We had the good fortune of connecting with Julio Cabrera and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Julio, how do you think about risk?
There is a risk in everything you do in your life. You can succeed as well as you can failure, but if you don’t try, you’ll never reach your goals and you will never make your dreams come true. When I decided to open my own place, I risked all. We faced long months of uncertainty, we struggled but we never looked back, we decided to keep going until the end. It was like “is now or never”. I knew I had just one bullet left in my gun but my faith and the total confidence in my project made me stronger.. and quitting was never an option.
Let’s talk shop? Tell us more about your career, what can you share with our community?
I have worked over 31 years behind the bars with a lot of passion, loving what I do. If you have the natural talent to deal with people and make them happy, then you just have to work hard to be a better professional. it was not easy to accomplish success. Integrity and a balanced life: Key factors
Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
One day at the Latin Quarter in Calle Ocho, Little Havana, – Having lunch at Old’s Havana – A Cuban coffee and Cigars at “La Guantanamera cigars” – Homemade ice creams at “Azucar” – Buying Guayaberas at Havana Collection – Aperitivo and cocktails at Le Sirenuse, Four Season Hotel – A dinner at Macchialina – Late night drinks at Sweet Liberty – One day at the beach (Hallandale) – A visit to “Robert is Here” – One day in Wynwood – Visit bar Spanglish and Grails
Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
Chef Michelle Bernstein and David Martinez, business partners and the book “Laws of Life”
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