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Forbes loved her doughnut shop and his Miami restaurant enough to name them 30 Under 30

If you’re under 30, Forbes magazine thinks Miami is a great place to get your start. Two Miami restaurant owners were named to Forbes Magazine’s 30 Under 30, an annual list of the country’s top young talent that “continues to spotlight the impressive, the inspiring and the [genuinely] enviable.” This year, David Foulquier, 27, owner … Continue reading "Forbes loved her doughnut shop and his Miami restaurant enough to name them 30 Under 30"

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Wynwood Walls is getting new murals ahead of Art Basel. You can watch for free.

Wynwood Walls will have a new look soon, thanks to artists commissioned just ahead of Miami Art Week. If you live in Miami, or have ever visited, chances are you have proof of your visit with one of the most Instagram-worthy spots in the city. The Wynwood Walls have been at the center of Miami’s … Continue reading "Wynwood Walls is getting new murals ahead of Art Basel. You can watch for free."

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‘Despacito’ was the biggest song of the year, so why wasn’t Daddy Yankee at the Latin Grammys?

The video for ‘Despacito’ has 4.3 billion views on Youtube. The song lasted 16 weeks in the top spot on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, tying with Maria Carey and Boy II Men’s “One Sweet Day.” It beat “The Macarena” for the longest lasting chart topper not in English.  Thursday night, the song took home … Continue reading "‘Despacito’ was the biggest song of the year, so why wasn’t Daddy Yankee at the Latin Grammys?"

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Turnover chain beer is coming to a Miami brewery. It’ll probably taste like liquid swagger.

It has inspired T-shirts and a Migos-style hype song. Soon, fans will have a beer brewed in honor of the University of Miami football team’s mythical turnover chain. Wynwood brewery J. Wakefield Brewing is working on a Turnover Chain IPA that they hope to make available before the undefeated Hurricanes play in a bowl game or perhaps in the … Continue reading "Turnover chain beer is coming to a Miami brewery. It’ll probably taste like liquid swagger."

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Muere el cantante venezolano ‘Blanquito Man’ tras larga batalla contra el cáncer

El cantante venezolano José Andrés Blanco, mejor conocido como “Blanquito Man”, y uno de los integrantes de la popular banda de ska King Changó, murió el jueves a las 3:30 p.m. a un hospital de Nueva York, tras tres años batallando con un cáncer de colon. El anuncio de la muerte fue hecho por su … Continue reading "Muere el cantante venezolano ‘Blanquito Man’ tras larga batalla contra el cáncer"

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Aventura Mall is undergoing partial demolition. Here’s what’s going up in its place.

Goodbye, Sears Aventura Mall. Hello, Esplanade Aventura, an open-air shopping village replacing the retail giant. New York-based Seritage Growth Properties, which owns the vast majority of Sears’ real estate properties, announced plans Friday for the 12.3-acre plot that once housed Sears, Sears Auto Center and parking lots adjacent to Aventura Mall. READ: Black Friday deals … Continue reading "Aventura Mall is undergoing partial demolition. Here’s what’s going up in its place."

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Move over Blake Shelton. This Miami chef makes People’s list of sexiest in America

Look out, Blake Shelton. Fresh off opening his new restaurant, Habitat, at 1 Hotel South Beach, Miami’s José Mendín has been selected as the only South Florida chef in People magazine’s annual round up of the sexiest people in America. Mendín was featured in the magazine along with 20 others in the “Sexiest Chefs in America,” … Continue reading "Move over Blake Shelton. This Miami chef makes People’s list of sexiest in America"

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VIDEO: Here’s what happens when a Kendall mom drives a $3 million Bugatti Chiron in Miami

What would you say if someone offered you a chance to drive a $3 million super sports car? And what if that sports car was one of only 500 custom made Bugatti Chirons? If you are like me, you would say, “Can I just ride in the passenger seat?” I drive a Mini Cooper Clubman. … Continue reading "VIDEO: Here’s what happens when a Kendall mom drives a $3 million Bugatti Chiron in Miami"

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Hottie journalist Chris Cuomo talks his infamous Hurricane Irma T shirt

Remember THE T shirt? CNN’S New Day co-host Chris Cuomo appears with Natalie Morales and Kit Hoover in New York on today’s Access Hollywood Live and discusses his now famous Hurricane Irma reporting that had him trending on the internet. The cable news reporter, who is featured in this week’s People’s Sexiest Man Alive issue, went viral when viewers noticed his … Continue reading "Hottie journalist Chris Cuomo talks his infamous Hurricane Irma T shirt"

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Book nerds, these are the events you won’t want to miss at Miami Book Fair

The bigger the Miami Book Fair gets, the harder it is to negotiate without a plan. If you’re overwhelmed by the sheer number of events, which runs through Sunday at Miami Dade College’s Wolfson Campus, don’t fret. We have a plan to help you get the most out of Miami’s biggest literary celebration Here are … Continue reading "Book nerds, these are the events you won’t want to miss at Miami Book Fair"

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Miami’s first Vietnamese deli is coming to Wynwood (and a taco shop is involved)

Wynwood’s taco king is taking on Vietnamese cuisine. Chef Scott Linquist, of Coyo Taco fame, is opening Miami’s first Vietnamese deli, Les Banh Amis. The restaurant will feature made-from-scratch  cold cuts, liver pate, hoisin sauce, chili paste and pickled daikon. It’s where Coyo’s salsa bar meets Vietnam. And as the name implies, the shop will focus on … Continue reading "Miami’s first Vietnamese deli is coming to Wynwood (and a taco shop is involved)"

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Kim Kardashian just made like a million dollars without doing much at all

Kim Kardashian knows how to make money while she sleeps. TMZ reports the reality star made $10 million in a day selling her latest fragrance. The kicker (s)? No one has even smelled this stuff yet ($60 for 75 ml), and they’re only sold online. Kardashian “released” 300,000 bottles of three fragrances— Crystal Gardenia, Crystal … Continue reading "Kim Kardashian just made like a million dollars without doing much at all"

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Sawgrass Mills’ H&M is opening today with a free concert by Charlie XCX

Just when you thought South Florida didn’t have room for another store brimming with on-trend $12 tops, well, think again because… Sawgrass Mills is opening a new H&M store today! And if the prospect of scoring a sweet pair of pants for pennies isn’t enough to excite you heathens… Charli XCX will be performing a concert … Continue reading "Sawgrass Mills’ H&M is opening today with a free concert by Charlie XCX"

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Don’t let November pass without attending one of these cool events.

Cold fronts or not, things have taken off into Miami’s busiest of seasons: fall. This is the time for an overwhelming amount of options for fun happenings, culture feasts, and ample time to hang with your favorite people. While many of us feel more inclined to stay at home our city is killing the event … Continue reading "Don’t let November pass without attending one of these cool events."

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Nicki Minaj attempts to break the Internet with a raunchy AF photo shoot

We’re not sure she broke the Internet, but Nicki Minaj definitely raised some eyebrows — and grabbed some headlines the other day. She posed on the cover of Paper, just as Kim Kardashian did back in 2014, when the reality star attempted to “break the Internet” with the same publication. Nicki Minaj’s PAPER Magazine cover featured in The New York Post. … Continue reading "Nicki Minaj attempts to break the Internet with a raunchy AF photo shoot"

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This is giving us the feels: ‘Titanic’ is hitting South Florida theaters again for one week

Sorry to break it to you, but the ship still sinks, and Jack Dawson still drowns. Never let go. For a limited time only relive the magic of #Titanic in stunning @Dolby Vison HDR exclusively at @AMCTheatres starting 12/1. Get your tickets: https://t.co/B77VP6mg47 pic.twitter.com/66Ikiart42 — Titanic (@TitanicMovie) November 15, 2017 Nope, not much about the … Continue reading "This is giving us the feels: ‘Titanic’ is hitting South Florida theaters again for one week"

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Dwayne Johnson’s teen daughter Simone just got major cred in Hollywood

The Rock must be one proud papa. His teenage daughter is a rising star. Simone Garcia Johnson was just chosen as next year’s Golden Globe Ambassador (a title formerly known as Mr. or Miss Golden Globe and usually held by a child of a celeb). Mom is Dwayne Johnson’s ex wife, producer  Dany Garcia; they live … Continue reading "Dwayne Johnson’s teen daughter Simone just got major cred in Hollywood"

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Alejandro Sanz is happy to be honored at the Latin Grammys. Just don’t ask him about Trump.

Wow. Alejandro Sanz is the man. Literally. The singer was chosen as person of the year at the Latin Grammys in Las Vegas Thursday night, airing on Univision at 8 p.m. A concert Wednesday night honored the Spanish singer with stars like David Bisbal, Camila Cabello, Luis Fonsi, Juan Luis Guerra, Jesse & Joy, Juanes … Continue reading "Alejandro Sanz is happy to be honored at the Latin Grammys. Just don’t ask him about Trump."

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These Miami restaurants are cooking Thanksgiving dinner so you don’t have to

If you prefer someone else do the cooking for Thanksgiving, check out these restaurant specials that range from simple to lavish.

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It’s the season to get tipsy. Here are the cocktails that make our holidays happy

We’re all about the holiday spirit, and we mean “spirit” quite literally. Your tree shouldn’t be the only thing getting lit this year, so we’ve rounded up some of our favorite festive drink recipes for you. Find them around Miami or get hands-on and make them yourself.

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Tennis champ Serena Williams is having a top secret wedding tomorrow. But it’s not in Florida.

Well, it was top secret. The Palm Beach Gardens lass Serena Williams is set to wed her beau Alexis Ohanian, the co-founder of Reddit, in a hush-hush ceremony that’s been kept so quiet the guests don’t even know where it’s being held! But, multiple sources told the couple, who had a baby only eleven weeks ago, … Continue reading "Tennis champ Serena Williams is having a top secret wedding tomorrow. But it’s not in Florida."

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Matthew McConaughey’s wife is living her best life in Miami

Although a source tells us that Matthew McConaughey’s “The Beach Bum production is a hot mess,” his model wife Camila Alves was as cool as could be Tuesday when she joined the team at the new Phillip and Patricia Frost Museum of Science for a special experiment for her website WomenofToday.com. Had so much fun doing some very cool … Continue reading "Matthew McConaughey’s wife is living her best life in Miami"

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Do Happy Hour like Don Draper at Nautilus South Beach

If you’re looking for a taste of true mid-century Miami glam, look no further than the iconic Nautilus South Beach. Designed by famed architect Morris Lapidus in the 1950s, the hotel has evolved over the years into an intimate hotspot for locals and visitors alike looking for great food, cocktails, and a dose of modern … Continue reading "Do Happy Hour like Don Draper at Nautilus South Beach"

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Are you still waiting to get paid? These weekend events won’t leave you broke.

Let’s be realistic, it’s not cheap to live in Miami so finding free events to fill up the weekend is always on the bucket list. Here are a few events happening in Downtown Miami, Coconut Grove, the Design District and Wynwood that won’t leave you in the poor house.

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Single? Here’s an activity where you can leave with a tighter body (and a date)

What’s Run2Date? A way to get fit, have fun and maybe even meet someone. Run2Date, starting at 7 p.m. on Wednesday in Wynwood, is  a 5K run (or walk) event designed for “active professionals,” say organizers. Let’s face it, dating is like a sport these days, so why not break a sweat doing it? Register … Continue reading "Single? Here’s an activity where you can leave with a tighter body (and a date)"

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InterContinental Miami Make-A-Wish Ball raises more than $2.3 million

The annual InterContinental Miami Make-A-Wish Ball returned for the 23rd year on Nov. 4 and raised more than $2.3 million dollars in support of Make-A-Wish Southern Florida. More than 900 guests attended the gala, which was emceed by actress and filmmaker Gabrielle Anwar, who co-stars in the ABC drama “Once Upon a Time.” The Ball’s … Continue reading "InterContinental Miami Make-A-Wish Ball raises more than $2.3 million"

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Black Friday and Cyber Monday mean great hotel deals – up to 60 percent off

The holidays are around the corner. If a vacation is at the top of your wish list, mark your calendar for Black Friday (Nov. 24) and Cyber Monday (Nov. 27), when hotels are offering deep discounts over specific booking windows. We’ve rounded up the best deals out there from Florida to Mexico, the Caribbean and … Continue reading "Black Friday and Cyber Monday mean great hotel deals – up to 60 percent off"

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If you’re single and looking for love, stay away from these two South Florida cities

No wonder you have no social life. South Florida is pretty awful for singles. That’s according to a recent study by personal finance website WalletHub. To help America’s singles find love, the D.C.-based site’s analysts compared more than 180 U.S. cities across 32 key indicators of dating-friendliness. They looked at three key dimensions: economics, fun … Continue reading "If you’re single and looking for love, stay away from these two South Florida cities"

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You can try a carrot hot dog when this plant-based restaurant opens

Carrot hot dogs and Cauliflower Tots are coming to the swanky South of Fifth neighborhood by way of Toronto. The plant-based restaurant Planta opens its first U.S. location in early 2018, thanks to a partnership with nightlife entrepreneur-turned-restaurateur David Grutman. But don’t call Planta a vegan restaurant. “Vegan is more of a lifestyle. Plant-based is the … Continue reading "You can try a carrot hot dog when this plant-based restaurant opens"

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The six people you will meet at Miami Book Fair, whether you want to or not

Miami Book Fair is upon us again, showcasing our favorite authors and giving the finger to every other snobby state that thinks nobody in Miami reads (we’re looking at you, NYC). If you’ve never been to Miami Book Fair, well, here’s what you need to know: There are writers and readers and ideas and music … Continue reading "The six people you will meet at Miami Book Fair, whether you want to or not"

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Spend late night in Miami with Cardi B the night before Thanksgiving

While many of you are prepping your turkeys ahead of Thanksgiving Day, Cardi B will be doing her thing. And we don’t think it will involve any poultry. The superstar entertainer will take over the stage and DJ booth at Downtown Miami’s 24/7 ultra-club, E11EVEN Miami next Wednesday night, the official afterparty for the Trap Circus … Continue reading "Spend late night in Miami with Cardi B the night before Thanksgiving"

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Why did Shakira just cancel a handful of tour dates?

Excited to see Shakira in concert when she’s in the Miami area early next year? You may be disappointed. The global entertainer has canceled concert dates in Europe while she recovers from health issues. Shak is set to play the BB&T Center in Sunrise Jan. 11 as a stop on her  El Dorado World Tour. The … Continue reading "Why did Shakira just cancel a handful of tour dates?"

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Will Miami’s own rock star athlete Danell Leyva win ‘Mira Quien Baila?’ We hope so

We had a feeling Danell Leyva would do well on “Mira Quien Baila,” the Latin version of “Dancing with the Stars.” The Cuban born gymnast, 26, is a natural, on the mat, and on the dance floor. It’s as if he prepared his entire life for this opportunity — and now Leyva is in the … Continue reading "Will Miami’s own rock star athlete Danell Leyva win ‘Mira Quien Baila?’ We hope so"

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Greens and mac ‘n’ cheese? Miami’s iconic soul food spot is heading to South Beach.

Jackson Soul Food, a beloved Miami restaurant that serves Southern comfort food, will make its debut on Ocean Drive on Thursday. The business has been serving Southern comfort food to hungry Miami residents since 1946, first in Overtown, then with new locations in Opa-locka, Hard Rock Stadium and Miami International Airport. But its introduction to South … Continue reading "Greens and mac ‘n’ cheese? Miami’s iconic soul food spot is heading to South Beach."

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South Beach is getting its first Target store

Miami-Dade County’s epicenter of the cool and the hip is getting practical: A Target store is coming to South Beach. The retail giant will open one of its “flexible format” stores — smaller-than-normal Targets catering to a younger demographic and in-store-pickup online shoppers — at the “BLVD at Lenox” retail development by the Comras Company … Continue reading "South Beach is getting its first Target store"

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Sawgrass Mills to open three major stores in time for the holidays

Dear Holiday Shopping, You suck. But South Florida’s largest outlet mall Sawgrass Mills is hooking you up this year, so maybe it won’t be so bad. Three new retailers are arriving just in time for the spend-iest time of the year. Without further ado, here are the most up-to-date openings in Sawgrass Mills before Santa … Continue reading "Sawgrass Mills to open three major stores in time for the holidays"

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You can do more at NASCAR Ford Weekend than watch the races. A lot more.

NASCAR fans will flock to Homestead-Miami Speedway this weekend to watch Kyle Busch, Danica Patrick and Dale Earnhardt, Jr. in his final career race. But there’s plenty more to do than just watch the race. How about watching MMA (Mixed Martial Arts) fighters duke it out in the cage? Or motorcyclists catching some air? You … Continue reading "You can do more at NASCAR Ford Weekend than watch the races. A lot more."

