• Blogs

    November 12, 2014

    Thanksgiving 2014: Guide to Restaurant Dinners in Miami

    It's nearly impossible to believe it, but Thanksgiving is just a couple of weeks away. As always, you can shop for days, spend hundreds of dollars, and still never get that damn bird right (how could it possibly be both dry and raw?). Or you can take the family out to one of the many restaurants se ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 12, 2014

    Diddy Announces Revolt Music Conference, Coming to LIV and Fontainebleau Miami Beach

    If anyone's got tips for how to succeed in the music industry, it's Diddy. Even name changes more confusing than Prince's failed to slow him down. Sure, Making the Band was kind of weird, and his girl bands don't always take off, but he does make $700 million a year. Don't worry if he writes lines ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 18, 2014

    Drownings Rise in Miami Beach as Lifeguards Demand More Resources

    Dillon Charles peered out the window of the Fontainebleau and finally saw sunshine. For three days, rain had threatened to ruin his summer vacation. Soon he would have to head back to Brooklyn to his wife, six kids, and a backbreaking construction job. But not yet. Charles stripped down to his swim ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 4, 2014

    Michael Mina 74: Like You're at the Club, But With Really Fancy Food

    Michael Mina 74 might remind you of a nightclub. Lingering behind the ivory counter in the Fontainebleau Miami Beach lobby, a leggy hostess in a tiny red dress is the restaurant's gatekeeper. She subtly eyes you and then escorts you downstairs, her black heels clacking on the marble steps. Inside th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 10, 2014

    Who Wants Free Tickets for Blondie at Fontainebleau Miami Beach?

    "Dreaming is free." Just ask Blondie. But you know what else won't even cost a penny? A pair of our complimentary passes to Debbie Harry, Chris Stein, and their crew's Bleau Live concert series show on Saturday, February 15 at the Fontainebleau Miami Beach. Soon, these pop-punk pioneers will be re ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 13, 2013

    Michael Mina Chats About Michael Mina 74 at the Fontainebleau Miami Beach

    Michael Mina's new restaurant, Michael Mina 74 at the Fontainebleau Miami Beach, opened in time for the crush of people flocking to Art Basel. The new restaurant, bar, ultra-lounge is a departure from his classic and reserved Bourbon Steak at Turnberry Isle Resort & Club. But, as the chef and resta ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 9, 2013

    Fontainebleau Miami Beach Updates Cocktail Program With Smoky, Savory Flavors (Recipes)

    The Fontainebleau Miami Beach is mixing up its cocktail program to incorporate spicy, smoky, and savory ingredients. Corporate Mixologist Hector Acevedo has created new cocktails for each of the Fontainebleau's signature restaurants and its Bleau Bar, using fresh herbs, flowers, wood chips and bals ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 20, 2013

    Gotham Steak Offers Most Expensive Meal Ever: $1,954 Dinner for Two

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    August 30, 2013

    Who Wants Free Tickets for Robin Thicke and Pharrell's Bleau Live Labor Day Concert?

    "Hey, hey, hey, you don't need no papers." Just some free tix, baby. This Labor Day weekend, debonair pop dudes Robin Thicke and Pharrell Williams will be bringing those "Blurred Lines" to the Fontainebleau Miami Beach for a mid-afternoon Bleau Live concert bash. And yes, we've got some gratis pass ... More >>

  • Blogs

    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 >>

  • Music

    June 27, 2013
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    May 7, 2013

    Who Wants Free Tickets for Carly Rae Jepsen's BleauLive Concert at the Fontainebleau?

    Call Mom Maybe. In honor of Mother's Day weekend, multi-platinum pop star Carly Rae Jepsen, the superswank Fontainebleau Miami Beach, and its BleauLive performance series will be answering "the wish in a well" of Jepsies and their momsies with fun, brunch, manicures, pedicures, blowouts, and even a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 21, 2013

    Are You A Wine Snob? Find Out in Time for the Festival

    For more on the South Beach Wine & Food Festival, check out New Times' Taste guide, hitting newsstands Thursday, February 21. Think about the last time you shared a bottle of vino with friends. Unless you're a group of uppity wine connoisseurs or sommeliers, chances are the wine in your glass mean ... More >>

  • Music

    June 28, 2012
  • Blogs

    June 21, 2012

    iHeartRadio Pool Party: A Lusty Five-Part Guide With Enrique Iglesias, Calvin Harris, and More!

