The beige bulb of crackly pastry dough sprinkled with white powder could be hiding anything. You punch a fork into the flaky shell and a wisp of steam fills the air, which is already thick with incense and the blare of R.E.M.'s "Losing My Religion" set to a Middle Eastern rhythm.
Because everyone makes it to Miami (eventually), the uber-popular nationwide sandwich chain Which Wich is opening two local locations in the 305 -- one slated for December, the other for early in 2015. The sammie shops are known for their unique ordering system, where customers use red Sharpies to ... More >>
The pan con lechon has a natural progression. What else is one to do with heaps of juicy, fatty pork leftover from a Sunday roast other than tuck it between two pieces of bread with shards of sticky skin and sweet onions?
We want to give a big fat congrats to everyone who participated in this year's second-annual III Points music, art, and technology festival. It was a wild few days and nights, and there were a lot of great strides made between this year and the last, one of those being the absolutely fantastic mix ... More >>
If Chicago has the hot dog and New York has the mile-high pastrami sandwich on rye, Miami's sandwich is the Cuban (although Tampa has its own claims on the lunchtime treat). The origins of the "Cuban" date back to the late 1800's when it was the favorite mid-day meal of Cuban workers in cigar facto ... More >>
Hearing that a spot serves vegan pizza is maybe the best thing ever for an herbivore. Because, let's be real, it's impossible not to miss that chewy dough, that piquant sauce, that melty, gooey, drippy mozzarella. Sigh. So when I heard Lemoni Pizza & Kitchen serves vegan pies, I was on it like Miam ... More >>
Prost Wurstgrill & Bierhouse had a little shindig yesterday and, what started as a pretty sophisticated evening (a welcome cocktail of sparkling wine and mint was refined and refreshing), turned into a rousing sausage fest. Of course, when you're a restaurant that specializes in house-made tubular ... More >>
New Times Broward Palm Beach is looking for a restaurant critic. The ideal candidate will have experience both reporting about food and writing long-form restaurant criticism.
Luxury cruise liner Crystal Cruises now has a trip made specifically for beer connoisseurs, setting sail in November from New York City and making its final stop in Miami. Steaming down the east coast beginning November 5, the microbrew-themed Colonial Collection includes ports of call such as Balt ... More >>
Is Porcao Farm to Grill closed? Miami.com is reporting the restaurant has closed after being open just about two months, stating that "a walk-by during prime dinner time Saturday night revealed a dark, empty, shuttered restaurant." The answer, however, is not so cut and dry. See also: Porcao F ... More >>
Things are about to change in Brickell. Whether it will be for the better remains a mystery. At this moment, several stone-gray, nearly finished highrises loom on the skyline. Work is underway on Brickell City Centre, a massive, Hong Kong-financed gigaplex of shops, restaurants, offices, and hotels. ... More >>
Few things can make being chained to a desk all day enjoyable. Most of us stare at the clock until one of the most exciting parts of our day rolls around, lunchtime. There's nothing like taking a break to enjoy last night's leftovers or that sandwich you had delivered from the joint down the street. ... More >>
You survived Easter, and perhaps your bellyache from too much discount candy has subsided. Now you're going through a Peeps withdrawal and need something soft and sweet with a spike of alcohol to get you through until Mother's Day brunch. We've got you covered. We enlisted the help of Catherine "Ca ... More >>
They say vegans are lousy hunters, but sometimes it takes a predatory instinct to seek out a meatless meal in the 305. Luckily, Coral Gables' Green Gables Café offers a vegan lunch special that differs daily, so you don't have to choke down a PB&J every single day. See also: Miami's Ten Best Vegan ... More >>
The reign of peace, love, and ice cream began more than three decades ago in a converted gas station in Burlington, Vermont, where two childhood friends took a risk and opened an ice-cream shop. A year later, Ben Cohen and Jerry Greenfield were so surprised and delighted that their endeavor was sti ... More >>
Forget blink-and-you'll-miss-it; you could be staring wide-eyed at My Little Organic Bistro and still miss it. There's no real signage, and it's tucked into a nondescript Bird Road strip mall. The only hint that something special lies within is a window proclaiming, "Organic health." But once you'r ... More >>
New Times' 17th-annual Beerfest has been postponed. The event, which was scheduled for April 5 at America's Backyard in downtown Fort Lauderdale, will be rescheduled for the fall. This announcement in no way affects Brew at the Zoo, which is scheduled for Zoo Miami. Broward's original Beerfest wil ... More >>
It looks too good to be healthful. The "mental lentil" collard wrap ($16) at Choices Café is crammed with black beans, lentils, onion, pico de gallo, bell pepper, avocado, plantain, and vegan cheese. Collard greens replace the wheat tortilla. The wrap is vibrant, its colorful filling stacked like s ... More >>
Rejoice, lovers of Ethiopian eats! The East African cuisine has finally made its way back to Miami. For a limited time, anyway. Beginning today, Whole Foods locales statewide are rolling out a hot food lineup featuring Ethiopian cuisine in all its glory. From wats to stews, Ethiopian fare is well r ... More >>
Looks like Spring -- and new beginnings -- are in the air! Chef Michael Reidt and wife Carina welcomed a baby boy into the world late last week. Noah Michael Reidt was born at 3:28 p.m. on February 21 at Mercy Hospital. The healthy, happy baby boy weighed in at 7 pounds, 8 ounces.
