Only in South Florida could an iconic chocolate shop give birth to a Caribbean-inspired tapas restaurant. In 1946, Jimmie Vonglis and his family escaped war-torn Europe for a new life in the States. A year later, he opened the doors to Jimmie's Chocolates in Dania Beach. Vonglis is long gone, and ... More >>
Moving to South Florida is no easy task. It takes gumption and balls, and you probably have to be a little nuts as well. Why? Because South Florida is insane. It's also beautiful, sexy, sweltering, and sultry. But, mostly, insane. Now that you're here, it's important to understand that we're not ju ... More >>
Nothings screams sports like chicken wings. Whether it's breaded and fried, tossed in fat-laden sauce, or fired in a coal oven, chicken wings are the perfect accoutrement to watching the game. It actually makes perfect sense. The handheld athletic favorite is so greasy, there's no need to worry a ... More >>
Sure, it's odoriferous, but garlic is one of the best culinary discoveries known to man. It adds layers of flavor to every type of food, almost everywhere in the world, and the bulbous plant is known for a multitude of health benefits: antioxidants, respiratory and circulatory benefits, anti-inflam ... More >>
In case you didn't know, President Obama is hitting up Florida this weekend, giving terrorist fist bumps shoutouts to Dania Beach ice cream shop owners and looking to push his health-care initiative. But if the proverbial crap begins to hit the proverbial fan in the Ukraine, POTUS may well cancel t ... More >>
Welcome to Dania Beach, the best little burg in all of Broward. All those other straight-laced towns up and down the coast, they have their "attractions," their "travel" "destinations," their "points" "of "interest." But over in Dania, they get down and dirty with a special twist. This city was un ... More >>
If you haven't heard all the ruckus about the legalization of marijuana in Colorado last week, you've either been stuck under a rock, working too much, or coming down from the worst New Years hangover ever. Either way, a joint should help with those issues. While weed still isn't legal in Florida, ... More >>
On Wednesday came the news of a boil water alert for much of Broward County. And now officials are saying that the alert will be extended at least to Saturday. The reason for this is when inspectors checked out the county's water well, the survey failed, moving them to extend the alert to one more ... More >>
The Broward County Health District has issued an emergency boil water alert for Hallandale Beach, Hollywood, Miramar, Pembroke Pines, Pembroke Park, West Park, and Dania Beach after E. coli bacteria was detected in a Broward County well. So, if you live in South Broward, you're gonna want to adhere ... More >>
According to police reports, Kelly Major Cooper, 46, allegedly kidnapped a 10-year-old boy from a party in West Park several weeks ago. Cooper then allegedly took the boy to his son's Dania Beach residence, where he locked the child in a bedroom. Cooper then raped the boy and forced him to perform ... More >>
Most people probably don't think of Florida as a place with deserts, but if you look closely, they're there. They run up and down what city planner types call "the transportation corridor." They are the areas immediately surrounding I-95. They are food deserts. Researchers call them "red zones." T ... More >>
From dining with divas to meeting the makers, there's more than one out-of-the-ordinary event on the food and drink schedule this weekend in South Florida. After the jump, find a roundup of things to do this weekend in the realm of drinking and dining in Broward and Palm Beach counties.
Laine Doss The Devil made me do it!New Year's resolutions usually come out of a drunken night of feeling sorry for yourself - I'm too fat, I'm going to get cancer from smoking, I'm dating an asshole....blah, blah. blah....Look - whatever New Year's resolution you make, you're probably g ... More >>
A glance around the headlines in South Florida for this Tuesday morning:Tamarac Mayor Beth Flansbaum-Talabisco refused to comment Monday morning when asked whether she had received anything of value from developer Bruce Chait, who has figured in other Broward corruption cases, including the one t ... More >>
TeslaSexier than a hybrid, huh? The oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico has added urgency to the debate about weaning ourselves from oil. That's no small task in our car-addicted culture. As some activists have pointed out, some solutions include walking more often, riding your bike more often, ... More >>
Let's see what's happening in South Florida.A 14-year-old girl at Deerfield Beach Middle School was beaten nearly to death by a boy after classes ended Wednesday. A 15-year-old boy, Wayne Treacy, has been arrested and will be charged with attempted murder. It's the same school where Michael Brewe ... More >>
That's Cristian Oviedo and Liz Lira, who traveled from their home in Los Angeles to Dania Beach this weekend, where they were named the Salsa Champions of the World.The event, previously held in L.A. and at Coronado Springs Resort in Orlando, was canceled in 2008 due to the economy. This year, the ... More >>
Photo: Broward Sheriff's OfficeAntonio ParkerAntonio Brandon Parker, 20, was shot and killed last night near the back door of his home on SW Seventh Avenue in Dania Beach. His grandmother and younger siblings heard the gunshots. Broward Sheriff's Office investigators are looking for two men who a ... More >>
Flickr User: Drew ShootsA storm gathering over Dania Beach near John Lloyd State Park.
It's like magic. In the blink of an eye, your car vanishes.
The Dania Beach official knows how to get even.
Slot machines at the fronton could spell doom for the sport.
Griffin Road, one of Broward's oldest byways, has it all
South Florida Striders Course
The Polynesian Culture Festival hits Broward
Energizer Con Man
Chef Michael Blum is a big show-off
Help for Gay Islanders
The X is gone, and the strippers have crooked teeth. Thank the war on drugs.
Trust the Islamorada name -- if you're in Islamorada, that is
Alex's Gift Shop
Some terrific tastes are coming out of Michael's Kitchen; if he could just work on the service...
Cigarros Del Mundo
Skot Foreman brings big-name art to an unexpected seaside town
Festival of Trees gala and auction
The Dania Beach Hurricane
Greater Trinity Baptist Church
Penn Dutch Restaurant, Sundy House, Churchill's, Jamrock Café
Why does handyman Timothy Williams owe more than $34,000 in fines? Because he broke the rules in Dania Beach.