Soul Bites

A hearty fare sets the mood for lessons learned over meals shared with new acquaintances, old friends and strangers alike. Text by Francesca Cruz.

Essentials

ElDoradoFurniture.Let’s face it: You could have a galley full of gadgetry and still have some room in your heart for additional kitchen and dining room accessories. Collected below are some of our prime picks for cookhouse accoutrements. Text by Ryan Jarrell. Featuring: Ceramic Dishware by Levi Mahan at Levi Mahan, Chops Cutting Board by iLoveHandles at iLoveHandles, Maverick 5-Piece Dining Set at El Dorado Furniture, Cookware by Duparquet Copper Cookware at Duparquet and Chef’s Knife by Nafzger Forge at Nafzger Forge.

Taste

It’s that most singular and satisfying of meat dishes: the steak. We tackle the in’s and out’s of both its culinary preparation and cultural significance. Text by Ryan Jarrell. Featuring: The Sami people of Finland, Reindeer Steak, Kangaroo Meat, the Department Of Fish & Wildlife’s 2011 Manual and American Black Bear.

Bar Tab

In between pouring, mixing and serving up some of the best drinks in town, Toro Toro’s Adam Beech shares his inspiration for his chosen profession with a passion that’s at once contagious and completely refreshing. Text by Irene Moore. Photos by Edward Leal. Featuring: Adam Beech of Toro Toro, InterContinental Miami, Mendoza’s Lullaby, Cardenal Mendoza Brandy, Luxardo Maraschino Liqueur and Triibe Celtic Liqueur.

Quench

We’re always striving to enhance and enlighten our palates. This month, we step to the left of a typical tequila with a thoroughly loco libation. Text by Ryan Jarrell. Featuring: Baby Jane’s namesake Bebito, Montelobos Mescal, Luxardo Maraschino, Chartreuse, The Anderson’s Mr. Anderson and Miami Beach’s Clandestino Pub.

The 411

Spotlighting news, launches, announcements, happenings, products & places in and around South Florida for Match 2017! Featuring Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden, Carnaval Miami, Orange Bowl’s Food & Wine, Brickell Flatiron, Miami Heat, St. Pat’s Wynwood, Jazz In The Gardens, Atton Brickell Miami, Deering Seafood Festival, Youth Fair, Maluma, Classic Koresh, Jimmy Carr, Miami Girl’s Rock Camp’s 3rd Annual Carnival Of Sounds, Vizcaya, Mercy Hospital, Gardens By Moonlight Tour. Text by Ryan Jarrell

Encounters w/ Florida East Coast Realty

Tibor Hollo, Chairman & President of Florida East Coast Realty, joined FIU, Zeta Beta Tau (ZBT) and Hillel at FIU in honor of Holocaust Remembrance Day. — Photos by Alberto E. Tamargo 1. Austin Hollo, Wayne Hollo, Mrs. Hollo, Jerome Hollo, Mark Sarnoff 2. Michael Berlfein, Tibor Hollo, Elli Herrera 3. Tibor Hollo w/ FIU students 4. Tibor Hollo, Dr. Oren B. Stier

Encounters w/ Flying High For Haiti

Flying High For Haiti held their 2nd Annual Brazilian Night @ The Beach Club, with all the proceeds going toward supporting Ecole Du Village, a community School in Île-à-Vache, Haiti. — Photos by Maritza Minor 1. Ines Lozano, David Adams 2. Lala Isern, Janete Orama 3. Neal Webers, Gwen Engelen, Peter Verbeck 4. Milagros & Mathew Beem, Juan Castro, Silvia Bermudez 5. Daniela Zambrano, Denisse Koch, Nicolas Fernandez, Juliette Bouchet 6. Ines Lozano, Angela Rizzi, Curt O’Bront 7. Frederique Le Forest, Jaqueline Boulet, Jennifer Gebelein 8. Ana & Alvaro Dal-Bo 9. Lourdes & Diego Gomez 10. Toby & Bill Roherer 11. Eduardo, Thomas & Kiki Haberfeld 12. Donnie Hall, Paola Padovan, Bob & Lidia Brookes

