The best place to sit at Blackbrick is certainly the kitchen bar. From there, you can watch the 63-year-old chef from Hong Kong stir-fry mustard greens in his red-hot wok. The way he works is soothing -- how swiftly he moves and how intently he waits, hands behind his back, while you eat. He hopes f ... More >>
It seems as if Dennis Rodman has become our unofficial ambassador to the Hermit Kingdom. The former NBA star skipped off to North Korea today for the second time this year, according to the Associated Press. Three days ago, a visit by U.S. special envoy Robert King was canceled by the country's recl ... More >>
Once a year, downtown Miami used to reverberate with the roar of 1,000-horsepower engines, Bayfront Park smelled of burnt rubber, and millionaires' Lamborghinis were made to look like junkyard jalopies. The Grand Prix of Miami, held from 1983 until 1993, was this city's brief fling with Formula 1 ra ... More >>
Both Barack Obama and Mitt Romney are ready. The two have been giving their visions for what the country will look like should they take 270 or more of the total 538 votes in the Electoral College. Should Republicans take back the White House, we compiled a list of what might be served at ... More >>
When Shokudo owner and general manager Yoko Takarada decided to lease the old bodega on Northeast Second Avenue in Miami's Design District, she first had to clear out the guy living in the back. That defines Miami's Design District -- fine-dining restaurants and stores with $20,000 couches sitting j ... More >>
See also "Six South Florida Athletes To Keep Tabs On During the Games," "Introducing Your Florida Athletes," "London 2012 Olympics: South Florida Athletes (Photos)"The bad news for Team USA so far seems to be Michael Phelps' embarrassing start at the London 2012 Olympics. But the good news is Florid ... More >>
See also "Six South Florida Athletes To Keep Tabs On During the Games" and "London 2012 Olympics: South Florida Athletes (Photos)"Something called "the Olympic Spirit" is in the air, and suddenly, we're suppose to care about equestrian sports and whether or not China is sending 10-year-olds to destr ... More >>
Dun Dun Da Dun Dun Dun Da Dun Da Dun Da Dun. We are 24 hours away from the opening ceremony for the Games of the XXX Olympiad. While Chris Bosh and Dwayne Wade aren't joining LeBron James on the basketball court, we've still got some serious Team USA contenders representing the 305, 954, and the 561 ... More >>
It may not be the Miami versus Los Angeles series most of us are salivating for (Heat take Lakers in six games during next year's finals, right?), but that's OK, because we won't even get to see it anyway. The NBA has announced that the Heat will head over to China for two preseason games against th ... More >>
When restaurateur Chef Daniel Boulud does something, he makes damn sure he does it right. So when Chef Jarrod Verbiak decided to leave downtown Miami's db Bistro Moderne for his job at Boulud's Maison Boulud in Beijing, there was little fear that the French bistro-contemporary American restaurant wo ... More >>
All photos by Laine DossPeking ducks hang in the picture window of Philippe by Philippe ChowPhilippe by Philippe Chow opened their SoFi location on Friday, just in time to reap the benefits of the hungry Art Basel crowd.The free-standing Philippe is more intimate than the former Gansevoort locati ... More >>
Courtesy of Andrew KaplanAndrew Kaplan has been named general manager of Philippe by Philippe ChowPhilippe by Philippe Chow, which closed at the Gansevoort Hotel in July, will reopen at 36-40 Ocean Drive on November 16.The 6,000-square-foot space will feature an open kitchen complete with hanging ... More >>
It's been 235 years since the Founding Fathers won us our freedom from all those evil, red-clad limeys. The war is so over. And yet Brit club-killer Fatboy Slim (AKA Norman Cook) seems to be plotting a counterattack for this Fourth of July. Admittedly, Crossfade is frazzled. And you should be wo ... More >>
Flickr/Terry Lee Stout Looks like Gary Busey found a second career.Wal-Mart, with the approval of First Lady Michelle Obama, recently announced it would introduce healthier foods. Store brands will eliminate trans fats and reduce sugar, artificial colors and sodium. This is a positive ste ... More >>
If you're not a subscriber to our weekly Café Bites dining newsletter, here's a taste of what you're missing. Click here to subscribe.There are celebrity chefs (Hellooo, Emeril), then there are celebrity chefs.At the top of the list in that second category is Daniel Boulud, whose celebrity has ... More >>
Photo courtesy of Fontainebleau Miami BeachIf there's one restaurant in Miami that immediately comes to mind for spectacular design, it's Hakkasan at the Fontainebleau. The French firm behind it, Gilles & Boissier, is also responsible for other inspired designs that include Maison Boulud, Dan ... More >>
One of the many USA kill shots.Costa Rica is known for its beautiful scenery, coffee beans, and -- now -- for not practicing enough volleyball. A sparse crowd at the BankUnited Center watched the second-ranked United States team dismantle Costa Rica Friday night in the 2009 Women's Volleyball ... More >>
No more art, please! Our eyes have had enough. Really! Between the fairs, we were tempted to take naps in the car. But thankfully everything is back to normal and we can look back at the art orgy that is Art Basel Miami Beach and the satellite fairs. Yes, now it's time to assess the good, the bad, a ... More >>
Coming into these Olympic games, it seemed as if Dwyane Wade was only known for being the pitchman for a Chinese sex pill (without his permission). Oh, and a guy who once won an NBA title or something. Now, the Chinese are chanting his name when he walks by: “Wade-a! Wade-a!” And it’s not beca ... More >>
To the boxers who will square off in Red China, retired Olympian Nicholas Spanakos makes a cautionary tale.
This might be the cure for boring food, but it sure ain't the remedy for obesity.
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Gourmet quesadillas.... Who knew?
The shuttlecock travels at twice the speed of a Major League fastball
Stephen Chow's Kung Fu Hustle breaks all the rules
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Amanecer "Crescent Moon"
At least that's the hope of Miami Beach's faltering fashion industry
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Zhang Yimou knows something about tenacity. He once sold his own blood to buy a camera.