The stamp of most nachos, beyond the chips and cheese, are the three dollops that showcase the colors of the Mexican flag: guacamole, sour cream, and salsa. Although in Miami, we let our own freak flag fly atop our nachos because we do them a little differently than everywhere else. Naturally, our ... More >>
David Beckham's downtown stadium is dead in the water, but Miami's second-most contentious bayfront proposal is very much alive and kicking. Developer Jeff Berkowitz's 1,000-foot tall paperclip, the SkyRise Miami tower, could be on a ballot for city voters as early as August. But first the city co ... More >>
Poor Republican legislators are surely going to be in a bind over this. On one hand, they're used to bending to the whims of big business. On the other, they party has gone all in on the "Yeah, LGBT people are kind of icky" front. So what are they to do when a giant coalition of some of Florida's bi ... More >>
Baseball is America's pastime. But it's also an international business that sucks in scores of foreign-born players every year. Behind that business are men who secret ballplayers into the United States in exchange for a slice of their future earnings. This side of baseball tends to remain in the s ... More >>
In any sane world, Democratic congressional candidate Joe Garcia would easily defeat Republican Rep. David Rivera this November. Rivera has been called the most corrupt politician in Washington, and is currently at the center of a bizarre FBI investigation involving a fake Democrat and a female camp ... More >>
Imagine you're an 11-year-old girl who lives with her deaf mother who is on disability, and while you're on your summer vacation your own father breaks into your home and sets fire to your house, destroying almost all of your possessions, including your mattress and brand new computer. One girl in H ... More >>
All photos by Laine DossAndrew Carmellini opens the Dutch Miami Beach today.‚ÄčThe Dutch at the W South Beach, opens to the public today with lunch and dinner service (breakfast to follow).Chef Andrew Carmellini decided to start the Dutch in Miami Beach after success with his two New York restaurant ... More >>
Photo by Kit CurtinA manatee with a strikingly well designed piece of canal garbage. (Not a posed photo, Curtin says.)‚ÄčIn a murky, garbage-strewn canal next to a dilapidated apartment complex, a mossy-colored beast breaks the water's surface. The manatee looks as out of place in this hood as a thr ... More >>
I received this encyclopedia length post as a comment to a blog about a blog. Coffee House Gypsies superfan Amanda wants you to know why she loves the Coffee House Gypsies. I caught them once on video. They were playing in a weed-filled trailer park in Wynwood during Art Basel 2008. I didn't get the ... More >>
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The bike blog recently wrote about bike shootings and felons on bicycles, and this week brings more news from the world of organized crime on two wheels: Sasha Wright, founder and leader of the local bicycle gang "Bycle Jackson," is relocating, and likely taking the gang's logistical core with her. ... More >>
Theres colorful eggs all over the city
It costs a pittance and takes you to Margaritaville
Pipin Ferreras and his wife Audrey repeatedly challenged the deep blue deadly sea. Finally the sea won.
Miami: Foggy London town it ain't.
Burger King fire walkers
Where can terrorists find safe harbor? If you're of the Cuban exile variety, right here.
Holiday Gift Guide 2001
Neither rain, nor cops, nor crabby neighbors can stop South Florida's house concerts
Is it a harmless political party, or is it a cult?
On one side are politicians and influential business interests. On the other are environmentalists and some very wealthy private citizens. In the middle is Homestead Air Force Base. Dead ahead: An explosive confrontation.
The effort to bring felony charges against Manuel Diaz was fraught with innuendo, suspicion, and an alleged conflict of interest
Biscayne National Park
Scenes from a splintered city
Maybe it takes an ego as big as the ocean to think you can swim underwater from Havana to Miami. Especially if you're 75 years old.
Hubert Albury is a fixture in South Miami-Dade's political scene. He also cooks a mean pigeon peas and rice.
They'll bust you for using heroin. They'll sell you the more addictive methadone for a nominal fee at a local clinic--legally. This makes sense?
With nothing to show after four years but bitterness and bickering, the plan to turn Homestead Air Force Base into a commercial airport has gone from national model to national embarrassment
A year after a UM research vessel ran aground on a protected reef, a persistent odor lingers
Destruction. Upheaval. Change. Rebirth. In the two years since Hurricane Andrew, Biscayne National Park has had to learn an entirely new vocabulary