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  • Blogs

    September 12, 2014

    Miami's Ten Best Things to Do Under $10 This Weekend

    Well, whaddya know? We made it through another week! And since we survived the Ebola scare that wasn't Ebola, dodged those furry poisonous caterpillars that fall from trees, and steered clear of the gang of giant African land snails, we're celebrating with lots of partying on the cheap. Just check ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 30, 2013

    Concrete Beach Brewery: Miami To Get Another New Beer Maker

    Another new brewery could be coming to Miami. Alchemy and Science Brewing Collaborative, the Vermont-based company with a growing brood of craft breweries, filed a trademark application for Concrete Beach Brewery in August. Even more telling, a basic search for the aforementioned name yields three ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 11, 2013

    Burger Beast Celebrates the Hot Dog at Tobacco Road Saturday

    We know what you're thinking. How in the world can someone called Burger Beast betray his love of the meat patty and celebrate the hot dog? Only once a year does Sef Gonzalez, AKA Burger Beast, turn into alter ego Hot Dog Hound in celebration of national hot dog month. We asked Gonzalez why his t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 8, 2013

    Sonic Beach to Open in Miami Gardens

    Sonic Beach, the burger, dog, and shake restaurant that re-creates a day at the Jersey Shore, is coming to Miami Gardens. The new location is scheduled to open late this summer. Sonic Beach is part of the Sonic drive-in restaurant chain that offers sit-down areas, a man-made beach, and beer and win ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 5, 2013

    Coconut Grove Hot Dog Eating Contest Crowns a New Champion

    The Fourth of July celebrates two American passions -- our independence and hot dogs. Between the morning beach outing and the evening fireworks, two of America's finest cities held hot dog eating contests -- Brooklyn and Coconut Grove. While the Coney Island contest gets nationally televised atten ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 2, 2013

    Brickell Independence Fest: Booze, Bikinis, and America's Birthday at Finnegan's River

    The United States of America is about to turn 237 years old, triggering a wave of quirky traditions like the Nathan's Hot Dog Eating Competition in Coney Island and inappropriate groping at backyard barbecues across the nation. In a city as sexy as Miami, however, the celebration's a little differ ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 16, 2013

    Alba's Ralph Pagano and the Vinny D Split: Do You Feel Lucky?

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    November 6, 2012

    Anthony Bourdain No Reservations: Last Stop, Brooklyn

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    August 7, 2012

    Anthony Bourdain's No Reservations: Final Season Starts September 3

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    July 5, 2012

    Hot-Dog-Eating Contests in Brooklyn, Coconut Grove: The Pros and the Joes

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    May 29, 2012

    Anthony Bourdain In Baja: It's No Donkey Show

    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 takes less than an hour from San Diego to get there...and about six hours to get back because of border pa ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 15, 2011

    New York City Cops Are $#*%ing Corrupt! The Proof: Black Lips' New "Raw Meat" Video

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    November 4, 2011

    Ten Best Music-Related Things to Do This Weekend Under $10

    ArtOfficial's AO Logics​Welcome 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 >>

  • Music

    October 20, 2011
  • Blogs

    October 17, 2011

    TV on the Radio's Tunde Adebimpe Talks Occupy Wall Street and Impersonating Prince

    ​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 >>

  • Blogs

    October 12, 2011

    Oh the (House of) Horror, Carnival Food at Its Finest?

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    July 28, 2011

    Dogma Features New Sandwiches (Photos)

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    July 2, 2011

    Weiner Eats Seven Hot Dogs, Takes Home $200

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    November 19, 2010

    Patti Smith Brings Her Memoir Just Kids to Miami Book Fair Tonight

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    May 6, 2010

    Surfer Blood Side Project Weird Wives Gets Pitchfork, Stereogum Love

    weirdwives.blogspot.comWeird Wives, the future of music in South Florida​Proof 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 >>

  • Film

    October 22, 2009
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    October 22, 2009

    Downtown Lake Worth Hosts a Night of Free Music on Halloween

    via Resolvers​The 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 >>

  • Blogs

    June 10, 2009

    Nathan's Famous Inc. Sees Increased Profits, Miami Part of The Reason

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    June 2, 2009

    Hall Hoover Breaks Florida Hot Dog Eating Record, Gets Ready for Coney Island

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    March 11, 2009

    1048 Condoms on the Beach. And we're no. 3.

    Now comes the news that Florida -- thanks, Curtis Morgan -- is number three in the nation for trashiest beaches after California and North Carolina. Come on! One thousand, three hundred and forty-eight condoms. That's nothing for South Beach. (A friend of mine from NY used to call em Coney Island Wh ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 6, 2009

    The Govind Burger

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    December 23, 2008

    Did This Miami Beach Holocaust Survivor Lie To Oprah? The New Republic Says Maybe.

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    October 11, 2007

    Pacifists. Not Crazies

    Remember April 28, 2007? Probably not. That's when some activists, many of them anti-Iraq war crusaders, got together across the country to use their bodies to spell out IMPEACH. The paltry showing on Coney Island could barely muster a sad E. But more and more anti-war activists are becoming more vo ... More >>

  • Music

    September 13, 2007

    Conflagration Proclamation

    World/Inferno Friendship Society just won't calm down

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    April 12, 2007
  • Home Entertainment

    November 10, 2005

    Street Fighters

    The Warriors nicely complements the bloody cult classic that inspired it

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    August 4, 2005
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    June 16, 2005
  • Culture

    April 21, 2005

    Sit-Com Macabre

    In this vision of the American meltdown, comedy can quickly become nightmare

  • Dining

    December 4, 2003

    Custard Gets a Southern Exposure

    Frozen custard, a favorite in the Midwest, takes a stand in the South

  • Calendar

    October 18, 2001

    Light & Aerie

    Architecture of the Night

  • Film

    May 17, 2001

    Food for Thoughtless

    Tobias Schneebaum is a weird guy, but that doesn't mean his story is compelling

  • Film

    November 16, 2000

    Life in the Pits

    Aronofsky's followup to Pi is a brutal personal movie about the horrors of drug addiction

  • Dining

    July 6, 2000

    The Zion King

    Bissaleh Café

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    May 7, 1998
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    April 24, 1997
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    March 28, 1996
  • News

    August 31, 1995

    The Further Importance of Being First

    A distant voice rises in protest: one more tunnel, one last trolley, one final shot at history

  • News

    August 25, 1995

    Whose Woods These Are I Think I Know

    Miami Beach gets down to matters of substance and boardwalk repair

  • Music

    August 25, 1995
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    August 3, 1994
  • News

    March 9, 1994

    We're with the Band

    Superstars fly personal jets from concert to concert. Real rock bands rent a van and go. Natural Causes is a real band. They're renting a van. And we're going with them.

  • News

    November 17, 1993
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