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    August 1, 2014

    South Beach Is About to Get a Hotel With an Ice Skating Rink Inside

    It was 95 and humid today. It was 95 and humid yesterday. It will be 95 and humid tomorrow. So who's ready to go ice skating? While eating gourmet food at a fancy hotel with exclusive access to the beach? Soon, you can actually do this! A new South Beach property, the Miami Beach Edition, plans o ... More >>

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    June 28, 2014

    Iggy Azalea, Ariana Grande, and Tiesto - iHeartRadio Ultimate Pool Party 2014

    Iggy Azalea, Ariana Grande, Tiësto, Nick Cannon, and Lil Jon iHeartRadio Ultimate Pool Party Fontainebleau Miami Beach Friday, June 27, 2014 Better Than: The fact that the phrase "Turn Down For What" will never get old. Yes, we said so. "Turn Down For What" came into our lives March of this year ... More >>

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    June 23, 2014

    Five Best Concerts in Miami This Week

    Say what you wanna say about the 305, but everyone just loves Miami. Who can blame them? We've got some of the most beautiful beaches in the world, models that walk around in bathing suits all day, and pretty good music almost every day of the week. Just check out the five best concerts going dow ... More >>

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    March 5, 2014

    Laidback Luke's Kung Fu Takover in Miami: "A Very Special Lesson! No Experience Needed!"

    Did you know that Laidback Luke isn't just an EDM hotshot? He's also a kung-fu champ with a serious collection of shiny awards for excellence with his fists and feet. "It's true," he recently told Crossfade, "that I actually won five medals, four gold and one silver, at the championships of kung-f ... More >>

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    January 6, 2014

    Will Michael Mina Take Over Gotham Steak at Fontainebleau?

    It seems as though Michael Mina is very bullish about restaurant opportunities at the Fontainebleau Miami Beach Resort. The chef recently opened Michael Mina 74, an upscale restaurant/lounge at the mega-resort, where diners can feast on burgers with duck fat fries and fresh seafood straight off a d ... More >>

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    December 17, 2013

    Miley Cyrus, Dubai Royalty Abandon Fontainebleau; Soffer Family Moves Back In

    So it hurt when Miley Cyrus ducked out of a planned party at Miami Beach's Fontainebleau to hang out with Ryan Seacrest on New Year's Eve. But now a company run by the emir of Dubai has sold a stake in the hotel that it bought for $375 million in 2008. Jeffrey Soffer, daytime gossip mag regular an ... More >>

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    September 23, 2013

    Who Wants Free Tickets for the Band Perry's Bleau Live Concert at the Fontainebleau?

    Wild, crazy, beautiful ... It's the Band Perry -- one blonde belle and two dark, stormy dudes with a thing for extra-long mop-top haircuts and leather pants. A little bit country and a little bit rock 'n' roll, this certified-platinum sibling threesome from Alabama has got a special foot-stomping ... More >>

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    August 28, 2013

    Five Best Omakase Spots: Chef Chooses at Nobu, Blade, Macchialina, Naoe, Copperbox

    Ordering can be difficult. We hate having to make the difficult decision between a delicious pasta or a cut of meat. We worry the table next to us will order exactly what we should have. Sometimes though, we're lucky enough to have a compatible dining companion who's willing to share a few plates, a ... More >>

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    July 11, 2013

    Pharrell and Robin Thicke to Headline Fontainebleau's BleauLive Labor Day Weekend

    Praise the Fontainebleau Miami Beach for saving Labor Day. Had the oceanfront resort not booked two of the summer's biggest acts for its BleauLive performance series, you'd probably be stuck watching another Jerry Lewis-less MDA telethon. Vive la Lewis, as the French say! Thankfully, Pharrell and ... 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 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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    December 27, 2012

    Most Expensive New Year's Eve 2013 Parties in Miami

    Fiscal cliff, shmimal shmilff. You're a baller. You aren't worried that your stock portfolio will be worthless on January 1, 2013. That's why come December 31, you can afford to be irresponsible with your money. And there is no better city to be financially irresponsible than Miami. This is a city ... More >>

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    July 19, 2012

    Six Best Club Parties on South Beach This Weekend

    Who's got sand in their pants? Even after six weeks of summer, we here at Crossfade can't stop getting sloppy with South Beach. This month alone, SoBe has hooked up one-night stands with oh-so-sexy, critically acclaimed EDM producers like Tiësto, Funkagenda, A-Trak, and Steve Aoki. And while Ibi ... More >>

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    July 13, 2012

    Eric Butkiewicz, Man in American-Flag Face Mug Shot, Was Arrested for Selling Xanax at Club LIV on July 4

    Sometimes the booking photos we feature on Mugshots Friday just deserve closer examination. A man arrested with his face painted like an American flag on the Fourth of July was clearly one of those times. We've learned from a Miami Beach police report that the American hero you see here is 31 ... More >>

