Amidst the whirlwind of his latest project, Dream Downtown, we were able to steal a few questions from owner, Noah Tepperberg. He and his partners at The Strategic Group have been the brains behind famous hotspots such as Marquee and Avenue in NYC as well as TAO and LAVO in Las Vegas. With the new unveiling of the acclaimed, Dream Downtown, they continue their reign on nightlife. After our interview with Noah last week, we wanted more --and so did everyone else! Without further ado, here's ten questions with Tepperberg.
What better way to celebrate a Miami Heat victory with a few cocktails. Local restaurants and bars have recently come up with a few drinks inspired none other than 305's own, Miami Heat. Steven Rauscher, Director of Food and Beverage and Will Mendenhall, bartender and restaurant manager at The Tides hotel on South Beach came up with the "Leblon James". The cocktail consist of two ounces of Leblon Cachaca (a favorite spirit in Brazil), one ounce of fresh watermelon juice, one ounce freshly squeezed Florida citrus juice, and a dash of chipotle-infused agave nectar (tasty hm?).
This past week it was announced that Levinson Jewelers of Fort Lauderdale has teamed up with DJ Irie, Miami Heat’s celebrity deejay, on a new line of music inspired jewelry.
Aptly named ‘Peace Thru Music’, this collection is an assortment of necklaces and bracelets with a peace symbol surrounded by a record (retailing at $395). The necklace showcases the ‘Peace Thru Music’ pendant on a thick piece of leather cording while the bracelet displays the same pendant on black and white prayer-like beads. In addition to the funky design, a portion of the proceeds for this collection will go to 'Peace Thru Music,' which is an organization that works with Big Brothers Big Sisters of Miami. According to Robin Levinson, co-owner of Levinson Jewelers, teaming up with DJ Irie on this project was a no-brainer. “This was a natural collaboration, considering both Levinson Jewelers and DJ Irie represent an elite sense of style,” said Levinson. “Together we hope to develop a trendsetting line of jewelry that is fashionable and functional, and all to benefit the wonderful cause and tremendous mission of Big Brothers Big Sisters.”
As the rest of the country cools down and gears up for the long frigid winter months, Miami is heating up, courtside that is. Lebron, D-Wade, and Bosh will officially tear up the court for the Heat season opener on October 29, and in honor of the Heat, Area 31 will be starting its new Miami Heat Happy Hour, soon available for every home game. ‘Tis the season to swig back a glass of Area 31’s specialty cocktails, like Hot Crush, while chowing down on King James Croquettes. This inspired Happy Hour menu has a $5 theme; everything from the drinks, to the food, even parking so you can safely get your buzz on before walking, or metro-lining, over to the Arena to catch the game.
If the sold out tickets and countless #6 jerseys aren't a sign of his arrival, then these sure are.
Dropped on Saturday at the new House of Hoops by Footlocker in the Dadeland Mall, the 'LeBron 8 South Beach' is the King's 80's take on his Nike classic 'LeBron 8'. With its art-deco inspired colors, soft buttery leather, and the fact that it weighs even less than previous models, this sneaker is bound to be popping up all over South Beach clubs and shoe collector's closets alike.
Retailing at a cool $160, these will also be available in the classic red and black Heat colors at the end of the month. To get your hands on a pair, visit House of Hoops in the Dadeland Mall or go to nikestore.com where they'll be debuting on November 12th.
Nothing says "Welcome Home to Miami, LeBron," like your own pair of Miami Vice inspired kicks.
Lebron James was spotted at Club LIV over the weekend after giving Miami Heat fans a scare several days prior as he limped off the court during an exhibition game. Lebron figured he needed some time to "heal" so what better place to do that than illustrious Club LIV!
Spotted with a few friends, Lebron allegedly ordered three bottles of Wódka Vodka and two bottles of Dom Pérignon, prepared to party -- wouldn't you say?
In addition to an appearance by Lebron, Jenny McCarthy was also in the building, just two tables over from Lebron's.
A 50,000-square-foot sports, lifestyle, and entertainment complex and 10,000-sqaure-foot NBA approved basketball court sounds like quite the playground, or vacation within a vacation. The JW Marriott Marquis in Miami is offering vacationers and locals alike just that -- a premier five star luxury hotel experience.
The new hotel, opening October 1, boasts a two-story entertainment facility featuring a high-tech media room, billiard room, Rik Rak Spa & Salon, as well as the Jim McLean Golf School (virtual golf facility with an indoor putting green), a virtual bowling room, and Met 2 Fitness -- a 4,500-square-foot state-of-the-art fitness center. In the unlikely event that you STILL aren't impressed, there is the 44-room Hotel Beaux Arts Miami, JW Marriot Marquis’ hotel-within-a-hotel (located above the main hotel), and French chef and restaurateur Daniel Boulud's db Bistro Moderne.
Two seemingly different worlds collided Sunday night in South Florida during the Miami Dolphins season opener at Sun Life Stadium. I am not referring only to the two sets of football fans that came out to support their respective teams, one in support of the New York Jets and hailing from the cold north, and the other cheering on home team and local South Florida favorite, the Miami Dolphins, but of the traditional stadium experience and that of south beach nightlife. Sports fans and club-goers united under one roof to watch an epic edge-of-your-seat football game at Sun Life while celebrating the opening of the new LIV, which aims to revamp and enhance the traditional stadium scene with south beach flash and flair.
On Saturday, November 7th, music lovers can feast their eyes and ears on the Spam Allstars at the Sleepless Night festival in Miami Beach. The free gala will be filled with indoor and outdoor events that feature music, dance, theater, film, comedy, poetry and acrobatics. At midnight, the Spam Allstars will take the Rhythm Foundation Stage.
The band defies a single classification. The Spam Allstars’ sound can be described as electronic descarga, a Cuban term for a loose, spirited jam session. Their Afro-Cuban vibes mesh with acid jazz to concoct a multicultural synthesis that defines Miami. They’ve been featured in a few independent films, as well as the Miami Heat’s pre-game introductions, and other TV and radio spots. Despite their impressive resume of various accomplishments, the Spam Allstars are meant to be experienced live, where you can feel the bass in your stomach.
Latin music extraordinaire and melodramatic tenor Marc Anthony was personally handed the keys to Dwyane Wade's house Saturday night. Wade, NBA star player of the Miami Heat, surprised Anthony on stage midway through the the singer/songwriter's performance to make sure he would feel right at home. "You know Marc, this is usually my house," said Wade. "Tonight though, mi casa, tu casa."