If you haven’t met Carol Moran, where have you been?

Maybe you know her partner, Nancy. Maybe you know her restaurant, 13|Even. Maybe you remember her as a past owner of New Moon. If you haven’t met Carol yet, you’re bound to soon.

Moran was born and raised in Miami. She has co-owned and operated 13|Even for almost two years. The pair has held so many events that they’ve lost count. Iron Ladies Golf Tournament, Broward House Dine Out for Life, and Children’s Diagnostic & Treatment Center (CDTC) Toy Drive are just a few.

Despite the success of 13|Even, Moran still sees visitors trying to put a label on it.

“We have been open for over a year and people are still wondering if we are a gay bar or a gay restaurant,” Moran said. “We are just what we are—a place for great wines, beer, food, service and great company!”

Moran still doesn’t know what the future holds. And she’s OK with that.

“To be honest, I’m not sure where I see myself [in the future],” she said. “Because I never saw myself here, either. The universe puts me where I’m supposed to be.”

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