There's a funny stereotype when it comes to women bartenders: If they're pretty, you don't expect them to be talented or smart. As is often the case, those negative patterns of belief get proven wrong. Amanda Padilla of Cantina Laredo in Hallandale Beach is proof. This beautiful bartender not onl ... More >>
A sink full of nasty dishes, mountains of fattening leftovers in the fridge, and a rotting turkey carcass; these are the (mostly) unpleasant side effects of cooking a Thanksgiving feast at home. There's a way around this: Let someone else do all the work. After the jump find a roundup of restaurants ... More >>
The London 2012 Summer Olympics kick off on Saturday and it'll be hard to not feel a bit like an undisciplined couch potato once you catch a glimpse of all those hard bodies in skimpy uniforms achieving amazing feats of strength, speed, and agility. Before those incredible physiques guilt you into r ... More >>
Want access to our Best Of picks from your smartphone? Download our free Best Of app for the iPhone or Android phone from the App Store or Google Play. Don't forget to check out the full Best of Broward/Palm Beach® 2012 online at bestof.voiceplaces.com.Piles of fluffy pancakes as far as the eye ... More >>
This week's issue includes a four-story special report from Village Voice Media about SB 1070, the Arizona immigration law that both casts criminal suspicion on anyone who looks Latino and transforms local law enforcement officers into immigration investigators. It's featured nationally because it i ... More >>
Tanzy is scheduled to open in early May in Mizner Park in Boca Raton. The 7,000-square-foot restaurant/bar will be located in the downstairs portion of the space previously occupied by Sunrise Cinemas and currently undergoing renovation to become an iPic Theater. The new restaurant/movie theater com ... More >>
The Hallandale Beach City Commission will meet to discuss a proposal to crack down on puppy stores in that city, tonight at 6 o'clock. For years, activists have been trying to get the city to join a handful of other cities nationwide -- including Lake Worth -- in an outright ban on puppy stores (or ... More >>
Music vet and New Times scribe Lee Zimmerman offers his insights, opinions, and observations about the local scene. This week: Salivating over the Saw Doctors... One of the disadvantages of living in a place as far removed as South Florida is the fact that we're well off the beaten pat ... More >>
Before there were one-night pop-ups, followed food trucks, and celebrity-chef-preferred dives, the best way to get a taste of something unique and fleeting was a sampling of a restaurant's creative favorites culled to create a tasting menu.In France, it's referred to as a table d'hôte. In Japan, ... More >>
Lawbreaker?A Broward city says that a local business has run afoul of laws that ban people from raising chickens on their property, according to a recently filed lawsuit. But Hallandale Beach's USA Express, Inc., has decided to fight the city's charges in civil court.
Joy CooperThe Florida League of Cities has gotten behind red-light cameras in a big way... thanks to the league's president, Hallandale Beach Mayor Joy Cooper, and her relentless insistence that the cameras -- through which a company in Arizona automatically sends hefty fines to red-light-runners ... More >>
Though greyhound racing in Florida pre-dates pro football, baseball, just about every other kind of entertainment, the dog tracks in Broward and Miami-Dade have been losing money on the moribund industry. Dan Adkins, the president of the Mardi Gras Racetrack and Gaming Center in Hallandale Beach, ... More >>
Broward County Commissioner Stacy Ritter, left, wants to engage in a high heels contest with Hallandale Beach Mayor Joy Cooper, right. From Twitter yesterday: "I think Hallandale Mayor Joy Cooper's heels are higher than mine which rarely happens. I see a contest of heels in o ... More >>
If you are in the mood for the flavor of Brazil to go along with your holiday festivities, then Texas De Brazil is the place for you. This Brazilian Steakhouse is now offering holiday martinis with great names such as Misseltoe Delight, Christmas Dream, and Candy Cane Martini to go along with its ... More >>
