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    September 16, 2014

    Lady Casa, Queen of the Ravers, Spreads EDM's PLUR Message

    Lady Casa is perhaps the country's most famous raver and something like a cult leader to her tens of thousands of fans. When the Miami native makes a pilgrimage to Los Angeles and hosts an event on Venice Beach the day after seeing DJ Armin van Buuren, it quickly turns into a mob scene. Not far fr ... More >>

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    September 2, 2014

    Drunken Dragon Fires Up Trendy Korean Barbecue in South Beach

    The waiter says he can't leave the ripping-hot, onyx-colored stone bowl on the table. There's some kind of legal/insurance issue. Someone might get burned. He has to spoon its contents into serving bowls and take the hot pot away.

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    August 25, 2014

    Lilt Lounge to Open in the Epic

    Lilt Lounge, a sophisticated cocktail lounge housed at the Epic, is set to open tomorrow. An alternative to the club scene of South Beach, Lilt intends to create a new social experience in downtown Miami by blending libations with art and music. See also: Three Boozy Lemonade Recipes For Your Wee ... More >>

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    August 13, 2014

    Lemoni Pizza & Kitchen: Try the Vegan Hawaiian

    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 >>

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    August 1, 2014

    Iron Fork 2014: The Sounds, the Sights, and the Bites

    Shameless plug alert: The Botran Rum, Chilean wine, and Stella Artois were flowing freely last night at Miami New Times' Iron Fork kicking off two months of Miami Spice. Now that the bills have been paid let's move on to the real action: the food. Among the endless array of options were a few stan ... More >>

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    July 1, 2014

    Trade Tweets for Cocktails at Broken Shaker's Mandarine Napoléon Event

    Twitter, the microblogging site that serves both as a communication tool and a way for drunk celebrities to implode, is as important a function on our phones as the ability to dial a number to most of us. After showing your love to Twitter, it now wants to reciprocate by buying you a round of drin ... More >>

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    June 17, 2014

    Online Pimps Are Real and They're Victimizing Kids in Miami

    Uncle Luke, the man whose booty-shaking madness made the U.S. Supreme Court stand up for free speech, gets as nasty as he wants to be for Miami New Times. This week, Luke talks about the new scourge of online pimps. For decades, parents protecting their daughters from predators are used to watching ... More >>

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    June 5, 2014

    Chef Phillip Bryant's Ten Tips For a Perfect Backyard Barbecue

    In every part of the United States people are rejoicing at the end of a long, tough winter and the start of the best season of all -- grilling season. Granted, a harsh winter for us means we had to break out a sweatshirt from time to time, but Miamians still love to grill their hearts out. With Fath ... More >>

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    June 2, 2014

    Is Porcao Farm to Grill Closed for Good?

    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 >>

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    May 9, 2014

    Graze Delivers Portion-Controlled Snacks Deskside for $6

    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 >>

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    May 8, 2014

    Sriracha House: Noodles Galore on South Beach

    As one of the hordes of people living close to the always seedy Washington Avenue, I'm constantly excited by a new restaurant opening on the tourist-laden thoroughfare. I don't expect to ever find anything other than bad pizza, bad burgers and bad tattoos on one of Miami Beach's main drags. Yet I r ... More >>

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    April 16, 2014

    Try the Vegan Lunch Special at Green Gables Cafe

    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 >>

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    April 8, 2014

    Free Cone Day at Ben & Jerry's Today

    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 >>

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    April 7, 2014

    Porcao Farm to Grill in Brickell: Cart Service and Fresh Flavors (Photos)

    Porcao Farm to Grill is lots of things. Downstairs, it's a farm-to-table restaurant with its own herb garden and dry-aging meats room. Upstairs, it's a private club, KAO Lounge, equipped with full bottle service, as well as a smoking place, KAO Smoke, outfitted with faux cork leather floors and lock ... More >>

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    March 29, 2014

    Half-Priced Pub Crawls From Voice Daily Deals

    When was the past time you were on a pub crawl? It's kind of an awesome way to spend the evening, but the problem is that someone has to map out the bars in advance... unless you let someone else do it. Last Call Pub Crawls have done the legwork for you, setting up itineraries in some of Miami's b ... More >>

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    March 19, 2014

    New Times' Fort Lauderdale Beerfest Postponed Until Fall

    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 >>

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    March 19, 2014

    Green Mango Cakes: Vegan, Gluten-Free Recipe

    Just because St. Patrick's Day is over doesn't mean it's time to stop putting green things in your mouth. And with this unique recipe, you can tastily muster something much more nutritious than clover-colored beer. These savory-sweet and almost decadent little cakes taste like rich tropical corn br ... More >>

