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    October 3, 2014

    Vegan Author Mark Reinfeld Offers Cooking Immersion Starting Monday

    Mark Reinfeld is a vegan dynamo. Cookbooks, classes, retreats, online instructionals-- the award-winning culinarian covers plant-based eating from every angle. His organization, Vegan Fusion, is all about creating a better, healthier, more peaceful world -- and he's doing it through mouth-watering e ... More >>

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    October 3, 2014

    City Quietly Labels Toxic Parks "Brownfield Sites," Limiting Neighborhood Input In Cleanup

    With little notice and no public input, the City of Miami Commission has labeled six city parks contaminated with toxic soil as so-called "Brownfield sites" -- a designation under Florida law that can limit the rights of abutting property owners to challenge clean-up plans and can prevent them from ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 3, 2014

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

    After a week of non-stop labor, it's time to toss your papers in the air, storm out of your cubicle like a boss, and kick-off your three-night-wild-party-cheap-booze binge with the ten best things to do under $10 this weekend. Check 'em out, from the People's Blues of Richmond at Railroad Blues to ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 3, 2014

    Kastle Talks Symbols Recordings and North America Tour with Bonobo

    If you had the misfortunate of missing Bonobo's Miami performance last year, the UK electronica wizard is back at Grand Central on Saturday. Now while this gig comes as part of his current North America DJ tour -- meaning no awesome full-ensemble live show -- the show packs a very special punch with ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 3, 2014

    New Belgium Brewing's 2014 Clips Beer & Film Tour Coming to Miami

    What's better than dinner and a movie? Beer and a mini film festival under the stars. New Belgium Brewing's annual Clips Beer & Film tour is making the rounds of 21 different cities and, for the first time ever, it's coming to Miami -- because we're officially a beer town, y'all! On October 24, fr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 2, 2014

    Fabio Viviani's Siena Tavern Opening in November

    One of the most anticipated restaurants scheduled to open in Miami this fall is Siena Tavern. The restaurant, which hails from Chicago, will open in the old China Grill space, a massive 10,000-square-foot space. Viviani, who garnered fame from his two seasons on Bravo's Top Chef franchise and whose ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 2, 2014

    III Points 2014's Ten Best Satellite Parties

    There's no doubt III Points' anchor will be the amazing lineup of artists performing throughout the weekend at the fest's Soho Studios headquarters. Lykke Li and Flying Lotus alone are worth the price of admission. But if you want to get up close and personal with your favorite acts, you'll need to ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 2, 2014

    Panther's Joel and Leticia Pollock on Changing Local Coffee Culture: "There Aren't Baristas Falling Off Trees in Miami"

    What began in a hip little shop in a once-blighted neighborhood has morphed into a drink that discerning diners seek in restaurants across Miami. First brewed in 2011, Panther Coffee has become required drinking for owners who aspire to greatness. Sure, places might buy produce from Homestead and p ... More >>

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    October 2, 2014
  • Blogs

    October 1, 2014

    Concrete Beach and Brewer's Way Bring Gravitas to Miami Beer Scene

    When Concrete Beach Brewery opens in Wynwood this month, it will take Miami beer to another level for two reasons. First off, this will be the third brewery located on Northwest 24th Street in Wynwood, which can now unofficially be called Brewer's Way. See also: The Inside Track on Wynwood's Concr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 1, 2014

    Six Best Club Parties in Miami This Week

    Ever wondered what makes Miami so magical? No, it's not the impeccable bodies and drop-dead gorgeous creatures that roam the streets of the city ... It's all the kick ass parties that go down almost every single night. Just check out this week's six best club parties. See also: Five Best Concerts ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 1, 2014

    AC Slater Talks Dance Music and "Bringing Back That Underground Feel"

    AC Slater is about to take you back to a time before fancy light rigs and Jesus-posing DJs, when dance parties were messy, dark, personal affairs and nothing mattered but the bass. Maybe some of you remember those times fondly, and perhaps some of you are tired of hearing about it, but everyone ne ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 1, 2014

    Only 3 Percent of Floridians Think Global Warming Is the Biggest Environmental Threat to Florida

