Jack Laban swears a cat was out here raising hell just this morning. Mosquitoes slurp blood through the 94-year-old shirtless Gladesman's baggy skin as he hobbles across a landfill of empty Pepsi cans and settles into a folding chair. The former Miami plumber with a full head of white hair uses a ro ... More >>
Founded in London in 1971 by Americans Isaac Tigrett and Peter Morton, the Hard Rock Cafe brand will be celebrating its 43rd year of operation this weekend with a three-day birthday bash showcasing their love for music and food. Owned by the Seminole Tribe of Florida since 2007, Hard Rock continues ... More >>
The big game is almost here, and so are all those annoying people you invited to your party out of cordiality. If you're smart, you've procrastinated sending out those invitations as long as possible. And your procrastination has paid off, because I'm going to help you weed all the duds out of your ... More >>
It's Christmas Eve and everywhere around you, families are getting together with some cocoa or eggnog to celebrate both the birth of our savior and the imminent arrival of Santa Claus. However, for us Jewish people, Christmas eve was known as "the night when everything closes". The only places open ... More >>
It was raining all weekend, the second half of the Fort Lauderdale Air Show was canceled, and the falling wet stuff isn't going away anytime soon. Rain in Florida isn't anything new, but weather reports indicate thunderstorms hitting the area every day for the next week. Womp.Weather.com puts next S ... More >>
Ladies and gentleman, it's Grammy night. Here on County Grind, we're doing something a little extra special for it. That's right, we're live blogging all the shenanigans. Are you an Adeleophile? Or are you totally over her? Are you just as confused as we are about this "Dance/Electronica" segment ... More >>
Under the bright stadium lights, plenty of incredible things have happened during Super Bowl halftime shows. Who could forget the King of Pop's epic 1993 performance or his sis' nipple slip in 2004? This year's act is equally grand: the timeless, shameless Madonna. Though she promised "for s ... More >>
PepsiElton John is king of the sodas.Superbowl Sunday is in a few days, and we're getting ready for the spectacle. We've got the snacks, the beer... and the Pepsi! Pepsi? Hey -- if it's good enough for Sir Elton John, that's what we're drinking too.One of the commercials scheduled to air on ... More >>
"Where can I get a $5 lunch burger that's not fast food?" Today's question has me stumped. To accommodate a range of burger deals, I've bumped the ceiling to $7, $3 less than the restaurant average of $10 a burger. Here are the findings.10. $4 burger, fries, and a Pepsi at Hard Rock Cafe A ... More >>
The Hard Rock Cafe is 40 years old. We know it sounds crazy and we hardly believe it ourselves. It seems like only yesterday that we waited in line for over an hour to get a burger with a little flag on it and look at guitars hanging from the ceilings. OMG - is that Gene Simmons jock strap is in a g ... More >>
Santa's quite the party animal. Must be the caffeine.In this new Pepsi commercial, Santa's on vacation with Mrs. Claus and some elves in what looks to be a Club Med-like resort. While dancing to "This Is How We Do It" with Mrs. Claus (who looks pretty good for her age), Santa takes a ... More >>
Yesterday, we shared part 1 of our interview with chef Joey Gianuzzi of The Green Gourmet and DIG. If you missed it, you can read it here. We now continue with part 2. Clean Plate Charlie: How do you cook food that's tasty while still being healthful? Chef Joey Giannuzzi: You just use bigge ... More >>
flickr/yummyinthetummyblogAmerican franchises are in this week. At Ruby Tuesday's, that Prime Burger does not have to prime in price.
Texting and tweeting are everywhere. You can text vote on your favorite show, tweet a celebrity, heck you can even get fired via text like Charlie Sheen did from Two and a Half Men. But you could never send a friend an icy cold beverage - until now. PepsiCo Pepsi's new social vending machine ... More >>
Photo Courtesy of Jeff KaplanClick here for the first 101 cheesy, sexual innuendo jokes.Schoolyard humor aside, a micro-bottler from Pompano Beach wants you to enjoy his Mr. Q. Cumber -- a 90-calorie soda, flavored with cucumber extract. Owner of Global Beverage Enterprises, Jeff Kaplan, asks: Wh ... More >>
Coca-Cola: all your recipes belong to us!One of American culture's biggest mysteries is the Coca-Cola formula. Well it might not be a mystery any more.According to Yahoo, NPR's "This American Life" recently found a 1979 edition of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution which contained an article about ... More >>
Flickr/Arlen MAC Would you eat this man's dip?You know you wish you were invited to watch the Super Bowl with Snoop Dogg. Picture his party... beautiful girls clad in short skirts and pastel wigs, rap stars and sports figures hanging out watching the game while eating chips and drinking P ... More >>
For as long as we can recall, Charlie has been maneuvering past the throngs of slickly dressed Himmarshee clubgoers to our favorite spot near the end of the street, the Poor House. Here, we can show up in our beat-up Tool T-shirt and well-worn Chuck Taylors to unpretentiously gulp down delicious cr ... More >>
emerson12Is your mouth watering yet?Saturday, September 18, is a national holiday -- National Cheeseburger Day. The perfect time for lactose-tolerant carnivores to salute the gussied-up sibling of the humdrum hamburger, to celebrate the harmonious marriage between burger and cheese.The invention ... More >>
Most folks probably think of rum as the liquor you shoot on a dock while eating cracked conch, pour into vats with fruit juice, or watch getting mixed at one of those bars with the spinning daiquiri machines. And then there's a rum like St. Lucia Distillers Chairman's Reserve Rum. First off, we s ... More >>
Leonid MamchenkovMmmm....A good way to start your day: with a glass of orange juice and a dose of happy news. This morning, word came across the transom that Fort Pierce company Natalie's Orchid Island Juice scored a win "In the David versus Goliath battle for dominance over America's breakfast ... More >>
After watching last night's Pepsi Cola-Bud Light Super Bowl, it became clear to me that everything needs an official sponsor. So today's Morning Juice is brought to you by the Nicaraguan Tourism and Marijuana Growers Cooperative. It's good timing to land that sponsor too, because they just picked up ... More >>
'Tis the season, ya'll! And the Opium Group wants you to open your wallets, er, for charity of course! It goes without saying, we are all hurting a bit financially this season, but there still are a lot people worse off than you. So if aren't aware already of all the toy drives going on this weeken ... More >>
MadonnaWednesday, November 26, 2008Dolphin Stadium, Miami GardensI am writing this to you at 2 a.m. exactly, which is the time you get home if you live in Wilton Manors and go to Madonna concerts in Miami. Madonna does awful things to the Golden Glades Exchange. Madonna makes "lanes" meaningless an ... More >>
As the containers and costs mount, in South Florida and beyond, plastic is played out
Jesus Camp pitches its tent in the other America.
Detroit's Electric Six toe the line between rock and mock.
Mike Jones gets set for the jet set
Yes, girls are going blue. But hold the Hollywood ending, please.
And burns a few as well
A former Kiss Army soldier recalls his torturous tour of duty
A movie for mutts
Stripped of pretentious excess, Danny Boyle gets his mojo back in 28 Days Later
Marauders can conquer without uttering a single word
Sally Field turns director for Beautiful, with reasonable (is that good enough?) results
Pepsi pays Jeff Koons big bucks to lobby for its causes. And the West Palm Beach city commissioner is worth every cent.