Growing up in a Nicaraguan household, my first introduction to hard liquor came from my dad's bottle of Johnnie Walker Red. Nicas love hanging out with Johnnie. He's a smooth cat who's been the master at concocting aromatic, amber spirits since the 1800s. At the tender age of 13, I became a full-fle ... More >>
After just a few months of business, Gelato-Go is already beginning to turn up on local radars.
It's a gelateria. So what? Miami has tons of them.
"But none of these serve good gelato," argues partner Alessandro Alvino, who knows a thing or two about gelato having grown up in Milan.
Unlike oth ... More >>
In light of the New York ban and ensuing bruhaha, we must admit: there is no such thing as a completely healthy soda. But there are much healthier alternatives than those BPA-laden cans full of phosphate fizzies pumped full of high fructose corn syrup and caramel coloring.The ingredients in regular ... More >>
Want access to our Best Of picks from your smartphone? Download our free Best Of app for the iPhone or Android phone from the App Store or Google Play. Don't forget to check out the full Best of Miami® 2012 online at bestof.voiceplaces.com.There is no doubt at all that Miami is an in-your-face, ... More >>
For most of my life, every time I've walked into a gas station or a grocery store I've been greeted one way or another by the delightfully '80s logo of the Florida Lottery. Most things have changed since 1988. That logo has remained a constant.Until now. The Florida Lottery logo has undergone a majo ... More >>
The king of the antibiotic and hormone-free black Angus beef burger patty, Shake Shack, recently launched its first-ever dark chocolate bar.
For $9 a pop you get fancy wrapping with a New York backdrop, paying homage to the first Shake Shack location in Madison Square Park and the scenery that surr ... More >>
There's been a ton of talk going on recently about the video of Mitt Romney's fundraiser in Boca Raton that was leaked to Mother Jones magazine. Yes, we're talking about the one where he called 47 percent of Americans freeloaders.
We found out that the private fundraiser had a price tag of $50,000 ... More >>
See also: "Miami Spice 2012: The Good"This three-part look at Miami Spice comes just as the dining program gets set to begin on August 1. There has been a split in price categories this year, meaning there is now a "fine dining" grouping as well as a "luxury" grouping. The fine dining price point dr ... More >>
View photos from Miami Rum Renaissance Festival 2012 at Deauville Beach Resort here.The Miami Rum Renaissance Festival at the Deauville Resort concluded last evening with a 6:45 p.m. "last call", prompting event goers to rush to their favorite rum booth for one last mojito or shot of the elixir favo ... More >>
MTV Britney Madonna = BarfThe performances for the 2011 MTV Video Music Awards have been announced. And Crossfade is not impressed.
Last week, when we broke down why the upcoming VMAs is a steaming hot turd, we already knew Lil Wayne would be on board, and would likely be performing his wet ... More >>
via WikicommonsA Dumeril's boa, the same species found wandering through a Miami neighborhood this morning. Did anybody lose a rare, five-and-a-half foot snake? We can't imagine it's the kind of thing that you wouldn't notice was missing, because Miami-Dade police sure noticed it when they found ... More >>
Charlie the lemur sits on Banana Republican's shoulder while his master Dwon Simmons plays with his tail.Usually the only exotic creatures one comes across on South Beach are leggy fashion models. But the American Riviera is an underground wild animal kingdom. This week, we brought you the story ... More >>
While food trucks get all the shine on the local affordable-dining scene, it's easy to forget that some of them are offshoots of actual brick-and-mortar establishments! Case in point: Sugar Rush Miami, the city's first baked-goods truck. The truck wows with so-bad-for-you-they're-good concoctions ... More >>
Lee KleinOrbs in a row.On August 1, the makers of Chambord Black Raspberry Liqueur unveiled its first-ever line extension via the new Chambord Flavored Vodka. Chambord Liqueur blends black raspberries with black currant, Madagascar vanilla, and cognac. Chambord Flavored Vodka features premium Fre ... More >>
Photos by Christine BorgesTruBlood CupcakeNestled right off of SW 97th Avenue and Sunset Drive in an unassuming shopping center lies Miami's latest cupcake addiction: The Sweetness Bakeshop and Cafe. Opened just a few months ago by a mother/daughter team, the family-run business sells pretty much ... More >>
Goooooood mooooorning MIA. We now introduce you to the Cupcake Diva, a South Florida entrepreneur specializing in high end confections like "made to order" cupcakes, cupcake ice cream cones, and interactive cupcake stations for parties and events.The last time we interacted with a cupcake it we ... More >>
Monkey Jungle in Cutler Ridge is hosting a Malagasy Feast this Saturday as part of its Malagasy Festival, which is a celebration of Madagascar through the country's food, music, art and animal life.The feast is being prepared by tropical fruit tree expert Robert Barnum and includes Okra Lamb SoupTh ... More >>