Bal Harbour

  • Blogs

    July 26, 2013

    Makoto for Miami Spice: Glitzy With Vegetarian Options

    There's no shortage of glamour at Makoto Okuwa's Bal Harbour restaurant. It hits you before you step inside the dimly lit, black and light brown space. You've schlepped yourself clear across town for a chance to taste the Morimoto protégé's fare at a reasonable price. Miami Spice is that oh-so-s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 26, 2012

    Vote For Miami's Worst Cop of 2012

    It's pretty hard to follow in the large boot steps of John Timoney, the one-time Miami police chief. In fact, ever since Miami New Times crowned Timoney "America's Worst Cop" in 2007, it's taken us five years to find suitable successors to the title.But the quintet of contenders in Miami this year u ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 29, 2012

    Bal Harbour Shops Is the Most Lucrative Mall In the Whole Entire World

    No other mall in the entire world rolls in the dough quite like the Bal Harbour Shops. The fancy mall rakes in $2,555 per square foot, according to the latest issue of Shopping Centers Today, which means it beat out ritzy shopping destinations in the likes of London, Dubai, and New York City for the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 21, 2012

    Makoto's Soon-To-Disappear Menu: Top Asian Fare Draws Attention From Gossipy Housewives

    When it comes to prix-fixe menus, the selections l are usually hit-or-miss. However in the case of Makoto, the Asian beauty in the Bal Harbour Shops, the anniversary menu boasts all the best selling items from the first year in operation. The celebratory list will wrap up May 31, so hurry over.The r ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 17, 2011

    Mister Collins Brings New Life to Bal Harbour Dining

    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 >>

  • Dining

    June 9, 2011
  • Blogs

    September 16, 2010

    New Word on Stephen Starr's Bal Harbour Restaurant

    Bullfrog & Baum​We learned a little something more about the new Stephen Starr restaurant opening in Bal Harbour.Last Friday at Fashion's Night Out, there were samplings from the venue which included a delicious tuna tartare. The restaurant is still lacking a name and in hopes to finding one, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 11, 2010

    Ten For $10 or Less For the Weekend of June 11 - 13: Jazid's B-Day, 2 Live Crew's Mr. Mixx, and More

    via Hancock 11 other guys Lolo's b-day = This Friday at the Vagabond​Friday, June 11*Jazid beings its weekend-long 14th anniversary celebration tonight with the debut of its new reggae party, Freeup Fridays, featuring live music tonight by Jahfe and Mixed ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 23, 2010

    Slideshow: Surfer Blood Defies Gravity at Bal Harbour Resort

    Photo by Ian WitlenSurfer Blood's TJ Schwarz flying the friendly Bal Harbour skies​Surfer Blood headlined the Ten-in-One Music Festival on Thursday evening at the posh Village of Bal Harbour in Miami, and shooter Ian Witlen was there to take lots of photographs of the guys wearing shorts and not s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 19, 2010

    Miami Free Times: The Rapture, Iggy Pop's Birthday, and Surfer Blood

    This week we deserve extra credit or at least a gold star. Instead of five free events for the week, we've supplied eight. Monday: Avoid the rain. Stay indoors by making an appointment to see Believe the Hype.Tuesday: Stop waiting around for the Rapture to occur. Go seek it out for yourself at the A ... More >>

  • Calendar

    April 8, 2010
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    November 6, 2009

    Weekly Wrap Up: The Friday Cheers Gotdammit

    Photo via Flickr/CC 2.0​You worked all week at your desk job, factory, kitchen, office, street corner, or couch, and now it's time to let loose and let that weekend energy plow you over like a bulldozer. So things are tough all over; jobs, school, money, healthcare, war, that kind of stuff, but we ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 3, 2009

    Mark Militello Leaves 1 Bleu for The Office

    Photo by Jacob KatelChef Mark Militello​Chef Mark Militello has left 1 Bleu at the One Resort and Spa (formerly The Regent Bal Harbour) to join The Office, a gastropub in Delray said to be opening in late November. Last December Militello took the reigns as executive chef of culinary operations a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 17, 2009

    A New Chocolate Drink Hits the Zodiac

    ​When the largest candy in the store in the world -- NYC sweeterie Dylan's Candy Bar -- does confections, you better believe it's gonna be good. So the next time you're at Neiman Marcus Bal Harbour's Zodiac Cafe and your server asks if you'd like dessert after you've scarfed down their legendary d ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 5, 2009

    The Great Miami Restaurant Bubble of 2009

    We alluded to the bubble in this column yesterday. Here is a list of many, maybe most, but certainly not all of the mid-to-high end restaurants that have opened over the past 6 months (actually, the majority are fairly expensive). We're leaving out lower end ethnic joints, pizza places, and the like ... More >>

  • Calendar

    April 2, 2009

    Save the World: Buy Shoes

    Benefit reception for young women from foster homes

  • Dining

    March 19, 2009

    Feeling 1 Bleu at The Regent Bal Harbour

    It's expensive and mostly satisfying — not enough from a superstar chef.

