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Beverages

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    July 28, 2014

    Juan Valdez Cafe Opens Wednesday: Private Tastings and Single Origin Coffees

    Downtown Miami's first Juan Valdez Cafe opens this Wednesday, July 30 at 101 NE 2nd Ave. The coffee shop, which stars the fictional coffee grower in pictures and emblazoned on coffee mugs, features both blended and single origin coffees prepared in a variety of ways. The cafe, one of which is locat ... More >>

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    July 24, 2014

    Ticety Iced Tea Bar Coming to Coral Gables

    Everyone knows that Miami is a coffee-lover's paradise. You can get a solid cafecito in just about any neighborhood. What Miami really lacks is a solid tea presence -- with the exception of Teavana, there aren't a ton of places in South Florida that focus exclusively on tea. European founders Valeri ... More >>

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    July 24, 2014

    Boxelder Craft Beer Market to Open in Wynwood

    Wynwood is certainly becoming Miami's mecca for beer. Wynwood Brewing Company has been serving up beer and tours for months, while Concrete Beach and J. Wakefield are working on their respective venues. Next on tap, however, is Boxelder Craft Beer Market, a craft beer purveyor set to open in Wynwood ... More >>

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    July 15, 2014

    South Florida Brew Bus Delivers South Florida's Craft Beer Craze

    "Drive slow!" shouted several of the more than 20 passengers on a minicoach as it rolled south on I-95 past the sprawling suburbia of southern Palm Beach County. The driver looked back, smiled, and set the cruise control to 55, allowing traffic to pass unabated. Why the leisurely pace when most peo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 20, 2014

    Best of Miami 2014: Ten Boozy Winners

    The 2014 edition of Best of Miami is live and it's filled with over 300 of our favorite restaurants, bars, shops...and people. Although we love everything about Miami (especially its restaurants), you know what we really love? The booze. From the perfect bloody mary to the best new bar, our Best ... More >>

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    June 19, 2014

    Tea Oh Five This Weekend: A Tea Pop-Up by JoJo Tea

    Miami needs more tea parties. Chances are you've had JoJo Tea at one of their many partners. They pretty much curate a local tea program and act as a "tea sommelier" to our culinary landscape. And now, the brand whose slogan is to stimulate creativity to energize intellect through seriously good t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 11, 2014

    Father's Day Brunch in Miami: A Guide to Meat, Beer, and Cigars for Dad

    Father's Day is this Sunday, and chances are your dad might want nothing more than to stay on the La-Z-Boy and watch the game. But the recliner will always be there -- these Father's Day brunch specials will not. This Sunday, forgo buying yet another tie and show Dad some love by treating him at one ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 11, 2014

    Kush Taps Rare Keg of J. Wakefield, Stone Brewing Collaboration 'Hot Lil Miami Tart' July 10

    Kush, Wynwood's pub specializing in craft beer, will tap a rare keg of Hot Lil' Miami Tart, the collaboration beer made between Miami's J. Wakefield Brewing Company and San Diego's Stone Brewing Company on July 10. Brewed at Stone's Liberty Station brewery, Hot Lil' Miami Tart is a Berliner Weiss ... More >>

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    June 5, 2014
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    May 30, 2014

    Ardbeg Auriverdes Scotch Whiskey Release Party at Blackbird Ordinary This Sunday

    Foosball competitions, soccer players and rivers of whiskey as thick as a Scottish accent are abound this Sunday evening at Blackbird Ordinary, which is hosting Ardbeg Day, the annual celebration of the single malt Scotch whiskey from the Isle of Islay. The day commemorating the World Cup is the cul ... More >>

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    May 13, 2014

    DB Bistro Brings Back Its Wine Dinner Series, Miami's Own, Tonight

    If you enjoy wine, and we mean good wine, you'll be excited to hear that DB Bistro Moderne has brought back its wine dinner series, Miami's Own. The event aims to promote awareness of local organizations through its "intimate dinner party" format, where guests and leaders can mingle and discuss th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 5, 2014

