Upper East Side

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    October 8, 2014

    Miami's Most Charitable ZIP Code Is in Opa-locka, Stingiest Is in Downtown

    Quick. Which neighborhood in Miami do you think gives the biggest percentage of its income to charity? The exclusive enclave of Fisher Island? The rich families of Coral Gables? The retirees in Miami Beach? Nope. Not even close. Miami's most charitable ZIP code is 33056. That's a neighborhood in n ... More >>

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    September 26, 2014

    Critical Mass Returns to Miami Beach Tonight as Mayor Levine Warns Police Are on Alert

    If your Friday night plan was to skip traffic and sneak across the Venetian Causeway to Miami Beach, you might reconsider. The narrow, two-lane toll road will host this month's tour de Critical Mass. It's the first time in five months that Critical Mass will cross the causeways and maneuver its way ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 20, 2014

    Bartender Louis Salgar Remembered With Events, Special Coin

    On June 23, the tightknit Miami bartending community was rocked by the brutal killing of one of its own. Louis Salgar, who was both a bartender and a talented musician, was fatally shot at his Upper East Side home. A few weeks later, 51-year-old Raul Reinosa (AKA Reinoso Martinez) was arrested in S ... More >>

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    April 25, 2014

    Critical Mass Crosses Over Causeway Into Miami Beach Tonight

    Today's the last Friday in April. Which means it's National Arbor Day -- you know, that one special day a year when you always wake up early and rush out to plant a tree in a silent and unnoticed but deeply symbolic demonstration of your commitment to reversing centuries of human pillaging of our gl ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 21, 2014

    Quattro Extends Lunch Hours, Adds Lower-Priced Special Menu

    Eating out can get expensive, especially when you don't cook. It can be tough when you want a nice and decadent meal, but you don't want to break the bank. Quattro Gastronomia, Lincoln Rd's upscale Northern Italian eatery has introduced weekly lunch specials to the menu, giving guests the option of ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 10, 2014

    Miami's Ten Best Gay Clubs

    It's not easy being so fabulous. Unless you live in Miami. With a sunny, sandy mecca like South Beach, our city's long been a home (and fave vacation spot) for proud, partyin' members of the international gay community. But SoBe isn't the only neighborhood that flies the rainbow flag. From the Upp ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 19, 2014

    Fashion Blogger Pamela Wasabi Embarks on Vegan and Raw Foods Chef Career

    Most of Miami knows Pamela Wasabi as the edgy, stylish and eternally surprising firebrand behind Wasabi Fashion Kult. But since becoming a mother, Pamela's embarked on a new journey that has less to do what's on our bodies than what's going in them. Pamela is officially closing WFK and saying sayon ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 10, 2014

    Make Perfect Strawberry Ice Cream For Valentine's Day (Photos)

    Know this: When making ice cream, water is your greatest enemy. It forms tiny icicles in your sweet treat, tarnishing its smooth texture with a harsh frost. Worst of all, it sneaks up on you in many ways. Water is in milk, fruits, mix-ins, even on your rinsed ice cream scooper. The key to making p ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 26, 2013

    Five New Year's Resolutions for Miami Food

    It's that time of year again. You're considering Crossfit and the Master Cleanse as part of your New Year's resolution, and you're certainly not alone. Miami's food scene should be making promises, as well. The city could use a couple of things. Here are just five of 'em. See also: In 2013, Miami ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 25, 2013

    Via Verdi Opens in the Upper East Side: We Get a First Bite (Photos)

    It's every chef's dream to own his or her own restaurant. Via Verdi has turned brothers Fabrizio and Nicola Carro and mixologist Cristiano Vezzoli's dream into a reality. After leading the kitchen at Quattro Gastronomia for eight years, the twins decided it was time for something of their own. Alth ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 18, 2013

    Susan Miller, World Famous Astrologer, Soon to Take Over Latin America

    Susan Miller, astrologer to the stars, waltzed into the Fontainebleau on Friday night with some very bad news. Most of the 40 or so people in attendance for her annual Year Ahead lecture were Libras, and 2014 would mark the most trying period of their lives. "Reach over to the Libra next to you and ... More >>

  • News

    September 19, 2013
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    September 17, 2013

