The Scoop: Weekend of March 29th


Fourteen of the late artist Donald Judd’s rarely-presented, or even viewed, paintings are the subject of an exhibit at the Institute of Contemporary Art, Miami from April 5 to July 15. Since he’s known for large-scale, minimal sculptures, the works’ medium alone will intrigue his international collectors near and far. They’ll be able to follow Judd’s evolution from figuration to abstract compositions, whose three-dimensional versions became the basis of his life’s work. Flavin Judd, his son and the curator and co-president of Judd Foundation, who co-curated the show’s works dating from 1959 to 1961, speaks at the ICA on April 7 at 2 p.m. You may also catch him at the member preview and cocktail reception on April 5 at 6 p.m.

61 NE 41st Street;305.901.5272;

TASTE & 20

With the social season winding down, here are some last remaining soirées for a cause. Attend two “Taste of the Nation” events in South Florida for Share Our Strength’s No Kid Hungry. Master sommelier Virginia Philip’s sips complement local restaurants’ small plates at West Palm Beach’s Kravis Center on April 5. A 100-bottle wine cellar and private dinner by chef co-chairs including Lindsay Autry and Clay Conley are among cool auction items. Don’t fill up because it all goes down again with a different yet equally accomplished culinary crew led by chair Timon Balloo at Miami’s Ice Palace Film Studios on April 27. Locust Projects turns 20 this year and so does its Spring Fling fund-raiser; channel Warhol’s Factory in Miami’s Paradise Plaza (151 NE 41st Street) on April 7.


Fort Lauderdale transplants who miss their hometowns, whether Montreal or Philly, can find their favorite lunch specials at Henry’s Sandwich Station. Before he even put two pieces of bread together, its proprietor scoured North America for the tastiest hits for FATVillage’s dining foray (the warehouse district’s initials stand for Flagler, arts and technology). The all-day eatery also borrows its name from Sunshine State pioneer Henry Flagler. Choose from the BLT, Cubano, grilled cheese with a French onion soup spin and brown mustard-slathered smoked brisket on Zak the Baker rye bread. The French fry bar sends out sizzling poutines and a Miami-themed pile with roasted pork, pickles and mojo aioli. It’s also a great place to meet for a piece of pie (coconut cream, strawberry rhubarb, key lime) and Stumptown coffee.

545 NW First Avenue; 954.616.5538;


First there was fusion cuisine, and now there’s fusion fitness. West Coast workout entrepreneur Martin Hinton’s hybrid exercise routines recently expanded to Florida. Though it’s been around for five years, TruFusion received a major boost when Alex Rodriguez and Jennifer Lopez loved his concept so much that they imported it to Coral Gables. Hinton further looks to dining for inspiration by translating the communal table into communal classes; he believes group interaction increases fitness results and encourages community service through various charity initiatives for a more purposeful life. Signature classes include Hot Pilates, Tru Kettlebell, Battle Ropes Express and Barefoot Bootcamp. From hot yoga to cycling to TRX, every workout option is available. Pick up ath-leisure lines and healthy drinks and prepared meals at the onsite boutique and café too.

301 Giralda Avenue; 305.851.5252;

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