Your kids' ride to school every morning could soon be sponsored by Coca-Cola, Kendall Toyota or Disney Channel. A new bill introduced in the Florida House of Representatives would allow school districts to sell advertising space directly on the school bus.
There's been a ton of talk going on recently about the video of Mitt Romney's fundraiser in Boca Raton that was leaked to Mother Jones magazine. Yes, we're talking about the one where he called 47 percent of Americans freeloaders.
We found out that the private fundraiser had a price tag of $50,000 ... More >>
Whole Foods Market recently hosted a competition for butchers. Why? Many of us remember living in other parts of the country, and the world, where there was a butcher shop on every street corner. (Vegans: Reader discretion is strongly advised from here on in.)Rich, tender pieces of meat hung on stai ... More >>
Mitt Romney will be tearing through Florida next week and hopes to leave the state with somewhere between $5 and $8 million in his campaign's coffers. He'll be making stops in Miami Beach, Coral Gables, Tampa, Jacksonville and Boca Raton during the fundraising flourish on Wednesday and Thursday, and ... More >>
Burger 21 is a new "fast casual" concept brought to you by the folks behind a rather old concept, The Melting Pot Restaurants Inc. The idea behind this particular burger emporium is to offer 21 "chef-inspired" creations culled from freshly ground beef, chicken, turkey, shrimp, and tuna -- with cr ... More >>
Lunch might be the favorite school subject of many children across the state, and a new bill filed by a Boca Raton Democrat would allow corporations to capitalize on that by letting them buy the naming rights to public school cafeterias.
Serendipity 3 plans to bring its over-the-top treats to SoBe.Iconic Manhattan ice cream restaurant and celebrity hotspot Serendipity 3 plans to open in South Beach, bringing Frrrozen Hot Chocolate and sundaes priced like mortgage payments to the rich and beautiful of South Florida.Serendipity 3 h ... More >>
Philippe Chow is moving to SoFi and Boca RatonPhilippe, chef Philippe Chow's high-end Chinese restaurant, has closed its Gansevoort Miami Beach location.
Fans of Chef Chow's lettuce wraps and Peking duck need not despair -- the restaurant will reopen with two new locations ... More >>
Photo by Riki AltmanSave that last empanada for us, amigo!Though most of the crowd at last night's March of Dimes Signature Chefs Event was all smiles, yours truly suffered a broken heart when La Marea's executive chef, Gonzalo Rivera, mentioned he has given notice and won't be at the restaurant aft ... More >>
Trina SargalskiThis week in Short Order ...Are those Sun Chip bags really that noisy?Chef Paula Da Silva talks about her new job at 1500 Degrees RestaurantWho has the best bandeja paisa?David New of Ability Explosion talks madeleines and dining in the dark.Food writing luminaries are headed to Ke ... More >>
Boca Raton-based JES Publishing Corporation, publisher of Boca Raton magazine, has pulled the plug on Florida Table, also its publication. The magazine's latest summer issue -- which featured South Florida's James Beard award nominees on the cover -- was its last. Editor Marie Speed bid farewell ... More >>
Trusted scribe Alex Rendon puts out a rock-solid music e-mail newsletter for New Times Broward-Palm Beach every week, which you can sign up for right here. Here's one stimulating entry from this week's edition.Ace local booking source the Honeycomb brings massive, nationally-touted reggae ensembl ... More >>
Photo by Ian WitlenDashboard Confessional's Chris Carrabba gives back to Boca RatonFriend of New Times Ian Witlen took some excellent photos at Friday's Dashboard Confessional extravaganza at Lynn University in Boca Raton that are now up at Spin.com. Read our wrap of the event, which honored the ... More >>
To the delight of local skinny-jeaned optometrists, Los Angeles alt-shoegaze rockers Silversun Pickups will bring "Lazy Eye," as well as more recent material off 2009's Swoon to the scenic Sunset Cove Amphitheater in Boca Raton June 16. See the whole tour itinerary here. Ticket sales are forthcom ... More >>
Cypress' happy vibes will help a good causeThe jam-friendly sounds of local combo Cypress lead a benefit concert for Haiti relief this Saturday in Boca Raton. The party, presented by Aura Music Events, begins at noon at the North Dixie Shopping Center (500 East Spanish River Blvd.), and runs unti ... More >>
Foodnetwork.comOur turn!Peter Boulukos, chef/owner of YOLO Restaurant and Tarpon Bend restaurantsThe best fried food I ever had wasn't from a restaurant. When I was a kid my uncle owned a marina that was about 10 minutes from our house. One night he showed up after work with a bucket overflowing w ... More >>
In substance-abuse circles, you often hear talk of the moment you "hit rock bottom." For your average schmo, it usually involves stealing abuela's jewelry or fellatio behind a Burger King. For celebrities, there's an even more clear barometer of when you're smashing head-first into your own failure: ... More >>
Sprint is the "Official Sponsor of Now" Open Table pioneered reservation-making in the Big Apple, and has taken the world byte by juicy byte ever since. Miami's catching on. Some faves have yet to jump on the Internet reservation bandwagon, but many have recently conve ... More >>
Unrepentant beer drinkers, rejoice! Each week, Short Order 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 have a beer
you'd like featured in Beer of ... More >>
Guaranteed cure for a case of the crabs.Truluck's seafood restaurant got its start in Texas, but its appearance in Florida is reason for stone-crab lovers to rejoice: The company keeps its own crab fishing fleet of 16 boats outside of Naples, Florida, where it hauls in enough crab to provide the cha ... More >>
You wonder how a tiny, nine-table, family run Armenian cafe could survive two years on the fringes of Boca Raton's ritzy Mizner Park: But order a plate of Boca Skewers' falafel, and you'll get the picture. These crunchy little balls of fried, spiced chickpeas may be served on a plastic plate with pa ... More >>
Christine's runs away with a SpoonFlorida Trend's 2009 Dining Guide
is out, with a new editor in chief: Chris Sherman has replaced Robert
Toff as the dispenser of Golden Spoons. This year's guide cites plenty
of South Florida gems among the 20 Best New Restaurants. In Fort
Lauderdale: Christine's an ... More >>
Football and margaritas. There is less than one month left of football season; less than one month to transform your culturally bankrupt, Dorito- and Budweiser-filled Sundays on the couch into something genuinely awesome. And for that purpose, we suggest Moquila the classy nu-Mexican joint in Mizner ... More >>
Anyone who knows Lance-O of Kulcha Shok
can attest that he's one
of the hardest working local DJs in the business. Hell, to call him
DJ seems limiting since he not only plays out at bars and clubs on a
weekly basis, but also does radio, promotes shows, and produces his own
television progra ... More >>