    See also "Best Fourth of July 2012 Parties on South Beach." If you think that radio's only shortcomings are (1) the musicians aren't playing live for you and (2) the lack of heat mirages rising off a vast field of tanned European buttocks -- well, things are about to change for you, friend. On Jun ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 30, 2012

    Cecconi's: New Brunch Buffet This Sunday

    ​Cecconi's is launching a brunch "feast" this Sunday, and although you will have to go get your own food (the spread is being served buffet style) the booze will come to you. The suddenly popular "Bloody Mary cart" (also on offer at Tudor House's brunch) will be roving, and the $35 cost includes 1 ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 23, 2012

    A Second Alleged Rape at Fontainebleau During Miami Music Week

    ​Rafael Munga, 26, was arrested Thursday after allegedly sexually assaulting a woman inside her Fontainebleau penthouse suite, Miami Beach Police say.The victim said she woke up to a naked man climbing into her bed, according to a report by CBS Miami. She left the door to her suite open becau ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 6, 2012

    Santigold Announces Concert at the Fontainebleau Miami Beach on January 19

    ​When Santigold called to tell Crossfade that she'd be in town for Art Basel Miami Beach, we squealed with delight like the Disney-fied version of those piglets penned outside Primary Flight. But after about 15 minutes, we got sad, thinking, "Well, she hasn't hit the Beach since ... November 2009 ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 2, 2012

    Deadmau5's New Year's Day Pool Party at the Fontainebleau Miami Beach

    ​Deadmau5's New Year's Day Pool Party With Stephan Luke, Troy Kurtz, and Damaged Goods Fontainebleau Miami Beach Sunday, December 1, 2012 Better Than: A night without a jillion jiggawatts of bass. Trillion dollar hotel, international DJs, good-looking people getting wild and out of control? What ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 7, 2011

    New Year's Eve 2012: Deadmau5's Rat Riot at the Fontainebleau Miami Beach

    Via​Where will you be when the Mau5head drops on 2012? Well, if you happen to be a club rat worth his or her weight in gourmet cheese and all-you-can-drink champagne, then you're gonna be holed up at the Fontainebleau Miami Beach ordering entire wheels of Roquefort and endle ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 2, 2011

    Miami Spice 2011: Composite Listing of The Good, Great & Grudging

    billwisserphoto.com1500 Degrees puts out a hot Spice menu.​Over the last several days we have been reviewing Miami Spice menus; the $35 prix-fixe, three-course promotion began yesterday (and continues through September). Some restaurants embrace this program with more of a giving attitude than oth ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 27, 2011

    Miami Spice 2011: The Good, The Great, and The Grudging (Miami Beach)

    Does 1500 Degrees deliver on its Miami Spice menu?​Miami Spice 2011 begins in five days. Each year, we like to take a look at the menus being offered and share our take on them. Some restaurants, as most already know, embrace this annual $35, three-course promotion with more enthusiasm than others ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 15, 2011

    Simon Bowker's Chicken & Stuffing

    Fontainebleau Miami Beach​In our interview with Chef Simon Bowker of the Fontainebleau Miami Beach, we learned what's it like to work in a high pressure Michelin rated kitchen, and where he gets "naughty" in his down time. Today we present his formula for chicken and stuffing, a long-winded ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 14, 2011

    Fontainebleau's Bowker Plates A Mean Banquet, Part 2

    Fontainebleau Miami Beach​Banquet Chef de Cuisine Simon Bowker moved to the U.S. to take on the kitchen management of a massive event space at the Fontainebleau Miami Beach. In the first part of our interview we got the lowdown on what it's like to work in Dubai, and how he handled the press ... More >>

  • Calendar

    July 7, 2011
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    June 15, 2011

    Where To Take Dad This Father's Day

    Treat dad to dinner at Bourbon Steak​Father's Day is this Sunday, so you better start making plans if you want to take dad out to eat. Here are five ideas of where to celebrate this June 19. (All prices exclude tax and gratuity.) Barbecue at Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden Skip the restaurant a ... More >>

  • Calendar

    May 26, 2011
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    February 26, 2011

    SBWFF 2011: More and More at Best of the Best

    Chocolates from Andrew Shotts of Garrison Confections in Providence, Rhode Island​What's your idea of the good life? Is it a sprawling private event held in something called "the Sparkle Ballroom" in a glamorous over-the-top Miami Beach resort? Is it top-rated bottles of rare, aged grapes all sile ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 23, 2010

    What Will $25,000 Get You at Tiësto's Goodbye 2010 Fiesta?

    ​This year we're turning our backs on Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve, and dropping two beans at the Fontainebleau for Tiësto's goodbye 2010 fiesta. The electro Dutch master is ringing in the New Year with a three-hour poolside set at the historic resort. And for just $25,000, you and your ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 13, 2010

    Vida's Breakfast Buffet Leaves Fontainebleau with Egg on the Face

    John Zur​On a Sunday morning, Vida, Fontainebleau's three-meal contemporary cafe, serves a breakfast from seven until noon. Swirls of mostly hotel guests are up and about between buffet tables. We were greeted and our reservation was recognized with efficiency; this was the smoothest part of our m ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 1, 2010

    Fontainebleau Restaurants Go Pink For National Breast Cancer Awareness Month

    Hakkasan​Miami Spice came to a close yesterday but restaurants at the Fontainebleau Hotel are continuing to offer a prix fixe menu during October.Starting Sunday and through October 31, Scarpetta, Hakkasan, Vida and Gotham Steak will serve a $39 prix fixe "Bleau Goes Pink" menu to coincide with Na ... More >>

