If Bay Harbor Islands, the two-island, 5,000-person town on Biscayne Bay between North Miami and Bal Harbour, is known for anything, it's MiMo architecture. But at a commission meeting earlier this week, the town moved closer to breaking away from the county's historic building preservation rules, a ... More >>
After a summer that has seen the area's deadliest spate of boating accidents in recent memory -- and just a few days ahead of the upcoming Labor Day weekend -- numerous county agencies announced at a press conference yesterday that they were forming a new task force aimed at cracking down on drunk b ... More >>
"Tea is hot! Sorry, I had to," jokes Tracy Stern when asked about the current trend. Thursday, the woman behind Tracy Stern Tea & Co. Iced Teas and author of Tea Party set up shop at Christofle in Bal Harbour for a one night only "Art of Entertaining with Tea" event. The French store that specialize ... More >>
A divided Miami Beach Historical Preservation Board voted this morning to approve a controversial plan to convert a local church courtyard into a glitzy clothing store. In a 4-3 vote, the board reaffirmed its May 13 decision to allow the Miami Beach Community Church to lease its historic, 94-year-o ... More >>
If you love a restaurant, you'll probably love its Miami Spice menu too. But certain places succeed for reasons beyond personal taste. These spots proffer great deals, extensive choices, or special items such as complimentary wine. As part of our Miami Spice coverage, we've checked out all the me ... More >>
Fourth of July means firing up the grill out back and hanging with family, unless you're more into the whole barbecue bash with interesting-people-in-fascinating-places thing, Short Order has put together a guide to restaurants and hotels that are serving up a plate of barbecue favorites -- and othe ... More >>
It's no secret that Miami Beach Commissioner Ed Tobin is tight with ex-Bal Harbour Police Chief Thomas Hunker. Tobin has known the cop since he was a kid, and in late 2011, the 50-year-old Tobin even enrolled in the Miami Beach Police Academy with Hunker's encouragement.But did that relationship cro ... More >>
The debate over whether the best meal of the day is lunch or breakfast has been going on for millennia. Intense battles have broken out over the issue. But one day, a peaceful being came up with a compromise for the rivaling sides. The settlement was "brunch," a perfect middleman between the morning ... More >>
Dr. Michael Salzhauer is an outlier in the already strange world of Miami plastic surgeons. He's as talented as his competitors, but "Dr. Schnoz" is famous for his wacky stunts like his notorious "Jewcan Sam" video, a plastic surgery patient fashion show, and offering free Botox to his Facebook foll ... More >>
It's that time of the week again! In a few short hours you'll be packing up your stuff, shutting down your computer, and leaving your work problems in the chair behind you. Or, that's what you should be doing, at least. If leaving your worries behind you is a little bit of a problem for you, we can ... More >>
I openly admit it: I have a chicken bias. Whenever I see poussin priced above $20, I immediately wonder what could possibly be done to the ordinary bird to warrant such a high cost. So when I checked out the menu at J&G Grill, I was surprised to see a Parmesan-crusted version with lemon and basi ... More >>
Fun is not really in the job description of being a doctor. Bal Harbour plastic surgeon Michael Salzhauer found that out the hard way after facing heat by commissioning a teen-targeting music video promoting nose jobs called "Jewcan Sam, a Nose Job Love song." Salzhauer even planned to have ... More >>
Surfside town attorney Lynn Dannheisser gets paid royally for her work representing the tiny hamlet just north of Miami Beach: $177,656 a year plus an automobile allowance, full benefits, and a pension. She's required to work only three days a week, and she's allowed to use her town hall office a ... More >>
Ben FinkIt was a genuine struggle to the topIn yesterday's installment, we listed six chefs, in alphabetical order, who at one point or another in their careers encountered a flop. We continue with the remaining half-dozen:7. Chef: Andrea Curto-Randazzo and Frank RandazzoFlop: Water ClubTalula fo ... More >>
Photo by Danielle AlvarezNicola Abbate hails from Cesentico, Italy. But for the past nine years, while working for the Villagio Company, he has been making South Florida women blush and overtip. Today, as part owner, Abbate manages Villagio Restaurant's Village of Merrick Park loca ... More >>
Photos by Andre GabbIf you've been to the Miami Beach Cinematheque this month, then you've seen their Grey Gardens-inspired photo exhibit, shot by Andre Gabb and styled by Stefanie Del Papa. The exhibit leads up to a garage sale at the end of the month, which will raise funds for the Cinematheque ... More >>
Photo by Shannon CottrellVery nearly a schoolteacher, J.P. PittsIn this week's SF Weekly music section, the focus of their concert preview is that Surfer Blood frontman J.P. Pitts "was just a semester shy of a degree in secondary education from Florida Atlantic University when he decided to drop ... More >>
Florida's 33rd senator, George LeMieux, will be sworn in today at 2:45 amid concerns his Broward law firm helped secure visas for foreigners to work on a hotel and condo project in Bal Harbour, depriving Americans of jobs. As our brothers in blog-arms The Juice point out, a Capit ... More >>
At this new gem, truly great things come to those who wait.
On this foreclosure tour, the mortgage crisis is just another money maker.
Table 8 Coming to a plate near you David Bouley Evolution, the South Beach outpost of one of New York's finest chefs, and Table 8, the South Beach outpost of one of Los Angeles' finest chefs, have opened their doors, almost simultaneously, less than two blocks apart from each other on Collins Aven ... More >>
The birds' livers can enlarge up to ten times their normal size"
Get ready, this season is dishing up a lot of new restaurants
It's the dog days of summer, so thank God Talula is here
A new wave of Latin cinema says so long to the Left
Celeb chefs are giving the old house the heave-ho and getting cooking elsewhere
Right mates, see Miami from a London bus!
From the issue of December 28, 2000
It takes a village -- North Bay Village -- to raise this much racket at election time
Dade's property tax assessment appeals system features sloppy record-keeping, a lack of oversight -- and a whole lot of money for those who know how to ask for it
Disgruntled cops or unscrupulous superiors? Either way, the Surfside Police Department is a mess.