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September 1st, 2013

Haven was featured and photographed in The Miami Herald and online. The three-star review by food critic Victoria Pesce Elliott spotlighted the gastro-lounge’s ambience, décor and cuisine, referring to executive chef Todd Erickson as a “top chef.” An image of the chef was also included.
The Miami Herald, September 1, 2011, “Tropical Life,” Top Chef, Cool Atmosphere at Haven by Victoria Pesce Elliott
www.miamiherald.com

August 30, 2011: www.miami.com
Haven was featured and photographed on Eater online. The piece highlighted an excerpt from the gastro-lounge’s three-star review by The Miami Herald’s food critic Victoria Pesce Elliot. A link to the full article on Miami.com was also included.
www.eater.com, August 31, 2011, “Week in Reviews,” 3 Stars for Haven; Honest food at City Hall the restaurant by Lesley Abravanel

www.eater.com

August 30, 2011: www.miami.com
Haven was featured and photographed on Miami online. The three-star restaurant review by food critic Victoria Pesce Elliott heralded Todd Erickson as a “top chef,” and spotlighted the gastro-lounge’s ambience, décor and cuisine.
www.miami.com, August 30, 2011, “The Big Review,” Haven by Victoria Pesce Elliott

www.miami.com

August 31, 2011 Ocean Drive Magazine
Haven was featured and photographed in Ocean Drive. The “Taste” column by celebrity chef Ingrid Hoffmann spotlighted the gastro-lounge’s atmosphere and seasonal, global menu including Lobster Scallop Ceviche, Swedish Meatball Skewer and Crackle Pop Roll. An image of the sushi roll was also included.
Ocean Drive, September 2011, “Taste,” Ocean Drive staff foodies serve up September’s most delectable dishes by Ingrid Hoffmann

www.oceandrive.com

August 22, 2011, The Miami Herald
Haven’s executive chef Todd Erickson was featured and photographed in The Miami Herald and online. The “Lessons in Life” roundup spotlighted Miami notables and the core values they learned at an early age. Erickson cited the importance of sharing.
The Miami Herald, August 21, 2011, “Neighbors,” School Smarts by Howard Cohen

www.miamiherald.com

August 22, 2011, South Florida Sun-Sentinel
Haven was mentioned in the South Florida Sun-Sentinel and online. The front-page piece on celebrity sightings in South Florida noted the gastro-lounge as one of the favorite haunts of Burn Notice actor Jeffrey Donovan.
South Florida Sun-Sentinel, August 21, 2011, “Seeing Stars in SoFla,” Burn Notice is Red Hot by Rod Stafford Hagwood

www.sunsentinel.com

August 11, 2011, Frozen Napoleon pops at Haven in Thrillist’s “Beat the Heat” newsletter.
Because the only thing more awesome than rockets is booze, grab these saucy pops from Haven Lounge, including the Frozen Napoléon, created by submerging Cognac/mandarin-infused Mandarine…Napoléon!…submerged in liquid nitrogen, in keeping with the classic chant “I scream, you scream, we all scream for nonmetal elements in a super-cooled state produced by fractional distillation of liquid air”.
August 11, 2011, “Boozy Pops: Frozen Napoléon”

www.thrillist.com

August 3, 2011, Haven is #1 on BizBash.com’s list 10 new Miami bars, lounges and nightclubs for private events
Haven was featured and photographed on BizBash online. The “10 New Miami Bars and Clubs for Events” list spotlighted the gastro-lounge’s atmosphere, décor and range of technology and equipment available for buy outs and private events. www.bizbash.com
August 1, 2011, “LOCATION SCOUT” 10 New Miami Bar and Clubs for Events by Jana Schiowitz

www.bizbash.com

July 27, 2011, “Feast TV,” Haven Lounge Chef Todd Erickson Shows Off His Liquid Nitrogen Ice Cream by Cassie Glenn
Haven’s executive chef Todd Erickson was featured on NBC’s The Feast online. The “Feast TV” video segment highlighted Erickson’s preparation of liquid nitrogen ice cream at the gastro-lounge. www.thefeast.com,
July 28, “Café Bites,” Date Night,

www.thefeast.com

July 26, 2011, “Haven was featured on Ocean Drive online.”
The “National Ice Cream Month” column spotlighted the gastro-lounge’s nitro ice cream and noted popular flavors including the Cinnamon Toast Crunch, Cuatro Leches and Guava Pastry. www.oceandrive.com
July 26, 2011, “INSIGHTS,” We Scream for Ice Cream by Maria Argüello

www.oceandrive.com

July 27, 2011, “Haven was featured on NBCmiami.com online.”
Haven Lounge Chef Todd Erickson Shows Off His Liquid Nitrogen Ice Cream NBCmiami.com
July 27, 2011, “ “Feast” video link is up. NBCmiami.com

