In something of an ironic move, voters who are registered independents are banding together -- to protest Florida's closed primary system, which allows registered Republicans to pick a Republican candidate and Democrats to pick a Democratic candidate but leaves registered independents out of the gam ... More >>
Whatever your plans for this Friday evening, just be sure of one thing: Do not drive like an asshole. That's because the Broward Sheriff's Office is unleashing a cavalry of units known as the Broward County Aggressive Driving Task Force onto the streets to make sure you people pump the brakes a lit ... More >>
Let's face it, if you are going to raise your kids in a crime-free environment, South Florida isn't your best option. That said, there certainly are some blissful pockets in this fallen landscape of face-eating zombies, coke-crazed baddies, hucksters, con men, predators, and maniacs. According to a ... More >>
July is a big month in terms of national celebrations: the U.S. parties it up for Fourth of July (a.k.a Independence Day), the French guzzle champagne (or they should) for Bastille Day, and Peru commemorates its Independence Day on July 28 (today). You've definitely done the whole barbecue and fire ... More >>
New Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel whacked Fire Chief and Executive Director Neil de Jesus and two other top fire guys, Division Chief Robert Arrighetti, and Division Chief John Holgerson, who was in charge of fire and rescue training. Nothing against new chief and Margate vet Anthony S ... More >>
Officials have confirmed that a decomposed body discovered by hikers in Coconut Creek's Tradewinds Park yesterday is 45-year-old Claudia Murphy, who was last seen wandering away from a Margate restaurant in March, according to NBC Miami.Murphy's family spent weeks passing out flyers and searching fo ... More >>
As part of the countdown to the Best of Broward/Palm Beach 2012, coming in June, we've assembled a list of ten of the best specialty food markets in South Florida. These are the places to turn when Publix, Whole Foods Market, and even Fresh Market simply won't do. Did we miss your favorite source fo ... More >>
With all of the love burgers have gotten in the last year in South Florida, it seems superfluous to point out that Tuesday, May 1, is the start of National Hamburger Month. Do burgers really need any more veneration than they already receive? While there has been some debate lately -- includin ... More >>
All about the BenjaminsTwo groups which typically spend their time competing for the most-likely-to screw-over-a-homeowner title -- a bank and a condominium association -- are now fighting each other in court over an empty condo.
John Fry is facing John Howes in a runoff for a Broward County Judge right now, but ten years ago, that must have seemed like an impossibility. He had lost his job as a Margate cop and was facing criminal charges for, as the Miami Herald put it at the time, participating in an arrest ... More >>
The Cuban sandwich at El Recreo Cuban Bakery on State Road 7 in Margate is exactly what you want the classic sandwich to be: Its two slices of Cuban bread are pressed flat as a sheet of granite, buttery and crisp. In between is stuffed with fresh pulled pork and slices of sweet, pressed ham; a pa ... More >>
Looks like D Wade's is finally getting traded.• The former Dogma Grill spot on Federal (900 S. Federal Highway, Fort Lauderdale) has been boarded up and empty since the hot dog joint closed early last year. But the place seems to finally have new tenant: Domino's Pizza. A trademark Domino's sig ... More >>
There are so many Thai/Japanese restaurants around Broward and Palm Beach counties serving the same exact menu that they may as well all be photocopies. With nothing to differentiate them but their cutesy names (Too Too Thai or Bo Thai or Thai One On, etc.), there's little to draw you into one ov ... More >>
A glance at the headlines for this Tuesday morning in South Florida:Fort Lauderdale and Hollywood are reporting that they had only half the number of murders in 2009 that they had in 2008. That should lead to an increase in the number of political figures claiming credit for decreasing crim ... More >>
Taj Michael Harris, a 28-year-old man from Lauderdale Lakes, was struck and killed Wednesday afternoon by an Infiniti that ran a red light at the intersection of Rock Island Road and Forest Boulevard in North Lauderdale.The driver of the Infiniti has been identified as Markita Bynes, an 18-year-old ... More >>
John LinnA super perro from Los Perros in Lauderhill.This week on the blog:Here's a sauvignon blanc that actually lives up to the name.Tired of brownies? (Are you crazy?) Then try its little sister, the blondie.We kicked off our 100 favorite dishes of Broward-Palm Beach this week, which will run ... More >>
John LinnI had no idea what a Midwest pork tenderloin sandwich was until I tried one at Roosters in Margate a few weeks ago. But man, was I pleasantly surprised when I received it. The sandwich was carefully wrapped in foil to look like an oblong sub. But when I opened it, what I saw was a single ... More >>
I'm dashing off for Halloween weekend, but as long we're giving props to gritty journalists who've gone blog-happy, here's some fantastic, in-depth reporting, courtesy John DeGroot, about the case of Gabriel Myers, the 7-year-old foster child in Margate who hung himself with a rubber hose in April.T ... More >>
Owner of the Oakland Park bar promises a new music-only version next spring.
The Fort Lauderdale record shop celebrates its eighth with a b-day blowout.
To read past installments of Miami According to Brooklyn, click here. With the tattoo convention coming up this weekend in Miami, I want to talk about how these conventions are full of jackasses. I used to work for Eulogy Recordings, one of sponsors of it, and Madball is playing on Saturday - that's ... More >>
Again and again, local claims of abuse point to one priest, the Rev. Neil Doherty, and the Catholic archdiocese that protected him
Most Uruguayans chomp down that stuff grilling on the parrilla and little else.
Thor the Rock Warrior brings us the greatest show on Earth
Fast food with flair
Well-traveled and fundamental truth
DJ Immortal marries classic rock to new-school hip-hop
The FOUNDERS fundraiser
Five years ago Lee Crompton was nearly killed in a car accident. He got a fat settlement, which has been dwindling ever since.
All Vicky Lynch wants is to get her husband the neurological rehab he desperately needs. So what's the problem? Everything.