Chefs Janine Booth and Jeff McInnis

“My Italy” simply put is the culinary concept created by James Beard award-winning and Top Chef Veterans chefs Jeff McInnis and Janine Booth.  Mi’talia Kitchen & Bar is their modern interpretation of Italian cuisine, while celebrating Italy’s breathtaking countryside. paying homage to the Italian cuisine by sharing their passion for cooking and Italian flavors.

Mi’talia Kitchen & Bar is destined to be a favorite neighborhood restaurant where family, friends, and familiar faces gather to celebrate each other, life and great food.  Mi’talia will have a full bar with an extensive wine list to pair with the cuisine.

The restaurant will have approximately 90 seats inside and provide al fresco dining for 60.    

Opening in early September, initially Mi’talia Kitchen & Bar will be serving dinner only for the start-up and plans to be opening for lunch and weekend brunch shortly afterwards. 

Mi’talia Kitchen & Bar is another gastronomic venture of Grove Bay Hospitality, with two other thriving concepts in SOMI: Root & Bone and Shula’s 347 Grill,  and other popular eateries  throughout Miami and Miami Beach: Stubborn Seed, Glass & Vine, Stiltsville, Red Rooster Overtown, Hanger 42, Cut + Dry and A.Fish.O.Nado.

Benvenuti a tutti!

5958 South Dixie Hwy., A101 | South Miami 

Chiropractic Assistants Janielle Martinez and Sandra Betancourt with chiropractic physicians Hector Asencio and Kyle Roberts.


Well, I love pistachios and enjoy the commercials inviting viewers to “get crackin’.” Here now in South Miami we have another take on “get crackin”  Recently opened in a 500 sq ft space right off Sunset Drive is a new approach to chiropractic services.  It’s call “SNAP CRACK®” founded by Mark Cereceda, D.C. who has been in practice for 30+ years.   

It’s a unique modern “medical retail” (as I would characterize it) experience, in a casual and relaxing environment staffed with friendly chiropractors and courteous attendants You may have seen the yellow 1950s Ford truck or their tricycle with the great Snap Crack® branding.   

Patient enjoys her treatment by one of the staff.

Physical and mechanical stress to the body may cause the vertebra to slightly move from their designated positions, causing compression on the major nerves that innervate all the organs and major functions of the body. Interference of the nervous system in this way can significantly decrease physical functionality and may result in substantial damage in the long run. Chiropractic adjustment shifts the entire vertebra back into their proper positions, relieving compression and allowing the nerves to signal throughout the body without interference. Chiropractic adjustments also open the space between the vertebra and joints, which allows a greater blood flow to the area. This promotes the body to heal itself by supplying the injured areas with the oxygen and nutrients it needs to begin repair. Subsequently, pain is reduced as compression is minimized and healing is initiated.

For the chiropractic adjustment, there’s a one-time single session $29 fee, and patients are seen promptly with their “no wait” policy. There are no membership fees, no commitments and no pressure. Meet the team and get crackin’.

SNAP CRACK® is located at 7209 SW 57th Court  | 


William “Bill” Duquette as the new chief executive officer of SOUTH MIAMI HOSPITAL, a 453-bed acute-care hospital that is part of Baptist Health South Florida. He succeeds Lincoln Mendez, who was named chief executive officer of Boca Raton Regional Hospital, Baptist Health’s newest affiliate.  Bill brings to this new role nearly three decades of experience with Baptist Health’s Homestead Hospital, where he served as chief executive officer for the past 13 years. Prior to that role, he held various administrative positions, including vice president of operations, administrative director of laboratory services and performance improvement coordinator. Welcome Bill to our dynamic community; we look forward to working
with you.

Opening in late May, SANO FOOD is fast becoming the healthy corner to go around town.

Featuring Venezuelan dishes, prepared with a “healthy” spin, they feature gluten free, sugar-free items in preparation of balanced nutrients, combining protein and other ingredients.

They are open Monday to Saturday from 8am to 9pm and Sunday from 8am to 6pm. Delivery/Take-Out absolutely!   

Sano Food has three other locations: Weston, Doral and Hialeah.  

7209 SW 59 Avenue | 786.558.9757

Play and learning combine demonstrably well in the new modern indoor play studio recently opened at Sunset and US1.  Founded by Martha de la Fuente, a pediatric occupational therapist, the mission of Funkeynetics is to create a family-friendly play studio that allows families to connect through purposeful design play and quality learning experiences. 

Playing are: Mom with Angelina (5 months) and Massimo, 4 years.

Martha notes that children learn through play with 95% of brain development by the age of five.  At Funkeynetics “we have curated a set of classes and workshops that recognize and engage all family members.  We balance a focus on early childhood development milestones with attention to the parental role and growth as a caregiver.” Funkeynetics age range of services is 3 months to 5 years.

Kaya, 18 months.

Martha received her Master’s Degree from FIU and is very familiar with the South Miami area; as a child would be here “all the time.”  South Miami was the choice location to open her first business.

5900 Sunset Drive | 305.456.5280 |


SOMI Magazine’s contributing author Sebastian Velez a/k/a “The Wine Guy” of “SOMI Uncorked” has recently received his flagship qualification as a WSET (Wine & Spirits Education Trust) member.

Keep the wines flowing Sebastian.  Congratulations!

As we went to press, Living Earth CBD was just opening its doors.  The  store offers CBD (Cannabidiol) and Hemp products for individuals in search of an alternative path to achieve aspirations for a healthier life.  Their all-natural products can be used for humans and pets alike, and offer a wide range of hemp products including pain relief lotions, hemp wallets, organic hemp clothing, 

You’re invited to enjoy their relaxing, clean atmosphere and chat with knowledgeable, professional team members.  Living Earth is open: Mon – Thurs 9a – 8p, Fri & Sat 10a – 9p. 

5872 Sunset Drive | 786-542-5342 |


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