In mid-April, 39-year-old Belkys Jimenez came down with a high fever. She also developed a headache and then severe pain in her muscles and joints. Her feet and ankles became swollen, making walking painful. Jimenez had long battled hypertension, but this was clearly something new. Over the next ... More >>
A blond seductress who used the Blue Martini Bar locations in Fort Lauderdale and Miami to lure men in and then rob them has turned herself in to the Broward Sheriff's Office, and now authorities are asking for any other victims to come forward. The woman, Ashley Done, 26, has victimized men from B ... More >>
Florida sure knows how to get caught up in a good drug scare, especially when it comes to substances that are on the cusp of becoming illegal or are downright fake in the first place. Our residents have seen some synthetics drugs' most horrifying effects, and our law enforcement officials have made ... More >>
Like most any place, South Florida takes on a completely different look and feel late at night. In cities like West Palm Beach, Boca Raton and Delray Beach it's generally after the bustling happy hours have given way to dancing and drinks, or when the Snow Bird's turn in after early bird dinners. It ... More >>
With elegant mahogany wainscoting, white-cloth-covered tables, palm-tree-upholstered booths and lounge chairs, polished brass fixtures, and smooth jazz penetrating the smoke-filled air, the interior of Fort Lauderdale's iconic Jackson Steakhouse was the classic steak house of yesteryear. From 1997 ... More >>
A lot of shenanigans are known to go down at donut shops in the wee hours of the night. One of the few places open at 3 a.m., donut shops were once a watering hole for troublemakers and drunk cravings. That is, until donut shop owners wised up and started handing out free donuts to cops to lure th ... More >>
On a scalding Saturday afternoon, nearly a dozen Miami Beach Police cars are jammed up on the lawns of a shady residential street near Mount Sinai Hospital. Cops lean against their cruisers as a mangy group of about 20 protesters spills out onto the overgrown lawn before a white, single-story house. ... More >>
When Lake Mary resident Gene Devaney started a thread on BeerAdvocate.com last Wednesday, his intention was to merely gather a few hundred bucks in donations to help a friend who recently suffered the tragic loss of his wife. The outpouring of support from the beer geek community in the days followi ... More >>
Yes, it's been hotter than hell for weeks already; however, the weather just made itself official. In celebration of the recently passed summer solstice, we have plenty of gluttonous events for you this week. If you're looking for something cold to drink -- beer, wine, whatever -- we have a perfectl ... More >>
Yesterday, Michael Lohan (father of Lindsay) announced that he would be publishing his memoir, "I'm Not Your Daddy Dearest ... If I Can Turn My Life Around, So Can You."We caught up with him via phone as he was on his way to the Boca Raton office of TransMedia public relations. (TransMedia CEO Thom ... More >>
Kick Start South Florida is a new feature highlighting local foodies and food-related projects on Kickstarter from Broward, Palm Beach and Miami-Dade. Clean Plate Charlie will profile them here to support and promote food-related crowd-funded projects in South Florida. Spread the word. Share the lov ... More >>
The Restaurant People, the company known for some of downtown Fort Lauderdale's busiest establishments--Tarpon Bend, Yolo, Vibe-- are expanding their empire. Their next plan? A restaurant and bar at the base of the Hilton Fort Lauderdale Beach Resort. S3--short for sun, surf, sand or steak, seafood, ... More >>
It used to be that you couldn't find a descent Asian-themed restaurant anywhere near downtown West Palm Beach. That was until about six months ago, when several Asian-themed establishments showed up. Among them Fuku (pronounced foo-koo), a bold new lounge-like pan-Asian concept that opened t ... More >>
While a few local mainstays (Cafe Bluefish, Diner 24) and much-hyped enterprises (SpoonFed, M Bar) shuttered their doors in recent weeks, several buzzed-about spots opened their doors in June; Rebel House in Boca Raton and Salt7 (formerly referred to simply as Salt) in Delray Beach. After the jump, ... More >>
Candace WestTamari scallops: Rich, premium, soy-moistened scallops and crabmeat wrapped in tuna. This week's review in Dish, we check out Asian fusion restaurant SAIA at the newly refurbished B Ocean Fort Lauderdale Hotel. The new eatery located just off the beach on the corner of A1A and Sun ... More >>
Laine Doss Sushimi Platter at SAIASAIA, the new South Asian-inspired restaurant at the B Ocean Ft. Lauderdale Hotel opened this weekend. The restaurant features modern decor and a direct oceanfront view. The menu is an ecclectic mix of sushi, hot and cool dishes, getting much inspir ... More >>
My recent trip to New Orleans was largely predicated on two things: 1) that I had never before been to the Crescent City, and it was high time I got there, and 2) it's known as one of the best food cities in the country. Sure, you could argue that New York, Chicago, and San Francisco each have more ... More >>
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