It's been a busy weekend for brewers in Florida: the start of Tampa Bay Beer Week with the Florida Brewers Guild Festival and the judged awards of the Best Florida Beer's Brewer's Ball. This past Sunday, March 2nd, brewers from all over the state descended onto Tampa to find out the results of the ... More >>
Who has the best beer in Florida? It's a question that gets harder and harder to answer as the quality and quantities of breweries in this state continue to go ever higher. But there is one organization that has, since 2002, set about finding the answer to this question. The Best Florida Beer Champ ... More >>
With about a week into December, the holiday season is driving at high speed now. Whether you're trying to get through the shopping, the traffic, the parties, or whatever else, there's a good chance you're in need of a nice stiff cocktail -- you should probably go for something holiday themed so yo ... More >>
Most of the time, we prefer our holidays to be separate -- more reason to keep the celebration going throughout the year. But as long as the commingling of festivities doesn't result in a less food or fewer gifts, we can deal with it. This year the first night of Hanukkah is taking place on T-day, ... More >>
You spoke, we listened. Back by popular demand, welcome to this week's Mug-Shot Monday, a longstanding franchise focusing on the week's most eye-catching mugs from South Florida's tat heads, tough guys, derp faces, and femmes fatale.
A woman is being sought by Palm Beach Police after selfies that she took with an iPad she allegedly stole appeared on the victim's home computer. The victim had his iPad and iPod stolen out of his car when he was dropping off his kids at South County Regional Park in Boca Raton on August 29. But t ... More >>
September brings a host of Jewish holidays with it. From Rosh Hashanah, which we're currently celebrating, and Yom Kippur, the holiest day of the year for Jews, through the end of the month when we observe Simchat Torah, people of Jewish faith are in the midst of a series of significant days where w ... More >>
iPad, here we come! OK, so you'll still be charged sales tax on certain things, but if you're in the market for back-to-school stuff, clothing, or a computer, you're in luck. Throughout Florida, sales tax is being waived from 12:01 a.m. this Friday until midnight Sunday, August 4. The more you s ... More >>
A Florida woman walked into the Apple store at the Town Center Mall in Boca with a device strapped on her chest, before bolting through a service exit and running away. The bizarre incident happened at around 2:30 p.m Tuesday afternoon, and Boca Police say the woman is still at large. A store empl ... More >>
Because... of course. This makes complete sense. Over on a Tumblr site called Maps on the Web, a guy named Steve Lovelace puts up maps visualizing a whole smorgasbord of interesting stuff -- from where the black death hit in Europe to U.S. airspace. Back in May, the site featured a map of the Unit ... More >>
You've heard the term food-gasm before. Maybe you've actually experienced one yourself. It's hard to deny that food is closely tied to sex; whether as an aphrodisiac or a sexual object in and of itself -- you've seen that sandwich-eating sex scene at the end of Bridesmaids. Hey, we're not going t ... More >>
Friday's here, so it's time for beer. Every Friday, so long as the creek don't rise, this beer enthusiast will take a look at a Florida beer that, hopefully, should be readily available in a local shop or on tap at your favorite bar. Contemplation; the work of both monks and beer drinkers alike. W ... More >>
Can Dennis Rodman be distilled to just ten soundbites? The answer is yes. But it's a slow yes. For this week's feature, Reinventing Rodman, I hung out with the NBA Hall of Fame member and condemned diplomat for a night of booze, cigars, sex talk, and drag queens. I can confidently say Dennis Rodm ... More >>
While most of the country seems to be moving in the direction of legalizing marijuana, Florida's esteemed legislature is -- as it often does -- heading in the opposite direction of progress. The bong has been banned in Florida - for now, at least. But stuffy lawmakers always underestimate the inge ... More >>
