Chef Dewey LoSasso is obviously proud of his new tenure at Acqualina Resort & Spa. And why not? The plush Sunny Isles hotel is beautiful. The design gives the resort a vibe that's less South Beach and more large Mediterranean villa. Driving up to the valet stand ($8 with restaurant validation), your ... More >>
Until last month, 36-year-old Chad Minor was director of community development for Venice, Florida, a Gulf Coast town of just more than 20,000 people. Kellie Bricker, who is 41, worked for the same city as a planning coordinator, but both were forced to resign after they got caught getting it on in ... More >>
Is there really that much difference between a car alarm and your average Skrillex track anyway? Two young men were arrested in Doral on Wednesday for stealing from cars. They later admitted they planned to sell the stolen items in order to buy Ultra tickets.
"Have you ever wrecked one of these?" I ask as our burnt-orange Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport Vitesse bursts onto the Julia Tuttle Causeway. Butch Leitzinger shakes his head. The mild-mannered man is Bugatti's official driver, but a better title would be "pilot." With a top speed of 260 mph, the Veyron ... More >>
Sandwiched between Usher on May 18 and a "special Thursday" performance by the future American Idol champ and runner-up on May 31, Pitbull has been added to the mainstream list of musical acts tackling the Today Show stage as one of several participating in the year's Toyota Summer Concert Series. ... More >>
Photo by Ian WitlenSee the full 38-photo slideshow from Toyota Antics with Special Disco Version and Black Lips at Grand Central. James Murphy and Black Lips Grand Central Thursday, December 1, 2011 Better Than: 28 MPGs in the city, 35 on the highway. New York City hipsters, Pitchfork-approved ... More >>
Art Basel Miami Beach is a horrible, crippling beast. It stands, hovering over the first week of December, forcing free drinks down your throat, making you listen to terrible music and look at bad art. Sometimes, though, every once in a while, it takes a step back and shows you the light, somet ... More >>
Burger Beast A screen shot of the Burger Beast Truck Track app.It's lunchtime and you're in your car jonesing for your favorite food truck. Where is it? Well, there's an app for that! Blogger Burger Beast is busy developing an app that will make it easy to find your favorite truck. The app wi ... More >>
Allan WarrenDavid Cassidy beats Bieber in any sort of teen dream competition, even today. Like, today's Cassidy versus today's Bieber. Sorry, Biebz, but Cassidy's cuter. His feathered hair is better than the lesbian 'do any day. Everyone remembers Cassidy, the androgynous, non-threatening TV and st ... More >>
Laine DossThere may be more and bigger problems ahead for food trucks. The trucks cannot legally roll down the street and serve up lunch at a busy corner, says Hilda Castillo, a spokesperson at the Miami-Dade County Department of Planning and Zoning. "Food trucks are not permitted to conduct sa ... More >>
Laine Doss Sugar Yummy Mama's Giselle PintoThe Thursdays on the Bay Food Truck Roundup at the American Legion Post #29 will not return to business as usual tomorrow, according to Jack Garabedian, owner of Jefe's Original Taco and organizer of the roundup. In a notice sent t ... More >>
The Tamiami Truckers Food Court, a very popular meet-up, takes place tonight, Friday, from 6-11 p.m. outside of Lexus of West Kendall at 13750 SW 136th Street. This week, he said to expect a bunch of surprises. There will be a bounce house and face painting for the kids, and the chance to tes ... More >>
Photo by Daniel De Las CasasPhantogram's Sarah Barthel.Toyota Antics PresentsWith Phantogram, Twin Shadow, and FlosstradamusGrand Central, MiamiThursday, December 2, 2010Better than: Paying a cover charge to see a bunch of bands during Art Basel. We worried when Phantogram announced its second Mi ... More >>
Can You Say, "Retirement Fund"?These days, Miami is a steaming pile of ultra-high unemployment, corruption, and bullsh*t promises to "change the system" or "get rid of politics as usual."Yet, amid this chaotic crap heap there are opportunities for turning a serious profit. But you've got to act q ... More >>
Driving around Downtown from now on, you may notice that seemingly every homeless person is now wearing a LeBron James-themed jersey, T-shirt, sweatshirt, wristbands, sneakers, or embroidered blanket. Yeah, that was us.
Jacob KatelThe Filling Station crew. The Filling Station (95 SE 2nd Street) is Downtown Miami's only automotive themed hole in the wall burger joint. The interior boasts red brick printed wall paper, hurricane shuttered wallspace, and sayings like "My favorite animal is hamburger." The menu featu ... More >>
Miami police have issued this composite drawing of the man who killed retired cop Robert Yee execution-style last Friday in a Miami boatyard, An $11,000 reward is being offered for help in tracking down the guy. Yee, age 61, was shot in the back of the head by someone who was seek ... More >>
It can be a devil to drive.
Radio Station give-aways are not necessarily "news," but WVUM is your non-profit student run station at the University of Miami, and this is kind of a big thing for them. It could also be a big thing for you, because really, who has the money for a brand new car right now? Full disclosure: Working a ... More >>
Hundreds of bodies need names. The contessa of the dead finds them.
Marilyn Manson's paintings are much better than his music. Just kidding; we love ya, Marilyn! His solo show, Trismegistus, debuted this past December during Art Basel Miami Beach. But if you missed the super-VIP opening, don't despair -- the paintings will still be on display at 101/Exhibit (101 NE ... More >>
Women spend big money tricking out cars, too.
The plastic shopping bag is a pox on our subtropical house
I am a Nicaraguan by the grace of God
Aussie Animal Hospital of Miami Beach
American Road Collection
Golden Glades Interchange
Guaco is salsa's best kept secret
Kendall Toyota's peacemaking pitch to area residents runs into a roadblock
It was one of those magical South Beach nights. Until a car got in the way.