Yesterday afternoon, Rep. Patrick Murphy gave us a shout to talk about the briefing he's holding in Washington, D.C., today for members of Congress regarding the nasty pollution that's flowing from Lake Okeechobee through two rivers and killing everything all the way to the east and west coasts of F ... More >>
At a Monday night food truck roundup in downtown Hollywood's Young Circle people walk by David Peck's Box of Chacos truck and squint their eyes trying to grasp what the former Tap 42 chef is serving. "This is too much for me," one woman concedes before walking away. That "too much" includes a five ... More >>
Capt. Jason Johnson, of Triple J Charters, who had taken a charter out for some yellow tail snapper fishing, spotted a great white shark about six miles south of Key West on Wednesday morning. Johnson described the shark as "docile" and "very curious." So it's totally okay to take your kids up to ... More >>
Either great white sharks love the warm waters of Florida or we're just superdelicious, because another one has been spotted swimming around our neck of the woods like it's all good. See also: -Great White Sharks Spotted in Florida Waters -Fishermen Catch Great White Shark Off Florida Coast (VIDEO) ... More >>
It's official. The lionfish have arrived. While fishing off the Naples shoreline, an angler snagged a 16-pounder last week. The fish originally made its first appearance in the waters off the Florida Keys in 2009. Now, it appears to be spreading. Native to the Indian and Pacific oceans, lionfis ... More >>
Last month's New Times Pairings brought an opportunity to sample an abundance of tasty food and drink from around South Florida. Among the liquid offerings was something of a "sneak peek" of Hatuey beer, a new "old" favorite. Though the brand was born in 1914 in Cuba and introduced to the U.S. in ... More >>
Unless you want to deck out the interior of your megayacht, redesign your multimillion-dollar condominium on South Beach, or create some custom-built furniture for your new waterfront estate, there's probably never been a reason for you to visit the Design Center of the Americas (DCOTA) in Fort Laud ... More >>
Despite stormy weather Friday afternoon, as part of Occupy Monsanto's Global Week of Action, a group of individuals turned out for the national endeavor to require mandatory labeling of Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs) in foods. The protestors are hoping to garner suppo ... More >>
See also "Genetically Modified Mosquitoes Glow Red and Self-Destruct; Can They Keep Away Disease?" and "Petition Against GM Mosquitoes in Key West Has Nearly 100,000 Signatures" Opposition to the potential release of Oxitec's genetically modified mosquitoes in Key West caught a h ... More >>
See also "Florida Sponges Rebounding; What Killed Them Remains A Mystery" and "Mystery Sponge-Killing Disease Now Seen From Palm Beach To Florida Keys"Earlier this year, giant red barrel sponges off the coast of Florida started dying. Scientists became concerned as reports of the disintegr ... More >>
Update [5:30 p.m.]: Broward County has two shelters open for those living in low-lying areas and mobile homes.Update [2:50 p.m.]: Broward County schools will be closed on MondayUpdate [1:30 p.m.]: Miami-Dade schools will be closed on Monday. Palm Beach County schools remain openIsaac ain't ... More >>
From Sombrero Reef down in the Keys to the waters of West Palm Beach, red barrel sponges are disintegrating at worrisome rates. The culprit is unknown, and state scientists are busy trying to figure out just how widespread the disease outbreak is.At the end of April, Ed Tichenor of Palm Beach C ... More >>
As part of a multi-million dollar project to renovate Dania Beach Pier and the surrounding marina and beaches, City Commissioners have entered into a 10-year lease agreement with Quarterdeck Restaurants.Quarterdeck's Paul Flanagan told Clean Plate Charlie that the Dania Beach Quarterdeck should be o ... More >>
Care about the health of local waters? Got beef with how the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary is being managed? Don't want to see the Atlantic turned into a barren, polluted wasteland?Then pay attention to what The Nature Conservancy and the Surfrider Foundation are doing this week.