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    March 11, 2014

    Coral Reef Senior High Teacher Banned From Obama Speech for Social Media Posts

    Coral Reef Senior High Principal Adrianne Leal asked her teachers not to post anything on social media before President Obama visited her school last Friday. But for history teacher Randall Scott, holding back was not an option. The birther, who calls himself a "Republican Extremist," wasn't about t ... More >>

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    March 5, 2014

    Choices Café on the Upper Eastside: Try the Vegan Collard Wrap

    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 >>

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    March 3, 2014

    Ethiopian Food Is Back in Miami -- for Awhile, Anyway

    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 >>

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    February 15, 2014

    The Dead Rabbit Pops Up at Patpong Road During SoBeWFF: Here's How to Get VIP Access

    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 >>

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    February 6, 2014
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    February 6, 2014

    Ileana Ros-Lehtinen Dressed as Scarface for Congress Yesterday

    Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen showed up on the House floor yesterday in a white suit with a red shirt and a gold necklace. Apparently someone informed her that her sartorial sense seemed pretty close to Scarface's Tony Montana, so she decided to have some fun with it on Twitter. "Two Cuban-Americans who ... More >>

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    February 3, 2014

    A Former Taz's Angel Model Has Photo Hacked, Sues to Find Culprit

    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 >>

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    January 30, 2014

    Chocolate Toothpaste Is a Real Thing

    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 >>

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    January 28, 2014

    Beerfest: Get Your Tickets Now With a Special Presale Offer

    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.

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    January 3, 2014

    Miami's Best Eats and Drinks this Weekend: Easy Does It

    Happy 2014, everyone. Even though today is technically a work day, we'll bet not a lot's going to get accomplished at the office today. This weekend is a mellow one to ease you into the first real busy week of the year. That doesn't mean there's no fun to be had, but it's all about drinking and din ... More >>

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    December 17, 2013

    DB Bistro Moderne's Sommelier Picks Five Holiday Gifts for the Wine-Lover

    Christmas is officially a week away, and while there are those who purchased their holiday gifts far in advance (who has time for that?), we know there are still a frantic few who are desperately in search of thoughtful presents for their loved ones. If you fall in the latter category, these tips ... More >>

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    November 29, 2013

    Leftover Lunch: Mashed Potato Pancakes (Recipe)

    Despite your best efforts to consume your weight in turkey, stuffing and mashed potatoes, your refrigerator is still stuffed to the brim with leftovers. Fail. Ron Swanson would be totally unimpressed by your eating abilities. But all that extra food has gotta go somewhere. Instead of the standard h ... More >>

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    November 19, 2013

    Typhoon Haiyan Benefit Planned at the Local House Tonight

    Though the Philippine Islands are about a 22-hour flight from Miami, South Floridians can surely empathize with the people of the area. After all, we are acutely aware of the deadly force of a monster storm, as evidenced by our experience with Hurricane Andrew.

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    November 5, 2013

    Checkers Robber Hides in Freezer Before Cops Arrive

    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 >>

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    October 28, 2013

    Hard Pumpkin Cider: Even Better Than Pumpkin Beer

    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 >>

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    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

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    October 8, 2013

    The Heat's New Intro Video Looks Like Torture Porn Filmed in Hell

    For the past few seasons, the Miami Heat has been known for elaborate intro videos played before games. Back when Dwyane Wade was the only star on the team, the videos looked ripped from the pages of GQ, with designer duds and flashy neon effects. But ever since LeBron James established himself as t ... More >>

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    October 2, 2013

    The Flat's Truffle Cocktail: Get Drunk on Shrooms at South Pointe

    Mushroom-infused cocktails may evoke the image of psilocybes resting at the bottom of a bottle of Everclear, but not at the Flat where they serve the Truffle Sidecar, a cocktail infused with one of the world's most expensive mushrooms. The idea comes from the mind of The Flat's resident mixologist ... More >>

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    August 9, 2013

    Miami's Best Eats and Drinks This Weekend: Free Barbecue, Art Walk, and Beer

    Yesterday when we got into our car, the thermometer said it was 100 degrees outside. That, plus a heaping dose of humidity and a black cardigan, was enough to make us wish we lived in a city with a more temperate climate. Because Miami's been a little too hot and sassy lately. But then we rememb ... More >>

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    August 8, 2013

    Free Barbecue, Beat-the-Clock Duvel Happy Hour at Gramps Saturday

    All of that walking at the Wynwood Art Walk is bound to make you thirsty and hungry, but Gramps has got your back with beat-the-clock Duvel beer happy hour specials and complimentary Sparky's Roadside Barbecue. The happy hour throws down at 6 p.m. beginning with $2 Duvel Single bottles, then going ... More >>

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    August 1, 2013

    Iron Fork: Show Us Your Best Instagram and Win Dinner

    Iron Fork and the official kick-off for Miami Spice, presented by the Downtown Development Authority, is this evening at the Adrienne Arsht Center and it promises to be the event of the summer. There's something for everyone at Iron Fork.

