This isn't a popularity contest. This is about influence. These people have shaped our city's dining scene. They operate fabled restaurants, mentor budding chefs, grow organic vegetables, and roast the best damn coffee in town. What follows is a list of the top ten influential figures in Miami din ... More >>
Every door inside the former home of the slain fashion icon Gianni Versace was unlocked. Now on the auction block after its owner filed for bankruptcy earlier this month, the opulent 23,000-square-foot manse now known as Casa Casuarina was an open house this week as a team of lawyers, auctioneers, ... More >>
There is nothing else in the world that can beat a delicious Cuban sangwich. EXCEPT for one thing. Free Cuban sangwiches. That's right. Gratis. Calle Ocho's favorite ventanita, Versailles, is teaming up with Smithfield (as in, the ham people) and they're giving away free Cuban sandwiches from m ... More >>
Want access to our Best Of picks from your smartphone? Download our free Best Of app for the iPhone or Android phone from the App Store or Google Play. Don't forget to check out the full Best of Miami® online at bestof.voiceplaces.com.In addition to croquetas and cigars, Cubans know their way ar ... More >>
Never one to feel comfortable out of the spotlight, presidential candidate, Governor Mitt Romney, visited a Colorado Chipotle for lunch today. After feasting on burrito bowls and guac, he went about his campaign fan duty. But while posing for photos with fellow Chipotle guests and assorted admirers ... More >>
Seven women who work at the Miami International Airport outpost of a local institution have been arrested this morning. The women all worked at Café Versailles in Terminal D at the airport, and all are accused of pocketing cash from the register.
Want access to our Best Of picks from your smartphone? Download our free Best Of app for the iPhone or Android phone from the App Store or Google Play. Don't forget to check out the full Best of Miami® 2012 online at bestof.voiceplaces.com. If there's anything that describes Miami, it's flan. ... More >>
Remember the TV game show where contestants pick between unmarked doors? The Sundance Film Festival can feel that way. Despite the program notes and pre-festival buzz, you can't easily predict what you'll find. Attending the 2012 edition last week, I uncovered these highlights:
Maybe it's that whole exiled-from-the-Motherland, terrorized-by-a-ruthless-dictator thing, but Cubans tend to be a little paranoid. Of course, just because you're paranoid doesn't mean they're not watching you. And the fact that Michelle Obama, First Lady, Democrat, former WNBA power forward, close ... More >>
It didn't take long for Herman Cain to show just how completely he ignored Riptide's advice to study up on Cuban policy before parachuting into Versailles this afternoon. While being swarmed by citizens and journalists on Calle Ocho, Cain made it abundantly clear he had simply never heard of "wet ... More >>
A candidate making a pit stop for cafecitos at Versailles isn't exactly hot news, even for a guy improbably still leading the GOP after a month fending off more sexual harassment accusations than Gene Simmons' tongue. The Cuban landmark is such a de facto stopover for White House wannabes, the regul ... More >>
Photo by Riki AltmanLast night, 300 VIPs and hundreds of hungry Versailles' diners flooded the intersection of Calle Ocho and SW 36th and 37th Avenues to celebrate the 40th anniversary of Miami's most popular Cuban restaurant.
Photo by Bobak Ha'Eri/CC 3.0Versailles' opulent setting.Frommer's "highly recommends" Versailles, touting it as "a glorified diner," where Cuban exiles meet over a cafécito. Travelers on TripAdvisor have awarded it four stars, hail it as the best Cuban food in town. But is it really?Anyone who v ... More >>
Versailles is an authentic Cuban restaurant that has been given many Best Of Awards by the Miami New Times including Best Cuban Restaurant and Best Place to Take Out-of-Towners. This Miami gem has been a favorite hangout in Little Havana since1971. The food is cheap and the portions are large, but t ... More >>
Detail of a New York Times Advertisement - 1895An old lady reads the gray lady.Sunday, New York City, the world; literally hundreds of people will read the newspaper that made newspapers famous.Good thing they have a website.Yesterday's Sunday Times Magazine, in a pre-preemptive strike on Art Bas ... More >>
Versailles is an odd place. Long legendary as a pow-wow spot for local politicos, celebrities, gangsters, and politically connected celebrity gangsters, this fabled Cuban restaurant's got all the ambiance of some kitschy-haute cafeteria at an upscale senior citizens' resort. But, hey, that's OK b ... More >>
El Rey de las Fritas. Don Pan. Versailles. For some reason, Cuban joints in Miami have really boastful names; it takes a restaurant with cojones to actually prove it. For 25 years, "El Mago de las Fritas", located at 5828 SW 8th Street, has shown Miami that its bark matches its del ... More >>
Does that headline make any sense to you? We're feeling a touch of the surreal today, so we went with that over "Standard Hotels Teams with Quicksilver," which is indeed what this is all about. André Balazs' Standard boutique hotel chain teamed up with Quicksilver, titan of the ma ... More >>
FIU theater never backs down from controversy.
The question I ask is: Are you the type who likes to be woken up by an alarm or a bomb?
Criminals are everywhere at the nation's best-known Cuban eatery.
The day el dictador quit was a bizarre one at Versailles, in Hialeah, and on Miami streets.
Miami responds to Castro's imminent demise
A new label reissues a Jewish-Latin classic
The battle continues
Jimmy'z at the Forge
If you are looking for something tasty at MIA, better bring it with you.