Redbar, the mixed-use cocktail lounge, gallery space in Brickell, is celebrating a relaunch. The bar, henceforth known as Redbar Drink Company, has gotten a retro facelift. Decked out in a New-Orleans-meets-Chicago-speakeasy style, the space features vintage furnishings with rich sepia and burgundy ... More >>
Don't let all the talk fool you. Don't let the story that Broward cop Paul Pletcher, in an apparent case of road rage, stopped a Hispanic woman, pummeled her with racial slurs, and destroyed her BlackBerry when she began recording him, convince you otherwise. Don't allow the fact that even the Bro ... More >>
Friday is only a day away, and you and your co-workers are already trying to figure out where to celebrate the end of yet another workweek. The problem is finding a place that's new and affordable. How about free -- as in free drinks courtesy of Miami New Times? This Friday, March 28, from 7 to 9 ... More >>
Over the next few weeks, Short Order will pair eight Miami-Dade neighborhoods in a "Snackdown". This is the second entry. Today pits downtown Miami against Mid Beach in Miami Beach. Which one is the better neighborhood for dining?Read our arguments and VOTE! Tweet it. Facebook it. Google it. Com ... More >>
Johanna FaddisIn 2009, the Homestead City Council wanted to fire City Manager Mike Shehadeh, but Shehadeh wouldn't leave without a good severance package. So the council, being as it is a Miami-Dade government body, decided to hire a private investigator. Shehedah, being as he is a Miami-Dade gov ... More >>
Bad news, Miami! Transit Lounge is closing at the end of June. Good news! Owners of the local live music haven have promised to open a new venue in downtown Miami called Avenue D this summer.The news of Transit's closure broke yesterday via the venue's Facebook page. In the press release, owner W ... More >>
Photo by Ian WitlenCandy ravers, not candy stripers: These girls can't help you.There's this shared fantasy among neo-hippies, blissed-out druggies, and naïve first-time festival-goers that three-day music extravaganzas like Ultra Music Festival are all about fun and friendship. But here's the ... More >>
Photo by Yvette LabovThe choice: Golden phone or BlackBerry?That's right ... Our favorite ukelele-toting songslinger in the whole damn 305, Rachel Goodrich, has another song in a TV commercial. Last time, the Crayola corporation was making use of Ms. Goodrich's "Light Bulb" to brainwash kiddies ... More >>
Sugarcane draws babes, blokes, blades, and Belkys NereyEater.com recently compiled New York Times critic Sam Sifton's 15 best "burns, barbs and zingers" from his 2010 reviews. It strikes me reading these that over the past twelve months, Mr. Sifton's reviews have been meaner than mine (this is me ... More >>
BrianBoyd via FlickrFrom a $4.99 Mario Batali recipe app that'll inevitably result in a greasy screen, to the Hipstamatic indie-cam for a $1.99, the iTunes store offers thousands of apps to suit every demographic imaginable. And like a strip mall welcoming a temporary fly-by-night Hallo ... More >>
This week's athlete heavy Twitter roundup includes Kory Sheet's take on the sexual proclivities of blackberry users, a Marlins player's chill new faux hawk, LeBron's love of college football. Also, the only Republican left who supports gay rights wins an award from a gay Republican group, and som ... More >>
As much as I love new technology, I'm never one to purchase anything the moment it comes out. I figure it's probably best to let the fanatics have their turn, let all the obligatory first-in-a-series kinks get worked out, and the dust settle. That was not the case this time around, as I decided t ... More >>
If you own an iPhone, you're probably having more sex (or rather, more sexual partners) than your BlackBerry and Android neighbors, according to a new study.When we came across this study, conducted by free online dating site OkCupid, we thought, What? The study was put together by OkC ... More >>
We here at Riptide like the sordid side of things. And while we're hoping that, come the end of the 2010-11 NBA season, Dwyane Wade, LeBron James, and Chris Bosh are lobbing a championship trophy to each other as they ride dolphins through Biscayne Bay, we're also hoping for a bit of off-the- ... More >>
A car's center console will make audible SMS a reality.We all know how difficult it is to text while driving. Speaking from experience, it's virtually impossible -- and in some parts of South Florida, even illegal. AT&T adds a little label to the front of new phones suggesting not to do it, a ... More >>
In a perfect world, you'd be able to access your entire music library from any computer, iPhone, iPad or any other cellphone, sans USB. You wouldn't have to transfer files or carry around a portable hard drive. Finally, that world is here, but it's not perfect... yet. Let me introduce you to clo ... More >>
@Everyone I think I'm a social media addict. Can't stop clicking every link. #ISpeakIn140characters #HaveAProblem #NeedHelp. RT! Seems I'm not the only one to transition from everyday Facebooker (my gateway drug) to Twitter. Finding out about news and events before they've reached the mainstream ... More >>
via CrunchGearThis week's Newsweek -- which should probably be titled "Suck-up-week" -- includes a front page pic of the iPad and a back page ad for the Amazon Kindle. The main article is a generally positive piece about the iPad and the geeks who love it.
Florida has a new tourism ad campaign that instructs would-be visitors to perform various verbs on their "Florida side," such as "embrace," "awaken," or "abraza your Florida side." It's one of those slogans that makes less and less sense the more you think about it. What is a Florida side? W ... More >>
Jackie SayetTaikun is an ancient Japanese term of respect from which the English 'tycoon' is derived.At The Ritz-Carlton, Grand Cayman, the sushi at its Japanese lobby bar, Taikun, didn't live up to its name or make for a remarkable meal by discerning standards, but it filled a void left from fli ... More >>
The results of Zagat's 2010 Miami/So.Florida Restaurants Survey are out tomorrow. The new survey, which incorporates the opinions of some 6,100 local diners, will be available in print, at ZAGAT.com and on ZAGAT TO GO for iPhone, Android and BlackBerry.Only info we have thus far is that this year, 3 ... More >>
For those of you who aren't crazy about having a bazillion apps on your smart phone, here's one you might consider adding. Buzzd calls itself the "social city guide" and offers real-time reviews from real people hanging out at restaurants, bars, sports, and entertainment venues.Buzzd also provide ... More >>
Jacob Katel If this is the face Dwyane Wade makes when you simply mention Richard von Houtman's name, what happens when Wade actually sees him? Projectile vomit?Ever been in an intimate relationship at work that ended badly? We bet all you wanted to do afterward, in order to escape seeing ... More >>
Before the NBA Finals began, there were quite a few columns written about this Magic-Lakers series being haunted by the Ghost of Shaquille O'Neal -- you know, because the former Miami fixture played for both teams and has had such a contentious history with Kobe Bryant. Seemed like a bit of a reach ... More >>
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