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Kim Bokamper builds a restaurant empire bo s world AROUND TOWN Dining drinks & Doral Christine stiphany Crs T 305.903.8845 EWM Realty International stiphany.c ewm.com Celebrating Twenty Years With EWM Realty International lost Dog savequiana Please call 305.796.1017 if seen. Fearful do not chase. 13637 Deering Bay Drive PaDUa Unit 221 Coral gaBles Could this home be any more perfect Elegant and Cheerful 3BR Office or Nursery 3.5BA with beautiful views of the lagoon and resort-style pool from the wrap-around balcony. Split plan over 2 900sf marble floors gourmet kitchen w top of the line appliances grand-sized living room custom built cabinetry exquisite master suite & lavish bath 2 parking spaces storage unit and golf cart space. LP 1 600 000 www.1 3 6 3 7 De e rin g Ba y Driv e Un it2 2 1 .c o m www.Paws4You.org 6096 SW 108 STREET PineCrest gated Builder s Acre built in 94. 5BR Office 4.5BA 2CG. Light and bright w high ceilings tile & wood floors roofed patio w built-in BBQ & heated pool. Beautiful landscaping. UNDER CONTRACT LP 1 600 000 w w w.6 096SW 108St reet .c o m 1612 NW 8 TERRACE miami Walk to Marlin s Stadium old Spanish Charmer in Historic Grove Park next to mini-park. 4BR 2BA. New kitchen Wood floors fireplace formal LR DR. Freshly painted. 2 100 SF on 50 x 105 lot. UNDER CONTRACT LP 449 000 12701 SW 218 STREET miami Under Contract in 2 weeks Estate home w Mediterranean flair on corner 1 2 acre lot. High ceilings 4BR 3BA 2CG tile floors. Eat-in kitchen opens to family rm overlooks yard. solD 380 000 www.12701SW218Street.com 1280 S ALHAMBRA CIR 2204 Coral gaBles University Inn walk to University of Miami 2 BR 2BA with lovely views of the pool from the living room bedrooms & balcony Well-maintained updated master bath and newer appliances. LP 319 000 7325 SW 63 AVENUE 101B soUth miami Professional office-condo Near SM Hospital 800 sf 3 private offices reception area kitchenette & restroom. Leased through 8 2018 at 3 000 mo. Ample parking. REDUCED LP 329 000 w w w. 7 3 2 5 S W 6 3 A v e n u e . c o m pineCrest FaCts a s OF JUne 1 st 2017 238 homes are currently on the market The lowest priced home is 429 000 11149 SW 78 AVENUE PineCrest Executive Rental available immediately 4BR Office 4BA & 2CG. Over 4 300SF on a quiet street close-in. High ceilings grand size rooms eat-in kitchen overlooking family room & great pool patio. REDUCED 6 900 MONTH 1500 BAY RD miam BeaCh Penthouse unit located on the intercoastal within walking distance to restaurants shops & more the Flamingo Condo on south Beach is a full-service complex on a quiet street away from traffic. 3BD 3BA PH UNIT 1 350 000 2BD 2BA 449 000 The highest priced home is 7 999 000 98 homes sold YTD between 1 1 17 & 6 1 17 3650 POINCIANA AVE CoConUt grove represented BUyer listed by Liz Perdigon & Riley Smith of EWM Realty International. Walled & Gated totally renovated 4BR 3.5BA 2CG 3 600 SF. UnDer ContraCt LIST PRICE 1 499 000 The lowest priced sale was 420 000 The highest priced sale was 3 800 000 131 Days on Market was the average PINECRESTMAGAZINE.COM JULY 2017 3 EDITOR S letter The single-minded focus of Don Shula during his career on the sidelines not only resulted in more victories (347) than any head coach in National Football League history but it also produced a treasure trove of tales related to that tunnel vision. One of the go-to anecdotes from Shula s 26 years with the Dolphins involves a meeting with actor Don Johnson who attended practice one afternoon during the height of his Miami Vice fame in the mid-1980s. As the story goes the introduction went something like this Coach this is Don Johnson of Miami Vice. To which Shula replied Nice to meet you. You guys do a really great job. Shula had no clue that he was shaking hands with Detective Sonny Crockett the fictional TV icon of that era. He thought he had just met a member of the MetroDade Police Department. But what the author of the Perfect Season in 1972 lacked in pop culture knowledge he more than made up for with an old-school set of principles that transcended the field--and prepared many of his players for life after football. The 72 team alone boasts an impressive list of post-NFL vocations--state senator physician lawyer construction company owner titans of business and finance. Subsequent eras of Shula-coached Dolphins also would seize the day after hanging up the cleats. Most guys would say that Coach Shula had something to do with their post-career success says Kim Bokamper who played for the Dolphins from 1977 to 1985. The lessons he drilled into you are carry-overs to everything in life you do. Bokamper should know. The charter member of Miami s Killer B s defense of the early 1980s has enjoyed not one but two post-NFL success stories--a 25-year career in radio and television and his current run as a South Florida restaurateur with five sports-themed establishments to his name (and two new concepts set to debut by the end of 2017). However as you ll learn in this month s cover story the former linebacker defensive lineman has had more than just business on his mind the past several years. Our thanks to Bokamper for his time and candor. Enjoy the July issue. PINECREST PUBLISHER Michelle Simon GROUP EDITOR Kevin Kaminski CREATIVE DIRECTOR Melanie Geronemus Smit EDITORIAL ASSISTANT EDITOR Alyssa Fisher ASSISTANT EDITOR Keren Moros COPY EDITOR Jason Davis CONTRIBUTING WRITERS Harvey Bernstein Clarissa Buch Kevin Gale Leah Moskowitz Dori Zinn CONTRIBUTING PHOTOGRAPHERS John Lill Paul Stoppi James Woodley CREATIVE ART DIRECTOR Alexander Hernandez ART DIRECTOR Frank Papandrea ART DIRECTOR Evelyn Robles GRAPHIC DESIGNER Thaddeus Jordan ADVERTISING SALES LORI CASTLE lcastle lmgfl.com GEORGETTE EVANS gevans lmgfl.com DON FISCHER dfischer lmgfl.com SHARI GLATTER sglatter lmgfl.com DEBBY GOLD dgold lmgfl.com JORDAN KNOWLES jknowles lmgfl.com BRITTNEY POLIAK bpoliak lmgfl.com TRACY SHELOWITZ tracy pinecrestmagazine.com DIRECTOR OF MARKETING & EVENTS Jennifer Barb MARKETING COORDINATOR Estefania Marin MARKETING INTERN Christina Weronik CHAIRMAN Gary Press VICE PRESIDENT OF OPERATIONS Sandy Lechner CONTROLLER Josh Wachsman LIFESTYLE MEDIA GROUP 3511 W. 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Kevin Kaminski Group Editor kkaminski lmgfl.com 6 JULY 2017 PINECRESTMAGAZINE.COM HAZEL GOLDMAN 305-665-7383 hazel goldmanresidential.com EVAN GOLDMAN 305-607-8880 evan goldmanresidential.com OPENING DOORS ACROSS SOUTH FLORIDA N EW SO LIL SD TI N G SO LD NE PINECREST MEDITERRANEAN MASTERPIECE 5940 SW 108 Street 3 599 000 2007 Hollub Built 6 7.5 6-Car P Motor Court Summer Kitchen BBall Court Movie Theatre & More MAGNIFICENT NEW PINECREST CONTEMPORARY 7000 Sqft of Quality 6 7 P 3-Car on Deep Acre Oversized Pool Gorgeous High-End Finishes 30x30 Porcelain Carrera Floors & More BEAUTIFUL NORTH PINECREST ACRE HOME 7575 SW 115 Street 1 799 000 Fully Updated 5 4 P 2-Car Quiet Cul-de-Sac St. 2016 Top-of-the-Line Kitchen All Impact Glass Metal Roof Acre w Tennis Court & More 11441 SW 77 Avenue 3 299 999 LI ST IN G N EW PINECREST ACRE LUXURY ESTATE 8001 SW 120 Street 1 489 000 1998 Built 4 3.5 P 3-Car w Soaring Ceilings Stunning 2015 Pool-Patio Area BBQ Marble Flrs. 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Set of Plans Included for Gorgeous New Build GOLDMANRESIDENTIAL.COM 305-665-7383 N EW PRIME SOUTH GABLES VALUE 408 Bargello Avenue 799 000 Updated 3 2 on Large 12 500sqft Lot Keep As is Add On or Start Anew Opportunity Knocks in this Superb Location LI ST IN G PINECRESTMAGAZINE.COM JULY 2017 RE MAX ADVANCE REALTY 7 TABLE OF CONTENTS FEATURES FORMER DOLPHINS GREAT KIM BOKAMPER ESTABLISHES HIS BUSINESS LEGACY WITH A CHAIN OF SPORTS BARS. BO KNOWS BUSINESS 26 WHISPERING MANES PROVIDES SOOTHING THERAPY FOR THOSE WITH DISABILITIES. CALMING INFLUENCE 30 36 PETER FRAMPTON DISCUSSES HIS PASSION FOR MUSIC AND THE RIGHTS OF SONGWRITERS. GUITAR HERO ALSO IN LIFESTYLE 6 10 16 18 20 22 24 32 34 38 40 42 44 50 EDITOR S LETTER AROUND TOWN CULTURAL CALENDAR BAR TALK DOA S PACHAMAMA SOUR THE SPLURGE SUPERIOR BIKE SHOP SKIN DEEP LIP SERVICE VILLAGE LIFE THE BARNACLE BUSINESS GROVE BANK DAY TRIPPER CITYPLACE DORAL DINING DASHI REAL ESTATE GARDENING SCENE ON SITE 5 QUESTIONS PETE SKUMANICH Photography by James Woodley Location Bokamper s Sports Bar & Grill Fort Lauderdale COVER TOC CREDITS 8 JULY 2017 PINECRESTMAGAZINE.COM AN ESCAPE FOR THE PALATE THAT S EASY ON THE POCKET Seafood Primavera Our Summer Escape menu will transport you to a world of unexpected flavors. 