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  • Blogs

    August 22, 2014

    Miami's Ten Best Things to Do Under $10 This Weekend

    Who's ready for some Friday night action? We are! And with all of the wild parties and killer tuneage to check out this weekend, from garage rock at Railroad Blues to tech-house at Treehouse to poolside vibes at the Freehand, you'll be raging from the second the clock strikes 5 p.m. till Sunday. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 22, 2014

    Patpong Road Celebrates One Year With Free Drinks This Saturday

    Don't have plans for Saturday night? Patpong Road, the bar founded by restaurant group 50 Eggs and located above Khong River House, is celebrating its first anniversary with free well and signature Laidee drinks till midnight. Laidee drinks come in a cool plastic bag and mix the Chinese spirit Bye J ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 22, 2014

    Tropical Depression Likely to Just Miss South Florida This Weekend

    Pesky ol' 96L, the awkwardly named system that still needs to organize a bit more before earning the more dignified moniker of Tropical Storm Cristobal, is soaking the Lesser Antilles this morning and turning toward the northwest. The latest prediction from forecasters as of 8 a.m.: The storm will ... More >>

  • Dining

    August 21, 2014
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    August 21, 2014

    Miami's Labor Day 2014 Party Guide

    Ready to get turnt up? It's (almost) Labor Day weekend! That means that in a little over a week, the Magic City will be celebrating the American labor movement with an extra day of wild partying, mindless drinking, and grinding with strangers. Here are the 305's Labor Day bashes, so far. See al ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 21, 2014

    Animal Rights Group Smash HLS Can Keep Protesting Miami Monkey Importer, Judge Rules

    The activists in Smash HLS has never been shy about pushing the boundaries when it comes protesting Miami-based Worldwide Primates, a firm that sells monkeys sometimes used in scientific experiments. When a New Times writer hung out with the group last summer, they were marching outside the home of ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 21, 2014

    Vicky Bakery and Cafe Coming to Coral Gables

    Vicky Bakery, the Miami-based chain that features classic Cuban treats, is coming to Coral Gables with an expanded concept. The new location will not only feature their famous pastelitos, cakes, and pastries, but it will offer a full-serve cafe on premises. See also: Mitt Romney to Hang at Vicky B ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 21, 2014

    Pub-Shaker Miami Spice Pop-Up: Pubbelly and Broken Shaker Collaborate

    Every year when the culinary clock strikes Miami Spice, the Pubbelly Boys have something cooking besides their own three-course, prix-fixe deals. Last year, they joined forces with sushi master Makoto Okuwa for a one-night only event that sold out. The year before that, friends Giorgio Rapicavoli an ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 21, 2014

    Rita Ora and DJ Laz - Hits 97.3 Sessions - Grand Central, Miami

    #453888644 / gettyimages.com Rita Ora With DJ Laz As part of HITS 97.3's HITS Sessions Grand Central, Miami Wednesday, August 20, 2014 Finding a pop star with a real set of pipes feels like trying to win the lottery. You know it's possible, but the odds are long. Last night, Rita Ora stopped by d ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 21, 2014

    Stop Erecting Giant Phallic-Shaped Structures in Miami and Calling Them "Legacies"

    When developers Russell Galbut and Jorge Perez revealed their quickly nixed plans to build the largest condo tower on South Beach at 500 Alton earlier this year, they talked about it as their "legacy." That's nothing new. For years South Florida developers have been pretending their business deals a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 21, 2014

    Railroad Blues Opening in Downtown Miami: "There's Not Gonna Be Any Shit Music"

    Every serious music lover dreams of opening a live-music bar. The chance to program and design your own venue, every week, six days out of seven, is the life. Sure, it can be tough, but fellow fans will recognize the quality and appreciate your vision. That's what Steam Miami owner Russ Bruce is ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 20, 2014

    Six Best Club Parties in Miami This Week

    No one parties like the Magic City. That's why the 305 is always poppin' with kick-ass music and wild bashes that last till the break of dawn. Just check out the six best club celebrations going down this week. See also: Five Best Concerts in Miami This Week

