The company that won a hotly contested contract at Miami International Airport worth tens of millions of dollars a year is already in the doghouse with MIami-Dade County's Aviation Department. On Tuesday, department director Emilio T. Gonzalez fired off a letter to Radames Villalon, general manager ... More >>
Each year, more than 50,000 people attend the South Beach Wine & Food Festival's various seminars, dinners, and parties. Most events sell out far in advance despite the usual complaints of high ticket prices, next-to-impossible parking, and long lines to get a bite of food.People rave about ... More >>
For more on the South Beach Wine & Food Festival, check out New Times' Taste guide, hitting newsstands Thursday, February 21. A look at the full events lineup of the Food Network South Beach Wine & Food Festival can be dizzying. There are more celebrity chefs than you can shake a ladle at and more ... More >>
For more on the South Beach Wine & Food Festival, check out New Times' Taste guide, hitting newsstands Thursday, February 21. Think about the last time you shared a bottle of vino with friends. Unless you're a group of uppity wine connoisseurs or sommeliers, chances are the wine in your glass mean ... More >>
For more on the South Beach Wine & Food Festival, check out New Times' Taste guide, hitting newsstands Thursday, February 21. As human beings, we are subject to the undeniable laws of attraction. If something looks good, we gotta have it. And if you've got an interest in food, neck-breaking sex ... More >>
Wall Street and Washington conspire to destabilize the U.S. economy, one barrel of oil at a time.
Bingo lovers will be happy to know that there's a new place in Northeast Miami where you can shake up those bingo balls. Eros, a gay lounge, has been open for about a year at 8201 Biscayne Boulevard and is, as of last week bringing in bingo nights.They are planning plenty of future surprises includi ... More >>
North Miami's embattled mayor, Andre Pierre, has already survived enough scandals to knock five or six normal politicos off their perch -- from the wacky (driving a luxury car gifted from a mysterious "friend") to the sinister (accusations of wiretapping his enemies offices, corruption probes by ... More >>
Call it an American life lesson: The bigger you win, the more people want in on the action. At least that's how Jeremy Alters says he's been feeling lately. In the past two years, Alters has become Miami's class-action-lawsuit king, raking in more than a billion dollars in settlements from defect ... More >>
Although the South Beach Wine & Food Festival is still a month away, the time to get those tickets is now. Indeed, some of the more popular events are sold out. You've already missed the meaty Burger Bash, BBQ & The Blues hosted by Food Network's "Iron Chef" Michael Symon, and Paula Deen' ... More >>
Ever since Michael Moore's exploitive documentary, Bowling for Columbine, liberals, hipsters, and pseudo-intellectuals have fawned over our great cousin to the north.But perhaps Canada is not the peaceful, crimeless country depicted in Moore's documentary -- the one where people leave their doors ... More >>
Photo from myspace.com/raffaandrainer Sleeping in tents and marching the streets with Occupy Miami has been more pleasurable than painful, thanks in part to the protesters' spirited musical showcases. In contrast to a slew of other more serious events designed to dilate your political mind, the ... More >>
photo by Brian Katt via Wikimedia CommonsThe Occupy movement started with mass outrage against Wall Street, and while Miami may not be home to the slimy realm of Gordon Gekko, protesters outside the Stephen P. Clark Government Center are turning their economic outrage onto the local equivalent: the ... More >>
Hey, Miami, you're welcome. Thanks to the nationwide Occupy movement -- including the 305's very own budding revolt at the Stephen P. Clark Government Center -- Bank of America just announced it's no longer planning to rip off debit card users by charging them five bucks a month. One for Occ ... More >>
The Miami-Dade police bomb squad was called into inspect a suspicious package at a bank in Southwest Miami-Dade. What they found inside wasn't so much detonable as it was disgusting. The box contained disemboweled parts of chickens and a goat.