NBCmiami.com

July 26, 2011, “Haven was featured on Ocean Drive online.”
The “National Ice Cream Month” column spotlighted the gastro-lounge’s nitro ice cream and noted popular flavors including the Cinnamon Toast Crunch, Cuatro Leches and Guava Pastry. www.oceandrive.com
July 22, 2011, “INSIGHTS,” We Scream for Ice Cream by Maria Argüello

www.oceandrive.com

 

July 21, 2011, “Haven was featured and photographed on the homepage of Eater online.”
The articled highlighted food critic Lee Klein’s review of the gastro-lounge in the Miami New Times.
July 20, 2011, “Week In Reviews,” High Tech, Heavenly Haven: 2 Stars For The Local Craft Food & Drink by Lesley Abravanel

www.eater.com

 

July 21, 2011, “Haven was featured in The Daily magazine and online.”
The Miami Swim Week edition of the New York-based publication spotlighted the gastro-lounge as the “go-to spot for late-night dining and/or molecular cocktails.” July 17, 2011, “The Fix,” Your Daily Dose
www.fashionweekdaily.com

 

July 20, 2011, “Haven was featured and photographed in Miami New Times and online.”
The full-page restaurant review by food critic Lee Klein detailed the gastro-lounge’s concept, ambiance, fare and mixology. The piece complimented the venue as a “kick-ass 21st-century psychedelic lounge” that “re-imagines the gastro-pub genre for the digital age.” Executive chef Todd Erickson was heralded as a “bright young chef” with gastronomic smarts, and Haven’s staff was noted as “unerringly polite and coolly professional in its own rock ’n’ roll way.”
www.miaminewtimes.com

July 15, 2011, “Haven’s executive chef Todd Erickson was featured and photographed in Miami New Times online.”
The second half of a two-piece Q&A spotlighted Erickson’s thoughts on whether or not
the idea of the classic French-trained chef is passé.
“Chef Interviews,” Portale, Oudin, McGinnis and More: Is the Classical Chef Dead? (Part 2) by Lee Klein

www.miaminewtimes.com,

July 15, 2011, “Haven was featured on the MIAMI Magazine online.”
The event calendar spotlighted the gastro-lounge’s new daily happy hour from 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. and noted its selection of $5 sliders including Buttermilk Fried Chicken; Eggplant Parmesan; and Falafel.
www.modernluxury.com

July 14, 2011, “Haven was featured and photographed on Flavor Pill online.
The restaurant review detailed the gastro-lounge’s ambiance and décor, and dubbed executive chef Todd Erickson
a “true champion of flavor and aesthetics.” The venue was also selected as an “Editor’s Pick.”

www.flavorpill.com

July 14, 2011, “Haven’s executive chef Todd Erickson was featured in Miami New Times online.”
The first half of a two-part “Chef Interviews” piece offered Erickson’s answers to
a variety of questions aimed at determining whether or not the “classical chef” is dead.

www.miaminewtimes.com

July 14, 2011, “Haven’s Kim Acker and Ben Arndt were featured and photographed in Ocean Drive.”
The “Taster’s Choice” spotlight showcased the gastro-lounge’s managers,
who talked favorite eats, time out and cutting-loose spots.
Ocean Drive, July 2011, “The Ocean Drive Guide,” TASTER’S CHOICE by Jose Ortiz

Ocean Drive Magazine

July 13, 2011, “Haven was featured and photographed in Plum Miami.”
The “Broken Lipstick” column dubbed the gastro-lounge an “ultra-creative restaurant” and
noted a few of its celebrity, VIP and foodie fans.
Plum Miami, May/June 2011, “Broken LIPSTICK,” The Month of Maintaining 54.5 Kilos by Erin Newberg

Plum Miami

July 12, 2011, “Haven was featured and photographed in The SunPost and online.”
The “411” column spotlighted Tara Solomon’s birthday celebration at the gastro-lounge
and included images of guests in attendance.
The Sun Post, July 7, 2011, “411,” The Dark and Damp of the Moon by Mary Jo Almeida-Shore

The Sun Post

July 12, 2011, “Haven was featured and photographed on Eater online.”
The “Eater Heat Map” highlighted the gastro-lounge as one of the top new locales where “the foodie crowds are flocking.”
www.eater.com

July 12, 2011, “Haven’s executive chef Todd Erickson
was photographed on NBC Miami online.”

