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  • The Aloha Spirit Takes Over the Hukilau 2018's High Tide Party
    June 11 at 10:55 a.m. by Ian Witlen

    Friday, June 8, kitsch connoisseurs gathered for the Hukilau's High Tide Party at the Pier Sixty-Six Hotel & Marina. The party featured performances by the Madeira, Black Flamingos, the Exotics, the Intoxicators, and Los Straitjackets.

  • Pirates Plundered the 2018 Rum Renaissance Festival in Fort Lauderdale
    June 11 at 9:20 a.m. by Carina Mask

    After several years in Miami, the Rum Renaissance Festival moved to the Broward County Convention Center for its 2018 edition. Hundreds of rum aficionados turned up to plunder the samples by labels from all around the world.

  • The Food and Drink of the 2017 Florida Renaissance Festival
    February 14 at 7 a.m. by Kristin Bjornsen

    Rejoice, for 'tis the season to feast upon mammoth turkey legs whilst guzzling goblets of ale. The Florida Renaissance Festival returned to Quiet Waters Park in Deerfield Beach on Saturday, February 11, for its twenty-fifth year of jousting, mud…

  • The People of the 32nd-Annual KISS Country Chili Cook-Off
    January 30 at 9:32 a.m. by Christina Mendenhall

    Crowds of country fans braved the cold and rain to attend the 32nd-annual KISS Country Chili Cook-Off at CB Smith Park on Sunday, January 29. Fortunately, fans had ample chili to keep them warm. Photos by Christina Mendenhall.

  • Mai-Kai Celebrates 60 Years With a Polynesian Celebration
    December 29 at 7 a.m. by Michele Eve Sandberg

    On December 28, Mai-Kai — known for it's Polynesian dinner shows — celebrated it's sixtieth year in Fort Lauderdale. The Board of County Commissioners formally designated December 28, 2016 as 'Mai-Kai Restaurant and Polynesian Show Day' in Broward…

  • Closer Look: 4 Rivers Smokehouse in Coral Springs
    December 6 at 8:55 a.m. by Candace West

    It’s hard to believe 4 Rivers Smokehouse once cooked out of his garage for fellow churchgoers, relatives, and friends. The recipes — all his own — are developed from old-fashioned experimentation with rubs, wood chips, and temperature and whether…

  • Closer Look: Bubbles & Pearls in Wilton Manors
    November 22 at 8 a.m. by Candace West

    There’s simply no getting around some truths: Grass is green, Trump is president, and Wilton Manors is the last place in Broward County you’d go for a raw bar. Until now. Bubbles & Pearls specializes in champagne and oysters, breathing life into…

  • Closer Look: Poke House in Fort Lauderdale
    November 8 at 8:20 a.m. by Candace West

    At Poke House, the setup is simple: everything — even grabbing a bottle of sake — is DIY. With more than 20 ingredients to choose from, it’s overwhelming for those new to poke, and those who aren’t new will question their existing knowledge of the…

  • <i>New Times</i>' Beerfest 2016 at C.B. Smith Park
    October 24 at 7 a.m. by Christina Mendenhall

    New Times' "Original" Beerfest has grown over the last 18 years to be one of Fort Lauderdale's biggest and most anticipated events. This year's event was held at C.B. Smith Park, complete with perfect weather and live music. As the oldest and…

  • Closer Look: Market 17 in Fort Lauderdale
    October 11 at 8 a.m. by Candace West

    You’ll need a reservation to feast beyond the thick velvet curtains that keep the small, 12-seat room shrouded in darkness. Expect to become acutely aware of the food, whose arrival is announced not only by the deep baritone of the server’s voice…

  • American German Club of the Palm Beaches Kicks Off Oktoberfest 2016
    October 10 at 7 a.m. by Michele Eve Sandberg

    The American German Club of the Palm Beaches launched their 43rd-annual Oktoberfest celebrations on Saturday, October 8. The event, which spans two weekends, offers plenty of lederhosen, bratwurst, dancing and beers. Check out the highlights from…

  • Closer Look: One Door East in Fort Lauderdale
    September 27 at 8:05 a.m. by Candace West

    At One Door East, Giovanni Rocchio aims to re-create the authentic Spanish tapas experience without the restrictions of sticking to one particular style of cuisine. It’s difficult to choose a favorite among the more than a half-dozen small plates…

  • <i>New Times</i>' E.A.T.! at the BB&amp;T Center
    September 22 at 9:05 a.m. by Christina Mendenhall

    New Times hosted its inaugural E.A.T.! event at the BB&T Center in Sunrise on Wednesday, September 21.  It was a gastronomic adventure for culinary critics and foodies alike, with bites from more than 40 of the most popular South Florida…

  • Closer Look: Ciao Cucina & Bar in Coconut Creek
    September 13 at 8:05 a.m. by Candace West

    South Florida has two types of Italian restaurant: the upmarket ristorante with regional specialities aligned into indecipherable menu items, and their no-frills, red-sauce kinsmen that dole out hearty, oleaginous fare. Both — Italian staples and…

  • The Ten Best Taco Tuesday Deals in Broward and Palm Beach
    September 6 at 8 a.m.

    In South Florida, we’re blessed when it comes to meat- or vegetable-filled tortillas. But good tacos are bested only by good taco deals. That's where Taco Tuesday comes in. Check out these delicious tacos from across South Florida that are sure to…

  • Tate's  Annual Japanese Snack Tasting 2016
    September 5 at 8 a.m. by Carina Mask

    Tate's Comics held its popular Japanese snack-tasting event on Sunday, September 4 at its flagship store in Lauderhill. Foreign snack enthusiasts came out in droves despite the sweltering heat, to stock up on Pocky sticks and…

  • Closer Look: American English Kitchen + Bar in Hollywood
    August 30 at 8:05 a.m. by Candace West

    American English Kitchen + Bar offers something altogether new to the downtown Hollywood district — an eclectic mix of regional American and globally influenced dishes that give a hint of upscale refinement among the area’s more casual concepts.…

  • Scenes From the Food Truck Invasion at Heritage Park in Plantation
    August 24 at 8:50 a.m. by Carina Mask

    Every Tuesday, Food Truck Invasion brings 20 of South Florida's tastiest food trucks (including a few New Times favorites) to Heritage Park in Plantation. Photographer Carina Mask brought back these shots from the back-to-school invasion on…

  • '80s Prom at Funky Buddha Brewery
    August 22 at 7:50 a.m. by Carina Mask

    Funky Buddha Brewery in Oakland Park was packed with teased hair, leg warmers, lace gloves, and more at the brewery's '80s Prom on Saturday, August 20. Photographer Carina Mask fared the clouds of Aqua Net and brought back these shots.

  • Closer Look: Bar Red Beard in Fort Lauderdale
    August 16 at 8 a.m. by Candace West

    Bar Red Beard occupies a corner space in the Fort Lauderdale business district known as Galt Ocean Mile, a quaint collection of shops, bars, and restaurants perched on the eastern shore of the Intracoastal. The space feels like Bar Red Beard has…


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