Tomorrow afternoon, two rivals in the fast food world will get together for one day in a battle that pits greedy corporate giants against the workers of America. For one day only, Ronald McDonald and Burger King will team up in a rap battle against two of their own employees. At stake: a fair worki ... More >>
Michelle Bernstein will be very busy during this year's Art Basel. The James Beard Award-winning chef will not only operate two pop-ups at the Miami Beach Botanical Gardens, she will also be the official caterer for Art Basel events. See also: Michael Schwartz to Open Pop-Up Café at Design Miami
It's true that a famous surname draws a lot of attention. Now imagine being the son or daughter of not one, but two famous parents. Double the benefits? Perhaps. But double the pressure? Most assuredly. No one knows that better than Michele Coltrane. The only daughter of jazz giants John and Alic ... More >>
Good morning Miami Beach. Are you feeling sore and tired from swilling too many flutes of celebratory champagne last night? Are you surprised to find yourself wearing a campaign T-shirt altered to say "Philip Levine Latrine"? Is your living room floor littered with more flyers than a Free Tibet rall ... More >>
We've already told you about plans to bring a college football bowl game to Marlins Park. Well, the plans were officially announced today with one major surprise. The name of the game: the Miami Beach Bowl. Now for those of you not familiar with local geography, Marlins Park is located in the Litt ... More >>
Something is rotten in Miami Beach. Construction is soaring in Sunset Harbour. Lincoln Road is log-jammed with tourists. And Art Basel once again approaches like a billion-dollar beast ready to take a platinum piss all over SoBe. But underneath all of this commerce is the cloying odor of corruption ... More >>
Miami Beach might be underwater in 100 years, but good things never last long. Livability.com has ranked Miami Beach fifth in America on its 2014 list of 100 best places to live.
So, as you might have heard, Miami Beach is probably going to be underwater someday -- possibly within your lifetime. Of course, as giant portion the Netherlands knows, just because you're living below sea level that doesn't mean you have to necessarily be living underwater. So it's smart thinking ... More >>
The 13th annual South Beach Wine and Food Festival, presented by Food Network, has announced part of its lineup for the 2014 event, which takes place on Miami Beach and all around town February 20 to 23. The event draws nearly every major celebrity chef in America to our city for a little fun and ... More >>
Last year, Miami Beach police popped just 492 people for driving under the influence. This year, they're on track to arrest 442, with only 221 in the first six months. In 2009, they arrested just fewer than 1,300 people for DUI. The plunge comes not because people in Miami Beach appear to be drink ... More >>
Apparently if you fail in Miami Beach, you just make your way a little up the island to one of those fancy little towns. Former Miami Beach police chief Donald DeLucca ended up in Golden Beaches, and now former Miami Beach city manager Jorge Gonzalez is set to serve that same role in Bal Harbour. S ... More >>
As if the current development boom already didn't feel like the pre-bust early 2000s, news that famed director Baz Luhrmann has joined the creative team of mid-Miami Beach's Faena District development should be the clearest signal yet that the local real estate market is officially back to its over- ... More >>
Taking out your iPhone to snap an Instagram pic or send a booty text late at night on Miami Beach may not be worth it. Miami Beach Police are warning residents and tourists to be careful with their smart phones after a rash of brazen armed robberies have struck the town.
Reefer common sense is taking over Miami Beach. When voters go to the polls in November to elect a new mayor, they will also get the chance to answer a non-binding straw ballot question on whether the city commission should adopt a resolution urging the federal government and the Florida Legislature ... More >>
Living or visiting Miami Beach, tow trucks prowling for cars illegally parked on the streets and lots of the city is a common sight. No motorist who dares test Miami Beach's parking laws is safe from the hooks of Beach Towing and Tremont Towing (which has its own faux reality show on TruTV called So ... More >>
Do you consider yourself slightly better at performing basic communicative tasks on the internet and have convinced yourself that such remedial skills could actually lead to some sort of career? Well then, the Social Media Stars web-based reality show might be for you. Yes, this exists, and, yes, ... More >>
Taste of the Nation, the annual event to end childhood hunger in America took place last night in the grand Americana ballroom at the Loews Miami Beach Hotel. It was an evening filled with lots of food, drinks, chefs, and prizes. The event was followed by a Chef After Party where chefs and VIP tic ... More >>
YOLO (you only live once) has become the motto and tagline sprawled across muscle tees and booty shorts of neon-clad tourists throughout Miami Beach. Little do they know that a stroll up Collins to North Beach offers a sandwich that must be devoured if one is to live a truly rich life. The "Werewol ... More >>
Yesterday's rainfall was not normal. In fact, Miami Beach got so much rain yesterday that it shattered three separate records: the most rainfall for July 18th in recorded weather history, the most rainfall for any single day in July ever, and helped push the month to the wettest July on record for t ... More >>
There is little doubt that Hakkasan, the sexy, elegant Chinese restaurant at the Fontainebleau Hotel, is one of the best places to dine on Chinese cuisine in Miami Beach. Because of this, the restaurant could rest on its laurels, serving the same dishes and still getting kudos from its tony clientel ... More >>
Praise the Fontainebleau Miami Beach for saving Labor Day. Had the oceanfront resort not booked two of the summer's biggest acts for its BleauLive performance series, you'd probably be stuck watching another Jerry Lewis-less MDA telethon. Vive la Lewis, as the French say! Thankfully, Pharrell and ... More >>
There's something about Brazil that exudes sexiness. Maybe it's the way the tongue rolls when speaking the language. Or the beautiful, modelesque women who live there. Or samba. Whatever it is, we can all agree the place is an exotic wonderland. Luckily, you don't have to understand Portuguese to f ... More >>
Employees of the city of Miami Beach in same-sex domestic partnerships will no longer have to pay more taxes for their partner's health insurance than their married counterparts. The City Commission today passed a landmark tax equality policy that will reimburse those employees for the difference in ... More >>
Uncle Luke, the man whose booty-shaking madness made the U.S. Supreme Court stand up for free speech, gets as nasty as he wants to be for Miami New Times. Today, Luke is outraged over the treatment of African-Americans in Miami Beach. Once again Miami Beach did a helluva of a job making sure Africa ... More >>
This Memorial Day weekend may have been slightly less headline-grabbing than in years past, but police on Miami Beach were still plenty busy. They made 414 arrests during the five-day weekend that coincides with Urban Beach Week, a number that is slightly up from the 373 recorded last year.