  • News

    February 5, 2009

    Let's Get Jiggly

    Plastic surgery clients parade a Bay Harbor Islands catwalk.

  • Blogs

    February 3, 2009

    Silicone Celebration

    Jacqueline CariniDr. Michael Salzhauer at his plastic surgery runway show at Bal Harbour Plastic Surgery Associates. Click here to view the full slideshow.It never fails: just as we finish explaining to our out-of-town friends that Miami's not really like that, we catch wind of something like this: ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 12, 2009

    South Pointe Espresso

    Segafredo Zanetti Espresso has opened yet another café, this one at 124 Collins Avenue -- they already operate one on Brickell, one in Bal Harbour, and about 570 more worldwide. Segafredo South Pointe will follow the same successful formula as the rest: Coffee, snacks, cocktails, a late night loung ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 25, 2008

    Miami Chefs Move, Restaurants Close, People Get Taxed And Die

    Heralded French chef Christian Delouvrier is gone from La Goulue in The Shoppes at Bal Harbour. If you log in to the restaurant website for details, it will say: "Coming Soon! La Goulue Bal Harbour". Executive chef Carlo Macaluso has left the relatively new Cita's Italian Chop House in Coconut Grove ... More >>

  • Calendar

    September 25, 2008

    Lovely, Brunchly

    Kick off the weekend’s saddest day in style.

  • Calendar

    September 4, 2008

    The View Will Save You

    Not from yourself, but from a dive bar.

  • Calendar

    May 8, 2008

    Thanks, Mom!

    For all the crap you’ve pulled, give her a great Mother’s Day.

  • Blogs

    May 9, 2007

    Beach Access Closed, for a Price

    It’s a posh address for the uber-wealthy, home of the Rodeo Drive of Miami and wintering spot for the likes of Viagra pitchman Bob Dole. Bal Harbour is also an unlikely home to a feud over public beach access, pitting surfer-types against mega-developers and bureaucrats.

  • Dining

    December 21, 2006

    Last Chance Bistro

    La Goulue aims at a better class of mall rat

  • Calendar

    November 30, 2006
  • Dining

    November 2, 2006

    Luna Rocks

    For reasonable Italian food with stellar service, the Billantes can’t be beat

  • Calendar

    September 7, 2006
  • News

    June 29, 2006


    The last day of Menes Daniels life ...

  • News

    January 6, 2005
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    March 11, 2004

    Food and Fundraising

    For Miami's social elite, high-end galas are high-calorie affairs

  • Shops and Wares

    May 15, 2003


    The Art of Shaving

    Bal Harbour Shops

  • Diversions

    May 15, 2003


    Biscayne Bay

  • Dining

    April 10, 2003

    Greek for the Meek

    Too bad this Greek restaurant is a lesson in underachievement

  • Dining

    February 6, 2003

    Changing Rooms

    Where, oh where have all the chefs gone?

  • Culture

    November 22, 2001

    Dont Get Holidazed!

    Holiday Gift Guide 2001

  • News

    October 19, 2000

    Stanley Whitman's Wonderful Life

    He was born to wealth, he built the wildly successful Bal Harbour Shops, and he always seems to get what he wants -- no matter what

  • Finest Foods

    May 11, 2000

    Best Chocolate

    Krön Chocolatier

  • Shops and Wares

    May 11, 2000

    Best Mall

    Aventura Mall

  • Dining

    January 13, 2000

    Side Dish

    Take her to B.E.D.

  • Calendar

    March 25, 1999

    Night & Day

    March 25 - 31, 1999

  • Dining

    December 24, 1998
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    March 26, 1998
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    July 31, 1997
  • News

    January 4, 1996

    Sorry Buddy, the Employee Lot's a Mile Up Collins, on Your Left

    Bal Harbour Shops staffers lost some of their Christmas cheer on the long haul from the Haulover Beach parking lot

  • Dining

    April 7, 1993
  • News

    December 23, 1992
  • News

    December 2, 1992

    Down At the Hooch and Brooch

    Imagine a string of saloons where the barstools are comfy, the conversation giddy, and the drinks are always free

  • News

    January 8, 1992
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