November 2019 Newsletter
Vol. 7 No. 21

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November Events
Miami International Auto Show
November 1 - 10
Miami, FL

The completely auto-obsessed and those who just use their vehicles to get from Point A to Point B will find something to enjoy at the Miami International Auto Show. A Miami institution, known as one of the finest auto shows in the nation, this event has been around since 1971. Fans come back year after year for the new exhibitions from more than 40 auto manufacturers, including vintage cars on Memory Lane. Admission is $15 for adults and $6 for children.
Transit of Mercury with NASA
November 11
Phillip and Patricia Frost Museum of Science
Miami, FL

Join us as we celebrate the first planet in our Solar System, Mercury! On November 11, Mercury will do a transit in front of the Sun for the first time since 2016! This relatively rare occurrence happens only about 13 times every 100 years. Throughout the day you will enjoy real-time live views of the transit as broadcasted globally from a telescope on the rooftop of Frost Science, plus discover amazing facts about this small planet.
Beach Road Trip Weekend
November 1 - 3
Virginia Key Beach Park, Virginia Key, FL

Now in its eighth year, Beach Road Trip Weekend is a series of Caribbean-inspired music events that starts in New York and then stops in Miami, Jamaica, California, Turks and Caicos and Atlanta throughout the year. Kick it off by hopping on the boat party on Thursday and then get ready for three-days at Virginia Key Beach Park. Tickets are $140 for a one-day pass, $300 for a weekend pass and $500 for VIP, all food and drink is included.
The Seed Food & Wine Week
November 7 - 10
Various Locations, Miami, FL

The first plant-based food and wine festival of its kind in the country, the Seed Food & Wine Week is a gathering of people passionate about wellness, healthy lifestyle and conscious living. Taste, explore, listen and experience demonstrations, learning sessions, brand activations, beer, wine and food stands and more than 200 exhibitors enjoyed by 10,000 attendees. Join the 5th Annual Plant Based Burger Battle, Taco Tailgate Party, farm to table dinners, yoga and meditation sessions, networking events and more.Some events are free, while others are ticketed. For an all access experience, Visionary Passes are $459.
Veterans Day Parade
November 11
Ocean Drive, Miami Beach, FL

Spend this important day honoring our military men and women. The City of Miami Beach will host their annual Veteran’s Day Parade along Ocean Drive from 5th to 14th Streets.
Fall Garden Festival
79th Annual Ramble at Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden
November 9 - 10
Fairchild Tropical and Botanic Garden Miami, FL

If you’ve been waiting to boost your home garden, the Fall Garden Festival at Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden is your chance to purchase plants both ornamental and edible from local nurseries. Enjoy the fall beer garden and cooking demonstrations, sample treats from local chefs and purchase handmade treasures from vendors.
Thank You
to our sponsors
Map Sponsors
Index Sponsors
Concierge Birthdays

11/04 John Lenis, Muse Condo
11/05 Denitsa Koleva, Fontainebleau
11/06 Wendy Finot, Dream Hotel
11/09 Esteban Rodriguez, Cadillac Hotel
11/11 Tatiana Echeverri, Penninsula Condo
11/12 Sanya Blumberg, Nobu Eden Roc
11/13 Fernando Valverde, Continuum
11/14 John Durham, The Hotel


11/15 Julio Rivera, Delano
11/17 Edgar Nieto, Gale South Beach
11/18 Fabio Ladino, Nautilus
11/22 Ken Paul Agravante, Shore Club
11/23 Yuri Nacimiento, Grand Beach Hotel
11/25 Martin Padron, InterContinental
11/27 Nicole Sabbion, Fontainebleau
11/28 Mariano Carron, Sagamore
Sports

Miami Heat (NBA)
vs. Houston
11/03: 6:00pm

vs. Detroit
11/12: 7:30pm

vs. New Orleans
11/16: 8:00pm




Miami Dolphins (NFL)
vs. New York
11/03: 1:00pm







Florida Panthers (NHL)
vs. Detroit
11/02: 7:00pm

vs. Washington
11/07: 7:00pm

vs. Winnipeg
11/14: 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
305-396-4551

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
305-800-7274

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
305-642-8989

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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Guillermo
W South Beach

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


Vachira
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
EDITION

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

Charlie Phynes Garcia
Diplomat

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.