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    June 21, 2013

    Best Eats and Drinks This Weekend: Miami Heat Edition

    Are you awake? Probably not. Last night's mega-galactic Heat win against the San Antonio Spurs reminded us that high-stress activities (like sitting in front of the TV set, you see) is dangerous for our health. Naturally, we waited for another Chris Bosh celebratory champagne facial after the game ... More >>

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    June 14, 2013

    Father's Day Drinking: The Five Best Places to Toast Dad

    Dads are often the unsung heroes of the world, doling our cash, car keys, and wisdom -- only to take the backseat when it comes to praise and affection. This Sunday, we suggest taking your dad aside after the family brunch and whisking him off for a little one-on-one time over a drink. These ar ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 14, 2013

    Wood Tavern's Outdoor Patio Closed Again?

    It's Friday evening in Miami. Prime time for happy hour. You go to your favorite bar in Wynwood for a few cold ones outside and are turned away. That happened about a half hour ago to Miami New Times' club listings editor Laurie Charles who, upon walking into Wood Tavern, found out that the patio w ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 13, 2013

    Chappellet Vineyards at Gotham Steak Tonight

    Tonight's installment of Fontainebleau's Cellar 1954 Series features one of the oldest family-run wineries in Napa, Chappelet Vineyards. Iwner Cyril Chappellet will be on hand to discuss his family vineyard while explaining the intricacies of each wine as they are paired with a special menu from Got ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 12, 2013

    Buns & Buns Opening in South Miami

    A breadery and grill with a sense of humor is set to open shop in South Miami when Buns & Buns arrives sometime late summer. The restaurant and bakery has been teasing us with pictures of buns (and buns) on Facebook and Twitter. Then we received a phone call from one of the owners, who preferred ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 10, 2013

    The Heat Finals: Watch the Game With Bottle Service, Free Drinks, Dancing Bananas

    This is where it gets exciting, folks. The Miami Heat has tied up the finals with the Spurs, which means tomorrow's game will be extra white-hot. Though the game will beplayed in San Antonio, plenty of places in Miami will show real team spirit. We've put together a list of our favorite spots offeri ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 7, 2013

    Miami's Best Eats and Drinks This Weekend

    Is it safe to say that Tropical Storm Andrea was a real pisser for those of us in Dade County? Here we were thinking there would, at the very least, be downpours overnight, maybe a little flash flooding, a power flicker or two. But, no. Nothing. The only thing that happened was our satellite went ou ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 7, 2013

    Drogerie: Cocktails in a Mad Scientist's Lab at SoBe's Albion Hotel

    The lobby of the Albion Hotel in South Beach is a study in brightness. The walls, terrazzo flooring, and furnishings are crisp white with some striking accent colors. However, just to the right of the reception desk is a heavy red velvet curtain. Step behind it and you are transported somewhere far ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 24, 2013

    Craigslist Restaurant Ads: Opera Singers and Thieving Meth Addicts

    Every day every caliber of Miami restaurant heads to Craigslist to seek the help they need. You can just as easily find the Genuine Hospitality Group staffing up for the onslaught of tourist season as you can a nameless Kendall pizza joint looking for a prep cook and dough stretcher. It's a democr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 17, 2013

    Burger, Beer & BBQ Bash: Get Half-Priced Tickets Now

    It's not even Memorial Day yet and we're already looking forward to summer. But when you have got an awesome festival of flavor happening in your own backyard, why wouldn't you? We're talking about the second annual Burger, Beer, and BBQ Bash on June 29 at Miami Circle. This afternoon of food and ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 13, 2013

    Barezzito South Beach: We Get a First Bite

    Step into Barezzito, Miami's newest late-night eatery and music venue -- and South Beach screams from every neon-hued nook and cranny. The sleek new Collins Avenue outpost is offering up live music, specials every night of the week and Asian fusion cuisine with a Latin flair. The new digs are the ... More >>

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    May 9, 2013
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    May 7, 2013

    Umami Burger to Open This Friday

    Umami Burger, the California chain with an impassioned fan base, is opening the doors to its first Miami Beach location at 1080 Alton Road this Friday, May 10 at 11 a.m. This Umami will not only be the first in South Florida, it will also be the first Umami on the east coast. Umami was voted "Bur ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 6, 2013

    Miami Heat Plays Tonight: Watch Parties at MPP and Toro Toro with Octopus & Beer,

