Moments after taking your seat inside Etzel Itzik Deli a barrage of food in small white plastic bowls clacks down on your table. There are hot, fluffy pitas, a beet salad, pasta salad, tart shredded cabbage, and shucked corn in a cream sauce. A green chalkboard sign above the kitchen reads "At Itzi ... More >>
Remember Occupy Miami? The movement has mostly petered out, but some of its members are keeping its shit-stirring spirit alive. On Friday night, veteran protester Kevin Young was arrested for allegedly defacing one of Francis Suarez's ubiquitous campaign posters. Young apparently changed the mayora ... More >>
Following the death of teenager Israel Hernandez, the City of Miami Beach has called for an independent review of the case. Hernandez, 18, was caught tagging an abandoned building by police and then chased down. An officer deployed a Taser which lead to Hernandez's death. See also: Teenager Israel ... More >>
Every year around this time, mango-philes rejoice as Fairchild Garden hosts its annual ode to all incarnations of the fleshy fruit. With more than 1,000 varieties of the tropical treat growing worldwide, there's more than enough to keep crowds busy all weekend. But for those who attend annually, wh ... More >>
According to the Christian Science Monitor, "kosher" is the new "artisan." Jews and non-Jews alike are flocking to kosher bakeries, delis, and markets to take part in what has become the latest food trend. What qualifies as kosher? Meat and dairy items must be kept apart, and animals are slaughtered ... More >>
photo by Citking via Wikimedia CommonsOn October 10, 2010, off the coast of Israel, a 40-year-old South African woman working on a Celebrity cruise ship blacked out while having a drink with a male co-worker in his cabin. She awoke hours later to find the man, a Costa Rican, raping her.The sexual ... More >>
Sephardic cuisine has Middle Eastern roots, so there's lots of spice and flavor in these holiday foods (often influenced by Jewish roots everywhere from Turkey to Spain and, naturally, Israel). A Sephardic spread actually tastes amazing, but if you are a Euro-jew, it's a completely different stor ... More >>
photo by Omega933 via Wikimedia CommonsAn Israeli woman has sued a Miami company for helping flotillas like this break the Gaza blockade.For years after she moved to Sderot, a dusty outpost near Israel's border with Gaza, life was quiet for Michelle Fendel. With her husband, Rabbi David Fendel, t ... More >>
Moty's Grill Moty's Grill offers up Nish Nash, Nana and Kibbe.Moty's Grill is rolling out at BTTR tonight. Truck owner/chef Moty Goldman attended culinary school in Israel, then cooked for the Israeli army before moving to South Florida, so Moty's Mediterranean has a distinct flair from tha ... More >>
Officially, April 12 was the street date for local garage-y gang Lil Daggers' debut full-length disc. But so far, no one's seen an actual vinyl copy of the self-titled slab. As reported in New Times' recent Lil Daggers mini-feature, the album was supposed to be released via Boca Raton-based labe ... More >>
In ancient Greek, apocalypse translates as "a revelation." So what could possibly be more apocalyptic than the giant freaking orange moon due to pop up tomorrow night? After all, it's the biggest and closest it's been in nearly two decades. FYI: the "extreme supermoon" is also predicted to (1) ma ... More >>
Surfside town attorney Lynn Dannheisser gets paid royally for her work representing the tiny hamlet just north of Miami Beach: $177,656 a year plus an automobile allowance, full benefits, and a pension. She's required to work only three days a week, and she's allowed to use her town hall office a ... More >>
Growing up in suburban White Plains, New York, during the early '90s, Matisyahu (born Matthew Paul Miller) was a pretty average teenage kid. He watched a lot of MTV. He listened to De La Soul and A Tribe Called Quest. And he smoked some weed. The son of liberal, social worker Jewish parents ... More >>
Fidel Castro may indeed be 83 percent dead, based on our crack team of unpaid but enthusiastic scientists' latest calculations, but that 17 percent still kickin' can spin a better conspiracy theory than Rush Limbaugh.(On second thought, isn't Castro basically Cuba's Rush at this point? He spends his ... More >>
The McCain campaign gave us two gifts that keep on giving (and I mean that in the same way I would if I were talking about herpes): Sarah Palin and Joe the Plumber. For whatever reason, these two won't go away. Sure, Sarah Palin is a governor, but Joe the Plumber is... What in hell is he again?Well ... More >>
Our critics review a sampling from week one of the film fest.
Dontrelle Willis gets sent off in style, sorta.
Wreckage and rockers in Wynwood
Retreat to a restaurant that lives up to its name
Inside a Lincoln Road office building sits a remarkable machine that could change the world
This is Miami's musical moment!
In Miami, the antiwar movement is making some people kooky
A story about love in the time of the generals
The thinning of restaurants and pubs that cover them
Miami Jewish Film Festival
Highlights from Pow Wow, a multimillion-dollar exercise in insulated extravagance
June 4 - 10, 1998
Rachel Better never worried about her stateless status until the INS locked her up. Then it was too late.
Venetian Islands residents complain that the county has sent their causeway on the road to ruin