New Miami Heat player Luol Deng dances at FDR; Timbaland and Lenny Kravitz at Zuma

08/08/2014 4:17 PM

09/17/2014 5:58 PM

Luol Deng was spotted partying Monday night at FDR at the Delano. The new Miami Heat player was casually dressed in jeans and a white shirt as he arrived with a couple of friends around 2 a.m. While drinking Patron and Grey Goose, Deng and friends seemed to be in great spirits as they danced nonstop, mingling with the surrounding tables. Women, in particular, says our spy, appeared to be “in awe” of the basketball star, who stayed until around 3 a.m.

Timbaland was seen having a late-night bite Monday at Zuma with a friend. On Thursday, Zuma staple Lenny Kravitz was spotted enjoying dinner with friends. According to our source, he especially loved the bone-in ribeye.

Miami-based chef Ingrid Hoffmann makes her debut on Telemundo as host of Top Chef Estrellas, Telemundo’s Sunday night culinary competition. The show, shot in Boston and produced by the same Emmy Award-winning production house responsible for Bravo’s Top Chef, also features Miami-based Lorena Garcia as judge and is slated to air in January.

Congrats to Philip Khandehrish of The Setai Hotel, who has been chosen as the Miami finalist in Bombay Sapphire’s Search for the Most Imaginative Bartender. He will be heading to Las Vegas in September to vie for the ultimate title, competing against the top mixologists from across the U.S.

The Fresh Beat Band, Nickelodeon’s Emmy Award-winning preschool band, is hitting the road for a major tour and will be taking it to Mizner Park Amphitheater in Boca Raton on Nov. 7. General public tickets will be available starting today via Ticketmaster.

About Lesley Abravanel

Lesley Abravanel


Lesley Abravanel covers nightlife in her weekly column, Velvet Underground, in which she scopes the scene for stars, scandal and social studies. A former wanna-be clubkid in the late 80s NYC club scene heyday, she skipped town for Miami, where she's been since 1990--the so-called halcyon days of South Beach clubdom.

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