Labor Day weekend is upon us. Woo-hoo. That means three-day weekend, beaches, BBQs, and no more wearing white for the rest of the year. It also means getting totally friggin' SLOSHED! So, there's a DUI checkpoint being conducted by the Broward Sheriff's Office on Friday night that you should know ... More >>
Since Christmas falls in the middle of the week next week, you're likely going to be hitting up the majority of your holiday parties this weekend, starting tonight. And that means gifts, friends, family, co-workers, egg nog, fruit cake, Secret Santas, and getting totally SLOSHED. So, there's a D ... More >>
New Year's Eve parties will be ringing in 2014 soon, and if you've decided to host a shindig at your own digs, you've probably been mulling over what flavor Jell-O shot you'll be serving. But if you'd rather have the real thing without all the mess, waiting, and mixing -- and don't have a mixologi ... More >>
The wall: a six-foot stack of blue bricks. The mission: go up and over it, the first hurdle in a 16-part obstacle course. Me: suddenly, surprisingly nervous. The vertical lift has resurrected some anxiety from seventh-grade gym, where the prospect of flinging my pear-shaped, hormone-chemistry set ... More >>
Heinz Field is almost 1,200 miles away from South Florida. That's like 16 hours by car. But even if you manage to hitchhike your way past the Appalachian Mountains and West Virginia's backwoods, chances are you probably won't be able to land a ticket. But no need to fret! Geographically isolated f ... More >>
Did you book your tickets for the Funky Buddha Brewery / Hot & Soul food pairing dinner for tonight? I hope you did, because the event is sold out. But fear not: The five-course dinner (with items like Hop Gun IPA, paired with Hop Gun-braised pork cheeks with Yukon Gold potato cakes and braised kal ... More >>
Dozens of Broward Sheriff's Office deputies descended on Cypress Bay High School on Friday to quell an on-campus disturbance involving hundreds of students. Thanks to the quick-thinking hand of justice that is the BSO, the disturbance was quickly and efficiently silenced, and the suspect, a 17-year ... More >>
So, it's New Year's Eve. And yes, it's 9 a.m. But we can only assume that you're already wasted. And this -- this is a good thing. What's terrible, however, is that you're lost somewhere amid the throngs of corporate America, hammered drunk, perhaps irritated these pussies you work with aren't sauc ... More >>
Pulling on the "Kiss Me, I'm Wasted" T-shirt and a green-and-white striped top hat for St. Patrick's Day won't score you any points for creativity, but on a holiday that's become as mainstream and boozy as this, does it really matter? Hell no. So down those green Jell-O shots and "dance" to Irish ... More >>
Here in South Florida, we're pretty damned good at drinking -- particularly in bars. When someone visits from out of town, it's only right to share some of this talent with your guest. Given that our region is home to some pretty out-of-the-ordinary drinking destinations, you've got extra motivat ... More >>
Admittedly, I can't even suck on a ringlet of my own hair without convincing myself I'm developing a case of trichophagia. So when word came this week that scientists working at a university in Beijing were developing a method to create "large quantities of human-derived gelatin" for eh, human co ... More >>
Since no one actually "eats" green jello....Tonight's Gold Coast Derby Jell-O wrestling contest at Boston Johnny's got us thinking..about Jell-O. Come on, admit it. You always wondered about the staggering amounts of Jell-O that's needed to fill an entire kiddie pool of wriggling, su ... More >>
There's no sugar-coating this one. I knew from the moment I saw it on my desk it was going to be bad. I feared eating this so much, in fact, that I "accidentally" forgot to bring a can opener into the office for three straight weeks. The boss stopped putting new items on my desk last week, leaving m ... More >>
Although Clean Plate Charlie is the only food blog you really need to read daily, some people just can't get enough. Here are some highlights other food blogs, this time with a focus on recipe-focused blogs:Looking for something to bring to the upcoming Fourth of July party? Try this recipe from Re ... More >>
"Gimme a cup 'o joe and an SOS"A recent NPR story on regional foods during the Great Depression, and the uncompleted WPA "America Eats" project, references Mark Kurlansky's recently published Food of a Younger Land ("a marvelous goulash of gastronomical oddities and antiques"). Kurlansky has catalog ... More >>
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