Wynwood is changing at warp speed. Some walls are going up. Others are coming down. Galleries go out. Ducati dealerships come in. The only constant seems to be the neighborhood's ever-evolving coat of graffiti, shed periodically like a serpent's skin. So it's no surprise that yet another controvers ... More >>
The intoxicating blend of the percussion, the smooth brass sound of the trombone, the deep rhythm of the bass, and the bluesy, jazzy tunes of the harmonica resonated from the corner of 846 Lincoln Road. It was the closing party for the Van Dyke Café and crowds of locals and tourists alike swarmed ... More >>
R House opens today, January 16, in Wynwood. The restaurant/gallery comes complete with movable walls to showcase art curated by White Porch Gallery, but the emphasis is on the food. Chef/owner Rocco Carulli knew for a long time he wanted to open a restaurant in Wynwood. "When I experienced the nei ... More >>
It's starting to look a lot like Basel. Murals are going up, artists are finishing up their work, and restaurants are prepping for the madness that's up ahead. Located at the heart of Wynwood Walls, Wynwood Kitchen & Bar has created new dishes and cocktails for this arty week. Short Order was recen ... More >>
In Wynwood, even the sky often seems spray-painted. On a recent evening, two young women were suspended in midair on metal scaffolding, masks over their mouths, aerosol cans in their hands. As the setting sun shifted heaven's hues above them, the women unleashed waves of color onto a white warehouse ... More >>
See the slide show "Closer Look: Panther Coffee in Wynwood."
Of all the competitors at Panther Coffee on a recent Friday night, Jed Baxter slurps the loudest. It's a sharp noise, like a vacuum sucking up a spilled drink. The rules of the game are simple. Before him sit 12 cups of coffee, arranged in sets of three. In each group, two brews are the same; one is ... More >>
Art enhances any neighborhood, no doubt about it. And it ain't bad for the appetite either. In keeping with the concept of area enhancement, Buena Vista Deli (BVD) owner Cory Finot has helped to craft a unique corner of artistic development outside the popular French bakery. During Art Basel, artis ... More >>
Sandwiched between Joey's Italian Cafe and Wynwood Kitchen and Bar is a portal into the evolution of street art. What was once scribbles illegally spray-painted on the sides of buildings, trash bins, and newspaper racks is now fine, museum-quality art displayed proudly on the Wynwood Walls. She ... More >>
Greg SchneiderLeft to right: Aran Tantana (Thai Toni); Norman Van Aken; Johnny Circharo (Johnny's); Louis Leichter (Lucky's)"The Beach is a trendy place," says Lee Brian Schrager. "Who knows what will be in vogue next year or even next month?""It's like Cannes and Nice in the Forties," adds Tony ... More >>
Mia NunezChef Marco Ferraro goes from Wish to Wynwood."Certain to be one of the coolest and most visually striking new restaurants in the nation..." Good thing Tony Goldman and daughter/partner Jessica Goldman Srebnick aren't placing our expectations too high. Wynwood Kitchen & Bar, at 2550 N.W. ... More >>
via The Miami StoryBoth New York's SoHo and Miami Beach's South Beach were once forgotten urban districts: SoHo full of warehouses and factories, SoBe home to poverty, the elderly, and all sorts of vice. Then came the cool people and creative class, shortly followed by the developers and eventual ... More >>
Back on March 16, Riptide broke the news that South Beach-based author Gerald Posner's latest book, Miami Babylon, had stolen eight passages from Frank Owen's 2003 work Clubland. photo by Bill Cooke New Times and a doctoral student have found more than a dozen new instances of plagi ... More >>
Here's our video from the week of Art Basel Miami 2009. It features footage from the streets of Wynwood, Notorious Nastie, Primary Flight , Art Miami, Art Loves Music, Pulse Art Fair, Fountain Art Fair, Tony Goldman's Wynwood Walls, Shepard Fairey, Jim Darling, Dave Tree, Aoki, FOCI Art Fair, OH W ... More >>
Art Basel Miami Beach 2009 is all about music and street art. The "Primary Flight" exhibit is fucking it up all over Wynwood, and so is Tony Goldman's public art project. Galleries on the Beach and in the city of Miami are taking the form seriously, and independent artists from Dade County and arou ... More >>
Illustration by Alex Izaguirre In this week's print edition of Riptide, I wrote that none of the candidates in the Miami mayoral race will crack the $1 million benchmarks set by Manny Diaz in 2001 and 2005. Nevertheless, City Commissioners Tomas Regalado and Joe Sanchez are shoring up support with s ... More >>
SoBe's "Grand Central Station" is still buzzing.
Nightclub shuffle, Overtown hustle, Wynwood bustle
Ceviche masters and the return of Johnny V
Maxim on Miami: "the greatest city on earth," where we dine under and with the stars, warts and all
Careful, New Yorkers, with your attitude -- you might get busted
Dishing it out at the Wine & Food Festival
You know things have changed in Miami Beach when a developer looks like a good bet for city commission
Miami Urban Renaissance Conference
The House Restaurant
Where They Are Now
The Miami Design Preservation League Annual Meeting and Awards Ceremony
Craig Robins has built a reputation as the good developer. Just ask him.
January 14 - 20, 1999
Owing to bureaucratic bad judgment, Miami Beach taxpayers will have to pay (and pay, and pay) for the city's vaunted new parking garage
Miami rolled out the red carpet for visiting travel honchos. They ate, they drank, they went back home.
Most people pay their taxes. Some people don't. Some people get their name in the newspaper.
Which means Marcia Gelbart Walkenstein's illegal art exhibit on South Beach has an incredible amount to say