    Practitioners of Palo, an Ancestral African Faith, Say Their Religion Is Unfairly Maligned by Activists, Media

    The first thing you notice when approaching Candelo Kimbisa's house in Hialeah is the Marlboro Red smoke that swirls around the porch and clogs his foyer. "Don't worry," he says, proffering a cigarette with a smile that reveals three gold teeth. "Spirits love tobacco." Although the back half of th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 20, 2013

    Shake Shack Launches Hand Cut Fries in NYC, Miami to Follow

    Nine years ago, New York's hamburger landscape changed forever when an unassuming shack began serving up humanely raised 100% Angus beef. Danny Meyer's little roadside burger cart grew into a hospitality group, and as the folks over at Shake Shack say, the rest is burger. Fast forward nine years a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 23, 2013

    Dylan's Candy Bar Opens in South Beach

    Dylan Lauren could have gone into the family business or just hung around the Hamptons with a cocktail in her hand. Instead, the daughter of clothing icon Ralph Lauren has a dream to open a fantasy candy shop in New York City. And so, Dylan's Candy Bar was born.The two-story store, located on the to ... More >>

  • News

    January 10, 2013
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    November 6, 2012

    Ricardo Guerrero on Final Death to the Sun and Why "Miami Venues Still Suck Dick"

    Death to the Sun is not only Miami's best rock fest for the new, the hip, and the off-kilter. The annual farewell-to-summer local music bash, hosted by This Heart Electric's Ricardo Guerrero, is also one of the most controversial events spawned from the Biscayne Corridor's art-party music scene. L ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 12, 2012

    Biscayne Books: Finally a Bookstore In the Neighborhood, And Book Groups, Too

    There's a new spot to show off your smarts: Biscayne Books, the newest arrival to the Upper East Side strip of bistros and boutiques. The small but fully stocked shop is filled with hundreds of new and used volumes that the owner, Susan Hanna, purchases at auctions around town. Biscayne Books offers ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 11, 2012

    Lincoln Road's Intriguing Signage: The Art of Coming Soon

    What do a pre-butterfly caterpillar, a day at the hair salon, and adolescence tell us? You have to go through an awkward (or even ugly) stage before you emerge a beauty.The same happens with restaurants. Before opening to the public, they go through many months of sawdust-covered floors, sawhorses c ... More >>

  • News

    June 21, 2012
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    February 8, 2012

    Miami's Ten Best Burgers: Bourbon Steak, Blue Collar, Lokal, and More

    ​"I will gladly pay you Tuesday for a hamburger today," said Popeye's pal Wimpy. He was clearly the smarter of the pair.Burgers these days can be made from anything -- lamb, turkey, pork, tuna, vegetables, ostrich. But as most will agree, the best ones are the classic. Give us a good-size hunk of ... More >>

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    February 3, 2012
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    December 5, 2011

    Anthony Bourdain's NYC Layover: Short Order Style

    All photos by Laine DossNew York Hot Dog cart with Chrysler Building​In last week's episode of The Layover, Anthony Bourdain showed us what to do in New York City with only 24 hours in the Big Apple (read our recap here). We wanted to do something similar, but with a twist.We landed in New York ye ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 29, 2011

    Anthony Bourdain's The Layover: Tony Takes Manhattan (A Recap)

    ​Last week, The Layover premiered to audible groans of me. Anthony Bourdain's new travel show had an interesting premise -- what would Tony do if stuck in a city for 24 hours?  Unfortunately, the show had a frenetic overly produced feel about it. I disliked the clock counting down t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 11, 2011

    John DeLucie to Helm Restaurant at the (New) Marlin Hotel UPDATED

    John DeLucie comes back quickly.​​John DeLucie will be the chef at the soon-to-open restaurant in the newly renovated Marlin Hotel in South Beach. DeLucie is best known for his celebrity-magnet New York City eatery The Lion. Celebrities are likely the only ones able to afford the prices there: t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 21, 2011

    Menu, Chef Changes at The Royal at The Raleigh

    DeLucie leaves The Royal to concentrate on Crown​When John DeLucie opened The Royal at The Raleigh Hotel in December 2010, he brought his New York style to this SoBe hotel's dining room. DeLucie's mission? No mangos, no Floribbean cuisine -- just the kind of food that brings New York celebs ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 24, 2011

    Is Chicken Pot Pie The New "Black"?

