Big Ang, the Mob Wives star formally known as Angela Raiola, opened up a sister bar to Staten Island’s Drunken Monkey – Miami Monkey down in South Beach, Fla. Raiola’s new outpost is at the center of a VHI1 Mob Wives’ spinoff series, and the reality TV star gave the low down in an exclusive interview with Uinterview.

With Raiola taking her successful watering hole concept from New York to Miami, fans of Big Ang can expect to see some differences in the spinoff series – including in the fashion department. “Miami fashion they are naked,” Raiola joked. “New York fashion they wear clothes!” Away from her fellow mob wives – who Raiola says she misses down in Miami – there will be a bit less drama. “The show's all about the Miami Monkeys,” said Raiola. "Not the Mob Wives."

Raiola admits that her heart will always be in Long Island at the Drunken Monkey, but despite her warm feelings for where she and her business started, Miami might not be the only location she branches out to. “I would like to do London, I'd like to do L.A.,” Railoa revealed to Uinterview.

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When weighing in on political and personal matters, Raoila was as matter of fact as she was discussing her business ventures and TV shows. The government shutdown? “I can’t believe the government shut everything down! People need to come together.” Dating someone younger? “My husband is 13 years younger, I think it's fine, but 15 [years] at the most!”

Big Ang can be seen offering more of her good humor and wisdom on Miami Monkeys Thursdays on VH1 at 10/9c.

– Chelsea Regan

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