So after wrapping up a couple of feel-good stories about a female inmate being sexually assaulted by prison guards and the ridiculous shenanigans by some cops in a tiny place called Biscayne Park, I stepped out this past Friday to The Vagabond for a little Winter Music Conference R&R. ... More >>
WMC 2009 Public Enemy from Miami New Times on Vimeo.Yesterday's officially sanctioned WMC 2009 Public Enemy event, South Beach Sessions: The Terrordome Revisited, put DJ Lord, Chuck D and Professor Griff in a close-quarters Q&A session moderated by New Times music editor Arielle Castillo. The t ... More >>
Mexicans were representing heavy at Calle Ocho 2009. Check out this taco stand video. It's in Spanish. I can't understand all of it; if anybody does, leave a comment. Tacos With Mexicans from MiamiNewTimes.com on Vimeo.
Comida Latina from MiamiNewTimes.com on Vimeo.The raucous atmosphere of this year's Calle Ocho Festival belied a recessionary undercurrent. Sure the party was on and bangin', but as the Herald reports, seven fewer blocks were blocked off from street traffic than previous years, and as the video abo ... More >>
Paellas R Us from MiamiNewTimes.com on Vimeo.Paellas R Us do just what they say, and they do it in a big way. Check out this monster seafood paella they hooked up with shrimp, scallops, mussels, and Spanish sausage for Calle Ocho. They were serving $5 plates that came with a heaping helping of the ... More >>
Asadero Colombiano from Miami New Times on Vimeo.The Calle Ocho Festival 2009 took to the streets of Miami with what seemed like a crowd of 10 million drinking, dancing, party animals of all ages. They were hungry too. One of the many food vendors was Rancho Mateo Restaurant -- Asadero Colombiano f ... More >>
Amid the hustle, bustle, crowds, and Miami heat of the Calle Ocho festival, I ducked into an open storefront yesterday and took an ice cream break. Teresita Tutti Frutti, owner of Tutti Frutti Ice Cream, took a minute to talk about the business. Her store is in the heart of Little Havana, so no surp ... More >>
Daily Bread Pinecrest from MiamiNewTimesBlogs on Vimeo.The Daily Bread Middle East Market has stood at the same location in Pinecrest since 1978. It was opened by husband and wife team Toufic and Rima Mazzawi and is now run by their sons Shaddy and Nicolas. The Daily Bread specializes in foods from ... More >>
Fushu Daiko from MiamiNewTimesBlogs on Vimeo.Fushu Daiko is a South Florida Taiko Drum troupe with a dojo in Dania. According to Fushu Daiko's myspace, Taiko Drumming is a musical martial art hybrid involving traditional and modern rhythms and movements that developed in the 1950's.I caught a Fushu ... More >>
Viet Style from MiamiNewTimesBlogs on Vimeo.Take a table-top tour of authentic Vietnamese cuisine featuring a rice and wonton noodle and vegetable dish, fried rice with Chinese sausage and vegetables, Vietnamese egg rolls, and a jelly dessert with tapioca pearl.
Boca Bubble Tea from MiamiNewTimesBlogs on Vimeo.Boca Bubble Tea is an informal festival operation run by the Ward family. Bubble Tea is flavored sugar water with tapioca pearls at the bottom. Listen to Mr. Ward tell you about it.
Ian Martin is the brains behind Island Stylee Gourmet Ice Cream, an excellent product I had the opportunity to sample recently. Ian learned about homemade ice cream from a friend and then took the product development on himself seeing in a gourmet ice cream the wide open possibilities of a highly m ... More >>
Belly Dancing By Shayna from MiamiNewTimesBlogs on Vimeo.Professional Belly Dancer Shayna Lee Rogg knows how to move her hips. Belly Dancing By Shayna, her company, was a corporate sponsor of the 20th annual Asian Culture Festival and she performed for a large family audience on March 7, 2009. The ... More >>
It's Like Coconut from MiamiNewTimesBlogs on Vimeo.Here's an authentic Thai dessert, the name of which I can't pronounce (or find on the Internet). If anybody in the world knows what it is, leave a comment. It's delicious and fun to watch being made.
