Richard Sharpstein, one of Miami's most prominent defense attorneys, was found dead at his Miami Beach condo Tuesday morning. Sharpstein, who worked for Akerman Senterfitt, had handled some of Miami-Dade County's most high-profile cases in a career that spanned four decades. He once represented d ... More >>
Not all Thanksgiving dinners are created equally. While the usual turkey and trimmings always make for a delicious meal, trading in pumpkin pie for pumpkin tres leche is an easy way to add Cuban flare to your holiday. And let's be honest, leche condensada (condensed milk) makes everything better. T ... More >>
Season 11 of Top Chef, the Bravo cooking competition that paved the way for the cooking-show craze, premieres tonight. This time, the cheftestants compete in New Orleans, where regulars Tom Colicchio, Padma Lakshmi, and Gail Simmons are joined by Emeril Lagasse and Hugh Acheson. Though some critic ... More >>
Sure, Bravo's Real Housewives franchise generally portrays women as foul-mouthed botoxed, spoiled harpies who do nothing but drink Pinot Grigio, shop for shoes and plastic surgery, and gossip. But not all of the Real Housewives of Miami are like that. Take, for example, Ana Quincoces. This Miami na ... More >>
When we heard about Angela "Big Ang" Raiola, opening an outpost of her Drunken Monkey on South Beach, we were pretty psyched. After all, we could all use a little more Staten Island in our lives. Then we heard the bar (called Miami Monkey) and its inhabitants (called Monkey Girls) would be filmed f ... More >>
Last week, a flame was ignited in the Miami restaurant world when 50 Eggs Restaurant Company LLC sued former Khong River House executive chef Piyarat Potha Arreeratn, better known as Chef Bee. The lawsuit, filed in Miami-Dade Circuit Court on August 27, alleges Chef Bee violated several agreements ... More >>
Miami's local NBC affiliate is apparently selling on-air reporting credit for $2,500 in a Groupon that became available Monday. The site is now advertising an "Epic Deal" in which Miamians can purchase spots on three-minute segments with host Roxanne Vargas, complete with coaching and make-up. The ... More >>
If you're not a fan of melty, golden, cheesy goodness pressed between two slices of toasty bread, you're probably not human. So why are you reading a food blog, android freak? This widespread love for the classic childhood sammie means Miaimians should be stoked for the Daily Melt, the newest addit ... More >>
Come for the pretentious, arty stuff. Stay for the booze, Afro-Cuban funk, experimental freakouts, sports jams, drag queens, break dancing, and, uh, more booze. Once a year, New Times throws a big, ostensibly highbrow bash called Artopia. And officially, it's "an eclectic touch of art, culture, fa ... More >>
Coming in at $20 presale ($34 at the door), Fit and Fun as a Family at Jungle Island is one of the most affordable events at South Beach Wine & Food Festival designed to raise awareness about fitness and healthy eating amongst Miami's youngsters. On top of that, the event is a great way to see your ... More >>
There are a lot of reasons why you haven't bought tickets for anything at the South Beach Wine & Food Festival this year. Maybe you swore it off after emptying your bank account for back-to-back events on the same weekend last year. Maybe you were diligent about filing your taxes and copped an e ... More >>
Every Friday, Riptide brings you the most eye-catching mugshots taken the previous week (or thereabouts) in Miami-Dade County. Yes, there is some mockery of bad neck tattoos, but also adulation directed at perps who just plain look more badass than we ever will. This is the italicized intro to that ... More >>
The world didn't end after all on December 21, so now we all gotta make amends for our bad behavior in 2012. Our New Year's resolutions last year all failed, of course, whether it was taking abuelita to church every Sunday or deleting our Facebook accounts because Mark Zuckerberg is a privacy-pirati ... More >>
Original Real Housewives of Miami cast member Alexia Echevarria, the self proclaimed "Cuban Barbie," and her Hialeah powerbroker husband Herman have had a whirlwind year that has now been capped off by having a lien placed on their house for failing to pay nearly $100,000 in back taxes from 2009.
Riptide has noticed perhaps the most Hialeah picture of all time floating around Facebook this past week. It appears to show a dead pig riding shotgun in a convertible down a highway in Miami's redheaded stepchild of a suburb. Words fail us.
Wanna "Feel the Rush"? Well, all you gotta do is party like a reality TV star. And luckily, according to an all-caps press release from South Beach megaclub Mansion, "REAL HOUSEWIVES OF MIAMI FAN FAVORITE, ADRIANA DE MOURA, [IS] DUE TO DAZZLE THE CROWD WITH THE FIRST LIVE PERFORMANCE OF HER HIT SO ... More >>
The fact that Peter Rosello apparently filmed himself punching a homeless man in the groin has not stopped Peter Rosello from telling a judge that he's not guilty of punching a homeless man in the groin.Rosello, the son of Real Housewives of Miami star Alexia Echevarria and step-son of Hialeah power ... More >>
It just got real for Peter Rosello, son of former Real Housewives of Miami star Alexia Echevarria. He has surrendered to police after he posted a video of himself online in which he assaults a sleeping homeless man by punching him in the groin and then running off.
