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    April 15, 2014

    Kosher Coca-Cola Is Back for Passover

    Kosher Coca-Cola is back, folks and there's a small window of opportunity to grab a few bottles of this holiday special beverage. If you're asking yourself, "What the hell is Kosher Coke?" you're not alone. In fact, I just received an email asking if regular Coke has some hidden "pork products or s ... More >>

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    April 10, 2014

    Grill Grrrl to Host Women's Grilling Clinic May 31

    If you've ever watched any sort of TV sitcom or sat through a bunch of commercials during a football game, you'll see that grilling is a man's domain. Well, at least that's what the honchos at advertising agencies and scriptwriters would lead ladies to believe. That, friends, is a bunch of horse p ... More >>

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    March 28, 2014

    Get a Half Priced Meal at Bravo Ristorante With Voice Daily Deals

    Here's the problem. You're hankering for a big bowl of pasta. Maybe you're jonesing for some linguine alla vongole (we like the red sauce), or some ravioli. Or maybe you're a traditionalist seeking a chicken parm dinner. You're salivating about now, anticipating the first taste of that sweet, tang ... More >>

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    March 19, 2014

    New Times' "Original" Beerfest Postponed

    New Times' 17th annual "Original" Beerfest has been postponed. The event, which was scheduled for April 5 at America's Backyard in downtown Fort Lauderdale, will be rescheduled for the fall. This announcement in no way affects Brew at the Zoo, which is scheduled for Zoo Miami. Broward's "Original ... More >>

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    February 25, 2014

    KFC Surveys Americans About Lunch: We Like 'em Hot

    How do Americans like their lunch? That's the topic of a new survey conducted by Kentucky Fried Chicken. The KFC Famous Bowls Survey was conducted by Wakefield Research, polling 1,000 adults 18 and over in the United States using random-digit telephone dialing. The survey, which was released toda ... More >>

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    February 20, 2014

    Krispy Kreme Launches New Coffee Doughnuts

    While nutritionists and your mom stress eating a healthy breakfast (usually consisting of fruit, Greek yogurt, and something with fiber in it that tastes like either warm gruel or cardboard with soy milk), we crave warm doughnuts fresh from the oven, served with a piping hot cup of Joe. Krispy Kre ... More >>

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    February 5, 2014

    Fort Lauderdale Police Release Video of McDonald's Robbery (Video)

    The Fort Lauderdale Police Department has just released video of an armed robbery that occurred at the McDonald's located at 1600 South State Road 7 in Fort Lauderdale. According to police, on Sunday, February 2 at approximately 10:30 p.m., two armed and disguised suspects entered the restaurant, ... More >>

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    January 31, 2014

    Gulfstream Park Celebrates 75th Birthday with 75 Cent Cocktails, Hot Dogs

    South Florida is a relatively young part of the country. While other cities boast taverns where our founding fathers drank ale while writing the Constitution, our history is fairly new. But that doesn't mean we don't have some grand dames to admire. Take, for example, Gulfstream Park, which celebra ... More >>

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    December 13, 2013

    Winterfest Boat Parade's Official Cocktail is Kapow's Winterfest Anchor Clanker (Recipe)

    The 42nd-annual Seminole Hard Rock Winterfest Boat Parade with Grand Marshall Tracy Morgan is this Saturday, December 14, officially making south Florida the absolute coolest place to celebrate Christmas without snow. The Boat Parade kicks off at 6:30 p.m. in downtown Fort Lauderdale, heads east on ... More >>

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    December 10, 2013

    Space Tourism Soon Possible: Here Are The Top Five Foods in Space

    You think it's difficult trying to plan a holiday getaway now, just try to imagine booking a moon flight in 2043. All the shuttles will be filled to capacity, you'll have to fly coach (and you know that's even more annoying when you're weightless), and the only resorts with vacancies will be on the ... More >>

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    November 29, 2013

    Thanksgiving Leftover Waffle Brunch: Most Awesome Use of Turkey Stuffing, Ever

    Thanksgiving came and went, and now you've got a fridge filled with turkey, stuffing, and cranberry sauce. You could make a day-after sandwich (booooooring)... or, you could make this awesome waffled leftover Thanksgiving brunch, courtesy of All you need is the stuff in your fri ... More >>

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    November 19, 2013

    Cookie Monster in Drag for Hunger Games Parody: The Hungry Games (Video)

    This Thursday, Katniss Everdeen once again wears a flaming dress and risks her life in The Hunger Games: Catching Fire. But, right now, fans of the franchise can watch something so fantastic it defies explanation (but we'll try).

