Juan and Vani Maza are an ambitious and determined couple. They met at Johnson & Wales, worked awhile in Michy's kitchen, and in 2007 decided to open their own restaurant in South Miami — Alta Cocina, a neighborhood joint that dished modern global cuisine. Perhaps the pair jumped from the frying pans of cookery into the fires of ownership too soon, or maybe Cocina folded last year due to other concerns. Point is, the Mazas dusted themselves off and, this past February, tried again in the same area. This time, instead of taking chances, they carefully scrutinized menus of successful nearby competitors — most obviously Town Kitchen & Bar. Ownership of the latter was none too pleased, but the two sides... More >>>