Scott’s Picks for 5 Great Restaurants

When it comes to delicious dining, South Florida has pretty much cornered the market. Not only is it home to some of the country’s finest seafood and Spanish cuisine, it’s bursting with all kinds of award-winning flavors and innovative dishes.

In fact, here are our five favorite restaurants throughout the South Florida area.

Casa Tua

Eggplant parmesan on a flatbread topped with basil.

Lavish meals. Authentic Italian atmosphere. An unbelievable ambience.

Those are three ways to describe the impeccable Casa Tua restaurant in Miami Beach. Featuring gourmet Italian food and an amazing wine list of hard-to-find treasures, this is one meal you won’t soon forget.

When you visit, we highly recommend trying the Veal Milanese. At the end of the night, say goodnight with some delicious handmade gelato or some tiramisu.


Friends sharing sushi.

Prepare for the meal of a lifetime at Zuma. Start the night off with a phenomenal cocktail like the Rikka and Tonic before sampling some of their appetizers. Ask your server for a recommendation, you won’t be disappointed.

The sushi rolls are deliciously fresh and everything is prepared to the highest standards imaginable. The soothing ambiance perfectly complements the amazing good. Some highlights include the seared beef with pickled daikon and fresh truffle dressing, as well as daily maki.


Friends enjoying wine over dinner.

Critically acclaimed for its world-class sushi and innovative Japanese-Peruvian fusion, Nobu is a must-try in beautiful Miami Beach. Located in the Eden Roc Resort off of Collins Avenue, this is the perfect place for a celebration, an anniversary dinner, or a quintessential “treat yourself” kind of meal.

The breakfast buffet in particular is legendary. Specially designed by Chef Nobu Matsuhisa himself, it offers something sweet, something savory, and just about everything in between.

Some must tries are the Black Miso Cod, the Yellowtail Sashimi, and the Green Tea Chicken and Waffles for breakfast!


A plate of decadent Asian food.

It’s not just dinner, it’s a destination. Komodo is a delightful Asian-fusion restaurant with amazing ambience and incredible food. Try to get a seat at the two-story outdoor patio area, complete with giant birds nest hovering over the first floor.

For the appetizer, enjoy the crispy rice hamachi and grilled avocado. Next, the Korean fried chicken is to die for, as is the miso salmon. The duck bahn mi is another worthy contender. My recommendation? Bring some friends and share everything!


A plate of steak and asparagus.

There’s just something about Italian cuisine—and Valentino’s does it just right. Authentic, delicious, and always flavorful, Valentino’s Cucina Italiana in Fort Lauderdale is perfect for date night or every night.

Start with the foie gras panzotti starter and end with vanilla Panna Cotta. For everything that comes in between, ask your server for their recommendation. The service here is almost as impeccable as the food!

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Record Breaking Sale For Home Country Club Estates Home in Aventura

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Record Sale Price for Aventura Home, Another Record Sale By Scott!

The home at 3683 NE 199 Street in Country Club Estates, also know as Aventura Estates closed on October 24, 2016 for a record selling price of $1,650,000. This price will mark the highest sales price ever in the 80 home gated community along Country Club Drive.

Home Quick Facts

The home was not on the golf course nor did it grant water views, it was an inside lot surrounded by foliage. The two-story home featured 4 Bedrooms, 4 Baths and a one-car garage.

Country Club Estates Community Info!

Country Club Estates is the only single family home community located directly on world renowned Turnberry Isles Resort & Golf Club in the heart of the City of Aventura.  Homes range in size from 2,600 to 5,500 square feet, popular for families and all about location with walking distance to Aventura Mall or a close by synagogue.  The homes offer luxury, elegance and space for entertaining your entire family and all your friends year round.

Watch HD Video of Country Club Estates!

Looking to Buyer or Sell a Home in Aventura or South Florida, I would be happy to assist.

Until next time,


The Aventura Mall Expansion Is Underway

Aventura, FL – The beautiful city of Aventura is not only a great place to live in the many communities such as Porto Vita, Island Estates, Aventura Estates and also play golf at The Turnberry Isle Resort & Golf Club but the city is known for one of the nations largest and highest grossing luxury shopping malls in the US., “The Aventura Mall”. To many of us, it has become not only a convenience but staple of our Lifestyle.

