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    November 28, 2014

    Brunch at Local House: Mimosa Pitchers and Brisket Skillet

    The weekend forecast sure looks promising: sunny with guaranteed cool temperatures and a chance of brunch. Although, that last one is up to you. With the weather continuing to dip down into the 60s and 50s (how great was last night?), spending your weekend wearing a light jacket while downing bloo ... More >>

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    November 25, 2014

    Miami All Quiet After Ferguson Grand Jury Decision Sparks Protests Across the Country

    A grand jury's decision not to indict the cop who three months ago killed unarmed teenager Mike Brown sparked protests across the country last night. Ferguson, Missouri is still smoldering this morning after looting, teargas, arson, armored vehicles, and gunshots turned the St. Louis suburb into so ... More >>

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    November 24, 2014

    FIU's South Florida Brewfest Celebrates Local Beer

    FIU's South Florida Brewfest, held at the Chaplin School of Hospitality & Tourism Management, was truly a local affair. Every brewery, from major players like Tampa's Cigar City to home brewers like Home Sick Brewing in Sanford, were born and brewed in Florida. When you consider that there were ov ... More >>

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    November 13, 2014

    Thanksgiving Recipe: Chef Cesar Zapata's Waldorf Salad

    Thanksgiving is a holiday that's all about expanding belts and big portions. From the stuffing to the gravy to the mashed potatoes, it's all about the rich and filling. Greens are usually nowhere to be found -- other than buried in a casserole. But salad makes an excellent (and underrated) additio ... More >>

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    November 10, 2014

    Jean Paul Desmaison Opens Harbour Bites in Coconut Grove

    Jean Paul Desmaison is back, for the moment, in a stationary trailer in a Coconut Grove parking lot serving his beloved manchego chorizo empanadas, slicked inside with a sticky layer of fig jam.

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    November 7, 2014

    Hannya's Vietnamese Brunch: Korean Pancake, Flash-Fried Spring Rolls, and Pho

    Miami has grown accustomed to the idea that brunch means bottomless booze and putting an egg on things, but in Vietnamese cooking, egg isn't a big part of the cuisine. Instead, pho and tea is the typical Sunday ritual. At Hannya, the Japanese restaurant in Brickell from the duo behind Akashi and Ric ... More >>

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    November 3, 2014

    Which Wich, Sandwich Shop with Vegan Options, to Open Two Miami Stores

    Because everyone makes it to Miami (eventually), the uber-popular nationwide sandwich chain Which Wich is opening two local locations in the 305 -- one slated for December, the other for early in 2015. The sammie shops are known for their unique ordering system, where customers use red Sharpies to ... More >>

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    October 30, 2014

    Knaus Berry Farms and the Glorious Cinnamon Rolls Are Back

    With the line between Miami's slow season and the onslaught of tourists becoming ever more blurred there is perhaps one event that dictates the beginning of fall: the opening of Knaus Berry Farms

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    October 30, 2014

    Papa John's Fritos Chili Pizza: Genius or Heinous?

    Papa John's has just announced a new product that could either be the next big thing or the start of end times. According to the Papa John's website, this limited-edition pizza is topped with beef, chili, Roma tomatoes, onions, cheddar, mozzarella, and Fritos.

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    October 28, 2014

    Five Best Vegetarian Dishes to Try Before the Month Is Over

    October is a festive month in Miami, full of celebratory eats and drinks. Beer for Grovetoberfest, candy for Halloween -- pumpkin spice lattes as often as possible. And the 10th month is also all about vegetarian awareness -- as good a time as any to start eating your veggies. October is almost ove ... More >>

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    October 28, 2014

    Florida Breweries Shine at Beerfest 2014 (Photos)

    Saturday's New Times' Beerfest at Fort Lauderdale's Esplanade Park had a lot going on: a great band, people sporting pretzel necklaces and lederhosen, and giant turkey legs roasting on an open flame. But, of course, the thousands of people who attended had one thing on their mind -- great beer. Fro ... More >>

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    October 27, 2014

    World's Greatest Pigeon Refused to Leave the Field During Dolphins Game

    The Miami Dolphins beat the Jacksonville Jaguars 27-13 on Sunday, but it was a pigeon that trended worldwide on Twitter. Wait, what? Yup a pigeon. A pigeon that by the end of the game had it's own Twitter account. What a world. During the second half of the game a pigeon flew his happy ass down on ... More >>

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    October 22, 2014

    Beerfest 2014 Is Saturday: Two Dozen Beers to Watch Out For; Last Chance for Discount Tickets

    The 17th Annual New Times' Original Beerfest, presented by Isle Casino, happens this Saturday and it's going to be epic, people. If you love beer, there's absolutely no better way to spend your day than sampling over 100 different beers waterside at Fort Lauderdale's beautiful Esplanade Park. Se ... More >>

