Miami New Times threw its 5th annual Iron Fork culinary throw down last night at Grand Central in downtown Miami. While chefs battled to the death in a whirlwind cooking competition, attendees noshed on bites from over 30 Miami restaurants and food trucks. The booze flowed all night long as DJs played set after set in various rooms of the venue.
It's a weekday lunch, and nearly every table is filled with suits from nearby office towers. There's a stark contrast between the no-nonsense, hurried faces of the business crowd and those of the restaurant's gregarious waitstaff, who dart around the room with small plates and filtered water...
The crowds came out Saturday night to Wynwood's Second Saturday art walk en masse for the art, food trucks, and drinks. Galleries like The Workshop, Gregg Shienbaum Fine Art, The Lunch Box, and David Castillo premiered new shows.
The idea of playing a basketball game in a bikini didn't keep several talented women from trying out for the Miami Spice, the city's Bikini Basketball team. Tryouts were held Saturday at Elizabeth Virrick Park in Coconut Grove.
Cat Power, AKA Chan Marshall, kicked off her North American tour to support her album Sun Thursday night at Grand Central. Sun is Marshall's latest album in four years.
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On weekends, Catharsis Restaurant and Lounge pulses with the Latin drum beats of Buena Vista Social Club's "El Cuarto de Tula." Alma Castellanos, a flamboyant singer with cascading auburn curls, cranks it up with songs ranging from "Ay! Mamá Inés" to Juanucho Lopez's "Jaquetón Pachanguero." Her...
Brickell Fest once again gave everyone a reason to party hard and celebrate with the Samuel Adams Octoberfest. The three-day party turned a plot of land near Mary Brickell Village into a beer garden complete with music, food, and 16 different styles of Samuel Adams beer.
Australian singer-songwriter Gotye stopped at the Klipsch Amphitheater at Bayfront Park. The "Somebody That I Used to Know" singer is touring in support of his gold-certified album Making Mirrors. Stone Throws Records Jonti and Louisiana indie pop outfit Givers opened the show.
Anthony Galeota went from running one of Miami's most infamous and crime-ridden strip clubs to landing in prison in Panama. However, despite his past indiscretions, Goleota says this time he's innocent. "I lived it up in Miami," he says. "Now I'm living in hell."
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From the ashes of World Resource Cafe comes Shokudo in Miami's Buena Vista neighborhood. Writer Lesley Elliot says the eatery's "allure is diverse, affordable Asian cuisine, which has been missing from midtown and the Design District."
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