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 >>
Love it or hate it: in most states women are allowed to breastfeed in public. Unfortunately, many people are unaware of that fact--restaurant, store, and mall managers included. Being that the majority of the population is not well versed in breastfeeding law, mothers with their boobs out tend to ge ... 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 >>
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 >>
Ice Cream of Doom.Don't feel bad about Florida's reputation as the pill-pushing capitol of the world. We, at least, push our pills from clinics housed in nondescript gray buildings, none of which are likely to attract throngs of screaming children. Not so in New York City. There, they sell narcot ... 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 >>
There is no way of getting around the fact that Passover is my least favorite holiday. Ever.
It's sad, really, because the holiday commemorates the freedom the Israelites gained when they left Egypt like a bazillion years ago. It's actually a celebration.
But Passover is different. Starting Monday ... 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 >>
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Photo by Flickr user wickendenOne of Broward's largest and most ambitious dining and entertainment complexes made its d ... More >>