It starts before you arrive: the low guttural hum of expensive Italian sports cars -- vivid-yellow Lamborghinis, sleek black Maseratis, fire-engine-red Ferraris -- idling out front at the valet stand. Once you're inside, the opulence of Cavalli Miami Restaurant & Lounge only escalates. Mismatched ... More >>
An homage to both the striking patterns the designer is known for, as well as the man itself, Cavalli Restaurant & Lounge is visual overload. Zebras, leopards, and flowers play together on the tables, seats, and the servers' uniforms. Roberto Cavalli's image is plastered all over the walls, and gi ... More >>
(From left) Former Homestead City Manager Sergio Purrinos, Larry Abbo, Vice-Mayor Judy Waldman, and Fred Abbo.A family of real estate developers who avoided paying more than $100,000 in code violations in Homestead thanks to Mayor Steve Bateman sure knows how to spoil the city's elected officials. T ... More >>
Wynwood Kitchen & BarThere were quite a few openings in November, including American Noodle Bar, Pubbelly, DB Bistro Moderne and Wynwood Kitchen & Bar. Here are notable openings and closings in November (or earlier and not included in our October roll call).Openings American Noodle Bar, 6 ... More >>
From hear to eternity, Miami is hell on your aural health
Money and glitz made Richard Bronson a South Beach luminary, a memory he now ponders in prison
Where's John Hood when we really need him?
Journey through some giant entrails
As chefs shift, owners settle down, along with their prices
Mayoral hopeful Marty Shapiro bills himself as the anti-development candidate for Miami Beach. Problem is, he's not.
When Ed Resnick agreed to help negotiate the Portofino Agreement, he never figured he'd become South Beach's public enemy #1
He managed to leave office without being indicted, which may explain why Miami Beach's former mayor feels free to unload on development, corruption, and the bad boys across the bay
Welcome to the new Miami Beach, where the citizens are angry, commissioners are cowed, and developers are Public Enemy #1
That would be the Courts at South Beach, the taxpayer-supported project that was supposed to rejuvenate South Pointe
Why would David Dermer accept an endorsement from people who supported Portofino? To get elected, bonehead
Backroom deals. Latin kingmakers. Ethnic gerrymandering. Hey, Miami Beach politics has finally come of age!
June 3 will either be doomsday for Miami Beach or just another opportunity for aspiring politicians to make political hay
A Miami Beach citizens' group seeks to obstruct future construction on waterfront properties
If you had your way, what single adjustment would you make to enhance the experience of living in South Florida?
He just wanted to build a huge condo with his name on it, but all he got was a big stink
Creating an artificial reef is no longer a slam-dunk affair, despite an abundance of missile sites, water towers, and wanna-be philanthropists
A German millionaire concedes a colossal case of tax evasion -- and says he's the man who bankrolled Thomas Kramer's South Florida real estate spree
In her quest for a seat on the Miami Beach Commission, Matti Bower doesn't want to be labeled "the Hispanic candidate." She just wants to win.
For South Beach publishing magnate Jerry Powers, life wasn't always marked by glamour and upstanding citizenship. Some would argue it still isn't.
Millionaire developer T homas Kramer's Portofino Group baited its hook with $15,000 -- and reeled in a wall at the Bass Museum
The Leonard Beach Hotel withstood the great hurricane of 1926, but it was no match for Tycoon Thomas
South Pointe Elementary officials were thrilled with the $100,000 check. They'd be even happier if they could cash it.
Thomas Kramer, Miami Beach's newest and wackiest impresario, continues his shopping spree -- and searches in vain for a place to conduct business