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We're Auctioning Off Talula! (Updated)

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Andrea Curto-Randazzo, who with husband Frank forms the chef/ownership team of Talula, mentioned in an interview published over the weekend that they are trying to sell their South Beach restaurant. We're sorry, if not surprised, to hear the news, and thought we'd try to help the culinary couple by seeing if we could find a buyer through a special Short Order auction. We'll start the bidding and wait for the next person to make a better offer in the comments section below. We'll close the auction at week's end. First, though, a caveat:

Frank and Andrea know nothing of this, and when they find out will no

doubt distance themselves as far as possible from our effort. Please do

not allow this to affect the enthusiasm of your bidding -- money talks,

and if our highest price tops what they get on their own, they're sure to accept and Short Order

will be the new restaurant real estate power player in town. Plus any

success with this will likely lead me to auction

off my old album collection in this space. (Do I hear an offer for the Red Rubber Ball LP by the Cyrkle?) 

We'll start things off with a bid of $5,000 (for the restaurant, not the album). (Note to editor who tends to get nervous over things like this: Worst-case scenario, we end up with the property and turn it into a

shop specializing in selling 31 flavors of creamed herring; my own

anecdotal research shows there are more Scandinavians and old Jews

living in Miami Beach than one might suspect!)

We might also mention that Talula is poised to collect an especially esteemed New Times "Best of Miami"

award this week -- opportune timing for the Randazzos, as this can only

increase the restaurant value. In fact, to reflect this prestigious

honor, we suggest at least $50 be added to any offer.

So...$5,050. Going once...

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