Bongos Cuban Cafe in downtown Miami, owned by Gloria and Emilio Estefan, is closing after 15 years of business at the AmericanAirlines Arena. The lease will come to term at the end of June, at which point the Estefans will focus on developing their property in downtown Miami, Miami.com reports. Al ... More >>
The restaurant scene, much like the weather, warmed up in Miami with several interesting additions to the community and two welcome re-openings. Even in Miami, it's rare for a celebrity to announce a restaurant's opening, but that's just what happened this month. NFL legend (and restaurant partner ... More >>
What does Miami's favorite power couple do after they've dominated the Latin music charts, snagged more Grammys than you can ever fit onto one shelf, and created an empire of Cuban restaurants? Take their talents to Broadway, of course. Gloria and Emilio Estefan have teamed up with the Nederlande ... More >>
A leggy, tan woman wearing a white halter top struts along a worn wooden dock overlooking the Miami River. Her lips curl to smile as she passes a glistening champagne bucket dripping with condensation and tables piled with cracked stone crab claws. A doe-eyed hostess escorts the woman and her husban ... More >>
The official deadline for David Beckham to exercise his option to own a Major League Soccer team is tomorrow, and yet there's still been no official announcement. Until then we're just relying on rumors, leaks, unofficial chatter and tabloid reports. At least Britain's the Daily Star is carrying a ... More >>
Gloria and Emilio Estefan are already pretty much the unofficial King and Queen of Miami, but the county commission is moving forward with a plan to give the regal couple officially recognized titles. If all goes as planned the couple is expected to be named Miami-Dade's first official cultural an ... More >>
The Miami Heat might be the most successful team in town right now, but the Dolphins still reign supreme in terms of most valuable franchise. Forbes.com has listed the world's most valuable sports teams. The Fins came in 22nd overall, but the Heat didn't even make the cut.
In 2008 President Obama got the unprecedented support of Oprah Winfrey. This time around he can add the support of Cristina Saralegui, "the Latina Oprah," to his campaign. It's the first ever presidential endorsement from the Cuban-American media mogul."This is a critical time for our country and fo ... More >>
Well, flappy mouthed TV anchor Rick Sanchez is not only back living in Miami, but he may be back on your TV screen next year. You can blame Gloria and Emilio Estefan. The power-couple is reportedly involved in a plan to launch a bi-lingual syndicated talk show shot in South Beach and hosted by Sa ... More >>
We won't name names, but one of these nice young men TOOK A DAMNED NAP TUESDAY NIGHT.It was like nobody told the Heat fans it was an away game.American Airlines Arena hosted a "road rally" in the stands Tuesday night to watch the live broadcast of game 4 of the NBA Finals, and that place was full. S ... More >>
A 7.0 magnitude earthquake devastated Haiti yesterday afternoon, and the first reports of causalities are coming in. [Herald]Public officials through out South Florida are pledging help for Haiti. [CBS4]Miami-Dade finally did something about it's illegal slaughter house problem as a range of federal ... More >>
Paula Deen hit in face with flying ham, "another bout of public humiliation after the Wine and Beach Festival at Miami, when her pants fell off in public." Yeah, we broke that story, but we can't find video of this one that's as good as that one. [ThaIndian] [HamVideo] [PantsFallDown]Kim Kardashian ... More >>
When Riptide saw the news this week that an all-star band of celebrities and local power-players -- including the always busy Emilio Estefan and Alonzo Mourning -- was trying to bring the World Cup to Miami, we were tempted to laugh it off as a pipe dream.via Wikimedia CommonsWill this envelope say ... More >>
An omnipresent club fixture from South Beach to Fort Lauderdale.
Today, Gloria and Emilio Estefan officially announced their minority ownership of the Miami Dolphins. And while some people may scoff at the Estefans' acquisition, Gloria herself has had some previous sports-related endeavors. So come on everybody let's do the conga as Riptide takes a trip back in t ... More >>
Last month, Riptide received a vague but alarming email invitation with this headline: "JIMMY BUFFETT, MIAMI DOLPHINS AND DOLPHIN STADIUM TO HOST MAJOR CORPORATE ANNOUNCEMENT."Riptide quickly RSVPed and was treated to one of the most disturbing displays in sports history: Jimmy Buffett playing to a ... More >>
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