Hollywood. City planners' dreams of a downtown drag offering wide sidewalks with plenty of shade and restaurants are a reality. Yet there's something strange afoot. Some nights, you can almost hear a pin drop on the opposite side of Young Circle. Despite a lengthy restaurant row, you never know wha ... More >>
Big changes are coming to Hollywood Beach. In a little more than two years Margaritaville, a 350-room, 17 story, $149 million resort wonderland will rise smack in the middle of the Broadwalk. Some restaurant owners are saying the nearly 800 parking spots removed from the beach will be their end. Th ... More >>
Even on a blistering August weekday, a healthy flow of people struts up and down the Broadwalk, the paved pedestrian walkway that lines Hollywood Beach. There's a strand of blue-collar businesses to the west and wide-open sand and waves to the east. Walking down the strip is a pair of girls with p ... More >>
The disappearance of almost 800 parking spaces from Hollywood Beach might be a death sentence for some business owners, who say they can't survive the 30 months until Margaritaville is completed and some of that lost parking returns. "People are going to come and turn and turn and turn for an hour ... More >>
At the very moment public hysteria about government snooping has reached a new, fevered pitch, the radical environmentalists of Everglades Earth First! have decided to hold a very public workshop on the art and science of direct action. Non-violent protest that may involve civil disobedience, direct ... More >>
Are you addicted to Starbucks? We are too -- so much so that we're seriously afraid to find out what horrible detox we'd go through if we didn't have our daily allowance of caffeine and sugar.Recently looking at our bank statement, we were shocked to see all the Starbucks charges. At about fou ... More >>
German kebab joint Doner Pocket has infiltrated America with the opening of its first shop in West Palm Beach. The restaurant serves meats slow-cooked on rotating skewers, served on platters and pitas. Doner Kebab is based on the many "kebab shops" in Germany -- small restaurants that serve do ... More >>
Maryland radio station WCBM 680 posted a brief video this week of Congressman-elect Allen West that is 50 percent history lesson, 50 percent political polemic, and 100 percent classic Allen West. West, as it turns out, believes that the United States has been at war with Islam for a very, very long ... More >>
What's that in the coffee cake? Yep, it's cardamom.The only thing painful about Le Petit Pain is deciding which of its luscious breads, pastries, cookies, tarts, and other confections to take home with you. But one pain that's pure pleasure is a breakfast bread that, if you're not of Scandi ... More >>
Not quite so grand as in the old country.Hollywood's oldest Turkish restaurant, Istanbul, has been in this same dinky location for 19 years, a small room that opens to ocean breezes and classic views of kids flying kites on the beach. And they haven't changed a thing from the plastic chairs to a men ... More >>
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