zimmern; “Salsa at Sea” brunch hosted by Douglas Rodriguez and Aarón Sanchez; (reintroduction of) of Moet Hennessy’s “The Q” hosted by Emeril Lagasse and Guy Fieri

BEST EVENT FOR GUESTS WITH LIMITED TIME OR BUDGET: Whole Foods Market Grand Tasting Village- guests may experience and sample literally hundreds of wines and foods, plus see culinary demonstrations from their favorite celebrity chefs.


The Art of Dining

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The Art of Dining and Imbibing in Miami (Beach)

 Though there are many restaurants in Miami, Coconut Grove and Coral Gables, this list is concentrated on places on the beach.  Why?  Two reasons.  The editor lives there and many visitors stay in the various luxury hotels on the beach.  With so many excellent selections in the neighborhood, it makes venturing over the causeway a bit of an adventure – though usually quite enjoyable.

Choosing where to dine in Miami Beach is often the hardest decision to make!  There are so many amazing restaurants, ranging from casual and fun to formal and elegant.   As the city grows, the level of sophistication is rising as well… the restaurants are varied and colorful, and represent a full spectrum of international flavors, palates and styles.  Although, there are some disappointments affecting the overall dining experience, particularly when the level of service is below other “foodie” cities like New York, Paris, London and San Francisco.  Therefore, the venues included, or not included in this list, reflect the total package – where ambiance, décor, service and food all play important roles to the ultimate meal.



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STK in the Betsy Hotel.  Amazing popovers and the lobster salad is to die for.  All situated in a lovely setting, and the only recommended restaurant on Ocean Drive (with the exception of Villa, the ultimate “special occasion” restaurant).

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Crumb on Parchment in the Webster Boutique.  Chef Michelle Bernstein brings her magic to a sexy new location in the uber-chic Webster Boutique (also a location in the Design District).   

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Nespresso on Lincoln Rd.  In addition to the retail store which sells the beautifully merchandised Nespresso cuvees and equipment, they serve a complete coffee menu and very yummy lunch dishes.

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The Dutch.  Like its big brother in NYC, this restaurant feels like home.  The menu varies regularly, with interesting and often unusual combinations.  Light and bright, it is best for lunch and people-watching.

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Sunday brunch at Setai Hotel is spectacular, with the most beautiful food and limitless Tattinger champagne for $75 (plus service/tax)… in a stunning setting outdoor courtyard, or cozy inside.

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A La Folie, casual French crepe place – very charming and authentic serene ambiance situated at the west end of Espagnola Way, where you can dine outside under shady trees.

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See and be seen…

The Bazaar, SLS Hotel. Jose Andres is the second James Beard Award winning chef in town (homegrown Michelle Bernstein is the other). The newly opened hotel boasts three restaurants – with Andres’ The Bazaar shining with ultra-modern cuisine from Spanish, and “around the globe” The menu is extensive, with lots of unusual and unexpected food combinations. The other fine dining choice in the hotel is Katsuya- sleek and sexy with outstanding sushi.

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Juvia – The rooftop location at 1111 Lincoln Rd is a dreamy setting for a lovely meal. Long waits and buzzing crowd are best enjoyed if you can relax with a glass of champagne or cocktail before dinner.
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Ciccone in Soho House is open to the public in the otherwise private club. Nice scene… lovely setting, wide menu choices. The bar is a nice place to enjoy a drink before dinner as well.
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Lido Restaurant in the Standard Hotel – Lovely outside restaurant on the bay, uber-cool crowd. Bright and happy place! “Health-conscious” menu… food is fairly good, but just go for the setting, and make sure to check out the pool (one of the best in town) and spa. The co-ed hammam is quite …memorable.
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Lively and chic, Mr. Chow’s restaurant in the W Hotel – also the big bar in the back of the main floor is usually filled with cool people. 

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Chic and exclusive… sometimes you just want to feel like a super-star

Casa Tua… Italians know a thing or two about romance, chivalry, and food! Wonderful service, great international wine list (they even serve one of the best California Chardonnay’s – Kistler), delicious desserts, and a private club (sshhhh…) upstairs. Sister property is in Aspen. Always the “right crowd.”
1700 James St, Miami beach, fl 33139

The Villa, is a glimpse into the life of former Miami Beach resident Gianni Versace. His former abode was a labor of love, and a legendary scene for the fashion crowd. Probably the most famous home in the city, the restaurant is uber fancy, romantic, top tier service- and worth the price!
1116 Ocean Drive, Miami Beach FL

Good food, good vibe, good any time!

