For Daniel Siragusa, playing his part in the family business has been something of a round-trip. The owner/operator of Mario The Baker started his work with the restaurant in 2001 at the ripe age of 17, just a year after his father had purchased the longstanding North Miami favorite. Just 3 years later, he was off to Biloxi, Mississippi, managing a new Mario The Baker location. Siragusa was content to stay, but Hurricane Katrina had other plans. “The restaurant was destroyed,” he remembers. The result? Siragusa was brought back to Miami to open the business’s new Downtown/Brickell location. Today, he and his team work to make sure the restaurant keeps producing the same quality pizza and Italian/American cuisine they’ve become famous for…but with changing times come a few new twists. “No one was asking for whole-wheat pizza in the ‘70s and ‘80s, but we gotta offer it now,” he quips; 43 W. Flagler St., Miami; 786.316.0166; MarioTheBakerPizza.com.
We scoured The Magic City to bring you the next generation of leaders at the tip of The Sunshine State. These young professionals represent a variety of industries and excel at their respective fields with their own unique signature blend of style, savvy and sophistication.
MiamiaNS headed out to make an impact on the world like never before, benefitTing the community and countless lives through their words, actions and pocketbookS.