Gourmet / November 26, 2014 MIAMI'S 11 BEST NEW RESTAURANTS OF 2014

Miami has a lot to be thankful for in 2014...

The port tunnel finally opened, we... um, finally got rid of that LeBron guy, and, oh yeah, it’s still 80 degrees in November, which means you've got no excuse not to hit an unmarked Asian barbecue in South Beach, a steakhouse with a famous chef, or the rest of Miami's best new restaurants of 2014...

When you share a hotel with a five-star resto like Azul, it’s hard for a new restaurant to be much more than the culina ..»

Gourmet / August 28, 2014 10 Best Steakhouses
10 Best Steakhouses

We've carved out 10 top meat options for Miami Spice 2014.

Every Friday in August and September, will be highlight 10 restaurants in various categories that are participating in the Miami Spice dining deal ($23 lunch, $39 dinner). Here are 10 of the best steakhouses offering the promotion and our suggested orders: 1. Wolfgang’s Steakhouse. Caesar Salad, Petite Filet Mignon, Key Lime Pie. Lunch Monday-Friday, dinner Sunday-Thursday. 315 S. Biscayne Blvd., Miami; 305-487-7130 2. The Forge. Chopped Salad, P ..»

Articles / August 20, 2014 IKEA Miami to Open on August
IKEA Miami to Open on August

Lineup Starts Two Days Prior to opening

IKEA Miami is opening in just under one month! The store is slated to welcome in customers as early as 9am on Wednesday, August 27, however those customers who are seriously coveting an Arvika swivel chair or a Malm dresser chest can begin lining up 48 hours in advance. This is seriously more intense than lining up for Lady Gaga tickets. Previously reported that there will be nearly 1,500 parking spaces (this includes those that will be stolen by ..»

Gourmet / August 14, 2014 Miami Spice 2014 Guide - From A to Z
Miami Spice 2014 Guide - From A to Z

The guide to restaurants who are doing Miami Spice right

The two-month Miami Spice promotion runs Aug. 1 through Sept. 30 at more than 160 Miami-Dade restaurants. The idea: Give locals an incentive to check out area restaurants during the dog days of summer, when tourists are in short supply. The deal: Prix-fixe lunch for $23 or dinner for $39 (no different-priced “tiers” as in previous years). Some restaurants pull out all the stops, trying to earn repeat customers by putting out their best food and s ..»

Articles / June 17, 2014 2014 Summer Movie Preview
2014 Summer Movie Preview

Check out this year's big summer movies

Cinemas are set to sizzle this season with action blockbusters ("Edge of Tomorrow," "Transformers 4"), tear-jerkers ("Fault in Our Stars") and comedies ("22 Jump Street," "Tammy"). Check out this year's big summer movies coming to a theater near you: "Edge of Tomorrow" (June 6) - Tom Cruise and Emily Blunt star in this sci-fi action-thriller from the director of "Mr. and Mrs. Smith." Cruise plays a solider who dies and then comes back to relive t ..»

Gourmet / June 17, 2014 AAA FOUR DIAMOND AWARD

Top 50 Best Restaurant in the World has lived up to expectations

Hakkasan is recognized as the pioneering concept that single-handedly changed the face of Chinese cuisine within the United Kingdom. Since 2003, the Michelin starred London location has set the standard for Chinese cuisine and haute Chinois interior design. The name "Hakkasan" pays homage to the ‘Hakka’ people from the New Territories of Hong Kong while ‘san’ is the respectful Japanese form of address. Although Hakkasan is rooted in the culinary ..»

Articles / June 17, 2014 Marlins Drop Another 13-Inning Affair
Marlins Drop Another 13-Inning Affair

The Marlins played 13 innings twice in the past four games and have lost both contests

The Miami Marlins played extra innings for the third time in four days and lost 5-4 to the Chicago Cubs in 13 on Monday. For the second straight start, Tom Koehler was done in by the sixth inning. Koehler was cruising and shutting the Cubs down before everything unraveled in the frame. The right-hander allowed all four of the runs he gave up in the game during the sixth. In all, Koehler struck out five, walked none and surrendered five hits. Chri ..»

