Lesley Abravanel

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    May 1, 2014

    Prince Harry Is Partying in Miami This Week

    Fresh off a reported split form his longtime girlfriend, the world's most eligible bachelor, Prince Harry, is reportedly in South Beach celebrating a friend's bachelor party. Do you hear that? It's the sound of thousands of Miami girls desperately rummaging through their closets trying to find the ... More >>

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    October 18, 2013

    Exclusive: Jeff McInnis Responds to Ex-Wife's Allegations of Cheating, Abandonment

    Earlier this week, reported that Melissa McInnis, ex-wife of Top Chef alum and former Yardbird top toque Jeff McInnis, had some pretty strong allegations about her ex-husband. The former Mrs. McInnis, who has a young daughter with the chef, told's Lesley Abravanel that, "Jeff ab ... More >>

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    September 5, 2013

    50 Eggs, Chef Bee Twitter War: "Classic Bully Tactics," "Leave Him Bee"

    Last week, a flame was ignited in the Miami restaurant world when 50 Eggs Restaurant Company LLC sued former Khong River House executive chef Piyarat Potha Arreeratn, better known as Chef Bee. The lawsuit, filed in Miami-Dade Circuit Court on August 27, alleges Chef Bee violated several agreements ... More >>

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    June 5, 2013

    Justin Bieber's Miami Clubbing Spree: Illegal If True, According to Police

    L'enfant terrible better known as Justin Bieber sure had fun yesterday gallivanting around the cities of Miami and Miami Beach. Miami Herald gossip columnist Lesley Abravanel reported that Bieber stopped by places like Hyde and Bamboo after jumping on the Heat bandwagon earlier that evening at the ... More >>

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    September 24, 2012

    Ryan Lochte and The Situation Bro'd Out at LIV

    In perhaps the world's most important bro conference held at Miami's biggest bro hot-spot, Olympic swimmer Ryan Lochte and Jersey Shore star Mike "The Situation" Sorrentino hung out at LIV. The two discussed the implications of Mitt Romney's latest campaign blunders, the sublime beauty of the new Gr ... More >>

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    December 14, 2011

    Cocktober and Aphrodisiac Ice Cream: Andrew Zimmern's Bizarre Week in Florida

    By Carlos AcostaAndrew Zimmern at Cobaya Azul​I have to thank Bizarre Food's Andrew Zimmern for making it to Miami. I'd originally dropped a grapevine hint that he'd soon be in town only because I recently noticed his Twitter conversation with Chef Geoffrey Zakarian about visiting Tudor House.But ... More >>

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    August 19, 2011

    Rick Sanchez Finally Joining Mega TV? EXCLUSIVE Photos of Miami Meeting

    Rick Sanchez emerges from a meeting with Mega TV execs​Last month, we reported on smoldering rumors that legendarily loquacious news anchor and fallen Hispanic hero Rick Sanchez was joining local Spanish-language channel Mega TV. Those rumors burst into flame days later when he revealed he would a ... More >>

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    July 11, 2011

    Is Rick Sanchez Being Courted By Mega TV?

    ​From the unsubstantiated-hearsay-but-come-on-obviously-it's-true category comes news of what could potentially be the best marriage since Michael Jackson and Elvis' daughter: Publicly shamed, fired, and exiled unhinged news anchor Rick Sanchez, meet anything-goes Spanish-language channel Mega ... More >>

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    October 25, 2010

    South Beach King Michael Capponi Charged with DUI

    ​South Beach royalty Michael Capponi was spotted living it up early Friday morning at one of Miami's latest hotspots: behind bars at the pretrial detention center. Lesley Abravanel reports that the promoter and construction magnate was popped for a DUI shortly after leaving a Grey Goose-sponsored ... More >>

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    September 20, 2010

    Has Bravo Secretly Been Filming Real Housewives of Miami?

    photo by Bill CookeUnfortunately, Real Housewives of Hialeah remains but a dream. ​Miami seems like the perfect location for a spin-off of the Reality TV behemoth Real Housewives franchise that Bravo has unleashed on the world. Though, when The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills premiers next month ... More >>

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    August 31, 2010

    Gourmet Leftovers, Pierogi Trucks, My Challenge To LeBron

    ​That's Right Lebron, I'm Talkin' To YouAs reported by Lesley Abravanel, LeBron James gave Barton G. some tweet love, writing that it "has the BEST presentation of food, drinks and dessert I've ever seen in my life".Listen up, LeBron: I'll go one-on-one against you in restaurant reviewing anytime, ... More >>

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    April 5, 2010

    Jersey Shore Casting New Guidos, but for Miami or a Whole New Group?

