Timmy Thomas is in a Hialeah warehouse slapping palms with a Cuban Santero named Oba Frank Lords. In the back room, there's an altar with a straw-hatted guajiro sculpture standing by a sacrificial blade. Up front, in a 12-foot-by-12-foot production studio with little more than a computer, keyboard, ... More >>
After twenty years with the idea of building a theme park on lands surrounding Zoo Miami simmering on the back burner, two companies are now moving forwards with bids to break ground. One proposal, dubbed Dinosaur Park International, would be science-minded with exhibits and a museum based on, wel ... More >>
Halo-halo isn't your typical shaved ice dessert. If you consider Panama's raspao, Italy's granita, Dominican Republic's frio frio, or United States' snow cone, then you already know none of these look anything like a layered, vibrant bowl of halo-halo. It might look more like Malaysia's ais kacang ... More >>
Shortly after leaving his gig last year as producer for Miami-based documentary maker Rakontur, the company that brought the world Cocaine Cowboys and The U, Evan Rosenfeld went on a journey to the Far East in search of a project for his directorial debut. "I took a trip to India, Nepal, Thailand, V ... More >>
On Tuesday, the GOP ended the first day of its national convention by letting Chris Christie pummel Ann Romney's message of love to death with his meaty, angry fists like a Garden State mob goon. Last night, Republicans tried a more refined tactic, choosing concert pianist and conservative counterpo ... More >>
Anthony Bourdain, the chef, traveler, writer, snarkmeister, and media whore extraordinaire, is doing the full-on media blitz to get the word out that No Reservations premieres tonight, at 9 p.m. on Travel Channel. Last week he was on Jon Stewart's Daily Show, where Stewart said he gets diarrhea just ... More >>
Beacon Council President Frank NeroThe head of Miami-Dade's semi-public economic development arm is in tune with Miami's raunchiest columnist. Beacon Council President Frank Nero told the Miami Herald today that he believes plans by companies from Malaysia and Las Vegas to build mega-casino resor ... More >>
Lesley ElliottAlaskan king crab red curry with peas and sweet potato. It's no easy task consolidating every type of Asian cuisine from India and China, to Singapore and Malaysia, into a menu that maintains the identity of the chef behind the door. Executive Chef David Werly came to The Setai last ... More >>
Doraku's South Beach bar is known for its happy hour. We're hoping the tradition continues in Brickell.Doraku, home to everyone's favorite happy hour, is opening a second Florida location in Mary Brickell Village.According to the manager of the SoBe location, the lease was just signed this week a ... More >>
Miami Herald bets on ass kissing.A dragon from the Far East has devoured the Miami Herald business section's soul. Last week, the newspaper's Business Monday pullout featured a five-page cover story and two side bars about the Genting Group, the Malaysian gambling conglomerate that wants to build ... More >>
Nino Pernetti graciously sent me a copy of his then just-published cookbook after I'd done a short interview with him about it for Short Order in 2008. The subtitle, His Life Story and Travels around the World, pretty much describes the narrative, in which Nino's co-authors Ferdie Pacheco a ... More >>
Photo by Peter TaylorWillis wills it.Today, Willis Loughhead talks about charcuterie, future plans, and a hippie trip "without the pot" that served as a spiritual sabbatical.I read you've been involved in making charcuterie. I have done all of the charcuterie for the past two restaurants with my ... More >>
New York's loss is South Florida's gain.
Image via Bali Ha'iLeave it to The Kampong, local botanical treasure and historic home of the late David Fairchild, to throw one of Miami's most anticipated events of the season this weekend. This Sunday, April 5, will mark the 15th annual Bali Ha'i event, an outdoor soiree of culinary delight ... More >>
The multimillion-dollar inner-city gamble is again open.
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Police veteran pumps for glory
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Pretty saucy for a Vietnamese eatery in America
Watcha gonna do, Inner Circle, make one of the hottest recording studios in the nation?
The King and I
Fruit & Spice Park
Without the help of a South Florida conservationist, the island of Dominica may bid farewell to its national bird
Just Jackfruit at Fairchild Tropical Garden
If the profiteers have their way, cruise ship workers can say bon voyage to the humble Leiv Eiriksson Seamen's Center