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    April 8, 2014

    Free Cone Day at Ben & Jerry's Today

    The reign of peace, love, and ice cream began more than three decades ago in a converted gas station in Burlington, Vermont, where two childhood friends took a risk and opened an ice-cream shop. A year later, Ben Cohen and Jerry Greenfield were so surprised and delighted that their endeavor was sti ... More >>

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    March 28, 2014

    Khong River House's Gin and Tonic: No Longer for Dads and Sorority Girls

    The first cocktail I ever had was a gin and tonic. I was 14 (no judgments) and slipped into a bar in Queens with my "older" date. When he asked me what I wanted to drink, my knee jerk reaction was to rattle off what I had seen my father order many times before -- a gin and tonic. I took a sip from ... More >>

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    March 24, 2014

    1826 Restaurant & Lounge: Gorgeous Food in a Mad Men Setting

    1826 Restaurant & Lounge has been open for only a month, but already the restaurant has been generating buzz. Scarpetta's Nina Compton tweeted pictures of her date night at the restaurant and at a recent awards ceremony, several chefs discussed the restaurant. It could be the restaurant's multi-lev ... More >>

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    March 19, 2014

    New Times' Fort Lauderdale Beerfest Postponed Until Fall

    New Times' 17th-annual Beerfest has been postponed. The event, which was scheduled for April 5 at America's Backyard in downtown Fort Lauderdale, will be rescheduled for the fall. This announcement in no way affects Brew at the Zoo, which is scheduled for Zoo Miami. Broward's original Beerfest wil ... More >>

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    February 25, 2014

    SOBEWFF: The Top Ten Unforgettable Moments From the Festival

    The South Beach Wine & Food Festival is over for another year and, celebrity chefs from the Northeast are flying home for another Polar Vortex even as the giant party tents are being broken down. All that's left of the weekend is a slight hangover, a few goodie bags, and memories. Here are our top ... More >>

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    February 25, 2014

    Where Did the Celebrity Chefs Eat in Miami During SOBEWFF?

    Each year, hundreds of celebrity chefs descend upon our fair city to work and play at the South Beach Wine and Food Festival. And, while their dance cards may seem full with all the fabulous parties and events they host and attend while "on duty", there always seems to be just enough free time to g ... More >>

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    January 30, 2014

    Chocolate Toothpaste Is a Real Thing

    In an episode of Bewitched, the television show about witches and admen that predates Mad Men by a few decades, Samantha once again saves her husband Darrin Stephens' hide by inventing "tooth paints", toothpaste in different colors and wacky fruit flavors. The idea was a hit on the show but, apparen ... More >>

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    January 28, 2014

    Beerfest: Get Your Tickets Now With a Special Presale Offer

    It's back! The 17th-annual New Times "Original" Beerfest returns to downtown Fort Lauderdale April 5 with more beer and entertainment than ever before. We're talking more than 100 of the world's best local and international beers -- all yours for the sipping.

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    January 17, 2014

    Miami's Best Eats and Drinks This Weekend: Beer, Brunch, and the Best Manhattan

    You've survived another long workweek, and the weekend is just around the corner. Better bundle up, because you won't want to stay indoors and watch movies with a can of soup. There are plenty of activities, from eating and drinking on camera to partaking in beer-related events (including South Flor ... More >>

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    January 10, 2014

    Miami's Best Eats and Drinks This Weekend: Food and Drink in Paradise

    The polar vortex may be gone, but we won't forget the day we actually had to wear a sweater. All kidding aside, the rest of the country is still pretty frozen (did you see the pictures of Niagara Falls) and we're looking at a pretty lovely weather with temperatures in the low 80's. That's a pretty ... More >>

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    December 20, 2013

    Miami's Best Eats and Drinks This Weekend: 'Twas the Weekend Before Christmas

    This is it, boys and girls. Last call for shopping, holiday parties, and meeting friends for eggnog before Christmas morning is upon us. So, you can either make snow angels for two hours, then go ice skating, eat a whole roll of toll house cookie dough, then snuggle... or you can enjoy a holiday br ... More >>

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    December 20, 2013

    Miami's Ten Best Holiday Cocktails

    Christmas is in the air. Sure it's 80 degrees out, but Miamians are making an effort to bring the North Pole to our backyard with palm trees covered in lights, Santa in Ray-Bans, and spicy cocktails that beg to be savored. These libations, made by some of the best mixologists in Miami, are the epit ... More >>

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    December 17, 2013

    Epicure Gourmet Market: Jason Starkman on the New Coral Gables Location

    Epicure Gourmet Market's newest location in Coral Gables is an ultra-modern take on the flagship Miami Beach location. Located on the first floor of the Gables Ponce complex, the new store is larger and sleeker, featuring an expanded wine selection and large café. The spacious and airy store has t ... More >>

