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    July 8, 2011

    Happy First Anniversary, LeBron, but We Might Need Some Marriage Counseling

    ​Happy first anniversary, LeBron James! It was exactly one year ago today when you got down on one knee sat on one seriously uncomfortable-looking wooden chair and announced before God and the entire ESPN-watching world your intention to enter an unholy union with Miami and our professional b ... More >>

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    June 30, 2011
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    June 16, 2011

    A Controversy Involving NFL Players and Porn Stars Makes For The Best Press Release Of All Time

    ​We told you yesterday about the brouhaha over a flyer for what appeared to be an Exxxotica after-party featuring five not-very-famous NFL players at Club Play. The league is "investigating" a possible copyright infringement in the fact that the flyer used photos of the players in their team j ... More >>

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    June 2, 2011
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    May 9, 2011

    The Original Brooklyn Water Bagel Co. Opens Tomorrow

    One bagel please, hold the Larry.​Authentic bagels will finally be available in South Beach starting tomorrow, when The Original Brooklyn Water Bagel Co. debuts at The Shops at Alton & Fifth in South Beach. The first 50 folks to show up at opening time -- 6 a.m. -- will receive six free b ... More >>

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    April 28, 2011
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    March 17, 2011
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    March 7, 2011

    Winter Party Beach Party 2011 at Lummus Park in South Beach, March 6

    Photo by Ily GoyanesDJ Alyson Calagna.See the 25-photo Winter Party Beach Party slideshow.Winter Party Beach PartyWith DJ Charlmix and DJ Alyson CalagnaLummus Park, South BeachSunday, March 6, 2011Better Than: A #4 combo meal from Chick-Fil-A.The Winter Party Beach Party on 12th Street in South Beac ... More >>

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    March 2, 2011

    Charlie Sheen, Red Mango Frozen Yogurt, and A Very Very Last Thought On SBWFF

    ​Red Mango Coming To South BeachThe all natural frozen yogurt store is moving into the Shops At Alton Road, lined up on Fifth Street along with Subway and upcoming Original Brooklyn Water Bagel Company and Pizza Fusion. Here's how Red Mango is described on the website: "The only 100% all natural, ... More >>

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    January 11, 2011

    Revisit China Grill For Date Night

    ​If you're not a subscriber to our weekly Café Bites dining newsletter, here's a taste of what you're missing. Click here to subscribe.It may seem hard to believe now but there once was a time when cars had fins, when telephones had rotors and when China Grill was the hippest restaurant in South ... More >>

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    December 7, 2010

    Tonight: The Alibi Celebrates One Year of Serving Greasy Late-Night Bites

    Photo by Natalia MolinaThe Alibi's black board.​You're drunk and hungry. There is always Taco Bell, but even though you are an incoherent mess, you're still a foodie. So for you there is the Alibi, the small counter service inside South Beach's Lost Weekend. The menu features Philly cheese steaks, ... More >>

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    December 2, 2010
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    November 10, 2010

    South Beach's New Gay Hotel Encourages You To Order Room Service Naked

    ​Few things in South Beach can be called exclusively straight, but there's always room for an unabashedly queer take on things. Enter Lords South Beach. It promises to be the only exclusively gay hotel in South Beach and is set for a soft opening on November 21. There's a few twists on traditional ... More >>

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    October 19, 2010

    LeBron James Issues South Beach Edition Sneakers

    LeBron James didn't just take his talents to South Beach, he brought Nike's design team along with him apparently. The newest Nike Air Max LeBron 8 kicks come in a special edition "South Beach" color way which, of course, means they're bright turquoise and hot pink. They're fresher than a new coat o ... More >>

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    October 14, 2010

    Bloody Beetroots Speed Metal Their Way Through Mansion, October 13

    ​The Bloody BeetrootsWednesday, October 13, 2010Mansion, Miami BeachBetter than: A root canal.DJ sets are always awkward to review. There are hardly any of the theatrics of a live performance, and the only skill you can assess is whether or not the mix was any good. But Bloody Beetroots never disa ... More >>

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    September 17, 2010

    Bar-B-Que Beach Offers Beer & Brisket for Happy Hour

    ​The Place: Bar-B-Que Beach1555 Washington Ave., Miami Beach305-538-7201The Hours: Monday - Friday, 4 p.m. - 7 p.m.The Deal: Get half-off all domestic beers and wells. Happy hour also overlaps with the daily evening specials that begin at 5 p.m. Specials include a 1/2 lb. beef brisket with a side ... More >>

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    September 16, 2010

    Pubbelly Teases Us With Asian Twist on Spaghetti & Meatballs

    via @pubbelly​Last week, we introduced you to the new South Beach Asian-inspired gastropub, Pubbelly, slated to open next month. While we are always wary of giving a place too much hype before we've actually eaten there, we couldn't help by notice a tweet yesterday from the restaurant that linked ... More >>