Yard Bird – Southern theme, authentic and always a great choice for comfort food, and delicious cocktails, with a heavy emphasis on Bourbon.
1600 Lenox Avenue Miami Beach, FL 33139

Haven – Chef Todd English serves some of the most innovative and spectacular dishes. Sophisticated without being fussy… the sushi is, well, heavenly. The desserts are nirvana. The scene is loungey, late-night where hipsters hang at the bar. Beautiful videos change themes and the mood of the place on a nightly basis.
1237 Lincoln Road, Miami Beach

Pubbelly/Barceloneta/Macchialina – local hangouts, cozy, warm and great food. The owners have created several restaurants in South Beach, but slightly removed from the “scene” (each specializing in a different palate – from sushi to Spanish to Italian) with consistently wonderful service and yummy food.
1418 20th Street Miami Beach, FL 33139
1400 20th Street Miami Beach, FL 33139

STK in the Betsy Hotel, always delivers lovely food and great service in a beautiful setting on the beach. The adjacent bar is frequently filled with nice people as well..
1440 Ocean Drive, Miami Beach, FL 33139 hyperlink address

Sushi Samba on Lincoln Rd Mall – lively scene most days and nights, killer-sushi, creative cuisine (love the sea bass).. particularly fun vibe when the DJ’s are on premise!
600 Lincoln Road Miami Beach, FL 33139

Rosa Mexicana, of the New York group. Nice spot, good food, fresh guacamole… inside or outside, always a good choice.
1111 Lincoln Rd.Miami Beach

Joe’s Stone Crab. The institution of South Beach is celebrating 100 years in 2013. In two words: Stone. Crabs. The scene is an absolutely delicious melting pot extraordinaire.
11 Washington Avenue Miami Beach, FL 33139

Sometimes you just want to eat steak

Miami Beach has a seemingly limitless number of steak houses, which is not my specialty.. but, Smith & Wollensky’s is always filled with locals, in a beautiful waterfront setting, with a lively bar scene and some tables outside on the rocks.. one of the best spots to enjoy the sunset. They have many good fish and veggie options too!
1 Washington Avenue Miami Beach, FL 33139
Other steak houses that get rave reviews are Red and Prime 112.
119 Washington Avenue Miami Beach, FL 33139
112 Ocean Drive Miami Beach, FL 33139

Crossing the Border… venturing outside the center of Miami Beach are so many great restaurants.
These are just a few favorites- all within a $20/20 minute taxi ride

9700 Collins Ave Miami Beach, FL 33154

J&G Grill in the St Regis Hotel
9703 Collins Avenue, Bal Harbour – Miami Beach
Canyon Ranch

6801 Collins Avenue Miami Beach, FL 33141

Zuma in the Epic Hotel

270 Biscayne Boulevard Way Miami, FL 33131

1035 North Miami Avenue Miami, FL 33136

Michael’s Genuine contemporary American, organic fare by Michael Schwartz and to die for desserts




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SLS Hotel, the outside bar is a perfect place to enjoy a nice glass of wine and people watch.
1701 Collins Ave. Miami Beach, FL 33139.

Delano, Ian Schrager’s iconic South Beach Hotel still has “it.”
1685 Collins Avenue Miami Beach, FL 33139

W Hotel, has a nice bar in the back of the hotel, the new more casual “Dutch” and poolside tikki bar are all frequently fun and lively spots. The nicest W Hotel we have seen, with beautiful art work and soaring ceilings in the lobby.. great space!
2201 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach, FL 33139

Rooftop bar of the Perry (formerly Gansevoort) Hotel – a MUST! Best ocean view in Miami Beach
2377 Collins Avenue Miami Beach, FL 33139 hyperlink

The Mondrian Hotel boasts one of the nicest views for sunset – sitting directly on the bay at the west side of the beach. It is so easy to relax and enjoy a festive cocktail at the “tikki bar” for a drink. Asia de Cuba, the main restaurant of the hotel, is always a good choice for dinner post-sunset cocktails too.

1100 West Avenue Miami Beach, FL 33139

The Dream Hotel, rooftop pool and bar offers an intimate ambiance, and lovely city views… like its New York counterpart, this bar is truly dreamy. And quintessential South Beach chic.

1111 Collins Ave Miami Beach, FL 33139

Juvia. From the private elevator entrance whisking you to the penthouse floor atop the famous 1111 building, this lovely place sets the tone for a magical evening. Go early, or stay late, depending on your mood.

1111 Lincoln Rd.Miami Beach

Standard Hotel! Perched at the bar on the bay, you can enjoy a tranquil setting often accompanied by a festive, party atmosphere. Sunsets are sublime.
40 Island Avenue Miami Beach, FL 33139

The Dutch
2201 COLLINS AVEMIAMI BEACH, FL 33139 305-938-3111
Star-studded NYC chef

J&G Grill
9703 MIAMI DRNORTH MIAMI BEACH, FL 33162 305-993-3333
Jean Georges Vongerichten, emperor of a large contingent of restaurants throughout the world, has this whole restaurant thing down to a science. For his latest rendition of J&G Grill, JGV pairs the expertly executed cuisine of chef Richard Gras, who puts his own twist on Vongerichten’s global cuisine with such successes as veal chops bathed in pistachio pesto and soy glazed short ribs, in the elegant and airy dining room at the St. Regis Bal Harbour.

