• John Kunkel, Miami Beach resident

    Interview with John Kunkel, Miami Beach Resident

    John Kunkel owns and operates some of Miami’s most popular restaurants: the James Beard nominated and award-winning Yardbird Southern Table & Bar (now opening a second location in Las Vegas), Khong River House, Swine Southern Table & Bar and Patpong Road, and is also known for creating and developing the fast casual Mexican chain, Lime […]

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  • Interview with the “Renaissance Man”

    Robert Swedroe can only be described as a Renaissance man, able to use his right and left brains to their fullest capacity. He has designed over 3,250 buildings, run an international architecture business for over four decades, and in the meantime, created over 1,200 sublime works of art in his chosen medium of collage. A […]

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  • Ken Russell Goes Crazy for Miami

    OIR: You’ve lived around the world. Why did you choose to come back to Coconut Grove to live and raise your family? KR: My childhood memories were here in the Grove, on the Key, in the City and, yeah I wanted to come back to raise my family. OIR: What is it that you love […]

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  • Claudia Succar Ferre Key Biscayne Interview

    A third generation Miami native, Claudia Succar Ferre has been a resident of Key Biscayne for 10 years. Currently, she is Director of Public Affairs for the Marjory Stoneman Douglas Biscayne Nature Center. Claudia’s Interview OIR: You were born in Miami? C: Yes, I had an incredible childhood here, living right off Sunset Drive in […]

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  • Arva Moore Parks Loves Brickell

    Background Historian, author, preservationist and Emmy-award winning filmmaker, Arva Moore Parks has been on the front lines championing the preservation of our city’s history for over three decades. Appropriately, Avra makes her home on Historic South MiamiAvenue, in the very center of the city. A former curator or the Coral Gables Museum, she was inducted into the Florida Women’s Hall […]

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