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    October 23, 2014

    Mack House Brews New Times Beer, Get Your Taste Only At Beerfest This Saturday

    Rye whiskey is a glorious thing. A spicy liquor produced with at least 51% of the mash containing rye (with the rest corn or malted barley). Imbibed neat, it has a drier character than bourbon and mimics the Scottish Islay whisky. Add in some honey, and the flavor is rounded out with a bit of sweetn ... More >>

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    October 17, 2014

    Florida Beer: Olde Southern Wit From Cask & Larder

    It's #FloridaBeerFriday. Every Friday, we take a look at a beer brewed in the Sunshine State, giving analysis to the burgeoning craft-beer movement of Florida. This week we've gone on the road to the home of Rollins College, Winter Park, to hit up a swank Southern gastropub serving up on site produ ... More >>

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    October 15, 2014

    Florida Stone Crab Season Starts Today: Catch Your Own, or Get Crabby at One of These Restaurants

    Wednesday, October 15, marks the start of Florida's stone crab harvesting season. More important -- and for stone crab lovers across the state -- it's also the day Joe's Stone Crab reopens after its summer hiatus to celebrate its 101st year in Miami Beach. For the next seven months, it will be one ... More >>

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    October 2, 2014

    All About Bacon: Riverwalk Fort Lauderdale's Inaugural Bacon Bash

    Love bacon? Well, there's a new food event happening this week in honor of the hog's most famous part -- and it's free. On Friday, October 3, Riverwalk Fort Lauderdale and Covenant House Florida will be celebrating their inaugural Bacon Bash 2014, a special fundraising food and drink event that -- ... More >>

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    September 26, 2014

    Florida Beer: Isle of MaGourdo Pumpkin Ale From Due South Brewing Company

    It's #FloridaBeerFriday. Every Friday, we take a look at a beer brewed in the Sunshine State, giving analysis to the burgeoning craft-beer movement of Florida. This week we're looking at the Isle of MaGourdo, the annual pumpkin beer offering from Due South Brewing Company. Since it is getting to be ... More >>

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    September 19, 2014

    Florida Beer: Happening Now Session IPA From Cigar City Brewing

    It's #FloridaBeerFriday. Every Friday, we take a look at a beer brewed in the Sunshine State, giving analysis to the burgeoning craft-beer movement of Florida. This week we're taking a look at a beer straight outta Tampa that's a collaboration between Rock Brothers Brewing, Kyle Hollingsworth of Th ... More >>

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    September 5, 2014

    Florida Beer: Star Fruit Pink Peppercorn Saison Collaboration From Mack House and 3 Sons Brewing

    This week we're looking into the increasingly popular realm of collaboration beers, specifically those between well-known and talented home brewers and an established commercial brewery. In August, local Davie homebrewer Corey Artanis joined up with the Mack House to produce a star fruit and pink p ... More >>

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    August 19, 2014

    Mellow Mushroom to Roll Back Prices to 1974: 75 Cent Beer and $2.50 Pizzas

    Mellow Mushroom is celebrating four decades of helping people satisfy the munchies with a special one-day price rollback. On Wednesday, August 20, Mellow Mushroom locations throughout the U.S. will be serving up a select menu of items at the same prices that they were available for back in 1974. ... More >>

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    August 15, 2014

    Florida Beer: Extra Ordinary Bitter From Funky Buddha Brewery

    It's #FloridaBeerFriday. Every Friday, we take a look at a beer brewed in the Sunshine State, giving analysis to the burgeoning craft beer movement of Florida. This week we're going to take a look at the Extra Ordinary Bitter from Oakland Park's Funky Buddha Brewery. The English bitter is a beer st ... More >>

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    June 25, 2014

    The Craft Beer "Bubble" Is Not a Thing; Move Along

    The end is nigh for craft beer! There are too many breweries saturating the market! From the Consumerist to the Examiner to the Philadelphia Inquirer and all manner of publications in between, writers have been heralding the existence of a "craft beer bubble" in both shock and speculation.

