McDonald's is doing a lot of things to stay relevant in a marketplace of consumers in a constant search for the newest, fastest, cheapest, and best thing out there. Earlier this year, Ronald McDonald, the chain's creepy clown mascot, received a makeover. The company also tried giving away its coffee ... More >>
Ever wished you could make Monday vanish? Well, you're not alone. Miami may be called the Magic City, but that doesn't mean the 305 has the power to make the first day of the work week disappear. At least there's some pretty good music to look forward to from John Legend's acoustic vibes to the Wy ... More >>
For those of us who are not gentiles, Christmas usually involves Chinese food and, of course, Peking duck. Or as Ralphie in A Christmas Story calls it, "Chinese turkey." Lately, our chopsticks have gotten a lot of exercise in the 305. We've been looking for Chinese restaurants open on Christmas t ... More >>
I openly admit it: I have a chicken bias. Whenever I see poussin priced above $20, I immediately wonder what could possibly be done to the ordinary bird to warrant such a high cost. So when I checked out the menu at J&G Grill, I was surprised to see a Parmesan-crusted version with lemon and basi ... More >>
Today is the deadline to pay the piper. Meet the deadline or dump a considerable portion of your blood, sweat and toil to the IRS.That's why restaurants across Miami are stepping up on your bedraggled behalf during on this national day of mourning to provide some cheap chow. Or maybe you're getting ... More >>
When we asked Ellen Wedner, director of the Miami Jewish Film Festival, how this year's fest will compare with its predecessors, she put it bluntly: "Having movies will be the same." Wedner was joking, of course, but this year's festival does have a remarkably different look to it, compared to ye ... More >>
Technically, on January 1 your resolutions to live healthier, better and wiser in 2012 should kick in. But the truth is, most of the world wakes up on New Year's Day with a hangover (which, usually comes paired with a tinge of regret) and a craving for comfort food. So why not start off the year wit ... More >>
LeBron James will be taking his talents to the Far East in August in what Nike was calling a tour of China. Problem is his schedule starts in Taiwan, and that government really, really doesn't like even the slightest implication that it's actually part of China. So now officials are threatening t ... More >>
Remember the Miami Sound Machine, what with all its comachakeyobodybaby and doing the conga? Well, the Tijuana Sound Machine is a totally different creature. Instead, it's the Grammy nominated 2008 debut of Bostich Fussible, a two-man offshoot of Mexilectric pioneers Nortec Collective. B ... More >>
Every Friday, Riptide brings you the most eye-catching mugshots taken the previous week in Miami-Dade County. Yes, there is some mockery of bad neck tattoos, but also adulation directed at perps who just plain look more badass than we ever will. This is the italicized intr ... More >>
Lee KleinYank Sing dining roomAll we heard before our recent trip to San Francisco was to make sure to eat at Yank Sing. Yank Sing, Yank Sing, Yank Sing was sung to us again and again. "Best dim sum" everyone say and say, anytime of day. The place has been around since 1958, but somehow I've only he ... More >>
Dungeness crab at The Crab HouseI once made and sold jewelry on the streets of San Francisco. Sometimes I'd sell by Fisherman's Wharf, other times in the courtyard of the Embarcadero Center downtown. Quite a tidy profit was made, especially during a short period when I found myself ahead of the c ... More >>
If you're not a subscriber to our weekly Café Bites dining newsletter, here's a taste of what you're missing. Click here to subscribe.Martini Bar at the Raleigh Hotel.Call it Philippe's "power hour" or the Raleigh's "Seven at the Raleigh." But whatever you call it, call it a good deal on swell ... More >>
Monday: Known for its convoluted plot but delicious noir atmosphere, The Lady From Shanghai screens poolside at the W Hotel. Orson Welles not only directed and starred in it; he cast his then-wife, Rita Hayworth, as the female lead. You can watch it for free this Monday night - thanks to the Miam ... More >>
Lychee martiniThey call it Power Hour rather than Happy Hour, but all you need to know is that Philippe is offering select cocktails, including the Midnight Mojito, Shanghai Philippe, and Lychee Martini (pictured) for just $6 apiece from 6 to 7 p.m., every Monday through Friday. Sounds like a hap ... More >>
Photo courtesy of Fontainebleau Miami BeachIf there's one restaurant in Miami that immediately comes to mind for spectacular design, it's Hakkasan at the Fontainebleau. The French firm behind it, Gilles & Boissier, is also responsible for other inspired designs that include Maison Boulud, Dan ... More >>
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