<![CDATA[NBC 6 South Florida - Dining, shopping and nightlife]]> Copyright 2014 http://www.nbcmiami.com/entertainment/the-scene http://media.nbcbayarea.com/designimages/NBC+6+LOGO+GOOGLE.png NBC 6 South Florida http://www.nbcmiami.com en-us Mon, 01 Sep 2014 14:39:47 -0400 Mon, 01 Sep 2014 14:39:47 -0400 NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Labor Day Events and Activities in South Florida]]> Sat, 30 Aug 2014 13:32:48 -0400 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/214*120/labor+day+jungle+island+2014.PNG

Attractions and events will be held all across South Florida for Labor Day. Here is our round-up of fun things to do over the long weekend:

Jungle Island: From August 30 - September 1, Jungle Island has $10 Neighbor Days, where everything is $10 each – park admission, aqua park, lemur encounters, jungle tours, and family meal deals. They are also hosting a neighborhood block party with sidewalk chalk activities, DJ dance parties, face painting, hula-hoop competitions and animal encounters. 10 a.m. - 7 p.m. Saturday - Monday, 1111 Parrot Jungle Trail, Miami. For additional information, visit Jungle Island's website here.

Pérez Art Museum Miami (PAMM): The museum will be offering free exhibition tours on Labor Day at 11:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. led by museum guides. Visitors who arrive to PAMM by Metromover on Monday will receive free museum admission.
10 a.m. - 6 p.m. Monday at Perez Art Museum Miami, 1103 Biscayne Blvd, Miami. Admission: Adults $12; seniors (62+ with ID), students (with ID) and youth (ages 7-18) $8; members, children (under 6) and Active U.S. Military (with ID) free. Visit the museum's website here for more information.

Marlins vs. Mets: Cheer on the Miami Marlins as they take on the New York Mets on Labor Day.
1:10 p.m. Monday at Marlins Park, 1380 NW Sixth St., Miami; $15-$225. Check out the Marlins website here for tickets.

South Beach Bike Week: The 2nd Annual South Beach Bike Week will take place this year on Labor Day weekend from August 29th - September 1st. The "Biker Village" will feature vendors, a bike show, live music, tattoo artists and entertainment.
11 a.m. - 7 p.m. Saturday - Sunday at 10th Street and Ocean Drive, Miami Beach. For additional information, visit the event's website here.

Floatopia Miami: Bring floating rafts, inner-tubes, foam noodles, or anything else that floats for Floatopia Miami at South Pointe Park on Miami Beach.
10 a.m. Saturday Aug. 30 at South Pointe Park, 1 Washington Ave., Miami Beach. Visit the event page here for more information.

Rapids Water Park: Rapids is featuring a special Labor Day offer of free unlimited admission through Nov. 2 with purchase of a full-priced admission Saturday through Monday. 6566 N. Military Trail, Riviera Beach. 10 a.m - 7 p.m. For more on the special offer, visit the park's website here.

Butterfly World: The world's largest butterfly park houses more than 20,000 live butterflies from all over the globe, along with hundreds of birds. The theme park is offering a $3 off general admission coupon on their website. 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Monday - Saturday and 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. Sunday. 3600 W. Sample Rd, Coconut Creek. Click here for the coupon. 

Atlantic Hotel Sunset Party: Enjoy live music, gourmet barbecue and drink specials from Beauty & the Feast on the Atlantic Hotel’s fifth floor oceanfront terrace. Free with RSVP.
Sunday 5 p.m. - 10 p.m. at the Atlantic Hotel & Spa, 601 N. Fort Lauderdale Beach Blvd., Fort Lauderdale. To RSVP for the party or for more information, click here.

Flamingo Gardens: The park is hosting their Native Bird Festival, with live bird presentations, aviary tours, and birding tips. Learn more about Florida's wild inhabitants and habitats. Labor Day is a Half-Price Day.
9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Monday at Flamingo Gardens, 3750 S Flamingo Rd., Davie; Half-Price Day admission: Ages 12 and up $9, ages 3 - 11 $5, children 2 or younger and members are free. Click here for more information.

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<![CDATA[Culture Dura Tour In Miami]]> Mon, 18 Aug 2014 18:48:29 -0400 Jipsy]]> Jipsy]]> http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/ninasky_j_0001.JPG Remezcla and Mikes' Harder presented Culture Dura, a ten city tour featuring the new wave of Latin Urban Music with a stop in Miami. Photos by Jipsy]]> <![CDATA[At The Shepard Fairey And Hennessy Collab Celebration]]> Fri, 15 Aug 2014 20:20:05 -0400 Jipsy]]> Jipsy]]> http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/shep_hen_0001.JPG Inside the celebration of the new Hennessy V.S. Limited Edition bottle designed by Shepard Fairey at Wynwood Kitchen and Walls with the artist. Photos by Jipsy]]> <![CDATA[6 In The Mix]]> Tue, 15 Jan 2013 12:27:44 -0400 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/6+in+the+mix.jpg ]]> <![CDATA[With Some Of Steam Miami's Characters ]]> Fri, 15 Aug 2014 19:21:53 -0400 Jipsy]]> Jipsy]]> http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/steams_j_0001.JPG A peek at some of the characters at the new Steam nightlife space in Miami. Photos by Jipsy]]> <![CDATA[Back to School Tech Gear: 10 Hot Gadgets for Students]]> Tue, 26 Aug 2014 08:27:20 -0400 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/thumb-tech.jpg From tablet convertibles to smart watches and battery charging phone cases, here's a list of top back to school electronics for the season. ]]> <![CDATA[Back to School Tech: Hot Electronic Gear for Students]]> Tue, 26 Aug 2014 08:27:19 -0400 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/thumb-tech.jpg

From smart watches to tablet convertibles and a Kindle to download your textbooks, here's what you should know about back to school gear now on the market.

For students going off to college, a laptop computer is a necessity, according to Jordan Crook, a reporter at TechCrunch.

