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  • Cheap Eats: Out of the Blue Cafe

    published Jul 03, 2008

    Jose D. Duran The Midtown Steak Sandwich at Out of the Blue Cafe. Where: 2426 NE 2nd Ave., Miami 305-573-3800 What $15 Gets You: A sandwich, panini or salad with a drink. Located on the fringes of... More >>

  • Jamie Lidell at Heathrow Lounge July 18

    published Jul 03, 2008

    Jamie Lidell Genre-bending musician Jamie Lidell will be stopping by Heathrow Lounge, a new UK-inspired club on South Beach, July 18. Who else could be behind this booking except the people from Pop... More >>

  • Gameboy/Gamegirl: A Hipster Mockery?

    published Jul 03, 2008

    Gameboy/Gamegirl sans fourth member and beat producer Miami Horror. Here was what I can't figure out about Australian quartet Gameboy/Gamegirl, are they embracing hipster culture or are they making ... More >>

  • Bye Bye Saigon

    published Jul 02, 2008

    After three years in business at 1831 Ponce de Leon Blvd., Little Saigon City has closed shop. Although the mom-and-pop Vietnamese restaurant regrettably included sub-par Chinese food on its menu, the... More >>

  • StreetWorks - Uncompleted Mural

    published Jul 02, 2008

    Jose D. Duran On my way to White Room Monday night, I spotted a man painting a mural along the corner of NE 14th Street and 1st Avenue. It is basically at the entrance of Overtown, right along the c... More >>

  • Rendezvous With A Rip-Off

    published Jul 02, 2008

    Words of dining advice: Always ask how much the verbally recited daily specials cost. Or pay the consequences. For Peter and Neil, a vacationing couple from Danbury, Conn., the consequence was a nearl... More >>

  • Fourth of Jose with Jose El Rey at the Vagabond

    published Jul 02, 2008

    Jose El Rey If you haven't seen local artist Jose El Rey perform live yet, you are missing one of the best spectacles out there. He easily won my heart over when I saw him perform at White Room earl... More >>

  • Herald Shills For The Dairy Industry

    published Jul 02, 2008

    Did you know that pasteurized milk is “more natural” than raw milk? Or that lactose-sensitive people should not avoid all milk and other dairy foods? Neither did I until partaking of the Dairy Nut... More >>

  • Trial For New Marlins Stadium Starts Next Week

    published Jul 02, 2008

    The trial to challenge the building of the Florida Marlins’ new ballpark is set to start next week. A postponement would’ve pushed the trial to September, but Miami-Dade Circuit Judge Jeri-Beth Co... More >>

  • That Pizza Could Kill You

    published Jul 01, 2008

    Whoever imagined that a simple tomato pie with a bubbly, blackened crust (“bruciata,” in the trade) could potentially cause a cancer cluster? At least one Delray Beach-based letter writer to the... More >>

  • NBA Free Agency Starts Today But Everyone Knows It Really Starts in 2010

    published Jul 01, 2008

    The NBA Free Agency period started today at approximately one minute after midnight. And what can we expect the Miami Heat to do during this period? A lot. If a lot means signing an otherwise crappy p... More >>

  • Bike Blog - Mayors Determine Bikes Rock

    published Jul 01, 2008

    June’s U.S. Conference of Mayors gave some love to bicyclists across nation. There’s much we may anticipate based on their proclamations. Here’s the short version: The broadly named Transport... More >>

  • Last Night: SummerFest 2008 at BankAtlantic Center

    published Jun 30, 2008

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  • Miami Heat Draft Recap: The Ghost of Harold Miner Has Been Exorcized

    published Jun 27, 2008

    When NBA commissioner David Stern walked up to the microphone last night and said, “With the second pick in the 2008 NBA draft the Miami Heat select…” there was a collective sphincter-clenching ... More >>

  • Documenting the Bi-Sexy Trend

    published Jun 26, 2008

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  • Nic Fanciulli at Back Door Bamby Ticket Giveaway

    published Jun 26, 2008

    Nic Fanciulli In a sort of last minute booking, British DJ extraordinaire Nic Fanciulli is stopping by the Vagabond Saturday night for its Back Door Bamby party. Don't know who Fanciulli is? Well le... More >>

  • Open Letter to Pat Riley

    published Jun 26, 2008

    Pat Riley Hey Coach Riley. Chris from the New Times here. Hi. Hello. How are you? Just wanted to drop you a note about tonight’s NBA Draft. If you’ve spent any time at all reading this here blog... More >>

  • South Beach Obama Bake-Off

    published Jun 25, 2008

    Let’s start by saying that, for the good of our country, we sincerely hope that MoveOn.org is better at political activism than they are at baking. This thought occured as we surveyed the Hungry For... More >>

  • StreetWorks - Sun-Bleached Mural

    published Jun 25, 2008

    Jose D. Duran When it seems like I've exhausted all of Wynwood, I stumble upon this mural along NW 6th Avenue. I slammed on my brakes and sat in my car for a minute thinking, "How the hell could I h... More >>

  • Thanks to Shawn Marion, the Heat Now Have More Options

    published Jun 25, 2008

    Shawn Marion If the rumors are true that Pat Riley is lukewarm about drafting Michael Beasley, then perhaps Shawn Marion can help sort things out. Thanks to Marion’s choosing not to opt out of his... More >>

  • Lazaro Casanova "Venganza" Remixes Now on iTunes

    published Jun 25, 2008

    If you were part of the Revolver scene back in early part of the decade, you know Lazaro Casanova, who we picked as "Best Local Electronica Artist" in this year's Best of Miami, very well. Then agai... More >>

  • Last Night: Modest Mouse at the Fillmore Miami Beach

    published Jun 24, 2008

    Logan Fazio Modest Mouse with The Dirty Dozen Brass Band Friday, June 23, 2008 The Fillmore, Miami Beach Better Than: The mental meltdown scribbling in your seventh-grade diary. Modest Mouse and ... More >>

  • No Reason Not to Draft Beasley

    published Jun 24, 2008

    Michael Beasley Michael Beasley has become something of a media-constructed anomaly. He’s gone from sure-fire NBA prospect, to immature troublemaker, to too small to be a star NBA forward, to too ... More >>

  • Bike Blog - Car-free and Caught in the Rain

    published Jun 24, 2008

    This was probably the crappiest week so far this year to be a bicycle commuter. The timing was consistent everyday: show up to work with the sunrise and end work in time for the deluge. Apocalyptic ... More >>

  • Critical Miami Says Goodbye

    published Jun 23, 2008

    One of Miami's best known blogs is saying farewell. Critical Miami, New Times' pick as Best Website of 2007, will no longer be updated but will remain live for those who still want to look through its... More >>

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