So when Joe Weiss, a Hungarian-born immigrant arrived via New York City, it was the healthful climate, not the potential for establishing an eatery famed the world over, that was at the top of his to-do list. Fast-forward 105 years, and one can see what fruits a little entrepreneurial spirit can spring from the fertile ground of our serially successful city. Consistently ranked among the highest revenue earners in the American restaurant scene, and a perennial favorite for tourists the world over, although open only October through May, Joe’s Stone Crab has retained juggernaut status among our culture’s culinary savvy. Snapped in 1980, take away the retro hairstyles and oversized ties from the archival photo on the left and one can see a contentment and conviviality familiar to anyone who’s ever visited this charming chowhouse; JoesStoneCrab.com. — Ryan Jarrell
Around the world, Jackson Health System is known for saving lives. At the new, state-of-the-art Christine E. Lynn Rehabilitation Center for The Miami Project to Cure Paralysis at UHealth/Jackson Memorial, they go even further: They give patients their lives back.
As we all experienced the most unprecedented year in modern history, the resilient young professionals you’re about to meet withstood all the challenges that came with the pandemic, and stepped up to the plate like never before to hit the professional homeruns of their lives while inspiring the next generation to dream big and reach for the stars.