Developer Jeff Berkowitz's plan to build an enormous observation tower in downtown Miami passed at the polls Tuesday, but its effect on downtown remains to be seen. The few voters who showed up to cast ballots in the city yesterday approved the $400 million, 1,000-foot tower by a two-to-one margin. ... More >>
David Beckham's downtown stadium is dead in the water, but Miami's second-most contentious bayfront proposal is very much alive and kicking. Developer Jeff Berkowitz's 1,000-foot tall paperclip, the SkyRise Miami tower, could be on a ballot for city voters as early as August. But first the city co ... More >>
On July 4, 1776, after approving the Declaration of Independence and formally announcing the 13 colonies' freedom from the British Empire, the Second Continental Congress pounded its gavel and ecstatically exclaimed, "Pool party!" Now 237 years later, we in the Magic City continue to proudly observ ... More >>
"What the fuck does unicorn taste like?" Stardust. Rainbows. Maybe black-market horse meat from Miami's C-9 basin. There's really no way to know, though. Because this fabulous one-horned equine creature doesn't actually exist. Except when you're raving, raging, and tripping out at Ultra Music Fest ... More >>
Candye Kane is a tough chick from Cali who came up playing country, blues, and rock on the L.A. punk scene in the '80s at the same time as she stripped to pay the bills. Later, she became a porn star, beat an abusive relationship, and survived cancer, all while still making and recording music. To ... More >>
Along with beautiful views and myriad dining choices, Bayside Marketplace also apparently features a plethora of rodent droppings and live roaches.Of 10 restaurants cited during a random health inspection May 10, eight are in the South Pavilion of one of Miami's most popular and successful shopping ... More >>
The best things in life are free, and the good folks at Bacardi want to show off their new line of pre-mixed cocktails in a way that you won't find obnoxious. So they've announced the Bacardi Plus Fest, a nationwide booze-and-tuneage event. On May 4, there will be a free show for 21-and-older parti ... More >>
Photo by Brian Bowen Smith/FOXGordon Ramsay: The devil in disguise.Does the thought of being calling incompetent and stupid on national TV turn you on? Do you enjoy being told repeatedly you are doing it wrong? Like the idea of crying in front of your colleagues? Yes? Then make sure to attend the ... More >>
Chili's cook had Typhoid Fever.The heat is on in the kitchen of Chili's Restaurant at the Bayside location in downtown, and not because of the restaurant's namesake pepper. A Chili's statement confirmed that a former cook at the restaurant was diagnosed with typhoid fever earlier this month ... More >>
Here are a few randomly selected recommendations among the many acts playing the Miami Music Festival. Visit MiamiMusicFestival.org for individual venue details. Many of these funky-named places you've never heard of are subdivisions of real venues, with made-up names just for festival purposes. Oth ... More >>
Jacob KatelWhen life gives you lemons....go to a restaurant, enjoy a meal, and have lemon curd for dessert. Though work's not gone, thy week is done, in the city, the suburbs, and rurals. Give us this our daily blog. And go get us some wings, as we go get us some pitchers. And lead us not into an ... More >>
(Sing to the tune of Home On The Range)Home, home, down in DadeWhere the rats and the roaches lay eggsWhere seldom is heardHow inspectors find turdsWhere you eat and are expected to pay.Who likes getting rat hairs in their teeth? How about a roach leg stuck to your lip?Here are our Top 5 places N ... More >>
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Jacob KatelFried alligator Wasup. Que bola. Que tal. Que onda. Wat they do. Sak pase. Sak ap fet. Comment allez vous. Konichiwa. Another week, another weekend. When will all the weeks end and leave us just the weekends? Thanks to the great American time conspiracy, probably never. Here's what you ... More >>
Clockwise, L-R: Producer Cyrus of NFG, engineer Ryan of Capsule, Oren of Jacobs Ladder (mostly hidden), Sammy of Jacobs LadderI stopped by the old standby Dungeon recording studio in North Miami Beach last week to visit local trio Jacobs Ladder, who were working steadily and meticulously on a new ... More >>
Jacob KatelCheeseburgers At The Bayside Grill Burgers at The Standard don't come cheap, but the Bayside Grill's waterfront, saltwater poolside locale is top notch Dade County lifestyles of the rich and famous type shit. A trio of sliders will run you $16.00. That means three charred grill burgers ma ... More >>
South Florida darlings and pop punk powerhouse New Found Glory is coming back home tonight. NFG is touring in support of their new album "Not Without A Fight", which is receiving slightly above average reviews on Metacritic. Bayside and Set Your Goals are opening for NFG, so get ready to overd ... More >>
New Found Glory has announced an April 14 date at Revolution in support of the band's upcoming album, Not Without a Fight. Slated for release on March 10, the disc is NFG's sixth studio release, and its first on Epitaph records. The South Florida natives have been blasting out their brand of s ... More >>
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