Italo Morales is on the run. The 27-year-old from Honduras is trying to scrape up the cash to sneak through the border from Mexico to El Paso, Texas. After that, he plans on speeding through the southern United States on his way to Florida.
We're all about "micro," "craft," "artisanal," and "small-batch" these days. Whether it's cheese, tomatoes, or beer, we've made the swift from large-scale industrial homogeneity to locally produced unique products. Sure, it's also a bit of a political statement -- we're fighting against the corpor ... More >>
Pizza may be one of America's favorite foods, a food that has become more American than Italian, with slices in cities from east to west offering a different take on how to best combine three basic ingredients: dough, cheese and sauce. There's New York-style, Chicago and Sicilian. Some bake up a thi ... More >>
Let's face it: with South Florida's heavy colorful Latin population, finding good latin cuisine isn't exactly challenging. But finding a good Mexican restaurant? Now, that's another story. While lots of restaurants in the area produce a decent variation of authentic Mexican fare, true Tex-Mex or a ... More >>
If you ordered up a bounce house for Junior's birthday or celebrated a quince with a pony ride in South Florida over the past few months, you might want to listen up. According to police, a suspected gangbanger with some nasty associations may have been splitting his time between law breakin' and a ... More >>
By Penn BullockWas Bain Capital, the company that presidential candidate Mitt Romney started, built with pivotal help from covert Iran-contra operatives? New information uncovered by Miami New Times raises the possibility. The story starts in 1984, when Romney solicited startup money for Bain at a ... More >>
El Tamarindo owner Yecson Amaya didn't want his new Deerfield Beach location to be like any other. Even his other restaurants bearing the same name. "We change it up with each location. In Fort Lauderdale, we have panini's. In Hallandale, we have coal-fired pizza." So what makes the Deerfield Beac ... More >>
ICE"Criminal Alien." That's the phrase that U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) uses for anyone who has come into the country illegally and committed a crime, be it a DUI or aggravated murder. ICE makes it a top priority to remove "those who come to the United States to prey upon o ... More >>
A Salvadoran quesadilla isn't a tortilla filled with cheese; it's like a pancake.Every time I eat at tiny Salvadoran restaurant El Guanaco Taqueria y Antojitos, I learn something about the country's native cuisine. Like yesterday: I took a seat at the counter facing the kitchen, and saw a basket ... More >>
The State of Florida requires that every food-service operation be registered and licensed with the Florida Department of Business and Regulation. But that hasn't stopped a handful of local eateries from skirting state practices and operating entirely off the grid. But don't worry, intrepid eater ... More >>
A 40-ounce to freedom is the only chance I have...Drum roll please.Olde English "800" Malt Liquor. Yep, users at ratebeer.com have voted pretty much unanimously, giving the "swilly" malt liquor a dismal 0.97 average out of a possible 5 (the lowest possible is 0.5). Users of the website have ranke ... More >>
Flickr: jvhseoChristy Turlington in an ad for REDChristy Turlington turned 40 this year, and despite having spent a good portion of those years jet-setting to exotic locations, strutting down runways, and hanging with friends like Bono, the memories that have recently taken hold of her were forme ... More >>
The Boca Museum scurries to match all the fine Latin American art exhibitions around
101 Haitian refugees sailed north full of hope. They got screwed.
El Tamarindo's a long way from Monsanto
Or, How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Tri-Rail
So I got an e-mail from a friend a few days ago. The friend links the Pulp on his site and seems one of his visitors had a big problem with a recent post about the situation in Lebanon. The friend, who is Jewish, sent along the e-mail he received, which read: "Sir, I am deeply disappointed that yo ... More >>
A half mile from Lake Worth's trendy eateries, a war is under way. With guns and cyber-graffiti.
Five Worldwide (FNOM Recordings)
"Hispanic heritage" is hard to find at ArtServe and Gallery Six By Michael Mills
An Iran-Contra conspirator joins the Swift Boat crowd. It was bound to happen.
A casino's comin' to Hollywood. It's a big gamble.
Kill the DJ (Cleopatra)
MoA's Central American show leaves you hungry for more
Florida's senator should get out before he gets in
Volunteers spend millions of hours trying to rescue sea turtles. So how come so few people care about busting poachers?
The bar was too high for the defense in last month's high-profile torture case in West Palm
Super Saver Supermarket
Where Hollywood motel culture is alive and well -- the good, the sad, and the funky
To protect boxers from the fight game, Irv Abramson wants to form a more perfect union
La Molienda offers tasty Salvadoran fare-if you steer clear of seafood
The recent bust of a Hollywood importer sheds light on an illegal reptile trade that has adventurous smugglers making easy money