Sophia's Thai and Korean from MiamiNewTimesBlogs on Vimeo.Sophia's Thai and Korean has been a vendor at the Asian Culture Festival for 18 years. This year, Sophia was serving some fine foods including a spicy bamboo-strip dish, chicken wings, mixed vegetables, the great-tasting fish on a stick (AKA ... More >>
Thai Spring Rolls from Miami New Times on Vimeo.This past weekend, the Dade County Parks and Rec and Thai-American Association sponsored the annual Asian Culture Festival, now in its 20th year at Homestead's Fruit & Spice Park. It gave fairgoers the unique opportunity to experience the cu ... More >>
Nirala Sweets from Miami New Times on Vimeo.Nirala Sweets Restaurant, winner of Broward Palm Beach New Time's "Best Sticky Sweets" in 2006, creates a variety of authentic, homemade desserts straight from secret Indian/Pakistani recipes. Check out the selection they had available at the Asian Cultur ... More >>
Flashback Diner Hallandale from MiamiNewTimes.com on Vimeo.Flashback Diner in Hallandale Beach has been serving the 24-hour eating needs of South Florida for a long time. The guy in the video, John Pozzi, says he's been eating there 40 years, since before it was Flashback. Pozzi was sitting at the ... More >>
Best Sushi In World? from MiamiNewTimes.com on Vimeo.Goto Sushi Express is a great little sushi joint around Biscayne and 54th. Check out this video interview slash rolling demo with the husband-and-wife team that owns and operates the place. With sushi as with most everything, ain't nothin' like t ... More >>
River Oyster Bar from MiamiNewTimes.com on Vimeo.Ever wondered what wine goes good with oysters? Well, Marita Leonard from the River Oyster Bar, just south of downtown Miami, will be happy to tell you. She gained her expertise in pairing wines to food by "drinking a lot, eating a lot, and reading a ... More >>
Naughty Natalia from Miami New Times on Vimeo.Naughty Natalia (host of our best Rock Radio Program award 2006) is to South Florida rock radio what beer is to whiskey, a perfect match. You can catch her live everyday on 93.1 FM from 10am - 4pm during her midday show after Bubba the Lovesponge, but y ... More >>
Beer Girls from MiamiNewTimes.com on Vimeo.There are many facets of the food service industry that stretch beyond the boundaries of culinary endeavours. For example, working the beer concession at a Motley Crue concert. Let us take you into that world for a minute. Find out about Rod Stewart, Denni ... More >>
Meat Carving Station from MiamiNewTimes.com on Vimeo.Motley Crue has come a long way. You think they were serving casino quality beef and turkey at their early LA shows? Hell no. Check out this carving station they had in the lobby of the Hard Rock Live last night for the Crue show. 8 bucks for a p ... More >>
VIP Elevator from MiamiNewTimes.com on Vimeo.Last night at the Motley Crue show at Hard Rock Live Dennis Rodman showed his support for the band and their music from the VIP bar.
Bengal Indian Cuisine from Miami New Times on Vimeo.Bengal Indian Cuisine restaurant at NE 20th and Biscayne Boulevard specializes in "modern Indian" food, but its influences range from traditional Northern Indian to Central Asian and Bangladeshi cooking. Owner Mainul Chowdhury's native country is ... More >>
Helping Organize Music Entertainment from Miami New Times on Vimeo.The DIY venue movement is a growing phenomenon in Miami's urban core and suburbs. Maybe it's being spurred on by the current economic climate, or maybe people are just sick of the same old sameness of commercial nightlife. Whatever t ... More >>
What the Hell Is She Crab Soup? from Miami New Times on Vimeo.One of the greatest things about livin' in South Florida is our proximity to the Florida Keys. Calypso's Seafood Grill has been standing at mile marker 99.5 in Key Largo, Monroe County, for 14 years. It's not the cheapest place down sout ... More >>
Middle Eastern Festival from Miami New Times on Vimeo.The Coral Gables Middle Eastern Festival at The Cathedral of St. George featured food, drink, arts, crafts, and bounce houses. Nothing Middle Eastern about bounce houses, but hey, the kids love 'em. The Cathedral of St. George
Italian-Style Roasted Swordfish from Miami New Times on Vimeo. Ever wanted to make swordfish roasted inside parchment paper with tomatoes, olives, and capers? Chef Odel Arencibia from The Capital Grille Miami shows you how. This simple Italian dish has great flavor and aroma. Don't feel like doi ... More >>
