If you have someone in your life who revels in the red-faced, sweat-inducing, endorphin rush that is the almighty sriracha sauce, chances are they have plenty of the red stuff on hand. Some even carry it in their bag. (Don't you dare judge us!) So if you are tapping into their palate preferences fo ... More >>
It's nothing new, but technology is changing the way we do everything. We order cabs via apps, follow directions through our cell phones' GPS, find recipes online -- you could probably go on forever. Now, a new website and app, CityEats, by the Food Network has brought restaurant dining reservation ... More >>
When Hostess Brands declared bankruptcy and shut down all operations in November 2012, a collective tear was shed by the millions of children and adults who loved the company's snack cakes. Almost immediately, there was a run on Twinkies, HoHo's, and Cupcakes as people hoarded the treats to save an ... More >>
There's always one person on your list -- a boss, a parent, a friend -- who is just impossible to shop for. Maybe they already have everything in the world, maybe they're just picky. Read Also: Gift Guide For Foodies: 10 Unique Stocking Stuffers Under $20You could get them a fruit basket o ... More >>
Halloween is the one day a year you can really let your inner alter ego freak flag fly. Regardless of the rest of the year, it's the one night when boys can be girls, angels can be devils, and humans can be...food. Sexy food. Hot, spicy, and mouthwatering.Yes, we've all seen slutty Big Bird, but we' ... More >>
Now we know why the presidential elections fall around Halloween -- they can get scary. Look, it doesn't matter which candidate you're planning to vote for (or if you're still undecided) -- we think some of these political ads and last night's debate are...well...just a teeny bit frightening. W ... More >>
It seems like everyone and their mother has a book deal. Don't believe us? Well, let's see...nearly every Real Housewife has one (even the ones who can't seem to be able to read on the show), Mr. Winkle the dog is a constant best seller, and now Ruth Bourdain has a book deal. And we didn't eve ... More >>
Clean Plate Charlie is a closet Gleek. That's right... we've just lost any street cred by admitting we watch Glee. Look, if we didn't watch it, we would have missed the totally awesome episode in which Finn sees the son of God in his sandwich. That's right, folks! He saw Grilled Cheesus!We knew some ... More >>
Texas-based BenBella Books announced yesterday that Jose Baez, the South Florida attorney who successfully defended Casey Anthony on murder charges, will be releasing a book in July that "exposes shocking, never-before-revealed, exclusive information from the trial of the century."Although the annou ... More >>
This vintage number looks Picasso inspired. The holidays are here. It's time to impress your friends with your thoughtful taste in gifts. To show your foodie friends how much you "get them," here are some of my favorite food finds in the world of cooking, grilling, and being a culinary nerd.
William Morrow/Harper CollinsEmeril's Sizzling Skillets - one pot recipes for busy or lazy people.Emeril Lagasse and his signature "Bam!" was the likely catalyst that sparked the celebrity chef revolution.Lagasse changed the television cooking show from the video instructional manuals of Julia Ch ... More >>
Costumesfordogs.comYour dog gives you unconditional love every day of his life. Seriously! Has a human ever greeted you with such fierce devotion? Sure, he peed on the carpet and he licks his butt, but if you want to punish your dog, take away his favorite chew toy. But in the name of all t ... More >>
Endlesssimmer.comHalloween is around the corner and every year you run into the same problem - do you wear the sexy or funny costume? Our answer is, as always - it depends on whether or not you want to get laid...ever.Here are a collection of Halloween costumes that are truly terrifying..an ... More >>
Amazon.comCan't even cook an egg? This book may be for you.This past week, Food Network's Worst Cooks in America was searching for truly horrible cooks at a Miami open casting call. While there, Clean Plate Charlie encountered people who set fire to their houses, made their dogs sick and glued fo ... More >>
I'm a little late chiming in on this, but man, I kind of feel bad for Jacqueline Howett.If you don't know Jacqueline Howett yet: Hi! Welcome to the internet age! Howett is a British-born author and poetess who publishes her own books for the same reason I eat my own cooking: No less blinkered sou ... More >>
It was fodder for Florida columnists all week. By Saturday, the hypocrisy and intellectual ineptitude of Florida Senate President Mike Haridopolos was on national display via the New York Times' op-ed page. Last week, the AP reported that Haridopolos, a so-called fiscally conservative Republican, ... More >>
NBC Universal Fabio Viviani Dishes For UsWe're continuing our interview with Top Chef contestant and chef, Fabio Viviani. Part one of the interview can be seen here.
via amazon.comThis is the tale of Benny, a fluffy little dog who has a lot to overcome. "He barked and he barked and he barked too much!" to the chagrin of his owner, Mrs. Crow. He was proud to protect his home, but as a small wide-eyed Pomeranian, he had to accept that he would never be a big br ... More >>
If you're not a subscriber to our weekly Café Bites dining newsletter for Broward and Palm Beach counties, here's a taste of what you missed this week. Click here to subscribe. Put the eclectic flavors of South Florida -- the "New American Riviera" -- on your own kitchen table with pair of new coo ... More >>
The turd doesn't fall far from the dogStories in the New York Post and today's Palm Beach Post confirm that the tan, leggy hooker in the ACORN Hoax videos is in fact an FIU student. Hannah Giles, one of two college kids who traveled around the country on a $1300 budget shooting videos of ACORN wo ... More >>
Flickr: uk_stenson1Much to the chagrin of local authors, we do not do book reviews here at New Times, but on this blog, we do like to give some free pub to those who pick the most provocative subjects and titles.So this one goes out to you, Art Greenwald, the local author of Anal Probe: A Penetra ... More >>
Photo by Bill CitaraAll hail the humble taco, a perfect marriage of starch, protein, fruit, vegetable, and appetite, a triumph of down-home Mexican gastronomy, a thing of rare culinary beauty. Of course, that's a taco made with fresh, quality ingredients by someone who knows and loves authenti ... More >>
flickr.com Malcolm Gladwell at a lecture in Chicago. If you have a major problem with free media, please send cash or check before reading the rest of this post. In the beginning of Malcolm Gladwell's piece in the current New Yorker, he sounds as if he might be mocking Jim Moroney, p ... More >>
Sorry, folks in the South Florida convention-recruitment and -staging biz. Didn't mean to let the secret out that people who come for these conferences don't actually go to these conferences. For most, it's little more than a chance to get shitfaced in a new state, on the company dime.And then you'v ... More >>
About 20-some-odd years after the fact, Dania Beach alt.country.punk.roots pioneer, Charlie Pickett, is finally getting some of the props in mainstream media that he deserves. South Florida natives and music nerds that are in the know have been clocking this guy's career since the late 1970s when he ... More >>
C. StilesNectar Lounge at the Seminole Casino Coconut Creek was host to the Christmas-ey dessert party, Sweet Dreams, this weekend. The event featured a huge spread of sugary cakes, candies, flash-frozen ice cream, and dessert sushi, which you can check out by viewing our slide show. But it also fea ... More >>
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