3 courses 5 entr e choices for just 49 all summer long. We look forward to serving you. Here s to hos pitality. MIAMI 777 Brickell 305 579 0035 www.trulucks.com Around News & Notes from the Village town Coconut Grove Revamps Coconut Grove s CocoWalk will start renovations this summer on its western half which will be completed in mid-2018. The renovations will add a central open-air plaza that connects to Coconut Grove s pedestrian walkways. CocoWalk will be open during renovations. The plaza will feature caf seating native foliage and water features with a contemporary vibe designed by Beame Architectural Partnership and Foreseer. New retailers also will arrive bringing local and wellknown lifestyle beauty and wellness brands. Fast-casual and sit-down restaurants also will be available along with 150 000 square feet of leasable space. Another addition is One Cocowalk a 78 000-square-foot office building which begins construction in 2018 with completion set for 2019. The improvements are being made by Federal Realty Investment Trust the Comras Co. and Grass River Property the owners of CocoWalk since late 2015. The companies hope to improve the center s connectivity to the neighborhood and offer more shopping. We love the Miami market and Coconut Grove in particular but ensuring success in retail today goes far beyond making cosmetic design changes explains Chris Weilminster president of the mixed-use division at Federal Realty Investment Trust. We re going to inject CocoWalk with newer cooler hipper brands while improving integration with our neighborhood s urban grid. The result will be an immersive experience that gives people a reason to leave home and brings the community together. 10 JULY 2017 PINECRESTMAGAZINE.COM YOUR PINECREST TOP PRODUCER AND NEIGHBORHOOD SPECIALIST Explore your own personal paradise on 2.2 acres of a natural hardwood hammock. Located across from Journey s End behind a gated entry. Enjoy a 400 ft. inspiring drive to living architecture. Custom designed by Charles Harrison Pawley one of a kind Modern home and guest house. Live. Play. Relax. 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The information contained wherein is deemed accurate but not guaranteed. PINECRESTMAGAZINE.COM JULY 2017 11 around town Local Schools Among the Best The Washington Post recently released its list of America s Most Challenging High Schools and several south Dade schools made the list for which 12 percent of the nation s high schools applied. The rankings are based on the ratio of the number of Advanced Placement International Baccalaureate and Advanced International Certificate of Education tests given at a school each year divided by the number of seniors who graduated that year. Local schools on the list included Gulliver Prep (59th) Coral Reef High School (67th) Coral Gables High (294th) Miami Palmetto Senior High (314th) International Studies Preparatory Academy (435th) New World School of the Arts (493rd) Everglades Prep Academy (1 277th) South Dade High (1 364th) and Cutler Bay High (1 674th). Local Bank Funds Deering Estate Scholarship Gibraltar Private Bank & Trust recently agreed to donate 10 000 a year for three years to the Gibraltar Private Bank & Trust Field Study Scholarship Program at Deering Estate. The program will help teachers and students in local Title I schools participate in the estate s environmental education enrichment programs. (Title I provides federal financial assistance to schools with high percentages of children from lowincome families to help the students meet academic standards.) We are proud to be assisting hundreds of students and teachers within our community so they can experience hands-on educational and enrichment programs at Deering Estate says Gibraltar Private president and CEO Angel Medina. Students from kindergarten through 12th grade may apply for the scholarship by writing a reflection essay on what they learned during the field study program. Without funding help like this under-resourced students and teachers are all too often precluded from participating in these experiential educational enrichment programs says Mary Pettit executive director at Deering Estate Foundation. This designated fund will help to ensure many students don t get left behind due to financial limitations. These kids are the future stewards of our planet. Teachers Recognized The Village council recognized Pinecrest s schools by honoring each public school s teacher and rookie teacher of the year. They were joined by Lawrence S. Feldman chair of Miami-Dade County Public Schools ninth district. Court Champs Palmetto Middle School s tennis team won the MiamiDade County Public Schools Middle School Tennis Championship for the second consecutive year and several players took individual titles. Ella Sleeman and Lucas Soma won mixed doubles Alessandro Munoz and Sebastian Munoz won boys doubles and Nathalie Van Der Reis won girls singles. Robert Acosta was second in boys singles Sofia Gutierrez and Sara Alessa were second in girls doubles and Nicolas Wilkins and William Wilkins were third in boys doubles. The county championship comes on the heels of the team s victory at the Dade County Youth Fair s tennis tournament at which several players also won individual awards. Carole A. Wright Gibraltar Private Bank & Trust senior vice president and private banker T.L. Brown Gibraltar senior vice president of growth strategies and client experience David McDonald president of Deering Estate Foundation Jennifer Tisthammer director at Deering Estate and Emilio Vazquez Gibraltar senior vice president and market executive. The team at the county championships Coach Judith Ackman Robert Acosta Nicolas Wilkins William Wilkins Lucas Soma Nathalie Van Der Reis Alessandro Munoz Coach Scott Ackman Sebastian Munoz Sofia Gutierrez. Front row Ella Sleeman and Sara Alessa. 12 JULY 2017 PINECRESTMAGAZINE.COM It s only natural to discover the Galapagos with Celebrity. We treat modern explorers to all-inclusive vacations--with dining beverages shore excursions and more--aboard three stunning ships on six unique itineraries. In these fascinating islands you ll discover rare species and learn about them from certified local naturalists while we treat you to all the creature comforts. Visit celebritycruises.com galapagos call one of our Galapagos Specialists at 1-888-751-9303 or contact your travel agent. 2017 Celebrity Cruises. Ships registry Malta and Ecuador. PINECRESTMAGAZINE.COM JULY 2017 13 around town Pinecrest Goes Green Pinecrest received a Tree City USA designation from the Arbor Day Foundation for the ninth consecutive year. The requirements for the designation included a tree-care ordinance a tree department a community forestry budget and an Arbor Day observance. To observe Arbor Day this year Village staff planted a beauty leaf (Calophyllum inophyllum) at Suniland Park. The Village council planted a wild coffee tree at Pinecrest Gardens Earth Day celebration with environmental artistin-residence Xavier Cortada. Temple Judea Gains Staff Member Danielle F. Spiegelman recently was named senior director of advancement campus and campaign development at Temple Judea. The Miami native has 24 years of experience in organizational management and revenue generation. Previously she was CEO and executive director of Cancer Support Community of Greater Miami where she managed day-to-day operations and was the chief fundraising officer. She raised 5.3 million during her time there. She also worked as the development director for Temple Beth Am in Pinecrest where she created a fundraising program marketing director for The Falls and director of special events at the Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine. Spiegelman also received the Woman of Distinction Award and National Leadership Award while serving at Hadassah of Greater Miami. She also received the Children s Home Society Outstanding Volunteer Award. Danielle Spiegelman is an extremely talented and successful