Andres AravenaRichard Sandoval set to heat up Top Chef Masters.When Top Chef Masters season five premieres Wednesday, July 24, on Bravo, Miami will have someone to root for. Chef Richard Sandoval, the man behind Toro Toro at the InterContinental Miami, will pit his skills against a dozen other big ... More >>
There are certain extravagant holiday gifts that impress only because of their price tag -- particularly when it comes to shopping for the ultimate food lover. For these gift recipients, bottle openers and knife sets just won't do. The food-obsessed home cook would love an electric wine cellar or ... More >>
If you've ever felt the need to alter your birth date, well join the club. Chef Julia Child hated to have her real birthday fall on August 15 so she decided to celebrate it a month later because all her friends were back from their vacations, bearing gifts and well wishes in September. Marking her ... More >>
For Miami Spice, some of Miami's top chefs are putting on cooking demonstrations around town durning the two month program -- even better, the demos are free and open to the public. Chefs from at least a dozen of Miami's best restaurants -- including Michael Aguilar of Wynwood Kitchen and Bar, Jorda ... More >>
For the third time in a month, a person has committed suicide at Aventura Mall. A still unidentified Hispanic woman in her mid-40s jumped to her death from atop a parking garage at the nation's fifth largest shopping mall yesterday afternoon at around 2:30.
A woman walking to her car after Aventura Mall closed last night made a gruesome discovery: the body of a dead man. Now police have confirmed that the man committed suicide by jumping from the top of one mega-mall's parking garages.
Usually when you take something without paying for it at Bloomingdale's you also get a free limo ride -- to the nearest police station.But next Wednesday, March 21, from 7 to 9 p.m., Bloomingdale's Aventura is inviting you to indulge in some very good wine while trying out some pricey crystal fro ... More >>
Last week, The Layover premiered to audible groans of pain...by me. Anthony Bourdain's new travel show had an interesting premise -- what would Tony do if stuck in a city for 24 hours? Unfortunately, the show had a frenetic overly produced feel about it. I disliked the clock counting down t ... More >>
The Forge's Dewey LoSassoMiami Spice is pulling out all the stops for its tenth anniversary this year. You've been using our guide to the two-month-long event, right? Quick, you can catch up here.Here's a look at something different to do during the promotion. Spice is heading to Bloomingdale's i ... More >>
Drag diva Noel Leon to "help" Chef Victor Cardenas Pasos with cooking demo at Bloomingdale's this Saturday.In conjunction with LGBT Pride month, Bloomingdale's Aventura this Saturday will host Cooking with Pride, a demonstration featuring Victor Cardenas Pasos, executive chef at the Palace ... More >>
Lee KleinAn $8 stealLast week we aimed the spotlight at ten overpriced restaurant dishes; this week we go the other way. I would like to have called this The 5 Best Restaurant Dishes For $10 Or Under, but there are way too many great deals in town to warrant so declarative a statement.For instanc ... More >>
Mia goes from sushi to burgers?Seems like the rumor mill is working overtime in Miami. Yesterday we got wind that Mia at Biscayne had closed down and a burger joint was opening in its place. A call to Mia's offices shed light on the situation (somewhat). Mia is not dead -- she's just unde ... More >>
David BurkeBesides its 34 sleek lanes, Strike Miami, which opened in the Dolphin Mall six years ago, touts a giant sports-themed restaurant. And now David Burke is ready to take charge of the cuisine. Burke is renowned in New York City as the chef/restauranteur behind his flagship David Burke Tow ... More >>
County commissioners OKed a new, less harsh law concerning places where sex offenders may live. It's expected to supersede many of the stronger municipal laws and, more important, finally get those sex offenders out from under the bridge. [Herald]Former Miami Police Chief John&nb ... More >>
Santigold: She's a lady.Last time Santigold (a.k.a., Santi White, formerly Santogold) was in Miami, she played at Ultra Music Festival back in March. Unfortunately, she was relegated to an early slot on the first day of the festival, so she played to a sparse crowd. We missed her set all together ... More >>
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