The Aventura Mall not only has some of the best shopping around, its also has great restaurants, a movie theater, and an Equinox Gym. Well, if anyone is wondering what all the construction is on the east side of the mall, you can bet it’s going to be big. The new expansion of the mall includes a 315,000 sq. ft. retail wing and parking garage along with a host of destination restaurants and a new state of the art food court.QE5oWH2 Starting to sound good to you isn’t it? To top it all off, renderings have revealed plans for a new Tesla store to be included in the expansion. Let me know what stores you would want to see be included in the expansion in your comments below!

– Scott


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Golden Isles waterfront estate listed for $3.249 million. This new contemporary home was built on an large Intracoastal 100′ x 150′ lot and its many features include: five bedrooms, five bathrooms and two half baths with over 5,500 sq. ft. living area and over 7,200 total sq. ft.. Lavish landscaping on this tropical modern setting, large beautiful backyard with an over sized pool, jacuzzi and beach pad.





This waterfront home has a large chefs kitchen, formal dining room, down stairs master suite, tray ceilings, custom light fixtures, motorized shades, and lots of natural light adds sheer beauty to this home. Golden Isles is a boaters paradise with the Atlantic inlet nearby!   Call me today for a private showing: 954-661-8871


Hassan Whiteside Possibly Buying A New Home In South Florida This Year

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Miami, Florida- Basketball season is out and the news is in. According to Bleacher Reports article and various other news sources, major basketball star Hassan Whiteside signed a four-year maximum deal with our very own Miami Heat. His new contract will be cashing in a whopping 98 million. WOW. You heard right, 98 million! That is a total of one hundred times more than his current Heat contract. With that being said, Whiteside is expected to put that money to good use and what’s better than real estate, right? There is a plethora of pricey real estate options for him to purchase here in South Florida. Currently, he resides in a two bedroom at 900 Biscayne but will he opt for a more lavish waterfront home? Or chose to stick to the high-rise lifestyle? Heat fans, I want to hear how well you know Whiteside!

Long Awaited Demolition Day is Here! 1010 S. Northlake Drive in Hollywood

The residents in Hollywood are all rejoicing in the demolition at 1010 S. Northlake Drive. This property was dangerous, a nuisance, and above all a detractor from property values in the area. The developer and builder have arduously advocated for this demolition for quite some time and it will free up a waterfront lot, permitting a new home to be built. This land is coveted and the plot is large enough to accommodate a home of considerable size. For more information on this land and for information on vacant land in Hollywood, contact me today.

EWM Ranks #1 in Overall Sales of Luxury Homes in Miami-Dade County

South Florida home salesI am thrilled to report to you that EWM Realty,  has won another accolade here on the South Florida real estate market.

Evidently, EWM ranks #1 in total overall sales of million-dollar plus homes in Miami-Dade County.

This is an incredible honor, especially given how competitive the luxury home market can be here in South Florida!

For Quality South Florida Real Estate Services, Contact EWM

Here’s what else you should know about EWM’s success on the South Florida real estate market, according to data from the Southeast Florida Regional Multiple Listing Service:

  • As of the period ending August 31, EWM had 41 transactions in excess of one million dollars, compared with 31 and 18 respectively for the second and third ranked brokerage.
  • EWM was #1 for the fiscal year August 2012-August 2013, with 429 sales in excess of one million dollars, compared to 336 and 283 for the second-and third-ranked brokerages.
  • EWM has been a leading Realtor this year in the pre-sale of Miami-Dade’s newest luxury condos, most of which will be completed over the next 12 to 24 months.
  • EWM associates have closed an average of more than one single-family home or condominium residence every 24 hours during this past year.”

“It is an astounding figure,” said EWM President & CEO Ron Shuffield. “We are extremely proud of our associates and management and congratulate each one for the high-level of service that they are providing to our clients.”

Your Dedicated South Florida REALTOR®

As you may know, EWM Realty is the exclusive affiliate of Christie’s International Real Estate for Miami-Dade and Broward counties, as well as a Berkshire Hathaway affiliate, which provides EWM access to thousands of real estate professionals across the globe.

Because of these important connections, EWM offers unbeatable service to home buyers and home sellers navigating the South Florida real estate market.

Contact me, Scott Patterson, today to see how I can help you!

Until next time,


Art Basel Guide 2013

art baselArt Basel is the second largest arts fair in the world, second only to Art Basel, in Basel Switzerland. It occurs annually and draws hundreds and thousands of spectator, artists, art dealers, and art collectors. There are literally hundreds of events and attractions during the fair and it takes place in large tents on both Miami Beach and in the Design District. This arts mecca lasts for only 5 days and it is one of the largest revenue generators for South Florida. Here are some of the most highly anticipated attractions, please note the show dates as Art Basel runs officially from December 5-9, but many events are open sooner!