fundraising executive with significant experience managing million-dollar campaigns for religious and non-religious organizations says Joseph Greenberg president of Temple Judea s board of trustees. We look forward to her extraordinary leadership fundraising and organizational skills. For more visit judeagables.org. Gulliver Hosts Special Olympics 5K More than 300 people participated in Gulliver Preparatory School s annual Special Olympics Sponsor-anAthlete 5K Run Walk. Gulliver hosted the event in partnership with Special Olympics Florida. The 5K trail started at the school made its way through the streets of Pinecrest and finished at the school s Sean Taylor Memorial Field. After the race participants enjoyed live music food drinks and other activities. Funds went toward the Miami-Dade chapter of Special Olym3pics Florida which hosts athletic training and competitions for adults and children with intellectual disabilities. Gulliver head of school Frank Steel and Gulliver Miller campus principal Melissa Sullivan join race participants at the starting line. 14 JULY 2017 PINECRESTMAGAZINE.COM 3 Best BETS Prince Royce With 11 No. 1 hits-- including Back It Up Stand by Me Darte un Beso and others--21 Latin Billboard Awards and nine Latin Grammy nominations the 28-year-old Bronx-born Latin singer has made a name for himself in a short Tickets Starting at 60 Info aaarena.com amount of time. He has collaborated with today s top names in music and now embarks on his Five tour in support of his fifth album. When July 30 7 30 p.m. Where Bayfront Park Amphitheater Tickets Starting at 20 Info bayfrontparkmiami. com Paul McCartney The legendary rocker opens his One On One tour in Miami playing almost three hours of music from his 50-year career. Fans will be treated to a state-of-the-art show complete with lasers and fireworks while listening to McCartney s hits from his time with The Beatles Wings and as a solo artist. When July 7 8 p.m. Where AmericanAirlines Arena PINECREST GARDENS HIGHLIGHTS LITTLE LIZARDS This program for children ages 3 to 10 explores a monthly theme through reading exploring and creating at Pinecrest Gardens picnic areas. No registration is required. July s theme Florida s Flora teaches about Florida s native plants. When Fridays 1-3 p.m. Tickets Free with 5 park admission SENSORY GARDEN Shawn Mendes The 18-year-old Canadian heartthrob first captured audiences by posting sevensecond covers on the video app Vine. Now he has hit records and passionate fans who helped fuel sales of his first album Handwritten which went platinum. Mendes performs his catchy pop hits including the Top 10 Billboard and triple-platinum hit Treat You Better from his second album Illuminate and the popular Stiches from his first album which reached No. 4 on the Hot 100. When July 26 7 30 p.m. Where AmericanAirlines Arena Tickets Starting at 25.50 Info aaarena.com Open by request the calming garden features a pondless water fountain to encourage tranquility a music station a wheelchair accessible planter and plants that stimulate the senses. Ideal for those with sensory processing disorders. When Open by request Tickets Free with 5 park admission ORCHID MOUNTING AND RE-POTTING Part of Pinecrest Gardens Horticulture Workshops this class teaches ways to display and grow orchids and offers tips to make orchids thrive. A staff specialist hosts the class in the Hibiscus Room. When July 12 10 30 a.m. Tickets 10 16 JULY 2017 PINECRESTMAGAZINE.COM MLB ALL-STAR FITNESS WEEKEND other A&e highlights National Ice Cream Month in July at... Celebrate Joining the action of the All-Star Game and its related events are two fitness events Nike s Electric Run MLB All-Star 5K and MLB All-Star Zumba. At the 5K participants can run or walk through five themed worlds and then dance at an after party. At All-Star Zumba its creator Beto Perez leads a fitness party for all ages. When 5K July 8 at 8 p.m. Zumba July 9 at 9 30 a.m. Where Bayfront Park Tickets 34.99 each 54.99 for both Zumba VIP 69.99 Info electricrun.com location miami-fl allstarzumba.com Local playwright Michael McKeever s newest play follows the history of the famous painting from Leonardo da Vinci s meeting with its subject Senora del Giocondo to theft vandalism multiple famous owners and finally its permanent home at the Louvre. When July 12-Aug. 13 Where Actors Playhouse at the Miracle Theatre Tickets 45- 62 Info actorsplayhouse.org FINDING MONA LISA 2238 Weston Rd Weston 305.469.6229 www.chillnicecream.com chilln_icecream chilln_icecream BALLET FLAMENCO LA ROSA The dance company performs flamenco music and dance in an intimate setting. When July 22 & 23 Where South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center Tickets 25 in advance 30 at the door 5 student tickets available at cultureshockmiami.com Info smdcac.org CIRQUE DU SOLEIL OVO Seen by more than 5 million people around the world Ovo is set in an ecosystem full of insects that come upon a mysterious egg that brings love into their lives. With more than 50 artists performing acrobatic acts this show will enchant young and old alike. When July 28-30 Where AmericanAirlines Arena Tickets Starting at 25 Info aaarena.com INFORMED CONSENT The play by Deborah Zoe Laufer explores the questions that arise with the advancement of genetics. Genetic anthropologist Jillian comes close to crossing lines in her work prompting ethical questions of identity science and belief. When July 29-Aug. 27 Aug. 6 7 p.m. ASL-interpreted performance Where GableStage at the Biltmore Tickets Starting at 45 Info gablestage.org 800.611.6631 PINECRESTMAGAZINE.COM JULY 2017 17 B A r ta l k open the door A NEW SOUTH BEACH RESTAURANT RETHINKS ITS DRINKS WITH AN ASIAN-INFLUENCED SOUR new casual restaurant in Miami Beach offers a solution when one friend craves Latin fare and another wants Asian. Open since November Doa (2000 Collins Ave.) is the latest from restaurateur Arjun Waney of Zuma The Arts Club Coya and La Petite Maison fame. Its cuisine is Nikkei and Chifa--Japanese and Chinese food respectively with roots in Latin America. Pronounced dow-ah its name means door in Japanese. Doa wasn t going to have a strong bar program at first says bar manager Josue Gonzalez but he was hired to please an urbane educated clientele. The decision to join Doa was easy for Gonzalez who started his career six years ago as a bartender s assistant at Zuma. Gonzalez got to work right away introducing a variety of carbonated and non-carbonated cocktails each week and hiring staff members who ve worked with him at other locations. Gonzalez has 10 cocktails on the menu right now with plans to add more in the coming weeks including what he calls prestige cocktails -- 50 concoctions made with highend spirits such as 21-year-old rum. Recently he introduced the Pachamama Sour an Asian-influenced gin cocktail that reflects Doa s casual vibe. The name came about when a friend introduced him to Zamaca a liqueur of the Peruvian maca root with elderflower notes which has the image of the Inca goddess Pachamama on its bottle. He combined ginger and demerara sugar a type of raw cane sugar to add a caramelized layer of flavor. The Asian influence is tasted not only in the ginger but also in the tart Asian citrus yuzu. Introducing approachable but unique cocktails is part of Gonzalez s continuing plan to bring on the cool and exhibiting things that he says will be coming to the versatile restaurant which features a bar lounge and dining room. It s not like you re at a club. It s more like you re at a friend s house he says. When you come in through those doors you ve entered somewhere comfortable. Somewhere you can have a pleasant dinner and feel at home. --KEREN MOROS PACHAMAMA SOUR INGREDIENTS 1.5 ounces Hendricks gin 3 4 ounce Zamaca 1 2 ounce yuzu 1 2 ounce ginger-demerara syrup 1 egg white DIRECTIONS Combine all ingredients in shaker. Add ice and shake vigorously. Double strain into cocktail glass. Squeeze oil from lemon peel on top. Create heart shapes with angostura. Garnish with dehydrated lemon slice. 