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    October 20, 2014

    Russell Simmons: "The Idea of 'I'm Going to Sell a Million Records' Is Almost a Fantasy"

    If you're going to take advice from anyone, Russell Simmons isn't a bad mentor. He started a media empire out of his college dorm. He's easily responsible for more than half of the hip-hop classics you've enjoyed in your lifetime, not to mention tons of television and movies you've loved. Maybe you ... More >>

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    October 13, 2014

    Little Bread Cuban Sandwich Co. to Open in Little Havana

    If Chicago has the hot dog and New York has the mile-high pastrami sandwich on rye, Miami's sandwich is the Cuban (although Tampa has its own claims on the lunchtime treat). The origins of the "Cuban" date back to the late 1800's when it was the favorite mid-day meal of Cuban workers in cigar facto ... More >>

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    October 10, 2014

    Win Tickets to Seed Food and Wine Festival; Plus Discount Code UPDATED

    UPDATE: We have two winners: Jessica (PurpleJ247) and Poohbare311 are going to Seed. Enjoy! In just a couple of weeks, Miami will be ground zero for the latest and greatest in plant-based eating. Seed Food and Wine Festival is bringing five days of health-conscious, cruelty-free (and totally delici ... More >>

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    October 10, 2014

    Miami's Best Eats and Drinks This Weekend: Champagne Wishes, Caviar Dreams, Beer Budget

    Miami is getting pretty fancy-schmancy this Columbus Day weekend, people. If you have "champagne wishes and caviar dreams" but your wallet implies more of a beer budget, fret not, dear friends because we've got you covered. Visit one of two swanky special food trucks this weekend when both the Cl ... More >>

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    September 15, 2014

    Knowshon Moreno's Elbow Bent the Completely Wrong Direction in Fins Loss to Bills

    Miami has the Dolphins, the greatest most frustrating football team. A week after getting a plethora of good-job-smiley-faces on their Patriots test, the Dolphins came out and bombed their follow-up Buffalo Bills exam 29-10 like they had been out the night before playing Fireball shots flip-cup. E ... More >>

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    September 11, 2014

    New Times' Pairings Is Next Week: Get Half-Priced Tickets Now!

    New Times' Pairings is next week and you don't want to miss this event that features dishes from the best South Florida restaurants, each specially paired with a wine or beer to compliment every delicious bite. Just one week from today, on Thursday, September 18, from 7 to 10 p.m., Fort Lauderdale' ... More >>

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    September 9, 2014

    Petit Hosts Ladies Night With Comp Wine For Women Every Tuesday

    Starting tonight, Petit Miami will begin a new kind of ladies night special that will require you to meet up with your girlfriends more often. Every Tuesday night, tables of ladies with reservations will receive complimentary glasses of wine all-night long with their dinner. Talk about girl power!

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    September 3, 2014

    The Mighty Stands Out With a Funky Lineup of House-Made Sausages

    There seems to be a gastropub on every Miami street corner nowadays. Anyone can order Nueske's applewood-smoked bacon, fill a cooler with offbeat craft beers, and cover the walls with red brick. That's as far as most places take it. But at The Mighty, a pocket-size spot on Coral Way once occupied b ... More >>

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    September 2, 2014

    Temple, a Plant-Based Eatery, Now Open in South Miami

    Temple, a plant-based eatery with an interior as colorful as its ingredients, is officially open for business at 5831 Sunset Drive. The new spot is now serving up breakfast and lunch to South Miamians looking for farm-to-tummy edibles. It's a vibrant addition to Sunset's array of eatery options. A ... More >>

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    August 28, 2014

    Rick Ross' #RossFit Program: How to Lose 100 Pounds Like the Bawse

    We used to lovingly refer to Rick Ross as the "Fat Boy," but it must have been getting under his skin. He's embarked on a tireless mission to get back in shape, and he's made the effort public by using the hashtag #RossFit, snapping pics along the way, and even including his exercise regimen in hi ... More >>

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    August 18, 2014

    Miami International Airport Was an Epic Catastrophe Last Night

    Considering that lightning-filled monsoons sweep across Dade County every afternoon this time of year, waiting out weather delays at Miami International Airport is par for the course. The morass travelers encountered last night at MIA, though, was anything but typical. A double-whammy of busted co ... More >>

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    August 12, 2014

    Miami Mediterranean Cuisine Is the Best Place for a Gyro in SoBe

    If you're going to Sultan Mediterranean Cuisine in SoBe for your gyro, kebab, and falafel fix, you're doing it wrong. The far lesser-known place Miami Mediterranean Cuisine has tastier food, is open late (2 a.m.), offers free delivery (if the order is over $15), and costs about half the price. It m ... More >>