Like the Madonna of restaurants Joe’s needs only one name and little explanation. South Beach stone crab institution that’s always mobbed, no matter what the economy is …

A Stephen Starr restaurant in Bal Harbour Shops where what’s on the plate is more important than who’s sitting in front of it sounds almost as implausible as a half off …

Design District trailblazer featuring groundbreaking, contemporary American, organic fare by Michael Schwartz and divine desserts masking as art by pastry chef Hedy …


1035 N MIAMI AVEMIAMI, FL 33136 305-415-9911
The name and the location may be funky and offbeat, but chef/owner Micah Edelstein doesn’t give a shit what you think. What she cares about is her food–what some would …

1418 20TH STMIAMI BEACH, FL 33139(305)-532-7555
Typically, serious food fans would laugh off the notion of an Asian-inspired gastropub in Miami, but when it comes to Pubbelly, it’s no laughing matter and a serious …

Yardbird Southern Table & Bar

1600 LENOX AVEMIAMI BEACH, FL 33139 305-538-5220
The Southern Belle of South Beach, Yardbird Southern Table and Bar brought comfort food to Miami when it opened in October of last year. The work of executive chef Jeff McInnis and 50 Eggs Restaurant Group Founder John Kunkel, Yardbird opened as an immediate success with everyone flocking for fried chicken and green tomatoes, washed down with a bourbon concoction.

Rainer Becker’s modern Japanese inspired by traditional, informal Izakaya-style dining may seem almost oxymoronic, but the sleek, chic crowd of culinary mafia, celebrities and scene-chasers who eat and drink here don’t care. After all it is the first Miami restaurant whose London and Hong Kong siblings made the Top 100 listing of The S.PellegrinoWorld’s Best Restaurants. 

Courtesy of Thrillist
820 Alton Road, Miami Beach, FL
Phone: 305-532-7555
Status: Opening Tonight at 6 p.m.
After months of delays, the newest addition to the Pubbelly family,Macchialina Taverna Rustica, will finally make it’s long anticipated debut this evening in South Beach. Michael Pirolo, the former Scarpetta chef, matches his homey Italian cuisine with the style of the Pubbelly boys – Jose Mendin, Sergio Navarro, and Andreas Schreiner – to form the rustic Italian eatery. Located in the old Sylvano’s space on 8th and Alton, Macchialina will be open only for dinner Tuesday through Sunday from 6 p.m. to midnight and serving dinner until 1 a.m. on Fridays and Saturday. Reservations are accepted for parties of 8 or more.




Performing Arts and Culture

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Performing Arts and Culture

 The quality of performing arts is often the barometer of culture in a city.  Miami, with its meteoric rise of visual arts, is also rapidly developing as a strong metropolitan center for performing arts and other cultural endeavors.  In addition to the municipal support the arts, but an impressive group of corporations, individual impresarios and philanthropists are making significant contributions to the art scene in Miami.

The cities of Miami and Miami Beach are not only home to some critically acclaimed cultural companies, but they also regularly welcome several premier companies – such as the Cleveland Orchestra and Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater. 

 Miami is literally filled with music, theatrical performances and dance – indoors and in public.  From jam sessions that fill the streets during art walks and other occasions, to the New World Center’s WALLCAST™ outdoor projections of symphony, dance and film, there is so much to enjoy.  One of the Miami’s urban musical highlights is The Overtown Music Project, which celebrates the rich history of jazz and blues that historically emanated from the Overtown neighborhood, and creates innovative performances in various venues throughout the year.

In further support of the arts, the cities host a number of festivals and community events that showcase art throughout the year.  This section highlights the preeminent companies and performance venues, whereas specific programs and events will be highlighted regularly in the “events” and “highlights” sections of the guide.

The Artistic Companies:


The New World Symphony

500 17th Street, Miami Beach, FL 33139

Tel +1 305 673 3330



Miami City Ballet

2200 Liberty Avenue, Miami Beach, FL 33139
tel +1 305 929 7000       



Florida Grand Opera link

The Doral Center

8390 NW 25th Street Miami, FL 33122

tel +1 305 854 1643



Miami Theater Company

9806 NE 2nd Avenue, Miami Shores, FL 33138
tel +1 305 751 9550      


Performance Venues

The New World Center

500 17th Street, Miami Beach, FL 33139

tel +1 305 673 3331      


Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts

1300 Biscayne Blvd, Miami FL 33132

tel +1 305 949 6722


 The Fillmore

1700 Washington Avenue Miami Beach, FL 33139
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