• Blogs

    June 12, 2014

    GOP Frontrunner Carlos Curbelo Has a History of Approving Contracts For Campaign Donors

    For years, Florida's 26th U.S. Congressional District has been defined less by politics than by outright scandal. Two years ago, Republican David Rivera lost the seat amid revelations that he had funded a shadow campaign in the Democratic primary and accepted over $500,000 in secret payments from a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 7, 2014

    How a Scammer Preyed on Gulliver Schools Parents and Derailed a Life-Saving Company

    The doctor and the lawyer showed up at Opa-locka Executive Airport ready for a fight. As they rolled down the tarmac toward the yawning hangars, the pair was well past the boiling point. For months, they'd dealt with evasions and lies, and now -- after weeks of detailed forensic accounting -- they k ... More >>

  • News

    April 17, 2014
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    April 16, 2014

    Miami Record Store Days, "a Tribute to the Whole Era," From 1975 to 2000

    Like the polar ice caps, the rainforests, and the Yangtze finless porpoise, the record store remains in peril. However, there is hope. Over the last seven years, Record Store Day has become an increasingly visible global phenomenon, encouraging fans, artists, and proprietors to unite and breathe l ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 15, 2013

    Miami-Based Burger King Costs Taxpayer $356M a Year Due to Low Employee Pay

    Burger King is one of the largest companies with global headquarters in Miami-Dade. Which is, in theory, great for the local economy, but BK's practice of paying its restaurant employees low wages may not be so great for the American economy. A new study estimates that Burger King employees might co ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 14, 2013

    Government Shutdown Screws MIA Brewing, Schnebly, and Others

    The government shutdown has put some Miami start-up breweries on hold, at least those who have applied for federal permits. Indeed, brewers and even wine and spirits makers, are being affected in some way. See also: Government Shutdown: Nine Ways It Affects Restaurants and Consumers

  • Blogs

    September 13, 2013

    Biscayne Brewing Company Coming to Brickell/Little Havana

    Miami is in for a surprise very soon when Biscayne Brewing Company officially opens for production. The new brewery has two locations: a production facility located in Doral at 8000 NW 25th Street and a brewpub in Little Havana at 1010 SW Eighth Street. See also: Biscayne Bay Brewing Company Repo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 12, 2013

    Jeb Bush's Nigerian Bribery Scandal Is Back in Court

    Just in time for the latest round of Jeb for Prez speculation, the juiciest scandal tied to Florida's former governor is headed back to court. The courts are revisiting a two-decades old charge that a company Bush cofounded spent millions bribing Nigerian officials with federally loaned money to sec ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 4, 2013

    Ben & Jerry's Free Greek FroYo: You Invite the Truck!

    "Free Ben & Jerry's" just might be the happiest phrase in the universe.The Vermont-based ice-cream company that believes treating people well is as important as making a great product, has a long history of giving away its frozen goodies. It began with the first Free Cone Day in 1979 w ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 27, 2013

    Beatport Sells Out: SFX Entertainment Buys Music Website for Undisclosed Sum

    If a picture's worth a thousand words, an electronic-dance-music site has to be in the neighborhood of $50 million, right? According to the New York Times, SFX Entertainment, which owns a stake in the Opium Group (Mansion, Set, Cameo) and is in the midst of negotiating a deal with Miami Management ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 26, 2013

    Spiegelau's Matt Rutkowski: Labels Lie, German Beers Mostly the Same

    As the craft-brew scene explodes across South Florida, how exactly do you learn about beer?(Besides drinking it in massive quantities.) Learn from the experts. Duh.We spoke with Matt Rutkowski, U.S. vice president of Spiegelau (the guru of beer glasses), about the biggest myths circulating ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 5, 2013

    Dolphins Stadium Upgrade Bill Passes First State Senate Committee Unanimously

    The Miami Dolphins won their first legislative battle in a war to secure taxpayer money to cover half of the planned $400 million upgrades to Sun Life Stadium this morning as the bill passed its first Senate committee unanimously. 

