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    June 26, 2014

    Trader Joe's Announces Opening Dates for Three Palm Beach County Locations

    It's here! The news Palm Beach County shoppers have been waiting for. Trader Joe's has just announced opening dates for its Delray Beach, Palm Beach Gardens, and Boca Raton stores. See also: Trader Joe's (Finally) Announced for Fort Lauderdale in 2015

  • Blogs

    May 8, 2014

    Five Florida Moms to Make You Count Your Blessings This Mother's Day

    When's the last time you called your mother? No, seriously, pull out your phone right now and take a look. You realize we're talking about the person who gave you life and ostensibly molded you into the person you are today, right? For shame, dear reader. For shame. Mother's Day is right around the ... More >>

  • News

    April 24, 2014
  • Blogs

    March 5, 2014

    American Social Named "Best Bites on the Beach" at SOBEWFF: Secret Code for Discounted Bites

    South Florida is no stranger to food and wine festivals -- during season we seem to host one every weekend. Although we're more than happy to attend any event that involves gorging ourselves for hours on end, one such fest is bigger and more celeb-filled than all the rest. A couple of weeks ago, t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 4, 2014

    Miami New Times' Brew at the Zoo Returns With 100 Brews and Vanilla Ice

    Miami New Times Brew at the Zoo is back. That means it's time to enjoy hundreds of the world's finest beers alongside the wildest creatures you've ever encountered. No. We're not talking about your college roommates. We're talking about monkeys...and tigers...and Vanilla Ice. It all goes down on Sa ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 24, 2014

    Broward and Palm Beach Chefs Impressed at Best of the Best (Photos)

    South Beach Wine and Food Festival brings some of the best and brightest culinary talent from around the country. From Top Chef contestants like Stephanie Izard and Fabio Viviani to celebrities like Anthony Bourdain and Giada De Laurentiis to restaurant legends, such as Danny Meyers and Rick Bayle ... More >>

  • Culture

    November 8, 2013
  • Blogs

    October 24, 2013

    The 11 Hottest TV Newsmen in South Florida

    Last week, Luther Campbell, AKA Uncle Luke, AKA Miami New Times columnist, exploded the internet with his off-the-cuff list of the ten hottest local female TV newscasters. Lest we be targets of your cries about sexism, please know that we are equal-opportunity objectifiers. Here now is our list of ... More >>

  • Dining

    October 17, 2013
  • Blogs

    October 4, 2013

    Ten Best Chefs in Broward County

    Broward County is known for many things: beautiful beaches, spring break, giant yachts, the largest per-capita gay community in the country, an inability to vote properly, the most hated woman on the internet in Taylor Chapman -- well, a couple of months ago, at least -- the nice Prancercise lady, a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 22, 2013

    FIU Fraternity Used Facebook to Deal Drugs, Post Naked Pics; Pi Kappa Alpha Also Had Problem at FAU This Year (UPDATED with "Butt Chugging")

    A fraternity at Florida International University has been booted from campus for some grade-A frat-tastic behavior. Via our sister paper Miami New Times, the school's chapter of Pi Kappa Alpha has come under fire after the group's private Facebook page went public. Posts showed members openly talkin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 1, 2013

    Iron Fork Is Tonight: Food, Chef Battle, and Instagramming

    Iron Fork and the official Miami Spice kick-off celebration is 7 p.m. tonight (6 p.m. for VIP) at the Adrienne Arsht Center in Miami and it's promising to be the foodie event of the summer (and no, we're not just saying that because it's our sister publication, Miami New Times' event). Iron Fork fe ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 17, 2013

    Paula DaSilva Returning to the Kitchen at 3030 Ocean in August

    Laine DossThe restaurant industry is constantly changing. If it's not a new restaurant opening up or a fresh trend, it's a new chef or an old one moving back in. While it may be hard to keep track from time to time, it certainly keeps things interesting. Paula DaSilva, executive chef of 1500 Degr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 7, 2013

    Koch Brothers Admit They're Interested in Buying Sun Sentinel

    After months of hot and sweaty speculation, we''re finally getting some answers out of the Koch Brothers about their interest in the media game. This week in the Wall Street Journal, the Tea Party plutocrats indicated they are in fact interested in purchasing the Tribune Co., a portfolio of newspa ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 29, 2013

    Iron Fork & Miami Spice Kickoff MasterCard Pre-Sale Starts Today

    We know that after a day commuting to the office or (gasp) driving around town for work, the last thing you want to do is hop in the car to party down in Miami. But, sometimes, there's an event so awesome, you just have to go. Like Miami Spice, the annual summer event that has dozens of Miami's best ... More >>

  • Film

    April 25, 2013
  • Blogs

    March 15, 2013

    Ultra Music Festival Given The OK To Start After Stage Collapse

    Last night, our sister paper Miami New Times reported about a stage collapsing during sound check for Ultra Music Festival at Bayfront Park. Three men were reportedly injured and rushed to the hospital in critical condition after an LED screen fell on them, causing the stage collapse. One of the me ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 14, 2013

