The wall: a six-foot stack of blue bricks. The mission: go up and over it, the first hurdle in a 16-part obstacle course. Me: suddenly, surprisingly nervous. The vertical lift has resurrected some anxiety from seventh-grade gym, where the prospect of flinging my pear-shaped, hormone-chemistry set ... More >>
Beer news is upon us once again, and there is nothing you can do about it. So shut your face, put that cold bottle of IPA to your lips, and let's get started. This week in beer news, we find out that Miami has at least two new breweries coming, in addition to Wynwood Brewing, and somewhere in Texas ... More >>
Back in 2008, I started spending almost as much time in restaurant kitchens as in restaurant dining rooms. What struck me was how few women work the hot line. The reasons are apparent: The hours are insane. The pay is middling. The work is grueling. Cooking in a competitive, cutthroat environment ... More >>
If supporting local farmers, artisans, and small businesses are among your priorities, we've round up a handful of food- and drink-focused gifts to focus on local. Knife skills classKnife skills and knife care are among the most essential skills in the kitchen. Allow your favorite budding ch ... More >>
"The man who's been shoutin' the number nine in your TV."GOP presidential candidate Herman Cain -- or as Mike Tyson calls him, "The man who's been shoutin' the number nine in your TV" -- is scheduled to make four stops around South Florida on Wednesday.Three of those events will be free, but the ... More >>
Flickr/Chrishermmerly Set off fireworks this V-DayValentine's Day is coming and you've yet to get a gift for your favorite foodie. You could buy some flowers at the drug store - if you never want them to speak to you again. Fortunately, there are a lot of great and interesting gift options ... More >>
If we're not underwater come Saturday, get out to Ponce Circle Park in Coral Gables (2800 Ponce de Leon Blvd.) for the inaugural Samuel Adams Octoberfest in Miami. The Octoberfest celebration starts at 2 p.m. and runs till midnight. It's the best excuse to drink in a public park since you were in ... More >>
The Marlins finally got the new stadium the team has sought for a decade, meaning the team will now depart the State of Florida for Little Havana. The team will leave Dolphin Stadium, with its proximity to Broward and Palm Beach counties, in 2012. And with the stadium approval, the team agreed to ch ... More >>
Amid the hustle, bustle, crowds, and Miami heat of the Calle Ocho festival, I ducked into an open storefront yesterday and took an ice cream break. Teresita Tutti Frutti, owner of Tutti Frutti Ice Cream, took a minute to talk about the business. Her store is in the heart of Little Havana, so no surp ... More >>
Florida Marlins club president David Samson says he expects the team would be selling out every game if it moves into a proposed new stadium in Little Havana in 2012. And with that statement, it became clear that the Florida Marlins club president David Samson is the baseball equivalent of an overly ... More >>
The Florida Marlins have released the final plans on a $515 million retractable-roof stadium. Hoping to convince lawmakers to approve the plans, architects apparently cut corners on things like aesthetics and looks and curb appeal. It's not that the Marlins stadium will be the ugliest thing in Littl ... More >>
La Lupe, the patron saint of Cuba's Latin soul movement is being immortalized in film.La Mala is a Spanish drama based on the life of Guadalupe Yoli Raymond and named after one of La Lupe's most famous songs. In it, Miami's own Lena Burke puts on a hell of a performance trying to imitate La Lupe's t ... More >>
Miami's Suénalo shines on and off the stage
And you don't need a boat to get there
And hello again. Why Broward-Palm Beach immigrant groups are tired of the endless Castro drama.
The following is a shocking confession I just received via e-mail from a South Florida journalist. Not surprisingly, he asked that I withhold his name due to the sensitive nature of the correspondence: --------- Bob Norman, As a great admirer of your work, and in light of recent events, I fe ... More >>
Guillen Janice Guillen in happier days. I'm 99 percent sure it's the Myspace page of the 18-year-old girl who was arrested along with her boyfriend and two other guys for beating the homeless man in Little Havana to death. Some of the other pictures look more like her mug shot below. I don't know i ... More >>
Alright, do it once, shame on you, do it twice, double-shame on you. I let Sun-Sentinel reporter Ihosvani "Gia" "Geo" Rodriguez misspelling of Hollywood activist Howard Sher's name (he spelled it "Sheer") in an August 27 article go without mention the first time he did it. Everybody makes an occasio ... More >>
Have you ever wanted to measure the effect the Cuban dictator has on South Florida? Tried to gauge its unique impact on the three separate counties? Well, today the difference can be seen in the size of the type. We're talking, of course, about the transfer of power from Fidel Castro to his brothe ... More >>
Little Havana lands in Delray
The Miami film festival goes global
One last performance for a captive audience
Santa Barbara Grocery
The Illustrated Band (Sanctuary Records)
In which Bandwidth desperately strives to chill out
No one has lived through more of South Florida's baseball past than Vicente Lopez
DJ Le Spam goes at the beat guerrilla-style
The Mad Cat experience Here in My Car
An Evening of Hispanic Arts
Looking for a little piece of the little feller's legacy before he heads back into Castro's clutches? Just check in with eBay.
Ceremonia Inconclusa (Unfinished Ceremony)
Julian Jorge Reyes was a child of Castro's revolution who turned against his leader. Now he's taking on el exilio.
In the ultimate Channel 7 report, the news team discovers a Cuban double agent in our midst.
Meet Luis and José Cid, Elian Gonzalez's cousins, just a couple of good, old-fashioned American criminals
Sick of coughing up big money for funerals? New retail stores are offering prices to die for.
Los Zafiros: The Drifters of Cuban music