It was only a matter of time, really. On Monday, the Supreme Court ruled that government meetings are allowed to open with prayer -- even though currently in this country, the vast majority of such prayers are geared toward Christianity. The case was prompted in Greece, NY, where ministers are of ... More >>
A burger fried in a pan and slapped together in timed competition helped get Brian Cartenuto his win on the first season of the Food Network's Cutthroat Kitchen. Even though he stole his competitors' bread, hand-chopped beef into a course grind, and whipped up his signature onion rings, no one could ... 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 >>
When it comes to Thanksgiving turkey, side dishes, and desserts are at the forefront of most people's minds. Unless you're an amateur wine aficionado, it's probably not until you go to set the table that you realize there's no fermented grape juice to go with your meal. Consider this your reminder. ... More >>
Not to sound pretentious, but there are bartenders and then there are mixologists. Bartenders are perfectly happy pouring a beer or mixing together a vodka and soda. Mixologists, on the other hand, are like mad--drunken--scientists: mixing up concoctions that have never been seen before. Iliya Dimi ... More >>
Are you addicted to Starbucks? We are too -- so much so that we're seriously afraid to find out what horrible detox we'd go through if we didn't have our daily allowance of caffeine and sugar.Recently looking at our bank statement, we were shocked to see all the Starbucks charges. At about fou ... More >>
If you're heading to IKEA in Sunrise to pick up some cheap furniture and a snack, don't worry too much about finding remnants of Trigger in your lunch.Earlier in the week, authorities in the Czech Republic detected horse meat in IKEA meatballs. Initially, the furniture company removed meatballs from ... More >>
Festival season has reached South Florida's shores. This weekend, the St. Catherine Greek Orthodox Church in West Palm Beach will be hosting the 38th Annual Greek Festival, open to anyone looking to get a fix of feta cheese and folk dance.The festival will feature artwork, jewelry, Greek cuisine and ... More >>
Gyros, souvlaki, tyropita, fried cheese, dolmades, stuffed grape leaves. And ouzo -- how could we forget the ouzo! All that's left to say: Opa!This weekend, celebrate the 3rd annual Flavors of Greece, Fort Lauderdale's first Greek food and drink tasting event organized by St. Demetrios Church. ... More >>
The decor is contemporary and overpoweringly red: red leather booths, cherry wood walls, red curtains, and giant flat screen TVs playing Russian pop music videos. The menu, though, is full of classics. So the three-month old Russia House restaurant has it all: the feel of modern-day St. Petersburg ... More >>
We're live-blogging tonight's debate right here, on this page. Bookmark the link and follow our updates after the jump.
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 >>
One could argue that saganaki -- Y'know: A burst of flame, "Opa!" and all that -- is the territory of tourists and culinary bumpkins. But c'mon: Burned, booze-soaked cheese? What's not to like? In a town that's no stranger to the hummus and olive-oil-soaked trappings of Mediterranean fare, Estia Gre ... More >>
Nikos Papadopoulos/Pottle ProductionsANTM - "Eat Me" editionWhy don't they just change the name of this show to Humiliation in Bikinis? We admit that we sometimes watch America's Next Top Model. It's usually on a rainy hungover Saturday when there's a marathon of an entire season. We're not proud ... More >>
Allen West: Out to save the human race.Who knew Rep. Allen West practiced biology on the side? At least he's proven he believes in evolution.In West's column on Red County this week, he describes how upset he is with unemployment, federal debt, and federal spending, as well as how it's all ... More >>
Congressman Allen West hasn't been at his job for a month, and already he's hating on his co-workers.In a letter to his supporters last Friday, West wrote that he was "appalled" at his co-Congressmen's "arrogance, belligerence, and dishonest rhetoric filled with empty emotional platitudes." ... More >>
Chef Victoria Allman does most of her cooking while traveling around the world on a yacht. Her first book, Sea Fare, was full of travel stories and recipes, which is what her new book, SEAsoned, is about as well.Actually, this is what it's about:"Add two inexperienced crewmembers, an anorexic div ... More >>
White-nationalist reads in the United States and Europe reflect anti-migrant hatred in a grim economy.
I stopped by the Flavors of Greece Festival held this past Saturday and Sunday at St. Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church in Fort Lauderdale, hoping to sample a little taste of authentic Greek food. What I got was a big taste -- a baseball-bat-sized wallop of flavors that nearly put me in a food coma ... More >>
FlickrAllen West is doing his very best to make manliness an issue in the campaign for the 22nd Congressional District. He recently challenged his opponent, Rep. Ron Klein, to "man up" and to talk "how men talk." In a video I've posted after the jump, from last March, West bemoans the rise of wha ... More >>
We've heard of big game prices, but this is ridiculous: According to Worstpizza.com, Tucci's Fire 'N' Coal Pizza in Boca Raton is offering free food during each of the World Cup games below. And not just a free slice or two either. Show up during these times and try a sampling of all the items on ... More >>
Dalia Dippolito kept texting clients, even when she couldn't follow through.She met her husband while working as a professional escort. But even after they married, Dalia Dippolito never completely gave up her past life.According to phone records included in the the Palm Beach County State Attorn ... More >>
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