It's kind of amazing that there's anyone left in Scientology, given all of the bad press this so-called religion has received -- from Tom Cruise's couch-jumping, revelations about Xenu, and some high-profile exits from the church. But one drive past the organization's headquarters -- a historic bu ... More >>
Once upon a time restaurants and bars tended to open along heavily trafficked streets and highly visible strip malls. Sure, they've been easy enough to find, but that kind of takes away from the excitement of discovering a new spot. Over the past few years many of the popular bars and eateries hav ... More >>
Your Miami Dolphins have exploded the collective assholes of the entire NFL by shooting out of the gate 3-0. Ryan Tannehill led the Fins to the 27-23 last-second victory against the Atlanta Falcons in what, at this point, has been the most exciting win in the Joe Philbin era. So sit back, relax, a ... More >>
Twitter. It's made for comedy gold. The Miami Dolphins. Also made for comedy gold. So it's only natural to combine the two. And that's exactly what Dolphins fans have decided to do on this work-weary hump day. To celebrate the Fins' perpetual mediocrity, Dolphins fans @ben01 playfully tweeted ... More >>
When Arthur Guinness started brewing ales at the St. James' Gate Brewery in Dublin in the 1700's he knew he was on to a good thing. In fact, the father of Guinness was so sure of his ale, he signed a 9,000 year lease (for the now-frugal sum of £45 per year). Ten years later, Guinness was exporting ... More >>
In an age when most people read electronically, Best Chefs America is a bit of a throwback. For now, it's available only in a hardbound edition ($75, available online at bestchefsamerica.com), but the recently published book is both beautiful and useful. The book lists nearly 4,700 of the best chefs ... More >>
The Dolphins apparently went a little drunk-guy-at-the-strip-club and threw money all over the place Tuesday. Particularly, at Steelers receiver Mike Wallace and, surprisingly, at Ravens linebacker Dannell Ellerbe. But Jeff Ireland ain't done.And while the moves seem to reek of a desperate GM tryi ... More >>
It can be hard to relate to Ireland's rolling green hills and blustery (and often impossibly charming) cliffside villages, but if there's one thing South Florida understands, it's how to raise a glass and toast to a damned good time. Perhaps that's why this hot, flat state is home to so many Emerald ... More >>
Temperatures are dipping below 70 Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday nights. Some nights, they'll even get below 60! By Floridian standards, that's damn near freezing. Luckily, it's rare enough (and not actually freezing enough) that most people enjoy the chance to pull a barely worn sweater out ... More >>
If you're heading to IKEA in Sunrise to pick up some cheap furniture and a snack, don't worry too much about finding remnants of Trigger in your lunch.Earlier in the week, authorities in the Czech Republic detected horse meat in IKEA meatballs. Initially, the furniture company removed meatballs from ... More >>
For a while now, the Himmarshee nightlife district in downtown Fort Lauderdale has been on the other side of its peak. With the loss of some of the busier spots like the Brick, and Las Olas having stolen some its thunder, the Himmarshee area has been in need of some assistance. Well, looky who ... More >>
Oh, hey. Look at that. The Dolphins lost again. At this point the inevitability of the Dolphins getting their asses pounded week in and week out, year in year out, should be old hat. These are, after all, the Miami Dolphins. And as the San Francisco 49ers punted the Fins' collective dicks to the t ... More >>
Last night was the season finale of Hard Knocks, which means it's all downhill for the Miami Dolphins from here on out. As far as season finales go, this one was a weird amalgam of boring, sad, and -- for some inexplicable reason -- Chad "Ochocinco" Johnson. With the first four episodes featuring ... More >>
HBO's Hard Knocks featuring the Miami Dolphins debuted last night and filled us all with the inevitable feeling of false hope and overhyped enthusiasm for our shitty, shitty football team.But a reality show featuring the Fins is a nice change of pace from their old NORAD-like, supersecretive attitud ... More >>
Allen West: Out to save the human race.Who knew Rep. Allen West practiced biology on the side? At least he's proven he believes in evolution.In West's column on Red County this week, he describes how upset he is with unemployment, federal debt, and federal spending, as well as how it's all ... More >>
via flickr user obeckYou've got to love the Irish. The patron saint of the Emerald Isle, Saint Patrick, is said to have permanently driven the snakes off the island. This is probably the most well known assumption of St. Patrick to this day, despite scientific theories that there never were snake ... More >>
West Palm Beach holds its own on the nightlife front.
New releases from well below the surface.
Back in 1989 Martin Lynch, a waiter at Christy's Restaurant, and John Slarke, a banquet guy at the Biltmore got to thinking. "We noticed that every city in America has an Irish pub and Coral Gables didn't. So we started one, and 20 years later we're still here." says Martin. "Martin Lynch an ... More >>
Only one day a year we get to dress in stupid emerald green hats and down as much Irish whiskey and Black & Tans as we can drink with two fists: St. Patrick's Day (not pictured above**) is ready to launch -- just look at your local pub, they've already covered every square inch of bar space in s ... More >>
Some bands on the defunct festival's bill are coming to town anyway. Here's a guide.
The Boss digs his roots
The Sun-Sentinel's Alex Marvez is the first to report definitively that Nick "So Long" Saban is -- surprise, surprise -- leaving the Dolphins for the Crimson Tide. After lying about it for weeks, Saban's final insult was standing up team owner H. Wayne Huizenga, who he was supposed to meet this mor ... More >>
Pee Wee Ellis and the Netofunk Allstars
Berkeley in 1968 seems more nostalgia than grit
Lots of places to try your luck this St. Patrick's Day
If Fort Lauderdale's film festival keeps growing, it may blot out the sun
Bruckheimer's knights go for grit but lose the glory
Get jiggy with the Irish
Men, she's ready for some companionship. But are you up to it?
Why is Adam so charming? Gerard Stembridge explains it all in his spicy new comedy.
You call this damage control?
May 27 - June 2, 1999