Miami is bizarre enough of a place already that sometimes we forget it's one of three corners of the Bermuda Triangle, the purportedly supernatural stretch of the Atlantic Ocean where, according to myth, ships go missing under mysterious circumstances. Well, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Ag ... More >>
Many folks feel about brunch as they do about Italian food: if you're going to spend money eating it at a restaurant, it ought to surpass whatever you could whip up at home. Unfair as that idea might be, the brunch bar is set intrinsically high and it's even higher anytime a revered eatery -- like, ... More >>
More details have come to light of the shocking incident yesterday in which a man fell out of a small plane into the Atlantic Ocean just a mile off the coast of Miami. Police have now identified the victim as Gerardo Nales of Key Biscayne. It appears that bad weather may have caused the door of th ... More >>
On Saturday, Mother Nature was no friend to the inaugural Friends of Nature Music & Arts Festival as an almost Biblical downpour forced the cancelation of all acts -- including headliner Matisyahu -- scheduled to go on stage after 7 p.m., by order of the fire department. On Sunday, though, despit ... More >>
If Miami is synonymous with ocean views and gorgeous beaches, why is it so hard to dine by the water? As locals know and tourists quickly find out, there are very few Miami joints that actually offer waterfront dining. And with the recent collapse of the Shuckers deck, many are left scratching their ... More >>
Since before Jaws used the Jersey shore as an all-you-can-eat buffet, sharks have held a reputation as the monsters of the sea. But no matter how intimidating they appear, the water-bound predators still fall below humans on the food chain. In fact, shark meat is legally sold at certain retailers, ... More >>
There's no question about it, summer is here. But hey, it could be worse ... like 110 degrees and no beach breeze worse. So while the rest of the country rides the heat wave, get outside for a beach barbecue before the inevitable afternoon storms start up, and you'll never wonder again where your su ... More >>
Who's ready to get dressed up like a six-foot Rastafarian puppet, suck down some lukewarm Corona, and absolutely not do any drugs while cruisin' across the Atlantic Ocean aboard the MSC Poesia? That's right ... We're talking about Jam Cruise, every South Florida hippie music junkie's favorite float ... More >>
Lesley ElliottChunks of first grade tuna are served with a side of crispy fried yucca chips. Bal Harbour offers a measly array of restaurants for the walking wallets who live there. For years, La Goulue and Caffe Da Vinci fueled pre-shopping lunches and family dinners, but now it seems resta ... More >>
Photo by Jens Peterson via Wiki Commons/CC2.0Lionfish are the great scourge of the sea. Native to the Pacific, the beautiful but poisonous fish have begun popping up in the Caribbean Sea and Atlantic Ocean along Florida and the islands, where they wreck havoc on the native ecosystem by eating eve ... More >>
The Ritz-Carlton Public RelationsIf at first you don't succeed, try again. Cantina Beach at the Ritz-Carlton in Key Biscayne reopened its freshly refurbished doors on November 15 after a kitchen fire caused its closure over the summer. "The new Cantina Beach offers innovative menu additions with ... More >>
Usher Has Got a Message For Lil Wayne.Usher. Just about every woman in the world wants to be his wife. And there Prunk TV was, standing next to him, as we both leaned against a wall on the rooftop of Red Steakhouse in Miami Beach. The party had just begun. Lord Usher was wearing dark expensive ... More >>
via W HotelsThe W's *gasp* sole poolW Hotels, a chain so chic it needs but a single letter to identify it, finally came to South Beach last fall, but now owners who bought condos in the complex allege they were deceived and want their deposits back.Potential owners were told there would be larger ... More >>
Seafood bolognese? Not this week.After the Epic Hotel's specially installed filtration system removed most of the chlorine from city water, three guests fell ill from Legionnaires' disease and the hotel has been temporarily closed. That means the award-winning seafood restaurant Area 31 is as off ... More >>
Dean James Max will bring bite to the EdgeWhen Cheeca Lodge & Spa reopens in Islamorada this December 15th, its landmark Atlantic's Edge restaurant will be under the creative direction of newly hired "Concept Chef" Dean James Max -- who is known closer to home for his 3030 Ocean at the Marrio ... More >>
Summer is the time to drive down to Key West. It's empty now, the streets and beaches quiet. Here's a list of places to eat on the drive down (or back up). Robert Is Here Fruit StandSummer is perhaps the best time to hit up what should be a mainstay of any drive south of Miami: Robert is Here I ... More >>
Soon-to-be-displaced County Commission Chairman Bruno Barreiro is no friend of the environment. The former state representative led the charge to allow developers to build beyond the county's imaginary line that stops construction from encroaching on the Everglades and environmentally sensitive land ... More >>
Get sweaty, thanks to the Publix Family Fitness Weekend.
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Snap out of it, 4/20 revelers: Florida legislators want to stomp on your buzz.
"Finally, no more fretting over free-range floaters when planning a day at the beach."
Jaws Unleashed is as sloppy as it is gory
The food at Cantina Beach is not nearly as convivial as the atmosphere
Will 2006 prove friendlier for the casino cruise business?
Amelia Earhart Park
Crandon Park Golf Course
By pontoon, the natural history of Biscayne Bay just floats over you
Miami Beach from 21st Street north
Sitting in the Caribbean is possibly the best assortment of cuisines anywhere in the world
And minor notes too -- you make up the melody
They're parks, all right. The county says so. Never mind that most people can't actually use them.