Baked goods are one of the greatest pleasures of life. And like so many other culinary pleasures, the French have nailed the whole baking thing to a T. There's nothing quite like that first bite of a fresh-out-of-the-oven, warm, crisp yet pillowy baguette, flaky croissant, or buttery pain au chocol ... More >>
It's pretty much common knowledge that Fort Lauderdale -- Wilton Manors, in particular -- is home to one of the largest per capita gay populations in the country. Unfortunately, in terms of gay rights, Florida has a long way to go. One Fort Lauderdale resident wants to see that change. Brendon Aya ... More >>
We already know, most South Floridians were baseling it up this weekend. It may have been a satellite fair, the streets of the design district, or just partying, but those of you who opted to head across the Dade county border missed out on some pretty swanky stuff.The Palm Beach Food and Wine Festi ... More >>
Read our interviews with Israel and Granteed.You may not have heard of Louis Granteed -- he's better known to local beat cops than the general public -- but it would be a mistake to discount him in the Democratic primary for Broward Sheriff on August 14. Turns out, he's raised a whole lot more in ca ... More >>
Last week was a momentous one for Sheriff Al Lamberti. Lamberti's director of law enforcement, Col. Rick Frey, rather abruptly retired. And then in a late-hour Friday news bomb, it was announced that Lamberti had fired Larry Strain, BSO's director of purchasing, and suspended (with pay) John C ... More >>
Judge Ian Richards and Public Defender Howard FinkelsteinThat seems to be the implication of some emails between the public defender's office and a judicial assistant regarding the case of Charles Harper. (Harper pleaded guilty on February 2 to stalking his former foster dad, Broward Circuit Judg ... More >>
Photo by Andrea Richard"Wake me up!"When in Miami, it's common to hear caffeine junkies say, "Café con leche, por favor." But what about the rest of the South Florida community, where can residents north of the 305 go to get their café Cubano fix? At Dunkin Donuts, amigo. As of Friday, Fe ... More >>
Beastly, as in the Burger Beast.That's because Sef Gonzalez, the Burger Beast himself, is behind the gathering of food trucks, carts, and stalls that will accompany the Adrienne Arsht Center's daylong Fall for the Arts Festival. The free event will feature live music, arts and crafts, games, and ... More >>
Courtesy of the Boynton Beach Police DepartmentThe Dippolitos in happier times.In between professing love for her California boyfriend and plotting ways to have her husband arrested, phone records show that Dalia Dippolito made some interesting allegations about Michael Dippolito's finances.She t ... More >>
James Beard Award semi-finalist, Zach Bell.Nominees for this years' James Beard Awards were announced yesterday, and South Florida has a few representatives in the list. Zach Bell of Cafe Boulud and Dean James Max of 3030 Ocean were both nominated in the Best Chef: South category. In recent years ... More >>
A woman perishes in a collision with an Indian leader's kin. Her family cries cover-up.
It would be one thing if a South Florida paper was heralding U.S. Rep. Kendrick Meek as the frontrunner in the U.S. Senate's Democratic primary for 2010. It's a far more auspicious thing that a Tampa Bay paper is making that claim, albeit with some hesitation. Along with Orlando, Jacksonville and th ... More >>
Meghan "The Forager" Tanner is a South Florida organics dealer. She provides the freshest produce and ingredients, local, exotic and otherwise, to forward thinking, quality-minded chefs. She's an Allapattah-market mainstay, a Homestead hustler, a Redland raider, a South Dade trafficker pushing heav ... More >>
Violent South American thieves are stealing millions in precious gems ... and getting away with it
Local entrepertainer Alex Cruz unveils his cache of coolness
You say you want United Auto Insurance to pay your medical bills? Be ready to go to war.
The SoFla sex industry is being taken over by grandfatherly procurers and Internet-surfing hos
Block Bottom Entertainment cranks out the raw, grassroots rhythm and rhymes of South Broward
Does it matter to blacks which wealthy, middle-aged white guy is Florida's next governor?
John Garon may be a partial quadriplegic, but he wields federal civil-rights lawsuits with consummate skill
Blast from the Past
The state has a big job in trying to save the Everglades. Question is, Does it know what it's doing?
When it comes to making deals, developer R. Donahue Peebles has no qualms about filing lawsuits -- or playing the race card
As Miami plays political footsie with the first-place Fusion, the U.S. Soccer Federation prepares to give the boot to Fort Lauderdale's hopes for a national training center
The battle for the soul of the Graves Museum isn't over yet, and Gypsy Graves herself is back in the trenches
Letters for September 28, 2000
Broward's official archaeologist, Scott Lewis, is leading the charge to explore the county's rich past -- which means saving the land from rampant overdevelopment
The whole point of Billy Bowman's annual bash is to eat, drink, and party with real Floridians of all types
Departing leadership, internal politics, office closings: It's apparent the local chapter of the Latin Builders Association is struggling with expansion
All Vicky Lynch wants is to get her husband the neurological rehab he desperately needs. So what's the problem? Everything.
Free-market influences are sending some classy ladies of the evening to Broward
November 13 - 19, 1997