The Scoop: Your Guide to South Florida's Trendiest Hotspots
THE PATRIOT For Izzy’s Fish & Oyster, Jamie DeRosa’s new restaurant next to his Tongue & Cheek, he and chef de cuisine William Crandall took a road trip throughout New England. They sampled clam chowder, lobster rolls and Boston cream pies, among the beloved regional specialties that DeRosa recalls from his childhood summers on the shores of Narragansett, R.I. Diners also feel like they’re stepping into a bit of New England with the navy and teal setting’s gray stone floors, tin ceiling and octopus mural. Grab a seat at the white marble oyster bar for six rotating varieties harvested on the East Coast. Other raw-bar treats are clams in lemon salsa and PEI mussels with bruschetta. They offer the whole shebang from fried seafood baskets to Parker House rolls.
MODEL MOMENT Some models are more than just another pretty face. On Saturday night, NSU Art Museum Fort Lauderdale previews “The Indestructible Lee Miller,” a retrospective of Man Ray’s model and muse (pictured) who became a photographer in her own right most famous for her shocking images from the liberation of the concentration camps in World War II. The 90+ works, which will be on view through February 14, 2016, were organized in association with the Albertina museum in Vienna. Miller’s son and head archivist Antony Penrose gives an art talk prior to the opening. Celebrate “Becoming,” Cindy Crawford’s autobiography as she approaches the big 5-0 with a Faena luncheon, Bal Harbour Shops book signing, and 1 Hotel & Homes South Beach rooftop party on October 6.
FLEA + FERIA Looking for something new to do this weekend? The Miami Flea returns to Canvas Miami’s event space in the Arts & Entertainment District on October 4, from 3-7 p.m. Dozens of artisanal vendors sell crafts, clothes and cuisine (Vice City Bean, Bunnie Cakes, Miami Smokers). Talk tomes with Bookleggers Library and listen to live music while the bike valet guards your wheels. La Feria del Mercado de San Miguel, a pop-up version of Madrid’s iconic gourmet destination in Bayfront Park through January, has been such a success that organizers can’t stock enough provisions (hint: arrive early!). The century-old market specializes in squid-ink paella, gazpacho and succulent jamón serrano from acorn-fattened pigs. In addition to Spanish purveyors, locals like Proper Sausages and Mimmo’s Mozzarella have also set up booths.
TSUNAMIS TO SWANS Fall’s a great time to take in some theater and dance. This weekend is the last chance to catch South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center and University of Miami’s presentation of “Tsunami.” Nilo Cruz co-wrote and directs the docudrama about the 2011 natural disaster in Japan. GableStage performs “Disgraced” by Ayad Akhtar from October 3 to November 1. The Pulitzer Prize-winning, controversial play follows a Muslim-American attorney in New York who’s trying to find himself. Miami City Ballet begins its 30th anniversary season with Program 1 at the Arsht Center in Miami, on October 23-25, with November performances in Fort Lauderdale. Attend a complimentary bash before the troupe dances acts II and IV of George Balanchine’s “Swan Lake,” hot British choreographer Liam Scarlett’s “Viscera” and Jerome Robbins’s “Fancy Free.”