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  • Half-Naked Lunch

    published December 29, 2005

    They are two perfectly round, flawless half-moons. And I'm temporarily mesmerized by what is truly the most beautiful ass I've ever seen. It's... More >>

  • A Child Was Born in Hoboken

    published December 22, 2005

    Screw Christmas. The hell with Hanukkah. December 12 was Frank Sinatra's birthday, and did a single city hall even bother to drag out a likeness... More >>

  • The Great Outdoors

    published December 15, 2005

    New Year's Resolution: Spend more time outdoors. Parenthetical: Between November and April. "No, scratch that," I said.... More >>

  • The Grape Escape

    published December 15, 2005

    'Tis the season to totally lose it. Some people crash and burn on sugar cookies. Others max out their credit on flat-screen TVs. But if you're... More >>

  • Love in the Time of Teriyaki

    published December 8, 2005

    I used to know a bunch of gay South Florida ladies who took biyearly treks to Atlanta in search of brides. Fed up with Palm Beach slim pickin's,... More >>

  • Dream On

    published December 1, 2005

    Dream Dinners is to cooking as: a) Tom Cruise is to Godliness. b) "Burgundy cooking wine" is to French premier cru. c) Abu... More >>

  • Hail, Bretagne

    published November 24, 2005

    The streets of Quimper, an ancient city in northwestern France in an area known as Cornouaille in Brittany, are better-suited for motorcycles than... More >>

  • The Bargain Bhaji

    published November 17, 2005

    London in the mid-1980s was a crash course in East Asian culture for a girl like me. The universe was Thatcherite; the city reeled under economic... More >>

  • That Old Blackened Magic

    published November 17, 2005

    You know you're getting close to Red Rock Coal Fired Pizza (50 NE First Ave., Boca Raton, 561-361-6655) when, a block or two away, you... More >>

  • Rice Recovery

    published November 10, 2005

    In his famous essay La Duende, Spanish poet Federico Garcia Lorca tells the story of a flamenco dancer, well into her 80s, who trounces her... More >>

  • Winging It

    published November 3, 2005

    At least a few residents on North A and B Streets in Lake Worth think a tornado ripped through their neighborhood on the afternoon of Monday,... More >>

  • To the Max

    published October 27, 2005

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  • Columbus Day Unplugged

    published October 20, 2005

    When the International Federation of Competitive Eating polled 1,000 "eating athletes" for its Columbus Day pasta poll in 2003, it discovered that... More >>

  • Come Sail Away

    published October 13, 2005

    Once, I was a queen... I parked my fat white ass in a deck chair while impoverished brown people from Third World countries scurried around to... More >>

  • Prime-al Scene

    published October 13, 2005

    While we Palm Beach downtown-watchers weren't watching, something weird happened. West Palm Beach, with all its pomp and hubris, its master plans,... More >>

  • Cesar's Palace

    published October 6, 2005

    To get to Hoboken Grill, you must pass briefly through a black hole. It's a lightless, uninhabited corridor of Dixie Highway, a no-fly zone... More >>

  • Sexi Mexi

    published September 29, 2005

    This place is already dated," my significant other announced as she settled into her hand-hewn wooden chair at MoQuila and lifted artisanal... More >>

  • Peas Porridge Haute

    published September 22, 2005

    Rotting animal carcasses." That's the second time Terry Dalton had used that phrase. Or maybe he'd said "a plate of animal carcasses" the... More >>

  • Lost at Sea

    published September 15, 2005

    They called it the "storm of the century." But that was in 1993, and by now we know we were in for bigger, badder storms before the end of the... More >>

  • CoCo So-So

    published September 8, 2005

    Like I've always said: Never trust a food critic. There she'll go, raving about "authentic Amazonian twice-baked piranha" at some... More >>

  • Aloo? Bless You

    published September 8, 2005

    There aren't enough good Indian restaurants in South Florida to satisfy anybody with a passion for the complex, hearty cuisine of the land of the... More >>

  • The Angel Has Landed

    published September 1, 2005

    Serafina means "angel" in Italian, and I guess with the right sky-blue backdrop, a little otherworldly lighting, and the wistful notes of a... More >>

  • Too Darned Hot

    published September 1, 2005

    My thermometer may read 103, but I've found a foolproof way to console myself. Summer's a great time to be a glutton. Everybody's offering deals.... More >>

  • Wine of the Times

    published August 25, 2005

    If you've ever tried to order wine from a Napa vintner, you know that the United States is not a free country when it comes to... More >>

  • Seafood Soup for the Soul

    published August 18, 2005

    The late Japanese director Juzo Itami opened his famous '80s film Tampopo with an amusing disquisition on the proper way to eat soup. A Zen... More >>

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