Kate Upton had dinner Monday night at Joe’s Stone Crab with boyfriend Justin Verlander, who was the starting pitcher Tuesday for the Detroit Tigers in the Marlins season opener. According to our snitch, Upton walked right up to the maitre’d and whispered that she had a reservation — whispering, of course, because Joe’s takes no reservations — unless you happen to be a supermodel or something.
Verlander’s teammate, slugger Miguel Cabrera, was spotted Wednesday at Palmeiras Beach Club at Grove Isle, where he enjoyed a special menu prepared by acclaimed Venezuelan chef Alfredo Alvarez.
Meanwhile in other Motor City sportsmen news: Detroit Pistons center Andre Drummond was seen Monday at Sugar Factory American Brasserie on Ocean Drive.
Filmmaker Brett Ratner launched his new whiskey, Hilhaven Lodge, Monday night at his pal Shareef Malnik’s restaurant, The Forge.
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Puff Daddy, aka P. Diddy — or whatever moniker Sean Combs is going by these days — was seen Tuesday at DIRT, the new South of Fifth wellness bar and fine food fast eatery by chef Nicole Votano, lunching with pals on a Detox Bowl of greens and quinoa-crusted salmon with a side of tea (hot and sweet) and po’boys.
DJ Khaled celebrated his Haute Living cover launch with Prestige Imports and Hublot Monday at Cipriani Downtown Miami. Miami Heat center Hassan Whiteside and rapper French Montana were there, too, as Khaled spent 10 minutes Snapchatting from a multimillion-dollar Pagani Huayra sports car that he wanted to take home (but didn’t). After dinner, Khaled hosted a social-media panel with local businessmen.
If you are traveling to Coachella this year, before you see Sia, Chris Stapleton and Calvin Harris take the main stage on April 24, you'll be able to experience a little piece of Miami while sitting in a garden noshing on incredible food just steps away from the festival grounds. This month, Miami chefs Jamie DeRosa of Izzy’s Fish & Oyster and Bradley Kilgore of Alter Miami, most recently named one of Food & Wine’s Best New Chefs, will be adding to the Coachella Music Festival’s dynamic culinary scene, headlining the closing night along with Cleveland chef Jonathon Sawyer of the returning “Outstanding in the Field” traveling pop-up dinner which hosts two dinners each night of the festival, featuring star chefs from around the country such as Michael Voltaggio, Antonia Lofaso, Nyesha Arrington and more. Tickets for the dinners are $225 per person (you must already have a festival wristband). Outstanding in the Field is also selling tickets to dinner along with a general admission festival pass for $624 per person, and dinner and a VIP pass for $1,124 per person. More details and tickets can be found at www.coachella.com/outstanding-in-the-field.