Miami is really gearing up for the upcoming season's worth of parties. To keep up with all the festivals and events, we suggest easing into the weekend with a casual happy hour on Friday (and we just happen to have discovered two new, fabulous ones). Then, on Saturday, partake in a little brunch ... More >>
"North America, I am coming for you!" That's Hardwell. And this morning, the superstar DJ hijacked massive LED screens in New York City's Times Square to announce "the last chapter" of his I Am Hardwell world tour. The EDM megashow has already sold out in 19 countries, from Singapore to Turkey, In ... More >>
The final season of Mad Men premeired last night, which means it's time to start salivating. While some of us will froth at the mouth over Don Draper (played by Jon Hamm) and others will drool over Joan Harris (played by Christina Hendricks) all of us will slobber over the slew of classic cocktails ... More >>
From time to time, Short Order writers share their travel experiences. We've blogged about our meals in New York, fruit carvings in Singapore, and a coffee plantation in Jamaica. Travel writing is interesting because it's so subjective. In a long weekend visit, a writer can't possibly find all the ... More >>
GQ Magazine has a lot of famous and talented men gracing their covers for the December Man of the Year issue. The rotating cover models have just been announced and its an eclectic group of intelligent, talented, and dashing individuals that include Matthew McConaughey, Will Ferrell, Justin Timber ... More >>
With World Cocktail Week running from May 6 to 13, it's the perfect time to pause and take stock of Miami's rapidly improving mixology landscape. Lucky for us, more than a few creative minds are hard at work creating craft cocktails these days, leaving the Red Bull vodkas and Jack and Cokes in the w ... More >>
2013 has been around for 23 days and counting, so those memories of champagne toasts, sparklers and epic hangovers may feel like forever ago. But the Year of the Snake is about to arrive, so the celebrations are about to begin, again. Come February, some of Miami's finest Asian establishments are o ... More >>
When Swedish House Mafia's Sebastian Ingrosso, Axwell, and Steve Angello announced their career-ending One Last Tour, saying goodbye to 26 cities across every continent, we here at Crossfade lamented, "Miami's not included." But we also doubted "a group who had a huge hit called 'Miami to Ibiza' an ... More >>
Just as the preparation cart for my liquid nitrogen caipirinha pulled up to the table at the 3-month-old Bazaar by José Andrés on Collins Avenue, I spotted three tacos nestled in compartments of a chrome serving platter. They were folded in what seemed like some sort of rice paper. A cool smoke th ... More >>
For the first time, Facebook will put its stock up for public sale today. The company will instantly land at least $16 billion, pushing its value to well over $100 billion. Wunderkind CEO Mark Zuckerberg will be the obvious winner, but hundreds of other investors are also in line for a windfall.One ... More >>
Ask your average American Joe about cricket, and he'll picture noblemen, dressed in white livery, sipping cups of tea while a sickly servant polishes their finely carved bats. But a new lawsuit claims the state of cricket in the U.S. is anything but aristocratic. A Silicon Valley millionaire is now ... More >>
Big drama at two of Miami's best known hotels this weekend, as two iconic resorts had some dramatic shake-ups on the business side. The owners of the Eden Roc, a Miami Beach classic, are taking their management company to court. Meanwhile, the owners of the Setai, a member of the new guard of Miami ... More >>
Winter Music Conference is here and many people -- tourists and locals alike -- look forward to it all year long. It's a chance to watch and listen to some of the biggest names in music and, of course -- get ripped beyond existence. There's no denying that many patronize the week-long event while ... More >>
Lee KleinKorean BBQ ribsThere's a new Asian restaurant on South Beach that you don't know about yet. For just over a week now, Lantao Kitchen Cocktails has been up, running, and serving a menu of gansig (snacks), bo ling (noodle bowls), shala (salads) zhuban (entrees), shuanfang (sides) -- ... More >>
