The heated battle for Miami's Best Brew may have gone cold, but the buzz is back after a surprising announcement on Krups' Facebook page. The bean counters at Krups announced the winner this week as downtown's Eternity Coffee Roasters. Tinta y Café and Eternity were neck-and-neck in the battle f ... More >>
Being a successful musician really has to be a slice of heaven. And of course the chicks are great. It's why from the beginning of time, men (and women) have taken up instruments in the chance they will be played in front of many, many others, some of whom could possibly want to have sex with them. ... More >>
For less than what'd it cost to sit in the last row of the American Airlines Arena to say that you saw Taylor Swift live and in-person, you and a date can dance rueda mere yards from Puerto Rican-born, Miami-based salsero Marlow Rosado. Apples to oranges, you say? Well, they're actually not th ... More >>
Breezy's back! After about a week without degradation and demoralization at the rate of 140 characters or less per insult, Chris Brown has reactivated his Twitter account. And he's on the hunt for a new woman to textually batter. Brown originally fled Twitter on November 25 after promising to "s ... More >>
A Florida stripper was found carrying out an illicit affair with a boy so young he wouldn't even be admitted into her place of work.Lauralee Beckham Jones of Gulfport, Florida, was arrested this week for having sex with a boy under the age of 16 for two weeks.
R.I.P., Dan Hosker. Back in May, Hosker -- a famed South Florida punk who'd done guitar duty in legendary local crews like Harry Pussy, The Holy Terrors, and Laundry Room Squelchers -- was involved in a brutal late-night car wreck. He was taken to Broward General Medical Center. He fell into a com ... More >>
See also "Kanye West Calls Kim Kardashian "Perfect Bitch," Plus Five Other Adorable Rap Pet Names." Kanye's a sweetheart. And when he calls someone a "bitch," it's cute. In fact, it's an honor. Yesterday, we mentioned that Yeezy debuted his latest Kim Kardashian love song, "Perfect Bitch," this p ... More >>
Today, the Miami New Times rolled out a new user profile platform dubbed My Voice Nation. Your voice -- and the opinions you voice in our comments section -- will now be amplified through a fancy new commenting program called Lifefyre ("live fire"). Read all about it below.
Can we try to keep our internet memes to fun things like cats and bastardizations of Disney characters? Because the sad, avoidable homicide of an unarmed Miami Gardens teenager should really not be grounds for memedom.And yet, apparently a new Tebowing-like craze called "Trayvoning" has emerged on t ... More >>
You all are dirty! On Wednesday we asked Riptide readers to come up with the most vulgar possible name for the Miami Marlins' technicolor home run statue. We waded through the comments both here and on our Facebook page. After scrubbing ourselves clean in the shower with a wire brush to remove some ... More >>
The racist smear campaign against Trayvon Martin has hit a stomach churning low. Gawker reports that a self proclaimed white supremicist using the internet handle "Klanklannon" has hacked into multiple email and social media accounts used by the deceased teen.