Police have found the homeless man who was punched in the nuts on video by the son of a former Real Housewives of Miami cast member, and he's decided to press charges.Peter Rosello, the son of former Real Housewives of Miami star and Venue magazine editor Alexia Echevarria and stepson of H ... More >>
Peter Rosello, the son of former Real Housewives' star and Venue magazine editor Alexia Echevarria and stepson of Hialeah political power broker Herman Echevarria, could be facing charges after videotaping himself punching a homeless man in the groin in South Beach.
If you noticed our favorite Real Housemom Elsa Patton hawking her branded coffee and wondered it it was some cute segment or a possible dream sequence on Bravo's Real Housewives of Miami let us confirm here and now -- Havana Elsa coffee is real.The Patton Group has confirmed that Havana Elsa coffee ... More >>
It's not Friday yet, but there's no such thing as too many mugshots right? Miami attracts celebrities like moths to a light bulb, but unfortunately for some of them what happens in Miami doesn't stay in Miami. Miami-Dade's jail camera, AKA the in-house Paparazzi, has caught several celebrities check ... More >>
February has been a pretty rough month thus far. In the past 12 days alone, The Real Housewives of Miami has been confirmed for a second season; we found out everyone is cheating on everyone; and Rick Santorum won three caucuses, which is just...we can't.In the spirit of improving the remainder o ... More >>
They say money can't buy love. But "they" are obviously not from Miami, the "filthy rich old men driving around with 22-year-old wannabe supermodels sitting in the passenger seats of their red Ferraris" capital of the world. Let's put the anti-Hallmark bullshit aside and be frank: Valentine's Day ... More >>
Orietta De LuqueFor months, we've been working hard to put together our Miami People 2011 issue. We dedicated most of this week's editorial space highlighting 30 of the city's most intriguing artists, athletes, intellectuals, and visionaries through photographs and interviews. Not all of them are ... More >>
Frankie, the 13-year-old son of Real Housewives of Miami star Alexia Echevarria who often appeared on the show alongside his mother, is recovering from a serious car crash this past weekend. Multiple sources say the injuries were quite serious, and the boy underwent pelvic surgery yesterday.
All photos by Laine DossWhen Hatuey beer was first brewed in Santiago de Cuba (birthplace of Desi Arnaz) long before the 1959 revolution, it was delivered with a block of ice to keep it crisp and cold in the tropical heat. The brew was named after a famous Taino Indian who in 1511 tried to ... More >>
The Miami Heat left the Chicago Bulls wounded last night, and who's come along to rub in the salt? None other than Scottie Pippen. Michael Jordan's former right-hand-man was on ESPN's Mike and Mike in the Morning today and said that LeBron James might actually be a better basketball player than J ... More >>
The Miami Heat's big three are under such close media scrutiny they can barely blow their nose without it being reported, but Chris Bosh may have been able to keep his wedding to Adrienne Williams a few weeks ago under lock. Though public records indicate Bosh did tie the knot, he's so far public ... More >>
When Fontainebleau valet Sorel Rockefeller got slapped by Gloria James, the mother of LeBron James, instead of seeing stars he must have been seeing dollar signs. He's quit his job and is now considering a lawsuit against James. He's also been to a doctor and plans to visit a chiropractor.Oh, co ... More >>
You might not know it from the freak show that is Bravo's Real Housewives of Miami, but star Lea Black is a pretty prominent figure in Florida's Democratic party fund-raising machine. Along with her attorney husband Roy Black, she held the very first fund-raiser for then-candidate Barack Obama in ... More >>
via DeadspinReal Housewives of Miami premiers tonight, but Basketball Wives, that other Miami-set show about bickering bimbos, may have just stolen its local shine with news that they've snagged a lady connected to one of the Miami Heat's big three for their next season. TMZ reports that Allison ... More >>
The latest incarnation of Bravo's signature shit show, Real Housewives of Miami, hasn't even begun airing yet, but one cast member and her self-proclaimed "witch" of a mother have already stirred up the show's first scandal for getting matching mother-daughter DUIs. Marysol Patton, a cast member ... More >>
When Scottie Pippen sits down to watch TV, he doesn't see much difference between Two and a Half Men and a Miami Heat game. We guess LeBron is Charlie Sheen, Wade is John Cryer, and Chris Bosh is apparently that chubby kid who's awkwardly aged in front of America. In an interview with Slam Online ... More >>