Lincoln Diaz-Balart wants you to bet on Genting.In Saturday's edition of the Miami Herald, former U.S. Congressman Lincoln Diaz-Balart penned an opinion letter shilling for his client, Genting, the Malaysian-based gaming conglomerate that wants to transform the last prime piece of downtown Miami's w ... More >>
Courtesy FoxThe Three Mouthkeeters break bread with bloggersLast night's Simpson's episode, "The Food Wife", had Marge, Lisa, and Bart blogging about food (including the best places to eat in Springfield).The episode was jam-packed with foodie references, including a don't-blink-or-you'll-miss-it ... More >>
I've been waiting with baited breath for the day to finally arrive. "The Food Wife", the long awaited Simpsons episode which has Marge, Lisa, and Bart food blogging, airs this Sunday on Fox.In anticipation of this 30-minute episode, Fox has released four teasers (probably because they were about ... More >>
Lesley ElliottAlaskan king crab red curry with peas and sweet potato. It's no easy task consolidating every type of Asian cuisine from India and China, to Singapore and Malaysia, into a menu that maintains the identity of the chef behind the door. Executive Chef David Werly came to The Setai last ... More >>
Serendipity 3 plans to bring its over-the-top treats to SoBe.Iconic Manhattan ice cream restaurant and celebrity hotspot Serendipity 3 plans to open in South Beach, bringing Frrrozen Hot Chocolate and sundaes priced like mortgage payments to the rich and beautiful of South Florida.Serendipity 3 h ... More >>
Mitchell Luna has been shrieking like a banshee and roaring like a mutant Cookie Monster since he was a teenager. As the vocalist for cult 2000s metal and hardcore bands like tech-spazz outfit Tyranny of Shaw, goof-grind supergroup Animatronic Terror Noise, and purely pummeling Last Universal ... More >>
It's been 235 years since the Founding Fathers won us our freedom from all those evil, red-clad limeys. The war is so over. And yet Brit club-killer Fatboy Slim (AKA Norman Cook) seems to be plotting a counterattack for this Fourth of July. Admittedly, Crossfade is frazzled. And you should be wo ... More >>
Laine DossView photos from Brew at the Zoo 2011 here.On Saturday night, you could have removed all wildlife from Zoo Miami, and it would have still been overrun by wild animals: a species known as frat boyalis to be exact. Said crazy mammal was observed square dancing to Otis Day and the Kn ... More >>
HakkasanMiami Spice came to a close yesterday but restaurants at the Fontainebleau Hotel are continuing to offer a prix fixe menu during October.Starting Sunday and through October 31, Scarpetta, Hakkasan, Vida and Gotham Steak will serve a $39 prix fixe "Bleau Goes Pink" menu to coincide with Na ... More >>
Grab a burger and beer at this neighborhood eatery.
Nino Pernetti graciously sent me a copy of his then just-published cookbook after I'd done a short interview with him about it for Short Order in 2008. The subtitle, His Life Story and Travels around the World, pretty much describes the narrative, in which Nino's co-authors Ferdie Pacheco a ... More >>
This Cantonese cuisine impresses despite the tired décor.
New York's loss is South Florida's gain.
photo via JustJaredPhotographer (and Miami resident) Bruce Weber shot Michael Jackson back in 2007 for the cover of L'Uomo Vogue. It was one of the pop icon's last major photo shoots.RIP Michael Jackson. RIP urban legend that Thriller was shot in Coconut Grove.Some tabloid claimed Alberto Cutié is ... More >>
DJ and producer Darren Emerson was once in dub-strewn acid house collective Underworld. And lest you forget, he opens and closes his new mix compilation, GU36: Bogotá with the then-progressive trio's 1993 epic "MMM Skyscraper I Love You." The two CDs this bookends are Emerson's third entry for Glob ... More >>
Sakura adds Korean a rarity in these parts to its bustling sushi menu
It's time to throw Jack Sparrow overboard
I didn't want a bunch of dudes who could beat me in my sleep.
Classic American seafood finds a sequel in Miami
Good for sushi and sake, but bad for dinner
Even with the radiant Gong Li, Zhou Yu's Train is a wreck
Vote and eat for free!
Jessi James Campo tries to make it back home
Feeding and seeding the community
COPEX separates the men from the boys