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    October 9, 2014

    Miami's Halloween 2014 Party Guide

    Bring out your Guy Fawkes masks and slutty pumpkin costumes ... Halloween season has arrived in the 305. And with All Hallows' Eve going down on a Friday night this year, we're gonna be celebrating with a week's worth of wild bashes filled with naughty pirates, sexy zombies, and, um, shirtless glad ... More >>

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    September 9, 2014

    Ferran Adria's Master Class on Creativity and Culinary Arts

    Last evening, an intimate group of people gathered at the SLS Hotel South Beach, not for a cocktail party or to fête a supermodel, but for an evening that was much more cerebral -- although food and drink were certainly involved. Ferran Adrià, arguably the world's most award-winning chef and head ... More >>

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    September 1, 2014

    Five Best Concerts in Miami This Week

    Rise and shine ... It's Labor Day! That means it's a short week for (most of) us working-class citizens. In honor of the American labor movement, here are the five best concerts going down in SoFla this week, from the rap bromance of Drake and Lil Wayne to Kings of Leon's Mechanical Bull to bacha ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 27, 2014

    Cris Cab on Where I Belong: "Great Albums Tell a Story, and That's What I Wanted to Do"

    Most 21 year olds don't spend their days traveling around the world, performing their songs for crowds of adoring fans while collaborating with some of the biggest names in the music industry. 

But Cris Cab is not most 21 year olds. Thanks to a combination of hard work, determination, talent, ... More >>

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    August 1, 2014

    The Good of Miami Spice 2014, Part One

    Another steamy summer, another Miami Spice. The Greater Miami Convention & Visitors Bureau is back with the oft-beloved, sometimes maligned dining deals that help fill restaurants during the slow summer months and give less well-to-do diners a way to eat in the city's most lavish spots at a fraction ... More >>

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    July 16, 2014

    Miami Swim Week 2014: Six Best Parties

    It's that time of year again when perfectly chiseled models in sparkling bikinis take over the streets of SoBe. Nope, we're not talkin' a typical day in the Magic City, we're talkin' the Mercedes-Benz Fashion Swim Week. Sure, Mercedes-Benz may not be the first name that comes to mind when you thi ... More >>

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    July 3, 2014

    South Beach's Ten Best Pool Party Spots

    Catching rays in our designer bikinis, sippin' on juicy umbrella drinks, and chillin' by the pool ... Yeah, life is definitely a breeze in the Magic City.   While a lot of it has to do with that whole carefree vibe you get from living in Miami, the reason we're always walking around half naked and ... More >>

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    January 30, 2014
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    January 2, 2014

    Miami's NYE 2014 in Pics: Robin Thicke, Tiesto, Lil Wayne, Luciano, Pharrell

    Do you even remember what you did on New Year's Eve? If you had any fun, the answer should be an awkward "Umm, maybe?" We here at Crossfade know how it goes, so we're here to remind you. In the case that you attended these superfancy events (but perhaps don't remember), you may recognize yourself i ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 31, 2013

    New Year's Eve 2014: Miami's 14 Best Parties

    Only 13 parties? That's sooo last year. With the passing of NYE after NYE, it becomes necessary, if you're just as addicted to bubbly and ball drops as Crossfade, to increase the number of hotel galas, megaclub blowouts, and downtown throwdowns on your personal end-of-year itinerary. It's called se ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 19, 2013

    Six Best Parties on South Beach This Week

    If Miami is an oasis of booze and bashes, then South Beach is the epicenter of it all. On any given night, you'll find endless parties. The Hennessy's flowing, killer beats made by world-renowned DJs are blaring, and A-list celebrities and the glamorous people are just standing around mugging for c ... More >>

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    November 15, 2013

    Pool House Saturdays at Hyde Beach: "Everything About It Is Miami"

    December may be right around the corner, but in the Magic City, summer is forever. So slip on your itsy-bitsy designer bikini, grab your beach towel, bring out your longboard, and make a splash at Hyde Beach's Pool House Saturdays. "It's pretty self-descriptive," says Hyde's Bruno Cardinali of th ... More >>

  • Music

    July 4, 2013
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    June 28, 2013

    Fourth of July 2013: Five Best Pool Parties in Miami

    On July 4, 1776, after approving the Declaration of Independence and formally announcing the 13 colonies' freedom from the British Empire, the Second Continental Congress pounded its gavel and ecstatically exclaimed, "Pool party!" Now 237 years later, we in the Magic City continue to proudly observ ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 15, 2013

    Restaurant Michael Schwartz to Open at The Raleigh April 22 (Photos)

    We first heard that Michael Schwartz was taking over the restaurant at the Raleigh Hotel back in 2011. Now, about 1.5 years later, the opening date (and name) for the endeavor has finally been released.Restaurant Michael Schwartz will open Monday, April 22, at the iconic South Beach Art Deco hotel a ... More >>

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    April 12, 2013

    Michael Schwartz Dishes About Cypress Room and New Projects

    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 >>

  • Music

    March 14, 2013
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    March 11, 2013

    Twenty Best Club Parties During Winter Music Conference and Miami Music Week 2013

    Who will survive Ultra Music Festival, Winter Music Conference, and Miami Music Week 2013? With UMF becoming a two-weekend behemoth and WMC/MMW turning into a ten-day smackdown, the month of March in the MIA has officially become an insane EDM endurance test. And here is the most important rule: Do ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 8, 2013

