Sunday concluded the Miami Rum Renaissance Festival, a playground for wannabe pirates, booze-hungry businessmen, and diehard rum enthusiasts to geek out together in drunk bliss. But looking beyond the flashy booths and Tiki merch, I found distilleries with fascinating origins that can get lost amid ... More >>
Rep. Joe Garcia finally one a seat in the US House after several tries, but Republicans are hell bent on making sure his hold on District 26 is a short one. Though we're still 11 months away from the election, several Republican challengers have already emerged. Carlos Curbelo, a Miami-Dade school ... More >>
Much like a gossip blog, the Miami Hurricanes have been chugging along with scandals, crime and epic fails for the past few years, so head coach Al Golden pretty much hit it on the head when he said, "It's been TMZ since I've been here."
When Mitt Romney pledged to "stop the subsidy to PBS" and save the country $445 million dollars annually (or 0.012 percent of the federal budget), the GOP presidential candidate also inadvertently vowed to jeopardize broad, primetime access to previously recorded live indie music. Forget Sesame St ... More >>
Replicating brunch dishes from Michael's Genuine Food & Drink or Yardbird Southern Table & Bar requires much more than just following a recipe. Because, like many South Florida restaurants dedicated to sourcing ingredients responsibly, these eateries serve eggs from Lake Meadow Naturals. L ... More >>
Jack Hakimian, a controversial North Miami pastor who preaches that homosexuality is akin to witchcraft and drug abuse, faced a group of LGBT activists last night at Temple Beth Moshe after his statement'scaused a string of public controversies this summer. During the town hall Aleen Sirgany, a form ... More >>
The food universe is infinite, which makes learning about it a never-ending pursuit. For decades I've been marinating various meats, but it wasn't until I caught a rerun of America's Test Kitchen on the local PBS station that I gleaned the secret to getting a marinade to truly penetrate and add ... More >>
Michael Moore closed out the 28th edition of the Miami Book Fair last night with a standing-room-only discussion promoting his new book Here Comes Trouble. The book is a collection of non-fiction stories and anecdotes from the filmmakers life. The event started 30 minutes late. The crowd wa ... More >>
I have come to praise the Miami Book Fair International, not to bury it. I mean seriously: Is there any other event of this size that runs so seamlessly and trouble-free year after year? Plus, if not for Mitchell Kaplan, a lot of people in Miami might still not know what a book is.All I'm saying is ... More >>
With the news that former Pacific Time chef/owner Jonathan Eismann is now a realtor, it seemed like an opportune time to reflect upon potential second careers for other local chefs. After all, we know that the restaurant biz is a bitch, and dining establishments don't last forever, and...well, le ... More >>
C. Stiles Jeff McInnisIt was while watching the PBS show Point of View about the Un des Meilleurs Ouvriers de France pastry competition (Kings of Pastry) -- in which classically-trained pastry chefs undergo intense training and pressure to vie for the honor of being one of France's finest ... More >>
For generations of children in Miami-Dade and across the country Jack Horkheimer was their guide to the cosmos. The Miami Science Museum mainstay and host of the WPBT-produced Star Gazer passed on in August of last year, but the Miami PBS station has announced that new co-hosts Dean Regas and Jam ... More >>
Surfside town attorney Lynn Dannheisser has been on a bit of a Charlie Sheen-esque multi-media rampage recently. In March, we wrote that Dannheisser, who makes more than $177,000 a year, successfully recommended her boyfriend, Gerald Houlihan, for additional legal representation for the town. Blo ... More >>
I was excited to receive a copy of Molly O'Neill's new book One Big Table: A Portrait of American Cooking in the mail this week. The nicely designed, picture-laden book includes 800-plus pages of great recipes and offers an encyclopedic look at cooking in America. To write it, O'Neill, an award-w ... More >>
Photo by Michael LionstarAuthor Joan Nathan has your haroset hookup.South Florida certainly has its share of Jews--it has been estimated the tri-county area of Miami-Dade, Broward, and Palm Beach is home to about 10 percent of American Jews--so we wanted to share some culinary inspiration, especi ... More >>
Photos by Jacquelynn D. PowersHill Country brisket sandwiches.
Music's push into the digital age has, if strangely, benefited one medium: vinyl! With no more middling-quality CDs to horde, more people are realizing what the hardcore collectors have always known. Records sound warmer, there is more opportunity for interesting art work and packaging, and they're ... More >>
PBS La Camaronera, happy as a... shrimpWe'd like to take the credit, having honored La Camaronera Fish Market with "Best Fish Sandwich" in last year's Best of Miami issue... But the Garcia brothers, who have been fryin' up down home Cuban favorites at this Little Havana seafood joint fo ... More >>
Paul Kangas has hosted Nightly Business Report on WPBT since the show debuted as a local on program in 1979. Since then, the program has grown into the nation's most watched business news broadcast, and is broadcast on PBS stations all around the country. All the while Kangas has been anchored his p ... More >>
Does reality television even try anymore? Let's see. Kim Kardashian got famous for being Paris Hilton's temporary Nicole Richie replacement, and then for her gross sex tape with Brandy's little brother. Most normal families would probably disown their daughter for at least a year or so after this, b ... More >>
Gwen Ifills The Breakthrough breaks through just in time.
Like an island full of desperate strangers or a house full of women throwing themselves at Flava Flav, the Miami Dade School Board’s public meetings apparently have become the stuff of great reality television. In fact -- fueled by the divisive drama of a recent campaign to oust Superintendent Rud ... More >>
At MBC, learn more about Americas most ubiquitous grain.
Check, Please!, hosted by Miami’s favorite local chef, Michelle Bernstein, makes its debut on PBS (WPBT, Channel 2) tonight at 7:30 p.m. Every episode features three guests who pick their favorite restaurants, then visit the establishments anonymously and offer their critiques back in the studio. ... More >>
The venerable food writer talks top chefs and great food writing
A strong Latin lineup plays the park
Miami has a long, proud tradition of graffiti art
Workers of the world, reunite to celebrate your song in a TV documentary
Roots Music: An American Journey (Rounder Records)
Miami Jazz Festival
Dinner on the Diner (Ellipsis Arts)