Articles / June 17, 2014 U.S. Soccer Team Beats Ghana in World Cup Opener
U.S. Soccer Team Beats Ghana in World Cup Opener

Goooooal! And two of 'em!

The United States men's soccer team avenged its previous losses to Ghana in the past two World Cups Monday in Brazil, beating the African team 2-1 in their opening match and getting a necessary win under their belt. And you can bet that Team USA's famous fans were super-psyched to see Clint Dempsey score the fastest-ever goal in America's World Cup history, only 30 seconds in, and then watch John Brooks put the match out of reach for Ghana in min ..»

Articles / June 16, 2014 All Aboard’s transit hub
All Aboard’s transit hub

All Aboard Florida’s Miami train station might serve as a hub for other transportation modes

All Aboard Florida’s Miami train station might serve as a hub for other transportation modes – from a proposed north-south passenger rail and a proposed Miami Beach-bound light-rail to a bike-share and a rental-car facility. “We are going to bring a lot of traffic. That’s the reality,” said Jose Gonzalez, senior vice president of corporate development at Florida East Coast Industries, the railroad’s parent company. “But we are hoping that a lot o ..»

Articles / June 16, 2014 Is Miami International Boat Show drifting off?
Is Miami International Boat Show drifting off?

the Miami International Boat Show is working to figure out if the show can stay.

As the Miami Beach Convention Center gears up for 2016-2018 renovation, the Miami International Boat Show is working with city and center staff to figure out how and if the show can stay. The producer, National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA), has been talking with Miami and Miami Beach and the center on upgrade plans, said a spokesperson. The show continues to review needs and hasn’t officially notified the city or center whether it will ..»

Articles / June 16, 2014 The Miami HEAT fell to the San Antonio Spurs 104-87
The Miami HEAT fell to the San Antonio Spurs 104-87

On Sunday night at AT&T Center, Miami loses the series 4-1.

LeBron James led the way for the HEAT with 31 points, 10 rebounds and five assists. Miami loses the series 4-1. Impact Performance of the Night: In the huddle before Game 5, LeBron James told his teammates to follow his lead. Shortly after, James had a phenomenal opening quarter where he put it all on the line in a do-or-die elimination game. He was fantastic on both ends from the start and did all he could to try and come out with a win. Whether ..»

Articles / June 16, 2014 Warning: expand stadium or Sony Open exits
Warning: expand stadium or Sony Open exits

the pro tennis tournament will be forced to leave Miami if the plan doesn’t go through.

Frustrated by a committee picking apart his company’s stadium expansion plan, the Sony Open’s director says the pro tennis tournament will be forced to leave Miami if the plan doesn’t go through. The annual Open on Key Biscayne has developed into one of the county’s highest-profile sports events, and organizers maintain the world-class players, crowds and international broadcast bring millions of dollars in economic benefits and publicity to Miam ..»

Exhibits / June 04, 2014 120 exotic cars take part in Gumball 3000 Road Rally
120 exotic cars take part in Gumball 3000 Road Rally

Drivers traveling from Miami to Ibiza, Spain

Ocean Drive is growling with horsepower, as it is the starting point for the Gumball 3000 Road Rally. One hundred and twenty exotic cars will drive 3,000 miles in a week, from Miami to Atlanta, and then to New York City. Cars and drivers will then board private jets, and fly to Scotland. From there, they will drive to London, Paris, Barcelona and then finish in Ibiza, Spain. The event is a modern-day version of the classic movie, "Cannonball Run, ..»

Articles / June 04, 2014 Rapper Pitbull receives honorary degree
Rapper Pitbull receives honorary degree

Miami native praised for his support of education

Miami-born rapper Armando Christian Perez, known as Pitbull, has received an honorary degree from Doral College. The award was presented to Pitbull during a graduation ceremony Tuesday for Doral Academy Charter High School and Doral College. Anitere Flores, president of Doral College, presented the degree to the rapper. "Alongside his professional achievements, which are well known around the world, his tireless devotion to his community and to i ..»