From the Los Angeles set of his "Back in Time" video shoot, Pitbull drops a big-screen bomb. Having already conquered the international pop charts with hits like "Rain Over Me" and "Give Me Everything," Miami rapper and last week's subject of VH1's Behind the Music, Pitbull tells MTV News that ( ... More >>
The 2012 Academy Awards are old news, but they have left us with at least one lasting legacy: @angiesrightleg.The Twitter account written from the point of view of Angelina Jolie's leg, which her dress scandalously exposed during the red carpet and ceremony, boasts over 26,500 followers this morn ... More >>
Facebook Candy, one of the 178 dogs rescued from the Everglades area since September.The past four months have been a horror show for local animal rescuer Amy Restucci. Along with a group of volunteers, she has spent every weekend in rural South Dade rounding up dogs -- all of them former pet ... More >>
Armin Van Buuren.We've been snooping around the last few weeks, hoping someone would slip up and announce they are scheduled to perform at Ultra Music Festival 2012, scheduled to take place at Bayfront Park. Of course, there are already some who have strongly hinted that they will be making an ap ... More >>
Anthony Bourdain's new Travel Channel show, The Layover, premieres tonight at 9. The show, inspired by Bourdain's frequent trips for his other Travel Channel show, No Reservations, takes us to major cities in the United States, Europe, and Asia so we can watch Tony eat, drink, and hang with the l ... More >>
Like Pasha's and win $500 worth of foodCalling all Pasha's lovers. The Mediterranean casual food mini chain is having a little Facebook Friend-zy.In a move to get more "likes", Pasha's is giving a $500 gift certificate to the 500th person to like its page.Even if you don't win the $500 gift certi ... More >>
Lollipops laced with chicken pox are being shared by moms.Some Nashville moms have been offering to sell lollipops that have been licked by children with chicken pox, according to WSMV in Nashville. The thought process is that healthy children who lick these pops will contract the disease and the ... More >>
Ms. CheeziousMs. Cheezious: more popular that we thought.If you looked at the headline and thought that Short Order was in serious need of a spell checker, think again.According to the website Buffalo.com, there's a food truck about to serve grilled cheese and soups in the football-obsessed city ... More >>
Photo by Christina StaalstromA year after opening its doors, the Guatemalan-based tacqueria chain Tacontento seems to have given up. The outdoor furniture is haphazardly stacked indoors along with what looks like some plumbing pipes and the inside "bar agave" area with the large blowing angels lo ... More >>
via TwitterWade outside the Versace fashion show. The Dallas Mavericks may have snatched another NBA championship away from Dwyane Wade, but they will never take away his reign as the league's leading style MVP. The fashion-forward guard is in Italy for Milan Fashion Week, taking in the men's sho ... More >>
Hey, Short Order readers, we're back with another giveaway! This time it's a $50 gift card to Gordon Biersch. You can get a lot of beer for that kind of money.What to do you have to do win it? We're going to keep it simple this time. Just go over to Short Order's Facebook page -- and "Like" us if ... More >>
via Groger.net [NSFW]Have you ever been to a nudist resort? Those hoping to be amongst unclothed young things might be a little overwhelmed by the sight of wrinkled flesh. Apparently, America's nudist community is alarmed that its membership is graying and is now desperately trying to attract you ... More >>
Carlos Alvarez already has a cantankerous billionaire -- and 95,000 equally irate voters -- trying to get him canned. Now the Miami-Dade County mayor can't even find peace through Farmville: His Facebook page is under attack by animal rights activists.
We know how much you love the Captcha commenting system now in use on Crossfade. Who doesn't enjoy struggling to read nonsensical phrases to prove they aren't evil robots. We hate to break it to you, but Captcha is going away. Crossfade and the other Miami New Times blogs are switching to Dis ... More >>
We know how much you love the Captcha commenting system now in use on Short Order. Who doesn't enjoy struggling to read nonsensical phrases to prove they aren't evil robots. We hate to break it to you, but Captcha is going away. Short Order and the other Miami New Times blogs are switching to ... More >>
We know how the story usually ends when restaurants say they're closed for renovations, but JB Kitchen & Bar -- which opened in February -- might really just be renovating. Calls to the restaurant went to a recording giving its hours of operation and a prompt to leave a message. The restaura ... More >>
We're normally not huge advocates of smart phone apps that connect to social media. Sure, a lot of them are handy, but in the day and age of Foursquare check-ins, following on Twitter, and Facebook stalking, it's just too easy to get lost in the noise. Enter Bump.