    Despite scientists predicting that large swathes of coastal and southern Florida could be underwater one day thanks to global warming, Floridians aren't particularly concerned. Just 3 percent think it's the biggest environmental problem facing the state according to a new Sunshine State Survey relea ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 30, 2014

    Cops Should Wear Body Cameras, and Maybe Commissioners Too

    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 commends elected officials who support police body cameras. Local politicians and union bosses opposed to putting body cameras o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 30, 2014

    Massive Miami Worldcenter Project Passes Key Commission Vote

    It took more than six hours, a frantic round of last-minute backroom negotiations, and dozens of speeches from backers and lobbyists, but the massive Miami Worldcenter project passed one of its last remaining roadblocks at the city commission last night. The commission eventually voted 4-0 to appro ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 30, 2014

    City Ignores Reports of Toxic Soil in Residences, Sidewalks in Coconut Grove, Reports Show

    Last fall, Miami leaders finally admitted they'd known for years that the long-shuttered Old Smokey trash incinerator in Coconut Grove had poisoned the earth with toxic ash. But they've also insisted contamination is contained within a 4.5-acre, fenced-off facility. However, new reports obtained by ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 30, 2014

    Violent International Pimp Sentenced to 27 Years in Prison

    Well, it's only Tuesday and there are already quite a few trials coming to an end in Miami courts this week. First there was the international drug lord who got 150 years, then the delusional but smooth con man who was sentenced to five years, and now, naturally, there's the globetrotting pimp who ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 29, 2014

    Pubbelly Going Vegan for One Night Only October 2

    In a sign that the times are most definitely a' changin', the kings of pork are embracing plants. Notable Miami Beach eatery Pubbelly (whose owners were once called the Sovereigns of Swine by the New Times), is going vegan. In partnership with Jugofresh, the team is hosting a pop-up vegan spread on ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 29, 2014

    Miami Police Will Test Body Cameras on 50 Officers

    Across the nation, the August 9 shooting of unarmed teenager Mike Brown in Ferguson, Missouri provoked angry calls for cops to wear body cameras. Here in South Florida, Miami-Dade and Miami Beach cops quickly announced they were on board with the idea. But the Miami Police Department, perhaps the s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 29, 2014

    Miami Gastropubs Risk Steering the Trend the Wrong Way

    Miami today is replete with truffle oil fries, Brussels sprouts studded with pork bits, and fried-egg-crowned burgers. From the beach to the suburbs, from north to south, scores of restaurants all serve the same predictably heavy fare under the gastropub banner. The concept was borne of England's p ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 29, 2014

    Brown Sub's D-Mac on Working With Jermaine Dupri: "Relentless Work Ethic"

    D-Mac aims to be the first rapper out of Miami's notorious Brown-Sub section of Liberty City to make a global impact in music. And the new video for his track "Mind State" off his Destiny mixtape makes it perfectly clear that he will settle for nothing less. He is the grandson William McKenzie, on ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 29, 2014

    Miami Commission Unanimously Passes Six-Month Puppy Sales Ban

    The dog sales day could soon be over in Miami. The city commission unanimously voted this morning to pass a six-month moratorium on any new stores selling dogs and cats in the city. The temporary ban will serve as a test run for a possible permanent ordinance. No existing pet stores will be affecte ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 26, 2014

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

    Ain't no party like a weekend party. Especially when it involves lots of booze and kickass beats for nothing more than a lowly Hamilton. Just check out the ten best things to do under $10 this weekend, from Tony Touch and his Funkbox party at Bizerq to cassette releases from some of the 305's most ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 26, 2014

    Critical Mass Returns to Miami Beach Tonight as Mayor Levine Warns Police Are on Alert

    If your Friday night plan was to skip traffic and sneak across the Venetian Causeway to Miami Beach, you might reconsider. The narrow, two-lane toll road will host this month's tour de Critical Mass. It's the first time in five months that Critical Mass will cross the causeways and maneuver its way ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 26, 2014

    Miami's Best Eats and Drinks This Weekend: Parties, Brunch, and Miami Spice Last Call

