• Blogs

    July 10, 2014

    7-Eleven Giving Away Free Stuff for a Week Starting Friday: Slurpees, Twinkies, and More

    We're all for finding deals around here, but what really gets us going is free stuff. Burritos, burgers, iced coffees: we don't care what food item it is, we'll down it (and love it) as long as there is no cost. Tomorrow is 7-Eleven Day -- yep, that's a thing -- and to celebrate, the chain is kick ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 20, 2014

    New Times Best Of Broward/Palm Beach 2014: Best of The Weekend

    Our annual "Best of" guide is out. In it, you'll find over 200 of the best places to go and things to do in South Florida. "Best of" comes in handy, especially during the weekend, when you've got two days to yourself and not a clue how to fill the time. We've curated a few of our favorite places to ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 10, 2014

    Rhino Doughnuts Is Revitalizing an American Breakfast Staple

    Warning: This is not your daddy's doughnut shop. Chunks of crisp caramelized applewood bacon crown a glazed round of dense yet fluffy dough. Hidden from the eye is a filling of handmade maple custard boiled down nightly from fresh vanilla beans and real maple syrup. Rainbow-colored M&M's and smoot ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 6, 2014

    Today is National Doughnut Day: Five Fun Flavors to Try

    The saying goes, "Every dog has his day." And in this country, every food items has its national holiday too. Today, the food item favored by cops and Homer Simpson is getting the recognition it deserves. That's right, it's national doughnut day. Rather than keep going for a plain old fashioned, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 30, 2013

    Poisoned Pixie Stix and Razor Blades in the Baby Ruth: The Truth About Sabotaged Halloween Candy

    I'll never forget Halloween when I was seven years old. After a night of picking up the goods going door-to-door in the neighborhood, I immediately dump my new stash out on the living room floor. A Baby Ruth first. I take those first delicious bites. Suddenly, a sharp pain blitzkriegs my tongue. Nex ... More >>

  • Dining

    October 10, 2013
  • Blogs

    October 9, 2013

    At Mojo Donuts, Former Strip-Club DJ Reinvents Himself as a Doughnut King

    Before Shawn Neifeld opened Mojo Donuts, South Florida's hottest doughnut shop, with his wife, Shelly, he spun records at strip clubs Cheetah and Miami Gold. Before that, he owned a gambling magazine, an ice cream shop in Lauderhill, and CD stores in the '90s. Most of the time, he was also working ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 26, 2013

    The Cronut Makes It To Palm Beach County at The Jupiter Donut Factory

    Yes, it's happened. The cronut craze has finally made its way to Palm Beach County. And if you don't know what a cronut is by now, we feel sorry for you. The donut-croissant hybrid that originated in New York is popping up nationwide in one form or another, and we've already told you about the Browa ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 14, 2013

    Miami Heat Decides It's Had Enough of the Bulls, Proceeds to Destroy Them

    The Chicago Bulls, fresh off having their their asses blown off in Friday's game three, decided to go the ole "HEAD GAMES" route before last night's game four. The Bulls turned the tables on the narrative of this series -- that they can't score, so therefore they need to nail option B, which is to ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 4, 2013

    The Florida Snow Factory Serves Up Fresh-Shaved Ice and Gluten-Free Frozen Yogurt

    Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow. Since the Snow factory opened three months ago in the Harbor Shops plaza in Fort Lauderdale, we South Floridians can get snow anytime we want -- even in the middle of summer. And it won't mess up the roads or muck our yards in brown and yellow piles for weeks o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 30, 2012

    Five Best Neighborhoods for Trick-or-Treating in Broward and Fort Lauderdale

    Halloween used to be about spending time perfecting your costume, carving pumpkins with your family, and...wait, who am I kidding? Halloween has always, and will always be all about the candy. Come Halloween night, does your neighborhood look like it was wiped out by the zombie apocalypse  ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 29, 2012

    Trick-or-Treaters Invade Rich Neighborhoods: Brilliant Kids or Appalling Trend?

    For 364 days of the year, Harrison Street in Hollywood is almost eerily quiet, the lone trophy wife jogging down the Royal Palm-lined streets, the occasional Mercedes zooming toward the beach. But Halloween night, this street is crawling. With seven-year-olds.  Somehow, word got out: this is where ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 13, 2012

    British Newspaper The Telegraph Mocks American Food; We Fight Back

    The British newspaper The Telegraph has a slideshow up today mocking the Los Angeles County Fair in Pomona, California. The slideshow is titled "Only In America".As you can probably guess, it features image after image of deep-fried American specialties such as deep fried Oreos, deep-fried Snickers, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 11, 2012

    Baskin-Robbins Ice Cream "Nachos"

    Baskin-Robbins is introducing a new way to eat ice cream that may just blow your mind. Forget carrying your ice cream around inside the waffle cone, making it all soggy and mushy by the end. Ever had one of those things leak out the bottom all over your new pants while stuck watching your little bro ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 31, 2012

    Homeless Guy Gets 180 Days in Jail for Stealing $2 Worth of Candy

    Better get a candy lineup ready. Delvis Rodriguez-Ramos, a 21-year-old homeless man, was sentenced to 180 days in jail for stealing a Twix and a Snickers from an Ocala, Florida, store. The total price for both candies: $2. We're not sure which is the bigger outrage here: the punishment, or the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 18, 2012

    A1A Marathon and Half Marathon: Taste Testing The Swag Bag

    ​The A1A Marathon and Half Marathon is this Sunday, February 19.  A marathon is much more than an endurance run. There's an entire weekend of activity surrounding the race, including the pre-race carbo-load pasta dinner, the post-race brunch with beer (must replenish carbs), race strategies ( ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 29, 2011

