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.
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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
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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 >>