Last year was a sequel of sorts to Pharrell Williams' deluxe coffee table book Places and Spaces I've Been, in that the influential producer-crooner made cameos in a number of 2013's most significant pop cultural moments, as if he were a music industry version of Woody Allen's Zelig. His catalog h ... More >>
Gotham Steak hopes you like Cristal champagne. Oh, and caviar, oysters, lobster, and Japanese Wagyu steaks too. Because earlier this month, the restaurant inside the Fontainebleau debuted its so-called $1,954 dining experience -- a meal for two described on its website as a "one-of-a-kind extrava ... More >>
Robin Thicke and Pharrell As part of the BleauLive concert series Fontainebleau Miami Beach Sunday, September 1, 2013 Better Than: Any typical Sunday funday that includes a concert and cocktails. Is there anything better than a long weekend spent at the iconic Fontainebleau Miami Beach? It hasn ... More >>
Halloween is right around the corner and soon the streets and bars will be filled with zombies, sexy witches, and vampires -- all thirsting for a cocktail.You want to know what's even more frightening than having all these creatures of the night walking the streets of Miami?An empty glass....That's ... More >>
It might not have the swag or bravado of its nationally-recognized cousin the South Beach Wine & Food Festival, but the 17th annual edition of the United Way Miami Wine & Food Festival definitely has a lot to offer. Best of all, and unlike SBWFF, proceeds go to a charity that strengthens the ... More >>
The Hakkasan Dragon Dance performed by local Kung Fu experts at the Fontainebleau Hotel will start at 9 p.m. sharp at the Bleau Bar and make its way to the haute cuisine restaurant..
Lee KleinMacarons at Vida brunch at FontainebleauMacarons are absolutely the new cupcakes.I know this because I was watching ABC News and they said that "macaroons are the new cupcakes." The next day Time magazine came in the mail and in it was an article entitled "Will Macarons be the new cupcak ... More >>
Buy a night with Pit.Ever fantasized about hiring Pitbull to be your friend for a weekend? Well, dreams come true! And all you gotta do is pay $399 per night. If your holiday weekend is still a giant gaping three-day block of nothing, the Fontainebleau Miami Beach is offering three very special ... More >>
Fontainebleau Miami BeachChef de Cuisine Simon Bowker technically has the biggest job at the Fontainebleau Miami Beach. He oversees the banquet program, which encompasses more than 220,000 square feet of event space (and you thought your two thousand square foot apartment was impressive). H ... More >>
Grey Goose The Grey Goose ice pop -- now brain freeze comes with a hangover.Grey Goose is partnering with the Fontainebleau Hotel to offer vodka ice pops as a refreshing poolside treat. Available in three flavors (berry lemonade, pineapple and orange), they won't be shipped in from a manuf ... More >>
via Fontainebleau Miami BeachThe home screen of the Fontainebleau app.Yesterday, Fontainebleau Miami Beach announced the launch of an iPhone and Android app, as well as a mobile site for most smartphones. In addition, the hotel will run a Facebook sweepstakes for those who download the free app. ... More >>
Three men in town for Spring Break and the festivities surrounding Miami Music Week were arrested after allegedly brutally gang raping a college student in their room at the Fontainebleau. The young woman met the men at a pool party at the Shelborne Hotel.
At this point, San Franciso-based DJ-producer Max Vangeli is basically a made man. He's scored support sets for Swedish House Mafia. He's been signed to Mafia member Steve Angello's Size Records. And he's even the production partner of Stevie's brother, Antoine Josefsson, otherwise known as AN21 ... More >>
Chef Ooi Soon LokThere's a little kitchen shuffling going on at the Fontainebleau. Chef Ooi Soon Lok, a Malaysian chef who most recently worked as executive Chinese chef at Capella Singapore Hotel, is the new executive chef at Hakkasan.The kitchen at Hakkasan was formerly in the hands of a corpor ... More >>
If you're not a subscriber to our weekly Café Bites dining newsletter, here's a taste of what you're missing. Click here to subscribe.Courtesy of Fontainebleau Miami BeachGotham Steak's $250 cote de boeuf.Were you born with a platinum spoon in your mouth and an American Express Centurion card in ... More >>
Lee KleinGazpacho at Palme d'Or -- it's a dealWe have spent the past couple of weeks going over Miami Spice menus and categorizing each as being either a deal (a bargain at $50 after tax/tip/etc.) or no deal (usually because of inferior menu selections or just not any real break from regular menu ... More >>
Scarpetta's barStep aboard Scarpetta. So maybe chef Scott Conant's restaurant at the Fontainebleau doesn't sit on water, but the restaurant's nautical decor and water views will make you feel like you're dining aboard a luxurious ship.
