Things To Do

Get Lei’d at Campton Yard with ‘Supermensch’ Shep Gordon

The cool dudes are gathering at Campton Yard (1455 Washington Ave., South Beach; 786-605-2011) on Monday to celebrate the book launch of Shep Gordon’s They Call Me Supermensch: A Backstage Pass to the Amazing World of Film, Food and Rock ‘n Roll. Top Chef star and celebrity chef, Spike Mendelsohn, alongside Miami Beach nightclub owner, David Grutman, and nightlife guru, Tommy Pooch, will host a not-to-be-missed Hawaiian luau to fete the legend. 


Gordon’s storied career as Hollywood manager, agent and producer has aligned him with stars like Alice Cooper, Bette Davis, Raquel Welch, Groucho Marx, Blondie, Jimi Hendrix, Sylvester Stallone, Salvador Dali, Luther Vandross and Teddy Pendergrass. He’s also credited with creating the “celebrity chef.” He was the topic of a 2014 Netflix documentary entitled Supermensch: The Legend of Shep Gordon, so brush up on his life and times before you hit the party.

Tickets go for $55 and include a whole roasted pig and Hawaiian-inspired bites by Mendelsohn, specialty cocktails by Casamigos Tequila and TOAST Vodka and a signed copy of Gordon’s book. All proceeds benefit artist Marcus Suarez. Tickets are available for purchase here. The party is Monday, November 14 from 7 to 10 p.m at Campton Yard.

Shayne Benwoitz is’s travel editor. Sign up for her newsletter at and follow her on Twitter @ShayneBenowitz.