A country of vast cultural dimension, tradition, and ethnic diversity -- and the fact that its people speak up to 17 languages and close to 1,000 dialects -- India is living proof variety is the spice of life. In no facet of Indian life is this more true that in its gastronomy, which offers a wide ... More >>
Sebastian Gonzales is a 28-year-old former defensive end at Florida International University who knows how to eat. And when it comes to fast food, his allegiances are crystal-clear. "I was obsessed with Chicken Kitchen and addicted to their food," he says of the South Florida chain. "I was eating t ... More >>
Block parties are always a blast (as long as your neighbors don't suck). You get to eat tons of food, drink copious amounts of booze, and hang out in the middle of the street: What's not to like? Soon, Fort Lauderdale's most popular food and drink destination is closing down the block with its an ... More >>
Nihari is a traditional Pakistani dish with cubes of tender beef served in a bubbling, aromatic brown stew. Boneless beef is slow-cooked for six hours with julienned ginger and jalapeños in a fragrant sauce of peppercorns, cloves, cinnamon, cumin seeds, and cardamom seeds known as garam masala. It ... More >>
The rhythmic beat of the cocktail shaker full of ice. The clink of glass bottles returning to the shelf. The fizz of a freshly poured drink. They're all sounds new to the Palm Beach County cocktail scene, where craft creations have been making more and more noise -- both in the news and at the bar. ... More >>
When it comes to restaurants, everyone has a different perspective. Some fancy traditional, Old World cuisine. Others like new and innovative dishes. There are those who prefer simple, straightforward fare, while their friends opt for complex and full of flavor. When it comes to the choosing best r ... More >>
In just over a month, the Las Olas Wine and Food Festival will be taking over Las Olas Boulevard--the date is April 19 at 7:30 pm, to be specific. With two liquor lounges, over 40 wine tables, and seventy plus attending restaurants it's slated to be quite the event. Hopefully, you'll be there t ... More >>
Nicole DannaThe Charlie Sheen, a "very dirty" martini The perfect dirty martini isn't just shaken, not stirred. It's also not too strong or too sweet -- and definitely not too weak. No, the perfect dirty martini is made to your precise specifications -- which is exactly how you'll get it ... More >>
Flickr/ Bird Eye Muslims protesting terrorism after the attacks in Mumbai. The Council on American -Islamic Relations is self-described as "America's largest Muslim civil liberties and advocacy organization." CAIR positions itself as a peaceful organization that denounces terrorism and seeks to b ... More >>
Photo by Riki AltmanHow'd you squeeze all those tan nuts into that bag?OK, so we're suckers for flashy packaging. That's why we set aside this bag of New York Delhi chilli [sic] lemon-flavored "VIP" nuts when we got them in a gift basket over Christmas. And we nearly forgot about them until the silv ... More >>
One of DeLand's coffee shopsI had a terrible weekend in the south-central Florida town of Arcadia one time. I'd been drawn principally by the name -- but the place turned out to be far from paradisal: restaurants closed at 8 and were mostly dry. The villagers were like something out of a creepy ... More >>
Flickr: gmdhHerve Jaubert (middle) was once the toast of Dubai's high society.Sometimes you have to abandon questions of guilt and innocence and just admire the sheer audacity of a criminal suspect. Herve Jaubert is one of those cases.We told you about Jaubert, a resident of Wellington, a few wee ... More >>
Heartwarming end-of-the-world tales and others
I know the Sun-Sentinel is desperate for ads and needs to keep the local pari-mutuel industry as one of its gold mines, but the cover of Showtime, its Friday entertainment mag, was ridiculous. The cover included an image of a Monopoly slot machine with the headline: "Slots ... More >>
Youve got some Indian food to eat.
The male has arrived!
A hunt for low-cost liquor in Broward County
Ornate Indian dance offers "Riverdance with a conscience"
A look back at the surrealist's seminal World's Fair pavilion heads a trio of strong exhibits at MoCA
Nair's film explodes the Hindus and don'ts before the nuptials
Taste of Bombay could scar a budding gastronome for life
Carnival doesn't just neglect passengers who claim to be victims of sexual assault. It attempts to shut them up.
For members of Soka Gakkai, the path to enlightenment (and maybe a new car) is through chanting