  • Blogs

    August 20, 2014

    Wood Tavern Owner's Bizerq Breathes New Life Into Former Soho Lounge Space

    Walking up the familiar stairwell, all that is heard is the sounds of hammers and electrical saws. As soon as the second level is reached, it looks like Bizerq -- the newest nightclub in mainland Miami -- has a long way to go. To say the space is in the white box stage would be generous -- there's e ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 20, 2014

    Only 7 Percent of City of Miami Cops Actually Live in Miami

    No major city police force in America employs more officers who live outside of city limits than the Miami Police Department. In fact, just 7 percent of officers in the 1,860-person police force actually live within Miami's city limits. See also: City of Miami PD to Hundreds of County Cops Facing L ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 19, 2014

    L'echon, the Pubbelly Team's French Brasserie, Is a Glimpse of What's to Come

    While navigating Miami Beach's treacherous construction traffic, you zip past the Hilton Cabana. Damn! You circle the block for another pass. The red pin on your cell phone's map must be out of place. It's doesn't seem possible that a hip restaurant sits amid the dozens of hotels on Mid-Beach's chop ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 19, 2014

    Dorothy Bendross-Mindingall Has Become School Board Royalty

    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. This week, Luke praises a longtime public servant. With the primary election set for August 26, there's a local politician who doesn't have to w ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 19, 2014

    Gloria Estefan's On Your Feet! Musical Auditioning at the Arsht Center in Miami

    Ever wanted to become the next Gloria or Emilio Estefan and share the story of Miami's favorite power couple through song, music, and dance under the shiny lights of Broadway? If so, you had better get On Your Feet! and head out to the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts on September 21 f ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 19, 2014

    Key Biscayne Tennis Tournament Changes Name as Crandon Park Expansion Remains Tied Up in Court

    Bye-bye, Sony. The tennis tournament on Key Biscayne has a different, slightly less commercialized name and a new sponsor. The tournament will now be known as the Miami Open Presented by Itau. Not sure what Itau is? It's one of Brazil's largest banks, naturally, which only makes sense considering ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 18, 2014

    OTC Restaurant, Abbey Brewing Company Introduce Growlers

    Growler fever is catching on in Miami. The Abbey Brewing Company will soon receive its own branded growler and OTC Restaurant started using them August 12. At OTC, a one-time fee of $10 (not including the cost of the beer) buys a OTC growler filled with beer, plus unlimited cleanings at the restau ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 18, 2014

    Five Best Concerts in Miami This Week

    Ever wished you could make the week disappear? So does, like everyone else in the Magic City. That's why we're always on the search for good music, good times, and good people. Just check out the five best concerts going down this week. See also: New Times' Concert Calendar

  • Blogs

    August 18, 2014

    Ferguson, Missouri, and Trayvon Prove America Is No Democracy For Blacks

    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 addresses the clash between residents and cops in Ferguson, MO. The protests and riots in Ferguson, Missouri are providing proof the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 18, 2014

    DJ Laz Returns to Miami Radio on Hits 97.3

    The Pimp With the Limp is back. It's been a rough few years for booty bass pioneer and radio host DJ Laz. In 2012, the Miami legend suddenly and shockingly split with Power 96, ending a 22-year tenure. At the time, he planned "to take the boat out for a little while." But within 30 days, Laz had al ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 15, 2014

    Eight Protesters Arrested at Miami Federal Courthouse During Michael Brown Demonstration UPDATE

    Eight protesters were arrested at the James Lawrence King Federal Justice Building in downtown Miami Thursday afternoon. Hundreds of demonstrators met in downtown Miami across from the Miami Dade College Wolfson Campus to peacefully demand an end to police brutality in response to the ongoing unre ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 15, 2014

    Why Wynwood is Miami's Best Dining Neighborhood

    Wynwood, why you so cool? Even in this scorching summer heat, you keep us refreshed with all your laid back bars that don't overcharge for drinks. When I've gone over my limit and need something to sober me up on the weekends, you stay up late like a spoiling mom and comfort me with 'shroom buns and ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 15, 2014

    Ciel Eau Pool Party at Fifty at the Viceroy: "A Little Bit of Ibiza in Miami"