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This decadent hotel redefined Miami. But few knew what happened inside – until now

Roben Farzad, author of a new book about ground zero of Miami’s drug culture, didn’t have much experience with cocaine despite growing up in the city that was rebuilt on blow. “The most cocaine touched me was as a North Miami Beach honor student,” said Farzad, host of NPR One’s “Full Disclosure” and a correspondent … Continue reading "This decadent hotel redefined Miami. But few knew what happened inside – until now"

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What does your favorite Fabuloso scent say about you? Miami.com investigates.

Everyone in Miami knows that a house that doesn’t smell like Fabuloso is super sucia.  And the all-purpose cleaner comes in a variety of scents so you can keep your 3/2 condo in Kendall as tidy as a McMansion in the Grove. What you probably didn’t know was that your choice of Fabuloso is a … Continue reading "What does your favorite Fabuloso scent say about you? Miami.com investigates."

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Ready for it? Taylor Swift announces Miami stop for ‘Reputation’ Stadium Tour

Taylor Swift announced the stops on the United States leg of her “Reputation” Stadium Tour on Monday. Over the weekend, the 27-year-old songstress performed songs “Ready for It?” and “Call It What You Want” on Saturday Night Live alongside host Tiffany Haddish. Her performance came two days on the heels of the official release of … Continue reading "Ready for it? Taylor Swift announces Miami stop for ‘Reputation’ Stadium Tour"

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Beyonce and Jay Z spotted in Miami with their adorable twin babies

They’re sooo off the charts cute. And we knew they would be. Paps got a glimpse of Beyonce and Jay Z’s 5 month old twins and the world is right again. The power couple has been very mysterious about the babies, Sir and Rumi.  They released only one official picture following their birth in June. Sir … Continue reading "Beyonce and Jay Z spotted in Miami with their adorable twin babies"

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Want to be on College GameDay in Miami? Here’s everything you need to know to get there like a boss.

College GameDay, is that you playa? The live ESPN show last previewed a University of Miami game back in 2006 — and that was at the former Orange Bowl. But this time GameDay’s return to the 305 is extra special. For starters, this is GameDay’s first show in Coral Gables and no one’s campus is as … Continue reading "Want to be on College GameDay in Miami? Here’s everything you need to know to get there like a boss."

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Eminem teams up with Beyoncé in his new song. ‘Walk on Water’ is the rap ballad you didn’t know you needed.

Eminem is back. His words — not ours — in a tweet shared Friday morning announcing the first single on his anticipated album “Revival.” And the widely-acclaimed rapper has superstar Beyoncé as a feature on his latest song, “Walk on Water.” He teased the title of the song on his Instagram on Thursday, in a … Continue reading "Eminem teams up with Beyoncé in his new song. ‘Walk on Water’ is the rap ballad you didn’t know you needed."

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Here’s when you can get a sneak peak of Michael Schwartz’s Amara

Michael Schwartz’s Amara at Paraiso isn’t scheduled to open until January. But you can get a preview of the restaurant, which is located at Paraiso Bay, 3101 NE Seventh Ave. when it pops up during Art Basel in a couple of weeks. The special pop-up menu will offer family-style snacks and four courses, with beer, … Continue reading "Here’s when you can get a sneak peak of Michael Schwartz’s Amara"

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‘Salt Bae’ has opened his first U.S. restaurant, Nusr-et Steakhouse, in Miami

First he changed the way people used condiments, earning the meme nickname “Salt Bae.” Now Nusret Gökçe, an international chef, has opened his first United States steakhouse after announcing plans in September. The restaurant, Nusr-et Steakhouse, will call Miami’s Brickell neighborhood home. Fans can feast for lunch and dinner from 11:30 a.m. to midnight in … Continue reading "‘Salt Bae’ has opened his first U.S. restaurant, Nusr-et Steakhouse, in Miami"

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This new luxury movie theater is so fancy you can have your own private screening room

Does South Florida need another luxury movie theater? We hope so. Because there’s a new luxury movie theater coming to downtown Miami, and it’s so fancy you can watch a movie in your own private screening room with 35 of your best friends. A six-story Silverspot Cinema is opening soon at Met Square (when, we’re … Continue reading "This new luxury movie theater is so fancy you can have your own private screening room"

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Flo Rida gets a Spanish lesson with his latest song, a collaboration with Maluma

How’s this for a collaboration? Flo Rida and Maluma. The two music superstars are releasing a new song Nov. 17 and we think Miamians are going to like it. Can’t wait for you guys to check out my new banger #HOLA featuring @Maluma dropping November 17th 🔥🔥🔥 A post shared by Flo Rida Official (@official_flo) … Continue reading "Flo Rida gets a Spanish lesson with his latest song, a collaboration with Maluma"

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‘¿Qué Pasa, USA?,’ the groundbreaking bilingual comedy, is making a comeback

Miami, are you sitting down? Siéntate, please. After 40 years, the beloved sitcom “¿Qué Pasa, USA?” is returning, providing Miami audiences a reunion with the Peña family that was long overdue. Posted by Que Pasa, U.S.A.? on Saturday, January 2, 2016 This time, the bilingual comedy is not going to air on PBS affiliate WPBT, as it … Continue reading "‘¿Qué Pasa, USA?,’ the groundbreaking bilingual comedy, is making a comeback"

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‘She’s back.’ A University of Miami favorite returns after 3 years. Only a few things changed.

If you’re longing for a slice of Miami history, get your tastebuds primed. Miami’s Best Pizza, a fixture across from the University of Miami on South Dixie Highway for 45 years, is soon to reopen after a three-year absence. Two restaurant and hospitality industry veterans have partnered with the old owners — Ray Papich and … Continue reading "‘She’s back.’ A University of Miami favorite returns after 3 years. Only a few things changed."

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Beyoncé and Beckham visited this Instagram-worthy Museum of Ice Cream. Now you can, too

If it’s cool enough for Queen B and Jay Z, it’s cool enough for us. The  Museum of Ice Cream, an Instagram heaven for Los Angeles celebrities, from Beyoncé to David Beckham to Kylie Jenner and Drew Barrymore, will open a pop up in Miami in December during Art Basel week. This fourth museum location, in the … Continue reading "Beyoncé and Beckham visited this Instagram-worthy Museum of Ice Cream. Now you can, too"

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Palace Bar has a new venue — and it’s close to home.

Life’s been a drag for former regulars to the popular Palace Bar on South Beach since its surprise closing on July 4. But for its fans, it should be another holiday feeling when the new Palace opens on 10th Street and Ocean Drive before Thanksgiving, just two blocks from the original location on 12th Street. … Continue reading "Palace Bar has a new venue — and it’s close to home."

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‘A sexy man carrying a turkey! Matthew McConaughey feeds his fans

Just keep livin — and givin. Yep, Matthew McConaughey is in a charitable state of mind these days. The Oscar winner delivered a bunch of frozen turkeys to residents of Lawrenceburg, Kentucky, the other day. Why? The actor was getting a jump on Thanksgiving, yes, but there was something else: he is a spokesperson for Wild Turkey Bourbon, … Continue reading "‘A sexy man carrying a turkey! Matthew McConaughey feeds his fans"

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We always knew Derek Jeter was an icon. Now he’s getting honored big time in Miami

Derek Jeter has only been the owner of Miami Marlins for a short time but he’s  already getting major props around town. In January, the New York Yankees legend will receive the Joe DiMaggio Icon Award at the Diplomat Beach Resort in Hollywood by the nonprofit Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital Foundation. The recognition comes from … Continue reading "We always knew Derek Jeter was an icon. Now he’s getting honored big time in Miami"

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This young girl from the Miami area may be a millionaire soon

November is a big month over at “Who Wants To Be A Millionaire.” ABC’s nationally-syndicated game show  is featuring celebrity contestants as well as a Whiz Kid specialty week, starting Monday. Each contestant will take on the classic 14-question game opposite host Chris Harrison for the chance to win a whopping $1 million. Among the new … Continue reading "This young girl from the Miami area may be a millionaire soon"

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Can we say yummy? Mark Wahlberg may be opening a Wahlburgers near you

News we can definitely use: A Wahlburgers may be coming to Miami, sooner rather than later. So says Mark Wahlberg, who owns the Massachusetts based chain of casual dining restaurants with his family.  They also have a reality show on A&E  that follows  Mark, and his actor brother Donnie (Blue Bloods) and their brother Paul (a … Continue reading "Can we say yummy? Mark Wahlberg may be opening a Wahlburgers near you"

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Want to try coffee-infused jerk chicken? Of course you do. So head to Jamaican Jerk Festival

Prepare to wave your flags, eat to your heart’s content and taste a slice of Jamaica at the 16th annual Grace Jamaican Jerk Festival.  Caribbean culture is infectious. It makes you want to sing and dance, and the Jerk Festival, presented by Publix, has all of the right ingredients: live performances, cultural activities and chefs’ competitions. … Continue reading "Want to try coffee-infused jerk chicken? Of course you do. So head to Jamaican Jerk Festival"

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Black Friday deals start now. No, you don’t need to leave your couch.

Want Black Friday savings without the hassle? Apparently, you don’t need to leave your house — oh, and it doesn’t even have to be Black Friday. Many retailers are offering the convenience of pre-holiday deals online. Others are opening their physical stores on Thanksgiving. Amazon: Here’s Amazon’s Countdown to Black Friday listing Special Deals: Amazon is … Continue reading "Black Friday deals start now. No, you don’t need to leave your couch."

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Starbucks won’t stop introducing new drinks. But at least you can get them for free.

Where does it end with Starbucks? There was the Zombie Frappuccino in time for Halloween, and now the coffee giant is offering two new winter holiday beverages. READ: Starbucks has a new Frappuccino. If you like horchata, it might make you angry. The Toasted White Chocolate Mocha and Chestnut Praline Chai Tea Latte are available … Continue reading "Starbucks won’t stop introducing new drinks. But at least you can get them for free."

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C’mon and get caffeinated: It’s BOGO time at Starbucks

Get caffeinated! Today starts BOGO day at Starbucks. You know what that acronym means if you shop at a place like Publix or Payless – Buy One, Get One free. Oh, yeah. We like. Until Monday, you get to load up on a handful of specialty drinks for a lower price between the hours of … Continue reading "C’mon and get caffeinated: It’s BOGO time at Starbucks"

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These two Miami girls say they are twins. The internet agrees.

Meet twins Jia Sarnicola and Zuri Copeland. They are both 4 years old and attend a preschool in Miami together. Their mothers say they quickly became friends in a multiracial, multilingual classroom and discovered their birthdays were only two days apart. In June, they celebrated their birthdays — June 3 and June 5 — with … Continue reading "These two Miami girls say they are twins. The internet agrees."

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You loved these fried chicken biscuits so much that now the restaurant wants to take them national

Yardbird is spreading its wings. The finger-lickin’ chicken biscuits, fried green tomatoes and deviled eggs that transformed a dilapidated corner grocery store on South Beach into an award-winning restaurant are now helping it go national. Yardbird Southern Table & Bar has sold a minority stake to investors with the goal of opening at least two new restaurants … Continue reading "You loved these fried chicken biscuits so much that now the restaurant wants to take them national"

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This new South Beach restaurant captures the spirit of Stiltsville with a ‘Top Chef’ twist

Chef/couple Jeff McInnis and Janine Booth — both “Top Chef” alums — have partnered on Stiltsville Fish Bar. It’s their second Miami restaurant (after Sarsaparilla Club) and a collaboration with Grove Bay Hospitality, which gave us the Grove’s Glass and Vine. The seafood concept is inspired by McInnis’ childhood, growing up in Florida’s panhandle, fishing and … Continue reading "This new South Beach restaurant captures the spirit of Stiltsville with a ‘Top Chef’ twist"

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Univision hires first Afro-Caribbean anchor for Noticiero Univision

When María Elena Salinas announced back in August that she was retiring from her spot as co-anchor of Noticiero Univision, the question everyone asked was who could replace her? The answer is Ilia Calderón, current co-anchor of Noticiero Univision: Edición Nocturna. Calderón will join Jorge Ramos weeknights at 6:30 p.m. beginning mid-December. The new appointment makes Calderón  the first … Continue reading "Univision hires first Afro-Caribbean anchor for Noticiero Univision"

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The weekend is approaching. Here are some great events to attend.

Friday THICK AS A BRICK JETHRO TULL BY IAN ANDERSON Wild-eyed singer/flutist front man for legendary prog-rock band Jethro Tull tears through classics including “Living in the Past,” “Thick as a Brick,” “Cross-Eyed Mary,” “Teacher,” “Locomotive Breath” and, of course, “Aqualung.” Details: 7 p.m. Friday at Mizner Park Amphitheatre, 590 Plaza Real, Boca Raton; Ticketmaster; … Continue reading "The weekend is approaching. Here are some great events to attend."

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Miami lechón lovers take note: This food fest is all about pork and cocktails

It used to be the little, insiders’ food festival for lovers of pork. But its not so little anymore. The annual ode to pork, PIG (Pork Is Good), returns for an eighth year, with more than 20 local and national highly regarded chefs putting their spin on pork dishes. And this time it’s at a … Continue reading "Miami lechón lovers take note: This food fest is all about pork and cocktails"

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Will the real Kevin Hart please stand up? Actor in name mixup at NYC marathon

Gotta love this Florida connection. This one at the NYC Marathon on Sunday. Comedian Kevin Hart was a participant and people were psyched to see him run so tracked his every move. Problem was there was another dude with the exact same name. Guess where he was from? Right here in sunny Hollywood, Florida. So … Continue reading "Will the real Kevin Hart please stand up? Actor in name mixup at NYC marathon"

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First she told us about vaginal steaming, now Gwyneth Paltrow brings her pop-up shop to Miami

Gwyneth Paltrow’s lifestyle website goop has introduced the masses to the vital importance of vaginal steaming and the use of jade eggs for tightening one’s hoo-ha. It has even touted the benefits of a little backdoor action. So if you’re a devout fan of Paltrow’s TMI factor and unabashed outtakes on the taboo or one of the … Continue reading "First she told us about vaginal steaming, now Gwyneth Paltrow brings her pop-up shop to Miami"

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Brett Ratner acting gross in this old video with ex Serena Williams is creeping us out

With a steady trickle of sexual harassment bearing down on Miami Beach favorite son Brett Ratner, the last thing the movie director needed was old footage of him acting strange with ex-galpal Serena Williams popping up on social media. But the Twittersphere has been buzzing all day about a 2005 video from the ABC Family reality TV series … Continue reading "Brett Ratner acting gross in this old video with ex Serena Williams is creeping us out"

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Florida girl Kate Upton gets hitched to her baseball playing beau

What a couple of days for Kate Upton and baseball star Justin Verlander. The Houston Astros player just snagged his first World Series ring on Wednesday – and his own wedding ring on Saturday. Verlander married the Sports Illustrated model on Saturday in Italy. According to their social media, the couple was married at a … Continue reading "Florida girl Kate Upton gets hitched to her baseball playing beau"

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This Victoria’s Secret model has a Santa suit in her closet (and not for the reason you think)

Alessandra Ambrosio is all about family. So it’s fitting that the Victoria’s Secret model is starring in a holiday  movie “Daddy’s Home 2.” OK so it’s a comedy but still, there are few heartwarming moments amid the zaniness. Ambrosio is reprising her role as Karen, the girlfriend turned wife of Dusty (Mark Wahlberg), who is … Continue reading "This Victoria’s Secret model has a Santa suit in her closet (and not for the reason you think)"

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‘Despacito’ Part 2? Daddy Yankee has another viral sensation with ‘Boom Boom’

“Boom Boom” is hot, hot. The new single and video by RedOne, Daddy Yankee, French Montana and Dinah Jane of Fifth Harmony set another record in the music industry. In the first 24 hours of its release, the video entered the Top 15 list of the Most Watched videos and closed last weekend with over 35 million views. It joins … Continue reading "‘Despacito’ Part 2? Daddy Yankee has another viral sensation with ‘Boom Boom’"

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Thor Ragnarok star Karl Urban had to get fit to play Skurge — and he did

Karl Urban had to be fit for his latest role in “Thor: Ragnarok.” His character Skurge’s costume had a lot of armor, which can be tough while shooting in the heat. “One day we were shooting in Atlanta and it was 100 degrees out,” said Urban, while visiting The Miami Herald. “That was probably one … Continue reading "Thor Ragnarok star Karl Urban had to get fit to play Skurge — and he did"

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Is Lil Wayne getting any closer to marrying Dhea Sedano?

They’ve been together a while and it seems like Dhea Sodano is a keeper. So why is Lil Wayne dragging his feet? Way back in 2012, Sodano was rocking a huuuuge diamond ring. But that was more than five years ago. How long can a girl wait around for her man? Maybe Lil Wayne’s got … Continue reading "Is Lil Wayne getting any closer to marrying Dhea Sedano?"

