Greater Miami Convention & Visitors Bureau

  • Blogs

    August 12, 2014

    Rolando Aedo Talks Miami Spice: "The More People Celebrating Food in Miami, the Better"

    Miami Spice, the two-month promotion that offers value-priced meals at 174 Miami-area restaurants, is in full swing. Sponsored by the Greater Miami Convention & Visitors Bureau, the promotion continues throughout August and September and offers diners a three-course lunch for $23 and dinner for $3 ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 1, 2014

    The Good of Miami Spice 2014, Part One

    Another steamy summer, another Miami Spice. The Greater Miami Convention & Visitors Bureau is back with the oft-beloved, sometimes maligned dining deals that help fill restaurants during the slow summer months and give less well-to-do diners a way to eat in the city's most lavish spots at a fraction ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 26, 2013

    Makoto for Miami Spice: Glitzy With Vegetarian Options

    There's no shortage of glamour at Makoto Okuwa's Bal Harbour restaurant. It hits you before you step inside the dimly lit, black and light brown space. You've schlepped yourself clear across town for a chance to taste the Morimoto protégé's fare at a reasonable price. Miami Spice is that oh-so-s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 18, 2013

    Taste of the Nation Fights To End Childhood Hunger July 25

    Who likes being hungry? Nobody. That's precisely why Share Our Strength, the country's leading anti-hunger group, exists. Their No Kid Hungry campaign is fueled by the objective of ending childhood hunger in America. To do this, the Share Our Strength organization is bringing back its highly respe ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 24, 2013

    Miami to Offer New Yorkers Free Rides in McLaren- and Lambo-Like Cars Tomorrow

    Remember how Miami's tourism board last year put a pop-up pool in the middle of Manhattan? Well, this summer it'll offer New Yorkers free rides in candy-colored high-end sports cars.

  • Blogs

    June 14, 2013

    Shuckers Deck Collapse: No More Waterfront Restaurants?

    What started out as a fun evening with friends took a tragic turn when the waterfront deck at Shuckers Bar & Grill in North Bay Village collapsed during the Miami Heat game, sending about 100 people tumbling into the water. As cheers for the home team turned into screams, restaurant workers and pat ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 23, 2013

    Iron Fork, Miami Spice Kickoff at the Arsht Center: Miami's Best New Dining Event

    Miami is known for some of the best food events in the nation. One of them is Iron Fork, the Miami New Times extravaganza where chefs battle for glory. Another is Miami Spice, a two-month bonanza sponsored by the Greater Miami Convention and Visitors Bureau (GMCVB), in which diners enjoy cool dining ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 9, 2012

    Drink Specials Tonight for Miami Live Music Month

    Not much goes better with live music than drinks, cheap drinks, and plenty of them. A handful of bars and venues participating in Miami Live Music Month are offering two-for-one drink specials every Friday until Nov. 30. Forty-five venues across Miami-Dade are hosting live acts during the month of ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 8, 2012

    Burgerlicious Returns Tonight for a Second Time in the Gables

    A second round of Burgerlicious returns to Coral Gables tonight at Fred B. Hartnett Ponce Circle Park where you will be greeted by burgers galore.Between 6 to 10 p.m. you'll be able to sink your teeth into gourmet burgers made by more than 20 of Coral Gables' top restaurants. Cost for general admiss ... More >>

  • Music

    November 1, 2012
  • Blogs

    October 30, 2012

    Icona Pop and New Times' Miami Live Music Month Kickoff at Grand Central

    The Swedish electro chicks of Icona Pop sing: "I crash my car into a bridge. I don't care. I love it," to a floor-smashing dance beat. They are the perfect example of a species that one of their songs terms the "90s Bitch." Who is this bitch? She's a wild party animal characterized by a nihilisti ... More >>

  • Calendar

    June 28, 2012
  • Blogs

    June 4, 2012

    Miami Spice: Price Rise in 2012

    If it ain't broke, tinker with it.That's apparently the thinking at the Greater Miami Convention & Visitors Bureau in regards to its highly successful Miami Spice program. An email was sent out over the weekend by the Greater Miami Convention & Visitors Bureau that states, "Restaurants will ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 8, 2012

    13.4 Million Overnight Visitors Came to Miami Last Year and Spent $20.7 Billion

    2011 was a banner year for tourism in Miami-Dade as records were set not only for the number of tourists who stayed overnight in the county, but also for how much money they left behind. According to numbers released today by the Greater Miami Convention and Visitors Bureau 13.4 million tourists sta ... More >>

  • Dining

    September 1, 2011
  • Blogs

    July 28, 2011

    The Inside Scoop on Miami Spice From Steven Haas

    Azul's Miami Spice lunch menu is a great value, according to Steven Haas​Miami Spice starts Monday, August 1 and runs through September 30. All over South Florida, people are buying larger clothes in anticipation of this two-month-long promotion where over one hundred of Miami's best restaur ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 15, 2011

    Many Think Miami Is Nice Place for Free Wedding

    Who knows how serious these brides are going to get.​About 9,000 people from across the country entered the "Marry Me in Miami" contest for a wedding at the Biltmore Hotel in Coral Gables worth $150,000, according to organizers at the Greater Miami Convention & Visitors Bureau.Five couples wer ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 3, 2011

    More People Visited Miami in 2010 Than Ever Before

    Duane Hanson's Tourists II​12.6 million paid an overnight visit to Miami-Dade in 2010, and according to the Greater Miami Convention & Visitors Bureau that is an all time record.Yep, despite a still downtrodden economy, the local tourism industry is apparently thriving.