    Impeccable sound, killer views of the Magic City, and "water in the sky" ... That's what you'll find 50 stories above sea level at Ciel Eau at Fifty at the Viceroy Hotel. "It's actually pronounced cielo," explains Alex Butler, the musical mastermind behind the Sunday pool bash. "Its literal transla ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 15, 2014

    New County Budget Would Cut Police Layoffs, Cost PAMM $1.5 Million

    Amid searing criticism from the Miami-Dade County police union for a budget that had slated layoffs for nearly a quarter of its force, County Mayor Carlos Gimenez proposed a revised plan last night that would see the number of layoffs reduced by half, with a chunk of the savings coming at the expens ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 15, 2014

    Three 6 Mafia's DJ Paul on Da Mafia 6ix, Working With ICP, and "Keeping It Grimy"

    Oceans of blood, purple syrup, and pounding bass pervade every monstrous track by Three Six Mafia, currently touring as Da Mafia 6ix. Straight outta Memphis and thuggin', DJ Paul's notorious crew of head smashers are a riotous force to be reckoned with. And like any great high-speed chase, you eith ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 15, 2014

    Miami-Dade Police May Start Wearing Body Cameras

    In the wake of the Michael Brown saga in Missouri, more than 185,000 people have signed a Change.org petition that would require all police officers to wear body cameras. Well, those body cameras could be coming to the Miami-Dade Police Department as soon as next year.

  • Blogs

    August 15, 2014

    Slow Food Miami Accepting Nominations for Snail of Approval Awards

    Just a few short years ago, Miami's food scene wasn't exactly known as a thriving mecca of locavore cuisine. Even with its proximity to oceans teeming with fish and farms that raised everything from tropical fruit to cattle, South Florida establishments ordered more from Sysco than farmer Joe. See ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 14, 2014

    Miami-Dade Adding 150 Red-Light Cameras

    Two bills to prohibit red-light traffic cameras failed to pass Florida's legislature this spring. And now Miami-Dade officials have taken the initiative to place an additional 150 cameras at intersections throughout the county. See also: Rick Scott Signs Bill To Make Red-Light Cameras Slightly Less ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 14, 2014

    Miami Is the World Capital of What?

    Lots of cities claim to be the world capital of something or other. Las Vegas is the world capital of gambling. Nashville, the world capital of country music. New York can be called the world capital of finance, media, and culture. But what about Miami? Well, the most common answer is "world capit ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 14, 2014

    City of Miami PD to Hundreds of County Cops Facing Layoffs: Come Join Us

    Next Tuesday 400 Miami-Dade County police officers will gather in a large banquet hall at FIU's football stadium in University Park, the Miami Herald reported Tuesday. The occasion? A frank talk about the officers' future unemployment. Under county mayor Carlos Gimenez's current proposed budget, 2 ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 14, 2014

    "They Just Didn't Sell:" Richard Hales' Struggle to Keep Blackbrick an Authentic Chinese Eatery

    There's little doubt Miami's dining ecosystem has expanded and improved by light years in only a decade or two. Chef-driven concepts and smartly sourced ingredients aren't as pervasive as many would like, but they're here and thriving. However, gastropubs continue reproducing like rabbits. Miami di ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 14, 2014

    Seven Years of Safe Miami: "Leading People Who Trust Us Into the Unknown"

    Miami's underground dance music scene owes many hard-working local promotions visionaries, many of which have come and gone. But one crew that has stood the test of time, while standing out for its bold, forward-thinking musical programming, is SAFE. Since launching in 2006, these trailblazing tast ... More >>

  • Calendar

    August 14, 2014
  • Blogs

    August 13, 2014

    Six Best Club Parties in Miami This Week

    Pop the bubbly and gather up your crew ... It's Hump Day! Before you know it, you'll find yourself raging like a college kid, drinking bottle after bottle of champagne, and grinding up on strangers. Until then, here are Miami's six best club bashes to help get your party juices flowing. See also ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 13, 2014

    Justin Bieber To Plead Guilty Today To DUI, Attend Anger Management Course In Miami

    Crack open a Molson, Miami -- our long Canadian nightmare is finally coming to an end. Justin Bieber, the tweeny-bopping scourge of South Beach, is reportedly set to plead guilty this afternoon to driving under the influence. Bieber was arrested in January after police say he and his crew blocked of ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 12, 2014