"The best possible computer for a student would be a MacBook Air," Crook said. "It's just the most portable, light-weight thing you can carry around and it's powerful."

However, the latest gear hitting stores this season is an alternative to the everyday laptop — a tablet convertible.

"They call them convertible because they can either be a laptop or a tablet," said Sy Paulson, the general manager of a Manhattan Best Buy.

Tablet convertibles flip to let you "type as comfortably as you would on a traditional laptop."

Paulson recommends the Microsoft Surface, "because it is one of the most powerful and lightweight, and the battery lasts for a very long time."

When it comes to reading for either long-term or nightly assignments, Crook says you can't go wrong with a Kindle Paperwhite.

"It's a great thing for a student to get if you're going be doing a lot of reading. A lot of textbooks can download onto that,"she said. "It'll keep [them] all in one place."

The Kindle Paperwhite is the newest of the Kindle devices and is designed just for reading. The Kindle Fire also allows for using apps and watching TV shows.

For the tech-savvy student who might want to receive social media notifications without pulling out a smartphone in class, Crook recommends the Pebble Steel Smart Watch. The originator of the smart watch trend, Pebble's newest model, the Pebble Steel, beats out competitors with its iOs and Android compatibility, according to Crook.

Another tech-accessory-turned-fashion-statement is a good pair of noise-canceling headphones.

"If you want a home run back to school purchase idea for any student, you're going to go a long way if you pick up a pair of Beats or Bose noise canceling headphones," Paulson said.

But if a student wants their music to fill the room, Paulson recommends portable audio speakers that are battery powered and play through any device with a bluetooth interface.

Good speakers for a student on a study break could include GV Pulse speakers. "As you play it, it lights up, and if you turn the lights off in your dorm room you can make it look like a night club," Paulson explained.

Bluetooth has also allowed printers to go wireless. "You can stick the printer under the bed or in the closet on top of the mini fridge and print from your tablet or your phone or your computer," he said.


 

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<![CDATA["World's Largest Paint Party" Expanding to Two Days]]> Tue, 05 Aug 2014 14:46:24 -0400 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/Sunlife+Top-26101.jpg

South Florida ravers can now dance an extra day as “The World’s Largest Paint Party,” also known as Life in Color, is expanding to two days this year.

Life in Color – an electronic dance music festival featuring neon-colored paint being thrown into the crowd as fans dance to their favorite DJs, will take place at Sun Life Stadium in December.

The announcement was made during the halftime show at the Guinness International Champions Cup Finals on Monday night.

Superstar DJ Martin Garrix was the halftime artist, playing his hit songs with a bright-colored performance featuring lasers and 3D mapping on the field.

“Miami in general… I love Miami, I love the vibe here. I love the people here,” Garrix said.

December’s Life in Color is expected to host around 60,000 people. It will also be competing for the Guinness World Record for the most people covered in paint at one time.

“I think this is a big step for EDM. It’s setting a standard for mainstream (music) in the U.S.,” said Sebastian Solano, CEO of Life in Color.

The giant paint party will return to South Florida’s Sun Life Stadium on Dec. 26 & 27. Early bird tickets go on sale starting Aug. 13 at 10 a.m.  For more information, click here.



Photo Credit: Life in Color]]>
<![CDATA[Martin Garrix Performs Halftime Show at Guinness Champions Cup Finals]]> Tue, 05 Aug 2014 13:38:19 -0400 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/180*120/Sunlife+Top-2617.jpg 18-year-old superstar DJ, Martin Garrix performed during the halftime show of the Guinness International Champions Cup Final Monday night. The halftime show was hosted by Life in Color Music Festival. It featured neon colored lasers and 3D mapping across the Sun Life Stadium soccer field.

Photo Credit: Life in Color]]>
<![CDATA[The Wurst In Brickell]]> Fri, 01 Aug 2014 12:39:17 -0400 Jipsy]]> Jipsy]]> http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/prost__j_0001.JPG At the celebration and private tasting of the new restaurant Prost Wurstgrill & Bierhouse in Brickell this week. The new gourmet sausage and beer spot officially opens to the public on Monday. Photos by Jipsy]]> <![CDATA[Zoo Gets Fruit From Flipped Truck]]> Fri, 01 Aug 2014 05:16:22 -0400 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/180*120/elephant8.jpg

Talk about not letting roadkill go to waste.

The elephants, giraffes and bears at the Oakland Zoo got to nosh on African jackfruit and bananas Wednesday thanks to a overturned big rig that dumped 60,000 pounds of fruit in Livermore near the Altamont Pass earlier in the week.

"The elephants loved it," Brian Deering, president of the nonprofit F.A.I.R. Foundation, told NBC Bay Area. He masterminded the transfer – taking the lightly squished fruit from the side of Interstate Highway 580 and getting about 15,000 pounds of it to the animals at the zoo.

About 35,000 pounds fed humans at the Alameda County Food Bank, and the rest was too badly bruised to be eaten.

The truck is owned by All Seasons Produce in Oakland, which grows fruit in Mexico. Deering knows the owners, who contacted him after the truck tipped early Monday morning to say they didn't want the food to go to waste. He also knows the owners of Save Tow, who schlepped the tropical fruit to the zoo.

Deering's agency, which has roots in Sunnyvale but now is headquarted in Elk Grove, is a nonprofit that connects families in custody battles with material goods, such as cars, dishwashers, computers and food.

Zoo spokeswoman Nicky Mora said there is enough donated fruit for the elephants and bears to dine on all week.



Photo Credit: Erin Harrison/Oakland Zoo]]>
<![CDATA[Miami Spice Kicks Off ]]> Thu, 31 Jul 2014 16:33:47 -0400 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/Miami+Spice1.jpg

Miami Spice kicks off Friday, heating up for two months of mouth-watering deals at Miami-Dade County restaurants.

