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    November 24, 2014

    The Aussie Lamb Challenge: From Erickson's Chinese Sticky Ribs to Elliott's Albondigas

    The people from True Aussie Lamb are really making things fun by coming up with the Winter Wonderlamb Voting Sweepstakes. The contest, which runs until December 15, lets the masses cast votes on Facebook for a dish created by a dynamic local chef. All of the participating chefs were given a mystery ... More >>

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    November 24, 2014

    FIU's South Florida Brewfest Celebrates Local Beer

    FIU's South Florida Brewfest, held at the Chaplin School of Hospitality & Tourism Management, was truly a local affair. Every brewery, from major players like Tampa's Cigar City to home brewers like Home Sick Brewing in Sanford, were born and brewed in Florida. When you consider that there were ov ... More >>

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    November 21, 2014

    Miami's Ten Under $10 Weekend Party Guide

    Psyched because it's finally Friday? So are we! That's why we're hooking you up with the ten best parties going down this weekend. And the greatest part of it all, they won't cost you more than a Hamilton. Check 'em out, from alternative indie Latin with Elastic Bond at Ball & Chain to synthpop an ... More >>

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    November 21, 2014

    WTF Florida: "My Cat Would Be Better Than Scott or Crist" Got a Vote For Governor

    A lot of weird things happen in Florida. We're here every Friday morning to give you the week's weirdest. This week, that includes 300 votes for Mickey Mouse, an ill-advised Facebook friendship, and the week's saddest mugshot after a Taco Bell drive-through scuffle.

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    November 20, 2014

    Miami's Best Thanksgiving 2014 Parties

    Feeling like a stuffed turkey? About to explode with cranberry sauce? Having way more pumpkin pie than you can handle? All that, and it's not even Thanksgiving yet? If you answered yes to any of these questions, chances are you're suffering (or shortly will be) from what's been diagnosed as post-Th ... More >>

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    November 19, 2014

    Win Free Tickets for Fool's Gold Day Off During Art Basel Miami Beach 2014

    Pyrite bars. And booty-quaking beats. Yep, the Fool's Gold crew is 'bout to be back in the 305 for some Basel madness. For the last several years, label boss A-Trak has regularly skedded his ratchet hipster dance party, Day Off, during Miami's artiest week. And yeeeaaahh, it's all set to shake ass ... More >>

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    November 18, 2014

    Win Free Tickets for Pop That Turkey With 12th Planet and Craze at Grand Central

    Pop That Turkey... It's not some weird Japanese game show. It's the most wobble-gobble way to twerk off a million calories before you stuff your piehole with -- you guessed it -- pie. The night before Thanksgiving, you can ready your gullet with ear-shattering, booty-sweat beats from your pals 12t ... More >>

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    November 10, 2014

    College Football is Really Unpopular in Miami, According to Facebook Data

    Earlier this season Facebook data already confirmed the obvious: The Miami Hurricanes are the most popular college football team in South Florida. Duh. But that was just amongst people who liked any college football on Facebook, and didn't provide context on how big of a percentage of the local popu ... More >>

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    November 7, 2014

    Miami's Ten Best Things to Do Under $10 This Weekend

    One of the perks of living in the 305 is that you'll never have a shortage of weekend plans ... Even if you've been eating Ramen Noodles and Frosted Flakes for dinner all week. When you've got Crossfade's weekend guide on the cheap, you can still live it up with fellow broke party animals. Just ch ... More >>

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    November 5, 2014

    Hush Bar & Lounge Opens on South Beach: "A Good, Local Spot"

    Amid the megaclubs and tourist traps that dominate South Beach, it's tough to find a cool, laid-back bar where you can enjoy a few brewskies, chow down on some tasty grub, and jam to live music. But Hush Bar & Lounge hopes to change that. "We're definitely catering to industry people and locals," ... More >>

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    October 31, 2014

    Miami's Ten Best Things to Do Under $10 This Weekend

    Rise and shine, you little monsters ... It's Halloween! With All Hallows' Eve falling on a Friday this year, you may have already spent most of your cash on candy corn shots and Pixie Stix. That doesn't mean you'll have to stay home and give away free candy to all those trick-or-treaters who'll co ... More >>

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    October 30, 2014

    Papa John's Fritos Chili Pizza: Genius or Heinous?

    Papa John's has just announced a new product that could either be the next big thing or the start of end times. According to the Papa John's website, this limited-edition pizza is topped with beef, chili, Roma tomatoes, onions, cheddar, mozzarella, and Fritos.

