September 2018 Newsletter
Vol. 6 No. 18
Greetings-

As summer draws to a close we have many great events planned for our concierge members and sponsors. We will be at Fun Dimensions on September 25th for our monthly meeting. If you have not already confirmed let us know. On October 15th the SFCA and the Goldcoast Concierge Association will be participate in a friendly competition. We will have members of each organization participating in various activities. All the participation is limited to a select few, we want everyone come and cheer us on. We are working with Brightline to have the luxury train experience to Fort Lauderdale where we will be shuttled to and from the Extreme Action Park.
We had an amazing concierge event last night at Marlins Stadium. We plan on have many more events that will be all inclusive.

Thank you for reading. many great things are happening in the next few months.

As they say in TV Land " Stay Tuned"....

Warm Regards,

Miguel Pena - President and Chief Executive Officer
Thank you to our map sponsors:
HOTEL NEWS
Cadillac Hotel & Beach Club Reopens

"Located in the heart of Miami Beach at 39 [th] Street and Collins Avenue, this luxury hotel, recognized as one of Miami Beach's original and historic Art Deco properties, has undergone a multi-million-dollar renovation."

This company may have put the chairs, and nearly everything else, in your hotel room

"If you could pick up a hotel and turn it upside down, everything that falls out is what we supply..."

MEMBER NEWS
Surfside Events

First Fridays
93rd St beach behind the Surfside
Community Center

Sea Turtle Release
Every Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Crandon Park Visitor and Nature Center and at Haulover Park
$10 per person

The Sea Turtle Awareness program allows visitors to learn about different sea turtle species and their life cycle, as well as some of the dangers they face throughout their lives. Participants can come face to face with hatchlings and join them as they embark on their exciting journey into the depths of the ocean.

For more information, call 305-361-6767.
Aventura Mall Happenings

Katz's Patstrami on Rye Pizza
September 17 - 30

Back by popular demand, the Katz’s Pastrami Pizza on Rye Crust that was conceived last summer will be available at Aventura Mall’s Genuine Pizza restaurant. Chef Michael Schwartz and Katz’s Delicatessen owner Jake Dell connected on a recent trip to NYC and hatched a plan to give the people what they want for the second year in a row.

See restaurant for more details.
Lincoln Road

Yoga on Lincoln Road; Offered 10 a.m. Sundays and 6 p.m. Wednesdays at Euclid Avenue and Lincoln Road. Yoga classes are free and dog-friendly, and kids are encouraged to join in on the fun.

Walk for Health; Every Tuesday the Lincoln Road Walkers host a weekly 5k stroll through Miami Beach. Meet at the Nike Store, 1035 Lincoln Road. Free admission; 7:30-8:30 a.m.

Baptist Health SoBe Run Club; With the motto of “Pick your distance. Pick your pace. When you run with a crowd, there’s a place for everyone,” this FREE run club meets every Thursday at 7:01pm at the Lincoln Road Nike store (1035 Lincoln Rd.). Powered by Nike and Frankie Ruiz, runners can expect to cover around three miles.
BIRTHDAYS
09/17 Jacqueline Gonzalez, Continuum
09/17 Rene Faustin, ICON
09/17 Nathalie Jolain, Royal Palm
09/18 Alex Rabelo, Cadillac Hotel
09/18 Ed Ponder, Honorary Member
09/19 Casey Colliflower, Fontainebleau
09/21 David Chowdhury, 1 Hotel
09/21 Robert Martinez, Biltmore Hotel
09/21 Jaimes Poitras, Continuum
09/24 Odalys Rojas, Marriott SoBe
09/30 Roberto Romero, Reach
EVENTS
Miami Spice
September 16 - September 30
South Florida

Calling all foodies! Miami Spice is an annual showcase of Miami’s hip culinary scene. Enjoy three-course, prix-fixe menus prepared by Miami’s hottest chefs at the best restaurants in the city for a great price (brunch $23, lunch $23 and dinner $39).
Miami Fashion Film Festival
September 20-22
Miami Beach Cinematheque

Take a creative look at the fashion industry through screenings of documentaries, short films and fashion movie classics at the Miami Fashion Film Festival at the Miami Beach Cinematheque on Washington Avenue.
HistoryMiami Cruise
September 23
Bayside Marketplace, Miami, FL

Enjoy an entertaining and relaxing ride on the river with HistoryMiami Museum’s resident historian, Dr. Paul George, as he recounts the history of Miami. Learn the story of the Miami River from the late 19th century and hear tales of the area’s earliest known inhabitants, the Tequesta, all while cruising through Downtown. The Museum will be chartering a vessel from Island Queen Cruises, which will be docked at Miamarina at Bayside Marketplace. Tickets start at $50 per person and include admission to HistoryMiami.
Third Horizon Caribbean Film Festival
September 27-30
O Cinema, Wynwood, Miami, FL

