Beer geeks across the state of Florida have tears in their beers as the bills legalizing 64-ounce growlers didn't make the final cut when the Florida legislature ended its session last Friday
Senate Bill 1344 did not make it past the Commerce and Tourism committee and the House's version, HB 714, d ... More >>
Last week, T. D. Allman sent Florida the worst birthday card ever. The author's widely shared column in the New York Times trashed Ponce de León and bemoaned celebrations of his "purported discovery" of the peninsula in 1513 as a "fiesta of illusion." OK, so Ponce was a racist, imperialist dunderhe ... More >>
Which is the single most corrupt state in our glorious union? Is it Illinois with its Rod Blagojevich bribery bonanza? Louisiana with its freezer-stuffing yet always reelected congressmen? California with its small-town, $700,000-salaried officials?None of the above, according to a new study out thi ... More >>
Riptide used to get a sick kick out of driving over the Julia Tuttle Causeway and informing our visiting friends we were now directly above America's most infamous sex offender colony. Of course, that's no longer there, so instead we'll just take the MacArthur Causeway to the Beach and casually quip ... More >>
Considered Miami's oldest bar, Tobacco Road was once a speakeasy, a gambling den, a gay bar, a strip joint, and blues bar.
It has survived Al Capone, Prohibition, the Great Depression, deadly hurricanes, the Mariel boatlift, race riots, cocaine cowboys. And next Friday, Tobacco Road celebrates ... More >>
via Flickr kyle simourdSwine flu is the least of China's worries.We Americans are a whiny, complaining bunch. If our spinach is contaminated with E. coli, we raise our flabby arms to the sky and demand that all those yucky greens be recalled. What we don't understand, and what Republicans have be ... More >>
Tobacco Road trivia: Al Capone used to get so wasted there that he'd have to take the night off from shooting people. You ever tried to hold onto a submachine gun after twenty shots of whiskey?
Not only is Tobacco Road the oldest active bar and music venue in Miami, but they make a great fuckin ... More >>
Jackie SayetCorned Beef, kraut and banana peppers, the guts of "The Chicago Fire," a twist on the Reuben sandwichThe new Chicago's Bakery & Deli has only been open one week, but its performance has already received rave reviews and even a few regulars. There was such a fuss brewing on the ... More >>