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 >>
Today the voters of New Hampshire will trudge through miserable weather and vote for their preferred Republican candidate in the presidential primary. You are probably familiar with all of the folks running by now: Newty, Mittens, Sneezy, Grumpy, etc. If they look a bit pale and green around t ... 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 >>
Laine DossAnthony Bourdain drives a red Corvette (and we hide in a shrub).There's no secret that we love Anthony Bourdain. He's witty, snarky, smart as hell and has managed to parlay these talents (along with mad writing skills and, the ability to cook) into every foodie's dream job. Unlike fell ... 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 >>
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 >>
Photo by David "Dro" RosarioRick Ross controversies are back in the news again. It seems that constant foe 50 Cent used his website (ThisIs50.com) to post this unclear video of someone with a close resemblance to Rick Ross in a racy video clip. It was said to have been recorded way before Ross b ... More >>
Courtesy of Mitchell LunaIn the late '80s to early '90s, Florida's music landscape was ravaged by a brutal bulldozer known as grindcore. Inspired by death metal, thrash, and classic hardcore, and driven by the DIY ethos of punk rock, groups emerged like locusts. They played faster than everyone e ... 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 >>
via www.windishagency.comDJ 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 Emers ... More >>
International turntablist DJ I-Dee's life on South Beach is low-key. No surprise: He's too young to buy a drink.
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
"We are swimming in a sea of pollution."
Su-en Wong and Hackworth Ashley lampoon stereotypes and stars
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
COPEX separates the men from the boys