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 >>
Sampling new restaurants can be one of the greatest pleasures in life -- it can also be a gustatory burden from time to time, but that's another story. After a while, however, this penchant for experiencing the finer things in life can start to do a number on the wallet. That's not the case in Pal ... More >>
Want to pretend your traveling around the world this weekend? Or are you looking to stuff your face with local delicacies? Even if you don't care about any of the myriad celebratory offerings this weekend, you're going to have to eat something. We perused the highs and lows of the Broward-Palm Beac ... More >>
We love food around here. Whether it's flavorful Vietnamese, seafood-centric Japanese, bold Peruvian, or classic French fare, we'll try just about anything -- and enjoy it as long as it's done properly. That being said, some cuisines stand out. And it just so happens that Italian is one of our fav ... More >>
Salomon E. Melgen lives in a 5,000-square-foot North Palm Beach mansion. He travels by private jet to the Dominican Republic with New Jersey senators. He's the subject of not one but two current FBI investigations. The 59-year-old eye surgeon has yet another claim to notoriety now, the New York Time ... More >>
South Florida is known for ample sunshine, beautiful people, heavy drinking, mile upon mile of beautiful beaches, and one of the most extensive systems of inland canals in the world. There's a reason so many of our residents rarely wear clothes. As much as most of us like to spend our free time dr ... More >>
The Daily Look At This! is our daily video and/or GIF of the day.We usually like to reserve The Daily Look At This! for funny, sardonic, humorous gifs and/or videos. But then we came across this photo today and thought HOLY SMOKES LOOK AT HOW FIRGGIN CUTE THIS TINY BABY TURTLE IS OMG. So, ther ... More >>
Back in the early '90s, shortly after the Fire Ant crash-landed in Palm Beach, we hooked up with some other malcontents and put out an alternative rag called Red Herring. It was an alternative that looked alternative, mainly because it depended on the largesse of a string of eccentric businessmen wh ... More >>
If you prefer to work in the shadows and get the job done without ever being seen (and you're looking to get some extra mileage out of that Halloween costume), have we got the gig for you. Ninja Spinning Sushi Bar (41 E. Palmetto Park Road in Boca Raton) is looking to open in early November and th ... More >>
There's a reason Fort Lauderdale is host to one of the largest boat shows in the world. With over 300 miles of navigable inland waterways, Greater Fort Lauderdale is known as the Venice of America.A lot of the region's land space is taken up by multimillion dollar waterfront McMansions with 100-foot ... More >>
Florida is a swing state. Even robots are aware of this. So, Mitt Romney will be hitting up Florida next week for four different major fund-raising events within a 24-hour period on each coast. (He'll be fine. He has his own plane). On the heelsof his Libya comments and recent polls that show him ... More >>
As Team USA makes its final play this week for gold-medal glory, South Floridians can make a marathon of eating and dining around Broward and Palm Beach counties. With everything from restaurant openings to special beer releases and tasting events, there's plenty to keep your mouth (and liver) occup ... More >>
Sandwiched between "Thou shalt not commit adultery" and "Thou shalt not bear false witness" on one of two stone tablets allegedly presented to Moses on Mt. Sinai, God clearly listed "Thou shalt not steal" as one of the Ten Commandments. For one Catholic priest in North Palm Beach, however, the wa ... More >>
Summer in south Florida means beach days, sunny weather...and rain most every afternoon. Let's face it, while most of the country takes to the outdoors this time of year, Floridians look for activities where they can be free of searing heat, lightning, and mosquitoes.When you've seen eve ... More >>
There's something about a martini that we adore. Maybe it's the sophistication of the glass or the ritual of watching the bartender shake the cocktail and pour the ice-cold libation, possibly leaving the shaker at the bar with a few precious additional drops of the delicious libation we are about ... More >>
Paris in Town Le Bistro (11701 Lake Victoria Gardens Ave., 561-622-1616), the younger brother to North Palm Beach's popular Paris in Town Le Café, has opened its doors in the resurgent Downtown at the Gardens mall in Palm Beach Gardens. The 1920s-style bistro boasts indoor and outdoor seat ... More >>
As a countdown to the Best of Broward Palm Beach 2011, coming in June, Clean Plate Charlie is serving up a hundred of our favorite dishes in South Florida. Send your own nominations to Deirdra.Funcheon@BrowardPalmBeach.com. No. 4: Gyu San from Kubo Asiatic Cuisine Meat, heat, eat. ... More >>
opiciwines.comGet ready to go "pinot polar" with Ramona Singer, one of Bravo's Real Housewives of New York City, who will be in North Palm Beach today promoting her new signature wine.Dubbed simply "Ramona Singer Pinot Grigio," the happening housewife will be in town to celebrate the distrib ... More >>
Gloria and Emilio Estefan have opened Bongos Cuban Cafe in the Seminole Hard Rock.RESTAURANTS/VENUES OPENING Apicius, 210 E. Ocean Ave., Lantana Deck 84, 840 E. Atlantic Ave., Delray Beach Bongos Cuban Cafe, 1 Seminole Way, Hollywood Andrews Restaurant, 99 SE Mizner Blvd., Boca Raton Origin ... More >>
In the first annual Grand Chef Throwdown at the Palm Beach Food & Wine Festival last night, Roy Villacrusis's cuisine reigned supreme. Villacrusis, chef-owner of the new (and terrific) Kubo Asiatic Cuisine in North Palm Beach, smacked down former Top Chef contestant Howie "Bulldog" Klei ... More >>
Pan-Asian-slash-fusion cuisine inspired by izakaya--the casual, tapas-style Japanese bistro--is what's coming out of the kitchen at Kubo Asiatic Cuisine (1201 Hwy. 1, 561-776-7248), a newly opened eatery in North Palm Beach from former Mark's CityPlace sushi chef Roy Villacrusis. With a spa ... More >>
propertyroom.comSeveral local police departments are bringing in extra money by auctioning off the goods left in their evidence rooms. Police auctions have long been a great place to "steal back" some nice loot cheap (plus there's always a chance it has cocaine hidden inside), but a new website, ... More >>
Flickr: BATT 57MacArthur Beach State Park in North Palm Beach.
If there's anything I've learned from TV news, it's that I've got to tease you, the reader, about upcoming things in this blog. So coming up, snakes attack at Wal-Mart! But first, a manatee tries to sneak into a golf course! And even more first than that, brides in Palm Beach Gardens fight it out on ... More >>
Visit the dark side of musical comedy.
Local cricketers can only dream of playing in the county's new high-end cricket stadium
Pick your peppa at Rosa Mexicano.
Pick your peppa at Rosa Mexicano.
Flashing the Gold
People go to Florida to die. So where do Floridians go. Tennessee, the Sentinel's Liz Doup reports. Doup describes the bucolic and paradisical rural Tennessee life like a funeral director selling a plush coffin. "I found a piece of heaven," says the lede Florida expat. Yeah, literally. Living in a b ... More >>
... With an Achin' in My Heart
We are family:
The football stars of tomorrow get drilled today
Two Jupiter teams play nice
Local parks celebrate what's left of Mother Earth
In which a past-his-prime writer wages a quixotic attempt to play with the big boys
Conservative coverage in the Senate and in the bar
Four years after hed been convicted of murder in Belgium, Jean-FranCois Buslik was a pilot and a family man living quietly in North Palm Beach. Then justice came calling.
June 11 - 17, 1998
The North Palm Beach Public Safety Department has earned a reputation as a hotbed of bad behavior. Now the state is investigating.