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  • Blogs

    August 28, 2014

    Florida Group to Amazon, Google: Ban Fat-Shaming Apps

    Tampa-based Obesity Action Coalition (OAC) and a number of organizations -- including the American Board of Obesity Medicine -- submitted formal letters to the leaders of Amazon, Apple, Google, and Microsoft on Wednesday. The letters ask that the companies remove fat-shaming apps the groups deem off ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 13, 2013

    Sriracha Stuff: Ten Rooster-Sauce-Themed Gifts for the Spice Lover in Your Life

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    July 31, 2013

    Food Network's CityEats Bringing Text Alerts, App as Alternative to OpenTable

    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 >>

  • News

    July 25, 2013
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    April 29, 2013

    Twinkie Resurrection: Snacks Should Return in July

    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 >>

  • Dining

    February 7, 2013
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    December 11, 2012

    Mythical Meat Gift Guide: Unicorns, Zombies, Pig Wings, and 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 >>

  • Blogs

    October 30, 2012

    Sexy Halloween Costumes That Say "Eat Me"

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    October 17, 2012

    Political Pumpkins for a Scary Presidential Campaign (Photos)

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    August 22, 2012

    Ruth Bourdain Writes a Book

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    July 23, 2012

    Obama, Mickey Mouse, and Jesus: Wake Up to Five Awesome Toasters

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    May 9, 2012

    Casey Anthony's Lawyer Writing Tell-All Book; You Can Pre-Order It

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    January 9, 2012

    Anonymous E-book Offers "A Look at Corruption Inside the Broward Sheriff's Office"

    ​It's $9.99 on Amazon; you can get it on your Kindle in seconds. What better way to read a self-published book about alleged corruption in the Broward Sheriff's Office, including manipulation by everybody's favorite Ponzi schemer Scott Rothstein?A new anonymous e-book being hawked on the web retai ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 10, 2011

    Vintage Cookbooks, Magic Thermometers, and Other Gifts for Foodies

    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.

  • Blogs

    November 7, 2011

    Emeril Lagasse Sizzling Skillets: A Cookbook For Busy People

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    October 27, 2011

    Humiliate Your Dog For Halloween: Ten Terrible Food Costumes For Fido

    Costumesfordogs.com​Your 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 >>

  • Blogs

    October 20, 2011

    The Ten Dumbest Halloween Food Costumes Ever

    Endlesssimmer.com​Halloween 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 >>

  • Blogs

    September 20, 2011

    OMG! Cookbook Helps the Truly Helpless

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    April 5, 2011

    On Feeling Bad for Jacqueline Howett

    ​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 >>

  • Blogs

    March 8, 2011

    Florida Senate President Mike Haridopolos Slammed for Using Taxpayer Money to Write Useless Book

    ​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 >>

  • Blogs

    February 3, 2011

    Interview with Chef and Top Chef Cheftestant Fabio Viviani - Part II

    NBC Universal Fabio Viviani Dishes For Us​We're continuing our interview with Top Chef contestant and chef, Fabio Viviani. Part one of the interview can be seen here.

  • Blogs

    December 22, 2010

    Palm Beach Former Teacher Pens Children's Book about Finding Life's Purpose

    via amazon.com​This 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 >>

  • Blogs

    January 5, 2010

    Bimini Boatyard Chef Dishes Up a Pair of Cookbooks

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    September 17, 2009

    ACORN Update: Faux Hooker is FIU Student with "Bulldog Attitude"

    The turd doesn't fall far from the dog​Stories 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 >>

  • Blogs

    September 3, 2009

    The South Florida Book That Will Test Courage at the Barnes & Noble Counter

    Flickr: uk_stenson1​Much 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 >>

  • Blogs

    July 15, 2009

    Be Your Own Taqueria

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    July 1, 2009

    The New Yorker's Malcolm Gladwell on "Free" Media

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    March 17, 2009

    Dude Ditches Boca Conference and Gets a Book Deal Out of It

    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 >>

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    February 26, 2009
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    January 20, 2009

    Charlie Pickett Gets His Due

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    December 15, 2008

    An Interview With Ted Allen

    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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    July 23, 2008
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    April 10, 2008
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    March 6, 2008
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    January 31, 2008
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    January 30, 2008
  • News

    January 24, 2008

    Is This the Las Puertas Concert?

    Mexican music lovers aren't biased

  • Blogs

    October 8, 2007
  • News

    April 26, 2007

    By the Book

    All your questions answered

  • Blogs

    November 28, 2006
  • News

    September 28, 2006

    A Broward Whodunit

    It's never too late to dish on the locals.

  • News

    September 7, 2006

    Judy, Judy, Judy

    It's about time, Ms. Regan, that you did something about your misleading book, Miami Psychic.

  • Music

    August 10, 2006

    Brian Posehn

    Live In: Nerd Rage (Relapse)

  • Blogs

    August 9, 2006

    Reinhard's Bad Hair Day

    I don't want to seem to be picking on Beth Reinhard, but hey, I go where the material leads me -- and I don't have time to be too choosy. The Miami Herald political writer covered an event for Republican gubernatorial candidate Tom Gallagher over the weekend that's left the candidate's campaign te ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 2, 2006

    This Shit Won't Stop

    Who knew Amazon.com was this susceptible to shenanigans? I told you on Friday about the slime job on my little book, Florida Pulp Nonfiction, on the Amazon site. A half-dozen fake customer reviews were posted slamming and misrepresenting my book (as a novel rather than the true crime book that it ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 28, 2006

    Florida Pulp Gets Slimed!

    Okay, there's a saboteur in the house. He or she or they posted a bunch of "reviews" of my little book, Florida Pulp Nonfiction, on Amazon.com. Check it out here. It's clearly a slime job -- and what really hurts is that it's obvious they didn't even bother to read the book before the assault. Each ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 16, 2006

    HarperCollins To Investigate New 'Miami Psychic' Book

    HarperCollins at least pretends to believe that the contents of its recently released nonfiction yarn, Miami Psychic, is true. The publishing house's biography of new author Regina Milbourne reads: "Regina Milbourne first realized her psychic gift two weeks after almost drowning in an unattended s ... More >>

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    May 13, 2004

    Best Record/CD Store

    Uncle Sam's Music

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    February 19, 2004
  • Culture

    July 20, 2000

    Dream Weaver

    Sandman author Neil Gaiman finds magic in the damnedest place

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