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Upcoming activities include yoga classes children s movie nights concerts and dances. For information visit floridastateparks.org park the-barnacle or thebarnacle.org or call 305.442.6866. Bo Knows Business Dolphins great Kim Bokamper makes a name for himself in the restaurant world T BY KEVIN KAMINSKI PHOTOGRAPHY BY JAMES WOODLEY wo years ago Kim Bokamper was sitting with a small group of high school students before an event on the west coast of Florida. The students each of whom would receive a college scholarship that night from the host charity were given time prior to the ceremony to chat with the former Miami Dolphins defensive standout and another retired professional athlete. Two other explayers were supposed to be there but hadn t shown. One of the scholarship recipients turned to the man who played his nine-year NFL career under head coach Don Shula and asked him what he felt was the key to being successful. I said This is going to sound really simple to you but I believe it Be on time Bokamper recalls. If you show up late for me you re telling me that your time is more valuable than my time. And I don t agree with that. Fifteen minutes later in walks the other two guys. For me that was the snapshot. Two guys are early both he and I are successful in our post-career businesses. Two guys walk in late neither had a job and both were struggling financially and personally. My father was career Navy. My brother was career Navy. You combine growing up in a Navy household and being coached by Don Shula If you learn nothing else it s to be on time. From his seat in the back room at Bokamper s Sports Bar & Grill in Plantation--one of seven South Florida restaurants that will bear his name by the end of 2017--it s evident that Bo has learned about more than just punctuality since calling it an NFL career at the end of the 1985 season. What s not as evident at least to those outside his inner circle is the heartache that Bokamper has shouldered over the past three years even as his restaurant group PDKN Holdings (which he owns with partners Patrick Kavanagh Damon DeSantis and Noel Cullen) has flourished. In February 2014 Colleen Bokamper s wife of 33 years and mother to adult daughters Kourtney and Kimberly died after a lengthy battle with colon cancer. She was 57. Every time I walk into this Plantation restaurant I think of her says Bokamper of the first Sports Bar & Grill which opened in 2008. We re a Plantation family we ve lived in the same house for 30 years. We both spent so much time here. We d come in and she would run into 20 people that she knew. She loved that. ... Until [cancer] touches you it s hard to understand the magnitude. Bokamper at his Sports Bar & Grill in Fort Lauderdale As much as there s no looking back in terms of where his burgeoning restaurant empire is going it s clear in speaking with Bokamper that the past in many ways can t help but inform his present. Starting From Scratch The funny thing about being in the NFL is that you re making a lot of money relative to whatever era you played in Bokamper says. Meanwhile your contemporaries have graduated college worked a few jobs and have found their niche. By the time I retired at 31 they were just starting to make their ascent. I came out of football behind the curve as far as that s concerned. I needed to catch up. The 6-foot-6 defensive lineman linebacker--who still looks fit enough to take down a quarterback or two at age 62--had a plan. He would spend the rest of the 1980s learning how to work in the 9-to-5 world. Bokamper took a job with the golf cart company E-Z-Go where he became a top salesman he bought and sold an Interstate Batteries distributorship and for a spell he sold municipal bonds and managed portfolios. Along the way he accumulated golden nuggets about running a business customer service and managing people and finances. Still when South Florida radio station WIOD asked him to do a Dolphins pregame show in 1990 an invitation that eventually led to his own show Bokamper saw an opportunity to bank on the one thing he knew better than anyone else. The constant during those years in business involved inventory he says. I had to have batteries to sell. Golf carts to sell. Bonds to sell. And there was a frustration level at times when the inventory wasn t available. If the factory for example was backordered and wasn t producing enough of the batteries I needed then I was losing sales. When I started doing radio I thought that there was one thing I could count on 100 percent. That s me. I know what I can do. I know how I m going to react. So I started to brand myself. I decided to become my inventory. 28 JULY 2017 PINECRESTMAGAZINE.COM Television would find Bokamper much the same way radio did. An invitation by CBS4 in Miami to analyze Dolphins games on its Sunday night wrap-up show opened the door to a lengthy run as the station s sports anchor before he retired in 2015. In all Bokamper would spend a combined 25 years as a radio and television broadcaster. By the time that P.J. [Kavanagh his PDKN partner] approached me about the restaurant business [in the late 2000s] all the things that I had done were coming together Bokamper says. My name was out there. I had built a brand on radio and TV. I did a lot of community service. So when the business presented itself the foundation was there. I just needed something to put on top of it. Food for Thought The local restaurant landscape is littered with failures including projects attached to some of the biggest names in South Florida sports (the Dolphins Dan Marino and former Miami Heat player Dwyane Wade among them). But the Shula years had seared something else into Bokamper beyond being prompt. We learned about [the benefits] of preparation first and foremost he says. So that when you step onto the playing field--or into that restaurant--you re ready to be successful. To that end Bokamper did his homework. He picked the brain of friend and former teammate Bob Brudzinski whose Bru s Room sports bars were popping up across the tri-county area. He and his partners researched ways to hedge their bets--which is why PDKN owns the land on which four of its five current restaurants sit. If all else fails Bokamper says you still have the real estate. As one would expect from a Shula disciple Bokamper and his partners also left no stone unturned when it came to the details that would distinguish the brand. There would be multiple bars state-of-the-art sound systems varied affordable and high-quality menu items and TVs as far as the eye could see. Not only that but they would be perfectly positioned. When we were building out the Plantation restaurant we hung up cardboard on the outside deck facing [Pine Island Road] where the TVs would be and then we drove by Bokamper says. We wanted them at just the right height so that cars couldn t miss them. Someone told us that [tens of thousands of cars] pass through that intersection. If that s the case our best advertisement would be the activity on that deck. Even as the brand has expanded to Naples and Estero on the west coast and Miramar and Fort Lauderdale on this coast Bokamper s maintains the neighborhood vibe for which it has become known. We had a woman whose son was a walk-on with Syracuse basketball a point guard Bokamper says. He didn t play much except for mop-up time. His mother started coming in. She didn t have the money to travel and see Syracuse in person so her only resource was to come into Bokamper s. We gave her a special seat every time Syracuse played later I got the son to sign a picture to hang on our wall. To be able to do those kinds of things for people that s special. As busy as he is with two new restaurant concepts--Bo s Beach House (a casual spot on Fort Lauderdale Beach) and a yet-to-be-named upscale restaurant on Las Olas (with small plates sophisticated fare high-end cocktails and even a sommelier)--Bokamper finds time to support local charities especially the Dolphins Cancer Challenge which raises research dollars for Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center at the University of Miami. Asked if focusing on the charity work and his business pursuits have helped him to deal with the loss of his wife Bokamper says yes and no. What affects me most ... is that I just wish [Colleen] was here to enjoy the fruits of our labor. Dolphins Stock Up or Down Bokamper weighs in on the state of the Miami Dolphins