Al & Shareef Malnik
Company, The Forge
What Makes Them Haute, Where would Miami Beach be without the Malniks? Al Malnik is the visionary entrepreneur-turned-lawyer-turned-restaurateur who opened The Forge in the 1960′s and the Beach has never been the same. The restaurant has served as the stomping ground for every A-list group that came through the town. The Forge is more than a one of miami best restaurant; it’s a landmark that played a significant role in the revival of Miami Beach. Shareef, who grew up in the restaurant’s kitchen, took over the operations in the 1990′s after he returned to this hometown from extensive world travels. Shareef closed the restaurant last year for extensive renovations, finally reopening its doors in late March under the updated moniker The Forge Restaurant | Wine Bar by Shareef Malnik. Watever it’s called, it is still where you will find us on Wednesdays.