The Scoop: Your Guide to South Florida's Trendiest Hotspots
ITALY VS. INDIA Miami Design District-based Harry’s Pizzeria finally removed the paper from the windows of its Coconut Grove outpost (pictured). The immensely popular Italian joint began selling pies yesterday. But James Beard-winning Michael Schwartz would never limit himself to Neapolitan pizza. The menu also features a fall-inspired grain, pomegranate and calabaza salad, while daily specials include locally-caught, wood-roasted fish on Fridays. South Miamians also have a new spot on mom’s (or dad’s) night off from kitchen duty. Kumar Arvind, a native of Punjab, opened his second location for Taste Buds of India in the former Barceloneta space. He makes sauces from scratch and uses as much organic produce as possible. Yogurt-marinated chicken tikka masala baked in a tandoor oven has been an instant hit. Soak up its sauce with garlicky naan.
MUY MENSWEAR Guys have some new home-grown sources to stock their fall wardrobes. Miami-based Ike Behar and Atelier launched permanent stores at Village of Merrick Park. Ike Behar, a decades-old luxury brand with boutiques from Chicago to Charleston, sells a complete collection of suits with an impressive made to measure program; sports jackets; dress shirts (before launching his own line, its Cuban founder designed them for Ralph Lauren); ties and accessories. Made in Italy, Atelier’s clothing and accessories for men and boys features chinos; slimmer, modern-fit shirts; linen and wool suits, and driving shoes in suede, leather and exotic skins. For casual clothes, Market women’s boutique in South Miami dedicates its back area to Market Man, and preppy Vineyard Vines opened in Merrick Park.
THIS IS 40 Come check out Artefacto’s fifth annual Design House at its Coral Gables showroom tonight. The Brazilian maker of contemporary home furnishings has many reasons to celebrate at the invite-only reception. Besides being its 40th anniversary and the debut of heir and CEO Paulo Bacchi’s first solo-conceived collection, Arte|5, the philanthropic brand fetes its donated design for a gorgeous new lounge at Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center (pictured). Nearly a dozen international interiors experts created vignettes to showcase global trends and Bacchi’s pieces, which he categorizes into themes such as the Canyon line’s bleached white oak. Other trends are curved versus linear shapes, an edgy concept for table placement, and organic upholstery fabrics and rugs. Raise a glass of champagne and enjoy bites by Starr Catering.
RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org. 4440 Ponce de Leon Boulevard; 305.774.0004; artefacto.com
SOFLA’S SXSW III Points, Miami’s nascent version of South by Southwest festival in Austin, takes over Mana Wynwood this weekend. The three-day event unleashes a flood of ideas at the forefront of music, art and technology. Dozens of bands and D.J.’s are slated to perform, with Neon Indian, Panda Bear, Toro Y Moi and Bomba Estereo (pictured) being some of this year’s most anticipated acts. Not into loud music and crowds? Check out daytime activities including panels and lectures, as well as art exhibits like a web-based group show curated by the Institute of Contemporary Art, Miami, and food vendors from Shack Shack to Coyo Taco. Passes remain for $55 per day and $111 for all three days. Tip: Use discount code ICAPOINTS.