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    February 21, 2014

    James Beard 2014 Semifinalists Announced: Florida Gets Several Nods

    The James Beard Foundation has announced the 2014 semifinalists for its Restaurant and Chef award categories today, the state of Florida got several nods and specific recognition for its culinary achievements. Even Orlando got a pat on the head from the prestigious foundation for hosting the annou ... More >>

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    September 23, 2013

    Florida Cop Runs Over Man for Alleged Seat Belt Violation [DISTURBING VIDEO]

    The family of a Florida man killed several months ago released a video late last week that shows the last horrifying moments of 38-year-old Marlon Brown, who the family's attorney says had fled cops over an alleged seat belt violation. The chase scene through a vegetable garden shown in the video i ... More >>

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    September 12, 2013
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    July 23, 2013

    Florida Man Sits on Baby's Head to Stop It From Crying

    And we have a new frontrunner for Florida Father of the Year! A DeLand Florida man's 10-month-old baby was crying inside a friend's Sha-De-Land mobile home. And while there are a myriad of things one can do to console a crying baby, such as burping it, feeding it, hugging it, singing to it, walkin ... More >>

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    November 1, 2012
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    July 1, 2011

    Rick Scott Finds a Train He Likes: $1.2 Billion SunRail​He didn't like the idea of an almost-free high-speed train, and he vetoed plans to restore a Holocaust rail car, but Gov. Rick Scott finally found a train he likes -- the SunRail, with a price tag of $1.2 billion, including a cost of more than a half-billion dollars to the state ... More >>

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    January 17, 2011

    Dean Max and Swank Farms Team Up for Tour and Luncheon

    Dean James Max at Swank Speciality Produce​Chef Dean Max, a guy who's tough to impress, swears by Jodi and Darrin Swank of Swank Farms and their hydroponic crops. "I've never seen anyone who can get that kind of flavor out of that kind of set-up," he raves. "It's a mom and pop operation all based ... More >>

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    April 23, 2010

    Doggy Bag: This Week in Charlie

    John LinnElevation's organic burgers are good, but do they top Five Guys?​This week on the blog:If Cab is King, Five Rivers Central Coast Cabernet Sauvignon is a prince. This week's installment of 100 Favorite Dishes takes us to Tom Jenkins' BBQ in Fort Lauderdale, Talia's Table in Boca, and more. ... More >>

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    April 21, 2010

    A Gourmet Day Trip: DeLand

    One of DeLand's coffee shops​I had a terrible weekend in the south-central Florida town of Arcadia one time. I'd been drawn principally by the name -- but the place turned out to be far from paradisal: restaurants closed at 8 and were mostly dry. The villagers were like something out of a creepy ... More >>

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    December 5, 2008

    Slow Foods Glades to Coast Dinner at Cafe Boulud

    (sturgeon: It's what's for dinner)The Slow Foods Glades to Coast Chapter, which covers roughly the Palm Beach and Broward areas, is hosting a 5-course Growers' Discovery gourmet dinner at Cafe Boulud in Palm Beach this Thursday, December 11, from 7 to 9:30 p.m. The dinner, overseen by chef Zach Bell ... More >>

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    January 21, 1999

    Chute to Kill

    In October a skydiver named Mike McDonald made a fatal leap. He was the third client of Skydive Palm Beach to die in a year.