The 16th-annual New Times "Original" Beerfest is coming to Fort Lauderdale's Esplanade Park tomorrow, April 6, from 6 to 11 p.m. We can feel the excitement in the air as we prepare to drink plenty of good beer, eat delicious food, and listen to some of the best live and local talent south Florida ha ... More >>
A 41-year-old Boca Raton man was indicted on federal mail-fraud charges Friday after authorities say he got free shipping for his internet businesses by setting up accounts with UPS, DHL, and FedEx and saying he was a representative of businesses such as Target, Walmart, and Apple, according to p ... More >>
Just a few years ago, the web presence of New Times was the digital equivalent of a kid in a bowler hat yelling out the news next to the haberdashery. Now, we've got a sweet new homepage, award-winning blogs, and apparently a smart phone app that rocks. Sure, that sounds like we're using this spa ... More >>
GiltTasteFloridians watching this season's Top Chef can cheer on Chris Jones, Fort Lauderdale native and chef de cuisine at Moto in Chicago and his Floridian sous chef Richie Farina, from Riverview. After round two of the show, should you feel inspired to do some cooking, check out this ... More >>
In a small but concise priority listing of life, food is near the top. So is my iPhone. Thankfully, Apple combines the love I have for both. Earlier this month, I got an email from Apple with dozens of food application suggestions. While I gave you my top five free food apps for smartphones in De ... More >>
via Devin DesjarlaisThe line snakes from the Apple Store at Boca Town Center.Well, folks, here it is, the moment you've been waiting for since the advent of the iPad -- the release of the iPad 2. It's going to revolutionize the way we live, breathe, and interact (or not) with our surroundings. Fa ... More >>
Canadian native Peter Spyredes has been in the business of putting sticky frosted smiles on the faces of his customers for over 30 years. Dandee Donut Factory does not have a current website, and cannot be found anywhere in the social networking world. Through good ol' fashioned word of mouth, we fo ... More >>
Southern-fried quail, maple braised pork belly, and chocolate stout whipped cream, each paired with Rogue Ale? Sounds like the food-nerd express is headed to Beersville. Actually, it's Rack's Downtown Eatery and Tavern. The gastro haven is hosting a five-course beer dinner on November 16 that ... More >>
Steve Hoefer Grathio.comIt's been cold lately. Recently, I was in New York to visit family and it was, obviously, much colder there than it is here. Be that as it may, we South Floridans are not used to the cold and the recent temperatures are breaking all kinds of records. Several people have ... More >>
• The coal-fired pizza craze continues to be hotter than a. . . coal-fired oven. The latest example is Bellini's Coal-Fired Pizza, now dishing up those crisp-crusted pies on North Federal Highway in Fort Lauderdale. The menu goes beyond the usual pizzeria suspects with dishes lik ... More >>
Don't write Psystar's obituary just yet. Photo by C. StilesRudy Pedraza stands in front of Psystar headquarters.Psystar, which we recently profiled in depth, has been locked in a heated legal battle with Apple since last year because the tiny Doral-based firm sells unauthorized "clones" of Mac ... More >>
If you think about it, the investment scam is the ultimate virtual reality game: It gives its customers the extremely life-like sensation of getting rich, albeit at considerable cost. So why not offer virtual reality itself as an investment scam? Too late. Someone's already thought of it.The SEC is ... More >>
Crystal Method's Divided by Night tour brings the electronic legends to Revolution.
Chairlift's "Bruises" hurts so good.
Locos Por Juana, considered by many to be Miami's best Latin band, makes their way to La La Land today for a string of performances surrounding the 51st Annual Grammy Awards. Whether their getting the crowd going at one of the city's many festivals or barring the entrance to Jazid as thei ... More >>
It's another year -- and another rambling think piece from Tribune Chief Innovation Officer Lee Abrams. And he seems to have reached a turning point. Abrams says truth, integrity, and intelligence ... might actually be profitable. "Junk Culture or Junk Food media does s ... More >>
One day, every song ever recorded will fit into your pocket -- but will you listen to any of them?
MoCA contemplates the vanishing line between consumer culture and fine art