By Mitchell Nover
Following the success of its Bayside Marketplace location, Mojitobar (2602 Sawgrass Mills Circle, Suite 1219, Sunrise) has opened a second location at the recently renovated Oasis at Sawgrass Mills in collaboration with one of Miami’s most notable celebrity chefs, Douglas Rodriguez. Mojitobar is famous for its Latin flare, live music, energetic DJs, dancing and mixologist-quality, hand-muddled mojitos.
Francisco Anton, Chef/Owner, Cardón y el Tirano
A native of Isla Margarita, Venezuela, Chef Francisco Anton moved to the U.S. when he was 16 years old. After growing up between Louisiana and earning a business degree in Orlando, he decided to follow his passion for cooking and went to live and work in NYC. After stints in Brooklyn and Manhattan, he came into his own under Maximo Tejada who taught him how to merge his flare for Latin cuisine with French technique. After a few years, Chef Anton moved to Miami and, before opening Cardón y el Tirano, worked alongside Michael Shikany at SHIKANY and was also heavily recruited to work with Alex Chang at the Vagabond. Instead of continuing on a path of working for others, however, Chef Anton decided to follow his dreams and open his own restaurant, offering a contemporary take on more traditional menus from all over Latin America.
Are you “hungry like the wolf?” What about the she-wolf? LOBA’s head she-wolf, Jessica Sanchez, and her team of Lobavores have been wowing diners since opening in MiMo a few months ago and has partnered with MMTM to offer you the exclusive chance to win a taste of her new Gastropub hotspot!
Jessica Sanchez, Chef/Owner, LOBA
This week in our Miami Tastemaker series we highlight a restaurateur who’s the mastermind behind the recently opened (last Friday!) MiMo restaurant, LOBA. Jessica Sanchez is the 28 year old who has single-handedly made this restaurant a reality. From designing the logo and menu, to physically ordering décor and hiring the staff in conjunction with the FIU school of Hospitality, Jessica has done it all.