WHAT’S NEW IN TOWN – April/May 2018


The Brazilian originated eyebrows beauty industry world leader opened here in SOMI at 5740 Sunset Drive on Valentine’s Day.

EYEBROW DESIGN is known to be the best and most renowned technique, without aggressive or invasive processes, which recovers the natural beauty of the hairs, providing impressive results.  Stronger hairs are symmetrically aligned in an ideal design highlighting the natural beauty of the face, providing a more beautiful elegant and personalized expression.

The salon uses modern designed equipment to provide the highest standard of comfort and quality.  At ED they use organic Egyptian cotton thread for facial hair removal.  The thread is grown without the use of pesticides which does not hurt or irritate the skin.  EYEBROW DESIGN is located at 5740 Sunset Drive and is open Tuesday through Saturday from 10a – 7p.  Schedule your appointment: 305.763.8218. | 

Pastry Chef Joaquin Braz has been working at his trade since he was a teenager working in his family’s pastry business for some forty years.  For the past thirty years his bakery has making “the best breads and cachitos of South Florida” and has enjoyed a preeminent place on 73rd & Collins on Miami Beach.  With a second location in Hallandale Beach, he recently opened his third in SOMI on 59 Avenue right of Sunset Drive.

Chef Joaquin Braz and business partner Steven Hernandez.

Moises Bakery is an European bakery with hispano specialties.  Customers will enjoy delicious empanadas traditional from Venezuela, Chile or Argentina, with specialties such as Tequeños, Cachito de Jamón o queso and delicious Arepas, Cachapas.

They have a fine pastisserie, and decorate cakes.  Moises says, he “can make true the cake of your dreams.”

Open Tuesday through Sunday from 6a – 10p, customers can enjoy taste salty or sweet pastries as they relax with the best coffee, chocolate, tea or a refreshing juice. They provide catering services and deliver.

MOISES BAKERY  |  7209 SW 59 Avenue  |  786.536.2832 | 


A few months ago Alex Brouche acquired the Cigar Cellar, located behind George’s on Sunset and near Shula’s 347.

Born in Cuba, he emigrated to the United States and attended Miami Springs High School were he was a member of the swim team.  He did his bacculaurete studies at FIU, and continued on to receive his MBA in Finance (2005).  By profession Alex is a title agent.

Alex Brouche

His has enjoyed his long passion for cigars, first started smoking in college some 18 years ago.  A regular at CIGAR CELLAR for the past 3 years, he seized the opportunity to open his own store – a dream he has had for several years.

Alex is in the process of re-decorating the lounge, has put in a coffee bar, and with the blessings of the Coral Gables City Commission hopes to be serving beer and wine shortly.

Cigar Cellar carries all the top brands: Padron, Fuente, Camacho, Oliva and much more, and is open Monday through Saturday from 1-9p, and open on Sundays for special occasions.

CIGAR CELLAR | 1557 Sunset Drive | 305.381.0458 | 


On February 8th, JEREMIAH ITALIAN Ice man Jeremy Litweek, opened his twentieth location in Florida here in South Miami in the shopping center along US1 at 62 Avenue.

The “ICE AGE” as referred to the company’s history began when Jeremy was in high school and selling Italian ice in front of the Philadelphia Mint. The idea grew while Jeremy studied marketing in college, developing a thriving pushcart and ice cream truck enterprise. In 1992 he spent time perfecting his technique for combining fresh fruit, fruit puree, filtered water and sugar into a cold, refreshing treat.  In the summer of 1996 his passion was realized with the opening of his first location in Winter Park, and in the years that have followed, Jeremy has spread his tasty frozen treats into new Florida markets. The Gelati is the showcase of the Jeremiahʼs menu with layers of refreshing Italian Ice swirled with their rich, creamy soft ice cream. With over 40 flavors of Italian Ice to choose from, the tasty combinations are endless!