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    June 23, 2014

    Celebrate Vegan Pizza Day Saturday at These Four Local Spots

    While there are many meaty summer holidays out there that pay homage to grilled flesh on the BBQ (July 4th & Memorial Day, ahem), there is one summer throw down that us vegans can wholeheartedly endorse without any leftover guilt associated with the celebration - Vegan Pizza Day on June 28th. In i ... More >>

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    June 20, 2014

    The Riverside Market Expanding to Building Across the Street

    Your favorite craft beer mecca in Broward County will soon be making itself bigger. In a recent segment on Miami Herald's Brew in Miami video series, Riverside Market owners Lisa and Julian Siegal shared the news with host Evan Benn. See also: New Times Best of 2014: Best Places to Eat in the Morn ... More >>

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    June 18, 2014

    The Mack House Does Customer Appreciation Week, Anniversary Party, Starting June 24

    When craft-beer enthusiasts find a bar that supplies a first-rate rotation of taps, that's usually enough customer appreciation to get them back in the door. For the Mack House, Davie's local craft-beer hangout spot and nanobrewery, customer appreciation means longer happy hours, special releases, a ... More >>

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    June 16, 2014

    Burger Bash at PGA Highlights North County Restaurants

    This past Saturday, the PGA National Resort hosted its third-annual Craft Beer Festival & Burger Bash, showcasing the works of local restaurants in a competition to see who will be crowned the King of Burgers. Burgers pair great with beer, especially craft beer, of which there was a decent mix of A ... More >>

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    June 10, 2014

    Mario Chalmers and Other Athletes React to Antaun Teasley's Shooting Death

    Earlier Tuesday morning, it was reported that Antaun Teasley, personal chef to and good friend of the Miami Heat's Norris Cole, was shot and killed at popular Miami Beach nightclub, Mansion. Police say a fight broke out in the VIP section, and a weapon was fired, leaving Teasely the lone victim. T ... More >>

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    June 5, 2014

    Oakland Park's Funky Buddha Brewery Begins Central Florida Distribution

    Good news for denizens of Central Florida. The Funky Buddha Brewery will begin distribution of their beers to you starting on June 11th. The Oakland Park brewery recently doubled their production capacity with three new 120 barrel beer tanks this past March, which has fueled growth and the ability ... More >>

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    June 4, 2014

    Beer Hipsters Attack Truck Carrying Limited Edition Beer (Video)

    South African microbrewer Garagista Beer Company released a promotional video that highlights the plight of every delivery driver hauling super rare and limited release beers. Called 'The Hipster Hijacking', the video shows what happens when a certain sect of beer hipsters and #whalezbro types find ... More >>

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    May 21, 2014

    Virtually Tour Florida's Most Notorious Craft Brewer, Cigar City Brewery (Video)

    Recently, about a hundred people across 18 different Total Wine & More stores in South Florida were lucky to participate in a Cigar City Brewing virtual tour and non-virtual tasting even in accordance with the laws and traditions of American Craft Beer Week. Clean Plate was able to attend one of th ... More >>

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    May 2, 2014

    Florida Beer: Colliding Galaxies Sour Double IPA From Green Bench and Point Ybel Brewing Company

    It's #FloridaBeerFriday. Every Friday, we take a look at a beer brewed in the Sunshine State, giving analysis to the burgeoning craft beer movement of Florida. This week we're going a little further away and a little more small batch, because sometimes you have to travel outwards in order to broade ... More >>

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    April 25, 2014

    Florida Beer: Mexican Standoff From Due South Brewing Company

    It's #FloridaBeerFriday. Every Friday, we take a look at a beer brewed in the Sunshine State, giving analysis to the burgeoning craft beer movement of Florida. Introduced over the winter, Mexican Standoff from Due South Brewing Company in Boynton Beach has quickly become a fan favorite, with beer g ... More >>

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    April 16, 2014

    Funky Buddha's Ryan Sentz Apologizes for Last Night's Lines

    Is the popularity of Funky Buddha Brewery too much to handle for staff and local beer geeks? The short answer is no. But when events get snarled, it becomes a learning experience for everyone involved. This was especially true last night at a growler release of a coveted and limited-release beer ... More >>

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    April 11, 2014

    Free Grilled Cheese at Daily Melt for National Grilled Cheese Day, April 12

    Sometime between Christmas and Easter lies the best holiday of all - National Grilled Cheese Day. Doesn't it make sense to honor what was probably our first true love? In celebration of this day that pays tribute to melty, gooey cheese between two slices of toasty goodness, Dailt Melt is giving aw ... More >>

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    April 11, 2014

    Florida Beer: Wynwood IPA From Wynwood Brewing Company

    It's #FloridaBeerFriday. Every Friday, we take a look at a beer brewed in the Sunshine State, giving analysis to the burgeoning craft beer movement of Florida. From the depths of the street art covered warehouses of Miami's latest gentrified arts district, Wynwood Brewing Company is the first brewe ... More >>

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    April 9, 2014

    Florida Beer Co. Takes a Chance With a Craft Pilsner; We Preview It

    This summer (go ahead and use your best Don LaFontaine voice), the Florida Beer Co. is looking to introduce a pilsner beer to its lineup: Sunshine State Pils. This pilsner will join the family of lagered beers from FBC, including Florida Lager, and beers of the Key West and Hurricane Reef lines. In ... More >>

