For four glorious days every year, Miami Beach is taken over by a cadre of chefs, celebrities, and fans of food and wine in an indoor-outdoor hootenanny known as the South Beach Wine & Food Festival.For those looking to hobnob with the likes of Robert Irvine, Geoffrey Zakarian, and Sunny Anderso ... More >>
For more on South Florida's food scene, check out New Times' Taste guide, hitting newsstands Thursday, February 21. As human beings, we are subject to the undeniable laws of attraction. If something looks good, we gotta have it. And if you've got an interest in food, neck-breaking sexy male chefs h ... More >>
With every well-branded name comes an image. Abercrombie & Fitch: preppy, half naked teenagers. Lulu Lemon: hot, yoga moms. Holiday Inn: cheap. Trump: gaudy asshole. And then there's the Ritz-Carlton: special, luxurious, wealthy, 1,000-thread count sheets. It's a brand that every one can recogni ... More >>
Cooper City High School has a reputation for many things: high academic standards, football, hooking scandals, the kids responsible for the murder in the book Bully, and, now, celebrity chef Paul Niedermann. Since winning season nine of Hell's Kitchen, Niedermann, a Cooper City High alum, has t ... More >>
Update: The media relations company representing Sean Brock issued a response to this article. See below.Celebrated Charleston chef Sean Brock walked out of dinner service he was headlining to party at the Fontainebleau Miami Beach for the Gail Simmons book party.The dinner at Yardbird was b ... More >>
South Beach Wine and Food Festival 2012 is a few weeks away: the Nascar of foodie weekends. Though hot tickets are sold out, there's a slew of events with tickets available. Perhaps a local chef's attendance might convince you to splurge. Have a weigh-in on South Beach Wine and Food weekend? Shar ... More >>
The folks over at Grey Goose Vodka sure know how to party. Every year, they kick off the summer season with a series of (trend-a-licious) parties - Summer Soiree Series - throughout the country and, more importantly, summer inspired cocktails.
Jay-Z holding a bottle of Armand de Brignac champagne, also known as the Ace of SpadesWould you ever dream of spending over $100,000 at a restaurant or nightclub? Could you?We know one guy who can. Apparently blowing a small fortune in one night is considered money well spent for Dallas Mavericks ... More >>
Gloria James, LeBron James' mother, has been slapped with a lawsuit by the Miami Beach parking valet, who she allegedly slapped across the face last week, according to the gossip website TMZ.James was arrested after the incident at about 5:00 a.m. last Thursday, and charged with simple battery a ... More >>
Miami Beach police arrested LeBron James' mother, Gloria James, early this morning at the Fontainebleau hotel on charges of simple battery and disorderly intoxication. According to the arrest report, shortly before 5 a.m., James belligerently argued with a valet worker and then slapped him across ... More >>
flickr: IstoletheTVMaybe Jewish Santa will be there!It's Christmas Eve and just about everyone you know is busy singing carols, wrapping last-minute presents or preparing cookies and milk for Santa. Except for you -- because you're single and Jewish. What's a nice Jewish boy or girl to do on Ch ... More >>
Scott Rothstein will spend 50 years in prison, a federal judge decided this morning. The sentence ends a seven-month saga since Rothstein's empire crumbled. Once one of South Florida's most politically connected lawyers, he swindled more than a billion dollars in perhaps the biggest fraud case in ... More >>
Here's what's happening this Tuesday morning in Broward and Palm Beach:John Goodman, the Wellington polo patron who ran a stop sign earlier this month and killed another driver, had a cocaine habit, according to the divorce filings by his former wife. [Palm Beach Post]Narcy Novack, widow of slain ... More >>
Flickr: The White HouseObama speaking at the Fontainebleau in Miami Beach last October.That's what former Rothstein business partner Roger Stone is reporting on his blog this morning. He says that former Heat center Alonzo Mourning played matchmaker in an encounter that took place in Miami Beach ... More >>
The shithammer continues to fall on local restaurants. At CityPlace, the revolving door keeps spinning with the departure of Bar Louie, a somewhat unwieldy blend of pub, sports bar and midscale café with a menu that offered something for everyone but hardly anyone bothered to sample. ... More >>
Terrance Howard and Braun, at right.Accused Boca Raton madam Michelle Braun is pictured with celebrities including Paris Hilton, Mickey Rourke, and Terrence Howard in photos obtained by The Juice Blog. Braun has agreed to plead guilty to charges of money laundering and transporting a prostitute. She ... More >>
Pangaea's resident structuralist.
Like the architecture degree he keeps sequestered, and the dizzying heights implied by his name, DJ Vertigo structures some truly classic nights on the town. Sure, the head spinner's using sound, rather than steel and concrete, to create what he envisions. But that doesn't make the edifices any ... More >>
This coming Monday morning, January 12th, a second block of tickets for previously sold out events will go on sale. So if you were bummed at being shut out of Rachael Ray's Burger Bash or The Best of the Best at the festive new Fontainebleau, you've been given a second shot. You can get your tix&nbs ... More >>
And live out your teenage fantasies.
I recently came into possession of a half-dozen back issues of Esquire, a magazine somewhat obsessed with naming the best of this and the best of that. The food section is no exception -- three of the issues I thumbed through featured such listings. I took a tally to see how Miami fared: MARCH ISSU ... More >>
Last weekend was a busy one, but there is still plenty of momentum going in the nightlife scene to keep things going. The highlight this weekend of course being the reopening of the Fontainebleau Miami Beach. In case you've been hiding under a rock, the hotel is celebrating its reopening with a pa ... More >>
He was the first big bust of the War on Drugs. That and two bits won't get you a cup of coffee.
The Norton goes way outside the impressionist box, then offers a shrunken Matisse