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  • Blogs

    August 1, 2014

    July 2014 Miami Restaurant Openings and Closings

    July was a surprisingly strong month for openings, with well over a dozen new spots for Miamians to try smack dab in the middle of what used to be "off season." Notable restaurants include Finka Table & Tap, a gastropub by the owners of CubanCube food truck; Centolire, the New York Italian trattoria ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 15, 2014

    South Florida Brew Bus Delivers South Florida's Craft Beer Craze

    "Drive slow!" shouted several of the more than 20 passengers on a minicoach as it rolled south on I-95 past the sprawling suburbia of southern Palm Beach County. The driver looked back, smiled, and set the cruise control to 55, allowing traffic to pass unabated. Why the leisurely pace when most peo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 2, 2014

    May 2014 Restaurant Openings and Closings

    The restaurant scene, much like the weather, warmed up in Miami with several interesting additions to the community and two welcome re-openings. Even in Miami, it's rare for a celebrity to announce a restaurant's opening, but that's just what happened this month. NFL legend (and restaurant partner ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 1, 2014

    April 2014 Restaurant Openings and Closings

    April showers not only bring May flowers -- they bring a host of new restaurants to Miami. This month's highlights were AQ by Acqualina, where chef Dewey LoSasso is making his new restaurant in the five-diamond resort local-friendly and Shikany, the long-awaited restaurant that offers degustation me ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 1, 2014

    March 2014 Restaurant Openings and Closings

    Spring is in the air, bringing new beginnings and lots of restaurant openings. From small burger and beer joints to lavish multilevel dining experiences, it seems there's a new restaurant for just about everyone's taste and budget. Notable openings include 1826 Restaurant & Lounge, Danny Grant's m ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 26, 2014

    Giorgio Rapicavoli, Jose Mendin are Food & Wine's People's Best Chef Nominees

    Food & Wine's fourth annual the People's Best New Chef nominees have been announced and two Miami chefs are in the running to be named best new chef. Jose Mendin, director of culinary operations for the Pubbelly Hospitality Group, and Giorgio Rapicavoli, chef/partner at Eating House and the soon-to ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 10, 2014

    Anthony Bourdain World Market: Authentic or Epcot?

    Meet Anthony Bourdain. Chef, author, television host, comic book writer, publisher, professional Twitterer, and now food court mogul. Oh, yes, kiddies. Page Six of the New York Post has shared the exclusive scoop that Bourdain is planning on opening a food court spotlighting all the street food he' ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 1, 2014

    December 2013 Restaurant Openings and Closings

    Goodbye 2013, hello 2014. If you're reading this, you've made it through yet another New Year's eve and are probably enjoying a nice cleansing juice after a five mile run (let's see how long this healthy resolution will last). In this past year, we've said hello to some great new restaurants like ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 31, 2013

    Ten Miami Restaurants We're Looking Forward to in 2014

    A fresh, new year is upon us. Time to make resolutions and plans. It's also a good time to anticipate new restaurants about to open in Miami. And there are a bunch of them. From food trucks continuing to go brick-and-mortar like Latin Burger & Taco, to celebrity chefs staking their claim under our s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 2, 2013

    November 2013 Restaurant Openings and Closings

    Even as 2013 winds down, Miami heats up with Art Basel taking over both the beach and the mainland as thousands of people swarm to our city for parties, food, and drinks -- all in the name of art. With that, many restaurants are planning pop-ups, while others plan to open their doors this week. A ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 1, 2013

    October 2013 Restaurant Openings and Closings

    Here we go... The official end of hurricane season, the start of cooler weather, and an influx of restaurants opening in Miami. With tourist season and Art Basel coming down the pipeline sooner than we realize, restaurants are clamoring to finish that paint job, install those burners, and open the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 1, 2013

    September 2013 Restaurant Openings and Closings

    September marks the beginning of the busy fall season. All over Miami, life renews as shops, restaurants, and hotels spiffy up for the winter season. Retooled menus, chef changes, and reworked decor are all par for the course -- as are the openings of a plethora of new and interesting restaurants. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 17, 2013

    Los Verdes' Colombian Hamburger: Quail Eggs, Pineapple, and Potato Chips on Top

    Of all the Los Verdes locations in South Florida, we ended up at the one in Miami Lakes next to a head shop. Walking into Los Verdes, the Miami-based chain specializing in fast food with a Colombian flair, we instantly felt like we were in a dorm room equipped with IKEA tables, plastic poufs, large ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 4, 2013

    August 2013 Restaurant Openings and Closings

    Though August is probably the most uncomfortable and lethargic of all times in our fair city, we manage to survive, bolstered by frequent trips to the beach and fortified by Miami Spice meals. Though few restaurants opened and closed, they were memorable. Enriqueta's Sandwich Shop, which was closed ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 1, 2013

