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    May 28, 2014

    Florida Hurricane Expert: 75 Percent Chance State Gets Hit This Year

    It's been nine years since the double-whammy of Katrina and Wilma walloped Miami, and the Magic City has coasted through every hurricane season since without a scratch. Most weather experts have predicted more of the same this year, with another strong El Niño system tamping down tropical storms. ... More >>

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    April 10, 2014

    Miami's Ten Best Gay Clubs

    It's not easy being so fabulous. Unless you live in Miami. With a sunny, sandy mecca like South Beach, our city's long been a home (and fave vacation spot) for proud, partyin' members of the international gay community. But SoBe isn't the only neighborhood that flies the rainbow flag. From the Upp ... More >>

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    January 15, 2014

    Ten Best Lunch Specials Under $10

    Lunch is your afternoon delight, your hump meal, the moment that sets the tone for the second half of your day. It's not something that should be taken lightly or skipped. And most important, during the workweek, it should never cost more than $10. What follows are the top ten lunch specials in Mi ... More >>

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    November 27, 2013

    SpaceX Thanksgiving Launch: Start of Private Manned Space Flight in Florida

    On a normal day, mere mortals like you might go to Publix, chill in your cubicles for eight or nine hours, go home and catch a few reruns of Everybody Loves Raymond. (OK, Homeland). But possible-genius and business it-boy Elon Musk juggles his multiple companies -- Tesla, the ultra-sleek electric ... More >>

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    November 12, 2013

    Miami's Ten Best Soups

    Soup isn't the obvious choice in Miami, a city that runs on sunshine year-round. But every now and then, the temperature dips below the seventies and we get the urge to put on a scarf and slurp a delicious bowl of soup. That's why we've listed the top soups in town. So if you need to feed your so ... More >>

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    November 12, 2013

    Wynwood's Five Best Bars

    Everyone loves Wynwood, it's not even a secret. Whether you're looking to brush up on your culture, enjoy a few brews, gather with locals, hit the shops, whatever. It's the home of a rad art scene, but it's getting a party rep too. Some of the arty folks and business types aren't too keen on the ho ... More >>

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    October 29, 2013

    South Beach's Ten Best Dance Clubs

    Just the other week, we here at Crossfade were all "everyone knows South Beach parties, but let's talk about the great clubs of downtown." And we did, and it was good. But we know what you really want to do. Y'all wanna "party in the city where the heat is on, all night on the beach till the break ... More >>

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    October 16, 2013

    Downtown Miami's Five Best Dance Clubs

    People all over the world love Miami. To outsiders, this place is one never-ending party, and we'd be full of it not to concede that some locals see it that way too. Of course, the stereotype is some all-night party on South Beach, in some swank club full of models who don't speak English. But that ... More >>

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    October 11, 2013

    Top Ten Places to Eat and Drink in Miami

    Hell yeah, it's Friday. That means it's time to eat, get hammered, and then eat again. But before you start all the revelry, let's go over the proper linguistics of Miami food and booze. Una hartura: A state of gluttony spawned by consuming excess edibles. Symptoms include paunch, immobility, and ... More >>

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    October 4, 2013

    Top Ten Influential Figures in Miami Dining

    This isn't a popularity contest. This is about influence. These people have shaped our city's dining scene. They operate fabled restaurants, mentor budding chefs, grow organic vegetables, and roast the best damn coffee in town. What follows is a list of the top ten influential figures in Miami din ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 1, 2013

    Florida's Texting-While-Driving Ban Starts Today, Will Probably Stop No One From Texting While Driving

    If you're texting a link to this story on your iPhone while you sip coffee and weave through morning traffic on the Dolphin Expressway using your knees -- JUST STOP IT. Years of appealing to your common sense clearly hasn't helped, so perhaps you'll respond to the news that beginning today, texting ... More >>

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    September 19, 2013

    Top Ten Restaurants in Coral Gables

    If Coral Gables were a pop star, it would be Justin Timberlake post-FutureSex/LoveSounds. You still dig the '90s man: Brillo-curled hair, frosted tips, and the damn sexiest denim outfit in history. But you also love his new, sleek sound. This city has evolved too. It once catered to law firm types ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 13, 2013

    Port of Miami Security Officers Stole iPads From Cruise Passengers

    Turns out one of the biggest threats to cruise ship passengers at the Port of Miami were security guards hired to protect them. Jean Russell Thomas, 30, and Sherece Nelson, 25, were arrested after police uncovered their practice of stealing iPads and other electronics from passengers and then sell ... More >>

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    August 29, 2013
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    August 21, 2013

    iPhone Robberies at Gunpoint on the Rise in Miami Beach

    Taking out your iPhone to snap an Instagram pic or send a booty text late at night on Miami Beach may not be worth it. Miami Beach Police are warning residents and tourists to be careful with their smart phones after a rash of brazen armed robberies have struck the town.