Articles / May 27, 2014 Phil Collins Rocks With Miami Country Day School Students
Phil Collins Rocks With Miami Country Day School Students

The star shared the stage with the school band

Students at Miami Country Day School got a special surprise when singer Phil Collins joined a student band on stage recently. Collins performed hits "In the Air Tonight" and "Land of Confusion" with the band in a video posted on YouTube last week. Collins said he'd met the members of the band the day before as well as the teachers at the school. "I was nervous, you know, because I've been doing this all my life but still, how good could it be? Ho ..»

Articles / May 26, 2014 South Florida Celebrates Memorial Day
South Florida Celebrates Memorial Day

With Ceremonies and Parades

Residents gathered in cities throughout South Florida Monday to honor soldiers and veterans on Memorial Day. Parades and memorials were held in Miami-Dade and Broward with several services paying tribute to our fallen heroes. Ceremonies were held in Pembroke Pines, Plantation, Davie, Miami, Fort Lauderdale and elsewhere. A "Fallen Soldier Memorial" was unveiled in Margate, while "The Valor of the Brave" mural was unveiled in Miami Beach. Thousand ..»

Articles / May 26, 2014 The Miami Heat could be the winners of the East
The Miami Heat could be the winners of the East

Miami one step from the final

LeBron James had 32 points and 10 rebounds, Chris Bosh added 25 points more and the Miami Heat placed one win of returning to the NBA Finals with a 102-90 victory on Monday over the Indiana Pacers.
Dwyane Wade scored 15 points for the Heat, who have won three of the first four games in the finals of the Eastern Conference. They can win the East for the fourth year in a row with a win at Indiana on Wednesday.

Articles / May 22, 2014 Michael Jackson THE IMMORTAL World Tour
Michael Jackson THE IMMORTAL World Tour

Cirque du Soleil Musical

Music, dance and acrobatics combine in celebration of Michael Jackson‘s iconic life in the “Immortal” World Tour. From trapeze artists to acrobats and even a world-champion pole dancer, guests at the Cirque du Soleil show can expect a high-energy tribute to the legend.

The tour stopped for two nights in Newark, New Jersey, and spent one weekend at Madison Square Garden in New York, where it remained until Thursday. Now they bri ..»

Gourmet / April 26, 2012 Miami's Top Five Croissants
Miami's Top Five Croissants

Here are five places to find crisp-on-the-outside, buttery-on-the-inside croissants:

If you want the finest croissant you'll ever have outside of Paris, head right over to Claude's Patisserie. Claude retired some years ago, but he passed on the recipe and it's as good as ever. The shop is located on West Fourth Street in New York City, but it's worth the airfare -- especially if you bring back enough croissants to stuff your freezer with. Otherwise, we have some worthy specimens closer to home. 1. La Brioche Doree 4017 Prairie Av ..»

Miami People / April 26, 2012 Polo World Cup:
Polo World Cup:

Your Guide to the Sport's Dirtiest-Sounding Terms

If you're not familiar with polo, "the sport of kings," picture this: a manicured lawn, an Armani-clad crowd, a hoard of minions waiting on them hand and foot. And the main event: well-coiffed players straddling hulking, sweaty animals, all while wielding long sticks and whacking heavy balls. Some might say it's a homoerotic rich man's pastime. We might agree. There might be more sexual innuendo in polo than in any other sport. In the men's compe ..»

Nightlife / April 26, 2012 Six Best Club Parties
Six Best Club Parties

on South Beach This Weekend

It was a relatively wack-ass month. Aside from a few days of killer weather, April brought nothing. The Marlins are dead last in the National League East, struggling to bounce back from an embarrassing record and a managerial black eye. On the bright side, however, the Panthers are playing well. Nevertheless, we're getting ready to say goodbye to April. So let's celebrate and pop some bottles 'round South Beach this weekend. Check out our guide t ..»

