Beach Place in Ft. Lauderdale has gone through some type of reverse metamorphosis since its birth in 1996. What was once an oceanfront butterfly has crawled back into its cocoon, where it has been for the last decade, regressing back into a fat, belligerent, alcoholic caterpillar. It's official, B ... More >>
Back in 1996, Beach Place opened on Fort Lauderdale beach and was supposed to usher in a new age of retail goodness and restaurants and family fun on Las Olas. There was a Banana Republic retail store there, as well as a The Gap and a Limited Express. Now, there's a store that will sell you $5 flip ... More >>
What's the most terrifying place you can think of? A foxhole in Afghanistan? Marilyn Manson's rec room? This guy's bed? (Actually, he looks kind of fun.) This week, Vice magazine deemed the Barbie Dream House at Sawgrass Mall "the scariest place on Earth." Apparently, before he hightailed it to ... More >>
Updated.Kapow! Noodle Bar has gone the way of Banana Republic by introducing sliders to the menu. This item signals a move to a conservatism to align with its Mizner Park location, prompting chef Roy Villacrusis to depart for other projects. The noodle bar conceived by Rodney Mayo and Scott Fri ... More >>
Let's start with some fun. Last night's Heat game against the New Jersey Nets provided a real glimpse of the kind of high-flying show this team is going to be. Dunks galore. But none was better than the one above. While the Nets watch helplessly, the towel boy can't repress his ... More >>
Like foreclosures, unemployment and pin-striped bankstas lugging home million-dollar bonuses, restaurant happy hours are a sign of these very unhappy economic times. What you don't see much of--at least not yet, anyway--is an entire mall going happy for a few hours a night. But that is the ... More >>
It was the kind of sloppy political sabotage you'd expect in a Banana Republic. But hey, we're talking about Deerfield Beach. So we shouldn't be surprised that the punishment for Thomas Noland is roughly equivalent to the kind you'd expect for a prince in a corrupt kingdom: A fine of $250 for the 20 ... More >>
Adam Hasner is one courageous politician. When the Republican state rep from Delray Beach heard Venezuelan dictator Hugo Chavez call George W. Bush names at the U.N., he just had to do something to support America, the president, and his brother. So he bravely penned a letter asking the state to can ... More >>
Writing rather shrilly that they are "profoundly disturbed" by reports of payments to reporters accepting money from Radio and TV Marti, the officers of the local chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists backed the Miami Herald's firings of three El Nuevo Herald reporters. The crux: "J ... More >>
Mike Jones gets set for the jet set
Conflict of interest. Anti-Cuban high jinks. A cover-up. It must be the Florida INS.
Folktronic (Le Grand Magistery)
La Palma Grill
Six shoppertainment malls, three eager mallrats, one day of shopping nirvana
The 4th District Court of Appeals says Broward County prosecutor Alberto Milian is a menace in the courtroom. But he's just doing his job.