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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 >>

  • Blogs

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    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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    April 1, 2014

    Diamond Juice: Get Juiced With Julie Loria's Healthful Alternative in Marlins Park

    The Marlins nailed the Rockies on opening night yesterday and will host the them again today at 7:05 p.m. Tickets, by the way, are still available and cost $20 to $245. Honestly, a night at the ballpark is really all about the food and photo ops with Billy the Marlin. There's nothing wrong with sp ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 31, 2014

    Deering Seafood Festival: Food, Sun, and Junkanoo Celebration

    Thousands of people flocked to the Deering Estate on Cutler Bay to enjoy a perfect Spring afternoon in South Florida. Armed with lawn chairs, savvy fairgoers staked a claim on the expansive estate lawn to enjoy the cool bay breezes and entertainment as they chowed down on fruits of the sea. The we ... More >>

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    March 31, 2014

    Miami Marlins Have an Embarrassingly Small Geographical Fan Footprint

    Some MLB team's fan bases cover entire states if not large regions of the country. Most are at least the most popular team in every county in their home metro-area. Of course, the Marlins are not like most MLB teams. The Fish have one of the smallest geographical fan footprints according to a new ... More >>

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    March 18, 2014

    Miami's Ten Best Vegan Desserts

    There are many misconceptions about vegans, one of which is that our diets are a mundane mix of raw vegetables, filtered water, and the occasional fruit. Fail. Vegans love a good dessert as much as the average carnivore -- we just opt out of the animal ingredients. Luckily, there are more than a fe ... More >>

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    March 13, 2014

    Earls Kitchen Bar: Solid Food, Cocktails in Honey Bears at Dadeland Mall

    Earls Kitchen Bar, another addition to Dadeland Mall's new terrace dining wing, opened this week. The restaurant joins Bobby's Burger Palace, Aroma Espresso Bar, and Balans (which is set to open today). If you haven't heard of Earls, it's probably because you haven't spent much time in Canada or ... More >>

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    March 6, 2014

    Miam Cafe Opening in Wynwood

    Here's a little riddle for you: What's black and white and fed all over? The people who work inside the zebra-striped Wynwood Building when Miam Cafe & Boutique opens at the iconic gallery/work space. See also: Mmmm to Open in Wynwood

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    March 6, 2014

    Well, Here's Pictures of an Otter Eating an Alligator in Florida

    So we all know what happens when a python tries to eat an alligator, but what about when one of those adorable little otters tries? Well, the Lake Woodruff National Wildlife Refuge has photographically answered that question on Facebook ...and apparently otters ain't nothing to mess with.

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    March 5, 2014

    Mandolin Aegean Bistro's Harvest Lunch: Spring Is in the Air (Pictures)

    It seemed like a coincidence that New Times was invited to lunch at Mandolin Aegean Bistro to celebrate the anniversary of its garden. After all, it was only a few days earlier at the South Beach Wine & Food Festival that celebrity chef Geoffrey Zakarian confessed his love for the intimate Design Di ... More >>

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    March 3, 2014

    Ginnybakes, Superfood, Pale-o-la, Good Future, and Bad Ass: Top Five Miami-Made Packaged Snacks

    Living a healthy lifestyle doesn't mean you have to forgo all convenience foods. You're busy, you're on-the-go, you're the master of your universe, and you sure as hell don't want to be stuck eating McDonald's out of desperation. Sometimes, everyone just needs to eat something out of a plastic wra ... More >>

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    February 27, 2014

    Kryptonite Metal Festival 2014: "Two Bands Defected From Cuba Just to Play"

    Blood will rain from the sky at Kryptonite Metal Festival VII. And by blood, we mean beer. And by beer, we mean lots of it. Because when 1,900 heads bang, the Earth shakes. And if you're not careful, you might spill your drink. Forty bands -- yeah, count 'em -- will play four different stages for ... More >>

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    February 27, 2014

    Chef Michael Reidt and Wife Carina Welcome Son Noah Michael

    Looks like Spring -- and new beginnings -- are in the air! Chef Michael Reidt and wife Carina welcomed a baby boy into the world late last week. Noah Michael Reidt was born at 3:28 p.m. on February 21 at Mercy Hospital. The healthy, happy baby boy weighed in at 7 pounds, 8 ounces.

