The craft beer movement has produced some surprising side effects for the brewery world; suddenly blueberries, cherries and chocolate are considered hops-friendly ingredients, giving beer a whole new aisle in your local liquor store. In fact, beer is so user friendly with food these days, we are ... More >>
Photo by Matt HulsmanHer family motto was "hola, y'all," and for an American girl growing up in Guatemala, Sandra Gutierrez had the best of both worlds; hamburgers for dinner and arroz con leche for dessert. The New Southern-Latino Table (The University of North Carolina Press, $30) reveals her s ... More >>
Otto Perez MolinaDaniel OrtegaA leftist former guerrilla retains his grip on power while an ex-general promising mano dura sweeps into office.Yesterday was election day in two Central American countries. In Nicaragua, early results show Hugo Chavez ally and current president Daniel Ortega easily win ... More >>
Courtesy of Vic & Angelo'sElisabetta CanalisVic & Angelo's Italian Restaurant, the newest kid on the Ocean Drive block in South Beach, had its official opening on Friday, November 4. They've been open for a while but last night was the big night.On hand for the festivities was none other ... More >>
A Miami-Dade Police officer is accused of arresting a Guatemalan man on trumped up charges and calling him a "fucking immigrant" after asking where the man was from. Cases like this sure don't help those in favor of bringing Arizona-style immigration laws to Florida and claim that they wouldn't l ... More >>
Scott Fredel, executive chef and owner of Pilar, gave us a rundown on his feelings on sustainable fishing, what you're getting on your plate when you eat at his restaurant, and how expensive it is to commercially fish. Read the first part of the interview for the full story.New Times: You named t ... More >>
True or False:This is the true meaning of Cinco de Mayo in America.Sadly, Cinco de Mayo is a largely misunderstood holiday. This is due to much misinformation being passed along in articles, blogs, and so forth. For instance, many people think that the real Mexican celebration has nothing to do with ... More >>
Clean and chic, we're tellin' ya. Lester's. It sounds like a Milwaukee dive bar where steelworkers make eyes at Doreen, the sassy bartender with a heart of gold. But not Lester's in Miami. Here it will be a coffee shop/bar with a simple concept and a chic, clean, sleek look.Artist Dan M ... More >>
Florida lobster ceviche with local heirloom tomatoes and avocado, topped with stone crab mustard and Botran Rum ice cream.Riding the momentum of the South Beach Wine & Food Festival, De Rodriguez Cuba on Ocean (inside the Hilton Bentley) and Botran Rum is offering a special rum-tastic prix fi ... More >>
via newscomHow good is Luis Posada Carriles' English? That has become a central issue in the trial of the 82-year-old Cuban, who is charged with 11 counts of perjury, obstruction and immigration fraud for lying during immigration proceedings. On Wednesday, Federal prosecutors played tapes of the CI ... More >>
Photo by Riki AltmanHe cooks, he manages, and he pours a mean pisco sour.You might recall a while back we interviewed Chef Christopher Cramer at Panorama about Peruvian cuisine and, for an Irishman, he did seem to know a lot about it. But this time we wanted to chat with the genuine article, Lima ... More >>
David SamayoaSustain Restaurant & Bar opened to the public this past Saturday. I was invited to Friday's social media preview (complimentary) dinner.The space is airy and open. Most eye catching is a massive wooden rib cage structure hanging along one wall, which managing partner Jonathan Laz ... More >>
image via portorikan on flickr.Food poisoning.Blech! We used to think food recalls were a rare phenomenon. Turns out American factory culture may not have changed enough since Upton Sinclair wrote "The Jungle," to stop bacterium-infected food products from hitting store shelves.The last year has ... More >>
In today's stunning return of Riptide's news roundups: the man who fatally struck a Miami Heat dancer's motorcycle admits to having been drinking, a Miami police officer is sent to prison for stealing from a traffic accident victim, a rare destructive beetles species is found in Miami, and the lates ... More >>
photo courtesy Alayna Wool.Earlier this month, in "South Florida Living, Butcher Style," New Times brought you the history of genocidal dictators and warlords who have fled to Miami after raping and pillaging their homelands. But there's a flip side to that story: What happens to their countries ... More >>
Pino Piroso and with a freshly-made cheese pizzaAfter Short Oder called this Miami Beach-based chain an overrated, the oversensitive pizzza makers issued a challenge. "Come on over and check us out. Just see if our stuff ain't fresh...." (Well, to be honest, we're paraphrasing here.)So we we wen ... More >>
One gallery bucks the summer doldrums.
