West Miami

  • Blogs

    April 10, 2014

    Ten Best Coladas And Cortaditos in Miami

    In this city, we tend to take a lot for granted. The beach, the lack of blizzards, and Cuban coffee are examples. You think it's easy to find a cup of Cuban rocket fuel in Chicago? A colada is like the Big Gulp of Cuban coffee. Instead of a single shot of espresso served in a tiny plastic cup, a c ... More >>

  • News

    July 11, 2013
  • Blogs

    May 16, 2013

    Marco Rubio Got an $800,000 Advance on His Book, Finally Paid Off His College Loans

    Throughout his rocket-ship ride to the top of the GOP, Marco Rubio has fought to keep some financial skeletons from tumbling out of his closet. There were thousands in questionable credit card charges, a six-figure student loan debt, the Tally house (shared with David Rivera) that went into foreclos ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 13, 2013

    Marco Rubio, Who Bragged About Living In "Working Class" West Miami, Is Selling His $675,000 House

    Marco Rubio -- the Tea Party's wunderkind, GOP's great not-too-white hope, and water's most awkward chugger -- had his moment in the national spotlight last night, delivering a rebuttal to President Obama's State of the Union speech in both English and Spanish. The reviews are in, ranging from the D ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 30, 2013

    Marco Rubio is Selling His Miami Home and Moving His Family to D.C.

    Say bye, bye to Marco Rubio. He'll no longer be your neighbor. The superstar junior Senator has decided to sell his Miami home, and will move his wife and kids to Washington, D.C. according to The Daily Caller.

  • Blogs

    July 5, 2012

    Dwarves, Drunks and Horses: Odd Facts About the Foundings of 10 Miami-Dade Towns

    To the rest of the world, everything in Miami-Dade County is known as simply "Miami," but the actual City of Miami is one of the smallest main municipalities of a major American metro area by both size and population. That's because historically the area has a flare for incorporating new towns and c ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 14, 2012

    33. Mussels Josephine at Bonefish Grill

    It's that time of year when we count down to New Times' Best of Miami 2012 issue in June. Until then, Short Order will serve up 100 of our favorite dishes in the 305. If you have any nominations of your own, please send them to Mussels Josephine at Bonefish GrillWe here ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 15, 2011

    Drunken Llamas, Beer, and Tits at Seven Seas Karaoke Night in West Miami

    Photo by Jacob Katel​Any bar with a rifle on the wall next to some kind of furry decapitated llama head wearing a Dolphins hat is fucking awesome in our book. But Seven Seas, the great Red Road dive has more to offer. Namely karaoke, which the joint does three nights a week. Here are some pict ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 1, 2011

    Miami-Dade May Name Street "Marco Rubio Way"

    ​Senator Marco Rubio has only been in office for a few months, but Miami-Dade County may soon name a street in his honor. Commissioner Rebecca Sosa is sponsoring a resolution that would rename a stretch of Southwest 15th Street between 57th Avenue and 67th Avenue as "Marco Rubio Way."

  • News

    May 5, 2011
  • Blogs

    May 2, 2011

    Ben & Jerry's Truck Hits Miami Streets Today: Tweet for Free Ice Cream

    Ben & Jerry's The Ben & Jerry's Scoop Truck is in Miami for a six-week tour.​Ben & Jerry's, the Vermont-based ice-cream company that features flavors named for hippies, rock stars, and talk-show hosts, is bringing its ice-cream truck to Miami for a six-week tour. Beginning today ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 31, 2011

    Doral Mayor J.C. Bermudez Announces He Exists, Will Run For County Mayor

    ​Doral, that place out there to the west with the fancy golf resort, some strip malls, and some other stuff, probably, has a mayor. His name is J.C. Bermudez and he wants to be your next county mayor. Bermudez announced his entrance into the crowded field of contestants jockeying to repl ... More >>

  • News

    July 22, 2010
  • Blogs

    July 21, 2010

    Cesar Carasa Convicted of Sweet Talking Ladies On Taxpayer's Dime

    Cesar Carasa's smooth tongue didn't do him any good in court. Late yesterday, a Miami-Dade ​jury found the former West Miami mayor guilty of exploiting his official position. The loquacious Cuban American politician ran up more than $70,000 in calls to women in the Dominican Republic on his c ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 9, 2010

    Miami-Dade Republicans Name Drop Ronald Reagan

    Paul Crespo ​Last night's monthly meeting of Miami-Dade Republicans was an entertaining respite from the LeBronomania enveloping the county. As promised, congressional candidate Paul Crespo demanded that David Rivera, the Republican frontrunner in the U.S. congressional race to replace Mario Diaz- ... More >>

  • News

    July 8, 2010
  • Blogs

    June 10, 2010

    Southwest Miami Pot Grow House Goes Up in Smoke, Second in a Month

    ​Don't you just hate it when your grow house gets discovered by firemen putting out a blaze in your home. Jorge Guzman and Yvette Garcia are the latest homeowners who suffered such a fate. According to property records, they own the house at 24644 SW 114th Court which was the scene of a house ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 14, 2010

    Woman Gets $2 Million After Street Sweeper Runs Over Her

    ​Twenty-year-old University of Miami student Bianca Milov was crossing a street in Coral Gables at 1 a.m. September 11 last year when she was run over by a street sweeper and ejected out the other end. She racked up more than $1.25 million in medical bills, and now the City of Coral Gables has agr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 12, 2010

    Gather Around Your Morons of the Week

    It's once again that time of the week-- when a bearded, wild-eyed Riptide climbs down from that mountaintop hoisting stone tablets bearing the names of the last seven day's most elite numbskulls. Without further ado, your morons of the week: 5. The city of Haikou It's being called the "Miami of Chin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 11, 2010

