March 30, 2015 | by Lane Nieset | Food & Drink News
In this week's food and drink news, we found reasons to celebrate (and sip a few cocktails).
Need an excuse to throw back some oysters this week? There's a food holiday for that. On March 31, a.k.a. National Oysters on the Half Shell Day, Devon Seafood + Steak will offer oysters selected by executive chef Rod Chitikov at an exclusive price during happy hour (4-8 p.m.); dig in to standout options from the East and West Coast, like Naked Cowboy and Beau Soleil. 11715 Sherri Ln., Kendall, 305-275-0226 >>Read More
March 27, 2015 | by Carla Torres | Talk of the Town
Steve Aoki goes deep on what he thinks the future holds (humans won’t have organs), the new collabs on Neon Future II, and which is harder—the restaurant business or the music industry.
Steve Aoki at the Dim Mak Miami House on March 25.
Steve Aoki travels 300 days out of the year. This particular week, the Grammy-nominated artist finds himself in Miami for Winter Music Conference. “I was just in Japan putting the finishes touches on my fashion collection,” says the producer/DJ who’s also a fashion designer and restaurateur. Although born into the restaurant industry (his father is the late Benihana creator Rocky Aoki), he wanted to take a different route—one fueled by his passion, which we learned isn’t limited to a single project at a time.
A fan of comic books, science fiction, and the unknown, Aoki has boldly dove into a world of possibilities last year with his second album, Neon Future I. From humans who live forever as spiritual beings to an introduction by Google engineer and author of The Age of the Spiritual Machines Ray Kurzweil, the 10-track album is transcendent from beginning to end.
“I love to geek out,” Aoki says just 10 minutes after taking off his shirt, climbing the roof of a mansion on Miami Beach, and getting into a Buddha pose. It’s how he prepares for WMC, and during our interview on Wednesday, March 25 at his label Dim Mak's Miami house, we learned just how extraordinary Aoki and his thought process are. >>Read More
March 27, 2015 | by DaMonica Boone | Style & Beauty
Keep your skin smooth for spring's pool parties and beach days with these gentle exfoliants that polish, brighten, and revitalize.
One-Step Gentle Exfoliating Cleanser, Clarins ($35). clarinsusa.com
Orange extract softens and renews, while moringa seed extract refines without stripping away moisture. >>Read More
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