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    September 19, 2013

    Love Hate Lounge on South Beach Closes, Public House to Take Its Place

    Love Hate Lounge has called 423 Washington Avenue home since Miami Ink stars Chris Nuñez and Ami James opened the pin-up and skull tattoo themed bar in 2007. The lounge kept its badass biker charm intact, but became more music oriented in 2012 when the guys turned the keys over to DJ Self Born, th ... More >>

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    September 17, 2013

    Cookie Monster Is 007 and the Biscotti Kid: Snack On. Snack Off.

    The 44th season of Sesame Street premiered Monday and the show and its Muppets are still as fresh and topical as the first year they were introduced. For over four decades, the children's show has taught children to read, share their toys, count, and deal with a number of heavy topics like adoption ... More >>

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    September 4, 2013

    Exploding Chobani: Greek Yogurt Pulled After Facebook Complaints

    Chobani is my favorite morning treat. One of the leaders in the Greek yogurt craze, Chobani is creamy, protein-rich, and quick. So, imagine my delight when the company introduced some new tropical flavors like Key Lime. Then, imagine my disappointment when I opened the yogurt and found a clumpy, wa ... More >>

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    September 3, 2013

    Sandbar's Five-Pound Burrito: Extreme Eating in the Grove

    It's listed right there on the Sandbar Sports Grill menu along with chicken wings, smoked fish dip, and hurricanes. Coconut Grove's very own Man vs. Food challenge. A five-pound burrito (in your choice of chicken or steak) is offered for $24.95, along with the message: Everything but the kitchen ... More >>

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    August 29, 2013
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    August 29, 2013

    Top Ten Foods Miami Does Better Than Everywhere Else

    Step aside, every other city in America -- especially you, Tampa. Miami does a lot of foods better than you. Sure, you can give us shit about a few things. Like Celia said, our English is not very good-looking. Weird things happen here. We make the news for all the wrong reasons. And we really don ... More >>

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    August 26, 2013

    Florida Burglars Busted For Casing House, Advertising Its Contents For Sale On Facebook

    Give the Florida trio of Carlos Rivera and Leandre and Jordan Green credit: They've reinvented burglary for the Internet age. Instead of busting into a house and just taking everything willy-nilly, the crooks broke in, took photos, and then advertised the house's contents for sale online. When they ... More >>

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    August 26, 2013

    A Passage to India Pop-Up Coming to Ritz-Carlton Coconut Grove

    The Ritz-Carlton Coconut Grove is getting exotic for one month with its pop-up A Passage to India. Though it sounds like an epic movie starring Meryl Streep, A Passage to India is actually the name of the pop-up restaurant taking over the luxury property's restaurant Bizcaya from Thursday, October ... More >>

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    August 22, 2013

    Pi Kappa Alpha Suspension: Here Are the Rest of the FIU Frat's Incriminating Facebook Posts

    Yesterday, Florida International University suspended its Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity over Facebook posts showing drug deals, hazing, and creep shots of naked women -- at least one of them allegedly underage. But the incriminating posts go beyond that unholy trio of offenses to include insulting prof ... More >>

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    August 9, 2013

    Win 25 Misha's Cupcakes By Creating a New Flavor For Their Stores

    Baking is great and all, but we're not all cut out for the exact science that it requires. Some of us were born to eat. So Short Order is here to tell you how to get 25 cupcakes in a flavor that only you'd dream up, without lifting a finger in the kitchen. Misha's Cupcakes -- this reporter's all-ti ... More >>

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    August 8, 2013

    Fratelli Milano Celebrates the Dog Days of Summer With a Photo Contest

    Hello and welcome to the "dog days" of summer. Let's face it. August is the price we pay for living in paradise. And you know what? A little 95-degree weather pales in comparison to sub-zero temperatures, any day! That being said, Ristorante Fratelli Milano is celebrating the "dog days" of summer ... More >>

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    July 30, 2013

    Beer Drinkers More Likely to Get Bitten by Mosquitoes

    Summer in Miami. You get home from a long day, grab a beer, and sit on your patio. Suddenly, you're ambushed. Mosquitoes swarm your ankles and arms, piercing your flesh as you frantically swat the blood-sucking parasites. You run into the shelter of your home, slam the door behind you, and hope none ... More >>

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    July 26, 2013

    Boxpark Opens: Citrus-Cured Triggerfish and Brickell Pickles

    Boxpark, the second of the trilogy of British-Inspired establishments by Nobu alum Santiago Rodriguez, opened this past Tuesday, July 23, in Brickell. The third piece to the puzzle, Harvey Wolf, will begin operating in the fall. Though Boxpark is a "sister" to The Hoxton, the decor and menu couldn' ... More >>

