Greek cuisine is amazing when done right. If you've been to the Greek islands, you know it's all about using fresh, local ingredients like seafood taken from the Mediterranean, fresh-pressed olive oil, and local produce and making simple food beautiful. Unfortunately, many Greek restaurants in the ... More >>
Bocce Bar, forecast to open in late 2013, is designed to give Miami a bit of the dolce vita for which Italians are known. Modeled after a traditional enoteca, the midtown Miami restaurant will feature an indoor/outdoor bar as a focal point. A counter will display a selection of house-made pastas, ... More >>
Compared to, say New York, Miami might not generally be considered the gastronomy capital of the country. But with an ever-increasing influx of impressive chefs and outstanding eateries -- we're coming up in the world. The latest sign of our city's growing culinary cred is the recent awarding of th ... More >>
In case you've been living under a rock the last few days, we want to spread the good news: Best of Miami 2013 is out. That means that in newsstands all over Miami-Dade County, you have Miami Bibles to pick up. Think of them as the ultimate guide to eating your way through the city. No need to s ... More >>
The breadth of DJ-producer Uros Umek's achievements during the course of his two-decade career simply cannot be overstated. Not only did he help kick-start the local electronic dance music scene in his native Slovenia after the fall of the Iron Curtain but he went on to conquer the global techno sce ... More >>
It ain't easy to open an eatery on South Beach, much less on Washington Avenue, a whirl of wandering tourists and traipsing whack jobs. But despite common misconceptions, it is possible to maintain a level of culinary integrity while setting up shop in the Wild West (South, whatever). Just ask the ... More >>
See also Coral Way Brings the Flavors of the World to Miami, Part One.For a taste of Uruguay, you can skip the 7,000 miles it takes to travel from Greece to the South American country and walk down Coral Way to NW 12th Avenue to Zuperpollo.A wooden sign hanging from the entrance of Zuperpollo, El Ga ... More >>
Walking down Coral Way is like taking a trip around the world. Beneath the shade of the evergreen canopy created by the 90-year-old banyan trees that line Southwest 24th Street (the other name for Coral Way), doctors' offices, law firms, Radio Caracol, banks, and gas stations make up a community of ... More >>
Sean Bernal is out as executive chef at new Estiatorio Milos, which opened less than a month ago on South Beach.A call to the restaurant confirmed the chef was no longer behind the burner, though details weren't released.Bernal's Facebook page may have given some indication as to what happened.  ... More >>
Gigi said, "The space will retain its rustic charm especially with the very popular outdoor riverside seating while making some changes to the interior and an addition of a game room is planned."
Be comfortable, creatures. Also, get your adorable, furry asses to an Explosions in the Sky show this summer. Just over an hour ago, the Austin-based instrumental rock band added ten dates to its June tour schedule and posted a cutesy notice to its Facebook page that read: "Dear Houston, Mobile, Ta ... More >>
Have you ever visited a Miami supermarket in a rush? You might know how frustrating it is to see those confused shoppers, causing all sorts of traffic jams with their shopping carts as they meticulously read the labels on bottles of olive oil. Chances are several will be slowly inspected before a fi ... More >>
So there's no more rumor-mongering, let's get all the facts straight, starting with the name of the new restaurant opening across from Joe's Stone Crab in mid-April: Estiatorio Milos. No, it's not in the former Au Pied de Cochon space. Yes, you have been getting the name wrong. But that's okay -- ... More >>
Who wants dinner with an undeniable kink factor? We do! You can come too -- we like things extra-kinky. Tonight's repast is sold out, but tomorrow evening, give Dining in the Dark with chef Adrianne Calvo a shot.Calvo, whose episode of Food Network's Chopped aired October 25, is hosting a blindfo ... More >>
A spoonful of Nintendo helps the Beethoven go down. That's the philosophy that the Boston String Quartet has applied to getting high school students excited about classical music with its Ethno-Urban Orchestra.Through this initiative, the BSQ will invite about 100 high school students from around ... More >>
photo by Tim ElfrinkEchoing the ongoing "Occupy" movements from Wall Street to San Francisco, hundreds of sign-waving, drum-beating, flyer-hawking protesters gathered in Bayfront Park this afternoon, drawing supportive honks from cars pouring down Biscayne Boulevard and bewildered stares from tou ... 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 >>
The charitable Chef SusserChef Allen Susser is rallying chefs to come together for a series of fund-raising dinners to help those in Japan."Calling ourselves 'Culinary Messengers' we've banded together to raise money for Japan and hope that you'll join us," writes Susser in an email to fellow cul ... More >>
Photo by Riki AltmanWere Riki and her gal pal a perfect "pear?"This is the second part of Riki's date with another chick. To read part one, click here.While we chowed down on the rich, hot hunks of lobster and cuts of colorful vegetables, still looking over to menu to determine our next victim--d ... More >>
Photo by Riki AltmanWhen your entire kitchen has to fit in one train car, incredible organization is mandatory.This is the second part of our chat with Michael Vaughn, the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Blue Unit chef. If you missed part one, well, we'll just have to throw you to the lions.W ... More >>
What the gardens were supposed to look like.If you've been to Midtown Miami in the last eighteen months and wondered why the large center park is doing its best impression of Sarajevo, here's your answer: Good ol' fashioned mismanagement, coupled with a testy garden designer notorious for d ... More >>
Pegasus is the white winged horse from Greek mythology that inspires the fantasies of poets and filmmaker. This strong stallion has now made its mark at downtown's Pega Grill where he hovers on the the walls hoping to entice downtown diners.Owner Thanasios Barlos' history in the restaurant bu ... More >>
Miami ain't clean, but these people are downright dirtyEach year, New Times puts together a list of the sketchiest politicians and unholiest celebrities and weirdest human beings to call the Magic City home. Last year, we had prostitute-punching TV salesman Vince Shlomi and indicted ex-city commi ... More >>
Dimitra Marsellos or "Tula" as she is known to family and friends, is exactly what you would expect from a Greek mother; vivacious, full of energy and always in the kitchen cooking up a storm. Tula's cookies have seen the Marsellos clan through weddings, baptisms and memorials. "Good food a ... More >>
via their MySpace pageUnfortunately Metallica won't be joining Anthrax, Megadeth, and Slayer for their October 3 performance at Bayfront Park. But they're still a band that always comes to mind when thinking of classic metal. And what's more "metal" than a band putting together an EP filled with ... More >>
Straws are fun. So are the ladies of Black Blondie.What's the plan this weekend? Huddle up. Club kids, make a beeline for Space's 10-year Anniversary party. Hipsters, stampede the Cold War Kids/Hold Steady concert then barter your labels at Swap Miami. Older Cubans, flip through old yearbooks and ... More >>
You have to give the Fish some serious credit this year. via Wikimedia Commons Hanley ANGRY!For the 87th consecutive season, they rank last in the bigs in team salary. But somehow they've stayed in the Wild Card hunt. (Quick fun comparison sure to add to the New York Mets ... More >>
It's been here, it's been there, but this Greek place is still neither here nor there.
A house-kicking Colombiano.
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Marias has outlasted most, for good reason
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Mylos Restaurant & Bar