Thursday, October 5, 2006
Style File: Social Miami
It's the newest place to see and be seen in South Florida. But this isn't your typical trendy club. Instead, it's part restaurant, part bar and all party. Here's Seven's Belkys Nerey with more in tonight's Style File.
WSVN -- Loosen up your tie, take off of that suit and get ready to shake things up.
After a hard week at work, it's time to be social.
Every Friday night, a dream team of South Florida's nightlife ambassadors throw the hottest party on South Beach at Social Miami in the Sagamore Hotel.
Tony Theodore: "The numbers are great. We won't do less that 1,500 people on any Friday. We've gone over 2,000 people many times."
Rachel Drude: "Every weekend all my friends are talking about Social and there are all these chic people outside."
Just like it's name, Social is a place where you come to socialize.
And executive Chef Sean Mohammed helps set that mood with food meant for sharing.
Chef Sean Mohammed: "We call it small plates, larger than a tapas but smaller than an appetizer. The idea is that you pass it around, try it and stimulate conversation."
The social scenery is as hot as the food.
Indoors, an art collection adorns the walls, and outside cabanas are wired with video art.
Richie Rich: "It's like amazing, such a great atmosphere, great energy, and it feels like fashion, which I love."
Belkys Nerey: "Tell me about the energy, about the vibe."
Jose Ortiz: "It's almost like one-stop shopping, come in, have dinner, hang out and then stay for the party and have a few cocktails. No matter what your interest is, if you want to go clubbing -- whether this is just a stop prior to hitting the town -- or you simply want to have a great dinner, the food is fantastic or just have drinks at a hotel bar."
Belkys Nerey: "And what's a hot party without some hot celebrities: already people like Nikki Hilton have dropped by, Enrique Iglesias and his girlfriend Anna Kournikova, model Amber Valletta, and actor Harvey Keitel. So come on by, you never know who your gonna run into."
Door woman: "Hola, how are you? Como estas?"
You don't have to be a celeb to get in the door, but, as always, looking fabulous helps.
Brittany Nicolli: "You don't have to wait in line or pay huge covers and, once you get in, they treat you like gold."
But dinner reservations are a must and so are social skills.
Social Miami is open every night, but Friday is definitely the hottest night for partiers.
FOR MORE INFORMATION:
Social Miami at the Sagamore