• Blogs

    October 15, 2014

    Via Emilia: Northern Italian in the Style of Bologna and Modena

    Francheso Pradini and chef Giancarlo "Wendy" Cacciatori provide a small peek into the cuisines of Bologna and Modena at their South Beach restaurant, Via Emilia. The name reflects their idea of establishing a non-Americanized Italian restaurant in Miami. When asked what makes them different from al ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 9, 2014

    Ty Segall Announces Manipulator 2014 World Tour, Coming to The Stage Miami

    The limo is loaded. The road-trip tunes have been recorded. And it's time to hit the highway. With three whole months till the August 26 release of his latest garage-y psych-rock opus, Manipulator, the ever-frenetic Ty Segall is getting restless. Dude does not like downtime. So naturally, he's cras ... More >>

  • Calendar

    March 27, 2014
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    April 18, 2013

    Sweatstock 2013's Full Lineup and Set Times

    Go wild in the streets! Score swag! Mosh! In exactly 49 hours, everyone's favorite Little Haiti music shop, Sweat Records, will be celebrating Sweatstock 2013, its third annual one-day music fest, anniversary party, and Record Store Day bonanza. There will be limited-edition RSD releases, indie m ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 12, 2013

    Sweat Records' Sweatstock 2013 Lineup, Raising Money via Indiegogo

    Record Store Day 2013 Ambassador Jack White said it best: "We need to re-educate ourselves about human interaction and the difference between downloading a track on a computer and talking to other people in person and getting turned onto music that you can hold in your hands and share with others." ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 20, 2013

    Sexiest Toques at SoBeWFF and Where to Find Them

    For more on the South Beach Wine & Food Festival, check out New Times' Taste guide, hitting newsstands Thursday, February 21. As human beings, we are subject to the undeniable laws of attraction. If something looks good, we gotta have it. And if you've got an interest in food, neck-breaking sex ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 16, 2013

    Rat Bastard's International Noise Conference: Insane 135-Act Lineup, Celebrates 10 Years

    According to the Internet, a ten year anniversary is to be celebrated with diamonds. Because "a marriage that lasts ten years is as durable and beautiful as a diamond."Now, "durable" and "beautiful" may not be the first words one associates with Frank "Rat Bastard" Falestra's annual International N ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 26, 2012

    Michael Pirolo of Macchialina: Tips on Making Fresh, Homemade Pasta

    Michael Pirolo has a thing for fresh pasta. The chef and partner of Macchialina Taverna Rustica was born in Jackson Heights, Queens, but moved to Mercogliano, Italy at eight months old. He headed back to the United States during junior high, and then returned to Italy when he attended the Internatio ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 25, 2012

    Anthony Bourdain No Reservations: Living La Dolce Vita

    Once again, Anthony Bourdain reads my thoughts and soul and brings me an hour of fast cars, fresh pastas, and aged treats. Of course, we're talking about Italy. Specifically the northern part, known as the bread basket of the country -- Emilia Romagna.Tony is joined by Michael White, once an America ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 4, 2012

    Miami's Best Sub Shops: Footballs, Shacks, Three Brothers, and Hungry Bears

    ​Want access to our Best Of picks from your smartphone? Download our free Best Of app for the iPhone or Android phone from the App Store or Google Play. Don't forget to check out the full Best of Miami® 2012 online at native Chelsea Antoun has an important task this a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 4, 2012

    Scarpetta's Michael Pirolo and Nina Compton, Incoming & Outgoing Chefs, Cook Up New Menu Items (Part Two)

    Two of the plates I tried while chatting with with Scarpetta's new chef de cuisine Nina Compton (who just took over the helms this week), and outgoing chef de cuisine Michael Pirolo (who is moving on to Macchialina Taverna Rustica) were new pasta compositions that chef Compton has created for the me ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 29, 2011

    Massimo's Takes Over Brickell Bridge Bistro Space

    ​​A couple weeks ago, we reported on the closing of the short-lived SoBe-meets-Brickell spot Brickell Bridge Bistro and Bar. In response to the post, the new management promised they would "be back as the Phoenix that rose from the ashes" in the comments. Now, a month later, Brickellians have a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 10, 2011

    Florette Cafe Brings Italian Home Cooking To South Beach

    ​​A quaint little Italian eatery called Florette Cafe recently opened up on Washington Avenue in South Beach (in the spot that Miss Saigon occupied until recently moving north a few blocks).The name Florette is "a nickname my father used for my mother," explains owner Francesca Cuccurullo.Ms. Cu ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 29, 2010

    Chipotle's $2 Meal come in after 6 p.m. on Halloween--that would be this Sunday for those of you who live under a rock--and you are costumed in the manner of a horrifying processed food product. [As if you could think of any other type of processed food product.] We're told proceeds of up to $1 million wil ... More >>

  • News

    March 20, 2008

    Barack Obama Naked!

    If you could enjoy sensual pleasure with Hillary Clinton, would you? Really?

  • Dining

    October 20, 2005
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    October 14, 2004
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    May 13, 2004

    Not Your Mama's Italian

    Escopazzo breaks all the rules, irresistibly

  • Dining

    February 19, 2004

    One Name, Many Tastes

    Elia makes "Mediterranean" cuisine make sense