  • Blogs

    December 11, 2012

    Bougainvillea's to Take Over Cervezas in South Miami

    South Miami's popular craft beer outpost, Cervezas, is now under the ownership of another local drinking den - Bougainvillea's Old Florida Tavern. The acquisition announcement was made via the two bars' Facebook pages last night. Read also: - Best Bar for a Bender: Cerveza - 4/20 "Get Stone'd" Sto ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 12, 2012

    California's New Condom Law Could Move Porn Jobs From L.A. to Miami

    Miami's economy might soon get a deep injection of revenue from an unlikely source: the adult-film industry. Because amid all the hoopla of last week's presidential election, a new law passed in California that might shift hundreds of porn jobs to the Sunshine State. Last Tuesday, Los Angeles reside ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 18, 2012

    Romney Video Leak: Party Host Was Florida Private Equity "Party Boy" Marc Leder

    Mitt Romney is still reeling today from the leaked video showing him hobnobbing wealthy donors with the worst kind of rich guy bashing on the lazy 47 percent. But who was Romney wining and dining with such a cringe-worthy speech?A South Florida millionaire playboy, of course! Turns out he was speaki ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 16, 2012

    Darden Buys Yardhouse Restaurants for $585 Million

    As if restaurant giant Darden needed any more popular eateries in its catalogue, the good folks at the world's largest full-service restaurant group have just agreed to purchase  Yard House Restaurants, including four in the South Florida area for a steep $585 million. It adds the loc ... More >>

  • News

    July 5, 2012

    America's Petro-Terrorists

    Wall Street and Washington conspire to destabilize the U.S. economy, one barrel of oil at a time.

  • Blogs

    June 21, 2012

    Kosher Hot Dog Suit: If 'Holy' Food Is Blasphemous, We Can't Trust Anyone

    Something just ain't kosher.As reported by Short Order earlier this week, ConAgra Foods, Inc., the company that produces those delicious Hebrew National hot dogs, is being sued. Well, not only sued, but sued in a class action lawsuit. The law firm of Blackwell Burke filed the suit in Minne ... More >>

  • Dining

    May 17, 2012
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    May 3, 2012

    American Craft Beer Week Just Ahead: Wagyu Beef, Tiger Prawns, and Discounts on Suds

    American Craft Beer Week in Miami begins Monday, May 14. What better excuse do you need to dress up like Gambrinus with beer stein in hand for seven days in a row?Brown Distributing is helping Miami shake its non-beer-loving image by driving all over the county to make sure there are enoug ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 10, 2012

    The Craft Brewjas: Meet the Women Who Love Beer

    Known to be a white liquor city, Miami is currently enjoying a craft beer explosion. With Schnebly Redland Winery and Brewery becoming the city's first to export its beer and Wynwood Brewing Company on the cusp of opening its doors, Magic City cicerones have a lot to look forward to. Between the com ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 5, 2012

    Sun-Sentinel to Start Charging For News Content Online

    The Sun-Sentinel is erecting a pay wall on April 9, so expect a mass exodus of readers who don't want to pony up five bucks a month for mostly routine local news.The once proud Fort Lauderdale-based daily is following the lead of other Tribune Co. owned newspapers like the Los Angeles Times, which i ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 8, 2012

    LeBron James Promotes Pork Donuts and Ice Cream in China

    ​It may be the best athlete food endorsement since "Macho Man" Randy Savage and Slim Jim, or it could be the worst since Mike Tyson and Pepsi, but Dunkin' Brands Inc. announced Monday that LeBron James will promote pork donuts, among other products, in China and elsewhere in Southeast Asia, accord ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 17, 2011

    240 Jobs Cut at Jackson Health System

    Just in time for the holidays, the top brass at Jackson Health System have decided to cut 240 jobs from their rolls. That means 170 people are now out of work just weeks before the holiday season. The rest of the job cuts are made up by the elimination of unfilled positions. 

