Oprah is the woman who can do just about everything -- including having her very own (OWN -- get it?) chai! Starting April 29, Teavanna Oprah Chai will be available at Starbucks and Teavana locations throughout the United States and Canada. The announcement for the collaboration was made at the S ... More >>
Airports are not known for being havens of gourmet food. Although many are starting add food-driven concepts intended to highlight the cities' culinary scene, the vast majority serve mall food and prepackaged goods. Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport recently announced it would be ad ... More >>
A major winter storm full of frigid kick-ass named Hercules is bearing down on the northeastern United States, bringing with it record lows, canceled flights, snowfall, and blizzard conditions the country hasn't seen in years. So everyone is miserable and whining about the weather. Except, of cour ... More >>
It used to be that a cup of coffee was just that: a paper cup of liquid caffeine. Nothing special, it tasted relatively the same from your local greasy spoon, to your favorite diner. Heck, you'd even suffer through 12 ounces of gas-station sludge if it meant getting your morning pick-me-up. Today, ... More >>
Pumpkin spice fever is like syphilis. It's contracted easily, spreads quickly, and symptoms include a zombie-like stampede for the antidote: anything containing the rotund orange fruit (yes, pumpkin is a fruit) and that blend of cinnamon-y spices. See also: Pumpkin Spice, The Movie? "White People ... More >>
We're not really sure who's to blame for the proliferation of all things pumpkin. Is it Starbucks and their uber popular seasonal specialty coffee, the Pumpkin Spice Latte. Or is Shipyard and Dogfishead and their Pumpkinhead and Punkin brews, respectively? Or, is there perhaps something more sinist ... More >>
Recently, a man at a Starbucks in San Antonio, Texas, went to the bathroom and found himself face-to-face with a Texas rat snake slithering on the toilet seat. The man was unharmed, and the fanged reptile retreated to the dark abyss of the sewer system. But just last month, in Israel, a 35-year-old ... More >>
Fall has officially begun. But, you say, the weather is hot and sticky out (plus the calendar clearly states it's still Summer)? Bah...we say. Fall has started because Starbucks has relaunched its Pumpkin Spice Latte for the tenth straight year.
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 >>
Quite a bit has unfolded since we first learned about former Starbucks employee Adrian Flores and his plea for assistance from the denizens of the internet. After raising enough funds to pay his most pressing bills, Flores remade his GoFundMe page, gofundme.com/helpuslive. He headlined the new vers ... More >>
Robbers and hold-up men live fast go-go lifestyles like the rest of us. Just like you, they need a more convenient means in which to get their work done, living in our 24-hour social media get-after it world. Take Anthony Williams of Orlando, for example. Instead of parking his car, getting out, an ... More >>
This Thursday from 7 to 9 pm, Bash Wine Cafe will be serving both beer and wine in a contest to see which one pairs better--possibly the perfect opportunity to shut up both your beer geek and wine snob friend. For $50, plus tax and gratuity, guests get five courses, each served with a two-ounce Ciga ... More >>
It's that time of year again -- a chance to see what's in store food-wise, as dozens of publications, companies and agencies pin down celebrity chefs, food product developers, specialty purveyors -- even the U.S. culinary ambassador -- to get their opinion on what they think will be the hot new ... More >>
First off, here's a non-paid and non-partisan political announcement from Clean Plate Charlie -- get out and vote. This election is extremely close and every vote counts. No matter who you want to see in the White House for the next four years, it's your civic duty to vote. Besides, you totall ... More >>
The Third Annual Haitian Empty Bowl Fundraiser is planned for Saturday throughout downtown Lake Worth. The venture is a progressive meal of sorts, with roughly 20 local restaurants and specialty food shops donating samples to the cause, which will raise money for kids in Haiti. Joyce Brown, an or ... More >>
From February 6-16, customers can download the Starbucks Cup Magic App, that allows them to send customized valentines and Starbucks e-gifts when a smart phone is positioned over the Starbucks Valentines Day cup. The valentine on here is too hearts and flowers for me (I share an office mate's sentim ... More >>
Tonight, South Florida social media types will leave the safety of their respective bedrooms, cubicles, and Starbucks tabletop offices to take part in an interactive tweet-up with the third-annual holiday social and toy drive Tweets for Tots at Longboards in West Palm Beach.File this one under #t ... More >>
Starbucks - latte for puppets.Barista Chrissizle is just a talented guy pumping out venti lattes for rent money. So he took that talent and wrote the most awesome Starbucks song ever! Like most mega-corporations, instead of giving this guy a raise, Starbucks fires him. Sure, the song calls out ... More >>
McDonald's makeover underway in Fort LauderdaleMcDonald's recently began a billion dollar renovation project to update their stores to a more inviting, modern look, as reported in USA Today. The refurbishment project, which began with stores in Tampa, is the largest in the chain's history. ... More >>
Photo by marcusjrobertsPatty Canedo is a chef in palm Beach. She writes frequently about her kitchen exploits in this column, Half Baked. After two weeks of doubles with V-day crammed in the middle of it all, I'm about to fall over. I look at the clock, plotting my escape to rush ... More >>
Flickr: LadyDragonFlyCCHey, Santa, we know you want to keep your girlish figure. "Santa: I've grown sick of cookies"We had another chat with Mr. Claus this week (courtesy of santabot.com) and found out that he's tired of eating cookies. Frankly we aren't surprised since he does eat 1,140,000 mill ... More >>
This is not what's for breakfast.Last week, an investment firm bought South Florida-based Burger King Holdings, and hopefully the move signals an improvement in what has always been the fast-food industry's ugly burger stepchild.So where does the new owner take Burger King now? Here are five idea ... More >>
• Come September-October, Boca Wings & Ribs (2257 N. Federal Hwy., 561-391-91100 will morph into The Smokehouse, a purveyor of serious barbecue and the second barbecue joint to open on North Federal Highway in Boca Raton this year. New owners Mark Uffer and Erik Frasco have b ... More >>
Spitting Distance: 321 North and City of OzAh, South Florida: Where the women are strong, the men are pretty, and all the foreclosures are "friendly." Developers of mixed-use, work-live-playgrounds might take a moment to contemplate, as they plan their latest forays into the market for pseudo cities ... More >>
It's round two for Rapoport on Clematis.
On January 3rd, Starbucks rolled out a quintet of new Tazo full leaf tea beverages that are now available in all stores nationwide. Yesterday the coffee chain hosted "TeaTime events", which is a civilized way of saying "free samples". I headed to the most scenic of our Starbucks, at 14th Street and ... More >>
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