    John DeLucie, food trendsetter.​The New York Times Style section is the arbiter of fashion and trends for New York and, quite possibly, the world. So when a recent article issued a trend alert the fashion world seems to be following, I took notice. The strange thing is that the new trend isn ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 8, 2011

    Blog Watch: Ideas In Food, Twitter & Turnips

    Paula NiñoThese are no turnips​Twitter served as inspiration for several South Florida food bloggers last week. The Chowfather concludes that Twitter is killing his blog so he sums up all his 140-character food and restaurant thoughts for 2011 in one post. Over at Chadzilla, author Chad Galiano, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 3, 2011

    Midtown Is Miami's Best Dining Neighborhood

    Coming to midtown...​As Waylon Jennings might have put it, we were looking for Miami's up-and-coming dining scene in all the wrong places. Like, for instance, the Design District. When Michael's Genuine Food & Drink took off, followed by Fratelli Lyon, Michelle Bernstein's Sra. Martinez, and J ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 14, 2011

    Sneak Review: American Noodle Bar

    Michael Bloise, who looks nothing like Franz Kafka​Just a sip from next weeks bowl of restaurant review:As Gregor Samsa awoke one morning from uneasy dreams, he found himself transformed in his bed into a gigantic pork belly...

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    July 19, 2010

    Casa Toscana Shuts Its Doors

    Photo by Jacquelynn D. PowersSandra Stefani teaching a cooking class at the now shuttered Casa Toscana. ​Beloved neighborhood Italian eatery Casa Toscana has just announced that it will shut its doors immediately. Owner Sandra Stefani sent out an e-mail thanking her customers for their patronage a ... More >>

  • Film

    May 20, 2010
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    May 7, 2010

    Florida Mom Checks Out Gossip Girl Books for Three Years to Keep Them Away from Tweens

    ​Spotted: Crazy Mom at a Seminole County library trying to stage an illfaited one-woman protest against the popular teen novel series Gossip Girl. Apparently Crazy Mom isn't too appreciative of the racy exploits of S and B and N and C and even Lonely Boy, as they snort, drink, back-stab& ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 15, 2010

    Countdown to Sweatstock: Q&A With Sweat Records' Lauren "Lolo" Reskin, Part One

    via sweatrecordsmiami.comSweat Records' current storefront​Yes, we've been seriously hyping up Sweat Records' fifth anniversary party, on this blog -- but that's because the event deserves it. Sweatstock, as the party is dubbed, is shaping up to be one of the best locals-only (plus No Age) events ... More >>

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    November 11, 2009

    Miami Book Fair: Jonathan Lethem

    Don't let the glasses fool you; he's a literary super hero​For fellow writers, Jonathan Lethem needs no introduction. 1999's Motherless Brooklyn, the story of a detective with Tourette's syndrome, put Lethem on the map, but by that point, he'd already written four novels that breached the genre li ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 9, 2009

    Weekend Blog Watch: Burger Machine, Opa!, Chef Allen, Dim Sum, Cheese, and Palm Trees / CC BY 2.020 eyes in my head.​Anybody feel Hurricane Ida roiling through the Ocean last night? Hurricane season is not over folks, stay prepared. Here are some recent local posts from throughout the food community.Ever wish your fast food was faster, less p ... More >>

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    October 29, 2009

    Slow Food Miami Conference in People and Pictures

    Jackie SayetTHIapet!​Last night in an Upper East Side event space called the Coverings Showroom, Slow Food Miami's membership met for its annual conference.  With a musical booth buffet, orchestrated by Chef Kris Wessel of nearby Red Light Little River, the evening was less structured meeting ... More >>

  • Dining

    May 3, 2007


    The Lunch Room is an unlikely find

  • News

    February 8, 2007

    The G-man and the Snitch

    Decorated FBI agent John Connolly soon goes on trial for murder in Miami. Too bad he wasn't here when the shots were fired.

  • Dining

    November 6, 2003

    Side Dish

    The Loews kicks it up a notch

  • Dining

    August 5, 1999

    Hardly a Sinker

    Titanic Brewing Company