Kardashian pal, reality television personality, and restaurateur Jonathan Cheban is putting the final touches on the South Beach outpost of his Brooklyn eatery, Sushi MiKasa.The restaurant, which was slated to open in time for Art Basel, isn't quite ready, but the Brooklyn flagship did mention that ... More >>
If you're looking to spend about $200 on a special gift for dad on Father's Day (June 17) -- one that he can wring quite a bit of pleasure from -- this just might be it: Thor, a new 16 year old single malt Scotch whisky from Highland Park's Valhalla Collection."We wanted to create an exciting new ra ... More >>
Brooklyn is located in Kings County, New York, and Kings County Pizza is located in North Miami Beach. The small slice of a restaurant is owned by a couple with roots in Queens and Long Island, but the pizza is touted as "Brooklyn's Finest." I'm not sure I'd go that far, but Kings' certainly serves ... More >>
Decadancetheatre, an all-female crew based in Brooklyn, is all about staying true to hip-hop culture. They use old-school styles -- breaking, popping, locking, and house -- to tell stories on stage. In their 2004 performance, Decadance vs. the Firebird, the company remade Stravinsky's classic bal ... More >>
Yesterday, First Lady Michelle Obama ate a cafeteria lunch at a local D.C. area elementary school as a sign of support (and photo op) to mark the new USDA nutritional standards for public school lunches. These rules, which must be implemented by July, 2012, aren't perfect (French fries are still ... More >>
Calling all chocoholics - Fairchild's sixth International Chocolate, Coffee and Tea Festival kicks off today and runs through Sunday. $25 admission gets you in on the 9:30a.m. to 4:30p.m. choco-scene at Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden in Coral Gables. There's something for everyone.The Cho ... More >>
Fashion Breakdown: Leopard cropped jacket from Goodwill, shirt from France, black slacks from American Apparel, shoes are Vintage Couture, purse from Urban Outfitters, hot pink grenade from Kid Robot, ear loops from Top Shop.
Oye, Miami, you hot, wet, beautiful, lady. Thank you for attracting all the art world with your charms. There is no shortage of great work to experience and the atmosphere is unparalleled. We rolled through the city yesterday and had a lot of fun. Here is some of what we saw.
via YouTubeGotta keep the skills sharp somewhere.The gritty rooftop "Miami Kiwanis Club League" might be every bit as much a fantasy as the idea of seeing The Heatles destroy the NBA again before Christmastime -- but damn if it doesn't look like a hell of a fun game.Dwyane Wade dominates for a "L ... More >>
As far as we can tell, there are two kinds of electronic dance music lover: (1) The kind that likes its dancefloor fare soulful and sexy; and (2) The kind that likes the dark and twisted stuff. Brooklyn-based DJ-producer Francis Harris (AKA Adultnapper) definitely caters to the latter camp. And i ... More >>
Liturgy's Hunter Hunt-Hendrix.The taunt of poserdom -- that is, a self-proclaimed authority's suggestion that you just might be a wannabe -- is a stinger. And since punk, rock 'n' roll has suffered new standards of legitimacy (be it fashion, playlists, or diets) with every wave proclaiming itself ... More >>
Compliments to the chef!Motown and brunch, together, are the perfect elixirs for any Sunday morning hangover or soul sickness. Leonardo Valencia revived a musical brunch this weekend, which he started years back in Brooklyn when he had both money and cooking skills, and his friends didn't. And y ... More >>
Whipped Cream vodka makes our "honorable mention" list.Yeah, yeah...we know the drill. Since vodka is a clear grain, it can be infused with almost any flavor. Now that can be a good thing and we admit to being thrilled when we tried pepper and pear vodka for the first time. Just because yo ... More >>
Lee KleinWe first wrote about the planned South Beach branch of
Or will ride for beer... Organizer Gary's an admitted beer snob.Riding a bike across the Venetian Causeway before sunset is one of the most wonderful things you can do in this city. Leisurely enjoyment of the clear skies, the Miami skyline, and a close-up view of Biscayne Bay is the cure to almost a ... More >>
Via Terror Pigeon Dance Revolt's Facebook pageTonight's in-store show at Sweat Records, brought to you by the people behind the Death to the Sun series, presents rowdier fare than usual. Original headliners, the ominously named Brooklyn duo Unstoppable Death Machines, have canceled. but there's ... More >>
Photo by Ivan SantiagoJacuzzi Boys have gone big league. And so it was time for a trip to Glamour Shots.It seems like only yesterday (or a week ago) that we were smiling up at our beloved Jacuzzi Boys while bopping happily through the sparse early evening crowd at the Bruise Cruise Kickoff Party ... More >>
Kasha varnishkas is an Eastern European dish that mixes bow-tie noodles, kasha grain, and caramelized onions. It's a hearty dish served warm, and one that I grew up eating from time to time.When I was chef at an upscale take-out shop in Manhattan called Mangia, I made my own version of the dish, ... More >>
Brooklyn-based indie-poppers The Drums aren't what you think they are. Sure, they put out their Summertime! EP, filled with beach-themed tracks like "Let's Go Surfing," "Down by the Water," and "Submarine." But they actually mentioned to us recently that they probably wouldn't go to the beach if ... More >>
Publishers don't generally send me cookbooks, but once in awhile one ends up in my mailbox. That's how I came upon Latin Chic: Entertaining with Style and Sass in 2005. The book, co-authored by Carolina Buia and Isabel C. Gonzalez, is bright with colors and photos, and stocked with all sorts of p ... More >>
We've all been there: There's a really cool music documentary that's just been released, and it's not showing anywhere in Miami -- or worse, it's only being screened one day and at one time, which aren't really convenient. Luckily, this time around the Internet's making real-life geography irreleva ... More >>
Torche is a band whose growing influence is not exactly measured in riches. Yes, the band has been hailed in discerning international circles as uh, torchbearers of a new sound that is heavy without being metal, per se, and still melodic. Still, the current threesome has had to keep it together, ... More >>
In yet another awesome cover choice, check out ex-Fort Lauderdale synth-rock trio Selebrities' take on Technotronic's "Move This" right now. Like, now! Hit it over at the group's MySpace. For the '90s-challenged, just think about the song that reminds you to "shake that body" a lot.Thanks to the ... More >>
Photo by Mark the CobrasnakeLet's hope the nightlife gods were pleased.Nothing really shocks us anymore concerning Miami's night life scene. We've seen it all. Whether bathrooms that double as drug dens or strippers doubling as backup dancers, this city is a cornucopia of vice. Still, when Overth ... More >>
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And well handle the butter and Twizzlers.
A pop culture piñata on exhibit
Serving up crap at MIA - it doesn't have to be so tasteless