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    April 4, 2014

    Florida Beer: 5 Beers For 5 Years Florida Weisse With Orange and Tangerine From Cigar City Brewing

    It's #FloridaBeerFriday. Every Friday, we take a look at a beer brewed in the Sunshine State, giving analysis to the burgeoning craft beer movement of Florida. It was only five short years ago that Joey Redner put together a project on a small road called Spruce Street. Little did anyone know in 20 ... More >>

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    March 26, 2014

    Ales for Anglers This Saturday, Music and Craft Beer in One Glass

    Looking for a music event to ring in spring that also happens to feature only beers brewed in Florida? If so, your search is over this weekend, when Ales for Anglers hits the music/fishing/craft beer trifecta. Organized by the Snook & Gamefish Foundation (a group that seeks to aid in the protection ... More >>

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    February 27, 2014

    Learn To Brew: Hands On Beer Making Class This Friday In Coral Springs

    We talked last week about some ideas for starting up homebrewing: heading over to one of our great local homebrew shops and tapping that knowledge sap from the minds of their proprietors (what an odd analogy). But maybe you're someone who still needs a more hands-on guided approach to get you thro ... More >>

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    February 26, 2014

    LeBron James Bought the Heat WWE Championship Belts

    In case you weren't aware, the Miami Heat are just better than every other basketball team on the planet. Not just because they've been to the NBA Finals three years in a row, and won the Finals two years in a row. And not just because they have Dwyane Wade, and Chris Bosh. And not just because the ... More >>

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    February 7, 2014

    Deep Drop Dubbel-Bock From Delray Beach's Saltwater Brewing

    Every Friday, we take a look at a beer brewed in the Sunshine State, giving analysis to the burgeoning craft beer movement of Florida. This week we're taking a look at a surprising hybrid beer created by brewers Bill Taylor and Dustin Jeffers of Saltwater Brewery in Delray Beach, called the Deep Dr ... More >>

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    January 31, 2014

    UXO American Strong Ale From Due South Brewing

    'Murica! Every Friday, we take a look at a beer brewed in the Sunshine State, giving analysis to the burgeoning craft beer movement of Florida. Originally crafted in August of last year, Due South Brewing's UXO American Strong Ale is now one of the brewery's entries in their canned beer lineup. A ... More >>

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    January 3, 2014

    Sea Cow Milk Stout From SaltWater Brewery: A Counterpoint of Sweet and Bitter

    Hoppy new year! Every Friday, we take a look at a beer brewed in the Sunshine State, giving analysis to the burgeoning craft beer movement of Florida. Ah, the sweet stout. Also known as the milk or cream stout, it is one of the six subcategories of stouts recognized by the Beer Judge Certification ... More >>

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    December 26, 2013

    Saltwater Brewing In Delray Beach Set To Open December 30th

    The wait is over for the opening of the next brewery in Palm Beach county. Delray Beach's soon-to-open Saltwater Brewery is scheduled to open its doors at noon on Monday, December 30th, and start a new age of locally produced beer in Delray. See also: -Ten Geekiest Beers to Bring Out Your Inner Ne ... More >>

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    November 7, 2013

    This Week in Beer News: Tequila Cider, Beer Saves Man and J. Wakefield Brewing Coming to Wynwood

    Hey, are you done with that coffee yet? Have a beer. Have a coffee beer. Then have another, and another. It's good for your health. Just remember that three beer rule. Some people may be surprised at the sudden increase in beer literature in the last few years, and that's OK. When something becaus ... More >>

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    November 1, 2013

    Coastline Festival in West Palm Beach November 10: Art, Food Trucks and Lots of Beer

    Ever imagine what the beer equivalent to Willy Wonka's Chocolate Factory would be? Well there's no need to stretch your brain too much since odds are it would probably look a lot like the Coastline Festival this November 10 at the Cruzan Amphitheatre in West Palm Beach. The festival is being organ ... More >>

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    August 15, 2013

    Farmer Jay's 11 Best Instagram Photos

    He may be Broward and Palm Beach County's favorite farmer, but he's also our favorite Instagrammer. Farmer Jay spends his days working the fields on his sustainable, organic farm and nights penning a column called Farmer Jay's Soapbox for Clean Plate Charlie. So it's a wonder that he finds the tim ... More >>

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    August 13, 2013

    Michael Lohan in Ice Cream Eating Contest at PGA National Ice Cream Festival Weekend