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    November 19, 2013

    Blue Moon Fish Company Turns 17 With Blowout Brunch Bash This Weekend

    South Florida, by its very nature, is a transient part of the world. Snowbirds -- both human and avian -- migrate south when the weather turns cold up north, and people come from all parts of the world to spend a week, a month, or a few years, then move on. So, for a restaurant to have staying powe ... More >>

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    October 24, 2013

    How to Make Your Own Bong 'O Lantern (Video)

    Halloween is right around the corner and, of course, you bought a pumpkin. Congratulations. But what, exactly do you do with it? Well, you could carve it, you could paint it, or you could turn it into something useful, like a Bong 'O Lantern.

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    October 23, 2013

    Triumph the Insult Comic Dog Reports From the Great American Beer Festival (Video)

    OMG -- when we received an email directly from Team Coco, we had no idea what was in store. Turns out, Conan O'Brien turned Triumph the Insult Comic Dog loose in Colorado for the Great American Beer Festival, where the politically incorrect dog finds out firsthand "what it's like to not drink alon ... More >>

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    October 21, 2013

    Grovetoberfest: The Best of South Florida Brews

    Thousands of people, some wearing viking helmets and lederhosen, descended on Coconut Grove's Peacock Park for the third-annual Grovetoberfest. This celebration of beer featured more than 200 different beers -- all available to sample at no extra charge. Brews ranged from limited-edition and season ... More >>

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    October 10, 2013

    Looking for a Career Change? Larry Flynt's Hustler Club is Hiring (Video)

    Are you bored with South Florida? Are you looking for a career change? Have you always wanted to work in the (wink, wink) hospitality industry? We just discovered that Larry Flynt's Hustler Club is hiring -- and they're made a delightful little video that simply entices us to pack up our cat and ta ... More >>

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    October 9, 2013

    Macallan M: $4,500 Bottle of Whisky Launches in the U.S.

    If you're looking to do a little early holiday shopping for the person who has everything (and money is no object), why not buy him or her a bottle of Scotch? Well, actually, not just any bottle of Scotch whisky. The Macallan M, a rare, limited-edition bottle of single malt that was recently launch ... More >>

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    September 26, 2013

    The Top Ten Things to Eat and Drink at New Times' Pairings Tonight

    New Times' Pairings is tonight, September 26, at the Broward County Convention Center. From 7 to 10 p.m., South Florida's best restaurants will pair with great wines and beers for your eating and drinking enjoyment. If you have tickets, we can't wait to meet you (you can't miss us -- we'll be the o ... More >>

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    September 20, 2013

    New Times' Pairings: Beer Geeks Welcome!

    The sixth annual New Times' Pairings is coming to the Broward County Convention Center on Thursday, September 26. From 7 to 10 p.m., the best restaurants in South Florida will serve delectable dishes, each paired with a different fine wine. But what if you're a beer geek instead of a wino? Fret not ... More >>

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    September 20, 2013

    Japanese Pudding: Jiggly Boobs, Ass Pudding, Singing Flan

    The Japanese have a strange sense of humor. Peruse YouTube and you'll find a host of game shows that involve women in pigtails crawling around in their underwear along with "too cute" commercials that involve singing animals and food. Which is why we probably shouldn't have been surprised when we f ... More >>

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    September 5, 2013

    New Times Pairings Announces More Restaurants

    Pairings, the annual celebration of South Florida food and fine wines, storms the Broward County Convention Center on Thursday, September 26. From 7 to 10 p.m., south Florida's finest establishments will serve up choice offerings paired with the perfect wine to accompany each morsel. Each wine is ... More >>

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    August 22, 2013

    Be a Wine Snob and Win a Pair of VIP Tickets to New Times' Pairings

    The sixth annual New Times' Pairings event is just a little more than a month away. The annual celebration of South Florida food and fine wine is coming to the Broward County Convention Center on Thursday, September 26. From 7 to 10 p.m., the best restaurants in South Florida will offer up their be ... More >>

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    July 5, 2013

    Wired Shows Us What's Inside Our Coffee (Video)

    If you're like us, you're heading out for an afternoon coffee break to keep you going for the rest of the day. As you pour that life-saving cup, you immediately feel better. That rich aroma, that steam rising from the cup. Coffee is your friend, your wake-up call, your salvation. Plus it tastes gr ... More >>

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    June 19, 2013

    New Times Happy Hour App Party: Free Drinks at Historic Downtowner Saloon

    What's better than starting the weekend with a a few drinks with friends? When someone else picks up the tab! On Friday, June 21, we're picking up the tab for you (and all your friends) at our Happy Hour Mobile App Party at the Historic Downtowner Saloon. See also: - Voice Places: Brand-Spankin' ... More >>

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    June 12, 2013

    Real Housewife Adriana de Moura Hosts Mas Vino Grand Opening Party

    If you're wondering what to do with your Saturday, may we suggest an afternoon filled with free booze and Real Housewives? Though Mas Vino Wine & Spirits has been open a few months now, it waited to have a grand-opening celebration until it could host one of epic proportions. Thus the awesome shin ... More >>

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    June 10, 2013

    Broward-Palm Beach's Best Food Truck Preview: Slow Food Truck

    New Times' Best Of Broward-Palm Beach issue is published tomorrow. This week, we will preview a few of the winners to get you really excited. And we hope you are hungry.

