The British newspaper The Telegraph has a slideshow up today mocking the Los Angeles County Fair in Pomona, California. The slideshow is titled "Only In America".As you can probably guess, it features image after image of deep-fried American specialties such as deep fried Oreos, deep-fried Snickers, ... 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 >>
"You are not going to start calling me names if I order the Raspberry Berliner?" my friend asked, in a rather deadpan manner. We were evaluating the options written on the chalkboard behind the bar in the Boca Raton craft beer haven Funky Buddha. I could not judge him considering that I was serious ... More >>
Welcome to this week's post of the Broward-Palm Beach edition of Mug-Shot Friday, a longstanding franchise focusing on the week's most eye-catching mug shots from South Florida's tat heads, tough guys, and femmes fatale. Check out Miami New Times' Riptide blog for the Miami-Dade edition.
Robert Fresh MarketKing Cake is a Mardi Gras tradition.Happy Fat Tuesday! This is the day when good Christians stuff themselves with booze, food, and show their boobs in exchange for beads in a last-ditch effort to get in as much partying as they can before Lent. Thankfully, like Chri ... More >>
The A1A Marathon and Half Marathon is this Sunday, February 19. A marathon is much more than an endurance run. There's an entire weekend of activity surrounding the race, including the pre-race carbo-load pasta dinner, the post-race brunch with beer (must replenish carbs), race strategies ( ... More >>
kthypryn via Flickr Creative CommonsThis is your South Florida Fair food, on drugs. Options this week for food centered fun in South Florida range from the highbrow (swanky fundraising tastings) to the not-so-highbrow (deep-fried butter and the Tilt-a-Whirl) and choices in between.Assuming you've ... More >>
Here's a serving of food-related links from the weekend papers. "It's 5:00 somewhere" is taken to the extreme in this Wall Street Journal article on breakfast brews. Among my favorites is the Mikkeller "Geek Breakfast" made with fancy French roasted coffee and stout. Calling Old Fort Lauderdale ... More >>
ktreb at Flickr.comFried Kool-Aid ballsMove over, Mr. Kool-Aid mascot. There's a new Kool-Aid man around. His name is Charlie Boghosian, creator of the recently famous fried Kool-Aid balls that debuted at the San Diego County Fair this past weekend.But how, exactly, do you fry a liquid?  ... More >>
If you haven't already been drinking Rush Limbaugh's Kool-Aid, now's your chance.Limbaugh, the conservative talk-show host and Palm Beach resident, has started his own line of bottled iced tea called Two if by Tea.Branded by Boca Raton-based Karhl Holdings LLC, a 12-pack of Rush's sauce -- includ ... More >>
Photo: Misha GrosvenorMicrobrews abound at Riverside Market Riverside Market is quite possibly one of Fort Lauderdale's best-kept secrets. Located just across the swing bridge that connects the Sailboat Bend and Riverside neighborhoods, it's an easy place to miss unless you're in the know or ... More >>
The third annual Blues, Brews, and BBQ rocked the Seminole Casino Coconut Creek this Saturday, dropping over 100 beers, plenty of great tunes, and lots and lots of smoked pig on the sizable crowd. With live music sets from Bonerama and the Radiators, the sectioned off tent outside of the casino w ... More >>
If there's anything suckier than cheap sparkling wine it probably ought to be illegal. You've probably had your share, whether the ubiquitous black bottle or the fruit-infused swill that makes Kool-Aid taste like Chateau d'Yquem or any of the legion of insipid imitators lurking on supermark ... More >>
When I think of porridge, only a few things come to mind: Goldilocks, bears, poverty, and prison. Goldilocks and the Bears probably don't need much of an explanation, as I'm sure many of our first times even hearing the word was in the children's story. Poverty... well for some reason I've always ... More >>
"I am not drinking any fucking Merlot!" That was Miles Raymond in Sideways, the movie that did for Merlot what Plan 9 From Outer Space did for science fiction cinema. If you've tasted much domestic and Australian Merlot over the past few years, you can sympathize with Miles. Most of i ... More >>
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