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    July 3, 2014
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    May 13, 2014

    Applebee's Introduces Social Media Chat That Works Only at Applebee's

    Did you ever walk into an Applebee's, enticed by the cool sexy drawl of actor (and spokesperson) John Corbett, only to find you'd love to chat with the person enjoying his Two for Twenty combo dinner? Well, you're in luck, because the "neighborhood" dining chain has launched WhatsApplebee's, a ne ... More >>

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    March 27, 2014

    Ten Best Chinese Restaurants in Broward and Palm Beach County

    During the Chinese Diaspora (starting in the 19th century and lasting until 1949), Chinese people traveled across the world, bring with them their culture and flavorful fare. Throughout its travels, the cuisine adapted to several variations and forms. Different versions of traditional versions can ... More >>

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    March 20, 2014

    Ten Best Late Night Eats in Palm Beach County

    Like most any place, South Florida takes on a completely different look and feel late at night. In cities like West Palm Beach, Boca Raton and Delray Beach it's generally after the bustling happy hours have given way to dancing and drinks, or when the Snow Bird's turn in after early bird dinners. It ... More >>

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    March 6, 2014

    Ten Best Tacos in Broward and Palm Beach Counties

    The taco.; it's one of the most ingenious expressions of culinary creativity, a tiny conveyor of meat, vegetable, sauce and cheese held together in a small flap of corn or flour. Across Central and South America the methodology of construction varies from one country to the next -- and here in Sou ... More >>

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    February 27, 2014

    Ten Best Breakfast Places in Palm Beach County

    Mom was right. Breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Sure it gets your metabolism going and supposedly people who eat breakfast eat fewer calories over the course of the day. Blah, blah, lose weight, blah, blah, be healthier, live longer - whatever. Point being: breakfast is good for ... More >>

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    February 7, 2014

    Five Most Outrageous Burgers in Palm Beach County

    If you eat meat, chances are you love a good burger. Whether it's wood-fired, charcoal grilled, or seared in its own fat on a flattop, nothing beats the taste of ground up meat between two buns and the sensation of grease dripping down your chin. Although we're good to go with a patty, a slice of ... More >>

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    January 2, 2014

    The 13 Most Overcooked Food Trends of 2013: #8 Foodstagramming

    The world of gastronomy is as subject to the whim and whimsy of the "trend" as any industry, from fashion to music. Some foods are eternal, like pizza, and others come and go from our midst, for better or for worse. So, we got together all of the food writers we could find and asked them what they ... More >>

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    December 6, 2013

    Ten Best Cheesesteaks in Broward and Palm Beach Counties

    The cheesesteak is one of the most well-known - and controversial - of sandwiches. The king of hoagies, subs, and sammiches, it truly is a thing of beauty, judged only by it's melty-mess-making ability. What makes a cheesesteak? Let us begin with the roll, that chewy Italian bread many out-of-tow ... More >>

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    November 14, 2013

    Ten Best Restaurants for Thanksgiving Dinner in Broward County

    Preparing the Thanksgiving dinner is one of the great, ongoing American traditions. As enjoyable as it may be, throwing a Thanksgiving dinner can be a major pain if you're not the domestic type. It takes days of planning, costs tons of money, creates a major mess, and can contribute to ample amounts ... More >>

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    October 31, 2013

    Ten Best Places to Drink in Palm Beach County

    Floridians are known for many things, but one of our greatest accolades: we're good at getting plastered. The Sunshine State has truly mastered the art of drinking -- drinking in all conditions, any day of the week, any time and place. With so many bars, restaurants with great bars, backyard bars, p ... More >>

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    October 24, 2013

    Ten Best Places to Drink in Broward County

    We work hard and at the end of a long day -- or a long week -- we deserve to sit back and decompress with a glass of wine or a cold beer. Happy hours were invented for this very reason, but there's more to it than just ordering up your usual beverage. It's also about the ambience, the comfortable ... More >>

