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    April 10, 2014

    Ten Best Easter Brunches in Broward County

    Put on your Easter bonnet - make sure there's plenty of frills upon it. It's time for Easter parades and egg hunts and pictures with the Easter bunny and, yes, even church. Then, after all that, there's - for us foodies anyway, for whom gustation is basically religion - there's the most important pa ... More >>

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    April 3, 2014

    Ten Best Grilled Cheese Sandwiches in Broward and Palm Beach Counties

    As an adult, life seems to be consumed by an endless stream of responsibility and minor annoyances. You have bills to pay, a house to clean, pets to take care of, friends to see, people to date, work obligations that need attention, jury duty to attend... the list goes on and on and on yet again. ... More >>

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    February 20, 2014

    Ten Best French Fries in Palm Beach and Broward Counties

    Chips, fries, finger chips, French fries, pommes frites: no matter what you call them, thinly sliced strips of fried potatoes are absolutely delicious. Few side dishes have risen to the same level of esteem as that of the French fry. Sure, we love mac & cheese. And yes, on occasion we do like a ... More >>

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    February 13, 2014

    Ten Best French Restaurants in Palm Beach and Broward Counties

    Few countries have culinary traditions as rigorous as the French. While the cuisine was influenced by the Italians during the Renaissance, during the 17th century chefs like François Pierre La Varenne and Marie-Antoine Carême took the basics and pioneered movements that would create a unique nati ... More >>

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    February 6, 2014

    Five Most Outrageous Burgers in Broward County

    There's something about a hunk of ground meat in between two buns that just comforts the soul. Whether it's fond childhood memories, the soft pillowy bun, the fatty burger, the cheese, or the combination of delicious ingredients in perfect handheld format -- that's right, we frown upon eating burge ... More >>

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    January 16, 2014

    Ten Best Bars for Cocktails in Broward County

    Broward County has a long alcohol-fueled history. From Prohibition rum-runners to shots-guzzling spring breakers to current craft beer geeks, Fort Liquordale and its surrounding suburbs have definitely earned their reputation for copious consumption of booze in the past century. Even with all the ... More >>

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    January 9, 2014

    Ten Best Seafood Restaurants in Broward and Palm Beach Counties

    Right after Alaska, Florida has the most coastline of any state in the union. With 1,350 miles of ocean coastline and 8,436 miles of tidal coastline, which includes tidal estuaries, bays, and other bodies of water affected by pull of the moon, our fare peninsular has twice as much shoreline as any ... More >>

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    January 6, 2014

    Ten Best Juice Bars in Broward and Palm Beach County

    The juice bar is officially here, South Florida. It's slowly becoming a trend, shops popping up here and there with their own line of fresh-squeezed or hydraulically-pressed fruit and vegetable juices. These days, almost everyone is aware of the cleansing and healing properties fresh fruit and veg ... More >>

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    January 2, 2014

    Ten Best New Restaurants in Broward and Palm Beach Counties in 2013

    While it had its ups and downs, 2013 was a pretty good year overall. South Florida's economy picked up with rises in real estate and drops in unemployment, and, more importantly, we got plenty of new places to eat. While some were here and gone in a minute, others seem to have firmly rooted themsel ... More >>

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    December 27, 2013

    Ten Best Waterfront Restaurants in Broward and Palm Beach Counties

    South Florida is known for ample sunshine, beautiful people, heavy drinking, mile upon mile of beautiful beaches, and one of the most extensive systems of inland canals in the world. There's a reason so many of our residents rarely wear clothes. As much as most of us like to spend our free time dr ... More >>

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    December 20, 2013

    Ten Best Restaurants for New Year's Eve in Palm Beach County

    New Year's Eve is one of those days you either love or hate with a passion. You may not want to deal with the traffic; you may hate the crowds; you might not have anyone to kiss; midnight could be well past your granny bedtime; or you may just think the whole holiday encourages amateurs to get drun ... More >>

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    December 19, 2013

    Ten Best Restaurants for New Year's Eve Dinner in Broward County

    New Year's Eve is one of those days you either love or hate with a passion. You may not want to deal with the traffic; you may hate the crowds; you might not have anyone to kiss; midnight could be well past your granny bedtime; or you may just think the whole holiday encourages amateurs to get drun ... More >>

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    December 12, 2013

    Ten Best Restaurants Serving on Christmas Day in Broward and Palm Beach Counties

    Come Christmas Day, what will you be doing? Eating at home with loved ones, celebrating the holiday? Traveling home to see family and friends? Or wondering "What am I going to do all day long?" when everything shuts down? While businesses everywhere shutter their doors for the day, a few stay open ... More >>

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    November 22, 2013

    Ten Best Brunches in Palm Beach County

    When you party as much as South Florida does, there's only one thing that can make a long Saturday night even better. And that would be an even boozier Sunday brunch. Luckily the half-breakfast, half-lunch is one thing that's done well in Palm Beach County, where a variety of hotels, restaurants and ... More >>

