On March 25, 2013, Michael Schwartz opened his first fine-dining concept, the Cypress Room. Many restaurants mark their first anniversary with a dinner special or perhaps a signature cocktail created for the occasion. But how many celebrate it with a poem? When you think about it, though, a literar ... More >>
Major confession. My absolute favorite writer is Stephen King. Not F. Scott Fitzgerald. Not James Joyce. Not even Ernest Hemingway. Ever since my guitar teacher placed The Shining in my hands when I was about 12, I have been obsessed with the author. And I know exactly why. Unlike other science fi ... More >>
Say what you will about sausages. Make all the jokes you want. But these two aren't kidding. When it comes to combining flavors and different kinds of meats, Freddy and Danielle Kaufmann are experts. What was formerly just a stand at a weekend farmers markets has turned into a storefront in Miami ... More >>
The Great Gatsby is back. The classic F. Scott Fitzgerald tale of beautiful people with first-world problems has been given the Baz Luhrmann treatment. Starring Leo DiCaprio as Gatsby, with music by Beyoncé and Kanye, the movie has received mixed reviews. But who cares? We're watching for the over- ... More >>
Plan B From Outerspace With Holly Hunt, Crucial Taunt, and Andrew W.K. 2 Churchill's Pub, Miami Wednesday, October 31, 2012 Better Than: Throwing a party on a Native American burial ground, moshing with mummies, and Trick-or-Treating at Britney Spears' house. Miami has a tendency to turn every hol ... 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 >>
The curious case of The Curious Case of Benjamin Button.
Martini Mondays at the Biltmore does it dirty.
In Allapattah, kids threaten teachers, and bosses look the other way.
A pair of high-end hotel restaurants gets a second look
Is it art or the monomaniacal meanderings of a total poseur?
Books & Books throws a weekend party for all its book-loving friends
Crazy 'bout that South Florida scene? Take yourself away with these area mindbenders.
There's a future, as well as a past, for this music. But sometimes words get in the way.