The Dead Rabbit Grocery and Grog is one of the finest bars in New York, if not the world. Consisting of a casual tap room and upstairs parlor, this financial district gem is just a year old and has already won just about every accolade you can think of including being named World's Best New Cocktail ... More >>
Iesha Crespo has most recently appeared in Drake's music videos and the HBO series with Mark Wahlberg Ballers, but the 23-year-old got her start with Taz's Angels, a mysterious girl gang modeled after Charlie's Angels. Its leader, Michael "Taz" Williams, puts a group of five women up in a $4.5 milli ... More >>
In an episode of Bewitched, the television show about witches and admen that predates Mad Men by a few decades, Samantha once again saves her husband Darrin Stephens' hide by inventing "tooth paints", toothpaste in different colors and wacky fruit flavors. The idea was a hit on the show but, apparen ... More >>
It's back! The 17th-annual New Times "Original" Beerfest returns to downtown Fort Lauderdale April 5 with more beer and entertainment than ever before. We're talking more than 100 of the world's best local and international beers -- all yours for the sipping.
The Saturday Night Live short, Christmastime for the Jews, pretty much summed up what happened in my household growing up. On December 25, as most of my friends stayed home for a family dinner, my parents drove the whole mishpocheh to Chinatown for an elaborate (and in those days exotic), dinner bef ... More >>
J. Wakefield Brewing Company has an early Christmas gift for Miami. During Art Basel, the brewery will host a pop-up beer garden. Scheduled to take place on December 6, Wakefield is expecting to have 15-20 kegs on hand -- including some of his famous easy-drinking Berliners and possibly several do ... More >>
Yesterday morning, a would-be thief tried to rob a Miami area Checkers. Instead, he received a "chilly" reception from employees...and police. According to Miami police, at around 6 a.m. on November 4, employees were preparing to open the restaurant, located at 450 NW 42nd Ave. for business, when t ... More >>
You thought you had tried every kind of pumpkin-infused edible out there. After all, when you can get pumpkin spice lattes at McDonald's, what's left? But forget pumpkin ales or pumpkin coffee. There's something much more magnificent to satisfy your pumpkin obsession: hard pumpkin cider. Seriously. ... More >>
An argument between two men at a Little Havana restaurant took a violent turn over the weekend, when one man shot another, then apparently killed himself. This past Saturday evening, a man pulled a gun on another man inside Sabor Nica Restaurant at 49 NW 12th Ave. around 5 p.m., shot the other in f ... More >>
New Times' Pairings is tonight, September 26 at the Broward County Convention Center. From 7 - 10 p.m., south Florida's best restaurants will pair with great wines and beers for your eating and drinking enjoyment. If you have tickets, we can't wait to meet you (you can't miss us -- we'll be the one ... More >>
Democratic Republic of Beer has closed its 14th Street location. The last day open to the public was Saturday, according to the Miami Herald. Luckily, they have a second downtown location at 501 NE First Street, and will migrate there. See also: Democratic Republic of Beer's Second Location Soft ... More >>
Pork skin and pork fat aren't exactly standard fare for a vegan diet. So chicharrónes are an unlikely find on an all-herbivorous menu. But find them, we did. At Bird Road's Beehive Juice Bar, Brazilian owner Carlos Schichi cooks up this signature snack for reformed meat eaters, heart attack suffer ... More >>
There's more to downtown's swanky db Bistro Moderne than sleek digs and elegant eats -- there's also wine. Lots and lots of wine. Proof: the contemporary, French-inspired bistro is getting official props for its impressive vino selection in the newest edition of Wine Enthusiast magazine. They've be ... More >>
When summer arrives and the sweltering heat starts to smother us, it's time to forego heavy foods in favor of lighter fare. And ceviche, the citrus-marinated South American seafood treat, is a perfect choice on days like today when it's way too hot for the usual pan con bistec. Today also happens ... More >>
If you invented an inspired excuse to get out of work today and you're headed downtown to revel in the glory of the Heat -- we're jealous. But all of that madness is likely to leave you with an appetite -- it's not easy banging pots and pans, cheering till your voice gives out, and sweating profuse ... More >>