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    November 19, 2013

    Ten Best Restaurants to Eat Thanksgiving Dinner in Palm Beach County

    This year, forget the long lines at the grocery stores, the piles of dirty dishes taking over your kitchen, and all that sweating and laboring over the stove. Instead, why not take the drama out of your Thanksgiving dinner by taking the family to one of the many dozens of local restaurants prepari ... More >>

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    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 >>

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    November 7, 2013

    Ten Best Brunches in Broward County

    We all love going out to eat. Breakfast, lunch, dinner, brunch -- doesn't matter. We're ecstatic when we can grab any meal away from the confines of our home kitchen. Though we don't discriminate in terms of meals or times, each one has its purpose. Breakfast is a great way to start what will beco ... More >>

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    October 10, 2013

    Ten Best Chefs in Palm Beach County

    It's a well-known fact that chefs have become the new rock stars. From former party animal Anthony Bourdain -- we'd liken him to a more together Keith Richards -- to supermodel-like Giada De Laurentiis, the kitchen is in these days. While chefs across the country are getting recognition from culi ... More >>

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    September 16, 2013

    Ten Best Restaurants in Hollywood

    Hollywood. City planners' dreams of a downtown drag offering wide sidewalks with plenty of shade and restaurants are a reality. Yet there's something strange afoot. Some nights, you can almost hear a pin drop on the opposite side of Young Circle. Despite a lengthy restaurant row, you never know wha ... More >>

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    September 6, 2013

    Ten Best Breakfast Places in Fort Lauderdale

    Talk to any dietician, or mom, and you'll hear that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. It may sound counterintuitive, but consuming calories in the morning -- healthy calories, that is -- helps individuals maintain a healthy weight says a number of scientific studies. While that the ... More >>

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    August 30, 2013

    Ten Best South Florida Food Trucks

    When you were a kid, there was something immensely exciting about playing in the front yard and hearing the sweet song of the ice cream truck making its way around. Sure you could have bought those crappy desserts at any old convenience store, but there was something special about chasing down the ... More >>

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    August 27, 2013

    Best Dive Bar Food in South Florida

    The dive bar is known for many things, food not being one of them. But there are exceptions to any rule, and for these South Florida dive establishments, the menus are just as good as the cheap beer, colorful crowd, and karaoke. But at places like Swamp Grass Willie's in Palm Beach Gardens, you can ... More >>

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    July 25, 2013

    Five Best Hot Fudge Sundaes in Broward and Palm Beach

    Ladies and gentlemen, July 25 is National Hot Fudge Sundae Day. With heaping scoops of ice cream melting underneath heated fudge, lathered in whipped cream, and topped with a maraschino cherry, it's no wonder the dish got itself its own holiday. The history of the sundae is obscure, but the most po ... More >>

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    June 28, 2013

    Ten Best Places To Get Ceviche in Broward and Palm Beach County

    June 28 is National Ceviche Day, a day designated specifically to the worship of lime-marinated fish. A traditional South American dish that can be traced back to the Incas, who preserved fish by covering it with a bath of salt and fruit juice, today, the basic ingredients haven't changed much. All ... More >>

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    June 27, 2013

    Florida Juror Robs Courthouse Offices While Jury on Break

    Jury duty can be a real bummer. Unless, of course, you can use that time to immerse yourself in the proceedings and learn about how the judicial system works. Or you can use that time to steal stuff. Whatever makes the time go by faster! One Brevard man is now in jail after he sneaked into court ... More >>

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    June 18, 2013

    Four Bots for a Brewtopia: Beer Drones, Robo-taps, and Other "Cybeernetic" Organisms

    Terminator, Robocop and Transformers: what do these movies all have in common? They don't tell us how robots will bring us beer, and that's just damn rude. Even more terrifying is that Hollywood may be predicting the future of humanity. With the ubiquity of drones and the NSA surveillance dragnet, ... More >>

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    June 7, 2013

    Ten Best Tiki Bars in South Florida

    Over the past few years there has been a profusion of interest in mid-century tiki culture. And hey, it works for us. With our abundance of palm trees, beaches, and mid-century, South Pacific-themed spots, the trend definitely helps South Florida's tourism industry. With this weekend's grand tiki- ... More >>

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    June 3, 2013

    Ten Best Mac & Cheese in Broward and Palm Beach

    Everyone loves mac & cheese -- minus, of course, those who cannot cheese or wheat. And we feel sorry for them, because there is probably no greater "comfort food" than elbow pasta in cheese sauce. It's a dish that takes us all back to our childhoods. That being said, there are a million different wa ... More >>

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    May 23, 2013

    Top Ten Dive Bars in Broward County

    Ah, the dive bar. Some might think the term is an insult, but we mean it as a compliment - an endearment, really. Basically, it refers to any establishment where the cigarette smoke obscures your view of the aging barkeep, fights break out at 2 a.m., the jukebox plays only country or old rock classi ... More >>

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    May 13, 2013

    Top Ten Craft Beer Selections in Broward and Palm Beach Counties

    American Craft Beer Week officially begins May 13 and runs through the 19; a whole seven days worth of events and special tappings to keep your taste buds excited and your liver in a state of confusion. This year marks the eighth consecutive week by the Brewer's Association. As they state, "Americ ... More >>

