Americans' preferences for alcohol have been all over the place. Nearly every spirit has had its moment to shine. In the Colonial era, it was rum. After the Revolutionary War, American-grown grains were turned into prolific amounts of whiskey. In the Jazz Age, gin saw its day. The Sex and the City g ... More >>
Looking for good pizza is never an easy task. With so many styles to choose from, and personal preferences to consider, it's hard to find a favorite that meets all the basic requirements: perfect crust, just the right amount of cheese, a tasty sauce, and all the right toppings. More than any oth ... More >>
With another month comes another bunch of new restaurants. Though we still have plenty of spots that we're waiting to see open doors, the four weeks of July proved to be good for the world of food. From high-end Italian to tiny (and cheap) sandwiches to burgers to spicier than you can imagine South ... More >>
Floridians are known for many things, but one of our greatest accolades: we're good at getting plastered. The Sunshine State has truly mastered the art of drinking -- drinking in all conditions, any day of the week, any time and place. With so many bars, restaurants with great bars, backyard bars, p ... More >>
Now that the economy seems to be soldiering on, we tend to forget that just a few years back the banks were basically endless conveyor belts of foreclosures. But the aftershocks of the mess are still sounding. John Lebeau's case puts that in stark relief Last week, the North Palm Beach single fath ... More >>
On any given day, the shops that peddle coffee and donuts -- that All-American, blue-collar breakfast -- have lines so long you'd swear they were giving their goods away. And, well, they are. For less than $2 apiece, a good doughnut is worth its weight in gold, especially when layered under a veil o ... More >>
Several Haitian immigrants were smuggled in to the shores of Palm Beach Wednesday morning, investigators say. One of them, a 14-year-old girl, was found dead on the beach. The U.S. Coast Guard, and a Palm Beach County Sheriff's helicopter searched the waters for the vessel that had smuggled them i ... More >>
The dive bar is known for many things, food not being one of them. But there are exceptions to any rule, and for these South Florida dive establishments, the menus are just as good as the cheap beer, colorful crowd, and karaoke. But at places like Swamp Grass Willie's in Palm Beach Gardens, you can ... More >>
Elmore Leonard, a best-selling crime novelist and sometimes Florida resident, died Tuesday from complications of a stroke he suffered three weeks ago. He was 87. Leonard, who made his home between Detroit, Pompano Beach, and North Palm Beach, set many of his novels in Florida. His bestsellers in ... More >>
Over the past few years there has been a profusion of interest in mid-century tiki culture. And hey, it works for us. With our abundance of palm trees, beaches, and mid-century, South Pacific-themed spots, the trend definitely helps South Florida's tourism industry. With this weekend's grand tiki- ... More >>
Pizza may be one of America's favorite foods, a food that has become more American than Italian, with slices in cities from east to west offering a different take on how to best combine three basic ingredients: dough, cheese and sauce. There's New York-style, Chicago and Sicilian. Some bake up a thi ... More >>
Like most fun things in life, once you have kids of your own the fun is no longer your own. This includes Halloween. Once upon a time, Halloween was about barely-there costumes, pumpkin beer, and crazy parties with smoke machines.As a parent, it is now your responsibility to make a tour of the neigh ... 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 >>
We're counting down our top 100 favorite dishes. Click here for a full archive. If you have any nominations of your own, email them here.Roy Villacrusis began his career under the watchful eye of the infamous South Florida chef, Mark Militello, at Mark's City Place in West Palm Beach. And it's been ... More >>
While a few local mainstays (Cafe Bluefish, Diner 24) and much-hyped enterprises (SpoonFed, M Bar) shuttered their doors in recent weeks, several buzzed-about spots opened their doors in June; Rebel House in Boca Raton and Salt7 (formerly referred to simply as Salt) in Delray Beach. After the jump, ... More >>
