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2008 Stories by Bryan Falla

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  • Bonerama

    published December 25, 2008

    Bonerama sounds like a lot of things — a funk band, a brass band, a marching band — and yet, it sounds like nothing else you've... More >>

  • Christmas Gator

    published December 18, 2008

    They say it's the most wonderful time of the year. What they don't tell you is that it's because of Alligator Alley's Christmas Eve party.... More >>

  • The Irish Tenors

    published December 11, 2008

    What if the most incredulous, the most jaded among us could become — if only briefly — entranced by the holiday spirit? It's a tall... More >>

  • There's Gold in Them Thar Hills

    published December 4, 2008

    Florida has more mixed martial arts fighters than you can shake a two-by-four at. Although no one’s confusing the blood splattering on the... More >>

  • Eclectic Saturdaze

    published November 13, 2008

    If you believe PRL Euro Café (1904A Hollywood Blvd., Hollywood) owner Jay Rottermund, Polska Rzeczpospolita Ludowa is just a “sexy,... More >>

  • Industrial Factory

    published October 23, 2008

    The Ruhr area is the center of Germany’s industrial past; it was a hub of steel, coal, and roughneck miners. After the war, it became a hub... More >>

  • Soultech

    published October 23, 2008

    At Soultech, DJs Andres Amadeus, Maurizio, and Danyelino spin deep house on the regular -- revealing what they call... More >>

  • Reality Punk

    published October 16, 2008

    You might think of Hawthorne Heights as typical angst-ridden, screamo pop punksters. But lately, the angst pouring out of the Dayton, Ohio,... More >>

  • All Time Low

    published October 16, 2008

    Ignore the name. All Time Low has nothing to complain about. Two years removed from high school, this Baltimore pop-punk quartet is riding an... More >>

  • JD's Bar & Lounge

    published October 9, 2008

    In the sleepy and slightly depressing streets of Coral Springs – even on a Saturday night – relief is hard to come by for... More >>

  • The Lounge

    published October 2, 2008

    The Lounge has a penchant for left-field art and trippy experimental music. Accordingly, cute artsy types parade in and out of this place with... More >>

  • La Barraca

    published September 25, 2008

    The posing bull, the spotlights — I would have missed it all if not for the flamenco sneaking out through a crack in the door. It... More >>

  • Elbo Room

    published September 11, 2008

    It's so ingrained in Fort Lauderdale culture that it's often passed over for being too familiar. Like the palm trees and the art deco, some... More >>

  • Howl at the Moon

    published September 4, 2008

    Even as the recession sweeps Fort Lauderdale bare of cash-spending nightwalkers, Howl at the Moon manages to bring out a raucous crowd. By... More >>

  • Circus Bar

    published August 28, 2008

    With a name like Circus Bar, you'd expect all sorts of shenanigans — wild animals sipping Jäger, drunken jugglers chucking daggers... More >>

  • Dada Restaurant and Lounge

    published August 21, 2008

    Dada Restaurant and Lounge is dark — mysterious, even. Its shell, a renovated Jazz Age home, is an appropriate house for this random... More >>

  • Porterhouse Bar and Grill

    published August 14, 2008

    Every week, it seems, fewer people are getting out. You can blame the economy or the gas prices, but you can't blame Porterhouse Bar and Grill.... More >>

  • Sugar Lounge

    published August 7, 2008

    Sugar Lounge is about as big as your bedroom, but it has all the charm of an Ikea commercial. Silky curtains and velvety couches show off the... More >>

  • The Field Irish Pub

    published July 31, 2008

    In Dania, hidden behind a tree, is a portal to rural Irish life – at least the way I've always imagined it. It's Tuesday afternoon, and... More >>

  • Mix Ultra Lounge

    published July 24, 2008

    Back in the day, the address 1903 Hollywood meant O'Hara's – a constant blend of jazz and blues brewed for nearly 15 years. Today, the... More >>

  • The Grape Merchant

    published July 17, 2008

    The smooth jazz sets the tone. The bartenders keep their distance, approaching only when called. And the wine is taste-tested before it's added... More >>

  • Sports Rock Lounge

    published July 10, 2008

    At Sports Rock Lounge, you get more than you'd expect from your neighborhood dive. Here, you get free pool, dirt-cheap alcohol, and animated... More >>

  • Zo's Off the Hook Sports Grille

    published July 3, 2008

    Alonzo Mourning is a man of many trades. He rebounds, he blocks shots, and he flexes his muscles with more passion than Adonis in front of a... More >>

  • Tequila Ranch

    published June 26, 2008

    On weekends, after the dinner crowd goes home to sleep off the food coma, Tequila Ranch gets clubby. The tables are pushed away, and the dance... More >>

  • Coffee District

    published June 19, 2008

    Coffee District has the neighborhood Starbuck's by the tea bags. To complement the District's constant flow of coffee, it's got a roomy floor... More >>

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