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    October 28, 2014

    Florida Breweries Shine at Beerfest 2014 (Photos)

    Saturday's New Times' Beerfest at Fort Lauderdale's Esplanade Park had a lot going on: a great band, people sporting pretzel necklaces and lederhosen, and giant turkey legs roasting on an open flame. But, of course, the thousands of people who attended had one thing on their mind -- great beer. Fro ... More >>

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    October 28, 2014

    Halloween 2014 in Miami: The Spookiest Restaurant Parties

    Halloween is arguably the best holiday of the year. It's the one day when everyone from little kids to grandmas to bull terriers can let their freak flag fly. Secretly wish you were a sexy witch or a superhero? How about a space alien or zombie? It's all good. So, break out the angel wings and dev ... More >>

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    October 22, 2014

    Beerfest 2014 Is Saturday: Two Dozen Beers to Watch Out For; Last Chance for Discount Tickets

    The 17th Annual New Times' Original Beerfest, presented by Isle Casino, happens this Saturday and it's going to be epic, people. If you love beer, there's absolutely no better way to spend your day than sampling over 100 different beers waterside at Fort Lauderdale's beautiful Esplanade Park. Se ... More >>

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    October 20, 2014

    Seed's Vedge Dinner: Alicia Silverstone, Salt-Roasted Beets, and Korean Eggplant Tacos

    This weekend, Miami's love for all things meat played second fiddle to the newest star in the culinary constellation: the mighty vegetable. On Friday night, Rich Landau and Kate Jacoby, the duo behind Philadelphia's Vedge and just-opened V Street, made kitchen magic with a rainbow-hued spectrum of ... More >>

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    October 13, 2014

    Little Bread Cuban Sandwich Co. to Open in Little Havana

    If Chicago has the hot dog and New York has the mile-high pastrami sandwich on rye, Miami's sandwich is the Cuban (although Tampa has its own claims on the lunchtime treat). The origins of the "Cuban" date back to the late 1800's when it was the favorite mid-day meal of Cuban workers in cigar facto ... More >>

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    October 10, 2014

    Miami's Best Eats and Drinks This Weekend: Champagne Wishes, Caviar Dreams, Beer Budget

    Miami is getting pretty fancy-schmancy this Columbus Day weekend, people. If you have "champagne wishes and caviar dreams" but your wallet implies more of a beer budget, fret not, dear friends because we've got you covered. Visit one of two swanky special food trucks this weekend when both the Cl ... More >>

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    October 7, 2014

    Death of a Boca Teen Launches an Investigation into NBOMe, an LSD-Like Synthetic Drug

    Joseph Kuhn's head was a madhouse, and all he wanted was a becalming glimpse of the ocean. The bad economy had killed his business first, then finished off his savings; now, he was facing foreclosure. The only thing that could douse his nerves was a daily trip to the beach. So on Thursday, June 13, ... More >>

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    October 2, 2014

    Win Free Tickets for Clean Bandit at Grand Central Miami

    What is "Real Love?" That's a question we've all asked ourselves at one point or another. The hopeless romantic might say it's when your other half let's you eat the bigger cookie. The pessimist would agree it's nothing but a fairytale. But us here at Crossfade, we know the true meaning of "Real Lo ... More >>

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    September 12, 2014

    Miami's Best Eats and Drinks This Weekend: Boxing and Brunch, Giant Jackfruit, and Italian Tailgating

    Happy Friday. If you've been inside just about any store, you've noticed pumpkins, ghouls,and candy on display -- which means that Miami is gearing up for fall -- even though it's still about a grillion degrees outside. With fall come some amazing activities like football (and tailgates!), walks in ... More >>

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    September 11, 2014

    New Times' Pairings Is Next Week: Get Half-Priced Tickets Now!

    New Times' Pairings is next week and you don't want to miss this event that features dishes from the best South Florida restaurants, each specially paired with a wine or beer to compliment every delicious bite. Just one week from today, on Thursday, September 18, from 7 to 10 p.m., Fort Lauderdale' ... More >>

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    September 10, 2014

    Attorney for Woman Caught in Versailles Sex Scandal: "These Things Have Profound Consequences"

    More infomation is coming out about the recent lawsuit filed on behalf of Ayler Ayala, a former cashier at Miami International Airport. The complaint, filed in Miami-Dade Circuit Court, claims she experienced discrimination and harassment by her former employers, Global Concessions Inc., Gateway A ... More >>

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    September 5, 2014

    Miami's Best Eats and Drinks This Weekend: Beer, Baseball, and a Toast to Summer

    Summer may be unofficially over, but there's still plenty of life left in the 'ole girl. This weekend is all about getting in those last summer-related activities. So, whether you enjoy a tail-wagging yappy hour that benefits puppies, sample craft beers and take in a ball game, or savor a Miami Spi ... More >>

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    September 4, 2014

    Red The Steakhouse Gets First Shipment of Alaskan King Crab

    Usually Alaskan King Crabs don't arrive in restaurants until sometime in October. But if you've got connections, you can get them flown in directly from the Bering Sea about six weeks before anyone else gets their claws on them. In this case it's a steak house that has first dibs on the giant fruit ... More >>