    Nothing screams summer more than the sweet taste of ice cream. Somewhere in the word, at this exact moment, there's a little kid covered from to head to toe in melted sugar and cream. Like most other popular foods, the great treat of ice cream has its own festival -- most likely, more than one. Thi ... More >>

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    August 8, 2013
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    August 4, 2013

    Dirty Blondes' Bouncer Arrested For Allegedly Beating Alex Coelho

    One of the bouncers who savagely battered a Dirty Blonde's patron and incited sweeping outrage across South Florida has been arrested, Fort Lauderdale police reported this morning. Authorities have charged Arnald Thomas Darrah, 29, of Oakland Park, with one felony count of battery. See also: - In ... More >>

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    July 31, 2013

    Alex Coelho, Beaten in Dirty Blondes Bar Fight: "Troublemaker"?

    When the owner of Dirty Blondes finally issued a statement following his bouncers' savage beatdown of a patron last Sunday -- which was caught on video and has ignited a firestorm of criticism -- his words were terse. "It looks like it was a bunch of troublemakers who came to the bar drunk causing ... More >>

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    June 18, 2013

    Four Bots for a Brewtopia: Beer Drones, Robo-taps, and Other "Cybeernetic" Organisms

    Terminator, Robocop and Transformers: what do these movies all have in common? They don't tell us how robots will bring us beer, and that's just damn rude. Even more terrifying is that Hollywood may be predicting the future of humanity. With the ubiquity of drones and the NSA surveillance dragnet, ... More >>

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    May 28, 2013

    The Ikea Frozen Yogurt Machine: Best Dollar You'll Ever Spend (Video)

    We're moving to a newer, larger townhouse. Of course, lots of space means the need for more furniture. And that means spending Memorial Day at Ikea instead of the beach. As you might imagine, the mega-store filled with Lacks and Malms and Vanligs was bustling with slightly confused families trying ... More >>

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    April 8, 2013

    New Times Beerfest: Winning Beers, Good Times (Pictures)

    On Saturday evening, hundreds of beer lovers in south Florida came together in Esplanade Park to sample the finest beers, enjoy great live music and have a great time at New Times' Beerfest. Even the weather cooperated. Mother Nature is clearly a beer lover, because the evening was cool and clear -- ... More >>

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    April 2, 2013

    Catch a Lionfish, Get a Shirt in New Contest

    Lionfish are beautiful. They're also taking over Florida waters. These nonnative, invasive fish are aggressive and prey on native saltwater species. They also compete for food with some of our local food species, like grouper and snapper.Luckily, lionfish are also very tasty, though parts of the fis ... More >>

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    April 1, 2013

    Five Things to Do With Leftover Easter Eggs

    Making Easter eggs with the kiddos is fun, but most kids are done with the eggs after they've found them all and quickly move on to their baskets o' candy. So, what do you do with those color dyed, hard boiled creations after the day is over? We came up with five ways to get rid of those damn chicke ... More >>

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    January 10, 2013

    VooDoo BBQ & Grill Opens in Pembroke Pines: Free BBQ For a Year For First 99 Customers

    VooDoo BBQ & Grill is opening their first south Florida location in Pembroke Pines this Sunday, January 13 at Pembroke Lakes Square (151. N. Hiatus Road). This location is the first of 26 locations planned for Florida. The fast casual restaurant with a Cajun vibe features slow-cooked ribs, pulle ... More >>

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    December 25, 2012

    Donald Trump And Company: South Florida Celebrity Christmas Tweets

    Christmas Day. Now is the time to spend time with family, read a book, listen to Christmas jams, open gifts, and, if you're a South Florida celebrity living in a postmodern age, reach for your Twitter feed to dispatch the good tidings. Because apparently it's not Christmas unless it's an Instagram ... More >>

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    July 11, 2012

    Best Ice Cream Food Trucks in Fort Lauderdale and Miami

    ​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 means sweating in mysterious places, ... More >>

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    May 23, 2012

    Memorial Day Cocktail Recipe from SAIA in Fort Lauderdale

    It's not a requirement that you serve festive, thematically-appropriate cocktails at your Memorial Day bash this weekend, but in this Instagram- and Pinterest-obsessed culture of ours, giving your guests something more interesting to behold than a bottle of Corona may help give you the edge on all t ... More >>

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    May 3, 2012

    The Secret Shame of the Restaurant Chain

    Sometime later this year, the Italian chain with two annoying Texans in its commercials is expected to open a location on 17th Street in Fort Lauderdale. It'll appear among a mile strip of local favorites, places like Gilbert's with their great burgers and Grateful Palate with their terrific everyth ... More >>

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