In mid-April, 39-year-old Belkys Jimenez came down with a high fever. She also developed a headache and then severe pain in her muscles and joints. Her feet and ankles became swollen, making walking painful. Jimenez had long battled hypertension, but this was clearly something new. Over the next ... More >>
Once upon a time, the islands of the Caribbean were filled with dread pirates who drank rum by day and pillaged villages at night. Now, the islands of the Caribbean are filled with tourists who tan by day and drink rum at night. In all seriousness, rum is a huge industry for the small island na ... More >>
Despite the usual muggy drenching every afternoon around 4 p.m., Miami's had a fairly dry run through hurricane season so far. But that could change early next week thanks to a large lady named Bertha swirling out over the Caribbean this morning. The National Hurricane Center declared Bertha the se ... More >>
You might want to think twice before forcing your local bank teller to cash last week's paycheck in all singles to hoard in your emergency bunker. Forecasters are still unsure if Tropical Storm Chantal will make it to Florida. If it does arrive, tentatively expect to have your Hypnotiq-fueled hurric ... More >>
There's a pissed off lady named Chantal getting set to ruin your weekend Wynwood Art Walk plans, Miami. No, no, not that Tootsie's dancer you had a beef with -- it's Tropical Storm Chantal, and it looks to be headed South Florida's direction just in time for the weekend. Chantal earned its name la ... 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 >>
For Robert, Robert Jr. and Robin Burr, rum isn't just a type of liquor, it's a way of life."[Rum] is an incredible spirit," said the elder Robert, the family's patriarch and founder of Miami's Rum Renaissance, which takes place April 16-22. "And now it's experiencing a renaissance of appreciation ... More >>
Men in hats are better than men in tights. Mandarine Napoleon liqueur hosted The Hat is Back, an elegant and intimate affair Tuesday night at Soho Beach House. The evening began with a scrumptious dinner with a menu designed to include the orange flavored cognac in all of the perfectly prepared d ... More >>
The Tamiami Truckers Food Court, a very popular meet-up, takes place tonight, Friday, from 6-11 p.m. outside of Lexus of West Kendall at 13750 SW 136th Street. This week, he said to expect a bunch of surprises. There will be a bounce house and face painting for the kids, and the chance to tes ... More >>
via Liz and Dave on TravelpodGuess what.People to the south of Miami think America's chemical-laden, hormone-injected, infinite shelf-lifed, processed, packaged, industrially produced, lab-tested, factory-farmed food is crazy.But they eat jungle creatures. Now that's weird. Here are our top 5 rea ... More >>
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