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
- Stage Door explores the songs of the 1960s with ‘What’s New Pussycat?’
- Raw intimacy in Carlota Pradera’s ‘Bare Bones’ at the Miami Theater Center
- Miami choreographer Rosie Herrera turns life in a Cuban cabaret to art for ‘Show.Girl.’ with Ballet Hispanico
- Pérez Art Museum Miami: 10 features you won’t want to miss
- Accessible Art: Art Basel sets attendance record, color in time and space with Carlos Cruz-Diez, and the Bakehouse Art Complex builds first public metal-casting foundry
- Accessible Art: Arsht Center exhibit fuses fashion and art, a call for artists at Segafredo, and the Wolfsonian-FIU presents Rebirth of Rome
- LA artist Kenton Parker elevates the 'selfie' with solo exhibition at Primary Projects for Art Basel
- Big brands descend on Miami Art Week to expose emerging artists to the public
- Accessible Art: Fort Lauderdale art exhibit spotlights 10 female artists, CIFO teams up with Museum of Fine Arts Boston, and MOCA on WPBT Ch. 2
- More gifts pour in as Pérez Art Museum Miami prepares to open