On a recent trip to Dublin, I saw it on a coffeehouses's menu board. Along with lattes, mochas, and teas, there was "suspended coffee." Thinking it was a new way of brewing, I asked. Suspended coffee is neither a method nor a flavor. It is a movement. Basically, you order a suspended coffee as you ... More >>
Since the early 17th century, Saint Patrick's Day, or the Feast of Saint Patrick, is celebrated on March 17 with feasts and parades to honor the patron saint of Ireland. The celebration is so huge and generally accepted, that in the Emerald Isles, the church lifts Lent restrictions on food and alcoh ... More >>
It seems as though Aventura is fast becoming the burger capital of Miami-Dade. With restaurants like BurgerFi, Five Guys, and Bulldog Barbecue and Burger (in neighboring North Miami) to choose from, there may be no dearth of burgers in this most northeastern part of our county, but t seems like ther ... More >>
A trip to Dublin absolutely cannot exist without a visit to the Guinness Storehouse. In a city rich with history including Trinity College, the homes of James Joyce and Bram Stoker, Dublin castle, and Viking remnants, the number one tourist attraction is a visit to the Arthur Guinness's vision of b ... More >>
Recently on a trip to Dublin, we visited the Brazen Head, a pub that's been serving grub since 1198. Tobacco Road isn't as ancient as that, but at 101, it is Miami's oldest bar, which is no mean feat when you consider that the average restaurant's life span is about two years. Established in 1912 ... More >>
Monday means the end of your sabbath. Yes, that alarm this morning is real -- it wasn't a dream. And, absolutely, you better believe that work is calling, your phone is blowing up from emails (curse those who reply to all) and you're wondering why you didn't call in sick. But you know the greatest ... More >>
It's enticing to bring friends, in town for vacation, to Brickell and show them Miami's progress as an action-packed metropolis. They can walk to one of three Publix stores or buy cigarettes, Red Bull or whatever stimulant tickles their fancy at the shiny new 7-Eleven. Yet when time comes to grab a ... More >>
Bad idea: Cheating on your wife while working overseas for U.S. Customs and Border Protection. Worse idea: Telling your new girlfriend you are a divorced, high-ranking diplomat, when in fact you are a married, low-ranking customs grunt. Incredibly awful idea: Forging diplomatic letters to wow your g ... More >>
If we here at Crossfade ever manage to get a glimpse at James Murphy's personal day planner, there's a pretty solid chance that the first week of December is perennially empty, except for a short, four-word phrase, presumably written in fat, blood-red block letters: Art Basel Miami Beach. Last ... More >>
The Pennsylvania-based company Kalan LP, a distributor of novelty items like inflatable beer pong games and shot glasses that say "You must be Irish because my penis is Dublin," is now distributing a line of marijuana-shaped candies, and it's blowing up a storm among the right. Which got me think ... More >>
The Fillmore Miami Beach is the Magic City's go-to room for artists with mid-size audiences. So while The Script may not have the same voracious following in South Florida as it does in Europe and South America, the "celtic soul" pop-rock group may feel more at home at the American Airlines Arena. ... More >>
Beer. It's been the go-to beverage for getting a buzz since the ancient Egyptian pharaohs had their first kegger at the paws of the Sphinx.Since Oktoberfest is upon us, we figured we'd put together a collection of our favorite drinking songs. Some are classics, some are weird, but all have one th ... More >>
Bono as his alter-ego "The Fly" in '92.According to the Emerald Isle's Central Statistics Office, the average Irish male can expect to prowl around Planet Earth for about 76 years, 9 months, and 18 days. Do you know what that means? It means that U2, as a band, is totally middle aged. (Formed in ... More >>
Flogging Molly's Matthew Hensley.While often likened to other Stateside outfits, like Dropkick Murphys and Black 47, best known for blending an upstart attitude with Celtic tradition, Flogging Molly alone can claim a specific geographical bond with the old country. The band's founder and frontm ... More >>
It's ironic that for bands like Black 47 and the Dropkick Murphys, the words Irish and insurgency have become practically synonymous, especially since these two outfits actually hail from New York and Boston respectively, cities that are separated by several thousand miles from the Emerald Isles. ... More >>
From salty to sporty to sublime.
For any electronic dance music lover in the know, DJ/producer Claude VonStroke and his esteemed Dirtybird and Mothership labels have become synonymous with some of the most forward-thinking and fun-loving sounds coming out of the American EDM scene in the new millennium. A Detroit native wi ... More >>
photo by Gregg DelmanIn this week's print edition of the Miami New Times, we featured a Q&A with the legendary Robert Plant, who performs with his Band of Joy this Friday, July 30 at Bayfront Park Amphitheater. Still, as print is stuck being print, there was more Q&A that didn't fit. Here ... More >>
The Swell Season brings stirring songs to the Fillmore.
South Beach's smiling Irish tech-house heavy.
The taps, the taps are calling