Moving to South Florida is no easy task. It takes gumption and balls, and you probably have to be a little nuts as well. Why? Because South Florida is insane. It's also beautiful, sexy, sweltering, and sultry. But, mostly, insane. Now that you're here, it's important to understand that we're not ju ... More >>
Olympian Ryan Lochte was in South Florida this past weekend to film scenes for his new E! reality show, What Would Ryan Lochte Do?Although the swimming sensation and 11-time medalist seemed to be less than happy with the weekend's cool breezes, Lochte managed to enjoy himself with a visit to one of ... More >>
Florida Cookery's manager, an unflappable and poker-faced woman dressed in an austere black-and-white uniform, set a heavy spiny lobster dish on our table. Around her, the dining room lit up with that unique razzle-dazzle that South Beach restaurants often possess Saturday nights. It had been 25 mi ... More >>
The local personalities, egos, and public figures who swung through the news cycle this week, ranked by New Times' crack research department using a highly scientific algorithm (i.e., walking down South Beach last Monday night, calculating the ratio of weeping Irishmen compared with redneck testicl ... More >>
Happy New Year! The over-priced parties, the drunk drivers, the immense pressure on the midnight kiss forever dividing the happily coupled from the desperately single... We hope it will be magical. But New Year's Day will remind you that you're 365 days older and less able to handle your liquor.Your ... More >>
Judging Pairings is a little daunting. With nearly 50 different restaurants serving up as many dishes on three levels of the Broward County Convention Center, you've got to have a strategy if you plan on sampling each and every one. The plan was simple -- start on the third floor and work down to th ... More >>
It was with mild trepidation that my fiance and I ventured to Rice and Dough in downtown Fort Lauderdale for our first visit. Husband and wife team Amy and Goran Perovic opened the lunch and dinner spot this spring as part pizzeria/sandwich shop (dough) and part sushi bar (rice). We wonde ... More >>
The Everglades has a marketing problem. Earlier this week, officials from the Everglades National Park and the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization got together for a chat about how to better market the park to lure in tourists. As the Miami Herald reports, during ... More >>
The ubiquity of plaid and the renaissance of Pearl Jam, U2, and Nirvana in some circles is making me nostalgic for the '90s. What's a food writer to do but eat and drink a way through the decade? Though some '90s food and drink are making a comeback, many dishes are decidedly dormant. After the j ... More >>
Attention, Oktoberfest junkies: Cafe Heidelberg is hiring. Though no requirements are articulated, I would imagine knowing German and harboring a love of Deutsch bier wouldn't hurt. Check it out here. Are you from Chicago? A Chicago bar is opening in Fort Lauderdale and the owners are lookin ... More >>
As a countdown to the Best of Broward Palm Beach 2011, coming in June, Clean Plate Charlie is serving up a hundred of our favorite dishes in South Florida. Send your own nominations to Deirdra.Funcheon@BrowardPalmBeach.com.No. 20: Bouillabaisse from Café de France There are reasons certain dis ... More >>
The B Ocean on Sunrise and A1AEver wish there were more establishments on Fort Lauderdale beach than just swanky resorts, cut-rate motels, and those shops that sell "FBI: Female Body Inspector" shirts and mysteriously manage to stay in business?Two international hedge-fund managers are here to he ... More >>
Playwright Irish Pub in The Village at Gulfstream Park is the sister-pub to iconic Playwright in South Beach. Both pubs offer over a dozen beers on tap (including Guinness, of course), but only Playwright at Gulfstream offers live horse racing action right outside the window.  ... More >>
The place: T-Mex Cantina The hours: 4 to 8 p.m.; 4 to 10 p.m. on Wednesday. The deal: Buy one drink, get one free (of equal or lesser value). The digs: Formerly San Loco, this location and its South Beach sister store broke off from their New York dons in 2008 and became T-Mex Cantina. The T d ... More >>
Photo by Eric BartonOK, OK. In the interest of fairness and equality in light of last week's column about where to meet men, I guess I also have to disclose where hot girls in their mid-20s-plus go when scoping for gents. There are two places that are perfect -- YOLO in Fort Lauderdale and Tramon ... More >>
If you're not a subscriber to our weekly Café Bites dining newsletter for Broward and Palm Beach counties, here's a taste of what you missed this week. Click here to subscribe. Photo by Flickr user wickendenOne of Broward's largest and most ambitious dining and entertainment complexes made its d ... More >>
The original superstar DJ makes a move to South Beach.
Nobody likes an injustice, especially when kids are involved. But ladies and gentlemen, that's exactly what we have. When Playboy announced the magazine's picks for best party school this week, this nation saw the worst kind of injustice since the Alpha Betas framed the Tri-Lambs in Revenge of the N ... More >>
On a recent, unseasonably cool afternoon, I drifted away into one of those vivid naptime dreams, the ones where you wake up and think for a second that what you just went through was real. There was a knocking, no, a pounding at the door, as if Grendel were on the other side. I tried making my way t ... More >>
9:39 p.m. last night, my friend texted me, "Loving [Lil'] Kim on Dancing With the Stars!" While he was home watching B & C-Listers do the cha-cha - wasabi, crab and fresh-out-the-water tuna was doing the electric boogaloo on my tongue. Akashi's South Miami outpost is potentially one of the best ... More >>
Turns out that the foreign company the state picked to build and then operate I-595 has no obligation to hire local workers for the $1.8 billion rehab project. This comes as some surprise to local officials like the Metropolitan Planning Organization, which apparently doesn't understand what's meant ... More >>
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A 2007 Dolphin's offseason retrospective.
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The terrorism in the Northeast can bring us together
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Hollywood's would-be R&B diva, Kedash
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A cabinetmaker and would be inventor has spent the last 15 years obsessing over his three-way game. He expects to make millions.