Darden Restaurants, the Florida-based company that owns Longhorn Steakhouse, Olive Garden, Bahama Breeze, and Seasons 52, among others, has announced the sale of one of their bigger chains, Red Lobster. Darden announced on Friday that they've agreed to sell the restaurant and related real estate as ... More >>
Proponents claim by giving your digestive tract a break with a juicing cleanse, the body is able to efficiently relieve itself of the massive amounts of toxins we consume on a daily basis. With the excess and indulgence of the holidays behind us, I decided it was time to try out a juice cleanse mys ... More >>
Leave it to Village Voice Media publications to cause a shitstorm of controversy. First, Miami New Times forever changed how America sees baseball with the reporting of the Biogenesis scandal, now LA Weekly got seafood lovers' panties in a bunch over story speculating that Red Lobster might be closi ... More >>
A gay Fort Lauderdale married man has become the first person in a same-sex marriage to be approved for a green card. Traian Popov, a Bulgarian immigrant who is married to an American citizen, received the notice of his green card approval via email on Friday, just days after the Supreme Court stru ... More >>
Rick Scott, in an apparent mission to blow up every possible bridge linking him to re-election in 2014, signed a bill on Friday banning paid sick leave for Floridians, because, as much as they love to talk up how they hate Big Government and Bengazziiii and TAXES BAD, the GOPers simply love this eve ... More >>
Sometime later this year, the Italian chain with two annoying Texans in its commercials is expected to open a location on 17th Street in Fort Lauderdale. It'll appear among a mile strip of local favorites, places like Gilbert's with their great burgers and Grateful Palate with their terrific everyth ... More >>
Everybody had a good, amused chuckle when the Florida Legislature finally passed that antibestiality law last year -- "Oh, Florida," everybody said, figuring the thing would get relegated to cheesy lists of weird laws, in between the one about washing your house on Tuesday afternoons and the one abo ... More >>
In July 1974, Fort Lauderdale Police Officer Walter Ilyankoff was executed in the parking lot of a Red Lobster during a botched armed robbery attempt.The four men who committed the robbery were all convicted of first-degree murder. The three still alive are up for parole in August -- and the Fort ... More >>
Red LobsterRed Lobster - now court-appointed.We always knew that some day dinner at Red Lobster would have to be court appointed. Apparently, that time is now.According to The Sun-Sentinel, 47-year old Joseph Bray was in court after being arrested for a domestic dispute. It seems that ... More >>
Update, 2:17 p.m.: Added comment from Hurley's judicial assistant.Update: 3:05 p.m.: Added comment from the president of Women In Distress.Plantation's Joseph Bray is accused of pushing his wife onto a couch, putting his hand across her neck, and raising his fist to punch her. He was arreste ... More >>
This month, the Restaurant Opportunities Center United ranked nearly 200 national restaurants in an effort to alert consumers where they can go to patronize more socially conscious chains. The report is also a shout out to the growing numbers of workers in the hospitality industry. Restauran ... More >>
weheartit.comDoes your food want you to die?You see them on TV, you drive past them on the way home - chain restaurants that offer food, fun and convenience. We know its difficult to ignore their siren songs of cheap food and menus that weight more than a toddler. In order to make your food ... More >>
trifter.comForget super-sized fries, Angry Whoppers, Kentucky-fried chicken legs and grilled, stuffed burritos. Some of the worst calorie sins aren't committed at your favorite drive-through, fast food restaurants. No, the real hidden calorie killers: chain restaurants.From a rack of ribs dr ... More >>
Okay, so you're tired of hearing about the Stacy Ritter and Russ Klenet campaign fund, but I just can't quit it yet. Revelations keep coming to the surface. We already have the extravagant dinners, the family phone bills, the dinner in Manchester VT, the bedsheets and pillows from Target, the ... 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 >>
Lobster is a steal nowadays, but that steamed tail on your plate could get even cheaper if Darden Restaurants has anything to say about it.According to the Orlando Sentinel, the company behind such national restaurant chains as Red Lobster and Capitol Grille is moving forward with lobster aquacul ... More >>
"Have You Seen Me?"The Orlando Sentinel reported yesterday that mega-restaurant heavy Darden Restaurants, which owns Red Lobster, Season's 52, Capital Grille, and Olive Garden, is in deep fish poo: There just isn't enough seafood left in the ocean to supply this massive chain with the lobsters, cod ... More >>
Lest you think The Inspector is a hater, this week we won't bring you the dirt on local routine-food-inspection-reports. Instead we'll highlight the reports reporting that there is nothing to report. These restaurants were found to be totally violation free on their most recent inspections.Pita Pit ... More >>
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