Remember Colin and Andrea Chisholm? The couple owned a yacht, lived in a Lighthouse Point mansion, and touted themselves as Scottish aristocrats, all while collecting public assistance. This past March, they were chased down by the FBI, caught in the Bahamas, extradited to Port Everglades, and summa ... More >>
Looks like Big Brother is on his way to Hollywood, as the city is planning to add license plate cameras around town. According to Hollywood Police Chief Frank Fernandez, the city has budgeted $2.2 million for the installation of the cameras, and he says they should be up and running within the yea ... 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 >>
July proved to be a kind month to the restaurant world. Many new spots opened their doors with a pile more on deck. Fortunately, only a few shut down for good. To keep you informed of the overall comings and goings of the South Florida restaurant scene, we bring to you July's list of restaurant mort ... More >>
Along with the change in season, the restaurant industry is changing yet again. As is always the case South Florida is full of brand new spots opening their doors and others closing up shop. With so many changes it's hard to keep up. Luckily, we do it for you. We have the list of May's restaurant op ... More >>
Chef Andy Trousdale, an expat form northern England has been in the South Florida culinary scene for a number of years. A former yacht chef and culinary instructor at the Art Institute, he's had ample experience with teaching culinary enthusiasts about a wide range of strange and exotic foods. ... More >>
There's a reason Fort Lauderdale is host to one of the largest boat shows in the world. With over 300 miles of navigable inland waterways, Greater Fort Lauderdale is known as the Venice of America.A lot of the region's land space is taken up by multimillion dollar waterfront McMansions with 100-foot ... More >>
Update, 4:28 p.m.: Heard back from Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz's spokeswoman; the post, which originally said she didn't have any events scheduled, has been changed to reflect the new info.Broward and Palm Beach residents will get a chance to talk to their congressional representatives next week. ... More >>
Plaxico BurressEmbattled former New York Giants wide receiver Plaxico Burress is staying in the Meadowlands.Although Burress was practically begging to become a member of the Miami Dolphins, the team was quick to say it was "absolutely not" interested in having him in the aqua uniform -- so he's ... More >>
BSOBernadette Besario Catan-KeelerThe Lohan family and its exiles seem to do strange things in South Florida.Bernadette Catan-Keeler, an ex-girlfriend of Michael Lohan, was arrested by Lighthouse Point police early Sunday after allegedly biting her husband, Mike Keeler -- whom she had married ear ... More >>
Broward Mayor Ken Keechl appears to be getting desperate. He's certainly getting dirty. A new low Keechl camp's last-ditch negative ad campaign goes to a new low. Of course he won't take credit for it since it comes from one of those late-date 527 slush committees funded by a ... More >>
Flickr: Chris Chiari CampaignChiari says that voters know enough about Keechl to know they don't like him.Tuesday's election returns proved that there's strong anti-incumbent sentiment toward the Broward County Commission, especially as regards the leader of the scandal-plagued dais, Mayor Ken Ke ... More >>
Torchon refers to the cooking method in which the French delicacy foie gras is deveined, wrapped in a light towel, and poached. When it's done, the foie gras is lightly spreadable and deliciously rich. Serving it from there can be very creative. The idea is to pair the torchon with complimentary fla ... More >>
Andy Trousdale, chef/owner of Le Bistro.This season of Gordon Ramsay's Kitchen Nighmares has the British chef visiting two South Florida restaurants. The first, Le Bistro, had its television debut on Thursday night. If you missed the episode and didn't TiVo it, you catch it in its entirety here.
BurressHell, let the bank have it! Because it's not like the former New York Giants star wideout was using the Lighthouse Point mansion he bought in 2005. No, these days the 32-year-old Plaxico Burress has a rent-free room at New York state's Oneida Correctional Facility, where he's counting the ... More >>
Photo courtesy Broward Sheriff's OfficeFilipe CruzA parked car, a shooting in the early morning hours: The death of Michael Frank, a 22-year-old from Lighthouse Point, sounded like it was drug-related, and that's what Broward Sheriff's Office detectives are reporting, now that they've arrested Fi ... More >>
C. StilesGaravuso sampling his own creation at the Sicilian Oven.Check it out: the Sicilian Oven, one of the best pizza joints in Broward County, is planning to open its second location by early next year.Worstpizza.com is reporting that Andrew Garavuso and crew will move into the 3,100-square-fo ... More >>
Flickr stream: dbkingYes, we'll call it Kleinstock: The groaning / chanting droves of patriots who monopolized yesterday's town hall meeting that Congressman Ron Klein's staff has each month with constituents.Of course, you can't trust the liberal media to report accurately on that meeting. So un ... More >>
Photo: Broward Sheriff's OfficeMary Ann LambertIn 1983, a female body was found in a vacant field in Pompano Beach. But no family had reported the woman missing. It wasn't till 2008 that the fingerprints were matched to those of a young woman who had multiple arrests in Broward County: Tina Moore ... More >>
That's the view from within the cockpit of Steve David's hydroplane. And that flying yellow thing at the three-second mark is a near-death experience: another hydroplane that flipped right over him. That happened at a race on Washington state's Columbia River in 2006, which is the fastest hydroplane ... More >>
Flickr User: autorin22In a post Friday, we described the "Houdini-esque predicament" of Charles Saltzman, a former treasurer of the Deerfield Beach cat shelter, Feline Friends. Three years after leaving that position, he'd seemingly been caught red-handed, raiding a Feline Friends-controlled bank ac ... More >>
flickr.com Plaxico Burress had a rough childhood. The star wide receiver's mother died when he was young, and nothing -- except the ability to play football -- came easy. He said so himself in his book, Giant, the Road to the Super Bowl, the first chapter of which is available here. Perhap ... More >>
Broward and the Palm Beaches' most active head-spinner.
Lighthouse Point resident Plaxico Burress is, like many of us in these in these troubled economic times, looking for a job. The young man, whose maturity has been cruelly stunted by accommodating bosses and millions of dollars, lost his job last year after he shot himself in the foot, figuratively, ... More >>
How to sit around cracking jokes with your drinking buddies – and get paid handsomely
Cash Cow: Bargain Menus Are Moooving Your Way Getting our dining fixe at a reasonable prix has never been easier than it will be this fall, when Flavor Palm Beach rolls out the roster of Palm Beach County restaurants serving three-course dinners for $30, and three-course lunches for $20, for the mo ... More >>
Through a quarter-century, Fin & Claw never says die
Sun-Sentinel/Andrew Innerarity The more I think of the firing of Frank Till, the more I think it stinks. Why make the school board a more rudderless ship than it already was? Instead of throwing the district into conflict and disarray -- which is exactly what Stephanie Kraft, Robin Bartleman, B ... More >>
Wilde Goose Chase
Further adventures in prix fixe
For young devotees of Japanese anime, watching cartoons isn't enough. You have to cosplay too.
We Double Dare Ya!
Popped for DUI? Smile. You've just fallen victim to the DHSMV's kangaroo court.
Will health officials finally end the incompetence and corruption in the Pompano public works department?
The Mango Gang rides again (sort of) at Half Moon Bay
Letters for March 2, 2000
Jamie "King" Colton: Who says South Florida ain't got no class
The parents of two little girls placed them in the Broward Children's Center hoping their daughters would be cured. Something went wrong.
March 12 - 18, 1998