Best of Miami 2014 Readers' Poll: Last Chance to Vote

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Can you feel the electricity in the air? No, that's not an afternoon thunderstorm. It's the anticipation that's building for Miami New Times' annual Best of Miami edition, available online and in print on June 19.

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New Times' 2014 Best of Miami Release Party: Get Tickets Now!

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Still time to vote in the Readers poll!
The day you've been waiting for is coming.

New Times' 27th annual Best of Miami issue hits the street on June 19, naming more than 400 of the best places to shop, eat, drink, and party in our fair city. For months, New Times' writers have wracked their brains to come up with the freshest places for you to grab a burger; sip a margarita; dance the night away; get your tires rotated, and meet new people.

Now, it's time to celebrate -- and we're inviting you for a toast.


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Ten Best Brickell Restaurants

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Things are about to change in Brickell. Whether it will be for the better remains a mystery. At this moment, several stone-gray, nearly finished highrises loom on the skyline. Work is underway on Brickell City Centre, a massive, Hong Kong-financed gigaplex of shops, restaurants, offices, and hotels. Developers have partnered with the Whitman family, which built and owns Bal Harbour Shops, offering a clue as to the type of restaurants that might be on deck.

For now, however, here are the best restaurants Brickell has to offer.

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Best of Miami Readers' Choice 2014: Vote Now!

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June is right around the corner and Miami is really heating up.

No, we're not talking about the onset of summer humidity, we're talking about the annual Best of Miami edition, which hits our fair city on June 19, naming the best places to eat, things to do, and people to watch in 2014.

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Best of Miami 2014 Readers' Poll: Last Chance to Nominate Your Favorites

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The 27th annual Best of Miami issue returns Thursday, June 19 to newsstands and online, bringing you over 300 of the coolest places, best restaurants, and hidden gems to discover.

Each year our Best of Miami issue celebrates everything in our city -- its clubs, shops, services, and restaurants -- in categories ranging from best Haitian restaurant to best sneaker store (we told you it was comprehensive).

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Wine by the Bay in Downtown Miami: Taste Wines From Around the World

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It's difficult to capture Stefano Campanini's attention for more than a couple of minutes. Owner of downtown Miami's Wine by the Bay, he has a passion for the product and a charming Italian demeanor that have earned him many fans who wave as they walk by or stop in to say hello and grab a bottle on the way to a dinner party. They trust his opinion, fine-tuned during years of travel and study, and have come to rely on what he believes is one of the few mom-and-pop stores in the area.

The small staff of four jokingly refers to the job title as PD: professional drinker. After only a brief conversation, you realize they all know their stuff. Tasting upward of 150 wines a week, they have a grasp on every bottle in the store and can help you make the best choice.

While Wine by the Bay boasts an impressive selection ranging in price from $11.95 to $2000-plus, it also offers weekly tastings to educate the public on wines from around the world. These events include plenty of vino, good company, and some tasty bites.

See also: Best New Wine Store Miami 2013 - Wine By the Bay

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Best of Miami 2014 Readers' Poll: Nominate Your Favorites Now

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The 27th annual Best of Miami issue is in the works and all over Miami, New Times writers are diligently searching for the newest, shiniest, and most unique people, places, and things to share with you, our readers.

Each year, our Best Of issue has a signature theme. This year, we're channeling Grand Theft Auto, Pac Man and Frogger with a "Game On" feel, so get your competitive side moving.

Best of Miami celebrates our city and the most wonderful restaurants, clubs, shops, and services in our neighborhood. And, it's huge -- with over 300 different categories ranging from best burger to best gun shop!

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Ten Reasons North Beach Is Miami's Best Dining Neighborhood

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Yoyo because YOLO!

If you want fine dining, try another neighborhood. For reasonably priced Latin American fare with a beach setting, head to North Beach. Between the trendiness and overpriced hotel restaurants of South Beach and ritzy Bal Harbour lies this unassuming neighborhood.

Others might scoff that North Beach is a dining dead zone, I have found wonderful carb-filled grub, secret patio dining, beer gardens, free buffets, and more that make this area tops. What follows are the official top ten reasons.

Note: Although North Bay Village's marvelous Sushi Deli isn't in North Beach, I am including Normandy Isle eateries because they are still part of the city of Miami Beach.

See also: Ten Reasons the Design District Is Miami's Best Dining Neighborhood


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Miami's Ten Most Unusual French Fries

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Fries gone wild.
The term "French fries" may refer to elongated pieces of fried potatoes, but it can mean so much more. You can have them straight, curly, fat, thin, sweet, garlicky or crinkle cut. Although the options don't end there.

This is Miami, we like our papas accessorized, blinged out. We have them fried in duck fat, served extra spicy, replaced with veggies and even topped with hunks of meat.

Grab some ketchup as we attempt to make every day fry day with our list of fries gone wild.

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Miami's Five Most Outrageous Burgers

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When it comes to meat stuffed between buns, Miami has it all.

In the past, we've shared our picks for the city's top ten burgers. We even found the most expensive one -- it's $65. But now, it's time to think beyond the bun.

Grab some napkins: What follows are the five most outrageous burgers in Miami.

See also: Blackbrick in Midtown Serves the Chinese Food You've Been Waiting For

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