David Rodriguez

  • Blogs

    October 15, 2014

    Third-Annual Homebrewers Bash at Lokal Begins Tonight

    The real Oktoberfest ended several days ago, but in Miami the spirit lives on in the third-annual Homebrewers Bash at Lokal this Wednesday and Thursday. It will be the third year in a row that local homebrewers gather in Coconut Grove and offer free samples of some of the finest brews in town. Eac ... More >>

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    October 7, 2014

    Brooklyn's Sixpoint Brewing Sponsors Bus, Beer Crawl at Kush and Lokal Thursday

    Sixpoint Brewing has landed a tap takeover in Miami and will attempt to empty all of its 33 kegs this Thursday, October 9, at both Kush in Wynwood and Lokal in Coconut Grove. To sample all the brews without having to drive, take the Miami Brew Bus, which will taxi participants to both bars. A Sixp ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 6, 2014

    Wynwood Brewing Wins Gold Medal at Great American Beer Festival

    Barely a year after celebrating a year on the job, Wynwood Brewing Company brings home a gold medal from the Great American Beer Festival, the country's largest beerfest, which was held from October 2-4 this year. Wynwood Brewing's flagship beer, Pop's Porter, took first place in the Robust Porter ... More >>

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    August 22, 2014

    Terrapin Brewmaster Taps Rare Midnight Monk Cask at Kush Monday

    Terrapin, the turtle-themed brewery that hails from Athens, Georgia, is a consistent hit with beer fans. The craft brewery's beers have won numerous awards at the US Open Beer Championship, Carolina Championship of Beers, and the Bramwell Oktoberfest, for their drinkability. Terrapin is also know ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 8, 2014

    "Our F-You Stand:" Flush Macro Beer Away at Kush Dissenter Release Party August 13

    It takes a lot to anger craft beer drinkers but when they start flushing mass-produced swill down the toilet, then clearly a line was crossed. With the encroachment of macro beers (Anheuser-Busch, Miller and Coors -- a.k.a. "The Big Three"), Wynwood's Kush is taking a stand against them with a cer ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 2, 2014

    Kush: Burgers, Beer, and Bacon Brownies in Wynwood (Photos)

    Kush, the beer and burger joint that opened in Wynwood about two weeks ago, can best be described as Lokal's scrappy little brother. Coconut Grove's Lokal is the more polished older sibling, while Kush has a younger, edgier feel. But there's no doubt, whatsoever, that the two restaurants share the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 19, 2014

    Matt Kuscher on Kush: "We Are Aiming to Have Florida's Best Craft Beer Selection"

    Matt Kuscher wanted to leave the corporate life after working for Houston's for many years. Taking a leap of faith, he ventured off and opened Lokal in Coconut Grove in 2011, offering straightforward food made from sustainable and local ingredients paired with good beer. It helped that he brought Da ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 21, 2014

    Miami Brew Bus Tour Fulfills Ale Appetites and Craft Beer Queries

    We were invited to take a ride on the Miami Brew Bus for the Hopping to Hops Tour Saturday and got a behind-the-scenes look at two South Florida breweries. The tour, geared towards tourists and locals alike, starts and ends at Lokal Burgers & Beer in Coconut Grove. Attendees meet up around 11 a.m., ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 17, 2013

    Lokal Burgers and Beer to Open Kush in Wynwood

    In Miami, art and beer are becoming inseparable. It's not difficult to spot this fact in Wynwood, which is seeing the birth of two more breweries and now the opening of Kush, a restaurant from the people behind Miami Brew Bus andLokal Burgers & Beer in Coconut Grove. The new Wynwood restaurant, lo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 13, 2013

    The Wire Season 2 Actually Occurred Here in South Florida

    The Wire is widely considered one of the greatest television series of all time. David Simon's bleak depiction of Baltimore corruption was based upon his years as a crime reporter in that city. So it's no surprise that a recent court case provides a near word-for-word, real-life re-enactment of the ... More >>

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    November 18, 2013

    South Florida BrewFest: Drink the Best Local Craft Beers This Saturday

    Drinking beer is quickly becoming one of South Florida's favorite pastimes. And this Saturday, you can find some of the state's best craft brews during South Florida BrewFest at the Kovens Conference Center in North Miami. By "best craft brews," we don't mean only commercial beers. Several homebrew ... 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 14, 2013

    Wynwood Brewing Company Taproom Opens: Panther Coffee Beer and Spray Paint Taps

    On Friday at 2 p.m., a group of friends got together to celebrate the opening of Wynwood Brewing Company. The event marks the start of a beer renaissance in Miami, with Wynwood the first craft production brewery in the City of Miami. Owned and operated by Luis G. Brignoni and "Pops" Luis C. Brign ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 28, 2012

    Johnathan Wakefield, World-Ranked Homebrewer, and LoKal Burgers & Beer Team Up For Dinner

    Miami's world-ranked home brewer Johnathan Wakefield and LoKal Burgers & Beer in Coconut Grove are teaming up for a beer pairing tomorrow (Friday). Snobs and foodies, here is another chance to get together.The pairing starts at 6 p.m. and for $42, you get a three-course meal including Wakefield' ... More >>

  • Dining

    May 17, 2012
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    May 15, 2012

    Free Local Beer Tonight at Lokal in Coconut Grove

    American Craft Beer Week is the mother of all suds lovin' celebrations. Lokal Burgers & Beer in Coconut Grove is embracing this momentous occasion by giving over its taps to beers brewed locally in Broward, Miami-Dade and Palm Beach counties. Starting at 6 p.m., newly-opened Due South Brewing Co ... More >>

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    April 23, 2012

    B.R.E.W. FIU: Not Just For Students

    Florida International University has plans to build a research brewery, with many thanks to the student homebrewing club, B.R.E.W. FIU, which has wielded a considerable amount of influence since their inception last Spring. The acronym stands for Biscayne Renowned Engineers of Wort. This are not jus ... More >>

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    March 13, 2012

    Miller Time in Miami: Miller Beer Moving Latin American HQ to Miami

    ​Miami has never been known as a beer town -- but maybe having MillerCoors, the company known for beer brands such as Miller, Coors Light and Corona, move their Latin American headquarters from Bogota, Colombia to Miami, could change that perception. Miller will move 50 to 70 corporate employees f ... More >>

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    March 6, 2012

    Microbrewing in Miami: FIU's New Research Brewery Built With Your SoBeWFF Dollars

    ​Mike Hampton, dean of the Chaplin School of Hospitality and Tourism Management at Florida International University, confirmed that a new research microbrewery will be built at FIU's Biscayne Bay campus in North Miami Beach. The new facility will replace the current classroom and laboratory used f ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 22, 2011

    LoKal Celebrates Saturday Grand Opening With a Week of Free Beer

    LoKalBranded and certified: Good, clean eatin'​Coconut Grove's soon-to-be new baby, LoKal, is opening its doors this Saturday, with free beer all week to celebrate. Matthew Kuscher's adamant goal is to stay as local as it gets -- and that includes everything from grass-fed Florida beef, local dair ... More >>

  • News

    August 24, 2006

    Death Do Us Part

    A murder-suicide left Hialeah Gardens in shock. There were warning signs.

  • Music

    November 12, 1998
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    May 26, 1993

    The Lure of the Ring

    Former champ Frank Otero needs to sell real estate to make a living. But he needs boxing to live.