A Florida saltwater fish of legendary proportions, growing to weights of nearly 800 pounds, the goliath grouper was hunted to within range of extinction in the 1980s. A ban on its capture was enacted in 1990, and its population has begun to recover. But the goliath is under threat again, environme ... More >>
It's taking longer than it should, but a bill that forbids discrimination against gays and lesbians in the workplace is closer to being a reality. On Tuesdays, a bipartisan group of legislators, movers, and shakers got together to say that it's bad for employers to discriminate against someone just ... More >>
Joseph Dragojevich scuba dove into a 510-foot sunken Navy ship, the USS Spiegel Grove, on Thursday and hasn't been seen since, according to the Coast Guard. The ship became an artificial reef after it had been sunk in 2002. A search party has been looking for Dragojevich since his friend reported ... More >>
Key Largo resident Kari Dangler was so incensed when she couldn't find her vodka last week, she turned to the next best option. A gun. Dangler, 51, allegedly pointed that gun at the source of her anguish, her roommate, who had hidden her liquor. Clearly, the roommate was well aware of Dangler's te ... More >>
Mother's Day is an annual event dedicated to your first love--mom. If you're racking your brain trying to come up with something different to do this year, try thinking outside the box. Perhaps mom would enjoy kicking back with brewski? After all, she might just be as tired of burned homemade brunc ... More >>
Lance Armstrong singlehandedly changed American bicycling. He won seven Tours de France. He held off testicular cancer. He dated and about married Sheryl Crow. Not long ago, presumably after quitting with the doping, he won his first 70.3 mile triathlon in Florida, up in Haines City.He is an am ... More >>
There's more than meets the eye on the pristine grounds of Key Largo Hammock Botanical Park. Newly released documents from 2006 show that levels of lead and arsenic in soil samples taken from parts of the park exceeded the allowed residential and industrial limits. The ... More >>
Like the lions that roam the African planes, the lions of the ocean are mighty predators.Well, not really. But these ferociously finned nonnative fish have managed to eat our tropical reefs bare. Which is why Key Largo-based REEF -- short for Reef Environmental Education Foundation -- has launc ... More >>
See also: Chris and Jeff George's Pill Mill Operation: Your Pulp Reader.Two doctors who prescribed pills at the South Florida pain clinics of Chris and Jeff George have been charged with dealing the drugs that played a role in the deaths of nine patients. They were originally indicted (with 30 other ... More >>
This week's New Times cover story looks at why coral reefs halfway around the world are being decimated for Florida's curio trade. Here's a behind-the-scenes look at one group that's working to reverse the trend. Ken Nedimyer looked up from his omelet and asked if I get seasick. "Never," ... More >>
Chef Sara Ventiera is on a three-week trip to the Bahamas, manning the kitchen on a 91-foot yacht. She will file regular updates from the waters about what it's like to work on a yacht, from pretrip provisioning to seaplane produce delivery. Click here for previous reports."We're turning back to Key ... More >>
If you've ever wondered where all the members of that oh-so-loathed "1%" that's not too hot with the Occupy Wall Street movement, look no further than Florida -- mostly South Florida.Forbes decided to use an interesting method to figure out the rankings for its list of "America's Millionaire Capi ... More >>
Monroe County Sheriff's OfficePolice say Jose Zepeda was trying to show his "bulge" to a 12-year-old student in his math class.Jose Zepeda, a 38-year-old math teacher at a Key Largo school, turned himself in to police today after a warrant was issued for his arrest on a battery charge.That batter ... More >>
Brick House Tavern TapEater National gives a heads up that Men's Health wants readers to help decide "the manliest restaurants in America" among 45 nominated around the country. Manly is one of my least favorite words since- like flavorful and healthful-it's kinda vague. Our trusty dictionary ... More >>
Has Adam Richman jumped the shark? Maybe, if the Travel Channel's increasingly portly celebrity face-stuffer had some help, a pair of really springy shoes, or a trampoline and a really small shark. That's at least a pretty fair conclusion after watching his rather odd sequel to Man v. Food, ... More >>
Linda GassenheimerLinda Gassenheimer is a chef, noted author, and radio and television personality who makes her home in Coral Gables. Her Miami Herald column, Dinner in Minutes, is syndicated to more than 4 million readers each week. Gassenheimer is producer and host of the weekly radio fe ... More >>
flickr: larryjh1234This is the one time it is okay to get excited about a case of the crabs, so take advantage! The second annual Key Largo Stone Crab festival kicks off Jan 29-30 at
keylargofoodandwinefestival.comLooking for a quick road trip this weekend? Book it down to Key Largo for the start of the Key Largo Food and Wine Festival.Friday, Saturday, and Sunday have three food and liquor events each. But the price isn't free; check out the schedule of events for more infor ... More >>
A bizarre, disputed, cocaine-fueled mania is killing Floridians, especially when they're jolted with a Taser.
Sometimes the best accompaniment to a good wine is a little history. A million or so years ago, I read a review in the old Gourmet magazine about this great little French restaurant in Sausalito, just across the Golden Gate Bridge from where I lived in San Francisco. In it, the reviewer (I ... More >>
Panera Bread's pink ribbon bagel.• Iron Chef Cat Cora will be giving a cooking demo on February 27 at 5 p.m. at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino. Tickets cost $35 in advance through Ticketmaster. The celeb chef will be giving a free appearance at 3 p.m. in the hotel lobby that same day.• ... More >>
Cimex Lectularius, coming soon to an Airport Hilton near you.The Airport Hilton, Palm Beach. The Marriott Key Largo. The Clevelander Miami Beach. The Ocean Manor Resort Fort Lauderdale. The Embassy Suites in Boca. These are only a few of the South Florida hotels and guest houses riddled with bedb ... More >>
Who's killing the endangered key deer? The bloody mess has caused a scandal in paradise.
While scandal rages in Hollywood, Whit Van Cott waits for his payday with a rod and reel.
It turns out murdered gambling boss Gus Boulis had plenty to hide
Six ways to do it in the Keys
Veteran DJ Dieselboy keeps drum 'n' bass on course
Far from their homophobic homeland, expatriate Jamaican gays are haunted by the same old ghosts
Adams and Butcher at MoA: Grand masters of sharp-focus nature photography
Key West Crossing
On your next trip to the Keys, here's where to get your fill of the islands' most famous fruit
In 1988, Ron Shelton made Bull Durham. In 2002, it couldn't be done.
Local fishermen say a proposed ban on fishing around Broward's coral reefs is a ploy by diving promoters to build business
Dolphin activist RussRector will do just about anything to make swim-with-dolphins programs extinct
Dolphin activist Russ Rector will do just about anything to make swim-with-dolphins programs extinct
State wildlife officials say that amateur hotlines set up to help protect endangered manatees are putting the animals at risk
Despite drawing attention from numerous law-enforcement agencies, SunCruz is brazenly operating an illegal poker game
With politicians in its pocket and more than a few violations under its belt, SunCruz sails into a port near you
Don Black fills the Internet with hate and calls for a revolution to split the country along racial lines
John Coleman and his fellow reform candidates in Hollywood face an uphill battle against mayor Mara and Co.