On Saturday, news broke about Cuba's latest high-risk defection. Yasmani Tomas, a top slugger for Industriales, had fled Cuba for potential millions as a Major League Baseball star. But as All-Star Yasiel Puig's harrowing tale showed the world earlier this year, that path from Castro's island to big ... More >>
Ever since he earned a midsummer promotion to the Dodgers last year, Cuban defector Yasiel Puig has been the most electrifying man in Major League Baseball -- flying heedlessly into walls, smacking absurd home runs, and annoying columnists by showing up late to games and speeding in his sports car. ... More >>
Don Whittington charged up to a desk inside a gargantuan Fort Lauderdale warehouse built from blue corrugated metal. He was seething. "You're a bitch," he hissed at the receptionist. Then, the five-foot-11 Whittington, who was once a championship racecar driver before earning an 18-month federal pr ... More >>
Lunch is your afternoon delight, your hump meal, the moment that sets the tone for the second half of your day. It's not something that should be taken lightly or skipped. And most important, during the workweek, it should never cost more than $10. What follows are the top ten lunch specials in Mi ... More >>
Ten years ago, you might not have known what chipotle was, but practically every casual eatery in town now serves chipotle mayo or some item featuring the flavor in one incarnation or another. Chipotle -- made from ripe smoked jalapeño peppers -- made its way into American restaurants and grocery ... More >>
Riptide's crack meteorological team has just issued this update on Tropical Storm Isaac: 09:17:00 AM EST Due to favorable wind shear and hot ocean temps, by Monday TS Isaac is expected to rage with the devastating power of ten thousand nuclear bombs. It will personally find your house, smash each in ... More >>
Los Enanitos Verdes' next album won't be out until early next year, but that hasn't stopped the Argentine rock group from promoting it. "We're recording the new album, that's why we're celebrating," lead singer Marciano Cantero recently told Mexico's Diario de Yucatán. "The album's so good, I'm s ... More >>
Let's assume the worst: Your Valentine's Day won't quite pan out the way you'd hoped it would. Maybe you will be curtly informed that the "champagne" you had so thoughtfully put on ice was really "only sparkling wine," and that "any idiot knows real champagne can't be produced in the Yucatan!" Or ... More >>
Chef Ze Carlos Jimenez's The MexZican Gourmet has opened today in South Miami.The restaurant features an expanded menu of chef Jimenez's authentic Mexican cuisine, using flavors and dishes from his hometown just outside of Mexico City.Chef Jimenez's "simply authentic" menu will please his food tr ... More >>
Photo by Matt HulsmanHer family motto was "hola, y'all," and for an American girl growing up in Guatemala, Sandra Gutierrez had the best of both worlds; hamburgers for dinner and arroz con leche for dessert. The New Southern-Latino Table (The University of North Carolina Press, $30) reveals her s ... More >>
Yesterday it seemed that Rina was poised to reach category three strength winds with an eventual turn near South Florida. Today, Rina has dissipated back to tropical storm status and is now projected come no where near us. Jeez, Rina, what a loser.
Slowly moving but quickly strengthening Hurricane Rina is expected to become a Category 3 storm sometime within the next 24 hours as it trudges along towards Mexico's Yucatan peninsula. Though, the five-day projections have the storm taking a hard right turn later this week, and Miami is now with ... More >>
Quickly developing Hurricane Rina has now achieved Category 2-strength winds less than a day after becoming a hurricane, and there's no sign she's about to slow down. Forecasters now expect the storm to make a hard right turn, with the Florida Keys in its possible path.
NOAARina has now officially reached hurricane-strength winds. The storm is currently trudging slowly off of the coast Honduras in the Caribbean Sea, with Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula. It's way too early to predict with any certainty its ultimate path, but the storm is expected to strengthen over th ... More >>
Drag diva Noel Leon to "help" Chef Victor Cardenas Pasos with cooking demo at Bloomingdale's this Saturday.In conjunction with LGBT Pride month, Bloomingdale's Aventura this Saturday will host Cooking with Pride, a demonstration featuring Victor Cardenas Pasos, executive chef at the Palace ... More >>
Stone crab lovers, get ready: The season officially begins today and runs through May 15, 2011.The sweet and succulent claw meat of stone crabs is one of Florida's famous delicacies. The crustaceans live in waters off North Carolina to the Yucatan Peninsula, and 2.4 million claws were harvested c ... More >>
Lee KleinAs a countdown to New Times' "Best of Miami" 2010, Short Order is serving up 100 of our favorite dishes in the 305. Send your nominations to email@example.com.
Sabor a Perú and Burritos Grill Café offer bargains on the city's main drag.
A van-turned-restaurant offers the real deal in Florida City.
The images of "Lente Latino" linger, but the show won't.
Radio host Javier Ceriani (left) is trying to secure the release of Armando Pinero (center), an Cuban refugee being held in a Mexican immigration facility in Chetumal. It looks like another Che is having a big impact on the Cuban community – but not for his affiliation to Fidel Castro. Javier C ... More >>
When Cubans leave their homeland, things can get lots worse.
Chéen-huyae is reasonable and passable, but nothing special
Despite the flash, Poblano Cocina isnt so hot
Off Collins, a hole-in-the-wall worth finding
The food at Cantina Beach is not nearly as convivial as the atmosphere
Psyberpixie controls the images
Mexican food is plentiful in Homestead
Football classic not the same
De Noche en la Ciudad "EMI Latin"
Burritos Grill Café
Nothing says the peninsula like pibil
Javier's Cantina Mexicana
Cuban Originals -- Desi Arnaz
Destruction. Upheaval. Change. Rebirth. In the two years since Hurricane Andrew, Biscayne National Park has had to learn an entirely new vocabulary