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    June 7, 2013

    Miami's Best Eats and Drinks This Weekend

    Is it safe to say that Tropical Storm Andrea was a real pisser for those of us in Dade County? Here we were thinking there would, at the very least, be downpours overnight, maybe a little flash flooding, a power flicker or two. But, no. Nothing. The only thing that happened was our satellite went ou ... More >>

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    May 13, 2013

    Tonight at Devon Seafood: Save Wine Corks, Get Up To $20 Off

    Are you one of those that collects corks from after a weekend of drinking wine? Maybe you have corks as decoration in your kitchen and you've no more space. Not to worry, wine is never quaffed in vain. Devon Seafood Steak is introducing ReCORK Mondays. It starts today. So if you opened bottles yes ... More >>

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    May 9, 2013

    Pinkberry Ocean Drive Opens Tomorrow: Free Yogurt and a Cool Instagram Contest

    In case you haven't noticed, the weather here in Miami is heating up. That means we're in for some blazing days that call for something cool and creamy to cool down our internal core body temperature before we spontaneously self-combust. Luckily for all mankind, Pinkberry's Ocean Drive shop opens ... More >>

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    April 24, 2013

    Acme Bakery & Coffee Is Closing

    After only nine months in operation, Acme Bakery & Coffee is closing its doors this Sunday, April 28. The bakery with a vintage vibe specialized in sourdough loaves and jams. But the little shop had its share of trials.The 35-seat restaurant was hindered by high rents and, although there seemed ... More >>

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    April 12, 2013

    5 Amazing Craft Beers from San Diego, a Microbrew Mecca

    When a new brewery makes its way to Miami, we're super stoked. Hell, there are two or three on tap to open this year, and the city's practically in a tizzy. Drinking anything cooked up in our own backyard is totes exciting, given the serious lack of local beers we've had available in past years. Bu ... More >>

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    April 11, 2013

    L'Entrecote de Paris: Authentic Steak Frites Coming to Brickell

    Have you ever been to a restaurant where there are too many choices? Did you ever wish you could just walk into a nice bistro where they would bring you a well-executed plate of food and a glass of wine -- like in those movies where people never seem to actually peruse a menu or order, but a meal s ... More >>

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    March 22, 2013

    Packaged Food Kills: Too Much Sodium From Infancy to Adulthood

    At a meeting of the American Heart Association yesterday, data was presented that indicates there are high levels of sodium in packaged food made for toddlers. I've gotten flack about this column for my stance that food should bear clear and obvious labels that show nutritional and artificial-swee ... More >>

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    March 5, 2013

    Naked Vegan Cooking Is a Thing Now — Make It Stop (Photos)

    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 >>

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    February 27, 2013

    New Times' Artopia Tomorrow in Coral Gables: Eat, Drink, and Be Arty

    If you've been on the beach (or at the South Beach Wine & Food Festival) too much recently, it's time to add a little culture to your diet, at New Times' fifth annual Artopia.Tomorrow, Thursday, February 28, from 7 to 10 p.m., the Coral Gables Museum will transform into an epic celebration of ar ... More >>

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    February 20, 2013

    Bulla Gastrobar Takes Por Fin's Place

    Bulla Gastrobar, in the space that Por Fin once occupied, opens this week just off Miracle Mile. Short Order was invited to a friends-and-family opening to taste some of the menu and see how the space was transformed from a white-linen restaurant to what owner Carlos Centurion hopes will become a bu ... More >>

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    February 11, 2013

    Ten Foods To Make You Frisky For Valentine's Day: Chocolate to Chiles to Truffles

    Valentine's Day is just three days away and while some of us may be concerned with making dinner reservations, having flowers delivered, and finding the perfect gift, others just want to get their 305 freak on. Why blame them? Valentine's Day is nothing but a deceptive, albeit clever, marketing plo ... More >>

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    December 14, 2012

    Miami's Best Eats and Drinks this Weekend - Gift Guide Edition

    We know we keep telling you, but Christmas is, like, almost tomorrow. I mean, it's 11 days away, but that might as well be tomorrow. Have you planned? Have you shopped? Have you stopped to smell the roses? STOP SMELLING THE ROSES AND HUSTLE. You don't want to be caught at the eleventh hour scroung ... More >>

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