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    August 2, 2013

    Miami's Ten Best Hip-Hop Clubs

    As 305 maestro Pitbull boasts on "Welcome to Miami" (Dat Lil Chico's edition of Jermaine Dupri's infectious ATL anthem): "Y'all got Uncle Sam, we got Uncle Luke." Mr. Worldwide is damn right. Ever since the early days of Luke's booty bass, The Magic City has been an X-rated paradise full of fast be ... More >>

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    July 19, 2013

    Top Ten South Beach Restaurants

    South Beach is a mecca for flat-rate parking fees, haughty service, and the braggadacio of New York restaurants transported to the subtropics. There are exorbitant cocktails, ceviches, and even quinoa salads as well as automatic 18% gratuities on your checks. We have smart phones. We can use our c ... More >>

  • News

    July 18, 2013
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    July 16, 2013

    Lost and Found: Florida's Metal Detector Fanatics Fight High Tide and Murky Laws

    Brian Deutzman braces himself against the pounding surf just off South Beach and slowly waves his fluorescent-colored metal detector underwater. His eyes narrow as faint electronic beeps resonate in his oversize headphones. Tall, pale, and draped in a thin white shirt, he looks like a combination of ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 2, 2013

    Miami's Top Ten Hipster Bars

    Have you accepted that you're a hipster? Probably not. It's in your nature to deny it. Shit, even that is becoming cliche. On most nights, though, you're inadvertently (or deliberately?) trendsetting at a handful of offbeat, edgy boozing spots around town. We know you don't want us to blow up ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 6, 2013

    Miami's Ten Best Restaurants

    Your buddies just don't understand. You had an earth-shattering rossejat at the Bazaar. You loved the place -- that is, until you heard some tragic news. Your pal once had a bad bao con lechón there. Now that guy's never going back. Disgruntled patrons rarely forget a dinner done wrong. Strokes ... More >>

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    May 23, 2013

    Top Ten Lunch Spots in Miami

    Do you often wonder what the hell a sanguich is? Are you tired of downing the same Publix sub every day? Do you consult your Spanglish dictionary every time co-workers rave about the ensalada César from the corner spot? Sounds like you need this: a re-initiation into all things lunch. So put down ... More >>

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    May 9, 2013

    Top Ten Places to Take Out-Of-Towners

    Hey there, tour guide. Looking to show your out-of-towners a good time? Frozen drinks at Wet Willie's sure sound like fun. How about Cuban sandwiches at Versailles and Sunday brunch on Lincoln Road? Or, perhaps, a drive to the Everglades for fried alligator. Yes, it's gamey. Yes, it tastes like chic ... More >>

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    April 23, 2013

    Ten Best Bars on South Beach

    Miami is a town that's all about the booze. Our idea of a fun night out is bar-hopping, shot-taking, and beer-chugging. And there's no better neighborhood to get our collective drink on than the party epicenter of the universe: South Beach. But with the plethora of pubs, bars, lounges, and other dr ... More >>

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    April 9, 2013

    Miami's Top Ten Inexpensive Restaurants

    Miami is a city laden with restaurants of little value. There are stylish joints, the kind where mediocre $24 tuna tartares and $30 chicken breasts, filled with fontina and foie gras, are the norm. There are hackneyed Asian concepts, the type where $20 sushi rolls are packed with fried shrimp, douse ... More >>

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    March 25, 2013

    Miami's Top Ten Chefs

    Chefs love talking about one another. They discuss talent. They obsess over who cooks better, who lacks integrity, who sold out, who travels looking for recipes to replicate. They talk about hype. They chat about expectations. They know what their colleagues are cooking. They have opinions about eve ... More >>

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    March 20, 2013

    Miami's Best Argentine Restaurants: For Pope Francis's Installation

    In the more than 2,000-year history of Catholicism, the religion has stretched its tentacles all over the world. Today there are about as many Catholics in Central and South America as in the rest of the world combined. With the installation of Jorge Mario Bergoglio as the first pope from the Americ ... More >>

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    March 15, 2013

    Ten Best Late-Night Restaurants Post-Ultra

    As Miami gears up for its biggest weekend of the year, so do the businesses that will be affected by it. After a battle with the city, Ultra Music Festival begins today in a two-weekend extravaganza that will bring more revenue to Miami than LIV sees the entire year. That's a big deal, considering t ... More >>

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    March 14, 2013

    Miami's Best Fried Chicken: A Top Ten List

    Eating fried chicken is no tidy affair. Golden brittle breading bursts after a gentle nibble. Bits of crust cascade beneath your chin. Juices flow. Fingers glisten. Lips gleam. (Call this gloss pollo frito; it sure as hell beats Chanel.) In Miami, a city brimming with restaurants of diverse ethnici ... More >>

  • Film

    March 14, 2013
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    March 7, 2013
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    March 7, 2013

    Ten Best Miami Brunches

    The debate over whether the best meal of the day is lunch or breakfast has been going on for millennia. Intense battles have broken out over the issue. But one day, a peaceful being came up with a compromise for the rivaling sides. The settlement was "brunch," a perfect middleman between the morning ... More >>