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    October 8, 2013

    Ten Best Restaurants in Hallandale Beach

    "It's got to be the most boring, mundane street in South Florida," says Dr. Paul George, an oft-quoted Miami Dade College professor and historian, told us for this week's look at the restaurants along Hallandale Beach Boulevard. "It's more a racetrack to the beach than anything else." The strip of ... More >>

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    October 4, 2013

    Ten Best Chefs in Broward County

    Broward County is known for many things: beautiful beaches, spring break, giant yachts, the largest per-capita gay community in the country, an inability to vote properly, the most hated woman on the internet in Taylor Chapman -- well, a couple of months ago, at least -- the nice Prancercise lady, a ... More >>

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    September 25, 2013

    Ten Best Doughnuts in Broward and Palm Beach

    On any given day, the shops that peddle coffee and donuts -- that All-American, blue-collar breakfast -- have lines so long you'd swear they were giving their goods away. And, well, they are. For less than $2 apiece, a good doughnut is worth its weight in gold, especially when layered under a veil o ... More >>

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    September 23, 2013

    Ten Best South Florida Craft Beers

    Say, for a moment, you've got only one night to spend in South Florida. How would you sample the local beer scene? Luckily, we've assembled a list of some of the best and brightest locally produced beers. With new breweries opening seemingly every few months and the beer culture expanding faster t ... More >>

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    September 18, 2013

    Chipotle's Scarecrow: Monsanto-Like Dystopian Future

    Chipotle might have finally stumbled on a way to make Americans care about factory farms, GMO foods, and what one might call "the Monsanto problem": a heartbreakingly adorable Pixar-esque animated short film and an iPhone game titled, Scarecrow. Caring about the industrial food complex; there's an ... More >>

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    September 11, 2013

    Ten Best Restaurants in Boca Raton

    When it comes to restaurants, everyone has a different perspective. Some fancy traditional, Old World cuisine. Others like new and innovative dishes. There are those who prefer simple, straightforward fare, while their friends opt for complex and full of flavor. When it comes to the choosing best r ... More >>

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    August 22, 2013

    The Ten Best Restaurants in Fort Lauderdale

    Fort Lauderdale isn't as flashy as Miami nor as food-driven as Delray. And it's not as wealthy as Palm Beach. We have no trendy fried chicken joints like South Beach's Yardbird Southern Table & Bar nor recently nominated James Beard semifinalists like Clay Conley chef/partner of "the island's" Bucc ... More >>

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    August 16, 2013

    Ten Best Ice Cream Shops in Broward and Palm Beach

    South Florida, we know heat -- and we know how to beat it. Between air conditioning, swimming pools, a dip in the ocean and all these damn ice cream and serve-yourself fro-yo shops, we've got summer meltdowns covered. But enough with the trendy, soft-serve yogurt. When you want the real deal, ther ... More >>

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    August 16, 2013

    The Four Most Preposterous Free Deals On Yelp's Check-Ins This Week

    Yelp would be nowhere without its reviewers. And to reward the reviewers who so diligently generate their site's content day in and day out, Yelp is running a weeklong affair where Yelpers simply check-in to any of the 29 participating local businesses and are rewarded with a free prize for their ef ... More >>

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    August 9, 2013

    Ten Best Bartenders in Broward and Palm Beach Counties

    From Emeril Lagasse to Paula Deen, whether famous or infamous, the celebrity chef is now such an enormous mainstay of American culture, we hardly remember it wasn't always that way. Self proclaimed foodies and the rise of the celebu-chef is a fairly recent phenomenon. Don't get us wrong - it's a phe ... More >>

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    August 1, 2013

    Ten Best Sandwich Shops in South Florida

    The sandwich. Where did it come from? How has it evolved? And why is it a staple meal, no matter what country, culture, or ethnicity? There's just something about the endless food combinations you can create and then stuff between two slabs of bread. All the food groups in one easy-to-eat, stuff-you ... More >>

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    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 >>

