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  • Music

    August 29, 2013
  • Blogs

    August 27, 2013

    Miami's Ten Best Labor Day 2013 Parties

    We all spend our days slaving away, flipping burgers, serving slop, pouring drinks, hauling trash, driving big rigs, selling cars, cuffing creeps, dancing on poles, counting other people's cash, or tapping data into crappy old desktop computers. But our nights (and paychecks) are gloriously wasted ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 20, 2013

    Miami's Labor Day 2013 Party Guide

    Take a break, America! But not you, Miami! It's almost Labor Day, that annual 24-hour period during which we all celebrate workers by not working. Of course, though, the observance of this particular federal holiday is a bit different in the MIA. One day become a week. No one is actually allowed ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 6, 2012

    Miami's Best Ribs: From Downtown to the Strip Club

    ​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. Perhaps it's the closely guarded techniques, sauces and ... More >>

  • Music

    November 1, 2012
  • Blogs

    November 1, 2012

    Six Best Club Parties on South Beach This Weekend

    In the immortal words of hip-pop visionaries Loving My Friends and Others, more commonly known as LMFAO: "We're in Miami, bitch." In fact, we here at Crossfade are drink-all-day, play-all-night, party-rocking freaks who spend every Thursday-through-Sunday getting wasted in the megaclubs, wearing Va ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 8, 2012

    South Beach Shark Attack May Not Have Actually Involved Shark

    Tales of the great South Beach Shark Attack of 2012 are already swimming around social media, but there's actually no proof yet that the thing involved was necessarily a shark. The incident happened earlier this afternoon in the waters behind the W Hotel on 23rd and Collins. A man who was at th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 23, 2012

    Bizarre Foods America: Miami Episode Airs Tonight

    Watch Andrew Zimmern's Bizarre Week in Miami here.Last December Andrew Zimmern hit the streets of Miami in search of our beachy playground's strangest eating experiences. For five days, the Travel Channel host dined on turtle, fry bread, and local seafood.Zimmern also interacted with the local...um. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 19, 2012

    Six Best Club Parties on South Beach This Weekend

    Who's got sand in their pants? Even after six weeks of summer, we here at Crossfade can't stop getting sloppy with South Beach. This month alone, SoBe has hooked up one-night stands with oh-so-sexy, critically acclaimed EDM producers like Tiësto, Funkagenda, A-Trak, and Steve Aoki. And while Ibi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 2, 2012

    Top Five Places to Drink With a View: Tequila, Fine Champagne, and a Sunset

    We are dedicated to saving Scotty's Landing, one of the city's best venues with a view, so even though we named the best places for brew with a view last month -- Scotty's was number four -- we are bringing you more.Short Order scoured the rooftops and beachfronts of Miami -- a tough task for anyone ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 20, 2012

    SoBeWFF: Where the Celebs Hang Out in Miami

    ​The South Beach Wine and Food Festival starts this Thursday, February 23, with satellite parties starting as early as tomorrow. Hotels, restaurants, and shops are gearing up for the invasion of foodies, celebrities and beautiful people who arrive as early as today.Since Miami has a thriving resta ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 19, 2012

    Best Bagels in Miami: They Are in Your Neighborhood

    ​A small part of my youthful days were spent as a bagelmeister in Queens, New York. The name of the place was Bagel World, and it produced thousands of hole-filled rolls each day -- mostly for wholesale to New York restaurants. We also made bialys and "bulls," which is the industry word for extra ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 18, 2012

    Custom Cocktailing in the W Hotel's Living Room

    ​The Living Room at SoBe's W Hotel claims to offer any patron the cocktail of their dreams courtesy of a team of mixologists who are dedicated to making your evening of alcohol consumption a personalized experience. Named as one of Food & Wine Magazine's "50 Best Bars in America," the beverage ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 30, 2011

    Bourdain to Eat Street to Emeril: Miami TV Tops in 2011

    Travel ChannelAnthony Bourdain orders from Dim Ssam a Gogo.​Miami was a star in 2011. The past year saw many major national food-related shows film here in our fair city. Who could blame them? Between our thriving and ever-growing food scene and our seemingly endless miles of sandy beaches, p ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 15, 2011

    Zachery Tims, Florida Mega-Church Pastor, Found Dead in NYC With Pocketful of White Powder

    ​As a teenager, Zachery Tims was a drug addict who found himself convicted of attempted murder. He then decided to turn to religion, because "God has a greater plan." He eventually founded an Orlando-area mega church. The ending to God's plan for Tims? He was found dead this weekend in a room at t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 7, 2011

