Nothing ruins a meal like qualifying its authenticity. You know the drill: You slurp down a big bowl of aromatic pho, you really enjoy it, and then your brain kicks into gear. It didn't take you to the streets of Ho Chi Minh City or Hanoi. You have become the Regina George of food, someone who bligh ... More >>
Remember when the Marlins used to cover the whole upper deck at Sun Life Stadium with a big blue tarp so the game looked a little more full even though only a few thousand people showed up? That was one of the main reasons the team pushed for a much smaller, taxpayer-funded ballpark in Little Havana ... More >>
Little Havana rises with the cock. Sunlight gleams off her concrete hips. She revels in her hot and sticky wetness. As fresh, juicy papaya scents float on palm tree breezes, she burns a sacred herb and swallows a cafecito with a piece of buttered toast. Today is her birthday, and soon 2 million fee ... More >>
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Two women are in critical condition at the Ryder Trauma Center after being shot during a bizarre incident that started with hair pulling at the Molino Rojo Bar in Little Havana last night. Meanwhile, 35-year-old Fidencio Membrano now sits in jail and faces charged of attempted murder and battery.
Jacob KatelCaribbean VendettaHundreds gathered in Jose Martí Park yesterday in Little Havana, tromped east on Calle Ocho into Brickell then paraded through downtown Miami in a protest march that heard just as many "Sak ap fets?" as "Que bola aseres?" alongside chants of "End The Fed," and "If yo ... More >>
Spam Allstars are celebrating the tenth anniversary of ¡Fuacata! this Thursday, a monumental accomplishment to say the least. Week after week for the last decade, the Spam Allstars have taken to the tight Little Havana stage in Hoy Como Ayer to lay down their one-of-a-kind descargas. And ... More >>
What horrible nickname will stick?Wow. We knew you guys detested the Marlins Stadium deal, but now we're afraid Miami needs some serious, professional therapy (or at least a big morning hit of Valium) to cope with the Little Havana boondoggle.We got nearly one hundred suggestions after we asked f ... More >>
Xtranormal's do-it-yourself computer animated videos with their monotone computer voices are the latest mini-trend in viral videos. Geico has even used the site's video making service in their commercials. Usually the videos pit someone naive against someone irate, and it was only a matter of tim ... More >>
Yo Mr. 305, isn't that a little formal for the Pep Boys parking lot?Why, amigos, are any of us willing to settle for a world where Calle Ocho comes only once a year? We here at New Times say: "Screw that noise. We demand more. Perfectly greasy arepas, warm Presidente, and pure party music sho ... More >>
John ZurWhen Bond Trisransri opened Mr. Yum, a Thai and sushi restaurant in the middle of Little Havana, in 2009, it seemed about as likely to flourish as escargots in Indiana. However, the success of Mr. Yum has led Trisransri to open Thai and sushi restaurant numero dos, 2B Asian Bistro, down t ... More >>
Jacob KatelWelcome to Pastelitos 101, a noob's eye view on Latin American pastries.This morning we visited La Gran Via Bakery, a 24-hour joint on Calle Ocho in Little Havana.Inside the bakery display shelf, among various frosted, drizzled, and flaky crusted items, some burnt-end yellow cones caug ... More >>
Jacob KatelLive from the streets of Calle Ocho 2010Calle Ocho 2010 fell on a bright, hot, perfect Miami day in Little Havana on our infamous SW Eighth Street for the biggest street festival in America.There was food, and drink, tight shorts, bikini tops, tattoos, gold teeth, yelling, screaming, d ... More >>
Jacob KatelMmmmm tacosIf the words maciza (solid), cuerito (skin), buche (stomach), oreja (ear), tripa (intestines), lengua (tongue), or surtida (mixed) mean anything to you and your taco, then you're in luck.Con Sabor A Mexico: Carnitas Estilo Michoacan (542 SW 12th Avene) is open for business s ... More >>
Miami Police arrested four young suspects, including two teenage girls, on suspicion of robbing a Little Havana man at gunpoint early this morning.Salene Cala, age 14, and Estefay Ferrera, 16, were arrested after police pulled their car over just after 6:30 a.m. They're accused of helping an ... More >>
Do you know a black Hispanic guy named "Nacho"? Does he drive a black or mustard-colored SUV and hang out in Little Havana? If the answer is yes, the police would like to speak with you pronto. "Nacho" is a "person of interest" in the Osben Laparra case, Officer Kenia Alfonso, a Miami Police Departm ... More >>
From New Times Archives Issue Week June 1 - 7, 1988 Texas might have "Remember the Alamo!" But Dade will always remember the Orange Bowl. Just think, this week in 1988, the Monsters Of Rock tour put NW 3rd street on smash. Wouldn't it be cool if Metallica rocked Little Havana nowadays? Yes, yes it w ... More >>
PBS La Camaronera, happy as a... shrimpWe'd like to take the credit, having honored La Camaronera Fish Market with "Best Fish Sandwich" in last year's Best of Miami issue... But the Garcia brothers, who have been fryin' up down home Cuban favorites at this Little Havana seafood joint fo ... More >>
You cant deny the Calle Ocho festival, even if you try.
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A historic site in Little Havana cuts out a place for some new masters
Sidewalk bicycle ban
Purloined pigeons and a rooster identity crisis
Fuácata at I/O
Tortoise gets tortured; watching council meetings gets expensive
Kiwanis Club of Little Havana
Where species speaks volumes: Stand here for photo op with Flamingo José
If you want to know where many of Miami's social and political elite got their start, check the playgrounds at Belén
"Welcome to the Hood"
Florida International University goes to bat for Little Havana's Casa del Bisbol Cubano
Call it drag, call it nouveau vaudeville -- Little Havana's Teatro de Bellas Artes' Midnight Follies is all entertainment