An early South Beach pioneer, Dr. Timothy Hogle has been instrumental in South Beach's resurgence as one of the nation's brightest dining destinations. In 1986, he created what became the Beach's first sushi restaurant, Toni's Sushi. But, oddly enough, Hogle didn't start his career on South Beach as a restaurateur. His dental practice has attracted top celebrities and models as patients, giving Hogle the nickname of "dentist to the stars."
In 1996, Hogle launched Tantra Productions, a Miami Beach-based post-production studio. A year later, Hogle developed a restaurant concept based on the ancient Indian philosophy of spiritual realization through heightening the senses. The result? Tantra Restaurant & Lounge.