Wow. That last Heat game really took a lot out of us, and tonight's game promises to be just as dramatic. What can we say except: you're going to need a drink. If you haven't pawned your grandmother's ring to buy tickets, we invite you to join up for the Miami New Times' Tweet Up tonight at Elwoods ... More >>
We're officially halfway through National Frozen Yogurt Month and well into the 90-degree-temperature season (even though summer doesn't begin until Friday). So as a tribute to the only thing that can cool us down both physically and mentally, Short Order came up with a list of the five reasons froz ... More >>
The lobby of the Albion Hotel in South Beach is a study in brightness. The walls, terrazzo flooring, and furnishings are crisp white with some striking accent colors. However, just to the right of the reception desk is a heavy red velvet curtain. Step behind it and you are transported somewhere far ... More >>
Looking for a place to watch the game tonight? Instead of meeting up, why not Tweet up at Gramps? Tonight, May 30, from 7 to 9 p.m., drinks are on the New Times at our Tweet Up party.
We know the best part of your day is when the clock strikes five and it's socially acceptable to hightail it to the bar for cheap drinks and greasy eats. That's why you put up with eight hours of work-a-day drudgery on the regular. But wait. There's some new, big winners. While you may think you've ... More >>
VooDoo BBQ & Grill is bringing a bit of the Big Easy to Kendall. The fast-casual restaurant with a Cajun vibe, is expanding its South Florida presence with its first Miami-area restaurant at the Palms at Town & Country. A Pembroke Pines restaurant opened this past January. VooDoo opens Sunday, May ... More >>
The brewing of beer is a technology as old as civilization itself. Since its inception, mankind has steered its innovative mind toward the betterment of this process, as well as making beer more pleasurable to drink. Many inventions have come down the line, from the beer tap to the beer hat, yet the ... More >>
There's no doubt the biggest beer trend in Miami is homebrew. Everywhere you look -- from clubs such as Misfit Home Brewers to individuals brewing batches in their kitchens -- the make-your-own beer craze is here in full force. And why not?Beginning homebrewers simply need a kitchen, a small storage ... More >>
We can call vegans a lot of things: weirdly connected to the planet, strangely into fake cheese, but this really takes the dairy-and-egg-free cake. Naked vegan cooking is a thing now where vegans take pictures of themselves cooking vegan dishes in their birthday suits. Sometimes they're alone; some ... More >>
This year's South Beach Wine & Food Festival seemed tame in comparison to some other years. We didn't witness any snockered chefs, fistfights, or Paula Deen riding anyone like a pony. Even Anthony Bourdain played nice at the Grand Tasting Village (possibly because he was in the presenc ... More >>
Pop gossip. Most of us want to believe that we're too intelligent and cultured to be fascinated with such gutter-trash information, but the reality is we all love to sniff the dirty underwear of the stars. Whether it's a child star blossoming into a full-fledged sex symbol, a battered woman who can ... More >>
The Christmas countdown is reaching its grand finale. With mere hours left to shop, you better make with the hustle to avoid being empty-handed on the big day. And if you're looking for something to satisfy a fellow foodie, Short Order has partnered with the South Beach Wine and Food Festival to cr ... More >>
Fifty Shades of Grey, the erotic novel by E.L. James, became a breakout sensation, selling over 40 million copies and making the New York Times bestseller list. It's also been "roasted" by every comedian, literary critics, and Saturday Night Live for its bondage fantasy subject matter and less-than- ... More >>
It's Election Day, which means your Instagram, Tumblr, Twitter and Facebook feeds are full of pictures of people waiting in long lines to vote, their shiny new "I Voted" stickers, and, occasionally, their actual ballots.So, as a friendly reminder, we'd just like to reiterate that it's totally illega ... More >>
We all know that Miami's reigning rap king Rick Ross prefers the finer things in life, and likes to flaunt that fact on his Twitter account. Today Ross Tweeted a picture of his latest favorite product: marijuana named after New York Knicks sensation Jeremy Lin.