    The Miami Heat is on, and no we're not talking about the weather. Defending champions (is it too soon to predict this year's outcome?) and our lovable hometown team swept round one of the playoffs and begins young two tonight against the Chicago Bulls. What do you have to say about that Lil' Wayne? ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 3, 2013

    Tim Tebow to the Dolphins! How I Trolled Twitter Into Believing an Absurd Rumor

    I love Twitter a lot -- like 83,000-tweets-and-counting a lot. So I didn't troll everyone yesterday with fake news about Tim Tebow joining the Dolphins because I was mad. I did it because it would be funny, and also because it's fascinating how information goes viral -- particularly in the murky wor ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 30, 2013

    Chad Johnson and a Homeless Man Named "Porkchop" Went Clubbing in South Beach This Weekend

    In case you've been wondering, Chad "Ochocinco" Johnson is still as bizarre as ever and chronicling it all on Twitter. In his latest escapade, Johnson befriended a homeless man named "Porkchop" this weekend, gave him a makeover, and then took him out clubbing in South Beach.

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    April 29, 2013

    Dolphins Player Mike Wallace Makes Homophobic Tweets Over Jason Collins News

    Earlier today, NBA player Jason Collins made history as the first active athlete in a major American sports league to come out as a gay. Just hours later, Miami Dolphins wide receiver Mike Wallace was just the latest athlete to come out as an idiot.

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    April 23, 2013

    The New Miami Dolphins Jerseys Have Leaked

    The new Miami Dolphins uniforms weren't supposed to be unveiled until Thursday, but it looks like they've hit the web a little earlier than scheduled. The only part of the new unis we'd seen till now had been a bit of white face mask.

  • Blogs

    April 22, 2013

    Miami Eats at Miami Science Museum: Nutrition Can Be Fun (Photos)

    The Miami Science Museum in Coconut Grove turned its focus on food this past weekend as kids and grownups alike got an education in healthy eating and just what it takes to get the food we eat onto our table. Interactive displays were scattered through the museum and its grounds as museum guests t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 18, 2013

    Dolphins' New Uniforms Include White Face Masks

    We've known for awhile what the new Dolphins logo has looked like, but the team has been much better at keeping the details of the uniform redesign under wraps. Today, the team released a sneak peek of the new helmet on Twitter. Judging from the image, we think this could be a lot more drastic than ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 17, 2013

    Cochon 555 is Back: Brooks, McInnis, Balloo, Thomas, Zapata to Compete

    Pork lovers rejoice! Cochon 555, a porktastic event, is coming to town! The 10-city culinary competition and tasting tour was created to promote the sustainable farming of heritage breed pigs - so that we may eat them better, my dear. Five local chefs compete in each city, preparing a menu using a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 16, 2013

    Unhappy Meal: 91 Percent of Kids' Plates Unhealthy

    The nutritional content of children's food at restaurants should be government-regulated. As I've said before, I believe there's no need to give in to "your whiny brat's tirade." The National Restaurant Association's Kids LiveWell menu standards, a voluntary initiative, recommends meals for children ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 16, 2013

    Even Adriana Lima Shops the Baking Girl in MiMo

    We're not ones to scour the city looking for the world's greatest cupcakes. We don't even like them. But on a whim, we recently took a different route home from the office and found ourselves at NE 69th Street and Biscayne Boulevard. Most locals know the intersection for the restaurant Uva 69. H ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 16, 2013

    Eating House Hosts Special 420 Dinner

    Legend states that every day at 4:20 p.m., a group of teens in San Rafael, California met to search for an abandoned cannabis crop. The teens code named the plan, "4:20 Louis" in honor of the statue of Louis Pasteur where they hung out. The code was shortened to "4:20".  4:20 was later adopted ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 12, 2013

    Pasha's Promotes Healthy Eating With 50% Off Entire Menu

    Pasha's, the healthy fast food alternative for Mediterranean cuisine, has been serving up waist and wallet-friendly options since 2003. With seven locations now spanning Miami, one can get their fix just about anywhere, from Aventura to Coral Gables. Although all locations offer the same menu, selec ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 12, 2013

    5 Amazing Craft Beers from San Diego, a Microbrew Mecca

    When a new brewery makes its way to Miami, we're super stoked. Hell, there are two or three on tap to open this year, and the city's practically in a tizzy. Drinking anything cooked up in our own backyard is totes exciting, given the serious lack of local beers we've had available in past years. Bu ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 11, 2013