Culture / April 08, 2012 Shop-O-Matic

Free entry to museums on Saturday and Sunday

It's the first full weekend of the month on Saturday and Sunday, which means you can visit for free one of 9 South Florida museums. Get in free at more than 150 U.S. venues with an ID and Bank of America or Merrill Lynch credit or debit card. BOA's Museum on Us program offers each cardholder one free general admission on Saturday and Sunday on the first full weekend of each month. Choose from nine South Florida venues, including the Museum of Dis ..»

Shopping / April 07, 2012 Kelly Wearstler Comes to Coral Gables
Kelly Wearstler Comes to Coral Gables

Meet the Beverly Hills designer and shop her gorgeous new line at Neiman Marcus this Friday

American tastemaker Kelly Wearstler will be making a personal appearance at Neiman Marcus Coral Gables on Friday, April 13 to show off her spring 2012 collection. In addition to the new art-inspired women’s ready-to-wear line, Wearstler is also the interior design mind behind The Tides and The Viceroy’s jaw-dropping décor. Based in Beverly Hills, Wearstler’s aesthetic embodies all things glamorous and breezy. Expect boldly bright blouses, dresses ..»

Gourmet / April 06, 2012 Sam Gorenstein's
Sam Gorenstein's

My Ceviche Is Now Your Ceviche, Too

Sam Gorenstein is a very low key chef, which is why his 240-square foot South of Fifth youth hostel hideaway My Ceviche opened very softly, as they say, and very quietly. But not for long. Gorenstein and his partner, Roger Duarte, founder and president of the thriving stone crab delivery service George Stone Crab, previewed their selection of an intimate seafood takeaway and delivery counter, serving a handful of ultra-fresh stone crabs, tacos, b ..»

Gateways / January 24, 2012 Miami's Most Romantic Hotels
Miami's Most Romantic Hotels

sweet-spots for indulging in life's little passions

If we could offer one word of advice to all you lovers and hopeless romantics, it would be to never miss an opportunity for a weekend rendezvous with that special someone in your life. You know you both deserve it, so why not venture out of that everyday grind and pursue the pleasures of amour in sultry Miami. Most people would agree that Miami has to be the world's sweet-spot for indulging in life's little passions. Maybe it's the steamy sensual ..»

Gourmet / January 23, 2012 Maitardi is Closing
Maitardi is Closing

but they can come back.

Design District Italian and cocktails hot spot Maitardi is closing for good on Saturday, February 11 and going out in grand style with a farewell party Wednesday, February 8 from 7 p.m. featuring signature amuse-bouches by Maitardi's sister venues including Salumeria 104, Soyka, TiramesU, Spris, Van Dyke Café from 7 to 8pm and a Prosecco bar from 7 to 9pm by Segafredo L’Originale on Lincoln Road. It's open to the public, but a yet-to-be-specified ..»

Shopping / November 17, 2011 Studio Allegra
Studio Allegra

Just opened in Wynwood has got the aha! object for your home.

The lowdown: A six-foot-tall copper Buddha head? Check. A behemothic bathtub cut from lava rock and larger-than-life planters? Check, check. Just opened Studio Allegra in Wynwood has got the aha! object for your home. The showroom houses hand-plucked items from faraway places such as Indonesia, Thailand, Mongolia, Sumatra and Vietnam. “This collection seeks to take everyday objects and turn them into fantastical conversation pieces grounded by th ..»

Articles / November 15, 2011 Greater Miami’s Best Farmers Markets
Greater Miami’s Best Farmers Markets

You’ll find plenty of produce, flowers, even crafts that are unavailable or rare in other parts of the U.S

You can’t miss the recent explosion of interest in local and sustainable food practices among Miamians. The proliferation of farmers markets is one result: markets have cropped up in neighborhoods like Coral Gables, Coconut Grove, Lincoln Road, South Miami and Pinecrest. We are proud of the sense of community and the ever-more healthful lifestyles the farmers markets promote in the Magic City. Review the list of market dates and times below when ..»