Photo by Lee KleinWill Blade's cheesecake lollipops live on at VIDA? Fontainebleau's Blade Sushi restaurant will officially close this coming Monday, March 29th, to be replaced by a music driven lounge. I asked Fontainebleau Public Relations Manager Paula Gomez if it was anything I said in Blade' ... More >>
The owners of the Fontainebleau Miami Beach borrowed about $620 million to complete its recent $1 billion makeover, but according to Business Week, they haven't made payments on any of the loans since September. Now BW says they're offering a restructuring plan to lenders. Yes, yet another Miami ... More >>
Jackie SayetThe President's "Sinking Chocolate Ball"? Nah, this one's from Meat Market. Health care reform may not yet be a slam dunk for the President, but sinking was a theme on the menu at the Democratic Party fundraiser last night at the Fontainebleau Hotel on South Beach.A source present at ... More >>
Ben Novak, murdered prince of the Fontainebleau, once claimed his wife tried to have him killed. They got back together, though, but now he is mysteriously dead. [Herald]Three Miami residents are accused of buying pills from Medicaid patients and then selling them out of state. [SunSent]The teen w ... More >>
Poplife has confirmed Baltimore club-hop artist Rye Rye has canceled the remainder of her U.S. dates; no specific reason was given. She was scheduled to appear at yesterday's Just Add Water pool party at Blade at the Fontainebleau and Wednesday at LIV's Dirty Hairy party.
It would be enough of an accomplishment if 24 - year - old DJ Chachi simply spun at Tenjune -- after all, it is one of the Big Bad Apple's hippest hotspots. But that's not nearly enough for this go-getter, who also counts to his credit residencies at both Mur.Mur in the Borgata in Atlantic City and ... More >>
photo by JipsyTo read past installments of Diary of a Flasher, click here. There's a side of me people hardly ever see, simply because I am old enough to understand the business and the attitudes people carry. Like me or not, if I get hired to do a job, get out of my way and have the decency to resp ... More >>
LocalOnce-great writer visits once-great newsroom. [Herald]The death of two infants in March at Miami Children's Hospital is being blamed on bad plumbing that spread a virus. [NBCMiami]More poll numbers confirm what everyone knows: There is a snowball's chance in Hell that Marco Rubio is going to wi ... More >>
NBC McFlood. Can you blame me for not heading over MacArthur to snap my own pics?When things got a little more wet and wild than usual on South Beach this weekend, some restaurants rose to the occasion thanks to lucky locations, while others were bogged down in high waters. And the Miam ... More >>
via Alfred Spellman's TwitpicWe aren't entirely sure what has happened, but Twitter updates from Cocaine Cowboys producer Alfred Spellman indicate that a piece roof in the lobby at the Fontainebleau Hotel, near the entrance to LIV, has caved in. The area has been roped off and sandbagged presumably ... More >>
LocalFather Lay Minister Cutié gave his first sermon as an Episcopalian, and apparently his old Church is a little pissed he's made such a big deal about the switch. [USAToday]No, but seriously. It's not a good week for the Catholic Church in Miami. They'll be closing 13 churches. [H ... More >>
Image via Little Miss Sunshine.'s flickr/CCMaybe Riptide has been living off of spaghetti and buying beer with couch change for too long. Maybe seeing the parade of Hummers and yachts in South Beach rubs salt in the wound. Maybe. Because it's not very nice. It's kind of mean, actually, that a recen ... More >>
The Miami Beach RivieraThe Fontainebleau's heralded Hakkasan opening perhaps overhadowed another of the hotel's newly debuted eateries, La Côte. Inspired by the Côte d'Azur (as opposed to the Côte d'Jersey), this seaside beach club and restaurant (with open-air second level) offers guests "the fl ... More >>
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What's up with the sudden chill? It ruined our plans to hangout poolside on Sunday with plenty of stiff drinks to go around. Well, the drinking still happened, but we were bundled up indoors. The biggest news this weekend, of course, was the reopening of the Fontainebleau Hotel. Plenty of celebriti ... More >>
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Eisenhower was president, shark-finned Cadillacs ruled the highways, and Miami Beach was the nightlife capital of the Western Hemisphere