Q&A: Naomi Grossman Talks American Horror Story and Getting Recognized on the Street

November 20, 2014 | by Cynthia Correa | Talk of the Town

Naomi Grossman tells us why "Pepper fans are going to be pleased" with the rest of American Horror Story: Freak Show, set in 1952 Jupiter, Florida.  

Naomi Grossman.Naomi Grossman. 

If you're an American Horror Story devotee, you know Pepper—the first "freak" to be featured in two different seasons of the often-terrifying TV show. But do you know the woman behind the costume? She's accomplished actress Naomi Grossman, who undergoes an intense two-hour transformation to get in character. As the fourth season of Freak Show comes to a climax, we talk with Grossman about the secretive audition process, Pepper’s journey, and shaving her head. >>Read More


Kick Back With These Spirit and Cigar Pairings This Holiday Season

November 19, 2014 | by Cynthia Correa | Food & Drink News

Having a hand-rolled cigar with a stiff drink is one of the best ways to relax after a huge holiday feast—and an excuse to step outside for a few precious moments of silence. To help enhance your experience, we've paired up popular spirits with the perfect smoke.

Glenlivet 18 + Ashton Virgin Sun Grown

Ashton cigar.

Glenlivet is a favorite among scotch drinkers and a natural pairing for a vibrant cigar like Ashton Virgin Sun Grown. The spirit’s complex palate with hints of honey and walnut are balanced by Ashton VSG’s bold espresso notes layered with dark chocolate—a match for the full, yet sweet single malt. >>Read More


5 Delicious Vegan Eats Even Meat Lovers Will Want

November 18, 2014 | by Galena Mosovich | Food & Drink News

Living a vegan lifestyle is not just a fad flying through American culture like the yo-yo diet or, on the other end of the spectrum, the cronut craze. Contrary to the stigma, the menus at Miami's vegan restaurants are not limited; they're bursting with possibilities to find and savor uplifting flavors. Here, our favorites in honor of World Vegan Month. 

Supercharged Quinoa Burger at Mi Vida Cafe

Quinoa burger.

No cell phones are allowed at Mi Vida Cafe, where the staff purposefully runs out of ingredients to maintain freshness and minimize waste. The peaceful atmosphere is enhanced by the energizing (and filling) Supercharged Quinoa Burger. It's a house-made patty of the popular superfood, which is loaded with protein, fiber, and minerals, and it sits atop a bed of local greens with cucumbers, tomatoes, fresh hummus, sprouts, slices of avocado, and an arugula salad mix. 7244 Biscayne Blvd., Miami; 305-759-6020

Curry Favor at Temple Whole Food Plant Based Kitchen

At Temple Kitchen, healthy living devotees clamor for the unprocessed whole food served in an approachable way. Reach for the hearty Curry Favor, a hot dish with house-made green curry, red chili, fresh mushrooms, eggplant, edamame, and coconut milk served over organic wild rice. 5831 Sunset Dr., South Miami, 305-397-8732 >>Read More

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