The food truck phenomenon has been raging for a few years. The outlaw fringe element seems to excite the imagination. In some parts of the city, food truck roundups bring communities together. Bal Harbour, Surfside, and North Miami Beach have embraced the idea by hosting parties at Haulover Park eve ... More >>
Another day, another meal. Even though your weekend fun has come and gone, there's a whole new set of to-dos and places to eat -- perhaps scratching some Miami Spice spots off your list (might want to skip these places, though). This week, we're taking you on a little international tour, from eati ... More >>
A fresh, new year is upon us. Time to make resolutions and plans. It's also a good time to anticipate new restaurants about to open in Miami. And there are a bunch of them. From food trucks continuing to go brick-and-mortar like Latin Burger & Taco, to celebrity chefs staking their claim under our s ... More >>
A Miami man was caught trying to bring a green Christmas up to the folks of Pennsylvania. Randy Jesus Valdivia, a 38-year-old resident of Surfside, wasn't driving a sleigh, but instead a 2014 Dodge Caravan. On Thursday afternoon, police pulled over the vehicle for displaying "criminal activity ind ... More >>
There's a verse in the Babylonian Talmud that goes something like this: When friends take leave of each other, it's best that they teach each other something, so that when they see each other next time, they remember what they've learned, and when they remember what they've learned, they will think ... More >>
Dynamic duos in desserts take many forms: pie a la mode, chocolate and peanut butter and our favorite, alcohol incorporated into sweet treats. The bookends of the meal, the beverage and the closer, need some coming together, showcasing and devouring. For a list so sweet and spiked that it goes stra ... More >>
Josh's Deli received the Mom and Pop Small Business Grant from Miami-Dade county yesterday. The grant, which provides financial assistance to for-profit small businesses, awards different sums to each grantee. The Surfside deli, known for its house-cured meats and homespun eats, was granted $2,500. ... More >>
Plenty of restaurants in Miami serve a fantastic brunch spread -- but most of them are expensive. And let's face it: Not all of us are doctors and lawyers who can afford a $65 Sunday brunch at Edge or even a $45 brunch at La Gloutonnerie. Racking up a bill of 85 bucks a person isn't exactly pleasan ... More >>
If you were to look back at the restaurants openings of 2012 in Miami, you might notice a bit of a trend. Our epicurean vista has evolved and diversified. We are now home to more mid-priced, chef-driven eateries: Surfside gained a deli; South Beach has a ceviche joint run by a James Beard nominee; ... 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.Instead of bringing some insipid blood-covered body part ... More >>
Alton Road's Chow Down Grill will be closing up shop within a month. But owner and chef, Josh Marcus, has plans to keep the space for a new concept called Brewhouse. The concept shift will center around an extensive beer selection and a gastropub-style menu. Half of the restaurant's tables will b ... More >>
Only in Miami could our inboxes be flooded with press releases like this Wednesday's police announcement: "Clandestine Dentist Arrested." Oh, thank God, you say. Then you think, what kind of a city has fake dentists? I mean, how hard can it be to graduate from dental school?But this is Miami, quite ... More >>
All across the Magic City this Thursday night, pots are getting wrecked by spoons, more car horns are getting leaned on than rush hour on the Dolphin and every half-decent bar is passing around shots of Jameson in honor of Bron Bron. Your Miami Heat are 2012 NBA Champions. We'll keep this post ... More >>
Did you hear the news? CSI: Miami has been canceled. Dramatically remove your sunglasses in silence to pay your respects.The series' execution puts a temporary end to one of our favorite Hollywood hack practices: take a successful movie or television show, and for a lazy sequel or spin-off transport ... More >>
In March, Riptide wrote about Surfside Town Attorney Lynn Dannheisser's successful recommendation of her boyfriend, Gerald Houlihan, for additional legal work for the town. Dannheisser has since compared New Times -- and two Surfside blogs -- to the KKK. We recently received a letter from H ... More >>
Hurtado in the 1980s, when he was an officer in the Peruvian military.For nearly five years, Telmo Ricardo Hurtado lived a quiet life in sleepy Surfside, moving between low-rent apartments just off Collins Avenue with his mom and his younger brother. Neighbors knew him as a quiet, middle-aged Per ... More >>
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It's not Adriana Restaurant's service that brings in the crowds, but the food does the job.
Howie Kleinberg and Michael Jacobs have a lot in common. Both chefs are fairly big guys, and have been cooking locally for many a year (Jacobs was originally top toque at Tantra in 1997). Kleinberg started up the kitchen at The Food Gang in Surfside, which for all its glowing PR and critical acclaim ... More >>
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