With all of the attention Miami Spice gets this time of year, you probably had no idea that the 6th annual Taste of Central America starts today at the Intercontinental Hotel in Doral right now. A world of cuisine will be prepared from Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, and Nicaragua pr ... More >>
Costa Rica has nearly 24 tons of pure, uncut cocaine sitting around that the country can't possibly take care of all on its own, so it's inviting its good friend Miami to help out. Yes, today the U.S. Air Force is transporting 24 pounds of nose candy to Miami, where it will ultimately be destroyed ... More >>
You'd think Starbucks isn't aware that our economy has tanked. The Seattle-based company has introduced a $7 cup of coffee - you know, just in case you have nothing to spend your money on, like say, oh, I don't know... Your mortgage maybe? How about Christmas presents?The 16-ounce "grande" is Starbu ... More >>
Making it to the Olympics is a lofty dream for most athletes, but for Miami triathlete Manny Huerta, it's now a reality. Last Saturday, Huerta competed against 70 other athletes, including six Americans, from across the globe in the ITU World Triathlon held in San Diego, finishing in ninth to land o ... More >>
Buika is a sultry, sexy, raw, and impassioned vocalist who grew up on the Spanish island of Majorca with political refugee parents from Equatorial Guinea. As the biggest island in the Balearic Archipelago in the Mediterranean Sea, Majorca is something like the South Beach of Spain, a major tourist ... More >>
The craft beer movement has produced some surprising side effects for the brewery world; suddenly blueberries, cherries and chocolate are considered hops-friendly ingredients, giving beer a whole new aisle in your local liquor store. In fact, beer is so user friendly with food these days, we are ... More >>
Lesley ElliottFoie gras with duck confit stuffed ravioli. Pied a Terre at the Cadet Hotel has been left without an executive chef since the quick departure of Andrew Balick this past summer, who recently re-appeared at DiLido Beach Club at SoBe's Ritz-Carlton. Since then, owner, Dr. Vilma Biaggi ... More >>
TWCCL is a weekly installment bringing you all the news you need on the three issues that matter most to Miamians. COCAINE: Big Bust of the Week: Three tons of cocaine, seized by a French warship off of Costa Rica. Four Washington, DC elementary students were hospitalized after ingesting ... 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 >>
Photo from Paragon's website, paracr.com.How come Bill Gale didn't want to talk to a New Times reporter?In 2005, Dallas resident Richard Silverman returned from vacation in Costa Rica convinced the Central American paradise was a perfect spot for a second home. So after searching online, Silverman ... More >>
Fresh off a fashion show in Costa Rica, designer and artist Karelle Levy spoke with us about her Krelwear boutique that reopens tonight and her solo exhibit at the David Castillo Gallery next week. Her fashions are silhouette-skimming, "toobular" knits cropped for Miami's oppressive heat. The see ... More >>
Here are a few randomly selected recommendations among the many acts playing the Miami Music Festival. Visit MiamiMusicFestival.org for individual venue details. Many of these funky-named places you've never heard of are subdivisions of real venues, with made-up names just for festival purposes. Oth ... More >>
One of the many USA kill shots.Costa Rica is known for its beautiful scenery, coffee beans, and -- now -- for not practicing enough volleyball. A sparse crowd at the BankUnited Center watched the second-ranked United States team dismantle Costa Rica Friday night in the 2009 Women's Volleyball ... More >>
When Manu Chao released his landmark album, Clandestino, in 1998, it was regarded as an instant classic by most people who heard it. The 16-track disc was a funky underground pop album aimed right at the cultural left (and bourgeois right) of Spain, France, South America and Mexico all at once. Betw ... More >>
She's packing up and taking her campfire groove to Tinseltown.
I'm going to wrap up this short little porthole into Costa Rican cuisine talking a little bit about everything -- probably in a very rambling, tangential sort of way. Just a fair warning. Native fruit is definitely one of the more unique aspects of eating in Costa Rica. You've got your average trop ... More >>
One of Costa Rica's many beach-side sodas, shaded from the hot coastal sun by an umbrella of tall trees. Yesterday I talked a little bit about Costa Rica's plato tipical, casado - and more specifically, rice and beans. Now, when you're producing rice and beans in such quantities as to make it the c ... More >>
If you got it, flaunt it!
A view of Volcan Arenal from a hiking trail that traverses old lava flow from its 1992 eruption. Arenal is the third most active volcano in the world. We hiked through rainforests and gasped at volcanoes, lounged on white sand beaches and wound our way around perilous mountain passes. Oh yes, we al ... More >>
Last Minute Gifts: Lizano Hot Sauce The year was 1992 – or something like that; the place was Costa Rica. The food was Gallo Pinto – the uniquely Central American name for rice and beans – and it was good, until I put some Lizano, Costa Rica's ubiquitous hot sauce, on top. Then, it was estupe ... More >>
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