Somebody named Katrina Brown Hunt has issued coffee rankings and Miami ain't on the list. It's all the predictables: Seattle, Portland, San Diego, Minneapolis... San Juan, Puerto Rico, is thrown in there, too. Just cuz they don't want to seem anti-Hispanic. Thing is, the shmucks who took the survey ... More >>
Go ramblin' with the Gambler on a boat! Or as Kenny Rogers himself might croon: "On a warm summer's evenin' on a huge ship bound for paradise ..." The Country Music Cruise has announced its maiden voyage and initial lineup, including Rogers, Vince Gill, and a dozen other high-seas high rollers. S ... More >>
Excuse our beauty, rest of America, but for the first time since 2009, Miami has been named the city with the most attractive residents by Travel Leisure's America's Favorite Cities survey. Which, whatever, no one had to tell us. We already know we're beautiful. Duh. We all wake up and look in the ... More >>
When my little posse and I rolled up to the fence surrounding Earth N Us Farms in Little Haiti, I wore a confident face in an attempt to reassure my obviously skeptical guests.The truth is, though, that I was nearly as apprehensive about the vegan pop-up event we were about to attend as they were. A ... More >>
When the Old San Juan Puerto Rican Restaurant along Red Road just north of Coral Way reopened in August with a new name under a new owner I wanted to try it, and I wanted to like it. The chef, Mr. Tutty, remains from the previous owners, but that's all. The menu is filled with Puerto Rican classics ... More >>
Picture this: A flight with passengers from Uganda just touched down at Miami International Airport. As the visitors inch toward the terminal, one pauses in the aisle and wipes a speck of blood from his earlobe. Suddenly sweat runs down his cheeks; his eyes are inky red. He lets out a guttural moan ... More >>
Yesterday, the Drug Enforcement Agency announced the bust of two rings of airport workers based in Puerto Rico who they say smuggled thousands of kilos up and down the east coast, including into Miami and Orlando. The feds indicted 45 people with conspiracy to distribute cocaine and violations of th ... More >>
Every year, Travel and Leisure magazine comes out with its "America's Favorite Cities" survey, and every year Miami ends up being ranked as one of the rudest in nation. We ranked fourth-rudest last year; you will be proud to hear, however, that the Magic City has since surged triumphantly into se ... More >>
Will somebody wake him up for his mugshot please?A 50-year-old Colombian drug kingpin was fined $1 million and sentenced to 22 years in prison Wednesday by a federal judge in Miami. And that was the plea deal.Edgar Vellejo-Guarin was indicted in 2001 after Coast Guard officers discovered 4,000 ki ... More >>
Don Omar is a platinum-selling reggaeton artist based out of San Juan, New York City, and Miami. He's also the guy who trumped Britney Spears for most albums sold during an in-store appearance at Disney World's Virgin Megastore. And now the Puerto Rican playa and owner of Orfanato Music Group ... More >>
Photo by Ily GoyanesNo self-respecting Puerto Rican would serve this pastel and pastelon. Japanese and Chinese food buffets are ubiquitous. Latin ones, though are practically nonexistent in Miami. Really. So when I heard that Old San Juan Restaurant had a lunch spread, of course I wanted to tr ... More >>
Catch him poolside Sunday, September 5.
via U.S. Marshals ServiceJose Figueroa Agosto was arrested this weekend after a decade-long run from the law. He moved boatloads of Colombian cocaine through the Caribbean to U.S. shores, bought dozens of luxury homes and built a house in the Dominican Republican with his own personal zoo, police ... More >>
Photo by David "Dro" Rosario-- DJ Khaled continues to ride the wave of success that his song "All I Do Is Win" has garnered. Since releasing the song, he's received tons of iTunes downloads for it. So I guess as a thank you of sorts, Khaled recruits pretty much all of the most relevant rappers of ... More >>
Puerto Rico absolutely loves baseball. Too bad they don't have their own MLB team yet, but hey, apparently we're willing to lend them ours for a weekend. The AP reports that the Marlins June 28-30th series against the New York Mets will be played in San Juan, Puerto Rico. It'll go down at th ... More >>
On paper, unsettling auteur Todd Solondz's latest flick, Life During Wartime, is a bizarre proposition. It's a sequel, of sorts, to his 1999 calling card, Happiness, with characters from his breakout film, Welcome to the Dollhouse, thrown in. Except every role is recast or, in s ... More >>
Franco De Vita is the Latin Billy Joel. That's not an exaggeration. Anyone who knows Latin music can back it up. And unfortunately I can't take credit for the comparison, I'm actually quoting, unofficially and without her knowledge or consent, an old boss and mentor from my very fi ... More >>
Two of the biggest names in the genre are sharing the stage at the James L. Knight Center this Saturday, when Gilberto Santa Rosa and Victor Manuelle make a stop in Miami on their La Historia Continua tour. The two first made history when they united for the Dos Soneros, Una Historia tour back in 20 ... More >>
With a stellar new album, this Puerto Rican duo extends its global reach.
The newish local nonprofit S.A.F.E., dedicated to forward-thinking dance music events with no bullshit and no guest lists (omg!), continues to impress. There was that crazy Richie Hawtin one-off last December, a gig by Matthew Dear this summer, and the latest coup, M.A.N.D.Y. at tiny Circa 28 two we ... More >>
A lounge-loving throwback.
Julie Thomson Halo Lounge on Lincoln Road. Perhaps you didn’t notice, but last Friday Booze Hound was M.I.A. -- or more specifically, was in MIA, checking a $15 bag (damn you, American Airlines!), getting bumped up to first class (thank you, American Airlines!), receiving a 6 a.m. buzz courtesy o ... More >>
The J.Lo video spoof will make you cackle.
Wisin & Yandel aim for crossover staying power.
A new concert series hits Bayside.
Casa Bacardi presents illustrations of history
MoCA gives you Moore
Carmen the Restaurant
Carnival in San Juan (Cubop)
Carmen the dynamo and the Eager Latina
What is the Urban Latin sound?
We are the United States
A dark look at the dues and don'ts of the piano bar
From Calle 54 to Calle Ocho
Miami boasts a boxing legend who has kept on swinging through good times and bad. He's the king of the clubs. He's Tuto Zabala.
Los Van Van's first-ever U.S. tour took them everywhere but here