Friday's here, so it's time for beer. Every Friday, so long as the creek don't rise, this beer enthusiast will take a look at a Florida beer that, hopefully, should be readily available in a local shop or on tap at your favorite bar. This week, we're taking a look at a beer from one of the big hit ... More >>
In South Florida, vodka tends to be the spirit of choice. With the lifestyle and weather down here, it totally makes sense: it's light and refreshing, low in calories, mixes well with anything, and it doesn't have much depth. Not to mention, martinis are just fun -- and oh, so smooth. To get in on ... More >>
Many bar and restaurant industry veterans in South Florida hail from far off cold Northern climes in search of warmer, easier living and the chance to make a comfortable -- and rather fun -- living. Although, we do have a few homegrown heros in Broward and Palm Beach. Bogart's Bar & Grille tender o ... More >>
Ever since our sister paper's report on Major League baseball players obtaining performance enhancing drugs from the Coral Gables-based clinic, Biogenesis, broke, players have been falling by the wayside via suspensions. But now the biggest fish in the barrel has apparently fallen, as ESPN is repor ... More >>
Well, Florida, we really screwed that one up. Regardless of where you come down on the Martin case, you have to admit that on Saturday night, the Sunshine State proved once again that judicial mechanics down here are just a little bit different. Just look at the street protests that have broken ou ... More >>
New York Yankees slugger Alex Rodriguez -- baseball's highest-paid player-- is reportedly facing a 100-game suspension from Major League Baseball if found to have used performance-enhancing drugs. About 20 athletes, including Milwaukee Brewer and University of Miami alum Ryan Braun, will reportedly ... More >>
Sorry, MLB Commissioner Bud Selig. We won't hand over records that detail the inner workings of Biogenesis, the controversial Coral Gables anti-aging clinic that allegedly supplied prohibited drugs to six professional baseball players, including Yankees slugger Alex Rodriguez.The reasons are manifol ... More >>
On Tuesday, a week and a day after Miami New Times published online a report describing hundreds of pages of records from the office of a Coral Gables clinic, Biogenesis, the first professional baseball players have acknowledged involvement with owner Anthony Bosch. In statements issued Tuesday to ... More >>
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 >>
According to former ESPN/MSNBC/Current TV personality, Keith Olbermann, the Miami Marlins have been in discussion with the New York Yankees on a possible trade for third baseman Alex Rodriguez. Olbermann says his sources claim that one possible scenario would be for the Yankees to pay for a portion ... More >>
Texas-based BenBella Books announced yesterday that Jose Baez, the South Florida attorney who successfully defended Casey Anthony on murder charges, will be releasing a book in July that "exposes shocking, never-before-revealed, exclusive information from the trial of the century."Although the annou ... More >>
Meet your meat at NYY Steak. Would a former New York Mets star dine in a Yankees themed steak house in a casino in Coconut Creek? This is the question my dinner guest and I mulled over for the latter part of our meal at NYY Steak in the Seminole Casino in Coconut Creek on Thursday night. For the ... More >>
If you're still riding high on NY pride after the Giants' big victory in Sunday's Super Bowl, you may want to give a look at the newest steak house to hit Broward County. The recently unveiled $150 million expansion of Seminole Casino in Coconut Creek includes the first Florida location of high-e ... More >>
That's Reggie Jackson on the left, the guy who's supposed to win you the game. And then the other guy, yeah, that's Bucky.Growing up in southern New Hampshire as I did, kids knew there was one way to curse around parents and teachers. You put Bucky before the four-letter word and then Dent afterw ... More >>
Broward Sheriff's OfficeRyan LeVinRyan LeVin -- the hard-partying, Porsche-driving, Brit-killing douchebag -- managed to escape prison time in his sentencing yesterday.Judge Barbara McCarthy sentenced LeVin to two years house arrest, ten years probation, and 1,000 hours of community service ... More >>
farm3.static from Flickr.comShop till you drop has a whole new meaning. At least for Brazilians, that is. With a strong currency and booming economy, they've been flocking to Florida for lengthy shopping sprees, buying everything from designer jeans and handbags, to cheap shoes and cosmetics ... More >>
Associated Press No more tears for Leyritz.UPDATED: Judge Marc Gold just issued a directed verdict in the former baseball star's favor on the DUI manslaughter charge, a reliable courthouse source tells me. But Leyritz may still be convicted of a second mansla ... More >>
Facebook.comScott Wilson, 23, drowned in a canal after Goodman's Bentley crashed into his car.As polo mogul John Goodman faces vehicular homicide and DUI manslaughter charges for the Wellington car accident that led to the death of 23-year-old Scott Wilson, many wonder if he'll receive special le ... More >>
Photobucket: Rocket1124Jeffrey Hammonds retired in 2005.It's the second day of the Major League Baseball Amateur Draft, which must bring a wave of nostalgia for a Weston retiree named Jeffrey Hammonds. Eighteen years ago, he was the Stanford University outfielder selected as the fourth pick in th ... More >>
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PhotobucketFormer Marlins manager, now as a NYYFor a third-hand manager, Joe Girardi's doing pretty well for himself. In 2006, the Marlins fired the feisty Girardi after he got a verbal altercation with team owner Jeffrey Loria. Then Girardi's longtime team, the Chicago Cubs had a chance to ... More >>
PhotobucketYanks pitcher Whitey Ford during his heyday.They wear Speedos when it's 50 degrees. They're pushy in person and even pushier in a car. Then there's those nauseating accents... With November, the snowbirds are back in town, and the New York variety have something to celebrate: Their bel ... More >>
Flickr User: leyla.aJohnny and Michelle Damon: Baseball pays the bills, but politics -- and Crist -- is the passionCharlie Crist and wife Carole Rome are recently returned from a star-studded fund-raising trip to the Hamptons. Rome's ex, Todd Rome, was not invited, probably because he was a threat t ... More >>
This just in: The Sun-Sentinel has been overtaken by forces of evil intent on making society more callous and stupid. This morning our local newspaper led with the terrible story of Natasha Richardson with the headline: "Is she brain dead?" That's just heinous. Provide coverage, sur ... More >>
In December 2007, New York Yankees World Series hero Jim Leyritz allegedly got sloshed at his 44th birthday party, ran a red light in Fort Lauderdale, then plowed into the Mitsubishi Montero of 30-year-old Freida Ann Veitch, killing the mother of two. In December 2008 he's looking for a job as a bas ... More >>
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