Articles / November 15, 2011 Miami Bike Paths Guide
Miami Bike Paths Guide

Where to go for a bike ride in Miami-Dade County

Growing up in Miami, riding a bike was my primary source of true neighborhood exploration. Countless hours spent outside discovering surroundings: which trees to climb, where the best parks were, finding hidden roads. It was a new adventure every day. But at some point, we all paused on exploring those curiosities – and we all got a car. Now it’s time to get back out there on those two-wheelers and start exploring. Miami-Dade County and the City ..»

Articles / November 15, 2011 Michael Dawkins Home
Michael Dawkins Home

Michael Dawkins Home opened in Miami's Design District

The refined style of renowned designer Michael Dawkins is reflected in the 10,000 square-foot split-level furnishings and accessories showroom, which boasts an exclusive collection of exclusive outdoor and indoor furnishings including seating, tables, case goods and upholstery. Conceived with the discerning homeowner and residential designer in mind, the boutique’s floor plan offers individual room vignettes that evoke warm and livable spaces. Ti ..»

Articles / November 13, 2011 Standup Paddle Boarding
Standup Paddle Boarding

or SUP, has recently exploded on to the water sports scene

This ancient Polynesian sport is now being seen on virtually every body of water surrounding Miami. Standing tall, on a 12 foot x 2 foot board, a single blade is used to propel the craft by dipping the paddle on alternating sides of your body. The boards can be surprisingly stable once you gain your center of gravity and get moving. The nearshore areas of Biscayne Bay act as a nursery for much of our marine life, and SUP’s are a great craft for e ..»

Articles / October 26, 2011 Art Center/South Florida
Art Center/South Florida

Watch artists at work

What makes the Art Center/South Florida so unique is that aside from being such a great place to view local art it’s actually a working studio where artists rent space and create their work. Besides making it the perfect excuse to stroll up and down Lincoln Road on Miami Beach, not that any excuses should be needed for doing that, it’s a great way to experience the craft of creating art first-hand. Big names in the South Florida art community, li ..»

Exhibits / October 26, 2011 CIFO Art Space
CIFO Art Space

Contemporary art in warehouse space

Yes, warehouses are becoming the norm as a venue for showing art but the CIFO (short for Cisneros Fontanals Art Foundation) Art Space in Downtown Miami is something extraordinary. The state-of-the-art venue features contemporary art in their galleries while providing a lovely outdoor piazza for special events. The exterior is just as impressive, a striking building covered in greenery. Inside the galleries they’re showcasing the extensive collect ..»

Exhibits / October 26, 2011 Cultural Fridays
Cultural Fridays

Little Havana’s lively monthly festival

Little Havana is always a lively place but on the last Friday of every month it truly comes to life during Cultural Fridays, the monthly arts and culture festival held on historic Southwest Eighth Street, known as “Calle Ocho.” Set on the iconic three-lane, one-way stretch of road, the festival takes place along three blocks filled with art galleries, restaurants and performance stages. There are walking tours of the historic Little Havana homes ..»

Business / October 26, 2011 ISA Boutique’s
ISA Boutique’s

latest shop to join Midtown Miami

The merchandise here, hand-picked by owner Isabel Aguiar (hence the name ISA Boutique) is all Miami chic. The store is bright with the usual funky decor that’s so popular in small unique spots like this. A zebra-print rug, strategically placed clothing and accessories that’s aesthetically pleasing and an overall airy atmosphere that gives customers plenty of room to browse. And browse they will, what with the awesome swimwear that’s pretty much u ..»

Business / October 26, 2011 Launch Arte
Launch Arte

Latest chic fashions at weekly event

Sometimes hitting the mall could use a break and that’s when boutiques and specialty stores are fun. Well, imagine a weekly event that brings plenty of those unique accessories and fashions together in one place. That’s what Launch Arte is about, a weekly fashion gathering of local designers selling their original wares. Held in the heart of the Miami Design District, this is the place to find handmade bags, vintage clothing, designer t-shirts, a ..»

