Don't try to pigeonhole Ray LaMontagne. While critics have been quick to compare him to any number of rarified and rootsy icons -- the Band, Van Morrison, Tim Buckley, and Steven Stills among them -- his only muse is the inspiration that strikes from within. "I always let the songs lead the way, ... More >>
When you think summertime in Miami, odds are lobster clambake doesn't register. Now, thanks to the folks at Tongue & Cheek, our balmy, sweaty, uncomfortable season will get a decidedly cool New England makeover. Created by chef Jamie DeRosa, this is a big departure from his daily dinner specials, o ... More >>
At Red the Steakhouse, animal flesh reigns, and it's not limited to beef. There's lobster, duck (liver), pig, and a surplus of charcuterie. In honor of the NBA playoffs, which began last night with a Heat win, and the overall small-plates culture Miami has grown to love, executive chef Peter Vauth ... More >>
Easter is Sunday, April 20, and whether you attend sunrise services, go on a hunt for colored eggs, visit the Easter Bunny, or sleep in, one thing is for certain: You'll need some fuel afterward. Luckily, many of Miami's best restaurants serve Easter brunch. We're talking elaborate spreads filled w ... More >>
When you tend bar at a restaurant where the kitchen is helmed by Top Chef winner Hung Huynh it can be difficult to stand out, but Catch Miami mixologist Ryan Pafford uses his experience as a health professional to create mind-blowing cocktails sure to attract attention. With a graduate degree in ne ... More >>
As we reported back in August, Matthew Kenney, the James Beard-nominated celebrity chef that specializes in healthy eating, is opening an organic and raw, plant-based food concept in Wynwood this Spring. The venture, a partnership with Karla Dascal of Karla Conceptual Event Experiences, will be two ... More >>
Miami is probably the only city where you can spend your Saturday night on the beach, sipping champagne, listening to live music, and eating an endless array of oysters. If this sounds like your idea of good time, then check out the DiLido Beach Club tomorrow. The Ritz-Carlton's beach club premiere ... More >>
A new book divides the U.S. into eleven separate "nations," each with its own distinct culture and attitude toward violence. But bizarrely, South Florida doesn't belong to any of them. It gets worse. SoFla is the only part of the country left out of author Colin Woodard's eleven nations. In fact, h ... More >>
Sure, you can call sliders a food fad. But then you'd be forgetting the grand tradition of the pop-in-your-mouth size sandwich. The slider most likely had its start as a finger sandwich, served to proper ladies at tea time, then graduated to a mini-burger at the legendary White Castle. Nicknamed "gu ... More >>
The inaugural Coconut Grove Seafood Festival brought the first stone crabs of the season and fresh fish to Peacock Park yesterday afternoon. With weather better suited for July than October, the sun scorched everything it touched for the first few hours of the event, which began at 11 a.m. Then, m ... More >>
The Coconut Grove Seafood Festival is this Sunday, October 20, from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. at Peacock Park. The festival is part celebration of the start of stone crab season, part celebration of the Grove itself. The small tropical village, established in 1873, is celebrating its 140th anniversary -- a ... More >>
Restaurant these days have to make their mark to stand out. What better way than to name yourself after your neighborhood. The District Miami opened Monday in the Buena Vista neighborhood adjacent to the Design District. The first thing you notice upon entering is that the coasters and plating board ... More >>
Boxpark, the second of the trilogy of British-Inspired establishments by Nobu alum Santiago Rodriguez, opened this past Tuesday, July 23, in Brickell. The third piece to the puzzle, Harvey Wolf, will begin operating in the fall. Though Boxpark is a "sister" to The Hoxton, the decor and menu couldn' ... More >>
In a world where plastic surgery is as easy as running to your nearest Whole Foods and picking up a quart of milk, we have just one thing to say: America, girl! You are looking good for your 237 years. And with virtually little work done! Really, she doesn't look a day over 200. So while the nati ... More >>
A white '80s Dodge Ram work van idles near the public boat ramp at Dinner Key Marina in Coconut Grove. The ride has no windows, giving it a Silence of the Lambs vibe. Strapped to the roof is a crude homemade sign that owner Eugene "Jobie" Steppe stenciled with a striking advertisement: "FULL BODY BU ... More >>
We live in South Florida, a subtropical paradise, surrounded by some of the bluest waters in the world. And yet, somehow, we have a surprisingly low number of places in which to enjoy fresh seafood. Sounds fishy, no?Fish Fish Restaurant Bar and Market (13488 Biscayne Boulevard) is a new source of fr ... More >>