The Wynwood Art Walk photo gallery captured the chef whipping up nitro ice cream at Miguel Paredes Fine Art Gallery.
www.nbcmiami.com

July 12, 2011, “Haven was mentioned and photographed on Miami Fashion Blog online.”
The photo gallery showcased the styles of Tara Solomon and guests, while in attendance at the gastro-lounge
as they celebrated her birthday.

www.miamifashionblog.com

July 11, 2011, “Haven was included on The Rundown online”
The happy hour roundup noted the gastro-lounge as a “trendy go-to spot for after-hours snacking.”
“Bottoms Up,” The city’s best happy hours on the beach by Carissa Chesanek

www.rundown.com

July 8, 2011, “Haven was mentioned on Yelp online.”
“Yelp Eats,” Yelp Eats! Week: 50% off Restaurants, July 11th – 17th by Maria Argüello
www.yelp.com

July 5, 2011, “Haven’s John Evans was featured and photographed on Eater online. ”
The “Gatekeepers” profile piece spotlighted Evans’ insights on scoring a table at the South Beach gastro-lounge.
www.eater.com, June 30, 2011, “The Gatekeepers,” Haven’s John Evans on Front of the House
Fabulousness & Faux Pas by Lesley Abravanel

www.eater.com

June 30, 2011, “Haven was included on Fabrika Link online.”
The event listing spotlighted the gastro-lounge’s new daily happy hour promotion.
www.fabrikalink.com, June 28, 2011, “Event,” Happy House 6-8pm everyday

www.fabrikalink.com

June 30, 2011, “Haven was included in MIAMI Magazine. ”
The “Best New Restaurants” round-up highlighted the gastro-lounge for its molecular cocktails and
“well thought out menu” by executive chef Todd Erickson.
MIAMI Magazine, July/August 2011, “To Live and Dine in Miami,” Haven

www.modernluxury.com

June 30, 2011, “Haven was included in MIAMI Magazine. ”
The gastro-lounge was mentioned in the Editor’s Note for its “scene and substance.”
MIAMI Magazine, July/August 2011, Editor’s Note by Luis R. Rigual

www.modernluxury.com

June 24, 2011, “Haven was featured and photographed in El Nuevo Herald and online. ”
The weekend roundup spotlighted the launch of the restaurant’s happy hour series and noted that
it will run daily from 6 PM – 8 PM.

www.elnuevoherald.com

June 24, 2011, “Haven was mentioned in The Miami Herald and online.”
The article spotlighted the launch of the gastro-lounge’s daily happy hour series between 6 PM – 8 PM.
“Velvet Underground,” Summer’s going to be hot for locals by Lesley Abravanel

www.miamiherald.com

June 23, 2011, “Haven was featured on Urban Daddy online.”
The “Weekender” listing spotlighted the gastro-lounge’s happy hour series and noted the $5 slider and beer promotion.
www.urbandaddy.com

June 23, 2011, Haven was featured and photographed in Miami New Times online
The piece spotlighted the gastro-lounge’s high-end, futuristic design as well as its signature cocktail selections.
www.miaminewtimes.com

June 17, 2011, WSVN Channel 7’s “Deco Drive.”
The segment spotlighted the gastro-lounge’s ambiance, food and original content displayed by its high-tech walls.
WSVN Channel 7
www.wsvn.com

June 10, 2011, “Haven Gastro Lounge, un santuario multisensorial del chill y la gastronomía.”
La Playa ya cuenta con un auténtico ‘lounge’, muy diferente a los clubes tradicionales
Sergio León Especial/El Nuevo Herald
A gritos ha estado pidiendo La Playa un auténtico lounge para los que tienen una idea diferente
de lo que es salir a divertirse en otro ambiente que no sea el club tradicional;
un sitio placentero donde no se padezca de los deseos de bailar.