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    September 13, 2010

    Catch 10 Seafood Bistro to Open October 5

    Catch 10 Seafood Bistro​Catch 10 Seafood Bistro was originally built back in 1922 and has now been newly renovated along with South Beach's famous Coral House at Tenth and Washington. On October 5, guests will be treated to cocktails while they celebrate the new look and take tours of the renovati ... More >>

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    September 9, 2010
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    September 1, 2010

    Solea at the W South Beach Serves Up Sexy Cocktails

    If you're not a subscriber to our weekly Café Bites dining newsletter, here's a taste of what you're missing. Click here to subscribe.Solea at the W South Beach.​Well, things are certainly sexing up at Solea, the über-posh Spainiterranean eatery at the tony W South Beach. Slurp your way through ... More >>

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    August 26, 2010
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    July 13, 2010

    Miami Hotels Trick Guests with Deceitful Promo Photos

    This promo photo is deceitful above all things ​Never believe a photo if someone's trying to sell you something. Fashion models are airbrushed. Fast food restaurants actually have "food stylists." And unsurprisingly, the photos you see in a hotels' brochures or websites aren't always true-to-life. ... More >>

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    July 9, 2010

    The Abbey in South Beach Closing for Two Months

    Abbey closing. Pandemonium to ensue.​Those of you who enjoy the Immaculate India Pale Ale and Brother Aarons Quadruple from the friendliest and most dive-a-rrific bar on South Beach, we mean The Abbey Brewing Co., or course, better prepare yourself for some bad news. That's right, the Abbey ... More >>

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    June 28, 2010

    Photo: Hands Across the Sand South Beach Protest From the Sky

    Photo by Alissa Christine​This past Saturday, about 1,500 people held hands on South Beach, spanning ten blocks, to protest offshore drilling. Partially a response to the BP oil spill devastating the Gulf Coast, the protesters also promoted a clean energy future. We just got this awesome aerial ph ... More >>

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    June 14, 2010

    Naked Room Service on South Beach

    Four Rooms​Ever wonder what kind of crazy stuff hotel room service attendants see on South Beach? We did. So we asked around in the kitchen of a certain luxury inn where the tips are big and lips are shut.Five attendants were waiting to send condiments and comida up the elevator about 10:30 ... More >>

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    June 10, 2010

    Naked Pizza Coming To South Beach

    Naked Pizza. ​Short Order noticed the "coming soon" sign for Naked Pizza on the corner of 13th and Washington and we've been intrigued by the name ever since. Just what exactly constitutes a naked pizza? And why has it taken so long to come to South Beach, where most people parade around hal ... More >>

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    May 25, 2010

    W South Beach: New fenom Punch with Absinthe

    Jacob KatelGet punch drunk.​The W South Beach's Living Room bar has a new bottle on the menu. It's called fenom, and it's a modern day absinthe bottled and distilled in France. The traditional form of the liquor is green, wormwood, highly alcoholic, and reputed to have hallucinogenic properties. F ... More >>

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    May 11, 2010

    Jersey Shore's Sammi "Sweatheart" To Face Assault Charges After South Beach Club Brawl

    Sammi "Sweatheart" has fists of fury​You can take the girl out of Jersey, but you can't take the Jersey out of the girl. Jersey Shore castmate Sammi "Sweatheart" Giancola will be facing criminal assault charges and a civil lawsuit after she got into a brawl at a South Beach club this weekend 24-ye ... More >>

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    April 13, 2010

    Top 10 Foods The Cast of Jersey Shore Misses on South Beach

    via​Jersey Shore guidos and guidettes can only survive so long when taken out of their environment. MTV recently experimented on the species by sending the cast to South Beach and filming their reactions. As it turns out, when faced with the long-term deprivation of their native foods and ... More >>

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    April 7, 2010

    Michaelangelo L'Acqua Sets the Soundtrack for the W Hotel Brand

    Michaelangelo L'Acqua spinning at the W South Beach during Winter Music Conference.​This past Winter Music Conference, the W South Beach held a private party in the penthouse of the hotel which featured a live performance by the Golden Filter (a personal favorite) and celebrated the release of Sym ... More >>

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    April 5, 2010

    Bikini-Clad Serena Williams's Football Scrimmage

    Serena Williams had to sit out the Sony Ericsson Open because of injuries, but she still played some ball while in Miami. The minority owner of the Miami Dolphins, clad in a bikini and a fingerless glove (how very Lagerfeld), threw around a football in the surfs of South Beach with some friends y ... More >>

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    March 18, 2010
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    March 15, 2010

    Condo Buyers at the W South Beach Allege Deception

    via W HotelsThe W's *gasp* sole pool​W Hotels, a chain so chic it needs but a single letter to identify it, finally came to South Beach last fall, but now owners who bought condos in the complex allege they were deceived and want their deposits back.Potential owners were told there would be larger ... More >>

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    March 10, 2010

    Abbey Brewing Company To Close?