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    August 22, 2014

    Racists Hijack Miami Police Union's "Support Darren Wilson" Facebook Page

    The Miami chapter of the Fraternal Order of Police has come out in support of Ferguson officer Darren Wilson, the cop who fatally shot Michael Brown and sparked the monthlong conflict in Missouri. There's nothing wrong, of course, with local police supporting their fellow officer. Unfortunately, l ... More >>

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    August 22, 2014

    Miami's Best Eats and Drinks This Weekend: Pubbelly Brunch, Back to School, and Spinning

    Here's good news, Miami. Although it's about a million degrees out and we're on tropical storm alert, fall is right around the corner. Kids are back at school and our town is emerging from its humidity-driven semi-coma with a brand new brunch (by the Pubbelly boys, no less). Here's the best of wha ... More >>

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    August 19, 2014

    Viral Rapper Stitches: Some Truth, Many Questions

    A gleaming white Cadillac Escalade lurches to a stop in a grimy South Beach alley. A slender, olive-skinned dude in a T-shirt steps out holding a bulky duffel bag. He approaches a husky, Mohawked young man with gold teeth and a face full of startling tattoos that include a microphone, an AK-47 vomit ... More >>

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    August 8, 2014

    Miami's Best Eats and Drinks This Weekend: Pop-Tarts, Pop-Ups, and Brunch

    It's another Friday and this weekend's theme is all about the pop-up...and brunch (because there's no such thing as a weekend without a few mimosas). It's a good time to try out the new pop-ups in town and, because we're into instant gratification, we're inviting you to start the weekend immediatel ... More >>

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    July 28, 2014

    Plane Crash Lands On Florida Beach, Killing Man and Critically Injuring His Daughter

    Ommy Irizarry and his nine-year-old daughter Oceana were strolling along the sand just outside the surf in Venice, Florida yesterday afternoon when a small aircraft plummeted from the sky. The Piper, which had lost power mid-flight, slammed to a stop on the sand without seriously injuring the pilot ... More >>

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    July 18, 2014

    Miami's Best Eats and Drinks This Weekend: Ice Cream, Beer, and Swim Week Parties

    Happy Friday, Miami. The weekend is here and there are all sorts of ways you can enjoy. From celebrating National Ice Cream Day with a sweet offer, to going to a Swim Week party at the Broken Shaker -- it's all here for your indulgence. Weekend starts now! See also: L'echon Brasserie: The Pubbell ... More >>

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    July 18, 2014

    Prost Wurstgrill & Bierhouse Opens in Brickell

    Brickell is turning into one big beer and sausagefest with the opening of Prost Wurstgrill and Bierhouse. The restaurant was opened by a group of German investors, led by Michael Sponaugle, last week with a limited "soft opening" menu. Prost is now open daily for dinner and will open for lunch and ... More >>

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    July 16, 2014

    Make Vegan Lasagna, Chocolate Mousse at VeganAroma's Cooking Class This Saturday

    If your vegan cooking skills are limited to tossing salads and pouring soy milk on cereal, it's time to step things up a notch. You're a grown ass person with fully functional motor skills -- surely you're capable of more. Luckily, VeganAroma, the cozy little vegan eatery on SW Eighth Street, is wi ... More >>

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    July 15, 2014

    Miami's Hottest Backyard Party Devolved Into a Drunken, Mango-Throwing Brawl With Cops

    The arrest report is, at first glance, your standard South Florida fare. Location: a house party in South Miami. Suspect: an 18-year-old kid. Charges: battery on a law enforcement officer, resisting arrest, and possession of drug paraphernalia. Then, however, there is the rather unusual weapon, list ... More >>

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    July 10, 2014

    Mike Tyson Dines at Red The Steakhouse

    Iron Mike Tyson hosted a dinner party at Red the Steakhouse in Miami Beach Wednesday night in celebration of tonight's boxing match at American Airlines Arena. See also: Rare Blue Lobsters at Red The Steakhouse

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    July 8, 2014

    Love Is Blind Brunch: Hangover Wreckers and 99 Cent Mimosas

    Many Miami brunches offer unlimited mimosas for a fee, but before you say yes to that deal think a moment. Just how many fizzy beverages are you actually going to consume over the course of a meal? If your limit is three at best, maybe that $20 all-you-can-drink offer isn't so wonderful, after all. ... More >>

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    July 3, 2014

    Fourth of July Fireworks and Fare: Where to Dine and Watch The Big Shows

    On Fourth of July, nearly every city in South Florida celebrates with spectacular fireworks in the evening. While grabbing a blanket and packing a picnic is fun, sometimes you just want to watch the fireworks at a restaurant, cocktail in hand. Whether you head to these restaurants before the big sh ... More >>