    Casa Dragones Launches Blanco Silver Tequila: Jim Meehan Shares Cinco De Mayo Recipes

    Today is Cinco de Mayo, which means later tonight you'll likely be knocking back tequila shots and wearing a sombrero. That is, if you know how to celebrate. If you're Cinco de Cuatro was celebratory enough and you're in recovery mode but still want to revel somehow, take the fiesta to the comfort ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 1, 2014

    Oprah Chai Launches at Starbucks and Teavana, Our Soul Steeps

    Between cafecitos and coladas, Miami is not a tea town. If you are one of the few that doesn't partake in coffee drinking, the Magic City can make you feel a little lonely. Thankfully, once again, Oprah has come to the rescue to grace us with enlightenment. She has teamed up with Starbucks and Tea ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 25, 2014

    Aperol Is Looking for a Chief Brunch Officer

    If you're like most red-blooded Miamians, you spend most of the week just getting by, waiting for that most glorious moment when you can break free of the shackles of everyday life and enjoy the world. That's right. We're talking about brunch! We love brunch. It's a weekly excuse to hang out with f ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 22, 2014

    Miami Rum Renaissance Festival and Miami Cocktail Week: Win VIP Tickets UPDATED

    Hold on to your liver, matey. The Miami Rum Renaissance Festival returns to the DoubleTree Hotel Miami Airport Convention Center April 25 to 27. (Friday, April 25, is open to trade only.) Over the years, the festival has grown from a poolside fete to a multiday event that features mixology competi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 22, 2014

    Craft Brewery-Killing Bill Advances In Senate

    In 47 states, beer drinkers can happily purchase and imbibe from 64-ounce growlers, the glass jugs commonly sold at smaller or craft breweries. In Florida, Prohibition-era laws have kept the size illegal, prompting a years-long effort by Sunshine State craft brewers and supporters to join the rest o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 14, 2014

    Mo Bar Offers Mad Men-Style Cocktails and Class (Recipes)

    The final season of Mad Men premeired last night, which means it's time to start salivating. While some of us will froth at the mouth over Don Draper (played by Jon Hamm) and others will drool over Joan Harris (played by Christina Hendricks) all of us will slobber over the slew of classic cocktails ... More >>

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    April 10, 2014
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    April 7, 2014

    Remembering Barry Alberts, Miami Wine Educator

    If you've ever been to a wine tasting or a pairing dinner in Miami, chances are you've met local wine educator Barry Alberts. Alberts died suddenly this past weekend. His daughter, Lexi, posted the news on Alberts's Facebook page on Saturday, April 5. Alberts also had a son, Chad, who lives in Por ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 3, 2014

    Miami Rum Renaissance Festival Returns: VIP BOGO Offer

    The Miami Rum Renaissance Festival returns to the Doubletree Hotel Miami Airport Convention Center for three days of rum tastings, seminars and festivities April 25 to 27. Now in its sixth year, the festival features more than 80 rum producers worldwide offering tastes of over 200 rums to rum enthu ... More >>

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    April 3, 2014
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    March 24, 2014

    "Medical Mixologist" Ryan Pafford Creates Cocktails That Will Make Your Head Spin

    When you tend bar at a restaurant where the kitchen is helmed by Top Chef winner Hung Huynh it can be difficult to stand out, but Catch Miami mixologist Ryan Pafford uses his experience as a health professional to create mind-blowing cocktails sure to attract attention. With a graduate degree in ne ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 18, 2014

    Migration Week Begins Today, Ends Thursday at Biscayne Tavern

    Migration Week, during which renowned Chicago brewery Goose Island commits a tap takeover at three Miami restaurants, starts today at the Butcher Shop and ends Thursday at Biscayne Tavern. The Goose Island three-day tap takeover offers beer buffs and budding suds students alike the chance to try s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 24, 2014

    SOBEWFF: Sweet Treats and Wines at Confections of a Macaron Maker

    These days it seems as though most everyone knows a little something about wine. You may not be a pro, but you can probably tell the difference between a cabernet sauvignon and a pinot noir, and a port and an ice wine. At the very least, you know white zinfandel is made for people who don't like w ... More >>

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    January 30, 2014
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    January 27, 2014

    Is Caramel Coloring in Your Soda Dangerous?

