In Surfside, a small town packed with kosher restaurants, Josh's Deli stands out for its unique (and often unkosher) deli food. Things get even funkier from 6 p.m. to midnight. At night, John's Tacos takes over the cozy space. John O'Connell is the man behind the tacos. With festive flag decorati ... More >>
Last month, Brazilian tourists Apareceda Pata and Denieze Ferreira were stunned to come back from breakfast at the Miami Beach Hotel and Spa to find everything they'd brought to Miami stolen, including $20,000 in designer goods. They were even more shocked when the hotel told them how it had happene ... More >>
You'd think food bloggers' jobs would be easy. Go out, eat, write. Go out, eat, write. Drink, go out, drink, write, drink. It's kind of not like that at all. We spend more time running around the city than we do actually sitting at a table and eating. A perfect example is the South Beach Wine & ... More >>
In a report published by the Florida Department of Business and professional Regulation for the week ending September 8, two of eight restaurants in the state closed due to health violations were in Miami. Roach activity, which is the leading cause of restaurant closures in Florida, was observed at ... More >>
Today, Surfside chooses its destiny. Mock naval battles, legalized marijuana, and blissful chaos in town hall -- or a (let's face it) pretty darn nice lady named Michelle Kligman. It's been a bruising special election campaign for the open commission seat in the weird little beachfront town of 5,00 ... More >>
If you could grant Chow Down Grill's Josh Marcus three wishes, he would ask to run a Chinese restaurant, a sushi restaurant, and a Jewish delicatessen.It seems as though Marcus' dreams will come true when his original Chow Down Grill in Surfside transitions into Josh's Deli & Appetizer. The i ... More >>
The horror!As America hurtles toward a second scoop of recession and you struggle to make ends meet, you should know this: Some of this nation's wealthiest citizens are squabbling over a minute stretch of asphalt. On a recent weekday, Riptide traversed where few plebeians without landscaping ... More >>
Et tu, Julio?Guess we just woke up this morning in the mood to piss off some rich people. The Indian Creek Country Club is Miami-Dade County's most exclusive, and controversial, private society. Even the millionaires and billionaires of Indian Creek Village, the island just West of Surfside ... More >>
Chef/Owner Josh Marcus of Chow Down GrillGood news, South Beach, Chow Down Grill is coming to the neighborhood next week. No longer will you need to trek to Surfside to get your fill of homemade noodles and dumplings. The new location is much larger, features a full bar and extensive cocktail menu, ... More >>
Rusty PelicanWe can hardly wait for the long weekend ahead. If you don't know what you're doing to celebrate Independence Day, you'll be glad to know there are several restaurants and parks hosting parties for the occasion. Following are some options around town. Tobacco Road Celebrate early a ... More >>
Surfside town attorney Lynn Dannheisser has been on a bit of a Charlie Sheen-esque multi-media rampage recently. In March, we wrote that Dannheisser, who makes more than $177,000 a year, successfully recommended her boyfriend, Gerald Houlihan, for additional legal representation for the town. Blo ... More >>
This is the first dish in a countdown to New Times' Best of Miami 2011. From now until June, Short Order will be serving up 100 of our favorite dishes in the 305 in random order. If you have any nominations of your own, please send them to firstname.lastname@example.org.Photo by billwisserphoto.com ... More >>
Illustration by Pat KinsellaLet's start this list with a caveat: In the 305, the vast majority of police officers are decent men and women risking their lives to protect America's craziest county. It's not a job most of us could do, and we salute them for it. Really.But it's also true that when c ... More >>
WikimediaAt Riptide, we think readers' comments are as important as the blogs themselves. They are strong statements of belief. They are advice. They are praise. And they are, well, entertaining. Where would Riptide be without its opinionated readers? Um, probably with higher self-esteem. But to sho ... More >>
Paula NiñoChop Down ChopChow Down Grill has been serving Asian-inspired fare in Surfside for a little over a month but the restaurant has already created quite a bit of buzz. The small, cozy restaurant is the creation of Joshua Marcus, who formerly worked in the kitchens of BLT Steak and China ... More >>
Cold coffee. Ice. It should be simple.An iced coffee should consist of two things: (1) Ice. (2) Refrigerated coffee. Not hot coffee, because that melts the ice and invariably turns the drink into a watered-down, 2 Girls 1 Cup-style gag-inducing experience within fifteen minutes.It's simple, ... More >>
via chowdowngrill.com You might have heard about new Surfside restaurant Chow Down Grill on Eater, Power Rankings, or even the restaurant's construction blog on Facebook, but here's what former China Grill executive sous chef and BLT Steak alum Joshua Marcus hasn't told anybody:"I will be op ... More >>
Jaclyn Torrealba's father says he didn't consider DJ Seasunz to be her boyfriend, and said he tried to talk his daughter out of the relationship. He also doesn't believe the rumor that Torrealba had aborted a fetus conceived with Seasunz. [Crimesider]The Sun-Sentinel will become noticeably slimmer n ... More >>
"It is harder and harder to find live pigs in Miami for tasty traditional Cuban cooking."
Like its sister past-times of golf, polo, and hedge fund fraud, tennis has always been rank with the stink of exclusivity. But while it is usually played by guys named Nigel who tie their sweaters around their chests, once you take it out of the country club, tennis can be as accessible as a game of ... More >>
The Market Company has started a Fresh Market at their Market Company Warehouse in Wynwood (4127 NW 2nd Ave., just west of the Design District). Local produce, honeys, cut flowers and more will be sold on Tuesdays and Thursdays, excepting holidays, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. The Market Company als ... More >>
Miami is a city of second acts. Whether it be girls whose daddies got them a nose job for high school graduation looking to blossom into butterflies at UM, immigrants coming to start a new life in America, or retirees arriving from the cold to shuffleboard away their golden years, everyone here had ... More >>
2007 might go down as pivotal for Miami gastronomy.
"He taught me things that some of these robot teachers would never dare"
Those of us who have tuned in to watch Top Chef: Miami this season know why: Seeing the sights. And you know that by sights we mean Padma Lakshmi. But seriously, there has been a lot of local action around the production, which wrapped its stint at the Fontainebleu months ago. Here's a quick recap ... More >>
The swank new Regent South Beach hotel, which debuted all of a year ago, is now operating under new management, a group called Vincci Hoteles. Does this mean that the property’s signature restaurant, Table 8, will be deep-sixed? We’ll have to wait and see.......New owners of B.E.D. Miami, which ... More >>
Lots of restaurant deaths to report in the Miami dining world these days. For those keeping score: SouthWest NY didn't last a New York minute in the Dolphin Mall. Maybe it's because the menu read like a fast food Tex-Mex joint ("with French and Latin influences") -- which is not at all Southwestern ... More >>
The food may look beautiful, but you’ll need a pretty penny to eat it
Sheldon's Drugs and Sundries
Goings-on in the Grove and the passing of Sheldon's
Intrepid new eateries
He was born to wealth, he built the wildly successful Bal Harbour Shops, and he always seems to get what he wants -- no matter what
Disgruntled cops or unscrupulous superiors? Either way, the Surfside Police Department is a mess.