    Pictures of Amar'e Stoudemire's $6.5 Million Miami Beach Penthouse

    ​Now that Amar'e Stoudemire is playing for the anti-Miami Heat up in New York City he has no use for his lavish Miami Beach penthouse at the W Hotel & Residencies in South Beach. He's just put his 2,428-square-foot apartment (plus 2,700 square feet of private outdoor space) on the 20th floor ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 26, 2011

    The Scotto Family Brings Food & Fun To SBWFF Today

    Lee KleinElaina, Marion, Anthony Jr., and John​​If you watch the Today Show on NBC, you likely know the Scotto family pretty well. If you watch Wake Up With Al (Roker) on The Weather Channel, you likely know the Scottos. Or maybe you've eaten at their New York restaurant, Fresco by Scotto on Eas ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 26, 2011

    SBWFF 2011: Danny Meyer, Shake Shack, and The Matrix

    Trina SargalskiShake Shack menu items like the ShackBurger, the Shack-cago Dog, the Bird Dog, fries and cheese sauce were paired with wines at Danny Meyer's tasting seminar. Not pictured is the custard with key lime pie.​Danny Meyer, superstar restaurateur and CEO of the group behind Gramercy Tav ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 25, 2011

    SBWFF 2011: Tasty Libations at Moonshine's Shine & Swine

    All photos by Paula Niño​There was more shine than swine at last night's Original Moonshine Shine & Swine party at the W Hotel. Not that we needed much more food after stuffing ourselves at the Burger Bash, but anyone expecting much food likely left disappointed. There was plenty to drink, ho ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 31, 2011

    Lee Foss Talks Globetrotting, Hot Creations Label and 2010 Success

    ​Few artists had a greater impact on the transtlantic EDM scene in 2010 than DJ-producer Lee Foss. Both with his solo work and Hot Natured side project with Jamie Jones, Foss's singular brand of moody, bass-driven electro-funk dominated the charts and international dancefloors all year, while spaw ... More >>

  • Calendar

    January 6, 2011
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    October 14, 2010
  • Blogs

    October 5, 2010

    Marc Vidal Says Goodbye to Solea and Miami (Updated)

    ​Less than one year since he left Por Fin for Solea at the W Hotel, Spanish chef Marc Vidal is heading to Boqueria, a Spanish tapas restaurant with two locations in New York. Vidal will take the place of chef Seamus Mullen, who left the restaurant in July.Solea's menu will continue to feature clas ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 16, 2010

    The W South Beach's Thomas Merolla Talks Cocktails

    Paula Niño​Thomas Merolla moved to Miami from Providence, Rhode Island sixteen years ago looking for something new and different. He was only 18 but his first job, bartending at the then newly opened Delano Hotel, marked the beginning of a career creating cocktails for some of the hottest spots i ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 29, 2010

    Solerno Blood Orange Liqueur Brings Sicily to South Beach

    In a Murano glass bottle.​Here at Short Order, we only pimp the booze we love. And after downing a few Solerno-injected cocktails at Prime Italian last night, I'm ready to peddle some of this Sicilian blood orange liqueur. Solerno is culled from the dark purplish Sanguinello oranges, the flesh of ... More >>

  • News

    July 22, 2010
  • Blogs

    July 8, 2010

    LeBron Books W South Beach for Party, Says Tabloid

    ​The surest way to know that the LeBron James sweepstakes has gone way past sports interest into a full-blown pop culture phenomenon: Us Weekly, which usually writes about the state of Brangelina, is claiming an exclusive. The tabloid claims James has rented out six cabanas at the W ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 5, 2010

    Stephen Starr Opening Japanese Restaurant at Bal Harbour Shops in 2011

    Restaurateur Stephen StarrWord has been leaked that award-winning restaurateur Stephen Starr (you know him from Buddakan, Morimoto, and Steak 954 in Fort Lauderdale's W Hotel), will be debuting a new 200-seat Japanese concept restaurant in Bal Harbour Shops early 2011.A press release mentions "expan ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 14, 2010

    Golden Filter Hosts Soundtrack Listening Party at W Hotel Fort Lauderdale

    Symmetry means that it sounds equally awesome in each ear​Symmetry, a new compilation curated by W Hotel's Global Music Director Michaelangelo L'Acqua, made the rounds at Winter Music Conference, and now there's an event planned for Fort Lauderdale's W Hotel at Living Room (401 N. Fort Lauderdale ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 14, 2010

    Taking A Bite Out of the New Bliss Spa

    The W Hotel on South Beach recently debuted their Bliss Spa. This state-of-the-art spa hails from New York, where Bliss is known as the leader in facials, massages and other pampering treatments. While Miami isn't lacking spas and the like, this new three-story facility is modern, clean and approach ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 12, 2010