  • Blogs

    November 3, 2011

    Terrell Owens Sues Greenberg Traurig, One Of Miami's Oldest Law Firms: UPDATED

    Terrell Owens says Greenberg Traurig screwed him over.​Professional football's most controversial wide receiver is accusing a prominent Miami law firm and one its attorneys of seedy, unethical behavior. In a lawsuit filed in Palm Beach County this week, Terrell Owens alleges Greenberg Traurig and ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 17, 2011

    Wine Dinner Line-Up: DB, The Setai and Meat Market's Last Stand

    db Bistro ModerneChef Verbiak's "pressee" of poultry and foie gras.​There seems to be an abundance of wine pairing dinners happening both on and off the beach, providing a glorious opportunity to do a little high-end boozing. Sure, these prix-fixe gatherings can get a little expensive, but since t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 13, 2011

    Donna Shalala Overlooked UM Psychiatrist's Ethical Lapses Thanks to Promised Funding, Report Says

    via Yahoo SportsShalala takes Nevin Shapiro's money.​Donna Shalala's month keeps getting worse. Fresh off a public flogging over failing to sniff out Nevin Shapiro, the University of Miami prez allowed a shady, drug-company-funded professor to be hired as psychiatry department chair because new fu ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 7, 2011

    Rick Scott Wins "Worst Governor Ever" Race

    ​It was real neck and neck at the end, what with the surprise surge by Texas Governor Rick Perry. But Florida's own Rick Scott has been named the "Worst Governor Ever" in a drawn-out, online poll conducted by the Transportation Workers Union of America. With the way things are going right now, it ... More >>

  • News

    July 28, 2011
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    July 18, 2011

    Get Your Faces Melted! Free Tom Cruise Rock of Ages Concert at Sun Life Stadium Today

    Photo by David James/Warner Bros.Tom Cruise as Rock of Ages' Stacee Jaxx.​Wanna go hang out with Tom Cruise, the Rock of Ages crew, and thousands of sweaty, unpaid extras? Perfect. 'Cause today at 1 p.m., the New Line Cinema movie musical is hosting a "concert" at Sun Life Stadium, wherein Cruis ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 11, 2011

    So Sound Recordings Drops Free Label Sampler Mix

    So So Recordings founder Fabian "Jazzy Eyewear" Giannattasio.​Last month, we here at Crossfade highlighted Miami's five best electronic music labels, including a small local imprint, So Sound Recordings, boasting some heavy duty sonic ammunition. The brainchild of DJ-producer Fabian Giannattasio ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 1, 2011

    Rick Scott Gets Over His Fear of Trains and Approves SunRail

    ​Gov. Rick Scott has seemed to overcome his hesitations about funding Central Florida's SunRail commuter train program and announced his approval of state funding for the program today. Scott's first big decision in office was surprisingly killing a federally funded high-speed train project, a mov ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 2, 2011

    Death to "The King": Burger King Picks New Ad Agency

    ​The relationship between Miami-based Burger King and Coconut Grove-based ad agency Crispin Porter Bogusky has officially come to an end. After announcing in March that CP B's services would no longer be needed, the fast-food chain has announced that New York-based McGarryBowen will take ove ... More >>

  • Music

    May 5, 2011
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    April 28, 2011

    Dom Perignon Winemaker Vincent Chaperon Guarded Cork in the Military

    Laine Doss Vincent Chaperon, wine maker for Dom Perignon.​Even though Vincent Chaperon is only 34, he has about a dozen years of experience in the world of Champagne. He's also the winemaker for iconic brand Dom Perignon, which is located in the heart of France's Champagne region. The hands ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 20, 2011

    Jonathan Eismann's Mansion in Foreclosure, Bills Due

    Jonathan Eismann​Earlier this week, Miami New Times sat down with restaurateur Jonathan Eismann to discuss the disappearance of his restaurant empire and his new pizza venture (read the two-part interview here and here). At the helm of four successful venues last year (Pizza Volante, Fin, Q, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 11, 2011