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    December 14, 2013

    Epicure Gourmet Market Opens in the Gables

    It's Saturday. Whatcha got planned? Why not visit the coolest new reinvention of one of Dade's classiest institutions on Le Jeune Road in the Gables? The new place is enormous, with 24,000 square feet of retail space and 240 seats in the cafe. It will have much of the same fine fare you've been sc ... More >>

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    December 13, 2013

    Miami's Best Eats and Drinks This Weekend: Full Moon Celebration, Santa, and Milkshakes

    The holidays are in full swing! All over Miami, palm trees are covered in lights and Santas are sipping mojitos in the warm sun. We know there are just two shopping weekends left before the big day -- but there are so many other things to do. So reserve some mall time and then take a few moments ... More >>

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    November 5, 2013

    Checkers Robber Hides in Freezer Before Cops Arrive

    Yesterday morning, a would-be thief tried to rob a Miami area Checkers. Instead, he received a "chilly" reception from employees...and police. According to Miami police, at around 6 a.m. on November 4, employees were preparing to open the restaurant, located at 450 NW 42nd Ave. for business, when t ... More >>

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    October 21, 2013

    Sabor Nica in Little Havana: Argument Leaves Two Dead

    An argument between two men at a Little Havana restaurant took a violent turn over the weekend, when one man shot another, then apparently killed himself. This past Saturday evening, a man pulled a gun on another man inside Sabor Nica Restaurant at 49 NW 12th Ave. around 5 p.m., shot the other in f ... More >>

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    October 10, 2013

    Tap Tap Serves the Best Vegetarian Meal Under Ten Bucks

    Tap Tap, the Haitian restaurant that sits at crossroads of the new and old Miami Beach, is nearing its 20th year on earth. The colorful restaurant is a South Beach anomaly. Neither expensive nor trendy and older than most of its brethren ten times over, it manages to stay busy with a healthy mix of ... More >>

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    October 7, 2013

    Miami's Best Eats and Drinks This Week: Beer, Spirits, and a Benefit

    What do you do during the weeks where nothing is going on after work? Don't know? That's because that's never the case. We're lucky that the Magic City is one of the most social cats in the country and she's always got something up her sleeve to get you off the couch and onto the streets. This we ... More >>

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    September 26, 2013

    New Times' Pairings: Ten Food & Wine Pairings to Look Out For

    New Times' Pairings is tonight, September 26 at the Broward County Convention Center. From 7 - 10 p.m., south Florida's best restaurants will pair with great wines and beers for your eating and drinking enjoyment. If you have tickets, we can't wait to meet you (you can't miss us -- we'll be the one ... More >>

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    August 23, 2013

    Miami's Best Eats and Drinks This Weekend: Cafecito, Cinema, and Cocktails

    We knew you thought this weekend was all about laying low. After all, school just started and the big "last unofficial party of the summer", Labor Day is next week. But this is Miami, where the sun shines and there's always something to do -- like drinking exotic sriracha-infused cocktails in a re ... More >>

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    August 19, 2013

    Miami Spice: Florida Cookery's Vegetarian-Friendly Lunch

    I have a wonderful friend who lives in Palm Beach. Blame it on easy communication over the Internet, but even though we're only an hour drive from each other, we barely get together in person. So, whenever either of us finds ourselves within 15 minutes of one another, we drop everything and make ti ... More >>

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    August 16, 2013

    Miami Spice: The Ten Best Weekend Deals

    Ahh. Miami Spice. True, it's a great value but like everything in life, the two month-long promotion comes with a few catches -- like the fact that many restaurants don't offer the three-course prix fixe Spice menu on weekends. That sucks, because a lot of us simply have too many things "on our pla ... More >>

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    July 22, 2013

    Tales of the Cocktail: Miami Bartenders Shake Up New Orleans

    Tales of the Cocktail, the multi-day celebration of spirits in New Orleans has wrapped up its 11th annual celebration. The event, which took over the city, features more than 200 curated seminars, tasting rooms, spirited dinners, and competition and mixologists, brand ambassadors, and drinkers come ... More >>

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    July 2, 2013

    Papa's Pilar Launches Rum With a Mystery Cruise to Stiltsville

    When you name your rum after one of the most iconic authors in the world, you'd better be prepared to live up to that name. Papa's Pilar, the first spirit licensed by the Hemingway family and named after Ernest Hemingway's boat, Pilar, is going all out with the concept of adventure. These rums, ava ... More >>

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    June 20, 2013

    Free Drinks Before Heat Watch Party at Elwoods Tonight

    Wow. That last Heat game really took a lot out of us, and tonight's game promises to be just as dramatic. What can we say except: you're going to need a drink. If you haven't pawned your grandmother's ring to buy tickets, we invite you to join up for the Miami New Times' Tweet Up tonight at Elwoods ... More >>

