Village Voice Media Holdings (now Voice Media Group), which owns New Times Broward/Palm Beach, is suing Yelp in Arizona federal court over its use of "Best Of" in at least 10 cities. The firm is seeking to stop the social networking, user review and local search website and app from ... More >>
Democrats hate freedom and love terrorists!
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AMERICA! FUCK YEAH!
Scott Van Duzer, the Fort Pierce owner of Big Apple Pizza & Pasta Restaurant, who recently gained fame for bear-hugging Presid ... More >>
In response to customer and server feedback, Stephane's American & French Cuisine in Boca Raton is dropping its unpopular mandatory service charge policy. The system as it stands automatically adds 15 percent to the check for parties of up to four people; groups of five or more pay 18 percent. The c ... More >>
If you've spent any time on Yelp, you've realized by now that some of the reviews are pretty damn funny. OK, we're not sure if they're actually meant to be funny, but that's probably the reason why they make us snort coffee out of our noses from time to time. Apparently, some professional actors thi ... More >>
Is that grouper you have there on your plate, or pangasius -- a mild-flavored white-flesh fish farmed in Asia? The next time you're out to dine in South Florida, it may be a question you should ask yourself.According to a new report released by Oceana, an international advocacy group for protecting ... More >>
When I met with Mike Saperstein and Evan David last month for a "sneak peek" tour of Rebel House -- which debuted to the public for dinner service on Friday -- the conversation inevitably turned to the restaurant's opening timeline. The deadline had seemed to have been pushed back at least half a do ... More >>
The not-so-secret ingredient at Ovenella -- an Italian restaurant that focuses on traditional entrees and pizza cooked in a wood-fired oven -- is garlic. The aromatic bulb appeared in spades during a recent dinner at the Boca Raton joint. It arrived as whole, roasted cloves with the complimentary br ... More >>
With the popularity of Yelp and other websites where everyone's a critic, it makes sense that we're all walking the walk by trying to bludgeon our food phobias. Inspired by the master, people are chronicling their food hates and how they'll overcome them. This practice was made de rigueur with Je ... More >>
The craptacularness of restaurant websites is a well-explored topic, including here on Clean Plate Charlie, where we've certainly voiced our displeasure with pervasive issues like impossible-to-find phone numbers, prices, and location info. Unfortunately, no matter how loudly food writers and fr ... More >>
By the end of the year, Google is expected to start selling glasses that display up-to-date information about the nearby environment on a tiny screen embedded in the lens. The glasses, according to the New York Times, "will have a low-resolution built-in camera that will be able to monitor ... More >>
The "ultimate movie redefining entertainment" is coming to South Florida. Boca-based luxury movie theater company iPic Theaters announced plans yesterday for theaters in Boca Raton and Hallandale Beach, the Miami Herald reports.The theaters will feature leather recliners, blankets, booze, and gou ... More >>
Just a few years ago, the web presence of New Times was the digital equivalent of a kid in a bowler hat yelling out the news next to the haberdashery. Now, we've got a sweet new homepage, award-winning blogs, and apparently a smart phone app that rocks. Sure, that sounds like we're using this spa ... More >>
At a packed bar that opened recently, eight bartenders cleared glasses, delivered checks, scanned the room, and chatted with customers. Half the customers had full beers. A handful waited next to empties. Among a crowd of maybe 50 people, I counted fewer than five menus. I was starving at 9 ... More >>
Today 36 clergy affixed their names to a paid ad and open letter to Village Voice and the classified ad site Backpage.com. The full page ad was published in the New York Times.The religious coalition demanded that we close down our legal, adult classifieds.Neither government officials nor God's a ... More >>
When I moved back to Fort Lauderdale from New York, I moved hungry. I asked everyone I knew for
their list of places I had to check out. Rocco's Tacos and Tequila Bar
tucked itself into most of those lists. Everyone raved about its
alcohol-heavy margarita pitchers and the guacamole -- ma ... More >>
This week, Eater National is buzzy about Foursquare's newest feature that allows users to create their own lists and follow others'. Eater is so excited about it they've created a series of lists based on every Eater city's top restaurants in the Eater 38, including Miami. And here I th ... More >>
Seattle Municipal Archives via Creative Commons"You think that's bad? Let me tell you about my brother's goiter. Your hearing aid is broken? OK -- I'll speak up." Last week, a Clearwater Skyline Chili made headlines when the owner tapped into the post-Casey Anthony verdict fury by banning Pinel ... More >>
As a countdown to the Best of Broward Palm Beach 2011, coming in June, Clean Plate Charlie is serving up a hundred of our favorite dishes in South Florida. Send your own nominations to Deirdra.Funcheon@BrowardPalmBeach.com.
Dori ZinnNo. 60: Breakfast in a Pot from Tom Sawyer Restaurant and ... More >>
Photo by kwalk628 via flickrSo your unemployment checks have stopped flowing in and you've been forced to move back home into the basement of your parents' house. That doesn't mean you can't enjoy the finer things in life! Your microscopic budget may not cover a Rolls Royce or Rolex, but that doe ... More >>
The Drug Enforcement Agency, as part of the investigation into Anna Nicole Smith's death at the Anna Nicole didn't just endorse methadone.Seminole Hard Rock Casino in Hollywood, conducted another raid on her doctor's office recently. Dr. Sandeep Kapoor reportedly wrote prescriptions for methadone to ... More >>