    South Beach Wine & Food Festival: Five Reasons To Schlep to Miami

    The South Beach Wine & Food Festival comes to Miami Beach in one week and if you didn't get your tickets, better hop to it. The festival, which turns the white sand of South Beach red with vino, may be expensive and a bit of a drive, but if you're into food, wine, and chefs-turned-celebrities it ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 30, 2013

    New Times' Biogenesis Story: Extraordinary Attention and Denials

    A story broken yesterday in New Times Broward-Palm Beach and Miami New Times has received astounding national and international attention.The piece, which employed hundreds of pages of handwritten notes to show that major sports stars had received performance-enhancing drugs from a Coral Gables clin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 24, 2012

    Mug-Shot Friday: Television Personality Lookalikes Edition

    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.

  • Blogs

    August 17, 2012

    Mug-Shot Friday: Googly-Eyes, Fart Face, and Udonis Haslem Impersonators

    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.

  • Blogs

    August 6, 2012

    RNC to Acknowledge Rick Scott Exists, Will Let Him Speak at Convention

    When Republican National Committee Chair Reince Priebus was asked last month about Florida Gov. Rick Scott speaking at the Republican National Convention in Tampa, he offered a less-than-welcoming indication of Scott's role:"I'm sure he's got, I'm sure he's got plenty, uh, you know, I'm sure there's ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 2, 2012

    Dennis Rodman Has Written a Children's Book

    Former Chicago Bulls forward, local bar hopper, and occasional wedding-dress wearer Dennis Rodman has apparently written a children's book. The NBA Hall of Famer has teamed up with screenwriter Dustin Warburton, who penned the cinematic masterpiece Spiders 3D to write Dennis the Wild Bull, slated to ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 6, 2012

    Mug-Shot Friday: One Winning Smile, Two Zombies, and Three Deep Emotions

    ​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.

  • Blogs

    June 29, 2012

    Mug-Shot Friday: Sour Cream, Sweet Sideburns, and the Monster Under Your Bed

    ​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.

  • Blogs

    June 28, 2012

    CNN Botches Health-Care Ruling on Homepage

    In the race to break the news of the U.S. Supreme Court health-care ruling, several media outlets wrongly rushed out headlines declaring it had been struck down. But none botched the news with as much gusto as CNN.Full-sized screenshot of the mistake after the jump.

  • Blogs

    April 4, 2012

    Imprisoned Rapist Applied to Fort Lauderdale Police, BSO Before Crimes

    Michael Ragusa grew up in Fort Lauderdale. When it came time for job hunting, he applied to the Broward Sheriff's Office and the police departments in Fort Lauderdale and Cooper City, among others. They all rejected him.But Miami hired him as a police officer -- even though his application included ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 30, 2012

    Mug-Shot Friday: A Scary Old Lady, a Drinking Buddy, and the Dad from Jurassic Park

    ​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.

  • Blogs

    March 23, 2012

    Golden Matzah Bowl Names The Best Balls In South Florida

    ​The third annual Forest Trace Golden Matzah Bowl was held yesterday March 22. Over 100 people turned out at the upscale resort retirement community to watch both local restaurants and individuals compete for the coveted golden matzah bowl prize. Also at stake were cash donations to the winners' c ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 16, 2012

    Mug-Shot Friday: Fireworks, Kool-Aid, and a Seduction

    ​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.

  • Blogs

    March 9, 2012

    Mug-Shot Friday: Hotel Bandits, A Chimneysweep, and a Trip Down a Chute

    ​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.

  • Blogs

    March 2, 2012

    Mug-Shot Friday: The Bed-Head Crew, Florida Pride, and the Hurricane Hairdo

    ​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 ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 24, 2012

    Mug-Shot Friday: Marv, Two Duckfaces, and a Face-Ninja

    ​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 ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 17, 2012

    Mug-Shot Friday: Naptime, a Ruined Luau, and the Truth About Relationships

    ​Welcome to this week's post of the Broward-Palm Beach edition of Mug-Shot Friday, a long-standing 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 editio ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 10, 2012

    Mug-Shot Friday: Hieroglyphics, a Poet, and a Guy Who Can't Do Anything Right

    ​Welcome to the inaugural post of the Broward-Palm Beach edition of Mug-Shot Friday, a long-standing 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 edit ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 8, 2012

    Clean Plate Charlie's Food Town Throwdown: Tell Us Which City Has the Best Dining Scene

    Update: Click here for results from this first round of voting and to vote in the Food Town Throwdown's second round. ​It used to be that when you had company in town and wanted to go someplace trendy, you talked about South Beach or Key West or anywhere but Broward and Palm Beach counties. Sure, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 12, 2012