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    July 26, 2013

    Ten Best Italian Restaurants in Broward and Palm Beach Counties

    Whether you're of Italian descent or not, there's something soothing about simply prepared plates of pasta. Maybe there's a stress-relieving physiological response to gluten; maybe it's a carb hangover -- either way, it works. There once was a time in which Italian cuisine was symbolized by littl ... More >>

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    July 18, 2013

    Ten Best Restaurants in Delray Beach

    It wasn't all that long ago that Delray Beach was just like any other South Florida beach town -- minus, of course, Palm Beach proper. Oh, how times have changed. In 1985, the Delray Beach Community Redevelopment Agency (C.R.A.), began its plans to revitalize the city by cleaning up the slums, pres ... More >>

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    July 3, 2013

    Photo of Teens Having Sex Lands Wiregrass Ranch High School Student in Jail

    Back in May, a teacher at Wiregrass Ranch High School confiscated an iPhone from a 15-year-old female student who she suspected was using the device to cheat on a test. When school administrators searched the phone for evidence of crib notes, they stumbled onto a photo of a 15-year-old boy and a 14 ... More >>

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    July 2, 2013

    Ten Best Barbecue Spots in South Florida

    As the days get longer and the weather warmer, nothing has come to signify the lazy repose of a hot summer day like the smoky scent of slow-cooked barbecue. At its most basic, "barbecue" means meat, slow-cooked over an open flame. Beyond that, there are scores of variables -- and each one can spur a ... More >>

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    June 19, 2013

    New Times Happy Hour App Party: Free Drinks at Historic Downtowner Saloon

    What's better than starting the weekend with a a few drinks with friends? When someone else picks up the tab! On Friday, June 21, we're picking up the tab for you (and all your friends) at our Happy Hour Mobile App Party at the Historic Downtowner Saloon. See also: - Voice Places: Brand-Spankin' ... More >>

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    June 17, 2013

    Get Free Coffee Dunkin' Donuts Coffee Without a Crazy Tirade

    Dunkin' Donuts has been in the spotlight lately. Broward resident Taylor Chapman threw a shit-fit, because she claimed she was entitled to receive free food when, in accordance with store policy, she was not given a receipt at the time of purchase. Rather than freeload as a normal person would, th ... More >>

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    May 30, 2013

    New Times Happy Hours App Party: Free Drinks at Quarterdeck Friday

    You know what's the best part of going back to work after a long holiday weekend? Knowing that Friday is just one day closer! Congrats, people. You almost made it through another work week. Now, it's time to celebrate once again with some drinks and bites with friends. But wait, you say... you spe ... More >>

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    May 28, 2013

    Florida's Best College Scandals

    Man, college what a wild time! Remember when Joey got blasted on Jager shots and vomited on your iPhone or that time your tenured professor told you the Newtown shooting never happened? Or remember when another professor asked students to step on Jesus' name and that pissed off a lot folks? Oh and d ... More >>

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    May 14, 2013

    Ten Best Pizza Places in Broward and Palm Beach Counties

    Pizza may be one of America's favorite foods, a food that has become more American than Italian, with slices in cities from east to west offering a different take on how to best combine three basic ingredients: dough, cheese and sauce. There's New York-style, Chicago and Sicilian. Some bake up a thi ... More >>

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    April 25, 2013

    Ten Best Happy Hours in Broward and Palm Beach Counties

    Ahh. Happy hour. That wonderful time of day when a smiling bartender, cheap booze, and inexpensive food are intended to dissipate all of your workday's stress. Of course, you could go for a run or do something healthy to blow off some steam, but where's the fun in that? To help you out with your h ... More >>

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    April 16, 2013

    Ten Best Inexpensive Restaurants in Palm Beach County

    Blame it on the economy. Blame it on sky-high fuel costs, droughts, and that locally grown, organic craze. Really, blame it on whatever you like. No matter which way you slice it, food just isn't getting any cheaper. Especially in Palm Beach County, where only a small percentage of the populace has ... More >>

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    March 7, 2013

    Ten Best Irish Pubs & Restaurants in South Florida

    It can be hard to relate to Ireland's rolling green hills and blustery (and often impossibly charming) cliffside villages, but if there's one thing South Florida understands, it's how to raise a glass and toast to a damned good time. Perhaps that's why this hot, flat state is home to so many Emerald ... More >>

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    February 27, 2013

    Download Our Brand-Spankin'-New-and-Improved City Apps!