    Miami Free Times: Orson Welles, Cocaine Cowboys, and Fresh Art

    ​Monday: Known for its convoluted plot but delicious noir atmosphere, The Lady From Shanghai screens poolside at the W Hotel. Orson Welles not only directed and starred in it; he cast his then-wife, Rita Hayworth, as the female lead. You can watch it for free this Monday night - thanks to the Miam ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 7, 2010

    Michaelangelo L'Acqua Sets the Soundtrack for the W Hotel Brand

    Michaelangelo L'Acqua spinning at the W South Beach during Winter Music Conference.​This past Winter Music Conference, the W South Beach held a private party in the penthouse of the hotel which featured a live performance by the Golden Filter (a personal favorite) and celebrated the release of Sym ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 29, 2010

    Concert Review: Rye Rye and Kelis at the W South Beach, March 26

    Photo by Alissa Christine​Rye Rye and KelisThe Sirius Satellite Belvedere Lounge at The W Hotel, Miami BeachMarch 26, 2010Better Than: Having to deal with the throngs.There's always a lot of side action goin' on at Winter Music Conference. Some of it is quasi-official; some of it isn't even advert ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 22, 2010

    Miami Free Times: Poolside Film Noir, the Return of the Jukebox, and Chelsea Handler

    ​We like making sure you're well-rounded. So again, we present five things to this week that are not only free, but 100%, grade-A fun. Start off the week with a free film screening at a posh hotel pool and end the week with a book signing by Chelsea Handler. If all else fails, we hear tickle parti ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 15, 2010

    Condo Buyers at the W South Beach Allege Deception

    via W HotelsThe W's *gasp* sole pool​W Hotels, a chain so chic it needs but a single letter to identify it, finally came to South Beach last fall, but now owners who bought condos in the complex allege they were deceived and want their deposits back.Potential owners were told there would be larger ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 15, 2010

    Hot Plates: Mario Stocco at Mr. Chow

    Photo by Jacquelynn D. PowersMario Stocco at Mr. Chow. ​As the first person to greet guests at Mr. Chow, maître d' Mario Stocco sets the tone for the evening at the upscale Chinese restaurant at the W Hotel. Always impeccably dressed in a suit and tie, Stocco has a sartorial style and a winning s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 22, 2010

    Miami Free Times: Dietrich, Fossils, and Tutu

    Yes, those are arrows in that white afro.​Monday:  We can't believe it either. The posh W Hotel is hosting a free screening of Blonde Venus, staring Marlene Dietrich, as part of their "Dive-In" series with the Miami Beach Cinematheque.Tuesday: We think you need to chill out, you of the 6th mo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 16, 2010

    Updated: Kevin Bruk Gallery Closing in Wynwood, Moving to Miami Beach

    ​Although many expected the economic downturn to topple Wynwood galleries like so many dominoes this season, few would have predicted that one of the area's flagship spaces, and one of only two Miami galleries to gain entrée to Art Basel's inner echelons over the past several years, would depart ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 15, 2010

    Cool Restaurant Interiors: Hakkasan

    Photo courtesy of Fontainebleau Miami Beach​If there's one restaurant in Miami that immediately comes to mind for spectacular design, it's Hakkasan at the Fontainebleau. The French firm behind it, Gilles & Boissier, is also responsible for other inspired designs that include Maison Boulud, Dan ... More >>

  • Calendar

    January 7, 2010
  • Blogs

    December 23, 2009

    New Year's Eve Miami: Kid Cudi at Wet at the W South Beach

    "I'm a Facebook prophet/ I told all the girls that I'd be the hot shit." Thus sings Kid Cudi on "Soundtrack To My Life," the uninflected voice of a generation that grew up staring at monitors for hours and spends nights cycling through social networking websites. Embodying the hipster-hop aestheti ... More >>

  • News

    December 3, 2009

    Art Basel: Artpocalypse Now

    A voyage into the art of darkness in an economy gone mad.

  • Dining

    November 12, 2009
  • Calendar

    October 29, 2009
  • Calendar

    October 29, 2009
  • Blogs

    April 27, 2009

    Chef Gilligan Goes To The W

    Michael Gilligan has left his executive chef position at Atrio/Level 25 at the Conrad Hotel to become executive chef at the W Hotel in South  Beach. Besides managing culinary affairs for the property in general, Gilligan will be overseeing Solea, the condo hotel restaurant described as "Mediter ... More >>

  • News

    April 23, 2009

    Walk of Shame Kit, Only $34.99

    Embarrassed after spending the night. Here's a solution for you.

  • News

    January 15, 2009

    Healing Haiti

    Aaron Jackson went from homeless to hero. Now, with the help of Rainn Wilson, he's trying to cure a country.

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