Florida Panhandle

  • Blogs

    October 23, 2014

    NOLA Brewing Launches in Florida Next Month

    NOLA Brewing Company is coming to Florida, according Brown Distributing, which signed a distribution agreement with the New Orleans-based brewery to push its beer across the entire state. Brown will be in charge of distributing NOLA Brewing beyond the Florida panhandle, from Tallahassee to Key Wes ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 30, 2014

    Rick Wilkerson Jr., the Hipster Pastor Who Married Kim and Kanye, Preaches a Welcoming -- and Controversial -- Brand of Christianity

    Here was the groom: poured into a slim Givenchy tux, hair mowed short, smile big. There was the bride: in Givenchy too — a white dress that modestly sheathed her Jessica Rabbit frame like cloud cover hiding an Alp. And there between the couple, his face bright as a polished coin, was a thin fi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 2, 2014

    Another Reason Florida Rules -- Earthquakes Won't Get Us

    Numerous earthquakes have hit the West Coast recently. A powerful 8.2-magnitude earthquake hit off the coast of Chile last night. So many are wondering if these quakes are a sign of a larger one on the horizon. Fear not, South Florida; the ground won't be shaking here anytime soon. It may open up ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 21, 2014

    Florida Beer Politics 101: HB 1329 Up For Committee, Another 64 Ounce Growler Bill, and More

    It's been a busy month in Tallahassee, and we've got some updates to the ongoing sausage making political debates happening that will have an effect on the Florida beer industry. With the release of Brewers Association data regarding the state of the craft brewing industry, the interest group who s ... More >>

  • Dining

    July 25, 2013
  • Blogs

    April 29, 2013

    Florida Men Catch Shark With Baseball Bat

    Three self-proclaimed Florida Panhandle "rednecks" done caught themselves a 277-pound bull shark using nothing but a baseball bat, their bare hands, and common sense. The perfectly redneck-named Cody Harlan, Jonathan Cook, and Robert Trutt went fishing for pompano off Okaloosa Island on Thursday mo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 19, 2012

    Florida Bigfoot Researcher Ad on Craigslist Just A Hilarious Prank

    My brain exploded with excitement earlier this week. The catalyst: A help-wanted ad on Craigslist from a nonprofit in Pensacola for a Bigfoot researcher. The necessary qualifications were stringent, and the job duties exhaustive. Not only was the chosen researcher expected t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 19, 2012

    U.S. Fish and Wildlife Faces Lawsuit For Not Protecting Ten Florida Species

    Ten relatively obscure species found in the Sunshine State have landed the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service in a legal tussle.The black rail, the Georgia blind salamander, a siltsnail, and the purple skimmer are among the animals that Fish and Wildlife has failed to adequately protect, accor ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 13, 2011

    Tears Shed Over Dallas Opening of In-N-Out Burger

    In Dallas, something magical happened -- an In-N-Out Burger opened. And one overly enthused diner, Danielle Delnnocentes, is crying over it. "I can come and get a double-double any time I want. It's been eight years since I've had that opportunity." With two 100 percent fresh beef patties in ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 28, 2010

    Prisoner Art Offers a Glimpse Through the Bars

    A drawing by Haitian artist Jean Cadet.​Collecting and showing prisoner art is Carol Strick's second career. It started when she left her job at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York in 1994, where she worked making faience reproductions for the Ancient Egyptian collection. Her husband had di ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 4, 2009

    Panning for Gold: Impoverished People Can Be Useful Props for Protesters

    Flickr: HD Action PhotographyA boatload of amberjacks caught by a charter fishing boat off the Panhandle coast.​It's been a discouraging week to be a South Floridian, so it's high time we renew our Panning for Gold series, in which we attempt to prove that ours is the (slightly) superior civilizat ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 23, 2009

    Panning for Gold: I Didn't Let That Dirty Sheriff Touch Me

    Flickr:jeffcocops​Considering we sent our own Sheriff to prison a few years ago, we Broward folks probably shouldn't snicker to loud about the scandal that's swallowed a law enforcement community in the Florida Panhandle. Then again...oh...what the hell? Okaloosa County, you've baked a dish we jus ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 7, 2009

    Panning for Gold: In Celebration of Panhandle Diversity, Ukrainian Men Beat Some Mongolian Dude

    Flickr: hans hendriksenIf it comes to an ethnic turf war in the Panhandle, bet on the Mongols.​Who says the Florida Panhandle is not a culturally diverse place? Certainly not the 22-year-old Mongolian man who had the distinct cultural honor of being beaten by a pack of Ukrainians who then sped awa ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 9, 2009

    Meek Inching Closer to Frontrunner Status

    It would be one thing if a South Florida paper was heralding U.S. Rep. Kendrick Meek as the frontrunner in the U.S. Senate's Democratic primary for 2010. It's a far more auspicious thing that a Tampa Bay paper is making that claim, albeit with some hesitation. Along with Orlando, Jacksonville and th ... More >>

  • Music

    June 19, 2008

    Global Shakedown

    No travel visa required on this global music voyage

  • News

    December 20, 2007

    Miguel and the Mouse

    Ain't no fairy tale. A doctoral student aims to save a disappearing breed.

  • News

    May 3, 2007

    Free Justin!

    Despite well-documented injustice, a Pembroke Pines youth remains in jail

  • News

    July 21, 2005

    Saint Aaron

    Living like a pauper himself, a young man from Broward is trying to save Haiti's children

  • News

    March 24, 2005


    Ghost Story

  • News

    July 3, 2003

    Marlin Madness

    Competitive marlin fishers do lots of drinking, tell lots of tales, and, oh yes, sometimes they catch fish.

  • News

    February 27, 2003
  • Music

    October 10, 2002

    Balanced Beam

    Iron and Wine proves that you don't have to be a hick to play the banjo

  • News

    January 18, 2001

    The Elmo Files

    The saga of would-be liberal crusader and ex-con James "Elmo" Spaulding proves that anyone can get a second chance in America. And a third. And maybe even a fourth.