Don Draper

  • Blogs

    September 17, 2014

    Autumn is in the Air: Five Fall Cocktails to Try in Broward County

    In most of the northern hemisphere, fall signals a beginning of the end; the sweet days of summer are giving way to the cold winter wind. Fortunately, in South Florida, it signals the complete opposite. The oppressive summer's heat and humidity is finally on the way out and the perfectly crisp bree ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 18, 2014

    Broward's Best (Worst) Local Commercials

    Commercials can be frustrating. A giant corporation spends millions of dollars to take up 30 seconds of your life and, more often than not, leaves you saying this is the best we can do. I mean, I'm a peaceful person, but if I ever see the Geico lizard walking down the street, I will kick him like a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 3, 2014

    Allen West Hates Coca-Cola's Super Bowl Ad

    Allen West, one-term congressman, Tea Party darling, and crusader against anything he deems "un-American," doesn't like Coca-Cola's Super Bowl ad. Not one bit. The... um... "distinguished gentleman" from South Florida blogged not once -- but twice -- about the Coke ad. According to West's first blo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 17, 2013

    Winner of the VIP Pairings Passes: Your Best Pairings

    Youse guys are really funny, you know that? When we asked you to name your favorite pairing -- be it human couple, fictional characters, or...whatever...we weren't sure what we were going to get. After all, our examples were kind of lame. (Tarzan and Cheetah?) But leave it to the smartest people o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 14, 2013

    Pamper Your Pops: Top Three Places To Take Metrosexual Dads For Father's Day

    Unlike moms, dads have it bad. Year after year, they keep getting the same gift over and over again on what is supposed to be their special day. There are only so many ugly ties a man can take. This year, it's time to realize that mom isn't the only parent who enjoys being pampered. Men are no lon ... More >>

  • Film

    April 4, 2013
  • Blogs

    April 1, 2013

    Mad Men-Themed Cocktail Lounge To Open at Fort Lauderdale Airport

    It seems as though booze and television mix as well as bourbon and bitters these days. First there was Duff beer, then nearly every Real Housewife came out with her own Pinot Grigio. Just recently, Ommegang Brewery teamed up with HBO to launch a series of brews based on the Game of Thrones series. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 7, 2013

    Tilted Kilt Coming to Hallandale: Meet the Kilt Girls (Photos)

    If neon orange isn't your color, maybe plaid is more your thing? If so, meet the Kilt Girls from The Tilted Kilt. These babes, dressed in a innocent-Scottish-schoolgirl-turns-naughty-vixen uniform, want to serve you beer and big-arse burgers...and they are coming to Hallandale.The restaurant chain, ... More >>

  • Film

    November 8, 2012
  • Blogs

    October 5, 2012

    What Your Drink Says About You

    When a patron sits down at the bar, the bartender immediately sizes up him or her and wonders: "Is this an amateur who is going to cheapskate me out of a tip? Or is this person a pro drinker?" We know -- it's not nice to stereotype. But it takes a seasoned bartender only a moment to deduce all he ne ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 15, 2012

    "Mad Men" Season Five Starts Sunday: What to Serve at Your Viewing Party

    ​Ever wonder why Don Draper and his Mad Men cohorts could get through a two-plus-martini lunch and still manage to make it back to the office with enough acumen to land the Lucky Strikes account and their secretary before the end of the day? Being a debonair badass is only part of the equation. Mi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 21, 2011

    Cocktail Culture Exhibition Now at Norton Museum of Art

    ​Kirti Poddar via Flickr Creative CommonsWhet your appetite for drink at "Cocktail Culture."​As if you need an excuse to partake in a festive martini or highball this time of year, Norton Museum of Art in West Palm Beach is hosting an ode to all things shaken and stirred with Cocktail Culture. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 5, 2011

    Celebrate Your Right to Drink on Repeal Day

    ​Today is the 78th anniversary of the end of Prohibition, that dark era from January 1919 to December 5, 1933 when teetotalers banned the sale of booze via the Eighteenth Amendment. The law was created in an effort to end drunkenness, mental illness, crime, and poverty, lobbied for by folks who sy ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 19, 2011

    Have Smoking Bans Help Convert Us into a Nation of Foodniks?

    ​"Do you have a light?" Don Draper asks the waiter in the opening scene of the Mad Men pilot when he's interrupted from writing ideas on a cocktail napkin. The waiter pulls out his lighter marked with his cigarette brand. "Old Gold, huh?" Draper says as he takes a drag. "Lucky Strike here."Wh ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 5, 2011

    Food & Drink Events this Week in Broward/Palm Beach

    Dogfish Head will take over some of these taps on Tuesday. See? Going back to work ain't all bad.​It's Monday, and yet, it's still the weekend - what a beautiful conundrum. Assuming you were given the day off and don't have a fancy pool party to crash, there are a few options about town with which ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 13, 2010

    Doggie Bag: This Week in Charlie

    To quote Don Draper, "It's like eating a mermaid."​South Florida's hot chefs, including Talay Thai's Charlie Soo, get the calendar treatment. Oysters that clock in at eight inches long? We're gonna need a bigger boat.Food trucks are back. Here's a comprehensive list of South Florida's kitchens on ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 26, 2010

    100 Favorite Dishes: Sushi From Morimoto

    ​As a countdown to the Best of Broward Palm Beach 2010, coming in June, Clean Plate Charlie is serving up a hundred of our favorite dishes in South Florida. Send your own nominations to 3: Sushi From MorimotoThe Iron Chef's restaurant in the Boca Resort has bee ... More >>

  • Dining

    April 15, 2010
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    September 10, 2009
  • Blogs

    April 23, 2009

    To Spirit Air, the World Is Frat

    Imagine the hours upon hours of creative exertion that must have taken place at Spirit Airlines' corporate headquarters in Miramar before some clever bastard realized that for this weekend's promotion, they could dust off an old, hackneyed but effective slogan, then trim just a single, crucial lette ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 9, 2009

    30-Year-Old Whiskey in Its Prime

    It isn't often that we New Timesers get a bottle of $200 whiskey in the mail. We did, not long ago, thanks to the folks at Canadian Club, which is celebrating its 150th anniversary this year with the release of a primo 30-year-old, 80-proof, white-oak-barrel-aged blended whiskey retailing for a cool ... More >>

  • Dining

    August 28, 2008

    Vintage Jackson's

    Ye olde steak house could use an update