Benchwarmers, the midtown sports bar by Cesar Morales, the owner of Wynwood's Wood Tavern, is open. The informal bar opened Saturday, just in time for World Cup fever, and I stopped in for a beer and some fries. See also: Benchwarmers: Wood Tavern's Owner to Open Sports Bar; Hiring Staff
Brunch -- it's the most wonderful meal of the week. What's not to love about the combination of breakfast and lunch that's not only an excuse to eat anything and everything bad for you, but happens to be accompanied by copious amounts of alcohol? Nothing. We love everything about brunch. Especially ... More >>
The Dead Rabbit Grocery and Grog is one of the finest bars in New York, if not the world. Consisting of a casual tap room and upstairs parlor, this financial district gem is just a year old and has already won just about every accolade you can think of including being named World's Best New Cocktail ... More >>
It's the first weekend of 2014! If you haven't made a New Year's resolution yet, here's one for you: party more, pay less. To help you fulfill this promise, we've laid all the ground work to provide you with the best bashes to crash this weekend that won't leave a hole in your pocket. Just che ... More >>
Welcome to the weekend, friends. Oh yeah, it's Thursday. (Don't worry. You did not fall into an art- and booze-induced coma. Yet.) We here at Crossfade simply prefer to get the party started approximately 24 hours earlier than usual during Art Basel Miami Beach. Why? Partly because we're still dru ... More >>
Whoa, guys. Basel hasn't even officially begun. And we here at Crossfade are already hungover. Even though the actual art fair opens tomorrow, the cruising and boozing and schmoozing's been in full effect since Monday afternoon, when the early-bird, invite-only charity fundraisers starting serving ... More >>
Sure, there's plenty of art to be seen during Art Basel Miami Beach, er, Art Basel in Miami Beach. But, let's be honest: You're in Miami. You aren't looking to spend your entire day at the convention center or inside some tent. You want to make irresponsible decisions once the Miami sun goes down. ... More >>
Lure Fishbar, the latest New York restaurant to open a SoBe outpost, opens its doors at the Loews Miami Beach Hotel on Monday, December 2. The restaurant is a collaboration between restaurateurs John McDonald and Joshua Pickard, along with Lure Fishbar Chef/Partner Josh Capon. McDonald and Pickard' ... More >>
Craft, much like artisanal, is a word frequently bastardized. Every Tom, Dick and corporate brand is trying to worm their way into this trendy niche. But truly, craft spirits are the best of the best. Small-batch blends are well worth choosing over Absolut or Jose Cuervo. And teaching the public ab ... More >>
Right now, EDM is the cheesiest, most sellout-prone music on the planet. It's a hot-ticket item, and regardless of what the culture might think it signifies or stands for, it's really all about the Benjamins. C.R.E.A.M., PLUR ... Same shit, right? So unfortunately, we're now becoming accustomed t ... More >>
Bloody Marys can be a contentious topic. Whether you like your breakfast booze extra spicy, horseradish heavy, full of pickled veggies or topped with meat on a stick - everyone's got an opinion. This Sunday bartenders will go head to head at the Broken Shaker in a Bloody Mary battle extraordinaire. ... More >>
It seems strange, but in almost ten years of record releases and world tours, Bloc Party had never played Miami until last night. A celebration was in order, so Absolut vodka teamed up with artist Agustina Woodgate to transform Soho Studios into an interactive wonderland of booze, rainbows and grea ... More >>
Can you even believe it? Bloc Party's breakout debut, Silent Alarm, was released almost a decade ago. The band's survived the EDM explosion and still have a dedicated army of fans eagerly awaiting its next release -- which is coming pretty soon, it seems. But what might be even more unbelievable is ... More >>
Did you know EDM is a big moneymaker? Nothing sells better than sex, drugs, and uhntz uhntz. And now, thanks to modern technology, you don't even have to be a respectable, talented DJ to cash in on the molly moola express. Corporations are dying to sign contracts with these party professionals. No ... More >>
Food and wine pairings have been a big thing for years. Beer and wine pairings have become increasingly common. Scotch pairings: you've at least heard of them. But vodka? You probably didn't know that people were into that outside of Russia or Poland. Well, sorry to break it to you, but it's a thing ... More >>
If you're intrigued about the upcoming Huahua's Taqueria, the soon-to-open fast-casual taco joint by chef Todd Erickson, you merely have to head over to Haven Gastro-Lounge tonight for Taco Tuesday, featuring a sneak preview of Huahua's tacos.Tonight and every Tuesday (except for Christmas and New Y ... More >>