    ​So the original Jersey Shore cast in definitely in town. Lesley Abravanel reports the cast members are staying at the Catalina Hotel until they move into their new home, and our sources confirm it. But today, Doron Ofir Casting posted a seemingly legitimate casting call for mo ... More >>

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    February 9, 2010

    Gerald Posner Admits to Plagiarizing From the Miami Herald

    Photo by Bill CookeGerald Posner​Miami-based investigative reporter Gerald Posner has been caught lifting lines from Miami Herald stories for his own stories at the Daily Beast. As a result, Posner has been temporarily suspended.Posner, the author of Miami Babylon and many other well-received nonf ... More >>

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    November 16, 2009

    Catching Up: Hello Eater Miami, Vidal at Soleá, and Beaujolais; Goodbye Bancroft

    ​Eater GreeterWhile I was away, Lesley Abravanel and Eater Miami gracefully traipsed into our incestuous little food blog world. So far it has been an interesting and visually arresting blog, a bit of original snark sandwiched between the sort of local linking that South Florida Menu Pages Blog us ... More >>

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    November 6, 2009

    Miami Gets Its Very Own Eater

    ​Good news Miami! Food site Eater has deemed us worthy enough of our very own section on its site. Helmed by Miami Herald gossip columnist Lesley Abravanel, the Miami section of Eater is sure to keep us in the loop of the Magic City's foodie scene. Plenty of local blogs have also gotten some link ... More >>

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    June 18, 2009

    Real Housewives of Miami?

    I don't know how Bravo is ever going to top Real Housewives of New Jersey. How do you do one better than a show that climaxes with a forehead-challenged Italian woman shouting, "You were stripping! Prostitution whore! You were fucking engaged 19 times! You fucking stupid bitch! Coming! To my! Dinner ... More >>

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    June 11, 2009

    Rumor Mill: Cameo Still Open, Parkwest Shuts Down in Order to Get Trashy

    Is this you, Trash?Despite the bad economy, the city is buzzing with rumors about nightclubs opening and closing. There is already a deathlist circulating of mostly South Beach clubs that soon will be shutting their doors due to poor sales. We aren't going to mention names, but any place that is rel ... More >>

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    November 15, 2008

    Live At The Victoria's Secret Fashion Show

    So your Riptide was at the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show "Bloggers Lounge" earlier at the refurbished Fontainebleau hotel. Bloggers lounges are a new frontier of blogging activity, but the ahi tuna, and the crème brûlée and the open bar, oh the open bar, made it very, very worth it. We may have ... More >>

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    September 29, 2008

    The Pun is Dead, Long Live The Pun

    via ONTD "Karu & Why Are You Opening Back Up Again?" - Jose Duran, Miami New Time's Crossfade Blog, September 09, 2008. "Karu and Why?" - Lesley Abravanel, Miami Herald's Scene in the Tropics Blog, September 23, 2008. "Karu? Y?" - Kris Conesa, Miami Sun Post, September 25, 2008. I'm not even say ... More >>

  • News

    September 28, 2006

    Nonapparent Servitude

    A splashy new eatery north of downtown, then reggaeton on Lincoln Road

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    August 31, 2006

    Whisper Campaign

    Who is Plus: Timoney drinks.

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    February 2, 2006

    Beach Blanket Beethoven

    Classical music meets South Beach yuppie

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    October 27, 2005


    New Odd Couple?

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    July 21, 2005
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    April 21, 2005

    Here Comes the Neighborhood

    An old Miami Beach family is cashing in on the next new thing

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    February 14, 2002

    The Comeback Kid Does South Beach

    Angry Jewish machers, a SoBe club mogul, and Bill Clinton in the middle

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    August 9, 2001

    Letters to the Editor

    From the issue of August 9, 2000

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    April 2, 1998

    The Bad Boys of Miami Beach

    To the delight of its allies and the squirming discomfort of its enemies, the weekly SunPost just won't shut up

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    January 29, 1998
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    February 13, 1997