St. Patrick's Day revelers are taking advantage of the holiday falling on a Sunday by celebrating early at "St. Practice Day" parties throughout Miami. That means most well-meaning bars will serve that St. Paddy's trifecta: Guinness, Harp, and green beer, beginning today. But there are so many other ... More >>
In a city where food and culture are the driving forces behind nearly everyone's daily routine, one rarely expects a shortage of things to do over the weekend. We cram food, music, and good vibes during the workweek. Why shouldn't it spill over to Saturdays and Sundays? Days of rest and quiet are ... More >>
Animal lovers across the globe united in outrage over the plight of Lennox, a dog euthanized in Belfast, Ireland, on Wednesday. Lennox was killed by authorities for being a dangerous "pit bull-type," despite his owners' pleas that he had never attacked anybody, and wasn't even a pit bull mix. There ... More >>
Mitt Romney released his tax filings late last night as he desperately tries to run down Newt Gingrich's ballooning lead in Florida, telling a Tampa audience: "I'm proud of the fact that I pay a lot of taxes."But in the harsh light of morning, it's hard to see how Floridians will be swayed by see ... More >>
Michelle Bernstein will host the World Festival to benefit Common ThreadsCoconut Grove's Cruz Building (in the old Christabelle's Quarter space) will turn into the United Nations for the second annual World Festival Miami tomorrow, November 15 to benefit Common Threads.Chef Michelle Bernstein wil ... More >>
The Pennsylvania-based company Kalan LP, a distributor of novelty items like inflatable beer pong games and shot glasses that say "You must be Irish because my penis is Dublin," is now distributing a line of marijuana-shaped candies, and it's blowing up a storm among the right. Which got me think ... More >>
Beer. It's been the go-to beverage for getting a buzz since the ancient Egyptian pharaohs had their first kegger at the paws of the Sphinx.Since Oktoberfest is upon us, we figured we'd put together a collection of our favorite drinking songs. Some are classics, some are weird, but all have one th ... More >>
The Amazing Shitshow! that is your Miami Dolphins fell to the Houston Texans for the sixth straight time in a 23-13 ass-whoopin' yesterday afternoon. The Dolphins are now 0-2 to start the season, have lost eleven of it's last twelve games at home, can't convert a third down for dick, and are the ... More >>
It's ironic that for bands like Black 47 and the Dropkick Murphys, the words Irish and insurgency have become practically synonymous, especially since these two outfits actually hail from New York and Boston respectively, cities that are separated by several thousand miles from the Emerald Isles. ... More >>
The Swell Season brings stirring songs to the Fillmore.
Some say it's the heat that causes it. Others blame Jimmy Buffett. Whatever the reason, South Florida is Mecca for this hemisphere's most devoted morons. Let's see who took the pilgrimage this week: Sorry, Ron, you've been overdue in this column for a while.5. Ron Book, who apparently thoug ... More >>
The Deep Dark Woods - Winter Hours Both the band's name and the album title may seem intimidating, but in truth, Winter Hours shines light on warmly-lit environs via easily embraceable melodies, supple arrangements and the most earnest of sentiments.Bap Kennedy - Howl On The ever affabl ... More >>
Here we have a cake made to look like the head of popular rap artist and Miami resident Lil' Wayne, apparently made for the daughter of Kim Bassinger and Alec Baldwin, complete with licorice dreads and chocolate sunglasses.We're not sure if Ireland is a Miami Heat fan, but the Dwyane Wade s ... More >>
Bond Street, one of our best sushi establishments, is opening a branch in the tony Thompson Beverly Hills hotel (the flagship Bond Street is in NY - SoBe's opened in 2001). One of the cooler treats at the new place will be soy sauce "caviar", tiny dots of the dark liquid encased in thin-skinned m ... More >>
A few weeks ago, New Times brought you the story of our own black-market cigarette king, Roman Vidal.The feds accused the gray-haired Cutler Bay resident of funneling millions of illegal smokes through the Port of Miami to England and Ireland. Worse, investigators say Vidal's profits went to a group ... More >>
photo by Ben ThackerJacuzzi Boys played Saturday night.So Raw Festival'ISM Gallery and Upper Eastside Garden, MiamiJune 19 and 20, 2009Better Than: Packing into yet another dance club and emptying your wallet.The Review:I have only good things to say about the So Raw Festival, which celebrated its i ... More >>
Feds say Cutler Bay man funded Irish terrorists through Port of Miami scheme.
In Ireland, only the leprechauns are clocking in to work today. The banks are closed in honor of patron saint Patrick and the air is rife with the smell of pickled beef. Irish or no, east or west of the pond, St. Paddy's day is an excuse to drink until you're green in the face. And you heard it here ... More >>
A Cutler Bay man funneled money to the Irish terrorists who murdered two British soldiers in Belfast on Saturday, federal prosecutors say in a complaint unsealed in Miami-Dade court today and obtained by Riptide.Courtesy Wikimedia CommonsAn IRA mural in Belfast. An IRA splinter group took credit for ... More >>
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