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    August 14, 2014

    Rum Renaissance Cruise Offers Seven Spirited Days at Sea

    Once upon a time, the islands of the Caribbean were filled with dread pirates who drank rum by day and pillaged villages at night. Now, the islands of the Caribbean are filled with tourists who tan by day and drink rum at night. In all seriousness, rum is a huge industry for the small island na ... More >>

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    January 10, 2014

    Club Madonna, Where 13-Year-Old Allegedly Stripped, Is Miami's Worst Strip Club, Reviewers Say

    One of Miami's most recognizable strip clubs, perched along the heavily-touristed Washington Avenue, may also be one of its worst, reviewers from Yelp to Club Planet to Foursquare claim. Club Madonna shot into headlines earlier this week when Miami Beach police and the county's Human Trafficking Ta ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 22, 2013

    Paquito's Mexican Restaurant: Mediocre Food in a Cute, Kitschy Environment

    "This place is more Mexican than Cabo," said a woman who was dining with co-workers at Paquito's Mexican Restaurant during a weekday lunch. Looking around at the colorful, over-the-top décor, I understood exactly what she meant. It was kitschy and charming, but like Cabo San Lucas, I feared it wou ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 11, 2013

    Epicurator: Rate Your Foodgasms With New iPhone App

    Move over Instagram. There's a new way to share your food porn. It goes one step further. Epicurator, a new iPhone app, allows you to share photos of your food, identify the restaurant and specific dish -- then rate your meal using a scale from "blech" to "foodgasm" (one through five for you non-t ... More >>

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    June 20, 2013

    Voice Places: Cleaner, Quicker, More Fun

    By now our lovely regular readers are familiar with Voice Places, the listings engine behind all of Miami New Times' restaurant reviews and calendar picks. Today that engine got a lot more powerful, with a new design that brings even more content to the fore. Among the changes: Cleaner design with ... More >>

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    January 24, 2013
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    January 22, 2013

    Male Dancers at SoBe Club Twist Are Stealing Customers' Cell Phones, Claim Clubgoers

    "Pay for a lap dance, end up getting fucked," Danny Garcia says.Most of the time, this T&A truism translates to a sticky ending in the back of one of Miami's seedy strip clubs. But Garcia alleges that for customers at Twist, one of South Beach's oldest and most beloved gay bars, it has an altoge ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 22, 2013

    Miami New Times Partnering with Foursquare, Badge Included

    Are you a fan our Best of Miami issue, right? Of course you are! You're still holding on to last year's issue crossing off the places you've visit and are eagerly awaiting until June comes along for a new set of restaurants, nightclubs, and shops to hit up. You've even gone so far as to download the ... More >>

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    October 25, 2012
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    April 17, 2012

    Untappd App: Social Networking for Hops Heads

    For the beer lover who shuns Facebook but feels the need to connect with his or her kind, there is a solution: Untappd app for mobile devices. It's like sharing a virtual pint with your friends. The app for iOS and Android devices connects beer fiends worldwide, allowing users to share and post ... More >>

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    June 29, 2011

    How Did You Survive The Great Three-Hour iPhone Outage?

    ​A modern-day nightmare swept greater Miami-Dade yesterday afternoon. AT&T's 3G cell service completely ceased to work, leaving thousands of iPhone and other smartphone addicts without on-the-go access to their precious, precious Twitters, Foursquare and Words With Friends. The unimaginable ho ... More >>

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    June 13, 2011

    Best of Miami 2011: Best Live Music Venue

    In anticipation of the upcoming Best of Miami issue hitting newsstands June 16, here is a sneak peek at one category and its winner.​Best Live Music VenueGrand Central697 N. Miami Ave.Miami

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    February 4, 2011

    Jimmy'z Wynwood Hosts Grand Opening Tomorrow Night

      courtesy of Jimmy'z Wynwood​For most of us, Saturday normally means beach, sand, blue water, and buckets of ice cold Corona. Well in keeping with that beach and island theme, Jimmy'z Wynwood is hosting a Grand Opening shindig tomorrow night, Saturday February 5. Pop in between 6:00 p ... More >>

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    January 27, 2011

    Why the Hell Did North Miami Mayor Andre Pierre Need 43 Fake Police-like Badges?

