Changes abound at Michael's Genuine Food & Drink, the flagship restaurant by James Beard award-winning chef Michael Schwartz. Bradley Herron, formerly chef de cuisine at the Design District staple, now serves as executive chef for the Genuine Hospitality Group -- a brand that includes Harry's Pizze ... More >>
Dinner and a show doesn't always have to mean one of those cheesy murder mystery dinners, or that Arabian Nights thing up in Orlando where you can eat dinner while costumed men prance around on horses right in front of you. Luckily, a more low-key (and arguably, classier) form of table-side entertai ... More >>
The tale of the frogs' legs begins as you'd expect, but then it takes an unexpected turn. There they were, leaping through a mosquito-infested bog in the Everglades, when suddenly they resurfaced in a very different environment. Chefs at the Cypress Room, a posh Design District restaurant filled wi ... More >>
A Tennessee woman is suing Miami-based cruise line Royal Caribbean claiming the company was fatally slow in responding to a tragedy at sea.Vera Marion says that when her daughter A'riel fell overboard during a cruise on The Allure of the Seas on September 16, Royal Caribbean waited two hours before ... More >>
Michael Schwartz has a lot on his plate.While the paint has barely dried on his new Design District restaurant, the Cypress Room, the chef and restaurateur is working on finalizing his place at the Raleigh Hotel in South Beach and is planning an eatery at the new SLS Hotel in Brickell, schedule ... More >>
The owner of Michael's Genuine Food & Drink and Harry's Pizzeria is planning a third restaurant in the Design District.According to the Genuine Hospitality Group's blog, the Genuine Kitchen, the Cypress Room is set to open in early 2013. It will be an American tavern featuring "sophisticated foo ... More >>
From Kodiak to the Caribbean, corporate sponsorships are taking Pitbull around the world. Just last month, Mr. Worldwide touched down in Alaska, posed with a stuffed bear, and attended an Alutiiq ceremony as a cross-promotional brand ambassador for Walmart and Sheets Energy Strips. He performed at ... More >>
Uncle Luke, the man whose booty-shaking madness made the U.S. Supreme Court stand up for free speech, gets as nasty as he wants to be for Miami New Times. This week, Luke makes his picks for Miami-Dade mayor and the county's black county commission seats.With the August 14 primary election approachi ... More >>
It's a classic rock theme vacation of titanic proportions. And fittingly enough, it's going down on a cruise ship. The Rock Legends Cruise II is a four-night celebration of 1970s rock 'n' roll with the likes of Foreigner, Kansas, Blue Oyster Cult, Molly Hatchet, and Foghat that'll be departing from ... More >>
Anthony Bourdain, the chef, traveler, writer, snarkmeister, and media whore extraordinaire, is doing the full-on media blitz to get the word out that No Reservations premieres tonight, at 9 p.m. on Travel Channel. Last week he was on Jon Stewart's Daily Show, where Stewart said he gets diarrhea just ... More >>
Following Costa Concordia's horrific disaster-at-sea, competing cruise line Royal Caribbean has managed to avoid their own maritime mishap thanks to Mr. Worldwide, Pitbull. Armando Christian Perez's Club 305 Cruise has been cancelled, but questions as to why the "magical voyage" with Pitbull, P ... More >>
Micky Arison's Carnival Cruise Lines has another Mickey with a cruise empire about to encroach on its turf. Mickey Mouse that is. Disney Cruise Line has announced that beginning later this year, it will be sail ships out of the Port of Miami for the first time.
