Beer enthusiasts this past Wednesday flocked to Total Wine & More in Pembroke Pines to see a celebrity of the craft beer world in the flesh: "Dr." Bill Sysak. His résumé is impressive: Having served as a combat medic in the Army National Guard, where he was given the "doc" moniker, he became int ... More >>
Sourheads, make note: May 10 has been announced as the date for third installment of the infamous sour beer festival known as the Berliner Bash, or Floridaweisse Bash, as it's becoming known. In a change from previous iterations, the festival will be held at Green Bench Brewing in downtown St. Pet ... More >>
Next time you sigh in line at a CVS because your girlfriend wants flowers, be thankful. It could have been worse. I mean, what if she wanted this thing? Just look at it. How does that happen? What kind of insane genie do you have to rub to make that thing appear? Where would you have to rub said ge ... More >>
Does the government shutdown got you down? Hopefully not, because it ain't shuttin' down your ability to slam a few cold ones, and that's a plus. On the ugly side of things, the shutdown has brewery startups on hold, preventing them from filing for permits, receiving inspections, getting labels/rec ... More >>
The Fort Lauderdale City Commission will vote tonight on whether to allow a nearly 100-year-old tree to be moved so a developer can build a 960-unit apartment complex called Marina Lofts on the New River. The site is west of the Broward County Jail and the Downtowner saloon, near the Pirate Republic ... More >>
For some time now, a massive, three-story building at 2119 S. Dixie Highway in West Palm Beach, formerly the site of Ragtops Antique Car Showroom and Museum, has been undergoing a sweeping renovation. Virtually every square inch of its space has been repaired, redone, patched and freshly painted. T ... 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 >>
In perhaps the single greatest outrage since the Canadian Maple Syrup Thefts of 2012 (let us all pause for a moment of silence over our dry pancakes) the Associated Press is reporting that in Germany thieves have made off with about five metric tons of Nutella. Yes, they have now come for your bac ... More >>
The movies to know from Sundance — and the year ahead.
It's easy to look at the bizarre and terrible history of Nazi Germany and focus solely on the millions of victims. Or to make a fetish of the perpetrators and inadvertently honor their crimes. But what I found most compelling in the Compass Center exhibit "Nazi Persecution of Homosexuals 1933-1945" ... More >>
Craft beer and food enthusiast Daniel Naumko will realize a long-held dream this Friday when he opens the doors to his west Boca restaurant Sybarite Pig. The project is a manifestation of his primary passions: Indulgent cuisine and well-made beer. "The only time I'm happy is when I'm in the kitche ... More >>
Shown at the Berlin and Tribeca film festivals, the beautiful Jiro Dreams of Sushi has generated buzz for several months. Released in theaters March 9, the film chronicles the life of 85-year-old Jiro Ono, considered by many to be the world's greatest sushi chef, whose ten-seat restaurant, Sukiyabas ... More >>
Music and digital nerds are all inappropriately excited after hearing about MoMA's planned "Kraftwerk-Retrospective 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8″ announced just this week. The plan is, these godfathers of electronic music will be playing their eight studio releases in order live for whomever was l ... More >>
After going six-plus months without a food critic in-house, New Times has hired a gem: Melissa McCart, who will be leaving Washington, DC to join us. Her resume is nothing shabby. She began her career as a high school English teacher working in New York, Virginia, and even Berlin. Eventually she ... More >>
The German Odd Couple
Four years after hed been convicted of murder in Belgium, Jean-FranCois Buslik was a pilot and a family man living quietly in North Palm Beach. Then justice came calling.