heading into the 2017 season. The past You look at the teams that are consistently great in the NFL and it all starts at the top. There s been so much turmoil at the top in the decades since [coach Don Shula]. Can t keep a coach. Can t keep a general manager. Ownership has changed. There s no patience today. If you don t get it done by the third year we re going to run your ass out of town--that s no way to build a foundation. The present I m as optimistic now as I ve ever been about the whole organization from [owner] Stephen Ross on down. The guys they re drafting are good people solid citizens well-spoken not cocky. That s consistent with the guys in the locker room now. There s been a major culture change in that building. And I think it s going to take hold. PINECRESTMAGAZINE.COM JULY 2017 29 Erin Bauer CALMING INFLUENCE The healing power of horses provides a soothing alternative at a local therapeutic riding center BY DORI ZINN PHOTOS COURTESY OF WHISPERING MANES side from nearly three years in the U.S. Air Force Miguel Arbesu always has lived in Miami. He used to live in Pinecrest attending Miami Palmetto Senior High School. He we nt to the University of Miami for a bit and then graduated from Florida International University where he earned a bachelor s degree in economics. After the Air Force he decided he wanted to be a physical therapist. He started at Nova Southeastern University but then he says he had a psychotic episode while at school. He worked odd jobs but suffered from severe anxiety and depression which hurt his ability to work. Arbesu now on disability spends most of his time volunteering including at Whispering Manes Therapeutic Riding Center. Whispering Manes at 6105 SW 125th Ave. opened as a nonprofit organization in 2012 and is devoted to therapeutic riding for anyone with a disability ranging from anxiety and autism to Down syndrome and cerebral A palsy. Arbesu arrived that same year. Naturally I m very shy and withdrawn and I didn t talk much when I got there Arbesu says. But I got to know [head instructor] Robin Bramson and now I know a lot about the horses so I m not as quiet and shy as I used to be. Arbesu paired with the center because his Veterans Affairs case worker thought it would be a good way to manage his anxiety and depression. Executive director Erin Bauer says Whispering Manes first class was for veterans and now veterans come by every other week. Seven schools visit each week as well. It s not therapy she says but it is therapeutic. There s a lot about the nature of the horse that is good for the human soul she says. For a lot of people interacting with an animal is an incredibly special opportunity. It provides them with a sense of being stronger. Whispering Manes which hosts upward of 80 30 JULY 2017 PINECRESTMAGAZINE.COM Staff and volunteers assist participants at Whispering Manes. participants a week encompassing a range of disabilities offers different therapeutic methods for riders and nonriders alike. Arbesu doesn t ride horses but as a volunteer three times a week he helps care for seven full-size and two miniature horses. I usually show up before the riders arrive to brush and groom the horse he says. Then I put on the saddles and we ll walk the horse around a bit before the kids start riding. Arbesu participates in therapeutic horsemanship where he handles the horse without riding. Since there s a 200-pound weight limit not every participant gets to ride a horse--but all are encouraged to learn equestrian basics such as grooming feeding and handling. Even these small tasks are monumental to young people with disabilities. I ve seen children who won t communicate with another person struggle to work and make themselves heard by the horse Bauer says. By touching or using their voice they have found a way to communicate and interact with another living creature. For some children who live in a small box that s incredibly powerful. While Whispering Manes is designed for people with disabilities it concentrates on children. Students from Villa Lyan Academy a special-needs private school in Miami have come since the center opened. Regina Orfila the executive director of Villa Lyan has seen the positive changes of therapeutic riding firsthand in her granddaughter who has cerebral palsy. Because of stiffness from CP a few years ago surgery was needed to stretch her ligaments. A doctor suggested horse riding as a natural way to stretch them out to avoid surgery. It worked. If I could do therapeutic riding every day I would Orfila says. It helps [the kids] tremendously. Orfila says socialization changes dramatically. Many kids with disabilities don t interact with other people and they avoid eye contact. Her students aren t like that she says and it s because of the horses. A cerebral palsy student that uses a wheelchair has gotten on a horse and his spine straightens up she says. He s walking now with someone holding him and his spine is getting stronger from being on the horse. Even with the changes Orfila has seen in her students not everyone can participate in the program because of limited funds. Bauer offers scholarships to several area schools to allow children to attend but interest exceeds resources. Compounding the problem There are few sources of organizational funding for therapeutic riding because there isn t a lot of research into its benefits--despite the results Orfila sees in her kids. According to the Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship International there are nearly 900 PATH-certified centers around the world helping more than 62 000 children and adults. More than 5 000 others are on waiting lists. And with good reason Bauer says. Horses are healing. For info about Whispering Manes--including ways to sponsor riders make donations or volunteer--call 305.596.4204 or visit whisperingmanes.org. PINECRESTMAGAZINE.COM JULY 2017 31 business Charles Stuzin Phillip Frost Rick Kuci Grove Bank has a rich history but it s focused on the future BY KEVIN GALE PAST AND PRESENT Bauer a national bank-rating service gives Grove Bank its top rating of five stars. The bank s largest investor is South Florida entrepreneur Phillip Frost who is worth an estimated 3.4 billion according to Forbes. Frost bought a major stake in the bank in 2011. The bank sold its old 5.2-acre headquarters site to Park Grove s developers Terra Group and Related Group for 55 million in 2013. It bought its new 30 000-square-foot headquarters from the developers for 12.75 million in April. Grove Bank even kept its longtime address of 2701 S. Bayshore Drive. While the bank simply added trust to its name it actually has had trust powers for 60 years. The bank recently added Sheldon Anderson to its board of directors. Anderson joined Northern Trust in 1992 and was president and CEO of the bank s southeast region before retiring. He has been heavily involved in the community G rove Bank & Trust saved the University of Miami early in its history but it has undergone major changes recently and is poised for expansion north of Miami-Dade County. In recent months the bank changed its name from Coconut Grove Bank to Grove Bank & Trust moved into a new headquarters that s next to the new Park Grove condominiums and beefed up its trust team with major players. With locations beyond Coconut Grove the new name more accurately reflects our geographic footprint while honoring our proud past says president and CEO Rick Kuci. The bank currently has offices in Aventura Coconut Grove Coral Gables Palmetto Bay and South Miami. Attendees at the bank s grand opening were told the bank was planning to expand further north and it s in solid financial shape to do so. for decades including a stint as chairman of the United Way of Miami-Dade County. Grove Bank also recently hired Charles Porter as executive managing director of trust and wealth management. Porter a chartered financial analyst was president managing director of BNY Mellon in Florida from 2000 to 2016. Anderson and Porter have extensive experience in helping individuals and families build manage and preserve wealth. We are very excited to have them as part of our team says Charles Stuzin chairman of the bank s holding company Coconut Grove Bankshares. Stuzin was previously CEO