WHATS NEW IN TOWN

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Personnel from the restaurant concepts all under the Yumbrella.

FOOD HALL OPENS AT SUNSET PLACE

For those who may recall, back in the 70s on Red Road (where Red Road Commons now stands) there was the first-ever “food court” and one of the first places in South Florida where patrons could sample a variety of cuisines under one roof.  It was called “Yumbrella.” 

Steve Simon

Enter four decades later is the concept creator’s son Steve Simon, a food truck organizer and restaurateur. The 2019 version of Yumbrella spans 6,500 square feet and features seven restaurant concepts, a shared kitchen and full bar, as well as a stage for DJ music, live performances and karaoke and a private room for events.

The new Yumbrella is comprised of a unique fusion of food concepts from American classic fare, to Asian cuisine and Latin American dishes, paired up with craft cocktails, and baked desserts and craft ice creams for a sweet ending to the meal. The food hall vendors calling South Miami their new home include:  Cracked by Chef Adrianne, with award-winning celebrity Chef Adrianne Calvo taking on classic American plates and makes them her own, Dr. Limon Express with Executive Chef Carlos Brescia approaches Peruvian cuisine with a Miami twist, the Kendall gem, Killer Melts, NOODS, inspired by Asia’s famous street food scene, King of Racks BBQ on the top of South Florida’s favorites for delicious BBQ & American comfort food, The Tonic, an  apothecary craft liquor bar and The Beverly, serving craft ice cream and fresh baked desserts.

The Tonic Apothecary Bar

“We are putting a twist on the food hall and we want this to be an experience for every guest that walks through our doors,” said Steve Simon, director of operations. 

Yumbrella is open seven days, Sundays through Thursdays from 11:00am until 12:00am and on Fridays and Saturdays from 11:00am until closing at 2:00am.

At the entrance to The Shops at Sunset Place | 5701 Sunset Drive 


DOMAINE SOUVIOU

Domaine Souviou is a wine and olive oil producer located in a small valley in the hillsides of the Provence region of France.  The winery produces red and rosé wines under the Bandol and Côtes de Provence appellations.  The Côtes de Provence AOP is a large noncontiguous wine region that covers over 85 communes (towns) in the eastern region of Provence. Wine has been made in this region for at least 2,600 years, ever since the ancient Greeks founded the city of Marseille in 600 BC.

Domaine Souviou encompasses over 185 acres, including untouched woodland and hills. The property is overlooked by the 15th century Chateau, stones terraces, running rivers, and surrounding nature. Fully restored and brought back to life by owner and Polytechnic Engineer, Roger Jaar, he and his brand are committed to conserving traditions.  “With our commitment to conservation, all of our wines and oils are pressed and made by hand with the same traditions used over centuries,” noted this Renaissance man. The vineyards are planted with noble grape varieties such as Cinsault, Mourvèdre, Grenache and Carignan. Sustainable farming methods are used in order to show the utmost respect for the land and to produce the most natural products.  Domaine Souviou is home to over 12 different varietals of olive trees, each bearing a unique fruit used in their expertly blended oils. Each fruit is picked and pressed by hand to ensure some of the best olive oil on earth.

 

With over a thousand years of tradition, the world-class Provencal wines and olive oils have now arrived in SOMI. The magnificently appointed wine cellar bar, boutique and outdoor patio is a welcoming place to enjoy a glass of wine and some light fare.   Domaine Souviou Wine Bar Boutique is open seven days a week, and is located at 5760 Sunset Drive. (http://domainesouviou.us/boutique)


SOMI BRIEFS & BUZZ…

MIU’S TEA which is a popular trend on Miami Beach, has now opened a second location on Sunset Drive in SOMI. They offer Brew Milk Tea, Ice Shaken Fresh Fruit Tea, Sea Salt, Fresh Teas and Miu’s own Specialty Teas.  As they say: “Relax with a tea and watch the world go by. Life is being easy and healthy with Miu’s Tea.”  Open 7 days. 5853 Sunset Drive 786-558-8384.

Dominican tobacco producer
VICTOR SINCLAIR is opening a retail location for his brand at the corner of US1 & Sunset, which has been home to many a cigar lover for years.  Factory direct prices. SOMI Magazine readers are invited to the Grand Opening on Saturday, May 11, starting at 9am, 5910 South Dixie Hwy.  

Courtney, TOWN Kitchen+Bar’s bartender is pursuing another passion in providing excellent service – an educator, she has developed a tutorial program for college prep.  Called THE STUDENT UNION, services provide critical prep
for students and peace of mind for parents.  Conveniently located in the Crossroads Building on Red Road. Call 305.549.8282.

Pizza, pizza….   Two more pizza shops are opening: one on Sunset Drive and the other south on US1. Read move about these concepts in the next issue of SOMI Magazine.

And in other news – there’s some movement on 57th Court: ATELIER has moved to a space at 7227 3x the size, and joins other neighbor boutiques – making 57th Court a nice quaint enclave.  Also BELLEZZA spa is moving around the corner to a new location at 5734 Sunset Drive.


ST. PATTY’S DAY PHOTOS

From kicking off the weekend at PUB52 with the “Fire Brigade” to Sunday’s street party at ROK:BRGR, Bougies annual bash, Sports Grill and Sunset Tavern.


& HAPPENINGS

HERE ARE SOME HIGHLIGHTS
FROM TROPICAL AUDUBON SOCIETY SPRING 2019 EVENTS 

April • May • June  |  Tour the historic Doc Thomas House Learn about our Florida Heritage Site headquarters; 1st Saturday of the month, 1 & 3 p.m.  

 “Birds Matter” Exhibit Opening Reception  |  Friday, April 5, 6-8 p.m. Original Art by Carrollton of the Sacred Heart School Students. 

Walk in the Woods w/Wine & Whisk  |  Wednesday, April 10,  7 pm. Enjoy an intimate New World Wine dinner party beneath the TAS chickee

Earth Day  |  Monday, April 22 Perch @ TAS — Picnic, Explore, Commune with Nature. Dawn-Dusk entry via Sunset DR & 56 AV Pedestrian gates. 

May Movie & Music Nite  | Friday, May 24, Film TBA Gates open at 7 p.m., Film rolls at dusk.

And coming in June: Native Plant Sale | Saturday, June 1, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. 

THE ABOVE EVENTS TAKE PLACE AT OUR STEINBERG NATURE CENTER CAMPUS

5530 Sunset Drive | Miami, FL 33143 | @TropicalAudubon | tropicalaudubon.org


Commissioner Xavier Suarez Miami-Dade County, District 7

THANK YOU

Business owners, visitors and shoppers to our area are appreciative for the much needed pedestrian cross-walk at 73rd Street and landscaped median on Red Road.

Thanks go to County Commissioner Xavier Suarez for seeing that this was finally done after many years of calling the need to the attention of the County.  In recent years South Miami businessman Brandon Lurie, lobbied for the project to its completion.

The Medjool Date Palms carry through the landscape branding of these palms in front of City Hall and at the entrance to Sunset Place.  The landscaped median serves as a traffic calming device on busy Red Road.

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