    July 2013 Restaurant Openings and Closings

    July is usually a slow month in Miami. Overly warm days make us feel torpid, wanting only to wait in a humidity-induced semi-coma for August to bring Miami Spice and the relief of dining frugally in air-conditioned restaurants. But, this summer's seen an incredible amount of activity, with many re ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 1, 2013

    June 2013 Restaurant Openings and Closings

    Summer is here and that means grabbing a quick bite on the way to the beach or enjoying a meal under a large outdoor umbrella. June brought us the much-anticipated HuaHua's Taqueria, a fast/casual restaurant featuring a wide array of tacos, Mexican beers, and Margaritas in a dog and people-friendly ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 4, 2013

    Ten Things I Learned in Eleanor Hoh's Wok Star Cooking Class

    I'm not much of a cook. Wait, that's an understatement. My cooking skills include the ability to scramble an egg white and mash an avocado. This is a sad state of affairs, considering my mother is a chef and I'm a vegetarian (which leads to a lot of obvious food restrictions). I should cook. A lot. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 31, 2013

    May 2013 Restaurant Openings and Closings

    From high-end European luxury to favorite small places to a wild beach bar owned by a reality TV star, May's openings had something for everyone.

  • Blogs

    May 2, 2013

    Six Best Parties on South Beach This Week

    One of the perks of living in Miami are the non-stop, bottle-poppin', liquor flowin' parties on South Beach. Not only do we have celebrity-status bashes every night of the week, there's a whole whack of 'em to choose from. It's no wonder they call this place the Magic City. Just check out Crossfa ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 1, 2013

    April 2013 Restaurant Openings and Closings

    April showers may bring May flowers, but they also brought a lot of restaurant openings and closings to Miami -- some of them surprising, some expected. Two long-awaited restaurants opened on Miami Beach. Restaurant Michael Schwartz at the Raleigh Hotel, in the works for over a year, finally opened ... More >>

  • Calendar

    March 21, 2013
  • Music

    March 14, 2013
  • Blogs

    March 7, 2013

    Avicii Hotel's "Bromance" Package a Bargain at $7,300, Plus Three Other Epic Room Rates

    For the world traveler with a discerning taste in electronic dance music, finding a hotel that not only meets traditional quality standards--like Egyptian linens, an assortment of erotic art books, and a 60-inch LED television--but also keeps European house music on loop in the lobby had always been ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 1, 2013

    February 2013 Restaurant Openings and Closings

    The second month of the new year saw some activity as restaurants clamored to open to take advantage of the large crowds of foodies who traveled to Miami and Miami Beach from California, New York, and even Broward County to drink in their fill of good wine and celebrity sightings at the South Beach ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 1, 2013

    January 2013 Restaurant Openings and Closings

    Happy New Year!  2013 looks like it's going to be a great year for Miami food lovers. It seems that since the first of the year, either a new restaurant has opened -- or announces plans to join the scene.Some trends we've been noticing -- New York restaurateurs continue to open southernmost out ... More >>

  • Culture

    January 17, 2013
  • Blogs

    January 1, 2013

    December 2012 Restaurant Openings and Closings

    The last month of the new year saw a lot of anticipated 2012 restaurants opening under the wire. Ralph Pagano's Alba at Sole On The Ocean provides classic Italian cuisine and fresh seafood with a panoramic ocean view to the northernmost parts of Miami and Miami Beach. Although the official opening i ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 4, 2012

    Giorgio Rapicavoli Talks About the New Permanent Eating House

    Finally former pop-up restaurant Eating House has opened its doors permanently with a a fresh new look, soon-to-come lunch service. When Eating House closed in late September nobody anticipated a permanent return, not even owner and head chef Giorgio Rapicavoli. With a month to go to his 27 birthd ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 3, 2012

    November 2012 Restaurant Openings and Closings

    November in Miami saw many anticipated restaurants opening, and a few closings that had most people surprised, indeed.  Some welcome additions to our local food scene include Dena Marino's MC Kitchen, Myron Mixon's Pride and Joy, and David Bracha's Oak Tavern.Read also:- Florida Cookery: Every ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 1, 2012

    October 2012 Restaurant Openings and Closings

    Open your windows, turn off your air conditioner and enjoy this glorious weather! It's fall in Miami and as the temperature cools off, the restaurant scene heats up!Already we're seeing restaurants come onto the scene in anticipation of the arrival of snowbirds flying south for the winter, tourists ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 3, 2012

    August 2012 Restaurant Openings and Closings

    Though generally slow-moving, August in Miami saw a surprising amount of new growth in the restaurant biz.Many restaurants opened including Michelle Bernstein's Crumb at the Webster and the reemergence of pop-up favorite Eating House.Speaking of pop-ups, Dining Room closed its doors on Washington Av ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 23, 2012

    IKEA Is Coming to Miami-Dade: Let the Swedish Takeover Commence

    No longer will Miamians have to drive to the far western reaches of Broward County to get our fix of cheap Swedish-designed furniture. IKEA is finally coming to Miami-Dade, with plans for a store in Sweetwater, next door to the Dolphin Mall, to open as early as fall 2014.