www.elnuevoherald.com

June 8, 2011, “Molecular Mixology,”
Tantalize your senses at Haven Lounge.
Haven was featured and photographed in The Rundown online.
The piece spotlighted the gastro-lounge’s ambience and noted specialty cocktails and menu items including
the Pop Drop popsicle cocktail, Lobster-scallop Ceviche, Crackle Pop Spicy Tuna Roll and Crab Cake Slider.
www.rundown.com

June 6, 2011, “Favorite Dishes,”
18. Duck, Duck, Quail at Haven Gastro-Lounge by Lesley Elliott.
Haven was featured and photographed on Miami New Times online.
The “Favorite Dishes” column spotlighted the gastro-lounge’s Duck, Duck, Quail Slider.

www.miaminewtimes.com

June 5, 2011, “FOOD DRINK,”
Kitchen Inquisition: Todd Erickson by Lourdes Reigosa.
Haven’s executive chef Todd Erickson was featured and photographed on NBC Miami online.
The Q&A with Erickson highlighted his take on popular menu items, kitchen essentials and his origins as a chef.

www.nbcmiami.com

June 2, 2011, “SPECIAL REPORTS,”
Bite with Belkys: Jerk Chicken Skewers from Haven by Belkys Nerey.
Haven was featured on WSVN FOX Channel 7 online.
The “Bite with Belkys” culinary segment with host Belkys Nerey spotlighted the gastro-lounge and included a cooking segment
with Executive Chef Todd Erickson who showcased his Jerk Chicken Skewers.

www.wsvn.com

May 31, 2011, Haven Restaurant by Grace Della.
Haven was featured and photographed on Miami Culinary Tours online.
The piece spotlighted the opening of the new gastro-lounge and included images of several menu items
including the Tuna Sashimi, Sweet Fries and Spicy Tuna Roll.

www.miamiculinarytours.com

May 27, 2011, “Miami Maven,”
Haven Lounge on Lincoln Road. Haven was featured on Ask Miss A online.
The piece spotlighted the opening of the new gastro-lounge and noted its ambience and
“contemporary breath of fresh air” as well as menu items including the Dandelion Salad,
Swedish Meatball Skewer and Duck Duck Slider topped with foie gras butter.

www.askmissa.com

June 1, 2011, “The Playbook,”
Now Pouring: Haven’s Happy Hour by Liz Newman.
Haven was featured and photographed on Thrillist online.
The piece spotlighted the launch of the gastro-lounge’s daily happy hour
and noted its $5 beers, rotating roster of discounted cocktails, and $5 select menu items.

www.thrillist.com

May 27, 2011, “BREAKING NEWS,”
New Restaurant is a Haven by Amanda Baltazar.
Haven was featured on Restaurant Management Magazine online.
The piece detailed the restaurant’s intimate ambience, open kitchen and chef’s counter,
and locally inspired menu items by executive chef Todd Erickson.

www.rmgtmagazine.com

May 26, 2011, “First Look,”
Haven a futuristic gastropub by Sara Liss.
Haven was featured and photographed in The Miami Herald and online.
The “First Look” culinary spotlight detailed the gastro-lounge’s ambience,
menu variety and theater-like “chef’s table.”

The Miami Herald

May 23, 2011, “Miami,”
THE UD five.
Haven was included on Urban Daddy online.
“The UD five” spotlighted the nightlife piece on
the gastro-lounge as one of the top five things to read on the website.

www.urbandaddy.com

May 19, 2011, “First Look,”
Space aged cocktails and haute comfort food arrive on Lincoln Road by Sara Liss.
Haven was featured and photographed on Miami online.
The piece detailed the opening of the gastro-lounge and highlighted a variety of its signature dishes.

www.miami.com

May 20, 2011, “Plum Daily,”
Plum Daily Miami: May 20 by Jennifer Santiago and Joshua Wagner
Haven was featured on Plum TV and online.
The “Plum Daily” behind-the-scenes segment spotlighted
the gastro-lounge’s executive chef Todd Erickson,
who prepared Crab Cakes and Liquid Nitrogen Ice Cream
with host Jennifer Santiago. Plum TV,

www.plumtv.com

May 9, 2011, “Share,”
New Restaurant: Haven Gastro-Lounge by Vanessa Martin.
Haven was featured and photographed on Ocean Drive online.
The piece spotlighted the opening of the new gastro-lounge,
noting executive chef Todd Erickson’s “globe-trotting menu”
and items such as the spicy tuna roll, classic prime beef and bacon slider,
and nitrogen blasted ice creams.

www.oceandrive.com