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    June 7, 2013

    Drogerie: Cocktails in a Mad Scientist's Lab at SoBe's Albion Hotel

    The lobby of the Albion Hotel in South Beach is a study in brightness. The walls, terrazzo flooring, and furnishings are crisp white with some striking accent colors. However, just to the right of the reception desk is a heavy red velvet curtain. Step behind it and you are transported somewhere far ... More >>

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    May 30, 2013

    New Times Tweet Up/Heat Party at Gramps Tonight

    Looking for a place to watch the game tonight? Instead of meeting up, why not Tweet up at Gramps? Tonight, May 30, from 7 to 9 p.m., drinks are on the New Times at our Tweet Up party.

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    May 24, 2013

    Miami Heat vs. Indiana Pacers: Six Best Places to Watch the Game

    Wednesday evening's playoff game was a true nail-biter. With the clock ticking down in overtime, LeBron James won the game for the Miami Heat with two seconds on the clock! That was just game one! Tonight at 8:30 p.m. the Heat face the Pacers for another white-knuckle game. Tickets are going for a ... More >>

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    May 14, 2013

    VooDoo BBQ & Grill to Open in Kendall: Free Barbecue for a Year For First 99 Customers

    VooDoo BBQ & Grill is bringing a bit of the Big Easy to Kendall. The fast-casual restaurant with a Cajun vibe, is expanding its South Florida presence with its first Miami-area restaurant at the Palms at Town & Country. A Pembroke Pines restaurant opened this past January. VooDoo opens Sunday, May ... More >>

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    May 2, 2013

    Brew at the Zoo Discount: Angry Union Wins Paul and Young Ron Competition

    There were some tense moments (and a lot of laughs) at Paulie's Kitchen at the Paul and Young Ron studios in Miramar yesterday, as the two radio personalities (and beer-drinking members of their crew) judged five of South Florida's best home brewers. At stake? A table at the Paul and Young Ron Br ... More >>

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    April 5, 2013

    Mad Men Returns Sunday: Swine's Head Bartender Makes Cocktails (Recipes)

    The sixth season of Mad Men premieres this Sunday, April 7, at 9 p.m. on AMC, and already the spoilers are coming in from blogs and online magazines. We won't share any of them, except to state the obvious -- the two hour episode will have Don Draper, Roger Sterling, Joan Harris, and the rest of Ste ... More >>

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    March 21, 2013

    New Times Brew at the Zoo Homebrew Alley: We Want You

    There's no doubt the biggest beer trend in Miami is homebrew. Everywhere you look -- from clubs such as Misfit Home Brewers to individuals brewing batches in their kitchens -- the make-your-own beer craze is here in full force. And why not?Beginning homebrewers simply need a kitchen, a small storage ... More >>

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    March 6, 2013

    RA Sushi Debuts Short Order's Winning Sushi Roll to Benefit Homeless Pets

    Animal lovers, March is the time to haul ass to RA Sushi in South Miami, where the purchase of a mouthwatering roll means helping homeless pets. And what's worthier than adorable puppies and cutie-pie kittens? Last month, Short Order's Laine Doss took home top prize in RA's Foodies Show Heart chari ... More >>

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    February 27, 2013

    Fieri, Zimmern, Deen, Zakarian Do the Harlem Shake (Video)

    This year's South Beach Wine & Food Festival seemed tame in comparison to some other years. We didn't witness any snockered chefs, fistfights, or Paula Deen riding anyone like a pony. Even Anthony Bourdain played nice at the Grand Tasting Village (possibly because he was in the presenc ... More >>

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    February 25, 2013

    SoBeWFF: Guy Fieri Mingles While Ziggy Marley Rocks the Closing Party

    If last night was any indication, SoBeWFF proud papa Lee Schrager might have to rename the festival the South Beach Wine, Food & Reggae Festival, because Ziggy Marley rocked the tents with a full-length concert that appealed to everyone of every age and degree of sobriety during Guy Fieri's ... More >>

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    February 14, 2013

    Short Order Wins RA Sushi Competition, Homeless Pets Benefit

    The competition was stiff. Six of the city's top food talent, engaged in a sushi battle royale to benefit their charity of choice. Only one could take home top prize - a place on the menu at RA Sushi and funds for their cause. With high stakes and tough competition, Short Order took first place on b ... More >>

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    December 24, 2012

    Six Best Winter Cocktails In Miami

    It's officially winter. Sure, we're wearing shorts and flip flops here in South Florida, but honestly, that doesn't mean that locals should stick to the frozen piña coladas and mojitos.Now is the time to pretend like it's freezing outside and have a delicious winter cocktail. These libations, made ... More >>

