Queens County

  • Blogs

    September 5, 2014

    Best Places to Watch the Dolphins Opener

    The Miami Dolphins open the season this Sunday at home against the New England Patriots at 1 p.m. And it seems the same old questions loom: Will quarterback Ryan Tannehill improve? Will the offensive line hold it together? Do we have a running game? Is Bill Lazor's new offense going to bring some e ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 25, 2014

    Ali Lauria and Chris Padin: Miami's Professional Foragers

    Ali Lauria thought everything would arrive unscathed. It was not long before rush hour on a sunny January evening when she stacked 30 dozen eggs on the passenger seat of a silver Dodge Ram and drove north from Homestead on Florida's Turnpike. Filled with strawberries and tomatoes, the pickup truck's ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 20, 2013

    Dolphins Home Opener: Duffy's Sports Grill Opens in Coconut Grove With 90 TVs

    As the Dolphins prepare to play the Atlanta Falcons in their most suspenseful home opener in years, it looks like Coconut Grove has gained unofficial status as the Miami-Dade capital of sports bars with the opening of Duffy's Sports Grill at Cocowalk today. This is the second Miami-Dade location f ... More >>

  • Calendar

    September 5, 2013
  • Blogs

    February 25, 2013

    Gunplay Cleared of Armed Robbery and Aggravated Assault, Prosecutors Can't Locate Victim

    Chalk it under a simple misunderstanding with a side of armed robbery and aggravated assault; Maybach Music Group's Gunplay will not be spending the rest of his days locked up behind bars for robbing his former accountant at gunpoint, TMZ reports, despite video surveillance that captured the entire ... More >>

  • Calendar

    February 14, 2013
  • Blogs

    October 31, 2012

    Lorna's Downtown: Caribbean Soul Food Comes to Downtown

    Miami Gardens is a mecca for interesting food. Consider for example Lorna's Restaurant, the Caribbean place that for the last six years has offered up a variety of fresh dishes influenced by Jamaican, Bahamain and American cooking. Thankfully restaurant matriarch Lorna Westmoreland's son, Mata ... More >>

  • Music

    July 19, 2012
  • Blogs

    July 18, 2012

    The Who Announce Quadrophenia and Classics North American Tour, Kicking Off in SoFla

    Is that the sound of a 68-year-old screaming to the tune of the CSI: Miami theme song? Well, yeah. And you know what that means ... Legendary rock 'n' roll band The Who has just announced another arena road trip -- The Quadrophenia and Classics tour -- a two-leg, 36-show jag across North America, w ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 26, 2012

    Marlins Park: Buy Me Some Peanuts... But Skip the Tacos (Pictures)

    Marlins Park, the new $684 million home to the Fish, is absolutely beautiful. I had previewed this state-of-the-art stadium at the Diamonds and Dishes event during the South Beach Wine & Food Festival but was eager to take in a game.When I received a Groupon alert for discounted tickets, I pounc ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 21, 2012

    The Meatball Joint Opens Today: Bernie Matz Does Beer & Balls

    Restaurateur Bernie Matz provides the food at Miami's mecca for literary cafe hounds, Books & Books. So, why is he doing meatballs? We asked this all important question, and the answer made sense. This 30-seater is "all about real, affordable food for locals." The old King Kone place got new flo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 26, 2012

    Dining in the Dark at Chef Adrianne's: Enlightening!

    Here are photos of last night's Dining in the Dark experience at Chef Adrianne's Vineyard Restaurant and Bar. It was quite the task to aim a spoon full of mushroom broth and an orgasmic pork wonton in the right direction without spilling all over yourself and your neighbor.... on that note, sorry, n ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 14, 2010

    Floridian Beer Evolution, Part Two

    ​As we learned last week in the Floridian Beer Evolution Part 1, the regular beer drinker is familiar with Heineken, Corona, Budweiser and Presidente. But what he or she likely doesn't know is that Florida brewers are chipping in on the beverage side and creating fun, whimsical brews full of c ... More >>

  • Music

    August 19, 2010
  • Blogs

    May 27, 2010

    Cook Diagnosed With Typhoid Fever at Chili's in Bayside

    Chili's cook had Typhoid Fever.​The heat is on in the kitchen of Chili's Restaurant at the Bayside location in downtown, and not because of the restaurant's namesake pepper. A Chili's statement confirmed that a former cook at the restaurant was diagnosed with typhoid fever earlier this month ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 28, 2010

    Uncle Tom's Is, Indeed, a Sellout

    Photo by Riki Altman​Us Southern girls take to the scent of barbecue like pigs to mud on a sunny day, so when I spotted the neon Uncle Tom's sign flickering in the distance last week, I steered in without delay. A barbecue place on Calle Ocho? Near the Gables? What a delightful surprise!It looked ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 9, 2009

