We're not ones to scour the city looking for the world's greatest cupcakes.
We don't even like them.
But on a whim, we recently took a different route home from the office and found ourselves at NE 69th Street and Biscayne Boulevard. Most locals know the intersection for the restaurant Uva 69. H ... More >>
Mardi Gras, Fat Tuesday, Carnival, Shrove Tuesday -- there are a lot of different names for today, February 12.The holiday, with deep roots in the Catholic religion, marks the last day of revelry before Lent begins on Ash Wednesday. Some say the holiday is even older, with ancient Romans celebrating ... More >>
With the countdown to the end in full swing, we find Tony in Rio. His wife, Ottavia, is there for a Jiu Jitsu tournament. Tony is here to eat and drink. What do we learn (besides the fact that Ottavia Bourdain can kick some serious ass)? That Rio is a lot like south Florida...while at the same ... More >>
Demetrio Urt practices mixed martial arts nearly every day at the Fight Sports MMA gym in Wynwood. But when he isn't triangle-choking his opponent into submission, he builds food trucks. Born in Rio de Janero, Urt moved to Miami in 1994 with his family. Four years later, the Urts started a tradition ... More >>
It's that time of year when we count down to New Times' Best of Miami 2012 issue in June. Until then, Short Order will serve up 100 of our favorite dishes in the 305. If you have any nominations of your own, please send them to email@example.com. The Rio Acai Bowl at Apple A DayA common and ... More >>
You may, at this moment, be envisioning a SushiSamba marching band with shiny instruments stomping down Biscayne Boulevard -- banging drums, twirling batons, waving Brazilian flags, with maybe some scantily clad Rio-type dancers on moving platforms. Put this image out of your head.By "March" we m ... More >>
Celebrate Fat Tuesday in MiamiAsh Wednesday is February 22 this year. The first day of Lent in the 46 days preceding Easter in the Christian religion, it's the start of fasting, sacrifice, and prayer for the faithful worldwide. So what do certain areas of the world that love a good party (but are ... More >>
When Graham Wood Drout and Iko Iko first started playing Tobacco Road in 1981, "the owner, an ex-cop named Neil, kept a shotgun behind the bar, couldn't get any strippers to work for the club, and hired us to play for Mariel refugees under a disco ball till four in the morning."
In the '80s and ... More >>
When a friend tipped me off about some acai concoction at Apple A Day that was selling at speeds that bordered on lunatic, I wondered whether I'd fallen back in time four years or so. That's when the real acai craze was in full swing, when people were buying $25 bottles of the juice, swearing it ... More >>
They say that music is the universal language. And it's a damned good thing. Because otherwise, you might miss out on Brazilian rapper Marcelo D2. Unless, of course, you happen to speak Portuguese.
In any case, it'd be a shame if you missed the opportunity to be exposed to this hip-hopper's ste ... More >>
Photo by Felipe FontecillaThe TwelvesRio de Janeiro's the Twelves have been called Brazil's answer to Daft Punk. That assertion might be a little too far fetched, but there is no denying they are a talented duo both behind the decks and in the studio. As remixers, they instantly got everyone's at ... More >>
Don't have the cash for a midweek trip to Rio? Well, no worries. Tonight Champion Sound and two big-time beat junkies are bringing a taste of Brazil's funk and fat asses to these subtropical shores.
Jumping off at 10 p.m., the weekly hip-hop humpfest will host Marcelinho Da Lua and Erick Paredes ... More >>
Brazil is bad-ass. So much so, the world decided to name a total crotch-waxing process -- the Brazilian -- after the country's citizens. It's also the land that gave us Pelé and a thousand other soccer phenoms, Rio's O Cristo Redentor statue, Bob Burnquist, Bonde do Rolê, and sex celebrity Wate ... More >>
via Erikogan's Flickr/CC2.0NOT MIAMI!Apparently Miami is no longer "Miami" enough to be the premier Miami-esque area in the world. Read between the lines of this New York Times travel piece, entitled "Rio Hot Spot With Miami Vibe," and you'll learn that the Barra da Tijuca area in Brazil' ... More >>
Can we change all those rings to gold and stick a cigar in there?Last week, Rio de Janeiro beat Chicago to host the 2016 Summer Olympics. Rio and Miami share many things, including tourism, beaches, and lots of South Americans. But here are five reasons the Magic City coul ... More >>
Rose Max is no stranger to the local music scene in Miami. She's kept busy since arriving in 1993, constantly performing and winning fans along the way. She's won the Brazilian Press Award three times (in '97, '98 and '01) for "Best Female Brazilian Singer Residing and Performing in the USA ... More >>
Tomorrow evening, February 5th, the Delano Hotel and its' new executive chef Maria Manso will debut the late-night brasserie Plat Bleu.
With its' oversized tufted camelback sofas, etched mirror floor lamps,
and Carrara marble-topped tables, the space is meant to evoke a 1940s
French salon. The brass ... More >>