Art Miami

Art Miami is located in the Midtown neighborhood and carries art from over 125 countries and galleries. It is on its’ 24th year and is the longest running art fair in the city. It contains some of the most important contemporary art in the world. It runs from December 3-8.

Midtown Miami
3101 NE 1st Avenue, Miami

Design Miami

Design Miami features the worlds top designers, curators, and collectors to the location outside the Miami Beach Convention Center. There are 35 design galleries from 9 countries exhibiting 20th and 21st century furniture, lighting, and architecture. This fair takes place from December 4 to December 8.

Miami Beach Convention Center P-Lot
Meridian Avenue and 19th Street, Miami Beach

Elle Décor Modern Life Concept House

For those interested in real estate and design this is a must see. Elle Décor pairs top designers and lifestyle brands to transform a waterfront estate in Sunset Island 2 in Miami Beach. December 4-8

1435 West 27th Street, Miami Beach


54th Annual Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show Guide

FLIBS_Logo_New-626x539Fort Lauderdale and South Florida is called both The Yachting Capital of the World, and the Venice of America, for very good reason, deep water access, an intricate canal system offering mooring of large yachts, incredible fishing just offshore, proximity to the Bahamas and many incredible waterfront estates. Communities such as Rio Vista, Las Olas Isles, Hollywood Lakes, Golden Isles, Golden Beach, Bal Harbour and south to Miami Beach offer many stunning waterfront estates with deepwater dockage that can easily handle yachts of up to 100 feet and more with no fixed bridges and ocean access. The waterfront real estate from Fort Lauderdale south to Miami’s natural geography make it a haven for those enjoying nautical pursuits. Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show is a showcase and celebration of all things nautical from stand up paddle boards to mutil million dollar yachts. The Boat Show will be going on from Thursday to Monday and will span over six locations with over 3 million square feet. Here is our boat show guide below, and if you are interesting in a luxury waterfront estate, townhome or a condominium, please feel free to contact me anytime: Scott Patterson 954-661-8871



Bahia Mar Yachting Center
801 Seabreeze Boulevard
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316

Hall of Fame Marina
1 Hall of Fame Drive
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316

Las Olas Marina
240 E. Las Olas Circle
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316

The Broward County Convention Center
1950 Eisenhower Blvd.
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316

Fort Lauderdale Hilton Marina
1881 SE 17th Street
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316

The Sails Marina
Southeast corner of 17th Street Causeway/Intracoastal Waterway




Prime Time Preview (Thursday, Oct.31-Nov. 4) – $36 online and $38 on show site

2-Day Ticket- $38 online and $40.00 at the show

Daily General Admission:
(Friday – Monday)

Adults $20 online and $22 at the show
Children (ages 6 to 15) $5 online and $7 at the show
Children (under 6) Free



Parking and Transport


Bahia Mar Yachting Center
801 Seabreeze Blvd.
Ft Lauderdale 33316

Las Olas Municipal Marina
2 South New River Dr. East
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301

Hall of Fame Marina
435 Seabreeze Blvd.
Ft. Lauderdale 33316

Greater Fort Lauderdale/Broward County Convention Center (Photo ID Required)
1950 Eisenhower Blvd.
Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33316

Fort Lauderdale Hilton Marina
1881 SE 17th St
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316

The Sails Marina
2150 Southeast 17th Street
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316 

Park at War Memorial and then grab one of the free Boat Show Shuttles to the Broward County Convention Center and Las Olas Marina. From there, continue the shuttle network to the other Boat Show locations. Look below for more shuttle details.

Stunning Waterfront Listing in Golden Isles , $1.695 Million

630 Hibiscus Dr_01630 Hibiscus Drive is an idyllic waterfront home in the Golden Isles community of Hallandale Beach. This home is ranch style and has 3,078 square feet of interior space on a generous waterfront lot. It contains four bedrooms with three and one half baths and has an oversized kitchen. Some of the other stand out features are plentiful oversize master suite, salt water pool, French doors, and much more which I have listed below. This home is ideal for a family that enjoys nautical pursuits, since the home has a concrete dock and there are no fixed bridges to the ocean. For more information on this listing, please contact me!



Residence Features:
• 4 beds, 3.5 baths
• Hard wood Floors in Bedrooms
• Tile Flooring in Main Areas
• Large Open and Kitchen
• Formal Dining Room
• Stone Backyard
• Salt Water Pool
• Boat lift
• 2 car garage
• Tropical Landscaping
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