As host Ted Allen best put it at the beginning of last night's Chopped Champions grand finale: "We could not be more pumped about this ultimate tournament grand finale lineup. Three amazing bold amateurs versus one strong and steady pro." That pro was Giorgio Rapicavoli, chef and owner of Eating H ... More >>
Khong River House is buzzing on a chilly Friday night. Waiters add to the clamor, adeptly pronouncing Thai ingredients such as khaep mu (crisp pork rinds) and nam prik num (green chili pepper salsa). Across the dining room, hipsters, bloggers, and socialites cram tightly packed tables. They tweet, I ... 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. This week, Luke wants blacks to stop being so envious and hateful toward one another.We African-Americans are our own worst enemies. We do a bett ... More >>
Maria Sharapova released her newest wave of endorsement this week. Gone are point-and-shoot cameras, fluffy dogs, and fancy European watches. No, no, this time, the London Olympic games silver medalist, beast tennis player, and poster child for fitness, can add candy to her repertoire. Because tha ... More >>
On the opening night of the Marlins new ballpark, a lot of things went right: Parking wasn't a catastrophe. The weather was South Florida perfection. On national TV, the new ballpark looked damned gorgeous -- lime green facades, swimming polls and all. And in the best news of the night, no Marlins w ... More >>
Khalilah Camacho-Ali remembers the first time she walked into 5th Street Gym in Miami Beach was during the summer of 1967. Back then she was known as Belinda, the 17-year-old second bride of the man who would go on to become the greatest boxer of all time: Muhammad Ali. At that time, Ali had been ... More >>
It's easy to forget now, but Miami Beach was once the nexus of the world boxing scene thanks mostly to Angelo Dundee, the Hall of Fame trainer who opened the legendary 5th Street Gym with his brother Chris. Dundee trained dozens of elite fighters at the SoBe gym -- most notably Muhammad Ali. Dund ... More >>
Bill WisserKhalilah Camacho-Ali is more than just the wife of the greatest boxer ever.When Muhammad Ali defied the Vietnam War draft and was stripped of his license to box, he met a young African American girl whose life revolved around the Nation of Islam and the sect's controversial leader Elij ... More >>
The usually dapper Ivory slums it in a mug shot.A week or so ago, Riptide braved the overhyped media maelstrom that was the grand opening of the new 5th Street Gym. A sanitized version of the South Beach boxing den where Muhammad Ali trained, it's now helmed by a Chicago-based ownership group. Al ... More >>
You might be surprised at what he had to say about LeBron. Anybody who believes reporters are free-thinkers has not seen us when we get in a herd. We get our cattle-brain on in locker rooms, press conferences--and at last night's much-hyped re-opening of South Beach's famed 5th St. Gym, with i ... More >>
Paula NiñoHere's something for you to do on a rainy weekend: catch up on what you missed this week on Short Order.LeBron James is not much of a meat eater.Short Order gets a taste of Doggi Style, a Venezuelan fast food cart.Chocolate lovers: indulge in our list of Miami's best chocolate shops.Mu ... More >>
Ali gets greased up at Miami's 5th St. Gym.Monday: Pick up the phone and make an appointment to see new work by resident artists of the David Castillo Gallery, including Susan Lee-Chun, Frances Trombly, and Glexis Novoa.Tuesday: There's no charge to hear tales of the 5th Street Gym and prize figh ... More >>
Say you wanted to kill someone you admire -- not that we're advocatin'.
Courtesy Ferdie PachecoFerdie Pacheco talks to Muhammad Ali between sparring sessions at the 5th Street Gym in Miami Beach.If you grew up in Miami Beach prior to 1993, the floor above the neighborhood drug store on Fifth Street at Washington Avenue was a magical place.For more than a quarter-cent ... More >>
Marco KornfeldAlex Daoud is one of those only-in-South-Florida characters -- a big and boisterous former Miami Beach mayor who sparred with Muhammad Ali, spent 18 months in prison for bribery, and then wrote an unsparing book about it. Now film producer Philippe Martinez has bought the rights to ... More >>
He knew Cassius Clay, Rocky Marciano, and was a mother Theresa of sorts for Miami great Kid Gavilan. Now boxing historian Hank Kaplan is gone, and it's formally the end of the Muhammad Ali era in Miami. Santos Perez did a good piece on Hank in this morning's Herald, but the best thing written on ... More >>
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Young pugilists prepare
Big boys brawl
True fame and hard truth don't mix in the TV-sportscasting biz
Dr. Ferdie Pacheco, "The Fight Doctor"
Ali lands a few solid blows, but sadly it's no knockout
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It's Like This
Miami boasts a boxing legend who has kept on swinging through good times and bad. He's the king of the clubs. He's Tuto Zabala.
Pugilists and stars hope to unionize the sweet science
Boxing isn't just a hobby to Hank Kaplan. It's an obsession. Which is why he's the sport's foremost expert.