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    July 2, 2012

    Enrique Iglesias, Flo Rida, Maroon 5 at iHeartRadio's Ultimate Pool Party at Fontainebleau Miami Beach, June 30

    See the full 80-photo slideshow from the iHeartRadio Ultimate Pool Party at Fontainebleau Miami Beach. iHeartRadio Bleau Live Ultimate Pool Party A "special appearance" from Enrique Iglesias With performances by Flo Rida, Maroon 5, and Gym Class Heroes Fontainebleau Miami Beach Saturday, June 30, 2 ... More >>

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    April 25, 2012

    Maroon 5, Calvin Harris, and Others Set for Fontainebleau's iHeatRadio Pool Party

    Calvin Harris, Maroon 5, Flo Rida, Gym Class Heroes, Enrique Iglesias ... It reads like the soundtrack listing of a PG-13 rom-com. But that's just the lineup for the iHeartRadio Ultimate Pool Party at the Fontainebleau Miami Beach. In fact, the two-day musical extravaganza is a strict 21-and-older ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 3, 2012

    Easter Brunches in Miami: Nine of the Best and One Dinner

    ​We're not sure just when the tradition of stuffing your face like a crazy person on ham, roast beef, colored eggs, and copious amounts of baked goods started -- but we like it just the same. With Easter comes that age-old tradition, the brunch. Whether it's a sit-down style or a lush buffet compl ... More >>

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    March 23, 2012

    Miami's Ten Best Bakeries: Calling All Carb-Hounds

    ​Hunting down fresh baked goods worth the calorie intake is a feat requiring carbohydrate perseverance. Most often, we hear complaints from local pastry chefs about the water and the humidity, which can effectively drain the life out of breads and cakes. The cry-out for good pastry in Miami is gut ... More >>

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    February 8, 2012

    Miami's Best Valentine's Day Dinners

    ​Valentine's Day is upon us once again, and soon we'll all be scrambling to get flowers and chocolates and godawful stuffed animals to show our significant others we give a damn. (By the way, if you do, skip the stuffed animal and go for something original, like a live iguana or a Maserati, depend ... More >>

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    December 29, 2011
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    December 27, 2011

    Miami's Twelve Best New Year's 2012 Parties

    Soar like a half-naked angel this NYE with Bob Sinclar.​Forget your personal trainer, chartered accountant, and life coach. We here at Crossfade are the highest authority on how to spend New Year's in Miami. And we say: "This is no time for moderation!" Go live out the dying days of 2011 in a ... More >>

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    November 24, 2011
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    November 24, 2011
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    October 6, 2011
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    September 15, 2011
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    June 24, 2011

    LoSasso, Wessel, Jorgensen, Zakarian Talk Peanut Butter & White Chocolate

    Lee Klein​Maybe the most interesting thing about White Chocolate Wonderful -- labeled as "peanut butter blended with sweet white chocolate" -- is that it contains no white chocolate. Actually, it contains no chocolate at all. The ingredients: Peanuts, evaporated cane juice, vanilla, cocoa butter, ... More >>

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    May 19, 2011
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    February 23, 2011

    Scott Conant of Scarpetta Talks Food, SoBe Food Fest

    ​Scott Conant is the charming and handsome executive chef and owner of Scarpetta in New York, Miami Beach (at the Fontainebleau), Toronto, Los Angeles and Las Vegas. Conant and his restaurants have won almost every distinction imaginable, including a James Beard award for his restaurant L'Impe ... More >>

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    February 21, 2011

    SoBe Wine & Food Festival: A Simple Person's Attempt at Navigation

    ​The Food Network South Beach Wine and Food Festival is a great big beast that seems designed for the press, the wealthy, and the social geniuses of the world, right? Even the name is long. The website appears so complicated with its many tabs. How does a normal human come up against this Goliath ... More >>

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    February 17, 2011
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    December 30, 2010
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    December 29, 2010

    Miami New Year's Eve 2011 Dinner Specials

    If you are thinking of ringing in 2011 with a good dinner, now is the time to secure a reservation. In fact, some restaurants are already booked solid -- Thinking of celebrating at Area 31? Think again. However, there is still plenty out there to choose from. Here are some of the better deals out th ... More >>

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    November 17, 2010

    Thanksgiving Restaurant Deals: The Worst, The Best, and The Rest

    ​​Let's forget all the obligatory turkey talk and get down to the wavy gravy: A slew of restaurants are offering Thanksgiving Day specials, and we've sorted through them for you. This means a studious scrutiny of the menus as they relate to value and overall allure (listed prices do not include ... More >>

