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"Hell's Kitchen" Chef Ralph Pagano Brings Fine Dining to the Health District


Concentrations of healthcare like the Miami Health District spur residential and retail development in their neighborhoods, and South Florida chef Ralph Pagano is betting that fine dining will have a place in the district as well. Ralph, who owns the Naked Taco in Miami Beach, and who used to be on Hell’s Kitchen, is bringing his yet-to-be-named next restaurant to the UM Life Science & Technology Park in Miami, which is owned and managed by Wexford Science & Technology, a BioMed Realty Trust company. The new concept, the chef tells us, will capitalize on a location few fine dining establishments have before by being within walking distance of the health district. “The area’s full of untapped potential for new growth,” he says.