    Murder Miami Style: West Miami Woman Found Dead, Cops Seek Boyfriend

    Yesterday, a little after 2 p.m., a woman went to visit her friend in her new home, a squat, pastel-painted ranch on a quiet block of SW 5th Terrace just off SW 8th Street in West Miami.via Miami Police DepartmentPolice are looking for this man, Alexander Ferra Bruzon, after his girlfriend was found ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 3, 2010

    Cuban-Americans Snub Compadre for Meek

    ​Democratic U.S. Rep. Kendrick Meek's last campaign report had some surprising names in it. Yeah, he snagged some usual suspects as donors: Swampthing James Carville, former chairman of the Democratic National Committee Terry McAuliffe, and, um, Don King.But he also scored a constituency that woul ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 28, 2010

    Cops Kill Dog To Save Ecstasy Dealing Suspect in West Miami

    A narcotics bust in West Miami took a wild turn last night, with a high speed chase leading to a foot race leading to undercover cops slaying a neighborhood dog to save a suspect in an ecstasy ring. ​It all started around 7 p.m., says Officer Kenia Reyes, a spokeswoman for City of Miami police ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 20, 2010

    Cesar Carasa loves His Women Dominican Like His Coffee

    Cesar Carasa defense is that he was never told that he had to pay for all his calls to women he met in the Dominican Republic​For a story in this week's Miami New Times, I dialed up a few of the ladies suspended West Miami Mayor Cesar Carasa befriended during his sojourns to the Dominican Republic ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 9, 2009

    Publix Headquarters in Lakeland Protested by 500 for Farm Workers' Rights

    Jacob KatelSunday, November 8, 2009, West Miami​This past Sunday, more than 500 voices rang out strong in Lakeland at Publix headquarters. Students, farm workers, religious leaders, and concerned citizens came together to protest the supermarket company. It has refused to align itself with the Coa ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 13, 2009

    Weekly Wrap Up: The Friday Lord's Prayer

    Jacob KatelWhen life gives you lemons....go to a restaurant, enjoy a meal, and have lemon curd for dessert. ​Though work's not gone, thy week is done, in the city, the suburbs, and rurals. Give us this our daily blog. And go get us some wings, as we go get us some pitchers. And lead us not into an ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 10, 2009

    Part One of Dining Out with Coral Gables Mayor Slesnick: A Top 10

    Jacob Katel No tax payer dollars were used, nor special favors called upon, in the making of this series"The New Times never calls me," Mayor Don Slesnick grumbled to a certain food writer one evening not long ago.  And if can I recall correctly, that same food writer quickly replied, "T ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 17, 2009

    West Miami Mayor's Cell Phone Bill Would Make a Teen Girl Blush

    The city of West Miami has a relatively modest population of approximately 6,100. The mayor, Cesar Carasa, has racked up charges on his city-owned cell phone to the tune of $68,000. That's about $11.15 for every citizen in town. The city has a deal with Sprint that includes ten free city cell phones ... More >>

  • News

    April 16, 2009

    The Dead Among Us

    One week of living and dying in Miami-Dade.

  • Blogs

    April 13, 2009

    Video: José El Rey "Ladies of the Night"

    Everyone's favorite Cuban electro/Miami bass/freestyle act -- and part-time Crossfade columnist -- José El Rey released a new music video for his track "Ladies of the Night." From the looks of it, it was mostly filmed, where else, but in the deep bowls of west Miami.And while José has taken a bit ... More >>

  • Music

    January 29, 2009

    ¿Que Pasa, M.I.A.?

    José El Rey weighs in on the best after-club, late-night snacks.

  • Blogs

    January 15, 2009

    ¿Que Pasa, M.I.A.? The Best Late-Night Snacks

    I like an afterparty as much I like playing Ms. Pacman. But, just like Ms. Pacman, afterparties have no ending. I love Ms. Pacman, but level after level, ghost after ghost -- they just keep on, until I die. Afterparties are cool but hour after hour, smoke after smoke -- they just keep on, until I le ... More >>

  • Dining

    January 17, 2008

    Bargain Bait

    Bonefish Grill reels in diners with low prices, and keeps them with fine fish.

  • News

    January 10, 2008

    The Deadly Road Through Mexico

    When Cubans leave their homeland, things can get lots worse.

  • News

    October 26, 2006

    Sticky Lingers

    "The streets look horrible. Everybody I talk to is like, Youre right, man; gum is disgusting."

  • Dining

    January 12, 2006

    Peru Peru

    Salmon Salmon has spawned quite a following

  • News

    December 22, 2005

    Letters from the Issue of December 22-28, 2005

    It's all about your religious beliefs, you agnostic, you!

  • Shops and Wares

    May 13, 2004


    A & M Comic Books

  • News

    April 19, 2001

    You Are Cordially Invited

    So you weren't among those lucky few who dined with the king and queen? Consider it a compliment.

  • News

    November 11, 1999

    Haul of Shame

    Waste dumps, illicit lobbying, paid supporters, hidden agendas. Or politics as usual in Miami-Dade County.

  • News

    September 30, 1999


    Gov. Jeb Bush declares war on raves

  • News

    February 6, 1997

    Life Sentences

    Forget Hiaasen, Balmaseda, and Steinback -- the Herald's weird, wacky "Police Report" is the prose by the pros

  • News

    June 13, 1996

    Big Wheel Keep on Turnin'

    Outgoing U.S. Attorney Kendall Coffey has a little farewell soiree, at which everyone remains fully clothed

  • News

    January 4, 1996

    24 Hours a Stray

    The Humane Society's animal rescue drivers work hard to save the wounded, to rescue the sick and abandoned. But usually the endings are not so happy.

  • News

    July 13, 1995

    Everything Is Relative

    Dade and its municipalities have more sister cities than you can shake a nightstick at

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