The government shutdown has put some Miami start-up breweries on hold, at least those who have applied for federal permits. Indeed, brewers and even wine and spirits makers, are being affected in some way. See also: Government Shutdown: Nine Ways It Affects Restaurants and Consumers
Miami is less than four years removed from an epic real estate crash that wrecked the local economy, but it seems lately new luxury condos are breaking ground every week. Most of the local economy is still in shambles. Unemployment still remains high. The vast majority of local residents are still s ... More >>
Miami Brewing Company, the beer side to Schnebly Redland's Winery, purchased a canning line and their signature Big Rod Coconut Ale (5.4 ABV) cans will begin to appear in local stores by late August, said Schnebly's Director of Sales and Marketing Joe Reyes. The canning line should arrive sometime ... More >>
The Prez and Hova "got a little bond there." But Obama insists he didn't help his pals, Jay-Z and Beyonce (AKA The Carters), secure clearance from the Treasury Department for their fifth anniversary vacay to Cuba. "This is not something the White House was involved with," POTUS tells the Today Sho ... More >>
It seems Jay-Z has been up to more than smoking cigars and celebrating his marriage in Cuba. He's been busy penning and recording a serious dis track to all those haters who aren't happy to see the first couple of hip-hop chillin' so close to Castro. His recent vacation to the island set some polit ... More >>
When you're the Carters on vacay in Cuba .... You've gotta expect to get slammed by South Florida's exilio Cubanos. Even if you dress like Maya Angelou and her bagboy on a humanitarian mission circa '64. So it was probably no surprise to Jay-Z and Beyonce when Republican politicos Ileana Ros-Leht ... More >>
She demanded answers. And she got them. And she's still not satisfied. Pissed about "the highly publicized trip by U.S. musicians Beyoncé Knowles-Carter (Beyoncé) and Shawn Carter (Jay-Z) to Cuba," South Floridian member of the U.S. Congress Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R) bashed the Carters for spending ... More >>
The Carters were officially OK-ed to vacay in Castro's Cuba. According to "a source familiar with the itinerary," Jay-Z and Beyonce's controversial fifth-anniversary trip to the island, Reuters reports, was fully approved and licensed by the U.S. Treasury Department as a "people-to-people" cultural ... More >>
He don't belong to your motherfuckin' "Clique." Despite the fact that Marco Rubio's got the Kanye, Big Sean, and Jay-Z collabo track looping through his Spotify playlist (not to mention Tupac's "Changes," Flo Rida's "Good Feeling," and Pitbull's "Bon Bon"), it's not like the Florida junior senator' ... More >>
As supercouple Jay-Z and Beyoncé prep for World Humanitarian Day ("I'm doing something good," Mrs. Carter tweets, "somewhere, for someone else. Join me!"), they're also getting slammed by South Floridian members of Congress Ileana Ros-Lehtinen and Mario Diaz-Balart for helping to "fund the machiner ... More >>
Tuity's cash mealTeachers looking for late homework are used to hearing the excuse "the dog ate it." People looking to collect car payments, not so much. But in the case of one St. Augustine couple, it's the truth.Tuity, a Labrador retriever/chow/bulldog mix, decided to chow down on the $1,000 in ... More >>
Based on the latest ominous polls -- not to mention the Tallahassee-area foreclosure reports -- Marco Rubio could use some extra cash in the bank right about now.Marco Rubio is turning some heads with his latest fundraising email.But a fundraising email sent out this week is raising some eyebrows ou ... More >>
Go here to see a commercial for the Scott Rothstein auction.Nobody pimps it harder than Ponzi schemers. Yachts, Bentleys, Bugattis, Waverunners, Ferraris, Corvettes, Cadillacs, Maseratis, Mercedes-Benzes, and Lambos ... That's just a small sampling of the super-expensive stuff that con man Scott ... More >>
Police are after a former beauty queen who's accused of being the ringleader of a gang of pinups who also work as international drug smugglers. Angie San Clemente Valencia is a bosomy 30-year-old Colombian who's accused of paying her merry band of strumpets $5,000 for carrying pounds of blow from Me ... More >>
via Wiki CommonsTeleCuba, a small Miami firm, says it has won permission from the Treasury Department to lay the first fiber-optic cable between Miami and Cuba. The announcement comes after the Obama administration eased some restrictions on telecom links to Cuba in April.The line could make call ... More >>
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"You've reached Fidel Castro's voice mail. Please press 1 to leave a message, or 2 to hear his opinion about this new telephone service."
Much to AT&T's dismay, foreign companies have found a way around the restrictions on calling Cu ba from the U.S. -- for now, at least
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