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    June 6, 2013

    Celebrate National Doughnut Day Here

    Oh, doughnut. We have such a love/hate relationship with you. Even as we delight in your sweetness, we know that you're not good for us. Yet, while our brains tell us there's something better for us lurking around the corner, our hearts yearn for you in all your glazed glory. In short -- we love you ... More >>

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    June 5, 2013

    Oscar Mayer Wants You to "Say it With Bacon" (Video)

    What's the best way to show someone you love them with all your heart? If you watch television, then you know the ultimate way to start a lifetime commitment is by buying a precious object using the four C's rule -- cut, consistency, color, and cure. Cure? Of course! We're talking about bacon here, ... More >>

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    May 30, 2013

    New Times Happy Hours App Party: Free Drinks at Quarterdeck Friday

    You know what's the best part of going back to work after a long holiday weekend? Knowing that Friday is just one day closer! Congrats, people. You almost made it through another work week. Now, it's time to celebrate once again with some drinks and bites with friends. But wait, you say... you spe ... More >>

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    May 2, 2013

    Angry Union Wins Paul and Young Ron's Home Brew Competition: See Them at Brew at the Zoo

    There were some tense moments (and a lot of laughs) at Paulie's Kitchen at the Paul and Young Ron studios in Miramar yesterday, as the two radio personalities (and beer-drinking members of their crew) judged five of south Florida's best home brewers. At stake? A table at the Paul and Young Ron Br ... More >>

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    April 22, 2013

    Las Olas Wine and Food Festival: Great Pours, Good Times

    As the sun set on Fort Lauderdale, the wine poured freely as thousands of people enjoyed food and drink al fresco at Friday evening's Las Olas Wine and Food Festival. More than three dozen of South Florida's finest restaurants were represented at the fete that benefits the American Lung Association ... More >>

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    March 7, 2013

    Cows Get Down to the Harlem Shake at Chick-fil-A Pompano Beach

    We only knew it was a matter of time before bovines started shaking their tails to the "Harlem Shake."This, friends, is what happens when the liberal agenda takes over good faith-based fast food restaurants. First, Chick-fil-A CEO Dan Cathy makes friends with Shane Windmeyer, executive director of ... More >>

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    March 6, 2013

    Home Brew Throwdown at Riverside Market

    The time has come for home brewers to come out from the shadows of their garages, dens, and man caves and get the recognition they deserve. After all, if you're going to make something at home -- doesn't a keg of beer trump a dozen cupcakes or a new bird feeder?The inaugural Riverside Market Home B ... More >>

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    February 25, 2013

    SoBEWFF 2013: Food, Booze, and Celebs Take Over South Beach

    For four glorious days every year, Miami Beach is taken over by a cadre of chefs, celebrities, and fans of food and wine in an indoor-outdoor hootenanny known as the South Beach Wine & Food Festival.For those looking to hobnob with the likes of Robert Irvine, Geoffrey Zakarian, and Sunny Anderso ... More >>

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    February 25, 2013

    Galt Mile Wine and Food Festival Is This Saturday

    In case you missed the overwhelming extravaganza that was the South Beach Wine & Food Festival -- or the Alka Seltzer did its trick and you're planning where to go this weekend, take note Fort Lauderdale because the inaugural Galt Mile Wine & Food Festival - A Seaside Affair! is coming your ... More >>

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    January 24, 2013

    When a Restaurant Experience is Horrible, Is It Ever OK Not to Pay?

