The unmistakable snapping of rice in a superheated stone bowl hints at what's to come. The heavy gray-and-white-flecked basin typical of Japanese eateries seems misplaced at first in a Peruvian restaurant. But the nutty, charred scent of crisping grains soon dispenses any concerns about eating a Kor ... More >>
Earlier this year eight gay couples and the American Civil Liberties Union sued the state of Florida for failing to recognize their marriages that were performed in other states. Today, Republican Attorney General Pam Bondi's office filed a response asking a judge to throw out the lawsuit. Bondi's ... More >>
The conventional narrative holds that Florida is a wonderful place to be homeless. There's lots of sunshine and warm weather. There are public beaches. And sure enough, homeless people abound. But according to a disturbing study released this past Friday, this notion couldn't be further from the g ... More >>
Thanksgivukkah eve is upon us and whether or not you're celebrating this holiday mashup where Maccabees meet turkeys, we can all agree on one thing: Potato latkes are delicious. See also: Thanksgivukkah: Turbrisket, Menurkey, and a Movie (Video)
Chobani is my favorite morning treat. One of the leaders in the Greek yogurt craze, Chobani is creamy, protein-rich, and quick. So, imagine my delight when the company introduced some new tropical flavors like Key Lime. Then, imagine my disappointment when I opened the yogurt and found a clumpy, wa ... More >>
Nine years ago, New York's hamburger landscape changed forever when an unassuming shack began serving up humanely raised 100% Angus beef. Danny Meyer's little roadside burger cart grew into a hospitality group, and as the folks over at Shake Shack say, the rest is burger. Fast forward nine years a ... More >>
Too broke to uhntz-uhntz at Ultra? Stuck in Boise, Idaho? Well, no worries. 'Cause UMF organizers have hooked up free, live broadcasts on both YouTube and online radio network Digitally Imported. So you can even rave and rage at home alone! And it'll cost you absolutely nothing! Just like last yea ... More >>
Electronic dance music has conquered Miami. And America. And the world. For more than three decades, it had remained a mostly underground phenomenon, epitomized by illegal raves held beneath highway overpasses in the UK or after-hours parties thrown in downtown Detroit's abandoned warehouses. But o ... More >>
The Setai Grill, which opened yesterday, should be off to a superb start. The new venture, billed as a New York style steakhouse featuring French gastronomy techniques, opened yesterday in Miami Beach's swank Setai Hotel. Read also: - PM Fish and Steak House: Pricey Steaks in a Gorgeous, Bicultural ... More >>
In 2008, Bourbon Steak, located on the ground lobby of the Turnberry Isle Hotel & Resort in Aventura served greater Miami the finest upscale steakhouse its seen in ages. In 2011, it was named one of Miami's top five steakhouses by New Times. We've told you about their jerk chicken, fried chicken ... More >>
Once again, the University of Miami's women's basketball team is a third seed in the NCAA tournament, and once again President Barack Obama has snubbed them. Just like last year, the president predicts the Lady Canes will make a second round exit against a sixth seed team, this time at the hands ... More >>
The International Association of Culinary Professionals has announced the nominees for its 2012 writing awards. These honors are handed out for all manner of food writing -- newspapers, magazines, internet, blogs, television shows, cookbooks. It even gives nods to the most "Intriguing Use of N ... More >>
For Crossfade, Holiday spirit consists of little more than a pair of reindeer boxer shorts and a couple of gag gifts. Decorating? That's an upper-middle class game, the type of shit you find in gated communities 'round suburbia. It's for people with way too much free time on their hands and a h ... More >>
In October, a new law will make Florida the 31st state to outlaw bestiality. Yep, we will be tragically separated from the furry and hoofed objects of our lust, for no reason other than a pesky species divide. It's like a modern day Romeo and Juliet tale, if Shakespeare had had the guts to us ... More >>
Photo by Riki Altman Peru's queen is looking a little green.We spotted this glorious dish being served at El Gran Inka and just had to ask for the recipe from yesterday's interviewee, director of culinary operations Javier Angeles-Beron. This "avocado queen" is colorful, light, fresh and not ... More >>
McDonald's "Miami Burger."You're driving home from South Beach over the Julia Tuttle Causeway after a long night out, and once you get to Biscayne, you're struck with a dreaded choice: Do you want to make a late-night meal of McDonald's burger or Taco Bell's tacos?It is a decision that racks us a ... More >>
Fictional Miami mothers from Meet the Fockers. Yeah, it was either this or The Golden GirlsThe Daily Beast is beginning to rival Forbes.com for the number of inane city rankings list, but why should we complain? It gives us easy blog fodder. In honor of Mother's Day, Tina Brown's Internet conce ... More >>
Photo by DOKTastes just like the real taters!This recipe comes courtesy of Chef Mark Zeitouni, executive chef of The Standard Spa and Hotel, Miami Beach. Mark has been wowing guests at the hotel for four years now with his fresh, flavor-packed Mediterranean-style cuisine. While he is one of very ... More >>
These are some of the funnies I've compiled for this column over the past year, but either they didn't fit in thematically or I just wasn't that crazy about them. Either way, gotta clear out the cupboard.How complicated can ice cream flavors be? How much can you put in there? I mean, when the fla ... More >>
via miami-airport.comclick for fullsizeLas Vegas airport has slot machines, Idaho airport more than likely sells poptato sacks, California airports might as well sell weed in their vending machines. Miami International Airport has something they don't. Cuban coffee, La Carreta style.Now, the coun ... More >>
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The Grill on the Alley is known for their prime steaks, chops, seafood and cocktails, but on April 15 it's going to be offering tax relief a la carte: The restaurant will pick up sales tax on all drinks, appetizers, entrees and desserts sold that day (11 a.m. to 10 p.m.)The Grill has also rolled out ... More >>
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