The quirky folks over at Magic Hat Brewery have managed a bit of a social coup by getting Fort Lauderdale's most compelling craft beer destination, the Riverside Market, to renege on its Sunday policy of "no TV, quality conversation only" by staging a summer movie series. With their couches at the r ... More >>
When life hands you lemons, make lemonade... then blend it with beer. That's the basic gist behind the shandy -- or radler if you're European -- a beer and lemonade style that is popular among certain warm weather enthusiasts. Think of it as an Arnold Palmer, but instead of iced tea substitute a la ... More >>
Broward's western suburbs aren't known for having a booming restaurant scene. There are some great ethic restaurants, but the majority of the eateries west of I-95 are national chains serving the same old boring reincarnation of chicken wings and spinach/artichoke dip. Bash American Bistro is one ... More >>
Are you ready for some football? What about the Chinese New Year? Even if you don't care about any of the myriad celebratory offerings this weekend, you're going to have to eat something. We perused the highs and lows of the Borward-Palm Beach area and cooked up this tasty menu of awesome destinat ... More >>
After months of heading over to friends' homes or visiting your favorite bar to watch football every first day of the week, the culmination is here. The Super Bowl is coming up this Sunday -- your favorite weekend activity is about to take a break. You better make sure you celebrate properly while ... More >>
Hate to rain on your parade, but it looks like it's going to be a fairly rainy weekend. Let's just hope the weather (wo)man is getting it wrong again. Even so, this is South Florida; it'll probably pass in five minutes and we'll be off to another beautiful albeit hot and humid day. Whether you're lo ... More >>
As a trend picks up more steam, everyone wants to get a piece of the action. The craft beer world is no different as the greedy beverage monoliths of the world start taking jabs at the little guy, not to mention the battling between the giants. Whatever happened to the gentleman's agreement? On the ... More >>
Many bar and restaurant industry veterans in South Florida hail from far off cold Northern climes in search of warmer, easier living and the chance to make a comfortable -- and rather fun -- living. Although, we do have a few homegrown heros in Broward and Palm Beach. Bogart's Bar & Grille tender o ... More >>
In just a few days all eyes will be watching as hundreds of Americans compete... to find parking spot on Las Olas. It's hard to deny that over the past few months, there has a considerable amount of intrigue and buzz surrounding the opening of The Royal Pig Pub & Kitchen. If everything goes ... More >>
Children of the '80s forever have the Hard Rock Cafe logo seared into our memories. The Hard Rock Cafe T-shirt was de rigueur for most every suburbanite through much of the late '80s and early '90s: a sign that we -- or someone we knew -- had vacationed in the kind of cosmopolitan city that could pl ... More >>
Everybody's trying to ride the Trayvon Martin case's publicity coattails -- politicians are making statements about it left and right, a column in the Huffington Post tried to connect an FAU student's freakout to racial anger, and now, the University of Missouri is trying to tie a psychology s ... More >>
9/11 events in Broward honor first responders, military.There are several 9/11-related events this weekend, designed to pay tribute to the thousands of people who died on that day. We're not listing them all, just the ones that seem to be food-related. All events are scheduled for Sun ... More >>
A Heineken ad featuring the Dead Kennedys' "Too Drunk to Fuck" has been pulled over concerns that it would encourage binge drinking.The classic punk anthem that has long served as a satirical ode to brainless behavior was used in an ad to promote Heineken's Kronenbourg 1664 beer. In a sta ... More >>
Flickr/Domestic Diva Football...and cakeLast year's Superbowl was full of the business of entertaining out of town guests in South Florida and showing them a good time. This year, South Floridians get to sit back, have a few brewskis and wings and watch the game for the enjoyme ... More >>
Since this is the time of year when Christmas trees, twinkly lights and cherubs start making their annual appearances, you know there's gotta be a party or three.Now, you're certainly within your rights to question an all-you-can-drink bash that begins at noon. The surgeon general sure would. The ... More >>
Photo by Francesco LoCastroYou'll be seeing plenty of Alicia Olink on the County Grind.If you regularly read this blog -- and Bob Norman's Daily Pulp -- then you're liable to develop a slightly cynical perspective, expecting that this will be the day you click over to learn your Broward or Palm B ... More >>
If you're not a subscriber to our weekly Café Bites dining newsletter for Broward and Palm Beach counties, here's a taste of what you missed this week. Click here to subscribe. You might think a name like Beerfest smacks of everything you need for a booming party. And you'd be right. At Saturda ... More >>
I'm on YOLO's stage now.
Tryst turns this snarky wine snob into a baby beer buff.
Customers love the Hyatt's new hamburgers.I'm not hallucinating, I promise. As if we hadn't said quite enough about hamburgers on this blog, I just got word that the Hyatt Bonaventure in Weston is introducing a new Burgers and Brews menu at their Banyan Restaurant, where they've put together a lineu ... More >>
A brutal and mysterious murder opens a Pandora's box of DNA privacy.
This man loves Mac's Club Deuce. (Reason No. 293 why we love this man.) Better Than: Pounding cheap beers between a soul-crushing double on the saute station. The evidence, plainly, is undeniable: the best-selling books, the top-rated Travel Channel Show, the Top Chef judging gigs. Hell, even t ... More >>
Maybe it was Fay's mind-warping approach, but something fishy was going on at the Palm Grill
Bigamy charges and dozens of busts for sham marriages.It must be South Florida.
How Jason Tyler got his groove back
Old-school screamo outfit takes one more shot
Grandmaster Dee cuts a wide swath on the comeback trail
Edwin Pope, that is. The guy has been writing sports copy for the Miami Herald for a half an m-fing century. Covered 41 Super Bowls, 40 Kentucky Derbys, 18 Wimbledons, a total of eight Olympics (including summer and winter), and wrote 12,564 stories containing about 10,051,200 words. At least that' ... More >>
With Clematis Street sputtering, Ray's Downtown barely holds on as a beachhead of hip
What's a girl to do when a guy is a charging bull?
DJ Da Lua
Or, "How the other side ponders Eros while sucking down a cold one"
Tales of Near-Life Experience
Pirate radio, a Holiday Inn that isn't, lots of cops, and cagey promoters