Bits of bok choy hit a tub of sizzling soybean oil. Their ivory stems become tender; their edges turn a sudden golden hue. The jade leaves of the Chinese cabbage quickly begin to crisp. Pulled out of the deep fryer, the greens still glisten with remnants of luscious fat. The texture is brittle, and the flavor is fresh.
The platter is served at Yakko-San, a Japanese eatery that started as a modest 65-seater on West Dixie Highway in North Miami Beach more than 11 years ago. It always had an extensive menu with more than 100 dishes: soups, grilled meats, tempura, noodles, and sashimi. The unassuming restaurant ran a dinner service from 6 p.m. to 3 a.m. and was a favorite hangout among chefs, industry insiders, and locals alike.
Car enthusiasts turned out for the Miami International Auto Show, which runs through Sunday, to check out the latest automobile innovations. Miami Beach Convention Center featured brands like Nissan, Fiat, Jeep, Audi, BMW, Porsche, Volvo, and more.
Saturday, New Times honored the best of the web with its first annual South Florida Web Awards. Green Room hosted the party which featured a performance by Boxwood and DJ set by Panic Bomber.
Winners of New Times' South Florida Web Awards
This market inside the lush Pinecrest Gardens is home to as many as 65 vendors during the high season, which begins December 1 and ends in mid-May. One of them is Copperpots, a tiny company owned by Tom Wilfong and his girlfriend, Vanessa Safie. Together, they produce jams and marmalades with...
Once again amateur pilots took to the waters of Biscayne Bay to test their creations for Red Bull Flugtag Miami. Viewing from Bayfront Park, spectators cheered for the teams who hoped to come away with the longest flight distance of the day.
Video: Red Bull Flugtag Miami 2012
The GMCVB and New Times celebrated the kickoff of Miami Live Music Month with a concert featuring Swedish duo Icona Pop and local bands Afrobeta and Radioboxer at Grand Central. The month aims to encourage residents and visitors alike to experience the city's live music scene throughout the...
It was nearly 10 o'clock on a Friday evening when Amir Ben-Zion strolled past the double doors of his new Design District eatery, South Street. Head cleanly shaven and dressed in distressed jeans, the 50-year-old sauntered by an expansive leather booth where Dwyane Wade and Gabrielle Union were...