Alba's Seaside Italian has been softly open for almost a month, with a grand opening celebration set for this Thursday. The restaurant, owned by celebrity chef Ralph Pagano, features plenty of seafood, along with a menu that harkens back to Pagano's Italian-American roots in New York's outer borough ... More >>
After eight years of travel to far and exotic places, Anthony Bourdain has ended his tour with No Reservations "in a place as strange as Brooklyn" (That, by the way wasn't Bourdain, but one of the opening lines of Sophie's Choice by William Styron).Brooklyn is indeed a strange place. The "fourt ... More >>
Anthony Bourdain is moving on to greener pastures, and our hearts (and stomachs) will follow the writer, chef, and snarkmeister to CNN when he starts his gig at the cable news giant.For now, however, we have an entire new season of No Reservations to look forward to.Since it's Bourdain's last hurrah ... More >>
There were two hot-dog-eating competitions of note during yesterday's Fourth of July festivities. One, the 97th annual Nathan's Hot Dog Eating Championships in Coney Island, was attended by tens of thousands of hard-core fans and casual spectators and broadcast on ESPN. Joey "Jaws" Chestnut, the 28 ... More >>
We start with a Mexican street band playing a traditional folk song, " Welcome to Tijuana. You go south to shop for tequila and women and leave behind all your problems."Welcome to Tijuana...it takes less than an hour from San Diego to get there...and about six hours to get back because of border pa ... More >>
Officer Cole licking that nightstick.Score free tix to the Black Lips' Art Basel gig at Grand Central.
Over the last month, the New York Police Department's been rife with scandal.
In late October, a gang of current and former NYPD patrolmen were busted for a million-dollar conspiracy to tran ... More >>
ArtOfficial's AO LogicsWelcome to November, a month of fun and games... Sorry, we're still psyched from last weekend's Gun N' Roses after-hours show at the American Airlines Arena. We've been saying everything in the tune of "Welcome to the Jungle." Damn you, Axl!
While the cornrowed God's long ... More >>
Even if Tunde Adebimpe has never been a household name, TV on the Radio, the band he formed with David Sitek in 2001, has persevered and thrived longer than many of their more conventional brethren. By putting out one fully realized musical art project after another, the New York group kept criti ... More >>
Lesley ElliottWelcome to the House of Horror. Well-rounded eaters will embrace a crusty corn dog just as happily as a slice of seared foie gras, and I absolutely fit within these parameters. In fact, what kind of food writer wouldn't appreciate the glory of greasy fries covered in chili and chees ... More >>
All photos by Laine Doss
Dogma features old-school sandwiches in addition to its vast dog selection.Dogma, the Biscayne Boulevard hot doggery that was recently purchased by partners Mark Soyka and Frank Crupi, has expanded its food options to include a full line of old-school sandwiches, a ... More >>
Alexandra LeonThe first five contestants to show up.On Friday, we stopped by Louie's All American Hot Dog Cart Showroom for the Hot Dog King's fifth annual hot dog eating contest. Unfortunately, Louie DiRaimondo was not in his regal garb, and the 15 to 20 person turnout was lower than expect ... More >>
Linda Smith BianucciProto-punk poet Patti Smith.On Tuesday, counterculture queen Patti Smith's memoir Just Kids won the National Book Award for nonfiction. Taking part in the finalist readings, she described it, saying: "My book is the story of my friendship with the artist Robert Mapplethorpe, w ... More >>
weirdwives.blogspot.comWeird Wives, the future of music in South FloridaProof that Google Alerts work: We posted this item regarding Surfer Blood's noisier, sweatier side project Weird Wives on Tuesday morning. By about 5 p.m., Surfer Blood had linked to the story, and posted this Weird Wives EP ... More >>
via myspace.com/theresolversThe ResolversThe revelry swings into high gear on Lake Avenue on Halloween as Lake Worth's inaugural Halloween Street gets under way that Saturday at noon. Organizers promise three stages of music, "Coney Island-style" freak shows, a psychic fair, a costume contests fo ... More >>
image via NathansFamous.comwhat's on your wiener? Nathan's Famous Inc.(NASDAQ:NATH), the Coney Island, Brooklyn birthed company known the world over for its hot dogs, used to "wholly own" the Miami Subs Corporation as a subsidiary.They sold it back in 2007 for $850,000 cash and "a secured promissory ... More >>
A new Florida record was set this year in the competitive eating-hot dog circuit. Hall Hoover, as in Hall "Hoover" Hunt, from Jacksonville ate 33 hot dogs in 10 minutes to win the qualifiers for the Nathan's Fourth Of July International Hot Dog Eating Contest in Coney Island, New York.The qualifi ... More >>
The barrage of burgers continues unabated. Two more Five Guys are
poised to proffer their patties to the public -- one in the old Dogma
space at Washington Ave. and 15th Street in South Beach, the other in
Aventura Mall. But a bigger burger banner headline is that Govind
Armstrong and the folk ... More >>
Herman Rosenblat, a Miami retiree, has for the last decade spread the amazing tale of how he met his wife. He even appeared on Oprah twice, and Ms. Winfrey dubbed it the greatest love story ever told.
Rosenblat was a prisoner in the Nazi's infamous Buchenwald concentration camp. A young girl, a Jew ... More >>