PB Steak, the fifth restaurant by Pubbelly Restaurant Group, opens Thursday, January 10. I was invited to one of the two "friends and family" dinners, where staff are given a "dress rehearsal" before paying customers converge on the establishment. Given the fact that this is a Pubbelly concept, ... More >>
The weekend's here, folks! And in its wake come hot and tasty things going on around the 305. This weekend we have everything from a Buffalo Brown show to a whole lotta beer, to a beer heaven's weekend inauguration, to famers' markets (where beer is probably sold). Really, why ask for anything m ... More >>
In a matter of days The Hoxton emerged in the space formerly occupied by the now-closed Irish pub, Lucky Clover. It is a stripped down version of the former bar with a stark interior and a New England-inspired menu. All of the wood paneling and Irish flare was quickly pulled off the restaurant's fa ... More >>
Hardcore is a truly North American phenomenon. Sure, Scandinavia, Japan, and Latin America have all left serious imprints on the genre. But guess where the punk rock subgenre was invented? California. And straight edge? Washington D.C. And then there's Boston, arguably the United States' capital ... More >>
While Mare Nostrum and the Lucky Clover might have recently left Brickell, you can't keep good real estate down for long. Not one, not two - but a trio of European-inspired hotspots are moving on in.Read also:- Mare Nostrum in Brickell Has Closed Nobu veteran Santiago Rodriguez is opening The Hoxto ... More >>
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Taylor Swift's in trouble. According to website Gossip Cop, the 22-year-old pop star and highest-paid celebrity under 30 spent the weekend with Robert F. Kennedy's grandson Conor at his family's New England compound in Hyannis Port, Massachusetts. Bad news ... Because if you consider all of the ... More >>
Miami is not exactly the barbecue capital of the world, but it doesn't get any more "deep south" in the continental United States than where we are (excluding the Keys, of course). The folks at The Federal intend to fully take advantage of our geographical hot spot and on Sundays this summer, The Fe ... More >>
The Miami Marlins, who continue a homestand against the Atlanta Braves at Marlin Stadium tonight, have officially adopted a new pup to go along with their fancy new stadium, logo, name, and branding.Kayem Foods recently signed a multi-year contract with the team to be the official provider of all fr ... More >>
Any sophisticated hipster worth his or her vintage Gibson Les Paul SG and Wusthof Super Slicer will be equally dedicated to the twin pleasures of tuneage and food. Each and every day, he or she will spend an absolutely identical amount of time practicing Count Five's "Psychotic Reaction" as perfe ... More >>
All photos by Laine Doss Dogma features old-school sandwiches in addition to its vast dog selection.Dogma, the Biscayne Boulevard hot doggery that was recently purchased by partners Mark Soyka and Frank Crupi, has expanded its food options to include a full line of old-school sandwiches, a ... More >>
After awhile, reggaeton groups can start to seem the like the same old thang. But whether it's because they're clever or just lucky, Jowell y Randy have got some weird shit going on that grabs our attention. Here are three things about J&R that really make us cock our heads.
James DunnThe Long Ride Homewww.jamesdunnmusic.comEven the title boasts an air of familiarity, one that translates to the sound of the songs themselves. It breeds a connection that finds these muscular melodies recalling the angst-filled anthems of Bruce Springsteen as they might sound if sung by Ja ... More >>
Coming to a beach near you.This is a weird time of the year for transplanted New Englanders. On the one hand, Florida's balmy wintertime tropicality is the reason we came here. On the other, wintertime in Florida always feels like a bit of a gyp. We get a little home sick, and we know it's illogical ... More >>
Oh, Hell no New England Republicans. You do not come down to our town and try to ignore the Riptide! No one ignores the Riptide! You can try New England Republicans, but the writing is on the wall. Unless you heed our call for trickle-down truck nutz policy, abolishing the judicial branch, and bring ... More >>
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In a recent survey taken by Axe Vice Men's Grooming Products, Miami was ranked the number two naughtiest city in America. We were beaten by Los Angeles. Number Two? People, come on. We can do better. Here's some more stats on our fair (and not-so-naughty) city, according to the PR firm that e-mail ... More >>
The hullabaloo over Bouley’s Evolution is justified. And then some.
Who knew precooked meals could actually taste like food?
The food may look beautiful, but you’ll need a pretty penny to eat it
Choucroute month and menus with meaning
Revisiting the classic mega sandwich
Not sure what to call the cuisine of Sabor -- except not Spanish