Now through September 30th, a number of hot spots from Sunny Isles Beach to Kendall will offer special three-course lunch and dinner menus created by internationally-acclaimed chefs. Lunch starts at $23 and dinner starts at $39.

Read the full list of participating restaurants below: 

Beaches (Bal Harbour, Bay Harbor Islands, Miami Beach, South Beach/Art Deco District, Sunny Isles Beach)

  • 1826 Restaurant & Lounge
  • 660 at The Angler's
  • A Fish Called Avalon
  • Altamare Restaurant
  • AQ by Acqualina
  • Baires Grill Resto
  • Baoli
  • Bazaar by José Andrés, The
  • Bistro One LR
  • BLT Steak
  • Cafe Prima Pasta
  • Canyon Ranch Grill
  • Cavalli Restaurant & Lounge
  • Cecconi's Miami Beach
  • De Rodriguez
  • Dolce Italian
  • Dutch, The
  • Essensia Restaurant & Lounge
  • Fez
  • Fifi's Place
  • Florida Cookery
  • Fogo de Chão Brazilian Steakhouse
  • Forge Restaurant & Wine Bar, The
  • Hakkasan at Fontainebleau Miami Beach
  • HaVen South Beach
  • Icebox Cafe
  • IL Mulino NY - Miami
  • Il Mulino NY - South Beach
  • J & G Grill
  • Juvia
  • Katsuya by Starck
  • Khong River House
  • La Cote at Fontainebleau Miami Beach
  • La Gloutonnerie
  • Larios on the Beach
  • L'echon Brasserie
  • Lorenzo
  • Lure Fishbar
  • Macchialina
  • Makoto
  • Meat Market
  • Michael Mina 74 at Fontainebleau Miami Beach
  • Milos by Costas Spiliadis
  • Mister Collins
  • Mr. Chow
  • Oolite Restaurant and Bar
  • Orange Blossom
  • Palm, The
  • Petit Bistro
  • Pied à Terre
  • Porfirio's Restaurant
  • Preston's at The Loews Hotel
  • Pubbelly
  • Quattro Gastronomia Italiana
  • Red the Steakhouse
  • Restaurant Michael Schwartz
  • Rosa Mexicano Restaurant - Lincoln Road
  • Sardinia Enoteca Ristorante
  • Scarpetta at Fontainebleau Miami Beach
  • Semilla Eatery & Bar
  • Shula's Steak House at The Alexander
  • Smith & Wollensky
  • St. Regis Bar, The
  • SUSHISAMBA Miami Beach
  • Tamara Restaurant
  • Terrazza at Shore Club
  • Texas De Brazil Miami Beach
  • The Restaurant at The Setai
  • Timo Restaurant & Bar
  • Tongue & Cheek
  • Traymore, The
  • Villa Azur Restaurant & Lounge
  • Wine Depot 555
  • Yuca

Mainland South (Coconut Grove, Coral Gables, Kendall, Key Biscayne, Little Havana, Pinecrest, South Miami Area, Southwest Miami-Dade, Westchester Area)

  • Anacapri on Ponce
  • Angelique Euro Cafe
  • Bellmont Spanish Restaurant
  • BrickTops Restaurant
  • Bulla Gastrobar
  • Cafe Catula
  • Caffe Vialetto
  • Cantina Beach
  • Chart House Miami
  • Chef Adrianne's Vineyard Restaurant & Wine Bar
  • Christy's Restaurant
  • Cibo Wine Bar
  • Devon Seafood + Steak
  • Earls Kitchen and Bar
  • Fleming's Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar
  • Fontana at The Biltmore Hotel
  • Francesco @ The Towers of Key Biscayne
  • Francesco Restaurant Coral Gables
  • Gibraltar
  • Graziano's Bird Road
  • Graziano's Restaurant Coral Gables
  • Jaguar Ceviche Spoon Bar & LatAm Grill
  • La Gamba Restaurant
  • La Palma Ristorante & Bar
  • Lazuli Lounge
  • Morton's The Steakhouse -- Coral Gables
  • Novecento Key Biscayne
  • Old Lisbon Sunset
  • Ortanique on the Mile
  • Palme d'Or at The Biltmore Hotel
  • Pascal's on Ponce
  • Peacock Garden Cafe
  • Randazzo's Little Italy
  • Red Fish Grill
  • Rusty Pelican
  • Ruth's Chris Steak House
  • Sawa Restaurant & Lounge
  • Seasons 52
  • Shula's 347 Grill
  • SUSHISAMBA Coral Gables
  • Swine Southern Table & Bar
  • Talavera Cocina Mexicana
  • TK's at the Villa Mayfair
  • Two Chefs Restaurant
  • Whitney's Restaurant

Mainland North (Airport Area, Aventura, Doral, Downtown Miami Area, Miami Design District, Miami Lakes, Morningside, North Bay Village, North Miami Area, North Miami Beach, Wynwood Area)

  • 15th & Vine | Kitchen and Bar
  • 94th Aero Squadron
  • Area 31
  • Atrio Restaurant and Wine Room
  • Azul
  • Big Fish Restaurant
  • Bistro BE
  • BLT Prime Miami
  • Bocce Bar
  • Bourbon Steak Miami
  • Capital Grille, The
  • Casabe 305 Bistro
  • Catch Grill and Bar
  • Chef Rolf's Tuna's Seafood Restaurant
  • Chophouse 305
  • Cipriani Downtown Miami
  • City Hall The Restaurant
  • Cypress Room, The
  • db Bistro Moderne, Miami
  • District Miami, The
  • Edge Steak & Bar
  • El'eat
  • Embarcadero 41 Fusion
  • Federal Miami, The
  • Fish Fish
  • Graziano's Restaurant Brickell
  • Il Forno Ristorante
  • La Mar by Gaston Acurio
  • La Montanara Miami
  • La Riviera
  • MC Kitchen
  • Mignonette
  • Morton's The Steakhouse -- Brickell Avenue
  • Morton's The Steakhouse -- North Miami Beach
  • Novecento Aventura
  • Novecento Brickell
  • Oak Tavern
  • Oceanaire Seafood Room, The
  • Paladar Latin Kitchen & Rum Bar
  • Perfecto Gastrobar
  • Pilar Restaurant and Bar
  • PM Buenos Aires Fish & Steak House
  • Rosa Mexicano Restaurant
  • Seasalt & Pepper Brasserie
  • Shikany
  • Shula's Steakhouse, The Original
  • Sugarcane Raw Bar Grill
  • Toro Toro Restaurant
  • Toscana Divino
  • Touché Restaurant & Rooftop Lounge
  • Trapiche Room, The
  • Truluck's
  • Tuyo
  • Wolfgang's Steakhouse -- by Wolfgang Zwiener
  • Zuma

For more, visit ilovemiamispice.com.