You're having a great dinner at a restaurant and you decide to share it with your friends on Twitter. Next thing you know, you receive a response from the restaurant's Twitter account. It's not an uncommon experience these days, but have you ever wondered who sits on the other side? Is it a f ... More >>
Chef Kris Wessel already has a lot of friends and family in town from his hometown, New Orleans, for the Super Bowl. And more fans will start trickling in on Thursday, he told us. To rise to the occasion, he's bringing New Orleans to Miami at Red Light.Photo via Red Light's Facebook pageFestiviti ... More >>
Tripatini is international in scope but was founded here in the 305.Tripatini, founded last year in March by Miamians Jose Balido and Dave Appell, is a unique social networking site for travelers. The website launched in late August and was dubbed "Facebook for travelers" by the New York Post. Si ... More >>
Facebook photo Jaclyn TorrealbaA well-known Miami DJ Juan Carlos Portieles, known professionally as DJ Seasunz, turned himself in yesterday afternoon after driving around with the dead body of his 18-year-old girlfriend, Jaclyn Torrealba. Police are charging the 30 year ... More >>
A. VanderkooyThe Freakin' Hott in freakin' action.Besides seriously rocking the fuck out, directly channeling an imaginary bastard love child of Kimya Dawson and Bob Stinson, and having the best ass and the prettiest face in the club, respectively, Maggie and Aaron also have the funniest, harshest a ... More >>
via Kevin Cole's flickrThe McDonald's All-American High School basketball games goes off tomorrow on the UM campus. The Washington Post has been posting blog dispatches from Maryland's National Christian Academy stand out Dante Taylor. He has been having all sorts of fun in Miami. He's swam with dol ... More >>
via lepiaf.geo's flickrFor 50 years Americans have been forbidden from traveling to Cuba, a policy that has contributed very little to toppling the Communist regime. It's not the answer, and it's never been the answer to ending the reign of a bunch of egotistical, silly little bearded men who have t ... More >>
via CarbonNYC's flickrWhen I'm not writing Riptide, I live a life of crime.* Sorry, I wasn't here a couple of days last week, but I had an art heist to pull off at the Louvre. Anyway, earlier this month, I was hanging out at Jackson Memorial Hospital, as I tend to do, and saw a hard drive and swiped ... More >>
via Flavouz's flickrTheir eyes were watching eyes. U.S. Customs and Border Protection at Miami International Airport noticed that the glass eyes on a shipment of teddy bears from China were poorly secured, and could be a choking hazard to small children. They sent the bears off for further test ... More >>
via Multitrack's FlickrRadio Station give-aways are not necessarily "news," but WVUM is your non-profit student run station at the University of Miami, and this is kind of a big thing for them. It could also be a big thing for you, because really, who has the money for a brand new car right now? Ful ... More >>
via sky820's flickrSomething that actually appeared at this Carnival, CPAC, last year. So maybe this took about as much insight as it would to predict that Rosie O'Donnell wouldn't win Ms. America, but it still feel good to be right. Friday we had this to say of Ol' Charles Crist's chances in the CP ... More >>
Tonight, Friday the 13th, in a hard luck city in a bad luck wind, Miami New Times Promotions presents four bands battling for the chance to play a show in NYC with free airfare and accommodations. Last week Afrobeta and Tristan & The Juice made it to the finals. Tonight, two more winners will ... More >>
Here's the exclusive Short Order interview with Chef Danny from Hell's Kitchen 5. Chef Danny Veltri talks about fame, competition and gives out his personal Myspace address, you heard it here first. Hell's Kitchen 5 featuring Chef Danny appears on the FOX network every Thursday at 9 p.m. and can al ... More >>
Benedict XVI is the first Pope to take office in the information age, and as such will have to endure internet memes like these for all of his term. So it's no surprise the holy leader of Miami's biggest religion is taking on the internet. According to the AP, the Pope is open to social netoworking ... More >>
We posted a link in the news roundup to this story about the Miami Beach men who were arrested as part of a Lehman Brothers insider trading scandal, but there's a part of our brain that shuts down when confronted with too much business-numbers-money nonsense. Now we have sexy new information! Like a ... More >>
Oh No! Someone's mixed Catholic imagery and sex! How provocative! How controversial! How unoriginal.Rick Sanchez, everyone's favorite former Channel Seven newsman, dedicated a good portion of his Twitter-fueled CNN show yesterday to the latest cover of Mexican Playboy that shows a model who may be c ... More >>
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