    Coke and Pepsi are deeply ingrained into the world's diet. From the United States to the deepest reaches of Kenya, there's one thing for certain -- wherever you'll find civilization, you'll find someone selling these caramel-hued refreshments. That caramel coloring, by the way, is so iconic that w ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 16, 2014

    Fight To Legalize Beer Growlers and Beer Tastings in Florida Heads Back to Tallahassee

    Last year, an attempt to rewrite Florida law to legalize beer growlers went nowhere fast in the state legislature. But with the craft beer industry continuing to grow in Florida, lawmakers are going to give it another shot. This year, another related bill would also legalize beer tastings, which are ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 8, 2014

    Miami Beer Festival Hits Sun Life Stadium February 1

    While most of the country will be under a foot of snow February 1, Miami will host a boozy way to cool down: the Miami Beer Festival. Last year's inaugural event introduced around 2,000 attendees to more than 150 beers under the retractable roof of Marlins Park, with 50 breweries featuring at least ... More >>

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    December 5, 2013
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    November 28, 2013
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    November 28, 2013
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    November 20, 2013

    Wynwood Brewing to Open Taproom on December 4, Hires New Brewmaster

    When Gordon Biersch closed last month, Nik Mebane nearly found himself out of a job. But luckily, another brewmaster position was available at Wynwood Brewing Company. And Mebane landed the gig. Rumors of Gordon Biersch's imminent closure had kept him on edge for months. After moving to Miami in Ap ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 25, 2013

    Miami Brew Bus to Bring Beer Tours to the Magic City

    When craft beer fans visit a city, they scope out the local brewing scene. Miami has a number of established breweries -- and several more on the way. We're ready for some beer tourism. Recognizing this potential, LoKal Burgers and Beer owner Matt Kuscher, his manager David Rodriguez, and Cecilia ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 18, 2013

    Get Your Grove On: Grovetoberfest, Florida's Largest Beer Festival, Takes Place This Saturday

    October is such an awesome month. We sweat less and our hair doesn't get as frizzy, there are a ton of beer-guzzling Oktoberfest events, and it ends wth Halloween. One other reason that Miamians look forward to October is the annual Grovetoberfest event in Coconut Grove. Now in its third year, Grov ... More >>

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    October 17, 2013

    Drive-Thru Margaritas in Houston: How Is This Legal?

    A drive-thru margarita bar might sound a little, well, illegal. After all, open containers aren't allowed in any state in the U.S. of A. But there are loopholes, and through those loopholes pops up Houston's W Grill and its delicious frozen concoctions. At this neighborhood spot in the hip Heights ... More >>

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    October 17, 2013
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    October 16, 2013

    Oaktoberfest: Eat and Drink Like a Man at Oak Tavern

    Oktoberfest, Oaktoberfest. Kind of like potato, potahto -- except Oaktoberfest features beer, food, Esquire (and Miami Herald) writer Evan Benn, and Oak Tavern's David Bracha combining forces for a four-course meal next Wednesday, October 23. What's better than a four-course dinner? Not much we can ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 9, 2013

    Grovetoberfest 2013: Rare Keg Tappings, Celebrity Chefs

    Grovetoberfest, the celebration of all things beer, returns to Peacock Park for a third year, bringing tents filled with over 200 different brews to the historic village of Coconut Grove on Saturday, October 19, from 4 to 7 p.m. (Beer socialites get entry in the festival at 3 p.m.; VIP's enter at 2: ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 8, 2013

    Wynwood Brewing Company Opens Taproom This Saturday: Cheap Sampling and $5 Craft Beer Pints