Photo Credit: Miami Spice]]>
<![CDATA[Mad Decent Block Party: Fort Lauderdale]]> Mon, 28 Jul 2014 12:37:19 -0400 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/180*120/Mad+Decent+Block+Party+2014+133.jpg The 2014 Mad Decent Block Party tour made its first stop in South Florida at Revolution live in Fort Lauderdale on Saturday, July 26, 2014. Electronic Dance Music fans jumped to beats of various artists including DJ Snake, Dillon Francis, Zeds Dead and more.]]> <![CDATA[Michelle Obama Style Guide]]> Mon, 18 Aug 2014 14:39:29 -0400 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/MObamaBike.jpg The first lady proves she's first in fashion.

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<![CDATA[Stores Offer Free Slurpees, Sandwiches and Discounted Doughnuts]]> Fri, 11 Jul 2014 10:25:38 -0400 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/slurpeeEDIT.jpg

Who doesn't like free food?

7-11, Chick-fil-A and Krispy Kreme are offering deals on free snacks, drinks, sandwiches and more. Here are the three you should know about for Friday.

1.Oh Thank Heaven...For Free Slurpees!

Friday is July 11 (or 7-11), and 7-Eleven is giving out free small Slurpees to celebrate. Swing by any 7-Eleven from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. to grab a free drink while supplies last.

But that's not all. If you download the 7-Eleven app you can enjoy new freebies every day until July 19. Some highlights include Twinkies, Big Gulps and M&M's.

(Psst... If you miss 7-Eleven day on Friday you can use your app to get a free Slurpee on the 19th!)

2. Cow Appreciation Day

Love Chick-fil-A's "Eat Mor Chikin" campaign? Now you can be a part of it! Dress like a cow and show up to any Chick-fil-A restaurant on July 11 to receive a free meal.

If you are feeling shy about your love of cows, you can dress in partial cow attire and still receive a free entree.

Don't know where to find a cow costume?

Fear not, Chick-fil-A has you covered.

Download and print off a cow costume here.

3. Happy Birthday Krispy Kreme

Most people celebrate their birthday with cake and ice cream, but Krispy Kreme obviously prefers doughnuts!

The chain turns 77 on July 11, and to celebrate they'll give you a dozen glazed doughnuts for .77 cents with your purchase of any dozen doughnuts.



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<![CDATA[6 Celebrity Burger Recipes for July 4th]]> Fri, 04 Jul 2014 08:59:07 -0400 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/burger-466024983.jpg

The Fourth of July is an excuse to barbecue as many burgers as you can. Check out these six recipes from celebrity chefs.

Burger: A Simple Tradition
Chef: Daniel Boulud
Secret Weapon: Fresh Ingredients

French chef and international restaurateur, Daniel Boulud, may hold the key to a “perfect” burger. The all-star chef’s technique is simple: keep it simple. “The most important, of course, is meat. Have a good percentage of fat in your burger but not too much, I would say an ideal is 15-20 percent,” Boulud said.

With no tricks up his sleeves, Boulud buys all fresh ingredients for his burger and only uses salt, pepper and oil to season his meat. While his one-inch thick burgers cook on the grill, the chef preps his lettuce, tomato, onions and bun before assembling the perfect hamburger.

Burger: The Piggy Special
Chef: Gordon Ramsay
Secret Weapon: Bacon

When the "Hell’s Kitchen" host isn’t starting kitchen drama with his contestants, the British chef likes to make some good American sliders — calmly. "I travel all over the world, and I spend a lot of time in the States,” he said. “They know how to make a great slider." 

His trick for making his barbecue pork sliders stand out: mixing cooked and chopped pieces of back bacon into the ground pork before grilling. Every bite is guaranteed to be packed with savory pork flavor.

Burger: Classic with a New Crunch
Chef: Bobby Flay
Secret Weapon: Potato Chips

It may be a privilege to “Throwdown with Bobby Flay” but it’s certainly a challenge to beat his burgers.

Flay suggests making a small indentation in the center of the patties so they don't swell up as they cook, "I just make a little well with my thumb in the middle of the burger and then when the burger cooks it actually comes back to shape, otherwise you're going to have this big sort of hump on the burger," Flay said. He cautions at-home chefs to never press down the burgers on the grill. "That’s when you lose all the juiciness," he said.

Flay likes to add a little crunch to his burger by adding potato chips. He even had the word "Crunchified" copyrighted for his restaurant chain, Bobby's Burger Palace.

Burger: Gourmet Salmon
Chef: Martha Stewart
Secret Weapon: Toasted Brioche Bun

 

It’s no shock Martha Stewart can cook about anything, even gourmet-style salmon burgers. These salmon burgers are an ideal substitute for meat or for people without a grill on the holiday. Stewart is generous with her seasoning, telling her audience, “Fish is bland, the salmon has a lovely taste, but it is a mild fish, so dressing it up with a little horseradish and lemon zest helps.”

A toasted brioche roll complements the high-scale restaurant tasting salmon patty.

