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  • Blogs

    August 29, 2014

    Miami's Best Eats and Drinks This Weekend: Labor Day Grilling, Bacon, and Meatballs

    Welcome to the unofficial last weekend of summer. To most of the world, this means getting the last beach weekend in before nine months of having to wear wooly sweaters and down jackets. To us, it means glorious 70-degree days are soon to come. Miami does have one thing in common with our northern ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 29, 2014

    Critical Mass Tonight: Brickell Better Get Ready for Some Bicycles

    The more things change, the more they stay the same. LeBron is gone. No longer will we have wet dreams about attending Critical Mass and spotting King James next to us in the peloton. But Miami's monthly bike celebration continues without him. Tonight's ride will take cyclists 11.5 miles along Ca ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 29, 2014

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

    You work hard, but play harder. So give yourself a pat on the back and celebrate the fruits of your labor with 96 straight hours of drinking, dancing, and partying ... Without going broke. Just check out the 305's ten best things to do under $10 in this Labor Day weekend. See also: Miami's Ten B ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 29, 2014

    Biscayne Bay Brewing Company to Hold First Public Tasting at Key West Brewfest

    Another Miami brewery is poised to open in the coming months, yet for the past year the general public has not had a chance to taste any beer from Biscayne Bay Brewing Company. That will change, however, when the brewery is handing out samples of its beer at the Key West Brewfest this weekend. The ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 29, 2014

    Florida Primary Voter Turnout Lowest Its Been in 16 Years

    Just 17.5 percent of Florida's registered voters bothered to turn out for Florida's primary election on Tuesday. That's the lowest turnout in a state-wide election in the state in 16 years. The last time voter turnout was lower was when only 16.6 percent of Floridians bothered to turn out for the 19 ... More >>

  • News

    August 28, 2014
  • News

    August 28, 2014
  • Blogs

    August 28, 2014

    Mojito Madness Now Available at TK's at the Villa Mayfair

    Cuba is the birthplace of the mojito, so it should be no surprise that the cocktail can be found almost anywhere in Miami, especially at TK's at the Villa Mayfair where Mojito Madness is now available. Mojito Madness is an all-mojito cocktail menu. It includes at least 20 flavors: classic, watermel ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 28, 2014

    Miami Firefighter Arrested for Sending Explicit Pics to Minor

    For the second time this year, a member of the Miami Fire Department has been arrested for sex crimes involving a minor. Forty-eight-year-old Miami Fire Rescue Lt. Ramon Marti was arrested yesterday for sending explicit pictures of himself to an undercover detective he believed to be a 15-year-old ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 27, 2014

    American Social: Fort Lauderdale Gastropub to Open Brickell Location

    American Social, the Las Olas gastropub that features dozens of craft beers and tap tables, is expanding to Brickell. American Social, or AmSo, will open just after Labor Day at 690 SW First Ct., on the ground floor of the Neo Vertika building. The Miami-area location, nearly triple the size of the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 27, 2014

    IKEA Miami Opens Today: Here's What to Expect (Photos)

    Although IKEA Miami doesn't open its doors until 9 a.m. today, already there are hundreds of people in line, some camping out for more than 24 hours. What inspires such fandom for a furniture store? It could be the free sofas that the Swedish megastore is giving to the first 39 people in line th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 27, 2014

    SkyRise Miami Passes, but Is It Really Better Than the Downtown Soccer Stadium?

    Developer Jeff Berkowitz's plan to build an enormous observation tower in downtown Miami passed at the polls Tuesday, but its effect on downtown remains to be seen. The few voters who showed up to cast ballots in the city yesterday approved the $400 million, 1,000-foot tower by a two-to-one margin. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 27, 2014

    Uchi's Cyborgs Party at Electric Pickle: "Bring Your Own Laser Beams"

    Dress-up is officially cool again. So is being a sci-fi geek. In our opinion, that stuff never went out of style. But even if you're not a nerd for robots, the latest nightlife endeavor from sexy, dark DJ Uchi will get you bleepin' and bloopin' like a vintage automaton on the fritz. It's called C ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 26, 2014