Encounters w/ K B Lions Club

The Key Biscayne Lions Club held their annual “Pancake Breakfast” at The Key Biscayne Beach Club to benefit various charities. — Photos by Maritza Minor 1. Helmut Heinrich, Roberto Gentilini, Ralph Caputo 2. Brian Lynch, Dr. Jaime Vergara, Robert Vernon 3. Edith De Grood, Richard Vernon, Michele Estevez 4. Kieran McGuinness, Johny Catanio, Tim Hamen 5. John Williams, Dale Brockway 6. Juan & Rosemay Sala, Cliff Rifkin 7. Nora Camejo, Judy Kolsen, Edith De Grood, Don Sackrider, Nancy Engel, Kathy Keith 8. Nora Camejo, Rosemarie Heinrich 9. Nancy & Ted Schwarz, Peggy Hawkins 10. Allan Joseph, Todd Jonas 11. Frank Caplan, Mike O’Brien, Robert Vernon 12. Helmut Heinrich, Howard Sanders, Mikel Achaval

Encounters @ Fashion On The Rocks

Stylish guests enjoyed cocktails and conversations with fashion devotees and styles icons during “Fashion On the Rocks” at Brickell City Centre. 1. Angeles Almuna, Danny Santiago 2. Miss Trish of Capri, Tara Solomon, Maria Beguiristain 3. Andreas Menge, Jessica Burns 4. Danie Gomez- Ortigoza, Criselda Breene 5. Dani Gonzalez, Kristina Kurzweil

Encounters w/ Miami Cit y Ballet

Miami City Ballet celebrated its 31st Annual Gala, raising more than $1 million to support Miami City Ballet’s work both onstage and in the community. 1. Tina Carlo, Susan Kronick, Michael Scolamiero, Lourdes Lopez 2. Alexa Wolman, Suzy Buckley Woodward, Hilary Trish 3. Alan Faena, Ximena Caminos, Lourdes Lopez, George Skouras 4. Isabel & Ruben Toledo, Lourdes Lopez 5. Adam & Alexa Wolman 6. Eva Silverstein, Lesli Brown 7. Dr. Margaret Eidson, Amy Carroll 8. Dr. Nathan Segal, Esme Segal 9. Jim & Bobi Eroncig 10. Pedro Maal, Leonardo Davalos 11. Jon & Nancy Bachelor

BOUTIQUE SPECIAL

Kendra Scott hosted a special “Kendra Gives Back” party to celebrate the Grand Opening of the brand’s first Miami store at Brickell City Centre. 1. Ana Munoz, Brittany Benavidez 2. Alejandra Alcala 3. Alexandra Murphy 4. Ashley Sondon, Myka Whitman 5. Brittany Benavidez, Shannon Allen, Nicole Otto

Encounters w/ El D orado Furniture

El Dorado Furniture welcomed guests to a 50 Years/50 Families community relations campaign kick-off celebration. — Photos by Edward Leal 1. Pedro Capo, Carlos Capo, Luis Capo, Frank Carollo, Tomas Regalado, Julio Capo, Jesús Rene Capo, Roberto Capo 2. Luisa & Roberto Capo 3. Paola & Luis Capo, Paula Gonzalez, Yanet Capo 4. Rosy & Suen Capo 5. Fernando Bayas, Patricia Vargas, Mario Servando, Doral Mansalve, Lorenzo Garcia, Ernesto Espino, Soleida Sheinut, Pablo Maquieira 6. Oreste Lacesse, Maria Maldonado 7. Layza Fernandez, Daniel Navarrete 8. Makelly Scott, Phillips Vazquez 9. Gaby Romero, Anselmo Hernandez, Mayela Rosales, Melissa Alonso 10. Ramon Hernandez, Patty Ponce De Leon, Thais Diaz, Alieth Parets

Encounters @ Hyde Resort & Residences Hollywood

The Related Group, sbe and Fortune International Group celebrated the grand opening of Hyde Resort & Residences Hollywood with a Gipsy Kings performance. 1. Jorge Perez, Eric Fordin, Edgardo Defortuna, Carlos Rosso, Josh Levy, Beam Furr 2. Ana Cristina Defortuna, Darlene Perez, Estefania Rosso 3. Arash Azarbarzin, Philippe Zrihen 4. Patrick Campbell, Sonia Figueroa 5. Giancarlo Pagani, Helena Fordin 6. Sonia Figueroa, Darlene Perez, Allison Goldberg, Wendy Marks Pine 7. Melissa Nelson, Courtney Gardner, Wendy Marks Pine 8. Matt Allen, Carlos Rosso 9. Darlene & Jorge Perez 10. John Deutschman, Patrick Campbell, Matt Allen

Power Sip

Forget your favorite sugar-packed cocktail or calorie-rich liquor on the rocks — this all-natural sweet & sour drink will breathe new life into your next shindig. Text by Anja Maltav. Featuring: Vodka Red Label.