5 Costume Themes We Bet You’ll See at the King Mango Strut

The political incorrectness of the annual King Mango Strut Parade in Coconut Grove is exactly why crowds gather to watch the wackiness. Always politically-charged and bordering on inappropriate, group costumes and floats (if that’s what you can call them) always reflect the year’s biggest news stories. The teams are putting the last minute touches on their costumes, we are sure, as… Continue reading

Forget cooking: Here’s where to eat for Thanksgiving

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Thanksgiving Day will be the usual turkey feast, ultimately ending in a nice, long nap after seconds. However, there are several options for letting others cook your bacchanal.


BLT Prime in Doral is serving a three-course prix fixe menu for $75 for adults and $40 for children under 12. It includes choice of celery root soup, kabocha… Continue reading

How to Halloween like a foodie: Your definitive list

Best Ice Cream in Miami and South Florida

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Humidity, sweltering humidity, it’s a fact of life during a Miami summer. And in spring and early fall, too. It’s a year-round reality, so maybe that’s why ice cream spots keep popping up all over the city. Here’s a few you should definitely check out and keep handy given that July is National Ice Cream Month and the… Continue reading

Take an exclusive tour through the design elements of the iconic Delano Hotel

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The oversized furniture and blue door between the hedges at the entrance to the Delano Hotel are all reminiscent of the “Alice in Wonderland” fairy tale and the theme continues outside around their famous pool. That’s where you’ll find a chess set and dwarf-like trees that are perfectly clipped to keep a certain shape. But did… Continue reading

Get the details on Brickell City Centre’s major dining game

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Rising high and straddling Southwest Seventh Street in the Brickell area, Brickell City Centre is set to hold within its 5.4 million square-foot, mixed-use space, a 38,000 square-foot Italian indoor food hall.

The three-level European-style artisanal market and dining area will be the Centre’s anchor space meant to represent Italy’s diverse cuisine from both the country’s northern and… Continue reading

Events you can’t miss in Miami in January 2017

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Shen Yun

Jan. 6-8

Where: Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts, 1300 Biscayne Blvd., Miami

Dancers soar through the air, presenting classical Chinese dance, ethnic and folk dance and story-based dance performed to orchestral music.

Ringling Brothers Barnum & Bailey Circus

Jan. 6-18 & 12-15

Where: AmericanAirlines Arena, 601 Biscayne Blvd., Miami Their new… Continue reading

One year later, Wynwood Yard expands

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The one-year anniversary of hipster hangout Wynwood Yard was a full weekend blowout with the unveiling of several new concepts. If you missed it, there’s plenty of time to explore. Here’s what’s new at The Yard:

Charcoal Garden Bar + Grill

It’s The Yard’s first full-service restaurant and also, the first one in Miami to be built entirely… Continue reading

Where to Eat and Drink on New Year’s Eve in South Florida

By Josie Gulliksen

Toast the New Year with a glass of bubbly, break out the hats and noisemakers and come on an empty stomach to these restaurants.

With these mouthwatering meals, it’s one last hurrah before buckling down with those resolutions.

Here are South Florida’s best options to ring in the New Year (by county, city and neighborhood):



Dolores But… Continue reading

Ahoy! This Miami-based cruise ship brews craft beer aboard

At some point during a cruise, any craft beer aficionado is going to get the urge to knock back a few cold ones.

Then best to book a cruise on the recently debuted Carnival Vista, the first North American-based cruise ship to feature an on-board brewery. The Miami-based Concrete Beach Brewery (a subsidiary of Boston Beer Co., which owns Sam Adams) handles the… Continue reading