Burger: Turkey with a spicy kick
Chef: Guy Fieri
Secret Weapon: Garlic butter

The "Diner, Drive-Ins and Dives" star is a professional when it comes to burgers. After tasting a countless number of beef burgers across the country, Fieri knows a good substitute when he sees it.

"Little turkey burger, some pablano pepper, now some caramelized onions and peppers right on top that's what I'm talking about, and talk about healthy-- it's a burger!" Fieri said about his spicy turkey burger.

While this turkey burger has a long list of all-star ingredients, a little garlic butter on the buns subtly ties all the flavors together.

Burger: Welsch Wildcard
Chef: Richard Blais
Secret Weapon: Homemade Rarebit

After taking a trip to London, "Top Chef: All-Star" Richard Blais, makes a crazy and complicated burger remix: the Cheese Fondue Welsch Rarebit Burger. Blais makes his patties square because they are served on toast, like traditional rarebit, instead of buns.

 The namesake ingredient, rarebit, is made with a flour base, Dijon mustard, English dried mustard and Guinness beer. “Guinness beer is going to have a lot of malty flavor to it, going to give it a lot of sweetness, a little bit of bitter on the back pallet—that’s the thing about British food it’s really adult, it puts hair on your chest.”

What better way to celebrate America’s Independence from Britain than eating English food?



Photo Credit: Getty Images/iStockphoto]]>
<![CDATA[Buy Heidi Klum's Gorgeous $25M Home]]> Mon, 30 Jun 2014 11:31:49 -0400 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/klum1.jpg Heidi Klum is selling her luxurious Brentwood, California estate for $25 million. See photos.

Photo Credit: Nick Springett]]>
<![CDATA[Starbucks Gets Into Soda Business ]]> Mon, 23 Jun 2014 13:27:06 -0400 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/edtFizzio_Handcrafted_Sodas_-_Trio%282%29.jpg

Starbucks is adding what it calls handcrafted sodas to its menu to kick off the summer season.

The company will sell three flavors of soda—Spiced Root Beer, Golden Ginger Ale and Lemon Ale— in 16 states, mostly in the South and Southwest, starting on Tuesday, the company announced.

Starbucks will debut the new beverages at stores in Hawaii, parts of California including Los Angeles and San Diego, Arizona, New Mexico, Texas, Oklahoma, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, Georgia, Florida, South Carolina, North Carolina, Virginia, Nevada and Utah.

The sodas are made using the company's "Fizzio" carbonation machine. Customers can adjust the amount of “fizz” in each beverage depending on their preferences.

The drinks are made to order and take about a minute and a half to complete, the standard length of time for a Starbucks drink, Fortune Magazine reported.

Starbucks claims the sodas contain no artificial flavors, preservatives or high fructose corn syrup.

The price of the sodas wil reportedly vary depending on location. A medium-sized Fizzio soda will cost $2.95 in Los Angeles, The Los Angeles Times reported. They expect to sell the sodas nationwide by next summer, according to the Times.

Starbucks is also raising prices on Tuesday, with the cost of certain drinks set to go up between 5 and 20 cents. A 20-oz "venti" cup of brewed coffee will jump between 10 and 15 cents, depending on the market, CNBC reported.



Photo Credit: Starbucks Corp]]>
<![CDATA[The Beauty of World Cup Host Brazil in Photos]]> Tue, 01 Jul 2014 11:29:05 -0400 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/brazil-AP267961456837.jpg Gearing up for the World Cup in Rio de Janeiro, get a glimpse of the people, places and culture of the host city.

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<![CDATA[Celebs' Latest Summer Looks]]> Mon, 23 Jun 2014 20:17:36 -0400 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/160*240/gabrielle+union.jpg Here's what's hot for summer.

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<![CDATA[Photos: Katharine Hepburn Estate For Sale]]> Fri, 27 Jun 2014 11:27:29 -0400 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/hepburn+home+old+saybrook+.jpg The former Old Saybrook estate of Katharine Hepburn is back on the market. The asking price is $14.8 million.]]> <![CDATA[Oregon Police Host Orphaned Bear Cub]]> Fri, 23 May 2014 08:48:06 -0400 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/baby-bear-police.jpg A young boy found an orphaned bear cub on his walk in Myrtle Creek, Oregon. The local police department temporarily took the cub in until its transfer to Oregon State University, before it will eventually find a home at a zoo or sanctuary.

Photo Credit: AP]]>
<![CDATA[Bieber Attending Miami Prom?]]> Wed, 21 May 2014 11:29:32 -0400 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/182451142.jpg

Everyone who goes to their prom remembers it for the rest of their lives. Students who attend the Miami Senior High School prom next Friday may have the added element of a huge celebrity to their prom night memories.

The buzz at Miami Senior High School is that pop superstar Justin Bieber will be attending the school’s prom next Friday. The rumors of the Biebs coming to the prom hit high gear after a picture of the singer and Yovanna Ventura, a Miami High senior, in Las Vegas and Los Angeles last week were posted to Instagram.

Ventura has more than 250,000 followers on Instagram and when NBC 6’s Christina Hernandez tried to talk to her Wednesday, avoided the camera.

A source at the school told NBC 6 that he has been "approved to attend." The school’s principal and the school board say they have heard the rumors, but nothing is confirmed as of Wednesday evening.

Still, the big question is will he or won’t he?



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<![CDATA[Top 10 Most Popular Dogs in America]]> Tue, 13 May 2014 15:58:18 -0400 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/216*120/1cbf1d458442433ebd3e55c84735f351.jpg The 2013 ranking of Most Popular Dogs in America, according to the American Kennel Club. For a record-breaking 23 consecutive years, the Labrador Retriever has taken the #1 spot.

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<![CDATA[Ron Howard Has $27.5 Million House for Sale]]> Tue, 06 May 2014 19:14:55 -0400 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/Ron+Howard+Greenwich+Armonk+house+main.jpg Director Ron Howard's Greenwich house is up for sale.]]> <![CDATA[The World's Most Expensive Desserts]]> Wed, 07 May 2014 07:53:43 -0400 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/threetwins1.jpg Have an extravagant sweet tooth? Take a look at the most spectacular dessert options around the world.

