One of the best/worst jobs I ever held down as a high school student was slinging Blizzards and Peanut Buster Parfaits at a Dairy Queen in Lapeer, Michigan, in the late '90s. Some aspects of the gig sucked pretty hard -- like the time a grumpy, grown-ass adult literally threw something at my 15-year ... More >>
It's 2012, and that means you don't need to make pumpkin pie this Thanksgiving because Pinterest exists. And because of Pinterest, you can MacGyver your pumpkin pie into basically anything that isn't pie.While this Thanksgiving I'll be sticking to my pumpkin bread because I'm borrringgggg, that shou ... More >>
It's not really a smoothie, and it's definitely not a milkshake, but the Orange Julius -- that frothy, creamy, citrusy goodness -- is still something more than just juice.Most of us became familiar with Orange Julius in the late '80s, when Dairy Queen bought the rights to the original 1920s beverage ... More >>
USA Today reports on the mini-dessert trend, which includes today's rollout at Baskin Robbins of the four bite cake-and-ice-cream dessert that fits in the palm of a hand. While fine and mid-range dining restaurants have featured mini sweets for decades, the trend is finally hitting the mass ... More >>
Flickr: ElizaIt's a hard fact to face: Birthdays mean you're getting older. Today, for example, I have reached the quarter-century mark. Am I upset about it? Hardly. Mostly due to the copious amounts of free food I will be consuming throughout the day.
Restaurants local and nationwide award birt ... More >>
Today, in Part Two of our talk with Chef Jean-Pierre, the man behind the local cooking school, we talk about food trends, blogging, and other chefs. For Part One of our interview, click here. Do you have a signature dish? Old fashioned dishes like Beef wellington or paella are what people c ... More >>
Flickr: barkStep 1: Remove the lid. Step 2: Ponder National Ice Cream Month.Bet you can't say that three times fast. And even if you can, so what: You're wasting precious time that could be spent eating ice cream. After all, it's National Ice Cream month, a true cause for celebration -- and where ... More >>
flickr:osseousThe Dairy Queen shines like a beacon in Wilton Manors. Driving through the Island City with a newbie promises plenty of laughs: Who knew you could shop at both a Gay Mart and a Bottoms and Tops -- in the same strip mall?
There's an awful lot of creativity flowing through Wilton M ... More >>
Here's one for the WTF column: Tonight, you can get both pizza and legal advice at the same place. And the pizza costs more. That's right, Humpy's Pizza (Wilton Manor's 4th favorite double entendre establishment behind Bottoms & Tops, The Cubby Hole, and Dairy Queen) is serving up free ... More >>
Flickr: Vermont FerretYou all had a chuckle when you heard how the 99-cent store in Lauderdale Lakes was robbed. But think of the sheer desperation that must precede a caper this pathetic. The thieves must have been destitute. Also, think of how a basic math class could have prevented this crime. ... More >>