FABIAN BASABE, owner of Da Vittorio
When hes not in the party pages or on reality TV, Fabian Basabe may be greeting patrons at his Coral Gables restaurant, Da Vittorio. The It Kid, now a husband and new father, has turned the old boarded up La Bussola into a classic Italian bistro with chef Vittorio Lozzi at his side (www.davittoriorestaurant.com). Basabe tells out-of-town guests, Stay at the Standard. Its an oasis, a shack on Biscayne Bay with beautiful people and good food (bardotmiami.com). Hanging out and people watching: Mark Soykas News Café on Ocean Drive its open 24 hours and his other place, Soyka, in the Design District (newscafe.com, www.soykacafe.com). A personal favorite? I love dive bars. At Club Deuce on 14th Street youre going to find anyone from Keith Richards to a homeless guy. Its serious liquor order a Cosmo and youll get thrown out.