  • Calendar

    December 23, 2010
  • Blogs

    October 19, 2010

    Travel Deal: Fly to NYC and Freeze Your Ass Off for Only $79

    ​Tourism officials in both New York City and Miami announced today a joint promotion to encourage travel between the two cities. In conjunction with American Airlines, flights during certain dates this winter will cost only $79 each way. That's a decent, if not exactly unbelievable deal, but we ca ... More >>

  • Dining

    August 12, 2010
  • Blogs

    June 9, 2010

    Miami Tourism Chief on Oil Spill: Don't Worry, Be Happy

    Bill Talbert​Even if experts warn that oil could already be off the coast of Miami and a University of Central Florida study estimates that the Gulf disaster could end up costing Florida $11 billion in lost tourism spending and 200,000 jobs, Bill Talbert, president of the Greater Miami Convention ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 21, 2010

    Happy 62nd Birthday, Iggy Pop!

    The musical legend born James Osterberg is Miami's most famous rock and roll resident. And though he guards where, exactly, it is that he resides, lately it seems it's been easier than ever to see him out on the town. And boy, the Greater Miami Convention & Visitors Bureau should consider hiring ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 3, 2010

    Silicon Beach: Porn and Fuzzy Stats on Greater Miami Convention & Visitors Bureau Website

    Screen shot from GMCVB community forum.This picture is tame. There were way more tits, ass, vajayjay, and blowjobs on the GMCVB forum than you'd ever find on Collins Avenue.​Gus Moore, founder and owner of Miami Beach 411, a decade-old website with one of the city's oldest and most active online c ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 28, 2009

    Tourists Really Are Dumb

    Tourists complain Miamians are rude. Locals complain tourists are dumb. So it goes. We'll readily admit to being rude at times, but it's time for tourists to admit they're a bit clueless. William Hageman recently rounded up the dumbest questions tourism professionals have ever been asked. Obviously, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 29, 2009

    Miami Spice Is Here August 1 through September 31st - Start Eating

    image via​Miami Spice is here, almost. From August 1st through September 31st over 100 Miami-Dade restaurants will be offering gourmet fare at fixed prices of $22 for lunch and $33 for dinner. Groups of 4 or more should call individual restaurants in advance to let them know th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 30, 2009

    Miami Spice Explains Itself

    image via Yesterday, Lee Klein called Miami Spice annoying. Today, we're giving the Greater Miami Convention & Visitors Bureau an opportunity to respond. I asked Rolando Aedo, Senior VP of marketing and tourism what makes Miami Spice special if it happens every season. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 29, 2009

    Miami Spice Is Getting Annoying

    Miami Spice started as a discount deal that was meant to promote dining out during the traditionally sluggish month of August. Then it was officially lengthened through September, and the following year restaurateurs unofficially jumped the gun and started the program in July. This year there were w ... More >>

  • Calendar

    January 15, 2009

    A Gentler Gourmet

    Eat out for less during Miami Winter Spice.

  • Blogs

    January 9, 2009

    Miami Spice Braces For the Cold

    The effects of the economy are being felt in every industry imaginable, most of all the ones that entertain and nourish us. The restaurant industry, from celebrity chefs right on to busboys, dishwashers, and even food producers and farmers are more than feeling the pinch. Fine establishments in Cora ... More >>

  • Calendar

    August 21, 2008

    Because You're Worth It

    Miami Spa Month's been extended through August 31!

  • Calendar

    July 3, 2008

    Because You’re Worth It

    Miami Spa Month provides our surefire summer splurge.

  • Blogs

    December 22, 2006
  • Blogs

    December 22, 2006

    Sour Pickles

    Where's the beef going? "I didn't want to change it," Isaac Starkman told me a few years back when asked about his strategy for renovating Wolfie Cohen's Rascal House. "I wanted to perpetuate it." And for good reason, as during one thirteen-year period alone the landmark delicatessen in Sunny Isle ... More >>

  • Calendar

    August 3, 2006
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    July 29, 2004
  • News

    April 29, 2004

    Density Turns on the Radio

    WLRN grovels; school board makes vote count

  • Dining

    October 23, 2003

    Season Opener: A Double-Header

    In general Miami Spice heated up late-summer dining

  • Calendar

    November 7, 2002

    Skate Lord

    He opened the indoor skate park to get the cops off your ass

  • Dining

    October 3, 2002

    Spiced to Taste

    Prix fixe promo starts slow, then heats up

  • Dining

    July 4, 2002

    Selling Miami Spice

    Reasons why Miami should be the food and wine fest capital

  • News

    April 5, 2001

    The Wages of Sin

    When Miami's tourist season heats up, the flesh trade flocks to town to satisfy those unbridled urges

  • News

    June 10, 1999

    Miami: See It Like a Pampered, Sheltered, Spoiled-Rotten Tour Operator from Munich

    Highlights from Pow Wow, a multimillion-dollar exercise in insulated extravagance

  • Culture

    January 14, 1999
  • Music

    August 21, 1997
  • News

    February 23, 1995

    Fiscal Therapy

    Miami Beach hits a record high for resort-tax collections. Now if they can just get the deadbeats to pay up...

  • News

    June 1, 1994

    How Now, Pow Wow?

    Miami rolled out the red carpet for visiting travel honchos. They ate, they drank, they went back home.

  • News

    May 11, 1994

    Miami Makeover

    Tropical paradise or violent hellhole? If you ask the wizards selected to design the city's publicity campaign, the answer is as clear as a bright summer day.

  • Culture

    September 29, 1993
  • News

    September 26, 1990
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