Talk about one hot month. As spring turned into one wet summer, Miami restaurants decided to open like flowers in a garden! Most anticipated were the openings of L'Echon Brasserie, featuring French fare by the Pubbelly boys and Oolite, Kris Wessel's new restaurant just off Lincoln Road. June als ... More >>
This weekend is all about parties and free stuff -- basically what summer is all about. We're talking having a beach day -- in Hialeah (you read that correctly) to riding a mechanical bull in Doral, to sampling some locally-made beers, this weekend is all about letting loose and having a great time ... More >>
April showers not only bring May flowers -- they bring a host of new restaurants to Miami. This month's highlights were AQ by Acqualina, where chef Dewey LoSasso is making his new restaurant in the five-diamond resort local-friendly and Shikany, the long-awaited restaurant that offers degustation me ... More >>
It's coming! Ikea, the land of affordable assemble-it-yourself furniture, Swedish meatballs, and lingonberry soda is (finally) opening its first Miami-Dade location this summer. (No more schlepping to Sunrise for a twenty-buck end table and some frozen salmon!) See also: IKEA To Open in Miami: Five ... More >>
Deciding which mall to go to in Miami is never an easy proposition. Are you going to go to the good mall or the good good mall? Then there's the too-good-for-you malls and the so-bad-they're-good malls? Because we're always helpful, we've decided to rank each and every mall in Miami-Dade for your sh ... More >>
The first month of the new year included the opening of many anticipated restaurants including Cavalli Restaurant and Lounge, the chic Italian bistro by famed designer Roberto Cavalli, and Batch Gastropub, which features upscale takes on pub grub, like chili-glazed chicken wings with blue cheese esp ... More >>
Carolyn Kellman, a local lawyer whose fashion sense caught the eye of the Miami Herald back in 2007, was doing some shopping at the Dolphin Mall and picked up some black denim shorts at the Forever 21. However, she decided to return them, and quickly realized that she was refunded a penny less than ... More >>
Tropical storm Isaac is barreling toward the Florida Keys and you only have to look outside your window to see that feeder bands are already affecting Miami-Dade. Before you head out to a store, restaurant, or bar we suggest calling them ahead of time to make sure they're open. Some events (especial ... More >>
IKEA announced last evening that the Swedish furniture chain plans to open a second South Florida store in Sweetwater. Pending approvals, construction of IKEA Miami could start in Spring 2013, with a store opening in Fall 2014. The 417,000 square-foot airplane terminal-sized store will be located ad ... More >>
No longer will Miamians have to drive to the far western reaches of Broward County to get our fix of cheap Swedish-designed furniture. IKEA is finally coming to Miami-Dade, with plans for a store in Sweetwater, next door to the Dolphin Mall, to open as early as fall 2014.
Valentine's Day is rearing its capitalistic head up, yet again. What to do? Where to celebrate? How much is dinner, drinks, flowers and chocolates going to cost? And frankly, will your main squeeze appreciate your efforts? Here's some fun stuff that will make you fork up a few bucks but ... it wi ... More >>
You've got a date with pop star Kat DeLuna. And surprisingly, the little Dominican chick is pretty low maintenance. All she wants is a trip to Dolphin Mall, some movie tix, refillable popcorn, two new pairs of banana yellow high-tops, and three or four games of bowling at Strike Miami. Oh, and ... More >>
Lee KleinThere were no Corn Flake fried grapes with blue cheese slaw and black pepper grape jelly last night at Strike Miami bowling alley. But some of the other items from David Burke's new menu, which we told you was coming last week, were unveiled in the glowy lights of the lanes at Dolphin Mall. ... More >>
The loud and lively Taverna Opa opened its third outpost last week, the latest venue being the Dolphin Mall. As with the original, which opened in Hollywood, Florida, in September 1997, and with Taverna two in South Beach, the draw is solid Greek food (including this nice looking salad) and ... More >>
Cleveland Jones PhotographyThis isn't an intentional effort to get you out of the lines at the Muvico or Dolphin Mall to clear the way and hedge the odds of getting a better seat for Planet 51, Ninja Assassin or The Road, all opening this weekend. I'm the one person who skipped New Moon last week ... More >>
Samantha Ronson Something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue. Go to match.com to find your mate and then go to the Antique Jewelry show to pick up the old, borrowed, and blue. Pauly Shore can't help it if he reminds you of the '90s. Take your time machine (the metrorail) to his a ... More >>
Jackie SayetHeeeere Flipper, Flipper...Yesterday the Dolphin Mall announced a new restaurant week promotion, running September 11 - 20. Here are 10 reasons to dig right in!10. There's nothing quite like spending 9/11 shopping and stuffing your face at the mall.9. They so generously squeezed ... More >>
Menudo has gone through more teenage boys than Sam Adams and Mark Foley combined, but what ever becomes of them once their days of Puerto Rican pop success subsides? Why, they try to get more of that sweet, sweet Puerto Rican pop success, of course. Two members of the band's late 80's/early 90's lin ... More >>
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The WWE Fan Axxess tour rolls up to the Dolphin.
Meet pro wrestling legends at Dolphin Mall.
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Lots of restaurant deaths to report in the Miami dining world these days. For those keeping score: SouthWest NY didn't last a New York minute in the Dolphin Mall. Maybe it's because the menu read like a fast food Tex-Mex joint ("with French and Latin influences") -- which is not at all Southwestern ... More >>
Good food, fine wine, and a comfy place to smoke
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Time for their Easter Parade
Miriam Alonso may be under criminal investigation but that hasn't distracted her from creating her own city