    You know, we here at New Times are always looking for ways to spit, polish, and shine up our sites to provide you with a better news-seeking experience. We know, that makes us really awesome, but beyond that, it makes you awesome for keeping up with us. Where can you get the latest Broward news o ... More >>

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    January 17, 2013
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    November 8, 2012
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    October 3, 2012

    New Times' South Florida Web Awards 2012: Vote Now!

    We've spent the past few weeks scoping out South Florida's social media landscape in search of the best of the web. Our eyes are a bit bleary from staring at our computer screens and iPhones, but here it is: our first annual South Florida Web Awards. From the apps you can't live without to the blog ... More >>

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    September 5, 2012

    Chipotle Mexican Grill Opens Second Fort Lauderdale Restaurant Today

    Chipotle Mexican Grill, the fast casual restaurant serving sustainably raised food, is opening its second Fort Lauderdale location today, at 4850 N. Federal Highway. This is the 29th South Florida location for the fast-growing chain.Starting at 11 a.m., diners can enjoy one of Chipotle's oversized b ... More >>

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    August 17, 2012

    GSN Seeking Real People For Cooking Competition

    If you're a "real person" that loves to cook, GSN is looking for you.  Their new show, Beat the Chefs, is seeking amateur chef teams consisting of a lead and two sous chefs to compete against "some of the best chefs in the business", specifically Beau McMillan, executive chef of Elements at The ... More >>

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    July 5, 2012
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    April 16, 2012

    The iPhone Is Everywhere, Especially at the Dinner Table

    My first memory of a cell phone at the dinner table was a friend of my older brother's, "Joe." He always managed to drop by when my brother was otherwise occupied -- cleaning fish guts off his hands after fishing, whatever -- and Joe would have to kill time at my family's kitchen table. This usually ... More >>

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    November 7, 2011

    Five Reasons Your Waitress Hates Coupons

    "You want to use a COUPON?!"​Thanks to shows like TLC's "Extreme Couponing," being frugal has become the new trend.Thrifty consumers practically get off on seeing how much they can acquire for the least amount of money. The more goods obtained and the cheaper the bill the better they feel about li ... More >>

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    July 30, 2011

    SoFlo Company Develops NearBeer iPhone App to Locate Deals on Your Favorite Brew Bars

    Nicole Danna​Finally, someone has created an app beer-lovers can actually use: One that helps you locate your favorite beer bar. The next time you're in search of a bar with the best selection of ice-cold brewskis to wash away the summer heat, simply consult NearBeer.

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    June 14, 2011

    The World According to GOP Presidential Candidates

    ​In case you didn't notice -- between coverage of the Casey Anthony trial, Anthony Weiner, and Anderson Cooper probably wearing a skin-tight shirt -- CNN held a debate between hopeful Republican presidential candidates last night.You can guess what happened when Rick Santorum, Michele Bachmann, Ne ... More >>

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    December 30, 2010

    Want to Pop Bottles on New Year's Eve? There's an App for That

    ​Pretty much all worldwide celebrations nowadays involve mass texting. While I'm not an advocate of such a lazy and boring practice, I am a recipient. I expect many at midnight this Friday, December 31. Maxim has realized the bland mass text craze and created the Champagne Popper -- a free iPhone ... More >>

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    March 4, 2010
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    January 25, 2010

    Phone Drones: The Frustrations and Perplexities of Placing a Phone Call in South Florida

    ​"They f*** you with cell phones!" says Joel Kodner, one of the most outspoken members of our South Florida Twitterverse. He's quoting Joe Pesci's character in Lethal Weapon 4, who was ranting about poor reception, dropped calls, and the rapidly decreasing size of the gadgets themselves. That was ... More >>

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