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    December 27, 2012
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    October 18, 2012
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    October 9, 2012

    Congorock on Blogging, Hipster Electro, and Whether EDM Is Actually Wimpy

    EDM has America by the throat. But how did it get to be this way? Well, we can't say definitively. Although, it kinda started with blogging hipsters in 2006. Hell, some of the DJs making waves on the scene today started out as bloggers, like Italian electro badass Congorock. He remembers the good ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 22, 2012

    Tropical Storm Isaac: Welcome To The Cone of Concern, Miami

    Riptide's crack meteorological team has just issued this update on Tropical Storm Isaac: 09:17:00 AM EST Due to favorable wind shear and hot ocean temps, by Monday TS Isaac is expected to rage with the devastating power of ten thousand nuclear bombs. It will personally find your house, smash each in ... More >>

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    July 18, 2012

    NASA Mars Mission Menu: Sushi, Vegan Pizza (Video)

    Now that the wily scientists at NASA are no longer busy launching shuttle missions, they have time to focus on their inner foodie. At Houston headquarters, they are in the early stages of planning a menu for a team of six to eight astronauts for a planned mission to Mars some time in the 2030s. A ma ... More >>

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    May 3, 2012

    Expect an Even Rainier Than Normal Summer in Miami

    We're just weeks away from the start of South Florida's wet season. Which, not to bum everyone out, means it's almost time for our daily mid-afternoon rain showers. Meteorologists predict that this summer could see even more rainfall than average this year. In terms of water levels and such, that's ... More >>

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    May 3, 2012
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    April 2, 2012

    New DoorMetrics App Promises to Revolutionize Nightclub Entry

    Finding a way to get into the club is a rite of passage for Miami's younger generation. If you don't already know someone at the door, you better show up with the right ratio of males to females or you'll be hovering at the front for hours. Wouldn't it be great if the people at the door already knew ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 1, 2012

    The Grind's Director Speaks Out: "We're Sorry and Have Learned From Our Mistakes"

    ​Everyone seems to be questioning the Grind's logic of having its burger battle event indoors. Obviously, grilling is done outdoors for a reason.But in an online statement, director Tony Albelo says months went into planning the event to ensure everything went smoothly, and they hired "HVAC contra ... More >>

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    March 28, 2012

    Judge Cites "Stand Your Ground" to Clear Greyston Garcia in Little Havana Stabbing

    ​In the midst of the Trayvon Martin controversy, Miami-Dade Circuit Judge Beth Bloom has cited Florida's controversial Stand Your Ground law to drop charges against Greyston Garcia after he fatally stabbed a car radio thief in Little Havana on January 25th. Though, Garcia apparently initiated the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 6, 2012

    Food Blogging For Dummies: We Offer Ten Tips

    ​It was bound to happen. Food Blogging For Dummies by Kelly Senyei is available for pre-order on Amazon. This 320-page book will, no doubt, speak to the 75 remaining people in the world who still do not have a food blog.If you can't wait for the book to come out (or you're too cheap to shell out t ... More >>

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    March 2, 2012

    Miami's Top Five Nightclub Sound Systems

    ​Miami residents are faced with tough decisions every day. Beach or pool? Take I-395 or I-195? SPF 30 or SPF 15? Put the top down or leave it up? The list is endless. Another FAQ for MIA heads: "Which club should I head to tonight?" And indeed, the Miami nightlife scene never sleeps, with new clu ... More >>

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    February 27, 2012

    Adult Entertainment Virtual Convention: Inside the World of Wank-Craft

    ​Most conventions are pants-mandatory kinds of affairs -- even those of the adult nature. For the world's first virtual porn convention, however, I'm not wearing any. (Relax -- I'm in my PJs.) This past weekend, XBiz and Red Light Center hosted the Adult Entertainment Virtual Convention, porn's f ... More >>

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    January 25, 2012

    A Printer That Can Print Cupcakes?

    ​Using a printer to bake cupcakes sounds as crazy as using a jigsaw to cut a meatloaf, but the technology is out there and could provide the answer to your laziness. One of the many techie-foodie goodies recently unveiled at the Consumer and Electronics Show in Las Vegas is the Imagine 3D printer ... More >>

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    January 19, 2012
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    December 21, 2011

    Is Your Smartphone Spying On You? Miami Lawsuit Targets "Invasive" Carrier IQ Software

    photo by John Karakansantis via Wikimedia Commons​What if your smartphone has secretly tracked everything you've done for the past two years: every Google search, every website, every key stroke -- not to mention everywhere you've traveled? Sounds like a paranoid fantasy from Enemy of the State, b ... More >>

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    December 15, 2011
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    December 13, 2011

    BurgerKing.xxx: No Porn For You!

    ​Last week on December 6 when the new .xxx internet domain meant for pornographic websites went on sale to the general public, non-porno companies and universities rushed to buy up their .xxx equivalents out of fear that promising smut peddlers would cash in by using their brand image with the new ... More >>

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