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    May 2, 2013

    Ten Best Burgers in Broward and Palm Beach Counties

    Some food items elicit intense reactions. New Yorkers smear any pizza anywhere outside of their dear city limits. Chicagoans eschew hot dogs without their traditional toppings. Kansas City residents scoff at any other barbecue. While each city tends to have its own special dish, good burgers can be ... More >>

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    April 10, 2013

    Ten Best Inexpensive Restaurants in Broward County

    Eating out tends to have negative effects on the size of your wallet. And while cooking at home tends to have positive impacts on your cash flow -- and waistline -- it can eat away at your free time. If you're broke and too busy, lazy, or culinarily challenged to cook at home, we have a list of the ... More >>

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    September 18, 2012

    T.G.I. Friday's App Gives You a Free Appetizer, Tips From the Bartender

    According to T.G.I. Friday's, one good app deserves another and a tip for your bartender deserves one in return.That's what we discovered when we downloaded the T.G.I. Friday's app, available for iPhone and Android phones. While the app has some standard features, like a GPS locator that tells you t ... More >>

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    August 7, 2012

    iPhone Food App Review: The Perfect Egg Timer

    Clean Plate Charlie's adoration for food and drink is rivaled only by a love of the iPhone and its ability to simultaneously improve and destroy each and every meal. In the effort to help our readers wade through the inexhaustible sea of food, drink, and dining related appli ... More >>

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    April 18, 2012

    Sunrise Company Invents Snorkeling-Proof iPhone Case (VIDEO)

    iPhones, for all their glorious, touch-screeny goodness, are fragile little things -- it hangs up on your mom if you hold it in your left hand, data speeds are spotty with some carriers, and the screen cracks easier than a jailhouse snitch with an upcoming parole hearing. But for all you folks who w ... More >>

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    November 9, 2011

    Marco Rubio and Florida University Salaries: There Are Apps for That

    astriker.comJesus, an iPhone kind of guy.​If the youngsters out there need something a little more high-brow than a fart-noise application for their iPhones, there are now apps for that.Sen. Marco Rubio announced the release of the aptly named "U.S. Senator Marco Rubio" application for the iPhone, ... More >>

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    March 24, 2011

    Check Out Our Brand New Best Of iPhone App

    Need something to do on the weekend? We know all the best place.​Hey, is that a Best Of app in your pocket or are you just happy to see me?Ok, that was lame. We know. As you may know we do an issue every summer called our "Best Of" issue where we work with you (the readers) to decide what the best ... More >>

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    March 24, 2011

    Check Out Our Brand New Best Of iPhone App

    Need something to do on the weekend? We know all the best place.​Hey, is that a Best Of app in your pocket or are you just happy to see me?Ok, that was lame. We know. As you may know we do an issue every summer called our "Best Of" issue where we work with you (the readers) to decide what the bes ... More >>

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    December 16, 2010

    Five Free Food Apps for Smart Phones

    ​I would die in combat if I didn't have my iPhone, and I mean that sincerely. Next to my dog, my iPhone is my favorite thing in life. It's gotten me through the trenches of downtown Miami. It's made sure I didn't overdraft money from my bank account. It's found the closest Chipotle in a place I di ... More >>

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    October 21, 2010
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    September 22, 2010

    How Many Oranges Does it Take to Power an iPhone?

    ​Back in middle school science class, you might have used an orange to power a light bulb or two potatoes to run a digital clock. The reason it works is the acid in the fruit creates a chemical reaction between two metal electrodes, which produces electricity. A single orange, lemon, or potato may ... More >>

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    July 29, 2010
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    May 18, 2010

    Happy Hours Go Mobile With New App

    ​ There are few things I appreciate more than my iPhone. One of them is alcohol. Luckily, my employers felt the need to combine my two favorite things, and thus we introduce my new best friend: the Happy Hours App. Available for iPhones and Droids, the free application lets you choose from dozen ... More >>

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    April 29, 2010

    Palm Beach Lawyer Had Too Many Fancy Phones, Created an App

    Photo courtesy Christopher HopkinsFather of the CLaw.​Mark your calendars, ladies and gents, as the day a Palm Beach lawyer didn't charge you for a service -- not a lump sum, not by the hour, not by your first- born. Christopher Hopkins, an attorney with Butzel Long on Worth Avenue, has developed ... More >>

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    January 13, 2010

    The Cold Weather and South Florida Tech

    Steve Hoefer​​It'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 >>

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    January 1, 2010

    Top iPhone Apps for Losing Weight After the Holidays

    ​Happy New Year everyone! Now that the imbibing is done, the holidays are past, and we're looking at the next decade, you might be looking at what you did to over-indulge this holiday season. Let the New Year's resolutions and weight loss promises begin!To help you with your plans to lose the holi ... More >>

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    January 13, 2009

    Reporter Bound for D.C. Seeks Gotcha Questions, Ball Gown, Proper Footwear

    When I was a wee college student at FSU, my best friend and I decided to road-trip to DC for President Clinton's inauguration.  There we were, two unprepared, underdressed 18-year-olds waiting for hours upon hours in the freezing cold for little more than a nanosecond's glance at a speeding lim ... More >>

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