  • Dining

    August 12, 2010
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    August 10, 2010

    Fontainebleau Black Widow Narcy Novack Connected to Yet Another Murder Attempt

    ​In today's roundup of midsummer bummers: Fontainebleau black widow Narcy Novack is connected with yet another murder plot, a Miami Beach hotel ruins a couple's wedding but offers to hold the ceremony in a sandwich shop, the Founding Fathers shed tears of joy over the return of a very patriotic en ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 26, 2010

    Miami Spice: Deal or No Deal? Hotel Edition

    La Marea is the real deal.​In parts one, two (steakhouse), and three (Asian) of our series, we perused the Miami Spice deals from various participating restaurants and put in our two cents as to whether or not they were worth taking advantage of. Today we take a look at those hotel restaurants tha ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 19, 2010

    WMC 2010: DJAM Tribute at LIV, Lineup Hints

    ​So by now you've probably heard that DJ booking agency Deckstar and LIV at the Fontainebleau Hotel is hosting a tribute for Adam Goldstein, AKA DJ AM, who died of an accidental drug overdose last summer.But who exactly will be paying tribute to the fallen DJ? Our sources wouldn't give us specific ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 23, 2009

    Miami Food Culture Featured in New York Times Magazine

    Detail of a New York Times Advertisement - 1895An old lady reads the gray lady.​Sunday, New York City, the world; literally hundreds of people will read the newspaper that made newspapers famous.Good thing they have a website.Yesterday's Sunday Times Magazine, in a pre-preemptive strike on Art Bas ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 20, 2009

    News Roundup

    WTVJ has found a replacement for Julia Yarbough. Meet Kevin Corke, former national correspondent for NBC as well as a SportsCenter anchor. [SFLTV]Should we save Miami Marine Stadium, or should we let it be a cute place for raccoons to hang out? [AP]President Obama will be in town Monday attending a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 4, 2009

    WSJ: Fontainebleau on the Verge of Defaulting On Huge Loan

    It's been a tough summer for Miami Beach's most iconic hotel. via Wikimedia Commons ​The global Arma-recession has grounded flocks of would-be vacationers at home in Hamburg and Milwaukee and Bogota. A massive storm collapsed the roof at LIV. And Ben Novack Jr., heir ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 14, 2009

    News Roundup

    LocalGeorge Novack, Jr., son of the Fontainebleau's original owner and a Ft. Lauderdale convention planner, was found beaten to death in his hotel room in New York City. [USAToday]A North Miami Beach imam is facing deportation, so he's reaching out to Kendrick Meek. [Herald]The express lanes on I95 ... More >>

  • Music

    March 19, 2009

    Winter Music Conference Event Listings

    Find all the best parties taking place March 24-29.

  • Blogs

    January 27, 2009

    Head Spins: DJ Vertigo

    Like the architecture degree he keeps sequestered, and the dizzying heights implied by his name, DJ Vertigo structures some truly classic nights on the town. Sure, the head spinner's using sound, rather than steel and concrete, to create what he envisions. But that doesn't make the edifices any less ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 9, 2009

    Second Chance For SoBe Wine & Food Tix

    This coming Monday morning, January 12th, a second block of tickets for previously sold out events will go on sale. So if you were bummed at being shut out of Rachael Ray's Burger Bash or The Best of the Best at the new Fontainebleau, you've been given a second shot. You can get your tix  at ww ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 26, 2008

    Fontainebleau Spends Sexily

    The Fontainebleau's marketing department is one entity that seemingly won't need a bailout anytime soon. Last weekend's festivities certainly must have cost a pretty penny, and inserting a 16-page booklet into December's Vanity Fair doesn't come cheap. The thing is supposed to be a calendar, but bas ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 24, 2008

    SoBe Wine/Food Fest Tix Go On Sale

    Tickets for the 2009 South Beach Wine and Food Festival go on sale this coming Monday, October 27. We mention this because in past years tickets have sold out very quickly -- especially for the more popular events, such as Rachel Ray’s Burger Bash ($200), Bubble Q ($350), and Wine Spectator’s ... More >>

  • Calendar

    July 24, 2008
  • Music

    November 15, 2001

    Mambo Years

    Paquito Hechavarria misses Perez Prado

  • Music

    March 2, 2000

    Oh No, He Can't!

    Old Fontainebleu fave Sammy Davis, Jr.

  • News

    April 17, 1997

    The Fidel Fixation

    Exactly 36 years ago the Central Intelligence Agency blew it at the Bay of Pigs. For an encore it created the biggest commando operation in U.S. history -- right here in South Florida. It's time for a sentimental tour.

  • News

    November 7, 1996

    Uncommon Law

    Sam Thompson, hard-charging dean of the University of Miami's law school, has high hopes, strong opinions, and a tendency to attract trouble

  • News

    March 21, 1996

    Skin Deep

    She's no doctor, but when the glitterati needed beauty triage during Miami's heyday, Ruth Regina always came through with coif medicine

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