  • Culture

    July 12, 2012
  • Blogs

    May 8, 2012

    Alesso Unleashes Swedish Uhntz-Uhntz at LIV Miami on May 23

    If Swedish music were a piece of furniture, it'd be a Bestå/Framstå set-up, Ikea's top-of-the-line entertainment storage combo. Like the Bestå/Framstå, Swedish acts come in several sizes and variations -- ABBA, The Cardigans, The Tallest Man on Earth, Lykke Li, and Peter, Bjorn and John, just ... More >>

  • News

    November 24, 2011
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    October 10, 2011

    Little Dragon Bringing "Free-Range, Organic" Electro Tunes to Grand Central October 22

    ​Ikea, Volvo, and electro-pop music -- that's what we think about when someone says Sweden. And speaking of the European Union's third largest country by area, Swedish indie outfit Little Dragon is almost here! Earlier this year, the Gothenburg-based group released its third studio album, Ritu ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 30, 2011

    Ed Koch Gone Bad, Tiny Coolio Braids, and Crowdsourcing a Beard Joke

    ​​Every Friday, Riptide brings you the most eye-catching mugshots taken the previous week (or thereabouts) in Miami-Dade County. Yes, there is some mockery of bad neck tattoos, but also adulation directed at perps who just plain look more badass than we ever will. This is the italicized intro to ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 5, 2011

    Super Summer Kegger Bash at Tobacco Road; Weekend Truck Tracker

    Super Summer Kegger Bash is Saturday. Togas optional, beer mandatory.​Tobacco Road is holding a Super Summer Kegger Bash tomorrow night. Miami's oldest bar will turn into what sounds like a giant frat party for grownups with live music, DJs, food trucks and beer, beer and more beer.Over a dozen fo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 10, 2011

    Food Trucks Invade South Florida This Weekend: Nine Roundups Planned!

    Dim Ssam a Gogo and every other truck in South Florida will be out and about this weekend.​Yesterday's roundup listing was anemic, perhaps because all of those food trucks were resting their little tires and batteries for this weekend. Tonight through Sunday, there are nine roundups planne ... More >>

  • Film

    March 24, 2011
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    March 24, 2011
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    December 20, 2010

    Sustain Restaurant & Bar Preview Dinner in Photos

    David Samayoa​Sustain Restaurant & Bar opened to the public this past Saturday. I was invited to Friday's social media preview (complimentary) dinner.The space is airy and open. Most eye catching is a massive wooden rib cage structure hanging along one wall, which managing partner Jonathan Laz ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 21, 2010

    Q&A: Aziz Ansari Slaps Up the South Beach Comedy Festival This Saturday

    Photo by Ruvan Wijesooriya​Who is Aziz Ansari? Is he Randy the spazzy comic from Funny People who jokes about getting blowjobs in weird places, like Ikea, a car, and underwater? Or is he Tom Haverford the smarmy government official from the city of Pawnee? Or is he perhaps Sinjay the racist fruit ... More >>

  • Culture

    January 7, 2010
  • Film

    August 6, 2009

    Love Hurts

    And that pain will last (500) Days, but in a good way.

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    July 30, 2009

    Plato Royal: Sunday Brunch Buffet at the Four Seasons Hotel Miami Vs. the Biltmore Hotel

    Jackie SayetFrom the top: part of the raw bar at The Biltmore Hotel, and at the Four Seasons Hotel Miami​Have you ever had the feeling that you've bitten off more than you can chew?  Try sizing up a brunch buffet, and you'll have the metaphor made literal. Die-hard brunchers have it down, and ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 8, 2009

    Q&A With South Florida Real World: Brooklyn Cast

    Last night, Real World: Brooklyn made queer TV history, thanks to the first ever transgender cast member, a South Florida male-to-female named Katelyn Cusanelli. The introspective, self-proclaimed computer geek, who went to McPhatter Technical School in Davie and Palm Beach Community College talked ... More >>

  • News

    October 11, 2007

    Ban Those Bags

    The plastic shopping bag is a pox on our subtropical house

  • Film

    November 9, 2006

    Anchor Man?

    Playing against type, Will Ferrell can't quite ground this artificially whimsical romantic comedy

  • Music

    March 23, 2006

    Rough Draft

    Schematic Records celebrates ten unscripted years

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