This weekend was a perfect weekend to walk around an outdoor festival and drink Florida-made beer. And that's just what Clean Plate Charlie did during the first annual Brewers Guild Festival of South Florida, the sister event to the long-running Florida Brewers Guild Beer Fest held every March in Ta ... More >>
In the restaurant industry there are thousands of restaurant groups run by all manner of companies. Obviously, some are more prestigious than others. We're not exactly going to make an announcement when a new kitchen manager takes over the burners at Applebee's. One of Daniel Boulud's restaurant ... More >>
Like most issues in our labyrinthian modern lives, the concept of eating locally can be a lot more complicated than it looks. From a lack of local farms to dubious sourcing by supermarkets, it can be tough for consumers to make the right decisions, even with the best of intentions behind them. Mich ... More >>
Just before 8 p.m., as CNN was announcing that Romney took Kentucky and Obama took Vermont, a musician by the name of Billy Bones was delivering a wincing saxophone solo to a roughly 80-person crowd. "There's a hidden place only two can find," Mr. Bones wailed as his laptop computer p ... More >>
Ben & Jerry's is getting all indignant about campaign contributions by big businesses. The Vermont-based ice cream maker, known for their pop-culture-referenced products (anyone for a Late Night Snack or some delicious Schweddy Balls?), is asking fans of their treats to sign a petition ... More >>
The Onion has penned many parodies of this state, including Florida Legalizes Taking Guns to Work; Florida State University to Phase Out Academic Operations by 2010; and 'Ravaged' Named Florida's Official State Adjective. Though it reads like it, this stat is no parody. According to the Centers f ... More >>
The talented members of Toubab Krewe play not only traditional rock instruments but also traditional African ones. These include noisemakers you've probably never seen in your life: the soku, kamelengoni, and kora. The band is composed of white dudes who marry West African sounds with Americ ... More >>
For the second straight year, Phish has chosen to do its string of New Year's Eve shows in the frigid northeast at Madison Square Garden rather than coming down to South Florida for the occasion as the band has in years past. Yes, the guys are offering the consolation of webcasting the shows, but ... More >>
Gov. Rick Scott has been proudly touting that Florida has created the second-most jobs in the country (behind Texas) since he took office, but here's what he won't tell you: Those new jobs suck.More specifically, since the governor took office in January, Florida workers have had lower hourly wag ... More >>
Misha GrosvenorThe Old Fort Lauderdale Breakfast House (O-B House) wants to help you rise and shine when it opens for business this Friday. "We want to be the go-to place for breakfast during non-conformist hours," said the restaurant's owner, Rodney Ely. The O-B House, located on the Himmarshee ... More >>
Quinn PopcornWhen Coulter and Kristy Lewis decided to start their own business making a new kind of microwave popcorn, they had no idea it would take just a few weeks to raise enough money to get their idea off the ground. Turns out, all they needed was a kickstart. With business plan a ... More >>
Dolce Vita wine shop may have left its tiny space in downtown Lake Worth, moving just around the block. But the good life continues with new tenants J Street Bakery (9 N. J St.; 561-533-0150), the breads, cakes, cookies, pastries, and more venture of Matthew Lamstein and Jacqueline Moore. L ... More >>
Chef Jason Smith's culinary career literally sprouted right out of the ground. Raised on an organic farm just outside Indianapolis, Smith learned the value of cooking with fresh, farm-raised ingredients, as his mom grew and sold edible flowers. He then attended Johnson & Wales in Miami and la ... More >>
John LinnDo you believe in magic?Unrepentant beer drinkers, rejoice! Each week, Clean Plate Charlie will select one craft or import beer and give you the lowdown on it: How does it taste? What should you drink it with? Where can you find it? But mostly, it's all about the love of the brew. If you ... More >>
That old 'last man on earth' setup? It really works.
Soulfly's frontman makes nice with a former bandmate is Sinead O'Connor next?
David Caulkett wants your $10 to help Uncle Sam in the fight against illegal immigration.
Old-fashioned passion in the gay mecca
Nine Inch Nails' latest is a breakthrough in Trent Reznor's personal therapy, but don't expect it to take you to his happy place.
Boca rapper Souleye is gonna show you how hip-hop heals
Some Pigs Are More Equal Than Others
What would Saddam do? Congressman Clay Shaw contemplates Iraq.
Tugging W's effigy through America's Venice draws major league weirdness
The South Florida Folk Fest returns
Long hair aside, Les Claypool isn't one of those smelly hippies
A lush idyllic chunk of the Everglades was transformed by bulldozers and a huge tree-eating juggernaut
The web sure didn't ignore the Foley-is-gay story
Spinal Tap tapped, the Folksmen turn it way down from 11
Helen Frankenthaler's paintings in a mundane medium only strengthen her place in the pantheon
Cutting and pasting electro-pop with I Am the World Trade Center
The Rocking Horse Winner goes for a little ride up north
The digitally tweaked photos of "Carly TV" are technically impressive but to what end?
Skot Foreman brings big-name art to an unexpected seaside town
This year's Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival is bigger and... well, bigger
The only thing more boring than the surface of this Ford/Pfeiffer "thriller" is What Lies Beneath
Letters for February 10, 2000
What's it like to ring in the new millennium with 80,000 drug-addled Phish fans? Expensive. Noisy. Crowded. Uninspiring.
Local cover girl Una Thompson
June 11 - 17, 1998