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1998 Stories by Jay Cheshes

Archives: 1999 | 1998
  • Identity Crisis

    published December 24, 1998

    A few slivers of sunlight slice the cloud of dust that hangs above his bed. Joseph stirs beneath the sheets, heaves himself out of bed, and... More >>

  • Your Endangered Species Ate My Exotic Species!

    published December 3, 1998

    Like a monster truck stomping an old car, the swamp buggy crunches a sapling as it takes a sharp turn knee-deep in the mud. It comes to a halt in... More >>

  • The Other Side of Paradise

    published November 19, 1998

    Anton McIntosh slept curled beneath a palm tree as policemen tromped from the overgrown foliage at the edge of the beach, their white uniforms... More >>

  • A Portrait of the Tattoo Artist as a Wild Man

    published November 5, 1998

    When Mad Mike's tattoo parlor opened in the heart of Fort Lauderdale's black community in August, word on the street was that Mike Scibica, the... More >>

  • To Protect and Flatten

    published October 15, 1998

    The menacing figure brandishing a knife atop a pile of concrete looks like an outcast from the World Wrestling Federation. His upper body is a... More >>

  • A Dream Deferred

    published October 8, 1998

    Info:Correction Date: 10/29/1998 Info: A Dream Deferred After a decade in office, Carlton Moore hasn't done much for Fort Lauderdale's... More >>

  • Party Till Someone Gets Decked

    published September 17, 1998

    There was a time not so long ago when the nocturnal mobs crowding the bars along Fort Lauderdale's beachfront strip were among the most... More >>

  • I Think, Therefore I Scam

    published September 3, 1998

    Franco Nicoletti's hair has gone salt-and-pepper, and he's shaved off his mustache. He doesn't look half the man he used to be. But maybe that's... More >>

  • Schoolgate

    published August 27, 1998

    Andrew Greene was at the freezer again, fishing for that pint of chocolate ice cream. It was sometime after midnight, and slivers of moonlight... More >>

  • You Call This a Safe-Deposit Box?

    published August 6, 1998

    In the summer of 1996, the considerable European jewelry collection of an elderly Italian woman vanished from a safe-deposit box at Intervault, a... More >>

  • Brave New World

    published July 16, 1998

    Where does a young chef go after he's sauteed for Madonna and filleted for Sylvester Stallone? What can he do after he's worked with a South... More >>

  • Foodstuff

    published July 16, 1998

    Dim sum is the feast of a Chinese brunch, available in any urban Chinatown, that includes a dizzying array of dumplings, noodles, and barbecued... More >>

  • Foodstuff

    published July 9, 1998

    These days folks are stuffing all kinds of things inside the familiar pita. But tofu and alfalfa sprouts are not what Middle Eastern bakers had in... More >>

  • Stagin' Cajun

    published July 9, 1998

    A disturbing trend is sweeping through South Florida. I like to think of it as the "theme-parkization" of good taste. It's a Disney-style,... More >>

  • The Lip of Luxury

    published July 2, 1998

    You make a commitment to part with a significant amount of cash when you give your car keys to the young man handling the valet parking outside... More >>

  • Foodstuff

    published July 2, 1998

    Larry Harris is the Colonel Sanders of South Florida -- an hombre who knows his pollo. You may want to get to know his pollo, too. There are... More >>

  • Ode to a Grecian Tavern

    published June 25, 1998

    When do you yell "opa"? A) When the fire from a plate of flaming Greek cheese races toward the ceiling. B) While smashing a shot glass into the... More >>

  • Foodstuff

    published June 25, 1998

    Where can you find a Swiss corkscrew, Danish cookware, a Japanese spiral vegetable-cutter, and dips and sauces from New York to the Mojave Desert?... More >>

  • Pro Fusion

    published June 18, 1998

    I once rode an ostrich across the dusty grasslands of the Great Karroo, the vast savanna in the South African heartland. My wild ride lasted but a... More >>

  • Foodstuff

    published June 18, 1998

    The three-year-old Kilwin's franchise on Las Olas Boulevard (809 E. Las Olas Blvd., Fort Lauderdale, 954-523-8338) is time travel for the sweet... More >>

Archives: 1999 | 1998