With Michael Bay's big-screen adaptation of Pain & Gain opening atop the box office this weekend, masses of moviegoers discovered what Miamians already knew: Pete Collins' tale of bodybuilders gone bad is one hell of a great yarn.
But the Sun Gym Gang's capers barely scratch the surface of Miam ... More >>
Earlier this week, Venezuelan president Hugo Chavez announced that he'll be undergoing cancer surgery for the fourth time in less than two years. Chavez, who has held power in Venezuela since 1999, apparently isn't too optimistic about his chances; he's already named a successor to take his position ... More >>
Panther Coffee's Joel Pollock is on the move with a second location in the works in a rising South Beach enclave -- and now plans for another coffee-roasting space in Wynwood.
"I'll be vague but we do have another roasting machine we're going to hook up. It's going to be not in this building, but v ... More >>
It's a funny thing finding a barbecue joint in Miami. You never know what you're gonna get.Enter Mad Man Jack's BBQ, a newborn to Miami. It's been open for just over two months, peddling solid Alabama-style 'cue from an unassuming location.Walk in and notice the quintessential "Southern" vibe most b ... More >>
For Robert, Robert Jr. and Robin Burr, rum isn't just a
type of liquor, it's a way of life."[Rum] is an incredible spirit," said the elder Robert,
the family's patriarch and founder of Miami's Rum Renaissance, which takes place
April 16-22. "And now it's experiencing a renaissance of appreciation ... More >>
Ivanna Villanueva, the 19-year-old who struck and killed a 68-year-old woman last October while allegedly under the influence, wants to do community service. The hitch: She wants to do it at Ultra Music Festival next weekend, and the family members of her victim are none too pleased.
Miami is famous (or infamous) for its beaches, toned bodies, and hot nights filled with music. But dancing until dawn, then trying to make it through the day requires massive doses of caffeine. Thankfully, the Magic City is home to some wonderful coffee houses.From the little walk-up windows of d ... More >>
When it comes to Cuba, President Obama can do little right in the eyes of exilio politicians. When he eased travel restrictions to the island, for example, Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen accused him of undermining democracy on the island. Now she's slamming Obama for his decision to order U.S. inspectors ... More >>
In a few short weeks, the world's eyes will turn to Havana as a powerful but highly controversial leader with millions of devout followers lands to shake hands with Fidel Castro. No, no, not the pope -- he's not coming until sometime this spring. We're talking about Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, the dour ... More >>
Photo by Matt HulsmanHer family motto was "hola, y'all," and for an American girl growing up in Guatemala, Sandra Gutierrez had the best of both worlds; hamburgers for dinner and arroz con leche for dessert. The New Southern-Latino Table (The University of North Carolina Press, $30) reveals her s ... More >>
Nicaragua-born musician Luis Enrique, hailed as the Prince of Salsa, returned to his Miami home earlier this week after promoting his latest album in Puerto Rico only to find that his home had been ransacked and burglarized. A window had been broken, and furniture in the home had been moved."It' ... More >>
Uncle Luke, the man whose booty-shaking madness once made the U.S. Supreme Court stand up for free speech, gets as nasty as he wants to be for Miami New Times. In this special edition, Luke contemplates being county mayor now that the recall election against Carlos Alvarez is set.If Carlos Al ... More >>
Big Jimmy Johnson news day, we suppose. He wasn't at home during the bizarre standoff at his mansion yesterday, because he's off filming reality TV. The 67-year-old former head coach of the Hurricanes and the Dolphins (and, oh yeah, some sort of team somewhere in Texas) will be a cast member on t ... More >>
image via Wikimedia CommonsFlorida Spiny LobsterLast week I heard a chef say "lobster's cheaper than chicken," which got Short Order wondering about Lobsternomics, the study of the lobster economy as it relates to fishermen, wholesalers and restaurants in South Florida. We'll be delving into the ... More >>
Luis Montealegre poured a café
Cubano on Tuesday, paid a delivery guy for croquetas, and peered east a few blocks from his corner cafeteria. There
was only blue sky where a $634 million Marlins baseball stadium will soon rise.
"This is the poorest part of the city, the one that needs the most h ... More >>
Tendrils of earthy smoke snake through a room on the edge of Little Havana, past old men in guayaberas slapping dominoes on a folding table and a long counter where a wrinkled 80-year-old brews espresso.
Near the front window facing NW Seventh Street, Dionisio Gonzalez gently peels a cured deep-bro ... More >>
A view of Volcan Arenal from a hiking trail that traverses old lava flow from its 1992 eruption. Arenal is the third most active volcano in the world.
We hiked through rainforests and gasped at volcanoes, lounged on white sand beaches and wound our way around perilous mountain passes. Oh yes, we al ... More >>