    Khong River House: Beat the Clock for Thai New Year

    In Thailand, New Year's is celebrated very differently than in Miami. As part of the multiday festivities, Thai people clean their houses, avoid cursing, apologize to friends and family for bad behavior, and splash water on each other (very respectfully, we're told). Miamians, by contrast, generally ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 10, 2013

    Brew at the Zoo: Five Must-Try Beers and Haiku Ticket Giveaway

    Our sister paper may have just hosted Beerfest, and you may have already gotten your fill of beer for the month. But where's the fun in that? Brew at the Zoo is inching closer, and it's about time you realize what you'll miss out on if you skip this annual extravaganza. Do you like Florida beer ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 9, 2013

    Ben & Jerry's Free Cone Day Is Today: Here's the Story Behind It

    Today is Free Cone Day, a made-up holiday that's celebrated throughout the land. And why not? It's not every day a company celebrates by giving something away. But then again, Ben & Jerry's is no ordinary company. The ice-cream manufacturer is politically incorrect, satirical, and socially consc ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 9, 2013

    Best of Miami 2013 Readers' Poll: It's Time to Choose Sides

    The time has come, Miami. New Times writers are busy choosing our picks for the best food, music, shops, services, and anything else that can be categorized for our annual blockbuster Best of Miami. But for all of our hard work, there are some of you who think you can do better. We can almost hear y ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 3, 2013

    Tongue & Cheek: What's Behind All Those Characters? DeRosa Speaks

    Tongue & Cheek is set to open in a few weeks, and if you're following the restaurant or chef/owner Jamie DeRosa on Twitter or Facebook, chances are you've encountered some interesting characters.Part animal and part beast, these well-dressed hybrids have been popping up all over social media. We ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 1, 2013

    Food Stamp Debacle: Meet the One Governor Who Botched Public Aid Worse Than Rick Scott

    Ah, government. It protects and serves. Floridians spent last year lamenting Gov. Rick Scott's bright idea for welfare recipients: a ludicrous plan to drug-test every single person on state aid. (The courts later threw that idea out the window.)Believe it or not, there's now a governor whose food st ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 27, 2013

    What to Put in an Adult Easter Basket

    While the excitement of an early morning Easter basket hunt is generally considered kid's domain, Easter Sunday is actually much more momentous for adults. After all, it marks the end of 40 painful days and nights of Lenten sacrifice. And hell, even if you leave all the religious jazz out of the eq ... More >>

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    March 22, 2013

    Packaged Food Kills: Too Much Sodium From Infancy to Adulthood

    At a meeting of the American Heart Association yesterday, data was presented that indicates there are high levels of sodium in packaged food made for toddlers. I've gotten flack about this column for my stance that food should bear clear and obvious labels that show nutritional and artificial-swee ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 14, 2013

    Ultra Music Festival Stage Collapses During Sound Check, Several "Critically" Injured UPDATED

    A stage has collapsed in Bayfront Park during a sound check for this weekend's Ultra Music Festival, injuring several and sending police cruisers and ambulances swarming to the park. At least three people are en route to local hospitals and several more are being treated at the scene, Gossip Extra r ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 12, 2013

    Khong River House Review: Boat Noodles, Cool Digs, and Hot Hooch in SoBe

    Khong River House is buzzing on a chilly Friday night. Waiters add to the clamor, adeptly pronouncing Thai ingredients such as khaep mu (crisp pork rinds) and nam prik num (green chili pepper salsa). Across the dining room, hipsters, bloggers, and socialites cram tightly packed tables. They tweet, I ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 8, 2013

    Miami's Best Eats and Drinks this Weekend

    We can bitch and complain all we want about our laborious weekdays at work, but when it comes to the weekend, the bitching needs to stop. Ain't nobody got time fo' anything besides chocolate festivals, beer festivals, and Calle Ocho. So quit your complaining and start planning your sure-to-be-awes ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 7, 2013

    World of Beer Coming to Midtown Miami in April

    It's official, the third Miami outpost of World of Beer is making its way to midtown. The Tampa-based brew lover's paradise will be throwing open its doors this April. It's only been a year since the Dadeland location started tapping kegs and screening sports -- and less than that for Kendall. But ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 6, 2013

