Coke and Pepsi are deeply ingrained into the world's diet. From the United States to the deepest reaches of Kenya, there's one thing for certain -- wherever you'll find civilization, you'll find someone selling these caramel-hued refreshments. That caramel coloring, by the way, is so iconic that w ... More >>
The last time I was part of SantaCon, it was a complete accident. On the way home from a two-week safari in Kenya, I had an overnight layover in New York City. When the taxi dropped me off in Greenwich Village, I noticed something amiss. Instead of the usual streets teeming with people wearing bla ... More >>
I haven't posted in a few months. It's not that I've quit writing or gone on an epic vacation. I've been ordained a real-life Healthy Eating Specialist. This means that where I used to spend my days interviewing prominent health foodies and vegan athletes, or examining the latest nutritional news, I ... More >>
The Magic City takes it coffee seriously. Many Miamians will tell you it's not blood, but thick, syrupy colada, that runs through their veins. Now the time has come to choose who will win the coveted title of "Best Brew," and two coffeehouses have risen to the top.Voting for the 2013 Krups ... More >>
Oh, you thought we were done with all that Birther nonsense? Nope, not by a long shot.Michael Voeltz, a Broward county man who claims to be a registered Democrat, has filed a lawsuit in Florida claiming that Barack Obama was not eligible to be on the state's ballot because he's not a natural born ci ... More >>
Today is the big day. No, it's not the day you'll finally move out of your parents' house. It's the day when Americans choose who gets to hang in the White House for four years.Read Also:- Obama Beer? The President's White House Honey Ale- Here's What We Eat Should Mitt Win- Election Day Dining Deal ... More >>
For about a century, soda companies have been telling us that their products are the best way to do everything from quench your thirst to celebrate the holidays. Coca-Cola, especially, has set the tone by equating its product to happiness ("Have a Coke and a smile"); world peace ("I'd like to teach ... More >>
Facing a below-average Oakland Raiders yesterday, it was generally believed the Dolphins had a very good chance of beating their former AFC rival and notching the first victory for both Head Coach Joe Philbin and QB Ryan Tannehill. Then Reggie Bush came out of nowhere and decided to show everyone hi ... More >>
Picture a man and a woman, knives in hand, working their way through a jungle. The tree cover is so dense there's barely any sunlight, and the air is rich with the scents of rain and greenery. After what seems like hours, they reach their prize. Is it a hidden temple filled with gold statu ... More >>
Miami is famous (or infamous) for its beaches, toned bodies, and hot nights filled with music. But dancing until dawn, then trying to make it through the day requires massive doses of caffeine. Thankfully, the Magic City is home to some wonderful coffee houses.From the little walk-up windows of d ... More >>
When we were first given the task to review Basketball Wives, we thought we had a knock-off Real Housewives on our hands. So like the serious journalists we are, we went to Wikipedia to do our research on the new project.There, the program description explains all the show's women were "somehow r ... More >>
Oh, to lead the life of Tamalyn Dallal. In 1990, she founded Mid-Eastern Dance Exchange, the first belly dance studio in Miami Beach. Over the next 15 years, she trained many of the most successful dancers on the global belly dance scene (yes, there is one), including Amar Gamal, Bozenka, Hanan, ... More >>
Courtesy of Alaska Coffee Roasting Co.Michael GesserFairbanks, Alaska. Miami, Florida. These two extremes now have something in common: "A coffee shop that walks the walk instead of talking the talk," comments owner Michael Gesser of Alaska Coffee Roasting Co. (13130 Biscayne Blvd., North Miam ... More >>
Photo by Laine DossMaasai Boy, taken in Amboselli, KenyaWe interrupt our coverage of $100 dinners, fancy wine tastings and being generally blessed to remind you (and ourselves) of just how lucky we are to live in Miami (and the United States). While we're living the "good life" (and pretty much ... More >>
Starting June 1, we will be able to scratch off "one-cup-at-a-time coffee shop" from the list of what Miami sorely needs. That's the date Eternity Coffee Roasters opens its doors downtown (just north of the Brickell Bridge, across from the Chase Bank building at 117 SE Second Avenue). Eternity wi ... More >>
via Huffingtonpost.comDo not be confused if this woman accosts your car in Doral today.If your daily commute takes you through Doral -- and may god have mercy upon your soul for that -- you may notice some usual sights around the exclusive Doral Golf and Spa Resort this morning: grown men dressed ... More >>
If Riptide posts a blog, and no one comments on it, did it ever really get posted? Since Riptide would be nothing without them, here is a list, in no specific order, of this week's best mouth offs.1. Dr. Paul Perito had a bone to pick with Riptide after returning from his penile-implant marathon in ... More >>
via Internet WeeklyBirther in chief, Lou DobbsFollowing in the footsteps of Marco Rubio, Republican Governor Candidate Rick Scott has found himself flirting with the birther movement. When speaking today at a rally in Central Florida's uber-retirement mecca, The Villages, he was confronted w ... More >>
All photos by Jacob KatelMumbai native Chef Shreyas Jagtap behind the line. Yeah, that's fire.Imlee Indian Bistro's commitment to traditional, authentic North Indian cuisine is proven daily on the palates of all who eat there. Brothers Manoj and Paresh Bhatti have owned the place since 2003. Mano ... More >>
As Short Order reported last week, Gaia Ristorante, the latest venture of seasoned restaurateur Tom Billante, has opened at 101 Ocean Drive (Hilton Bentley Hotel)-- which I erroneously cited as the site of Billante's last Ocean Drive venue, ViVi. In fact, Prime Italian has moved into that space, and ... More >>
Wolfgang Roth tells the history of a continent.
As I was cruising the blogosphere over the weekend, I came across an interesting story that definitely caught me by surprise. MTV, home to all things exploitive and pop, just held their first annual African Music Awards in Abuja, Nigeria this past Saturday. It's a move that could bolster more visibi ... More >>
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