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 >>
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 >>
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.
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
Azul's Miami Spice lunch menu is a great value, according to Steven HaasMiami 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 >>
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 >>
Duane Hanson's Tourists II12.6 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.
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 >>
Bill TalbertEven 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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
image via ilovemiamispice.comMiami 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 >>
image via ilovemiamispice.com 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 >>
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 >>
Eat out for less during Miami Winter Spice.
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 >>
Miami Spa Month's been extended through August 31!
Miami Spa Month provides our surefire summer splurge.
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 >>
WLRN grovels; school board makes vote count
In general Miami Spice heated up late-summer dining
He opened the indoor skate park to get the cops off your ass
Prix fixe promo starts slow, then heats up
Reasons why Miami should be the food and wine fest capital
The birds don hats, bikinis, sneakers and stand as art in public spaces
When Miami's tourist season heats up, the flesh trade flocks to town to satisfy those unbridled urges
Highlights from Pow Wow, a multimillion-dollar exercise in insulated extravagance
Miami Beach hits a record high for resort-tax collections. Now if they can just get the deadbeats to pay up...
Miami rolled out the red carpet for visiting travel honchos. They ate, they drank, they went back home.
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.