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    July 3, 2014

    South Beach's Ten Best Pool Party Spots

    Catching rays in our designer bikinis, sippin' on juicy umbrella drinks, and chillin' by the pool ... Yeah, life is definitely a breeze in the Magic City.   While a lot of it has to do with that whole carefree vibe you get from living in Miami, the reason we're always walking around half naked and ... More >>

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    July 2, 2014

    Fourth of July Cocktails: A Toast to Our Founding Fathers

    Fourth of July is here and on Friday we'll celebrate our country's 238th birthday with hot dogs, picnics, fireworks, and cocktails. Cocktails, you say? Of course. After all, our founding fathers loved a good nip. Legend has it that the father of our nation, George Washington, loved his daily ration ... More >>

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    June 23, 2014

    Shuckers to Reopen This Summer After Last Year's Deck Collapse

    Shuckers, the beloved waterfront grill, is set to reopen as early as next month. The restaurant was forced to close last year after the restaurant's deck collapsed during an NBA playoffs game, sending dozens of patrons into Biscayne Bay. According to Miami-Dade Fire Rescue captain Eugene Germain Jr ... More >>

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    June 17, 2014

    Donut Divas: Deep Fried Fair Grub All Year Round

    When push comes to shove, the food is the number one reason you'll find us at the fair. Giant elephant ears, footlong corn dogs, and even those barbecue meat parfaits, this annual event is the perfect excuse to throw caloric cares out the window and indulge. Now, what if we told you all your fair ... More >>

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    June 17, 2014

    New Times' Best of Miami: Check Out Who Won Now!

    Extra, extra, read all about it! Miami New Times' Best of Miami 2014 is online (a couple of days earlier than the print edition). That means you have a digital head start on everything great about the Magic City. See also: Miami New Times' Best of Release Party Cocktails: Have a Mojito or a Wynwo ... More >>

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    May 30, 2014

    Miami's Best Eats and Drinks This Weekend: Happy Hours, Heat, and Scotch

    If you're still a wee bit hung over from Memorial Day weekend, we've got the cure: More partying. Come on, you're not in Kansas. This is Miami and things are happening this weekend. In case you needed an excuse to get out and enjoy life, it's Friday, the Miami Heat play the Pacers, and we've compil ... More >>

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    May 30, 2014

    Mova Lounge Closes: South Beach and Brickell

    The 305's nightlife scene is notoriously fickle. Since last year, more clubs than ever before, specifically in Miami Beach's Lincoln Road and downtown's Brickell neighborhoods, have relocated to other parts of town or closed their doors. Places like Score, the Van Dyke Café, and now Mova Lounge ... More >>

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    May 14, 2014

    AQ by Acqualina: Dewey LoSasso's Whimsical Food in a Five-Star Hotel

    Chef Dewey LoSasso is obviously proud of his new tenure at Acqualina Resort & Spa. And why not? The plush Sunny Isles hotel is beautiful. The design gives the resort a vibe that's less South Beach and more large Mediterranean villa. Driving up to the valet stand ($8 with restaurant validation), your ... More >>

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    April 17, 2014

    Crush Porn Actress Arrested at MIA, Charged With Cruelty to Animals

    For the second time this month, a woman has been arrested in Miami for participating in "crush porn." Stephanie Hird, 29, was busted yesterday while trying to board a flight at Miami International Airport. Her arrest comes two weeks after another woman, Sara Zamora, was also arrested for animal cru ... More >>

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    April 15, 2014

    David's Cafe Closing Sunday After Nearly Four Decades

    After 37 years of serving cafecitos on South Beach, David's Café is closing. The restaurant that provided sustenance on a 24-hour basis to everyone in Miami Beach -- from ragged hospitality workers needing a strong cup of energy on a graveyard shift to club kids not wanting to end the night to tou ... More >>

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    April 11, 2014

    Miami's Best Eats and Drinks This Weekend: Grilled Cheese, Swanky Wines, and Frita Friday

    Friday is here and, as always, there's a lot of good stuff going on this weekend. For starters, how about a loaf of warm, freshly baked bread to start your day? Or maybe you'd rather top off your Friday with a few fritas and cocktails with friends at a kick-ass happy hour? If you prefer to go sw ... More >>

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    April 11, 2014

    The Nine Worst South Florida Social Media Catastrophes

    Social media can be a fun and enriching way to build your personal brand, keep in touch with friends, and share enlightening and helpful information. It can also be a wretched hellhole of pure stupidity, endless misery, and unimaginable human horrors. Of course, South Florida have given us myriad ... More >>

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    April 7, 2014

    Miami Firefighter (and Calendar Model) Arrested for Downloading Child Porn at Station

    Alex Rousseau, a Miami firefighter who has posed twice for the popular South Florida firefighters calendar, was arrested today for allegedly downloading child porn while at the firehouse.

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