    That's what people are Yelping about right now. The popular South Beach pub, at 1115 16th Street, has developed a large and loyal following over many years, and apparently it is being forced to close down because the building it is located in has been sold. A person answering the phone at Abbey told ... More >>

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    February 18, 2010

    New Altamare Food Photos

    Day boat scallops with tomato-ginger nage​Altamare is now open for business, replacing Altamar next door. New executive chef Simon Stojanovic is redefining the immensely popular South Beach restaurant with sustainable and organic menu items. Look for contemporary combos such as Fuyu persimmon sala ... More >>

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    February 4, 2010
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    February 1, 2010

    No Boys Allowed: At Florida Room, Men Say Club Policy Is Behind the Times

    photousa via flicker cc​​When navigating the most elitist nooks of South Beach clubland, it helps to have breasts. Not necessarily on your own body. Just in your presence, nearby -- bouncing against your arm if possible -- and the chances of getting past the doorman officially quadruple. Blair R ... More >>

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    January 26, 2010

    Burger King Lays a Whopper on Washington

    ​The burger blitz continues, but now with a new, ugly twist: A 24-hour Whopper Bar is slated to open on Washington Avenue in South Beach next month. Differences between this and the run-of-the-mill BK: a darker, sleeker décor; delivery by scooter; and longer hours. Bigger difference: "gourmet" bu ... More >>

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    January 22, 2010

    One Dead, Two Wounded in Early-Morning South Beach Parking Garage Shooting

    Eighteen-year-old Chonshi Thompson died Thursday morning in the South Beach parking garage near 1601 Washington Ave. Two other victims were involved: 18-year-old Sandro Louis was shot in the groin, and 21-year-old Cesar Gonzalez took a bullet to his left hand. Both had fled the scene by the time pol ... More >>

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    January 14, 2010
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    January 7, 2010

    Gay Smackdown: South Beach Ain't What it Used to Be

    ​Lately, the South Beach strip looks more like an enormous Lil Wayne concert than the shimmering gay playground it once was. Warehouse-size clubs that brimmed with shirtless boys have closed and hip-hop venues sprouted in their place. What was once pastel and glitter is now chrome and ice.You can' ... More >>

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    December 29, 2009

    Catalina Hotel and Kung Fu Sushi Host Chef's Club and New Year's Eve

    Jacob KatelChef Josh Wahler behind premium salt.​There were no kicks fast as lightning, it wasn't frightening, and the staff showed expert timing when the Catalina Hotel's Kung Fu Kitchen and Sushi recently hosted South Florida's Chef's Club on their South Beach rooftop lounge.Chef Josh Wahler, of ... More >>

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    November 20, 2009

    Weekly Wrapup: Great Moments In Cheese History

    Whoever smelt it dealt it. Whoever denied it supplied it.​Cheese may have been discovered accidentally by nomadic Turk tribes in Central Asia when milk stored in a container made from an animal's stomach turned to curds and whey thanks to the rennet in the guts. Rennet refers to the complex of enz ... More >>

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    November 5, 2009

    Goodbye Cheeseme

    Cheeseme, maybe the best place to get a cheese sandwich in the Western world, has closed on South Beach . The place served from a list of 9 breads, 11 types of meat, 11 veggies, 11 sauces and spreads, and 16 types of cheese. There were also soups, salads, and goodies like fondue and beignets. No wor ... More >>

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    October 22, 2009
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    October 20, 2009

    How to Make Costumes Based on Miami's Spookiest Celebrities

    ​Between the state of the condo market, parking on South Beach, and the final price tag for the new Marlins stadium, Miamians have suffered through plenty of real-life horrors. So for Halloween parties this year, Riptide is going to put away the Freddy mask and show up in homemade costumes inspire ... More >>

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    October 15, 2009

    Coffee, Beer and Vodka at Pam Anderson and Richie Rich Funkshion Event at the Setai

    Jacob KatelNespresso​ Last night at the Setai on South Beach (2001 Collins Ave) Richie Rich and Pamela Anderson presented their fashion line A*Muse for Funkshion, another South Beach fashion week.Nespresso, a Nestle owned home espresso machine that uses a capsule system was there giving out free e ... More >>

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    October 9, 2009

    Sources Say Opium Group Moving in on Mokai, One Step Closer to South Beach Monopoly

    ​Well it isn't exactly news that Mokai "closed for renovations" -- code word usually for closed for good -- a few weeks ago. Well, Talk Nightlife reports that a source claims Opium Group has signed a letter of intent for Mokai. Although it says "nothing concrete," we wouldn't exactly be surprised ... More >>

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