Most yuppies who moved to South Beach in the early Nineties did so because of the buzz, the burgeoning reputation of the place (once known as God's Waiting Room) as a 24/7 magnet for hip excitement. Nightlife, celebrities, and fashion shoots could be found on every other corner. My life partner and I moved there for the food, though not the food on Española Way, a block from my condo. It was Norman Van Aken's manna from heaven at a Mano a few blocks... More >>>