By Mitchell Nover
Chef Geoffrey Zakarian is a pretty regal man. Not only is he a Food Network noble, but everything about him just has an air of stateliness about it — from his style to his slow and steady speech cadence. Anyway, all of this is to say that there’s no surprise his new venture at the Diplomat Beach Resort, Point Royal (3555 S Ocean Dr, Hollywood), personifies that same majestic vibe, offering guests a classically elegant look and an elevated dining experience.
By Melanie Galarce
Every now and then we get invited to foodie events that are amazing reminders of why we love our Miami foodie community. Uvaggio’s Somm Slamm was exactly that; a one-of-a-kind experience dreamt up by the wine bar’s co-founders Heath Porter and Craig DeWald that offers guests a fun-filled night of gourmet foods, gracious company and unique wines.
Mid Beach is experiencing a sort of renaissance that gets me excited and nostalgic. Reminiscent of the days when my mom used to drive my brother and I down Collins Avenue and point out the 3D painting on the side of the Fontainebleau that was grander than any 6-year-old could understand. I’d like to think Mid Beach was cooler even way before South Beach was on the global map. As so, I praise places like 27 and the cool folks over at the Edition for bringing back a piece of notoriety to a neighborhood that’s been outshone for far too long.