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<![CDATA[A Look Back at the Royal Wedding Gown]]> Tue, 29 Apr 2014 10:57:22 -0400 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/royal_wedding_2014.jpg Catherine Middleton wed her Prince 3 years ago in a spectacular, Sarah Burton for Alexander McQueen lace gown. Here's a closer look.

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<![CDATA[Miami hosts "Caribbean: Crossroads of the World"]]> Fri, 18 Apr 2014 09:40:11 -0400 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/177*120/AP991194326078.jpg

A survey of Caribbean art and history that debuted at three New York City museums two years ago has made its way to its perhaps more natural home in Miami.

"Caribbean: Crossroads of the World" opens Friday at Perez Art Museum Miami. The revised exhibit has more than 180 paintings, sculptures, photographs and art installations — including 50 works not shown in New York. It mixes historical artwork dating to Haiti's revolution with contemporary pieces by living artists from the islands and elsewhere.

Curator Elvis Fuentes has organized the exhibit by theme: the Caribbean's fluid environment, its economic importance, its complex relationship with Europe and the U.S. and its exoticism, a colonial legacy that its artists still face today.

"Caribbean: Crossroads of the World" runs at PAMM through Aug. 17.



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<![CDATA[Fans Mourn Cheo Feliciano on Social Media ]]> Thu, 17 Apr 2014 13:38:17 -0400 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/AP070907056835.jpg

The death of Puerto Rican singer Cheo Feliciano shocked and saddened lovers of his legendary salsa and bolero music.

Many fans took to social media to share their memories after news broke that the 78-year-old musician was killed in an early morning car crash in an area of San Juan.

The grieving masses online included several Latin music stars.

Marc Anthony offered condolences from his Twitter account, while Ricky Martin tweeted in Spanish, "Rest in Peace, Puerto Rican hero."

For some, the best way to honor his contributions to salsa was to listen to the music that made him a legend.

"Been hearing his music all day," one person said with a screenshot of a playlist. "RIP #cheofeliciano, it wasn’t his time."

See a collection of social media posts honoring Feliciano.

 



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<![CDATA[Baby Squirrel on the Mend in DC]]> Fri, 18 Apr 2014 15:22:22 -0400 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/squirrel8.jpg

The rehab center that patched up an injured snowy owl in the nation's capital has another cute creature under its care.

D.C. City Wildlife said a baby squirrel was found on the sidewalk after falling 75 feet from her nest.

Wildlife officials said the squirrel — which they believe is a female — suffered a broken ankle. Her leg is now wrapped up in a little red cast.

The squirrel "should heal very quickly," officials said.

Earlier this year, City Wildlife treated a rare snowy owl after it was apparently hit by a bus in D.C. 

The injured owl was taken to the National Zoo before being transferred to the wildlife rehabilitation center. It's now at The Raptor Center at the University of Minnesota, which has expertise in replacing damaged feathers.

 

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<![CDATA[$100 Grilled Cheese Makes Debut]]> Fri, 25 Apr 2014 23:39:31 -0400 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/deca+grilled+cheese.jpg

Gourmet may be an understatement when talking about this new grilled cheese menu item.

Deca Restaurant + Bar, located inside the Ritz-Carlton Chicago, debuted their own deluxe version of the sandwich staple in honor of National Grilled Cheese Month.

The “Zillion Dollar Grilled Cheese” sandwich features Spanish black iberico ham, Oregon white truffle aioli, heirloom tomatoes lightly drizzled with 100-year-old aged balsamic vinegar, foie gras, a sunny side up duck egg and Wisconsin white cheddar cheese “infused with 24k gold flakes,” according to a release from the restaurant.

It is enveloped in two slices of sourdough bread and served with a skillet of lobster mac.

The $100 sandwich takes “grilled cheese to the next level of decadence,” the company said in the release.

The “Zillion Dollar Grilled Cheese” special will be served at the restaurant through April 30.



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<![CDATA[Audi A3 Unveiling at The Collection]]> Fri, 04 Apr 2014 14:38:26 -0400 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/181*120/DSC_02421.jpg The Collection hosted a launch event for the all-new 2015 Audi A3 on Thursday, April 3, 2015. The Audi A3 starts at $29,900.

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<![CDATA[Stars Steppin' Out: Jessica Alba and Rosario Dawson]]> Thu, 21 Aug 2014 03:56:46 -0400 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/AlbaDawsonSinCity.jpg Celebrities are stepping out with style and sensibility on the red carpet.]]> <![CDATA[Inside Spinnin' Sessions]]> Wed, 02 Apr 2014 13:24:32 -0400 Jipsy]]> Jipsy]]> http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/sses_jipsy_001.JPG A quick stop by and look inside the Spinnin Sessions Party at Nikki Beach during Miami Music Week 2014. Photos by Jipsy]]> <![CDATA[Scoping The Ultra Trends]]> Wed, 02 Apr 2014 13:23:17 -0400 Jipsy]]> Jipsy]]> http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/ultrafash_jipss_0001.JPG Less (neon) is more at this years Ultra Festival in Miami. Photos by Jipsy]]> <![CDATA[The Top Restaurant in the World]]> Thu, 24 Apr 2014 09:45:42 -0400 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/+Grant+Achatz1.jpg

Chef Grant Achatz has a new feather in his culinary cap.

For the third year in a row, Elite Traveler awarded Chicago's Alinea the top slot in its list of the best 100 restaurant in world.

The list was compiled from a reader survey. New York’s DANIEL restaurant took the second spot and UK restaurant The Fat Duck took third.

The Fat Duck's Heston Blumenthal was awarded Chef of the Year.

London and Paris tied for the most entries on the list, with eight restaurants apiece, and New York and Tokyo each had six.

France had 18 restaurants on the list, and the USA and UK each had 12 restaurants.

