Photo by Elyse WanshelIt's hard not to love a martini, especially when it's nine bucks and consists of freshly puréed lychee, Grey Goose, and a twist of watermelon liqueur. Slap on a weekday happy hour (5 to 7 p.m.), when that drink gets discounted to $4, and you've got Doraku -- a casually sty ... More >>
Photo by Elyse WanshelLast year's champions Parma, Ohio's Porky-N-Beans.Grill smoke carries barbecue flavors through the air as beer, sauce and music flow freely.Ribfest is coming November 7 and 8 to Homestead Air Reserve Park (Moody Drive and SW 122 Avenue).Local ribbers Huckleberry Hillbilly an ... More >>
"Don't cut nurses; cut managers and administrators. Services will improve very quickly."
"I've seen racing greyhounds covered in mud, fleas, their own feces, and sores and gashes that would horrify even a vet."
"They tried to make him out as an innocent victim, but he has a record of drinking, drugs, and speeding."
Elyse Wanshel Where the party happens. Typical Groveites (or Grovinians? Grovitines?) wears shorts and flip flops. They always seem to be walking a dog, clutching a plastic cup, and most likely drive a Mini Cooper. Their typical night's itinerary usually includes pigging out on fish tacos at ... More >>
Elyse Wanshel Relax! You aren't going to get in trouble.Attention flask fanatics and supporters of small, brown, you-don't-need-to-know-my-business paper bags; there's a new BYOB in MIA. The Wynwood Social Club (2501 N.W. 2nd Ave., Miami, across the street from Joey's) doesn't serve the sauce ... More >>
"It's time for the citizens of this country to make the decision to stop paying taxes."
Throughout 2008, Loon Over Miami columnist, Elyse Wanshel, has found herself in plenty of awkward situations that conjures up thoughts of "Only in Miami." In this post, Wanshel picks her favorite and most memorable columns of the past year."Zombies Walk" Who knew wearing fake blood and blinking rave ... More >>
"He entered a new country and effectively told the immigration services: 'I don't care about your laws, catch me if you can.'"
"Anyone who claims to play poker for a living in this state is a wannabe, a jerk-off, and, furthermore, a degenerate."
"You're overworked and underpaid and have a gay readership that will cheer on your validation of its straight-boy fantasies."
"If you wanna kick ass in UFC, you can't be scared to squish your genitalia (nice and close) up against another man."
"Did you wait for the alcohol to wear off after your trip from the bar before writing that profound piece of journalism?"
Two months ago, I dropped my Herald subscription after 42 years. Same old bull!
"The finger-pointing conflicts with your otherwise tolerant view of casual drug use."
"How do you reconcile Thorp's catty comments with the original glowing review?"
"Kaufman knows there are racists on both sides of the street"
"Calling an illegal alien an undocumented worker is like calling a drug dealer an unlicensed pharmacist"