South Floridians love their tricked-out, high-end rides, including those sport utility vehicles that are always hogging two spaces in the Publix parking lot. But more than anything, it looks like South Floridians like stealing SUVs, according to a new analysis released by the National Insurance Crim ... More >>
Kosher Coca-Cola is back, folks and there's a small window of opportunity to grab a few bottles of this holiday special beverage. If you're asking yourself, "What the hell is Kosher Coke?" you're not alone. In fact, I just received an email asking if regular Coke has some hidden "pork products or s ... More >>
The Broward County Sheriff's Office was part of a state-wide Organized Retail Crime task force that helped nab a massive retail theft ring. According to the Miami-Dade State Attorney's Office, 16 people were arrested in the $15 million statewide shoplifting ring after a year-long investigation. ... More >>
You spoke, we listened. Back by popular demand, welcome to this week's Mug-Shot Monday, a longstanding franchise focusing on the week's most eye-catching mugs from South Florida's tat heads, tough guys, derp faces, and femmes fatale.
The good news is it's a short work week. The bad news: you're even more exhausted by the time it comes around. Whether you partied it up over the extended weekend or just laid low, it's always relaxing to get that extra day away from the office. If you're looking to make the next work week fly by, w ... More >>
Miami, Florida and Hollywood, California are known for the best places to spot celebrities. Oohh there's Jon Hamm. Ooh look, George Clooney! Pfft. Whatever. We all know the sexiest place on the planet is Broward friggin County. Know who else knows that?The Rock. He lives there. Other celebritie ... More >>
Fort Lauderdale's first ever Street Food Rumble will pit more than 40 of the area's best food trucks against each other.Joshen Esser, who helped to organize the once-chaotic food truck industry into a somewhat organized scene with his Gourmet Truck Expos, is one of the founders behind the event.Esse ... More >>
With two pre-season games left to play, the Dolphins still have a lot of unanswered questions lingering like a drunk old man who won't leave the bar. Ryan Tannehill wonders who he'll be throwing to. Joe Philbin wonders if any of the bubble players will step up and earn a job. Jeff Ireland wonders i ... More >>
Hoppy beers, spicy balls, and drink-slinging firefighters; all in all, not a bad week for dining and drinking in South Florida. After the jump, find a roundup of food and drink events -- including a lot of beer-oriented happenings -- in Broward and Palm Beach counties this week.
If you're able to tear yourself away from the 2012 Olympics coverage long enough to venture out you'll find an assortment of booze-focused events this week in Broward and Palm Beach counties. Of course, if you want to go out and still be able to watch televised handball you can find a list of South ... More >>
Forest Trace at Inverrary seems like the kind of place we want to retire to. The 30-acre retirement community offers entertainment, dining, a lake -- and a contest to see who has the best balls!For the third year in a row, the community is seeking out the best matzah (or matzo, or matzoh) ball fo ... More >>
This is South Florida Beer Week, and tons of beercentric activities like tastings, tap takeovers, and pairings are planned throughout Broward and Palm Beach counties (and in Miami, if you feel like making the drive). You can find details on a few select events after the jump. Not a fan of hops, ... More >>
We need your help and your appetite. New Times is looking for a judge for the second annual Junior Achievement World Uncorked!, a swanky event on January 21 at Broward College from 6:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. Details after the jump.