This man will finally reveal his Palm Beach Gardens restaurant. For months, there have been rumored and rescheduled opening dates, but at long last, Rocco's Tacos and Tequila Bar will open its Palm Beach Gardens restaurant. Get a peek this Wednesday with a grand opening celebration open to the publi ... More >>
This just in: Roy Villacrusis, the man behind the innovative small-plates menu at the new Palm Beach Gardens hot spot Dirty Martini and the owner of North Palm Beach's Kubo, has been named executive chef for Kapow! Noodle Bar in Boca Raton.Villacrusis' brand of "Asiatic Cuisine" forms the ba ... More >>
Paris is in town, and we don't mean Paris Hilton. Actually, we mean Paris in Town, Le Bistro, a new, larger and more ambitious eatery coming to Palm Beach Gardens from the Beni and Diane Himmich, one-time residents of the real Paris and proprietors of Paris in Town, Le Café of North Palm B ... More >>
It's a good thing no one got too attached the the Atlantic Ocean Club, Delray Beach's farm-to-table restaurant that set sail for good last weekend. The much-hyped restaurant's stay on the Avenue was a brief one. It lasted just four months total. Now set to take its place: The Pop Up, an Italian-t ... More >>
PBSOLawrence Hunt is now charged with second-degree murder.The man accused of fatally shooting his alleged lover, L.C. Swain Middle School teacher Calvin Williams, is no hardened criminal, but he has been accused of violence before.Three years ago, when he was in 11th grade at Palm Beach Gardens ... More >>
Photographer Ralph Notaro says he shot this photo yesterday of Woods' boat at its dock, where it has been for weeks.By now you've probably heard that Tiger Woods set sail on his boat Privacy from its dock in North Palm Beach, likely hoping to put all those headlines about his affairs in his wake. ... More >>
Foley: His mind is a terrible thing to wasteI don't know about you, but if I were planning to produce a radio talk show with a disgraced former Republican Congressman whose pedophilic Instant Messages to a 16-year-old page had made headline news a mere three years ago, I don't think I'd call my n ... More >>
A beautiful day in the neighborhood at Dolce de Palma
Once More With Brass
Jaco's kids grow up. Someday, they'll get discovered. Last chance in a small venue. Your call.
Michael Ray Roberts has avoided serious prison time by ratting out his partners. So far.
In a Lake Worth trailer park, it's just as if Hurricane Jeanne roared through yesterday
My President, Right or Wrong
Forget the awful past, Palm Beach's sugar barons say. It's time to make nicey-nicey and go into real estate.
West Palm's "most notorious": Big fish or a small scapegoat in the war on drugs?
Riding shotgun with Broward County's tiny but angry peace movement
Tim Hunter blows the whistle on U.S. hypocrisy toward Saudi Arabia
Lawyer David Gorman has been battling Big Sugar for more than a decade. And he's not going to give up. Ever.
Forget strip malls, condos, and highways. Loxahatchee Groves is a place of dirt roads, wild pets, and eccentric residents.
The waters off Riviera Beach have earned the unfortunate distinction of being the place where boats come to die
The whole point of Billy Bowman's annual bash is to eat, drink, and party with real Floridians of all types
There's nothing wrong with having a few drinks before you drive. So says David Heilman, Mr. Anti-DUI.
For years Harry Rogers ran the eccentric Malibu East diner. Now that he's gone, three former employees are waging an ownership battle that may destroy his legacy.
Why is Stuart's revered black superlawyer, champion of the little guy, defending Big Sugar against its own workers? Money.
When the residents of Mangonia Park heard that a girls' detention center might be built in their town, they put out the welcome mat
June 11 - 17, 1998
Pepsi pays Jeff Koons big bucks to lobby for its causes. And the West Palm Beach city commissioner is worth every cent.
For years private detective Virginia Snyder has accused the Delray Beach police of corruption. Now she's taking them to court.
How novelist Elmore Leonard's friendship with Palm Beach County criminal judge Marvin Mounts led to a popular book and a new TV show