• Blogs

    June 24, 2014

    Taps Offers Craft Beers and "Smart" Homestyle Cooking

    At the west end of Himmarshee Street, just across from Old Fort Lauderdale Breakfast House, the interior of Taps is worlds apart from the rest of downtown Fort Lauderdale. To the left, a tufted charcoal bench runs the length of the room beneath a solid wood wall of crisscrossing panels. A modern st ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 20, 2014

    Florida Beer: Wandering Pelican By Cigar City Brewing

    Collaboration beers are nothing new, and Cigar City Brewing in Tampa is known to make quite a few of them. I'd say its their friendly demeanor. This past spring, the makers of Jai Alai teamed up with the Great Lakes Brewing Company out of Cleveland, Ohio to make Wandering Pelican. See also: Florid ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 20, 2014

    Fort Lauderdale Named Third Most Affordable Summer Destination

    It's becoming increasingly apparent that Fort Lauderdale is the most awesome place on Earth. In the past few weeks, we've seen different national outlets taking notice of the Venice of America and ranking Fort Lauderdale high in some important categories, such as greenest midsized city, best downto ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 2, 2014

    Florida Beer: Colliding Galaxies Sour Double IPA From Green Bench and Point Ybel Brewing Company

    It's #FloridaBeerFriday. Every Friday, we take a look at a beer brewed in the Sunshine State, giving analysis to the burgeoning craft beer movement of Florida. This week we're going a little further away and a little more small batch, because sometimes you have to travel outwards in order to broade ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 1, 2014

    Sea Dog Brewing Discusses the Grand Opening of Its Latest Florida Brewpub

    Prepare for more dogs in yellow raincoats: Sea Dog Brewing Co. will celebrate the grand opening of its new brewery in Clearwater next week. It's been in soft-open mode for about a month now. The Maine-based craft beer producer is adding to its Florida holdings, with this newest location joining the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 31, 2014

    PDQ's National Children's Book Day Drive: Donate a Book, Get a Free Meal

    Obviously, if you're checking out Clean Plate Charlie, you're into two things: good food and a good read. So are the people at PDQ, the fast casual restaurants that stand for "people dedicated to quality". The Tampa-based chain that specializes in fresh hand-battered chicken tenders, made-to-orde ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 10, 2014

    Florida Skydiver Crashes Into Plane, Walks Away With Only Minor Injuries

    A Gainesville skydiver crashed into an airplane over the weekend and walked away with only minor bruises and injuries. He also says he'll be going back up for more jumps as soon as he can. And here you are being afraid of a spider in your toilet. According to the Polk County Sheriff's Office, the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 4, 2014

    Due South Brewing Company Named Best Large Brewery in Florida, Pick Up Gold Medals (Video)

    It's been a busy weekend for brewers in Florida: the start of Tampa Bay Beer Week with the Florida Brewers Guild Festival and the judged awards of the Best Florida Beer's Brewer's Ball. This past Sunday, March 2nd, brewers from all over the state descended onto Tampa to find out the results of the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 24, 2014

    Signatures Verified -- Medical Marijuana WILL be on Florida Ballot Unless Supreme Court Nixes Language

    Advocates of medical marijuana met their goal -- they collected enough signatures to see that the issue gets posed to voters on this November's ballot. Elections officials announced today they they verified 710,508 signatures that were submitted -- enough to force a vote on a proposed constitutio ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 13, 2014

    Texting Leads to Movie Theater Shooting In Tampa Area, Cops Say

    Two people were shot inside a Cobb Theater in the Tampa area, several media outlets are reporting. According to Pasco County authorities, one of the victims was shot for texting during movie previews during a screening of "Lone Survivor." The shooting went down at the Grove 16 Cobb Theater at State ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 6, 2013

    18 Reasons Why Gators Fans Are the Worst

    Ah. Gators fans. They smell. They're loud. They drink cheap beer. They love to wear jorts. They love mullets. And they're set to invade Sun Life Stadium for the big showdown with the Hurricanes on Saturday afternoon like an orange STD, infecting every crevice of South Florida like a horde of tooth ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 12, 2013

    Sinkhole Collapses Resort Near Disney World

    A sinkhole collapsed a villa at the Summer Bay Resort near Disney World early Monday morning. The building is almost halfway in the hole, with another section of the villa sinking into the ground. At around 3:00 a.m., witnesses reported hearing a cracking sound as the villa began to submerge into t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 20, 2013

    Finishing Off Craft Beer Week At Coffee District's Cigar City Takeover Saturday

    American Craft Beer Week is finally over, and this past weekend had no shortage of events to draw you into the spirit of craft beer. On Saturday night, to celebrate one of the biggest names in Florida beer, Cigar City, the Coffee District in Delray Beach offered up its taps to the Tampa based brew ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 30, 2013

