Imagine this. It's Miami Beach circa the late 1940s. You're sitting at a rustic, yet elegant beach bar, enjoying one of those daiquiris you've heard are all the rage with a writer named Hemingway in a little island town called Havana. A warm breeze softly shakes the lights strung up between the palm ... More >>
Lilt Lounge, a sophisticated cocktail lounge housed at the Epic, is set to open tomorrow. An alternative to the club scene of South Beach, Lilt intends to create a new social experience in downtown Miami by blending libations with art and music. See also: Three Boozy Lemonade Recipes For Your Wee ... More >>
Today marks Ernest Hemingway's 115th birthday. The author/adventurer who called South Florida home for a number of years, is nearly as well known for his prolific drinking as his writing. In fact, much of the Tales of the Cocktail seminar, Floridita: Cradle of the Daiquiri, focused on Hemingway's ... More >>
Weekend's here, guys, and this time it's all about beer, brunch, boobs...and being a nice person. Let us explain. Of course, we're still in the midst of that wonderful celebration known as American Craft Beer Week, so if you're into hoppy IPA's, a good chocolaty porter, or a refreshing lager, there ... More >>
Sunday concluded the Miami Rum Renaissance Festival, a playground for wannabe pirates, booze-hungry businessmen, and diehard rum enthusiasts to geek out together in drunk bliss. But looking beyond the flashy booths and Tiki merch, I found distilleries with fascinating origins that can get lost amid ... More >>
The Eden Roc Miami Beach is one of the most iconic hotels in South Florida, if not the world. Designed by famed architect Morris Lapidus, the cruise ship-shaped hotel has been an ocean side jewel for over 50 years. In her heyday in the glamorous '50s and '60s, the Eden Roc was the favorite playgro ... More >>
Thanksgiving is this Thursday and, while most of us will open a few bottles of wine for the main meal, we suggest welcoming family and friends with a smart cocktail. But what cocktail is appropriate for Thanksgiving in Miami? If we could dream, we'd love to see a classic winter libation interpreted ... More >>
When you name your rum after one of the most iconic authors in the world, you'd better be prepared to live up to that name. Papa's Pilar, the first spirit licensed by the Hemingway family and named after Ernest Hemingway's boat, Pilar, is going all out with the concept of adventure. These rums, ava ... More >>
Looking for a place to watch the game tonight? Instead of meeting up, why not Tweet up at Gramps? Tonight, May 30, from 7 to 9 p.m., drinks are on the New Times at our Tweet Up party.
The daiquiri, a favorite of Ernest Hemingway and President John F. Kennedy, was rumored to have been invented by an American mining engineer who was in Cuba during the Spanish-American war. Named after a beach in Santiago, Cuba, the drink simply combined rum, lime, and sugar (ingredients readily fou ... More >>
This year's Miami Rum Renaissance Festival was bigger than ever. In its new home at the Miami Airport Convention Center at the Doubletree by Hilton, there was ample room for rum exhibitors, seminars, and even on outdoor cigar lounge where attendees could enjoy a spirited smoke. Tasting our way thr ... More >>
If you think government is meddling in your affairs now (we're talking to you, Fox News), you should have been around in the early 20th Century, when Christian organizations and the federal government decided that most of our country's ills -- such as poverty, mental illness, crime, and bad behavior ... More >>
When you woke up this morning, you probably didn't think you'd get the opportunity to visit Cuba and tour rum distilleries. Neither did Julio Cabrera. But he recently got the chance to do so and he's got the pictures to prove it. The Miami mixologist, most recently from the late Sra. Martinez, h ... More >>
This past Saturday, July 21, marked what would have been the 113th birthday of Ernest Hemingway's birthday. Each year, Key West is turned into a celebration of the man who called the southernmost city his home for about 10 years, culminating in the annual Hemingway lookalike contest at Sloppy Joe's, ... More >>
See Best of Miami: Best MojitoErnest Hemingway -- author, journalist, hunter, sportsman, and booze hound -- will celebrate his 113th birthday Saturday, July 21. That day, thousands of fans and lookalikes (including Paula Deen's husband, Michael Groover) will converge on the streets of Key West, Hemi ... More >>
Judges postpone trials across Florida every day for all kinds of reasons -- delayed depositions, conflicts with other cases, motions from attorneys, illnesses in the family. (Just ask Carlos Bertonatti -- two and half years later, still no trial.)But there's at least one reason that won't stick: Wan ... More >>
U.S. News and World Reports has unleashed a top ten list of America's drunkest cities. Florida dominates the list with whopping three cities on the top ten. Surely, Miami, America's nightlife capital, would make the list? Or perhaps Fort Liquordale or Ernest Hemingway's favorite booze-drenched is ... More >>
The location at Tenth Street and North Miami Avenue was just screaming for a neighborhood bar, thought building owner Chris MacLeod. The building, which houses an artist residency program, the offices of LegalArt, and NeMesis, had an empty corner space, so MacLeod and partner Manoles Papageorgiou ... More >>
Lee KleinLulu's snapper in cream sauceA little lulu of a chew from next week's restaurant review:"'I am of those who like to stay late at the café,' the older waiter said. 'With all those who do not want to go to bed. With all those who need a light for the night.'" The passage from Ernest Hemingwa ... More >>
via bbc.co.ukLost your job? Vent on some invasive lionfish - and get paid for it!Just when you think God has forgotten about South Florida, he goes and completely makes up for it by sending hordes of hideous lionfish our way.We know what you're thinking: But Riptide, isn't that a bad thing?Not if ... More >>
Courtesy State Archives and Library of FloridaErnest Hemingway posing with sailfish in Key West.Key West is known for its funkiness, its natural beauty, and its lovely weather in winter. It's also been a popular spot for literary types over the decades, including Annie Dillard, Shel Silverstein, ... More >>
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