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    February 27, 2014

    Birdman's Flash Trash Mob: "Go Somewhere, Clean Up a Bunch of Trash, and Leave"

    Sean "Birdman" Gould is a lean, mean, rockin' machine. He has played in at least five Miami bands at all times for the past 20 years. And right now, he's rollin' with Nil Lara, Mixed Culture, Birdman's Clambake, Night Train, and Blowfly. Music has even put him at the center of international controv ... More >>

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    February 17, 2014

    Coconut Grove Arts Festival: Food as Art (Photos)

    The annual Coconut Grove Arts Festival, now celebrating its 51st year, is one of the longest-established festivals in the country. Each Presidents' Day weekend, tens of thousands of people flock to the Grove to buy art in every medium and price range. And there is something for everyone -- from gian ... More >>

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    January 24, 2014

    The Bent Fork: Simon Stojanovic Will Pop Up Mondays at the Federal

    Simon Stojanovic knows his way around good, local product. The Australian-born chef learned to respect farm-fresh products as Michael Schwartz's sous-chef at Michael's Genuine Food & Drink and then mastered indigenous seafood at AltaMare, where he was executive chef for three years. He then opened T ... More >>

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    January 24, 2014

    Miami's Best Eats and Drinks this Weekend: Cocktails, Cookware, and Chocolate

    Happy Friday. The weather is crisp and clear, which means it's the perfect time to head outdoors. No, we're not talking about camping. We're talking about eating chocolate, shopping for kitchen treasures, and then having some cocktails for charity. Just make sure you assign a designated driver to t ... More >>

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    January 21, 2014

    Joshua Black, St. Pete Rep. Candidate, Calls for Hanging Obama for Treason

    A St. Petersburg-area candidate for the Florida State House Monday called for hanging President Barack Obama for treason. Citing an Obama-ordered drone strike that killed an unarmed civilian, Joshua Black, a candidate for State House District 68 announced first by Facebook and then by Twitter that ... More >>

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    January 14, 2014

    Ludacris Instagrams Brunch at Icebox Cafe, Stogies at Deco Drive Cigars

    And now for the Miami New Times edition of "celebrities are just like us." Just like us, celebrities find themselves hungry. And even though they must have tremendous pressure to look better than us mere mortals (your mother might say you need to lose a few pounds, but at least you don't have to w ... More >>

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    January 8, 2014

    Edible Anus: Chocolate for A-holes

    Did you ever have to give a gift to someone who's, well, a bit of an asshole? We've found the perfect present: Edible Anus! It's exactly what you think it is. Fine Belgian chocolate in the shape of a butthole. Or, as the company's website puts it ever so seductively: "rings of succulent chocolate ... More >>

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    January 7, 2014

    Blackbrick: It's Cold Outside -- Go for the Wonton Soup, Stay for the Bourbon Trifle

    It's cold, cold, cold today. And though we don't have the frost that the rest of the country is getting, there certainly is a nip in the air. This kind of weather calls for soup. Wonton soup from Blackbrick, Richard Hales' new midtown Chinese restaurant, to be exact. Open just about a month, the r ... More >>

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    December 30, 2013

    PAX Miami Closes: "Thank You, Miami!"

    R.I.P., PAX. After two and a half years, Crossfade's favorite little club under I-95 (and the Miami New Times' Best Latin Club of 2013) has closed. Over the weekend, the Performing Arts Exchange held a final show and said goodbye to the 305 scene. "THANK YOU MIAMI!!!" PAX tweeted just hours befo ... More >>

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    December 24, 2013

    Deadly Tweets and Facebook Killers: Riptide's Ten Most Popular Stories This Year

    Or "The 10 Most Totally Amazeballs Posts From Riptide This Year" or "Terry McCoy, Kyle Munzenrieder, Mike Miller, Allie Conti, Francisco Alvarado and Tim Elfrink Write Popular Posts" or "Are these the ten most popular Riptide posts of the year?" We at Riptide haven't quite settled on a cloying hea ... More >>

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    December 20, 2013

    Blackbrick Hosts Special Christmas Day Dinner

    The Saturday Night Live short, Christmastime for the Jews, pretty much summed up what happened in my household growing up. On December 25, as most of my friends stayed home for a family dinner, my parents drove the whole mishpocheh to Chinatown for an elaborate (and in those days exotic), dinner bef ... More >>

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    December 10, 2013

    Is Social Media a Safe Space for Whoremongers?

    The sex tourism industry is about a century old, but when the Internet first became publicly available, sites like World Sex Guide allowed perpetual whoremongers to form communities online. Founded in 1994, WSG today has more than 30,000 pictures of prostitutes posted by men who talk to each other o ... More >>

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    December 9, 2013

    Lutong Pinoy: Taste Filipino Cuisine in North Miami Beach (Photos)

    Sizzling pig's face -- that would be the best way to describe the Filipino dish called sizzling sisig. It's a sour, pungent recipe, one that employs minced hog's ears, snout, tongue, and brains. At Lutong Pinoy in North Miami Beach, you can try it with just ears and snout. See also: Francesco Resta ... More >>

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    December 5, 2013

    Armed Robbery at The District Miami May Be Tied to Ni.Do. Caffe Incident

    Miami Police are saying the armed robbery that occurred over the weekend at Ni.Do. Caffe might be linked to a similar incident that occurred at the District Miami a few weeks ago. According to police, on November 19 around midnight, two men wearing hooded sweatshirts and balaclavas accosted the Dis ... More >>

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