    Miami Music Festival Previews: Liset Alea, Feneiva, The Monas

    Here are a few randomly selected recommendations among the many acts playing the Miami Music Festival. Visit for individual venue details. Many of these funky-named places you've never heard of are subdivisions of real venues, with made-up names just for festival purposes. Oth ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 13, 2009

    Weekly Wrap Up: The Friday Lord's Prayer

    Jacob KatelWhen life gives you lemons....go to a restaurant, enjoy a meal, and have lemon curd for dessert. ​Though work's not gone, thy week is done, in the city, the suburbs, and rurals. Give us this our daily blog. And go get us some wings, as we go get us some pitchers. And lead us not into an ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 9, 2009

    Launch of 4 Orange Vodka at the Shore Club

    Christian "Woodside" Gonzalez crushing citrus behind the bar​Last night at SoBe's swanky Shore Club, the usual crowd of clean-cut marketing types, long-legged girls, and old dudes with braided ponytails gathered to imbibe large quantities of free booze. I was there, too. And together in the Red Ro ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 28, 2009

    Weekly Wrap Up: The Friday Que Bola Asere

    Jacob KatelFried alligator​ Wasup. Que bola. Que tal. Que onda. Wat they do. Sak pase. Sak ap fet. Comment allez vous. Konichiwa. Another week, another weekend. When will all the weeks end and leave us just the weekends? Thanks to the great American time conspiracy, probably never. Here's what you ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 23, 2009

    Update: Gloria and Emilio Estefan Get Minority Ownership in the Dolphins

    Last month, Riptide received a vague but alarming email invitation with this headline: "JIMMY BUFFETT, MIAMI DOLPHINS AND DOLPHIN STADIUM TO HOST MAJOR CORPORATE ANNOUNCEMENT."Riptide quickly RSVPed and was treated to one of the most disturbing displays in sports history: Jimmy Buffett playing to a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 24, 2009

    Forever Cheese Brings Drunken Goat to South Beach Food & Wine

    I was wandering around the Wines of Spain Pavilion at the South Beach Food & Wine Festival when I saw the Forever Cheese sign. Nice name, I thought as I speared a couple of cubes with a toothpick. The cheese tasted expensive, not like the stuff I get at the gas station.

  • Music

    November 20, 2008

    Renaissance Man

    Q-Tip re-emerges with his first solo record in nine years.

  • Calendar

    March 27, 2008

    Ode to Celebration

    If you’re a poet, it’s time to show it.

  • Music

    March 6, 2008
  • Music

    September 20, 2007

    Grab Your Jerseys

    Its old-school, East Coast hardcore time!

  • Dining

    July 26, 2007

    Toque on the Water

    Bayside Grill is a fine place to chill

  • Music

    July 19, 2007
  • Music

    June 28, 2007

    Up from the Gutter

    Ex-punk New York troubadour Jesse Malin brings his latest offering of uplifting, rootsy rock to Miami

  • Music

    March 22, 2007

    If You Can't Riddim, Join 'Em

    The gatekeepers of Jamaican music once shunned Black Chiney. Now the Miami four are kings of the dancehall

  • Calendar

    March 1, 2007

    We're Bringing Shellfish Back

    Slurp and be sexy at Social Miami

  • Film

    April 20, 2006

    After Brokeback, Still Queer

    Film fest puts gay life onscreen

  • Calendar

    September 15, 2005
  • News

    May 19, 2005

    Letters from the Issue of May 19, 2005

    Shark killers, whimpering liberals, and demanding drag queens

  • City Life

    May 12, 2005
  • Music

    March 3, 2005

    Dub from the Roots

    Looking for Leslie Ruddock, brother to King Tubby and the unsung hero of dub

  • Calendar

    July 8, 2004

    Props to Hip-Hop

    Artist captures a culture

  • Diversions

    May 13, 2004


    The Island Queen

  • Music

    January 22, 2004

    Smoke for Life

    The sixth annual Medical Marijuana Benefit Concert raises funds for patients' rights

  • Music

    April 10, 2003

    Chin Music

    How one little record shop climbed to the top of the reggae world

  • News

    November 15, 2001

    Hip-Hop Gets Mellow

    Mr. Cheeks, homeboy turned homebody, loves the quiet life in Miami

  • Film

    October 26, 2000

    Lumet Lite

    The Yards borrows liberally from its predecessors, but that may not be a bad thing

  • City Life

    May 11, 2000

    Best Tollbooth

    Card Sound Bridge

  • Calendar

    June 24, 1999
  • Dining

    November 27, 1997
  • Calendar

    October 3, 1996
  • News

    September 8, 1993
  • Dining

    December 30, 1992
  • Film

    March 4, 1992
  • News

    February 5, 1992

    There Goes the Neighborhood

    Residents of Miami's "Upper East Side" have no problem with Haitians yearning to breathe free. It's those seedy Biscayne Boulevard motels that they can't stand.

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