Riviera Beach's most persistent activist, Fane Lozman, has joined with newspaper publisher John Beatty in filing for a recall effort against the city's five council members. The recall is a typical tool for gadflies, but what makes this one ominous is that it's attracted participation from gadflies ... More >>
Michael Vick, quarterback and convicted dog fighter, is coming to South Florida. He's the official celebrity host of a party tonight at MI-VI (pronounced m-i-six), a nightclub at Gulfstream in Hallandale Beach. And with the tenacious vitriol of a fighting dog, out come the protesters. The animal ... More >>
Hallandale Beach Vice Mayor Bill Julian says that he considers Mike Good a "friend" but that the city manager's absenteeism made it necessary for the commission to find another person for the job.At the meeting yesterday, Julian pointed to documents that showed that in 2010, Good only made it to wor ... More >>
Tara NieuwesteegJailamony enjoying her new backyard.This time last year we had a cover story about Jailamony, a greyhound with a broken leg, and the national fight over greyhound racing. While Florida, with 13 tracks, remains the mecca of dog racing in this country, other states continue banning ... More >>
Photo: Hallandale BeachMike GoodIt's a bad day to be Mike Good. The longtime Hallandale Beach city manager is facing termination following a vote this afternoon by city commissioners. At today's meeting, those commissioners complained about his being absent from City Hall and his spotty record fo ... More >>
Photo: Hallandale BeachMike GoodHallandale Beach City Manager Mike Good might be in hot water with his most important political ally. The Juice has learned that Mayor Joy Cooper has called a special meeting for Friday morning with the expressed purpose of discussing the "city manager's employment ... More >>
If it's not completely clear, the clip above shows a 76-pound male greyhound named BB's Story Book (referred to by the announcer as "the five") falling in the first turn of a race at Mardi Gras Racetrack and Gaming Center in Hallandale Beach, getting up, running the wrong way on the track, and event ... More >>
Flickr: eric.slausonLive by the gun... resign by the gun.One of Broward County's leading Republican activists, Ed Napolitano, is resigning from his leadership positions with the party, two weeks after leading a controversial trip with fellow Republicans to a gun range in Hallandale Beach. The Sun ... More >>
Photo: myfloridahouse.govRep. Joe GibbonsJoe Gibbons better watch out. Not only is he no longer the chairman of the Florida Legislature's black caucus. But the new chairman is Gary Siplin, the state senator from Orlando famous for trying to put a crucified Christ on the Florida license plate. And ... More >>
hallandalebeach.orgMike GoodWell, it sure looks like a sweetheart deal. In 2008, Mike Good, city manager of Hallandale Beach, collected a gross income of $422,000 and change.I say "looks" only because thus far, neither Good nor Hallandale Beach Mayor Joy Cooper, who signs Good's contracts, has retur ... More >>
South Florida is Babylon, strip club paradise, the lap dance capital, champagne room headquarters. And you can get a steak with that shake. Here's Short Order's first-ever strip club dining guide. Tell us what you think and what you think is missing.Cheetah Hallandale Beach100 Ansin Blvd, Hallandale ... More >>
Big Girls, Little Guys, Lots of Fun
Hey, man, quit Bogarting those baked clams
Aren't you happy you get to shovel money into the shiny new machines?
What's a girl to do when a guy is a charging bull?
Show Me the Moolah
The gambling industry treats Sen. Steve Geller like royalty.
Sweethearts on Parade
Hollywood peddles prime downtown land for a steal with the help of a developer-loving senator
Talking the jibber-jabber in the indie-rock parking lot
Can't you Spooky Kids just play nice? Marilyn Manson refugees need a referee.
Breakdancing losers, shoegazing winners
Move over, Charo
Baseball goes topsy-turvy
It's not about smoke and mirrors
Shed no crocodile tears for Alligator Alley, 'cause it's back
Trainer Ken McPeek won the Sunshine State's biggest competition. That is, after he woke up.
When it rains it pours
An Evening of Hispanic Arts
Eddie Hills and Sushi Thai
November 6-12, 1997