Venezuelans are used to going to great lengths to obtain everyday items. Under the country's late president Hugo Chávez and his socialist party, basic foodstuffs have become scarce. Some Venezuelans wait hours for groceries, while others resort to smuggling items like chicken, flour, and toilet pap ... More >>
The anticipation is building as Miami prepares for Trader Joe's first Miami-Dade store to open this Friday, October 18. At 8 a.m., a ceremonial lei will be cut by the store's captain (AKA manager, to you landlubbers), Jodi McCullough, along with TJ's regional vice president Kent Smathers and Pinecr ... More >>
Miami Beach would normally love to be on any best dressed list, but real estate site Movato's ranking of the town as the tenth best dressed small city in America is sort of a double-edge sword. Apparently Albany, New York and Evanston, Illinois have better fashion sense than Miami Beach.
Once an indie darling, he has coasted to superstardom on a wave of pure showmanship.
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 wants to help Chick-fil-A embrace the Rainbow Coalition.I'd like to offer my pro bono services as a mediator to Chick-fil-A presi ... More >>
With the SUPER COLOSSAL ZOMG! CYCLO-SNOW-FRANKEN-PERFECT-MEGA-SUPER-BLABLAZO STORM OF THE MILLENIUM bearing down on the Northeast, the Dolphins crushed the hated Jets 30-9 and rode out of town just before the storm stranded them. Bad. Assssss.
Miami's become a fledgling gourmet city, and chefs de cuisine from across nation (and world) head to our sunny shores to join our foodie renaissance. Given that we've only recently come into our culinary own, it's no surprise that our restaurants are awash with these eager out-of-towners.These chefs ... More >>
Psst. Did you hear about Wine Vault, the new wine and tapas lounge that just opened in The Shops at Midtown? Well, neither did I until I eavesdropped on a conversation yesterday afternoon.Turns out owner Michael Shapira wants it just that way. He opened Wine Vault, a 1,300-square-foot lounge fe ... More >>
Ray Mickshaw / FOX On last night's episode of X Factor, we saw "hipster" Philip Lomax sing "Don't Stop the Music" to Rihanna. We saw Simon tap his toe, Paula look intensely happy, Nicole emote, and L.A. shake his head back and forth in approval. Future mechanic Tora Woloshin made us feel old, then ... More >>
It's wine time at Capital GrilleThe Capital Grille's Generous Pour promotion, which runs through September 4th, offers patrons the opportunity to sample up to nine wines picked by master sommelier, George Miliotes, especially for the event They include the Tarima Hill Monastrell, which is o ... More >>
The pool at the Mondrian hotelWant to have an out-of-town friend who is strapped for cash pay you a visit sometime soon? Well, you better offer your futon, because according to a new ranking from Forbes.com, based on average hotel room price, Miami is the sixth most expensive city to visit in Ame ... More >>
Joel Huff caught Azul's wave.When Clay Conley left Azul at the Mandarin Oriental to open Buccan in Palm Beach, a collective gasp could be heard 'round Miami. Who would replace him? The chef de cuisine gig was plum, but stepping into a kitchen beset with so much expectation would be a daunting task.E ... More >>
Photo by billwisserphoto.comMore food truck mania on the web! (Don't expect it to stop any time soon.) So, what to do if, even though you're following all your favorite trucks on Twitter, you don't get to stay logged in all day for the scoop? How about a website that conveniently lists the day's ... More >>
If you're not wearing an ascot while reading this week's Mugshots Friday, you're going to feel under dressed. Seriously: This was the week Miami-Dades arrestees got classy on that... assy?
So Coral Gables Commissioner Ralph Cabrera just called up to say that yesterday's post trashing his proposal to ban gasoline-powered leaf blowers in Coral Gables was unfair. He claims to have said many other more intelligent things to a reporter than, "Some people look at leaf blowers as a necess ... More >>
It's a felony, sure, but in the absence of real immigration reform, some young, assimilated illegal immigrants see it as their best path to citizenship.
courtesy of Cupcakes NoveauCristina Valdes and Shayrin BadilloIt seems like Miami will have a lot of talent to follow on TV this summer. We have Andrea Curto-Randazzo on Top Chef, Aria Kagan on The Next Food Network Star, and now the girls behind Cupcakes Nouveau will be starring in the new Food ... More >>
Jacob KatelChef Superdave, co-owner Sunbox 11 Winery.Grapes mean business.We first introduced you to Sunbox Eleven Winery in May and June of last year, and we're glad to say that Miami's own limited production, boutique California winery is stronger than ever going into the new year, and looking ... More >>
Santa Barbara based band Rebelution (not to be confused with the Christian movement of the same name) are bringing even more feel good indie reggae to Culture Room on August 29. The formation of the band is typical: they met in college, started playing together, recorded an album, co-vocalist ... More >>
With In Rainbows the talk of the music industry, and the album's official debut Tuesday at #1 on the charts, Thom Yorke and co. are ridin' high. So, it's time for another tour. And, lucky Miami, they're gracing us with their presence. Of course, leave it to Radiohead to keep us guessing as long as p ... More >>
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"Welcome to the Hood"
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As one of the most acclaimed Cuban artists of his generation, Jose Bedia is already in the spotlight. But the illumination he's looking for is something slightly different.
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