Employees of the city of Miami Beach in same-sex domestic partnerships will no longer have to pay more taxes for their partner's health insurance than their married counterparts. The City Commission today passed a landmark tax equality policy that will reimburse those employees for the difference in ... 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 >>
Like most Bay Harbor Islands restaurants, Le Pine opened with little fanfare. That was about four months ago. People in the area know about it likely because it's a sizable space that's located on Kane Concourse, so it's hard to miss while driving by. The interior décor won't win any design awards, ... More >>
Miami just might be the most image-conscious, beauty-obsessed place on Earth. So it's no surprise that our sexy, superficial city is the American epicenter of a new controversial diet craze.It's called ketogenic enteral nutrition, or the K-E diet for short. Translation: a doctor threads a feeding tu ... More >>
We noted the opening of some 100-plus restaurants this past year; only half that number was on our "closed" list. Thee may be more of the latter: PR firms rarely trumpet the shuttering of businesses.It was, overall, a great time to be a diner in Miami (you can read why in my yearly wrap-up). So m ... More >>
For years Miami's most exclusive enclave, Fisher Island, reigned as the country's most expensive zip code. Falling real estate prices have knocked it down a few pegs on that list in recent years, but the people who call the insular island home, many of whom probably bought their homes at the heig ... More >>
The annual lull of summer that slows our city has apparently affected even the opening and closing of dining establishments. It's as though it's just too damn hot to consider hanging up new signage or taking down old ones. "It can wait" was the theme of September, as only a handful of dining esta ... More >>
Laine DossWhen is a brownie not a brownie? When it's a fruit bread.Welcome to Short Order Show & Tell, where one of us brings a local delicacy to our weekly staff meeting, and we all weigh in on its deliciousness.Today's experiment was German Fruit Bread from Crackerman Crackers in Bay Harb ... More >>
Paula NiñoEl Vato Tequila and Taco BarAnd the burgers keep on coming. May saw the opening of two new burger places and more are slated to begin operation this summer. Can we get a little variety here? The good news is there were a few welcome additions, such as Little Lotus, a small restaurant s ... More >>
Photo by C. StilesGarrett WittelsGarrett Wittels, the Florida International University baseball star who made national headlines last year with a DiMaggio-esque hitting streak, is about to be all over the interwebs for much less savory reasons. Wittels and two friends have been charged in the rap ... More >>
Cold coffee. Ice. It should be simple.An iced coffee should consist of two things: (1) Ice. (2) Refrigerated coffee. Not hot coffee, because that melts the ice and invariably turns the drink into a watered-down, 2 Girls 1 Cup-style gag-inducing experience within fifteen minutes.It's simple, ... More >>
Photo by Jacquelynn D. PowersSpicy Tuna Rock at Asia BayAs a countdown to New Times' "Best of Miami" 2010, Short Order is serving up 100 of our favorite dishes in the 305. Send your nominations to email@example.com.
"Together we stood our ground as gangsters and young teens yearning to be accepted as men in a very harsh reality."
Plastic surgery clients parade a Bay Harbor Islands catwalk.
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 >>
Choose your own body parts at the Plastic Surgery Fashion Show.
After years of go-nowhere schemes, that's the plan for Watson Island
A Bay Harbor Islands cop takes speed dial to a whole new level
I'm climbing out from under the hideous perception of "felon"
The eagle writes at dawn
It's all about your religious beliefs, you agnostic, you!
Duking it out over baby Jesus on Bay Harbor Islands
The trials and tribulations of Fabian Basabe
Chorus: Gay is okay but it must sell or it's hell
This is Miami's musical moment!
More debate about "Strings Attached"
Kudos and kvetches
After years of popularity, a financial scandal threatens the reign of City Manager Donald Warshaw
Miamians' lust for contraband Cohibas has turned the blazing cigar craze into a smuggler's dream
Potential suicide. Sexual anxiety. Adolescent angst. No matter how hung-up you are, the counselors at Switchboard of Miami won't hang up -- or give up -- on you.