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Date night! Alex Rodriguez and Jennifer Lopez attend a Miami Hurricanes game

Jennifer Lopez and Alex Rodriguez took their love way local Saturday night — to the Hurricanes game vs Virginia Tech. It was apparently Lopez’s first time at a a University of Miami football game (28-10). The singer-actress really got into the spirit of things, shaking pom poms and even hanging out  with the Sunsations dance squad. … Continue reading "Date night! Alex Rodriguez and Jennifer Lopez attend a Miami Hurricanes game"

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Swoon! A hunky soccer star just became part owner of this Miami Beach restaurant.

South Beach’s TATEL, the high profile Spanish restaurant located at the now shuttered Ritz-Carlton South Beach, has just added a huge name to its stellar roster of owners: soccer superstar Cristiano Ronaldo. The restaurant, which has its own entrance and valet at 1669 Collins Avenue, remains totally separate from the hotel. Ronaldo joins Enrique Iglesias, … Continue reading "Swoon! A hunky soccer star just became part owner of this Miami Beach restaurant."

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8 Things You Need to Know about Parking in Miami

Next time you’re stuck in rush hour, the traffic inching forward in agonizingly slow stops and starts, take a look around you and ponder this: With so many cars already clogging the streets and highways in Miami-Dade County, how does everyone find a place to park? Sometimes — whether it’s a Friday night on South … Continue reading "8 Things You Need to Know about Parking in Miami"

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The threat of a wrecking ball won’t stop the party at this iconic Sobe music venue

Love the Fillmore Miami Beach? Show your support Thursday night. As the beloved concert hall at the Jackie Gleason Theater prepares to celebrate 10 years of bringing exceptional entertainment to town, there’s an ominous cloud hanging over all the hoorays and hoopla: Miami Beach commissioners are pushing to demolish the iconic Fillmore and build an … Continue reading "The threat of a wrecking ball won’t stop the party at this iconic Sobe music venue"

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Shopping in The City Beautiful: The best malls and boutiques in Coral Gables

Those who prefer high-end shopping should consider the the various malls and boutiques in Coral Gables. Known for its lush tree canopies and pricey homes, “The City Beautiful” caters to a population with expensive tastes.

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A guide to shopping in Coconut Grove: A one-of-a-kind Miami experience

There is no shortage of shopping options in Miami. But for a one-of-a-kind experience, Miami’s Coconut Grove neighborhood offers an eclectic mix of boutiques, specialty stores and pedestrian-friendly strip mall. At its entertainment hub, the Grove (as it’s called by locals) has walkable streets lined with places to dine, drink and shop. Catch a movie … Continue reading "A guide to shopping in Coconut Grove: A one-of-a-kind Miami experience"

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Gear up to see Batmobile on display at Doral car show

Car (and Batman) fans, get revved up on Sunday for CityPlace Doral’s Car Show, from noon to 4 p.m. The event will make for the ultimate Sunday Funday, featuring over 40 exotic and vintage automobiles, including two souped-up Batmobiles on display. Catch a glimpse of the famous car, before “Justice League” hits theaters Nov. 17. Kids will be able … Continue reading "Gear up to see Batmobile on display at Doral car show"

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After feeding 2 million Puerto Ricans, this celebrity chef is coming to Miami to raise more funds for relief

José Andrés has long been a legend in the culinary world. These days, the Michelin-starred chef is a bona fide rock star in Puerto Rico. The Spaniard’s tremendous humanitarian efforts to feed residents on the hurricane-ravaged island have been nothing short of epic. The Restaurateur — who owns Bazaar Mar by Jose Andrés at SLS … Continue reading "After feeding 2 million Puerto Ricans, this celebrity chef is coming to Miami to raise more funds for relief"

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This secret new food hall will be the first to open in Miami

Food halls are the buzzy, new trend for restaurants, and a new one coming to Wynwood this month has a strategy to set itself apart. 1-800-Lucky, opening later this month, is a marketplace of seven restaurants with a mix of national and local names, all with distinct Asian themes. Two of the Coyo Taco founders, … Continue reading "This secret new food hall will be the first to open in Miami"

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Slow down! Serena Williams’ hubby gets pulled over in Palm Beach Gardens.

Serena Williams‘ speed demon fiance Alexis Ohanian is certainly marrying into a family that knows plenty about traffic troubles! Which is good, because he’s got some of his own. Reddit co-founder Ohanian was driving his new red Tesla last week, and was pulled over by a Florida Highway Patrol trooper after he was clocked going 79 mph … Continue reading "Slow down! Serena Williams’ hubby gets pulled over in Palm Beach Gardens."

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‘Uncle OJ’ is out of jail, but Kim Kardashian says they haven’t spoken.

Kim Kardashian, a semi-beneficiary of the OJ Simpson trial via her famous lawyer father, said she hasn’t spoken to the former football star. Simpson was released from prison in July after serving a nine-year sentence for a kidnapping and armed robbery conviction. Simpson was a friend of Robert Kardashian, who served as a lawyer to … Continue reading "‘Uncle OJ’ is out of jail, but Kim Kardashian says they haven’t spoken."

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Hurry up and get these deals for #NationalSandwichDay

We love a good sandwich. Who doesn’t, really? And while our favorite is certainly the Cuban, we’re willing to make an exception on National Sandwich Day with these special deals.

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Classic Whitney Houston movie filmed at Fontainebleau turns 25

Millennials may not be able to answer this question, but who out there remembers “The Bodyguard?” The love story starred late pop singer Whitney Houston as a pop singer, and Kevin Costner as her bodyguard and boyfriend. Believe it or not but the 1992 flick is turning 25 this month. Now, the Fontainebleau Miami Beach … Continue reading "Classic Whitney Houston movie filmed at Fontainebleau turns 25"

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Hear this master doughnut chef and baker trade stories, bites in Wynwood

It’s not every day you get to hear one of America’s best chefs get his brain picked by one if its best bakers — both of whom call Wynwood home. James Beard award-winning chef Michael Solomonov (of Wynwood’s Dizengoff and Federal Donuts next door) will be in town Nov. 7 to promote his new cookbook. Local … Continue reading "Hear this master doughnut chef and baker trade stories, bites in Wynwood"

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Woman who allegedly wrote ‘Brett Ratner raped me’ on Facebook sued

Brett Ratner is fighting back. The embattled movie mogul, a Miami Beach native, is suing a woman who claims the director raped her in L.A. over a decade ago, TMZ reports. According to the lawsuit … Melanie Kohler claimed in a since deleted Oct. 20 Facebook post, “Brett Ratner raped me.” She is not one … Continue reading "Woman who allegedly wrote ‘Brett Ratner raped me’ on Facebook sued"

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Point Royal is worth a trip to Hollywood for happy hour and more

Housed in the historic Diplomat Resort & Spa and helmed by celebrity chef Geoffrey Zakarian, Point Royal is well worth the drive north to Hollywood Beach for happy hour. Launched in February as part of a multimillion-dollar renovation of the hotel, the restaurant feels intimate despite its impressive size — thanks to dim lighting, small, … Continue reading "Point Royal is worth a trip to Hollywood for happy hour and more"

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Jeweler to the stars makes pieces for onetime Bachelor contestant Corinne Olympios

She’s one of the most memorable contestants to come out of the Bachelor franchise (Nick Viall’s season). She’s also a Miami girl. We’re talking about Corinne Olympios. And while she is no longer seemingly part of the ABC franchise since an on set incident earlier this year, she’s doing her own thing on social media … Continue reading "Jeweler to the stars makes pieces for onetime Bachelor contestant Corinne Olympios"

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These are the newest craft beers in Miami for November

The wait is never long for new craft beer to be offered at your favorite watering hole. Here are the new releases for craft beer in Miami. There are new beers in cans and on tap around South Florida. Here’s a look at the new craft beers you need to check out.

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No Snooki. But MTV’s ‘Floribama Shore’ should be full of drama (and sex)

MTV is going back to the shore, with “Floribama Shore.” If you liked “Jersey Shore,” Snooki and the Situation, you’ll probably want to hop on this bandwagon — it’s helmed by “JS” creator/executive producer SallyAnn Salsano. The non-scripted show, set to premiere at 10 p.m. Nov. 27, is “the story of eight young adults who come … Continue reading "No Snooki. But MTV’s ‘Floribama Shore’ should be full of drama (and sex)"

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4 food festivals this weekend for everyone from vegans to hot dog and Rock ‘n’ Roll lovers

It’s going to be hard justifying your diet this weekend. Four food festivals in Miami-Dade have something for everyone who loves to eat (ie., everyone) and looking for things to do in Miami. There are events for plant-based food lovers, for those in the western cities and even for the throwbacks who just love hot … Continue reading "4 food festivals this weekend for everyone from vegans to hot dog and Rock ‘n’ Roll lovers"

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Pack your bags! Louis Vuitton’s exhibition is a total trip.

Louis Vuitton has always been synonymous with the “art of travel” and now the Parisian house is offering those of us in the States a bon voyage in the form of an exhibition. Free and open to the public now through Jan. 7, the Maison presents Volez, Voguez, Voyagez — Louis Vuitton at the former … Continue reading "Pack your bags! Louis Vuitton’s exhibition is a total trip."

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A food festival for vegetarians and vegans is taking over Wynwood

For the past four years, the Seed Food and Wine festival has brought together plant-based chefs, vegan athletes, winos, foodies and writers. This year, the nation’s premier plant-based food and wine festival returns to Miami, offering five days of exhibitions and dining events ranging from a five-course celebrity chef dinner, to a 5K run, to a … Continue reading "A food festival for vegetarians and vegans is taking over Wynwood"

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Erik Spoelstra’s wife announces she is pregnant in a super cute way

She’s got a mini Miami Heat player in the oven (hoop dreams). On Wednesday, which happened to be Erik Spoelstra’s 47th birthday, his wife Nikki posted an adorable photo of the two on Instagram. Happy birthday to my best friend… Daddy Spo! 😄😍😘We love you! 💙🎉🎈🎂🎁 💙 A post shared by NIKKI SPOELSTRA (@nikkispo) on … Continue reading "Erik Spoelstra’s wife announces she is pregnant in a super cute way"

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First Cuba, now the Florida Keys: Ozzy Osbourne on the road with reality series

Ozzy Osbourne is going all Florida on us. The rocker will be visiting the Keys as part of his History Channel/A&E travel reality series “Ozzy & Jack’s World Detour,” whose second season premieres 10 p.m. Nov. 8. The Prince of Darkness enjoys getting out there and seeing the sights. “It’s really great fun and this one is … Continue reading "First Cuba, now the Florida Keys: Ozzy Osbourne on the road with reality series"

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Forgot your pants at home? That might be OK at his Wynwood art exhibition.

Bashful about seeing some skin? Stop reading now. Now I’ve got your attention. If you’re up for experiencing one of the most incredible shows centered around nude art and entertainment, you’re going to want to know about this. Nude Nite is the nation’s largest nude art exhibition, featuring over 200 original works, plus aerial and … Continue reading "Forgot your pants at home? That might be OK at his Wynwood art exhibition."

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Here are all the cool events November has in store for Miami. Get your calendar.

We’re finally deeper into the kind of fall weather that reminds us why we love living in this city. Over the next few weeks and leading into the end of the year, the city will host events such as the Seed Food & Wine Festival, WALLCASTs at New World Symphony, amazing international acts, and so … Continue reading "Here are all the cool events November has in store for Miami. Get your calendar."

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No need to stay the night. Splurge on brunch at these 15 Miami hotels.

Sundays are meant to be enjoyed and what better way to maximize a good time than with a splurge-worthy brunch at one of South Florida’s luxury hotels. Whether it’s bottomless boozy brunches or fine dining, we’ve rounded up 15 brunch experiences that are sure to cater to foodies who want an upgrade.

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Director Brett Ratner is the latest movie mogul accused of sexual misconduct

Miami Beach native Brett Ratner, who went on to become one of Hollywood’s most powerful director-producers, is the latest movie mogul to be accused of sexual misconduct. The revelation comes after scores of women have come forward to name producer Harvey Weinstein, and later director James Toback, as an alleged sexual predator. Six women, including … Continue reading "Director Brett Ratner is the latest movie mogul accused of sexual misconduct"

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They hired this Miami Heat vet but didn’t pay him. Now a judge is making them cough up the bucks.

Miami Heat legend Alonzo Mourning is about to get at $589,040 payday! A Miami-Dade County circuit court judge has sided with the player in his lawsuit against Gilly, a local vending machine giant. Let’s hope they don’t pay him in quarters! Last week, Judge Antonio Arzolo issued a judgment from the bench that found Gilly shortchanged Zo when it broke a … Continue reading "They hired this Miami Heat vet but didn’t pay him. Now a judge is making them cough up the bucks."

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Ricky Martin to receive special award at iHeartRadio Fiesta Latina awards

It’s gonna be something especial. Latin music superstars like Ricky Martin, Luis Fonsi and Diplo will join Gente De Zona, Don Omar, CNCO, Reik, Jesse y Joy, Camila Cabello and Pepe Aguilar for the 2017 iHeartRadio Fiesta Latina Saturday night. The ceremony will be titled Celebrating Our Heroes, and hosted by Enrique Santos and Telemundo’s Jessica … Continue reading "Ricky Martin to receive special award at iHeartRadio Fiesta Latina awards"

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Marco Rubio speaks out on Kevin Spacey scandal (sort of)

Florida Sen. Marco Rubio has no problem stopping and chatting with TMZ while he is on the job. One of the gossip site’s reporters caught up with the pol on Tuesday in D.C. asking him about Monday’s indictment of former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort. “It has nothing to do with the campaign,” said the … Continue reading "Marco Rubio speaks out on Kevin Spacey scandal (sort of)"

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7 things we’ll miss about the Aventura Mall food court

EDITOR’S NOTE: This story was originally published in February 2016. (Yea, the Aventura Mall food court has been closed that long). But we thought it was so good we decided to share it again. One of the biggest arrays of food windows, Treats at Aventura Mall, was scheduled to shut down on Sunday to make … Continue reading "7 things we’ll miss about the Aventura Mall food court"

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Matthew McConaughey gets fit in Miami while shooting movie

He’s one of us now. Matthew McConaughey is South Florida, shooting his upcoming comedy Beach Bums and obviously taking advantage of our weather. Bless the Daily Mail for snagging photos of the Oscar winner jogging on what appears to be the Venetian Causeway Saturday morning. Sorry, the fitness fanatic – who once described his intense, epic … Continue reading "Matthew McConaughey gets fit in Miami while shooting movie"

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Miami.com is giving away two VIP tickets to LUCKYRICE. Here’s how to win.

LUCKYRICE is an Asian food festival that allows you to taste your way through bites by two dozen local restaurants. Do you love Asian and Asian fusion cuisine? Then you’ll want to pay attention because Miami.com is giving away two VIP tickets to LUCKYRICE on its Instagram account. The festival is on Nov. 3 at … Continue reading "Miami.com is giving away two VIP tickets to LUCKYRICE. Here’s how to win."

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The Weeknd was in Miami exactly one week before the breakup heard around the world

Who knew when The Weeknd was in Miami last week that he would soon be single? Not us. The “Starboy” singer (real name Abel Tesfaye) stopped at the AmericanAirlines Arena last Tuesday Oct 24) for his Legend of the Fall 2017 World Tour, and things between him and Selena Gomez seemed to be going well. But … Continue reading "The Weeknd was in Miami exactly one week before the breakup heard around the world"

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You can still see Snoop Dogg, even without tickets to Make-A-Wish Ball

The 23rd annual Make-A-Wish Ball has been sold out for weeks. But you can still give back while getting down at the Intercontinental Make-A-Wish Nightclub presented by E11even Miami on Nov. 4. Set to take place at 11 p.m. after the main event on the mezzanine of the Intercontinental Miami, the party will kick off … Continue reading "You can still see Snoop Dogg, even without tickets to Make-A-Wish Ball"

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Is Wendy Williams OK? TV host passes out on Halloween show

Not sure how well Wendy Williams would do living in Miami, where it’s summer practically all year long. Wendy Williams was dressed as the Statue of Liberty on Tuesday’s morning show and was talking to the audience when she began to look a little hot and bothered. Literally. She was at the podium on the … Continue reading "Is Wendy Williams OK? TV host passes out on Halloween show"

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Aventura Mall is getting better food. Did your favorite restaurant make the cut?

Food courts are out. Food halls are in. Not to be left behind in the Great South Florida Food Hall Boom, Aventura Mall announced several name-brand chains populating its upcoming Treats Food Hall as part of the mall’s expansion. READ: 7 things we’ll miss about the Aventura Mall food court Shake Shack, My Ceviche and … Continue reading "Aventura Mall is getting better food. Did your favorite restaurant make the cut?"

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‘You look sexy AF’: Jennifer Lopez recounts first date with Alex Rodriguez

The couple that slays together stays together. We are talking about the one and only JRod. The two are as stylish as they are inseparable – and the fashion world is taking notice. Vanity Fair put Jennifer Lopez and Alex Rodriguez on the cover of the latest issue, and it’s ssssmmooking hot. Like they are. … Continue reading "‘You look sexy AF’: Jennifer Lopez recounts first date with Alex Rodriguez"

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Donald Trump Jr. suggests Hillary Clinton should wear a mask of his dad

Donald Trump Jr. is really in the Halloween spirit. The president’s eldest son poked fun at Hillary Clinton after she said in a Monday appearance in Chicago that she would “maybe come as the president” when asked what her costume would be. That’s cute. She can borrow my @realDonaldTrump mask. https://t.co/e3UC4V3pti https://t.co/iBbYbDlCp0 — Donald Trump Jr. … Continue reading "Donald Trump Jr. suggests Hillary Clinton should wear a mask of his dad"

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Newly single Fergie indulges in pizza dinner after concert in Miami Beach

Fergie is fit and trim but everyone needs to indulge once in a while. Especially when going through a painful divorce (the singer and Josh Duhamel recently split; she told Wendy Williams she thought her marriage would  last forever). Fergie was in town over the weekend for a Saturday night performance for a iHeartRadio, Y100 … Continue reading "Newly single Fergie indulges in pizza dinner after concert in Miami Beach"

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Your Everything Guide to Palm Beach Hotels

Wander up the coast in a two hour drive and get a taste for the Palm Beach scene. Here’s where to stay across the county. Best of What’s New Hilton West Palm Beach Located at the foot of the CityPlace al fresco shopping center and just a few blocks from the nightlife and restaurants of … Continue reading "Your Everything Guide to Palm Beach Hotels"

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Your Everything Guide to Fort Lauderdale Hotels

Need a change of pace in a hurry? Fort Lauderdale’s barely an hour’s drive from Miami and offers a totally different spin on a South Florida getaway. Here’s where to stay. Best of What’s New Conrad Fort Lauderdale Beach The luxurious nautical-themed Conrad Fort Lauderdale Beach (551 N. Fort Lauderdale Beach Blvd.; 954-414-5100) is the brand’s first … Continue reading "Your Everything Guide to Fort Lauderdale Hotels"

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3 South Florida Hotels We Can’t Wait to Open

The Celino South Beach With an eye towards revitalizing Ocean Drive, The Celino South Beach is set to transform the historic Park Central Hotel and two other buildings into a 132 room boutique hotel at 640 Ocean Drive. They will also build a new five-story atrium structure.  The property will boast three food and beverage … Continue reading "3 South Florida Hotels We Can’t Wait to Open"

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Fine dining and craft beer go hand-in-hand at Brew Views

Did you miss the inaugural Brew Views? Then here’s your chance to check out the second installment of the collaboration between Concrete Beach Head Brewer Eric Hernandez and Ariete Executive Chef Michael Beltran. At Brew Views, guests can enjoy a five-course menu designed to pair  with five unique brews by Concrete Beach. As you sip … Continue reading "Fine dining and craft beer go hand-in-hand at Brew Views"

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Santa’s Enchanted Forest is returning soon — but there’s a spooky twist.

Thanks to a holiday mashup, South Florida residents can visit House of Horror and Santa’s Enchanted Forest on the same day — but only during a short window of time. House of Horror closes at the Miami International Mall on Nov. 4. It returned for its 17th year in early October after a delay due to Hurricane … Continue reading "Santa’s Enchanted Forest is returning soon — but there’s a spooky twist."

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Inside the luxurious, nautical-themed Conrad Fort Lauderdale Beach resort

Hilton’s luxury brand Conrad, named after the hotel group’s founder, opened its first beachfront resort this month in Fort Lauderdale. The Conrad Fort Lauderdale Beach (551 N. Fort Lauderdale Beach Blvd., 954-414-5100; current rates from $549)  towers over the North Beach strip with 290 all-suite accommodations, ranging from studios with two queen beds to three … Continue reading "Inside the luxurious, nautical-themed Conrad Fort Lauderdale Beach resort"

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Some of your favorite Miami chefs are cooking together for one night

Have a taste for the finer things? Head to SLS South Beach on Nov. 9 for the second annual Taste: Celebrity Chef Edition. Some of the most-respected chefs in the culinary industry will host a series of restaurant pop-ups and exclusive food parties. Attendees can enjoy food by culinary icons including Katsuya’s Katsuya Uechi, Kyu’s … Continue reading "Some of your favorite Miami chefs are cooking together for one night"

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Hurricane Maria hit. Now this singer is bringing calls for independence to Miami Beach.

Ileana Cabra Joglar – known as iLe – was in Puerto Rico when Hurricane Maria hit. The singer was unharmed. But she recalls retreating, terrified, to the interior of her family home as the storm smashed into the island. And yet despite the devastation, she sees reasons to be hopeful. “Even though it is a … Continue reading "Hurricane Maria hit. Now this singer is bringing calls for independence to Miami Beach."

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Forget that it’s National Candy Corn Day. Candy corn is the worst

I’m sorry about this, candy corn, but you need to hear it: Your time as a candy has come and gone. Candy corn is the worst of the Halloween candies (insofar as candle drippings can be called candy), despite what some of my misguided colleagues might say. READ: You think this Halloween candy is the worst. … Continue reading "Forget that it’s National Candy Corn Day. Candy corn is the worst"

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Mötley Crüe’s Vince Neil takes over Wiener Bash (and we have all the puns)

The star is a hot dog and a hot dog is the star. Get ready, because Magic City Casino and Burger Beast have partnered up to bring us Wiener Bash, a sausage fest of epic proportions, paired with a headlining performance by Mötley Crüe front man Vince Neil. More than 15 local restaurants and food … Continue reading "Mötley Crüe’s Vince Neil takes over Wiener Bash (and we have all the puns)"

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NOV 3 – NOV 5: The best concerts, shows and events to attend this weekend

Friday HOLIDAY MAGIC SANTA’S ENCHANTED FOREST It’s back! The world’s largest Christmas theme park, a must-see for kids of all ages, celebrates its 35th year with its millions upon millions of dazzling lights, more than 100 rides (love that Crazy Mouse), festive music, great food, and South Florida’s tallest Christmas tree. Details: 5 p.m.-midnight daily, … Continue reading "NOV 3 – NOV 5: The best concerts, shows and events to attend this weekend"

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The Japanese-Peruvian fusion cuisine taking off in Miami comes to South Beach

Carlos Zhen finally listened to his wife — and now we all get great sushi. The Peruvian-born chef, an understudy of Japanese master sushi chef Noboru Sanda, had been living in Miami for years with his wife, who has long encouraged him to open a nikkei restaurant, a Japanese-Peruvian fusion. He finally listened and is … Continue reading "The Japanese-Peruvian fusion cuisine taking off in Miami comes to South Beach"

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H&M has two big announcements for South Florida fashion lovers

Attention, shoppers: H&M is opening a massive store in Plantation –  it’s a whopping 22,000 square feet, to be precise. Scheduled to open at noon. Nov. 2, the Westfield Broward store (located at 800 W. Broward Blvd.) marks the Swedish retail giant’s 33rd door in Florida. The new store will offer collections for ladies and men, … Continue reading "H&M has two big announcements for South Florida fashion lovers"

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Find out what a beet cocktail is at this sleek, new oceanside spot

It’s a South Florida conundrum: so much ocean, so few restaurants that actually offer oceanfront views. Luckily for lovers of gin-colored waves, there’s the new Terra Mare, a posh spot with executive chef Johan Svensson, who comes from BLT Steak and BLT Market in Honolulu helming the kitchen.

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Some people have questions about wine. We’re going to answer them (kind of)

Because I am now a professional wine writer — or at least a person who likes to blather on about wine even if I know almost nothing about it — people ask me questions all the time. Questions like, “Do you seriously get paid for this?” and “How many people complained about that time you … Continue reading "Some people have questions about wine. We’re going to answer them (kind of)"

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Best events in Miami in November 2017

There are lots of ways to keep busy this November in and around Miami. Here are some of our favorite events.

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Miss your dead cat? She’ll make a memorial out of its fur.

When your cat dies, you miss him. You mourn. You sweep up all the fur he shed and throw it away. Unless you’re Theresa Furrer. If you’re Furrer, you take the fur and make a three-to-six inch memorial with an uncanny resemblance and beady, unblinking eyes. Furrer’s business, Nine Lives Twine, is one of the … Continue reading "Miss your dead cat? She’ll make a memorial out of its fur."

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Want to know how much Serena Williams is asking for her L.A. mansion? So much money.

Tennis sensation Serena Williams maintains a strong presence in Florida, with a nearly 6,000-square-foot home in Palm Beach Gardens and a 2.4-acre plot in Jupiter. One place she will not maintain a footprint any longer, though, is the posh L.A. neighborhood of Bel Air. Williams, 36, purchased the multi-acre gated Stone Canyon mansion in 2006 for $6.612 million. … Continue reading "Want to know how much Serena Williams is asking for her L.A. mansion? So much money."

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Danielle Bregoli’s mom supports all of her daughter’s bad decisions. And her niece’s as well.

The nightmarish bad childrearing of Boynton Beach’s “Cash Me Outside” Danielle Bregoli is continuing in a bizarre fashion, where it’s hard to tell if she’s trying to corrupt her grandma or if the lass is just the product of a line of bad mothers. Bregoli released a single called Hi Bich earlier this month, it hit #68 on Billboard’s … Continue reading "Danielle Bregoli’s mom supports all of her daughter’s bad decisions. And her niece’s as well."

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If these walls could talk: Each room in this hotel will reveal one of Little Havana’s secrets

A journey into the past is always exciting for history fans. But if the adventure takes place where the events occurred, it’s that much better. This is the case of Miami Motel Stories, a sort of a trip through a time machine presented at the newly revamped Tower Hotel from Oct. 26 to Nov. 12. … Continue reading "If these walls could talk: Each room in this hotel will reveal one of Little Havana’s secrets"

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Like great beer? One of the best in America is only in South Florida

If you consider the Great American Beer Festival the Pulitzer Prize of beer brewing, you understand what it means for the South Florida brewery LauderAle to have won a gold medal. The GABF judges in Denver prized LauderAle’s C Porter, a coconut-flavored porter that was named the best in the country in its category at … Continue reading "Like great beer? One of the best in America is only in South Florida"

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What one man learned after visiting 100 Cuban coffee ‘ventanitas’ along Calle Ocho

She holds all the power. So Jacob Katel is extra nice to the window waitress at La Palma restaurant’s “ventanita,” one of Miami’s ubiquitous walk-up windows, as she makes the black-gold jet fuel that powers Miami. Too much sugar mixed into the first drops of fresh-brewed espresso and the resulting Cuban coffee will be cloying. … Continue reading "What one man learned after visiting 100 Cuban coffee ‘ventanitas’ along Calle Ocho"

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Miami’s got plenty of Asian cuisine and this festival highlights it

It’s that time of year again when Miami’s Asian fare takes center stage with the Luckyrice Festival on Nov. 3. Taste your way through bites by two dozen local restaurants, such as Market at Edition, Pao by Paul Qui, The Social Club, Hakkasan and Sweetness Bake Shop, to name just a few. A full list … Continue reading "Miami’s got plenty of Asian cuisine and this festival highlights it"

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Seminole Hard Rock’s guitar-shaped hotel is finally happening. Here’s the first look

Hard Rock is not going for subtle with this one. To the sounds of a drum solo by Iron Maiden drummer Nicko McBrain, leaders of the Seminole Tribe of Florida and Hard Rock International on Wednesday unveiled the progress of their biggest bet yet: A colossal guitar-shaped hotel 10 years in the making. At Wednesday’s … Continue reading "Seminole Hard Rock’s guitar-shaped hotel is finally happening. Here’s the first look"

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Björk is coming to perform in Miami for the first time, but there’s a catch.

Björk  is our favorite musical misfit. And now the “Army of Me” singer and goose dress-wearer is heading to Miami to entertain the Art Basel crowds. But she won’t be singing her emo hits. She’s going to hit us with a DJ set at MANA Wynwood on Dec. 5 as part of III Points’ fifth … Continue reading "Björk is coming to perform in Miami for the first time, but there’s a catch."

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Fast fashion is so 2016. Wynwood welcomes an eco-friendly boutique

Wywnood has the Antidote (yup, pun intentions) to fast fashion. Freshly minted Antidote boutique just opened in the art-loving ‘hood and the boutique is brimming with eco-conscious clothing brands. “We are more than just a store; we are conscious fashion. Every piece is unique and has a distinct story from its inspiration to the way … Continue reading "Fast fashion is so 2016. Wynwood welcomes an eco-friendly boutique"

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Breaking: Wynwood to host second annual Fashion’s Night Out

The bad news: The original Fashion’s Night Out spearheaded by Anna Wintour met its untimely demise in 2013. Dunzo. Kaput. Sad. The good news? The second annual Wynwood Fashion Night Out will be held Nov. 2. #SoBlessed “We’re thrilled to announce the return of Wynwood’s Fashion Night Out and invite the South Florida community to … Continue reading "Breaking: Wynwood to host second annual Fashion’s Night Out"

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Ghosts bare their souls through dance at this park in Coconut Grove. Just call it ‘The Haunted Ballet.’

A ghostly figure appears. Striking in cream clothing and bruised by smudges of dirt, the spirit moves across the scene, twisting and turning. Trapped in time, the “ghost” vanishes back into the darkness. Raised on “Tales of the Crypt” and loving Halloween, Miami choreographer Crystal Peattie, 33, combined her interest in eerie narratives and history … Continue reading "Ghosts bare their souls through dance at this park in Coconut Grove. Just call it ‘The Haunted Ballet.’"

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Amazon Key is coming to Miami, but the 305 needs these delivery services more

Amazon lives to bring its Prime members everything we ever wanted. Groceries. Electronics. Shoes. Salt and pepper grinders. That Tazo Iced Lemongrass Green Tea we love that no store in Miami ever seems to want to stock. Last minute hurricane supplies (well, OK, maybe not). And now the new Amazon Key feature is available in … Continue reading "Amazon Key is coming to Miami, but the 305 needs these delivery services more"

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American Social is your new go-to spot for Monday Night Football (and more)

Located on the Miami River, American Social Brickell has become one of Miami’s top spots for brunch, lunch and watching sports. Classic American comfort food, expertly crafted cocktails, award-winning chicken and waffles and a list of 52 craft beers on draft should be enough to lure you to this Brickell hotspot. But there’s more: breathtaking … Continue reading "American Social is your new go-to spot for Monday Night Football (and more)"

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Sure, you’ve had a sandwich. But now you can have a ‘sanguich.’ There’s a difference.

At this shipping container-turned-eatery in Little Havana, there’s no such thing as a sandwich. You have to say it right: san-guich. Opening Friday, Oct. 27 at 7 p.m., Sanguich de Miami, a new eatery, will feature a menu of Cuban favorites reimagined by Daniel Figueredo and his fiance, Rosa Romero. “We’ve come a long way. We’ve sacrificed a great … Continue reading "Sure, you’ve had a sandwich. But now you can have a ‘sanguich.’ There’s a difference."

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That moment when you see your name in lights: Miami dancer makes it big

Adriana Pierce is living the dream. The former Miami City Ballet choreographer has made it to Broadway, set to perform in an ensemble production of Rodgers & Hammerstein‘s classic romantic musical “Carousel.” Pierce tweeted and Instagrammed a picture of her name up in lights, literally, with the caption, “That moment when your name is on a Broadway marquee. So … Continue reading "That moment when you see your name in lights: Miami dancer makes it big"

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Your cat’s the center of your universe. Now you have a Miami convention.

Cats. Probably the smarter of the common pets, their owners don’t generally find themselves in the “cool pawrents” camp. But perhaps that will begin to change with the Miami debut of POP Cats, a convention made especially for cat lovers and all those who can acknowledge felines’ internet domination. POP Cats, which arrives at the … Continue reading "Your cat’s the center of your universe. Now you have a Miami convention."

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Celebrity chef John Besh heading to South Beach Wine & Food fest despite sexual harassment claims

A trail of sexual harassment claims that forced celebrity chef John Besh to resign from his eponymous restaurant group Monday will not affect his appearance at February’s South Beach Wine & Food Festival. His sold-out event alongside celebrity chef Scott Conant on Feb. 24 will go on, a festival spokesperson said, despite allegations that have … Continue reading "Celebrity chef John Besh heading to South Beach Wine & Food fest despite sexual harassment claims"

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OCT 27-29: The best concerts and events to attend this weekend

Friday WALLS TOUR KINGS OF LEON Nashville alt-rock band composed of members of the Followill family (brothers Caleb, Nathan and Jared, and cousin Matthew) performs Southern-kissed hits such as “Sex On Fire,” “Notion,” “Radioactive” and “Use Somebody,” plus tracks from its seventh studio album, “WALLS,” including “Waste a Moment.” L.A. indie-folk band Dawes opens. Details: … Continue reading "OCT 27-29: The best concerts and events to attend this weekend"

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Bass museum is finally reopening – with a clown exhibit that will haunt your nightmares

The Bass is back with a new look, a shorter name and a clown installation that’s giving us the serious creeps just in time for Halloween. After two years and a $12 million revamp, the museum – now just The Bass – reopens Oct. 29 with several new features: New gallery space, a bigger lobby … Continue reading "Bass museum is finally reopening – with a clown exhibit that will haunt your nightmares"

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Camilla Cabello stars in sexy tribute to her hometown of Havana

It’s out! “Havana, ooh na-na; Half of my heart is in Havana, ooh-na-na (ay, ay) He took me back to East Atlanta, na-na-na All of my heart is in Havana (ay) There’s somethin’ ’bout his manners (uh huh) Havana, ooh na-na (uh)” Camila Cabello shared her long awaited cinematic music video video for her song Havana.   … Continue reading "Camilla Cabello stars in sexy tribute to her hometown of Havana"

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Tiger Woods to enter a diversion program so he doesn’t get arrested for DUI again

Schedule change! Tiger Woods was expected to attend a hearing Wednesday regarding his May 29 DUI arrest moved to Friday. The 41-year-old was set to plead guilty to reckless driving in Palm Beach County. The golfer is also expected to enter a diversion program country aimed at reducing the number of repeat offenders of intoxicated driving. … Continue reading "Tiger Woods to enter a diversion program so he doesn’t get arrested for DUI again"

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Jennifer Lopez has a sweet idea for helping Puerto Rico this Halloween

She won’t slow down. Jennifer Lopez is just Mrs. Charity these days. The Las Vegas performer is not putting Puerto Rico on the back burner a month after Hurricane Maria ravaged the island. The Bronx native, who has P.R. roots, recently partnered with Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF to raise funds for children affected by natural disaster around the … Continue reading "Jennifer Lopez has a sweet idea for helping Puerto Rico this Halloween"

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Best wine for your Halloween party? It’s dark, red and oh so Goth

October signals the time of year when our thoughts turn to Halloween delights. Cooler weather. Scary movies. Thinking about but not actually bothering to carve a pumpkin because seriously, that is a huge mess. Eating bucketloads of candy corn and fighting with the (sadly defective) 50 percent of the planet that thinks candy corn is gross. As … Continue reading "Best wine for your Halloween party? It’s dark, red and oh so Goth"

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Trevor Noah: Florida congresswoman Frederica Wilson deserves an apology

He’s got Miami on his mind. On Monday’s “The Daily Show,” host Trevor Noah vehemently defended Florida Rep. Frederica Wilson, who is embroiled in so called Condolence-Gate, the fury over President Trump’s allegedly insensitive call to the widow of slain Miami Gardens soldier Sgt. La David T. Johnson. Last week, White House Chief of Staff John Kelly criticized … Continue reading "Trevor Noah: Florida congresswoman Frederica Wilson deserves an apology"

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Five new restaurants you should check out now

So many new restaurants open in and around Miami on a daily basis. Keeping up with them is a full-time job. And actually, that is my job. Every week I write the First Look column, which offers a glimpse at new places in our neighborhoods. Here are five new spots worth checking out. Happy eating!

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After a Univision reporter was smacked by Mexican soap star, he slapped him with a lawsuit

He’s sorry. He’s really sorry. Mexican telenovela star Eduardo Yañez is in hot water career-wise after a disturbing incident in Los Angeles earlier this month. Yañez was doing interviews at a red carpet event earlier for Spanish-language streaming service Pantaya. When the actor stopped to talk to “El Gordo y La Flaca” reporter Paco Fuentes, … Continue reading "After a Univision reporter was smacked by Mexican soap star, he slapped him with a lawsuit"

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Harry’s Pizzeria is going away — but it’s not closing

Harry’s Pizzeria is becoming a lot more Genuine. Award-winning Miami chef Michael Schwartz plans to expand his ingredient-driven pizza restaurant to as many as 18 new locations in the next three years, with a new name that speaks to the restaurant’s intentions and its roots: Genuine Pizza. “The word ‘genuine’ has defined everything we do,” Schwartz … Continue reading "Harry’s Pizzeria is going away — but it’s not closing"

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Keys resort Hawks Cay lays off 260 employees due to devastation from Hurricane Irma

Nearly the entire staff at Hawks Cay Resort in Duck Key has been laid off, marking the first major employment casualties in the already-tight Keys job market following Hurricane Irma. In a notice posted last Wednesday by the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity, 260 employees have been laid off at Hawks Cay, a secluded 60-acre property … Continue reading "Keys resort Hawks Cay lays off 260 employees due to devastation from Hurricane Irma"

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Keys resort Hawks Cay lays off 260 employees due to devastation from Hurricane Irma

Nearly the entire staff at Hawks Cay Resort in Duck Key has been laid off, marking the first major employment casualties in the already-tight Keys job market following Hurricane Irma. In a notice posted last Wednesday by the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity, 260 employees have been laid off at Hawks Cay, a secluded 60-acre property … Continue reading "Keys resort Hawks Cay lays off 260 employees due to devastation from Hurricane Irma"

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Key West marker restored after Hurricane Irma

The Key West marker is back! Artists have restored one of the most photographed tourism icons in the Florida Keys after it was damaged by Hurricane Irma. The last brush strokes were placed on the “Southernmost Point in the Continental U.S.A.” marker Monday. Read More: The Keys are officially open to tourists and so are … Continue reading "Key West marker restored after Hurricane Irma"

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Key West marker restored after Hurricane Irma

The Key West marker is back! Artists have restored one of the most photographed tourism icons in the Florida Keys after it was damaged by Hurricane Irma. The last brush strokes were placed on the “Southernmost Point in the Continental U.S.A.” marker Monday. Read More: The Keys are officially open to tourists and so are … Continue reading "Key West marker restored after Hurricane Irma"

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Remember the nun with a chainsaw? She got a beer named after her.

In what was perhaps the most Miami moment of the post-Irma clean up, Sister Margaret Ann sliced through tree debris with a chainsaw. In full habit. The image went viral, inspiring plenty of “because Miami” comments. Now the intrepid chainsaw wielding nun inspired Due South Brewing Company of Boynton Beach to create a brew in pay tribute … Continue reading "Remember the nun with a chainsaw? She got a beer named after her."

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These are the creepiest Halloween cocktails in Miami

Before you hit your Halloween party of choice, loosen up with some spooktacular sips at these Miami spots. Read More: What Should You be for Halloween? These Miami costume shops will tell you. 

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Olivia Culpo and her supermodel friends took over Miami Beach for an epic girls’ weekend

If you didn’t know any better, you’d almost have thought this past weekend was Miami Beach circa George Michael’s Freedom video. The top models were as ubiquitous as the palm trees. But alas it is still 2017…. But anyway. Models Olivia Culpo, who made UK headlines for “flashing her Daisy Dukes” at a Miami photo shoot, … Continue reading "Olivia Culpo and her supermodel friends took over Miami Beach for an epic girls’ weekend"

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Olivia Culpo and her supermodel friends took over Miami Beach for an epic girls’ weekend

If you didn’t know any better, you’d almost have thought this past weekend was Miami Beach circa George Michael’s Freedom video. The top models were as ubiquitous as the palm trees. But alas it is still 2017…. But anyway. Models Olivia Culpo, who made UK headlines for “flashing her Daisy Dukes” at a Miami photo shoot, … Continue reading "Olivia Culpo and her supermodel friends took over Miami Beach for an epic girls’ weekend"

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The Brazilians are bringing fast casual Italian to Miami. We can’t wait.

In Brazil,  Spoleto, a fast-casual Italian chain, is a huge hit. The franchise is now opening its first SoFla location Saturday, Nov. 4 in the Dadeland Mall.    “The Spoleto team is proud to bring our concept to South Florida and introduce Miami residents to our delicious Italian menu offerings, as we continue to grow” said U.S. … Continue reading "The Brazilians are bringing fast casual Italian to Miami. We can’t wait."

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BurgerIM Miami opens with free burgers made of gold (sort of)

BurgerIM Miami is poised for total burger domination in  South Florida. The chain opens the first of 65 stores with a Grand Opening Burger Ball celebration from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 24. The new Flagler Street location will be serving one free Uno Combo Burger. Expect a special appearance by DJ Irie from 2-3 p.m. and ribbon cutting ceremony … Continue reading "BurgerIM Miami opens with free burgers made of gold (sort of)"

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DJ Khaled’s kid’s first birthday party probably cost more than your wedding

On Saturday, DJ Khaled outdid himself and pretty much everyone else in the world when he threw a ridiculously over the top first birthday bash for his son Asahd at LIV. Yes, it took place during the day. And it was hosted by a man who’s old enough to be a granddaddy -Puff Daddy.  Remember, … Continue reading "DJ Khaled’s kid’s first birthday party probably cost more than your wedding"

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10 Things to Expect at a Miami Bachelorette Party

Everyone is gearing up for the winter wedding season in South Florida so you know what that means! Bachelorette parties every weekend! Here is what to expect when you gather your girls for one last night of craziness in the MIA. 1. Matching Bathing Suit Cover-Ups How else will everyone know that you’re part of … Continue reading "10 Things to Expect at a Miami Bachelorette Party"

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The awkward sex scenes. The terrible dialogue. The ridiculous plot. Come see the ‘worst movie ever made.’

Tommy Wiseau’s 2003 film, “The Room,” has gained notoriety for being one of the worst movies ever made. But it is now a cult classic – and the outlandish Wiseau a cultural phenom – inspiring the big budget Hollywood film, “The Disaster Artist.” The film, starring and directed by James Franco, is an adaptation of … Continue reading "The awkward sex scenes. The terrible dialogue. The ridiculous plot. Come see the ‘worst movie ever made.’"

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The Brazilians are coming! And this new Sunset Harbour restaurant is the latest

South Beach is having a bit of a Brazilian moment with Ofa, the latest addition of a São Paulo-inspired spot that emphasizes seafood over traditional steakhouse staples. The name of the restaurant — opened by Brazilian hospitality and marketing pros Felipe Ortiz, Carmen Rodriguez and Lucas Scudeler — is a play on Farofa, the Brazilian … Continue reading "The Brazilians are coming! And this new Sunset Harbour restaurant is the latest"

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They used to brew beer at home — until this South Florida brewery let them brew like pros 

Seems like all the hard work of home brewing has paid off for eight lucky brewers. After perfecting their beer in their kitchens and garages, with just the right amount of malt and hops, they’re ready to brew with the big boys as part of Hollywood Brewing’s BrewMaster Brew-a-thon. Six teams of home brewers won … Continue reading "They used to brew beer at home — until this South Florida brewery let them brew like pros "

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He introduced The Beatles to South Florida air waves. Now he gets a tribute fit for a radio legend.

Who didn’t love DJ Rick Shaw? For more than 50 years, the late music man’s distinctively warm and enthusiastic voice echoed through the airwaves in South Florida where he spent much of his career spinning golden oldies rock ’n’ roll through his retirement in 2006. Of course, when Shaw first started playing the songs, those … Continue reading "He introduced The Beatles to South Florida air waves. Now he gets a tribute fit for a radio legend."

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This weekend we can witness the brightest meteor shower ever. Here’s how to see it from Miami.

This year we have been blessed with multiple cosmic spectacles. We had the solar eclipse in August. Uranus was visible in the night sky last night. And this weekend we get to watch a meteor shower made up of some debris from Halley’s Comet. This is an annual phenomenon, the Orionid meteor shower is visible … Continue reading "This weekend we can witness the brightest meteor shower ever. Here’s how to see it from Miami."

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Did you miss Babs’ Miami concert last year? Now you can see the whole thing on Netflix.

When Barbra Streisand performed to a sold-out Miami audience in December 2016 she quipped, “The last time I played Miami I was the opening act for Sergio Franchi” at the Eden Roc on Miami Beach in March 1963. Back then, “a tweet was what a bird did and the only people who had cell numbers … Continue reading "Did you miss Babs’ Miami concert last year? Now you can see the whole thing on Netflix."

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What should you be for Halloween? These Miami costume stores will tell you.

Want to know the most googled costumes in the state of Florida for Halloween 2017? DRUM ROLL PLEASE……… Wonder Woman wins, followed by Harley Quinn, Moana, Clown and Unicorn. Read More: Your best bets for Halloween parties in Miami You could do something topical and Miami-centric this year (check out our list of great Miami costumes … Continue reading "What should you be for Halloween? These Miami costume stores will tell you."

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He can’t sleep until Knaus Berry Farms reopens. That day is right around the corner.

Every year around this time Thomas Blocher has the same nightmare: No cinnamon rolls on opening day at the Knaus Berry Farm. “That’s a recurring dream that I have,” he said. “It’s the same thing; people are waiting in line and I forgot to order enough flour or the machine wasn’t working. I’m always anticipating … Continue reading "He can’t sleep until Knaus Berry Farms reopens. That day is right around the corner."

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This political front runner’s career was destroyed in Miami. Now there’s a movie about him

Interesting casting: Hugh Jackman as Gary Hart. Interesting timing, in the wake of the Harvey Weinstein scandal. Pictures on the Daily Mail show the Aussie actor in character shooting “The Front Runner” in Atlanta. The movie, directed by Jason Reitman, follows the dramatic rise and fall of the political front runner who was taken down in (naturally) … Continue reading "This political front runner’s career was destroyed in Miami. Now there’s a movie about him"

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Three celebrity chefs are taking over this popular morning show — in Spanish

“Despierta America” has got something cooking. A new hour-long cooking segment. “Cocineros Latinos” (Latino Cooks), featuring three celebrity chefs, will air Fridays at 10 a.m. and premiere Friday. Watch “Cocineros Latinos” and learn. The trio will be sharing some of their most top notch yet easy-to-make recipes. The focus will be on Latin America and Spain’s … Continue reading "Three celebrity chefs are taking over this popular morning show — in Spanish"

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The Miami River District just got hotter with the opening of The Wharf

New event space on the block! We’re talking about The Wharf, located in the up and coming, oh so cool Miami River District. The pop-up spot, which sits on a bend in the Miami River, just a few blocks from downtown, is the brainchild of developers Alex Mantecon, Guillermo Vadell, and hospitality guru Emilio “Emi” Guerra. “This is … Continue reading "The Miami River District just got hotter with the opening of The Wharf"

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Shakira and Gerard Pique shut down breakup rumors with one adorable post

Big things are happening for Shakira. #ElDoradoWorldTour #21days #21días ShakHQ pic.twitter.com/xjMzrdd6Iy — Shakira (@shakira) October 18, 2017 The superstar entertainer announced the El Dorado world tour on Twitter is starting up soon. So professionally (and personally) she’s killing it. While we are pretty sure that while bf Gerard Pique won’t be with her traveling around … Continue reading "Shakira and Gerard Pique shut down breakup rumors with one adorable post"

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Our favorite Coral Gables spots for drinks, from casual to fancy

From low-key dive bars to upscale craft cocktail dens, Coral Gables‘ party scene is nothing if not diverse. Here are our favorite spots to get your booze on. Read More: Where to Party in South Miami

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Date night! New mom Serena Williams steps out at Bruno Mars concert in Miami

Mom’s night out! Serena Williams gave birth last month and she’s back on the scene (that’s why God invented babysitters). @brunomars #XXIV tour Date night A post shared by Serena Williams (@serenawilliams) on Oct 18, 2017 at 5:04pm PDT The tennis star was spotted at the Bruno Mars concert with her businessman fiance Alexis Ohanian … Continue reading "Date night! New mom Serena Williams steps out at Bruno Mars concert in Miami"

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Gucci Mane’s wedding was insanely over the top because Miami

Everybody — and we mean everybody — was there. We’re talking about the wedding of the year between rapper Gucci Mane and makeup entrepreneur Keyshia Ka’oir on Tuesday. Me & my husbandddddddddddddd💍 A post shared by Keyshia Ka'oir Davis (@keyshiakaoir) on Oct 17, 2017 at 9:48pm PDT Price tag: $1.7 Million. Place: The Four Seasons … Continue reading "Gucci Mane’s wedding was insanely over the top because Miami"

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The Internet is freaking out over Melania Trump’s ‘body double’

Sorry, conspiracy theorists. That so was Melania the other day on the South Lawn of the White House in the trench coat looking like Inspector Gadget. Some Twitter users on Wednesday came up with this weird notion that the first lady, due to a very bad hair day, had hired a body double to stand … Continue reading "The Internet is freaking out over Melania Trump’s ‘body double’"

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The Internet is freaking out over Melania Trump’s ‘body double’

Sorry, conspiracy theorists. That so was Melania the other day on the South Lawn of the White House in the trench coat looking like Inspector Gadget. Some Twitter users on Wednesday came up with this weird notion that the first lady, due to a very bad hair day, had hired a body double to stand … Continue reading "The Internet is freaking out over Melania Trump’s ‘body double’"

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Miami is one of the hottest Instagram cities in the U.S. Can you guess why?

There aren’t too many cities in the United States more worth an Instagram post than Miami… and we’re not just saying that because we’re Miami.com. The numbers back us up. Miami is the third most Instagrammed city in the country, according to a new study by Holidu, an international vacation rental search engine, that weighed … Continue reading "Miami is one of the hottest Instagram cities in the U.S. Can you guess why?"

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Ahoy foodies! Two of Miami’s most innovative chefs will take over this Culinary Cruise.

Hold my Mai Tai on the Lido Deck, Isaac! Princess Cruises hired Miami’s own Brad Kilgore (Alter, BRAVA) and Scott Linquist (Coyo Taco) to headline their third annual Culinary Cruise Series. The cruise sails out of Fort Lauderdale from Feb. 11-18. All you need to know about this trip is that you’re going to eat … Continue reading "Ahoy foodies! Two of Miami’s most innovative chefs will take over this Culinary Cruise."

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Pubbelly Group teams with Miami Heat to serve the goods at the AAA

Just in time for the return of basketball season,  the Miami Heat is shaking things up. But it has nothing to do with the players or the change of venue of its charity golf tourney. This time, the Heat has partnered with its host venue, the AmericanAirlines Arena, and the uber successful Pubbelly Group to … Continue reading "Pubbelly Group teams with Miami Heat to serve the goods at the AAA"

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Alter was voted one of Esquire’s Best New Restaurants of 2017

Brad Kilgore opened his acclaimed Wynwood restaurant Alter on May 27, 2015. Two years and five-ish months later, the restaurant was named as one of Esquire magazine’s 18 Best New Restaurants of 2017.   The author wrote that “the list encompasses the past couple years.” So we won’t be nitpicky. Alter joins an exclusive club that … Continue reading "Alter was voted one of Esquire’s Best New Restaurants of 2017"

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Who remembers Giacosa? Well the Coral Gables restaurant is coming back – sort of.

Chef Alfredo Alvarez of the long gone and much lamented Coral Gables hot spot Giacosa is opening a redux – of sorts – of the original this winter at the intersection of LeJeune and Valencia. M House by Giacosa will churn out coastal fare of Spain, Portugal, Italy and Greece from a Josper charcoal oven. … Continue reading "Who remembers Giacosa? Well the Coral Gables restaurant is coming back – sort of."

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Marion celebrates its birthday with painted nymphs and a bathtub filled with bubbly

October 19 marks the one-year anniversary of Brickell eatery and party spot Marion. To celebrate the milestone, the restaurant will transform into a sultry Eden during its weekly Thursday Soirée. You can brush shoulders by candlelight with the city’s who’s who as body-painted nymphs frolic around a vintage bathtub filled with bottles of champagne. Word has … Continue reading "Marion celebrates its birthday with painted nymphs and a bathtub filled with bubbly"

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This orchestra made a symphony using the sounds of Miami. It better include these.

New World Symphony composed a symphony starring the sounds of Miami. Nearly a year after crowdsourcing sounds from locals, the project is ready to be heard by the city that acted as muse. Project 305, a collaboration between New World Symphony, the Knight Foundation, MIT Media Lab and Miami-Dade County, will culminate this Saturday in a … Continue reading "This orchestra made a symphony using the sounds of Miami. It better include these."

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Sip rare Japanese whiskeys or a martini made of gold at newly renovated Setai

With its warm dark woods, gilded accents and tranquil courtyard garden, The Setai blends sophisticated modern luxury with the unparalleled warmth of Asian hospitality. And while Jaya and the Ocean Grill are obvious foodie favorites, The Bar & The Courtyard is the perfect spot to sample Asian small plates, indulge in rare Japanese whiskeys or sip … Continue reading "Sip rare Japanese whiskeys or a martini made of gold at newly renovated Setai"

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A virtual reality makeover for Game night? Yes, at this party in the A+E District.

Drinks and DJs is one way to spend your night out. A virtual reality arcade is another. The team at the Arts and Entertainment District is offering the latter to Miami on Saturday from 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. on the patio at CANVAS, luxury condos at 90 NE 17th Street. READ: Guide to downtown … Continue reading "A virtual reality makeover for Game night? Yes, at this party in the A+E District."

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Free, fun and cool events to invite your friends to this October

We’re already three weeks into the fall season and Miami is ablaze with ground-breaking culture. Ramping up for epic happenings to come, our city is bringing out its vibrant colors and showing off just what makes it so special. We have music festivals ahead of us, heart-to-heart talks with innovators, world premieres, and one-of-a-kind musical … Continue reading "Free, fun and cool events to invite your friends to this October"

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The hottest Miami costume ideas for Halloween 2017

Finding a Halloween costume is always tough, unless you just want to go to Party City and be a sexy [fill in the blank]. That gets tired, though. Why not be topical? Miami has had a pretty wild 2017, so a costume with a 305 theme will make a splash at any one of these … Continue reading "The hottest Miami costume ideas for Halloween 2017"

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Matthew McConaughey is starring in a stoner comedy. Want to be in it?

Love Matthew McConaughey? Of course you do. Now here’s the good news: You can not only meet the Oscar winner, but star alongside him in his latest movie, “The Beach Bum.” Even better news: The flick, which costars Snoop Dogg as himself, is being shot right here in Miami, reports Local 10. Well, Key West. Cameras … Continue reading "Matthew McConaughey is starring in a stoner comedy. Want to be in it?"

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Jason Derulo’s house just got robbed. But he’ll be in Miami anyway to talk fashion

Jason Derulo in the house! At 6 p.m. Thursday, the “Swalla” singer will be at Bloomingdale’s Aventura to celebrate the expansion of his sneakers brand LVL XIII. Derulo launched the upscale sporty footwear line with his business partner NFL star Antonio Brown last year, he told Footwear News.  The collaboration came to be when Brown sent Derulo … Continue reading "Jason Derulo’s house just got robbed. But he’ll be in Miami anyway to talk fashion"

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Miami Smokers is all about meat. So why are they competing in a vegan cook off?

Miami Smokers, a smokehouse famous for its cured meats, will take up a new challenge in a barbecue competition Thursday at the Wynwood Yard. Slabs of meat won’t sizzle on the grill. There will be no beef, no sausage and absolutely no bacon. Miami Smokers is going full out vegan — if just for the … Continue reading "Miami Smokers is all about meat. So why are they competing in a vegan cook off?"

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At 19, Gabrielle Union was sexually assaulted. Now she’s happy others are coming forward

Gabrielle Union is not going to be quiet. Ever. The “Being Mary Jane” star appeared Tuesday on “Good Morning America” to discuss her new book, “We’re Going to Need More Wine: Stories That Are Funny, Complicated, and True.” The actress will also appear Oct. 27 at Books & Books to promote the memoir. Union has … Continue reading "At 19, Gabrielle Union was sexually assaulted. Now she’s happy others are coming forward"

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Chart topping Spanish hits Mi Gente & Despacito are making music history

  The Billboard Hot 100 chart debuted 59 years ago and this has never happened before. Or as they say in Spanish, “Esto nunca ha pasado.” Let that sink in, people: Latin music is where it’s at, Billboard reports. The mostly Spanish language remix “Mi Gente” (My People) — by J Balvin and Willy William … Continue reading "Chart topping Spanish hits Mi Gente & Despacito are making music history"

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What cool new things are coming to Coconut Grove? Here’s a cheat sheet.

Free-roaming peacocks, thirst-slaking A.C.’s Icees, lush landscapes — yep, Coconut Grove is hand’s down one of Miami’s grooviest neighborhoods. Hot on the heels of the announcement that CocoWalk is getting a major facelift, we’re pleased to share some more news rolling out of the everyone’s favorite hippity dippity ‘hood, which has been experiencing vast improvements … Continue reading "What cool new things are coming to Coconut Grove? Here’s a cheat sheet."

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We’re flipping out over the new Havaianas pop-up shop

Get ready to flip out (pun intended) over this news chancleta lovers: Havaianas just opened a pop-up shop at Wynwood Walls. Set amongst the mural-swathed streets of Wynwood, shoppers can scoop up the Brazilian brand’s bright or best-selling neutral colored flip-flops. For you Havaianas die-hards, you can choose from a spate of comfy styles. The pop-up will feature … Continue reading "We’re flipping out over the new Havaianas pop-up shop"

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Miami’s Somos Live! concert raised millions for disaster relief

#excouplegoals Marc Anthony and Jennifer Lopez are a force to be reckoned with. It’s amazing that not only do the exes get along but they also do incredible charity work together. The former couple, along with JLo’s current flame, Alex Rodriguez, all came together to make the Somos Live! Saturday night at Marlins Park in … Continue reading "Miami’s Somos Live! concert raised millions for disaster relief"

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Miami’s Somos Live! concert raised millions for disaster relief

#excouplegoals Marc Anthony and Jennifer Lopez are a force to be reckoned with. It’s amazing that not only do the exes get along but they also do incredible charity work together. The former couple, along with JLo’s current flame, Alex Rodriguez, all came together to make the Somos Live! Saturday night at Marlins Park in … Continue reading "Miami’s Somos Live! concert raised millions for disaster relief"

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Filmmaker Billy Corben to roast local politicians — because Miami

A belated congratulations due to Hurricane Irma. That windy beast was selected to perform in Comic Cure’s 2017 Brickell Comedy Festival (www.BrickellComedyFestival.com) tonight. But seriously, folks. For  the fest, called “Inside Joke with Billy Corben,” other topics near and dear to us Miamians will be covered, mostly local politics. And it’s all for charity! This … Continue reading "Filmmaker Billy Corben to roast local politicians — because Miami"

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Filmmaker Billy Corben to roast local politicians — because Miami

A belated congratulations due to Hurricane Irma. That windy beast was selected to perform in Comic Cure’s 2017 Brickell Comedy Festival (www.BrickellComedyFestival.com) tonight. But seriously, folks. For  the fest, called “Inside Joke with Billy Corben,” other topics near and dear to us Miamians will be covered, mostly local politics. And it’s all for charity! This … Continue reading "Filmmaker Billy Corben to roast local politicians — because Miami"

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Worried about your Caribbean cruise? These are the ports that are still open.

Hurricanes Irma and Maria blasted through some islands in the Caribbean, but that doesn’t mean your cruise itinerary will get blown out, too. Most of the 50 cruise ports throughout the region suffered little or no damage and remain open. The four major ports that were affected plan to reopen by late November. The major … Continue reading "Worried about your Caribbean cruise? These are the ports that are still open."

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Worried about your Caribbean cruise? These are the ports that are still open.

Hurricanes Irma and Maria blasted through some islands in the Caribbean, but that doesn’t mean your cruise itinerary will get blown out, too. Most of the 50 cruise ports throughout the region suffered little or no damage and remain open. The four major ports that were affected plan to reopen by late November. The major … Continue reading "Worried about your Caribbean cruise? These are the ports that are still open."

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This Miami politician says she was abducted by aliens. But is that a bad thing?

Congressional candidate Bettina Rodriguez Aguilera claims she has been to infinity and beyond. The Miami Herald reports that YouTube videos have surfaced in which the former Doral city council member says she was visited by aliens when she was 7 years old. Her extraterrestrial friends have also slipped her a few telepathic DMs since that … Continue reading "This Miami politician says she was abducted by aliens. But is that a bad thing?"

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Remember the reporter who got fired for racist remarks about Michelle Obama? He’s got a new gig on TV now.

Rodner Figueroa, the Univision television personality who once anchored celebrity gossip show “Sal y Pimiento,” landed a new TV gig. This comes two and a half years after he was fired for an on-air comment equating First Lady Michelle Obama with “someone from the cast of ‘Planet of the Apes.‘” Last week Figueroa joined the … Continue reading "Remember the reporter who got fired for racist remarks about Michelle Obama? He’s got a new gig on TV now."

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OCT 20-22: The best concerts and events to attend this weekend

Friday INDIE HEAVEN CONOR OBERST Alt-folk singer from Omaha, Neb. – who gained fame for his work in the band Bright Eyes and was dubbed Best songwriter of 2008 by Rolling Stone – takes the stage in support of his latest solo albums, “Ruminations” and “Salutations.” Details: 7:30 p.m. Friday at the Culture Room, 3045 … Continue reading "OCT 20-22: The best concerts and events to attend this weekend"

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After a week involving rape accusation and denials, Nelly parties in Miami

What a weird week for rapper Nelly. Last week he was reportedly accused of raping a 21-year-old college student outside of Seattle. In a weird turn, his accuser decided to drop the charges a few days later. Her lawyer, Karen Koehler posted a statement: “We do not live in a society where a 21 year … Continue reading "After a week involving rape accusation and denials, Nelly parties in Miami"

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Meatless in Miami? A study says it’s one of country’s Top 10 cities for vegans.

Miami is a friendly place for vegans and vegetarians. It has the most vegetable gardens and the second most juice and smoothie bars per capita when compared to 99 other large United States cities. Finally, a study that doesn’t make Miami seem like a crap hole. According to analysis from WalletHub, Miami is the ninth … Continue reading "Meatless in Miami? A study says it’s one of country’s Top 10 cities for vegans."

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J Balvin’s Miami tour closer was a big celeb party

J Balvin’s Energia Tour Friday at the AAA was a star-studded affair with a surprise lineup of pals including opener Karol G, French Montana, BIA, DJ Steve Aoki, Zion y Lennox and Bad Bunny. The show – the “Mi Gente” singer’s first solo show in Miami – was the last stop in Balvin’s U.S. tour … Continue reading "J Balvin’s Miami tour closer was a big celeb party"

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Wine expert: It’s OK to drink cheap wine. Us: OK, if you insist

Listen up, lovers of cheap wine (aka everybody who reads this column): Wine expert Patrick Alexander says we’re drinking the right thing. He also says that Miami is the perfect place to be a wine lover. Maybe not the best place to be a commuter. But definitely a good spot to learn about wine. Alexander, … Continue reading "Wine expert: It’s OK to drink cheap wine. Us: OK, if you insist"

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Get your OM on this weekend

Craving some good vibes and spiritual centering? Head to The Sacred Space Miami for the second annual Modern OM Mindfulness Festival on October 14. Focused on gratitude and stress-prevention, this year’s festival will offer over 30 activities, workshops, and performances led by experts in meditation, music, art, food, technology, and fitness. Participants include Shaman Durek, … Continue reading "Get your OM on this weekend"

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Major Lazer wants to help hurricane relief efforts, so they are throwing a party in Miami.

Major Lazer and friends will host a benefit concert for those affected by Hurricanes Irma and Maria on Monday, Oct. 16. Sponsored by Bacardi rum, the concert will kick off at 6 p.m. in Mana Wynwood and will feature special performances by rapper Tory Lanez, singer Machel Montana, and reggaeton artist Bad Bunny. “Many of … Continue reading "Major Lazer wants to help hurricane relief efforts, so they are throwing a party in Miami."

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Luis Fonsi was going to perform at the new House of Horror music festival. Now it’s canceled.

The Phantasma Music Festival at House of Horror has been canceled. House of Horror has been scaring generations of Miami teenagers for nearly two decades. There’s nothing new about that. The haunted carnival is basically a South Florida institution. READ: His job is to scare the crap out of people. Sometimes they fight back. That’s why … Continue reading "Luis Fonsi was going to perform at the new House of Horror music festival. Now it’s canceled."

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Great news, beauty product buffs: Bluemercury now open on South Beach

If you never met a pore-minimizing mask you didn’t love, this story is for you. Bluemercury — a beauty buff’s heaven — is now open on Lincoln Road. It’s a big deal for the brand’s cult following. Because makeup and skincare hauls are LIFE. The new store joins locations such as Palm Beach, Mizner Park, … Continue reading "Great news, beauty product buffs: Bluemercury now open on South Beach"

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Diddy throws a welcome party for Derek Jeter. You weren’t invited, but everybody else was there

Derek Jeter celebrated his Miami homecoming Thursday with much Miami fanfare at Komodo. Komodo owner David Grutman and Sean “Puff Daddy/Diddy/Puffy/P.Diddy” Combs hosted the party, and Combs’ Ciroc French Vanilla sponsored it. Not surprisingly, there was no shortage of vodka or boldfaced names. Friends joined the new Miami Marlins owner Jeter: DJ Khaled, Busta Rhymes, French Montana (who hosted a private mixer earlier at … Continue reading "Diddy throws a welcome party for Derek Jeter. You weren’t invited, but everybody else was there"

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From Miami Broward Carnival: Our favorite things about being Caribbean

What is it about being Caribbean? Is it the food, the music, the beaches or just the culture overall? We asked revelers at the 2017 Miami Broward One Carnival to share their favorites.

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Pastry chef Hedy Goldsmith returns to Mignonette to eat dessert first

She’s back! Former Miami pastry chef Hedy Goldsmith moved to Los Angeles in 2015. But she’s returning for one night only at 7 p.m. Oct. 17 at Mignonette Uptown. Goldsmith will team up with her former protégé Devin Braddock, corporate pastry chef for Danny Serfer’s restaurants, for a naughty ‘eat dessert first’ dinner. The $100-per-person event includes a seated … Continue reading "Pastry chef Hedy Goldsmith returns to Mignonette to eat dessert first"

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Bitter Truth heads to Miami Beach. But good luck finding it.