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    August 11, 2014

    Key West Lobsterfest: We Chased That Tail (Photos)

    The tagline for the Key West Lobsterfest is "A Celebration of our favorite Crustacean!" and that was reason enough for us to chase that tail. The four-day celebration really hit the streets this past Saturday with a concert and street fair open to the public. There were lobster tacos, lobster mac ... More >>

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    August 8, 2014

    Miami's Best Eats and Drinks This Weekend: Pop-Tarts, Pop-Ups, and Brunch

    It's another Friday and this weekend's theme is all about the pop-up...and brunch (because there's no such thing as a weekend without a few mimosas). It's a good time to try out the new pop-ups in town and, because we're into instant gratification, we're inviting you to start the weekend immediatel ... More >>

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    August 7, 2014

    Lan Pan Asian Cafe: Banana-Coconut Bubble Tea Is the Best Thing Ever

    It's thanks to Lan Pan Asian Cafe that I discovered the joys of boba tea about a year ago (I was totally behind the eight ball, I know). I was utterly enamored with their taro variety -- a creamy, lavender-hued, frozen dream. When I made the transition to veganism back in January, I was bummed to l ... More >>

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    August 4, 2014

    U.S. Secretly Sent Latin American Youth To Cuba To Stir Up a Revolution

    Dwight Eisenhower still holds the record for the most hamfisted attempts to oust Fidel Castro, thanks to alleged plots like the CIA's exploding cigar caper. But Barack Obama is giving Ike a run for his money. First came the "Cuban Twitter" fiasco, when news leaked that the US Agency for Internationa ... More >>

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    July 29, 2014

    Plane Makes Emergency Landing on Miami Beach Sand

    For the second time in just three days, a small plane has had to make an emergency landing on the sands of Florida's beaches. Following Sunday's deadly crash landing involving a Piper in Venice, a small Cessna made an emergency landing on Miami Beach at 58th Street today. Luckily, no one was injur ... More >>

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    July 24, 2014

    ABC Restaurant Supplies: Outfit Your Kitchen Like a Chef

    Home cooks know all too well the woes of cheap kitchen equipment. There's the Dutch oven whose enamel begins chipping after only a few forays into a 300-degree oven; the sautée pan with the hot spot that burns part of your omelet and leaves the other half just barely cooked. This isn't to say ever ... More >>

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    July 18, 2014

    Rap's Top Ten Weird-Awesome Fashion Icons

    Hip-hop and fashion have always gone together like suits and ties. Ironically, though, rappers who wear suits and ties belong to the most boring slice of rap's style spectrum, right next to dudes in baggy pants and plain white tees. It's about being flashy. It's not about being like everyone else. ... More >>

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    July 17, 2014

    Make Vegan Milkshakes for National Ice Cream Month

    National Ice Cream Month (July, if you were wondering) can leave vegans feeling a little left out. Sure, we can snag a box of Tofutti or a pint of Rice Dream at the supermarket, but getting anyone to serve us a scoop or mix us up a shake? Dream on. Luckily, Whole Foods Aventura has our backs. This ... More >>

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    July 14, 2014

    Clueless Rick Scott Campaign Compares LeBron James to Charlie Crist

    When LeBron James announced he'd be heading back to Cleveland, most high profile Floridians responded with understanding and a gratefulness for what he accomplished here. Governor Rick Scott, of all people, was one of the lone exceptions. In a cheap campaign attack that is as insulting to Floridia ... More >>

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    July 10, 2014

    Mike Tyson Dines at Red The Steakhouse

    Iron Mike Tyson hosted a dinner party at Red the Steakhouse in Miami Beach Wednesday night in celebration of tonight's boxing match at American Airlines Arena. See also: Rare Blue Lobsters at Red The Steakhouse

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    July 8, 2014

    Love Is Blind Brunch: Hangover Wreckers and 99 Cent Mimosas

    Many Miami brunches offer unlimited mimosas for a fee, but before you say yes to that deal think a moment. Just how many fizzy beverages are you actually going to consume over the course of a meal? If your limit is three at best, maybe that $20 all-you-can-drink offer isn't so wonderful, after all. ... More >>

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    July 3, 2014

    Make Super Easy Vegan Coleslaw for Fourth of July (Recipe)

    T-minus 24 hours until Fourth of July festivities kick off. And shiiiiiiit, you totally forgot about the vegan dish you promised to dole out at your neighbor's hipster barbecue. Considering the contents of your fridge (some sad-looking celery and a bottle of ketchup), this might present a problem. ... More >>

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    July 2, 2014

    Marlins Turned That Dancing Kid Into Their New Mascot for Day

    Last week, video of a little kid busting out into some seriously sick dance moves after he found himself on the Marlins' Jumbotron went viral on the Internet. It was the most anyone has paid attention to anything related to the Marlins in a long, long time. So, of course, the team tried to catch l ... More >>

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    June 17, 2014

    New Times' Best of Miami: Check Out Who Won Now!