    Gluten-Intolerant? Five Beer-Pong-Worthy, Gluten-Free Options

    ​When making dinner plans with friends, I usually ask something along the lines of, "What type of food are you in the mood to eat?" Recently, after two botched outings with friends, I've realized that the first thing I should ask is, "Are you gluten-intolerant?"Last month, I met with a friend at P ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 24, 2011

    The Five Best Halloween Candies

    ​Back before coffee, Starbuck's addictions, and Redbull-infused cocktails, sugar was the only way to get high. Halloween was always the best holiday of the year because you would spend hours talking to strangers and collecting pillowcases full of candy. The sugar high was a child's most sought ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 24, 2011

    Things to Do for Food Day That Don't Suck

    ​Though I thought it was Food Day every day, today is different in that it's been christened as a time to recognize the declining quality of the American diet by addressing issues involving food and hunger, sustainability, farm worker conditions, and healthy eating. National Food Day was ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 4, 2011

    Cheesecake Factory to Open in Pembroke Pines

    Cheesecake FactoryPembroke Pines residents - this cheesecake is coming for you!​The Cheesecake Factory, the chain with the five-hundred-page menu best known for its vast cheesecake selection including Chocolate Tuxedo Cheesecake and Snickers Bar Chunks and Cheesecake, is opening a Pembroke Pines l ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 12, 2011

    Renaissance Festival Food -- Huzzah!

    divemasterking2000Old-fashioned root beer -- is it fit for a king?​This weekend is your last chance to visit this year's Florida Renaissance Festival in Deerfield Beach. There you can practice chess or archery, watch jousts with live horses, listen to live music, witness artisan glass blowing, be ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 11, 2010

    Smart for Life Cookie Diet: Does It Work?

    Those are Smart for Life's oatmeal raisin cookies​A cookie diet sounds delicious. Like everyone else, I imagined some gooey chocolate chip cookies, maybe some macadamia nut.The reality was much more spongy - although not bad.After writing about Smart for Life's new gluten-free cookie diet and lear ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 1, 2010

    Five-Course Rogue Beer Dinner at Rack's Downtown Eatery

    ​Southern-fried quail, maple braised pork belly, and chocolate stout whipped cream, each paired with Rogue Ale? Sounds like the food-nerd express is headed to Beersville. Actually, it's Rack's Downtown Eatery and Tavern. The gastro haven is hosting a five-course beer dinner on November 16 that ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 26, 2010

    Gluten-Free Halloween Candy

    Reese's are safe for Celiacs!As we've written in previous posts, people who can't eat gluten (AKA celiacs) are forced to carefully read every label to make sure to avoid gluten -- which seems to be in just about everything.Reading labels can make it difficult for gluten-free children come candy time ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 16, 2010

    Verbal Nosh With Chef Allen Susser, Taste Gastropub, Delray Beach

    Chef Allen Susser, one of the original Miami Mango Gang of chefs, so named because of their commitment to using Florida foods, opens in Delray Beach tomorrow with Taste. It's a gastropub, and we chatted with him about this new venture -- far from Aventura's more formal sitdown, Chef Allen's, he's ru ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 15, 2010

    Deep-Fried Oreos Are the Chocolate Bomb

    ​Ever bite into a deep-fried Oreo? A favorite treat of fairs and carnivals from Texas to Tequesta, these battered and fried versions of the classic cookie are stellar. They're coated in funnel cake batter and fried so that the batter forms a balloon-like crust. The chocolate part of the cookie mel ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 23, 2008

    Herald Health Tips

    This past week the Miami Herald’s “Diet and Nutrition” page featured a “Nutrition Quiz” that touted the benefits of niacin. These include raising “good” HDL cholesterol by as much as 35% -- “plus, it purportedly helps your skin and hair”. What specific foods does this quiz -- which ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 1, 2008

    Booze Hound - Jake's Bar & Grill

    In a time of such economic strife, I say screw the beef! Instead of dinner out on the town, I suggest one blow their shrinking wads of indulgence-flow on the savory, sweet nectar of catastrophe -- booze. Yet, New Times doesn’t want you to waste your hard-earned cash on crap, so we’re combing b ... More >>

  • News

    May 29, 2008

    Lady of the House

    She's got three kids, 650,000 constituents, and millions of watching eyes. Debbie Wasserman Schultz can't keep them all happy.

  • Blogs

    May 19, 2008
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    January 24, 2008
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    February 4, 2007

    Oops, I Did It Again

    The Super Bowl just ended and, unfortunately, my losing streak continues (and I'm poorer for it, in the most literal sense of the term). Yes, Rex Grossman was awful. Yes, Peyton Manning played a good game. But don't put the win or loss solely on either one of their heads. The MVP was really the Colt ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 7, 2006

    Beating Adversity With A Stick

    It's a big headline on the Local front of the Sun-Sentinel: "BEATING ADVERSITY TO BE FIRST IN LINE." Bad headline (who knew that beating adversity could move up to the front of the line so quickly?) over a story written by Nicole T. Lesson, Community News diva. It's about a teenager named Nick Sprou ... More >>

  • Calendar

    August 12, 2004

    Bon Voyage

    Saying sayonara to the dear departed

  • Music

    July 15, 2004

    Rogue Wave

    Out of the Shadow (Sub Pop)

  • Arts and Entertainment

    May 15, 2003

    Best Band Name

    The Nougat Fiasco

  • Dining

    October 26, 2000

    Sea of Blah

    Fountains by the Sea

  • Culture

    September 21, 2000

    We Don't Aim to Please, Part 2

    Local theater leaders bemoan their most persistent obstacles

  • Dining

    January 21, 1999
  • Calendar

    October 1, 1998
  • News

    January 1, 1998