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    July 25, 2013

    "Blurred Lines" Food-Related Parodies: Watch The Awesomeness Here (Video)

    We're sort of obsessed with Robin Thicke's "Blurred Lines." In fact, we'll even go so far as to confess to taking writing breaks to dance around the office. Maybe it's the catchy "Got to Give It Up" sampling and the '70s funk vibe, but it's the song of the summer of 2013. And with success come par ... More >>

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    July 23, 2013

    La Mexicana Cantina & Grill, Mexican Sports Bar, Coming to Brickell

    If there's one thing Miami doesn't have nearly enough of (besides courteous drivers), it's Mexican food. West Coast transplants are all too familiar with guacamole withdrawal. But Brickell is about to get a shiny new option with La Mexicana Cantina & Grill. And this spot isn't just about tasty eat ... More >>

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    July 16, 2013

    Hakkasan Introduces New Summer Menu Items

    There is little doubt that Hakkasan, the sexy, elegant Chinese restaurant at the Fontainebleau Hotel, is one of the best places to dine on Chinese cuisine in Miami Beach. Because of this, the restaurant could rest on its laurels, serving the same dishes and still getting kudos from its tony clientel ... More >>

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    July 15, 2013

    Fairchild Garden's Mango Festival: A Celebration of Tropical Fruit

    The humid weather and threat of rain didn't deter thousands of people from flocking to Fairchild Tropical Botanic Gardens to celebrate the mango with music, food, tastings, and a live auction of rare varieties of the sweet fruit. The festival, held over two days, featured a host of opportunities to ... More >>

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    July 9, 2013

    Meet Mango Man for a Fruity Drink Weekends in July (Recipes)

    Miami mango mania is about to reach new heights this weekend when Mango Man -- a guy in an orange polyester suit -- and Finlandia Vodka host two different mango invasion bar crawls every Saturday and Sunday in July. Finlandia will host mango drink specials and promotions at two informal bar crawl r ... More >>

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    July 2, 2013

    Miami's Top Ten Hipster Bars

    Have you accepted that you're a hipster? Probably not. It's in your nature to deny it. Shit, even that is becoming cliche. On most nights, though, you're inadvertently (or deliberately?) trendsetting at a handful of offbeat, edgy boozing spots around town. We know you don't want us to blow up ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 1, 2013

    Florida Courthouse Gets Nation's First Monument to Atheism

    Back in 2011, Bradford County up in north central Florida decided to allow a Ten Commandments monument outside its courthouse. A national atheist group thought the arrangement violated the separation of church and state and filed suit. Rather than spend thousands in court, the county offered the ath ... More >>

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    July 1, 2013

    Best Eats & Drinks This Week: Barbecue, Burlesque, Burgers & Bourbon

    America's birthday is around the corner and it's time to celebrate. Not just any party will do for the red, white and blue. We need to be immersed in all things that make this country great. Sure, we're talking about freedom and flagrantly illegal fireworks displays; but we're also discussing booze, ... More >>

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    June 25, 2013

    The Crab House Closes After Three Decades

    Another Miami landmark restaurant has closed. The Crab House closed Sunday evening, marking an end to more than 30 years of waterfront dining. Designed to look like a lighthouse, the Crab House on the 79th Street Causeway was a beacon for people wanting a decent seafood meal at a reasonable price ... More >>

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    June 21, 2013

    Top Ten Places to Get Frozen Drinks in Miami

    Summer in Miami is an exercise in sweat. Unlike most other cities, our liquid-laden air and tropical rays mean overheating is to be expected. So how the hell are you supposed to keep cool when even the ocean is 85 degrees? Drinking, of course. And there's nothing better to cool that core temperatur ... More >>

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    June 14, 2013

    Father's Day Drinking: The Five Best Places to Toast Dad

    Dads are often the unsung heroes of the world, doling our cash, car keys, and wisdom -- only to take the backseat when it comes to praise and affection. This Sunday, we suggest taking your dad aside after the family brunch and whisking him off for a little one-on-one time over a drink. These ar ... More >>

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    June 14, 2013

    Wood Tavern's Outdoor Patio Closed Again?