    Rolando Aedo Talks Miami Spice: "The More People Celebrating Food in Miami, the Better"

    Miami Spice, the two-month promotion that offers value-priced meals at 174 Miami-area restaurants, is in full swing. Sponsored by the Greater Miami Convention & Visitors Bureau, the promotion continues throughout August and September and offers diners a three-course lunch for $23 and dinner for $3 ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 12, 2014

    Miami Mediterranean Cuisine Is the Best Place for a Gyro in SoBe

    If you're going to Sultan Mediterranean Cuisine in SoBe for your gyro, kebab, and falafel fix, you're doing it wrong. The far lesser-known place Miami Mediterranean Cuisine has tastier food, is open late (2 a.m.), offers free delivery (if the order is over $15), and costs about half the price. It m ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 12, 2014

    Miami's Top Ten Jazz Musicians

    We've been having some fun lately with these "Best of All Time" lists. But today, we will refrain from saying these jazz musicians were/are the best of all time. No, they are jazz musicians of note who made Miami their home. A best-of-all-time list would be way too long, and to explain that, I will ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 12, 2014

    Man Stabbed Outside Mekka Nightclub

    In the early hours of Sunday outside of Mekka Nightclub in Miami's 24-hour downtown entertainment district, a confrontation involving two different groups of friends ended up with one man stabbing another. The victim, 31 year-old Marlon Sanchez, is listed in critical condition at Jackson Memorial ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 11, 2014

    Miami's Best Eats and Drinks This Week: From Free Peach Bellinis and Recipes to the Regent's Cocktails

    Another day, another meal. Even though your weekend fun has come and gone, there's a whole new set of to-dos and places to eat -- perhaps scratching some Miami Spice spots off your list (might want to skip these places, though). This week, we're taking you on a little international tour, from eati ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 11, 2014

    Key West Lobsterfest: We Chased That Tail (Photos)

    The tagline for the Key West Lobsterfest is "A Celebration of our favorite Crustacean!" and that was reason enough for us to chase that tail. The four-day celebration really hit the streets this past Saturday with a concert and street fair open to the public. There were lobster tacos, lobster mac ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 8, 2014

    Miami's Baez Kicks Off Crossfade's New DJ Podcast Series

    We here at Crossfade are proud to introduce our new DJ podcast series today. Each month, we will be showcasing exclusive new mixes by those who call the 305 home -- from local nightclub residents to up-and-coming talent. The first installment in our series comes courtesy of Miami clubland mainstay ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 8, 2014

    Miami's Best Eats and Drinks This Weekend: Pop-Tarts, Pop-Ups, and Brunch

    It's another Friday and this weekend's theme is all about the pop-up...and brunch (because there's no such thing as a weekend without a few mimosas). It's a good time to try out the new pop-ups in town and, because we're into instant gratification, we're inviting you to start the weekend immediatel ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 8, 2014

    Miami's Ten Best Things to Do Under $10 This Weekend

    Round up your shot glasses and pour the tequila ... It's Friday! And since payday is an entire week away, and we're all, well, broke, we're gonna sing the blues with Juke at the Stage, have a chaotic rock meltdown at Churchill's, do the "bump 'n' hustle" at the Pickle, and party on the cheap with t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 8, 2014

    Gavanna Nightclub Relaunches Saturday with Entirely New Club Experience

    Miamians don't wait until they really need one to get a face lift. Sometimes, it's more fun to just change things up because you can. The same rule applies to Miami nightlife, and international Latin entertainment destination Gavanna Nightclub is keeping the spice in its relationship with its patro ... More >>

  • Dining

    August 7, 2014
  • Blogs

    August 7, 2014

    Vegetarian and Vegan Guide to Miami Spice 2014

    Miami Spice is officially upon us. For foodies across Miami, the concept of three-course meals at the city's finest eateries (at prices mere mortals can afford) is worth waiting ten months for. For the meatless among us, however, it can feel a little lonely. But the landscape is getting better for ... More >>

  • Calendar

    August 7, 2014
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