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  • Blogs

    October 8, 2014

    4th Age Brewing Headed to Wynwood, Eater Reports

    When 4th Age Brewing Company's Chris Campos and Daniel Morales began their voyage into beer production, they brewed a modest five gallons a month as a hobby. But when the amount of drinkable frothy concoction swelled to as much as 35 gallons per week, costing tens of thousands of dollars, the two fr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 1, 2014

    Wynwood Brewing to Host Oktoberfest Beer Garden at Ritz-Carlton Coconut Grove

    Miami's own Wynwood Brewing Company is teaming up with the Ritz-Carlton Coconut Grove in what promises to be the classiest Oktoberfest celebration in South Florida. The brewery's Brignoni family have collaborated with the Coconut Grove tony resort's chef Ramesh Kaduru to create the Beer Garden, loc ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 26, 2014

    Daddy Brews Home Brew Supply Celebrates One Year With Party on This Saturday

    Daddy Brews home brew supply store turns one-year-old this month and on September 27, owner Jacob Lindsay is throwing a party to celebrate. Everyone is invited, of course. But the birthday bash is more a celebration of the local home brew scene than anything else. With at least 20 kegs of the stuf ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 24, 2014

    Sneak Peek of Concrete Beach Brewery in Wynwood, Opening Later This Fall

    Recently, the New Times got a sneak peak into Wynwood's latest microbrewery. I know what you're thinking: another artisanal beer company setting up shop in Miami's graffiti-covered arts district? Yes, located steps away from Wynwood Brewery, Concrete Beach is the latest but hopefully not the last cr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 22, 2014

    Biscayne Bay Brewing Company Releases First Distribution List

    Now that Biscayne Bay Brewing Company opened its doors for business, the goal now is to push it to retail locations across the city. The new brewing company signed with Gold Coast Beverage Distributors, which covers Palm Beach, Broward, Miami-Dade, and Monroe counties. See also: Biscayne Bay Br ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 18, 2014

    Biscayne Bay Brewing Company Open for Production: Inaugural Tappings Today at Select Locations

    Biscayne Bay Brewing Company is officially open for production and its first kegs are shipping out today to three locations throughout Miami-Dade County. The inaugural kegs will be delivered to Rok:Brgr, the Butcher Shop, and Taurus. The tappings will begin at each location at noon, 5, and 9 p.m., ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 17, 2014

    J. Wakefield Tap Room to Open Next Month: "It's About Growing the Community"

    J. Wakefield Brewing Company is finally set to open in the coming weeks. According to founder Jonathan Wakefield, the brewery will start production at the end of September in anticipation of an October opening of the tap room. "We are in our last leg of the completion process," Wakefield says. "W ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 29, 2014

    Biscayne Bay Brewing Company to Hold First Public Tasting at Key West Brewfest

    Another Miami brewery is poised to open in the coming months, yet for the past year the general public has not had a chance to taste any beer from Biscayne Bay Brewing Company. That will change, however, when the brewery is handing out samples of its beer at the Key West Brewfest this weekend. The ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 20, 2014

    Gilly's Catastrophic Crunch and Lazy Sunday: Get SNL-Themed Ben & Jerry's Flavors in Coral Gables

    Ben & Jerry's, the Vermont-based ice cream company that incorporates pop-culture into its ice cream along with nuts and fudge swirls, is at it again. This time, it's announced four new Saturday Night Live-themed ice cream flavors. Two of the four are now available in Miami, with the second two bein ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 27, 2014

    Craft Bar and Q: Three Friends Create Edgewater's Newest Craft Beer Bar

    What happens when three guys walk into a closed-down restaurant in Edgewater? You get a new craft beer bar called Craft Bar and Q with a kitchen serving grub prepared by Passion BBQ. The three guys are Steve Lantz, Rusty Johnson and Eric Wacks, who are all friends. The old bar was formerly known ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 16, 2014

    25 Reasons Why It Sucks to Work in Food Service

    Go to college, they said. It will open doors, they said. But after stepping across the stage with that liberal arts degree in hand, you soon find yourself walking into food service serfdom because you have virtually no choice and need to pay the bills. You're serving food and drink to people who mor ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 12, 2014