    Not a Goodbye to County Grind but a See You Later

    ​On my final day as New Times Broward-Palm Beach's music editor, I can say with certainty that County Grind is much more than just the name of this blog. What began as my play on the phrase "county line," which ties our multicity coverage area together, also sums up an adventurous way of life for ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 7, 2011

    What's New for the Holidays? Some Drink Links

    slashfood​Get Crafty: Craft booze is booming, according to Good Magazine, as a result of the recession: "The Second Great Depression has been just as effective as the first at driving Americans into the soothing arms of a strong drink. Only this time around, our options for getting tanked are a lo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 31, 2011

    Where Chefs Eat After Hours: Four Picks From Brandon Whitestone of PL8

    ​After his first minivacation since PL8 opened in September, executive chef Brandon Whitestone of PL8 returns to the kitchen this week with a newly hired sous chef, Logan Street, and renewed vitality after downtime and opportunities to eat outside his own kitchen. His favorite spots display his ca ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 1, 2011

    Casey Anthony Mask Winning Bidder, Unsurprisingly, Isn't Ponying Up the $1 Million

    eBayThe Casey Anthony creepy mask number seven is still looking for a loving home.​It looks like the eBay buyer who won an auction for a Casey Anthony latex mask with a $999,000 bid just did it to leave some neutral feedback on the seller's page.eBay user "jnco6970" is no longer a registered membe ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 27, 2011

    Broward College Bars Entry of Diploma Mill Graduates After New Times Investigation

    The $399 diploma belonging to a Miami New Times reporter.​About two months ago, a reporter from our sister paper to the south, Miami New Times, decided to see how easy it would be to get a high school diploma that could be used to be accepted into a few local, taxpayer-funded colleges.He called a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 16, 2009

    Tutti Frutti Ice Cream Keeps It Clean on Calle Ocho

    Amid the hustle, bustle, crowds, and Miami heat of the Calle Ocho festival, I ducked into an open storefront yesterday and took an ice cream break. Teresita Tutti Frutti, owner of Tutti Frutti Ice Cream, took a minute to talk about the business. Her store is in the heart of Little Havana, so no surp ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 9, 2009

    Thai Spring Rolls at the Asian Culture Festival

    Thai Spring Rolls from Miami New Times on Vimeo.This past weekend, the Dade County Parks and Rec and Thai-American Association sponsored the annual Asian Culture Festival, now in its 20th year at Homestead's Fruit & Spice Park.  It gave fairgoers the unique opportunity to experience the cul ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 26, 2009

    Uva 69 Presents How to Make a Mango Mojito

    On Thursday, February 19, Miami New Times celebrated the end of calendar editor Patrice Elizabeth Grell Yursik's illustrious five-year career with the paper. We had a party and got drunk at Uva 69 in Miami's historic MiMo District in the Upper Eastside. At the end of the night, I fell off the roof o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 23, 2009

    How-to Video -- Creamy Porcini Mushroom Soup

    Porcini Cream of Mushroom Soup from Miami New Times on Vimeo.Odel Arencibia is executive chef of and partner in The Capital Grille Miami. His restaurant has just teamed up with Tuscan winemaker Castello Banfi and is offering a special promotion from February 23 to April 5, 2009, to celebrate. They i ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 2, 2009

    Behind The Line - Chef Allen Susser Talks Sustainable Fish

    Chef Allen Talks Sustainable Fish from Miami New Times on Vimeo.Chef Allen Susser, owner of Chef Allen's restaurant in Aventura and the innovator behind "New World Cuisine," talks about the importance of sustainable fish to our local economy, environment and his restaurant's menu. Learn more at Chef ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 13, 2008

    New Times Iron Fork at Miami Science Museum

    Amazing what you'll find out reading Miami New Times. Apparently we're putting on a terribly cool culinary event on September 10th: Iron Fork, in which "Top Chefs Battle Head to Head for the Prestigious Golden Fork Award." Who knew? Celeb judges include Susser, Dean James Max, Clay Conley, Zach Bel ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 18, 2006

    Arrest? What Arrest?

    Do You Believe This Guy? Okay, now the Sun-Sentinel is just being stubborn. Again, it didn't put a story about the JonBenet Ramsey murder arrest on the front page. And again, most every other newspaper did, including the Post and Herald. You almost have to admire the Sentinel's stick-to-itiveness. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 17, 2006

    Radio Round-Up

    Just when I get through, they drag me back in. It looks like I'm going to be on the Steve Kane Show tomorrow morning. It should be interesting. Big Steve has taken umbrage with this post of mine. And apparently there's going to be some corporo-politico teacher of "people skills" named Frank Turek on ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 17, 2006

    The Da Vinci Code, Jr.

    I've been wanting to get in here that my favorite Da Vinci Code article written in the United States to date came this Sunday in the Sun-Sentinel. Chauncey Mabe did it. I like Mabe. You'd think that a book editor with a name like that would be insufferable. But Mabe is down with the peeps. He's damn ... More >>

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