Forget amber-colored quarters propped alongside mashed potatoes and watery, over-mayonnaised coleslaw. Honduran restaurants offer their own, far superior version called pollo ceibeño, or ceibeño de pollo depending upon where you order it. Named for and popularized in La Ceiba, a port town on Hondu ... More >>
Just how significant has Miami's Central American population become? In the Honduran capital, Tegucigalpa, there is a small chain of cafeteria-style restaurants called Coco Baleadas. The first U.S. location opened quietly on Coral Way last month, and it's the busiest the small space (which once held ... More >>
Nothing hits the spot like an after dinner cocktail matched with the right stogie. Leave it to the South Beach Wine and Food Festival to do it the right way. Friday under the stars on the rooftop of the Betsy Hotel, some of the best cigars and coinciding spirits in the world went center stage. Chri ... More >>
There's nothing worse than driving around aimlessly and starving on a Sunday afternoon. You want to stay clear of the brunch crowds and at the same time find something filling and affordable. Thankfully, on a recent Sunday we found Jennifer's Cafeteria in North Miami Beach. We walked into a pretty, ... More >>
To the novice, all Latin cuisines might seem similar. Rice, beans, plantains -- that's all there is to it, right? Wrong. To the expert, it is extremely evident that the spices, combinations, and, yes, even ingredients, differ from one country to the next. For example, Peru prefers its huge kernels ... More >>
With all of the attention Miami Spice gets this time of year, you probably had no idea that the 6th annual Taste of Central America starts today at the Intercontinental Hotel in Doral right now. A world of cuisine will be prepared from Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, and Nicaragua pr ... More >>
It's the time of year when South Florida politicians must reveal their net worth to their constituents. So Riptide is here to let readers know which Miami-Dade state legislators are ballin' like the Bawse at his King of Diamonds birthday party and which ones are probably living on a steady diet of r ... More >>
Riptide just got the latest issue of Leap magazine, and we eagerly thumbed through it. It's only the hottest junk mail promotional material sent out by Miami Dade College, who would dear miss an issue?We came across an interesting page in which the school highlights all the notables who have visited ... More >>
It's gringos versus catrachos in tonight's international friendly soccer match at Sun Life Stadium.The U.S. soccer team is looking for its first win under new coach Jurgen Klinsmann, while Honduras is looking for a bit o' respeto against its normally dominant northern neighbor.We're live blogging ... More >>
More than 50 members of the Colombian "Bandas Criminales" (AKA BACRIM) drug-trafficking organization have been rounded up after a joint operation based out of Miami. It's the biggest bust of the emerging drug-trafficking gang since Wifredo A. Ferrer, United States Attorney for the Southern Di ... More >>
Panther Coffee is definitely a welcome addition to Wynwood, and discerning caffeine addicts (ourselves included) patiently wait its arrival. In the meantime, though, it may be worth heading southwest in the quest for a quality brew. For the past couple years, coffee aficionados familiar with mark ... More >>
via Huffingtonpost.comDo not be confused if this woman accosts your car in Doral today.If your daily commute takes you through Doral -- and may god have mercy upon your soul for that -- you may notice some usual sights around the exclusive Doral Golf and Spa Resort this morning: grown men dressed ... More >>
At Adelita's Café in midtown Miami, you can get a taste of Honduran life. Upon entry, you sense the uncomplicated, laid-back attitude characteristic of that culture. Cheerful salsa music, staff chatting with customers, and telenovelas on TV give the small café a relaxed, friendly vibe.Of c ... More >>
Today, amnesty is a dirty word. So what happened to the immigrants given a fresh start by Reagan in 1986?
Jam Cruise is for the children tooBringing new relevance to the term "high seas," the ninth installment of Jam Cruise, the floating music festival, will kick off January 4, 2011 from Fort Lauderdale.Among the many acts promoting a positive groove for the five-day drift aboard the MSC Poesa to Roa ... More >>
Miami-Dade teachers will see their first raise in nearly four years. On average, they'll see a 1.8 percent bump in their paycheck beginning in December. [Herald]Our three local GOP congressman went to Honduras on a fact-finding mission and as a stunt to point out Zelaya should not be reinstated as p ... More >>
If you thought all Miami hip-hop stood for was balling out, popping pills, selling crack, hitting licks, fucking hoes, and killin fools then you were wrong.The local rap game has rallied behind the cause of TPS (temporary protected status) for Haitians in the United States. TPS is granted to ... More >>
Fish, listen up! Your new neighbors don't trust you.
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Indira Lopez -Ruiz, a rape and molestation victim who's lost a child, was angry. Standing outside the Miami courthouse Wednesday just as prosecutors prepared to announce their guilty verdict in the Jessica Lunsford/John Couey case, the beautiful young woman scowled. She carried a sign with a pict ... More >>
At Centro Cultural Español, Hispanic artists go radical on culture
Professional soccer is sweeping the city
Pig out on Salvadoran pupusa -- but don't forget the loroco!
When it came time to hit the road, his wife said "Choose!" and he kicked the starter
Rancho Don Goyo
More sideline heckling over cheating at University of Miami
The heartless sea claimed the Fantome and crew
Three years after the immigrant workers at Aljoma Lumber voted to unionize, they still don't have a contract. Why? José Lamas refuses to give them one.
The Gold Cup was a lot of fun, if you like riots
The Institute of Maya Studies
How a freelance reporter and South Beach nightlife maven tracked down Australia's most notorious fugitive
Deep in the heart of Little Havana, El Credito's expatriate artisans quietly go about the business of hand-rolling the creme de la creme of Cuban cigars
Broadcasting cutting-edge bands via shortwave, Victor Garcia-Rivera sends Cuba a piece of the rock