What does Coconut Grove taste like? We're guessing left-over granola, beer, chicken wings, a side of college recklessness, and a bit of seafood fresh off a yacht docked at the marina. But a more precise sampling of the flavors of this neighborhood, will be found at the free outdoor festival this ... More >>
New Barbu and decades-old Siam Lotus Room have each met the same fate. The latter, South Miami's answer to Boston's Green Monster, lured drivers on U.S. 1 with its' lima bean coloring and owner Atchana Capellini's famous coconut shrimp -- along with other Thai dishes derived from her family recip ... More >>
You can't move the soul of a restaurant.When you're favorite restaurant closes down. you miss intangibles. You can usually find comparable food, but the aura of an iconic restaurant cannot be easily duplicated. Part 2 of our list makes has as much affect on our heart as our belly. Pacific ... More >>
Courtesy of Atchana's East West KitchenWhen the earthquake in Haiti shocked the world with the widespread death and destruction, a group of people from South Beach pulled together to raise over $10 million in aid through a community group that was later named 1st & Alton. They'll hold an even ... More >>
Brian Breslin in the background, smiling among geeks. It was a good year.The year came to a close rather quietly with a laid-back cocktail party at the Mutiny Hotel in Coconut Grove on December 16.According to Refresh Miami co-founder Brian Breslin, the group has grown considerably this year -- ... More >>
Rafael MontillaGeeks in a tropical setting.Held November 18 at the Mutiny Hotel in Coconut Grove, Refresh Miami was tame but very tropical. The location just about upstaged last month's meeting at the Mayfair Hotel, what with the Mutiny being a grand dame of the 1980s, notorious for drug ac ... More >>
So you can't turn around without someone shoving a bloody hunk of designer beef in your face. But you can turn around and see we really could use some better Thai restaurants.Could the new Atchana's East West Kitchen in Coco Grove's Mutiny Hotel be one? Well, it's got a good enough pedigree. Propri ... More >>
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In the Nineties, Erick Lyle, then known as Iggy Scam, lived an enviable, punk-ethics-fueled life around South Florida that is near impossible to imagine today. He booked shows at a warehouse venue, the Junkyard, at the bottom of South Beach, and at one point squatted an entire floor of the crumbling ... More >>
"It's a hard way to make a living. Try combining that with some cheapskate who doesn't want to part with a dollar at the end of a dance."
Sneak around the Grove with Dr. Paul George.
It all began when I got that job at the Mutiny Hotel
Casablanca had Rick's, Vegas had the Stardust, Miami's cocaine jazz age had the decadent Mutiny Hotel
Drugs, guns, violence, beauty, style, and the illusory world of Miami Vice
Life lessons from Mutiny nights
To intense effect, one artist chooses the primary colors of light over pigment
A charming fable in which the little guys win one
Pirates Bar & Grill
Possibly the most influential person in Miami's ongoing facelift is a Paris-born, Toronto-raised workaholic named Edie Laquer
For two decades it was a chic hangout for South Florida's most well-to-do. Now it's a money pit with a sordid story to tell.
Casablanca had Rick's; Vegas had the Stardust; Miami's cocaine jazz age had the decadent Mutiny Hotel
In Miami breaking bread has become an intricate part of breaking the law
Leas Campbell, the man who ruled Miami's rock scene throughout the Seventies, is bringing it all back home in the Nineties