    American Craft Beer Week 2014 in Miami: Special Releases Galore

    The sirens of craft beer are heard loud and clear in Miami but the best part is when you feel the cold sudsy goodness pour down the back of your throat. And there will be much of that during American Craft Beer Week in Miami, where several breweries and bars are celebrating with copious amounts of ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 29, 2014

    Rum Renaissance Festival 2014: Top Five Coolest Rum Backstories

    Sunday concluded the Miami Rum Renaissance Festival, a playground for wannabe pirates, booze-hungry businessmen, and diehard rum enthusiasts to geek out together in drunk bliss. But looking beyond the flashy booths and Tiki merch, I found distilleries with fascinating origins that can get lost amid ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 17, 2014

    J. Wakefield Brewing To Begin Construction Today

    J. Wakefield Brewing Company received full approval to begin construction on its new facility and plans to start on Monday, according to a Facebook announcement made yesterday. Construction should take approximately 8-10 weeks, according to brewery. The 5,400 square foot facility is located in the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 17, 2014

    Wynwood Brewing Company Wins ADDY Award

    When Wynwood Brewing Company opened late last year, the owners wanted to meld art and beer together. After all, the brewery is located in Wynwood, Miami's artistic heartbeat. Luis G. Brignoni, president of Wynwood Brewing Company, stayed true to his family's vision of incorporating art and the art ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 8, 2014

    Miami Beer Festival Hits Sun Life Stadium February 1

    While most of the country will be under a foot of snow February 1, Miami will host a boozy way to cool down: the Miami Beer Festival. Last year's inaugural event introduced around 2,000 attendees to more than 150 beers under the retractable roof of Marlins Park, with 50 breweries featuring at least ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 25, 2013

    Miami Brew Bus to Bring Beer Tours to the Magic City

    When craft beer fans visit a city, they scope out the local brewing scene. Miami has a number of established breweries -- and several more on the way. We're ready for some beer tourism. Recognizing this potential, LoKal Burgers and Beer owner Matt Kuscher, his manager David Rodriguez, and Cecilia ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 15, 2013

    Miami-Based Burger King Costs Taxpayer $356M a Year Due to Low Employee Pay

    Burger King is one of the largest companies with global headquarters in Miami-Dade. Which is, in theory, great for the local economy, but BK's practice of paying its restaurant employees low wages may not be so great for the American economy. A new study estimates that Burger King employees might co ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 26, 2013

    New Times' Pairings: Ten Food & Wine Pairings to Look Out For

    New Times' Pairings is tonight, September 26 at the Broward County Convention Center. From 7 - 10 p.m., south Florida's best restaurants will pair with great wines and beers for your eating and drinking enjoyment. If you have tickets, we can't wait to meet you (you can't miss us -- we'll be the one ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 16, 2013

    Free MIA Brewing Suds at World of Beer in Kendall Tomorrow (Photos)

    As MIA Brewing Company gets closer to its grand opening, the company needs to keep thirsty fans at bay. What's better than giving away some free beer? That's what will happen tomorrow night, September 17: the MIA Brewing spotlight at World of Beer in Kendall. Free beer -- free beer for all. See ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 13, 2013

    Biscayne Brewing Company Coming to Brickell/Little Havana

    Miami is in for a surprise very soon when Biscayne Brewing Company officially opens for production. The new brewery has two locations: a production facility located in Doral at 8000 NW 25th Street and a brewpub in Little Havana at 1010 SW Eighth Street. See also: Biscayne Bay Brewing Company Repo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 16, 2013

    Michael Schwartz Talks Work, Home Brew, and What's Ahead For Miami

    Michael Schwartz isn't sure about a few things. He doesn't know how many hours he works in a day, whether his employees think he's a good manager, or where exactly he's taking his restaurant group next. What he does know is this: a lot has changed since he landed his first restaurant gig 33 years ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 10, 2013

    You Might Soon Be Able to Buy Craft Liquor at Distilleries in Florida (but Growlers Are Still Illegal)

    First, the good news for Florida booze-hounds: A bill that would help craft distilleries in the Sunshine State is headed to the House floor for a vote. If it passes, you'll be able to buy small-batch liquors straight from distilleries, ending a Prohibition-era ban that has prevented local rum and wh ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 9, 2013

    Ben & Jerry's Free Cone Day Is Today: Here's the Story Behind It

    Today is Free Cone Day, a made-up holiday that's celebrated throughout the land. And why not? It's not every day a company celebrates by giving something away. But then again, Ben & Jerry's is no ordinary company. The ice-cream manufacturer is politically incorrect, satirical, and socially consc ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 4, 2013

    Ben & Jerry's Free Greek FroYo: You Invite the Truck!

