Rising Star Restaurateur Chris Hudnall of Lost Boy Dry Goods - Biography

Miami, FL

February 2021

The story of Lost Boy Dry Goods by Restaurateurs Randy Alonso and Chris Hudnall starts with the Downtown Miami neighborhood. In 1965, Alonso's father fled Cuba, where he owned a department store. He and Alonso's grandfather opened the store in a cavernous building on Flagler Street, steps away from where Lost Boy stands today.

Enter Hudnall, a longtime hospitality professional from Arizona who began in the industry as a 16-year-old busser. In 2005, he started his hotel career with Morgans Hotel Group at the Mondrian Scottsdale. As the hotel struggled, he transferred to the Mondrian South Beach in 2008. Two years later, he led the opening beverage team at Soho Beach House. He became the North American director of bars in 2014. Additionally, he has consulted for restaurant groups, hotel operators, and commercial real estate developers.
Hudnall and Alonso founded Lost Boy in 2018, intending to become the neighborhood bar for people who love well-made cocktails and beer. Their next venture is a gin and tapas bar/restaurant, Tropezón, coming this spring, in addition to six other openings scheduled through 2021