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2011 Stories by John Linn

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  • No Glitter Allowed

    published October 13, 2011

    There may not be real-life fairies, busty vampires, or ripped, hunky werewolves out there, but it sure does feel good to pretend. That's where... More >>

  • No Glitter Allowed

    published October 13, 2011

    There may not be real-life fairies, busty vampires, or ripped, hunky werewolves out there, but it sure does feel good to pretend. That’s... More >>

  • Halfway Drunk

    published September 15, 2011

    What is it with holidays in America? Retail stores begin pimping for Christmas in August, Fourth of July fireworks go on sale in April, and some... More >>

  • Halfway Drunk

    published September 15, 2011

    What is it with holidays in America? Retail stores begin pimping for Christmas in August, Fourth of July fireworks go on sale in April, and some... More >>

  • Passport to Flavor Country

    published September 8, 2011

    “Listen up, all you hepcats, jet setters, and boo daddies: Get ready to take a flavor journey through that righteous little hole in your... More >>

  • Fruits of Your Labor

    published September 1, 2011

    It’s the end of the summer, a recognition of hard work done, and the day you don’t wear white after — it’s Labor Day! And its... More >>

  • Cinemaholics Anonymous

    published August 25, 2011

    Bars are the world's Temples of Emotion. Think about it: Where else do we connect with who we really are inside? In bars, we laugh about our... More >>

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    Boca's Piñon Grill: Some of the Dishes Veer into WTF Territory

    published July 14, 2011

    I have to admit, I'm a huge fan of director David Lynch. His films, from the all-American discomfort of Blue Velvet to the schizophrenic... More >>

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    The Pop Up in Delray Beach: Glen Manfra's Temporary Restaurant Will Be Open Only Four Months -- Get In While You Can

    published July 7, 2011

    Glen Manfra was living the dream. Here's a guy who, during 20-plus years in South Florida, had opened classic Palm Beach joints like Bice and... More >>

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    Flavor of Peru in Fort Lauderdale: You Must Try the Ceviche at This Authentic Peruvian Restaurant

    published June 23, 2011

    I've eaten authentic Peruvian ceviche from tiny hole-in-the-wall restaurants and new-school incarnations from big-name chefs. But the ceviche... More >>

  • Fish Are Jumping

    published May 12, 2011

    Here’s a rare statement: It’s a great time to be a baseball fan in South Florida. Why? The Marlins are hot, player. Since the... More >>

  • Rollin’ on Grub

    published May 5, 2011

    Street food has come a long way from the dirty-water hot dogs and greasy tacos you used to gobble down outside of clubs at 2 a.m. These days,... More >>

  • Make Love, Not Warhammer

    published April 14, 2011

    What is Comicstock? Well, imagine a certain infamous music festival, only at Comicstock, you don’t need to drop acid to see people... More >>

  • The Snowman Fights in Florida

    published March 31, 2011

    Jeff Monson is a bad man. At five-foot-nine and 230 pounds of all gnarled muscle, this tattooed tank is the kind of guy you would dart... More >>

  • Play It Again, Mario

    published March 24, 2011

    There’s no music in the world more evocative than the theme songs to our favorite videogames. To test out this little hypothesis, just try... More >>

  • Dear Fort Liquordale,

    published March 24, 2011

    Happy birthday. Wow, has it been 100 years already? It seems just yesterday you were a pioneering young settlement for traders looking to... More >>

  • A Nugget of Hope

    published March 17, 2011

    The last time your Miami Heat faced the Denver Nuggets, LeBron James was nursing a sprained ankle and Carmelo Anthony... More >>

  • Kiss Me; I’m Irish

    published March 17, 2011

    Rock stars don’t need to use St. Patrick’s Day as an excuse to party — they live every day of their lives like it was a drunken... More >>

  • Willy Wonka Ain’t Got Jack on Them

    published March 10, 2011

    When it comes to snacking, the Japanese have transformed that lost, stoner art into a science. Think about it: What other culture has such a... More >>

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    Vivo Partenza: Outrageously Pricey but Damned Good

    published February 17, 2011

    I've got an idea for a new reality show. It's called The Real Housewives of Boca Raton, and it could be filmed almost exclusively inside... More >>

  • Arti Party

    published February 17, 2011

    Hold on to your beaded necklaces: It’s time for the 26th-annual Arti Gras Fine Arts Festival. The much-celebrated blowout will gather... More >>

  • Skimming U.S.A.

    published February 10, 2011

    Thanks to relatively small waves and gentle tides, South Florida has never been known as a surfing destination. But those tranquil conditions do... More >>

  • It’s Bigger Than Jesus (Well, His Birthday, Anyway)

    published February 3, 2011

    Rejoice, all ye sports fans! America’s most venerable holiday, Super Bowl Sunday, is finally upon us. A time for family, friends, and... More >>

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    Angus Bar and Grill in Hollywood: Tasty Meat, Bargain Price

    published January 27, 2011

    Let's get something straight about Angus Bar and Grill: It's all about the chimichurri. That bright-green slurry of parsley, garlic,... More >>

  • He’s Only a Woman to Me

    published January 27, 2011

    Some people were born to be attorneys, ophthalmologists, or even shoe salesmen. But Joe Posa? He was born to strap on an evening gown and a blond... More >>

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