The Economist Intelligence Unit has released its rankings of the 120 most economically competitive cities in the world [PDF], and Miami, just one of 12 American cities to make the list, shot up 10 spots this year. Miami in fact now ranks 40th overall.
Moments after taking your seat inside Etzel Itzik Deli a barrage of food in small white plastic bowls clacks down on your table. There are hot, fluffy pitas, a beet salad, pasta salad, tart shredded cabbage, and shucked corn in a cream sauce. A green chalkboard sign above the kitchen reads "At Itzi ... More >>
Mor, from Tel Aviv, opened his kosher sandwich shop at 19200 West Dixie Highway in Aventura about two months ago. There are some ten sandwiches on the menu that look like food you would find anywhere else -- such as the "Italian" sub of dried salami, honey-glazed turkey breast, lettuce, tomato, onio ... More >>
For every fat, drunk American football fan who couldn't even sit (or, uh, dance) through Madonna's 12-minute Super Bowl XLVI halftime bonanza, there are millions of giddy pop music fans in party towns like Istanbul, Zagreb, Warsaw, Kansas City, and St. Paul who'd be totally willing to blow their ... More >>
No meat here on Mondays.From New York to Los Angeles and Cape Town to Tel Aviv, restaurants have been joining the Meatless Monday movement in encouraging numbers -- Meatless Monday being a modest proposition for carnivores to forgo their carnivorous habits for that one day, and for restaurants t ... More >>
Tel Aviv has become something of a breeding ground for world class beat-keepers. Whether it comes from the psy-trance sweep of Infected Mushroom, or the minimal tech-house of Miami transplant DJ Lee Or, Israel's second city is now a hotbed of beatitude. And no wonder -- OUT magazine called T ... More >>
How do you sum up your day in 140 characters on Twitter? At the 140 Character Conference in New York Tuesday and Wednesday, live, ten-minute speakers spread out from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Luckily, there were no mentions of what anyone was eating or how much someone loves Justin Bieber. Everything Twitte ... More >>
In the movie You Don't Mess With the Zohan, Adam Sandler and his Israeli countrymen are so enamored with hummus that they practically shower with the chickpea condiment. In Miami, people are just as devoted to this Middle Eastern snack. Hummus shows up on the most lowbrow menus in the city, as well ... More >>
photo by Josh SiskA virgin encounter with the Israeli rock trio Monotonix inspires extreme gut-level reactions. First, there's the fact that often, one can smell the band coming -- these guys spend a lot of time on the road, far away from home. Then, there's this motley crew's looks, which are ha ... More >>
Food philosophy, simplicity, culinary Zen. [Chadzilla]Eating ice cream in Tel Aviv. [AllPurposeDark]Kitchen Inquisition with Giancarla Bodoni of Escopazza. Cooking osso buco for Gorbachev. [NBCmiami]Six-year-old boy, Italian tourist, catches stray bullet while eating with family at Mai Tardi in Desi ... More >>
Tech-house's minimal master blaster.
One of the best things about South Florida has got to be the wide array of music available to dance to on any given night. Forget "open format," whatever that really means. Sometimes the best is music is true to its roots -- a specific genre, done up right by a DJ fully devoted to a singular cause.D ... More >>
SoBe's "Grand Central Station" is still buzzing.
The world's biggest art fair has left town, but at local museums, great art is here to stay.
Adam Sandler returns as a Mossad baddie turned stylist, and the bubbies will love him.
Body Language (Drag City)
Morgan Spurlock makes us look bad, plus (separate!) films on baseball and steroids shine.
Inside a Lincoln Road office building sits a remarkable machine that could change the world
After bad decisions cost Gabriel Fain a spot among Miami's DJ elite, the house music jock gets a shot at redemption
Last Exit (KIN)
More thoughts about Tortoise, Savath & Savalas, and the Windy City
An Israeli clan takes its Broken Wings and tries to fly again
We All Have a Plan (Hefty)
Map of What Is Effortless (Hefty)
Got a hankering for vegetarian kosher Italian food prepared by a French chef? We got the place.
The Arison clan built Carnival into a money machine by cleverly avoiding tax laws
Miami Jewish Film Festival