Carmellini Talks Customers and Ingredients in MIA Versus NYC

The magic touch.

Andrew Carmellini sat down with Miami New Times to discuss today’s exciting opening of the Dutch down south, which is more "bohemian and homey" than South Beach–y Art Deco, and will hopefully attract a healthy mix of people, like his NYC restaurants do: "My restaurants in New York are both neighborhoody. You can come on a Tuesday and have a bowl of pasta or you can go out on Saturday and have tequila and oysters. We have all kinds of people eating there. It’s not just finance guys or fashionistas." He’s also been visiting South Florida farms, and, even though it’s squash season in New York, it’s heirloom tomato season there. Not to rub it in, but the "avocados are awesome." [Miami New Times]