Join the tequila party tonight from 7 to 9 p.m. at Mercadito in Midtown. There will be complimentary traditional margaritas and free light-bites. Hosted by New Times, the party continues tomorrow night as well, head a bit more north to Tarpon Bend in Fort Lauderdale for free Absolut Miami vodka ... More >>
The Miami Heat play the Indiana Pacers tonight with an 8 p.m. tip-off. With a 2-2 tie, fans not lucky enough to have scored tickets will be glued to the television for this game.There are several options for you to get out and cheer on the team to white-hot victory. Here are a few of the places offe ... More >>
Calvin Harris, Maroon 5, Flo Rida, Gym Class Heroes, Enrique Iglesias ... It reads like the soundtrack listing of a PG-13 rom-com. But that's just the lineup for the iHeartRadio Ultimate Pool Party at the Fontainebleau Miami Beach. In fact, the two-day musical extravaganza is a strict 21-and-older ... More >>
When Santigold called to tell Crossfade that she'd be in town for Art Basel Miami Beach, we squealed with delight like the Disney-fied version of those piglets penned outside Primary Flight. But after about 15 minutes, we got sad, thinking, "Well, she hasn't hit the Beach since ... November 2009 ... More >>
When false rumors about the closure of Mamushka's Midtown spread throughout the Miami scene like some kinda nasty, textually transmitted disease, Sirens and Sealions singer-songwriter and Mute Miami booking boss Johanna Viscaino got a little skittish, shifting Au Revoir Simone's Miami gig to anot ... More >>
Via facebook.com/TamaraSkyGet your Basel happy ending with Tamara Sky, The Overthrow, and Hard 2 Leave.Check out Crossfade's blogs on other awesome Basel week events like YACHT, Salem, James Murphy's Special Disco Version, Yelle, and GZA. It might seem like a really rad idea to spend the next fo ... More >>
Photo by Marguerite GilAt recently opened, City Hall, the Restaurant, on the Biscayne Corridor, the Cosmopolitan is known as The Mayor. All the martinis have politically inspired names such as The City Clerk, The Permit, The Key to The City, The Proclamation, The City Manager and The Commiss ... More >>
The Pennsylvania-based company Kalan LP, a distributor of novelty items like inflatable beer pong games and shot glasses that say "You must be Irish because my penis is Dublin," is now distributing a line of marijuana-shaped candies, and it's blowing up a storm among the right. Which got me think ... More >>
In a nice break from Britto-mobiles and Stephen Gamson Lambos, electric car makers Tesla have unveiled a car collaboration with an artist that doesn't offend our sensibilities. They commissioned painter Laurence Gartel to design a costume wrap for their Roadster model.
Raspberry, pink grapefruit, bubble gum and now "wild cherri" will be joining the flavored vodka market. Vodka withs something odd mixed in reminds us of the steak and potatoes ice cream we once chowed on in a little mountain place in Venezuela. But that's a story for another day. When you add someth ... More >>
Braised short rib now a "chef bite"Raspberri Tart (Absolut Raspberri, raspberry puree and fresh lemonade), Frozen Summer Peach (Belvedere Vodka, Peachtree Schnapps, fresh citrus juices and peach puree), and The Grill 75 (Grand Marnier and fresh-squeezed lemon juice, topped with sparkling wi ... More >>
Beginning next Tuesday evening, June 1, and continuing on succeeding Tuesdays, Michy's will be cooking up an all-you-can-eat Cuban pig roast. The slow-cooked-in-a-caja China porker is due to be accompanied by heirloom tomato salad, roasted fingerling potatoes, and other side dishes -- all served fam ... More >>
Photo by Riki AltmanWhitelaw's Passion Pop Rocks martini.We couldn't get anyone to confirm or deny that mixologists at the Whitelaw Hotel & Lounge are still concocting this scintillating cocktail (they offered it as a promotion in the past), but perhaps you can make a special request bec ... More >>
Courtesy of RA SushiShino Naughty at RA Sushi.Just when you finally matured enough to order the Rooty Tooty Fresh 'N Fruity with a straight face from your friendly neighborhood IHOP server, some local mixologists are testing your tolerance with feisty names for their favorite cocktails.Celebrate ... More >>
'Tis the season, ya'll! And the Opium Group wants you to open your wallets, er, for charity of course! It goes without saying, we are all hurting a bit financially this season, but there still are a lot people worse off than you. So if aren't aware already of all the toy drives going on this weekend ... More >>
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Absolut Chalk Miami Beach
Imagine a string of saloons where the barstools are comfy, the conversation giddy, and the drinks are always free