of Citizens Federal Bank and is president of SF Partners Financial a family office. Kuci has ample banking experience too. He was CEO of Kislak National Bank and Premier Community Bank of South Florida before joining Grove Bank in 2005 32 JULY 2017 PINECRESTMAGAZINE.COM Top left Phillip Frost Patricia Frost Rick Kuci Charles Stuzin and Roz Stuzin. Top right Charles Porter Rosie Pachon and Joe Rebak. Lower left Phillip Frost Melanie Brown Bowman Brown and Peter Pruitt. Lower right Grand opening attendees enjoy the festivities. as executive vice president and chief lending officer in 2013. He was promoted to CEO in 2013. Grove Bank s new office and online banking system are emblematic of its slogan Honoring the past embracing the future. While the bank is called the oldest continually operating bank in MiamiDade County online banking grew 40 percent at the bank last year Kuci says. While the bank embraces technology it s still focused on human interaction he says. We are still a believer that people still want that personal touch especially when you deal in the higher net- worth area. They don t want a 1-800 number. The bank also doesn t require the 5 million net-worth minimum that some larger trust banks do to offer similar personalized service. That makes sense given the bank s history of doing more than what might be normally expected. In 1929 three years after it was founded it helped bail out the University of Miami Kuci says. UM was a struggling fledgling university at that time and was having financial difficulties. They were about ready to sell Kuci says. Several of our founding fathers went to UM. They figured out a way they could lend the university money--take an assignment of their assets and agreed to give them back over time as they repaid the loan. Otherwise they were going to be sold to the University of Florida and be renamed Pan American University. In the middle of the Great Depression the bank provided a loan to Ralph and Jim Ryder to expand their trucking company. That eventually turned into Ryder System a logistics company that today ranks No. 395 in the Fortune 500 with 6.57 billion in annual sales. PINECRESTMAGAZINE.COM JULY 2017 33 DAY tripper CityPlace Doral has retail entertainment and living spaces New Place to Be CityPlace Doral brings a central entertainment district to Miami-Dade BY CLARISSA BUCH Baires Grill exterior RETAIL Within a pedestrian-friendly thoroughfare fashion-forward shops feature clothing furniture accessories and eyewear. Spruce up your wardrobe with a find from Tarbay or Seta Apparel which offer one-of-a-kind clothing and accessories. Then snag a manicure or a pedicure at Venetian Nail Spa. Before you leave bring home fresh fruits and vegetables from the Fresh Market and see the 75-pound wheel of Parmigiano-Reggiano--the proclaimed King of Italian Cheeses. A large neon-lit fountain sparkles near the center of CityPlace Doral delighting crowds with its programmed water shows. Everything about CityPlace Doral from its sleek and modern design to its assortment of retail dining and entertainment spaces is striking. The highly anticipated mixed-use complex created by the Related Group and designed by Arquitectonica transforms Doral into a vibrant community hub that attracts locals and tourists to see more than 235 000 square feet stocked with dozens of places to eat and things to do. The sprawling urban center (8300 NW 36th St.) adds luxury homes and offices atop main-street shops giving Doral a downtownstyle neighborhood something it s lacked since its founding in 2003. Five years in the making the 800 million live-workplay destination is redefining the notion of mixed-use properties. March Madness Totchos from City Works Eatery CASUAL DINING With more than 20 bars and restaurants CityPlace offers internationally inspired eats in a casual atmosphere--Japanese at Sushi Siam Mexican at Salsa Fiesta Argentine at Baires Grill. Some of CityPlace s restaurants have multiple outposts across South Florida--the Cheese Course known for meat-and-cheese sandwiches burger-and-fries joint BurgerFi and Juan Valdez a Colombian coffee shop. For those on-the-go Vapiano is an Italian do-it-yourself restaurant where diners collaborate with chefs to create their own pizza or pasta dish. Customers order at a counter and plates are made in less than 10 minutes. 34 JULY 2017 PINECRESTMAGAZINE.COM Cobb salad from Icebox Caf FINE DINING Some restaurants are more upscale than others. For wine lovers consider Cooper s Hawk which is inspired by Napa Valley s wine country. Craft beer enthusiasts have City Works Eatery and Pour House stocked with more than 90 craft brews. Those looking for slow food opt for Miami Beach s Icebox Caf known for serving Mediterranean- and Middle-Eastern-inspired plates inside a bright and modern space. The two-story restaurant which includes a caf -style area with an indoor-outdoor bar and a sophisticated main dining room on the second level is Icebox s biggest outpost yet. It offers catch-of-the-day dishes with fish glazed in pomegranate and served with roasted root vegetables and walnut-tahini tartar sauce. Circus Box Sundae from Sloan s SWEET ADDITIONS Lined with dozens of clear cases stuffed with brightly colored sugary confections Sloan s whips up ice cream without artificial flavors and colors as well as freshbaked brownies and cookies and dipped apples. Snag a variety of pink yellow and purple macarons at Le Macaron where many of the store s offerings are gluten-free and less than 80 calories. For gelato the indulgent flavors at 4D Gelateria are infused with whipped chocolates and fruits. ENTERTAINMENT FOR ALL CityPlace is home to the Miami area s first King s Bowl an all-in-one dining cocktail and bowling venue. The 20 000-square-foot complex features 14 10-pin bowling lanes four private bowling lanes a full-service lounge (the Rum Room) and private dining and karaoke space (the Flamingo Room). Meantime CineBistro is an upscale movie theater equipped with cozy seats and a gastropub menu. For interactive entertainment there are laughs at the Improv Comedy Club live music at Copper Blues Rock Pub and Kitchen and a DJ at the Martini Bar. LIVE MUSIC ON THE PLAZA Fridays and Saturdays bring live music to CityPlace s expansive plaza. Genres rotate nightly including R&B Latin fusion and variety dance bands. Before performances check out the 4 million fountain where visitors can watch choreographed music displays using water and neon lights a la Bellagio in Las Vegas. WHAT S TO COME As the city of Doral looks to become a hub for South Florida s western business district CityPlace will continue making enhancements. With space for more retailers and food vendors visitors can expect new additions within the coming months as residents continue to move into the complex s luxury apartment buildings and single-family houses. Expect additional programming as well. The lanes at King s Bowl PINECRESTMAGAZINE.COM JULY 2017 35 When July 14 7 30 p.m. Where Hard Rock Live at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino (1 Seminole Way Hollywood) Tickets Starting at 55 (not including service fees) Contact ticketmaster.com 800.745.3000 Steve Miller Band and Peter Frampton Frampton will be plugged in when he takes the stage at Hard Rock Live. Forty-one years after the release of a double album for the ages Peter Frampton still comes alive when he takes the stage BY KEVIN KAMINSKI PHOTOGRAPHY BY JOHN LILL GUITAR HERO D uring his first-ever acoustic tour last year legendary rock guitarist Peter Frampton would turn to his writing partner Gordon Kennedy and quip So people pay so much a month to stream songs and we get how much To which Kennedy would reply Nothing. That exchange explains in part why Frampton joined other songwriters on Capitol Hill this spring in a lobbying effort aimed at updating an antiquated and overly regulated royalty system. Without the song there is no record--and there is no streaming says the 67-year-old who came to fame as a teenager in the late 1960s with British group The Herd followed by a two-year stint with Humble Pie before he went solo. The songwriter is the most important person in the scheme of things. When he s not fighting the good fight Frampton continues to do what he does best--perform