Intricately intertwined in the folklore of the South Pacific, islanders from this remote pocket of the globe would drink this intoxicating pepper root, kava, for its relaxing, blissful properties. It took almost 3,000 years for this potent plant to reach our shores. But now that it's here at the Mys ... More >>
If you're heading to IKEA in Sunrise to pick up some cheap furniture and a snack, don't worry too much about finding remnants of Trigger in your lunch.Earlier in the week, authorities in the Czech Republic detected horse meat in IKEA meatballs. Initially, the furniture company removed meatballs from ... More >>
Anthony V. Mangione, head of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) for South Florida, faces a mandatory five years in prison for child pornography. Prosecutors are shooting for up to seven years. In 2011, Mangione was placed on paid administrative leave after his internet provider, AOL, reporte ... More >>
Dine Out Lauderdale is on: Today kicks off the six-week-long opportunity to check out some of Fort Lauderdale's most popular (and in some cases, expensive) restaurants. Also happening this week are a variety of events centered around beer (it is Oktoberfest time, after all), wine, and even sake. Rea ... More >>
Sean Fisher lives the exciting yet often uncertain life of a treasure hunter. As vice president of Mel Fisher's Treasures, Fisher knows that his career choice is not always easy. Treasure hunters spend years scavenging the salty seas in hopes of finding hidden gems that could win them a fortune - ... More >>
Welcome back to "Holy Crap, That's Big," our blog series in which we look at humongous things going up in South Florida and the people behind them. Let this blog post serve as official notice that we are going to spend a lot of time puzzling over this huge pile of dirt for planes to drive on that al ... More >>
Allen West: Out to save the human race.Who knew Rep. Allen West practiced biology on the side? At least he's proven he believes in evolution.In West's column on Red County this week, he describes how upset he is with unemployment, federal debt, and federal spending, as well as how it's all ... More >>
Jade Mountain Chef Allen Susser at Jade Mountain resortYesterday, we presented part one of our interview with Chef Allen Susser. If you missed it, you can read it here. We now continue with part two. Clean Plate Charlie: You recently closed Chef Allen's after 25 years in business. What ar ... More >>
Angels everywhere are crying. At least in places where you can buy Angel's Envy, the new Kentucky bourbon whiskey from Lincoln Henderson.And no wonder. If you weren't given your fair share of this super premium bourbon, you would be a little ticked off too.During his 40-year tenure as master distill ... More >>
Witch-hunting manual commissioned by Pope Innocent VIII.On Monday, I published this rebuttal to an editorial by Archbishop Wenski of Miami, in which the Archbishop argued against the legalization of gay marriage.I didn't think my points were especially controversial. Archbishop Wenski suggested t ... More >>
Rob CamarenaWe continue with our interview with Emeril's Miami Beach chef de cuisine, Tim Doolittle. Read part I of the interview here. Clean Plate Charlie: Talk to me about the fact that this is Emerils, a New Orleans restaurant and the Miami Beach menu is not traditional New Orleans food ... More >>
A sexual harassment suit filed against Congressman Alcee Hastings combines two of the Miramar Democrat's weaknesses -- taxpayer-paid globetrotting and women underlings he has had in the government's employ. RightklikPacker and HastingsWinsome Packer, the former high-level Capitol Hill policy ... More >>
Photography by Tara, courtesy John Paul Kline Delicious and easy to make!Chef John Paul Kline makes all kinds of delicious treats for private clients through his Delray Beach catering business, John Paul Custom Cuisine. Today, he shares his recipe for Portuguese Date Dip. Says Kline: "It is co ... More >>
Today, we continue our interview with John Paul Kline of John Paul Custom Cuisine, whose food- and winetasting series at the Museum of Art has been selling out. So what did you do after culinary school? I attended Johnson and Wales in Providence when I was 25 or so. I worked at the Back Eddy in ... More >>
Despite numerous predictions of death, destruction and days of no cable TV, so far this hurricane season we've gotten off pretty easy. Well, that looks like it's about to change. You don't need to be a professional doomsayer or a WSVN panic-monger. . . I mean, meteorologist, to peek at the ... More >>
Thievery Corporation's stylistic spin spans the globe.
On April 23rd more than 30 wineries from all of Portugal's main wine regions will converge on Miami. You may not know that Portugal has about 500 native kinds of grapes, or that Lusitania, an ancient Roman province in present-day Portugal, may have been named for Luso, son/companion of Bacchus, ... More >>
Any knucklehead with DSL and a laptop can now make an electronic track. With a half hour of clicking and fiddling, you can sample enough cheesy beats and mashups to clog arteries from here to Berlin. Simple dropdown mouse maneuvers can transform electro tracks into progressive house tracks (from d ... More >>
The Boca Museum scurries to match all the fine Latin American art exhibitions around
A Frenchman with a dream propels himself across the Atlantic — in high hurricane season
Sell one of our most traveled freeways to some foreigners? Might as well just give 'em a Budweiser.
Reflecting its moment, Cannes 2008 takes a decidedly serious tone
Reflecting its moment, Cannes 2008 takes a decidedly serious tone
Don't Believe the Claptrap
Children's TV pioneer Alan Shalleck had a secret that killed him
Lightning strikes twice in Coppola film. Results vary.
Spanish painter Royo gives heft and grace to weightless bodies
An adopted transvestite searches for Mom but runs into everything else
Lounge has never been cheesier than Richard Cheese cutting up on "Me So Horny"
The Miami film festival goes global
Alix Olson is Slim Shady's nemesis
FLIFF spotlights a reclusive Mexican writer, a bluegrass pretender, Israeli terror victims, and a Portuguese family in flight
At Miranda's, you'll enjoy the poultry -- cuz there's a lot of it
Rosa Lopez welcomes the Virgin Mary to her home every month. Hallelujah!
Palm Beach's most exclusive club opens up, but not too far
Subpar service mars the tasty Caribbean output of Old Calypso's kitchen
Bruno's delicious Italian fare makes you feel right at home
Restaurante do Porto
The Good Life
An Evening in Portugal
Pinho's Bakery & Deli