After 14 years of elevating hotel dining in Fort Lauderdale, Dean James Max is parting ways with the Harbor Beach Marriott and will no longer be affiliated with 3030 Ocean. The chef issued a short statement on his DJM Restaurants website: Read Also: Tastemakers: Dean Max of DJM Restaurants
Ever see that photo of the python that tried to swallow an alligator-- and the gator explodes out the python's side as it's being digested? Or watch animal combat videos on YouTube, with great predators of the planet going at it tooth and claw? That's how we feel reading about local lords of the cap ... More >>
The "Big Game" is tomorrow and you've got plenty of watching options. You can have a house party, head over to one of the many bars and restaurants holding watch parties. If you've got vacation days coming to you, you can hop a flight to New Orleans -- or you could sail away on a Carnival ship for a ... More >>
The fate of the Gulfstream Hotel, the faded crown jewel of Lake Worth's historic downtown, appears at first glance to rest in the hands of the Schlesinger family of Palm Beach and Connecticut. The hoteliers/developers bought the property in 2005 but have fallen on hard times. The hotel is in foreclo ... More >>
Michael Schwartz's genuine food has made him one of South Florida's most acclaimed chefs. At a time when foams and gels and airs and kitchens outfitted with the kind of equipment better suited to a science lab than a place to cook have been lavished with more hype than the Super Bowl, ... More >>
We continue our interview with chef, restaurateur and author of the cookbook Michael's Genuine Food, scheduled to be released February 15th. Read Part I of our interview here. Clean Plate Charlie: You opened up a Michael's in Grand Cayman - how is that going? Michael Schwartz: W ... More >>
Michael Dippolito won't open his wallet.Michael Dippolito, the Boynton Beach man who gained national fame when his wife was accused of plotting to have him killed, wants to keep his finances secret, for fear he may be charged with a crime.Dippolito, a felon, has spent more than a year battling a ... More >>
Now that the temperature has finally taken a dip, watch for dead iguanas falling out of trees! (See photo, taken in Oakland Park last January.) South Florida's plague of big green lawn lizards was culled somewhat last winter by a cold snap that killed legions of the critters. The canal bank ... More >>
Riki AltmanSometimes we're not the brightest stars in the sky. This fact became most painfully obvious when we returned from a recent press trip to Grand Cayman (we were dispatched to check out the second Michael's Genuine location, which, we're happy to report, was just as amazing as the origina ... More >>
We chatted with Chef Dean Max, a man noted for his seafood dishes but also for his push to use fresh, local products whenever possible, unusual in a hotel restaurant setting. Max, originally a farm boy, runs five restaurants: 3030 Ocean in Fort Lauderdale's Harbor Beach Marr ... More >>
A glance at what's in the news this Wednesday.A source told the Herald that Rothstein cheated his friend Ed Morse by faking a victorious lawsuit, then inventing a pretext through which Morse had to wire twice the amount of the judgment in order to get the funds out of a bank account in the Cayman ... More >>
Rothstein executed a classic 419 scamAn article in today's Miami Herald about the method Scott Rothstein used to bilk his pal Ed Morse out of millions sounds like it came straight out of some Nigerian scammer's playbook. 419 fraud, also known as "advance fee" fraud, requires that victims wire mon ... More >>
Hoops hero Rumeal Robinson blew a fortune on strippers, got indicted, and left his mom homeless.
A rogue FBI agent, tons of smuggled drugs, a wife in search of her husband's corpse
A $60 million park may bring Broward into the bigs of the world's second most popular sport
Video producers spend big bucks to promote the Jamaican beat
How y'gonna land that 500-pound marlin? Just reach out the back of Excellence's fishing cockpit.
Pipin Ferreras and his wife, Audrey, challenged the deadly sea. They lost.
The government wants his money. The judiciary wants him disbarred. So what's F. Lee Bailey's next move? Sue the bastards!
Tafari Music provides the reggae hookup
Six passengers were kicked off a cruise ship in a foreign land. Their crime? Tobacco possession.
The Leopard Lounge
February 19-25, 1998