Yuca, one of the longest-running Lincoln Road restaurants, has seen a lot of changes to the pedestrian mall that it calls home. The restaurant, an acronym for "Young Urban Cuban American" opened in 1989 in Coral Gables, where a young chef named Douglas Rodriguez earned two Beard nominations, before ... More >>
A carjacking ended this morning with an assist from Mother Nature. After trying to evade police the suspects ended up crashing the stolen ride into a tree. At about 2 a.m. this morning police received reports of a carjacking near NE 33rd Street and Biscayne (you know, in the safe and trendy Edgewat ... More >>
Health nuts at Miami Beach's fancy David Barton Gym were just trying to relax and wash off after a tough workout when a group of armed bounty hunters stormed the locker rooms and searched the showers for two men. Apparently that's totally legal, too.
For the past month, Riptide had been pounding the drum about Tremont Towing snatching cars from a private parking lot on 17th Street at Lenox Avenue in South Beach. Multiple residents have lobbed a laundry list of allegations at the lot, including that it's meter is deliberately similar to the city' ... More >>
When Portman-CMC, one of two finalists for a billion-dollar Miami Beach Convention Center renovation, unveiled plans to raze the historic Jackie Gleason Theater and replace it with a hotel, residents were not shy about slamming the idea. More than 1,200 people signed on to a "Save the Fillmore" Face ... More >>
The panic alarm had sounded. It was time to save the Fillmore Miami Beach. "In case you haven't heard, here's the situation," Sweat Records' Lauren "Lolo" Reskin warned local music fans in a call to action earlier this month. "Two companies have proposals on the table to completely renovate the Mia ... More >>
For a city that routinely gets swindled by its bribe-taking employees, Miami Beach sure fights tooth and nail over its lawsuits.On Tuesday, city attorneys successfully appealed a $700,000 jury award to a firefighter who had claimed she was sexually harassed by male co-workers. Now city officials hav ... More >>
Sorry, Miamians. Your Fundays on SoBe are about over. Unless you wanna pay a $50 (or more) fine, the city expects you to leave the booze, soda cans, and Styrofoam coolers at home. According to code enforcement officers, all of the above are illegal on the sands of Miami Beach. Didn't know? Too bad, ... More >>
Every restaurant up and down Miami Beach claims to pay close attention to detail. After all, how can they get away with charging exorbitant prices for simple dishes and subpar service? One thing is for sure: Only one restaurant in Miami Beach features original lamps that 150 years ago were chosen to ... More >>
The second month of the new year saw some activity as restaurants clamored to open to take advantage of the large crowds of foodies who traveled to Miami and Miami Beach from California, New York, and even Broward County to drink in their fill of good wine and celebrity sightings at the South Beach ... More >>
Miami may never host the Olympics, and our hopes of future Super Bowls are in doubt, but don't worry, we're still a major destination for international sporting competitions. In fact, Miami Beach just beat out Reykjavík, Iceland, to host the World Outgames in 2017.
For more on the South Beach Wine & Food Festival, check out New Times' Taste guide, hitting newsstands Thursday, February 21. Think about the last time you shared a bottle of vino with friends. Unless you're a group of uppity wine connoisseurs or sommeliers, chances are the wine in your glass mean ... More >>
For more on the South Beach Wine & Food Festival, check out New Times' Taste guide, hitting newsstands Thursday, February 21. Unlike the Wizard of Oz, people who know the Food Network South Beach Wine & Food Festival pay attention to the man behind the curtain -- Lee Brian Schrager. The fou ... More >>
Whether you're broke, busy or just a major procrastinator -- time is running out if you're still hoping to score an in for the South Beach Wine and Food Festival. Luckily, Zignum Mezcal is giving away two free tickets to the hotly anticipated, sold-out Garden to Glass event -- so you could be one lu ... More >>