    It's Friday evening in Miami. Prime time for happy hour. You go to your favorite bar in Wynwood for a few cold ones outside and are turned away. That happened about a half hour ago to Miami New Times' club listings editor Laurie Charles who, upon walking into Wood Tavern, found out that the patio w ... More >>

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    June 13, 2013

    Chappellet Vineyards at Gotham Steak Tonight

    Tonight's installment of Fontainebleau's Cellar 1954 Series features one of the oldest family-run wineries in Napa, Chappelet Vineyards. Iwner Cyril Chappellet will be on hand to discuss his family vineyard while explaining the intricacies of each wine as they are paired with a special menu from Got ... More >>

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    June 12, 2013

    Buns & Buns Opening in South Miami

    A breadery and grill with a sense of humor is set to open shop in South Miami when Buns & Buns arrives sometime late summer. The restaurant and bakery has been teasing us with pictures of buns (and buns) on Facebook and Twitter. Then we received a phone call from one of the owners, who preferred ... More >>

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    June 12, 2013

    Tongue & Cheek and Duffy's Hold Father's Day Contests

    Your dad is the man who molded who you are. He taught you how to drive, slipped you an extra $20 on Friday and gave you a sip from his beer. (Shhh... don't tell mom!) Dad is the guy who, after a long day, still managed to find a reserve tank of energy to play catch with you. He also gave you some sa ... More >>

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    June 10, 2013

    The Heat Finals: Watch the Game With Bottle Service, Free Drinks, Dancing Bananas

    This is where it gets exciting, folks. The Miami Heat has tied up the finals with the Spurs, which means tomorrow's game will be extra white-hot. Though the game will beplayed in San Antonio, plenty of places in Miami will show real team spirit. We've put together a list of our favorite spots offeri ... More >>

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    June 7, 2013

    Drogerie: Cocktails in a Mad Scientist's Lab at SoBe's Albion Hotel

    The lobby of the Albion Hotel in South Beach is a study in brightness. The walls, terrazzo flooring, and furnishings are crisp white with some striking accent colors. However, just to the right of the reception desk is a heavy red velvet curtain. Step behind it and you are transported somewhere far ... More >>

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    May 24, 2013

    Ultra Insider Insists No Foul Play: "15,000 Tickets ... 400,000 Attempting to Purchase"

    People are really mad at Ultra Music Festival about this early-bird ticket debacle. Like, seriously ... They're ready to throw down their finger gloves and walk out of this relationship for the last time. The fans are tired of what they see as "the marketing tactics of a greedy business that take ... More >>

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    May 24, 2013

    Miami Heat vs. Indiana Pacers: Six Best Places to Watch the Game

    Wednesday evening's playoff game was a true nail-biter. With the clock ticking down in overtime, LeBron James won the game for the Miami Heat with two seconds on the clock! That was just game one! Tonight at 8:30 p.m. the Heat face the Pacers for another white-knuckle game. Tickets are going for a ... More >>

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    May 23, 2013

    6,027 Angry Ravers Launch "Boycott Ultra Music Festival" Facebook Campaign

    Is Ultra Music Festival, like, the Guantanamo Bay of music festivals? It must be, because buying early-bird tickets is torture, bro. Alright, that was just for the LOLs. But if you looked at the sensational new Facebook page Boycott Ultra Music Festival, you'd think UMF was just the meanest . It ... More >>

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    May 22, 2013

    Nutella vs. World Nutella Day: The Little Guy Wins

    Sometimes there are brands and products that are so well loved, they draw their own fan base and subculture. Take, for instance, Volvo owners, who push their cars until they're ancient rust buckets in an attempt to get 500,000 or more miles out of them. Or, consider McRib lovers, who search for the ... More >>

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    May 22, 2013

    Florida Members of "Crazy White Boy" Gang Arrested for Bragging About Gang Membership on Facebook

    How crazy is that Crazy White Boy gang? So crazy members brag about being in gangs on Facebook and, get this, they don't even give a fuck. Whatever. Whatever. They do what they want. Or they did until they got arrested.

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    May 17, 2013

    Burger, Beer & BBQ Bash: Get Half-Priced Tickets Now

    It's not even Memorial Day yet and we're already looking forward to summer. But when you have got an awesome festival of flavor happening in your own backyard, why wouldn't you? We're talking about the second annual Burger, Beer, and BBQ Bash on June 29 at Miami Circle. This afternoon of food and ... More >>

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    May 13, 2013

    Barezzito South Beach: We Get a First Bite

    Step into Barezzito, Miami's newest late-night eatery and music venue -- and South Beach screams from every neon-hued nook and cranny. The sleek new Collins Avenue outpost is offering up live music, specials every night of the week and Asian fusion cuisine with a Latin flair. The new digs are the ... More >>

