The joint finally has a name and an opening date. Naked Taco, formerly known as "Ralph Pagano's Yet-Unamed Mexican Joint," is set to open Friday, February 21 -- just in time for South Beach Wine & Food Festival attendees and celebrity chefs to seek refuge from the elements and enjoy a few tacos bef ... More >>
If someone asked you to describe your ideal brunch, your answer would probably involve eggs, oysters, charcuterie, and French toast. Oh, and of course, booze. Well, starting this Sunday, the River Seafood & Oyster Bar will be serving all of the above. There will also be a smorgasbord, an over-si ... More >>
Miami knows hit and runs. You've probably been a victim, committed one, or know someone who's been affected. Hell Bound City Tattoo's Esteban Dalpra was riding his motorcycle on Miami Avenue when Angel Alberto Ochoa ran a stop sign in a box truck and smashed into him with 16 tons of steel. If not f ... More >>
When you've evolved past the days of Natty Light and Bud Select, beer drinking can become an expensive habit. Lucky for brew hounds in the 305, a new study says Miami actually ranks among the cheapest cities to buy beer. According to Nerd Wallet's calculations, MIA comes in at #9 behind cities like ... More >>
¡Ay Cojones! Justin Bieber's balls are safe. Phew. However, Canada's most popular pair of 18-year-old pop nuts came mighty close to soaking in some sick fuck's mason jar full of formaldehyde. Police say that convicted murderer and rapist Dana Martin hired Mark Staake and his nephew Tanner Ruane ... More >>
The setting is Blue Collar restaurant, the date is June 27, the time is 7 p.m., the price is $85, and the idea is this: A five-course dinner with each dish pegged to a particular state and paired with a wine from the same area. Chef Danny Serfer is taking care of the cuisine, and master sommelier Al ... More >>
Roger Goun via Wikimedia CommonsFormer New Mexico Gov. and UN ambassador Bill Richardson is in Havana on secret biz.Well, it took 13 months, but we were right: a top-level US diplomat is visiting Cuba.And although former New Mexico governor and UN Ambassador Bill Richardson is no Hillary Clinton, ... More >>
Rick Scott spent his entire morning today serving doughnuts at a shop in Tampa in an effort to paint himself as a creator-of-jobs governor and score some publicity points. Of course, directly after, he got on a talk radio show to talk all about it.Scott was chatting on WFTL 850 AM in Pompano Bea ... More >>
Florida is no longer the preeminent launch pad to the stars. Space Shuttle Atlantis blasted off into space from the Kennedy Space Center today for the final time, marking the end of NASA's historic space shuttle program. The event leaves both the future of American space explo ... More >>
Arcana DeaUh, that may not be such a good idea.Just when you thought it was safe to skip a cycle of your dog's costly Advantix treatments, the bubonic plague stages a comeback --- at least in New Mexico. On Friday, a Santa Fe man became the first person to be diagnosed with the plague in 2011.Tho ... More >>
via Flickr nebbes61I miss the old News of the Weird column. It always made me feel better to read about the ludicrous situations in other people's lives.A recent event in New Mexico had Chuck Shepard written all over it. A place called Amigo's Mexican Food was robbed by a "slim, masked man" who e ... More >>
The cursed curds have been pulled from shelvesWhole Foods has pulled seven types of cheddar cheese from its shelves as a precaution over the risk of listeria or E. Coli. The cheeses come packaged in clear plastic wrap with a sticker across it reading "Distributed by Whole Foods Market." They are par ... More >>
Adult Chocolate MilkThe slogan is "Re-taste your youth. At 40 proof." What adult wouldn't want to bring back childhood memories sipping on chocolate milk while getting a buzz? That's what the creators, Tracy Reinhardt and Nicki Halbur, from Orange County, California thought when they came up with ... More >>
Photo by C. StilesOver the weekend, the Association of Food Journalists held its annual conference in Santa Fe, New Mexico, where the wiiners of the annual awards competition were announced. Miami New Times was a finalist in three categories. And the winners are:Our feature, "Pork Pirates," a loo ... More >>
Are you bored? Hungry? Want to eat your way to intoxication? We've scoured the world for the top 10 foods that'll get you high, exposed the rumors and lies, and now we can explain why some of these can kill you. Prepare for food education.
Thanks to the Panda folks, we have been made aware that today is National Licorice Day. For us licorice and anise-adorers, this is just cause to stuff our faces with the chewy stuff. But for those of you out there who nearly dry-heaved when you found a black jellybean in the Easter basket, well.. ... More >>
One gallery bucks the summer doldrums.
Image via Little Miss Sunshine.'s flickr/CCMaybe Riptide has been living off of spaghetti and buying beer with couch change for too long. Maybe seeing the parade of Hummers and yachts in South Beach rubs salt in the wound. Maybe. Because it's not very nice. It's kind of mean, actually, that a recen ... More >>
Hello, KittyI am a 42-year-old man who has never been married or had kids, but I'm finally ready for both. The problem is that most of the bachelorettes around my age are either ugly, have kids, or aren't able to get pregnant. I've been in contact with two women over the Internet; one lives in New M ... More >>
Or maybe not.
Think things suck now? Don't flip that dial to Russian state news agencies, or you might really be reaching for the Smirnov.According to the Wall Street Journal, Russia's propaganda machines have lately been giving heaps of airtime to an academic named Igor Panarin, who has spent the last decade tel ... More >>
Presidential candidates vie (and pander and plead) for one heart and mind in Swing Vote.
Limber never looked so good
The two very different sides
Chutes Too Narrow (Sub Pop)
Where species speaks volumes: Stand here for photo op with Flamingo José
Cowboy kicks on Route 66
Miccosukee Indian Arts Festival
Growing first-class peppers in the city that never gets chilly