    Laine Doss' report in New Times yesterday regarding the alleged shoddy treatment of a foodie blogger in a newly opened establishment in Miami brought to mind painful memories of a similar experience I had years ago, and begs the question, at what point during a "horrible" dining experience is it OK ... More >>

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    January 23, 2013

    Bikini Coffee Shop Opening on Singer Island: Hot Help Wanted

    What would it take for you to switch from your daily Starbucks or Dunkin' Donuts coffee addiction?  Would it take cheaper java, a richer roast...or babes in bikinis?That's the question that begs to be answered when Bikini Coffee opens on Singer Island. WPEC Channel 12 News reports that the s ... More >>

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    January 4, 2013

    Bark-B-Que: Tri-County Humane Society Hosts Shindig For You and Your Dog

    If your New Year's resolution is to spend more time with your four-legged friend (or to find a new furry love in your life), we suggest heading over to the Tri-County Humane's Bark-B-Que and Adopt-A-Thon tomorrow afternoon.On Saturday, January 6 from noon - 3 p.m., take your furry friend to the Tri- ... More >>

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    January 12, 2012

    South Florida Fair: Fried Food And Ferris Wheels

    Laine DossKrispy Kreme burger: You know you want it!​The South Florida Fair opens tomorrow, bringing with it two weeks of non-stop blue-ribboned animals, carnies hawking games of chance, and neon-colored rides.Yada...yada...who are we kidding?  Do we really wait the entire year to watch a cow ... More >>

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    April 1, 2011

    Grilled Vietnamese-Style Chicken Wings: A Recipe by Emeril Lagasse

    Laine Doss Bam!​Earlier in the week, we interviewed Chef Emeril Lagasse. If you missed the interview, you can read it here and here. We're now sharing one of Emeril's recipes with you. These Vietnamese-style wings are inspired by a dish that's on the menu at Chef Emeril's restaur ... More >>

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    March 9, 2011

    Guy Fieri's $200,000 Lamborghini Stolen

    ​ Laine Doss Awww...and he even had a shirt to match the car....​Guy Fieri, the crazy-coiffed host of Food Network's Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives had his yellow and black Lamborghini stolen from a San Francisco car dealership today.

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    February 26, 2011

    South Beach Wine & Food Festival's Bubble Q: Celebs and Champagne Sparkle

    All photos by Laine Doss​Last evening's Bubble Q on the beach has everything a huge tropical soiree could ask for - good music, great food, stunning decor, champagne corks popping endlessly and celebs. A gigantic white chandelier was the focal point of the tent, under which handsome me ... More >>

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    February 8, 2011

    Burger Fi Opens in Lauderdale By The Sea

    Laine Doss Burger Fi 1/2 & 1/2 Stack and Parmesean Herb Fries​ ​Burger Fi, the much-anticipated casual burger restaurant by David Manero has opened in Lauderdale-by-the-Sea. BurgerFi is short for the "burgerfication of the nation". Though it can be argued that the USA is al ... More >>

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    February 1, 2011

    $10 Lunch - Suite 100

    Laine Doss Suite 100's Patio Dining Area​The deal: Suite 100 features a variety of lunch specials every weekday. Chef Ted Inserra changes up the lunch menu daily, which includes several different salads, sandwiches, and entrees. Prices range from $7-$9 and all entrees and sandwiches come wi ... More >>

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    January 31, 2011

    In The Biz - Interview with Wet Willie's Bartender Markell Junaitis

    Laine Doss Markell Junaitis and Call a Cab​ ​With over a dozen locations in beach and party towns throughout America, Wet Willie's is a drinking institution.  The mere sight of Wet Willie's rows of alcoholic slushie machines screams "party till you puke".  Since we love to get ... More >>

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    January 24, 2011

    $10 Lunch -- Diner by the Sea

    Laine Doss Diner by the Sea ​The deal: Every item on Diner by the Sea's menu is well under $10. Diner by the Sea serves a small but classic selection of burgers, salads, and sandwiches as well as chili and homemade soup of the day. This small coffee shop is decorated in cheery blues and yel ... More >>

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    January 19, 2011

    Fair Food and More at the South Florida Fair

    Laine Doss Make sure you go on the rides before you start to pig out.​It's that time of the year when the South Florida Fair comes to town, bringing with it Ferris wheels, cows, baking contests, shows, and monster trucks.  All that entertainment is great, but let's face it -- you don ... More >>

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    January 7, 2011

    Exotic Meat for Sale: Lion, Rattlesnake and More

    Laine Doss Lion - It's what's for dinner.​Earlier this week, we told you about James Jablon -- a man who's living with lions for a month, and has said he will even eat what they eat. (We gave some advice about that.) Well, here's some info for those who would rather eat a lion than live wi ... More >>

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    January 4, 2011

    Five Ways to Blow Your New Year's Resolutions

    Laine Doss The Devil made me do it!​New Year's resolutions usually come out of a drunken night of feeling sorry for yourself - I'm too fat, I'm going to get cancer from smoking, I'm dating an asshole....blah, blah. blah....Look - whatever New Year's resolution you make, you're probably g ... More >>

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