    The Embassy: Eclectic Buena Vista Fare

    The route from downtown Miami or South Beach to Buena Vista's restaurant strip traverses the posh Design District, a neighborhood speckled with Christian Louboutin stilettos and a luxury flagship shop by Herm├Ęs. Just a few blocks north is Little Haiti, where many families eke out a living with annu ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 5, 2013

    Naked Vegan Cooking Is a Thing Now — Make It Stop (Photos)

    We can call vegans a lot of things: weirdly connected to the planet, strangely into fake cheese, but this really takes the dairy-and-egg-free cake. Naked vegan cooking is a thing now where vegans take pictures of themselves cooking vegan dishes in their birthday suits. Sometimes they're alone; some ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 1, 2013

    The Miami Heat Make a Harlem Shake Video Because Why The Hell Not?

    When you're kicking ass on the court, you can pretty much do whatever you want off of it. The Chicago Bears had the "Super Bowl Shuffle" back in 1986. Now the Miami Heat have made their claim to this year's meme, the Harlem Shake.And a helluva claim it is, with King James prancing around in a crown ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 1, 2013

    Miami's Best Eats and Drinks This Weekend

    You'd think food bloggers' jobs would be easy. Go out, eat, write. Go out, eat, write. Drink, go out, drink, write, drink. It's kind of not like that at all. We spend more time running around the city than we do actually sitting at a table and eating. A perfect example is the South Beach Wine & ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 27, 2013

    Sweet Saloon: Get Chocolate Wasted With Cocktails and Dessert Treats

    Sugar and booze are an intoxicating combo (some studies say it gets you drunkety drunker). If so, then Sweet Saloon should leave us all kinds of buzzed. The newest addition to the mezzanine level of Moonchine Asian Bistro, this spot serves sweet treats, cocktails, and jazzy beats Wednesday and Satu ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 27, 2013

    New Times' Artopia Tomorrow in Coral Gables: Eat, Drink, and Be Arty

    If you've been on the beach (or at the South Beach Wine & Food Festival) too much recently, it's time to add a little culture to your diet, at New Times' fifth annual Artopia.Tomorrow, Thursday, February 28, from 7 to 10 p.m., the Coral Gables Museum will transform into an epic celebration of ar ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 27, 2013

    Fieri, Zimmern, Deen, Zakarian Do the Harlem Shake (Video)

    This year's South Beach Wine & Food Festival seemed tame in comparison to some other years. We didn't witness any snockered chefs, fistfights, or Paula Deen riding anyone like a pony. Even Anthony Bourdain played nice at the Grand Tasting Village (possibly because he was in the presenc ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 25, 2013

    SoBeWFF Southern Brunch: "Best Food of the Festival," says Schrager

    People often say Miami isn't quite part of the South. Yet Magic City chefs put out the best food at the South Beach Wine & Food Festival's Southern Brunch at the Loews Miami Beach Hotel late Sunday morning, even if they didn't have the longest lines. A little more than an hour into the event Em ... More >>

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    February 25, 2013

    SoBeWFF Unkind to Vegetarians

    If you didn't get to partake in any of the epic adventures that went down this past weekend at the SoBeWFF - we're so sorry. It was everything we could have possibly imagined -- nothing less than the Garden of Eden; Shangri-La; Nirvana. There were copious quantities of cocktails, edible swag, sauced ... More >>

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    February 22, 2013

    Short Order on Social Media: Your Source for the Wildest Times at SoBeWFF

    Yesterday, the hordes invaded Miami Beach for 96 hours of drinking, eating, and schmoozing their way across the sand. The South Beach Wine & Food Festival (SoBeWFF) has finally arrived. And Short Order will be there to clue you in on the craziest, drunkest, most gluttonous moments of the weekend ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 21, 2013

    Are You A Wine Snob? Find Out in Time for the Festival

    For more on the South Beach Wine & Food Festival, check out New Times' Taste guide, hitting newsstands Thursday, February 21. Think about the last time you shared a bottle of vino with friends. Unless you're a group of uppity wine connoisseurs or sommeliers, chances are the wine in your glass mean ... More >>

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    February 20, 2013

    Ten Twitter Handles to Follow During SoBeWFF

    Can't make it to this year's South Beach Wine & Food Festival? We hear ya. Tickets are kind of expensive. Fret not. Luckily, Twitter allows complete strangers to pry into the lives of those who live publicly, like Cooking Channel and Food Network idols, for instance. This year, experience SoBe ... More >>

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