At a municipal meeting last month, one Miami Beach commissioner floated a simple idea in response to growing traffic and congestion concerns: permanently banning cars from Ocean Drive. In a city where Lincoln Road, another pedestrianized street, has become one of its biggest tourist draws, you'd thi ... More >>
How the U.S. Chamber of Commerce became the greatest (bumbling) enemy of America.
Bill Nelson finally dragged his feet to supporting a bill that prevent job discrimination for LGBT citizens, but his fellow Florida senator, Marco Rubio, continues to sip on some watered-down Anita Bryant-style orange juice and has reiterated his opposition to the bill. What's his excuse? Oh, a bunc ... More >>
Remember Phuc Yea!, the wildly inventive Vietnamese temporary restaurant that really brought the term "pop-up" to Miami? Phuc Yea! closed, as planned, and two of the pop-up's partners went on to open the Federal Food, Drink & Provisions, introducing Miamians to pig wings and jar-o-duck. But still ... More >>
On one side, there's the billion-dollar cruise industry and Key West's powerful chamber of commerce sinking thousands into a campaign to convince islanders to dredge 17 acres of sea floor to allow bigger ships and thousands more tourists to visit. On the other, environmentalists, preservationists an ... More >>
Choose your favorite synonym for swillAs much as we all love to hate corporate America (hell, we're an alt-weekly, it's kind of our shtick) -- it has one big asset: convenience. After all, with 60-hour work weeks, bicycle bar crawls and that pesky need for sleep, ain't nobody got time for consumer r ... More >>
Josh's Deli received the Mom and Pop Small Business Grant from Miami-Dade county yesterday. The grant, which provides financial assistance to for-profit small businesses, awards different sums to each grantee. The Surfside deli, known for its house-cured meats and homespun eats, was granted $2,500. ... More >>
If you've ever dreamed of opening a brewery, bakery, or restaurant you know by now that talent alone doesn't drive a successful business.Funding, marketing, and a smart business plan are all as important as a great recipe for pie or ribs. The best way to figure out a strategy is to find a mentor -- ... More >>
It's that time of year again. And no, we're not exactly talking about Ultra Music Festival, Winter Music Conference, and Miami Music Week. We here at Crossfade are actually referring to the receipt of Louis Puig's incredibly detailed semi-annual "tell-it-like-it-is letter regarding EDM." His late ... More >>
Clive's Cafe II on 5908 NW Second Avenue was briefly closed for health violations on March 28 and Micocos (El Buen) Cafe (2100 Ponce de Leon, Coral Gables) was shuttered March 27 following a citation by state health inspectors for operating without a license and other health violations. Micocos was ... More >>
VooDoo BBQ & Grill is coming to town.Louisiana-based VooDoo BBQ & Grill has announced plans to bring its N'awlins "competition style BBQ" to Florida. The fast-casual chain has signed a deal with a local LLC (whose partnership currently includes the management of several Five Guys Burgers ... More >>
Slow Food Truck's Owen Bass (on Left) is surprised to find local opposition to his truck.Paul Ripa, owner of Paul's Sub Shop in North Miami Beach, was Googling North Miami Beach election results when he found something interesting -- a notice on the City's website announcing Slow Food Truck ... More >>
viaMiami has no use for your antiquated wires. According to a survey of small business owners and employees conducted by AT&T, Miami is the wireless-savviest business market in America. It shouldn't really come as a surprise that Miamians are addicted to their cell phones and other Wi-Fi devi ... More >>
via MSNBCYesterday we noted Alex Sink's tricky new TV ad that put distance between her campaign and President Obama. Today on MSNBC, she explicitly sided with Republicans against Obama on the issue of permanently extending all of the "Bush Tax Cuts." She claims they help small businesses, but the ... More >>
Lee KleinObama should have gone with pastrami -- a more assertive meat than corned beef.It has been widely reported that President Obama and U.S. Rep. Kendrick Meek stopped by Jerry's Famous Deli on South Beach after their fundraiser at the Fontainebleau. Never mind that the Prez ordered one of t ... More >>
Score one for Miami lawyer Jared Beck and his class-action suit against Yelp. Beck's case, which alleges Yelp extorts small businesses by manipulating the placement of bad reviews in exchange for monthly fees, is still weeks away from a hearing in a California court. But Yelp execs announced th ... More >>
Miami Beach Commissioner Jerry Libbin has accepted a new job as president of the Beach's Chamber of Commerce, Riptide has learned. courtesy Jerry LibbinLibbin's hiring has prompted a review from the Miami Dade County Ethics Commission to alleviate any conflicts connected to Chamber board me ... More >>
Or how about a leftorium? Want to open that family-owned erotic bakery you've always dreamed of? How about a boutique that specializes in footwear for dogs? A cleaning service that sends maids dressed as the clients' favorite Star Wars character? Whatever the small busine ... More >>
He may be history in NY. But Spit boy is just getting started in Miami.
Anywhere Pandora and Ultra Events throw a party
Ready, steady, chili, go!
You're smart and hard-working, but you don't qualify for the loan that could mean success
La Ideal Baby Store
A once-thriving neighborhood is now a ghost town thanks to Miami's multimillion-dollar housing fiasco
Hernandez Meat Distributors
Ed Hanna has been the driving force in promoting the development of West Perrine. He's done well for himself. Too bad West Perrine can't say the same thing.
Residents of tiny Miami Springs are doing battle over their town's future
In his crusade to force compliance with federal law, Martin Marcus isn't winning many friends, but he is influencing people
Why did the big oil companies want to put Ron Gregory and other independent operators out of business? That's right, to pad their profits.
The wheels of economic justice in Miami-Dade County are back in motion
A power-crazed mayor, angry citizens, a state attorney's investigation. Is this any way to run a city?
An 82-year-old political heavyweight spars with a firefighter half his age, and the fans go wild
Whip 'N Dip Ice Cream Shoppe
NW 79th Street between NW Tenth and NW 27th avenues
PK Oriental Mart
Sister Jeanne O'Laughlin
The paving of Amelia Earhart Park is all about a political vendetta
When Dade's Chamber of Commerce considered backing FIU instead of FAMU in the fight for a new state law school, they figured it would be a walk in the park