In the early '80s, Pepsi had begun seriously encroaching on sales of Coca-Cola, even outselling the latter in supermarkets. In an effort to rejuvenate sales, Coke outright replaced its formula with what would be known as "New Coke" -- an "improved" version of the formula that would replace the ori ... More >>
You read about the Great Twinkie Extinction here on Short Order (and everywhere else) and maybe you applauded, or more than likely, felt as if yet another piece of your childhood was being torn away from you by The Man.Well, there may be a reason to rejoice, put your footie pajamas on, and couch pot ... More >>
Photo: Marion von BoorThe Culture Room got sauced G. Love and Special Sauce with Giant Panda Guerilla Dub Squad Thursday, March 25, 2010 Culture Room, Fort LauderdaleThe Review:G. Love and his long-simmering Special Sauce flavored the sold-out Culture Room Thursday night with a signature blend of ... More >>
He's mellowed a lot.Not sure if you heard, but the Super Bowl's coming to Miami. Since the Dolphins didn't make it, we care nothing about the on-field contest. Far more intriguing is the galaxy of debauchery that will be descending on our innocent city for the big weekend -- including almos ... More >>
Jacob KatelChef Jeremiah Bullfrog serves Rakontur director Billy Corben.It's all about The U. It's a Canes thing. Miami loved the Hurricanes more than the Dolphins. Sloppy Jose, glass bottle Coke. Miami's own Billy Corben, from Dade County's own Cocaine Cowboy producing Rakontur, premiered his ne ... More >>
You've got to love Fort Lauderdale: where stilletoed women drink directly from the beer tap, where "happy hours" last eight-hours, and where the geriatrics can put 'em away with the best of them. During a single outing, I can rest my happy bar-hopping self at a classy hotel bar, then walk across ... More >>
If everything from the lottery, Gulfstream, and even Indian reservations is really supposed to help out with education, why are so many teachers out of work?
Hugo Chávez hates America, and now he's banning a product close to our hearts: Coke Zero. A weird-tasting, chemical-laden, no-calorie substitute for an iconic soft drink we consume in order to feel a bit "healthier" is pretty much as good a symbol for modern America as anything. "The product sho ... More >>
Fratelli Lyon Dining on the fly at Fratelli LyonOn deadline? Early afternoon conference call? Stressed out in general? Type A personalities won't be left to starve thanks to a speedy and satisfying (for the tummy and wallet) lunch option at Fratelli Lyon. Th ... More >>
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