It was five years ago that a then-relatively obscure DJ threesome by the name of Droog put its hometown of Los Angeles on the underground dance music map by launching what would become one of the global scene's most hotly tipped house and techno labels. "The basic idea behind [Culprit] was to have ... More >>
Ali Lauria thought everything would arrive unscathed. It was not long before rush hour on a sunny January evening when she stacked 30 dozen eggs on the passenger seat of a silver Dodge Ram and drove north from Homestead on Florida's Turnpike. Filled with strawberries and tomatoes, the pickup truck's ... More >>
In an effort to always bring you The Best, we rounded up a few eats and drinks from around town that are mostly new for the season, starting with a summer classic: Ceviche. Its acidity energizes, its light, yet filling and when done right, it never sacrifices flavor. For a place that's got it down, ... More >>
Sure, SoBeWFF is expensive -- if you can even scrounge tickets for the mostly sold-out festival. But there are ways to have some SoBeFun without the SoBEWFF sticker shock.Each year there are events and freebies all around the festival -- some "official" and some not. Frankly, it doesn't matter ... More >>
The Frieze Ice Cream Factory is one of those little mom-and-pop ice cream shops that make living (or visiting) a quaint beach town so wonderful -- even if that beach town happens to be less-quaint and more-bustling!This little shop/ice cream factory is tucked away right off of SoBe's Lincoln Road, e ... More >>
Art Week means countless guides, lists and must-sees for the weekend. The sheer amount of events and galleries can leave you overwhelmed and if you're not careful, on the couch confused and defeated. To help foodies make some decisions this weekend, we came up with yet another list that pairs what ... More >>
Lester's owner Dan Milewski and his wife Nina are hosting a fundraiser dinner at their home on September 5 to benefit artists and writers of The Miami Rail. The dinner starts at 8 p.m. and costs $75. And because it is a fundraiser for charity, the cost is tax-deductable.It will be held at the Milews ... More >>
Want access to our Best Of picks from your smartphone? Download our free Best Of app for the iPhone or Android phone from the App Store or Google Play. Don't forget to check out the full Best of Miami® 2012 online at bestof.voiceplaces.com.They're everywhere. Four-legged fur babies are out and a ... More >>
March is total mayhem for the Miami music fan. For a solid week, the world's greatest DJs descend upon the city to make our clubs, hotels, and poolside bars their bitch. With over 300 parties, it's nothing to drop hundreds before the workweek even ends. But it doesn't have to be that way. There ... More >>
While it's true that hype makes the electronic dance music industry go 'round, so does hard work. Just ask Inxec (AKA Christopher Sylvester), one of the most in-demand DJ-producers on the transtlantic house and techno scene. With releases on some of 2011's most hotly tipped labels, including Lef ... More >>
All photos by Laine DossMichelle Bernstein with Common Threads students Cireh and Arieile.Last evening some of Miami's best chefs shared cuisine from around the world at the second annual World Festival Miami to benefit Common Threads.The event at the Cruz Building in Coconut Grove featured great ... More >>
Michelle Bernstein will host the World Festival to benefit Common ThreadsCoconut Grove's Cruz Building (in the old Christabelle's Quarter space) will turn into the United Nations for the second annual World Festival Miami tomorrow, November 15 to benefit Common Threads.Chef Michelle Bernstein wil ... More >>
In spite of a torrential downpour and threats of a potential hurricane, the Chambord Vodka Weekend's Detox Brunch ($40) went fabulously well. The staff at The Standard Hotel & Spa made sure guests were comfortable by opening umbrellas and handing out towels all afternoon.There were platters o ... More >>
Mark ZeitouniMark Zeitouni, executive chef at The Standard Hotel's Lido, gave us a little insight on his food influences and his unique style of pickling in yesterday's interview.The rising chef preserves his own vegetables by pickling them right in his own restaurant. What started as a necessity ... More >>
Mark ZeitouniTropical Storm Emily formed yesterday in the Caribbean, and if you're like us, you're getting your gourmet canned food ready in case she hits on Saturday. If you want to take an even less practical route, how about pickling some cucumbers in case you need to preserve those veggies fo ... More >>
via Flickr Stuart WebsterYou too could be sipping on a French martini this weekend.The first annual Chambord Vodka Weekend kicks off this Friday for three days of fine dining and cocktail parties, as well as a few risqué events involving gay go-go clubs and rooftop pool parties.YouTube breakout ... More >>
Beer-drinking yogi and Wanderlust founder Jeff Krasno.If you're a bloated, bender-prone slob (like, um, Crossfade) who spends almost every waking hour swilling booze and stinking it up in the dive-iest of dive bars, maybe it's time for a rejuvenating yoga- and music-filled weekend detox with the ... More >>
From salty to sporty to sublime.
Lee KleinThis could be yours!OK, LeBron, all you have to do is let the word Miami mellifluously slide from your lips tonight and everybody will be happy. Extremely happy. And we know you'll be besieged with all sorts of stuff as soon as you make your announcement, so feel free to print out this c ... More >>
The people at The Standard, thats who.
Getting ready for a slooooow night. I managed to get the world's worst photos of the lovely Navajo Churro lamb dinner hosted by Slow Food Miami on Wednesday night at the Standard Hotel, so I'll have to rely on whatever powers of description I have left. The dinner was one of those events that takes ... More >>
A Miami Cuban-folk-fusion singer grows up.
Critics, including this one, raved about Jeffrey Brana’s clean, fresh cuisine at his short-lived Restaurant Brana in the Gables. Now we’ll get another chance to sample his cooking at The Raleigh Hotel on South Beach, as Brana has been named the property’s new executive chef. His menu should be ... More >>
It could get Simon Cruz elected mayor of Miami Beach