image via pareeerica's flickrShort Order's been bothering every restaurant worker we meet for stories from their time working in the restaurant industry. Pen and pad in hand we approach them in kitchens, at bars, in hallways and at hostess stands. Sometimes the stories come to us.That's how we ... More >>
Let's say tomorrow rolls around and you finally manage to tear yourself away from CNN's round-the-clock coverage of all things Michael Jackson to celebrate the birth of our nation and the day Will Smith freed us from alien annihilation. You find yourself on South Beach for some Fourth of July fe ... More >>
Visitors often comment on how "European" or "South American" South Beach feels, but it's nice to get a reminder once in a while that, yes, you are indeed in America and we tend to love our Country as much as any other place in it. Maybe that means we express it through lifeguard stands and the occ ... More >>
The premiere of Brooke Knows Best's second season was, dare I say, touching. We all know the personal saga of the Hogans (a messy divorce, the son's stint in jail, and the matriarch dating a 19-year-old boy toy), but that episode almost made you feel for a family with loads of money and a dan ... More >>
Akashisushi.com Akashi, a city in Japan known for its seafood, means "bright stone" When one door closes, another opens... Akashi on South Beach has closed on the second floor of "Fresh on 5th" deli at 5th and Ocean. The location had a short ride, opening up just a few weeks aft ... More >>
Photo by Jipsy, nefariousgirl.comLIV's light show is out of this worldWith all the rain and clouds, I've kept myself busy shooting all over town. Best time, in a long time, goes to the 10th annual Urban Beach Week this past weekend. Ocean Drive is wide open, but traffic was almost at a standstill. T ... More >>
Usually you become a rap superstar and then get into crazy shenanigans on South Beach. It sure is a bummer that a hooker almost bit off Vince Shlomi's tongue, because beforehand, he obviously had a golden flow.
A bloody good deal this is: From 11:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Sundays, guests at 8 oz. Burger Bar can partake of unlimited Bloody Mary drinks for $20 per person. Best part:You customize it any bloody way you want. The base of the 8 oz. drink can be a shot of vodka, gin, or tequila. Accompaniments incl ... More >>
Michael Gilligan has left his executive chef position at Atrio/Level 25 at the Conrad Hotel to become executive chef at the W Hotel in South Beach. Besides managing culinary affairs for the property in general, Gilligan will be overseeing Solea, the condo hotel restaurant described as "Mediter ... More >>
To read past installments of South Florida According to Brooklyn, click here. Spring break is here, and the streets of South Beach are filled with jackasses. I've noticed more and more as I get older and wiser, that the people who come here from out of town care less and less about what they're doin ... More >>
As the fest shows, the best movies are now made outside the U.S.
And yes, you can use your fingers.
Chef Sean Brasel from Meat Market on Lincoln Road in South Beach says: "This is a modern steak house to the next level. We've got a crudo bar up front. We get oysters and stone crabs on a daily basis. There's nothing better in the world than 12 oysters and a steak. It gets packed in here, this is a ... More >>
This week's Sun Post has an interesting story about a robotic parking garage at 1826 Collins Ave on South Beach. Yes, automated robotic parking. Reading about it is one thing, but this is clearly something that needs to be seen, so here's this video from Popular Mechanics which demonstrates automate ... More >>
It's often the complaint of many that South Beach has become stale, particularly its DJs, who seem completely content with spinning the usual Top 40/hip-hop mess that really is no different than you just turning on your car's stereo. But if there is one DJ that is try to walk the fine line of giving ... More >>
Ian WitlenNew Year's Eve Overthrow with DJ Tamara Sky Wednesday, December 31, 2008 Heathrow Lounge, South Beach Better than: Ringing in the New Year wearing the played out all-white uniform of post-Diddy South Beach parties. Way too many times South Beach club parties end up being more hype than s ... More >>
This massage offers so much more than a happy ending.
Witness the end of the soap opera at Laundry Bar.
At Love Hate, fool.
Mark’s, which New Times cited as one of Miami’s few “solid, serious venues” for dining, is shutting its doors on South Beach and in West Palm Beach. “I’m sorry to inform you that we have closed this location,” says a recording at the former South Beach restauarant, located at the Nash ... More >>
Join the big gay-bar crawl on SoBe tonight!
The doors have swung open at Chef Jan Jorgensen and wife Leticia’s TWO CHEFS TOO, the new North Miami outpost of the popular Two Chefs in Pinecrest. Located in the space where Mark’s Place used to be, look for a similar menu as the original, but with the addition of a cheese menu with some twent ... More >>
Rick the Ruler and his legendary friends take over
What're you lookin' at? I don’t know what gave it away. Maybe it was the platinum blonde locks. Maybe it was the faux tans. But there they were. Miami’s new first family: the Hogans. They sat at a table in the front dining area of Smith & Wollensky on South Beach the other night, attracting t ... More >>
Tommy Lee makes BuzzIn feel warm and cuddly inside