Skip to content

That Guy From Top Chef To Open In Miami’s Burbs

April 6, 2010

If, like me, you grew up in the burbs (specifically Kendall), then you’ve been to a Bahama Breeze or two in your day.  Romano’s Macaroni Grill, check.  To us, a more “local” spot is the [Fill-in-the-Blank] Ale House because it has the name of our very suburb in the title.  Life. Is. Good.

But life might be better when Top Cheffer Fabio Vivani comes to town (hat tip: Eater Miami).   Vivani, who is fresh off a not-so-flattering review in the LA Times (“a menu so conventional it reads like a tourist trap,” “Italian Food for Dummies,” zero stars), says in an interview with a website called Yumsugar that he and his business partner “have deals in place in Chicago and Miami; we are trying to do some more locations. We want to be in suburbs, not downtown — I need loyal people, community.”

Having left Kendall (I like to think of the Snapper Creek Expressway as a one-way street), I’m now one of those fickle, unloyal urbanites.  But apparently, the suburbs remain a bastion of loyalists (Kendall took up arms for the Brits, I believe). 

Detractors might say that this so-called “loyalty” is bred by a lack of real food options, but I say long live the [Dairy] Queen.

Advertisements
One Comment leave one →
  1. omni permalink
    April 8, 2010 8:21 pm

    and by “that guy from top chef,” you mean the cutest little italian that ever lived.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: