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10 things to do in Miami on Presidents’ Day weekend 2019

You know how on some weekends, you’re tempted to only leave the couch to pay for your Uber Eats? Netflix exists, after all. Presidents’ Day Weekend is not that weekend. Miami’s busiest weekend of the year is almost here, and it’s time to make some choices. Hard choices. There are events all over town, whether … Continue reading "10 things to do in Miami on Presidents’ Day weekend 2019"

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Ozuna just joined the billion views club. He’s the most watched artist on YouTube

Let’s hear it for Ozuna. The reggaeton star just topped Justin Bieber as the artist with the most views on YouTube. He has the highest number of videos with over one billion views on YouTube. Ozuna now has a whopping seven videos with 1 billion plus views thanks mostly to his work on DJ Snake’s “Taki … Continue reading "Ozuna just joined the billion views club. He’s the most watched artist on YouTube"

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Ozuna just joined the billion views club. He’s the most watched artist on YouTube

Let’s hear it for Ozuna. The reggaeton star just topped Justin Bieber as the artist with the most views on YouTube. He has the highest number of videos with over one billion views on YouTube. Ozuna now has a whopping seven videos with 1 billion plus views thanks mostly to his work on DJ Snake’s “Taki … Continue reading "Ozuna just joined the billion views club. He’s the most watched artist on YouTube"

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How badly do you want Pitbull to play Super Bowl halftime in Miami? Show your love

Pitbull needs your support. Super Bowl LIV will behere before you know it and we don’t want any old chump to play our halftime show. It has to be Mr. 305; 100 percent. There’s a Change.org petition floating around asking NFL honchos to hire Pitbull. “Pitbull is Mr. 305 and Mr. Worldwide. Pitbull needs to … Continue reading "How badly do you want Pitbull to play Super Bowl halftime in Miami? Show your love"

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Experience Andrea Bocelli in a whole new way at his Valentine’s Day concert

Didn’t make a plan that revolves around romance for Valentine’s Day yet? We’re here to help. World renowned blind tenor Andrea Bocelli is bringing “a special experience” to fans who attend his AmericanAirlines Arena 8 p.m. concert on Feb. 14. Premium seats on Ticketmaster in the second row are priced up to a cool $1,500. But … Continue reading "Experience Andrea Bocelli in a whole new way at his Valentine’s Day concert"

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Forget pushing tables over. On ‘Love & Hip Hop: Miami,’ they throw empanadas

Amara La Negra’s mother is trying to make Miami a happier place. Key word: Trying. Ana Maria Oleaga, who gave birth to the “Love & Hip Hop Miami” star,  has teamed up with Happy Place Donuts in Miami Beach for a new venture: Empanadalicious by Mami Ana. Oleaga’s empanadas don’t have traditional fillings such as meat … Continue reading "Forget pushing tables over. On ‘Love & Hip Hop: Miami,’ they throw empanadas"

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Wynwood Yard has announced its closing date. Hipsters are crying and so are we

The end is here, Miami. Brace yourselves. Wynwood Yard has just announced its closing date. This is hard news to take, we know. This air hub of culinary and cultural comforts, which acted as a pop-up restaurant incubator and event space, helped put Wynwood on the map. Hipsters and anti-hipsters alike visited the open-air space … Continue reading "Wynwood Yard has announced its closing date. Hipsters are crying and so are we"

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There’s a new water park opening in Aventura. Here’s what you have to do to go

Slide aside, Grapeland. Because this new water park at the JW Marriott Miami Turnberry Resort & Spa in Aventura sounds dope. Tidal Cove will be a massive aquatic entertainment center which includes seven slides, a lazy river, rafting adventure and a pool with a man-made beach. Summer’s not far off now; a park spokesperson says … Continue reading "There’s a new water park opening in Aventura. Here’s what you have to do to go"

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Forget Super Bowl. In Miami, it was all about supermodels (in bikinis)

Call it supermodel double dipping. Jasmine Tookes and Shanina Shaik took over Miami this weekend, and not for Super Bowl. They were celebrating their 28th birthdays together, Dave Grutman style. On Friday night it was all about Tookes, decked in a  skin tight pink dress. She and her crew hung at Grutman’s Komodo (eating) and … Continue reading "Forget Super Bowl. In Miami, it was all about supermodels (in bikinis)"

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Did someone say handmade tortillas? Get them (and more) at this new Wynwood spot

The name “Bakan” means “tortilla” in the Huasteca Mexican region, and it’s a fitting name for this  stunning new Wynwood restaurant. At this Mexican hot spot, headed by Chef Oscar del Rivero, handmade tortillas are created in house every day.

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Roses are for suckers. Here’s how to send croquetas for a truly Miami Valentine’s Day

Chocolates are a cliche. Roses are boring. In Miami, when we desire a sign of undying devotion on Valentine’s Day, we want croquetas. Preferably a lot of them. And Islas Canarias gets us. They really, really get us. Understanding that the way to anyone’s Miami-based heart is through their stomach, Islas Canarias Bakery is selling … Continue reading "Roses are for suckers. Here’s how to send croquetas for a truly Miami Valentine’s Day"

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At this new fitness-minded Miami hotel, staying in means working out

Lots of hotels have gyms. But at this new Miami hotel, you don’t even have to leave your room to get in a workout. South Florida’s first EVEN Hotel, brought to you by the InterContinental Hotel Group,  is now open  near the recently approved, 73-acre Miami Freedom Park. It’s the first new hotel near the … Continue reading "At this new fitness-minded Miami hotel, staying in means working out"

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This JWoww divorce just took an even uglier turn: Read her open letter to her ex

This divorce has  turned ugly. Really ugly. We’re talking about Jenni “JWoww” Farley and her estranged husband Roger Mathews. A year ago, there were rumblings their marriage was in trouble after the “Jersey Shore” star linked back up with her roommates for a reunion reboot in Miami Beach. A few months later, Farley filed for … Continue reading "This JWoww divorce just took an even uglier turn: Read her open letter to her ex"

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The Citadel food hall and marketplace announces its vendors – and opening date

We cannot stress it enough: Miami loves its food halls. This is a good thing, because there’s a new one opening soon – and we’ve got the opening date. But The Citadel isn’t just a place to eat and drink (though you can engage in both activities there, don’t worry). It’s also a shopping and … Continue reading "The Citadel food hall and marketplace announces its vendors – and opening date"

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Romain Zago opens a swanky restaurant next door to his South Beach nightclub

The man behind Mynt Lounge is at it again. Nightclub impresario Romain Zago has opened Myn-Tu. If it sounds like Mynt II, well that’s on purpose; the two places are next door to each other. Zago, who is also known for his stint on “Real Housewives of Miami” when he was married to Joanna Krupa, … Continue reading "Romain Zago opens a swanky restaurant next door to his South Beach nightclub"

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Love Prime 112? Get ready for its very VIP sister, Prime Private.

Prime Private. Sounds VIP. That’s because it is. We’re talking about Miles Chefetz’s latest hoity toity South Beach venture. There was talk of the so called Sultan of South of Fifth opening this venue in 2014. But it’s here now. We have a feeling it should do OK. The Myles Restaurant Group founder first came on … Continue reading "Love Prime 112? Get ready for its very VIP sister, Prime Private."

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Skip the ventanita (gasp!). You can now order Versailles’ croquetas from your couch

We’ve got some terrible news for your New Year’s diet: You can now order croquetas from your couch. Versailles Cuban restaurant and its sister restaurant, La Carreta, are now available on Uber Eats. That means their croquetas — and, yes, pastelitos, vaca frita, palomilla steak, whatever your vice — are just a few swipes away. … Continue reading "Skip the ventanita (gasp!). You can now order Versailles’ croquetas from your couch"

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She almost died. Now Adamari Lopez makes a triumphant return as People en Español’s cover star

Adamari Lopez is fully recuperated and talking about her harrowing health scare. The “El Nuevo Dia” is the cover star of People en Español, discussing how complications from the flu almost killed her. Lopez knows how lucky she is to be back in front of cameras after flirting with death for almost a month. Back … Continue reading "She almost died. Now Adamari Lopez makes a triumphant return as People en Español’s cover star"

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The best late night parties to hit during SOBEWFF

Art Basel and Miami Music Week aren’t the only times of the year to get your fiesta on in Miami. Featuring a slew of late night parties scheduled around the main event, the days leading up to and immediately following the South Beach Wine and Food Festival offer plenty of reason to celebrate — even if you’re … Continue reading "The best late night parties to hit during SOBEWFF"

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Get your tacos with a side of lucha libre theme at this Miami Beach spot

Enter La Cervecería de Barrio on Lincoln Road to find a beer joint that’s popular in Mexico, complete with a wresting theme. There are luchadores masks on display and a larger-than-life portrait of a well-muscled wrestler on one wall. At the full bar, you can order a cocktail and sit and eat in this seafood … Continue reading "Get your tacos with a side of lucha libre theme at this Miami Beach spot"

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Get your tacos with a side of lucha libre theme at this Miami Beach spot

Enter La Cervecería de Barrio on Lincoln Road to find a beer joint that’s popular in Mexico, complete with a wresting theme. There are luchadores masks on display and a larger-than-life portrait of a well-muscled wrestler on one wall. At the full bar, you can order a cocktail and sit and eat in this seafood … Continue reading "Get your tacos with a side of lucha libre theme at this Miami Beach spot"

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Lincoln Eatery opens this week. Here are the five best things we ate there

Lincoln Eatery is about to open its doors. Are you ready to eat? The food hall, situated a block north of Lincoln Road in Miami Beach, celebrates its opening Thursday. The second phase of the project, the rooftop terrace, won’t open until later this year. But Lincoln Eatery is still having a party. There are … Continue reading "Lincoln Eatery opens this week. Here are the five best things we ate there"

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Lincoln Eatery opens this week. Here are the five best things we ate there

Lincoln Eatery is about to open its doors. Are you ready to eat? The food hall, situated a block north of Lincoln Road in Miami Beach, celebrates its opening Thursday. The second phase of the project, the rooftop terrace, won’t open until later this year. But Lincoln Eatery is still having a party. There are … Continue reading "Lincoln Eatery opens this week. Here are the five best things we ate there"

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Daddy Yankee (and his emoji) just dropped a video for his new song ‘Con Calma’

Daddy Yankee is back. After dominating the world’s top charts with “Dura” and the subsequent Dura Challenge, the reggaeton star just dropped his highly anticipated new single and video “Con Calma” (Calmly). The melodic, addictive track features Canadian reggae rapper, Snow, who also pulls a cameo in a pay phone booth. The song’s more or … Continue reading "Daddy Yankee (and his emoji) just dropped a video for his new song ‘Con Calma’"

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Tiny sushi bar opens in Versace mansion. Here’s what to know before you go

The question is on everyone’s lips: Should I spend $125 to sit at an intimate sushi  bar in the former Versace mansion and eat expensive and ridiculously delicious sushi? Yes. Yes, you should. Provided the $125 is not too hard to come by, and you can afford to indulge your interest in the sake dispenser … Continue reading "Tiny sushi bar opens in Versace mansion. Here’s what to know before you go"

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Michael Schwartz’s Fi’lia has been a hit on Brickell. Now a new Miami location is open.

A little bit of Brickell – and a lot of Italian food – is coming to South Beach. Fi’lia South Beach – the brainchild of James Beard Award-winning chef Michael Schwartz – is now open at the Berkeley Shore Hotel on Collins Avenue. This is the second Miami area location (the first is inside the … Continue reading "Michael Schwartz’s Fi’lia has been a hit on Brickell. Now a new Miami location is open."

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Can’t make it to Super Bowl? Watch it on a giant TV screen on the beach

No plans for the Super Bowl yet? The action at Mercedes-Benz Stadium, Atlanta, starts on CBS starting at 6:30 PM. You could see the New England Patriots go hard against the LA Rams from the comfort of your living room, or you could pass the time with hundreds of strangers watching on a tremendous screen … Continue reading "Can’t make it to Super Bowl? Watch it on a giant TV screen on the beach"

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Kourtney Kardashian has a new man in her life. Of course he has a Miami connection

They say God works in mysterious ways. So do the Kardashians. Seems Kourtney Kardashian has moved on (rather quickly, we may add) from “Grown-ish” star Luke Sabbat with someone more geographically attractive (to us). According to a number of media outlets, her new man is David Dee Duron, who is originally from Louisiana but now … Continue reading "Kourtney Kardashian has a new man in her life. Of course he has a Miami connection"

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McDonald’s is giving away free bacon for exactly one hour. Plan your day accordingly.

Fact: You are eating bacon today. Free bacon. At McDonald’s. For an hour. The only news you need to consume today is that the fast food chain  is promoting its “Classics” menu by giving customers a side of free bacon (that’s two half pieces) on any order. We’re talking anything, even atop a sundae. Hmm. … Continue reading "McDonald’s is giving away free bacon for exactly one hour. Plan your day accordingly."

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A new gym is opening in Little Havana. And you won’t be judged there.

A new kind of club is opening in Little Havana. And it has nothing to do with DJs, dancing or live music, but working out. It’s Planet Fitness, and its having its grand opening Wednesday from 4 to 6 p.m. Located at  775 SW 8th Avenue at the former Walgreens si te, the workout center … Continue reading "A new gym is opening in Little Havana. And you won’t be judged there."

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Miami’s Rolling Loud Festival announced its 2019 line up and it’s major

The hip hop version of Coachella (or insert your favorite music festival here), Rolling Loud has just announced its 5 year anniversary lineup for the May 10-12 Hard Rock Stadium shows. As usual, music Twitter is all up in arms over the lineup. “Haters will say this isn’t a good lineup,” Rolling Loud co-founder Tariq … Continue reading "Miami’s Rolling Loud Festival announced its 2019 line up and it’s major"

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Juanes and Fonseca hang out in a Little Havana hot spot until the wee hours

Colombian superstars Juanes and Fonseca were seen salsa-ing Saturday night at Little Havana hot spot Ball & Chain. Straight off the release of his fun, feel good homage to his home country, ‘La Plata,’ Juanes  arrived around midnight and toasted champagne with Fonseca and a group of about 10 others in between showing off their … Continue reading "Juanes and Fonseca hang out in a Little Havana hot spot until the wee hours"

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Miami has a huge chocolate festival this weekend because diets are stupid

It’s high time for a little indulgence. You’ve just about made it to the end of January eating clean and making use of your gym membership, so Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden is offering some respite by way of its 13th annual International Chocolate Festival. Sure, it’s the kind of event where artisan chocolatiers hawk delicious samples … Continue reading "Miami has a huge chocolate festival this weekend because diets are stupid"

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Broward bucket list: All the things you need to do in Broward before you die

We know what you’re thinking. You believe the very idea of a Broward bucket list is the most ridiculous thing you’ve ever heard. It’s as absurd as arriving at a party on time or willingly moving to Doral. Nothing is as absurd as moving to Doral, and also you are wrong about Broward. There are … Continue reading "Broward bucket list: All the things you need to do in Broward before you die"

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Did you miss ‘Hamilton’? No worries – here’s when it’s coming to Miami

Did you miss “Hamilton” during its recent run at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts? We’re sorry. Maybe you’ll have better luck next year, when the musical finally makes its way to Miami. Broadway in Miami has released its subscription series for the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts, and yes, “Hamilton” now … Continue reading "Did you miss ‘Hamilton’? No worries – here’s when it’s coming to Miami"

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Need to lose weight? J.Lo & ARod challenge you to diet with them — for real

It’s a grueling time for Alex Rodriguez and his love Jennifer Lopez. JK! The couple are on a 10-day weight loss journey together and it seems to be a painful one, even though they’re smiling through it (for the most part). The superstar entertainer and retired athlete are cutting out carbs and sugar to lose … Continue reading "Need to lose weight? J.Lo & ARod challenge you to diet with them — for real"

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Here’s how to drink your way around the South Beach Wine & Food Festival

Day drinking – it’s not just for tourists anymore. And what better time to indulge in a little day drinking than during the South Beach Wine & Food Festival? That’s what Lyft and Uber are for, after all. The annual celebration of all things culinary (and a lot of things that are liquid and alcoholic) … Continue reading "Here’s how to drink your way around the South Beach Wine & Food Festival"

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Brianna Perry cozies up to a Benz in a backyard for her new ‘On God’ video

It’s flashy, all right. But not flashy in a Cardi B in animal-print-bodypaint-at-the-beach kinda way. See the Twerk video here We’re talking about Brianna Perry’s newly dropped video for “On God.” We love the cheeky lyrics (well, the ones we can mention here). They include references to pop culture, haute couture designers, people in the … Continue reading "Brianna Perry cozies up to a Benz in a backyard for her new ‘On God’ video"

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Report: Ximena Duque is saying goodbye to Telemundo

You won’t be seeing Ximena Duque’s beautiful face on Telemundo anymore. People en Espanol reports that the TV personality is saying “adios” “to the network. The Colombian actress, who started her career in telenovelas, is now a free agent. The former “Pecados ajenos” star hasn’t been seen on Telemudo since the end of the last year … Continue reading "Report: Ximena Duque is saying goodbye to Telemundo"

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Where to watch Super Bowl LIII in Miami (and find the drink specials)

There’s nothing wrong with watching the Super Bowl from your living room couch, but this is Miami and there’s no shortage of great spots offering drink specials and amazing game day dishes in celebration of the biggest face-off in football. Whether you’re looking to curse the New England Patriots at a dive bar, catch the … Continue reading "Where to watch Super Bowl LIII in Miami (and find the drink specials)"

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Trina just fired her shady assistant on ‘Love & Hip Hop: Miami’ and we’re happy

Fired! “Love & Hip Hop: Miami” fans breathed a sigh of relief after Wednesday night’s show: Trina finally let her pesky assistant Alvin Kelly go. Why? With all his shady behavior. you really need a definitive reason at this point? Here’s one: He flat out lied telling people he was the hip hop superstar’s, um,  … Continue reading "Trina just fired her shady assistant on ‘Love & Hip Hop: Miami’ and we’re happy"

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Daddy Yankee, Natti Natasha and other big stars in Premio lo Nuestro lineup

We checked out the lineup for this year’s “Premio Lo Nuestro” and it’s looking stellar. Some of the hottest Latin stars will be taking the stage include Thalia, Daddy Yankee, Natti Natasha, Reik, and Marc Anthony airing live on Univision from AmericanAirlines Arena in Miami Feb 21. The 31st edition of the longest-running music awards … Continue reading "Daddy Yankee, Natti Natasha and other big stars in Premio lo Nuestro lineup"

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This hidden restaurant is tucked in an oasis. Here’s why it’s worth finding

The two-story restaurant Vista is nestled between Little Haiti and the Design District and is the first restaurant in the Upper Buena Vista complex. Boutiques surround an ancient banyan tree visible from the pergola-covered patio with hanging potted plants swaying in the breeze. Inside, the restaurant is intimate with an industrial-modern look with wooden light … Continue reading "This hidden restaurant is tucked in an oasis. Here’s why it’s worth finding"

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Salt Bae is in hot water again. This time his employees are suing him

The chef known as Salt Bae is in hot water again. The Turkish chef Nusret Gökçe, known as Salt Bae for his meme of sprinkling salt over meat, violated the Fair Labor Standards Act by failing to pay his workers proper wages and tips, a lawsuit filed in the Southern District of New York by … Continue reading "Salt Bae is in hot water again. This time his employees are suing him"

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Continuing his ‘comeback,’ Soulja Boy parties hard in Miami

Soulja Boy is still celebrating  his so called “comeback” in — where else? — Miami. The rapper born DeAndre Cortez Way hasn’t had a true  hit since 2007’s “Crank That,” but he’s still  living large.  His  video for “New Drip” in which he flaunts his wealth with cars and jewelry dropped Friday and has only about … Continue reading "Continuing his ‘comeback,’ Soulja Boy parties hard in Miami"

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This new South Beach restaurant is giving away free Christian Louboutin shoes every week

Brand new South Beach restaurant Vice Kitchen + Bar is giving away a free pair of Christian Louboutin shoes during their Thursday night Cinderella’s Night Out party to one lucky lady with the winning number. But first, the food. Located in the space formerly known as Jezebel, which closed last September, Vice just wants to be … Continue reading "This new South Beach restaurant is giving away free Christian Louboutin shoes every week"

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‘El gordo’ Raul de Molina says he didn’t body shame Adamari Lopez

He didn’t mean it. Really, he didn’t. We’re talking about Raul de Molina, who inadvertently kind of, sort of insulted Adamari López on air. Last Thursday, the “El gordo y la flaca” host (who has battled the bulged himself) made a passing comment that Lopez’s fiance Toni Costa “liked women who were a bit heavy.” … Continue reading "‘El gordo’ Raul de Molina says he didn’t body shame Adamari Lopez"

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This show got taken off the air in Puerto Rico after a huge scandal. Now it’s coming to Miami.

He’s baaacccckkkk:  Infamous gossip monger Antulio “Kobbo” Santarrosa, aka “La Comay.” Fans/haters will likely recall La Comay, the puppet from the  Puerto Rican gossip show “SuperXclusivo.”  Back in 2012, Santarrosa got into hot water after he, the host (through his puppet, La Comay), joked about the  2012 horrific murder of publicist Jose Enrique Gomez Saladin, saying that … Continue reading "This show got taken off the air in Puerto Rico after a huge scandal. Now it’s coming to Miami."

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El Puma’s daughter Lilibeth Morillo sends a harsh message to her father on Instagram

Lilibeth Rodríguez Morillo, the second daughter of José Luis Rodríguez “El Puma,” published a moving and painful message on social media in which she scolds her father for his abandonment and for not contacting her or her older sister, Liliana. Though she says that she prays for him, she has very harsh words for him. … Continue reading "El Puma’s daughter Lilibeth Morillo sends a harsh message to her father on Instagram"

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Ellie Goulding was in Miami over the weekend. Was she hiding a baby bump?

Is British singer and songwriter Ellie Goulding  pregnant? Those who saw her partying over the weekend at LIV and E11EVEN Saturday night say kinda, sorta, maybe? This time, however, Goulding won’t have to reply to rampant rumor mill questions speculating it’s Prince Harry’s baby like they did back in 2016. (It wasn’t anyone’s baby–she wasn’t pregnant). Goulding is engaged … Continue reading "Ellie Goulding was in Miami over the weekend. Was she hiding a baby bump?"

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The streets of Wynwood will be crazy this weekend thanks to this giant street festival

Do you care about any of the following things: Art? Music? Food and cocktails? Fashion? Taking amazing selfies for your IG feed? You probably care about at least one item on that list. Probably food and cocktails (or maybe that’s just us). In any case, if you checked one or more, you’re probably going to … Continue reading "The streets of Wynwood will be crazy this weekend thanks to this giant street festival"

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Chef Michelle Bernstein opens a new Little Havana spot. Yes, there are croquetas

Michelle Bernstein is back with something new — but it’s nothing like her restaurant Michy’s. The James Beard award-winning chef and her chef-husband have partnered with a longtime elite Miami bartender to open a new lounge in Little Havana. And the vibe is classic, old-world Cuba. Café La Trova, which quietly opened Jan. 17 with limited … Continue reading "Chef Michelle Bernstein opens a new Little Havana spot. Yes, there are croquetas"

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‘What happens in Miami never happens:’ Pitbull launches new restaurant ILov305

Don’t stop the party! Pitbull unveiled his spanking new restaurant  iLov305 Tuesday night and it did not disappoint. Mr. Worldwide  walked the red carpet in a smart, blue tux, took questions from press and hugged it out with fellow local superstar Flo Rida. The “Gimme Everything Tonight” singer was asked what his favorite dish was … Continue reading "‘What happens in Miami never happens:’ Pitbull launches new restaurant ILov305"

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One year after lung transplant, El Puma looks happy & healthy at birthday party in Miami

El Puma’s 76th birthday was extra sweet. After a serious health crisis, the beloved singer José Luis Rodríguez  seemed to be doing great at a party at Estefan Kitchen in Miami on Monday night. He underwent a double lung transplant at Jackson Memorial Hospital back in December 2017. El Puma entered the Design District restaurant … Continue reading "One year after lung transplant, El Puma looks happy & healthy at birthday party in Miami"

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One year after lung transplant, El Puma looks happy & healthy at birthday party in Miami

El Puma’s 76th birthday was extra sweet. After a serious health crisis, the beloved singer José Luis Rodríguez  seemed to be doing great at a party at Estefan Kitchen in Miami on Monday night. He underwent a double lung transplant at Jackson Memorial Hospital back in December 2017. El Puma entered the Design District restaurant … Continue reading "One year after lung transplant, El Puma looks happy & healthy at birthday party in Miami"

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You can’t unsee this ‘Twerk’ video from Cardi B and the City Girls: So. Much. Booty.

Talk about bootylicious. Remember back in December when Cardi B was seen thrashing around in Miami in a animal print bodysuit? The singer was supposed to be in court in NYC over her fight at a strip club, but let’s not go there. So the video she was shooting was for her track “Twerk” with the … Continue reading "You can’t unsee this ‘Twerk’ video from Cardi B and the City Girls: So. Much. Booty."

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They churn out grilled ‘natural chicken’ bowls at this new Miami spot. Don’t forget the sauces

Customers often line up at Natural Chicken Grill during prime eating times but even with a wait you can be in and out very fast. Walk in, pass the open kitchen where the grills hold chicken pieces in various burnished states from golden to deep bronze and order at the register and be seated at a booth. You’ll hear the … Continue reading "They churn out grilled ‘natural chicken’ bowls at this new Miami spot. Don’t forget the sauces"

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This ‘Top Chef’ winner is opening a new seafood restaurant in Coconut Grove

You know his name from Stubborn Seed and a station in the upcoming Time Out Market food hall. Now, “Top Chef” winner Jeremy Ford is helping to transform Coconut Grove into a dining destination with his new restaurant. The celebrity chef has just signed a lease to  open a 7,000-square foot restaurant called Afishonado, in … Continue reading "This ‘Top Chef’ winner is opening a new seafood restaurant in Coconut Grove"

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Curious about Calle Ocho? Explore it from this new boutique hotel.

Take an historic 1920s building near Calle Ocho. Add Art Deco and Mission-style touches, plus a cafe that takes its veggie dishes seriously and a rooftop bar and restaurant to open in the near future. What do you end up with? The new Life House boutique hotel in Little Havana, which is now open for … Continue reading "Curious about Calle Ocho? Explore it from this new boutique hotel."

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Is the Cuban sandwich pizza any good? We tried it to find out.

Meat. Cheese. Vegetable. The pizza has all the ordinary toppings. But it’s not ordinary. It’s the result of a partnership between Versailles Cuban restaurant and Harry’s Pizzeria and Genuine Pizza to concoct a Cubano Pizza. This creation consists of the innards of a Cuban sandwich — roasted pork, cured ham, mustard sauce, bread-and-butter pickles and fontina … Continue reading "Is the Cuban sandwich pizza any good? We tried it to find out."

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You finally got a table at La Placita. So what is the food like?

Puerto Rican-born chef Jose Mendin—two-time Cochon 555 champion, five-time James Beard nominee, and the driving force behind his ever-growing Pubbelly dynasty and Habitat in the 1 Hotel South Beach— is cooking the food of his homeland at La Placita, a new spot in MiMo that has garnered plenty of buzz due to its controversial mural … Continue reading "You finally got a table at La Placita. So what is the food like?"

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María Celeste Arrarás celebrated her daughter 18th birthday with a sweet snap

María Celeste Arraras celebrated a milestone birthday with her daughter Lara. She just turned 18. The “Al Rojo Vivo” host  shared a photo over the weekend with her 1.3 million followers. It’s a sweet snap of Lara alongside her friend Mía, who happens to be the daughter of Raúl de Molina and his wife Mily. … Continue reading "María Celeste Arrarás celebrated her daughter 18th birthday with a sweet snap"

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Croquetas and beer? Some Miami genius just invented the croqueta bar

These are the only two words you need to read to get you through the week: croqueta bar. That’s right, Miami. Our city’s beloved finger food — star of all Latin birthday parties and Cuban coffee windows — will be the centerpiece of a new quick-service restaurant and bar set to open in Westchester in … Continue reading "Croquetas and beer? Some Miami genius just invented the croqueta bar"

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TV’s Johanna Gomez shows transformation after breast cancer in #10yearchallenge post

Facebook’s latest photo craze has social media users scrambling their files for throwback and flashback photos. Admit it: It’s fun to see your friends and see how well (or not) well they’ve aged over a decade. For Johanna Gomez, the #10yearchallenge represented something a little different. The TV personality revealed two very different pictures alongside … Continue reading "TV’s Johanna Gomez shows transformation after breast cancer in #10yearchallenge post"

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‘Is that you?’ Univision star Tony Dandrades reports suspected identify theft to FBI

Talk about a creepy case of stolen identity. “Primer Impacto” entertainment anchor Tony Dandrades just fell victim to a scam that involved minor celebrities and the popular social media messaging app WhatsApp. The Miami based journalist was forced to report the situation to the proper authorities, he announced on Instagram with a screenshot illustrating the … Continue reading "‘Is that you?’ Univision star Tony Dandrades reports suspected identify theft to FBI"

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Jencarlos Canela just confirmed he has a new girlfriend. Who is she?

Jencarlos Canela is starting off the new year…in love. The actor/singer just made his new(ish) relationship Instagram official. Who’s that girl? Danna Hernández. View this post on Instagram Bodyguard duty A post shared by Jencarlos Canela (@jencarlosmusic) on Jan 13, 2019 at 10:41am PST “Bodyguard duty,” wrote Canela with a pic of Miss Puerto Rico … Continue reading "Jencarlos Canela just confirmed he has a new girlfriend. Who is she?"

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Should you go to Brickell City Centre or Mary Brickell Village? Here’s how to tell

So you want to go shopping in Brickell. Why, we can’t imagine. Maybe you live there. Or maybe you’re visiting someone. Or maybe you are just eager to experience that exotic Brickell vibe, a heady mix of high rent and construction dust. In any case, off you go. But where should you go? There’s the … Continue reading "Should you go to Brickell City Centre or Mary Brickell Village? Here’s how to tell"

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No more ‘Despierta America’ for Francisca Lachapel. She’s got a new gig

When one door closes, another opens. Or so they say. Bad news: Francisca Lachapel is off “Despierta America.” Good  news: You’ll still be able to see the TV personality playing her hysterical character Mela La Melaza. View this post on Instagram “La mujeree tiene que crecee derrr tamaño derr hombri que ella quieren” (Nis Paulo … Continue reading "No more ‘Despierta America’ for Francisca Lachapel. She’s got a new gig"

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Gloria Estefan was just seen partying ‘into the wee hours’ with daughter and niece

Sunday funday, indeed. Gloria Estefan was seen partying the night/morning away at downtown nightclub E11even on the so called day of rest.  Page Six reports that the singer was with her daughter Emily Estefan and niece, “El Gordo y la Flaca” host Lili Estefan. Spies tell the media outlet (who stars in Spanish TV show … Continue reading "Gloria Estefan was just seen partying ‘into the wee hours’ with daughter and niece"

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Pitbull’s new restaurant is celebrating its grand opening. Here’s how you can go

Rejoice, Miami. Pitbull’s new restaurant is opening in the 305. Mr. Worldwide’s iLov305 is throwing a party to warm up the crowd on Jan. 15 at the restaurant on the corner of Ocean Drive and 11th on Miami Beach. (The restaurant doesn’t actually open until the end of the month – no date has been set.) … Continue reading "Pitbull’s new restaurant is celebrating its grand opening. Here’s how you can go"

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The food is the star of the show at this new Design District cocktail lounge

James Beard-nominated chef Brad Kilgore expands his empire beyond Wynwood with Kaido, the first of two openings this year in the Design District. Globally-recognized drinks guru Nico de Soto heads up the cocktail program. Kilgore describes this new place as more of a restaurant-lounge hybrid. “We can be a bar, a lounge, a full-blown restaurant, … Continue reading "The food is the star of the show at this new Design District cocktail lounge"

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This Univision reality show is all about making dreams come true, say hosts

All manner of delightful things can happen on a cruise ship. That is one of the takeaways for audiences of the new reality “La gran sorpresa” (“The Big Surprise”), that airs on UniMás starting Friday, Jan. 11 at 8 p.m. As in the first season, the show will be hosted by Poncho de Anda, who will … Continue reading "This Univision reality show is all about making dreams come true, say hosts"

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Tres restaurantes que te transportan a Italia ¡de verdad!

¿Listos para un tour gastronómico por Italia? Estos tesoros del Sur de la Florida te ponen lo mejor de la cocina italiana frente a ti…  ¡y algunos con un twist local! Louie  Bossi’s  1032 East Las Olas Boulevard, Ft. Lauderdale Uno quizás llegue atraído por el enorme rótulo que dice “Ristorante – Pizzeria” en la … Continue reading "Tres restaurantes que te transportan a Italia ¡de verdad!"

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Is there life after ‘Hamilton’? Next season’s theater lineup shows there is

For its 2018-2019 season, the Broward Center for the Performing Arts snagged “Hamilton,” Lin-Manuel Miranda’s musical about founding father Alexander Hamilton that  started a revolution. (We’re not talking about the Revolutionary War, we’re talking about the battle to get into the ticket lottery.) “Hamilton” is a tough act to follow. But the Broadway in Fort … Continue reading "Is there life after ‘Hamilton’? Next season’s theater lineup shows there is"

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Is Miley Cyrus pregnant? Singer seen at Versace Mansion with possible bump

Was that a baby bump? Miley Cyrus stepped out in Miami Beach on Wednesday, and inquiring minds want to know. Is the pop star pregnant? That could be the reason for her quickie (as in hush hush, no frills, family only) wedding to Liam Hemsworth last month. View this post on Instagram My love ❤️ … Continue reading "Is Miley Cyrus pregnant? Singer seen at Versace Mansion with possible bump"

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Doral gets an outpost of this Argentine hotspot – with a new menu and a Mate Cart

Novocento has opened its doors in Doral – and it’s showing off a new look. The Argentine hotspot, with locations in Aventura,  Brickell and Key Biscayne, has opened a shiny new 5,000-square-foot restaurant at  CityPlace Doral. There’s indoor and outdoor seating – and a whole new way of thinking about food. The new, updated menu … Continue reading "Doral gets an outpost of this Argentine hotspot – with a new menu and a Mate Cart"

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‘Ugly Betty’ is back (sort of) in Telemundo’s latest show ‘Betty en NY’

The mystery is over: Telemundo had a big reveal at its studios in Doral on Wednesday. We know now the star of their much anticipated show “Betty in NY,” a reboot of the smash hit Colombian telenovela “Yo Soy Betty La Fea,” which later spawned “Ugly Betty” starring America Ferrera in the U.S. Drumroll….She’s Elyfer Torres. … Continue reading "‘Ugly Betty’ is back (sort of) in Telemundo’s latest show ‘Betty en NY’"

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Jeff Bezos and his soon to be ex wife looked ‘together’ partying at LIV over Labor Day

There is ALWAYS a Miami connection. Jeff Bezos dropped a Twitter bombshell on Wednesday: he and his wife of 25 years, MacKenzie, were divorcing. Hours later, the world learned the apparent reason. The National Enquirer, after tailing Bezos for months, was about to go to press  about his affair with onetime “So You Think You … Continue reading "Jeff Bezos and his soon to be ex wife looked ‘together’ partying at LIV over Labor Day"

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A giant food hall is opening soon in Little Haiti and it is hosting a huge party to celebrate

Slide over, Brickell and Wynwood. Little Haiti will too soon have a cool destination to dine, shop and hang. After much anticipation and  teasing for months with enticing pictures of food and drinks on its Instagram page, The Citadel is almost a reality. View this post on Instagram It's that time! Join us for our … Continue reading "A giant food hall is opening soon in Little Haiti and it is hosting a huge party to celebrate"

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Is this ‘sushi cake’ what you’ll be serving at your next Miami party? Hai, yeah, it is

Krudu Fish Market in North Miami Beach is for the adventurous seafood lover. Pick out a fresh whole fish and plan to take it home, maybe boil a giant grouper head and pick out the cheeks and other tender tidbits — other customers may haggle you for it. This fish market has whole specimens and … Continue reading "Is this ‘sushi cake’ what you’ll be serving at your next Miami party? Hai, yeah, it is"

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When is the Calle Ocho street festival in Miami? We have details

Here we are in 2019, Miami, and you know what that means. The annual celebration of all things Hispanic – Calle Ocho to you – is right around the corner. The huge – and free! – annual street festival runs from 10 a.m. – 7 p.m. March 10 from Southwest 12th to 27th avenutes. Calle … Continue reading "When is the Calle Ocho street festival in Miami? We have details"

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They turned a Cuban sandwich into a pizza (with a croqueta on top). Here’s where to get it

You love Cuban sandwiches. You love pizza. Now you can have your Cuban sandwich as a pizza. Versailles Cuban restaurant, paradigm of Cuban cuisine, partnered with honorary Miamian Michael Schwartz to create a pizza with the flavors of a Cuban sandwich. It will be available at all locations of Harry’s Pizzeria and Genuine Pizza starting … Continue reading "They turned a Cuban sandwich into a pizza (with a croqueta on top). Here’s where to get it"

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All-star culinary team opening new ‘modern American’ restaurant in old Swine locale

The team behind the soon-to-open Coral Gables restaurant Ad Lib is definitely not making it up as they go along.  The latest offering from 50 Eggs’ John Kunkel features an all-star squad. On the roster is two-time James Beard finalist, Executive Pastry Chef Hedy Goldsmith, who recently returned from a stint out on the left coast; … Continue reading "All-star culinary team opening new ‘modern American’ restaurant in old Swine locale"

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Enjoy the views – and the drinks – at this new rooftop bar in Wynwood

Before all the condos and hotels take over and ruin the views, head to Wynwood Friday, January 11 for the debut of Astra, a 10,000-square-foot, open-air restaurant, bar and lounge complete with retractable roof  and vertical garden. Located above its sister property, Sette Osteria, Astra (named for the Greek word for ‘star’) is what happens … Continue reading "Enjoy the views – and the drinks – at this new rooftop bar in Wynwood"

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Stop saying mean things about Doral. It’s not entirely terrible

Miami loves to hate Doral. Don’t argue. It’s a fact. We make jokes about Hialeah and Kendall, but deep down we have affection for them despite the jokes. Plus some of our moms still live there. But Doral? Well. Nobody loves Doral. People make jokes about the smell, the trucks, the price of real estate. … Continue reading "Stop saying mean things about Doral. It’s not entirely terrible"

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Are you ready for fast horses (and stars?) The Pegasus World Cup is almost here

The horses are coming. Of course they are. We’re talking about the third annual Pegasus World Cup Championship Invitational Series Jan. 26 at Gulfstream Park in Hallandale Beach. It’s billed as “North America’s Richest Horse Race,”  with a $16 million purse (yes, you read right). Wowza. So yeah, saddle up and get ready. Not that … Continue reading "Are you ready for fast horses (and stars?) The Pegasus World Cup is almost here"

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Colton Underwood has his pick of two South Florida women on ‘The Bachelor’

Colton Underwood’s season of “The Bachelor: has a South Florida connection. Actually, two. First up:  305-er  Nicole Lopez-Alvar. The Miami native  attended Carrollton School of the Sacred Heart and the University of Miami. According to her bio on social media, she is a “digital journalist” and “caption  queen” who has contributed to Miami New Times. The … Continue reading "Colton Underwood has his pick of two South Florida women on ‘The Bachelor’"

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Miami fútbol fans’ favorite Irish pub suddenly shutters without warning

Miami football–er, futbol–er, soccer fans are mourning the sudden loss of Fadó Irish Pub, whose untimely, unplanned demise was announced via Twitter this afternoon. The massive, self described “modern Irish pub” opened in the Mary Brickell area in 2010 and has since become command central for die hard soccer fans and fair weather tournament watchers. “Miami’s soccer … Continue reading "Miami fútbol fans’ favorite Irish pub suddenly shutters without warning"

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Love reality TV? Meet some of your favorite stars at this Miami Beach pop-up bar

Reality show fans: This sounds like a really cool, fun pop-up: The Xfinity Reality Bar, which is taking over South Beach sports  Ricky’s until Wednesday. “Sports fans have sports bars. Why isn’t there a place for reality TV fans?” a narrator ponders in a teaser of the bar, set to a song from Scheana Marie (of Vanderpump Rules … Continue reading "Love reality TV? Meet some of your favorite stars at this Miami Beach pop-up bar"

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Move over, Ariana Grande. Natti Natasha was the most watched female artist on YouTube

2019 is looking to be Natti Natasha’s year. The reggaetonera is the most watched female artist on YouTube. This is a really big deal, meaning Natasha was able to edge out such pop stars as Ariana Grande, Cardi B and Taylor Swift. View this post on Instagram Orgullosa de estar en este top 5 de @billboard … Continue reading "Move over, Ariana Grande. Natti Natasha was the most watched female artist on YouTube"

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‘It all started with a sore throat:’ Adamari Lopez opens up about health crisis

Adamari López is getting better every day. The “El Nuevo Dia” host is back at work after a harrowing health scare. She was hospitalized for weeks in October of last year with complications from the flu. Lopez shared her story on Monday’s show, telling viewers that “it all started with a sore throat.” The mom … Continue reading "‘It all started with a sore throat:’ Adamari Lopez opens up about health crisis"

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Wine lovers, this new Mediterranean restaurant and shop has you covered

There’s a new place for two of our favorite things – wine and food – in The Roads. What was once Wine Date is now Bacco, a wine bar and Mediterranean restaurant owned by Pablo and Linda Gamboa. The restaurant, which has a pleasant industrial-style design, seats 50 in a room lined on one side … Continue reading "Wine lovers, this new Mediterranean restaurant and shop has you covered"

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Wine lovers, this new Mediterranean restaurant and shop has you covered

There’s a new place for two of our favorite things – wine and food – in The Roads. What was once Wine Date is now Bacco, a wine bar and Mediterranean restaurant owned by Pablo and Linda Gamboa. The restaurant, which has a pleasant industrial-style design, seats 50 in a room lined on one side … Continue reading "Wine lovers, this new Mediterranean restaurant and shop has you covered"

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La Placita owner and actor Julian Gil is hosting Miami’s biggest Puerto Rican party

Determined to uplift Puerto Rico through tourism, culture and the empowerment of the Puerto Rican community in the United States, actor and entrepreneur Julián Gil will once again produce the Fiestas de la Calle Miami, which in its fourth edition will occupy the Wynwood Markeplace Jan. 19-20. The event will include the participation of Manny … Continue reading "La Placita owner and actor Julian Gil is hosting Miami’s biggest Puerto Rican party"

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Lincoln Eatery food hall on Miami Beach is finally opening – and we have a date

The Lincoln Eatery is finally opening on Miami Beach. The food hall, located at 723 Lincoln Lane close to Lincoln Road and the refurbished Miami Beach Convention Center, was originally scheduled to open in the fall of 2018. Fortunately there’s still some tourist season of which to take advanatage. Lincoln Eatery will feature eating and … Continue reading "Lincoln Eatery food hall on Miami Beach is finally opening – and we have a date"

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This popular ’90s kids’ show is coming to Miami in January before it reboots on Netflix

Created in part because Americans were proven to have really abysmal senses of geography and based on a computer game, the children’s hit game show “Where in the World Is Carmen Sandiego” ran from 1991-1995.  Carmen Sandiego was an animated character in a red fedora and was a master criminal. The ultimate goal of the … Continue reading "This popular ’90s kids’ show is coming to Miami in January before it reboots on Netflix"

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Team behind award-winning Kyu is opening a new restaurant in Wynwood

The masterminds behind Kyu, the upscale Asian barbecue restaurant in Wynwood that has racked up awards since it opened in 2016, are launching another eatery in the hipster-sanctioned neighborhood. Kyu general manager Steven Haigh and Chef Michael Lewis have signed a ten-year lease for a 2,000 square-foot space at 250 NW 24th St.. The pair will introduce … Continue reading "Team behind award-winning Kyu is opening a new restaurant in Wynwood"

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Do you know where to eat in Coconut Grove? This culinary tour will tell you

So you’re going to Coconut Grove. Do you know where to eat? Maybe not. Maybe you haven’t bothered with the once-Bohemian neighborhood since the ancient reign of Tu Tu Tango. Or perhaps you prefer the hipster heaven of Wynwood, the chic Design District or Kendall’s supernaturally amazing strip malls. But listen. The Grove is undergoing … Continue reading "Do you know where to eat in Coconut Grove? This culinary tour will tell you"

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‘RHOA’ star Nene Leakes just stepped out in Miami — in a pair of pajamas

Seems like Nene Leakes’ New Year’s resolution for 2019 is to give zero f–ks. Hey, we all know comfort is key, but we’re not sure we would have had the nerve to wear what the reality star did Wednesday night while pictured out in Miami. Leakes stepped out in a pair of glittery red pajamas, … Continue reading "‘RHOA’ star Nene Leakes just stepped out in Miami — in a pair of pajamas"

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New restaurant at former Versace mansion is the most intimate sushi bar ever

There’s a new restaurant opening in the former Versace mansion, and eating there is going to be a truly intimate experience. Sushi by Bou is a four-seat sushi counter where patrons enjoy an hour-long 17-course omakase experience. “Omakase” means you trust the chef and happily eat whatever he puts in front of you. We will … Continue reading "New restaurant at former Versace mansion is the most intimate sushi bar ever"

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DJ Khaled just performed a set at an insanely lavish wedding in Miami

There are over the top weddings. Then there was this one. Florists to the stars Seema Bansal and Sunny Chadha wed in an insanely gorgeous — and no doubt, fragrant — ceremony in Miami over the New Year’s Eve weekend. The couple’s New York based company, Venus et Fleur, counts  the Kardashian and Hadid families … Continue reading "DJ Khaled just performed a set at an insanely lavish wedding in Miami"

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Forget your resolutions and turn calories into charity at this ice cream festival

Toss out those New Year’s resolutions for a day and dig into the second annual Ice Cream We Love festival. The festival runs Jan. 12-13 at Bal Harbour Shops (of all places). The swanky shopping center has partnered with Holtz Children’s Hospital at University of Miami’s Jackson Memorial Medical Center to raise funds for the … Continue reading "Forget your resolutions and turn calories into charity at this ice cream festival"

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Jamie Foxx and Katie Holmes got romantic (yes) in Miami over the holidays

These two really know how to keep things mysterious. You won’t see much PDA or social media posts from Jamie Foxx and Katie Holmes. But paparazzi managed to get a fleeting kiss while the two were on a yacht off Miami for New Year’s Eve. The footage and pics obtained by various media outlets are grainy, … Continue reading "Jamie Foxx and Katie Holmes got romantic (yes) in Miami over the holidays"

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‘Love & Hip Hop: Miami’ has a new cast member — and she’s a piece of work

There’s a new cast member on Love & Hip Hop Miami, which premiered on VH1 Wednesday night. And Jessie Woo adds even more drama to the already combustible mix. But we’re thinking, that was probably the point. So who is Woo, exactly? Besides being an amazing singer, she fancies herself a bit of a lifestyle … Continue reading "‘Love & Hip Hop: Miami’ has a new cast member — and she’s a piece of work"

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where to eat like a local in design district/midtown

On any given day, I’ll get a text from a friend or a family member asking, “Where should I eat?” If you’re near Midtown or the Design District, I’ve got some thoughts. This is a list of my favorite spots in the Grove, places where I actually eat, my go-tos for an average Tuesday when … Continue reading "where to eat like a local in design district/midtown"

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Tiffany Haddish apologizes for disastrous New Year’s show in Miami

Tiffany Haddish got bombed in Miami, then bombed her set. Sounds like a joke, but no, it’s reality. The “Night School” star apologized on social media Tuesday after a disastrous New Year’s Eve set at the James L. Knight Center in Miami the night before. Haddish retweeted a story from TheRoot.com, admitting to having a bad … Continue reading "Tiffany Haddish apologizes for disastrous New Year’s show in Miami"

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How to eat like a local in Coconut Grove

On any given day, I’ll get a text from a friend or a family member asking, “Where should I eat?” If you’re in Coconut Grove, I’ve got some thoughts. The Grove is no longer flush with franchises and run-of-the-mill restaurants. Like the rest of Miami-Dade Cunty, this Miami neighborhood is developing some of the most exciting, … Continue reading "How to eat like a local in Coconut Grove"

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Puerto Rican flag mural debate still rages, but La Placita is opening anyway

Whether a massive, artistic mural on the side of a new Puerto Rican restaurant in Miami will have to be painted over may be open for debate. But as of New Year’s Day, the restaurant itself will be open for business. La Placita, the joint passion project between Spanish television celebrity Julián Gil and decorated … Continue reading "Puerto Rican flag mural debate still rages, but La Placita is opening anyway"

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They painted their restaurant like a Puerto Rican flag. Now the city says they may have to paint over it

They wanted to plant Puerto Rico’s flag in Miami. The problem is they didn’t ask for the right permission before planting it, the city of Miami says. The celebrity owners of a new Puerto Rican restaurant, La Placita, failed to apply to the historic preservation board that oversees the Miami Modern district before commissioning a … Continue reading "They painted their restaurant like a Puerto Rican flag. Now the city says they may have to paint over it"

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Where to eat like a local in Coral Gables

On any given day, I’ll get a text from a friend or a family member asking, “Where should I eat?” If you’re in Coral Gables, you’re right around the corner from my house, so I’ve got some thoughts. You don’t have to end up at a chain like Hillstone on Miracle Mile or the meat … Continue reading "Where to eat like a local in Coral Gables"

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Hey, Miami Beach, meet your new neighbors, Kanye West and Kim Kardashian

Does Kanye West want a rematch against that snarky talking tree at Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden? Who knows? But the rapper and producer, along with tabloid fixture wife Kim Kardashian, were apparently both doing more in Miami earlier this month than partying. We know that West spent some time beatboxing with Archie, the “Wise Talking” 130-year-old Archimedes tree, at … Continue reading "Hey, Miami Beach, meet your new neighbors, Kanye West and Kim Kardashian"

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Tradition mixes with modern at this Miami-area French bistro

Two-year-old Barok Modern French Bistro will bring back memories of your first trip to Paris. There’s the scent of garlic and butter with a whiff of pastis anise liqueur. The decor is simple with mirrors in baroque-style frames, an ornate central chandelier and small counter where you might rub elbows with a wine importer. Owners … Continue reading "Tradition mixes with modern at this Miami-area French bistro"

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Miami, this is your year. Here are the New Year’s resolutions you need for 2019

We are staring down a new year and resolving to be better. Are you doing the same? Vowing to stop all your bad habits, like communicating with other drivers via the use of one finger? Good for you! Be best. But what about our city? Is it resolving to be better? Does it have a … Continue reading "Miami, this is your year. Here are the New Year’s resolutions you need for 2019"

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Is Vagabond Sushi & Bar the neighborhood sushi joint MiMo has been waiting for?

Amir Ben-Zion, the restaurateur behind Gigi, Bardot, and Bond Street, resurfaces with his revamp of the Vagabond Hotel’s dining outlets, now called Vagabond Village at the Vagabond Hotel. The project consists of a restaurant called Vagabond Sushi and Bar and a series of bars and lounges that occupy both the indoor space and the outdoor … Continue reading "Is Vagabond Sushi & Bar the neighborhood sushi joint MiMo has been waiting for?"

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This new restaurant brings Puerto Rico to Miami. Pubbelly’s Mendín unveils his new spot

There will be zero doubt about the sort of food you’ll find inside José Mendín’s new restaurant in Miami’s MiMo district. A massive Puerto Rican flag mural will cover the former Balans building at 6789 Biscayne Blvd. to introduce La Placita. Miami mayor Francis Suarez will attend an event Dec. 27 at 1 p.m. as Mendín … Continue reading "This new restaurant brings Puerto Rico to Miami. Pubbelly’s Mendín unveils his new spot"

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Five Miami hotel restaurants we love – and why we love them

Our city is full of hotels, but we have more than our share of ho-hum hotel restaurants. You know the deal. Too man places that cater to tourists with unadventurous palates and a love of bland food (broiled salmon and chicken alfredo anyone?). But then there are those hotel restaurants that go the extra mile, … Continue reading "Five Miami hotel restaurants we love – and why we love them"

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Italian restaurant vets Andrea & Frank Randazzo launch online catering service

Frank and Andrea Randazzo are really busy people. For real. Most people who have kids, activities and full time jobs couldn’t imagine putting together fresh, homecooked meals on a regular basis. That’s where these two come in. The culinary vets who ran Talula together in Miami Beach from 2003 to 2010, have gone digital. Their … Continue reading "Italian restaurant vets Andrea & Frank Randazzo launch online catering service"

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The circus has come to Jungle Island — with a Christmas twist

Staying in town for the holidays? Have family coming in? Check out the big top at Jungle Island. “Santa’s Circus, An Acrobatic Fairytale” is playing inside the venue until Dec. 30. This show’s got cred, created by award-winning Cirque du Soleil veteran Francisco Javier Santos, who comes from a long line of circus performers. The 90 … Continue reading "The circus has come to Jungle Island — with a Christmas twist"

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Miami gets a taste of winter this weekend. But for how long?

Traveling this holiday weekend? Allow extra time. And if you’re flying in from the north, Florida’s not going to let you forget that that first day of winter was Friday. Thursday’s severe storm threat for the state — which brought thunderstorms to a rather parched South Florida — was a preface to a cold front arriving on … Continue reading "Miami gets a taste of winter this weekend. But for how long?"

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What were the top sexy music videos of 2018? Here are our picks

Music (even stuff by Bhad Bhabie) is the  soundtrack of our lives, but this generation? They want visuals. Once a track by a popular artist drops, fans eagerly await the accompanying video, enticing bits of it are usually teased  on social media beforehand to amp up the anticipation. And the videos released nowadays aren’t like … Continue reading "What were the top sexy music videos of 2018? Here are our picks"

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Bacalhau is king at Old Lisbon’s new location

The Portuguese staple bacalhau or salt cod is the star on the menu at Old Lisbon. In the time before refrigeration cod was salted and sun-dried to preserve it, and the tradition continues. Consider it the ham of the sea—amino acids and chemical changes occur producing mild, sweet, chewy, textured fish. Enter to find a … Continue reading "Bacalhau is king at Old Lisbon’s new location"

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Perricone’s is leaving Brickell after 20 years. But it’s not going far

Steven Perricone knew when the time was right to move into Brickell. He also knew when it was time to move out. Perricone’s Marketplace & Café, a fixture in Miami’s financial district since 1996, will close in mid-January and open in a new location in the spring, Perricone said. Surrounded every day by more high-rises, … Continue reading "Perricone’s is leaving Brickell after 20 years. But it’s not going far"

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Telemundo star Jacky Bracamontes just gave birth to twin girls. Again.

The giant bump is gone! Jacqueline Bracamontes is a mom of twins. Again. The Telemundo personality gave birth to two girls  on Thursday morning at a Miami hospital. It was said to be a high risk pregnancy, but she apparently came through fine. The former beauty queen and her husband, racecar driver Martín Fuentes already … Continue reading "Telemundo star Jacky Bracamontes just gave birth to twin girls. Again."

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Florida Man 2018: A look back at Florida’s most Florida crime stories

A naked man, who was arrested in Ocala, Florida urinated on a deputy’s personal vehicle and punched and kicked a separate deputy’s patrol car, according to the Marion County Sheriff’s Office. By Marion County Sheriff’s Office We don’t know what it is about Florida. Or Florida Man and Florida Woman. Maybe it’s the heat. Maybe … Continue reading "Florida Man 2018: A look back at Florida’s most Florida crime stories"

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First, the poofy, pink dress. Then came her Miami look. Does JLo have a new stylist?

Did Jennifer Lopez hire a new stylist? We are starting to wonder aboutsome of her fashion choices of late. While the superstar has always been on the cutting edge, lately, she seems to gone over to the “don’t list” side. Case in point: The inexplicably poofy dress for the premiere of “Second Act.” First off … Continue reading "First, the poofy, pink dress. Then came her Miami look. Does JLo have a new stylist?"

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In Miami, we don’t pardon turkeys. The county mayor just pardoned two pigs

Layla the potbellied pig didn’t like the idea of being brought to a Cuban restaurant — especially around Christmastime. She had to be coaxed from her cage into a small fenced area in front of the new Latin Cafe 2000 in Brickell. Her neighbor in another cage, Luna the potbellied pig, had no such qualms. … Continue reading "In Miami, we don’t pardon turkeys. The county mayor just pardoned two pigs"

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Soyka is being sold. Here’s what’s next for one of Miami’s oldest and most iconic restaurants

Mark Soyka called Yardbird founder John Kunkel every three months to ask him the same question: Do you want to buy my restaurant? Kunkel would say yes, Soyka would say OK, then hang up and not call back for another three months. It went on like that for more than three years. On Tuesday, Soyka … Continue reading "Soyka is being sold. Here’s what’s next for one of Miami’s oldest and most iconic restaurants"

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Vanessa Hudgens just celebrated her birthday with an over the top party at a Miami hotspot

Is she 30 already? The teen from “High School Musical” is all grown up. We’re talking about Vanessa Hudgens, who traveled to Miami on Friday to chat with press about her latest movie, “Second Act,” starring the one and only Jennifer Lopez. The two actresses were at the Four Seasons Miami Hotel to talk about … Continue reading "Vanessa Hudgens just celebrated her birthday with an over the top party at a Miami hotspot"

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Which celebrities made Santa’s Naughty List? Here’s our Top 10.

Celebrities: They’re just like us. Hold up. No, they’re not. The’re rich, famous and wouldn’t think of flying coach. But if they behave badly, they are called out in the most public forum ever: the Internet. Eesh. Still, it must be nice to have that much bank around the holidays. Which got us to thinking, who’s … Continue reading "Which celebrities made Santa’s Naughty List? Here’s our Top 10."

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At this new bar in Wynwood, you can swap vintage items for drink specials

Have you ever wanted to go out to a Wynwood bar and get some drink deals by offering up that vintage record player you never really use? Of course you have. And Barter, where you can eat and drink and pay in trade, is happy to indulge your dream. Possibly the most millennial bar and … Continue reading "At this new bar in Wynwood, you can swap vintage items for drink specials"

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Miami was super good this year. Santa, here’s our Christmas Wish List

There are so many things Miami wants for Christmas.  Less traffic. Better neighbors. A Dolphins playoff victory. For Dwyane Wade to be 25 again. To never have made the mistake of listening to Pitbull’s version of “Africa.” We understand that these gifts are unattainable. But we are sure there is something Santa can bring us … Continue reading "Miami was super good this year. Santa, here’s our Christmas Wish List"

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Lil Pump’s video for ‘Butterfly World’ isn’t going over well with the Asian community at all

Cringe. Lil Pump is causing waves. Again. Last week, the Miami rapper  was kicked off a plane to Los Angeles and got arrested for disorderly conduct. On Sunday, the 18-year-old posted a teaser video of his new song, “Butterfly Doors,” and is now facing backlash over not only the words, but a racist gesture he … Continue reading "Lil Pump’s video for ‘Butterfly World’ isn’t going over well with the Asian community at all"

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This new South Beach hotel is bringing back 1940s glamour — and the conga line

After a $110 million makeover of the former Park Central Hotel on Ocean Drive, Celino South Beach is getting ready to open in early 2019, leaning heavily on the spot’s original allure. The Park Central was allegedly the birthplace of the conga line (Gloria and Emilio Estefan brought it to all of America’s attention much … Continue reading "This new South Beach hotel is bringing back 1940s glamour — and the conga line"

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You got ‘Hamilton’ tickets? Great, now here’s how you need to act in the theater

It has come to our attention that finally, after what feels like decades, South Florida is about to see “Hamilton.” We have spent years gloomily liking social media posts from our friends – “Finally in the room where it happens! #hamilton” – even though we were seething with rage and jealousy. And now “Hamilton” is … Continue reading "You got ‘Hamilton’ tickets? Great, now here’s how you need to act in the theater"

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Walter Mercado predicts what will happen in the world in 2019

The highly anticipated predictions of famous astrologer Walter Mercado for 2019 will make his followers reflect on the horizons that open up, from the new opportunities to achieve their dreams to the need to correct errors of the past. One of the highlights of this coming year of the pig or boar is constant change. … Continue reading "Walter Mercado predicts what will happen in the world in 2019"

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How to live your best life in 2019, according to Walter Mercado

In order to welcome 2019, the year of the pig or boar, I suggest the following rituals to ensure a year full of blessings and good luck. According to shamans and spiritualists, on the last day of the year one must spiritually cleanse the environment, destroy negative or diabolical energy and reaffirm all of one’s … Continue reading "How to live your best life in 2019, according to Walter Mercado"

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Bakan Mexican restaurant opens in Wynwood. Somebody bring us a taco.

Love Mexican food? Love tequila? Then you’re probably going to want to plan a trip to Bakan. The new restaurant from Chef Oscar del Rivero is open in Wynwood, bringing with it traditional Mexican cuisine with a twist and more than 500 mezcals and tequilas to sample. Yes. More than 500. You can eat inside … Continue reading "Bakan Mexican restaurant opens in Wynwood. Somebody bring us a taco."

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Fairchild Tropical Garden extends its holiday light show – and offers a prize

By now you’ve probably seen The NightGarden at Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden, the 23-acre light and special effects show drawing crowds every night and lighting up just about every Instagram account in Miami. If you haven’t seen it or if you want to return, we’ve got good news. The NightGarden has extended its run through … Continue reading "Fairchild Tropical Garden extends its holiday light show – and offers a prize"

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Baja-Med is the new cuisine craze, and you can try it at this new downtown restaurant

Baja-Med cuisine is finally here.  And you can try it at the brand new Pez. No, nothing to do with the candy. Pez, which just opened in Miami, promises to deliver dishes straight from the mind of the Baja-Med movement’s founder, Chef Javier Plascencia. The style comes straight out of Tijuana, and infuses fresh local food … Continue reading "Baja-Med is the new cuisine craze, and you can try it at this new downtown restaurant"

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Where to eat on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day 2018 in Miami

The holidays are stressful enough as it is without adding dinner to the mix, and that’s why we’ve put together a list of local spots that will be open for business this year on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. Whether you’re visiting on vacation or just don’t feel like cooking, these Miami restaurants have your … Continue reading "Where to eat on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day 2018 in Miami"

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Here are the five weirdest things Kanye West just did at Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden.

Kanye West just couldn’t stop communing with nature while he was in Miami. Not that there’s anything wrong with that. You can’t get more good, clean fun than that. According to his Twitter account, the rapper, who has been in  town  for various Art Basel events since Thursday, really did the rounds at Fairchild Tropical … Continue reading "Here are the five weirdest things Kanye West just did at Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden."

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Enrique Iglesias and  Anna Kournikova just listed their Miami mansion. And it can be yours.

Enrique Iglesias and  Anna Kournikova are pulling up stakes. Kind of. The longtime couple have listed one of their two Bay Point homes in Miami. Want it? The 6,800-square-foot home at 4715 Bay Point Road is a cool $4.85 million, reports The Wall Street Journal. View this post on Instagram #florida #lookup #myview A post … Continue reading "Enrique Iglesias and  Anna Kournikova just listed their Miami mansion. And it can be yours."

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Miss the Umbrella Sky? Now there’s a new sky for selfies over Coral Gables

There’s finally a successor to the Umbrella Sky Project in Coral Gables, and it is going to flow above you and your iPhone like a shower of gold. Not a golden shower. A shower of gold. The new Sunlit Sky installation is made of gold and silver metallic strips that will flutter in the breeze above … Continue reading "Miss the Umbrella Sky? Now there’s a new sky for selfies over Coral Gables"

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Pharrell’s new Wynwood pop-up shop is open and it’s not just for billionaires

You don’t have to be a billionaire to buy kicks and threads from Pharrell Williams’ new Billionaire Boys Club adidas store in Wynwood. But if you can scrape together like $250, you’re probably good. The store, an Instagrammer’s dream come true, offers plenty of retail ops along with requisite (and free) photo ops. Pharrell’s BBC … Continue reading "Pharrell’s new Wynwood pop-up shop is open and it’s not just for billionaires"

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Want to live like Miami royalty? DJ Khaled is selling his megamansion for $7.9 million

Ever have FOMO? You can now live like a king (aka DJ Khaled) in an Aventura mansion decked out with the music producer’s own personal touches, banging water view,  14k gold chandeliers, floor to ceiling windows, movie theater, and even a custom sneaker closet. The four-story estate features a massive room exclusively for the mega producer’s … Continue reading "Want to live like Miami royalty? DJ Khaled is selling his megamansion for $7.9 million"

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Adamari Lopez is almost back on her feet (and her TV show) after hospital stay

She’s almost back. Adamari López has been out of the spotlight (and social media) for weeks. But the beloved TV personality finally reappeared to show her fans that she’s almost ready to get back to work. The “Un Nuevo Dia” host had been hospitalized with complications of the flu since October and is finally on … Continue reading "Adamari Lopez is almost back on her feet (and her TV show) after hospital stay"

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Pitbull would be the best Santa Claus ever. Here’s why we know this.

Have you ever thought about how much better Pitbull would be at being Santa than Santa is? We have. We’re prepared to admit there’s something slightly unfair about this comparison. Santa has been doing a decent job for many years, and it’s unfair to expect him to compete with Miami’s favorite superhero. Especially at his … Continue reading "Pitbull would be the best Santa Claus ever. Here’s why we know this."

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These delicious chocolates pack a surprise: They’re vegan and kosher

The new confectionary shop on the Bay Harbor Islands is aptly named Bon Chocolatier: Here’s where to find good chocolates made with high quality ingredients. That the truffles and fruit jellies are vegan and kosher is a plus, but taste comes first. If you have been disappointed by vegan chocolate, this will amaze. Owners Yoann … Continue reading "These delicious chocolates pack a surprise: They’re vegan and kosher"

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Kodak Black and Yung Miami were just shooting a sexy video at Santa’s Enchanted Forest

How…enchanting? Kodak Black and Yung Miami. They go together like … don’t answer that. TMZ posted a video of the rapper down on bended knee at Santa’s Enchanted Forest in Miami. Apparently, they were at the festive holiday-themed amusement park on Sunday. And yes! The City Girls singer is smiling and laughing while he squeezes … Continue reading "Kodak Black and Yung Miami were just shooting a sexy video at Santa’s Enchanted Forest"

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A massive brawl broke out at LIV nightclub after DJ Khaled’s birthday party

Oh, what a night. DJ Khaled had a heck of a birthday party to ring his 43rd year at LIV Sunday night. Insiders say he had a complete blowout with a guest list that included Meek Mill, Fat Joe and Trina. View this post on Instagram Phone out snappin like it’s #LIVONSUNDAY with @djkhaled TONIGHT … Continue reading "A massive brawl broke out at LIV nightclub after DJ Khaled’s birthday party"

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Tired of the same old clubs? Try these new bars and lounges in Miami.

Let’s face it: Everybody’s bar game gets stale after awhile. We go to the same old bars, drink the same old drinks. Not that there’s anything wrong with the same old drinks. But the holidays are here, and there’s a brand new year on the horizon. How about changing things up by trying some of … Continue reading "Tired of the same old clubs? Try these new bars and lounges in Miami."

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Michelle Obama adds one – only one! – Florida date to her ‘Becoming’ book tour

Not many book tours play large sports arenas as if they were the latest tour by a classic rock act like an Elton John or a current pop superstar like Ariana Grande. But not every book tour is for this year’s best-selling memoir, “Becoming,” and not everyone is its author, Michelle Obama, the U.S. first lady from 2009 … Continue reading "Michelle Obama adds one – only one! – Florida date to her ‘Becoming’ book tour"

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New VH1 series ‘Cartel Crew’ is set in (how appropriate) Miami

Get ready. VH1 has announced a new series and it’s so Miami. Drumroll…it’s called “Cartel Crew,” and it’s set (where else?) HERE. The show takes a deep dive into the lives of eight descendants of the Cartel life as “they navigate adulthood and the effects the legacy has had on their upbringing,” according to a … Continue reading "New VH1 series ‘Cartel Crew’ is set in (how appropriate) Miami"

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Like ‘The Voice?’ Get ready for the Spanish version, ‘La Voz,’ premiering in January

We have a feeling this is gonna be good. Em, bueno. Bilingual fans of “The Voice” will want to tune in at 9 p.m. Jan. 13 for Telemundo’s Spanish edition of “La Voz.” Llega LA VOZ a Telemundo y en español! https://t.co/9HnnJTQs2l — Jorge D. Bernal (@JorgeBernal) December 11, 2018 TV personality Jorge Bernal will … Continue reading "Like ‘The Voice?’ Get ready for the Spanish version, ‘La Voz,’ premiering in January"

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DJ Khaled had a huge birthday party and the gifts were worth more than a Kendall condo

DJ Khaled and his wife Nicole celebrated their birthdays with Haute Living magazine at a joint party Sunday night at the Perez Art Museum Miami. The DJ, who just paid the SEC over $150,000 in fees for failing to disclose payments he received in a cryptocurrency deal, turned 43 in his usual grand style, with … Continue reading "DJ Khaled had a huge birthday party and the gifts were worth more than a Kendall condo"

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How to visit Santa’s Enchanted Forest without completely losing your mind

Miami.com Editor Amy Reyes and Miami Herald Food Editor Carlos Frías visited Santa’s Enchanted Forest to discover all of its enchantment. Video: Daniel Varela Santa’s Enchanted Forest has been open since Halloween, and you still haven’t gone. What is wrong with you? That twinkling wonderland just off the Palmetto is an oasis of joy on … Continue reading "How to visit Santa’s Enchanted Forest without completely losing your mind"

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Models partied at Versace Mansion just like old times

The former Versace Mansion was bustling with so many models for the 9th Annual Bombay Sapphire Artisan Series finale party on Dec. 6 that it felt like a trip back in time. Hosted by actress Tessa Thompson in collaboration with the website Artsy, the party attracted a host of pretty people, among them: actresses Laura Harrier and Sasha … Continue reading "Models partied at Versace Mansion just like old times"

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Dwyane Wade’s art makes us realize what a good basketball star he is. Check it out yourself

Dwyane Wade: basketball star, fashionista, author, new dad, and now artiste. You can see the famed Miami Heat forward’s creation hanging at the Fontainebleau Hotel through Saturday. The NBA great’s piece is part of Re-Envision Magazine’s exhibit to support the Wynwood Theater & Arts, a not for profit arts performance organization with a commitment to … Continue reading "Dwyane Wade’s art makes us realize what a good basketball star he is. Check it out yourself"

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Here is some of the coolest stuff we have seen so far during Miami Art Week 2018

If this week is any measure, Miami Art Week is growing up. The frenzy of years past has been replaced by the measured pace required for thoughtful contemplation of artworks and talks that speak to the times in which we live. Some may sadden or anger; others will leave you with an ear-to-ear grin. Some … Continue reading "Here is some of the coolest stuff we have seen so far during Miami Art Week 2018"

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Estos son los destinos más populares de Miami segun Lyft

Una vez más Lyft estudió cuáles son las rutas más  populares de  nuestra ciudad y las reconoce con los “Premios Lyft” o  “Lyfties”. Estos son los ganadores, en Miami, este año: ● Bar más visitado: The Wharf. El moderno local que está ubicado en el área del Miami River, arrasó este año con sus originales eventos … Continue reading "Estos son los destinos más populares de Miami segun Lyft"

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Kanye West just Baseled like a boss. Check out where we spotted the rapper in Miami.

Kanye West  had quite a night Thursday, Art Basel style. The rap mogul was seen at three different areas of town, whooping it up, chowing down and performing. We got wind that the 41 year old hit up  a party celebrating “Prada Mode,” a very VIP traveling members club, at the Freehand Miami, hosted by … Continue reading "Kanye West just Baseled like a boss. Check out where we spotted the rapper in Miami."

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Wynwood is getting its first chain restaurant. It’s like Dave & Buster’s for hipsters

Call it Chuck E. Cheese’s for grown ups. Dave & Busters for the handlebar mustache crowd. Wynwood is getting a Punch Bowl Social, a combination restaurant, bar and playland for the young at heart, which is also the first national franchise to penetrate the former artist enclave. It’s scheduled to open next summer near Zak … Continue reading "Wynwood is getting its first chain restaurant. It’s like Dave & Buster’s for hipsters"

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Casa Tua hosted a celebrity karaoke party, with a real live rock star

Casa Tua was rockin’ Wednesday night with a motley crew of celebs for its Karaoke Party with Cocktail Experiences by Beefeater Pink–their name, not ours. Leonardo DiCaprio and Bono were both there, but too bad we don’t have any pics of them. “It’s a private club and we respected their wishes for no photos,” said … Continue reading "Casa Tua hosted a celebrity karaoke party, with a real live rock star"

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Marc Anthony’s song inspired a parody about Cuban pastelitos. He signed off on it

The singer Marc Anthony was still putting words to the song that would become “Está Rico,” when his buddy, Miami radio host Enrique Santos, listening in the studio, starting making up his own hilarious lyrics. “I was one of the first people to hear the song,” Santos said. “That happens often when I’m hanging with … Continue reading "Marc Anthony’s song inspired a parody about Cuban pastelitos. He signed off on it"

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Why did this Midtown Greek restaurant close less than year after opening? It’s complicated, says owner

The Greek Island of Skorpios was owned by shipping tycoon and Jackie Kennedy husband Aristotle Onassis, who is now buried on that island along with two of his children. In Miami, the restaurant named after that island is also now dead and buried. Or is it? Skorpios, which took over the space formerly known as … Continue reading "Why did this Midtown Greek restaurant close less than year after opening? It’s complicated, says owner"

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‘It’s about the heat:’ U2 rocker Bono opens up at Art Basel event in Miami

Bono meets Basel. The U2 frontman was front and center Wednesday night at the Moore Building in the Design District to show support for his RED charity. The rocker’s philanthropic efforts brought out the star power. Guests included supermodel Naomi Campbell, designer Christian Louboutin and famed art dealer Larry Gagosian. The musician and activist helped … Continue reading "‘It’s about the heat:’ U2 rocker Bono opens up at Art Basel event in Miami"

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Cardi B was just seen partying in Miami after announcing her split with Offset

Cardi B looks single and ready to mingle. The rapper is wasting no time after announcing her split with Offset. Less than 24 hours after announcing her separation from her husband,  Cardi was spotted partying at E11EVEN Miami for the so called ultraclub’s opening party for Art Basel. Uncharacteristically but understandably low key, she was … Continue reading "Cardi B was just seen partying in Miami after announcing her split with Offset"

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Leonardo DiCaprio tried to go incognito at Art Basel. It didn’t work out too well

Whom exactly did he think he was fooling? Leonardo DiCaprio is a big star, we get it. But there’s no need to go all Banksy on us. Miami people? We are not only smart, but super celebrity savvy. The actor was spotted by numerous people at the Miami Beach Convention Center in Miami Beach at … Continue reading "Leonardo DiCaprio tried to go incognito at Art Basel. It didn’t work out too well"

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Here’s what your favorite Pollo Tropical sauce says about you. It may not be good.

If you are a fan of Pollo Tropical, you know that choosing the perfect sauce is vital. Choose the right sauce, and you are transported. Choose the wrong one, and your meal is transformed into a soggy mass of regret and disappointment. What goes best with the chicken from our favorite Miami fast food joint? Creamy … Continue reading "Here’s what your favorite Pollo Tropical sauce says about you. It may not be good."

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Here’s what your favorite Pollo Tropical sauce says about you. It may not be good.

If you are a fan of Pollo Tropical, you know that choosing the perfect sauce is vital. Choose the right sauce, and you are transported. Choose the wrong one, and your meal is transformed into a soggy mass of regret and disappointment. What goes best with the chicken from our favorite Miami fast food joint? Creamy … Continue reading "Here’s what your favorite Pollo Tropical sauce says about you. It may not be good."

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Serena Williams debuts her sporty meets sexy new fashion line at Faena Bazaar

Serena Williams showed off her glam yet affordable pieces Wednesday night during a party to launch her pop-up shop at the Faena Bazaar in Miami Beach. Dressed in a turtleneck black bandage dress and skyscraper heels adorned with spikes, the tennis champ was in a great mood, mingling with  awestruck guests, taking countless selfies and … Continue reading "Serena Williams debuts her sporty meets sexy new fashion line at Faena Bazaar"

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Serena Williams debuts her sporty meets sexy new fashion line at Faena Bazaar

Serena Williams showed off her glam yet affordable pieces Wednesday night during a party to launch her pop-up shop at the Faena Bazaar in Miami Beach. Dressed in a turtleneck black bandage dress and skyscraper heels adorned with spikes, the tennis champ was in a great mood, mingling with  awestruck guests, taking countless selfies and … Continue reading "Serena Williams debuts her sporty meets sexy new fashion line at Faena Bazaar"

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You love Korean food but are vegan? This new Miami spot is for you

Bowls and rolls rule the menu at CombinAsian, a new Asian-inspired vegan café. Enter a quirky world from a giant koi stenciled on the sidewalk to the pink and mint green interior. There’s a play section with beach balls and board games that kids and adults both enjoy. Ingredients are on display alongside the steam … Continue reading "You love Korean food but are vegan? This new Miami spot is for you"

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The people have spoken: One of America’s favorite restaurants is in Wynwood

If you’re looking to make restaurant reservations in Miami, OpenTable says there’s one can’t miss spot. Kyu, Wynwood’s high-end Asian barbecue restaurant, has been rated among the reservation site’s 100 Best Restaurants in America. It is among four Florida restaurants that made OpenTable’s list. Six states had more top 100 restaurants, including New York with … Continue reading "The people have spoken: One of America’s favorite restaurants is in Wynwood"

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Midtown Miami is getting an Indian restaurant from a Michelin starred chef

Slated to open this month in the Midtown Miami space formerly occupied by Brasserie Azur is Maska, an upscale Indian restaurant by executive chef Hemant Mathur, the first Indian chef in the United States to win a Michelin star. Described as a “more upscale and vibrant iteration of Chef Mathur’s Michelin-rated restaurants in New York City,” … Continue reading "Midtown Miami is getting an Indian restaurant from a Michelin starred chef"

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It’s time to finally cross the Everglades off your bucket list. Here’s what to do

People in Miami love to complain about traffic. They yammer about crowds and construction and how there are too many people and how those people are ruining everything. And by “they” I mean “we.” But at Everglades National Park, there is little traffic. Minor construction. Fewer annoying people. And yet many people haven’t bothered to … Continue reading "It’s time to finally cross the Everglades off your bucket list. Here’s what to do"

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Celebrate New Year’s Eve 2019 at free events in Miami and Miami Beach

There are two kinds of people in Miami: Those who don’t mind spending a small fortune to go out on New Year’s Eve and the rest of us, who either can’t afford it or are just too cheap. Happily, there are things to do on a budget in Miami and Miami Beach on New Year’s … Continue reading "Celebrate New Year’s Eve 2019 at free events in Miami and Miami Beach"

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Internet star Lele Pons shakes like Shakira in a new sexy video

Lele Pons shook what her mama gave her in a new Instagram video. On Monday, the YouTube star posted a video inspired by Shakira’s vid for has classic 2005 song “La Tortura.” The caption: “Learn from the best. Tag your idol.” Roughly 24 hours later, the clip had more than 6 million views. We can … Continue reading "Internet star Lele Pons shakes like Shakira in a new sexy video"

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Timbaland missed his own pre-Art Basel party on a private island

An exclusive pre-Art Basel party on Fisher Island isn’t the kind of party you blow off, especially not if it’s your party. But music producer Timbaland was a no-show on Monday night at his Books, Beats & Basel party. The party on the first floor of a condo featured a Miami sunset, an open bar … Continue reading "Timbaland missed his own pre-Art Basel party on a private island"

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You’re invited to an album release party for XXXTentacion’s posthumous ‘Skins’

While fans can no longer see XXXTentacion  play live, his namesake foundation is helping to put together an album release party, and you’re invited. The action goes down Thursday night during a concert at RC Cola plant in Wynwood featuring a variety of performers including DJ Carnage, London on Da Trak, DJSchme and a few … Continue reading "You’re invited to an album release party for XXXTentacion’s posthumous ‘Skins’"

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How do $10 tickets for ‘Hamilton’ sound? If you’re lucky, they can be yours

How do $10 tickets for “Hamilton” grab you? Bet you thought you couldn’t even get tickets to Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Tony-winning Broadway sensation as the touring production stops at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts on Dec. 18 through Jan. 20. To help accommodate demand fro the month-long run, the musical’s producer Jeffrey Seller and Broadway in Fort Lauderdale … Continue reading "How do $10 tickets for ‘Hamilton’ sound? If you’re lucky, they can be yours"

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Wanna be on the reality show that started them all? ‘Real World’ is looking for you

Believe it. MTV’s “Real World” is still a thing. One of the original reality shows EVER (they have since dropped the “The” in the title) is looking for roommates, stat. The search is on for seven strangers to become the newest cast of MTV’s iconic show, whose recent revival will be streaming for the first … Continue reading "Wanna be on the reality show that started them all? ‘Real World’ is looking for you"

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The ultimate guide to partying in Miami during Miami Art Week

We know you are super excited about Miami Art Week because you just looooove art. That’s a joke. You are excited because all of the clubs are going to be popping this week. Here’s where to go. Danny Krivit and Richard Vasquez at Basement Details: From 10 p.m. December 4; Basement at The Miami Beach … Continue reading "The ultimate guide to partying in Miami during Miami Art Week"

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Miami Improv is back to make locals laugh again. Who’s the grand opening act?

LOL: It’s finally back. The famed Miami Improv Comedy Club & Dinner Theater will make its highly anticipated return to South Florida at CityPlace Doral on Friday, Dec. 14 , with a blast from the past. Drum roll … the place will be christened by the “Full House” guy, Bob Saget, who will apparently embrace “his … Continue reading "Miami Improv is back to make locals laugh again. Who’s the grand opening act?"

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Cardi B shoots sexy video in Miami when she should have been in court. Will she be arrested?

Giiirrrrlll, what are you doing? Cardi B was supposed to be in court in NYC on Monday over her fight at a strip club, but the rapper was busy doing, um, other things. Where was she? Take a guess. Miami, naturally. And no, she wasn’t checking out Miami Art Week. Cardi was pictured by paps … Continue reading "Cardi B shoots sexy video in Miami when she should have been in court. Will she be arrested?"

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One of Miami’s most celebrated chefs is opening a classy cocktail lounge in the Design District

Brad Kilgore is quick to point out he is no sushi chef. But there has always been something of an homage to the Japanese respect for quality ingredients and simplicity in the fastidious, stylish and impeccably presented dishes that made him a star of the culinary world at his Wynwood restaurant Alter. Now, he’s taking … Continue reading "One of Miami’s most celebrated chefs is opening a classy cocktail lounge in the Design District"

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Descubre Key Biscayne más allá de sus playas

Al escuchar “Key Biscayne” es inevitable nos venga a la mente una sola palabra: ¡playa!, debido a la imagen que tenemos de las tentadoras aguas del océano Atlántico que le han hecho tan famosa. Sin embargo, fuera del agua hay muchas maneras de disfrutar Key Biscayne. Aquí tienes algunas… Descubre su historia ¿Sabías que los … Continue reading "Descubre Key Biscayne más allá de sus playas"

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Art Basel 2018 and Miami Art Week: Here’s how to get around all of that crazy traffic

If it’s December, that means Art Basel and Miami Art Week have taken over Miami Beach and the Miami-Wynwood neighborhoods. It also means Miami traffic gone viral — as in: You’ll want a cure to avoid the pain of sitting on clogged streets as thousands of arts patrons get to the myriad events before you … Continue reading "Art Basel 2018 and Miami Art Week: Here’s how to get around all of that crazy traffic"

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Miami Art Week begins now. Here’s when and where to find the fairs

Yes, it’s that time again! Here’s what’s opening, and when. (We’ve noted only public openings. VIP hours are typically the day before.) Prices notes are for one-day regular tickets purchased on site. You can dodge lines and save money by buying tickets online. Many fairs also have reduced fees for multi-day and combo tickets, and … Continue reading "Miami Art Week begins now. Here’s when and where to find the fairs"

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Where do locals eat in Miami Beach? Probably one of these restaurants.

On any given day, I’ll get a text from a friend or a family member asking, “Where should I eat?” If they’re in Miami Beach, there’s no shortage of great spots. That said, you can easily break the bank — and I don’t want you to do that. This is a list of my favorite … Continue reading "Where do locals eat in Miami Beach? Probably one of these restaurants."

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Confuse your friends with a selfie at the most pretentious Art Basel-related exhibit ever

There are many wonderful works to see during Miami Art Week at Art Basel and the other 500,000 satellite shows. Works of great distinction. New works that push boundaries. Art that will linger in your mind for a lifetime. There are also a terrifying number of installations pretending to be art when in fact they … Continue reading "Confuse your friends with a selfie at the most pretentious Art Basel-related exhibit ever"

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After a decade, this hidden gem in South Beach is still serving up Italian classics

South Beach is fickle for restaurants but Fratelli La Bufala is celebrating its 10th anniversary hidden in plain sight south of Fifth. Rich, creamy water buffalo mozzarella is imported from Battipaglia, a small town in southwest Italy devoted to making the fresh cheese. Owner Luca D’Angelo is a naval engineer, but his passion is food … Continue reading "After a decade, this hidden gem in South Beach is still serving up Italian classics"

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We know Dave Grutman and Pharrell’s restaurant Swan is a scene. But what about the food?

The Design District is abuzz with its newest opening – which is not a luxury fashion brand, but rather a scene-heavy restaurant created by Miami hospitality entrepreneur David Grutman’s Groot Hospitality and Pharrell Williams. They tapped Top Chef Europe champ, executive chef Jean Imbert to create the menu. Celebrities like Drake, Lenny Kravitz and Trevor … Continue reading "We know Dave Grutman and Pharrell’s restaurant Swan is a scene. But what about the food?"

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For Miami Art Week, this downtown hotel is getting a 19-story installation that’s LIT

Forget the larger than life dancer lighting up the InterContinental Miami Hotel in downtown. We’re temporarily getting some serious artwork in its place. The Institute of Contemporary Art Miami is teaming up with local artist Adler Guerrier to present a jaw droppingly large installation during Art Week. Beginning Thursday and running through Dec. 9, ICA … Continue reading "For Miami Art Week, this downtown hotel is getting a 19-story installation that’s LIT"

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Do it for the ‘gram: Don’t miss these photo-worthy Art Basel installations

The art fair tents are popping up and the Facebook invites are flooding in: it’s Art Basel season. From giant red SOLO cups, private jets, police impound lots, selfie walls and giant lady bits, there are plenty of exhibits that better make it onto your Instagram feed. So for your posting pleasure, we pored over … Continue reading "Do it for the ‘gram: Don’t miss these photo-worthy Art Basel installations"

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And then there were three: ‘Nuestra Belleza Latina’ announces a winner on Sunday.

It’s down to the wire now on “Nuestra Belleza Latina,” Univision’s hugely popular reality competition, as the remaining three contestants vie for la corona. Sunday’s season finale should be a banger. Guests are set to include Pitbull, Cristian Castro, Bad Bunny, “Orange is the New Black” actress Jackie Cruz, and NBL 2016 winner Clarissa Molina, who … Continue reading "And then there were three: ‘Nuestra Belleza Latina’ announces a winner on Sunday."

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Nicki Minaj teases sexy video for ‘Good Form,’ her new collabo with Lil Wayne

Nicki Minaj is enlisting Lil Wayne for her latest Queen single. Tunechi will hop on a new version of the already hard-hitting “Good Form,” following their other Queen collaboration “Rich Sex.” It’s due out on Thursday, alongside a sexy new video directed by Colin Tilley  (“Mr. Happy”), which Nicki teased to her 95.6 million followers … Continue reading "Nicki Minaj teases sexy video for ‘Good Form,’ her new collabo with Lil Wayne"

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Barbara Bermudo was just interviewed on this Telemundo gossip show. What’s she doing?

She’s baaaccckkk. Barbara Bermudo has reappeared on TV. But not as interviewer, as interviewee. The program Suelta La Sopa (roughly translated to “Dishing Gossip”) caught up with her and her family while they were on vacation in New York City for Thanksgiving. The lifestyle program airs on Telemundo, the competitor of her former employer, Univision, where she … Continue reading "Barbara Bermudo was just interviewed on this Telemundo gossip show. What’s she doing?"

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Lili Estefan snags the interview of a lifetime: Michelle Obama

Lili Estefan nabbed the interview of a lifetime: Michelle Obama. The former first lady sits down with the “El Gordo y la Flaca” host to discuss her  bestselling memoir, “Becoming.”   The book covers Obama’s childhood in South Chicago, her career as a lawyer,  hospital administator and later FLOTUS. In a teaser, you can see … Continue reading "Lili Estefan snags the interview of a lifetime: Michelle Obama"

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One of South Beach’s longtime music venues is making a comeback

When South Beach nightlife landmark Jazid closed in July 2017 after 21 unprecedented years in biz, people freaked. They also felt old. But a resurrection is about to take place in the same space at 1342 Washington Avenue, but with a new owner and a completely new look and vibe. Slated to open until sometime … Continue reading "One of South Beach’s longtime music venues is making a comeback"

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Adam Sandler just posed with a newlywed couple — after playing basketball

Adam Sandler really made some memories for one South Florida couple. On Saturday, Karan and Tatiana Shah were posing for wedding photos outside the Pavillion Grille in Boca Raton when they spotted Sandler in his car, reports WPTV NewsChannel 5. That time at our wedding when @AdamSandler had a cameo! What a super nice guy! Probably … Continue reading "Adam Sandler just posed with a newlywed couple — after playing basketball"

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Where are the celebrities going to be at Miami Art Week? We have the scoop.

Fact: Celebrities will be here for Miami Art Week, the annual celebration of all things creative and cool. Though the parties are on the exclusive side, there are chances for normal folks to ogle stars, and maybe even brush elbows with a few if you want to pony up the bucks. Here are some possibilities: The … Continue reading "Where are the celebrities going to be at Miami Art Week? We have the scoop."

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Victoria’s Secret supermodel Gigi Hadid plays tourist in Miami – in a bikini

Gigi Hadid decided to celebrate her Thanksgiving weekend Miami style. The model was seen here over the weekend out on a yacht doing what comes naturally for some lucky locals: hanging out in a  bikini on a yacht. The 23-year-old Victoria’s Secret Angel was with her little brother Anwar Hadid and some pals, taking in … Continue reading "Victoria’s Secret supermodel Gigi Hadid plays tourist in Miami – in a bikini"

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Pollo Tropical is making the World’s Largest TropiChop. Here’s how you can eat it

For its 30th anniversary, Pollo Tropical is trying to make history – by making the World’s Largest TropiChop. A TropiChop, as you may or may not know, is a bowl of heaven designed by your own hand. It can include rice, beans, chicken, pork, mac and cheese, all sorts of toppings and your favorite sauce. … Continue reading "Pollo Tropical is making the World’s Largest TropiChop. Here’s how you can eat it"

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We already knew the sex of XXX Tentacion’s unborn child. Now we have a name

XXXTentacion’s legacy lives on. On Saturday, family and friends of the slain rapper gathered to celebrate his unborn child at a baby shower, reports XXL magazine. XXXTentacion explaining what gekyume means pic.twitter.com/GPiALX8VLe — XXL Magazine (@XXL) November 25, 2018 XXX’s mother Cleopatra Bernard announced the name on her private Instagram feed. “Gekyume”  is a word the … Continue reading "We already knew the sex of XXX Tentacion’s unborn child. Now we have a name"

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What’s the deal with the graffiti on this major highway? It’s a Midtown Miami mystery.

Confused trying to get off at Exit 2B of I-95, one of two Biscayne Boulevard exits on the so-called Midtown Interchange? There’s a reason for that. Vandals defaced the green overhead sign with white paint that reads “004,” obscuring the directions. What’s the deal? Is it graffiti or street art having something to do with … Continue reading "What’s the deal with the graffiti on this major highway? It’s a Midtown Miami mystery."

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The anti Art Basel guide: How to survive Miami Art Week by not going near it

So you hate Art Basel and Miami Art Week. You think everybody who cares about it is pretentious, and you take great joy in this belief. This is not very nice, but we get it. We’ve been stuck in that traffic, too. So you won’t go to some parts of Midtown, Wynwood or Miami Beach … Continue reading "The anti Art Basel guide: How to survive Miami Art Week by not going near it"

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We got a taste of Ariana Grande’s teaser for her ‘Thank U Next’ video. It’s giving us a ‘Mean Girls’ vibe

Ariana Grande is giving “Mean Girls” even more cred. The 2004 Lindsay Lohan helmed cult classic about backbiting among the so called Plastics clique at an Illinois high school and written by Tina Fey, was recently made into a Broadway show. Now it’s front and center again as evidenced by Grande’s trailer for her new … Continue reading "We got a taste of Ariana Grande’s teaser for her ‘Thank U Next’ video. It’s giving us a ‘Mean Girls’ vibe"

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Art Basel isn’t the only game in town. Check out these solo shows and satellite fairs

Art Basel isn’t the only game in town during Miami Art Week. Be sure to catch these seven satellite events. LOCUST PROJECTS The main gallery at Locust Projects hosts an exhibit by Chicago-based Bethany Collins. The highlight, and the visual center of the show, is a 20-by-15-foot room-within-a-room, where official state flowers on white paper … Continue reading "Art Basel isn’t the only game in town. Check out these solo shows and satellite fairs"

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Jamie Foxx turns the crowd ‘all the way up’ at Rockwell while in Miami for Thanksgiving

Jamie Foxx has a new nickname. Going forward, we will refer to the comedian turned actor as Jamie “Motherf—ing Foxx.” That’s what he wants, apparently. The former “In Loving Color” star was in Miami for Thanksgiving, as seen by his social media. Foxx dined with a handful of people aboard a yacht, according to his … Continue reading "Jamie Foxx turns the crowd ‘all the way up’ at Rockwell while in Miami for Thanksgiving"

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This new Fairchild exhibit will light up your Instagram feed. Here’s what to know before you go

If you haven’t yet wandered through the magical lights and sights and sounds of The NightGarden, well, you might want to get on that. All your friends and neighbors have great photos and videos by now, and all you have are tired Instagrams of your Thanksgiving dinner. And it looks like you overcooked that turkey. … Continue reading "This new Fairchild exhibit will light up your Instagram feed. Here’s what to know before you go"

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South Florida’s museums are ready for Miami Art Week. Here’s what you’ll find

South Florida’s art institutions put their best exhibits on display during Miami Art Week. These are nine of the best. 1. PÉREZ ART MUSEUM MIAMI Surrounded Islands, courtesy of PAMM.Thirty-five years ago, artists Christo and Jeanne-Claude surrounded 11 uninhabited Biscayne Bay islands in 6.5 million square feet of fabric. The neon material floated there for … Continue reading "South Florida’s museums are ready for Miami Art Week. Here’s what you’ll find"

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Time Out Market food hall is almost ready to open. Here’s everything you need to know

South Beach was promised the most interesting collection of local restaurants under one roof at the upcoming Time Out Market food hall — more than a year ago. A lot can happen in a year. The expansive food hall at the edge of Lincoln Road announced its full roster of restaurants Monday, but several of those … Continue reading "Time Out Market food hall is almost ready to open. Here’s everything you need to know"

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How to find the free events and free booze during Miami Art Week (because that’s what we’re in it for)

It’s the most wonderful time of the year, the time when people pretend to love art but are really looking for the open bar. Luckily for y’all, we combed through all the Art Basel drivel to find those keywords: free drinks and free admission. You may or may not see Leonardo DiCaprio cowering under a … Continue reading "How to find the free events and free booze during Miami Art Week (because that’s what we’re in it for)"

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Hanging on Calle Ocho? Here’s where to eat like a local in Little Havana

On any given day, I’ll get a text from a friend or a family member asking, “Where should I eat?” If they’re in Little Havana, they’re in luck. Because I have lots of recommendations. This is a list of my favorite spots, places where I actually eat, my go-tos for an average Tuesday when I … Continue reading "Hanging on Calle Ocho? Here’s where to eat like a local in Little Havana"

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Want to keep the kids busy during the holiday season? These activities are festive fun

‘Tis the season to hang out with your kids, like it or not. Whether it’s riding the Polar Express or taking in a snow show at the mall, there’s plenty to do with the little ones in honor of the festivities.

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This new cocktail lounge in Little Havana is kind of hidden. Here’s how to find it.

If the ongoing construction in Little Havana doesn’t drive you to drink, maybe this will: Los Altos, the cocktail lounge hidden upstairs from Taquerias el Mexicano is now open and highly recommending Uber or Lyft. Sort of hard to find, but not so hard that you’ll leave thirsty, Los Altos is the brainchild of the … Continue reading "This new cocktail lounge in Little Havana is kind of hidden. Here’s how to find it."

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John Legend & Chrissy Teigen were just seen at this popular Miami spot with the kids

Forget Sunday Funday, Friday is family day out for the Legends. Supermodel Chrissy Teigen joined her singer husband John Legend while he was in town the followning night for a concert at The Fillmore. View this post on Instagram Tonight in Miami was magical! Thank you! #ALegendaryChristmas A post shared by John Legend (@johnlegend) on … Continue reading "John Legend & Chrissy Teigen were just seen at this popular Miami spot with the kids"

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Omi shot his sexy video for ‘Cheerleader’ at Haulover Beach. We hear he’s back

Remember that old ditty “Cheerleader?” Of course. It’s from 2015, but we still can’t get it out of our head after it comes on. It’s from Jamican music star Omi and about finding his queen. “Oh, I think that I found myself a cheerleader. She is always right there when I need her.  Oh, I think that … Continue reading "Omi shot his sexy video for ‘Cheerleader’ at Haulover Beach. We hear he’s back"

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Here is your south Miami-Dade bucket list. Check off at least a few of them now that it’s ‘winter’

We all know that the center of the Miami universe is Wynwood. Or Brickell. Or the Design District. Maybe even Miami Beach. (Some might even say it is Kendall, but they are nuts.) OK, so we don’t actually know where the center of the Miami universe is. We’re clueless. What we do know is that … Continue reading "Here is your south Miami-Dade bucket list. Check off at least a few of them now that it’s ‘winter’"

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Paris Hilton is suddenly single — but she’ll always have Miami with her ex

Remember wayyy back when Paris Hilton lost her massive engagement ring in Miami? Yep, in March, the hotel heiress was partying at RC Cola Plant in Wynwood, when the $2 million, 20 carat bling fell off her finger and into a bucket of ice. Well, the ring eventually turned up after a frantic search of … Continue reading "Paris Hilton is suddenly single — but she’ll always have Miami with her ex"

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This fancy South Beach restaurant was closed for almost six months. But now it’s making a comeback

It was a big deal when chef Danny Elmaleh opened his Mediterranean restaurant Cleo at The Redbury South Beach in 2014. Here’s another big deal: The restaurant, which quietly closed sometime in 2018, is reopening Monday, Nov. 26. While Cleo was created by Elmaleh, this Miami incarnation will be run by Executive Chef Richard Bennet. … Continue reading "This fancy South Beach restaurant was closed for almost six months. But now it’s making a comeback"

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Sports Illlustrated models just took over Miami Beach, and no one was complaining

They came, they saw, they looked hot. We’re talking about a bevy of Sports Illustrated models and celebs who were in town over the weekend for a celebrity soccer match on the sand. Actor Ryan Phillippe, ex football player Chad Ochocinco, and JLo’s ex, Casper Smart joined such big time catwalkers as Kate Bock, Camille … Continue reading "Sports Illlustrated models just took over Miami Beach, and no one was complaining"

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He turned a Little Haiti car wash into a colorful organic rotisserie chicken stand

French-style rotisserie chicken in a funky former car wash in Little Haiti has arrived with Sixty 10. There’s outdoor seating at yellow-orange picnic tables, some shaded by nylon tarps. Graffiti is by local artists with the yard surrounded by bamboo fencing. This addition to the neighborhood is run by veteran French restaurateurs Claude Postel and … Continue reading "He turned a Little Haiti car wash into a colorful organic rotisserie chicken stand"

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Luis Miguel lounges on yacht in Miami after his no-show at the Latin Grammys

So what happened to Luis Miguel, anyway? This weekend the singer known as “El Sol” (The Sun) was caught by paparazzi taking a break on a yacht in Miami. Grainy zoom lens pics show Miguel looking fit and slim in a black T shirt and red trunks. So was this South Florida vacation the reason … Continue reading "Luis Miguel lounges on yacht in Miami after his no-show at the Latin Grammys"

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This popular Brickell sushi joint packed up and moved out in the middle of the night

After a successful stint at Mary Brickell Village since early 2012, Doraku Sushi has suddenly closed. The original Lincoln Road location is still thriving after almost 17 years. Benihana scion Kevin Aoki bought the mini chain from his family business back in 2006 for $536,000 and since opened a few more locations in Hawaii and … Continue reading "This popular Brickell sushi joint packed up and moved out in the middle of the night"

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Adamari López was finally discharged from the hospital. When will she be back at Telemundo?

Puerto Rican television star Adamari Lopez revealed on Monday that she has been discharged after a month of hospitalization from complications related to influenza, but that she is “a long way from being able to return to work.” During a telephone call with Telemundo’s “Un nuevo día,” López said she is doing physical therapy every … Continue reading "Adamari López was finally discharged from the hospital. When will she be back at Telemundo?"

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Adamari López was finally discharged from the hospital. When will she be back at Telemundo?

Puerto Rican television star Adamari Lopez revealed on Monday that she has been discharged after a month of hospitalization from complications related to influenza, but that she is “a long way from being able to return to work.” During a telephone call with Telemundo’s “Un nuevo día,” López said she is doing physical therapy every … Continue reading "Adamari López was finally discharged from the hospital. When will she be back at Telemundo?"

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One of South America’s most celebrated chefs just opened a spot downtown

Michelin-starred Argentine chef Sebastian La Rocca has made his Miami debut with the opening of his first U.S. eatery, CVLTVRA. A well-known chef in South America, La Rocca has garnered accolades working with chef Jamie Oliver as executive chef at Barbecoa in London, at the Four Seasons Papagayo in Costa Rica, and at Club Europeo … Continue reading "One of South America’s most celebrated chefs just opened a spot downtown"

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“Black Friday” llegó y aquí tienes cómo hacer menos colas y divertirte más en las tiendas

Con el “Black Friday” arrancó la temporada de mas compras en el año. Pero con él llegan también las temidas largas filas para pagar  o para ser atendido. Afortunadamente, eso podría ser cosa del pasado gracias a las nuevas tecnologías. Estas son algunas formas de evitar colas y caos  la próxima vez que vayas “shopping”… … Continue reading "“Black Friday” llegó y aquí tienes cómo hacer menos colas y divertirte más en las tiendas"

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What’s Better Than Friday? Black Friday!

What’s Better Than Friday? Black Friday! While a handful of South Florida malls will be open on Thanksgiving Day, all of them will offer special holiday hours for Black Friday for those of you seeking deals. Here’s your cheat sheet for navigating the most spendiest time of year… Aventura Mall: Closed on Thanksgiving. 7 a.m. to … Continue reading "What’s Better Than Friday? Black Friday!"

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This Christmas themed pop-up bar in Wynwood will be lit

Halloween was hardly over when Christmas season was forced down our throats. Thankfully Miracle In Miami, a Christmas-themed pop-up bar coming to Wynwood, has the decency to wait until Friday, Nov. 23 to open for the season. The NYC import will take up temporary residence in the backroom at Gramps, 176 NW 24th St., launching … Continue reading "This Christmas themed pop-up bar in Wynwood will be lit"

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Can the new XXXTentacion-Lil Pump video collaboration set another streaming record?

Since the murder of South Florida rapper XXXTentacion in June, the pop star has become the year’s most streamed artist with more than 4 billion streams, according to Forbes. Can he continue that streak posthumously? This week, Warner Bros. released the new Lil Pump and XXXTentacion collaborative video, “Arms Around You.” The video, which also features Maluma and … Continue reading "Can the new XXXTentacion-Lil Pump video collaboration set another streaming record?"

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Pitbull just filmed a music video at this iconic MiMo hotel. But he isn’t the only one

Location scouts wasted no time in scouting the recently reopened MiMo hot spot Vagabond Motel as the backdrop for some brand new music videos. Pitbull was seen there last week, shooting in and around the Oasis Pool surrounded by a requisite bevy of bathing beauties. A few days later, shooting his own video was Ludacris, … Continue reading "Pitbull just filmed a music video at this iconic MiMo hotel. But he isn’t the only one"

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We visited Miami’s first Cat Café. And yes, it’s as adorable as it sounds

A look inside the Cat Café South Beach, where diners are separated by a double doors and a high-efficiency filtration system. Squarely in the middle of Miami’s Venn diagram of cat lovers and coffee lovers is the new Cat Café South Beach. It’s real, Miami. In the works for over a year, it quietly opened … Continue reading "We visited Miami’s first Cat Café. And yes, it’s as adorable as it sounds"

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The interactive Artechouse is an artsy Instagram playground that will blow your mind

You could be forgiven for thinking Artechouse is a great place to create the best Instagram videos ever. There’s no denying that it is true. But this digital pop-up art gallery, which opens just in time for Art Basel and Miami Art Week, is so much more. It’s smart and creative, a virtual playground where … Continue reading "The interactive Artechouse is an artsy Instagram playground that will blow your mind"

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Art Basel is just around the corner. Here’s the best way to get tickets.

We know it’s hard to believe, but Art Basel Miami is almost here. You know, that wonderful time of year that brings art, tourists and soul-crushing traffic to our quiet little hometown. The international art extravaganza arrives a little bit later this year – not the first weekend of December this year but the second. … Continue reading "Art Basel is just around the corner. Here’s the best way to get tickets."

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The big reveal: The name of Dwyane Wade and Gabrielle Union’s baby is…

Admit it, you were curious. But now we know. We only need to look at Dwyane Wade’s social media to figure out the answer to our burning question: The name of his and Gabrielle Union’s baby girl. Wade posted an aerial picture with a great view of his toned shoulders. Two tattoos read, Kaavia and James. … Continue reading "The big reveal: The name of Dwyane Wade and Gabrielle Union’s baby is…"

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Wrong again, internet. Miami Dade College is not banning Cuban coffee coladas

“Coladas are not allowed” began the internet post that gave Miami a coffee headache. To many, it was a ruder wake-up call than drinking Cuban coffee sin azucar. And yet that little bit of knowledge is all the internet needed to prematurely whip itself into a rage frothier than a cappuccino. The first flecks of … Continue reading "Wrong again, internet. Miami Dade College is not banning Cuban coffee coladas"

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Bhad Bhabie, aka Cash Me Outside, is acting out again. Who’s her latest target?

OMG, for realz. Bhad Bhabie just can’t behave. On Wednesday night, the upstart from Boynton Beach apparently decided to wreak havoc at the Fashion Nova x Cardi B Collection launch in Los Angeles. According to TMZ, the 15-year-old Dr. Phil alum (born Danielle Peskowitz Bregoli) threw an unknown beverage on Iggy Azalea at the event, … Continue reading "Bhad Bhabie, aka Cash Me Outside, is acting out again. Who’s her latest target?"

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Miami hotel guru Alan Faena just quietly split with his wife. What happened?

They were the hot couple on Miami’s social circuit. Now it’s over. Page Six reports that hotelier/developer Alan Faena and his wife Ximena Caminos are calling it quits. The Faena Group founder and his artistic director have a son named Noa, who was once linked to Courtney Love. The NYC publication says the ex couple’s … Continue reading "Miami hotel guru Alan Faena just quietly split with his wife. What happened?"

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‘Miami, I love you to death:’ Drake parties all over town after back to back concerts

Where’s the party? Wherever Drake is, apparently. The Canadian rapper made up for lost time after rescheduling two Miami shows due to illness. On Monday, after his first rescheduled show at AmericanAirlines Arena, the “Kiki” singer was spotted at Zuma Miami for the launch of Mod Sélection Champagne with founder Brent Hocking.  The two were … Continue reading "‘Miami, I love you to death:’ Drake parties all over town after back to back concerts"

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Jennifer Lopez just freaked out an entire audience in a movie theater in Miami

They thought just Alex Rodriguez was in the house. At a screening for Jennifer Lopez’s new movie, “Second Act,” on Wednesday night at The Landmark at Merrick Park, the retired baseball star took the mic at the front of the theater to introduce his girlfriend’s movie. He greeted fans and asked if anyone in the audience … Continue reading "Jennifer Lopez just freaked out an entire audience in a movie theater in Miami"

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Telemundo’s celebrity news show celebrates five years and a new home

The presenters of Telemundo’s morning show “Un nuevo día” surprised Jorge Bernal and his colleagues on celebrity gossip show “Suelta la sopa” with a cake to celebrate the program’s five year anniversary. The improvised party took place on Monday, the day the program debuted in its new studio at the Telemundo Center. “Suelta la sopa” first … Continue reading "Telemundo’s celebrity news show celebrates five years and a new home"

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He nearly became Bollywood producer. Instead, he opened this new Miami Indian restaurant

Eat your way around various regions of the Subcontinent at Saffron Indian Cuisine in Sunny Isles. It is the new outpost of the first Saffron in Pinecrest. Owner Deepak “Danny” Karamchandani dabbled in becoming a film producer as his father was a well respected Bollywood producer. But after working in a restaurant in his native … Continue reading "He nearly became Bollywood producer. Instead, he opened this new Miami Indian restaurant"

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This new luxurious spa in Fort Lauderdale has a treatment with CBD oil. That sounds relaxing

The Auberge Beach Residences & Spa in Fort Lauderdale has just upped the ante on luxury in Broward. The beachfront high rise, which is almost completely sold out, is opening The Spa at Auberge Beach on Dec. 15, adding it to the dozen of the luxury spas worldwide. The 15,000-plus square-foot space will greet wellness … Continue reading "This new luxurious spa in Fort Lauderdale has a treatment with CBD oil. That sounds relaxing"

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Betty Buckley loves her role in ‘Hello, Dolly.’ She just misses her donkey.

Betty Buckley has been a fan of Dolly Levi ever since she was in college and saw Pearl Bailey play the part on Broadway. Bailey, who won a Tony Award for the role, was only one of the famous Dollys that include Carol Channing and Barbra Streisand and, more recently, Bette Midler and Bernadette Peters. … Continue reading "Betty Buckley loves her role in ‘Hello, Dolly.’ She just misses her donkey."

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Jennifer Lopez & Bad Bunny team up in a sexy video for their Spanglish track ‘Te Guste’

Jennifer Lopez and Bad Bunny. So good. What do you think of this collaboration? “Te Guste” (You Liked Me) dropped last Thursday and already had 22,271,995 views by Tuesday afternoon, so not too shabby. We expect no less from Lopez, who is duly proud. She wrote to fans on YouTube:  “Thank you for the viewssssss – … Continue reading "Jennifer Lopez & Bad Bunny team up in a sexy video for their Spanglish track ‘Te Guste’"

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Kylie Jenner was just spotted in Miami with a ring on THAT finger while on tour with Travis Scott

Kylie Jenner is sticking with her man Travis Scott. The reality star is currently on the rapper’s Astroworld tour which hit Miami’s AmericanAirlines Arena on Sunday. Jenner was photographed out and about later, wearing an Astroworld T-shirt (she also is selling lip kits) and what appeared to be a wedding band on her left hand. … Continue reading "Kylie Jenner was just spotted in Miami with a ring on THAT finger while on tour with Travis Scott"

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Midtown gets a new nightclub in the old Bardot space

Although the boombox as portable soundtrack machine peaked in the late 1980s, it was a novelty in the 1990s, too. Now, as the year approaches 2019, it’s a downright antique and the name of a new bar in Midtown Miami that is taking over the space formerly known as Bardot. Boombox is the product of … Continue reading "Midtown gets a new nightclub in the old Bardot space"

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Nice! This Broward strip club is giving away thousands of turkeys for Thanksgiving

Now you have a legit reason to visit the strip club. The famed South Florida strip club chain Cheetah Gentlemen’s Club is doing its annual due diligence, giving away free turkeys to families in need for Thanksgiving. All three Cheetah locations in Hallandale Beach, Pompano Beach and West Palm Beach will be distributing 1,000 turkeys Monday between … Continue reading "Nice! This Broward strip club is giving away thousands of turkeys for Thanksgiving"

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She’s out of rehab and going on the road: LuAnn de Lesseps brings cabaret show to Miami

She’s had a rough road this year, but LuAnn de Lesseps is getting back to her first love: the stage . “The Real Housewives of New York City” star, who was arrested in Palm Beach last January in a wild, drunken rampage at the Colony Hotel, is out of rehab and heading on tour. “She is … Continue reading "She’s out of rehab and going on the road: LuAnn de Lesseps brings cabaret show to Miami"

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Adamari Lopez is still in the hospital with the flu — but she got a special visit

Adamari Lopez finally got a break. The “Un Nuevo Dia” host, who has been hospitalized in Miami for roughly  three weeks due to flu complications, received a very special visit this past weekend, People en Español reports. Lopez’ partner Toni Costa posted a story on social  media, telling fans that he was taking their daughter Alaia … Continue reading "Adamari Lopez is still in the hospital with the flu — but she got a special visit"

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City Girls release sexy new song ‘Twerk’ — and it’s an another instant Miami classic

City Girls’ new song “Twerk” is an instant Miami classic. Yung Miami and JT (who is currently incarcerated on credit card fraud charges) rap as hard as ever in this raunchy track. Let’s just say the lyrics aren’t ideal to be singing out loud  at the playground. Or at work either (look up the term … Continue reading "City Girls release sexy new song ‘Twerk’ — and it’s an another instant Miami classic"

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As kiteboarding grows in popularity, Miami Beach proposes rules to regulate the sport

On a windy October afternoon, a half-dozen kiteboarders skimmed the waves off Miami Beach, pulled along the water by brightly colored kites. The sport has grown increasingly popular on the island in recent years, but hasn’t been subject to many rules. That has led to tensions between kiteboarders and residents who live near a popular … Continue reading "As kiteboarding grows in popularity, Miami Beach proposes rules to regulate the sport"

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Ultimate Guide to New Year’s Eve 2019 Parties in Miami

We know it’s still only November, but when you’re in Miami it’s never too early to start making New Year’s Eve plans — especially when there are so many to choose from! Here’s a sneak peek at just a few of the events you can start adding to your calendar of potential New Year’s Eve … Continue reading "Ultimate Guide to New Year’s Eve 2019 Parties in Miami"

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People come to Miami’s Burger Museum for nostalgia. Now they can come for dinner

The biggest problem with owning a burger museum is visitors constantly want to eat the exhibits. The Burger Museum by Burger Beast found a solution: dinners right on the museum floor. The museum’s founder, Sef Gonzalez, will begin a series of retro-inspired dinners inside the museum at the Magic City Casino. He has partnered with … Continue reading "People come to Miami’s Burger Museum for nostalgia. Now they can come for dinner"

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Is Hialeah one of the worst cities for singles? This survey says it is

You’re the worst, Hialeah. At least for singles. According to a new WalletHub survey, which measures how fabulous 182 American cities are for living that single life, it’s way down there at the bottom. The only places worse? That hot bed of strip malls Pembroke Pines and Brownsville, Texas. We cannot figure out how this … Continue reading "Is Hialeah one of the worst cities for singles? This survey says it is"

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Here’s what will be open and what will be closed on Monday after Veterans Day

Sunday, Nov. 11, is the actual national holiday Veterans Day. But, as is the case when national holidays fall on the weekend, many businesses and institutions observe them on the weekday immediately before or after. Here’s what’s open and closed Monday. Mail No mail on Veterans Day and post offices will be closed. UPS is … Continue reading "Here’s what will be open and what will be closed on Monday after Veterans Day"

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Here’s how to eat like a local in (almost) every neighborhood in Miami

I’m about to give you “my list.” On any given day, I’ll get a text from a friend or a family member asking, “Where should I eat?” That question’s too big to answer — particularly in Miami-Dade county, which is developing some of the most exciting, interesting cuisine in the country. So I usually text … Continue reading "Here’s how to eat like a local in (almost) every neighborhood in Miami"

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It was a tough road, but Dwyane Wade and Gabrielle Union finally had their first baby

Wow, this is the biggest kept secret since in Miami … we don’t even know. Probably since Enrique Iglesias Beyonce-d his twins with Anna Kournikova. So this. After a long and documented fertility struggle, Dwyane Wade and Gabrielle Union are finally parents. The “Being Mary Jane” star and Miami Heat legend welcomed a baby girl … Continue reading "It was a tough road, but Dwyane Wade and Gabrielle Union finally had their first baby"

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‘I think I was a little drunk:’ Zoe Kravitz reveals how her boyfriend popped the question

Lenny Kravitz could have a new gig pretty soon: walking his daughter down the aisle. The actress is engaged, reports Rolling Stone in its cover story, in which she appears naked. Kravitz’s betrothed? “Nocturnal Animals” actor Karl Glusman, who popped the question in February. “I’m engaged! ” she said in the article, after the reporter … Continue reading "‘I think I was a little drunk:’ Zoe Kravitz reveals how her boyfriend popped the question"

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Celebrities already warmed up Pharrell and Dave Grutman’s new Miami hotspot. Now you can go

Miami, are you ready for Swan? The highly anticipated eatery from singer Pharrell and nightclub king/restaurateur Dave Grutman (LIV, Story, Komodo) is ready for you. The Design District spot at 90 NE 39th Street is already a hit with celebs. Trevor Noah, who recently shot “The Daily Show” at The Fillmore, stopped in on the … Continue reading "Celebrities already warmed up Pharrell and Dave Grutman’s new Miami hotspot. Now you can go"

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Celebrities already warmed up Pharrell and Dave Grutman’s new Miami hotspot. Now you can go

Miami, are you ready for Swan? The highly anticipated eatery from singer Pharrell and nightclub king/restaurateur Dave Grutman (LIV, Story, Komodo) is ready for you. The Design District spot at 90 NE 39th Street is already a hit with celebs. Trevor Noah, who recently shot “The Daily Show” at The Fillmore, stopped in on the … Continue reading "Celebrities already warmed up Pharrell and Dave Grutman’s new Miami hotspot. Now you can go"

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Pitbull worked up a sweat (literally) at the iHeart Radio Fiesta Latina. And that’s awesome

He never fails to entertain. And we mean NEVER. Forget PitBULL. Our new name for him is Pitboo. Take the iHeart Radio Fiesta Latina Awards, for the most recent example of the Miami rapper’s awesomeness. Mr. 305 performed his heart out at AmericanAirlines Arena Saturday night, singing some of his biggest hits, including “Don’t Stop … Continue reading "Pitbull worked up a sweat (literally) at the iHeart Radio Fiesta Latina. And that’s awesome"

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No, Wynwood Yard isn’t closed. It’s open until spring 2019 — then moving to this new location

When news broke in September that two beloved Miami institutions — The Wynwood Yard and O Cinema Wynwood — would be displaced by a giant apartment building, even some of their most faithful clients assumed the businesses had closed. But Della Heiman, who co-founded Wynwood Yard at 56 NW 29th Street with Ken Lyon in 2015, … Continue reading "No, Wynwood Yard isn’t closed. It’s open until spring 2019 — then moving to this new location"

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Want a Victoria’s Secret body? This personal trainer will be in Miami to help you with that.

Want a Victoria’s Secret body? Rhetorical question. Looking as amazingly awesome as those models doesn’t just involve  banging DNA, but serious workouts. Personal trainer to VS models Stephen Pasterino will be in town this week to show you some moves. View this post on Instagram One of the best parts of my job is I … Continue reading "Want a Victoria’s Secret body? This personal trainer will be in Miami to help you with that."

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You won’t believe what Rick Ross just named his new baby boy. Or maybe you will.

Congratulations go out to Rick Ross and his girlfriend Briana Camille.’ The couple welcomed their second child to the world on Wednesday. View this post on Instagram 💙💙 B.I.L.L.I.O.N 💙💙 A post shared by 👑Briana Camille👑🇵🇦 (@therealbrianacamille) on Nov 6, 2018 at 5:55pm PST On Instagram, Camille posted the announcement with his name, Billion. Bruiser … Continue reading "You won’t believe what Rick Ross just named his new baby boy. Or maybe you will."

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RIP to KOD: Miami’s famed King of Diamonds strip club has been shut down

Stick a fork in the King of Diamonds. The infamous Miami strip club is done, as first reported by The Miami New Times. The celebrity magnet (and where Blac Chyna got her start) was sued for foreclosure last August, and now, according to court documents obtained by The Miami Herald, the poles are coming down. The last social media post promoting the … Continue reading "RIP to KOD: Miami’s famed King of Diamonds strip club has been shut down"

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These Miami restaurants are cooking Thanksgiving dinner. Let’s all be thankful for this

Maybe you can’t cook to save your life. Maybe you just don’t feel like spending the day slaving away in the kitchen. Whatever your deal is on Thanksgiving, you can rest easy because these Miami restaurants have your back.

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This Key West resort has finally reopened after Irma. Take a look at its renovation.

Like much of Key West and the rest of the Florida Keys, Parrot Key Hotel & Villas took a beating from Hurricane Irma last year. But now, the damage has been repaired. In fact, the entire resort has been reimagined and officially reopened for business in November. There are more innovations due to be finished … Continue reading "This Key West resort has finally reopened after Irma. Take a look at its renovation."

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Vegan burgers, cupcakes and beer? This food festival takes Miami vegans seriously

The plant-based-palooza known as SEED Food and Wine Festival returns for a fifth year this weekend hosting events from November 7 – 11 all over town. Look forward to intimate chef-focused dinners, a tasting village, a fashion show and a yoga brunch. Here we’ve rounded up what’s new and exciting for this year’s festival.

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The Fruit and Spice Park has lots of trees and not much else. That’s why it’s so great.

Trees are dope. You know how we know this? We went to the Fruit & Spice Park in Homestead. You may have lived here all your life and never driven south to this 37-acre paradise, which is filled with trees. Amazing trees! Trees that bear tropical fruit. Trees that have these weird, disturbing, phallic looking … Continue reading "The Fruit and Spice Park has lots of trees and not much else. That’s why it’s so great."

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5 reasons you need to plan a trip to the Cayman Islands right now

My earliest memory of the Cayman Islands had to with a reference from “The Simpsons” where shady businessman/clown Krusty had a secret account at the Cayman Islands Offshore Holding Corporation. That pop culture reference followed others — from movies like “The Firm,” about a suspicious law firm that laundered mafia money in Grand Cayman to … Continue reading "5 reasons you need to plan a trip to the Cayman Islands right now"

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His restaurant helped revive the Design District. Can it do the same for Cleveland?

Michael Schwartz proved he’s not afraid of taking a risk. He opened his restaurant Michael’s Genuine Food & Drink when the Design District looked much like early Wynwood — derelict but with developers moving in. It has now been open 12 years, honored as one of the best in the country by Esquire and The … Continue reading "His restaurant helped revive the Design District. Can it do the same for Cleveland?"

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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, celebrating books and pointing out that people in Florida actually can – and do! – read. If you’ve never been to Miami Book Fair, here’s what you need to know: There are writers and readers and ideas and music and books for sale in … Continue reading "The six people you will meet at Miami Book Fair, whether you want to or not"

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Team Lucy or Team Zog? Power 96 Morning Show hosts compete in virtual food drive

The gloves are off. Dueling Power 96 Morning Show hosts DJ Zog and Lucy Lopez are facing off in a virtual competition to see who can raise the most money for the nonprofit Feeding South Florida. Which radio star do you think can round up the most donations? Join the online fun now with Lucy … Continue reading "Team Lucy or Team Zog? Power 96 Morning Show hosts compete in virtual food drive"

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Need a ride to the polls? This car sharing company is giving you a deal for Election Day

Need a ride to and from the polls? If you don’t feel like using Uber or Lyft, and want to drive yourself there,  Zipcar car-sharing network has a deal for Election Day. As part of its #DRIVEtheVOTE initiative and to give voters a way to get to and from voting stations, Zipcar will have its fleet … Continue reading "Need a ride to the polls? This car sharing company is giving you a deal for Election Day"

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‘The View’ just got a little more feisty: Miami commentator Ana Navarro is at the table.

Love feisty, fiery political commentator Ana Navarro? Get used to seeing more of the Miami resident. She just got a new gig on ABC’s “The View,” Variety reports. Navarro will  sit at the table with regulars Joy Behar, Sunny Hostin, Abby Huntsman and Meghan McCain every Friday, to sub for Whoopi Goldberg. Some personal news…stating … Continue reading "‘The View’ just got a little more feisty: Miami commentator Ana Navarro is at the table."

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Don’t miss this tiny Trinidadian restaurant — where a dish is inspired by the Incredible Hulk

Walk into Chokas Caribbean restaurant and instantly you’re on island time. It is a real hidden spot on South Beach. There’s an island sunset painting on der. It is a true family-run eatery with husband and wife Terry and Maureene Persad turning out tasty Trinidadian cuisine. Both pairs of great grandparents came from India to … Continue reading "Don’t miss this tiny Trinidadian restaurant — where a dish is inspired by the Incredible Hulk"

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Get hungry. This South American gem is making its way to Miami.

Fans of Peruvian-Japanese cuisine, you are about to get really happy. Osaka is coming to Miami. The South American Nikkei gem – with nine restaurants in South America and one coming to London in 2020 – is opening its first U.S. location in Brickell Two Diegos – Herrera and de la Puente, who paved the … Continue reading "Get hungry. This South American gem is making its way to Miami."

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It’s finally, really, truly over for Scottie and Larsa Pippen — and she is clearly moving on.

They tried. But Larsa Pippen finally pulled the plug on her marriage to Scottie Pippen. Last spring, the NBA legend filed for divorce amid cheating rumors, but court records show that the case stalled when no action was taken. Then the two got back together, likely for the sake of their four kids. We have … Continue reading "It’s finally, really, truly over for Scottie and Larsa Pippen — and she is clearly moving on."

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Wyclef Jean performed ‘Hips Don’t Lie’ at Make A Wish afterparty and it was LIT

Wyclef Jean got local socialites shaking in their stilettos (and booties) Saturday night. The Grammy winner proposed a viral challenge to ladies in the audience of the InterContinental Miami Make-A-Wish Nightclub presented by E11EVEN. During his performance of “Hips Don’t Lie,” Jean invited his bolder fans on stage to do their best impersonation of Shakira. … Continue reading "Wyclef Jean performed ‘Hips Don’t Lie’ at Make A Wish afterparty and it was LIT"

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What’s wrong with Lil Xan? The rapper just canceled his Fort Lauderdale concert

Lil Xan is “exhausted.” That’s according to a press release sent out Monday. LX won’t be able to make his concert at Revolution in Fort Lauderdale now. Even though the date was set for Dec. 1. Apparently, the hip hopper will still be exhausted a month from now. But what’s the real issue? Hmm. TMZ reports … Continue reading "What’s wrong with Lil Xan? The rapper just canceled his Fort Lauderdale concert"

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You’re invited to an annual fundraiser for a good cause (plus a Hollywood theme)

Brian Cousineau has had his share of bad luck over the years. In 1988, doctors discovered a cyst  on his spinal cord and after surgery,  it took over a year to get back on his feet. In 1994 came another blow: Cousineau was diagnosed with testicular cancer. After overcoming this and becoming cancer free, he … Continue reading "You’re invited to an annual fundraiser for a good cause (plus a Hollywood theme)"

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If you vote in Miami on Election Day, all this free stuff (mainly food) awaits you

If you do your civic duty on Nov. 6, Election Day, there are plenty of places in Miami that want to reward you for being such an upstanding citizen. Take a look at a few freebies being offered to voters: Free Fritas at Ariete Chef Michael Beltran of Ariete will be handing out a free Frita to all guests who … Continue reading "If you vote in Miami on Election Day, all this free stuff (mainly food) awaits you"

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Obama loved those tacos, but this Miami chef thought Gillum should try fritas cubanas instead

Barack Obama and Andrew Gillum came to Miami and they ate … tacos — in Wynwood? That didn’t sit well with Miami native and Cuban-American chef Michael Beltran, owner of Coconut Grove’s Ariete. The former president and Florida gubernatorial hopeful visited Coyo Taco during a rally on Nov. 2 causing a commotion among supporters. “These … Continue reading "Obama loved those tacos, but this Miami chef thought Gillum should try fritas cubanas instead"

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This historic Broward resort will get a $220 million renovation to become an SLS hotel

A Broward institution is about to get a major makeover. The famous SLS brand is heading north – to take over the Diplomat Golf & Tennis Club. The Diplomat, which was first opened in 1958 as the only hotel between Miami and Fort Lauderdale at the time, will become the SLS Resort Residence & Marina … Continue reading "This historic Broward resort will get a $220 million renovation to become an SLS hotel"

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This ‘Top Chef’ couple is bringing Southern food to South Miami

South Miami is about to get another taste of Southern fare. Chef couple Janine Booth and Jeff McInnis will open a third location of their restaurant Root & Bone at the site of the short-lived American Harvest off of U.S.-1, 5958 South Dixie Highway, South Miami. The couple hopes to open the restaurant, which revamps … Continue reading "This ‘Top Chef’ couple is bringing Southern food to South Miami"

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Here’s a first look at Royal Caribbean’s new Terminal A at PortMiami, built to accommodate their biggest ships

The world’s largest cruise ships finally have a place to park in Miami. Dubbed Terminal A, the newest addition to PortMiami will be able to accommodate Royal Caribbean’s massive Oasis-class ships and get all 5,500-plus passengers boarded in record time. Previously, the ships — named for the cruise line’s Oasis of the Seas — sailed … Continue reading "Here’s a first look at Royal Caribbean’s new Terminal A at PortMiami, built to accommodate their biggest ships"

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Sick of speeders on your street? Put away the middle finger, try ‘traffic calming’

Cut-through traffic has gotten so bad in one formerly tranquil pocket of Coral Gables that a pickup truck barreling through the neighborhood lost control and rammed into a house, coming to a stop with its nose nudging into the living room. A black skid mark is still visible on the yellow pillar by the front … Continue reading "Sick of speeders on your street? Put away the middle finger, try ‘traffic calming’"

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Miami Book Fair can be overwhelming. Let us break it down for you.

If you’re a real book lover, chances are you already know who you want to see at Miami Book Fair. Maybe you’re addicted to fiction. Or perhaps you are into politics or history or poetry or comics. Maybe you are reveling in the return of Dungeons & Dragons and can’t wait to talk to other … Continue reading "Miami Book Fair can be overwhelming. Let us break it down for you."

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President Obama is in Miami so he headed to Wynwood for tacos, obviously

In town Friday for an Andrew Gillum rally at the Ice Palace, President Barack Obama stunned guests when he stopped into Wynwood’s COYO Taco for a quick fix, saying “I hear these are the best tacos around.” Obama spoke to the restaurant’s staff and owners, saying, “I’m so proud of you guys, this is what … Continue reading "President Obama is in Miami so he headed to Wynwood for tacos, obviously"

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‘It was horrible’: Racist rant at Dunkin’ Donuts in Miami Beach caught on video

Social media users are seeking the identity of a man who went on a racist rant at a Dunkin’ Donuts in Miami Beach. A fellow patron posted a confrontation between the individual and a staffer at the doughnut shop Monday. You see him at first with his back to the camera and then he approaches … Continue reading "‘It was horrible’: Racist rant at Dunkin’ Donuts in Miami Beach caught on video"

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Conoce a Jimena Gallego la cantante que sustituye a Adamari López en Un Nuevo Día

Jimena Gallego ha sido un alivio para los productores de Un nuevo día. Después del “corre corre” que se les armó para sustituir a una de las presentadoras más queridas de la televisión en español, Adamari López (quien está recuperándose de un problema respiratorio), la hermosa presentadora demostró estar a la altura. Pero ¿quién es Jimena … Continue reading "Conoce a Jimena Gallego la cantante que sustituye a Adamari López en Un Nuevo Día"

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Where can you get Day of the Dead bread in Miami? At this Little Havana bakery

Despite being thousands of miles from their country, many Mexicans in Miami are celebrating the Day of the Dead. And in Little Havana, a bakery is helping them. A couple from the Panadería Mexicana, or Mexican Bakery, at El Rinconcito Mexicano restaurant, located at 1961 SW 8th St., get up at 5 a.m. to bake … Continue reading "Where can you get Day of the Dead bread in Miami? At this Little Havana bakery"

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Has Univision finally found a telenovela that can beat Telemundo in prime time? It looks like it

For the first time in months, Univision took first place in ratings for the 10 p.m. slot thanks to its new series “Amar a muerte,” by Venezuelan writer Leonardo Padrón and starring Angelique Boyer and Michel Brown, along with Venezuelan actor Alejandro Nones. “It’s a very special project, because I never worked in my country … Continue reading "Has Univision finally found a telenovela that can beat Telemundo in prime time? It looks like it"

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Following ouster from downtown Miami, Ultra Music Festival might move to Virginia Key

Miami’s Ultra Music Festival might move to Virginia Key in March 2019. Festival organizers and city officials confirmed they are negotiating a contract to stage the popular three-day electronic dance music event March 29-31 near Miami Marine Stadium on Virginia Key. Miami commissioners recently booted Ultra from Bayfront Park in downtown when they unanimously rejected a proposed … Continue reading "Following ouster from downtown Miami, Ultra Music Festival might move to Virginia Key"

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Star of Telemundo’s ‘Caso Cerrado’ faces family crisis on the week of show’s relaunch

Ana María Polo revealed on social media that she had suffered a great loss in her life. The judge of the popular Telemundo program “Caso Cerrado” was inconsolable at the death of her beloved mother, Delia Polo. Dr. Polo had revealed on Monday that the 90-year-old Cuban matriarch had serious health issues, explaining why she … Continue reading "Star of Telemundo’s ‘Caso Cerrado’ faces family crisis on the week of show’s relaunch"

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Get your cameras ready. This Fairchild holiday exhibit will be an Instagram sensation.

Miami, we know you love great Instagram spots. Witness the popularity of the Umbrella Sky Project in Coral Gables and the that’s-so-Miami Cafetera Sky at Brickell’s Latin Cafe. So you are definitely not going to want to miss The NightGarden at Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden this holiday season. The 23-acre display, which opens Nov. 23, will include entertainment … Continue reading "Get your cameras ready. This Fairchild holiday exhibit will be an Instagram sensation."

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