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 >>
Celebrity chef Ralph Pagano has just announced he'll open a restaurant in South Beach. Pagano is also chef/owner of Alba Seaside Italian at the Sole on the Ocean resort in Sunny Isles Beach. The restaurant will open at the Dream South Beach Hotel, replacing Serafina, which will close shortly after ... More >>
Call the number of the Sunny Isles restaurant that specializes in dim sum and you'll be greeted with, "Chef Ho!" No, that's not shorthand during busy lunchtime order taking. That's the new name of the restaurant. Chef Philip Ho is now Chef Ho. According to Jackie Sam, one of the partners at the Su ... More >>
With Michael Bay's big-screen adaptation of Pain & Gain opening atop the box office this weekend, masses of moviegoers discovered what Miamians already knew: Pete Collins' tale of bodybuilders gone bad is one hell of a great yarn. But the Sun Gym Gang's capers barely scratch the surface of Miam ... More >>
From the moment former Dolphins star Junior Seau took his own life last May, many questioned whether brain injuries linked to the dozens of concussions he'd suffered may have contributed to his death at just 43 years old.This morning, scientists at the National Institutes of Health have an answer: S ... More >>
Ralph Pagano is not exactly a wallflower. The chef, who can be heard weekly on the Paul and Young Ron Show on Big 105.9, has been on multiple television cooking shows, is an outspoken lover of the "ponies", and shows no shame in his love for a good mojito and a good time.So when walking into Alba, h ... More >>
Yom Kippur is in many ways similar to ripping off a band-aid. Unlike some of our Christian brethren who apologize for their wrongdoings throughout the year and flagellate themselves accordingly, we the Jewish people condense all of that into one depressing day of fasting, prayer and spending time wi ... More >>
Miami has it all. Fantastic tanning, fresh seafood, white-sand beaches, and five-star dining. But one thing we lack is a combination of all four.Enter Trump International's Bella Beach, situated directly on the sand behind the beautiful Sunny Isles Beach resort. Playing on the city's claim to be Flo ... 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.Our North Miami-Dade designation includes North Miami, North Miami Beach, Aventura and Sunny Isles. That's a wide swath of real estate, and ... More >>
The year's most uh, striking, crime image.Miami is the fictional home of Dexter, Michael Weston and Horatio Caine, so it makes sense that some truly messed up crime goes down in the real 305. Still, it's astounding how the Magic City steps up year after year to deliver acts so depraved and bizarr ... More >>
Eat for a cause at tonight's food truck roundup at Westland Mall in Hialeah to benefit Running With Sole, a Coral Gables-based non-profit that strives to end childhood obesity by providing shoes to children in need and promoting healthy activity. From 5 to 9 p.m. come out and enjoy dinner, face p ... More >>
Chef Allen helped launch the modern Miami dining scene in 1986The closing of Chef Allen's last week represented the end of an important chapter in Miami restaurant history. There was a time in the mid-'90s when the main restaurant debate at gatherings focused on whether Allen Susser, ... More >>
At a news conference today, Boston University researchers announced that Dave Duerson, the former NFL player who committed suicide in Sunny Isles Beach and donated his brain for testing, was indeed afflicted with the brain trauma common in former players. Duerson, who won two Super Bowl rings i ... More >>
Dave Duerson, the former star Chicago Bears safety who killed himself on Thursday at his home in Sunny Isles Beach, was hemorrhaging millions in his final years, according to bankruptcy documents he filed last September. And in December, his ex-wife claimed in a lawsuit that he had concealed asset ... More >>
They don't make them like Rascal House anymore.It's one of the great tragedies of life. A favorite restaurant, diner, eatery or even a hot dog stand disappears -- sometimes in its prime. There's nothing to do about it. Nobody to complain to. There's only heartfelt reminiscing with others wh ... More >>
Glass CandyFriday, September 11*Glamorous new disco duo Glass Candy plays the Vagabond in Miami tonight -- and you can still purchase advance tickets online for $10 from Wantickets. Act fast, though, because that offer runs out at 8 p.m. Click here for full details about the show. *Boston-area up ... More >>
Purple Popcorn plays White Room tonight.Friday, August 28*For something a little more sophisticated -- and earlier -- check out the Hot Nights, Cool Jazz event at the Bass Museum in South Beach. Admission is $10 and includes an open bar. Click here for full details. *Boy-girl electro-pop duo -- a ... More >>
Yep, that's Miami.
Strip mall magnate gets his own street in Sunny Isles Beach.
"Somebody stomping on a fish — it doesn't make sense how she would perceive that as abusive"
In: Sasha and Digweed, the Sagamore, public transportation. Out: DJ Irie.
They, too, are Nicaraguans by the grace of God
From hear to eternity, Miami is hell on your aural health
Wilma brought frustration, accidents, romance, anger, substance abuse, and reflection
During Miami's cocaine heyday in the Eighties, weird and interesting and scary things happened all over town all the time. Our coke map of Miami is by necessity incomplete, but even selected highlights make the point: Blow knew no neighborhood boundaries.
Dead rats, bad food, and treasonous gay advertising
The cosmopolitan life of Bebel Gilberto knows no borders
He's young, brash, and talks trash -- no wonder people sue him
Freedom of expression -- what a concept!
Miriam Alonso may be under criminal investigation but that hasn't distracted her from creating her own city
Mr. Entertainment and Boise Bob declare: "Novelty or Death!"
Charred kitchens leave scars on patrons and owners alike
Letters from the issue of June 22, 2000
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