Gustavo Villoldo hunted the revolutionary leader. His new weapon: a $1 billion judgment against Fidel.
Aurea Cruz may have slender shoulders, but they were big enough to carry the whole Puerto Rican team to victory.Wilt Chamberlain's 100 points, Adrian Peterson's 296 rushing yards, and Roger Clemens' 20 strikeouts all prove that a single player can win a game in a team sport. While her name do ... More >>
It took a total team effort to defeat a fired-up Puerto Rico."It can't be bargained with. It can't be reasoned with. It doesn't feel pity, or remorse, or fear. And it absolutely will not stop ever, until you are dead." That was said about Arnold Schwarzenegger's Terminator, but it also applie ... More >>
The scrappy but shorter Peruvian team outblocked the U.S.Having won just five matches in 26 attempts againts the United States, Peru faced a challenge as daunting as trying to climb to Machu Picchu with one leg and a blindfold. But the scrappy 17th-ranked Peruvian squad gave the U.S. its tou ... More >>
Guatemala couldn't measure up to the net or to the Americans' talent.The top of the net in ladies' volleyball is nearly seven and a half feet above the ground explaining the need for tall players. The US roster includes a player as tall as 6-foot-7 with eight others taller than 5-foot-10. Guat ... More >>
One of the many USA kill shots.Costa Rica is known for its beautiful scenery, coffee beans, and -- now -- for not practicing enough volleyball. A sparse crowd at the BankUnited Center watched the second-ranked United States team dismantle Costa Rica Friday night in the 2009 Women's Volleyball ... More >>
Straw turns to gold in the Gables.
Signing the world's best soccer player didn't do the trick. Maybe two stars from Cuba will finally draw some fans to Miami FC bleachers.
The fine country of Austria reported its first case of swine flu today according to the World Health Organization. The patient, a 28-year-old woman, who recently returned from a trip to Guatemala to visit her parents, is expected to recover. The woman flew from Guatemala to an airport in Mexico City ... More >>
If you happen to wander by the Capitol on your daily stroll around Tallahassee today, yes, that is in fact a truck full of farm workers being beaten into unpaid slave labor right on the steps of the Florida Legislature.A few months after the latest slavery bust in Immokalee -- where the despicable N ... More >>
A Lowe art exhibit traces a journey from the Mayans to Zapata and beyond.
A new show at CiFo looks back at Bush's reign — and the mess he left.
Aaron Jackson went from homeless to hero. Now, with the help of Rainn Wilson, he's trying to cure a country.
Criteria is simple:A great chef who made his or her mark in Miami and then moved on. David Bouley doesn't qualify, as he wasn't actually doing the cooking at Evolution. Carmen Gonzalez of the departed Carmen's might make my top ten, but I don't think of her as being in quite in the same league as th ... More >>
Highlights come from all over the Southern Hemisphere.
Americans who still think of Latin music as mariachi bands and gyrating Ricky Martins and Shakiras might want to lend a closer ear to the genre. This country's Hispanic population isn't just growing, it's growing more diverse. More and more unique musical styles are being gobbled up, and that should ... More >>
De Hull battled hurricanes, code enforcers, and banks. Then he ran into a steamroller of a neighbor.
Lost in the immigration morass and mangled by the system.
Just back from Guatemala, and jonesing for raw fish and the curative powers of pickled ginger, we dragged our sorry carcasses and knotted, rebellious intestines over to Sushi Jo in West Palm Beach late Sunday for a bit of s&s. We just couldn't resist that Guatemalan street food, could we? Had to hav ... More >>