    The Royal Palm, Miami Beach's First Black-Owned Hotel, to Become Yet Another Fancy Chain Hotel

    ​The Royal Palm hotel was the first black-owned hotel in all of Miami Beach, and as our Francisco Alvarado once put it, "was supposed to be a beacon of atonement for Miami-Dade County's racist past." After it re-opened on 16th and Collins in 2002, a string of bad business calculations and bitter d ... More >>

  • Music

    March 17, 2011
  • Blogs

    February 11, 2011

    Groupon Finally Pulls Controversial CP B Ads

    ​Mark this as a failure for local ad firm Crispin Porter Bogusky. has finally decided to pull it's Super Bowl ads created by the firm after public outrage. In the most controversial example, Oscar-winning actor Timothy Hutton talked passionately about the plight of the people of Tibe ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 29, 2010

    New Charlie's Angels TV Pilot to Film in Miami

    ​In a blow to those who prefer Hollywood churn out an original idea every once in a while but a possible boon to the Miami film industry, ABC is said to be working on a pilot for a TV reboot of the well worn Charlie's Angels franchise. Deadline Hollywood reports that ABC has already ordered a pilo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 3, 2010

    Bombay Sapphire Lounge Opens October 19 in Former Sears Tower at the Arsht Center

    Courtesy of the Adrienne Arsht Center / Photos by Manny HernandezThe Bombay Sapphire Lounge located in the Art Deco Tower at the Adrienne Arsht Center.​If you are looking to grab a pre-theater drink or a sip during intermission, the Adrienne Arsht Center is making sure you don't have to leave the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 24, 2009

    Stadium Approved, Good Friggin' Riddance

    My favorite moment in yesterday's nine-hour discussion of the new $2 billion Marlins Stadium came at 9:27 p.m., when Commissioner "Space Cowboy" Javier Souto began defending himself from concerns that Mayor Carlos Alvarez runs him like an Italian train: "My vote is not for sale, rent, or lease," Sou ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 19, 2009

    SP Global Radio on

    SP Global Radio is a weekly show on hosted by local DJs JD and Rob Solomon. With over 40,000 iTunes podcast downloads per month worldwide, they are now hitting the airwaves with their eclectic mix of underground EDM. Tune in for their exclusive weekly broadcasts where you will hea ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 16, 2009

    Circuit City Shutting Down, Sucks for Midtown

    Circuit City, the nation-wide electronic retailer, is unplugging, and closing down all 567 of its American stores, including the one in the Shops at Midtown. Midtown has already weathered the loss of Linen-N-Things, and now Circuit City will leave another big chunk of unoccupied real estate. We held ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 25, 2008

    If You Think We're In A Recession...

    Sure, the economy's bad here in South Florida. Workers are getting laid off, salaries slashed, homes foreclosed upon. But have some pity for the poor Deutsche Bank employees in Germany. According to the London Independent, senior executives of the German Bank can no longer expense brothel visits or ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 1, 2008

    On Bike Efficiency -- And Pricks

    The Bike Blog is pleased to see the many comments on our recent bike feature. What with the back and forth, we did want to clarify one point of fact. After being called “a prick,” for remarking that bicyclists should “just get out of the way of those of us who have things to do,” the comme ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 10, 2008

    The Mile-High Snub

    “Celebrity chefs bring plane food to new heights” blared the business section headline in Saturday’s Miami Herald. Charlie Trotter, Todd English, and our own Michelle Bernstein are highlighted in the article as pioneers of haute in-flight cuisine -- and also as harbingers of “the airline i ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 15, 2007

    Look Who's Third World Now

    Someone else is throwing around the "third world" moniker in relation to Miami - and this time, it's a businessman who has extensive dealings with the city. According to Miami Today, Carnival Cruise Lines CEO Bob Dickinson said Miami's port facilities are "third world" and that construction of t ... More >>

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