Santiago de Cuba

  • Dining

    August 28, 2014
  • Blogs

    August 26, 2014

    Finka Table & Tap Takes Bold Flavors to Miami's Hinterland

    Far beyond Miami International Airport and that tangle of Dolphin Expressway construction traffic, a rising stretch of asphalt threatens to launch you into the sawgrass abyss. Only it doesn't. The road narrows and curves south, spitting you onto SW 137th Avenue and into a maze of low-slung auburn st ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 12, 2014

    5. Felipe Valls: From Santiago de Cuba to Versailles

    New Times' Best of Miami 2014 issue arrives June 19. To celebrate, Short Order is paying tribute to Miami's culinary all-stars. These people forged our city's food scene into what it is today -- a thriving amalgam of tastes and cultures. Through their insight and talent, they've given the city a uni ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 9, 2014

    8. Bacardi: Spirited Family

    New Times' Best of Miami 2014 issue arrives June 19. To celebrate, Short Order is paying tribute to Miami's culinary all-stars. These people forged our city's food scene into what it is today -- a thriving amalgam of tastes and cultures. Through their insight and talent, they've given the city a uni ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 9, 2013

    Tony Abou-Ganim: Make the Best Daiquiri Ever

    The daiquiri, a favorite of Ernest Hemingway and President John F. Kennedy, was rumored to have been invented by an American mining engineer who was in Cuba during the Spanish-American war. Named after a beach in Santiago, Cuba, the drink simply combined rum, lime, and sugar (ingredients readily fou ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 12, 2013

    Exclusive: Miami New Times Finds David Rivera's Missing Pal Ana Alliegro

    In the lakeside tourist city of Granada, Nicaragua, visitors strolling along La Calle Libertad come upon a blue Colonial-style building with a small sign reading, "Salon La Libertad." On a recent afternoon, a slim Cuban-American woman with short blonde hair and intense blue eyes chats on her cellpho ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 20, 2012

    Toast Ernest Hemingway's Birthday With These Cocktails

    See Best of Miami: Best MojitoErnest Hemingway -- author, journalist, hunter, sportsman, and booze hound -- will celebrate his 113th birthday Saturday, July 21. That day, thousands of fans and lookalikes (including Paula Deen's husband, Michael Groover) will converge on the streets of Key West, Hemi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 22, 2012

    Cuba's High-Speed Internet Link To Venezuela Was a Giant Lie

    Last summer, millions of Cubans were deliriously ready to blow their meager earnings on badly knit Che dolls on Etsy, flood Facebook with Fidel-praising status updates and, yeah, just download mucho, mucho porn. High-speed Internet, they were told, was finally coming to the masses via a 1,000-mile l ... More >>

  • Dining

    May 17, 2012
  • Blogs

    December 6, 2011

    Hatuey Beer Returns as a Microbrew

    The new Hatuey is close in spirit to the original.​The new Hatuey (pronounced ah-TWAY) Beer returned to bars, restaurants and liquor stores in Miami-Dade and Monroe counties this past summer. The original Hatuey was first produced in Santiago de Cuba around 1927. By 1959 it was Cuba's favorite cer ... More >>

  • News

    August 4, 2011
  • Blogs

    June 20, 2011

    Bacardi Reintroduces Hatuey Beer With Real Housewives of Miami (Photos)

    All photos by Laine Doss​When Hatuey beer was first brewed in Santiago de Cuba (birthplace of Desi Arnaz) long before the 1959 revolution, it was delivered with a block of ice to keep it crisp and cold in the tropical heat. The brew was named after a famous Taino Indian who in 1511 tried to ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 13, 2010

    R.I.P.: Olga Guillot, "Queen of Bolero," Died in Miami Beach Yesterday

    public domain image, via Wikimedia CommonsOlga Guillot in her Miami Beach condo in 2009​Legendary Cuban singer Olga Guillot passed away Monday at the Mount Sinai Medical Center in Miami Beach, the Associated Press reports. She was 87 years old.Guillot was born in Santiago de Cuba, but as a child m ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 26, 2008

    Last Night: Gloria Estefan at Seminole Hard Rock

    Gloria Estefan Friday, October 24, 2008 Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, Hollywood Better Than: The Santiago de Cuba Carnival Who can pack a crowd of Gringos and Latinos equally in one South Florida concert arena? If you guessed Gloria Estefan, you are right. Step to the head of the class. Est ... More >>

  • News

    October 23, 2008

    End of the Diaz-Balart Dynasty

    The Republican brothers are headed for defeat, and Cuban-American politics will change forever.

