Paul and Young Ron might be the funniest people to every hit the radio airwaves, but did you know they're also beer aficionados?
In fact, they love beer so much, they've taken over the fourth annual New Times' Brew at the Zoo, renaming our home brew section the "Paul and Young Ron Brewers Alley".
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Dennis Max was working the room Monday night at his just-opened restaurant, The Mexican. The dining room and bar were packed, with few open seats in the house, but the restaurateur managed to find an empty stool to pull up to the four-top where I was seated during a free dinner for local media. Max ... More >>
By Penn BullockWas Bain Capital, the company that presidential candidate Mitt Romney started, built with pivotal help from covert Iran-contra operatives?
New information uncovered by Miami New Times raises the possibility.
The story starts in 1984, when Romney solicited startup money for Bain at a ... More >>
Previously: Israel vs. Granteed in fundraising.Scott Israel's campaign for sheriff this year has taken heavy contributions from some of the least glamorous enforcers in the chain of justice: bail bondsmen from Miami to Jacksonville. Thirty-eight of them to be exact, shelling out $13,700 for the prim ... More >>
A 50-year-old grandmother seeking a liposuction and fat transfer operation this month became the fifth patient to die during or after surgery at Strax Rejuvenation and Aesthetics Institute in Lauderhill. According to Strax officials, the surgical complication that killed her was the same one that ... More >>
Under normal circumstances, when a guy pukes on your arm while you are washing your hands in the men's bathroom sink, it's a pitifully horrible experience. But this reporter just so happens to be on the Carnival Imagination, reveling in the three day rock 'n' roll madness that is the second annua ... More >>
The Togas are a supergroup of superduper fun proportions. Dressed in ancient Greek attire, naturally, Ty Segall, Shannon Shaw of Shannon and the Clams, Philip Sambol of Austin's the Strange Boys, and Lance Wille of Reigning Sound came together to rock the shit out of some classic tunes at Th ... More >>
As Low Level Lazer Radiation and with Cop City Chill Pillars, Nelson Hallonquist is continuing in his tradition of performing annually at International Noise Conference. Since the first INC, he's brought all sorts of West Palm Beach sounds to Churchill's Pub in Little Haiti. Noise legend Rat Bast ... More >>
Back in 2008, I started spending almost as much time in restaurant kitchens as in restaurant dining rooms. What struck me was how few women work the hot line. The reasons are apparent: The hours are insane. The pay is middling. The work is grueling. Cooking in a competitive, cutthroat environment ... More >>
Mega-huge names like Skrillex might get a lot of the mainstream dubstep shine, but right on their tails is buddy 12th Planet. And without him, there might be no American dubstep scene as we currently know it. As cofounder of the early L.A. dubstep weekly Pure Filth and the label Smog, 12th Planet ... More >>
Parrotheads! Your internet dreams have come true! Key West-obsessed singer Jimmy Buffett's most famous song, 1977's "Margaritaville," is being honored with a Facebook videogame. That's right, you're not just drunk, stoned, and sun-stroked; you actually read that correctly. THQ, a videogame publis ... More >>
Starving as an artist sucks. Starving, period, sucks. That's why it's so sweet that Dada is hosting Trauma Hawk, a co-op event for artists to sell their usable art, made mostly with recycled materials, this Sunday. They'll make money and do things like eat with it. Artist and musician Maite ... More >>
Stratton founded a newspaper on the Honduran island of Roatán. Former New Times Broward-Palm Beach staffer and award-winning journalist Jeff Stratton
passed away suddenly this week in Honduras.Stratton, 47 years old, died from apparent complications from a stomach
ulcer. New Times was a neophy ... More >>
newt.orgNewt GingrichFormer House Speaker Newt Gingrich -- the apparent front-runner for the Republican Party's presidential nomination -- has been an advocate of the "free market" approach to reducing the number of foreclosures in the country, coupled with his wish to repeal the "Dodd-Frank" ... More >>
Regardless of whether a burger is from a fast food place or a gastropub, they inspire fierce loyalty and love. Indeed, some folks dedicate their lives to the pursuit of the perfect burger. Just ask The Burger Beast, whose third annual Burgie Awards are coming up this Saturday. In the meanti ... More >>
Former NBA star Shaquille O'Neal spends a lot of time pretending he's a policeman.When the Big Aristotle/Shaqtus/Shaq-Fu/whatever announced his retirement in June, he said he planned on running for sheriff of Lake County or Orange County at some point in the future.According to an interview O'Nea ... More >>
This past week, my colleagues from Village Voice Media had a good showing the Association of Food Journalism awards, which I attended in Charleston. Around tables at dinner and during speaker sessions, topics such as how soon to review a restaurant after it has opened, the role of critics in ... More >>
Rep. Vern Buchanan (left) and Rep. David Rivera were named a couple of the most corrupt congressmen.In the seventh edition of Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington's listing of the most corrupt members of Congress, two Florida congressmen managed to earn a spot on the list.Those tw ... More >>
Salsa Fiesta opened its second US location in Pembroke Pines last Wednesday, six months past a projected March opening due to construction delays. CEO and owner Cesar Olivo introduced the sixth location of his fast food chain from Venezuela to Miami in 2009, reported Miami New Times critic, Lee K ... More >>
via Buzzfeed via Flickr user jsrcyclistAlligator head in a stroller.For once, people are thankful they don't live in Florida for reasons that aren't related to bizarre murders.This time, it's due to a semi-viral internet meme that shows things that you could only find in Florida.When we say " ... More >>