live. The man who gave us Frampton Comes Alive the double album that spent 10 weeks atop the Billboard charts in 1976 is on tour this summer with his old friend Steve Miller including a show at Hard Rock Live on July 14. Frampton spoke to Lifestyle about his career--and about his trip to D.C. 36 JULY 2017 PINECRESTMAGAZINE.COM Your career first took off during perhaps the greatest era in rock history. Why did England especially produce so many iconic bands and performers in the 1960s I was born five years after the end of World War II. I think that my parents and other baby boomer parents felt that they had part of their lives taken away from them. Especially those in Europe. They never wanted their children to have that lack of freedom. That s my theory on why so many mainly English children furthered their artistic dalliances which turned into careers. We were free--and the kids are all right as Pete Townshend said. With live that s it. All the mistakes are included. It s that living-on-the-edge thing that I most enjoy. Wherever you put the needle down on Comes Alive it makes you want to smile. You can feel the something extra. are you playing the guitar as well as ever After a year of touring maybe you don t want to see the guitar for a couple of days. But the passion I have for playing the guitar reignites every time I look at the damn thing. I still study by listening to any player I can--but mainly I steal from the greats. Django Reinhardt is one. The first time my dad put on jazz music by Hot Club de France [featuring Reinhart and violinist St phane Grappelli] I couldn t get out of that room fast enough. Where was the electric guitar But as the months passed I stayed longer when my father put on Django. And then I never left. I ll never have his full dexterity--even though I have more fingers than he did. [Editor s note Two of the jazz guitarist s fingers on his left hand were paralyzed after being severely burned in a fire.] He was so good and so melodic in his choice of notes. I figure if you choose someone who s just out of reach then at least you ll get something from it. You and David Bowie went to Bromley Technical School as teens--is it true that you played guitars together at lunch Yes we did. My father was the head of the art department which was huge at this technical high school. I d seen David play in a band before attending the school so I knew who he was. We would bring our guitars to school and jam on the art block stairs. I don t think it was very good. We were probably learning Eddie Cochran songs at the time. But it was such fun. You ve credited Bowie for reviving your career in 1987 by bringing you out on his Glass Spider tour. What did you discover about yourself that had been missing since that crazy period after Frampton Comes Alive I think it was a wonderful gift that David gave me. He knew me as the guitar player. And as the musician. He could see what went on in the pinup days of post Comes Alive. Giving me that opportunity helped me to realize that first and foremost I m the guitar player. Singer Songwriter Yes. But if I could only do one of them I m essentially a guitar player. He took me around the world and reintroduced me as that. Which was phenomenal. I would never again go against my gut instinct. This is what I m supposed to be on stage. I could never thank David enough for that. Last year was the 40th anniversary of frampton Comes Alive. What do you think the live versions of those songs tapped into that your solo studio albums didn t I don t know why it became so successful. The only thing I can say is that when I play live there s something extra that I bring to the stage--something that s not in the studio. I think it s the fact that I enjoy what I m doing so much. There s nothing like being uninhibited on stage. There s only one take. In the studio you can pour your heart out on a vocal or guitar solo and then look up at the end and [the engineer goes] OK let s try another one. And you re like Wait a second I thought that was really good. The passion I have for playing the guitar reignites every time I look at the damn thing. regarding the royalty system and your trip to d.c. What should people know about why current regulations are antiquated If I give you one piece of information it will let you know why we had so many congressmen with their jaws dropping. I had 56 million streams on Pandora for Baby I Love Your Way --and what I received as the songwriter was 3 000. In the days of albums cassettes CDs--all these hardware forms of listening that you had to buy--the performing artist and writer got more of their due. But it s changed so drastically. Everything is going the streaming way. If this continues and we don t get what we re supposed to get then why would anyone want to choose songwriting for a career How do you reconcile the financial part with the fact that streaming is how people access new music--and classic songs I don t mind them accessing music that way--as long as these wonderful congressmen we went to see help to make things more even and increase the rate. Songwriting is the only small business that s 70 percent controlled by the government. We would like that changed. We want it out of the courts and into an arbitrary situation where the songwriters are paid fair market price. That s the big fight. You were 16 when you joined The Herd. What kind of advice would you give to today s pop stars who find success at a young age Make sure you have a good business manager--and a great lawyer. PINECRESTMAGAZINE.COM JULY 2017 37 DINING Ocean scallops Dashi adds to the allure of River Yacht Club with Japanese cuisine that stirs the senses BY KEVIN KAMINSKI PHOTOS BY PAUL STOPPI Edible Art Less than a month into its run as the second culinary concept at River Yacht Club the multidining destination along the Miami River Dashi went dark at the worst possible time. It happened with a full house on a weekend night the result of a Florida Power & Light issue that cut all power flowing into the minimally designed 80-seat space. But instead of a mass exodus diners settled in to see what chef Shuji Hiyakawa a prot g of Iron Chef legend Masahuru Morimoto and master of progressive Japanese fare could do without the benefit of electricity. According to a waitress who worked that night it was a coming-together episode for the front-of-the-restaurant staff--and a show-stopping spectacle for the kitchen which produced one compelling cold plate after another. Owner Stephane Dupoux however remembers the evening a bit differently. I m very happy to hear that comment because I didn t picture it this way at all--I was running around like a chicken without a head says the restaurateur and CEO of Dupoux Design with a chuckle. When the dust settled we opened our mind to what was happening. People were having fun. And the room remained full. It was easier for a restaurant that serves sushi to work without electricity. But yes it could have been a disaster. Thankfully we have a staff that takes great pride. And we have the best Japanese cuisine in Miami. That certainly was the intent as Dupoux considered the stand-alone concepts that would further his vision for River Yacht Club an idea inspired Tomato salad 38 JULY 2017 PINECRESTMAGAZINE.COM Above from left Himachi ponzu and white fish tiradito Left The interior at Dashi by a restaurants-within-a-restaurant project he saw during a trip to Istanbul. The 40 000 square feet of waterfront property in downtown Miami he figured easily could accommodate the three experiences he had in mind. RYC would appeal with its fresh seafood and guest-chef menus and Dashi would fill the void that Dupoux saw as lacking in Miami when it came to sophisticated Japanese dining. (The third yet-to-be-announced concept Dupoux says will debut at RYC in the late fall.) The idea of creating various venues within the main venue gives our patrons choices within the same property he says. Therefore they ll come more than one time. In Hiyakawa the former executive chef at Kuro inside Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Dupoux found the ideal conductor for Dashi someone who can tease different senses no matter how simple or how complex the dish. A bed of microherbs for example pops with bright colors as part of the white fish tiradito a light crunch accompanies each bite of tempura raw ocean scallops tantalize thanks in part to the tiny dollops of Russian caviar on top smoke from lightly burning rosemary twigs lingers under delicate slices of lamb after the top of a wooden serving pot is removed. He s an artist and that creativity comes through in his presentation even if it s done in a simplistic way Dupoux says. He s also a master in the way he prepares his sushi and sashimi the way he handles his fish which melts in your mouth the way he mixes his rice so gently and with such sophistication. 