Tea is the ultimate comfort drink. When you're sick, it can soothe the throat and jump-start the immune system. In the dead of winter, it's sure to warm you up from the inside and conjure images of balmy days. When it's hotter than a billy goat's ass in a pepper patch, a glass of iced tea will co ... More >>
One might be under the impression that the Easter Bunny and all his candy are for the kiddies. One would be wrong. From Peeps to jelly beans to whatever other cavity-inducing sweets you find in those eggs, entire generations of Americans have been conditioned since childhood to love that stuff. A ... More >>
There is no time of day that excites us the way happy hour does. It not only involves cheap drinks and inexpensive eats, but it washes away the pain of the workday. Numerous options for after work intoxication abound luckily; however, you can never have enough of a good thing. Starting next month ... More >>
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 >>
We love lists. We like making our own lists and being on other people's lists. We especially love "top this" or "best that" lists. Most of all, we love when Florida restaurants top those top lists. OpenTable announced its 2013 Top 100 Outdoor Dining Spots and Florida managed to hold down 14 spots ... More >>
Let's say yo. . . err . . . no, your friend, happened to illegally download some porn over the last year or so. Now, your friend knew he was breaking the law when he did it. And sure, it's gross, but he was sad and cripplingly lonely and they had just installed high-speed Wi-Fi in his condo building ... More >>
It's a little early to be sneaking into the living room to try and get a peek at what's under the tree, but fans of the performing arts (and beyond) in Boca Raton will get to unwrap an early gift on Monday night. The crew behind the Festival of the Arts Boca will host a 2013 preview party on Monda ... More >>
This week is looking like the ultimate week for pleasure seekers. Fine wines, gourmet food, craft beers, big toys, and world-wide dinner trends are all on the menu for the discerning South Floridian looking for a way to celebrate the good life. Is your inner philanthropist looking for a good cause? ... More >>
When a Florida city -- or hell, the entire state -- gets a top spot on a national list or earns a designator of "Most (Fill-in-the-Blank)," the results usually aren't pretty. Not convinced? Click here, here, and here for examples to prove the point. So it was a pleasant change of pace when this ... More >>
Sure, Benihana is the place to go to see shrimp being tossed in the air and drink out of a porcelain Buddha. But even Clean Plate Charlie has to admit there's something totally fun about getting a group together and watching your food star in a tableside act worthy of a Cirque du Soleil produc ... More >>
Tax day is right around the corner on Tuesday, April 17. While the lucky might be getting a check from Uncle Sam, most of us have something to pay. Either scenario is an occasion to drink. We've lined up a handful of bartender recommendations for their choices of what to drink to mark the day. ... More >>
The full moon isn't only about your pets -- or neighbors -- acting out in new and creative ways, it's also an excuse to hang out oceanside with pretty people and boozy drinks via the monthly full moon party at The Ritz-Carlton, Fort Lauderdale. The theme for tonight's party is "Havana night" wit ... More >>
All photos by Laine DossAs the sun peeked through the clouds, thousands enjoyed food and wine at the first Hard Rock Wine and Food FestivalThousands of people flocked to the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino's inaugural Wine and Food Festival yesterday. As the sun broke free from late morning c ... More >>
Dori ZinnCalifornia may have girls, love, and dreamin', but South Floridians should, at the very least, be happy they shared their burgers.
St. Patty's Day is right around the corner. Inevitably, there will be a great deal of alcohol consumption. Guinness and Irish whiskey flow freely. But Charlie has always been a big fan of Bailey's on March 17. Sipping it on the rocks gets boring after a couple of glasses, so we're offering you some ... More >>
Barrel O' Fun at the Mai-Kai.You already know South Florida is delightfully alcohol-soaked: We've got dives that boast 23-hour licenses and clubs that don't shut down until 4 a.m. We've got ubiquitous fishbowls of syrupy beach booze, robust beers found at snobby gastropubs and microbreweries, and ... More >>
Courtesy of Rockstar Bistro Jeff Green Rockstar Bistro, which opened late last year, offers tapas and large plates with a rock-star twist. Owner Kyle Pintarelli and executive chef Nick Little provide a place to eat, drink, and hang. We caught up with bartender and catering manager Jeff G ... More >>
Our nightlife columnist discovers what goes on in the backroom.
The Village Taverns (there's one in Pembroke Pines and one in Boynton Beach) are putting up the Hope-tini as a Cocktail for a Cure. With each sold through October, $2 goes to breast cancer research.Here's the recipe, so you can make it at home -- after you've given at the bar, of course! Village ... More >>
Photos by Eric BartonWe'll give it this much: It's convenient for office drinking.It came in a nondescript box in the mail one day, this bag of liquor. The container inside had convenient little handles at the top, a spout at the bottom, and a simple promise: mojitos anywhere.And that sounded pre ... More >>
Last night, ABC's 20/20 aired a segment featuring an interview with Elie Assaad, the undercover operative who was working for the FBI to infiltrate a Miami-area mosque where agents believed terrorist plots were being hatched. In the interview (video hasn't been posted yet), Assaad tells of being ... More >>
Folk-bluegrass duo the Avett Brothers finds sweet music in sibling harmony.
Laughing while intoxicated: totally OK tonight.
Despite the labels and levity, big-screen SATC is a poor-man's knockoff
Match Me Up
Jerry Berrios has a story in the Herald today about what she deemed "gatormania" in the light of the recent attacks. She included a line or two about a fatal attack on a mutt in West Palm Beach yesterday. "An alligator eating a dog is a common occurence," Berrios writes, "but during this time of hei ... More >>
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