• Blogs

    October 17, 2014

    Katsuya Revamps Menu: "We're Getting Fish From Japan and Locally"

    It's been two years that Katsuya has been serving up sashimi to the health-conscious crowd of South Beach. The brand, which opened in Los Angeles in 1997 and expanded outside of the Golden State just two years ago, is spreading rather quickly. In just two years, chef Katsuya Uechi has opened outpos ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 25, 2014

    Get a Free Dozen Krispy Kreme Doughnuts Monday

    Krispy Kreme is offering a BOGO deal as a way to recognize everyday heroes like teachers, firemen, and Steven Colbert. On Monday, you get twelve free glorious, sticky, glazed delights when you buy a dozen ($8.49) during Krispy Kreme's "Hero Appreciation Day." Krispy Kreme may have opened in 1937, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 26, 2013

    Antonio Mora Is Headed to Al Jazeera America

    Antonio Mora, the Cuban-born news anchor whose spent time at WSVN, had a stint on Good Morning America and until late last year anchored the news desk at local CBS-station WFOR, has a new gig. He's headed to Al Jazeera America in a plum prime time slot.

  • Blogs

    February 18, 2013

    Miami Subs Grill Expands to the Middle East, South Beach

    Looks like the Middle East is going to have to get used to saying "Dale" because Miami Subs, renamed the New Miami Subs Grill, is planning on a mega expansion into the part of the Middle East known as the Gulf Coast Countries.The south Florida fast food chain has inked a deal with Saudi Arabian c ... More >>

  • Dining

    December 6, 2012
  • Blogs

    December 4, 2012

    Toro Toro Charges Into Downtown Miami

    To say Miami's Toro Toro is the product of an ambitious game plan is an understatement. James Beard Award-nominated chef Richard Sandoval's expansive empire includes 34 eateries, with U.S. locations in California, Arizona, Colorado, New York, Virginia, and Washington, D.C. He also owns a fast-casual ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 27, 2012

    Kokoriko Natural Rotisserie Celebrates Opening With 50 Percent Off Deal

    Kokoriko Natural Rotisserie, a fast-casual restaurant, has opened in Brickell, bringing Colombian-style chicken and sides to Miami. If the name sounds familiar, it's because Kokoriko Chicken has been open in South Miami for years. Both restaurants are owned by the same parent company, by the way. Th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 25, 2010

    Front of the House at the New Nikki Beach Restaurant, South Beach

    Jacob KatelGiant prawns.​Nikki Beach Miami (1 Ocean Dr., Miami Beach) is the flagship for a global enterprise that boasts outposts in exotic and far-flung locales such as Koh Samui, Qatar, Cannes, and Cyprus.The South Beach branch started it all in 1998, and the father-and-son Penrod team has kept ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 12, 2009

    Does Miami Really Have a Shot at Hosting the World Cup? Pepe Diaz Says Yes

    When Riptide saw the news this week that an all-star band of celebrities and local power-players -- including the always busy Emilio Estefan and Alonzo Mourning -- was trying to bring the World Cup to Miami, we were tempted to laugh it off as a pipe dream.via Wikimedia CommonsWill this envelope say ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 24, 2008

    Christmas In Qatar

    This poem by Calvin Trillin doesn't have much to do with food -- although there is a reference to reindeer cacciatore. We just like to include rhyme from time to time to make the blog seem classy.Christmas In QatarVerse:The shopping starts, and every store's a zooI'm frantic, too: I haven't got a cl ... More >>

  • Film

    July 5, 2007


    As giant robots transform all around us (!), it's good to know Michael Bay won't ever change

  • News

    May 18, 2006

    He Ain’t Pelé

    What if the world's top soccer player came and nobody showed?

  • News

    April 10, 2003

    The Whole World Keeps Watching

    The BBC's man in Miami says the war for public opinion is as intense as the war for Baghdad

  • News

    October 17, 2002

    Thompson of Arabia

    The case for an American Al-Jazeera

  • News

    April 25, 2002

    Letters from the Issue of April 25, 2002

    The Everglades, dead fish, and dictators

  • News

    January 31, 2002

    Live from Havana, It's Mesa Redonda!

    Thanks to one show, an unprecedented amount of foreign news is airing in Cuba -- but it ain't Nightline yet

  • News

    December 4, 1991