    Meet Heineken's Tequila Barrel-Aged Lager, Desperados

    There's a new beer in town, and it goes by the name of Desperados. Part of the Heineken portfolio, Desperados is unlike any other beer on the market. The Latin-inspired beverage has been blended with tequila barrel-aged lager and notes of lemon flavor. Desperados originally launched in central Fra ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 26, 2014

    Miami's Ten Best Labor Day 2014 Parties

    Get the champagne poppin' and your booty rockin' ... Labor Day weekend is just a few short days ahead. While the holiday may mark the unofficial end of summer, for us here in Miami, where the temperature is always soaring above 90, the three-day weekend is just another excuse to drink, dance, and p ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 26, 2014

    Crocodile Bites Two in Coral Gables Canal, Makes History

    Two local residents are recovering after a crocodile bit them early Sunday morning in Coral Gables. And now they're famous: "This is the first time that we've ever had a crocodile bite a human being in the United States," Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) spokesman Jorge Pino ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 26, 2014

    Miami Ranked 15th Worst Drivers in America, Hialeah 12th

    It's the tenth anniversary of Allstate Insurance's "Americas Best Drivers" list, and as usual, South Florida cities find themselves near the bottom. Of the 200 cities ranked, Miami has the 186th "best" drivers, or 15th worst. Meanwhile, Hialeah came in at 189th, or 12th worst. Both cities have fal ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 26, 2014

    Win Free Passes for III Points Festival

    Behold the triangle. A potent (and sometimes mystical) symbol, this simple geometrical shape is often used to represent such eternal trinities as past, present, future. (Or, say, music, art, technology.) And occultists even scratch it into the earth to summon spirits. But if you've recently spotte ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 26, 2014

    IKEA Miami Opens Tomorrow: Free Stuff All Week, Including Meatballs for a Year

    IKEA Miami opens tomorrow at 9 a.m. sharp, and already people have set up camp in an attempt to be among the first 2,500 people in line for some pretty fantastic giveaways, including free sofas to the first 39 people to walk through the door, armchairs for the next 100, and $10-to-$250 gift cards fo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 26, 2014

    Miami-Dade Primary Election Results: Live-Blog

    Do you feel that excitement? The excitement only a midterm primary election can bring? OK, sure, both of the top-of-the-ticket races for each party's gubernatorial nominee may be foregone conclusions, but there were lots of interesting races going on elsewhere on the ballot in Miami-Dade. That incl ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 25, 2014

    Amid Ferguson Conflict, Activists Decry Miami Cop Rehired After Killing Travis McNeil

    As Ferguson, Missouri, has descended into a nightmarish vision of a dystopian police state, few have watched the growing clashes between protesters and authorities with a perspective quite like Sheila McNeil's. As a young woman in Overtown, McNeil lived through Miami's own version of Ferguson -- the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 25, 2014

    Is Burger King Moving to Canada?

    Burger King, the Miami-based fast food behemoth, is strongly considering purchasing the Canadian coffee chain Tim Hortons in a deal that would essentially merge the two food service companies. The deal is sometimes called a corporate inversion, which is "used by companies that receive a significan ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 25, 2014

    Lil Debbie and Otto Von Schirach - The Nest, Miami

    Lil Debbie With Otto Von Schirach Presented by Notorious Nastie The Nest, Miami Saturday, August 23, 2014 Where can you go for real Miami hip-hop, booty bass jams, and general debauchery? The Vagabond used to have the market cornered with their weekly (((Shake))) party, but that NE 14th Street cl ... More >>

  • 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 >>

  • Blogs

    August 22, 2014

    Two Boat Burglars Jump From Rickenbacker Causeway After Chase

    Police caught two suspects burglarizing boats at the marina near the Miami Marine Stadium in the early hours of Friday morning. Police than chased the men, but the suspects ended up jumping off of the Rickenbacker Causeway. One suspect was caught and detained, but authorities are still on the sear ... 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 >>

  • Calendar

    August 21, 2014
  • 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

    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 >>

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