Even good times and irie vibes require some prep. So for next week's Miami Reggae Festival at Coconut Grove's Peacock Park, you just can't forget to pack these three things. 1. Two non-perishable food items, which (before 3 p.m.) can be traded for free admission to the fest. 2. One windproof butan ... More >>
Matias Aguayo is not your garden variety EDM artist. Not by a long stretch. In many ways, the Chilean-born producer is Latin America's answer to UK sonic mad scientist Matthew Herbert, approaching the formulaic house and techno genres with an irreverent spirit of experimentation and unconventional s ... More >>
The super-mega Iron Fork/Miami Spice Kickoff, presented by the Miami Downtown Development Authority, is getting closer, and two chefs are training hard for a battle of skills and wit in a challenge that is so intense that only one can make it out alive. What two Miami chefs are brave enough to acc ... More >>
Oh, what have we done to deserve this? In just two short months, iconoclastic synth-pop duo Pet Shop Boys (otherwise known as Mr. Neil Tennant and Mr. Chris Lowe) will be unveiling their 12th studio album, Electric. And then they'll be venturing across our continent for the "Pet Shop Boys' 'Electri ... More >>
Winter Music Conference, Miami Music Week, and Ultra Music Festival are all over. But this is Miami. We don't just part one week out of the year. We keep the beat alive all year long! Some of the DJs can't stand to leave, and can you blame them? We've got the sexiest floors, the most lavish VIPs, a ... More >>
Ky-Mani Marley's first name means "Adventurous Traveler." He is the son of Bob Marley and Jamaican table tennis champion Anita Belnavis. He was born in Jamaica. But he grew up in Liberty City. The new label that he's created is Konfrontation Muzik, and his album of the same name is currently being ... More >>
See also "100 Montaditos Opens In Midtown: Home Of The $1 Serrano Ham Sandwich."100 Montaditos, the chain imported from Spain, continues to grow in South Florida today with the opening of its fifth outpost on the ground floor of the Vizcayne building (244 Biscayne Boulevard, Miami). As part of its g ... More >>
This Fourth of July, Short Order is all set to fire up the grill, call up some friends and kick it poolside with some good 'ole fashioned Texan barbecue, all thanks to a chat we had with the masterminds behind The Federal Food Drink & Provisions.Since you won't be able to go to the Federal this ... More >>
Between the Andes and the Pacific Ocean on that long, narrow strip of South American land named Chile, there are hundreds of excellent fiestas going down. And nine men collectively known as Chico Trujillo claim to be providing "the soundtrack to every Chilean party from Santiago to Valparaiso." In ... More >>
If Miami's Cuban community had a patron saint, it was surely Agustín Román, who fled Castro with a boatload of other priests and then, as America's first Cuban-born bishop, made such a political mark that current Miami Archbishop Thomas Wenski compared him to Felix Varela.Román was found dead of ... More >>
Among the most politically polarizing figures in modern times, Venezuelan "president" Hugo Chávez has had the rare distinction of sharing the worldwide stage with other high-energy luminaries like Muammar Gaddafi (d. 2011), Kim Jong-il (d. 2011), Evo Morales, Fidel and Raul Castro, Daniel Ortega ... More >>
You might remember the Natural Ice beer marketing campaign in which two fans attempted to make the first beer in space. But this is better. How about meteorite-infused wine?Double-u, tee, eff. That's right, an Englishman by the name of Ian Hutcheon created Meteorito, the world's first wine aged w ... More >>
For the past two years, we've supported the city's quickly evolving art scene with the MasterMind Awards, modest grants that honor the people and projects in the community that are making the biggest impact on visual arts, music, film, and beyond. This week, the submission period for the 2012 Mas ... More >>
Courtesy of Meat MarketWhen we hear sommelier we think well-suited-gentleman with a stiff upper lip who looks down his nose at you for ordering anything less than a $100 bottle of wine. Sarah Almand, Meat Market's delightfully spirited sommelier, is different.A Florida native, she was a geography ... More >>
Longevity is far more often the antithesis of punk rock than an adjective used to describe it. But Venezuelan rockers Caramelos de Cianuro don't subscribe to the usual rules. This band has been doing its thing for a very long time now, and it's been doing it well. The group first garnered attent ... More >>
Marco Dormino (UN) via Wikimedia CommonsA year after a devastating earthquake, Haiti still struggles to recover.At 4:53 p.m. this afternoon, the church bells of St. Mary's Cathedral will ring out over Little Haiti and the rest of Miami. Sadly, the occasion won't be a wedding but the remembrance o ... More >>
Photo by Riki AltmanHe cooks, he manages, and he pours a mean pisco sour.You might recall a while back we interviewed Chef Christopher Cramer at Panorama about Peruvian cuisine and, for an Irishman, he did seem to know a lot about it. But this time we wanted to chat with the genuine article, Lima ... More >>
Justin Bieber, Chatroulette, and the iPad were the three fastest-rising search terms in 2010, according to Google's recently released annual zeitgeist report. Every year, Google analyzes billions of searches to reveal emerging trends in web surfing. The search giant breaks down the results by reg ... More >>
Jackie SayetA sea-salty, tangy punch of solid libation: Here's looking at you, Classic Margarita.Short of Rick Bayless opening up shop in Miami, Talavera enters the local restaurant scene to fill a much needed void, authentic Mexican cuisine. In the capable hands of Mexican-born Executive C ... More >>
Jacob KatelThe Setai's Sage Lady: Gin, elederflower, yuzu house citrus, sage floater.Add "Bacon Infused Bourbon" to the list of the things to try before '09 is up. Soon you'll have the chance to do so at a high-life, Asian-style hotel on South Beach.The Setai is revamping their bar menu with new ... More >>
Sean Casey, who pleaded guilty to killing an elderly woman, claims a prominent lawyer urged him to flee.
Self-taught artists with mental illness shine at MCPA Gallery.
With a stellar new album, this Puerto Rican duo extends its global reach.
"The finger-pointing conflicts with your otherwise tolerant view of casual drug use."
Down-to-earth vocalist Lila Downs is a rising star on the world music scene
A year ago, three South Florida friends began sewing plush dolls for fun; now they're at the vanguard of a toy revolution
The cultural-imperialism argument gets complicated
Viaje Infinito "Maverick Musica"
Letters from the Issue of February 7, 2002
Fulanito creates a furor at home and abroad