Much to learn we still have. That's why New Times and Crossfade are seeking your help in the Sunshine Wars. So many questions! And strong in you the force is! Who is Miami's best band? DJ? Dance club? Latin club? Rock club? Radio station? Lend your wisdom to Best of Miami 2013: The Sunshine Stri ... More >>
As the mixology movement takes root across Miami -- classic, pre-Prohibition era cocktails are all the rage. Old favorites like the Blood and Sand, the South Side and the Manhattan are making a stiff comeback, re-introducing the masses to gin, bourbon and other liquors too often shelved in favor of ... More >>
Calle Ocho is America's largest Latin block party, where people from all over the world gather along 27 blocks to celebrate Hispanic heritage with music, food, and entertainment. Although Willy Chirino, DJ Laz, and Elvis Crespo were the ones putting on a show, the main source of entertainment was t ... More >>
Because metropolitan Miami is so awesome, we often neglect traveling to the suburbs, especially when we're hungry and impatient. But with the recent opening of Devon, we just had to make the trip. Situated in The Palms at Town & Country Mall in Kendall, Devon is neighbors to Cadillac Ranch, Blue ... More >>
What do you get when you combine eight guys from across the Caribbean and Latin America with a passion for creating sazón? Bachaco. Named after the leafcutter ant in Venezuela, an insect that's used to make salsa picante, the Afro-Caribbean-roots-rock-cumbia-reggae-ska band recently released its f ... More >>
World of Beer, a Tampa-based chain of beer bars, is opening its second Miami location in Kendall on December 3 at 3 p.m. The new WOB will be centrally located within the shops at The Palms in Town and Country, across from Outback Steakhouse.Schenbly Miami Brewing Company will also be on-hand providi ... More >>
Attention Miami residents: Next time you're out and about, having a perhaps animated discussion near some cops, be careful. You might find yourself on the receiving end of a surprise flying tackle.That's what Elsa and Gustavo Martinez say happened to them two years ago outside a Kendall lounge. The ... More >>
Brickell is no longer just the largest concentration of international banks in the United States. As one of Miami's fastest-growing neighborhoods, the area just south of downtown draws many to live, shop, eat and, or course, drink.Brickell Fest looks to take advantage of the area's growing popularit ... More >>
The second annual Taste of Brickell festival is this weekend. The event -- which takes place this Saturday and Sunday, March 24 and 25, from noon to 10 p.m. -- turns 1201 Brickell Bay Dr. into a large party area featuring food, drinks, and a kiddie zone complete with petting zoo. Admission r ... More >>
Jason Ibarra and Fulbio Parodi know that Miami restaurants make huge profits on alcohol. So they recently formed Halfoffdrinks.com, a site devoted solely to discounted drinks and bar bites.Ibarra says he and his partner came up with the site after following mega deal sites like Groupon and Living ... More >>
February has been a pretty rough month thus far. In the past 12 days alone, The Real Housewives of Miami has been confirmed for a second season; we found out everyone is cheating on everyone; and Rick Santorum won three caucuses, which is just...we can't.In the spirit of improving the remainder o ... More >>
Nothing says spending Valentine's Day unattached like flying solo for the whole day (week, month, year...). Forget the sappy crap that's happening around you, though.Don't you dare hide in your apartment that night. Spread those chainless wings and get out there!Options?Singles CruiseScrew work, and ... More >>
We're squealing with glee! The Federal Food Drink & Provisions graced us with the news that they're opening for lunch starting February 20 (buffalo pig wings for lunch and dinner, yes please!) and adding midnight happy hour!We're talking specialty vermouth, sherry, and low-alc spirits for the Fe ... More >>
FacebookThe Black Eyed Peas' final concert of 2011 next week at Sun Life Stadium promises to be a full-blown pop spectacle. Promoters are hyping it as "the biggest party in South Florida" and promise "an all-star cast of friends," including Sean Kington and Flo Rida. But perhaps the gnarliest g ... More >>
Lesley ElliottIs your alcohol adding on pounds?The U.S. Food and Drug Administration seems to believe that when it comes to alcohol consumption, ignorance is bliss. It's easy to suck down those creamy, calorie-ridden drinks without thinking about fat and sugar intake, but are we doing ourselves a ... More >>
She's in a very zen place...Blue Martini Brickell is inviting you to paint your face, put on a kimono and go Geisha tonight and tomorrow as the lounge turns into Geisha House to benefit the American Red Cross, South Florida Region. During Blue Martini's Happy Hour from 4 to 8 p.m. today, y ... More >>
Photo by Andrea F.The color yellow has been proven to increase the appetite.In alphabetical order:Acqua in the Four Seasons Hotel MiamiAqua connotes greenish-blue. Acqua connotes the restaurant helmed by chef Patrick Boucher in Miami's Four Seasons Hotel. The Life Acquatic is a movie with Bill ... More >>
Do the dougie with Cali Swag District.Sometimes we have to wonder what the hell people are on when they come up with these ideas. This week's nightlife lineup features a hit song about a dance that no one really understands, a cocktail benefit for boobies, and two DJs who seem a little bored.Cali ... More >>
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If you've been to any of the various Blue Martini bars throughout Florida (and elsewhere), then you know what to expect, more or less -- a decently upscale, but still pretty democratic, neighborhood bar with the usual happy hours and ladies' nights. The latest addition to the chain is a location ... More >>
Amy Lee Frankian buys her customers shots. Then she bats her green eyes, cracks a smile, and twirls a few liquor bottles. Minutes later, enticed patrons request rounds for her and the rest of the bar. The scene repeats every night. The 25-year-old bartender is originally from Rhode Island. She moved ... More >>
Outdoor bar good to people watchThe Place: Blue Martini900 South Miami Road, Miami305-981-2583 The Hours: Daily 4 to 8 p.m. The Deals: 2-for-1 on cocktails, beer and liquor (with few exceptions). All food is half off. The Scene: Like its signature drink, the Blue Martini's happy hour is sa ... More >>
Police are asking for help finding the suspect in a rape case in Brickell. He followed his victim home from Blue Martini in Mary Brickell Village into her apartment building, Axis. So far police have some surveillance video. [CBS4]Over 1400 people showed up for the memorial service for sla ... More >>
Visit miamimusicfestival.org for more details. Individual showcase admission is $10, a three-day wristband costs $50 ($35 for students), and a one-day wristband costs $25 ($20 for students). The Big Bounce: With Miami residencies at the Florida Room, the Clevelander, and Blue Martini, quie ... More >>
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Virginia quintet Parachute has been on the rise since it landed the song "She's Love" in a Nivea commercial. Suddenly, thousands of women with smooth legs wanted more of those smooth pop-rock sounds. In the resulting buzz storm on iTunes and the like, the song eventually also landed on the current p ... More >>
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