Venezuelans are used to going to great lengths to obtain everyday items. Under the country's late president Hugo Chávez and his socialist party, basic foodstuffs have become scarce. Some Venezuelans wait hours for groceries, while others resort to smuggling items like chicken, flour, and toilet pap ... More >>
It's summertime, and the eating is easy and light. It's too hot for ovens, stoves, and heavy dressings and sauces. Cold food reigns supreme. Yes, we're talking salads. But not all are limited to sides and diet-conscious duty -- some are meant to be stars. Fresh produce is highlighted with hunks of m ... More >>
The unmistakable snapping of rice in a superheated stone bowl hints at what's to come. The heavy gray-and-white-flecked basin typical of Japanese eateries seems misplaced at first in a Peruvian restaurant. But the nutty, charred scent of crisping grains soon dispenses any concerns about eating a Kor ... More >>
If not for cacao beans, we wouldn't have chocolate, not to mention Fairchild's 8th Annual International Chocolate Festival, a fest scheduled to take place from January 24 to 26. With enticing cooking demos, a "Choco-Walk," bean lectures, decadent tastings, and even poetry -- guess who's the muse - ... More >>
Saudade is an untranslatable Portuguese noun that describes a feeling of yearning that goes deeper than the English equivalent miss. And saudade is what so many expat Brazilians feel, no matter how acclimated or integrated they might have become with life in the U.S. After all, their rich culture an ... More >>
Aparecida Pata and Denize Ferreira packed a Samsonite suitcase with Chanel handbags, Hermès belts, Ray-Ban sunglasses, and Burberry tops for a stylish summer escape from Brazil to Miami. But they got a rude reception in South Beach, where everything in that suitcase was stolen from their hotel roo ... More >>
There's always something happening in Wynwood. That's part of the charm of the arts district. And at the heart of Wynwood lies Wynwood Kitchen & Bar, known for its indoor/outdoor murals and Latin fusion. Last month, Venezuelan chef Miguel Aguilar gave locals a "Taste of the Americas." A culinary to ... More >>
Memorial weekend kicked off the start of summer, which for Miamians doesn't really mean all that much -- we practically have summer all year long. Still, there are some benefits to the season moving in, one of which is a spate of new menus to celebrate the hottest months of the year. Take MPP Brick ... More >>
At a time when most bands were either grunge, punk, or nu-metal, Los Amigos Invisibles took a different route -- danceable Latin funk -- and it was a path that led them to becoming the premier party band in Venezuela. Over the last 20 years, these chamos musicales have definitively proved that Lat ... More >>
Before opening Cecci, a small 36-seat eatery on Washington Avenue at 15th Street, Daniela and Octavio Salerno launched a pasta and pizza restaurant 30 minutes outside of Lima, in Chaclacayo. They also operate a traditional Peruvian restaurant in a yacht club on Peru's coast from January through Apri ... More >>
Tuesday, saguesera Yelpers rejoiced at the first ever Yelp event held in Kendall. Of course, Yelp being the adorable hipster it is, the event was held at a trendy spot, namely the 100 Montaditos on Kendall Drive.The joint was "four-square" full and teeming with foodies. Fortunately the staff was wel ... More >>
See also: Slide show: Closer Look: The Dome.
It's that time of year when we count down to New Times' Best of Miami 2012 issue in June. Until then, Short Order will serve up 100 of our favorite dishes in the 305. If you have any nominations of your own, please send them to firstname.lastname@example.org. Balcarce at Buenos Aires Bakery & Cafe ... More >>
Fashion Breakdown: Led Zeppelin T-shirt; red cross necklace; LeSportsac bag; Batman button pin and skull stockings from eBay; skort and Docs from Goodwill; pony from Peru.
Anibal Sanchez, left, cancelled his trip home to Venezuela after Wilson Ramos's kidnappingToday is supposed to be the big day for the newly re-named Miami Marlins. Tonight the team unveils its new uniforms and, perhaps, a new blockbuster signing.But at least five players on the 40-man roster probabl ... More >>
Photo by Riki AltmanHe cooks, he manages, and he pours a mean pisco sour.You might recall a while back we interviewed Chef Christopher Cramer at Panorama about Peruvian cuisine and, for an Irishman, he did seem to know a lot about it. But this time we wanted to chat with the genuine article, Lima ... More >>
Halloween is right around the corner and we can smell fear around us. Whether it's because of the psychotic neighbor who's decided to reenact SAW in his front yard, or the girlfriend who convinced you that Ken and Barbie is a great couples costume, sometimes you need a string drink on Halloween.S ... More >>
Chileans have certainly made their mark on the international EDM scene -- Ricardo Villalobos, Luciano, Alexi Delano and Nicolas Jaar were all born and/or raised in Chile, just to name a few. So was Alejandra Iglesias, AKA Dinky, a Berlin-based DJ and producer who's been in the game for a good dec ... More >>
Photo by Ian Walton/Getty ImagesThe U.S. defeat at the hands of Ghana this past Saturday was the inevitable letdown after the euphoric last-minute victory over Algeria last week. There are a lot of questions looming now for this team, with the coaching staff, some of its players, and whether thei ... More >>
Newton's universal law of gravity tells us that all motion is comprehensible and predictable, that it guides planets and asteroids and keeps billions of stars in orbit within the Milky Way. But the Brazilian national team, along with its magical style of play, apparently thinks Newton's universal ... More >>
Venezuela and Colombia are starting to become the Ned Flandars and Homer Simpson of Latin America: two neighbors with very different world views that are really starting to hate each other.Venezuela's president Hugo Chavez has even implied that if Juan Manuel Santos, the chosen successor of curre ... More >>
DJ/producer Mauricio Barembuem a.k.a. Barem has been Argentina's number one techno export since alighting on the international scene in the mid 2000s. Having caught the ear of minimal techno magnate Richie Hawtin in 2006, Barem signed to his prestigious Minus label and remains one of its most cel ... More >>
As far as Latin American dictators go, Augusto Pinochet doesn't get nearly enough hate in these parts. I mean, this is what Miami does: hate Latin American dictators. Philly has cheese steaks, Orlando has theme parks, Miami has its undying hate for Latin American dictators.Oh, that's right! Pinoc ... More >>
Amongst other changes, Mayor-elect Regalado plans to start talking about Cuba and Venezuela more. Right after he fixes those potholes and fires Chief Timoney I presume. [Herald]The Coast Guard will unload nearly 5 tons of Cocaine in Miami (or roughly a New Year's Eve worth for SoBe partying) today. ... More >>
OK, now this is funny. In a Herald correction this morning, the newspaper admitted the first paragraph of Andres Oppeneheimer's column "was inadvertently picked up from a previous column."What they actually "picked up" was the headline of the column from three days before: "One sure bet: Venezuela' ... More >>
Sabor a Perú and Burritos Grill Café offer bargains on the city's main drag.
An Argentine exhibit will satisfy your artistic needs.
Brazilian high kicking meets high art
Grippandos still got his grip
Professional soccer is sweeping the city