Have you been late to indulge in Miami Spice meals? Have no fear, some of the September menus were worth waiting for. While it isn't necessary to change up your spice menu from August to September, some restaurants choose to do so, and we are grateful. (There are even those who do it weekly -- wink ... More >>
'Twas the year of chicharrón tacos and bacon-wrapped quail eggs, a time of fried alligator and pan-seared frogs' legs... Alright, enough poetry: Last year was a good year for eating, so now it's time to give thanks. 2013, thank you for the barbecued beef tongue at Gabose; the ridiculously deliciou ... 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 >>
We'll admit it. We kinda started it when we asked a few questions of Giorgio Rapicavoli and Jamie DeRosa, the two chefs set to compete in this year's Iron Fork and Miami Spice kickoff event, presented by the Downtown Development Authority, on August 1 at the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing ... More >>
An original frita cubana couples Cuban bread with a spiced beef patty, seasoned with cumin, paprika, and pepper. Some add chorizo to the mix. Others cap meat with an American-style hamburger bun. Despite minor variations, one thing remains consistent: Papas fritas, deep-fried and grease-slicked juli ... More >>
In a market flooded with synthetic, sweet vodkas in flavors like Swedish fish, Fruit Loops, and yes, glazed doughnuts -- a pure, natural one is a breath of fresh air. Hence the appeal of American Harvest, a new organic spirit by the makers of Grey Goose. The new vodka is popping up in bars, restaur ... More >>
South Beach can be a dangerous place. Everyone is too sexy. The rich VIPs run the clubs. And even though electronic dance music is currently the biggest thing in pop culture, famous DJs still get kicked off the decks. Obviously, though, clubbing in Miami isn't as hazardous as grappling with giant r ... More >>
It's easy for EDM snobs to hate on Tiësto. The Dutch DJ/producer's house and trance records are nuggets of music easily consumed by the masses. They aren't always risky or forward-thinking, but they seem to get the job done and, more important, make a lot of people happy. Sure, Tiësto didn't do ... More >>
As YouTube becomes increasingly wealthy, its stars and the networks that contract with them battle for money and creative control.
In-N-Out Burger set up its first shop in 1948: Fresh, never-frozen, cooked-to-order double-patty burgers on house-made buns. French fries cut in the stores and cooked in vegetable oil. Shakes made from real ice cream. In other words, a quality fast-food burger chain (currently with some 280 branches ... More >>
Florida is notorious for Medicare fraud, and we also have more than our fair share of food stamp fraud. At least Miami residents can console themselves with the fact that our food stamp defrauders are not as shameless as those in other states.EBT cards, modern-day food stamps, are being traded for c ... More >>
D-Doghouse has taken the iPad to another level. The Brickell hot-dog palace, which just opened Saturday, May 5, allows guests to peruse the menu and order on iPads attached to every table. The tablets also serve as entertainment systems while patrons wait for their dogs and beers.Though we've seen i ... More >>
Could Miami be too big of a market for Peyton Manning? ESPN's NFL Insider Adam Schefter, citing several "sources," says that the media frenzy that greeted Manning as he arrived in South Florida may have scared him off. Schefter suggests that like Jim Harbaugh and Jeff Fisher before him, Manning m ... More >>
Photo by Riki AltmanNo we're not all professionally trained in the culinary arts like those who handed out the official honors last night, but we know our way around food and the celebrities who hawk it. Therefore we deem ourselves qualified to bestow upon last night's Burger Bash entrants the follo ... More >>
Colton Harris-Moore stole five airplanes, hot-wired boats and cars, flew a plane from Indiana to the Bahamas with no formal training, won almost 30,000 friends on Facebook, and had his life's movie rights optioned before he turned 20. The Barefoot Bandit, in short, is much cooler than you.Bu ... More >>
George Alan Rekers, latest in a long line of closeted homophobes.Unless you've spent the last 48 hours holed up in a French B&B humping the homosexuality right out of your rent-a-boy, you've probably heard about Miami New Times' exposé of gay-bashing evangelist George Alan Rekers' European trys ... More >>
Would you tell your grandson to lie about an essay for a few lousy bucks?
Jackie SayetBenack and his larger than life hogieIf there ever was a po' boy rich enough for our girl Gwen Stefani, this is the one. Not too fancy, but with a sizable amount of midriff-bearing sass."We had this po' boy on the Miami Spice Menu last year," explains Benack. "I think we're going to b ... More >>
Jackie SayetThis clean plate club always chips in, even with the dirty work Lieutenant Ignacius "Iggy" Carrol, Public Information Officer for the City of Miami Fire Department, didn't mess around when I rang earlier in the week. I was looking for a firehouse willing to play guinea pig for a s ... More >>
You've probably already heard about Outrage, the new documentary that aims to out closeted politicians who hypocritically vote for anti-gay legislation. Since you live in Florida, you've probably also heard that the film prominently features our own tanned gubernatorial whiz-kid and maybe gay guy Ch ... More >>
New releases from South Floridians.
U.S. military deserters once again flock to Canada to avoid war. Looks like this time they picked the wrong country.
Could it be that this year's crop of summer movies actually requires a brain cell or two?
The electro-pop duo's name was cute. Then came September 11.
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New music meets West African tradition in the collaboration between Philip Glass and Foday Musa Suso
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Letters from the issue of March 9, 2000
Elian Gonzalez: Still mum after all these years
A couple of frisky consumers struck it rich on Albertson's Fresh or Free offer, and now the chain is canning the program
After years of playing Papa to Hemingway, the island of Bimini, and his own troubled brood, Capt. Harcourt Neville Brown is laid to rest
That roaring inferno you see was started intentionally, and if it can be kept under control, it'll do more good than harm
Back when NE 89th Street was considered the boonies, this little cottage was a treasured playhouse. Soon it'll be rubble.
Dade County peddles public records - including yours - for a profit