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2005 Stories by Steve Koppelman

Archives: 2006 | 2005
  • Pie in the Face

    published November 24, 2005

    Who bakes pie from scratch anymore? We're more likely to be served a slice of an oversized five-dollar apple or pumpkin pie from the local... More >>

  • The Switzerland of Pupusas

    published October 27, 2005

    Since it's neither Salvadoran nor Honduran, Fort Lauderdale's Guatemala Restaurant (3673 Davie Blvd., 954-792-9737) is not the first,... More >>

  • Poutine Beat

    published September 22, 2005

    When I was 5 years old, my family moved to suburban Montreal. In the winter, we'd bundle up in snowsuits and have snowball fights and dig tunnels... More >>

  • The Big Cantonese-y

    published August 25, 2005

    An old strip mall with a gun range, a temp agency, and an iffy convenience store isn't the stuff of travel posters or exotic tales. But the... More >>

  • Sweet Paya

    published July 14, 2005

    The first time I went to Nirala Sweets BBQ, I looked past the confections lining the case on the back wall and thought, No, first I'll... More >>

  • Out in the Styx

    published July 7, 2005

    Huge stadium concerts can be a drag. The sound sucks. The band is so far away that the musicians look like gyrating ants. Tickets cost a fortune.... More >>

  • Jump, Jive, and Wail

    published May 12, 2005

    It's Saturday night, and Jimmy Cavallo is doing what he's done nearly every weekend for the past decade. The 78-year-old singer and sax man... More >>

  • Cheeky Tiki

    published April 14, 2005

    Hula dancers and mysterious wood carvings surround you. Sarong-clad maidens come bearing flaming tropical drinks. The music, with pounding drums... More >>

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