Miami has its fair share of “speakeasy” bars, but Miami’s top bartenders Teddy Collins, Sarah Porter, Bryan Canales and Ryan Alfrey are taking the concept a step further.  At 10 p.m. Friday, Oct. 13th they take their Midtown neighborhood bar concept on a walkabout to Sunset Harbor for a limited time. The catch? You have … Continue reading "Bitter Truth heads to Miami Beach. But good luck finding it."

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Here are the best Puerto Rican restaurants to try in Miami

Puerto Rico has been on the news and on our minds for some weeks now due to the devastation caused by Hurricane Maria. But we can still  celebrate the rich culture of Puerto Rico, especially in terms of food. We’ve rounded up some of the best Puerto Rican restaurants right here in the 305 for … Continue reading "Here are the best Puerto Rican restaurants to try in Miami"

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His job is to scare the crap out of people. Sometimes they fight back.

  Two weeks into his first job as an actor at a haunted-house carnival House of Horror, Michael Calkins bought a jockstrap. After getting kicked in the groin at least twice by scared “victims,” he wasn’t taking any chances. “I’ve been kicked in the nuts so many times, I’m not sure I can have children.” … Continue reading "His job is to scare the crap out of people. Sometimes they fight back."

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Le Pain Quotidien opening first Florida location in the Grove

Coconut Grove has gone through a lot since its heyday as a hippie haven, but what hippie hasn’t? Aging gracefully, The Grove is in the throes of yet another renaissance -a culinary one – with the addition of hipster hot spots such as Panther Coffee, Glass & Vine and Harry’s Pizzeria. Joining that rebirth in … Continue reading "Le Pain Quotidien opening first Florida location in the Grove"

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Key West’s Fantasy Fest returns to its ‘Key Weird’ roots

In the aftermath of Hurricane Irma, the Keys are open for business and Key West’s annual Fantasy Fest bacchanal is on as planned from October 20-29 with the theme Time Travel Unravels. For the first time in decades, the fest, which began in 1979, is being produced by a new team intent on returning the … Continue reading "Key West’s Fantasy Fest returns to its ‘Key Weird’ roots"

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After almost a decade, Little Havana is getting its doughnut shop back

There’s some seriously sweet shiz going down in Little Havana. First a chocolate factory, and on Saturday, Oct. 14, Miami’s coolest Cuban enclave will once again have their very own Velvet Creme Doughnuts, a Miami icon that first opened its doors in 1947. Founded by Jim Hadler in 1947 and then handed down to his son … Continue reading "After almost a decade, Little Havana is getting its doughnut shop back"

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This photographer thought she would capture beauty in her nude portraits of women. But she discovered something else.

In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, photographer Amy Gelb will present a project she has worked on over four years photographing naked women. The purpose was to offer a photographic look at the real bodies of over a hundred women from all backgrounds and ranging in age from 19 to 90. Subjects are shown … Continue reading "This photographer thought she would capture beauty in her nude portraits of women. But she discovered something else."

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You think this Halloween candy is the worst. But we love it.

The most terrifying thing about this time of year isn’t ghosts or zombies or having to sit through “Hocus Pocus” one more time. It’s not even trying to decide on a clever topical costume. The most terrifying thing about this time of year is janky Halloween candy. Miami’s best Halloween parties and events For every … Continue reading "You think this Halloween candy is the worst. But we love it."

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Want to help Puerto Rico? You can by going to this Marlins Park concert.

Marlins Park will be the scene of excitement as well as a place of hope Oct. 14. Some of the hottest acts in Latin entertainment will be taking the stage for “Somos Live!” a benefit concert helping those affected by disaster in Puerto Rico, South Florida, the Caribbean and Mexico. The lineup includes Marc Anthony, … Continue reading "Want to help Puerto Rico? You can by going to this Marlins Park concert."

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Hunting for Halloween events? Here are our best bets

How do you want to spend Halloween? In a costume partying at one of Miami’s most beloved waterfront attractions? Or maybe trick or treating with the family? No matter what you want to do, there’s an event for you this month in South Florida.

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Vintage cars, waterfront views, and $5 beer and wine? Yes please

Breathtaking views of the Intracoastal Waterway, brightly-colored vintage cars, a set of giant Jenga and cornhole, and a laid-back beach-chic atmosphere: Welcome to Portico. Situated in the Diplomat Landing Marina in Hollywood, the waterfront beer and wine garden feels like a perpetual summer backyard party paired with ice-cold brews and light Italian fare. Whether you arrive … Continue reading "Vintage cars, waterfront views, and $5 beer and wine? Yes please"

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Ricky Martin turned his Ocean Drive magazine launch party into a fundraiser for Puerto Rico

Ocean Drive magazine October cover star Ricky Martin celebrated his mug on the mag last night at W South Beach, but rather than livin’ la vida loca, the singer took the opportunity to turn the party into a fundraiser for hurricane victims in his native Puerto Rico. Joined by his fiancé Jwan Yosef, an Armenian Syrian-born Swedish painter, … Continue reading "Ricky Martin turned his Ocean Drive magazine launch party into a fundraiser for Puerto Rico"

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Here’s the first peek inside the world’s new biggest cruise ship. A hint: Laser tag

Royal Caribbean International’s new ship, Symphony of the Seas, will be an ode to the family vacation. The massive vessel will begin sailing from PortMiami in November 2018, carrying with it the title of biggest ship in the world and, inside it, a bevy of family-focused activities the likes of which the cruise line has … Continue reading "Here’s the first peek inside the world’s new biggest cruise ship. A hint: Laser tag"

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Uncle Luke’s defiant proclamation: “I started hip-hop in the South.” Damn right you did.

“Thirty-five years in this business, and ain’t nobody ever honor me for sh–.” That’s a poignant condemnation to deliver at an awards show that set out to honor his hip-hop legacy. But that was Luther “Uncle Luke” Campbell’s opening statement in an acceptance speech at the 2017 BET Hip-Hop Awards when he was given the I … Continue reading "Uncle Luke’s defiant proclamation: “I started hip-hop in the South.” Damn right you did."

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Miami wasn’t ready for cooking that had ‘never been seen in America.’ Now this chef’s back for another try

Fanfare and critical success followed Ángel Palacios the first time he came to Miami. Food & Wine Magazine named him one of its 10 best new chefs in 2002. He brought La Broche’s culinary mastery and mystery from Madrid to Miami’s still-young dining scene. Foams, gelées and nitrogen highlighted a menu of deconstructed dishes in … Continue reading "Miami wasn’t ready for cooking that had ‘never been seen in America.’ Now this chef’s back for another try"

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BLT Steak has reopened in South Beach. (Yes, there are popovers)

If you were sad when BLT Steak, the celeb-chef driven meatery that opened in The Betsy South Beach eight years ago, quietly shuttered in May, then it’s time to rejoice: Popovers and aged steaks have returned to South Beach. The restaurant (whose initials stand for Bistro Laurent Tourondel) reopened recently in the refurbished Iberostar Berkeley Hotel, … Continue reading "BLT Steak has reopened in South Beach. (Yes, there are popovers)"

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Diddy just pledged $100,000 to Puerto Rico while he’s in town for his REVOLT Music Conference

When Diddy comes to town he usually brings an entourage of industry friends, but this time he’s also bringing bags of cash. The Founder and CEO of Bad Boy Records announced on Instagram in advance of his four-day REVOLT Music Conference that he’s committing $100,000 towards the Hurricane Maria relief efforts in Puerto Rico. In … Continue reading "Diddy just pledged $100,000 to Puerto Rico while he’s in town for his REVOLT Music Conference"

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Town Center at Boca Raton is getting a makeover because it’s all about that new new

All. The. Newness. Hot the heels of the recent snazzy Brickell City Centre opening and major expansion announcements over at Bal Harbour Shops and Aventura Mall, Town Center at Boca Raton just began a significant, multi-million-dollar renovation slated for completion by the end of 2018. Here’s a little sneak peek for you nosy types… “Town … Continue reading "Town Center at Boca Raton is getting a makeover because it’s all about that new new"

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His beer pouring skills were called a ‘work of art.’ But in Miami, we’ve known that for years.

Harald Neuweg, owner of Coral Gables brew hub Fritz & Franz, has Jedi Master level beer pouring skills. Don’t believe us? The Austria native won the Warsteiner Perfect Pour Off competition for the second year in a row. This time, he won an all-expenses-paid trip to Berlin which includes a trip to the Warsteiner Brewery … Continue reading "His beer pouring skills were called a ‘work of art.’ But in Miami, we’ve known that for years."

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Faena announces new fantasy cabaret ‘Sensatia’

When it comes to show-stopping stunts and dazzling costumes, few in Miami do it as well as Faena. Following in the footsteps of their previous shows “C’est Rouge” and “Magique,” the Miami Beach hotel now presents a new interactive multimedia performance called “Sensatia.” Presented in the Faena Theater, this new collaboration with the performance collective … Continue reading "Faena announces new fantasy cabaret ‘Sensatia’"

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III Points Music, Art & Technology Festival returns to Miami with new surprises up its sleeve

Despite strong winds, pummeling rains and delays on crucial equipment, last year’s III Points — a music, art, and technology festival — resiliently powered through Hurricane Matthew. While there were some setbacks — headliners LCD Soundsystem had to bow out due to logistic and travel obstacles and the team had to execute a five-day build out … Continue reading "III Points Music, Art & Technology Festival returns to Miami with new surprises up its sleeve"

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Soul Tavern wants to fix us with elixirs and Qigong. Fingers crossed!

Soul Tavern, Sunset Harbour’s new vegetarian gastropub, is launching a monthly wellness workshop to help you better different aspects of your life before getting your booze on. Happening Oct. 11th from 5:15-5:45 p.m. in Soul Tavern’s zen garden, the first class will center around the Chinese art of Qigong, a holistic system of coordinated body posture, breathing, … Continue reading "Soul Tavern wants to fix us with elixirs and Qigong. Fingers crossed!"

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‘On Your Feet!’ finally makes it to Miami — and is all the more powerful in the current political climate

After a tryout run in Chicago, 34 previews and 746 performances on Broadway, and a tour launch in Buffalo, “On Your Feet!” has finally opened in the place where Cuban-born music superstars Gloria and Emilio Estefan made their dreams come true: Miami. At Friday’s red carpet opening at the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing … Continue reading "‘On Your Feet!’ finally makes it to Miami — and is all the more powerful in the current political climate"

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He has Miami’s hottest restaurant. But why is he turning his backyard into a farm?

What’s in the water to make Kendall’s Ghee Indian Kitcheninstantly hot isn’t nearly as important as what’s in the ground. One of the secrets to this 5-month old restaurant that has reshaped the flavor of Indian cuisine in Miami — so much that its chef is quietly opening a second location Monday in the Design … Continue reading "He has Miami’s hottest restaurant. But why is he turning his backyard into a farm?"

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Lili Estefan returns to ‘El Gordo y La Flaca.’ For real this time.

“Lili doesn’t know what to say,” said Raul de Molina in a video posted on Univision.com Oct. 5 explaining why she had flaked on her big return to the show. It had been announced the day before that the TV presenter would be back in the arm chair of Univision’s afternoon entertainment chat show after a … Continue reading "Lili Estefan returns to ‘El Gordo y La Flaca.’ For real this time."

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Fallen Dolphins coach owes thousands in back taxes

Former Miami Dolphins assistant coach Chris Foerster’s not only in trouble with the NFL, he’s facing the music with his finances, too. Read More: Snorting on the job? A Miami Dolphins coach resigned after this video leaked Records in his hometown of St. Petersburg, where the 55-year-old Foerster lives in the off-season with his pediatric nurse … Continue reading "Fallen Dolphins coach owes thousands in back taxes"

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Halloween in Orlando: Where to find spooky but kid-friendly fun

We know Orlando is the theme park capital of the world. But come fall, it’s also the Halloween Vacation Capital. Halloween Horror Nights at Universal is a popular (and terrifying) venue. But it’s not appropriate for kids under 13. If you’re more interested in the less gory, not-so-scary options, here are our recommendations for  spooky … Continue reading "Halloween in Orlando: Where to find spooky but kid-friendly fun"

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Jeezy turned 40, and everybody showed up for the party at LIV. And we mean everybody.

The stars came out Sunday to celebrate the 40th birthday of Jeezy. They were also there to ogle LIV’s newest It girl – Lola, the snazzy, high-tech LED light installation. But mostly the night was about the rapper. He performed for an audience of friends and sycophants including Wilmer Valderrama, Marlon Wayans, Teyana Taylor, Busta Rhymes, Lil Wayne, Mack Maine, Fabolous and Miami Dolphins … Continue reading "Jeezy turned 40, and everybody showed up for the party at LIV. And we mean everybody."

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Blac Chyna has a blast at Rockwell, despite all those nasty Kardashian lawsuits

Blac Chyna may have inadvertently reunited with Rob Kardashian in yet another lawsuit. (The latest alleges the exes tortured one of Chyna’s exes almost to the point of suicide.) But she was swinging single Saturday. The Kardashian baby mama appeared at Rockwell and didn’t seem to have a care in the world. Unless you count perfecting … Continue reading "Blac Chyna has a blast at Rockwell, despite all those nasty Kardashian lawsuits"

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The best concerts to attend and other things to do this weekend in October

Friday MUSIC, ART & TECHNOLOGY III POINTS FESTIVAL Weekend-long music, art and technology experience features a lineup of cutting-edge talent, large-scale art installations and experiential technology. Highlights include a rare live performance by Gorillaz (“Clint Eastwood”), The xx, Richie Hawtin (aka Plastikman), a DJ set by Mark Ronson (“Uptown Funk”) and an audio installation by … Continue reading "The best concerts to attend and other things to do this weekend in October"

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Snorting on the job? A Miami Dolphins coach resigns after this video leaked.

Chris Foerster has resigned his position from the Miami Dolphins hours after a video surfaced showing the team’s offensive line coach snorting a white powdery substance off what is believed to be his desk at the team’s training facility. Foerster, in his 25th NFL season, agreed Monday morning to move on from his job rather … Continue reading "Snorting on the job? A Miami Dolphins coach resigns after this video leaked."

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Soul food with a side of reality drama coming to this South Beach restaurant

Reality television stars love Miami even though reality TV doesn’t love them (see: Real Housewives of Miami). But how about a reality TV chef? We’ll see soon enough when WE TV’s Hustle & Soul star, chef Lawrence Page, owner of Brooklyn soul food hot spot The Pink Tea Cup, opens one on Washington Avenue in … Continue reading "Soul food with a side of reality drama coming to this South Beach restaurant"

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Gloria and Emilio Estefan celebrate the opening of ‘On Your Feet’ in Miami

“I am speechless. Bringing this show back to Miami is so special,” said Miami’s own Gloria Estefan from the stage at the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts after Friday night’s opening show of her jukebox musical “On Your Feet.” The show, which ran on Broadway for two years, is now touring the country … Continue reading "Gloria and Emilio Estefan celebrate the opening of ‘On Your Feet’ in Miami"

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Cardi B takes over Miami and we are loving it

A few years back, Cardi B’s trips to Miami might have involved a stop at King of Diamonds. The stripper-turned-chart topper doesn’t have time for pole action these days, though. She is too busy making money moves and picking up awards, like her BET Hip Hop Awards for Best New Hip Hop Artist and Hustler … Continue reading "Cardi B takes over Miami and we are loving it"

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Report: Shakira and Gerard Pique have split

Is it over? According to Spanish lifestyle site Cotilleo Shakira and her longtime novio Gerard Pique are over. They haven’t been pictured in public since Lionel Messi’s Argentina wedding in June and are reportedly living in separate residences. The singer and soccer star have been together seven years and have two sons, Milan, 4, and Sasha, 2 (the … Continue reading "Report: Shakira and Gerard Pique have split"

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Wine hacks are for suckers. Here’s how to be a real pro.

These days, we’re all about hacks. Food hacks. Life hacks. Wine hacks. I blame millennials for overuse of the word “hack,” although they have definitely made up for this annoying habit by doing useful things like killing off Applebee’s, reminding us how delicious avocado toast is and patiently explaining how we can live without cable. … Continue reading "Wine hacks are for suckers. Here’s how to be a real pro."

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What will be closed in Miami on Columbus Day? Here’s what you need to know.

Monday is Columbus Day. Here’s a list of what’s open and closed for the holiday: Federal offices: Closed. State offices: Open. Broward County offices: Open. Miami-Dade courts: Closed. Broward courts: Open. Public schools: Open. Post offices: Closed. Stock markets: Open. Banks: Check with your bank for schedule, but most are closed. Miami-Dade libraries: Closed. Broward … Continue reading "What will be closed in Miami on Columbus Day? Here’s what you need to know."