    Craft Beer Cans Kick Bottles in the Glass

    Ever crack open a bottle of beer that smells and tastes past its prime? That beer is probably "skunked," which will make it taste quite awful. (Beer nerd alert: "Skunked" or "light struck" beers occur when isomerized alpha acids imparted from hops get bombarded with ultraviolet radiation. That reac ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 31, 2012

    Hulk Hogan Opens Hogan's Beach Restaurant in Tampa (For Real)

    No, really. We're completely serious here. The Hulkster is opening a restaurant in Tampa and if you've got no New Year's eve plans you could start driving now and be able to celebrate at the New Year's Eve grand opening tonight (which is selling out quickly).The 20,000 square-foot Hogan's Beach, loc ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 19, 2012

    Burgie Awards Coming to Fort Lauderdale

    The fourth Annual Burger Beast Burgie Awards has moved north to Fort Lauderdale, bringing with it a meaty good time for all.The combination burger celebration/food truck roundup/awards ceremony is scheduled for Saturday, February 2 from 5 p.m. - 10 p.m. at Huizenga Plaza in Fort Lauderdale.The event ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 3, 2012

    Bill Clinton At Tampa Bay Rally Friday Night: Long-winded And Unintelligible

    Former President Bill Clinton said a lot of things during his his hour-long speech in Tampa last night before a crazed crowd of 1,000 supporters at a campaign rally here Friday night. It would be nice to know what most of it was. We're not sure whether it was the mic system, or his apparent exhaust ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 13, 2012

    Bill Nelson and Connie Mack Television Debate Is Set

    The Bill Nelson-Connie Mack race is pretty much America's most closely watched Senate race. And now incumbent Nelson -- the Democrat -- and Mack -- the Republican -- have agreed to the only confirmed statewide televised debate on October 17. The showdown will take place at Nova Southeastern Univers ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 14, 2012

    Largest Burmese Python Found In Everglades Measures 17 Feet, Has 87 Eggs Inside

    See also "Feds Likely To Face Face Legal Battle Over Burmese Python Ban" and "Are Burmese Pythons Slithering, Destructive Force?"The University of Florida announced a startling discovery Monday: A 17-foot-7-inch Burmese python had been pulled from the Everglades. The record-setting reptile weighed 1 ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 21, 2012

    Republican Presidential Candidates Owe Floridians More Than $230,000

    Newt Gingrich's campaign for the Republican presidential campaign is over. Done-zo. Finished. The guy is walking around his home state wearing a Mitt Romney sticker.But the former speaker of the House isn't even close to concluding the dealings surrounding his campaign, as documents filed over the w ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 7, 2012

    Precious Red and Pink Corals Need Protection Under CITES

    In last week's cover story, we looked at why reef-building corals are being plundered from the South Pacific and sent to the shores of Florida. But the curio trade isn't the only industry fueling the death of coral. For centuries, jewelry makers have harvested precious red a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 20, 2012

    Fort Lauderdale Boat Race Pits Teams Tebow's Ark, Boats n Hoes Against Each Other

    ​The organizers of the Red Bull Candola race have announced the final 27 28 teams, selected from "thousands of submissions," that will race in the New River next month. While "boats in Fort Lauderdale" isn't anything new, these won't be the shiny 45-footers with names like Sea Dream II or Fun ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 20, 2012

    Barry "Bear" Silverman Is a Fake Navy SEAL, Says Lawyer Representing Real Navy SEAL

    Assuming you, like most of our dear readers, are a lily-livered sissy who has never made it through a "Hell Night" or advanced Navy SEAL training, here are a couple of things you may not know.1. There are former Navy SEALs who teach classes on how to be like a Navy SEAL, like this guy:2. There are o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 1, 2012

    Score a Half-Billion-Dollar Win for Spain, but Treasure Hunters Vow to Keep Digging

    ​Sean Fisher lives the exciting yet often uncertain life of a treasure hunter. As vice president of Mel Fisher's Treasures, Fisher knows that his career choice is not always easy. Treasure hunters spend years scavenging the salty seas in hopes of finding hidden gems that could win them a fortune - ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 23, 2012

    NBC News/Tampa Bay Times GOP Debate: Live Blog

    ​Tonight at 9, the remaining four contenders for the GOP presidential nomination take the stage in Tampa to talk about the issues -- and, usually, the nonissues.Either way, Florida's primary election next week is a winner-take-all contest for the state's 50 delegates, and the contest between forme ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 20, 2012

    Occupy Fort Lauderdale: The Pool Party (BYOB)

    destination360.comIf Occupy does it right, what its party could look like next weekend.​Now there's a cause your average Fort Lauderdale resident can get behind -- a pool party.What seems to be the inaugural Occupy Fort Lauderdale pool party is scheduled for January 28, which could actually be the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 1, 2011

    Havana's Cuban Cuisine Opens Second Location

    Maddox offers fightin' words on his blog today about the most overrated sandwiches in America. It's a gem of a post that includes the Philly cheese steak -- "an exploration of sadness" and a "mouthful of suck"; the poor boy -- "why not put nachos and jalapeño poppers on a sandwich too, dickhea ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 4, 2011

