El Vecino Cigar Bar is coming to Miami Worldcenter this April

A premier cigar bar with carefully curated cocktail and wine programs, award-winning hospitality and an unwavering passion for bringing people together around the table. Rarely — if ever — are cigar smokers treated to Michelin Guide-caliber service, but that’s just what they’ll get at El Vecino, a new cigar and cocktail experience coming to downtown […]

The 10 Miami restaurants worthy of Michelin stars – Timeout.com

Among the criteria that Michelin judges purportedly look for in a fine restaurant is the fact that you can tell, by the dishes that are served, who’s back there in the kitchen. That’s undoubtedly true at any of Michael Beltran’s restaurants, where he bakes his Miami upbringing and Cuban heritage into his menus. His dishes […]

The 2021 Miami Rising Stars – Starchefs

Ever the dreamer, Miamian Michael Beltran once aspired to be a football player, but a middle school teacher told him that would happen when pigs fly. While playing football and studying sociology and criminology at Averett University in Virginia, Beltran discovered a passion for the culinary arts. He toiled away at Applebee’s, and by 2007, […]

50 Wine Restaurants We Love 2021 – Wine Enthusiast

Chef Michael Beltran’s innovative New American restaurant was never envisioned as a takeout joint, but it might be one of many lasting changes spurred by the pandemic. With DIY meal kits and personalized in-house delivery, including top-tier wines sold to-go at retail prices, Beltran and his team found that they could bring the Ariete experience to a […]