    Beginning this Saturday at 5 p.m., everyone 21 or older is welcome to stop by Wynwood Brewing Company's taproom for a fresh-off-the keg taste of what Miami's first craft production brewery has to offer. The taproom, which overlooks the brewery, will offer pints starting at $5. They will also offer ... More >>

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    October 3, 2013
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    September 27, 2013

    Miami Oktoberfest Round-Up: WOBtoberfest, Bricktoberfest and More

    Oktoberfest in Germany began on September 21 and if you haven't been celebrating yet, then you have some catching up to do. So get to it. If you still have vacation days at work, then spend them prancing around in stereotypical German garb while tipping back several steins of brau. Whether it's mi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 26, 2013

    New Times' Pairings: Ten Food & Wine Pairings to Look Out For

    New Times' Pairings is tonight, September 26 at the Broward County Convention Center. From 7 - 10 p.m., south Florida's best restaurants will pair with great wines and beers for your eating and drinking enjoyment. If you have tickets, we can't wait to meet you (you can't miss us -- we'll be the one ... More >>

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    September 24, 2013

    Myco-Mixological: Truffle Cocktails at The Flat All Month Long in October

    What do you get when you cross the crafty bar flair of a mixologist with the culinary world of uber-rare mushrooms? Truffle cocktails, which are being offered in October all month-long at The Flat.

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    September 18, 2013

    Five Great Wines Under $20 at Mas Vino

    At a boxy wine shop in Hallandale Beach called Mas Vino, you can buy bottles that are interesting and affordable. Store manager Charles Ferrin marks his favorites with bright labels, denoting wines that are both great tasting and great deals. Ferrin is one of those cerebral wine guys, the kind who ... More >>

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    September 16, 2013

    Free MIA Brewing Suds at World of Beer in Kendall Tomorrow (Photos)

    As MIA Brewing Company gets closer to its grand opening, the company needs to keep thirsty fans at bay. What's better than giving away some free beer? That's what will happen tomorrow night, September 17: the MIA Brewing spotlight at World of Beer in Kendall. Free beer -- free beer for all. See ... More >>

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    September 13, 2013

    Italian Mojito at Sardinia: A Cocktail You Can't Refuse

    A colleague tipped us off to the Italian mojito at Sardinia Enoteca Ristorante in South Beach. The cocktail muddles tomato instead of lime and uses basil instead of mint. It also substitutes vodka for rum. Quite simply, the term "mojito" is being used liberally here. The brand used is Stolichnaya.

  • Blogs

    September 12, 2013

    The Academy of Beer: Drink in the Knowledge at Books & Books

    It's alright. We completely understand. Until now, Miami hasn't been much of a beer city so you haven't felt like you needed to learn too much about brewskis. The only thing you really had to know was that Corona Light was for the beach and Budweiser for tailgating. Then, it happened. You turned ... More >>

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    September 6, 2013

    Miami's Best Eats and Drinks this Weekend: Rehydrate and Celebrate Brazilian Independence

    At some point this week, you realized that Friday would come a little sooner than usual because most had Monday off. However, it's still rough trying to fit five days worth of work into four. Like fitting a square into a circle -- not gonna happen until you've got some magic beans or something. ... More >>

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    August 30, 2013

    Miami Brewing Company Hires Andrew Guthrie as Brewmaster

    The Miami beer scene grew a little stronger as Miami Brewing Company brought in Andrew Guthrie to be its new brewmaster. Guthrie will come on board as the creative talent behind all of the brewery's recipes. Guthrie will be MBC's (also known as Schnebly Redland's Winery) first proper brewmaster sin ... More >>

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    August 22, 2013

    Five Wines for Five Occasions from Master Sommelier Larry Stone

    If you're anything like the rest of us in the first world, you've spent many a panic-induced 10 minutes scanning the shelves of a liquor store before heading to a party. Choosing the right booze is one of those etiquette skills most of us never learn, leaving us as the loser who always shows up spor ... More >>

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