Holleman's Restaurant of Miami Springs @ Food & Wine from Miami New Times on Vimeo.Holleman's Restaurant of Miami Springs was representing at the South Beach Wine & Food Festival in a big way. They brought 7,000 portions of their Black Angus aged New York strip topped with cippolini onions ... More >>
Porcini Cream of Mushroom Soup from Miami New Times on Vimeo.Odel Arencibia is executive chef of and partner in The Capital Grille Miami. His restaurant has just teamed up with Tuscan winemaker Castello Banfi and is offering a special promotion from February 23 to April 5, 2009, to celebrate. They ... More >>
The YOLO Grill from Miami New Times on Vimeo.I recently spent a couple hours shooting the kitchen at YOLO (You Only Live Once) in downtown Ft, Lauderdale. It's a real classy joint serving simple American food cooked in a high quality manner using fine ingredients. Check out this grill video to get ... More >>
Welcome to the Nuts About Florida factory tour. The Barnard Nut Company has been roasting, packaging, and distributing nuts from right here in South Florida since 1942. I recently got the factory tour and a free bag of pistachios. I had never seen a nut factory before. There were nuts everywhere, ... More >>
Inventing Kin from gold dickenson productions on Vimeo. In last year's Best of Miami, Gold Dickenson Productions walked away with our coveted "Best Movie Shot on Location" award for Pencil Fighting: The Life and Times of Team Balderdash. Now the team is back with another locally shot film, Inventi ... More >>
Chef Allen Talks Sustainable Fish from Miami New Times on Vimeo.Chef Allen Susser, owner of Chef Allen's restaurant in Aventura and the innovator of New World cuisine, talks about the importance of sustainable fish to our local economy, environment, and his restaurant's menu. Learn more at ChefAlle ... More >>
Cheech And Chong Drink Bongwater from Miami New Times on Vimeo. Cheech and Chong are great Americans, even though they are Mexican and Canadian. They performed at the South Beach Comedy Festival 2009 and I caught up with them backstage to ask food questions for Short Order. They told me about pussy ... More >>
Cheech and Chong are funny dudes. They did a show for the South Beach Comedy Festival at the Fillmore on South Beach. They have been recording albums since the 1970's so I took the opportunity to ask them some music-related questions. Enjoy.
Liberty City Breakfast from Miami New Times on Vimeo. Gus Garcia's feature story this week explores the world of Basic Training Delivery Academy in Miami's Liberty City. Here's a video detailing the Sunday breakfast ritual they offer free to the community. Click here to read the full article.
Ah, the Cuban Pig Roast. There's no greater cooking method than the outdoor-food-to-fire-method. And with the holiday pig we ate, we gotta start looking ahead to the next one. This kind of cooking is so basic, yet so delicious, it brings out the inner cave person in all of us. Here's a video shot i ... More >>
Brisco - Underground Money from Miami New Times on Vimeo. Follow Brisco from his performance onstage at the Miami Tattoo Expo 2009, through the Miami Beach Convention Center, and into the parking lot in this exclusive New Times music interview.
About a year ago, local DJ Induce and his West Coast buddy Sven Barth, under the name Casual Sax, made a funny little song called "Baby, I'm Black," which was an ode to being blessed in the genital region. Well after Perez Hilton posted it up on his site it became part of viral video history thanks ... More >>
They say distance makes the heart grown fonder, but we sort of dropped the ball with On the List; its being almost three weeks since our last compilation. Don't fret children, we're back! And we promise we will never leave you -- er, again.We aren't sure how many of you actually want to go out this ... More >>
This is it. Seven bands in about a minute. Two of them I didn't get the names of, so I just made something up. If you know who they are, tell us so we can tell the world. Tell your friends. Support the movement. Give the people with the money a reason to put me on the streets capturing all the aweso ... More >>
The brain-trust behind Cocaine Cowboys and its sequel are now exposing the nasty underbelly of the nightlife business. This week