    South Florida's Ten Best Beer Bars

    ​All this talk about New Times' Beerfest has us craving craft brews. The event, on Saturday, November 12, in Esplanade Park in downtown Fort Lauderdale from 7 to 11 p.m., offers festgoers the opportunity to try hundreds of pours for $30 ($40 at the door) or $70 ($80 at the door), with a portion of ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 12, 2011

    Dear Federal Court: Please Help Florida Suppress the Vote

    Racism? Not here.​To: U.S. District Court From: Florida Secretary of State Kurt Browning We're having a small problem with voting down here in Florida. In May, our Legislature passed some brilliant new requirements designed to crack down on unnecessary voters -- specifically, people who are poor, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 17, 2011

    Jared Cano, Tampa High School Bomb Plot Suspect: I Just "Did the Dumbest Thing Ever"

    Jared Cano's FacebookThe cops say Jared Cano planned to set off explosive devices at a Tampa high school.​Tampa police arrested 17-year-old Jared Michael Cano yesterday in an alleged plot to set off some explosive devices at Freedom High School.Aside from his criminal history, which includes a rec ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 3, 2011

    Rick Scott Taking Suggestions for Jobs to Do; We Opine

    ​Gov. Rick Scott's office announced yesterday that he's ripping off former Gov. and Sen. Bob Graham's idea of working with Florida's commoners in their workplace.In what Scott is calling "Let's Get to Work" days, he started his first job today at a doughnut joint in Tampa, selling rings of fried d ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 13, 2011

    Rick Scott's Vacation to Canada Nets a Grand Total of 110 Eventual Jobs

    facebook.comRick Scott's selling point to the mayor of Toronto was his boots.​Gov. Rick Scott has shown us he can kill 4,500 jobs with the stroke of a pen, but sending him to Canada for a week on a "trade mission" to bring jobs back to Florida didn't go so hot.Scott's camp says he and his delegati ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 13, 2011

    Florida's Loss: Rick Scott's High-Speed Rail Shoot-Down

    Art Seitz Wild Art: Congressman Allen West joins a motley collection of local politicians (including fellow Republican Chip LaMarca, Fort Lauderdale Mayor Jack Seiler, Charlotte Rodstrom, and Romney Rogers) in Fort Lauderdale for yesterday's St. Patrick's Day festivities. (Photo by Art  ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 24, 2011

    Humiliated for Bad Grades: Child Abuse?

    Courtesy Fox 13 News​Here's an instructive tale from Tampa, Florida, where a mother has taken an admirable interest in her son's academic performance.Ronda Holder, 33, was recently confronted by the grim possibility that her son, James Mond III, might follow in her footsteps and fail to complete h ... More >>

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    December 23, 2010
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    March 11, 2010
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    February 19, 2009

    Super Fans

    The secret life of storm troopers and other tales.

  • Blogs

    January 27, 2009

    Road to Super Bowl Goes Thru Lauderdale?

    See you in Fort Lauderdale, hot stuff.I've been seeing an awfully lot of Pittsburgh Steelers and Arizona Cardinals paraphernalia in the Fort Lauderdale area. Two possible explanations:The locals are jumping on the bandwagon now that these teams are Super Bowl-bound.Steelers and Cardinals fans are fl ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 13, 2009

    The Swimsuit Competition: Tampa Bay Loses

    Quit flaunting your chin, harlot. You're in Greater Tampa.Let's not get too demoralized over the national media ridiculing our corruption, which is rampant, pervasive, ubiquitous and all-encompassing. It could be worse. We could be in Pinellas County, where county officials are scrambling to cover t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 18, 2008

    Throwback Tuesdays: Yo Majesty--"Club Action"

    There's something about the early music of Yo Majesty that will always have a soft spot in my heart. Back when this Tampa-based duo used to be a trio, Shunda K, Jwl B, and Shon B, were my favorite female MCs of 2007. They were butch, black, badass rappers who were sort of like a 2007 version of ... More >>

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    October 30, 2008
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    July 17, 2008

    Crush Hot Pants Party

    Return of the Booty Patrol

  • Music

    June 28, 2007
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    November 9, 2006
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    August 22, 2006

    Killer Dog, King Belief, and Charity Good--UPDATED

    Via Stuck on the Palmetto Today, the Sun-Sentinel enlightens us on why Shawna Willey was so obsessed with having large, vicious dogs surrounding her all the time. Sallie James, Jennifer Gollan and Robert Nolin report on the front page that Willey had the Presa Canario that killed her in her backy ... More >>

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    March 3, 2005
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    August 28, 2003

    Living la Vida Straight

    Christine Sneeringer was gay until she underwent controversial "reparative therapy"

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    April 15, 1999
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    March 11, 1999
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    December 31, 1998
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