Book 'Em: Alex Daoud
What local authors love about Miami in our new series, Book 'Em.
By Jessica Sick
Former Miami Beach commish Alex Daoud's new book, Sins of South Beach: The Story of Corruption, Violence and the Making of Miami Beach, is a true story about the transformation of South Beach from seedy to sensational, and all the dirty deeds done along the way. Now, however, the Lebanese local is content grubbing on some Schnitzel Haus.
Favorite Miami icon: Raul Martinez, because he's a winner.
Restaurant where you'd like to have your last meal: The salmon at Schnitzel Haus (1085 NE 79th St.; 305-754-8002).
Best quintessential "Miami" story: I'd have to tell it in person.
Favorite Spanish phrase: Como esta ud.?
Miami wouldn't be Miami without: The wonderful Latin influence.
Miami really needs a: Champion football, basketball and baseball team.
Event you look forward to every year and why: Christmas, because people are so friendly.
Where you can typically be found on a Sat. night: On Lincoln Road or at home with my dog.
For more info on Sins of South Beach, visit sinsofsouthbeach.com.
See and Do
- DWNTWN Art Days 2015 this weekend
- Schmooze Over Miami teaches history through a theatrical pub crawl
- PAMM Third Thursdays: Poplife Social featuring Million Young
- Russian pianist plays Wynwood on Friday
- Siempre Flamenco hosts Cafe Cantante at the South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center
- The Rhythm Foundation's Dance Band Night kicks off with The French Horn
- What if Works presents Chekhov's 'The Cherry Orchard'
- A more modest ‘Anything Goes’ docks at the Broward Center
- Little Havana Visitor Center opens on Calle Ocho
- Bayfront Park upgrades summer lineup in downtown Miami