Mid-October 2019 Newsletter
Vol. 7 No. 20
Sponsor Spotlight
October Events
Oktoberfest Miami
October 11 - 13
Miami, FL

Enjoy this annual German tradition featuring food, games, and entertainment for the whole family, organized by the German International Parent Association. It's a family-friendly Oktoberfest, featuring carnival rides, game booths with prizes, German food and drink, delicious baked goods, entertainment, activities for kids and more.
South Florida Seafood Festival
October 19 - 20
Miami Marine Stadium
Virginia Key, FL

Seafood lovers rejoice! The South Florida Seafood Festival is back. Taking place at the picturesque Miami Marine Stadium on the beautiful island of Virginia Key, listen to live music and taste delectable dishes by some of Miami’s hottest chefs.
South Beach Seafood Week
October 22 - 26
Lummus Park, Miami Beach, FL

Eat your heart out at the annual South Beach Seafood Week at some of the hottest restaurants in South Beach. The festival helps kick off the annual stone crab season and will feature some of Miami’s best restaurants at Lummus Park.
Halloween 2019
October 31
South Florida

Thanks to Halloween falling in the middle of the week this year, events are spread out over the span of two weekends and peaking Thursday night — because having to work the next day never stopped anyone in Miami from going out. And there's plenty to do during the ten-day party marathon.

Click the image for the best Halloween parties in 2019.
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Concierge Birthdays

10/01 Jaciel Ramirez, 900 Biscayne Bay
10/02 Daniel Douglas, Setai Hotel
10/03 Federico Zerla, Grand Beach Hotel
10/05 Kleber Topiol, Honorary Member
10/07 Michael Romei, FAENA Hotel
10/09 Eduardo Rosello, InterContinental
10/10 Claude Dussault, Grand Beach Hotel
10/16 Erwin Besems, Fontainebleau Hotel
10/18 Crispy Soloperto, The Standard
10/19 Ligia Soares, Oceana Bal Harbour

10/22 Claudia Abma, Fontainebleau Hotel
10/23 Caeser Ramirez, Setai Hotel
10/23 Joseph Blaise, W South Beach Res.
10/24 Alberto Britos, Fontainebleau Hotel
10/24 Lilian Pineda, St. Regis Residences
10/24 Angela Castro, W South Beach Res.
10/26 Angela Alarcon, Fontainebleau Hotel
10/27 Christian Polanco, FAENA House
10/31 Luis Diaz, FAENA House

Miami Heat (NBA)
vs. Houston (Preseason)
10/18: 8:00pm

vs. Memphis
10/23: 7:30pm

vs. Atlanta
10/29: 7:30pm

Miami Dolphins (NFL)
See you in November!

Florida Panthers (NHL)
vs. Nashville
10/19: 8:00pm

vs. Pittsburgh
10/22: 7:00pm
Arts & Concerts

Adrienne Arsht
Performing Arts Center
1300 Biscayne Blvd.
Miami, FL 33132
South Florida Concert Venues
AmericanAirlines Arena
BB&T Center
Cruzan Amphitheatre
Bayfront Park
Fillmore Miami Beach
Hard Rock Stadium
South Florida's Newest Restaurants to Try

Hometown BBQ
1200 NW 22nd St
Miami, FL 33142

New York City’s most popular barbecue spot has opened its second outpost right here in the Magic City — Allapattah to be exact. Taking over a former produce warehouse, it boasts the same international influenced barbecue that made the original outpost so popular, alongside with a full-service menu at night, a complete bar, and rustic-meets-Scandinavian interior, making it a perfect spot for an afternoon out with friends or a casual date night.

Papi Steak
736 1st St
Miami Beach, FL 33139

David Grutman continues his quest to take over Miami’s culinary scene with the debut of his latest restaurant, Papi Steak. The spot has already become a celeb favorite (J. Lo and Drake have already been spotted) but what keeps guests coming back is the steak. The kosher-friendly menu offers items like wagyu pastrami, Maine lobster, chicken schnitzel, mac ’n cheese, latkes, and of course, the namesake Papi Steak.

Sala'o Cuban Bar & Pescaderia
1642 SW 8th Street
Miami, FL 33135

The name "Sala’o" comes from the classic novel The Old Man and the Sea. Hemingway spent many years in Cuba, which inspired Mena and Rodriguez to create an eatery that pays homage to the writer.

Cuban chef Jorge Mas, who formerly worked in the Cayman Islands, Barceloneta, and NIU Kitchen, to create the dishes using daily Florida catches made with traditional Caribbean and Cuban flavors.
Wall of Fame

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W South Beach

Our Concierge Guillermo was a "make it happen" kind of guy!

Shore Club

In our 2nd day of vacation, my wife lost her phone and became very upset, due to all the valuable information plus precious family pictures. We saw Vachira at her work, and my wife spoke to her for help to use the phone to try to find hers. Vachira went more than the extra mile to help my wife to find her phone and helped her to go together to the last places my wife and I been there, she walked with her in the rain, and then got the Hotel Car to pick up the phone, she even tipped the driver on our behalf. What Vachira did is beyond what every one can do now a days to help others. God Bless her, her approach to manage the issue and her behaviour is indication of good leadership.

Amelia Nunez

A big thanks to Amelia from concierge who help me to do a beautiful surprise to my wife.

Charlie Phynes Garcia

But what sealed the deal for me was their concierge, Charlote "Charlie". She was fabulous. Since I did book this trip last minute, I hadn't had any time to plan any activities. She was a lifesaver! Everything she recommended was great!
SFCA President & CEO: Miguel Pena
Editor: Joey Oros
We hope that you enjoyed this edition of The Maestro.