via Miami-Dade CorrectionsJorge Uscamayta was arrested along with more than 20 other baggage handlers yesterday.How's this for a truly bizarre crime connection? Last night, Miami-Dade police announced the arrests of more than 20 curbside baggage handlers at MIA on charges that they'd taken cash b ... More >>
In an age when the broadsheets are struggling and anyone can make their own mini-endorsements on Twitter or Facebook, do newspaper endorsements still matter? The Democratic Governor nominee better hope so. She's walked away with the support of every major newspaper's editorial board in the state. Th ... More >>
In today's news roundup: A local high school is on lock down, not one but two separate incidents of Carbon Monoxide poisoning sent 13 people to hospitals, a deadly crash on I95 kills two, while a boat crash near Haulover Marina send a woman to the hospital. The only good news in today's news wrap ... More >>
A Miami PD SWAT team has surrounded a Bank of America near the University of Miami and shut down nearby Coral Gables streets as negotiators try to talk down an armed robber holding at least one hostage inside.UM sent students an alert about an hour ago warning them to stay away from the bank ... More >>
In today's roundup of crime and assorted horrible things: Thieves in South Miami-Dade slash your tires and then snatch your cash, a mysterious ocean bacteria can kill you, seven men hold up an Office Depot, and giant ad towers are probably coming to downtown.
Photo by Danielle AlvarezApparently, when traditional empanadas are stuffed with bacon cheeseburgers and priced lower than happy meals, demand skyrockets. HalfMoon Empanadas has been successfully serving both classic and Americanized crescent-shaped treats to the South Beach crowd since 200 ... More >>
Photo by Ian WitlenWeezer's Rivers Cuomo amps up himself and the SunFest crowd Wednesday nightSunFest New Music Night With Weezer, We Are Scientists, Constellations, Crash Kings Gringo Star, Locksley, and These United States West Palm Beach Waterfront Check out Ian Witlen's slideshow of photos f ... More >>
How many times has this happened? Desperate for a caffeine jolt, you stumble into a Starbucks and order a $2 tall coffee. As usual, your wallet is bereft of cash, so you whip out the debit card to pay the bill. courtesy Channel R, via Wikimedia CommonsIn your sleep-deprived state, you forge ... More >>
via PMATCocoWalk, the crown jewel of downtown Coconut Grove, has been hit with a $98 million foreclosure lawsuit filed by Bank of America, putting the future of the shopping, dining, and entertainment center into question. CocoWalk was bought by PMAT Real Estate Investments, a New Orleans-based f ... More >>
Tickets for the 2010 Food Network South Beach Wine & Food Festival go on sale this coming Monday, October 26, 2009. The Festival is scheduled for February 25 to 28, and unlike past years there will not be a second block of tickets sold in early 2010. So Monday is, like, the day to buy. A comp ... More >>
It's been a tough summer for Miami Beach's most iconic hotel. via Wikimedia Commons The global Arma-recession has grounded flocks of would-be vacationers at home in Hamburg and Milwaukee and Bogota. A massive storm collapsed the roof at LIV. And Ben Novack Jr., heir ... More >>
The News Service of Florida's article about Alex Sink's appearance at the Jefferson-Jackson dinner this weekend on Miami Beach contains some praise from an unlike source: former Republican Party of Florida chairmen David Johnson. "The farming background could help in North Florida and th ... More >>
So the game of political musical chairs continues. The Orlando Sentinel says current senate President Jeff Atwater is going to throw his hat into the CFO ring on Tuesday. Atwater, a Republican from North Palm Beach, served in the state house from 2001-2003 and has been in the senate since then. ... More >>
Photo by Justin Namon, thepopnessparty.comTo read past installments of South Florida According to Brooklyn, click here. What I'd like to talk about today is an event I went to last week at the Bank of America tower downtown in honor of Earth Hour 2009. A friend of mine was working the event, and cal ... More >>
Until Sunday, that is.
Purloined pigeons and a rooster identity crisis
Giant bronze dolphins and Miccosukees in the golf zone
Architecture of the Night
The bar at Big Fish
New Times gives a tour of the Miami Children's Museum and its corporate exhibitisements -- for kids of all ages!