MIAMI BEACH — Pitbull is set to open his first restaurant venture in Miami Beach over the summer.
According to a press release put out today by the 36-year-old Miami singer’s people, the new place will be called iLov305 and located inside the Bon Air Hotel Miami Beach on Ocean Drive – a location that makes it clear Pitbull will be trolling for tourism business as much as locals.
There’s no date for the grand opening, just a “summer 2018” mention.
So, what’s iLov305 about?
It’s a partnership between the rapper of Timber and Give Me Everything, whose real name is Armando Perez, and the Sugar Factory chain of hip restaurants.
And from the early visitors’ accounts, the sport is set to offer diners 9,000 square feet of space that includes a tropical décor dining-room highlighting vintage Spanish tile and crystal chandelier as well as a retail area with cigar rollers and daiquiri bar.
There’ll be three VIP rooms upstairs, a DJ booth and a special area for the singer when he comes around.
“iLov305 says it all,” Pitbull said in a statement. “I want everyone to feel, see, share the same passion and love I have for Miami.
“iLov305 will have the most energy that Ocean Drive has ever seen.”
But will the food be any good?
Pitbull’s angling to serve line-caught yellowfin tuna, pork belly sliders, Cuban sandwiches, 305 burgers (topped with shrimp, plantains, and bacon) and guava bread pudding.
What’s to drink?
Fifty different kinds of mojitos, among the usual.
No wonder the advance publicity bills iLov305 of being “where what happens, never happened!”