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 >>
In many ways, 2011 was a great one for movies. Some really good films came out this year -- some
that broke the mold and swirled genres together in unprecedented ways.
Several icons of the movie world made remarkable contributions that
should be mentioned at the year's close. On the other hand, y ... 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 >>
Every Friday, Riptide brings you the most eye-catching mugshots taken the previous week (or thereabouts) in Miami-Dade County. Yes, there is some mockery of bad neck tattoos, but also adulation directed at perps who just plain look more badass than we ever will. This is the italicized intro t ... 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 >>
Party with GuyEvery year the South Beach Wine & Food Festival Rolls out its tents on the beach off Ocean Drive and every year you procrastinate, waiting to see if somehow some business associate or rich benefactor will bestow on you a complimentary golden ticket. If you ha ... 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 >>
He has long been a stereotypical Miami character: The elderly exile who never loses hope of going home, who views life as a never-ending quest to topple "El Tirano."via Miami Book FairThen there's his counterpart: The compañero on the island who refuses to give up the revolutionary dream despit ... More >>