As I've mentioned, I swoon over pho. My colleague Lisa, who's also from DC, joins me in craving good pho that's not readily available in South Florida. Since it was her birthday, I thought I'd make some for a crowd. Over the past few days, I whipped up a more complicated version because the extra ... More >>
The Beltones Cheap Trinkets (TKO Records) beltones.com Last year in September, we had the opportunity to revisit one of my favorite local platters from the '90s, the Beltones' Lock and Load seven-inch on the sorely missed Far Out Records. It was, as it usually is within these pages, a great t ... More >>
First there's Black Friday, then there's Cyber Monday -- the shopping day that's devoted to letting you shop in your underwear (assuming that you're not taking advantage of the deals at work).After you snag the latest cameras, tablets, and TV's online, take advantage of some cyber savings on food ... More >>
Infamous since freshman year.Sometimes, here at New Times headquarters, when we're not breaking stories or fielding calls from sexy admirers, we like to conduct experiments and gather a little data. Being compulsive, fire-breathing drunks, it's only natural that we'd direct our attention to liquo ... More >>
This magical bus -- or one kind of similiar to it -- is waiting to take you away. See Friday events for details. As the great fall migration marches ever nearer, it's a good time to enjoy that sweet spot for dining out in South Florida. The temperature is comfortable enough at night that it's not ... More >>
Dogfish Head will take over some of these taps on Tuesday. See? Going back to work ain't all bad.It's Monday, and yet, it's still the weekend - what a beautiful conundrum. Assuming you were given the day off and don't have a fancy pool party to crash, there are a few options about town with which ... More >>
Come to Papa.Last year, we gave Ats-a-Pizza on Las Olas a Best Of for "Best Gluten-Free Eats." This was true at the time, but the shop owners' newest venture just might rival it.That's right, the owners of Ats-a-Pizza have managed to one-up themselves in this one-sided venture for gluten-free gre ... More >>
Nicole DannaJohn and Lisa Ciulla, owners of Bahama Mama's in West Palm BeachA trip to the islands may only be an hour or two boat ride from the coast of West Palm Beach, but if that's still too far away, Charlie's got an idea for you:Head on over to Bahama Mama's, the new Caribbean-style restaur ... More >>
flickr.com; alancleaver_2000We here at Charlie enjoy a snarky blog here and there, and we like to poke fun at the South Florida dining scene. Joking aside, there is a growing epidemic resulting from unhealthy relationships with food. 2011 has just begun, and many of us are making resolutions to l ... More >>
Digging into the Florida Elections Commission reports on Broward County Commissioner Stacy Ritter's campaign case and a few things quite literally don't add up. Then again, nothing about Ritter's campaign makes sense. It appears to have been a big-spending free-for-all.   ... More >>
Shane Close is a Miami-based surfer (past chairman of the local Surfrider chapter), high-end web developer, and, now, indie filmmaker. After he read the Omnivore's Dilemma and became a dad, his wife turned to him and asked the question no barbecue addict wants to hear: "Could you go meatless?"
It was less than six months ago that national retailer Target completely ditched farm-raised salmon in favor of the environmentally conscious wild-caught variety. Now Whole Foods is getting in on the action. The national retailer has announced it will carry only Marine Stewardship Council-certifi ... More >>
Flickr: WonderlaneHello, sweetness.If there was an official dessert of South Florida, it would be ice cream. Rich or light, thick or creamy, gummy-bear topped or sprinkle-spotted, the cold concoction has seen all of us through some fiercely hot days. In the 1980s, Reagan declared July "National I ... More >>
John LinnUnrepentant beer drinkers, rejoice! Each week, Clean Plate Charlie will select one craft or import beer and give you the lowdown on it: How does it taste? What should you drink it with? Where can you find it? But mostly, it's all about the love of the brew. If you have a beer you'd like ... More >>
Photos by Eric BartonThis week's delivery from Annie's.Two weeks ago, I signed up for Annie's Organic Buying Club, which works under the slogan: "making organics affordable for everyone." Annie's is part of a trend these days, with companies popping up across the country that promise to deliver f ... More >>
Courtesy of Google MapsTwo people have died in El Toro's parking lot.It's snowbird season, the weather's chilly, and traffic is awful. As a public service, the Juice would like to remind our winter visitors that driving in South Florida is a health hazard, particularly since so few people here ar ... More >>
Photo by Flickr user Jay B SaucedaMy mother's storied Jeannie's Weenie Supremies guaranteed the hot dog a permanent place of honor in our fridge when I was growing up. The Supremies consisted of a hot dog, split and stuffed with cheddar cheese and wrapped in bacon. My father also had an unnatural lo ... More >>
Slow Foods Glades to Coast invites you to join them next Saturday, May 2, for "Edible Landscapes," a demonstration of how to turn your little plot of yard into a Garden of Eden (only this paradise has rain barrels and composting bins, and you don't get in trouble for tasting the fruit). Pat Simpson, ... More >>
Fah from the maddening crowd
As Tropical Storm Ernesto zeroes in on and takes aim at and draws a bead on South Florida, the Sun-Sentinel, showing true Help Team spirit, gave us two pages of instruction on the storm inside the Local section today. Among its indispensable orders: "If you have a TV antenna or satellite dish, t ... More >>
Out of the frying pan, into North Lauderdale
Roddy, baby you're clean. Honest!
The farmer's market makes its way to South Florida
Fresh. Reasonable. Harvest has a cupboardful
Some terrific tastes are coming out of Michael's Kitchen; if he could just work on the service...
Fran's Chicken Haven