Over the years, we've seen some pretty random things swirled into milk chocolate bars and dark chocolate chunks. What began with safe and acceptable pairings like fruit, nuts, candy and cookies has over the past decade graduated to bold new flavors. Now, you'll find chocolate loaded with bacon, spic ... More >>
On Tuesday, the Senate renewed the Violence Against Women Act by an overwhelming 78-22 vote.
Parts of the renewal include domestic violence protection for gays, lesbians, immigrants and Native American women.
Bill Nelson voted "yes" to renew the act.
Marco Rubio voted "no."
Banner day for that g ... More >>
So, you consider yourself a foodie. But are you an adventurous foodie? You haven't really taken the plunge into becoming a full-fledged gastronome until you've traveled to some far off destination with stories about how you hand-picked coffee berries straight from the tree in Costa Rica.If you think ... More >>
Over the past few years, consumers have become increasingly aware of the abuse that takes place in the industrial food system. Public outrage has reached a fever-pitch. Due to consumer demand, many corporations and state governments (including Florida) have even begun banning gestation crates--those ... More >>
Chef Julian Greaves of Tryst is best-known for making fresh, local comfort food. Often intended to pair well with Tryst's large selection of beer, his dishes encapsulate true gastropub fare. With Oktoberfest coming to a close in Germany (but still going here in South Florida -- here's our list of Ok ... More >>
A million-dollar scheme in Palm Beach involving bogus government toilet-paper regulation is slowly... unraveling.Three men pleaded guilty earlier this month to conspiracy charged linked to their involvement with FBK Products LLC, which sold a septic tank treatment they claimed helped break down "sec ... More >>
This week's cover story is about modern survivalists.August 23, 1992, was an exceptionally shitty day in America. Hurricane Andrew was gathering strength over the Caribbean, and by nightfall, it would plow over South Florida with category-five winds, ripping whole neighborhoods to pieces, knocking o ... More >>
Flickr user: kthreadWhy must you drink these on planes?News broke this week of a 50-year-old man from Gulf Breeze who allegedly had an unfortunate incident with Tabasco sauce on a flight to Idaho. He told police he spilled the sauce on his lap, causing uncontrollable burning and itching. The 17-y ... More >>
He's smiling because he thinks he's going to learn something.Good news: According to our new grading system, Florida's public schools are doing better than ever! "D" schools are "B" schools! "C" schools are "A" schools! Florida is an educational dynamo!Bad news: Our high school seniors are totall ... More >>
Chef Dean Max's Clams BBLTWe told you about Chef Dean Max of 3030 Ocean in Fort Lauderdale competing this past weekend in the Great American Seafood Cook-Off in NOLA. NOAA National Marine Fisheries Service sponsored the seventh-annual contest,
held again in New Orleans. We now present you with h ... More >>
eziomanRemember -- this was from when I carried you!Hear that -- the pitter-patter of bare feet? They belong to Colton Harris-Moore, aka The Barefoot Bandit, the boy who launched 75,000 Facebook friends with his illegal exploits. He's on his way.The closest U.S. Federal courthouse to the Bahamas ... More >>
A fair bit of beer was sampled at the Social Media Beer Tasting, Saturday at the Coffee District.This weekend I trucked up to the Coffee District in Delray Beach to take part in the Social Media Beer Tasting, an event designed to bring together folks who sell, hock, write about, talk about, and o ... More >>
John LinnWeird, old-timey candy? I have to try it.When I first saw an Idaho Spud bar in a convenience store in Grand Junction, Colorado, I had to try one. The concept was just so old-timey, so quirky and kitschy-cute that I had to have one. On the side of the brown wrapper a tag line was written ... More >>
John LinnThis delicate fish is so simple, even the most inexperienced cooks can make it. Start with inch-thick fillets of the fleshy white fish -- fresh is best, though even the frozen packages available at Publix are of decent quality. Just be sure to defrost properly by placing the fillets in t ... More >>
Jackie SayetWhere's the boeuf? Gordon Biersch's new "German Kobe Burger" is one tasty number, but it's neither from Germany nor Japan.Bova Prime is one of the busiest restaurants on Las Olas in downtown Fort Lauderdale. Chic, modern cylindrical chandeliers loom over a two-story dining room, whic ... More >>
John LinnTexas Hold 'Em's pulled pork sandwich with a spicy-sweet, tomato-based sauce. Every day after work I would drive home along Sunrise Boulevard and spot Texas Hold 'Em BBQ's big barrel smoker chugging along out front. I got really used to seeing -- and smelling -- it out there. Occasionall ... More >>
Not that it matters for another 22 months, but a recent in-depth state-by-state analysis of party affiliation by Gallup says Florida "leans Democrat." The study included more than 18,000 interviews with Floridians and ultimately says that since 2002, the country has gone from mostly Republi ... More >>