    "Free Ben & Jerry's" just might be the happiest phrase in the universe.The Vermont-based ice-cream company that believes treating people well is as important as making a great product, has a long history of giving away its frozen goodies. It began with the first Free Cone Day in 1979 w ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 26, 2013

    Top Five Recent Beer Inventions

    The brewing of beer is a technology as old as civilization itself. Since its inception, mankind has steered its innovative mind toward the betterment of this process, as well as making beer more pleasurable to drink. Many inventions have come down the line, from the beer tap to the beer hat, yet the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 19, 2013

    Dairy Industry Aims to Use Aspartame Secretly

    The International Dairy Foods Association (IDFA) and the National Milk Producers Federation want to be able to use aspartame without having to include it on product labels, as is currently required by law. The FDA has been ignoring the petition, which was filed in 2009. Until now. The agency is co ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 26, 2013

    Spiegelau's Matt Rutkowski: Labels Lie, German Beers Mostly the Same

    As the craft-brew scene explodes across South Florida, how exactly do you learn about beer?(Besides drinking it in massive quantities.) Learn from the experts. Duh.We spoke with Matt Rutkowski, U.S. vice president of Spiegelau (the guru of beer glasses), about the biggest myths circulating ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 11, 2013

    Red Lobster Parody Spotlights Restaurant Workers Without Paid Sick Days (Video)

    With a major flu epidemic going around the United States, have you ever wondered whether or not your server sneezed on your all-you-can-eat shrimp?A video, produced by ROC United, spoofs Red Lobster's commercials that spotlight happy employees serving seafood to even happier guests. In this video, a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 11, 2012

    Bougainvillea's to Take Over Cervezas in South Miami

    South Miami's popular craft beer outpost, Cervezas, is now under the ownership of another local drinking den - Bougainvillea's Old Florida Tavern. The acquisition announcement was made via the two bars' Facebook pages last night. Read also: - Best Bar for a Bender: Cerveza - 4/20 "Get Stone'd" Sto ... More >>

  • Calendar

    September 6, 2012
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    August 24, 2012

    Key West Brewfest Starts Next Week, B.R.E.W FIU Brings Back Apple Jack Ale

    Read Also CerveTech Brew Institute: You Got ServedKey West Brewfest starts its third year on Thursday, August 30, and will be the biggest ever, with over 60 beer companies, many of those from Florida.Among the Florida vendors on the list are Naples Beach Brewery, 7venth Sun, Swamp Head Brewery, Ciga ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 17, 2012

    Brewvolucion at Crandon Park This Saturday: Meet Miami's Homebrew Crew

    America finished celebrating its biggest holiday two weeks ago, but Miami is having a revolution of its own. A beer revolution, or Brewvolucion.This Sunday at Crandon Park in Key Biscayne, beginning at 1 p.m., you can join the craft beer revolutionaries who are making it all go down.

  • Blogs

    July 16, 2012

    Darden Buys Yardhouse Restaurants for $585 Million

    As if restaurant giant Darden needed any more popular eateries in its catalogue, the good folks at the world's largest full-service restaurant group have just agreed to purchase  Yard House Restaurants, including four in the South Florida area for a steep $585 million. It adds the loc ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 18, 2012

    Arwen Lehman Talks Craft Brewjas, and Local Beer (Video)

    Did you know women were the original brewmasters?Arwen Lehman and the Craft Brewjas crew she rolls with aren't just consumers, they're also secretly brewing up their own batches of fine suds.We caught up with her and friends at The Federal, The Bar, and The Local to see what she had to say about the ... More >>

  • Dining

    May 17, 2012
  • Blogs

    May 17, 2012

    Craft Beer Weekend Starts Tonight at The Federal; Three Events Around Town

    American Craft Beer Week is a little half way over, and there are several more events around Miami worth checking out for the beer-loving warrior. Before the week is finished, make an effort to attend and sip, or chug, some fine and local hand-crafted beersRemember Brews & Bellies at The Federal ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 3, 2012

    American Craft Beer Week Just Ahead: Wagyu Beef, Tiger Prawns, and Discounts on Suds

