After spending years crushing the nightclub-going dreams of thousands of overweight tourists, legendary South Beach gatekeeper Cedric Adegnika is now opening his arms to everyone with The Flat: a living-room-ish space serving drinks with giant ice cubes and food with more layers than the door policies he used to enforce
The bar features 25 single malts, 21 bourbons, 10 gins, and more than 500 metallic subway tiles on the wall
Celebrity guests will occasionally come in and play the piano on the far end of the bar, so here's hoping for Dusty Bottoms
The Siberian Cup is a tournament for female professional tennis players played on indoor hard courts. More importantly, it's also a cocktail made with cucumber-infused Beluga Noble vodka, muddled fresh strawberries, lemongrass, honey, and Russian jam
The Madame de Pompadour starts with Maestro Dobel tequila, then adds honey, fresh pineapple, sage, Peychaud's bitters, and a spiced rim
This Buffalo Trace Old Fashioned is kept cold by a two-inch ice cube, which still looks taller than Eazy-E in the video for "Straight Outta Compton"
For food, The Flat's all verrines: appetizers or desserts made in small glasses. This one is The Flat’s version of guacamole, with zucchini, pine nuts, onions, and cream
The garden layers eggplant, zucchini, bell pepper, carrots, and asparagus
It’s a good thing they're open until 5a, because after eating the Berries and Cream -- fresh strawberries and mascarpone, served until 1a on weekends -- you're not getting into any place Cedric used to work.