As if snakes large enough to swallow -- or at least try to swallow -- alligators in the Everglades aren't frightening enough, U.S. Geological Survey researchers delivered a bit of unsettling news this week about Burmese pythons. These massive beasts can't be held back by saltwater. The resea ... More >>
yellowcabnyc.comImagine for a moment all of the strange things that have to happen in the backseat of a taxi in the Florida Keys.Now imagine that the driver of that car may not have been some burned out beach bum, but instead an undercover cop.We'd like to think the detectives from the Monroe ... More >>
playsational.comThis is a sock with buttons and string. Or, as the guy who tried to rob Burger King last night would call it, "a gun."As we've documented here before, crimes in the Florida Keys are often strange, usually involving drugs, missing clothes, or some strange combination of both.Ye ... More >>
MiamiNewTimesThe official start of stone crab season is October 15 and will run for the next seven months. Fishermen are hoping for a bounty like last year's, which yielded 2.74 million pounds, up from previous years' catches. Early reports from the Gulf show the season is
Okay people, who crapped on the coral?A study led by a biologist from Florida's Rollins College says human sewage has been leaking into the ocean, and is likely the cause for putting the Caribbean Elkhorn coral on the endangered species list.The research says Serratio marcescens, a bacteria f ... More >>
Apparently cocaine is, indeed, a hell of a drug.The Monroe County Sheriff's Office has confirmed that the cause of death for 53-year-old Thomas Swindal -- who died after snorting an unknown white powder from a brick he found floating in the Florida Keys -- was a cocaine overdose.The autopsy resul ... More >>
Judgment Day?....not so much, actually.It's 6:00 pm on May 21st in New Zealand and people at the far end of the planet are Tweeting that the Apocalypse hasn't arrived like crackpot radio evangelist Harold Camping (who, by the way is rumored to have raised $100 million during his end-o ... More >>
Courtesy of Linda Gassenheimer Stone Crab and Artichoke DipYou've invited a bunch of friends over to watch the games this weekend. That also means you're going to have a half dozen hungry guys and gals in your living room and if you don't feed them they're going to start eating the furnit ... More >>
Flickr/AO101101 Pulled Pork SliderWatching football requires a lot of work- there's the wearing of the lucky jersey (or hat), goal dancing, cursing at the television...all that works up quite an appetite. Why phone in for bad pizza delivery when you can have these amazing pork sliders? C ... More >>
This week we featured a two-part interview with chef and author Linda Gassenheimer, who's latest book, "The Flavor of The Florida Keys", hit stores last month. Check out the other parts here and here. Linda agreed to share a recipe from her new book with Clean Plate Charlie readers.
Linda GassenheimerLinda Gassenheimer is a chef, noted author, and radio and television personality who makes her home in Coral Gables. Her Miami Herald column, Dinner in Minutes, is syndicated to more than 4 million readers each week. Gassenheimer is producer and host of the weekly radio fe ... More >>
flickr: larryjh1234This is the one time it is okay to get excited about a case of the crabs, so take advantage! The second annual Key Largo Stone Crab festival kicks off Jan 29-30 at
Mighty good eatin': The Florida spiny lobster.The last Wednesday and Thursday of this month traditionally means two things: boiled crustaceans with lots of melted butter, and drowned divers, capsized boats and bouts with the bends. That's because the official Florida lobster miniseason (Ju ... More >>
B. BrownOil off of Port Everglades Yesterday, a Fort Lauderdale-based yacht captain was boating about 12.5 miles offshore from Port Everglades when he and his passengers noticed the oil slick pictured above. According to the captain, the slick was about a half-mile long. It was unlike anyth ... More >>
Four Seasons Chef Darryl Moiles wants you to raise a glass to the Florida coast.• With oil continuing to spill into the Gulf and moving towards Florida's coastlines, our local waters are in dire straits. It's appropriate, then, that June 8 is World Oceans Day, a world-wide recognition of the im ... More >>
Florida's not out of the woods yet regarding the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. In fact, Gulfstream currents could carry oil as far as the Florida Keys in a little over a week. That means fisheries located in South Florida could be affected soon. (For more on how the oil spill is affecting local resta ... More >>
Who's killing the endangered key deer? The bloody mess has caused a scandal in paradise.
Six ways to do it in the Keys
A classic polemic
Letters for October 11, 2001
The battle for the soul of the Graves Museum isn't over yet, and Gypsy Graves herself is back in the trenches
The city is worries about the image of the groovy, cosmopolitan beach area.
"Boca Museum Artist Guild Juried Competition and Exhibition" and "49th Annual All Florida Competition and Exhibition"
The exhibition "Ernesto Rodriguez/Rick Novak"
Bluewater Books & Charts