For those of us who are not gentiles, Christmas usually involves Chinese food and, of course, Peking duck. Or as Ralphie in A Christmas Story calls it, "Chinese turkey." Lately, our chopsticks have gotten a lot of exercise in the 305. We've been looking for Chinese restaurants open on Christmas t ... More >>
Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart, himself the son of Cuban immigrants, has promised to champion immigration reform that would pave a path to citizenship for 11 million undocumented residents. Though, many are frustrated that the Republican really hasn't done much of any actual work on the issue, so they decid ... More >>
Christmas is officially a week away, and while there are those who purchased their holiday gifts far in advance (who has time for that?), we know there are still a frantic few who are desperately in search of thoughtful presents for their loved ones. If you fall in the latter category, these tips ... More >>
Our empty nug pouches have been hung from the chimney with care. Our palm trees are tinseled up like sexier, skinnier white pines. And our glowstick menorahs are ablaze. That's right -- it's holiday season in the MIA. And we, the party people, aren't about to celebrate with family, fruitcake, and a ... More >>
Can it be here already? Christmas is just around the esquina. As of today, Miami has 5 days to scrounge up plans, coordinate with the relatives, designate dishes, and have an overall panic attack realizing CHRISTMAS IS LESS THAN A WEEK AWAY. Not to worry, though. Short Order has Miami's restaurant ... More >>
For foodies like us, the holiday season is all about eating, drinking and well, eating some more. Seriously, it's why we wear stretch pants for the entire month of December. To carry the tradition past the table -- there are all kinds of funky food and drink themed decorations to give your home tha ... More >>
You've probably never heard of J. Fred Coots, but damned if his ditty hasn't been blowing up your car radio for the past month. Way back in 1934, Coots co-wrote a little tune called "Santa Claus Is Comin' to Town" -- a track that cracks the ten most played songs worldwide almost every year and ha ... More >>
The chain of holidays at the end of the year is good of an excuse as any to party up and overindulge, which also means you can plan to bring on the weight gain!Not so fast. Between the cookies, candy canes, pastries, egg nog and Yorkshire pudding, there's no question that holiday foods aren't the ... More >>
Miami's club owners and party promoters toil day after day, year after year, planning your nightlife adventures. They give you exciting stories to brag about for decades. And lucky for Miami scenesters, we have a dedicated stable of nightlife overlords who make this city one of the Planet's most ... More >>
via uncrate.com"It takes a Bad Jew to make good BBQ."'Tis the season to celebrate your inner Jew and think Kosher barbeque sauce. Next@19th is a center committed to engaging the Jewish community of South Florida. Next Wednesday, December 21, at 8 p.m., the center will host its second annual Music ... More >>
Laura NesslerChocolate Santas, candy ornaments, gingerbread houses and Christmas trees. Foodies behold, you may now add a tannenbaum to the list of conquered Christmas icons of culinary proportions.You might not care much for eating healthy during the holidays. But once the reality of your midsec ... More >>
Arnold Wells, FlickrLess than 20 days from now, Jesus Christ will turn the big 2-0-1-2, though he doesn't look a day over 33. Around the world, Christians will celebrate his birth with an appalling display of hyper-consumerism and overconsumption. And of course, crappy Christmas music. Howeve ... More >>
Photo by Sarah TylerDrunk Santa doesn't feel like cooking this Christmas.Some of us like to stay home on Christmas Day and enjoy a home cooked meal, maybe some hot chocolate or eggnog, and some chestnuts roas.....wait, for a second there I forgot that we live in the most glamorous city in the cou ... More >>
Turn that shit off! You're making Santa sad!Shitty Christmas music makes Santa mad. Hey, the guy's gotta drive 'round the whole world and the last thing he wants on such a long road trip is crappy tunes. And that means all the CDs he throws out of his sleigh end up falling down your chimney. Whic ... More >>
photo kitten via FlickrWho doesn't like to receive sweet treats in their Christmas stockings? They should taste right and embody Christmas cheer.
Hoe, hoe, hoes!!!Blowfly Blowfly Does XXX-Mas (Pandisc Records) myspace.com/blowfly Christmas comes early this year with that thick, juicy, protein-filled wad of Blowfly love that you've tasted so many times over the last five decades. A true visionary, Clarence Reid, AKA Blowfly, decided to ... More >>
via Mike TorreyGet high in the Andes.Mike Torrey is a San Diego based architectural photographer with a new book out called "Stone Offerings: Machu Picchu's Terraces of Enlightenment."Mike will be in town for the Miami International Book Fair and will be on a panel with a National Geographic phot ... More >>
¡Feliz Navidad, Miami! As I sit by my Christmas tree and look upon the disco ball ornaments as they glitter and shine, I stroll through my holiday memory lane.This is the time of year that I eat tons of lechon, yuca, and arroz con frijoles. I have no idea what that gelatinous cylinder (that only ex ... More >>
The wingnuts at the Free Republic were prematurely dancing on the grave of The Miami Herald yesterday. There's some predictable, irrational bitching about bias in the mainstream media, and then they settle on the idea that, ha ha, Rush Limbaugh should buy The Herald. Which is exactly what you would ... More >>
No offense, Mr. Schulz.
Get your first taste of the season with these holiday trimmings.
Meet pro wrestling legends at Dolphin Mall.
Christmas music with spirituality and soul.
Its the most wonderful time of the year
Some mornings, you wake up in South Florida, crack open the newspaper, and think: God is surely dead. Or maybe he’s just different. In Italy, the nation’s most vulgar and oft-uttered exclamation, Porco Dio, literally translates to “porcine god.” Somehow it seems most true here in Miami. ... More >>
Get in the Christmas spirit at Festival of the Trees.
Get your shopping done early
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