Reubin Askew, the Democratic Governor who helped bring Florida into the modern age, died early this morning at the age of 85. Rated as one of the top ten governors of the 20th century by Harvard's John F. Kennedy School of Government, Askew's legacy still resonates throughout the state. He supported ... More >>
In March, an illegal gambling ring run out of Internet cafes ensnared 57 people on racketeering charges and led to the downfall of Lt. Gov. Jennifer Carroll. Florida's legislators quickly jumped into the mess, rushing to pass a bill to outlaw online gambling cafes. Only problem? In their haste to ... More >>
The most dramatic thing about Genting Group's new plans for the Miami Herald site is how unambitious they are. Ten months after sending shockwaves through Miami by unveiling ostentatious plans that called for giant undulating towers surging into the sky around a full-service casino, the Ma ... More >>
See also Vegans Can Carbo Load in LA, Beet Reporter Finds Vegan Glory in LA Yesterday, my friends and I were walking up the Las Vegas strip in desiccating 115-degree heat. My skin felt deflated, dehydrated and stretched to my bones. I looked to my left and to my right and saw nothing but i ... More >>
Ever notice that sign for the Miccosukee Tribe of Indians on Marlins Park? Well, the management of Magic City Casino sure has, and they are not happy with it. The casino believes that it violates a contract it has with the county that forbids Miami-Dade from harming their slot revenue, and they'd ve ... More >>
A Florida law requires all bicyclists to keep at least one hand on a handlebar while riding their bike at all times, which, of course, prevents show offs from looking totally awesome. Republican Rep. Ellyn Bogdanoff may have been unsuccessful in her attempt to bring Las Vegas-style casinos to Flo ... More >>
If you were a betting man, hopefully you were betting that a bill to bring three full-service, Las Vegas-style casinos to South Florida wouldn't pass this year. You'd be cashing in right now.The bill has died in the Florida House, after Rep. Erik Fresen, the Republican from Miami who is sponsorin ... More >>
Vernell Reynolds is a whole different type of corrupt cop. She stands accused of not just embezzling $200,000, but from swiping that money from a charity set up by police officers which she oversaw. The U.S. Department of Justice announced her arrest and indictment today, and claims some of the m ... More >>
Rep. Erik FresenOver the past six months, state Rep. Erik Fresen has established himself as the go-to-politician for the gambling industry tycoons who want to bring gargantuan casino resorts to the Magic City. The lawmaker from Coral Gables is the mastermind behind one of two proposed bills that wou ... More >>
Jason Starkman skipped out on a $1.2 million debt at the Hollywood-based casino owned by the Seminoles.When it came to betting against the Seminole Tribe of Florida, prominent businessman Jason Starkman didn't know when to walk away -- yet so far he has still come out even. Last week, the Seminol ... More >>
Beacon Council President Frank NeroThe head of Miami-Dade's semi-public economic development arm is in tune with Miami's raunchiest columnist. Beacon Council President Frank Nero told the Miami Herald today that he believes plans by companies from Malaysia and Las Vegas to build mega-casino resor ... More >>
There's no dearth of food trucks on the Miami scene selling burgers, true, but there's always room for one that sells award-winning burgers.That's the thinking behind chef Ron Kerr's foray into the food truck business. The chef at Georgie's Alibi, the Wilton Manors pub/lounge, is debuting his bra ... More >>
Sugar Yummy Mama will sell cake pops tonight.There's another food truck benefit tonight, so if you're hankering to get out of the house, why not help children with cancer in the process?A food truck fundraiser to benefit Angels & Warriors will be held tonight at the Holiday Inn Express &am ... More >>
Recent research seems to suggest that the Tea Party is just the old, trusty religious right wrapped up in a shiny new package. Apparently, South Florida Tea Partiers didn't get the memo. Two Tea Party leaders in the area, which neither appear to be very powerful, have voiced their public support ... More >>
Powers and his wife, SandiLooks like Jerry Powers is out of the luxury media world once again. The man who practically created the magazine niche of local luxury glossies with Ocean Drive, has resigned as CEO of Plum TV. The resignation comes as Powers is experiencing personal financial struggle.
Miami Herald bets on ass kissing.A dragon from the Far East has devoured the Miami Herald business section's soul. Last week, the newspaper's Business Monday pullout featured a five-page cover story and two side bars about the Genting Group, the Malaysian gambling conglomerate that wants to build ... More >>
NOAAWill 2011's first Tropical Storm wreck havoc on food truck Fridays?Tropical Storm Emily is moving northwest and close to making landfall on Haiti and Dominican Republic. Though the latest projection by the National Hurricane Service has Miami just outside the "cone of death", food truck owner ... More >>
Let's hope you didn't burn any of your Miami Heat championship party decorations last night, because according to Las Vegas odds makers, Dwyane Wade and company are already the frontrunners for the 2012 finals. Apparently winning last night hasn't made Dirk Nowitzki and his Dallas Mavericks favor ... More >>
Photo by Michael MillerPolice Chief Miguel ExpositoAs the saga of Miami Police Chief Miguel Exposito's war with Mayor Tomás Regalado rages on, a new development could fuel the battle between the two estranged friends over illegal gambling in the city's bodegas and cafeterias. New Times has obtai ... More >>
Lee KleinThere were no Corn Flake fried grapes with blue cheese slaw and black pepper grape jelly last night at Strike Miami bowling alley. But some of the other items from David Burke's new menu, which we told you was coming last week, were unveiled in the glowy lights of the lanes at Dolphin Mall. ... More >>
Watch em come to life at the Hard Rock.
Jamie Adams via Wikimedia Commons Fay, lame lassy that she was, didn’t stop South Florida’s gamblers from seizing on the excuse to hunker down at a felt table. As the squall squealed Monday evening, the Miccosukee casino swelled as if it was Stimulus Check Season all over again. Besides the cro ... More >>
"Did someone yell 'Paparazzi'?" Britney Spears is moving on, and apparently moving south -- to Miami. According to MSNBC gossiper Jeanette Walls, Spears is leaving Fed-Ex in her wake and house-hunting in the Magic City, with a $29 million budget, more than twice the price tag of her Malibu spread ... More >>
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