Steven Haigh was born a long time ago in a tiny wee village in Scotland called Elie. Although restaurants hadn’t quite been invented yet, Haigh was a pretty good swimmer, and in his second attempt to swim to Glasgow, he made it in time for dinner.
He discovered by 12, that he enjoyed food, so he had to figure out a way to pay for it. He picked his favorite restaurant and asked for a job, and that was the beginning of his 76-year career in hospitality business. Haigh didn’t go to culinary school, nor study at a school of Hospitality management, instead he worked, in restaurants – a lot of them.
A few years later he hitched a ride to London (where the cool kids go) and hung out there for a while, drinking, eating and drinking some more.
After one too many winters, he realized that the UK was too cold so went on vacation for a couple of years, continuing to float around the world on a cruise ship for a few more years after that. He departed the ship in Buenos Aries (accidently on purpose), to:
A: Give himself time to finish a particularity good bottle of Malbec that he earned singing (not dancing) in a go-go bar,
And B: Bring him closer to his end goal of Miami.
After several successful, high revenue restaurant openings under his belt, he began developing his own path.
“While I love to travel, I’ve found no place in the world like Miami. The city is so international and ever-evolving, I am super grateful to call it home,” says Haigh. “Opening this restaurant has been a lifelong dream of mine and I can’t think of a better partner than Michael or a better place to open than Wynwood.”
Feel free to come check out his “singing” skills any time.