Norman Van Aken may not be a household name like some of his friends, but that's probably the way he wants it. Credited with being one of the founders of New World Cuisine, Van Aken paved the way for his publicly celebrated friends, such as Emeril Lagasse, Anthony Bourdain, and Mario Batali by creat ... More >>
For nearly two decades, Myles Chefetz has made a fortune by using decadence to attract diners. When the South Beach pioneer and chef-partner Michael Schwartz opened Nemo on Collins Avenue at First Street in 1995, the Asian-influenced seafood restaurant became an instant hit with the party creatures, ... More >>
On the afternoon we visited the Miami Rum Renaissance Festival, the atmosphere was electric, and the air was perfumed with the sweet aroma of the spirit thousands of people came to celebrate -- rum. Pirates, tiki enthusiasts, and plain 'ole rum lovers filled the main hall of the Miami Airport Conve ... More >>
Miami-based lawyer Jeff Herman is the country's leading attorney when it comes to handling high-profile sexual abuse lawsuit. He's taken on the Archdiocese of both Miami and Denver, billionaire Jeffrey Epstein, Elmo puppeteer Kevin Clash, and now X-Men director Bryan Singer. Just two days after w ... More >>
At OTC, Brickell's go-to spot for casual fare with upscale flavors, beer is an important part of the menu. This past weekend, Michael Sullivan welcomed diners to a beer-pairing dinner that may be the first of many. Wynwood Brewing Company's locally brewed crafts were matched with dishes that have n ... More >>
Crossing over the threshold of blue marble and mirrored walls of the St. Regis leads you to the J&G Grill dining room so rich and decadent that you can't believe that you get to dine there for a mere $39 per person. Thanks Miami Spice. This is what it's all about. Where other restaurants may way wa ... More >>
Mansfield Staniford wants the Brazilian girl in the picture. He's running around in the anti-fashion trifecta of socks, sneakers and shorts, obsessively pulling his thinning brown hair. Little kids dash between the legs of the business men, photographers, models and moms who are gathered at South Po ... More >>
It all started at Peter Luger, the legendary 125-year-old steakhouse in New York. Head waiter Wolfgang Zweiner learned from the best and decided to open his own place. Thus, Wolfgang's Steakhouse was born. With four restaurants in New York, one in Beverly Hills, and one in Hawaii, Wolfgang recentl ... More >>
If all y'all follow Bad Girl RiRi on Instagram, you already know she loves the weed, the green, and the big booties. So it's no surprise that Rihanna got down with the Magic City's finest smoke, cash money, and fat asses after her 4/20 show in SoFla. Just check the cut for a five-photo timeline of ... More >>
The sixth season of Mad Men premieres this Sunday, April 7, at 9 p.m. on AMC, and already the spoilers are coming in from blogs and online magazines. We won't share any of them, except to state the obvious -- the two hour episode will have Don Draper, Roger Sterling, Joan Harris, and the rest of Ste ... More >>
With the rise of the ubiquitous Internet, street fashion trends rolled in, heavy and dark like a storm cloud, over the style world. Instead of dressing sorta like supermodels on the catwalk, we had to start wearing exactly whatever some fashion editor in Italy was sporting. There's something so li ... More >>
Wearing little more than a bad decision (read: underboob Iris tattoo) and a black, unzipped leather jacket draped over her bare shoulders, a nearly naked Rihanna will grace the cover of GQ's Men of the Year issue. According to the magazine, "men straight lost their minds over" Rihanna in 2012, esp ... More >>
What really matters in life? Is it family? Is it power? Is it success in your career? No, it's tit buoyancy. At least, that's what Rihanna will be most concerned when she reaches her nifty 50s. The Barbadian sex goddess recently sat down for a revealing yet playful on-screen interview with Bravo's ... More >>
Barack Obama's reelection campaign hasn't even hit full stride yet, and there's already an e-book that supposedly explains all the campaign's dirty secrets.Politico and Random House released "Obama's Last Stand" this morning, an e-book that among other things claims that when speculation began that ... More >>
There was a time when spirits were distilled by family-run companies. Small batches of rye, bourbon, or rum were made and distributed. In time, large corporations started buying out these small companies until it seemed like most every item in your local liquor store could be traced back to a few la ... More >>
Thank the good lord for the beautiful game. And thank the good folks at the many soccer bars in Miami for broadcasting what promises to be an epic clash of perennial futbol powerhouses, Euro 2012.For the next three weeks through the championship on July 1, superstar players like Wesley Sneijder (Net ... More >>
Early this morning, Rihanna watched two women simulate cunnilingus. And according to the Barbadian superstar, her "daddy would be proud." At 5:02 a.m., Ri-Ri tweeted a picture of herself at a New York City strip club holding a stack of dollar bills while making it rain on a couple of exotic dancer ... More >>
It's a fine line between pure genius and utter insanity. Many musicians have made a career out of toeing that line. Or, uh, totally jumping it and never looking back. As it turns out, May is Mental Health Awareness Month. And since batshit crazy people don't care what month it actually is, neither ... More >>
See LA Weekly's complete Coachella coverage -- the top moments from Friday, April 20, four highlights from Saturday, April 21, including Black Lips' Biggie Smalls "hologram, and the five best things from Sunday, April 22. It couldn't all be great performances, decent recreational drugs, and pleasan ... More >>
This isn't the first time you've seen Rihanna's boobs. And it probably won't be the last. RiRi has stripped down and freaked out an Irish farmer. She's flashed her nipple rings in public. She's even immortalized her fondness for sado-masochistic sex play. Basically, the pop star doesn't mind givi ... More >>
The Miami Marlins chief munchkin wants to show South Florida what a tough little Ironman he is. Team President David Samson is going to run 50 miles on April 27, from Pompano Beach to Coral Gables, in honor of the 5,000 workers who built the new Marlins Stadium. We're sure they're thrilled. Who woul ... More >>
Eat Street profiles food trucks and the bloggers who love them.The food channel show filmed a half dozen segments in Miami for its 2011-2012 season, showcasing Dim Ssäm à Gogo, Mr. Good Stuff, Latin Burger and Taco, Sugar Rush, Ms. Cheezious, and Latin House Grill.
The charitable Chef SusserChef Allen Susser is rallying chefs to come together for a series of fund-raising dinners to help those in Japan."Calling ourselves 'Culinary Messengers' we've banded together to raise money for Japan and hope that you'll join us," writes Susser in an email to fellow cul ... More >>
Indiana-born, Berlin-based DJ/producer Troy Pierce is one of the great dark horses of contemporary techno. "Dark horse" meaning his rise through the international ranks in the last decade has been surreptitious, but also "dark" in the sense that he boasts one of the gloomiest and murkiest sou ... More >>
Image via Wikimedia CommonsYours truly recently dealt with an American Airlines screw up that caused her to miss a trip to Hawaii. So after writing a blog post, starting a thread on a local travel community forum and filling out an official contact form to airline customer relations, all that was ... More >>
Here's a last-minute heads up: Tomorrow night is the local screening of Hori Smoku Sailor Jerry, the new documentary about the life and times of the tattoo legend. Born Norman Keith Collins, he became the go-to ink man in Hawaii, where he developed his singular style on the bodies of hard-living ... More >>
Some football rumors we pick up on Riptide never come true. Usain Bolt never did make his start with the Dolphins. Others are actually legitimate it seems, as the 2010 Pro Bowl will indeed be played at Dolphin Stadium a week before the Super Bowl according to AP sources. The NFL has thought about ... More >>
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