    This week was pretty exciting in the Miami food scene, rainy days notwithstanding. This weekend is no slouch, either, with a host of free events, openings, and, of course, the last weekend in which to indulge in a three-course Miami Spice meal. Weekend starts now! See also: Miami Spice 2014: Ten B ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 26, 2014

    Here's Video of the Crazy Downtown Lexus Carjacking That Injured Seven Bystanders

    On Wednesday, seven people were seriously injured in what has to be one of the craziest carjackings in Miami history. As valets at downtown's J.W. Marriott Marquis unloaded bags from a brand new Lexus, a man jumped in and plowed through cars and bystanders to escape. This morning, police have rele ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 25, 2014

    Viceroy: "There's Pop Music With Substance"

    "Summer all the time" is everyday life in Miami, so it stands to reason that Viceroy should be every Miamian's favorite dance music producer. The San Francisco-based artist loves Hawaiian shirts and keeps that sun-and-fun loving sentiment at the heart of his work. He's all about that groove, not so ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 25, 2014

    Wynwood Is Getting a New Park and It Looks Like a Greenhouse

    Wynwood is getting a new park, and it will look kind of like a greenhouse. The plan, for a well-manicured space with grass and trees covered by a thin, translucent structure, was the winner in an international competition sponsored by Tony Cho, CEO of Wynwood real estate firm Metro 1. "We hope that ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 25, 2014

    Jen Karetnick, Lee Schrager, Fabio Viviani Represent at Book Fair 2014

    The Miami Book Fair International is a big deal. Not just for book nerds and wannabe authors, but for foodies, too, since the lineup of chefs, food writers and edible events gets more impressive every year. The roster for November's fair, announced on Friday night, includes a whole host of Miami's ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 25, 2014

    Kaskade Headlining Life in Color Festival 2014, the "World's Largest Paint Party"

    Life in Color is unlike any other music festival. Hello! They shoot paint out of cannons all over everyone! So it only makes sense that the "World's Largest Paint Party" should employ similarly uncommon techniques when announcing its famous DJ headliners. Pairing the fest's most peculiar quality ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 24, 2014

    Miami Has the Second Most "Engaged" Workers in America

    Stereotypes be damned, a new analysis has found that the Miami metro area has the second most engaged workforce in America, and no that doesn't explain why everyone at your work place has a fiancé but you. The analysis from Quantum Workplace (a company that sells software meant to drive employee ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 24, 2014

    Anna Lunoe on the Power of Rave Culture: "When You're 14 or 15, You're Forever Changed"

    After spending years honing your craft and climbing the ladder to success, would you have the strength to leave it all behind? Anna Lunoe did. The DJ, producer, and songwriter worked her ass off to take over the scene in Australia. And just when she'd hit her peak, Lunoe packed her bags, hit the re ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 23, 2014

    Proper Sausages Celebrates Its Year-and-a-Half Anniversary

    It's a little hard to believe, but the Proper Sausages shop is turning 1-and-a-half today. The Miami Shores meat boutique opened March 23, 2013, after Freddy and Danielle Kaufmann's sausages, sold mostly at farmers' markets, caused a sensation in Miami. The couple began making sausages, partly out ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 22, 2014

    Five Best Concerts in Miami This Week

    Music is an escape for many things ... Mondays aren't one of them. Even though you can't make the most dreaded day of the work week vanish, at least you can look forward to the pretty good shows that'll follow. Here are the five best concerts to check out this week, from Cam'ron at Grand Central f ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 22, 2014

    60 Minutes Asks, "Is There Any Scheme Miami Is Not Number One At?"

    Veteran 60 Minutes reporter Steve Kroft visited Miami for a special report that aired this weekend, looking into the booming trend of identity thieves stealing personal data to scam the government out of tax returns. Instead, after hearing about Miami's oversize role in the fraud, he ended up tackli ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 19, 2014

    Miami Brewers Alliance Unites Craft Beer Scene

    Take a break from bottled imports and domestic beer drudgery. Craft beer has joined the party. The Miami Brewers Alliance aims to bring the word to the street by educating vendors, consumers, and local government officials about the emerging craft brewing industry. Ross Appel, executive director a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 19, 2014

