MINE IS BETTER THAN YOURS
From tiny shack on South Beach, to a second location in Brickell, the My Ceviche brand is now in SOMI. Described as a modern interpretation of the typical cevichería found throughout Latin America, the My Ceviche concept as a fast-casual restaurant is taking hold.
Founded in 2012 by co-owners Roger Duarte and chef Sam Gorenstein, My Ceviche serves up Caribbean-style tacos, burritos, salads, and ceviche in a vibrant, beach-meets-city setting.
One of the signature menu items is My Ceviche Bowl, created by the chef that features a customer’s favorite ceviche atop mixed lettuces, coconut jasmine rice, or cilantro quinoa. The only of its kind, the restaurant brings wild-caught seafood – and free-range chicken for those who prefer food “from the land” – to the table at affordable prices.
Both owners have been recognized by Forbes in the annual “30 Under 30” list (2012 edition): Roger as a top entrepreneur, and Sam as a top chef. And there are many other accolades as well.
Duarte grew up in Monterrey, Mexico, studying finance at Suffolk University in Boston and at ITESM in Mexico. He followed his entrepreneurial drive, left the finance world and opened George Stone Crab in 2009, which is now My Ceviche’s sister company. He and chef Sam teamed up to start My Ceviche. Gorenstein first started out as a teenager at Les Halles in Coral Gables, and over a few short years has earned recognition in New York and Miami Beach.
With the SOMI location as the My Ceviche proto-type, they are set to continue to expand throughout South Florida with plans for further expansion in several major cities.
5900 SW 73 Street | 305.669.5000
CARING FOR THE SOUL
Just as treasures are uncovered from the earth, so virtue appears from good deeds, and wisdom appears from a pure and peaceful mind. To walk safely through the maze of human life, one needs the light of wisdom and the guidance of virtue.
A place of metaphysical and spiritual awareness and enlightenment has opened on 73rd Street in South Miami. Owners Barbara Gonzalez and Stacie Greenspan have created an atmosphere where visitors know the desire for “striving to expand our minds and souls.” As noted: “our mission is simple; try to save the universe one soul at a time.”
The store has many products that are meant to heal, nurture and elevate the soul. The Soul Shop is an always growing and expanding line of products, music, tools, classes, and literature to raise our spiritual awareness. The Shop supports many different artists from around the world selling their one of a kind hand made products. When at all possible our artists try to use sustainable, recycled or organic products.
Additionally classes, workshops, chakra balancing and
Reiki are offered
THE SOUL SHOP
5900 SW 73 Street # 104 | 305.665.6050
MOVING TO 73RD
As of late July, Tamra Gordon, has moved her long-established business to a new setting on 73rd Street across from Town Kitchen/Bar.
For over a decade, Cream had offered only the finest and most sought after personal care products, introducing luxury at its best. Under Tamra’s ownership for the past eight years it has become the beauty destination in SOMI…. a place where you feel the immediate urge to pamper yourself. All the great brands came over with Tamra to the new location – including her trademark chandeliers.
CREAM | 5731 SW 73 Street | 305. 669.9220
SOMI’S NEW SMOKE SHOP
The former cigar store, Vilar Cigars, on the corner of US1 at the entrance to our town center shopping & dining district, has new owners and a new name: South Miami Cigar & Wine.
Opening in mid-June, the store is owned by three partners, all of whom knew each other as members of the Miami Police Department. Manny Garcia and Gary Jackson join Miguel Freire in the new venture. Miguel, formerly of Cuban Crafters, has over 28 years in the cigar industry.
Downstairs the store features Torano, Camacho, My Father Cigars, Padron, Oliva, and Arturo Fuente. A beer & wine lounge is on the second floor of this grand historic building. Their grand opening with Rudy Padron is set for Friday, August 15.
SOUTH MIAMI CIGAR & WINE | 5910 Sunset Drive | 305.663.1818
NOW THAT’S ITALIAN!
Italian food is one of the most popular cuisines world-wide, and people appreciate the distinct cuisine of the many different regions. However, one region stands out for the popularity of its desserts, and that region is Sicily. One particular dessert is Sicilian cannoli, which originated in the Palermo area.
And coming from that area one year ago to Miami is Massimiliano (“Max”) De Vincenzo. Max has just opened a Cannoleria Siciliana at the entrance to The Shops at Sunset Place. His cart, which was manufactured in Sicily, is modelled after the old style ice cream cart. The cannoli shell, which is also from Sicily, is stuffed with impastata ricotta cheese.
The cannoli sells for $3.00 and espresso for $1.50. Now that’s a deal you can’t pass up.
CANNOLERIA SICILIANA | The Shops at Sunset Place entrance