When Brickell Irish Pub unexpectedly closed its doors two months ago, happy hour-goers were crushed. V&E Restaurant Group, the group behind the Irish outpost, thought something more Miami would be a better fit for the location. "This area lacks a good and homestyle Cuban restaurant," says general ... More >>
After four years of flip nights, red headed sluts (the shot, duh), and U2 cover bands -- Brickell Irish Pub is closing its doors. This massive bar/eatery is going out in a blaze of glory with a "Last Call Closing Party" this Saturday night. See also: The Hoxton in Brickell Has Closed
Beyonce and Jay-Z are dangerously in love, and are apparently celebrating their fifth wedding anniversary possibly illegally. The two were spotted in Havana, Cuba, yesterday, which, you know, might be against U.S. law.
If you noticed our favorite Real Housemom Elsa Patton hawking her branded coffee and wondered it it was some cute segment or a possible dream sequence on Bravo's Real Housewives of Miami let us confirm here and now -- Havana Elsa coffee is real.The Patton Group has confirmed that Havana Elsa coffee ... More >>
Forget about the Secret Service agents and their Colombian hookers. Ozzie Guillen praising Fidel Castro? Old news. The raging hot scandal this morning, according more than 100 articles on Google News at last count, is that Hillary Clinton spent last night in Cartagena dancing and drinking beer at a ... More >>
A flyer for the event featured Prado Avenue's lion sculptures dressed in drag.It's quite a human rights paradox. Next month, the Cuban parliament will discuss a bill that would legalize same-sex marriage on the Communist isle, yet GLBT citizens are, like all Cubans, discouraged from gathering and ... More >>
This guy cannot handle angry leaflets.Life in La Habana has been inching toward change lately. These days, it's perfectly legal to serve up to 50 people in your restaurant, to own your own barber shop and to spend all afternoon loading clunky dial-up porn on your home computer.Still most definite ... More >>
Americans have potatoes. Cubans have yuca. So in Miami, you can find the root vegetable pretty much everywhere arroz y frijoles are sold. The starch can be boiled or fried but must be drenched in mojo (a sauce prepared with heavy amounts of garlic, olive oil and citrus juices) to be legitimate.Local ... More >>
Who knew Cubans even liked Puerto Ricans? On Tuesday, boricua reggaetoneros Calle 13 threw a concert in Habana and 200,000 Cubans showed up.from diplo's twitter It was the second major concert by an international star in Cuba in the last year, following August's Juanes show. Singer René Pérez J ... More >>
The Cuban government had an enticing travel offer for expats around the world this week: Come back for a three-day panel discussion!Cuban governmentExiles travel to Havana for fancy confabSurprisingly, 450 of them accepted. Yes, a boatload of Cubans living abroad flew to Havana not for the green mo ... More >>
The three dozen "Ladies in White" who took to the streets of Havana on Human Rights Day on Thursday hoped to bring attention to husbands, fathers, and friends serving time in Cuban jails for speaking out. But it was the government that made the strongest case that human rights are being trampled dai ... More >>
via Flickr user t_a_i_sPlenty of things to hear in Broward and Palm Beach this weekend, one of them will even make you feel good about yourself! Tonight, the Help Mend A Heart Benefit Show is happening at The Talent Farm. The $10 cover charge goes to the Maureen Waters Medical Fund (read all abou ... More >>
via Revolico.comUvaldo in Havana just posted this '59 Ford Zephyr for sale this morning. It's yours for 14,000 convertible pesos. Revolico isn't just the best place on the web to ogle rusted out Yank Tanks for sale in Havana. As we wrote back in September, it's also the most remarkable example ye ... More >>
The Miami Dolphins lost to the Atlanta Falcons 19-7, and it wasn't even that kind of loss where you could be like, "Well, at least their so-and-so looks good this year." It was just brutal. [Herald]Ferry service from Miami to Havana? It might just happen. [NYTimes]Oh, no! Someone pulled a smash ... More >>
Mia LeoninPoet, UM creative writing professor, and former Miami New Times theater critic Mia Leonin grew up believing her father was dead, and after years of listening to her mother's disparate stories regarding his identity - -internist, ophthalmologist, Filipino, foreign islander -- she finally ... More >>
I guess it is possible a news ticker could bring down an oppressive regime, but in reality it's just going to serve as another silly point of conflict. The U.S. diplomatic mission in Havana turned on the five-foot high, 25-windows-long news ticker in January 2006. The first message, to celebrat ... More >>
T. J. English's best-selling book, Havana Nocturne: How the Mob Owned Cuba and Then Lost It to the Revolution, went over like a lead balloon in certain corners of El Exilio. The book paints Fulgencio Batista as a corrupt leader all too willing to play ball -- and take kickbacks -- from powerful ... More >>
Green fatigues in the Gables.
If you're not a subscriber to our weekly Cafe Bites dining newsletter for Broward and Palm Beach, here's a taste of what you missed this week. Click here to subscribe.Some secrets South Floridians like to keep to themselves. Lake Worth hole-in-the-wall Havana Hideout has a few of them. Like its choc ... More >>
Ice has a bit of a bad musical rap ever sense its unfortunate connection with a certain early 90's caucasian rapper, but it's grown musically sense then. While listening to the Merzbox 20 times in a row, it realized there's more to creating sound than ripping of a Queen riff, so it teamed up wi ... More >>
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A Cuban coming-of-age story with a kick of Miami spice
Habana Abierta, the supergroup made up of Cuba's premier rock and roll pioneers, prepares for international stardom
In which the author observes recent changes in Cuba: Cheap liquor is now plentiful but hope has become scarce
For Dirty Dancing, the second verse is even worse than the first
Despite uneven film quality, this year's festival was an unqualified success
A thorn in the side of both el exilio and the regime, Eloy Gutierrez-Menoyo waits for U.S.-Cuba relations to thaw even as his assets are frozen
Cubans on both sides of the Florida Straits are casting off old illusions, so why is U.S. policy stuck in the past?
The art of luggage can express travel, exile, and private and social lives
After the Catholic Church banished him, Cuba welcomed him. But the vibrant new life George Zirwas created for himself soon ended in tragic death.
Hollywood's hits fill Havana's movie theaters. Just don't ask how they got there.
Yusa "Tumi Music"
Havana may be rendered fantastic here, but not distant