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

    It's no secret Miami loves to party. Sometimes, though, you wanna go wild and grind the night away without breaking bank. Sure, it may be a challenge with all the flashy lights and gaudiness of the Magic City, but that's why you have us. Just check out this weekend's ten best parties under $10. S ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 19, 2014

    Design District Garage Will Include Five Different Facades and "Tube Slide"

    We imagine an entry from a history book 1,000 years in the future will read like this: "Though automobiles were present across the globe, few countries worshipped their cars quite like the United States. In the suburbs, Americans tended to build rooms for their cars in their homes as if they were a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 19, 2014

    Miami's Median Income Is Second Lowest in America; Poverty Is Second Highest

    As Miami's real estate market has boomed to glittering new heights of luxury since 2010, the area's median household income remains the second lowest of any major metro area while poverty has continued to increase. It's embarrassing, if not depressing. See also: Miamians Can't Afford to Buy Condos ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 18, 2014

    Tonya Gonzalez Case: Medical Examiners Confirm Body Was Missing Woman

    One day after police found a badly decayed body in the trunk of a missing Miami woman's car, her family says that the medical examiner has confirmed their worst fears: Dental records from the corpse matched 28-year-old Tonya Gonzalez. The news comes a day after a wild chase in the Florida Keys that ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 18, 2014

    Cassette Store Day 2014 Comes to Miami

    No one in the Magic City understands the magic of music on cassette like Patrick Garcia and Michelle Grand of Cheap Miami, the first audiotape-only record label in the 305 since the CD and MP3 takeover. "I think I just wanted a really cool, affordable way to start releasing music," Garcia says. "Vi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 18, 2014

    Miami's Toxic Parks: City Closes Fields at Colonial Drive Park For High Arsenic Levels

    Yet another park in Miami has been fenced off today after officials found high levels of arsenic in the soil. This time, it's the athletic fields at Colonial Drive Park that have been closed. "The closure has been implemented out of an abundance of caution and as a proactive measure," the county an ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 18, 2014

    YesJulz on Miami Clubbin' and Instagram Fame: "Important It Be Used for the Greater Good"

    YesJulz is a Miami party girl with a heart of gold. Whether she's at Story slinging bottles, throwing FDR Mondays at the Delano, or turning Best Day Ever into a roving international pool party, her number-one priority remains helping disadvantaged youth and rallying peers to take on charity work wi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 18, 2014

    Miami Renews Push for Streetcar System in Urban Core

    Miami may be looking to the past for its public transportation future. In the '20s and '30s, streetcars zoomed through the city of Miami, and now city commissioners have renewed a push to bring them back. According to Miami Today, the plan had gained steam back in 2006 but lost priority after the ... More >>

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    September 18, 2014
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    September 18, 2014
  • Blogs

    September 17, 2014

    Six Best Club Parties in Miami This Week

    When you live in the Magic City, you don't have to wait for the weekend to go buck wild and party like a frat kid. Don't believe us? Just check out the six best club bashes to crash this week, from Fabolous at Story to David Guetta at LIV to Nick Monaco at the Garret. Now go and get your party on. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 17, 2014

    J. Wakefield Tap Room to Open Next Month: "It's About Growing the Community"

    J. Wakefield Brewing Company is finally set to open in the coming weeks. According to founder Jonathan Wakefield, the brewery will start production at the end of September in anticipation of an October opening of the tap room. "We are in our last leg of the completion process," Wakefield says. "W ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 17, 2014

    Miami Wants to Kick Overtown's Legendary Youth Football Team Off Its Home Field

    After football practice at Overtown's Williams Park each day, 13-year-old wide receiver Gerald Johnson walks off the grassy field with sweat sluicing down his forehead. "Bye, Fat Albert," his buddies call. That's Gerald's nickname, even though he's skinny as a twig. He tucks soggy shoulder pads into ... More >>

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    September 17, 2014

    Modern Love A/V Show: "Taking Techno Out of the Club and Into the Art Space"

    Miami's electronic music scene has grown by leaps and bounds in the past decade. But some of its local movers and shakers feel our city has yet to embrace the music's artistic potential outside the context of nightlife. "It's important for the music to be separated from the club," SAFE's Diego Mart ... More >>

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