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    November 5, 2010

    Exclusive: Arkadia's Lineup Brings Sander Kleinenberg, the Shapeshifters, and More (Plus New Club Photos)

    ​Miami has been buzzing about the Fontainebleau's latest nightclub addition, Arkadia, ever since Drake hosted his birthday party there on October 23. Guests like LeBron James, Alex Rodriguez, and Edward Norton baptized the space in the name of Grey Goose before it had even opened to the public.Cro ... More >>

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    August 17, 2010

    "Mountaintop Waterdrop": Watch Joaquin Phoenix's Documentary Trailer, Try Not to Gag

    Here is the first trailer for Joaquin Phoenix's college project went-crazy-for-a-year documentary, I'm Still Here. There's a guy with a "the dude abides" voice talking about mountaintop waterdrops and other Zen things while Phoenix does his best Zach Galifianakis impression, including angrily&n ... More >>

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    June 18, 2010

    Irish Salmon Recipe For Father's Day

    Sean O'Connell, Corporate Executive Chef and Vice President of Culinary Operations for the Fontainebleau Miami Beach, has a Father's Day recipe to share, along with a quick backstory about life with his father. The recipe is for Seared Irish Salmon with Creamy Mustard Cabbage; perhaps it is stating ... More >>

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    April 2, 2010

    Food & Wine Names David Mokha of Hakkasan Sommelier of the Year

    Lee KleinHakkasan shrimp dumplings will get paired with the proper wine.​Congrats to David Mokha, Fontainebleau Miami Beach' wine director, for being named Sommelier of the Year by Food & Wine magazine. Mokha's nod was aimed specifically at his work with Hakkasan's wine program -- when it come ... More >>

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    March 24, 2010

    WMC 2010: Some Day Parties To Check Out Today, Wednesday, March 24

    ​If you're out and about today, here are some worth checking out. *The Shelborne's DJ Mag Recession Sessions pool party, with Sharam, Steve Lawler, Dennis Ferrer, Will Saul, James Zabiela, Joris Voorn, Nic Fanciulli, and S.O.S. Presale tickets long ago sold out, but you may be able to pay to ... More >>

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    January 15, 2010

    Cool Restaurant Interiors: Hakkasan

    Photo courtesy of Fontainebleau Miami Beach​If there's one restaurant in Miami that immediately comes to mind for spectacular design, it's Hakkasan at the Fontainebleau. The French firm behind it, Gilles & Boissier, is also responsible for other inspired designs that include Maison Boulud, Dan ... More >>

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    May 7, 2009

    News Roundup

    Local The Fontainebleau has decided to tone down its sexy image to attract families. A little less Dirty Hairy, a little more dirty diapers. [Herald] Costumes officials found bottles of "snake wine." Which is basically posionous snakes stuffed inside bottle of alchohol, and then served. [NBCMiami] ... More >>

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    May 5, 2009

    The Great Miami Restaurant Bubble of 2009

    We alluded to the bubble in this column yesterday. Here is a list of many, maybe most, but certainly not all of the mid-to-high end restaurants that have opened over the past 6 months (actually, the majority are fairly expensive). We're leaving out lower end ethnic joints, pizza places, and the like ... More >>

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    April 30, 2009
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    March 18, 2009

    Restaurant Openings Delayed

    Pig-trotter enthusiasts will have to cool their bacon a bit: The debut of the 24/7 Parisian bistro Au Pied de Cochon, originally pegged to open on South Beach in March, has been pushed back to April. We are also still waiting for Rack's Italian Market, Ahnvee Restaurant & Lounge, Wolfgang's Stea ... More >>

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    March 12, 2009
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    January 9, 2009

    Bill Clinton Charms the Fontainebleau

    As easy as he is to mock with decades-old jokes, we've got to hand it to Bill Clinton -- the dude can warm a room like Wayne Newton on crystal meth.  Not that last night's Fontainebleau crowd was a hostile audience. About 300 of Miami's glitterati -- among them sunglass mogul and philanthropist Sa ... More >>

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    December 30, 2008

    Diddy Will Deny The Bearcat's Fancy Hotel Stay

    It is football day here on Riptide apparently, so we'll keep this post short. The Cincinnati Bearcats will be playing in the Orange Bowl on New Years Day against Virginia Tech (a game the Canes, theoretically, could be playing in if they didn't have such a deep commitment to ruining everything). S ... More >>

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    July 31, 2008

    Salsa That You Dip

    No chips necessary at the Miami Salsa Congress.

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    March 2, 2006

    Crazy Delicious

    The festival disappoints slightly, MIAMIntelligence tanks, Aquabooty continues to rock

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    August 30, 2001

    "I Rode for Lansky"

    Miami Beach's premier crooked jockey reminisces

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    March 23, 2000

    Electronica's Kingdom Comes

    Miami's annual Winter Music Conference

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