Click here to view the entire list.



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<![CDATA[Chicago Restauranter Pushes for Hot Dog Emoji]]> Thu, 24 Apr 2014 09:45:43 -0400 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/hot+dog+emoji.jpg

The dog days may soon be over in the world of emojis, thanks to Chicago hot dog restaurant Superdawg.

General Manager Laura Ustick began a campaign earlier this year to advocate for the creation of a hot dog emoji, and the campaign has attracted national attention. Emoji are the colorful pictures and icons used in electronic messages to communicate things, from feelings to food.

The current dictionary of emojis contains food symbols of all kinds, including pizza, sushi, French fries and ice cream. Somehow, the traditional American cuisine -- the hot dog -- has been left out.

Ustick noticed a demand for the emoji after witnessing Twitter discussions about the absence of a hot dog. Since then, she has joined the conversation and created a prototype for the emoji. She even launched a Change.org petition asking emoji creator Shigetaka Kurita to add a hotdog symbol -- without ketchup -- to the visual library.

"We take our hot dogs very seriously," Usick said.

Ustick's design for the hot dog is meant to appeal to hot dog lovers all over the world, but its lack of ketchup is a tribute to her Chicago roots.

In her appeal for the emoji, Usick has enlisted hot dog restaurants and food celebrities all over the country, including Vienna Beef, the National Hot Dog and Sausage Council in D.C., Detroit's Singing Hot Dog Man and competitive eater Patrick "Deep Dish" Bertoletti.

Ustick believes the hot dog emoji belongs with the rest of them, so she has been using social media sites like Twitter and the Facebook page "Hot Dog Emoji Coalition" to get the word out.

"The emoji is a universal language, and the hot dog is a universal food," she said.



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<![CDATA[PHOTOS: Gorilla Holds, Nurses Baby for First Time]]> Thu, 24 Apr 2014 09:45:43 -0400 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/Imani+and+baby+gorilla_large.jpg

A reunion that is almost too sweet to bear: The San Diego Zoo Safari Park’s newest gorilla mom Imani got to hold her baby for the first time Monday morning.

The 12-day-old female gorilla was placed on a soft hay pile, and Imani was let in to physically meet her daughter.

The mother took a close look at her baby, smelled her and eventually picked her up.

"Initially she was just carrying the baby, she never set the baby down," said Andrew Stallard, the park’s animal care supervisor. "About three hours in, she began nursing the baby.”

In about five minutes, the baby fell asleep in her mother’s arms, an exciting moment for the staff.

The tiny ape has been through a lot since her birth on March 12 through emergency C-section, a rare procedure for gorillas.

She was treated for a collapsed lung the day after her birth, and on March 18, the zoo announced she had been diagnosed with pneumonia.

But on Monday, Imani finally got some bonding time with the little one– who still does not have a name – and cradled her around the bedroom area, eventually letting the baby cling onto her back as she moved around.

After some one-on-one time, animal care staff let 5-year-old male gorilla Frank into the bedroom area. Zoo officials say Imani has a special bond with Frank, since she acted as his surrogate mother after he was born in the zoo in 2008.

Officials said staff will continue monitoring the infant gorilla to make sure she is getting the nutrition she needs.

This is Imani’s first baby and the 17th to be born at the Safari Park, where eight gorillas now live.



Photo Credit: San Diego Zoo Safari Park]]>
<![CDATA[World's Top Beach Destinations]]> Fri, 20 Jun 2014 22:50:40 -0400 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/Baia+do+Sancho+.jpg As the warm weather approaches, take a look at the world's best beaches, according to TripAdvisor. The top beaches were chosen based on millions of traveler reviews and opinions.

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<![CDATA[After Hours With Friends of NWS]]> Wed, 12 Mar 2014 16:05:41 -0400 Jipsy]]> Jipsy]]> http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/nws_jj__001.JPG The Friends of New World Symphony celebrated "After Hours" at The Vagabond Hotel. Photos by Jipsy]]> <![CDATA[Why the LIVR App Is Too Good To Be True ]]> Tue, 11 Mar 2014 16:09:08 -0400 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/gizmodolivr.jpg

An app unveiled at this year's SXSW turned out to be a hoax intended to fool the media.

The parody app LIVR, named after the organ it will destroy while you use it, was billed as a social network that allows drunk people to meet other drunk people. Brandon Bloch, one of the creators behind the fake app, said the inspiration came to him while attending last year's Consumer Electronics Show.

"I was walking the tradeshow floor and saw apps that I thought were fake, but everybody thought they were real," Bloch told Gizmodo. "I actually couldn't tell if they were fake or real, and I wasn't sure if it mattered because everybody was so into the hype of it."

News sites and tech blogs around the web picked up the story as fact. But the Gizmodo report notes that there are a number of outlets who maintained a healthy dose of skepticism. Here are six reasons why LIVR was too good to be true:

A $5 Breathalyzer

To access the app, you're required to blow into a breathalyzer that plugs into the charging port of a phone and it will read your blood alcohol content (BAC). Once you meet the minimum BAC, you are good to go. However, $5 for a breathalyzer is too good of a deal. iOS breathalyzers attachments exist, but cost much more than $5. Breathalyzers are difficult and expensive to produce, Gizmodo notes.

Truth or Dare Game
This is a crowdsourced version of truth or dare, where you can post ideas for the game and dare people to accomplish a task. The more you participate in certain tasks, the more points are stacked up.

Drunk Dial™
With this feature, you can explore the opportunity of not having to accidentally drunk dial people in your personal address book. Drunk Dial™ will randomly connect two inebriated people, even if they are strangers.

Hot Spots
Hot spots show you the nearest bars and clubs in your area. The larger spots show busier venues based on how many people are using LIVR. Each spot on the map is color coded based on how intoxicated the users are. The darker the circle, the more alcohol has been consumed by people.