    American Craft Beer Week in Miami begins Monday, May 14. What better excuse do you need to dress up like Gambrinus with beer stein in hand for seven days in a row?Brown Distributing is helping Miami shake its non-beer-loving image by driving all over the county to make sure there are enoug ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 10, 2012

    The Craft Brewjas: Meet the Women Who Love Beer

    Known to be a white liquor city, Miami is currently enjoying a craft beer explosion. With Schnebly Redland Winery and Brewery becoming the city's first to export its beer and Wynwood Brewing Company on the cusp of opening its doors, Magic City cicerones have a lot to look forward to. Between the com ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 9, 2012

    Ruby Tuesday's To Buy Lime Fresh Mexican Grill UPDATED

    Tennessee-based Ruby Tuesday Inc. announced Wednesday that it will be acquiring Miami's Lime Fresh Mexican Grill for $24 million.The deal includes Lime's intellectual property rights as well as the assets of seven company-owned restaurants, and will offer Ruby Tuesday an opportunity for growth, part ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 8, 2012

    LeBron James Promotes Pork Donuts and Ice Cream in China

    ​It may be the best athlete food endorsement since "Macho Man" Randy Savage and Slim Jim, or it could be the worst since Mike Tyson and Pepsi, but Dunkin' Brands Inc. announced Monday that LeBron James will promote pork donuts, among other products, in China and elsewhere in Southeast Asia, accord ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 29, 2012

    Workers Storm the Capital Grille in Miami; Cite Discrimination, Wage Theft

    ​Yesterday evening, over 60 restaurant workers and Restaurant Opportunities Centers United supporters from several union and labor groups walked into the Capital Grille in Miami during the restaurant's dinner service, interrupting the bankers and power brokers who dine there to read a letter to ma ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 17, 2011

    Wine Dinner Line-Up: DB, The Setai and Meat Market's Last Stand

    db Bistro ModerneChef Verbiak's "pressee" of poultry and foie gras.​There seems to be an abundance of wine pairing dinners happening both on and off the beach, providing a glorious opportunity to do a little high-end boozing. Sure, these prix-fixe gatherings can get a little expensive, but since t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 29, 2011

    Jeff McInnis to Open Yardbird Southern Table & Bar in South Beach

    Jeff McInnis is coming back to South Beach​Jeff McInnis, the cute Top Chef who left Gigi to the consternation of many Miamians, is set to open Yardbird Southern Table & Bar in Miami Beach. According to Melissa Trimp, marketing and public relations manager at 50 Eggs Restaurant Group in ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 28, 2011

    Dom Perignon Winemaker Vincent Chaperon Guarded Cork in the Military

    Laine Doss Vincent Chaperon, wine maker for Dom Perignon.​Even though Vincent Chaperon is only 34, he has about a dozen years of experience in the world of Champagne. He's also the winemaker for iconic brand Dom Perignon, which is located in the heart of France's Champagne region. The hands ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 20, 2011

    Nanotechnology: "The Next Big Controversy in Food"

    Michael Passoff, activist and one of 2009's "100 Most Influential People in Business Ethics."​What is nanotechnology? Michael Passoff, a senior strategist with shareholder activist group As You Sow, recently wrote an article about nanotechnology and its use in food manufacturing. "Nanotech is alre ... More >>

  • Calendar

    April 14, 2011
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    February 9, 2011

    Miami is America's Fourth Most Fast Food Loving City

    ​The Daily Beast opens up its latest little listicle with this supposedly stunning little factoid: "In Miami, there are twice as many Burger King locations than tanning salons." Of course, Miami is home to both the corporate headquarters of BK and the unofficial US capitol of natural sunshine, so ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 8, 2010

    November is Sticky Peanut Butter Month

    ​November is national peanut butter lover's month. Even with peanut allergies on the rise, peanut butter is found in about 75 percent of all American homes.This American pantry staple dates back to the Incas who created a paste-like substance from peanuts. The first American commercial peanut crop ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 29, 2009

    By the Way, Now Might Be a Good Time to Crack Down on the Pork Pirates

    Depending on who you ask, swine flu is either the 12 Monkeys virus come to scour the earth of humanity, or it's an overhyped limited-scope bug that the media has recklessly sensationalized. Though we're inclined to believe it's the latter- - those media sure are scumbags -- we still don't think peop ... More >>

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