New Belgium's highly-anticipated craft brews have finally arrived in southeast Florida. New Belgium Brewing Company, known for its flagship beer Fat Tire Amber Ale, signed with Gold Coast Beverage Distributors which will begin distributing their beer beginning July 29, according to Gold Coast's Cra ... More >>
It was raining, but actually fairly cool for a Friday in early May in Delray Beach. Just north of the Pineapple Grove, a low lying seafoam green building inconspicuously houses a spot where people gather to get away from the nights of pretentiousness of the Avenue, the recently opened 3rd and 3rd (3 ... More >>
Drinking beer in this state a decade ago was a bland affair. Crates of beer-like water shipped in from the flat grainy states of the Midwest dominated shelves and beer coozies alike. When I first sampled a macrobrewed lager at a tender age, I thought to myself, "Who would WANT to drink this crap?" ... More >>
Release nights are always a crowd pleaser at the Funky Buddha Lounge & Brewery, Boca Raton's current flagship brew lounge. Fifty to 60 people, packed three deep at the bar, managed to find enough room for themselves in anticipation of the beers to be tapped. You could feel the excitement in the ... More >>
Beer is near!The 16th-annual New Times "Original" Beerfest is coming to Fort Lauderdale's Esplanade Park on Saturday, April 6, from 6 to 11 p.m., and the one question we have for you is:Do you have your tickets?Come on, dude, these puppies are selling fast, and you absolutely do not want to be the o ... More >>
Oh mon dieu. Petite bites means "little dicks." Leave it to a set of skilled brand developers to screw up and make all of our neighbors across the pond in France laugh hysterically at us. Those stupid Americans... they probably thought. Yep. Right they are. Because much to your likely surprise ... More >>
If ever you were going to attribute waffles to a country, it would be Belgium. It must be called a Belgian waffle maker for a reason, right? Well, apparently the rest of the world loves waffles just as much as the tiny nation. Today, March 25, is International Waffle Day.In honor of the internationa ... More >>
If you're heading to IKEA in Sunrise to pick up some cheap furniture and a snack, don't worry too much about finding remnants of Trigger in your lunch.Earlier in the week, authorities in the Czech Republic detected horse meat in IKEA meatballs. Initially, the furniture company removed meatballs from ... More >>
Chef Andy Trousdale, an expat form northern England has been in the South Florida culinary scene for a number of years. A former yacht chef and culinary instructor at the Art Institute, he's had ample experience with teaching culinary enthusiasts about a wide range of strange and exotic foods. ... More >>
It's no secret: obsession with beer is on the rise. Microbrews, German lagers, Belgian Ales, whatever. Even corporate restaurants have jumped on the specialty beer bandwagon--CPK being one. The one drawback: the price.However, one Belgian brew takes the cake in terms of demand and cost. Today, Westv ... More >>
Daniel Naumko, owner of the new Sybarite Pig restaurant in Boca Raton, is a true beer geek. One of the defining philosophies at his business will be "special beers for special people." It's part of his mission to promote the art of good beer and the people behind it. "I really got into craft beer ... More >>
Crime. Social disorder. Chaos.Absinthe has been blamed for them all. The spirit -- originally made as an herbal tonic -- was once thought to produce medical conditions like epilepsy, and illness like turberculosis, and was eventually banned in countries like Belgium, Brazil, the Netherlands, France ... More >>
Hello. You pay taxes in Florida, and have a stake in state-owned lands and public parks. So naturally, you want the state to save money on those lands, and would be supportive of such enterprising ideas as building a privately run wood-pellet mill on public land that will sell product to England and ... More >>
There's still plenty of time to storm Target for Easter basket supplies -- Peeps! Don't forget the damned Peeps! -- but if you're looking to secure a spot to eat an Easter brunch or dinner, you better hop to it. Restaurants serving Easter meals in Palm Beach County will fill fast, and reservation ... More >>
In Belgium, when eating mussels, use an empty shell as a tool to eat the rest. from 43 Films on Vimeo.Saturday night saw a full house at G & B Oyster Bar, the sibling to Coconuts from Elliott Wolfe, Luc Limage, and chef Merv Jonota. Despite the tourista location by the beach, lots of locals fill ... More >>
flickr/stevegarfieldThough many of us associate winter holidays with cocktails, craft beer artisans are in on the festivities, brewing in-demand seasonals that avoid flavors of Christmas trees and potpourri. Some favorites after the jump.
Nicole DannaBeer. Floridians love it. We may not be California or Colorado, where craft breweries reign on high. But we do have a growing craft scene, and a population willing to guzzle it all down. Here, our list of the top Florida brews available in Broward and Palm Beach countie ... More >>
Unrepentant beer drinkers, rejoice! Each week, Clean Plate Charlie will select one craft or import beer and give you the lowdown on it: How does it taste? What should you drink it with? Where can you find it? But mostly, it's all about the love of the brew. If you have a beer you'd like featured ... More >>
Well, I stopped by the new World of Beer (101 Clematis St., 561-833-3325) in West Palm the other day, and though the space itself is not as large as you might expect, a more accurate name for it might be An Infinite Universe of Suds from Here to Jupiter and Beyond. With some 500 different b ... More >>
A sexual harassment suit filed against Congressman Alcee Hastings combines two of the Miramar Democrat's weaknesses -- taxpayer-paid globetrotting and women underlings he has had in the government's employ. RightklikPacker and HastingsWinsome Packer, the former high-level Capitol Hill policy ... More >>
tallskinnykiwi.typepad.comOn February 18, Fort Lauderdale Mayor Jack Seiler signed an ordinance allowing restaurants and bars to serve alcohol as early at 7 a.m. on Sundays (the law does not apply to liquor or grocery stores). Business owners objected to the outdated law prohibiting alcohol sales ... More >>
Nicole DannaUnrepentant beer drinkers, rejoice! Each week, Clean Plate Charlie will select one craft or import beer and give you the lowdown on it: How does it taste? What should you drink it with? Where can you find it? But mostly, it's all about the love of the brew. If you have a beer you'd li ... More >>
Kenny St. CyrKenny St. Cyr may have one of the most mantastic jobs in all of South Florida.It doesn't have anything to do with owning your own sports team, and it doesn't grant him celebrity status -- yet. And, no, he's not a photographer for bikini-clad models. St. Cyr is just an ordinary g ... More >>
At the new World of Beer in the Promenade at Coconut Creek, customers can enjoy more than 500 craft beers from places like Belgium and Japan. But the beer bar, which opened earlier this month, actually has no kitchen. Instead, World of Beer has a special arrangement with restaurants located both ... More >>
John LinnGet old school... about 450 years old.Unrepentant beer drinkers, rejoice! Each week, Clean Plate Charlie will select one craft or import beer and give you the lowdown on it: How does it taste? What should you drink it with? Where can you find it? But mostly, it's all about the love of th ... More >>
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Tribune Co. Chief Innovation Officer Lee Abrams continues on his jihad against "fake and jive" in local TV news. He says he talked to a "voice guy" Tribune stations were using and was given the lowdown. "The copy he receives is often horrible," Abrams writes. " ... More >>
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