Head to O Cinema in Wynwood to watch films about the Caribbean and its diaspora during the Third Horizon Caribbean Film Festival. The festival aims to celebrate and empower the filmmakers leading this charge and promote films which tell the stories of the region, its people and their diaspora.
Thank you to our index sponsors:
SPORTS
Miami Dolphins
vs. Oakland
09/23: 1:00pm
Miami Marlins

vs. Washington
09/17: 7:10pm
09/18: 7:10pm

vs. Cincinatti
09/20: 7:10pm
09/21: 7:10pm
09/22: 7:10pm
09/23: 1:10pm
Miami Hurricanes
vs. FIU
09/22: 3:30pm

vs. North Carolina
09/27: 8pm
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
FEATURED RESTAURANTS
ETARU Hallandale
111 S Surf Road
Hallandale, FL 33009
954-271-3222

ETARU Hallandale, a restaurant featuring contemporary Japanese Robatayaki cuisine. The menu centers on dishes from the robata grill, which originates from the fishermen of the Northern coastal waters off Japan, who would cook the fish on the boats with different charcoals and share the bounty with one another using their oars.  Brought to the United States by  Rainer Becker , co founder and creator of Zuma restaurants worldwide and ROKA London.
 
During the day, ETARU Beach Bar will offer an all-day menu for casual dining. As the sun sets, the action shifts upstairs and the restaurant and indoor/outdoor cocktail bar comes to life. The central robata grill, the beating heart of the restaurant buzzes with activity making for an immersive, shared experience. 
Obra Kitchen Table

1331 Brickell Bay Dr
Miami, FL 33131
305-846-9363

The first stateside eatery from lauded Venezuelan chef Carlos Garcia, Obra offers all the South American flavors on which he built his reputation on in a more relaxed setting. The cuisine centers around dishes made on the Josper grill with dishes like roasted clams, octopus carbonara, and pork pernil, all served in a space featuring a large wrap counter and an open kitchen where guests can literally get a front seat to the action.
Ono Poke Shop

2320 N Miami Ave
Miami, FL 33127
786-618-5366

Poke shops are becoming a dime a dozen in this town, but Ono Poke stands out from the pack. Led by a Makoto vet, it features a selection of poke bowls plus create-your-own varieties in a fast causal, Hawaiian themed setting.
FABULOUS 4
SEABOB Adventure

SEABOB Adventure – join the ultimate underwater experience.
Allow us to introduce and release a new underwater jet ski – the SEABOB! It’s your personal submarine that allows you to move gracefully like a dolphin or feel like you are on a James Bond mission!
 
Beach Ventures offers guided snorkeling tours right off the beach of Ft. Lauderdale. Capture unique experiences with an underwater camera.

Easy to learn, for young and old (10-99).
Speed and depth is regulated via the control grip (up to 8 feet).
Super Flight: Jungle Island

Perfect for your first time experience. Get suited up and go through flight training with our experienced crew. Warm up and stretch pre-flight, then hop aboard and experience your 2-minute flight with the help of an instructor.
Special equipment provided: Flying suit, helmet, goggles, gloves, and earplugs.
Spearfishing in Miami

The sea of Miami is characterized by clean waters and variety of fish that inhabit coral reef and shipwrecks. Learn with Jorge Mario, Cuban spearfishing national champion and expert guide.
Top Golf Miami Gardens

Topgolf is the premier golf entertainment complex where the competition of sport meets your favorite local hangout. Score even bigger with Topgolf's extensive food and beverage menu that is sure to impress even the pickiest foodies. It's not golf - it's Topgolf. Give it a shot!
COOL APP
White Noise
Google Trips turns your smartphone into an all-in-one travel assistant, consolidating travel itineraries and reservations from your emails into automatically sorted trips. Google automatically collates your flight details, hotel and car reservations, tour itineraries and other information available in your emails. The app then augments that with recommendations, suggested day plans, and related local sights based on your tastes, interests and local travel tips. Users can save their trip details locally to their iPhone, allowing for offline use away from local Wi-Fi or pricey roaming rates.
WALL OF FAME
Submit your TripAdvisor reviews to info@sfcaonline.com to be featured in the Maestro.
Shore Club South Beach
Neto

Prior to arriving I reached out to the concierge as I wanted to surprise my wife roses in the room. I spoke with Neto, the concierge, and he said he would take care of it. When we arrived on July 3rd, in our room was a gorgeous bouquet of 1 1/2 dozen long stem roses. As I wanted to make the first day special. We spent the day a the pool. I asked Neto to find a place for us to have a great dinner and see the fireworks for July 4th. Neto did not disappoint...It was a perfect day and evening and to end the evening when we returned to our rom there was a bowl of fruit and Champaign waiting for us. The Thursday night Neto again sent a surprise to our room. Thank you Neto, you truly made the stay amazing.
Credits

SFCA President & CEO: Miguel Pena
Editor: Joey Oros

We hope that you enjoyed this edition of Maestro.