• Blogs

    July 4, 2014

    Florida Beer: Little Joe Stout From Pair O' Dice Brewing Company

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    July 3, 2014

    U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission Sues Florida Gentlemen's Club for Racism

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    July 1, 2014

    Scientologists Host Pam Bondi Fundraiser Tonight

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    May 2, 2014

    How a Retired Florida Woman Became Head of Anonymous' Anti-Scientology Protest in Clearwater

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    April 28, 2014

    Paula Deen Announces Tour Dates; Florida Included

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    April 15, 2014

    Anti-Scientology Conference in Clearwater May 5-11

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    April 1, 2014

    Sea Dog Brewing Discusses the Grand Opening of Its Latest Florida Brewpub

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    August 28, 2013

    Florida Man Shoots "Buttwater" in the Funniest Video You'll See Today

    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.

  • Blogs

    July 22, 2013

    Hooters Gets a New Logo (And It's Still Not Boobs)

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    July 17, 2013

    Bonnie Clearwater to Head Up Fort Lauderdale's Museum of Art

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    July 9, 2013

    Hooters Is the Brand Most Associated With Florida, According to Science

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    March 18, 2013

    First Look: Over 100 Small Plates at Ceviche in Delray Beach

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    November 12, 2012

    Anthony's Coal Fired Pizza Hosts Craft Beer Tasting Dinner this Wednesday

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    September 17, 2012

    Royal Caribbean Passenger Lost at Sea, Coast Guard Says

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    March 29, 2012

    South Florida at the Bottom of New Job Creation Rankings

    ​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 >>

  • Blogs

    December 9, 2011

    Hooters and The Elbo Room: Two Florida Institutions Get Facelifts

    ElboRoom​Two Florida institutions associated with boozing and boobs are getting lifts. 

  • Blogs

    July 29, 2011

    It's National Chicken Wing Day: Free (BOGO) Wings at Hooters

    flickr/kom_thai​I 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 >>

  • Blogs

    July 14, 2011

    Five Customers Whom Restaurant Owners Should Ban

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    July 8, 2011

    Florida Restaurant, Skyline Chili, Bans Casey Anthony Jurors for Delivering "Not Guilty" Verdict

    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?

  • Dining

    April 7, 2011
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    April 5, 2011

    On Feeling Bad for Jacqueline Howett

    ​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 >>

  • Blogs

    January 7, 2011

    Celebrity Spotting: Jerry Seinfeld Dined at Vic & Angelo's Last Night

    ​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 >>

  • Blogs

    November 9, 2010

    Q&A With "Drinking Made Easy" Host Zane Lamprey

    ​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 >>

  • Blogs

    January 18, 2010

    Rubio Reaches Out to Parking Lot Loiterers

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    December 21, 2009

    Charlie Crist Ducks Questions From Conspiracy Theorists

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    October 16, 2009

    Former Broward Sheriff Candidate Criss-Crossing State in Trek for Chief's Job

    Rick Lemack​Richard "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 >>

  • Blogs

    June 22, 2009

    Breast in Show: The Hooters Swimsuit Pageant

    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 >>

  • Calendar

    June 18, 2009
  • Blogs

    September 15, 2008

    Booze Hound - Scully's Tavern

    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 >>

  • News

    February 14, 2008

    The She-Zebra

    Will Erin Meehan be the first female ref in the NFL?

  • Blogs

    July 30, 2007
  • News

    September 7, 2006
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    August 4, 2005
  • Music

    July 21, 2005

    Dropkick Murphys

    Singles Collection Volume 2: 1998-2004 (Hellcat)

  • Culture

    May 5, 2005

    Of the Duality of Bears

    Even at its most abstract, Anne Chu's art gravitates to the yin-yang dynamic

  • Calendar

    February 24, 2005

    Don't Throw Rocks at Him

    Artist Todd Goldman is a boy, but he isn't stupid

  • News

    February 24, 2005

    Rock the Vote

    A father assesses his anarchist son's chances of becoming Lake Worth's next mayor

  • Calendar

    February 12, 2004

    Viva Los Straitjackets!

    The masked avengers are back to put you in a rock 'n' roll stranglehold

  • Culture

    January 1, 2004

    Unreal Realism

    Two painters on display at MoCA squeeze, smear, or fiddle with images to make them their own

  • Music

    November 20, 2003

    Eddie "The Chief" Clearwater featuring Los Straitjackets

    "Son, you got a Mexican wrestling mask on your head"

  • Culture

    August 8, 2002

    Off the Mark in the Off-Season

    MoCA's latest exhibition from its permanent collection doesn't live up to the museum's high standards

  • Culture

    December 13, 2001

    Virtually Nothing

    South Florida's museum Websites offer scant samplings of their collected works

  • Culture

    July 19, 2001

    Summer of Love

    A powerful male/female dynamic gives life to MoCA's latest permanent-collection show

  • Culture

    May 3, 2001

    Girl, Manipulated

    The digitally tweaked photos of "Carly TV" are technically impressive but to what end?

  • Culture

    April 5, 2001

    Near Myth

    MoCA's celebration of the '80s painting revival shows too few signs of life

  • Music

    May 18, 2000


    DJ Catalyst, Brian Renda, Cat Stevens, 'NSync, Gonemad appearing with Lost and Headway, Bandit, and the Fearless Records Tour

  • Culture

    January 20, 2000

    Seduced by Stella

    "Frank Stella at 2000: Changing the Rules"

  • Culture

    August 5, 1999

    Variety Show

    "Heads Up! Hilights From the Permanent Collection"

  • Calendar

    November 19, 1998
  • News

    May 7, 1998

    Bearing Witnesses

    Religious leaders in West Palm Beach see the work of Satan in the Jehovah's Witnesses' purchase of Municipal Auditorium

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