The Local House is a new restaurant located inside the Sense Hotel on Ocean Drive. Upon entering the restaurant, patrons are greeted with warm, welcoming colors and a modern décor, reminiscent of local Miami culture and design. When we visited, we opted for outside seating to enjoy the gorgeous South Beach weather and ambiance. This delightful restaurant was abuzz with lively patrons enjoying brunch with unlimited mimosas and culinary treats prepared by their exceptional chef, Guily Booth. The menu offers a variety of delicious, affordable tapas-style plates, making it very difficult to decide. We sampled a variety of small plates that included the Local Ceviche, Melon Citrus Salad, Bacon-wrapped Dates, Goat Cheese Croquettes, and Octopus Carpaccio. The Local Ceviche is made with grouper, red onion, cilantro, and choclo, a starchy variety of corn from South America. The grouper offered a meaty bite and was perfectly flavored with fresh ingredients, making it a great take on traditional ceviche. The Melon Citrus Salad offered more mellow flavors and was composed of assorted melon balls with feta, limejuice, and mint. The Bacon-wrapped dates were a sweet and salty treat, although a delectable spicy guava sauce and a topping ofpea shoots that accompanied the Goat Cheese Croquettes made a bold statement. These little bites of heaven proved to us that goat cheese and guava should always go together. The Octopus Carpaccio was topped with a creamy sauce, crunchy capers, diced tomatoes, a chorizo “dust”, arugula, and orange slices. The chorizo dust gave this dish a salty flavor without the overpowring heaviness that is usually associated with eating sliced chorizo. The orange slices brought a welcome bit of freshness.
Last Thursday, celebrated musician Flo Rida hosted his "Hey Jasmin Experience" concert in Miami. Since his recent release of new smach album Wild Ones, which features hit singles "Whistle," "Good Feeling," and "Wild Ones" featuring Sia, Flo Rida released "Hey Jasmin" as a free track and video in appreciation of his fans. The hip hop star followed up the release with an intimate club performance in celebration of the song, as well as in celebration of his #1 single "Whistle."
The artist was surprised by his management team when they presented him with an incredible cake honoring his hit. There was also a special guest appearance by Interscope recording artist JRand.
If you're familiar with Flo Rida, you're probably familiar with his friend and colleague, hip hop artist J. Dash. Also from Florida, this artist has recently made a huge splash in the music world with his top-of-the-charts single, "WOP." The single comes off his debut album, Tabloid Truth, and has reached the Top 100 on the Billboard charts. The album is sold exclusively through Wal-Mart. J. Dash chats with us about his past musical experience, his new album, and the lovely ladies of his life.
You are a piano prodigy who records hip hop music. Will we hear you playing piano in any of your tracks?
Seven-year-old Christopher James Greicius got to be a police officer for a day. Christopher had been battling leukemia and his dream had always been to be a police officer. That dream came true on April 29th, 1980 when Chris got to travel in a Department of Public Safety helicopter and got a tailored-made police uniform. Chris passed away on May 3, 1980. But the happiness brought upon by a wish-come-true did not go unnoticed. Chris' mom, Linda Bergendahl-Pauling and two partners created the Chris Greicius Make-A-Wish Memorial which later became the Make-A-Wish Foundation. Since 1983 it has been working to bring joy and hope for children under life-threatening conditions.
While David Guetta is preparing for EDC Las Vegas this weekend as a headlining artist, he is also releasing new beats and vids. Nothing seems to stop this French hitmaker from dropping the hottest tracks with some of music’s biggest names.
Guetta’s 5th studio LIP, Nothing But the Beat, is scheduled to arrive August 30. He has enlisted an all-star cast of collaborators on the album, including Akon, Snoop Dogg, Usher, Will.i.am, Jennifer Hudson, Timbaland, Sia, and Dev.
“Levels,” released in May, was perhaps the most anticipated track of the year and the most epic house anthem to date. Recently, another version was released with a little hip-hop flare. Flo-Rida, the king of releasing banger after banger throughout all the clubs in the world, threw down a verse on the song. Here is yet another artist exploding Avicii into every facet of music style. For some, this remix could be a little disheartening to hardcore Avicii fans who would hate to see the mega-mixer fall to the hands of mainstream artists. The song is fire no matter what, mostly because it originated from the techno-master himself.
DJ Prostyle is no newbie to the music scene, as he’s been propelling his career as a DJ since the tender age of 13. It is no surprise that his name is a combination of the two most essential attributes needed to succeed in today’s music industry—professionalism and style.
This exclusive interview reveals that he not only embodies both of these qualities, but continues to push all boundaries of his career. DJ Prostyle was born in Queens, NY and moved to Orlando, Florida as a young teenager where he began to build his propensity for DJing. After a few years of throwing countless house parties and releasing mixtapes, Prostyle developed a loyal fan base, which ultimately landed him his own show on a college radio station at the age of 16. As his credentials continued to escalate, Prostyle scored another mix show at the age of 18 and his music permeated the airwaves, catapulting him to the 1 mix show in Orlando at the prime time 5pm slot.