    Best Tapas Restaurants in Miami

    Although originally from Spain, tapas have taken on a whole new identity in the past couple of years, becoming a global phenomenon. The word tapa comes from the act of covering (tapar). Eateries long displayed delectable Spanish meats like chorizo, lomo, and jamon Serrano beside their cheesy sideki ... More >>

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    January 25, 2013

    Hyde Beach: Mobile Kitchen Art Installation Serves Food by Jose Andres

    Hyde Beach, located in the rear of the ritzy SLS Hotel behind The Bazaar and Katsuya on South Beach, isn't your regular food spot. In fact, it's not really a food spot, at least not to those who come to jam out to the tunes of local talent like Pirate Stereo and Jose de las Casas on Sundays.Hyde Bea ... More >>

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    January 23, 2013

    Jose Andres Does Haiti: A (Possible) Travel Show in the Works

    Jose Andres, chef and owner of a fleet of chic restaurants including The Bazaar at the SLS Hotel in Miami, and a nonprofit documentary film team are in the early stages of shooting a Travel Channel-like showing off Haiti's food and cooking. Andres has visited the country more than a dozen times si ... More >>

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    January 14, 2013

    Machiya in Midtown: Refurbished Ramen Now On the Menu

    Ramen is back on the menu at Midtown's Machiya Ramen Noodle House. For now, anyway. According to general manager Juan Angulo, the original ramen recipe was devised by "one of the top Japanese chefs in the world." And, for reasons that could not be explained, Angulo would not provide Short Order wit ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 21, 2012

    Raleigh Hotel Sold for $55 Million, Huge Expansion Planned

    South Beach's famous Raleigh Hotel has been sold for $55 million, and the new owners are already quite familiar with the area's hospitality industry. They own some of the Raleigh's rivals. Sam Nazarian, who just opened the SLS Hotel on the same block, and David Edelstein, owner of the W South Beach, ... More >>

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    December 18, 2012

    Seven Best New Restaurants of 2012 In Miami

    If you were to look back at the restaurants openings of 2012 in Miami, you might notice a bit of a trend. Our epicurean vista has evolved and diversified. We are now home to more mid-priced, chef-driven eateries: Surfside gained a deli; South Beach has a ceviche joint run by a James Beard nominee; ... More >>

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    December 17, 2012

    Umami Burger To Open On South Beach

    Umami Burger may not be a familiar name to us here in Miami, but the California chain has been named "Burger of the Year" by GQ magazine. It is also frequented by celebrities and has even been featured on a Saturday Night Live skit.Umami's founder and CEO has been looking into expanding the brand in ... More >>

  • Calendar

    December 13, 2012
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    December 6, 2012
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    December 3, 2012

    Art Basel: Where to Find Beautiful Food in Miami

    At 9 pm on a Friday, a restaurant kitchen is busier than it has been all week. The smell of sizzling butter and seared steaks lingers by the stove. Pans are tossed back and forth, making a scratching sound against the hot burners. Amidst the madness, a chef -- wearing an impeccable white coat -- b ... More >>

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    November 30, 2012

    Ten Best Music-Related Things Under $10 To Do in Miami This Weekend

    The Art Basel Miami Beach drums of war pound an ominous rhythm as our checking accounts commit Hari Kari because of the holidays. So are you, like Crossfade, a Friday-night professional with more moths in your wallet than bills? Take a look at our ten best music-related activities under $10 going ... More >>

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    October 3, 2012

    José Andrés's Love Affair with Miami, Part One: The Tale Behind The Bazaar

    Born in the Asturias, José Andrés is widely credited with introducing avant-garde Spanish cuisine to the United States. This remarkable feat was accomplished through his empire of highly regarded restaurants. His status as a Made in Spain PBS Food television star didn't hurt either. A majority o ... More >>

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    September 19, 2012

    A French Freakout on Duval Street

    I have great love for both France and its people, as well as Key West. So it tickled my spine earlier today to read on that a 23-year-old French tourist named Romain Alvany was ejected from a Duval Street restaurant around 2 a.m. for walking into the kitchen and taking down a cup and a ... More >>

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    September 6, 2012
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    August 31, 2012

    Labor Day Events in Miami: Stomp Fruit, Get a Tan, Go to the Mattresses

    This weekend marks the official unofficial end of summer. In most parts of the country, that means one last beach weekend before the bikini goes into mothballs. Here in Miami, though we've got plenty more sunny days in store for us this year, it's still a three-day weekend. And excuse to party. We'v ... More >>

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    June 29, 2012

    The Bazaar by Jose Andres Is Miami's New "It Girl"

    Before it even opened, The Bazaar won the title of Best Restaurant Yet To Come. For a little food porn, take a look at our first bite at The Bazaar by Jose Andres.There are some people...and places that have an undeniable charisma. Something about them shines a little brighter than other, possibly m ... More >>

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    May 17, 2012

    SLS Hotel, The Bazaar, Katsuya Announce June Opening

    The signs outside the 12-story property at 17th Street and Collins Avenue have been announcing the arrival of SLS Hotel to South Beach for years (literally). From either Collins or the beach, we've been teased with the promise of dining at Katsuya or The Bazaar or sunning at a rooftop pool. It looks ... More >>