Scarpetta at the Fontainebleau Miami Beach has plenty of reasons to party. Chef de cuisine Nina Compton is kicking cheftestant ass in this season of Top Chef; Scarpetta is celebrating its fifth year in Miami; and celebrity chef Scott Conant recently released The Scarpetta Cookbook. So to celebrat ... More >>
While news that Miami-Dade County decided to keep all existing libraries open may have seemed like a win, now Mayor Gimenez has released a new plan that could see some of those spared branches open for only 16 hours a week. That's three to five hours a day for four days a week.
On his recent hit "Open Letter," Jay-Z raps: "Politicians never did shit for me, except lie to me, distort history." He can't ever say that again, unless he tacks on a line about "and review my new album Magna Carta Holy Grail via Twitter at 40,000 feet on the way to D.C." Yep, Florida Republican ... More >>
With last week's Supreme Court decisions on gay marriage, Lady Gaga sensed an opportunity to get some free publicity once again publicly support the gay community by singing the national anthem at a New York City Pride kick-off event. Though, she noticeably changed the line "home of the brave," to " ... More >>
Under normal circumstances, Ultra Music Festival has pushed even the most seasoned EDM addicts to the very brink of physical and emotional collapse. But now UMF has expanded to two entire weekends (AKA six whole days), which just might turn certain (weaker) members of the Crossfade team into pathet ... More >>
With just 29 days till Downtown Miami's Bayfront Park becomes totally flooded with LED-wielding beat freaks ... Ultra Music Festival 2013 has announced its Phase 3 lineup. Among this final round of 40-plus acts: Intrepid Ultra defender Tommie Sunshine, along with Marco Bailey, Christian Smith, DJ M ... More >>
David Shankbone via Wikimedia CommonsWould you vote for this woman, Florida?The nation is all atwitter over Michele Bachmann. Not only did she thoroughly corn-poll Iowa this past Saturday -- winning the state's straw poll over Smucker's jam spokesman Ron Paul -- but also the congresswoman claimed ... More >>
A cop left Eric Brody brain damaged 11 years ago. His family still hasn't received a penny of compensation.
No, not that kind of beard. It's a mixed up, muddled up, shook up world these days fer sher, but at least we can take comfort in comfort food, and nobody does it with quite the panache of chef Michael Wagner of Hollywood, one of a handful of chefs invited to create a spread for the James Beard Hou ... More >>
3200 SW 114th Avenue
When Dave Valentin calls, Miami Beach jazz fans respond
Fruit & Spice Park
How Tito Puente transformed the timbales and his fans
Miami scenesters sound off
Poncho Sanchez beats the drum of Latin jazz as South Florida opens its ears
You can get embalmed where you used to get bombed. You can buy something to shoot where you used to buy shots. A booze cruise along Bird Road.