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    December 17, 2012

    Cooper Avenue Closes Temporarily

    Cooper Avenue, the Amir Ben-Zion eatery/market that opened in September has closed temporarily.Yesterday evening, as tourists and locals jammed Lincoln Road to shop and dine in the days before Christmas, the "open" sign was lit outside the restaurant, but the lights inside were dim and chairs were s ... More >>

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    December 10, 2012

    Ten Foodie Gifts For Under $10

    The holidays are upon us once again, you're broke, and you've just picked Bob in the office grab bag. He's the guy who lives to Instagram every single meal -- from bread to dessert.Read also:Bacon Stocking Stuffers: Ten Gifts Under $20Don't fret, our poor yet fabulous friends, because the Short Orde ... More >>

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    November 13, 2012

    Fifty Shades of Chicken: Awesome Erotic Chicken Recipes (Video)

    Fifty Shades of Grey, the erotic novel by E.L. James, became a breakout sensation, selling over 40 million copies and making the New York Times bestseller list. It's also been "roasted" by every comedian, literary critics, and Saturday Night Live for its bondage fantasy subject matter and less-than- ... More >>

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    October 10, 2012

    Food Network Star Casting in Miami

    If you've sat in front of the TV set countless times watching Sandra Lee open a can of peaches on Food Network and thinking, I, too, want to seek fame and fortune as a celebrity chef, get thee to the Epic Hotel October 25 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. for the Food Network Star season nine open casting ... More >>

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    September 20, 2012

    Acme Bakery & Coffee: Vintage Eatery Vibe in Modern Midtown

    Breads and pastries of the more savory variety (think cheddar scones and cheese danish) are my Achilles heel and (I'm sure) the only thing that stands between me and a career as a Victoria's Secret swimsuit model. Read Also: Acme Bakery & Coffee Promises Great Bread Starting September 14.So, whe ... More >>

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    March 21, 2012

    Sra. Martinez Adds Menu Items, Cocktails to Brunch (Photos)

    ​Chef Michelle Bernstein has upped the ante on her brunch at Sra. Martinez with more than a dozen new menu items, plus cocktails.Brunch is one of the few times people feel free to enjoy an alcoholic beverage before the sun goes down, but the choices are usually slim -- bloody marys, mimosas, and s ... More >>

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    March 1, 2012

    Top Ten Margaritas: Classic, Spicy, and Pink

    ​To those of you who think a Margarita is that lime flavored slushy stuff that comes in a really big plastic container, think againThere are conflicting stories about the Margarita's genesis, but many claim the drink, made with fresh lime, tequila, and a touch of sweetness, was named after a beaut ... More >>

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    March 1, 2012

    Blk Water: Looks Dirty, Tastes Like ... Water

    ​Last season on Real Housewives of New Jersey, Caroline Manzo's sons, Albie and Christopher were seen plugging some sort of black water. The boys are known for hare-brained ideas (anyone want to finance a combination strip club/car wash in Jersey?), plus it's reality television, so I just thought ... More >>

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    February 16, 2012

    Elevation Burger Opens in Kendall

    ​Elevation Burger, a fast casual burger chain that features 100 percent USDA-certified, organic burgers made from 100 percent grass-fed, free-range cows, has opened a restaurant in Kendall, across from Dadeland Mall.Elevation Burger is gaining cult status in the states it's in, with Yelpers in par ... More >>

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    February 13, 2012

    Sustain Launches Brunch: Bacon Doughnuts, Foie Gras Pancakes, and a Bloody Bar

    ​Sustain Restaurant Bar is known for its fresh foods, obtained from local farms and purveyors. Sustain's managing partners, Brian Goldberg and Jonathan Lazar, believe in this concept so much they change the restaurant's menu to serve that goal, working with produce and products as they are seaso ... More >>

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    December 8, 2011

    Top Ten Martinis: From Doraku to Sustain to the Raleigh, Who's Number One?

    Dirty martini - one sexy cocktail​Fox's Sherron Inn took the best martini spot in our annual listing of everything good in our fair city for their well-priced martinis in a classic 1950s setting.Miami has no alcohol shortage (in fact it's safe to say that there are more places to get a cocktail th ... More >>

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    October 10, 2011

    Meet The Chefs South Of Fifth at James Beard Scholarship Fund Dinner (Photos)

    ​More than 100 people at Red The Steakhouse were treated to a six-course meal (not including passed Hors d'oeuvres and Prosecco) at a dinner to benefit The James Beard Scholarship Fund.The theme of the dinner was Meet The Chefs South of Fifth, a tribute to the fact that SoFi has become a central h ... More >>

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