The nationwide salmonella outbreak has hit Miami-Dade County. Three cases were reported here in an outbreak that is believed to have started with a chicken producer all the way in California.
A neighbor new to Miami from California recently stopped us and asked excitedly, "Do you know Trader Joe's is opening just a few miles away?" Giddy with the thought of once again roaming the bamboo isles and purchasing inexpensive wine, he confessed he'd written several letters to the Monrovia, Cali ... More >>
Florida may only be the fourth most populous state, but aside from California we've supplied the pornography industry with their second-biggest supply of hardcore video vixens. Yes, more porn stars were born in Florida than any other state but California. And, it shouldn't come as much of a surprise ... More >>
There's no doubt that pink is the rosy-tinged color of love. And despite its old-school reputation as a less than manly hue, today's dude should totally be able to down a pink-hued drink or two without feeling less than masculine. So for women and men alike this Valentine's Day, we've rounded up fi ... More >>
Taylor Swift's new album Red has been flying off the shelves before it even hit them. In fact, Billboard has basically guaranteed that it'll come out on top of the charts with an estimated 1.1 million units sold by week's end. So all y'all are probably walking around humming her latest single, d ... More >>
As Short Order reported recently, California's ban on foie gras finally went into effect earlier this month.Unfortunately, due to the lax wording of the ban, restaurants have found it possible to circumvent the law and serve the item to customers. The California law specifies that restaurants cannot ... More >>
Damn you, Fidel. Don't you have enough to occupy your attention with a cholera outbreak spreading across Cuba, and your all-star baseball team trying to topple the Yanquis in Havana? Can't you stop sending secret messages to our crazy people in California demanding that they hijack helicopters for y ... More >>
On July 1, the state of California will institute a ban on the "force feed[ing of] a bird for the purpose of enlarging the bird's liver beyond normal size" as well as the sale of products that are a result of this process. This falls under sections 25980-25984 of the California Health and Safety cod ... More >>
For many Americans, this Thursday will be a day of thankful reflection over a meal the size of which a third-world family has never seen. But according to the National Retail Federation, about 152 million of those folks (that's about half the population) can be expected to line the cold shopping ... More >>
Lindsay Lohan's out of jail. But her legal problems aren't even close to being over. The LiLo v. Pitbull, Nee-Yo, and Afrojack saga continues as Mr. 305's lawyers have presented a notice of removal in an effort to shift the case from county to federal court. The document, filed last week in ... More >>
In a strange about-face, the president tries to hack medical marijuana off at the knees.
Richard Mason, president of South Florida Free Beaches, has a message for you: No sex on the nude beach!"The 78 year old, who helped start the nude beach at the north end of Haulover Park 20 years ago, called to complain about our recent story that said the facility was a great place to get it on."W ... More >>
All photos by Laine DossKork's wine cellar offers a hideaway from the world.Walking out of the blinding sun into Kork in downtown Miami is a little like walking into a teleportation device. Suddenly, you've been transported into a 1920s speakeasy in Chicago or New Orleans. Guy, the barkeep, welco ... More >>
The California Whopper: Green and mean, but not lean.Ever since Burger King dethroned their totally-creepy mascot, we've been wondering what's the next move for the Miami-based fast-food giant. Here's a, like, totally rad hint at the totally cool sandwich that BK is featuring, starting Monday -- ... More >>
It's wine time at Capital GrilleThe Capital Grille's Generous Pour promotion, which runs through September 4th, offers patrons the opportunity to sample up to nine wines picked by master sommelier, George Miliotes, especially for the event They include the Tarima Hill Monastrell, which is o ... More >>
Three California men accused of the brutal gang rape of a visiting college student at the Fontainebleau resort on Miami Beach will be allowed to walk free without facing trial. The state attorney's office has dropped all charges, reportedly due to lack of evidence.
The future is upon us. Miami's own Burger King corporation is testing a high-tech, space-age, and basically just kick ass soda dispensing machine. It was developed by the Coca-Cola company, always on the cutting edge of coolness. (The Simpsons/Coca-Cola commercial during the Super Bowl, anyo ... More >>
I don't think everyone on public assistance is a lazy bum, but I'm happy about the welfare drug-testing bill (the only move Rick Scott has made that I approve of). More importantly, I don't think food stamps should be used to buy fast food. So far, California, Michigan, and Arizona allow the ... More >>
We know the inner struggle you're having. Whenever you picture yourself voting Luther Campbell for Miami-Dade Mayor, there's a little persistent soundtrack playing in your head that causes hesitation: Oh, me so horny... So we put together this list to convince you that some totally ridiculous ... More >>
Photo from Last FMThe Wonders doing that thing...Who's the greatest fictional group of all time? Is it Erie, Pennsylvania's The Wonders or Doug Funnie's favorite band The Beets? What about The California Raisins, the claymation cover band originally molded to advertise the California Raisin Advi ... More >>
Red Koi TruckIf you've secretly yearned for a California roll as you drive through Kendall or North Miami Beach. your prayers have been answered. The Red Koi Gourmet Food Truck will make its debut this weekend at Carnaval on the Mile.Food to be served by the Red Koi truck includes Californi ... More >>
Sometimes cookbooks can do more than tell us how to prepare food. For example, a glance at the 1983 publication of California Wine Lover's Cookbook, by Malcolm Hébert and the Wine Institute and Wine Appreciation Guild, shows us just how much things have changed in the food world over the past 27 ... More >>
Twenty-four-year-old Derrick Burts has revealed himself as "patient Zeta" -- the porn actor who tested positive for HIV and set of a scare earlier this year in California's adult entertainment industry. Burts, who was only active in porn for a few months, occupied an interesting place in the ind ... More >>
The cursed curds have been pulled from shelvesWhole Foods has pulled seven types of cheddar cheese from its shelves as a precaution over the risk of listeria or E. Coli. The cheeses come packaged in clear plastic wrap with a sticker across it reading "Distributed by Whole Foods Market." They are par ... More >>
A chronological guide to the life and times of marijuana.
The Sunshine State has the nation's stiffest pot penalties, but everyone seems to be lighting up.
Nine companies have joined the proposed class action lawsuit against Yelp, the San Francisco-based Internet giant, attorneys in Miami and California announced this morning. The new plaintiffs are located everywhere from Tujunga, California to Washington, D.C. They include businesses ranging from ... More >>
The sixth annual Medical Marijuana Benefit Concert raises funds for patients' rights
Finally the Baja's delicious specialty has migrated to the Florida straits
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