The waiter says he can't leave the ripping-hot, onyx-colored stone bowl on the table. There's some kind of legal/insurance issue. Someone might get burned. He has to spoon its contents into serving bowls and take the hot pot away.
Will.i.am is one of the world's most popular musicians, which is very strange considering he's also one of the worst pop stars on the planet. What do we mean by "worst?" Well, he continually proves himself to be an untalented, unintelligible hack. His lyric writing abilities -- as showcased on cha ... More >>
How does a repeat NBA champion, reigning NBA Finals MVP, four-time NBA Most Valuable Player, two-time Olympic gold medalist, and perennial All-Star spend the pro basketball offseason? He tours the Asian continent. He vacations in Guangzhou, China. And obviously, he hires a "24/7 DJ" named "Bear" fo ... More >>
MC Yogi grew up in the rough world full of drugs, gangs, pimps and hoes in the Bay Area. At around 18 years old, he discovered yoga, and later applied his new philosophy on life to making hip hop. Today, he's independently sold over 100,000 albums. And this weekend, he performs at the Virginia Key ... More >>
In only a few weeks, Bond Trisransi, the man behind Calle Ocho's Mr. Yum and 2B Asia Bistro, has transformed a South Miami Avenue space sandwiched between Tobacco Road and the River Seafood & Oyster Bar into another of his whimsical, romantic fusion eateries. This time, Trisransi said he wanted ... More >>
Despite all of the hootin', hollerin', and mouth-breathin' about "Obamacare," communism is nowhere near making a comeback. Let's review the facts: It's been more than 20 years since David Hasselhoff rubbed his gargantuan wienerschnitzel all over the crumbling Berlin Wall. China went so far to the f ... More >>
Both Barack Obama and Mitt Romney are ready. The two have been giving their visions for what the country will look like should they take 270 or more of the total 538 votes in the Electoral College. Should Republicans take back the White House, we compiled a list of what might be served at ... More >>
It's Friday... and that means the chaos of the South Beach Wine & Food Festival is officially underway. Foodies and winos from all over the world have flocked to our sandy beaches to take part in one of the biggest festivals in the country. You, however, are tired of hearing about it.You're s ... More >>
When we asked Ellen Wedner, director of the Miami Jewish Film Festival, how this year's fest will compare with its predecessors, she put it bluntly: "Having movies will be the same." Wedner was joking, of course, but this year's festival does have a remarkably different look to it, compared to ye ... More >>
If you're anything like us, you're still groggy and discombobulated after a weekend in which you definitely should not have had so many Jack and Cokes. But before you can move on to next weekend (and to a whole new set of irresponsible decisions), you'll have to grit your teeth and make it through t ... More >>
Trade you a lettuce gown for that meat dress, Gaga. Do you ever wish you could be in two places at once? Better yet, how about 50 places at once? Sometimes we here at Crossfade get really pissed about the fact that we're stuck in our cubicle and not traveling to India to write about vegetariani ... More >>
It's chusma time with Live!Last week's local YouTube sensation was a marimbero who took it upon himself to reinterpret a couple of choice musical numbers, including a video by '90s alt-rock retreads Live. The lively running commentary features gags on arrebatos, primos who don't shut up, and the ... More >>
The cover art for Japanese Cartoon's In the Jaws of the Lords of DeathYou probably know Wasalu Jaco best for all of his hip-hop collaborations. With Lupe Fiasco as his stage name, he's worked with the likes of Jay-Z, Kanye West, The Neptunes, and Pharrell Williams, Justice, and Rihanna. But now h ... More >>
Miami doesn't have nearly the number of soul food restaurants as let's say the A-T-L or N'awlins. But what the 3-0-5 lack in quantity, the Peoples Bar-B-Que in Overtown makes up for with celebrity clout. The roster of repeat celebrity diners who gorge on fried chicken, candied yams, collard gree ... More >>
http://www.flickr.com/photos/vitelone/ / CC BY-NC-SA 2.0Alex Chilton, the legendary voice and songwriter behind the Box Tops and Big Star, has died, according to the Memphis Commercial Appeal. He was 59.This is a very sad event for many fans of Chilton's work, as well as the countless artists -- ... More >>
via furthur.netFurthur Bayfront Park Amphitheater, MiamiFriday, February 5, 2010Better Than: [Insert clever Grateful Dead song title] cover bandThe Review:With weather on my mind and 50 miles of Super Bowl-enhanced traffic in front of me, I departed home this past Friday with anticipation of what ... More >>
Carmelo Anthony spoke with Prunk TV recently at a party in Miami. He was promoting his hip-hop label, Krossover Entertainment. Melo won a gold medal in Beijing last year, but who really cares, when the Miami Heat crushed the Atlanta Hawks like a bunch of grapes on Saturday. Dwayn ... More >>
Originally from Buffalo, New York, in the late Eighties, Malevolent Creation flew south and quickly became ensconced in the Sunshine State's hugely unlikely but now-legendary death metal scene. It quickly scored a coveted deal with Roadrunner Records, then the ultimate home for death metal, early gr ... More >>
It takes on a whole new meaning at the Ritz-Carlton.
The Miami Science Museum knows what your weekend plans are.
Witness the rebirth of an urban hang suite.
In case you missed the news in the world of Myspace and blogs, Dead Prez is popping up kinda randomly for a show tonight -- a pretty good coup for a weekly party in Hollywood, known as Mellow Mondays. It's a soul-poetry-funk-conscious sort of thang, and followers of that scene will recognize tonight ... More >>
Double your pleasure at the Two Piano Competition.
Carnival parties are happening everywhere!
The first gallery stroll of the year!
Bhagavan Das is back to rock The Standard.
Three major restaurant openings are pegged for the coming month. I am all too aware that reality rarely matches hype in the restaurant biz, but this trio truly appears to hold some promise. * On May 30th, the smartly re-designed Tides South Beach hotel will premiere its new dining establishment, LA ... More >>
From Punjab to "Promiscuous"
Buddha never ate so well
China Grill dismantles its empire