She's starred in her own TV series. She's written a series of books. She's been a tabloid scapegoat, and also a tabloid darling. And now, Kate Gosselin is hosting her very own cruise, departing from Ft. Lauderdale in August. When we heard the news, we couldn't help but imagine what the Kate Gosse ... More >>
The Millennium's Grand BuffetFoodies, rejoice! Miami-based Celebrity Cruises is rolling out a series of culinary-inspired boat rides set to begin in March.Celebrity Cruises' lifestyle cookbook, Excite the Senses, was the inspiration for the new food-and-wine-themed luxury cruise series aptly name ... More >>
Courtesy of Molly BrandtMolly Brandt, executive chef at 150 Central Park, dishes about Top Chef.Top Chef: Texas premiered last week with a gigantic cast of cheftestants, including two chefs with local ties, Lindsay Autry, executive chef at Michelle Bernstein's restaurant at the Omphoy Palm Bea ... More >>
Lindsay Lohan's out of jail. But her legal problems aren't even close to being over. The LiLo v. Pitbull, Nee-Yo, and Afrojack saga continues as Mr. 305's lawyers have presented a notice of removal in an effort to shift the case from county to federal court. The document, filed last week in ... More >>
All photos by Laine DossChef Michael Schwartz celebrates the debut of 150 Central Park by Michael Schwartz.Michael Schwartz's new 150 Central Park restaurant on Royal Caribbean's mega-ship Oasis of the Seas opened for dinner this past Saturday. The only catch is that in order to dine at the resta ... More >>
ScreenshotHey Pit, you bringing those two girls with you on the Club 305 Cruise? The first tidal wave of artists joining Mr. Worldwide on his Club 305 Cruise has been announced, and it's fucking huge. Electro master and commander Paul Oakenfold is joining Pitbull aboard Royal Caribbean's Majest ... More >>
Royal Caribbean has selected Michael Schwartz to create new menus for 150 Central Park, the upscale dining room on their Oasis of the Seas cruise ship.150 Central Park is part of the Central Park complex, which is the centerpiece of Oasis of the Seas, a wonderland in the middle of the ship which ... More >>
File this under "Fuck yes!" Mr. Worldwide, Pitbull, wants to get wild with you, and "2,500 of his closest friends" on the inaugural Club 305 Cruise. Earlier today, Armandito Christian Perez tweeted in the third person, "Pitbull wants you to join him on the party marathon that will be @Club30 ... More >>
A 17-year-old girl is suing Royal Caribbean after one of its employees allegedly plied her with alcohol and raped her during a March cruise.According to the lawsuit, 31-year-old Francisco Piñeda Adames was singing in the band aboard the ship when, two days into the cruise out of Fort Lauderdale, ... More >>
Photo by Riki AltmanDid you miss the first part of our chat with Rudi Sodamin, Holland America's consulting master chef? Read it here to discover the celebrity circles this guy travels with.Who is the most famous chef you've ever worked with?Twenty years ago, when I was with the QE2, I worked with t ... 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 >>
Michael Schwartz will be hosting a foodie cruise onboard the Freedom of the Seas in early January. Royal Caribbean Cruise Line is offering a special gourmet series aboard its Freedom of the Seas with some of the top chefs in the country. Guests will participate in a cocktail reception with a cele ... More >>
Uncle Luke, the man whose booty-shaking madness once made the U.S. Supreme Court stand up for free speech, gets as nasty as he wants to be for Miami New Times. This week, Luke explains Miami Beach's plans to price-gouge African-Americans and put them in jail during Memorial Day weekend.Miami ... More >>
via Choose ToysDespite sharing a border with Mexico, Belize remains Swine Flu free, and they'd really prefer to keep it that way. Royal Caribbean Cruise Line's "Enchantment of the Sea" left port in Miami on June 8th, but by the time the ship reached Belize yesterday an H1N1 scare had broken out ... More >>
via myspace.com/diallosharifWhen New Times first caught up with DJ D-Up, the DC native was bringing his no holds barred "party music" to The Rose Bar at South Beach's infamous Delano each and every Saturday night. He also was swooping into the continually cool Mokai once a month or so.Fast forward h ... More >>
CiFo's latest batch of up-and-comers casts a wary eye to the north
"Leave bees to the experts."
It ain't majestic, but it floats
Cruise lines throw workers overboard when it comes to providing urgent medical care.
Singer/songwriter Steven Franz plays from the heart
Skull Ring (Virgin)
Time to take that architectural stroll
Boycott French wines or Asian restaurants? Let's get real, people!
When you take to the high seas, Robert Mondavi will now sail with you
With no public input whatsoever, Miami officials have put together a deal to trade waterfront park land for massive cruise ship terminals and a lovely parking garage
If the profiteers have their way, cruise ship workers can say bon voyage to the humble Leiv Eiriksson Seamen's Center
Wouldn't you love to rub shoulders with a man who has been knighted by the Queen of England, honored by the Pope, and appointed our local Liberian ambassador? Of course you would!
Patrick Kane has a fish-friendly formula for people who hanker to swat golf balls into the deep blue sea
Corri Barrs says there's something you should know about the garbage that's washing up on the shores of Matheson Hammock