It's #FloridaBeerFriday. Every Friday, we take a look at a beer brewed in the Sunshine State, giving analysis to the burgeoning craft beer movement of Florida. Ken Rosenthal has been pretty busy for the last nine months since opening Pair O' Dice Brewing Company in Clearwater, Florida with his wife ... More >>
A Florida gentlemen's club -- Bliss Caberet in Clearwater -- is being sued by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) in a suit that alleges that the club's owner maintains racially discriminatory practices. After a black bartender was hired, according to the suit, club owner Micha ... More >>
So there's a big party and fundraiser for Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi tonight, in some swanky digs in Clearwater. If you're in the neighborhood and have a spare grand, you might wanna drop by. Just be prepared to be audited at the door. Not IRS audited. Scientology audited. See also: - Anti- ... More >>
Laura Flynn remembers the first time she met a Scientologist. Living in Clearwater -- also known as Flag Land Base or Mecca by L. Ron Hubbard's acolytes -- she had unknowingly come into contact with them countless times. The 58-year-old, who describes herself as "good country people," didn't ask que ... More >>
Paula Deen is going on tour, y'all. And she's stopping in Florida. Paula Deen Ventures has just announced that the cook and entrepreneur will set out on a 20-show nationwide tour, starting in June 2014. Although dates are still being announced, several Florida cities are listed, with Orlando and Cl ... More >>
It's kind of amazing that there's anyone left in Scientology, given all of the bad press this so-called religion has received -- from Tom Cruise's couch-jumping, revelations about Xenu, and some high-profile exits from the church. But one drive past the organization's headquarters -- a historic bu ... More >>
Prepare for more dogs in yellow raincoats: Sea Dog Brewing Co. will celebrate the grand opening of its new brewery in Clearwater next week. It's been in soft-open mode for about a month now. The Maine-based craft beer producer is adding to its Florida holdings, with this newest location joining the ... More >>
His name is Vulture. And he has the most incredible party trick this side of that one guy who could turn water into wine. It's called "buttwater," and while entirely infantile and moronic, this is just about the coolest and funniest thing we've seen in a looooong time.
It's difficult to believe that Hooters, the chicken wing and beer chain that features girls with Hooters (the owl you pervert), is 30 years, old, but it's true. The original Clearwater, Florida location opened up 30 years ago and with that, Hooters of America's chief marketing officer Dave Henninger ... More >>
Bonnie Clearwater, the woman who put the Museum of Contemporary Art in North Miami on the map, will now be heading up the Museum of Art in Fort Lauderdale. Clearwater has been MOCA's executive director and chief curator since 1993, and was the main reason behind the museum's rise to prominence in t ... More >>
Because... of course. This makes complete sense. Over on a Tumblr site called Maps on the Web, a guy named Steve Lovelace puts up maps visualizing a whole smorgasbord of interesting stuff -- from where the black death hit in Europe to U.S. airspace. Back in May, the site featured a map of the Unit ... More >>
When you think of ceviche, think of Ceviche in Delray Beach. The restaurant recently opened its doors with a quiet grand opening last October, and we at Clean Plate Charlie think it's a crying shame we didn't know about them sooner. The family of Florida establishments has branded itself as an upsc ... More >>
While burgers go rather deliciously with beer, we sometimes get dreamy and wonder how our cold ones might go with some fancier alternatives. While the standard Italian meal typically includes wine with those pasta and marinara dishes, it might be radical to mix toss the carafe and bring in some brew ... More >>
The U.S. Coast Guard says it's searching for a passenger who reportedly fell overboard from Royal Caribbean's Allure of the Seas mega-cruise ship about 47 miles east of Fort Lauderdale.The 21-year-old woman from Bartlett, Tennessee -- whose name has not been released -- was reported missing on Sunda ... More >>
More than one in five South Florida residents said their employers were firing workers in 2011, according a Gallup poll released this morning.In a Gallup ranking of the nation's 50 largest metropolitan areas, the "Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach" area ranked 44th out of 50 for job creati ... More >>
ElboRoomTwo Florida institutions associated with boozing and boobs are getting lifts.
flickr/kom_thaiI do not recall all the national food days (National Hot Dog Day, National Ice Cream Cone Day), but I am happy to partake in the deals. With a little research I unveiled a history lesson: the first Chicken Wing Day took place in Buffalo, NY on July 29, 1977. Six years later ... More >>
Seattle Municipal Archives via Creative Commons"You think that's bad? Let me tell you about my brother's goiter. Your hearing aid is broken? OK -- I'll speak up." Last week, a Clearwater Skyline Chili made headlines when the owner tapped into the post-Casey Anthony verdict fury by banning Pinel ... More >>
eater.comFlorida restaurant bans Casey Anthony jurors No shoes, no shirt, no service. That's usually where restaurant owners draw the line when it comes to turning away hungry patrons. But how about "not welcome" for a "not guilty," verdict?
I'm a little late chiming in on this, but man, I kind of feel bad for Jacqueline Howett.If you don't know Jacqueline Howett yet: Hi! Welcome to the internet age! Howett is a British-born author and poetess who publishes her own books for the same reason I eat my own cooking: No less blinkered sou ... More >>
Well, well... Here's the biggest celebrity dining news in Palm Beach County since Kelly Ripa went to Rocco's Tacos... Anyway, our source tells us that Seinfeld chatted "with General Manager Eduard Cristal -- pictured here with Seinfeld -- about his entree of Chicken Telephono (chicken, fresh mo ... More >>
Zane Lamprey has traveled from sea to shining sea, around the globe and back for the purpose of educating television audiences on a topic close to the comedian's heart -- drinking. The host of HDNet's "Drinking Made Easy" and former host of "Three Sheets" has tallied 77 episodes of globetrotting ... More >>
If you're running for U.S. Senate like Marco Rubio, it's hard to break the habit of speechifying, even if you're just stepping outside your car and walking into a new campaign office in Clearwater. But just stick with it a few minutes. A few sympathetic people are bound to stop and listen. Maybe th ... More >>
There's Charlie Crist trying to warm up an otherwise frosty crowd in Clearwater. None chillier than the men behind the camera, who (judging by the herky-jerky camera) are quivering in anticipation of rubbing elbows with the governor and U.S. Senate candidate.Awesome intro music, by the way. I thoug ... More >>
Rick LemackRichard "Rick" Lemack was this close (642 votes) to becoming the Democratic nominee for Broward Sheriff. In August 2008, the ex-assistant police chief and assistant city manager of Hollywood, Lemack lost to Scott Israel, who then lost to Al Lamberti. We told you last month that Lemack ... More >>
Flickr User: pageantcastSara Hoots, Miss Hooters 2008On Saturday, the media couldn't get into Tehran, but they sure as hell were welcome at the Hooters 2009 International Swimsuit Pageant, staged this year at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts in downtown Fort Lauderdale.A rather spectacular ... More >>
Elyse Wanshel I’ve always felt like Kendall is a Chinese finger cuff of a suburb. It isn’t particularly interesting (other than some dude who drives around with a weather vane and a toilet seat glued to his car), it’s swarmed with identical peach colored strip malls pumped full of Staples and ... More >>
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