John McDonald

  • Blogs

    October 31, 2014

    The Rum Line Opens November 6: Flaming Scorpion Bowls and Panther Coffee Cocktails

    The Rum Line, the Caribbean-inspired bar that features (as the name implies) rum-centric cocktails, opens on Thursday, November 6. The outdoor cocktail lounge, located adjacent to Lure Fishbar at the Loews Miami Beach Hotel, is owned by New York City restaurateurs John McDonald, Joshua Pickard, an ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 8, 2014

    The Rum Line: Classic Hemingway Cocktails Coming to New SoBe Bar

    Imagine this. It's Miami Beach circa the late 1940s. You're sitting at a rustic, yet elegant beach bar, enjoying one of those daiquiris you've heard are all the rage with a writer named Hemingway in a little island town called Havana. A warm breeze softly shakes the lights strung up between the palm ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 27, 2013

    Lure Fishbar: SoHo Comes to SoBe on December 2

    Lure Fishbar, the latest New York restaurant to open a SoBe outpost, opens its doors at the Loews Miami Beach Hotel on Monday, December 2. The restaurant is a collaboration between restaurateurs John McDonald and Joshua Pickard, along with Lure Fishbar Chef/Partner Josh Capon. McDonald and Pickard' ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 25, 2013

    Lure Fishbar at Loews Miami Beach to Open in November

    Lure Fishbar is scheduled to open this November in the former Emeril's space at the Loews Miami Beach Hotel,. This is the second Lure Fishbar to open, with the New York flagship receiving praise for its innovative takes on classic seafood dishes, including a spot on Forbes' 2010 All-Star Eateries ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 20, 2012

    Lure Fishbar to Open at Loews Miami Beach Hotel

    Miami Beach is getting a new place for serious seafood when Lure Fishbar docks at the Loews Miami Beach Hotel. The restaurant is set to open in the former Emeril's space in the fall of 2013. This is the second Lure Fishbar to open. The New York City flagship garners consistent high marks for its c ... More >>

  • News

    October 15, 1998

    Hatchet Man

    Q: What's a nice guy like Alberto Ibargen doing at a place like the Miami Herald? A: Exactly what his money-grubbing bosses want him to do.