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    May 9, 2013

    Top Ten Places to Take Out-Of-Towners

    Hey there, tour guide. Looking to show your out-of-towners a good time? Frozen drinks at Wet Willie's sure sound like fun. How about Cuban sandwiches at Versailles and Sunday brunch on Lincoln Road? Or, perhaps, a drive to the Everglades for fried alligator. Yes, it's gamey. Yes, it tastes like chic ... More >>

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    May 8, 2013

    The Unemployed Chef in the Gables: Philly Cheesesteaks and Homemade Desserts

    Small businesses make Miami special. After all, what's better than knowing your hard-earned dollars are supporting your fellow 305'ers, versus soulless corporations and their fat cat CEOs? This city wouldn't be what it is without Panther Coffee, Whisk Gourmet and Abraxas Lounge. So the Unemployed C ... More >>

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    May 7, 2013

    Umami Burger to Open This Friday

    Umami Burger, the California chain with an impassioned fan base, is opening the doors to its first Miami Beach location at 1080 Alton Road this Friday, May 10 at 11 a.m. This Umami will not only be the first in South Florida, it will also be the first Umami on the east coast. Umami was voted "Bur ... More >>

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    April 30, 2013

    Miami's Top Ten Fritas Cubanas

    An original frita cubana couples Cuban bread with a spiced beef patty, seasoned with cumin, paprika, and pepper. Some add chorizo to the mix. Others cap meat with an American-style hamburger bun. Despite minor variations, one thing remains consistent: Papas fritas, deep-fried and grease-slicked juli ... More >>

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    April 23, 2013

    The New Miami Dolphins Jerseys Have Leaked

    The new Miami Dolphins uniforms weren't supposed to be unveiled until Thursday, but it looks like they've hit the web a little earlier than scheduled. The only part of the new unis we'd seen till now had been a bit of white face mask.

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    April 22, 2013

    Miami Eats at Miami Science Museum: Nutrition Can Be Fun (Photos)

    The Miami Science Museum in Coconut Grove turned its focus on food this past weekend as kids and grownups alike got an education in healthy eating and just what it takes to get the food we eat onto our table. Interactive displays were scattered through the museum and its grounds as museum guests t ... More >>

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    April 18, 2013

    Miami's Ten Best Bartenders

    Anyone can get behind a bar and mix a drink. For that matter, anyone can walk into a kitchen and prepare a meal. After all, we've all cooked for ourselves at home, haven't we?But, bartenders, like chefs, have many different levels of expertise. While the person who pops your Budweiser can at a beach ... More >>

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    April 16, 2013

    Eating House Hosts Special 420 Dinner

    Legend states that every day at 4:20 p.m., a group of teens in San Rafael, California met to search for an abandoned cannabis crop. The teens code named the plan, "4:20 Louis" in honor of the statue of Louis Pasteur where they hung out. The code was shortened to "4:20".  4:20 was later adopted ... More >>

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    April 12, 2013

    5 Amazing Craft Beers from San Diego, a Microbrew Mecca

    When a new brewery makes its way to Miami, we're super stoked. Hell, there are two or three on tap to open this year, and the city's practically in a tizzy. Drinking anything cooked up in our own backyard is totes exciting, given the serious lack of local beers we've had available in past years. Bu ... More >>

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    April 11, 2013

    Khong River House: Beat the Clock for Thai New Year

    In Thailand, New Year's is celebrated very differently than in Miami. As part of the multiday festivities, Thai people clean their houses, avoid cursing, apologize to friends and family for bad behavior, and splash water on each other (very respectfully, we're told). Miamians, by contrast, generally ... More >>

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    April 10, 2013

    Brew at the Zoo: Five Must-Try Beers and Haiku Ticket Giveaway

    Our sister paper may have just hosted Beerfest, and you may have already gotten your fill of beer for the month. But where's the fun in that? Brew at the Zoo is inching closer, and it's about time you realize what you'll miss out on if you skip this annual extravaganza. Do you like Florida beer ... More >>

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    April 3, 2013

    Tongue & Cheek: What's Behind All Those Characters? DeRosa Speaks

    Tongue & Cheek is set to open in a few weeks, and if you're following the restaurant or chef/owner Jamie DeRosa on Twitter or Facebook, chances are you've encountered some interesting characters.Part animal and part beast, these well-dressed hybrids have been popping up all over social media. We ... More >>

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    March 29, 2013

    Miami's Best Eats and Drinks This Weekend

    Easter weekend is upon us and that means it's a time for renewal, spring, family... and the season finale of The Walking Dead. Whether you want to take the kids for brunch and an Easter Egg hunt, or you want to hoist a few free drinks to start the weekend, here's what we'll be doing this weekend.

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