You feel happy, West Palm Beach? Because a recent study by the University of British Columbia says you are. SO SMILE. Hell, West Palm is such a happy place, sharks migrate there in droves and hang out on the beaches. Know who isn't so happy? Those fancy-pants New Yorkers and their tall buildings a ... More >>
Blaze Fast-Fire'd Pizza, a California-based build-your-own-pizza chain, announced it is entering the South Florida market with three locations to open over the next year. The company specializes in personal pizzas baked in hot, open-flame ovens by "pizzasmiths" who ensure that the thin-crust pies a ... More >>
It's time to rock the vote again, this time with the Keepers of the Craft campaign by Czech brewery Pilsner Urquell and DRAFT magazine. The two craft beer behemoths are teaming up to promote the bartending side of beer and the 172nd anniversary of the Pilsner Urquell brewery with a 64 craft beer bar ... More >>
CandaceWest.comBelieve it or not, in 1946, Americans consumed double the amount of coffee that we do now: 48 gallons annually per person. That's amazing, considering they did it without Starbucks, Dunkin' Donuts, and fancy coffees like French Press, espresso, and Frappucinos. They accepted prepackag ... More >>
Josephine Jones loves chickens. "They're awesome pets," says Jones. "They're friendly. They're not aggressive. I consider them productive pets. They're very sociable - they're just awesome." Jones, along with co-organizer Melissa Melissa Kloepfer and her daughter Lindy Kloepfer, are the forces beh ... More >>
Dish Mob is coming to Orlando February 20. The event, which sounds like an impromptu group of people converging on a restaurant is exactly that. Sponsored by Restaurant.com, the event is a way to benefit independent restaurants by asking people to get out and dine at them. For Dish Mob, a few ... More >>
A drop kick from the ocean a few blocks north of downtown Fort Lauderdale's waterfront hustle, you'll find Thasos Greek Taverna -- the new Greek restaurant from first-time restaurateurs Gus Leontarakis and Sophia Mylona. The building at the corner of A1A and Oakland Park Boulevard was once a Denny's ... More >>
We're counting down to New Times' Best Of Broward/Palm Beach 2012 issue in June by serving up our top 100 favorite dishes. Click here for a full archive. If you have any nominations of your own, please add them to the comments or visit our Facebook page.54. Supreme Burger with "Cry and Fries" at Bur ... More >>
Sophia Mylona is helming Thasos Taverna, named for the Greek Island in the northern Aegean Sea. Former chef at Raleigh's bu.ku, William D'Auvray has been hired as for his expertise with fish, she says. D'Auvray also helmed Raleigh's Fins and spent time in LA apprenticing for Michel Richard and work ... More >>
The BurgerFi brand is expanding beyond Florida with franchises set to open this year in Cary, North Carolina; Austin, Texas; and Raleigh, North Carolina. Six additional Florida stores also will open with Winter Park, Aventura, Tampa, Westin, and Naples all getting locations. A store at 2477 E. Su ... More >>
The Washington City Paper wrote last week on how difficult it is to keep Pappy Van Winkle in stock. The bourbon from Old Rip Van Winkle distillery has a cult following for its 15-, 20-, or 23-year-aged booze and has been a thing for quite a while now."The strategy of scarcity" builds a following ... More >>
Add a new chapter to the Red Hot Chili Peppers' nearly three-decade history of highs and lows: Anthony Kiedis has a bum foot, and the band's U.S. tour has been postponed. Originally, the dates were set to begin in South Florida at BankAtlantic Center on January 20 -- which is already sold out -- ... More >>
Summer's in full swing and that means the kids are driving you crazy vacation, vacation, vacation! Ditch the tired Caribbean and load up the car for a Southern BBQ trip, where the adventure lies in the journey as much as the destination.
Yesterday, we printed part I of out interview with Geoffrey Zakarian. If you missed it, you can read it here. Today we present part II. Clean Plate Charlie: Where will you eat in Miami when you're here? Any secret places? Geoffrey Zakarian: The problem with secret places is that they don't ... More >>
Yesterday we started our interview with Chef Carlos Jorge of the W Hotel in Fort Lauderdale. Today, he tells specifics of how he'll change the menu at Steak 954, the signature restaurant at the hotel.New Times: You spoke of recharging the seafood menu. Will you be using any new fishes?I used diff ... More >>
via www.windishagency.comWhen Luca Venezia first started his career a musician, he dabbled mostly in experimental breakcore and drum'n'bass, releasing music under Kid 606's label Tigerbeat6. But later, under the moniker Drop the Lime, his fame grew as he embraced more current popular styles li ... More >>
Pure crusty hardcore aggression, 305-style, hits the eastern seaboard on the heels of a No Idea split with Religious as Fuck. Mehkago NT is an admixture of some of South Florida's best known, most notorious HC/punk/sludge/metal musicians. The band features members or ex-members of DNME, To ... More >>
He's heavy on the hedonism.
The fact that DJ Justin Sheppard is the son of a member of the Drifters makes sense when you consider the smooth, supple soulfulness he brings to his spinning. That he's also got a degree in computer science, however, might not make as much sense, especially when you consider just how dizzying he is ... More >>
The naked body of Amanda Lepore, the world's self proclaimed #1 transsexual, is about as good of a metaphor for change as any so it was suiting that the first sight of 2009 that the crowd at The Raleigh's Burlesque New Years saw was Ms. Lepore clad only in balloons as hostess Susanne Bartsch popp ... More >>
We aren't kidding when we say times are tough. Money isn't as disposable as it once was, and we're all just praying that we'll come out alive once the recession is over. So to make sure you still have one rockin' New Year's Eve we decide to do a little giveaway, because even in these hard economic ... More >>
To hell with the economy! South Florida's lawless exotic-rental-car industry keeps rolling.
He was the first big bust of the War on Drugs. That and two bits won't get you a cup of coffee.
Eat like a mogul at luxurious Solu
Welcome to Wellington, home of hot studs, deep tans, and the mother of all custody showdowns. The child in question? A stallion named Bam Bam.
Here's some true or false questions about soon-to-be Miami Herald editor Anders Gyllenhaal, who is leaving the Minneapolist Star Tribune to take the helm at SFla's most widely circulated daily in a couple of months: 1. He is uncle to movie star siblings Jake and Maggie Gyllenhaal. 2. During his ... More >>
Capsule reviews of current area art exhibitions.
On a busy VMA weekend, Miami raised the art of celebrity worship to new heights
Would-be Edisons come up with new ways to whack and disarm the bad guys
A powerful male/female dynamic gives life to MoCA's latest permanent-collection show
The Rocking Horse Winner goes for a little ride up north
Letters for March 29, 2001
Heartbreaker (Bloodshot Records)