International Restaurants Find Ideal Landing Spots in Miami

September 22, 2015

Charles Khabouth recalls his first trip to Miami, some 20 years ago, with a wistful, almost mystical approach. Flying down from Toronto, the sprawling Canada city he first stepped foot in when he was 15, the Lebanon-born businessman glanced across the Atlantic Ocean, past the sandy beach and sun-soaked patrons, and knew it was time to start planning. “I was like, ‘Oh my God, I want to open something here,’” he says.

In those two decades, Khabouth, the chief executive of INK Entertainment, has made the Magic City his second home. But not until he brought the Eastern Mediterranean concept…