Matthew Devries, Manager, with Gaby Vazquez, Megan Martinez and Asst. Manager Sean Hoffa

Jeremiah Italian Ice is open seven days.  Sun-Thurs 11a-10p; Fri-Sat 11a-11p.  6220 South Dixie Highway
| 786.238.7373 | 

Grove Bay Hospitality Group’s opened its highly anticipated AMERICAN HARVEST flagship location in SOMI on Tuesday, January 30th.  The “farm-to-table” concept in South Miami is a full scale location and has expanded menu offerings from its Brickell City Centre location. 

Diners will experience the sustainable, simple, clean eating, comfortable design and impeccable service.  The restaurant is located in the new, highly recognizable landmark on US1 & 73 Street.  Accents like mosaic porcelain tile floors, decorative ceiling tiles and Chicago brick walls complete the elegant, open feel of the space that encompasses 2,900 square-feet including indoor and outdoor seating for over 120 guests.

The expanded menu includes flavorful Acai Bowls, refreshing Smoothies, a variety of Toasts perfect for lunchtime sustenance or a quick and nutritious snack with toppings like fresh avocado, mushroom, tomato & fontina. The American Harvest Burger is an all-natural, angus chuck short rib and brisket blend, Fontina cheese, house made mayo and caramelized shallots served on a Martins potato bun.  Salads include favorites like the Harvest Cobb Salad and Asian Salad.   Harvest Bowls & Skillets round out the menu with options such as a Rotisserie Chicken Skillet, Curry Roasted Vegetable Bowl and Pesto Harvest Skillet.

Lunch and dinner are served Monday –Friday from 11:30a, and Saturday
and Sunday from 10a, with brunch served until 3p.

5958 South Dixie Highway | 786.785.1001 |


Conservation Concert at the Doc Thomas House

TAS Conservation Concert Serie

The Tropical Audubon hosts its CONSERVATION CONCERT SERIES at the historic Doc Thomas House located at 5530 Sunet Drive.  Upcoming concerts are Saturday, March 31 and Saturday, April 28, the last of the season which will feature several bands.

TAS is also hosting a Movie Nite on Friday, May 25, and put on your calendar the Native Plant Sale set for Saturday June 2. For more details, log onto the TAS website at

Vino & VanGogh

VINO & VANGOGH, Wednesday, April 18, 7-8:30p

A ChamberSOUTH Business After Hours event, hosted by ArtSouth.

Create a masterpiece and enjoy wines and eats. $20pp.  RSVP: 305.661.1021 / 305.662.1423

THE SOUTH MIAMI HOSPITAL TWILIGHT 5K, presented by Team Footworks is Sunday, June 3, 6p. starting at Hans Huseby Run on 57 Court. The Twilight 5K is a race
and block party rolled into one.
For registration info, log onto



Recently opened NO NAME CHINESE (7400 SW 74 St) serves lunch from Wednesday through Friday from 11:30a to 2:30p, and serves up a special Sunday Brunch at the same hours.  Different menus are offered for the lunch and brunch. 

SAKE ROOM at 1559 Sunset which opened a couple of months ago is now offering a lunch menu.  Open for lunch and dinner, Mon-Sat.

SNIP-ITS haircuts and more for kids recently opened at 5770 Sunset Drive.  It’s the perfect place to pamper
and party.

HOUSE & PAPER, which has been around town for some time has moved from its 57th Court location to 5825 Sunset Drive, Suite 202.


Read more about these openings in the next issue of SOMI Magazine.


Pictured with Veronica Birch Flores is FNBSM President Drew A. Dammeier (left), and Chairman Bruce Wirtz MacArthur.

First National Bank of South Miami (FNBSM) Chairman Bruce Wirtz MacArthur, recently announced the election of Veronica Birch Flores to the Board of Directors of First National Bank of South Miami. MacArthur noted that “In my 42 years as Chairman, among my proudest moments is appointing Veronica as a Director.”

Ms. Flores enjoys over 38 years as a community banker, with the last 18 years at FNBSM.  Her vast experience has served the bank well in strategically leading the Bank to success through some very challenging times.  Her unwavering commitment to provide outstanding client service has enabled the bank to steer a clear course towards becoming a premier community bank. 


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