Head over to 41st street on Miami Beach and you'll experience a "We're no longer in Miami" feeling. Baseball hats are replaced with yamakas; booty shorts stand in for conservative skirts. Tons of stores have the "KM," or Kosher Miami sticker, and while many people sling the word around, at Short Ord ... More >>
If your weekend was anything like ours, you felt like a wave of salvation flooded over you when you realized it was Monday morning. Oy... rough. And so here we are. With the new week ahead, there are new things to enjoy and discover, like that it's currently truffle and stone crab season -- both o ... More >>
If Miami is synonymous with ocean views and gorgeous beaches, why is it so hard to dine by the water? As locals know and tourists quickly find out, there are very few Miami joints that actually offer waterfront dining. And with the recent collapse of the Shuckers deck, many are left scratching their ... More >>
Julio Cabrera (Regent Cocktail Club) and Michael Parish (Broken Shaker) are heading to the Big Apple to represent the 305 in one of the country's most prestigious bartending competitions -- the U.S. Bartenders' Guild (USBG) and World Class U.S. "U.S. Bartender of the Year" competition. Both Miami mi ... More >>
Whenever Dirty Harry isn't blasting the brains outta unlucky punks or snarling at empty smartass socialist chairs, he's keeping it cool with a copy of "Ornithology." That's right ... Clint Eastwood is a jazz junkie. He has produced and directed Bird, a biopic about bebop pioneer and heroin casualty ... More >>
See also Julie Frans' San Diego Roots and Matthew Oetting of BLT Steak: From NYC to MIA.As Miami makes its culinary mark, chefs of every stripe are making their way to the Magic City - and not just via other U.S. destinations. European talent is also finding its way to our sunny shores, lured by big ... More >>
Actor Olivier Martinez confirmed his engagement to Halle Berry at a promotional affair for Villa Azur, which he co-owns with French friends Michael Martin and Jean Philippe Bernard. Martinez has been called "the French Brad Pitt." Martin has been hosting nightlife parties at sundry South Beach clubs ... More >>
With more than 30 restaurants participating in Coral Gables Restaurant Week from June 4-17, the fifth annual edition of the highly popular Miami foodie favorite can get a little confusing. Luckily, this isn't our first rodeo.First thing's first: Restaurant week means each participating eateries offe ... More >>
Fact: Rick Ross is a jet setter, a 300-plus pound globetrotting A-lister with more stamps in his passport than the Secretary of State. Naturally, Ross is kicking it with all the other A-listers on the French Riviera this week for the 65th Annual Cannes Film Festival. And last night, the Maybach Mu ... More >>
Miami is, by definition, an extremely romantic city. Palm trees sway in the balmy breeze, lightly scented by the nearby ocean. So it comes as no surprise that a multitude of restaurants take advantage of Miami's sexy vibe -- adding candles, moonlight, and plenty of champagne and oysters for good mea ... More >>
Villa Azur is striking, though familiar. Sixteen foot high drapes, reminiscent of those at the Delano welcome guests as they stroll into the open white doors. White leather couches meet French country touches in the lounge/bar area, complete with stylish fireplaces built into the walls. Whi ... More >>
All photos by Laine Doss Villa Mayfair is bringing SoBe and the French Riviera to Coconut Grove.For months we've been watching a mystery restaurant on Florida Avenue in Coconut Grove. The butcher paper on the window gave no indication of what was to be -- restaurant or club? Locally owned ... More >>
Via High Club's FacebookHigh Club in Nice, France.The French have taken over South Beach, and they're getting High on Ocean Drive. No, not high high, just High Miami, SoBe's newest nightclub. Located at the Casanova Suites Hotel, the French Riviera's "most famous club" is opening its first ... More >>
SoBe is ground zero in the battle to decriminalize pot.
Back in February, we awarded the Borscht Film Festival a Mastermind genius grant of $1,000. We're happy to announce the money was put to good use. Lucas Leyva, minister of the interior for Borscht, reports that the cash helped them pay the costs to get two CCCV shorts submitted to Cannes 2010. (The ... More >>
Up close and personal with Humpday star Joshua Leonard.
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 >>
The trail of a $6 million art heist in France ends in suburban South Florida.
The rich get richer foods, the poor get poorer foods.
SoBes new Maison dAzur is a welcome arrival.
The good, the bad, the Nikki Beach
Haute north Italian cuisine? Fuhgeddaboutit, go for spaghetti and meatballs!
Owner John Brunetti is determined to save Hialeah Park, but market pressures may spell doom after 76 years of racing
Possibly the most influential person in Miami's ongoing facelift is a Paris-born, Toronto-raised workaholic named Edie Laquer
If you had your way, what single adjustment would you make to enhance the experience of living in South Florida?
On South Beach it's easy. Just buy yourself a cute little building and dump a pile of money into it. The rest will take care of itself.
Pimps, whores, druggies, maybe even a commissioner. It's not the house he owns, it's the people he knows.