Things aren't what they seem at Basil Park, the airy 4-month-old bistro in Sunny Isles Beach. A dollop of sour cream atop some tacos has no dairy. It's made from cashews soaked overnight in water, puréed with yeast and live bacteria, and then fermented for 12 hours to create a tangy, rich blend. ... More >>
Thrash will never die, and the crushing force of Death Angel will make sure of it. These Bay Area masters of heavy riffing, speed, and power will arrive in Miami to unleash the beast at Grand Central for Motörhead's Motorboat Cruise pre-party. Before Ted Aguilar joined Death Angel as a guitar pla ... More >>
The waiter says he can't leave the ripping-hot, onyx-colored stone bowl on the table. There's some kind of legal/insurance issue. Someone might get burned. He has to spoon its contents into serving bowls and take the hot pot away.
In the wake of the Michael Brown saga in Missouri, more than 185,000 people have signed a Change.org petition that would require all police officers to wear body cameras. Well, those body cameras could be coming to the Miami-Dade Police Department as soon as next year.
Purple ruffles, African blue, turkey yakitori, red baby beats, raw chocolate pate. Sounds like poetry, doesn't it? There is a certain ethereal quality to the menu and ambiance at Basil Park, Tim Andriola's newest offering just a quick stroll from his other venture, Timo. Where the later is dolled ... More >>
It's a weird bit of civic pride, sure, but have you thought about how lucky we are to live in a city with as pretty a name as Miami? We could live in some town with a clunk of a name like "Fresno" or "Pittsburgh" or "Fort Lauderdale," but instead we have this short, elegant name that uses just three ... More >>
For the past year, real estate site Movoto has ranked American cities by just about every criteria it can think of. Everything from smartest cities and best cities for homebuyers to more esoteric rankings like most steampunk city and preppiest city. With the year drawing to a close, it only made s ... More >>
Myster Holliman will attempt to break the world record for longest trip taken by skateboard by rolling his way from Seattle all the way to right here in Miami Beach. Holliman, 22, will start his trek on June 1st and hopes to complete his trek within 8 or 9 months.
Another Monday has come and slapped us in the face. This week's caffeinated fantasy includes a bedside espresso machine and beer bongs rigged to dispense chilly cold-brew coladas as we hit the snooze. If coffee is merely the "how" in our our start to the week, we must lean hard on the "why" to get ... More >>
See also Julie Frans's San Diego roots.Given our recent strides as a culinary destination, scores of outsider talent has been making its way to our burgeoning backyard. Transplanted from the kitchens of New York City, Las Vegas, San Francisco, Paris and elsewhere, talented folk are creating a host o ... More >>
Yes, Nite Jewel's Ramona Gonzalez appreciates strangeness. While making her 2008 debut, Good Evening, Gonzalez held recording sessions in her living room as well as a friend's residence. And that's how the songs sounded -- lo-fi, sweet, strange. She applied that same approach to her latest record, ... More >>
After a successful test run in three American cities, Taco Bell last Thursday rolled out its newest menu item--Doritos Locos Tacos, a new crunchy taco with a shell made with Frito-Lay's nacho cheese-flavored Doritos chips and filled with beef, lettuce and shredded cheddar cheese.The Irvine-based ... More >>
David MinskyThe Chili Passion Caipirinha with a red Fresno pepper garnishAsia de Cuba at the Mondrian Hotel in South Beach takes its fusion cuisine seriously. A new menu expresses the provocative flavors of both parts of its name. Cuban cuisine prepared with Asian techniques is the forte here, an ... More >>
In news that will shock no one who eats out on South Beach, parks in Brickell or tries to buy some influence with the Miami-Dade County Commission (those lobbying fees ain't cheap!), Miami has been honored this morning as one of the most overpriced towns in the nation.High unemployment, skyrocket ... More >>
More than 100 people at Red The Steakhouse were treated to a six-course meal (not including passed Hors d'oeuvres and Prosecco) at a dinner to benefit The James Beard Scholarship Fund.The theme of the dinner was Meet The Chefs South of Fifth, a tribute to the fact that SoFi has become a central h ... More >>
Sephardic cuisine has Middle Eastern roots, so there's lots of spice and flavor in these holiday foods (often influenced by Jewish roots everywhere from Turkey to Spain and, naturally, Israel). A Sephardic spread actually tastes amazing, but if you are a Euro-jew, it's a completely different stor ... More >>
Almost a month ago, we received word that Puerto Rican tag team Calle 13 was planning a Miami show on May 27 as part of its initial 11-city Entren los Que Quieran US tour. At the time, there was no venue. And details were sketchy. But still, we got all riled up and started ranting wildly about ... More >>
Photo by Mia NunezChef Marco FerraroAhead of the heavily anticipated November grand opening, Wynwood Kitchen & Bar is creating much buzz around Miami. Executive Chef Marco Ferraro, the culinary artist behind Miami Beach restaurant Wish, gave the New Times a one-on-one sneak peek.Described as ... More >>
CC by 2.0, via Kerosene Photography on Wikimedia CommonsJustin Bieber is officially the world's most tireless teenager, with his current My World Tour recently extended through the end of the year. Although he's already scheduled to play South Florida on August 5, at the BankAtlantic Center in Su ... More >>
According to a new study by the listicle-loving Men's Health, Miami is the fifth least drunk city in all of America. Yes, 100 of America's biggest cities were tallied up and arranged from most drunk (which happens to be Fresno, California) to least, and Miami came in at 96.See, we really aren't a ... More >>
Gonzalo Rivera Jr. has been named as the new executive chef of The Tides South Beach. Rivera will be responsible for all culinary operations at the recently redesigned La Marea and Coral Bar, as well as the hotels' other catering functions. Rivera earned a Bachelor of Science in Gastronomy from the ... More >>
In this latest round of effects vs. storytelling, effects win. Big.
SoBes culinary extravaganza gets under way.
A Miami radio station makes waves short waves, that is
Biker Boyz is furious, but it ain't fast, which is a real drag
Growing first-class peppers in the city that never gets chilly
Vilified by animal protectionists, indicted for smuggling, praised by the feds. Matthew Block surprised everyone. Maybe even himself.