    ​North Miami Mayor Andre Pierre seems to have some secretive and flashy quirks, which would be fine if it didn't involve public money and shady ethics. A few months after being forced to return a borrowed Porsche he was driving around town and never reporting who lent him the car, he's now under f ... More >>

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    October 25, 2010

    Mandarin Oriental: Social Media Monster M Bar​Social media brings customers. One of businesses using it very successfully is the Mandarin Oriental, home of Azul, Cafe Sambal and M Bar. Here's a quick recap of how they use it:1. Twitter 1,703 Followers, 721 Following - constant interaction with individuals ... More >>

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    August 16, 2010

    Facebook to Remove "Boxes" Next Week, While MySpace Plans a Big Overhaul. Coincidence?

    Is Facebook trying to be the old MySpace? ​You probably know what a Facebook box is: those little profile decorations that announce what books you're reading, reviews of movies you've just watched, recent tweets, and other related info. Well, as of next Monday, August 23, they'll be wiped from you ... More >>

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    August 9, 2010

    Transfer Money and Access Contact Info With the "Bump" of a Smart Phone

    ​We're normally not huge advocates of smart phone apps that connect to social media. Sure, a lot of them are handy, but in the day and age of Foursquare check-ins, following on Twitter, and Facebook stalking, it's just too easy to get lost in the noise. Enter Bump. 

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    August 6, 2010

    Florida Man Accused of Bigamy on Facebook

    John and Amanda France​Facebook -- and social media in general -- have been blamed for many relationships faltering. New technology has made it easy to catch someone cheating if the person they're with uploads photos, updates a status, or "checks in" on Foursquare. But we never thought we'd hear t ... More >>

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    July 23, 2010

    Win Tickets to Rakim & Ken-Y's Social Media Party -- And Have a Laugh, On Us

    ​Remember when we told you about that social media scavenger hunt you'd have to go on to get tickets to a social media fiesta with booze provided by @SmirnoffMiami, music by @RkmyKeny, and everything live-tweeted by your Twitter jockey, @ManuGabaldon? Well, we have an even easier way for ... More >>

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    July 19, 2010

    New Android App Helps Find Open Parking Spaces in South Florida

    All of these empty parking spaces could be yours​We all know how frustrating finding a parking space in Miami can be -- especially if you're always running late in SoBe or the Design District. The only spots left are in $15 lots, or garages five floors up. Not anymore, thanks to Android's latest ... More >>

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    July 14, 2010

    A Social Media Scavenger Hunt in Miami Rewards Winners With Free Booze and Live Music

    ​Rarely does a social media addiction pay off in a big way. We tweet our favorite celebs and hope for a reply, "like" products and cross our fingers for some freebies, and mention every move we make via Foursquare, hoping that special someone will "follow" us there. But we hardly ever get free boo ... More >>

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    June 30, 2010

    Social Media Day Hits Miami Today at 7 p.m., With Free Champagne!

    ​We know that the moment we say anything is free, the masses head out in droves (free garbage, anyone?), but today's local Social Media Day, held at the Pelican Hotel, is so much more than just free champagne. Once you can see past the really basic fonts on the logo, you'll see the bigger picture: ... More >>

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    May 5, 2010

    Social Media Addiction Now Akin to Drug and Alcohol Addictions? We Don't Think So

    ​@Everyone I think I'm a social media addict. Can't stop clicking every link. #ISpeakIn140characters #HaveAProblem #NeedHelp. RT! Seems I'm not the only one to transition from everyday Facebooker (my gateway drug) to Twitter. Finding out about news and events before they've reached the mainstream ... More >>

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    February 12, 2010

    Silicon Beach: Social Media Club Shows You Can Set Your iPhone on Stun, Scotty

    ​Feb's Social Media Club meeting took place on Tuesday at Citrix headquarters in Fort Lauderdale. The theme was "Social Media Predictions for 2010." Predictions started long before when the club crowdsourced by asking others to post their predictions online by among other things, tweeting with the ... More >>

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    February 10, 2010

    Silicon Beach: Boat Show Sails Into Social Media

    ​The Super Bowl has come and gone, but one local tradition is still going strong. The 69th annual Miami International Boat Show and Strictly Sail Miami will have boating, fishing, and water sports enthusiasts in a frenzy this weekend. The National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA), whic ... More >>