Unless you've been hiding from federales on an island of swamp grass floating deep within the Everglades for the past six months, you're well aware that the World Cup starts this this afternoon. You should also know that pleading ignorance of the international tournament just won't cut it in modern ... More >>
Tonight, DB Moderne kicks off the first of a series of wine dinners that not only calls upon the DB Moderne team, but Miami's cultural influencers. Leaders from the arts, culture, and entertainment community will take turns hosting a monthly dinner that's emblematic of their persona and outside of ... More >>
Diversity is the name of the game in MIFF's impressive short film program.
Strahil Velchev -- better known as KiNK on international dancefloors -- took no shortcuts during his two-decade trajectory as a producer. Nor was he given any major breaks. It was pure passion and perspiration that got him where he is today. Raised in Bulgaria when the country was still culturally ... More >>
When Kendrick Lamar throws a college kegger, there's gonna be "Swimming Pools" filled to the brim with drank. Everybody'll be wilding out like they're "A.D.H.D." And Karmaloop, eMuze, and Neff Headwear will be footing the bill. This Thursday, Kendrick and Karmaloop's Verge Campus Tour 2013 kicks of ... More >>
Downtown still isn't a prime dining destination, yet there's a substantial need among the area's vast working population for good places to eat. So why is it that besides Ceviche 105 and a few other notables, there's not much buzz? That could be changing with some business owners who saw ... More >>
A month ago we jumped some plants to get a better view of the old Tapas & Tintos in midtown. This Thursday, the space will open as the Greek bistro Kouzina. Guys with strange names moved here from Greece to open the first of what they promise to be many food establishments. Kouzina will be their o ... More >>
The wafting smell of shawarma and freshly baked pita bread greets customers as they mosey into Oriental Bakery and Grocery. It's one of just a handful of Middle Eastern specialty markets in Greater Miami. In fact, it was the first of its kind in South Florida, having opened 41 years ago. It's ... More >>
Estiatorio Milos rolled into South Beach with a roar of pre-opening buzz this past May. Costas Spiliadis, who has four other Estiatorio locations in his global den, spared no expense in creating a splashy restaurant elegantly clad in white marble, rich woods, and pressed white linens. Glass windows ... More >>
Life with Miami indie crew Plains is just a big bag of giggles and kibble. Proof: The band's new music video for single "Stains," a short cinematic road diary that shows the guys having pillow fights in hotel rooms, hanging out in the woods with wild dogs, and playing music for people. But what's ... More >>
Today is Working Naked Day! But don't get too excited. As much as you want the cute girl from accounting to know that you have a totally sweet tattoo of a hyena using nunchucks while surfing on the back of a giant piranha on your ass, today is not the day to reveal it. According to Lisa Kanarek, ... More >>
It's a safe bet that at some point, we will come across awkward social situations. For example, at your Thanksgiving dinner party when you've whipped up an entire spread only to realize many of your guests keep Kosher -- and that fork you used to check the roast also acquainted itself with the cr ... More >>
Spanikopita from Chef on 4 WheelsAhmet Karaca is the Happy Greek. One reason for his glee is that he's got a new set of wheels (called Chef on 4 Wheels) from which tonight, at the once-again-newly-located Biscayne Truck Triangle Roundup (127th and Biscayne Blvd.), he'll be serving "gyros with ... More >>
John Zursurf & turfThe South Beach location of Taverna Opa has a $25 surf and surf entree. This is interesting because down the block is Prime 112, where an 8-ounce filet mignon goes for $38. I know, I know, how much hope can you have for a Greek restaurant serving up steak, but there's mor ... More >>
Photo by Mike White (deadlydesigns.com)Ignore the one-word, menacing-sounding name and the Georgia provenance, because Witches, performing this Sunday at Sweat Records, are not a doom or stoner-metal band. Those kinds of bands are generally associated with Savannah, anyways, and this trio orig ... More >>
Marina Grinchenko, hostess at the Palace Bar & RestaurantIf you walk along Ocean Drive, you'll quickly notice that many of the voices inviting you to dine at its eateries have Eastern European accents. The Ocean Drive restaurant scene is full of workers from Russia, Bulgaria, Lithuania, Eston ... More >>
It seems so simple that Republicans have taken it as fact: tax cuts will lead to greater economic strength. Lower taxes mean people have more money to spend, businesses have more payroll to add jobs, and hence our economy should get a jolt, right? It's no surprise that Marco Rubio has now come ou ... More >>
The George Rekers and the rent boy scandal is at once very, very sad but also very, very hilarious. Following the mixed results of Jay Leno and Stephen Colbert, last night Jon Stewart took on the scandal on The Daily Show in a segment titled "European Gaycation."In the clip below starting at abou ... More >>
The new benchmark for Miami's hotel restaurants.
Dont spend this International Womens Day at the spa.
Because today’s a slow, lazy holiday, here are some more highlights from last week’s and weekend’s Eurovision song contest. The previous blog entry looked at some countries’ intentionally funny entries. Now is time for some possibly unintentional lulz. Azerbaijan: Elnur & Samir – “Day ... More >>
Ariston angles to break the curse of its Beach location.
As it becomes a bistro, the former Greek place slides in more ways than one.
This trio of restaurants has unexpected brio
Padilla Recently, the Herald bemoaned the many things the Padilla trial won’t be about. Indeed, the government has dropped from its indictments a good bit of the juicy stuff: gone are the dirty bombs, the meetings with top Al-Quaeda operatives, the attempted bombing of buildings in New York. But ... More >>
Elia makes "Mediterranean" cuisine make sense
For the love of the frankfurter, there's Dogma Grill
Salads of Macedonia