Even though they’re not going to have to fight Rick Moranis, the same guys who brought you the SLS are now running the Raleigh Hotel and learning the power of The Schwartz, as the Miami mega-chef Michael has taken over the lobby and poolside with his eponymous Restaurant, finally giving South Beachers a chance to dig into his simple, delicious classics
You're looking at 120 seats by the pool and 60 inside (actually, at the moment you're just looking at, like, 18 or so), where you can gaze at pictures of “Raleigh personalities” like Sammy Davis Jr., Hugh Hefner, and Kate Moss, who loves eating
The bulk of the menu is spent introducing new items like this grilled octopus with crushed hazelnuts, green olives, kumquat, preserved lemon, and parsley
If you’re hungry/Wade Boggs, you can order the whole apricot-glazed spatchcocked chicken, served with grilled apricots, onion, and arugula
These grilled chicken wings come with green papaya salad and crushed peanuts, who can't believe Lucy pulled that football out AGAIN! Oh brother..
Belvedere vodka, blackberry, basil, lemon, and soda make up the Belle Meade, although New Yorkers will still probably call it the Upper East Side
Beverage Director Ryan Goodspeed makes all his syrups in the Raleigh's martini bar, like the triple-hops simple syrup he mixes into the Hop Scotch Sour with Chivas 12yr, egg white, and lemon, so have fun quickly ramping up to Ludicrous Speed.