Bill Edwards is one of Rick Scott's top individual donors. He dropped a $500,000 check to Scott's "Let's Get to Work" reelection PAC. Ironically, almost 500 of his employees will not get to work soon. One of Edwards' companies, Mortgage Investment Corp., abruptly announced yesterday it's laying off ... More >>
David Dubrow, a 21-year-old Miami native who spent this past summer interning at Miami New Times, has died after sustaining injuries from a house fire in Norwalk, Connecticut, last Sunday. He passed away around 1 a.m. Wednesday.
In what might go down in history as the best title of all time, artist Adbul Delgado's Beer Me has been designated as the newest marketing image for Cuban beer brand, Hatuey. The brew, whose roots run back to 1920s Cuba, was recently revived by Bacardi. Back in their heyday, Hatuey would hire artis ... More >>
Back in the 1940s and '50s, the tropical island of Cuba was home to thousands of artists and musicians. Writers and movie stars traveled there to sun on the beaches and play in the nightclubs. During that time, a local beer named Hatuey sought out some of those talented artists to work on its advert ... More >>
Time flies. It's been nearly three years since Michael Jackson died at the hands of Conrad Murray, the result of too much propofol and respiratory arrest. From concerts to network specials, Jackson's death triggered a seemingly endless stream of posthumous tributes. None, however, came in carbon ... More >>
It's good to see restaurants take food holidays seriously, especially fast food chains like Pollo Tropical when they offer $1 cups of soup all day to celebrate National Soup Day. To take advantage of this deal, a customer has to say, "Happy Soup Day!" to the cashier and you pay only one buck for ... More >>
Jefe's owner Jack Garabedian tweets to attract customers.Food truck owners in Miami are an entrepreneurial breed. These men and women don't really have a typical profile. Some are chefs looking to start their own kitchen. Others are restaurant owners looking to start a supplemental mobile oper ... More >>
Miami-Dade PoliceMore than three years after she went missing, Miami-Dade Police investigators believe Lilly Aramburo was a victim of foul play. At least, that's what an updated missing persons flyer seems to indicate. New Times wrote a cover story about the young single mother's June 1, 2007 dis ... More >>
Short Order occasionally takes time out to share our considerable marketing expertise with those who may or may not need our help. It's admittedly a specialized marketing expertise, one that focuses solely on providing memorable mottos that brand restaurants with a strongly identifiable concept. We ... More >>
Voters in district 115 last night hired a man to represent them in the state house who had previously been fired by none other than Donald Trump. Yes, with the election of Jose Felix "Pepi" Diaz, Florida's legislature now includes a former reality TV contestant. At least he starred in a somewhat, ... More >>
Miami's rainmakers are stopping at nothing to keep Dwyane Wade in town. In May, the Miami Heat and a slew of corporate sponsors launched an online campaign -- wewantwade.com -- to convince the NBA MVP from fleeing to another team when he becomes a free agent in July. The website encourages reside ... More >>
Since it opened in Midtown Miami, Sugarcane Raw Bar Grill has been well known in the local "twitterverse" for its interaction with followers and diners. Responses are so immediate and personalized you have to wonder if someone's hiding somewhere in the restaurant monitoring it all. No on ... More >>
And this sign is so great. Good luck fitting the new name on anything like this.Zoo is one of the funnest words in the English language, and the name "Miami MetroZoo" is just charming and pretty well known at this point.It's worked for 30 years, and there's nothing wrong with it. So leave it to t ... More >>
Before he was crashing live news coverage to get himself on TV, Lyrikill Dot Com already had a sophisticated viral marketing strategy in place. See the above video of the Lyrikill song "You Done Messed Up" intercut with celebrity gossip photos and titled "Chris Brown Beat Rihanna [Picture Rihanna ... More >>
We all know the "U," but did you know the University of Miami had another logo? Some boring green thing. It was actually the school's logo, while the U represented the sports teams. So after surveying alumni, forming focus groups, and probably spending more money on this than necessary, the school ... More >>
Tuscan Steak quietly closed its' doors last week. Terry Zarikian, China Grill Management's DIrector of Product Development, acknowledged that "Although people loved the place, I guess their love spilled over to the other, newer steak houses that are overpopulating South Beach."Terry went on to say t ... More >>
We just received word from Terry Zarikian, Director of Product Development for China Grill Management, that Kobe Club Miami's closing is only temporary -- the steak house will reopen at the beginning of August. Why the confusion? "The New York Times misreported the closing of Kobe Club Miami by omit ... More >>
Problem: Too many shoppers recognize logoSome of my favorite boondoggles over the years have involved the vast sums stupid companies have spent to fix what ain't broke. Our latest example is Tropicana, headquartered in Bradenton, Florida. In a classic act of desperation, the ailing orange juice prod ... More >>
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