Exhibits / October 26, 2011 Margulies Collection
Margulies Collection

Wynwood District pioneer’s space shines

The once sleepy Wynwood neighborhood over the last decade has become a force in the growing and world-reknowned Miami arts community and pioneering the transformation is Martin Margulies, well known art collector. At the giant Margulies Collection at the Warehouse, located of course in the heart of the Wynwood Arts District, the variety of art on display is impressive and obviously his life’s work. Contemporary and vintage photography, sculptures ..»

Articles / October 26, 2011 Meat Market
Meat Market

Sink your teeth into it

The name may be a play on words for a pick-up bar but rest assured, Meat Market on Lincoln Road in South Beach couldn’t be further from that. Executive Chef and Co-Owner Sean Brasel along with sommelier Sarah Almand are a pair of pros at their craft. The menu features signature steaks and reserve cuts as the stars, with a great selection of sauces and butters specially created to accompany them along with classic salads that make great starters. ..»

Readers Buzz / October 26, 2011 Miami Twice:
Miami Twice:

Great shopping for vintage goods

A mainstay of Miami’s shopping scene, especially for those who prefer something different than the mall, Miami Twice is a great place to shop for vintage goods. The store is packed with wares and accessories not easily found, rare gems that can make a wardrobe unique and different. Think great dresses and shoes from the early 1900s to the 1980s. They’ve also got modern designer duds and purses. They’re jewelry, especially brooches and costume pie ..»

Nightlife / October 26, 2011 Nocturnal Miami Nightclub
Nocturnal Miami Nightclub

An all-night party in Downtown Miami

The three levels that make up Nocturnal Miami Nightclub in Downtown Miami make this place the ultimate in clubbing. The first floor is for the hardcore dancers, the ones who come out for a night of gyrating (and sweating of course) to the pulsating club rhythms. Second floor is for the voyeurs who like to watch action from above. Tables surrounding the balcony provide a great view. There are a couple of more intimate areas on this level as well, ..»

Articles / June 14, 2011 Gisele Bundchen
Gisele Bundchen

Is the World’s First Billionaire Supermodel

According to Forbes, Gisele Bundchen is going to be the world’s first billionaire model. She was named as the highest earning model and the first woman to earn the fortune in millions, from endorsement deals, modeling work and design work. In addition to campaigns for Italian fashion brand she has made millions by selling pairs of her flip-flops. She is expected to amass a fortune of ten-figure by summer 2012, after the expansion of various indus ..»

Articles / June 13, 2011 Vespas Back in Vogue
Vespas Back in Vogue

La Dolce Vespa. Limited Edition Vespas Inspired by Classic Italian Speedboats.

Vespa has always caught everybody’s fancy and to augment its charm Digital Veneer has incorporated the classy look of Italian speedboats the 1960s into its new limited edition LX50 and LX150 “Tribute” Vespas. These limited edition Vespas are nothing like the vanilla scooters that swoosh in front of you without leaving an impression. Digital Veneer has been banking on the charm of old school Vespa for quite sometime now, last year it had launched ..»

Business / October 13, 2010 Clubs aim for hip clientele
Clubs aim for hip clientele

This is not your grandparents' beach, country, surf or golf club.

A new hotel and private membership club aimed at young creative types opens its doors Monday with 750 members, a long waiting list -- and an $1,800 annual price tag. Soho Beach House, the Miami Beach outpost of a brand that has locations in London, Berlin, New York and Los Angeles, slashes the cost to $900 a year for members under 27 -- a hint that the desired demographic might still be paying off their college loans. The opening follows a summer ..»

Editor's Pick /  00, 0000 Overseas Highway Hwy 1
Overseas Highway Hwy 1

among the Topl 10 scenic drives in USA

They don’t call it America the Beautiful for nothing. Roll down that car window and feast your eyes. A road trip is nothing without roads. Here are some doozies, although any mere Top 10 list will inevitably leave out some of the best. 1. Hana Hwy Hwy 360, Maui, Hawaii: 38 miles Pauwela to Hana The most spectacular coastal drive in all Hawaii, the Hana Hwy winds its way deep into jungle valleys and back out above a rugged coastline. Not for the f ..»