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PINECRESTMAGAZINE.COM JULY 2017 41 gardening I BY HARVEY BERNSTEIN Hold on to Your Plants their potential landscape value. If properly selected placed and trimmed trees not only can resist tropical storms and mild hurricanes but they can also act as buffers to reduce wind. Some commonly planted trees are relatively storm resistant while others are likely to break no matter how healthy. Here are some guidelines to follow for trees in our urban landscapes Select species that are wind-resistant. Studies have shown that many native trees naturally adapted to hurricanes do better than exotics in storms. Mahogany and live oak must be carefully pruned with the goal of storm survivability. Gumbo limbo sea grape cocoplum and bald cypress are storm-resistant. As fruit trees go lychee is fairly resistant as is mango with proper pruning. Avocado is less so. Weeping fig (Benjamina) and silver tabebuia have very little wind resistance. Many palms do well but two of the most commonly planted species are terrible queens and tall Mexican fans. Proper siting is important. Plant trees in groupings rather than rows. Develop a tree canopy of varying heights if space allows with shorter species closer to buildings. Mimicking the ways that trees grow naturally can reduce the strength and speed of the wind. Allow enough space for tree roots to develop fully and never plant a tree where its major roots might have to be cut as they grow. Try to establish a pruning schedule specifically designed to encourage storm worthiness. Use the skills and knowledge of a certified arborist both before and after a storm. Improper pruning can make trees more prone to limb breakage and toppling. If the worst happens and some favored trees are lost use it as an opportunity to fine-tune or redesign the garden. Nature has a way of creating success from failures. Many fine gardens and beautiful landscapes have grown out the chipped remains of downed trees. Let s hope summer brings abundant rain and gentle winds to our gardens. Harvey Bernstein is the horticulturist at Pinecrest Gardens. t s an anxiety-producing fact that our part of the world is vulnerable to hurricanes. Fortunately the Atlantic is a big ocean a direct hit doesn t occur every year but even tropical storms and marginal hurricanes can create havoc in our gardens. Although building damage might be minimal strong winds and flooding can reduce many landscapes to the appearance of chopped salad. Smart gardening is never more important than when preparing for hurricane season. Thinking ahead when planning a landscape significantly can reduce plant and building damage during a storm. It s also important to understand how plants recover from wind and water and to make informed decisions regarding post-storm care and replanting. 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Retirement is bittersweet but I am excited to start a new chapter in my life he says. It s sad in one way that it ends but it s exciting to start another [stage]. Skumanich says there wasn t one driving force in becoming an officer. Certain elements played a part in his decision to joining the force in June 1969 perhaps including one officer he met as a child. I looked out the window and I saw this large person dressed in a uniform Skumanich recalls. It was a motorcycle officer who knew my dad ... That kind of sparked something in my memory bank because he looked very professional--he stood out. Skumanich served in a variety of positions in the detective bureau internal affairs and communication before retiring as a captain. Along the way he received a commendation from Miami mayor Xavier L. Suarez in 1992 for his leadership in handling a hostage situation. Just when he was thinking of retiring and falling back on his residential contractor license he heard the new Village of Pinecrest was hiring officers. He started working there in June 1997 as a sergeant. To move up he earned his bachelor s degree and later received his master s in criminal justice from Florida International University. Along the way he was promoted to lieutenant then commander then deputy chief. On the eve of his official retirement this month Skumanich shares some of what he s learned and what s next. 2 Of all your different positions which was your favorite For the city of Miami the one I liked the best was when I was on the mounted patrol. You were closer to the community. You had a specific beat. You met business owners and citizens within that beat. At Pinecrest I would have to say my experience in being involved in the growth and development [of the department]--the chiefs including the current one always relied upon me for things to develop. So that was the most enjoyable thing--knowing that all my experience was beneficial to the growth of the organization. What do officers do behind the scenes that people don t often see Unfortunately a lot of times on the news you only see the negative aspects. Seldom do you see officers going out and helping somebody stranded on the side of the road or staying there to help them. [It s a] personal approach when we are dealing with individuals in our community--they appreciate seeing that you are doing something and that citizens are not just numbers. We follow up we contact them. Periodically officers go back to a resident regardless of the type of incident whether it be criminal or not criminal just to see how they re doing. You don t see that stuff on TV. 3 4 What was the difference between policing in Miami and policing in Pinecrest You have more people in the city [of Miami] and Pinecrest has (upward of 19 000) so that is a significant change. You re not dealing with one-on-one situations [in Miami] whereas in Pinecrest the type of things you deal with you have to be proactive about. You get a call and you talk to the complainant who says I wanted to find out why my water is not working. As opposed to saying we don t deal with that you say Let me see what your problem is. ... Let me see if I can get in touch with the right person and I ll give you the telephone number. This is your customer service your community service. And once that s done you follow up with them to make sure that someone contacted them. That s the biggest difference. It s not just It s a crime write a report. You take that extra step--you have to go that extra mile. APRIL 2017 PINECRESTMAGAZINE.COM JULY 2017 PINECRESTMAGAZINE.COM What was the best part of working in Pinecrest The Village gave me the opportunity to continue my career and my education as well as the upward mobility--that really wasn t my initial goal. Opportunities were there and when they arose I took them. I m greatly appreciative of having been afforded all those opportunities to reach a goal that was not really my intention. And being able to be part of helping start a new department and to grow with it that was probably the most rewarding of all. What are some of the things you re going to check off your bucket list One of the first things I m probably going to do is take a deep breath. I m going to be on permanent vacation now not just a twoweek vacation. If we want to go somewhere we ll go somewhere. If not play it by ear. Which way are you walking The way I m headed. We re anticipating a couple of cruises visiting friends and relatives throughout the country--and having more time to spend with them and just enjoy life. 5 An Elective MRI CT or PET Can quite possibly save your life. No exercise Required Vip Preventive Medicine is the single most important decision you can make to save your life. 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