    Extra, extra, read all about it! Miami New Times' Best of Miami 2014 is online (a couple of days earlier than the print edition). That means you have a digital head start on everything great about the Magic City. See also: Miami New Times' Best of Release Party Cocktails: Have a Mojito or a Wynwo ... More >>

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    June 16, 2014

    The End of the Big Three Era? Spurs Win Title With Another Heat Blowout

    The Miami Heat's mantra heading into game five versus San Antonio was "Why not us?" But by the time the horn mercifully sounded on their third straight series-ending blowout loss, all they could say was, "Oh, that's why." The Heat's 24-month reign as champions of the basketball world came crashing t ... More >>

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    June 11, 2014

    Spurs Set NBA Record For First-Half Shooting While Demolishing Heat in Game Three

    Julia Dale sang the National Anthem, the crowd chanted "Seven Nation Army," and fire shot into the sky as the players were introduced to ear-piercing applause. Everything was going according to plan, the NBA Finals were back in Miami, and the Heat's home was hype with excitement. Then the San Anton ... More >>

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    June 9, 2014

    King James Destroyed Spurs and Dumb "LeBroning" Meme in Game Two

    Shhhhhhhhhh, you hear that? That's the sound of all the LeBron James cramp memes being deleted from all the Twitter accounts. If you put your ear to your computer screen, you can actually hear the little Instagram heart likes breaking into a thousand pieces and falling to the floor. Welcome to the r ... More >>

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    June 9, 2014

    A Wildfire Is Smothering Miami-Dade With Smoke This Morning

    Don't worry: It's just not the raging hangover from those seven rum and Cokes you pounded while sweating through the Heat's win last night. Your eyes are not fogged over with Monday-morning regret. Miami really has disappeared under a cloud of noxious smoke. A huge wildfire in Broward County is to ... More >>

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    June 6, 2014

    Spurs' Broken A/C Cramps Up LeBron, Beats the Heat in Game One

    Both teams tried to "beat the Heat" last night. Only one succeeded. The Heat dropped game one of the NBA Finals 110-95 in a matchup where Miami lost its biggest star, LeBron James, midway through the fourth quarter due to cramps that flared up for one reason: the Spurs' A/C blew out early in the c ... More >>

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    May 23, 2014

    Where to Get Brunch on Memorial Day

    So Memorial Day is fast approaching, and if you're an adventuresome soul who's sticking around for the weekend, you need to be thinking ahead. Planning is key when it comes to driving, parking, boozing, and, of course, eating. Come Monday, we're betting you'll be sunburned, hung-over, and desperate ... More >>

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    May 21, 2014

    D-Wade Carried the Heat in Game Two, Stole Home-Court Advantage Back From Pacers

    The Miami Heat beat the Indiana Pacers 87-83 in another thriller Tuesday night and in turn stole home-court advantage in the series heading into Saturday night's matchup in Miami. The win basically deletes the meaning of the entire regular season, taking away home court from the first-seed Pacers a ... More >>

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    May 21, 2014

    Kush Taps Gravity and Cigar Collaboration "Gin and Juice" Thursday

    If you ever find yourself rolling down Northwest Second Avenue on the edge of the Wynwood Arts District, then stop into Kush to sip a little Gin and Juice, the collaboration beer brewed by Cigar City Brewing and Miami's Gravity Brewlab. "Gin and Juice," an American strong ale, will be on tap at Ku ... More >>

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    May 19, 2014

    Mike Epps Lied About Seeing the Heat Get Smoked by Pacers in Game One

    The Miami Heat's 107-96 loss to the Indiana Pacers Sunday was about as enjoyable to consume as a poop-filled Chipotle burrito, but then again, people frickin' love Chipotle no matter what, so maybe that's a bad analogy. Seriously, though, this game was shitty. It was a wire-to-wire collective sittin ... More >>

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    May 16, 2014

    La Palapa Hondureña: Hole-in-the-Wall Serves Tasty Honduran

    On the outside, La Palapa Hondureña (formerly known as Adelita's Café) is anything but memorable. Surrounded by louder venues such as a vapor shop and a Papa John's, the restaurant has floor-to-ceiling windows that are plastered with karaoke posters and the emblematic palapa, an open-sided dwellin ... More >>

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    May 15, 2014

    Epic Late-Game Comeback Sends Miami Heat to Eastern Conference Finals

    The Miami Heat is halfway to the three-peat, and I probably need to see a doctor when this season is finished. The Heat pulled out a thrilling 96-94 series, clinching victory Wednesday night over the Brooklyn Nets that sends Miami to the fourth consecutive Eastern Conference finals, sends the Brookl ... More >>

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