Blackout Button
The revolutionary idea of the Blackout Button is just too good to be true. This feature is designed to be used as the night comes to an end. Pushing this button will erase evidence of your misdeeds, meaning it will wipe out call history, photos and more.

Morning After Report
Alternatively, a "Morning After" report can be sent to other users so you can proudly show off your antics from the night before.

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<![CDATA[Live Music This Week: March 10-16]]> Tue, 11 Mar 2014 14:54:07 -0400 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/231*120/tegan+and+sara+tour.png

Wed., Mar. 12 – Tegan and Sara at Revolution Live, 7 pm, $31


Singer-songwriters Tegan and Sara Quin have collaborated with a myriad of artists, ranging from Tiesto to The White Stripes. The Canadian duo are identical twin sisters who have been making music together since the late 1990s. Their Wednesday night show serves as their second South Florida appearance, having just wrapped up a set aboard the Parahoy! music festival.
 
Fri., Mar. 14 – We the Kings at Culture Room, 7:30 pm, $20
 
The Art of Tour makes it stop in Fort Lauderdale this Friday night, with pop punk group We the Kings headlining the show. Hailing from Bradenton, Florida, the band is comprised of a group of childhood friends who have gone on to release four albums and toured the country extensively. Also performing at Culture Room are special guests This Century and Crash the Party.
 
Fri., Mar. 14 – DMX at LIV, 11 pm, $40 - $60
 
Since the mid 1990s, rapper DMX has been a force in the hip hop scene, known best for being a key figure of the Ruff Ryders. On Friday night, the rapper-actor-author will be performing a special set at Miami Beach club LIV. UK producer and radio presenter Kayper will be kicking off the night with a DJ set.
 
Sat., Mar. 15 – Jazz in the Gardens at Sun Life Stadium, 3 pm, $60 - $499
 
Celebrating it's ninth year, Jazz in the Gardens kicks off a two day festival this Saturday. Hosted by comedian D.L. Hughley, the fest will feature a mix of local groups and major headliners, including Jamie Foxx, Kelly Rowland, and Trey Songz. Sunday night, LL Cool J, Anthony Hamilton, and Maze featuring Frankie Beverly are set to perform.  
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<![CDATA[The Queen Is Celebrated at the Carnival]]> Mon, 10 Mar 2014 23:05:47 -0400 Jipsy]]> Jipsy]]> http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/ocho14_jipsy_0001.JPG On the streets during the annual rumba known as the Calle Ocho Festival. Photos by Jipsy]]> <![CDATA[NYC's Per Se Racks Up Violations]]> Tue, 04 Mar 2014 18:20:05 -0400 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/per-se-restaurant.jpg

One of the city's highest rated and most exclusive restaurants racked up enough violations in its latest health inspection to get a "C" grade.

Per Se had seven violations, worth 42 points, with five of the violations deemed critical, according to the Feb. 19 inspection report.

The inspector observed soiled wiping cloths, no hand-washing facility or soap near the food prep area and hot and cold items, including smoked fish, not stored according to proper temperatures.

Per Se, which is one of just seven New York City restaurants to have three Michelin stars, offers a nine-course tasting menu for $310 per person. On Monday, the offerings included "Tsar Imperial Ossetra caviar," a terrine of duck foie gras and lobster "a la Bordelaise."

Inspectors give an "A" for 0 to 13 points, "B" for 14 to 27 points and "C" for 28 or more.

The report says Per Se has a "grade pending."

Restaurants that get a "grade pending" are typically contesting their grades and are awaiting the chance to argue their case at an administrative tribunal.

Per Se did not immediately respond to a request seeking comment Tuesday.

In its last inspection June 2013, Per Se had one violation worth 7 points, but other inspections in 2013 and 2011 revealed a similar number of problems.



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<![CDATA[Willis Tower Offers Pie in the Sky ]]> Fri, 28 Feb 2014 18:18:04 -0400 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/skydeck-giordanos.jpg

Chicagoans can now enjoy a pie in the sky -- literally.

Giordano's Pizza and the Willis Tower have hooked up to offer pizza dinners for two on the Skydeck and The Ledge.

The dinners are available seven days a week after hours, but reservations are required two business days in advance.

Officials didn't say how much the dinners will cost, but the price depends upon the size of the dinner package ordered, which can range from two to eight people.

Pizzas are of course offered, along with salad, desserts and soft drinks. Sorry, no alcohol.

Reservations can be made by calling (312) 875-9447.

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<![CDATA[Ben & Jerry's Ups Goo Factor With New "Core" Flavors]]> Thu, 27 Feb 2014 08:45:09 -0400 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/edt-ben-jerrys-icecream.jpg

Ben & Jerry’s has unveiled four new ice cream flavors, but it’s what in the middle of the pint that is getting all the attention.

The Vermont-based company, known for limited-batch flavors with off-beat names, has come up with a new ice cream concept which they are calling “Cores.” The ice cream features a column of gooey goodness running down the center.

The new "Core" flavors include “Hazed & Confused,” “Peanut Butter Fudge,” “Salted Caramel” and “That's My Jam.”

“Hazed and Confused” is chocolate and hazelnut ice cream with fudge chips and a hazelnut fudge core.

“Peanut Butter Fudge” has chocolate and peanut butter ice cream with mini peanut butter cups and a peanut butter fudge.

“Salted Caramel” is sweet cream ice cream with blonde brownies and a salted caramel core.

“That's My Jam” is chocolate and raspberry ice cream on either side of a raspberry core.

The flavors were inspired by the ice-cream maker's popular Karamel Sutra flavor, which is chocolate and caramel ice cream with fudge chips and a caramel core, the company said in a press release Monday.

“We wanted to blow out the concept of fun flavors, chunks and swirls and take it over the top,” said  Ben & Jerry's lead flavor developer Eric Fredette.

The pints cost $4.39 each and will be available in U.S. stores in February.

Ice cream lovers everywhere rejoiced at Ben & Jerry's announcment, taking to social media to share their execitment about the new treats:



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