  • Blogs

    October 16, 2008
  • Calendar

    December 13, 2007

    Afro-Cuban Artistry

    And other magnificent new exhibits at the Lowe.

  • Culture

    June 14, 2007

    An Almost Lost Milagro

    Eduardo Michaelsen paints in obscurity far from his Cuban roots

  • Music

    March 1, 2007
  • News

    February 1, 2007

    Letters from the Issue of February 1, 2007

    We need to get the chip off of our shoulders and start thinking outside the box

  • Calendar

    August 10, 2006

    A Bit Sketchy

    Casa Bacardi presents illustrations of history

  • News

    July 7, 2005

    The Rum Chronicles

    In which the author observes recent changes in Cuba: Cheap liquor is now plentiful but hope has become scarce

  • News

    March 25, 2004

    Meet Mr. Arza

    In four short years, state Rep. Ralph Arza has gone from schoolteacher to powerful politician, and now he's about to take control of public education in Miami

  • News

    December 19, 2002

    Bolita in Havana

    "I always say this is a mafia, but a peaceful mafia."

  • Music

    November 14, 2002

    Cuban Cowboys, African Salsa

    Eliades Ochoa is more fun than ever, but Small World misses the Congo

  • Music

    April 26, 2001


    Compay Segundo Las Flores de la Vida

  • News

    April 26, 2001

    Bird of Paradox

    José Basulto, president of Brothers to the Rescue, is a CIA-trained warrior who insists he supports nonviolent resistance. Complicated? Sí, señor.

  • News

    September 21, 2000

    Second Effort

    Cuban boxing legend Luis Ernesto Delis arrives in Miami and rekindles his dreams of the ring

  • News

    September 14, 2000

    Letters to the Editor

    From the issue of September 14, 2000

  • Culture

    June 15, 2000

    Art Out on the Town

    Little Havana's Viernes Culturales

  • News

    December 30, 1999

    You Can't Take It with You

    These days it's tough even to make a claim on the properties you left behind in Cuba

  • Calendar

    July 22, 1999

    Focus on Cuba

    Andrew Moore and Tony Savino

  • News

    February 18, 1999

    Cuba's Second Revolution

    Before he was banished from his homeland, Diosmel Rodriguez sowed the seeds of revolt among Cuban farmers

  • News

    January 28, 1999

    Nobody's Listening

    A new survey of Cubans finds that Radio Mart''s island audience is shrinking by the day

  • News

    January 22, 1998

    The Quintana Plan

    Exile architect Nicolas Quintana hopes to save Havana, the city of his birth, from the perils of overdevelopment

  • Music

    October 16, 1997
  • News

    March 13, 1997

    Notes from the Underground, Part 2

    The latest dispatch from independent journalists in Cuba: Castro is cracking down

  • News

    November 28, 1996

    Notes from the Underground

    Impoverished and imperiled, Cuba's independent journalists stubbornly cling to the notion of a free press

  • News

    November 21, 1996

    The Ride of His Life

    A young entrepreneur buys the troubled Jockey Club and swears he's not beating a dead horse

  • News

    October 10, 1996

    Hot Off the Presses

    Exactly who diverted the newspapers detailing the Bacardi family problems? We may never know.

  • News

    September 19, 1996

    Freedom Fighters

    Boxing is the quintessential individual sport. Unless you're a Cuban champ who has defected to turn pro in Miami, in which case it's a team effort.

  • News

    September 7, 1994

    Shine On, Crescent Moon

    Love him or hate him, Miami Sound Machine architect and Crescent Moon Records visionary Emilio Estefan is a major force in contemporary Latin music

  • News

    May 18, 1994

    The Man and the Microphone

    In the turbulent and often virulent world of Spanish-language radio, two things are certain: Fidel will be the debate, and Tomas Garcia Fuste will prevail

  • News

    May 4, 1994

    No Peace for Paula

    In Cuba she was a symbol, the Madonna of the Counterrevolution. But in Miami, it's a different kind of fight for Paula Valiente.