New England chef-restaurateur Michael Schlow delivers inventive ceviches, tacos, small plates and entrees inspired by his travels to Mexico, Spain and South America. Decorated with his wife’s mixed media art and his photos of Spain, the neo-rustic setting is pretty captivating.
Tico, Washington, DC Photo by Christopher Anderson.
Hidden downstairs at the Gale South Beach, this laid-back lounge (a sibling of NYC’s No. 8) is decorated to look like a super-cool ’70s basement, complete with vinyl records lining the walls and comfy couches. DJs favor old-school hip-hop and vintage house tunes, which pair nicely with the classic whiskey and vodka cocktails, craft beers and champagne.
Dozens of flavors that take fans back to the streets of Florence with their intensity and richness, plus seasonal Italian ices in summer. The goods are served in functional, industrial settings, along with coffee, salads and sandwiches – though it’s gelato that’s the main course.