“I Wish Your Wish,” 2003, by Rivane Neuenschwander, on view at the Miami Art Museum
Art Heat Index
by Shana Beth Mason | Miami magazine | June 22, 2011
Nobody on the road… nobody on the beach... I feel it in the air… the summer’s out of reach.
That may be the case for the classic Don Henley song, but not so for art in Miami this summer. Three of the city’s main museums are serving up refreshing new exhibitions to satiate a parched arts environment. Not bad for a time when South Florida is more attuned to bikinis and hurricanes than artistic visions.
Matt Passmore made a name for himself in the long-running Australian series McLeod’s Daughters and while he may not yet be a household name to American audiences, his second season on A&E’s Florida-set drama The Glades is sure to change that very soon. Passmore plays Jim Longworth, a sardonic-yet-brilliant homicide detective whose (will-they-or-won’t-they?) chemistry with single mom/nurse-in-distress Callie Cargill (Kiele Sanchez) is the stuff TV legends are made of.
Makoto in Bal Harbour Shops; Photography By Michael Pisarri
To Live & Dine In Miami
by Riki Altman, Margit Bisztray, Virginia Gil, Jen Karetnick & Luis R. Rigual | Miami magazine | June 22, 2011
All in the name of hard work. All for you. The specials are in. From top chefs and best new restaurants to progressive cocktails and off-the-charts desserts, here are 50 reasons why Miami dining is tops.
It’s no piece of cake being Michelle Bernstein, so it’s a mystery how the woman can be so endearingly sweet. How she keeps that megawatt smile of hers shining while running four restaurants, hosting a weekly TV show, hawking a new line of cookware and lending her time to a multitude of charities is anyone’s guess. “I get a full night’s sleep every night,” she says when prompted for her secret before she flashes that grin again.
If you’ve been around the South Florida dining scene for the past couple of years, you might have noticed the multiple births of venues pushing gigantic, char-grilled cuts of beef, veal, lamb and pork. Despite the economy, some (Prime 112, BLT Steak, Meat Market and Bourbon Steak among them) are doing well—or are at least selling enough flesh to stay afloat during this time of fiscal misery. Others have taken what is usually a warranted dive into oblivion.
When Matt Tolentino was younger, Radiohead, Liz Phair and Green Day were alt-rock titans, spawning countless descendants and casting long shadows on popular music. But Tolentino was a classic Thoreau case, hearing and responding to a decidedly different drummer. “When I was 8, our next-door neighbor was a piano player, and she’d play ragtime and things like that,” the dapper 26-year-old recalls. “We started talking about it one day, and she gave me a tape of the Coffee Club Orchestra. It just struck me. … It was so alive and robust; it was a big, full sound.
by Connie Dufner, Dotty Griffith, Michael Hiller, Valerie Jarvie, Kate Parham and Kim Pierce | Modern Luxury Dallas magazine | June 22, 2011
Having an amazing meal in Dallas is as easy as making a reservation and handing the keys to the valet, or if the wait is too long, catching the owner’s eye on a busy night. Easy in theory, yes. In practice, the act of choosing a restaurant often throws us into a tailspin. Will it be bistro intimate, steakhouse outrageous or burger joint glam? Today’s discovery could be street food in high heels or royal Texas barbecue sans frilly surroundings. Possibly our inner food snob is calling, insisting on a state-dinner-worthy repast that packs all the reigning epicurean trends.
Microbrews are as important in the organic-local-sustainable food world as cage-free eggs and heirloom tomatoes. Dallas, so often on the cutting edge, is just starting to pour a head when it comes to locally made and sold craft beers.
Burgers are the new pizza—for sharing as sliders, inhaling as comfort food or experimenting with new combinations of ingredients. As with the nouvelle treatment for pizzas pioneered a couple of decades ago, anything goes between sliced buns on the burger bar menu at The Commissary, chef John Tesar’s new gastro hang in One Arts Plaza.