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The Florida Keys are recovering, but these popular hotels won’t be opening any time soon

Islamorada’s popular oceanfront Islander Resort was so badly damaged by Hurricane Irma’s storm surge that it may have to sit out the upcoming tourist season. Many of the hotel’s rooms were severely flooded when the powerful Category 4 storm made a direct hit on the Keys Sept. 9 and 10, as were its bar and … Continue reading "The Florida Keys are recovering, but these popular hotels won’t be opening any time soon"

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Aaron Carter checks out of rehab early

He’s out. Aaron Carter is no longer in rehab. The St. Petersburg, Florida, based singer checked out two weeks after starting at the unknown facility, reportedly due to money and other  matters. “Aaron did really well while he was away in rehab. He wants to continue his road to recovery but he had some urgent … Continue reading "Aaron Carter checks out of rehab early"

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Lin Manuel Miranda releases hurricane relief song with a little help from his famous friends

Some of the biggest names in music have come together to release an original song to raise money for Puerto Rico hurricane relief. We have Lin-Manuel Miranda to thank. The “Hamilton” creator enlisted a number of famous pals for the track called “Almost Like Praying,” whose proceeds from the download/stream go to The Hispanic Federation’s … Continue reading "Lin Manuel Miranda releases hurricane relief song with a little help from his famous friends"

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Wyclef Jean is coming to Miami-Broward Carnival. And he knows all about carnivals.

Haitian artists rarely make an appearance at Miami-Broward Carnival. The line-up for the Caribbean celebration in Miami is generally a who’s who of soca stars. But this year the big surprise, which was only announced this week, is that Haitian-American rap artist and former Fugees member, Wyclef Jean will make a cameo at the event. … Continue reading "Wyclef Jean is coming to Miami-Broward Carnival. And he knows all about carnivals."

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Two of the ‘World’s 50 Best Bars’ are in Miami Beach. (Duh)

Bottoms up, Miami Beach: You now have two of the world’s best places to grab a drink. The Miami Beach bar Sweet Liberty Drinks & Supply Company joined perennial honoree Broken Shaker on the list of The World’s 50 Best Bars, an honor voted on by more than 500 drink experts around the world. It’s … Continue reading "Two of the ‘World’s 50 Best Bars’ are in Miami Beach. (Duh)"

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Miami’s drag queens have a new monthly party and you are invited

If you are still lamenting the loss of The Palace on Ocean Drive (even though they host their weekly pop ups at the Clevelander), you have another chance to catch the drag divas doing their thing. This Friday is the first edition of Whisper OUT Loud, a monthly LGBTQ series that will bring back many … Continue reading "Miami’s drag queens have a new monthly party and you are invited"

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Here are our favorite bars and top party spots in Miami Beach

Navigating Miami Beach’s vast nightlife scene can be overwhelming. Here are some bars that should be on your hit list, whether you’re a local or just visiting.

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Fans say, ‘Gimme more of that Mulan Schezuan dipping sauce, Morty!’ Four Miami McDonald’s oblige

Behold the power of cartoons: Because of an obscure reference in the new season of the Adult Swim cartoon “Rick and Morty,” McDonald’s is bringing back its throw-back Szechuan Sauce dipping for one day only. If you’re a fan of the on-again, off-again Cartoon Network adult cartoon, you understand the space-time significance. In the show, … Continue reading "Fans say, ‘Gimme more of that Mulan Schezuan dipping sauce, Morty!’ Four Miami McDonald’s oblige"

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Haitian musicians need to help Touche Douce pirate radio station, says Compas Fest founder

Founder of the biggest Haitian music festival outside of Haiti, Rodney Noel is calling on the Haitian Music Industry (HMI) to come to the rescue of one of its own. Noel is issuing the plea on behalf of Fabrice Polynice, aka DJ Paz, who is under fire with the Federal Communications Commission. The FCC is accusing … Continue reading "Haitian musicians need to help Touche Douce pirate radio station, says Compas Fest founder"

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The FCC hit this pirate radio station with a huge fine. Now where will Miami hear its Haitian konpa jams?

It’s the pulse of the Haitian music industry in Miami, organizing some of the most popular big-ticket parties while promoting bands and guiding konpa music fans to the next hit. But Radio Touche Douce is a pirate radio station, an underground operation that the federal government is accusing of illegally broadcasting from a shed in … Continue reading "The FCC hit this pirate radio station with a huge fine. Now where will Miami hear its Haitian konpa jams?"

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Take a trip to the Tuscan coast at Forte dei Marmi

The spot Forte dei Marmi The vibe A 1930s Mediterranean-revival building on the southern tip of Miami Beach sets the stage for this lush and romantic Italian eatery. You can dine by candlelight in an outdoor patio framed by purple bougainvilleas, or amid the gilded creme minimalism of the restaurant’s interior, designed by Miami architect Chad … Continue reading "Take a trip to the Tuscan coast at Forte dei Marmi"

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Cardi B is hot stuff and she’s coming to Miami Beach — naturally

You know who she is, right? She’s Cardi B. Let’s make it then !!!! A post shared by Cardi B Official IG (@iamcardib) on Oct 2, 2017 at 11:48am PDT And last week the singer made history after her song “Bodak Yellow (Money Moves)” knocked Taylor Swift’s “Look What You Made Me Do” from the … Continue reading "Cardi B is hot stuff and she’s coming to Miami Beach — naturally"

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West Coast Mexican hot spot The Taco Stand opening soon in Wynwood

West Coast fave The Taco Stand is opening its fourth location in Wynwood. The 1,700-square-foot restaurant, to open at 313 NW 25th St. in November, will have 45 seats and will serve Baja-inspired fare. “As we planned on rolling out The Taco Stand on the East Coast, we knew Miami was the perfect location,” co-owner … Continue reading "West Coast Mexican hot spot The Taco Stand opening soon in Wynwood"

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Sad about missing the Columbus Day regatta? Head to Bimini this weekend for a Full Moon Party!

If you are sad that the Columbus Day regatta was canceled, not because you were going to compete but because you wanted to engage in the Elliott Key party scene, then you should head to Bimini this weekend for some seaside fun. Luna Beach Bimini, an oceanfront club located in the fancy new Resorts World … Continue reading "Sad about missing the Columbus Day regatta? Head to Bimini this weekend for a Full Moon Party!"

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Sad about missing the Columbus Day regatta? Head to Bimini this weekend for a Full Moon Party!

If you are sad that the Columbus Day regatta was canceled, not because you were going to compete but because you wanted to engage in the Elliott Key party scene, then you should head to Bimini this weekend for some seaside fun. Luna Beach Bimini, an oceanfront club located in the fancy new Resorts World … Continue reading "Sad about missing the Columbus Day regatta? Head to Bimini this weekend for a Full Moon Party!"

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Want cheap movie tickets? AMC Theatres has a deal for you

Are you ready for some cheap movie tickets? Here in Miami, we love our fancy movie theaters. We have Cinebistro in Doral. CMX in Brickell. The Landmark at Merrick Park. V.I.P. areas in Coconut Grove, South Beach, North Miami and other spots where you can recline your seats and purchase adult beverages. You pay more to … Continue reading "Want cheap movie tickets? AMC Theatres has a deal for you"

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Want cheap movie tickets? AMC Theatres has a deal for you

Are you ready for some cheap movie tickets? Here in Miami, we love our fancy movie theaters. We have Cinebistro in Doral. CMX in Brickell. The Landmark at Merrick Park. V.I.P. areas in Coconut Grove, South Beach, North Miami and other spots where you can recline your seats and purchase adult beverages. You pay more to … Continue reading "Want cheap movie tickets? AMC Theatres has a deal for you"

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Snoop Dogg in the house! Rapper to perform at Make A Wish afterparty

Surprise! Guess who’s coming to a major social event this year? It’s everyone’s favorite weed smoking, Martha Stewart loving rapper Snoop Dogg. The entertainer will be performing Nov. 4 at the 23rd annual theInterContinental Miami Make-A-Wish Nightclub presented by E11EVEN – the official afterparty destination. So consider this a really cool happening situation as rock star Lenny … Continue reading "Snoop Dogg in the house! Rapper to perform at Make A Wish afterparty"

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Gabrielle Union, 44, wants to have Dwyane Wade’s baby. She says she’ll keep trying.

Beneath her cheery exterior lies pain. Gabrielle Union admits in her new book, “We’re Going to Need More Wine,” that she has a severe case of baby lust, but her body is not cooperating. The “Being Mary Jane” star been struggling to have a baby with husband Dwyane Wade for years. Union has had so … Continue reading "Gabrielle Union, 44, wants to have Dwyane Wade’s baby. She says she’ll keep trying."

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How to celebrate Oktoberfest, Miami style, at our local beer breweries

The craft brew scene is spilling over more than the head of a badly poured pint (don’t worry, that won’t happen at any of these places). Locally brewed beer is as hot as a Miami summer. And as we approach all the Oktoberfest celebrations, you’re going to want to know where to enjoy them. So … Continue reading "How to celebrate Oktoberfest, Miami style, at our local beer breweries"

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This beer will refresh you and raise money for Puerto Rico hurricane recovery

We could all use a beer after these hurricanes — and two local breweries are giving us a reason to order another round. J. Wakefield Brewing in Wywnood and Lincoln’s Beard Brewing in Miami are teaming up to brew and can a beer with all of the proceeds going to the Puerto Rican hurricane relief. … Continue reading "This beer will refresh you and raise money for Puerto Rico hurricane recovery"

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Wanna win free tickets to the Vizcaya’s Annual Halloween Sundowner? Of course you do.

There’s something spooky about hanging around in the sprawling estate of a long-deceased millionaire. That’s why the annual Halloween Sundowner at Vizcaya Museum and Gardens is one of the best ways for grown ups to have some fun. This year’s all-inclusive party takes place on Saturday, Oct. 28 from 8 p.m. till midnight and the … Continue reading "Wanna win free tickets to the Vizcaya’s Annual Halloween Sundowner? Of course you do."

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Who can blend OutKast with orchestral music? Only Miami’s Nu Deco Ensemble.

After two years of incredibly successful shows at local treasures like The Light Box, The North Beach Bandshell, and even The Adrienne Arsht Center, Nu Deco Ensemble has truly left its mark on the city. Riding the buzz from a completely sold out second season with a lineup featuring the award-winning likes of Bilal, Kishi … Continue reading "Who can blend OutKast with orchestral music? Only Miami’s Nu Deco Ensemble."

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5 reasons to attend the Miami Gardens Wine & Food Experience. No. 1 is Michelle Bernstein.

Three time’s the charm for this year’s Miami Gardens Wine & Food Experience (MGWFE) on Nov. 11 which has raised the bar for this third year to feature celebrity chefs, new experiences, and of course, more food. Inspired and presented by the City of Miami Gardens and Councilwoman Lisa C. Davis, MGWFE is a celebration … Continue reading "5 reasons to attend the Miami Gardens Wine & Food Experience. No. 1 is Michelle Bernstein."

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Real Housewife Luann de Lesseps joins Keys relief efforts

Recently single “Real Housewives of New York City” cast member Luann de Lesseps will not be outdone by her gazillionaire charitable castmate Bethenny Frankel. Frankel chartered four planes to aid hurricane victims in Puerto Rico. Former Countess De Lesseps is on her way to the Florida Keys. There, she will volunteer with The Red Cross to … Continue reading "Real Housewife Luann de Lesseps joins Keys relief efforts"

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Lili Estefan returns to ‘El Gordo y la Flaca’ after ‘difficult’ divorce

She’s back. More than two weeks after announcing she was taking a break for personal reasons, Lili Estefan is returning to “El Gordo y La Flaca” Wednesday. “She will be here with us tomorrow,” promised her co-host Raul de Molina on the Univision chat show Tuesday. “We have been missing her a lot.” On Facebook, Molina posted … Continue reading "Lili Estefan returns to ‘El Gordo y la Flaca’ after ‘difficult’ divorce"

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Tacos are what we want on National Taco Day. Here’s where to find the best.

There’s never a bad time for tacos. Bad breakup? Tacos! Team won? Tacos! Late-night munchies? Tacos! Absolutely no reason at all? Tacos! And now, National Taco Day is here, which means we have yet another excuse to indulge in a taco or three. But while a certain national chain will be having its own special … Continue reading "Tacos are what we want on National Taco Day. Here’s where to find the best."

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These are your best bets for Oktoberfest events in Miami

Don’t let it being the first month of fall overshadow the real reason to celebrate the month of October: drinking at Oktoberfest parties. Miami likes to celebrate the German festival with events all over the city and throughout the month. Here’s the best of what’s going on.

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Hurricane Irma shut down Zoo Miami for a month. The gates will open again soon

A month after Hurricane Irma’s winds forced Zoo Miami staffers to shut down and move its animals to safer shelter, the South Miami-Dade attraction is reopening to the public later this month, it announced Tuesday. The zoo will admit visitors again starting Oct. 14, with 50 percent off admission during the first weekend. The zoo … Continue reading "Hurricane Irma shut down Zoo Miami for a month. The gates will open again soon"

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Miami doctor advises patient to make a penis splint out of Popsicle sticks…We can’t make this up

South Florida, when will you learn?  Quack plastic surgeons are running amok in this city, filling faces with toxins, botching Brazilian buttlifts and messing up penis surgeries. In the case of former South Florida plastic surgeon Mark Schreiber, the list of offenses against the human body dates back to 1998, according to the Miami Herald.  Schreiber’s medical … Continue reading "Miami doctor advises patient to make a penis splint out of Popsicle sticks…We can’t make this up"

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Cupcake World is opening soon. And we can’t wait (though our waistlines can)

Coral Gables is getting a little bit sweeter. Cupcake World, the first standalone bakery created by a popular local purveyor of all things sweet, is opening soon. With more than 14 signature flavors, Cupcake World will feature a cupcake bar where you can build your own baked masterpiece, seven gelato flavors, sweet and savory crepé menu and … Continue reading "Cupcake World is opening soon. And we can’t wait (though our waistlines can)"

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Time Out Market will feature Miami’s homegrown restaurants and rising stars

There’s finally a reason for locals to get excited about eating on Lincoln Road. To set themselves apart from the half-dozen food halls coming to South Florida in the next year, Time Out Market Miami went for an aggressive, straight-forward approach for its first in the United States: Get names locals recognize and give them … Continue reading "Time Out Market will feature Miami’s homegrown restaurants and rising stars"

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At The Christmas Palace, you will find the most Miami holiday decorations EVER

In other parts of the world, fall is here, which means it’s time for mankind’s favorite activity. No, not putting pumpkin spice flavor into every damn thing – complaining about Christmas creeping into stores too early. But in Miami, we do not participate in fall, except for maybe an hour on Nov. 30, when hurricane … Continue reading "At The Christmas Palace, you will find the most Miami holiday decorations EVER"

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The Keys are officially open to tourists post-Irma and so are these hotels

The Florida Keys officially reopened to tourists on Sunday, Oct. 1, after taking a direct beating from Hurricane Irma just three weeks earlier on Sept. 10.  While recovery efforts are still ongoing, especially in the Lower Keys and parts of Marathon where the storm hit hardest, officials chose to reopen the destination thanks to the … Continue reading "The Keys are officially open to tourists post-Irma and so are these hotels"

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These are the 8 reasons why everyone hates Doral

Everyone hates Doral. I’m not saying that because I hate Doral — it’s just what I’ve heard from its residents, students, homeowners, commuters and coworkers. So what is it about the city, founded on acres of swampland, that makes everybody so mad? Here’s what I’m told:

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Controversial conservative drag diva Elaine Lancaster gone from brunch gig

After conservative drag diva Elaine Lancaster posted on social media new comments that further inflamed South Florida’s LGBTQ community, Drag Bunch at Señor Frogs erased her from its Sunday line-up, replacing Lancaster’s image with another star female impersonator, Tiffany Fantasia. Read More: This is what happens when you take your kids to a drag brunch … Continue reading "Controversial conservative drag diva Elaine Lancaster gone from brunch gig"

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SoBe nightlife king just renovated an iconic Puerto Rico hotel. Then came the hurricane

No sooner had Michael Capponi started a new project in Puerto Rico, tragedy happened. Hurricane Maria. The SoBe nightlife pioneer (Mansion, Opium, B.E.D.) was heavily involved in the redesign of the storied El San Juan Hotel: A Curio Collection in Isla Verde. Together with model turned club king Eric Milon and Puerto Rico’s nightlife king and Brava … Continue reading "SoBe nightlife king just renovated an iconic Puerto Rico hotel. Then came the hurricane"

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One laser show wasn’t enough. Now the Frost Science planetarium is twice as cool.

First Fridays no more! The Frost Science Museum introduces a second laser show at its high-tech planetarium. The Phillip and Patricia Frost Museum of Science has been impressing the public with its new facility in downtown Miami for six months now. And while the return of the monthly laser show made the new planetarium a … Continue reading "One laser show wasn’t enough. Now the Frost Science planetarium is twice as cool."

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