Doral’s SooWoo Steakhouse opens new bistro in Kendall


From left: Soo Woo owner Bok An, former Doral Business Council Chair Nubielena Medina, ZooMiami’s Ron Magill and wife, Rita.

ZooMiami has a new neighbor for those who enjoy Asian cuisine.

The opening of SooWoo Bistro at Country Walk Shopping Center, SW 152 St. and 137 Ave., now extends to Kendall the best of Soo Woo Restaurant and Lounge, a most popular Doral restaurant located in Doral.

To mark the expansion with SooWoo Bistro, General Manager Andrian Arguelles and Manager Ivette Barroso celebrated with a ribbon-cutting event along with several civic leaders, including ZooMiami’s popular spokesperson, Ron Magill.

Joining Magill for the event and menutasting were such notables as Jose Pena, Chairman of Greater Kendall Business Association; Michael Webley, GKBA Board Member; Julian Caceres, Ory Dawes, President of Country Walk Home Owners Association; Denise Alvarez, Association Property Manager; John Lopategui and Isabel Medina, of Miami Dade College, and GKBA Chair-Elect Michael J. Welch Jr. , to mention a few.

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A graduate of the University of Florida with a major in Spanish, Burns has an extensive background in advertising, marketing and reciprocal trade, travel as well as non profit consulting and management. Burns' volunteer activities led her to become a columnist writing Gloria’s Gab, a column that focuses on the non-profit activity. Burns was Executive Director of the Jr. Orange Bowl Committee for 6 years and then served as the first Executive Director of Coral Gables Community Foundation for 14 years after which she helped the emerging Community Foundation of Pinecrest. Active in many non profits, she received the 2015-16 President's Best Member Award from the GFWC Coral Gables Woman's Club, 2012-13 CGWC Leadership Award, 2012-2013 Rotarian of the Year Award as RCCG Public Relations Chair and Fund raising Co-Chair, 2011 Florida Federation of Women’s Club Volunteer of the Year for the District 11 and honored by the City of Doral as one of their first recipients for the Doralian Women's Award. Among her list of current responsibilities, Burns co-chairs two annual student recognition breakfasts for the Coral Gables Friends of Education; helps coordinate charity partners for the Westin Colonnade's Annual Give Kids the World Breakfast; serves on the board of directors of Doral Business Council; is Parliamentarian and serves on the board of the GFWC Coral Gables Woman’s Club; serves the board of the Rotary Club of Coral Gables and is Publicity Chair; and is a member of the Jr. Orange Bowl Committee. Gloria is also an active member of the Music Ministry at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church where sings sings in the choir. She can be reached at

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