Flip and flop on over to Tropical Smoothie Cafe for your free smoothie.We're not sure if this holiday was originally meant to celebrate cheap rubber footwear or politicians who waver on the issues, but National Flip Flop Day is Friday June 17, and you get to celebrate with a free smoothie! ... More >>
via NOAA.gov Commercial and Recreational Fishing Closure in the Oil-Affected Portions of the Gulf of Mexico as of May 25th, 2010. Click for full size map.The BP Oil Spill is now responsible for the closure of slightly more than 22 percent of federal waters in the Gulf of Mexico's "exclusive econo ... More >>
Food philosophy, simplicity, culinary Zen. [Chadzilla]Eating ice cream in Tel Aviv. [AllPurposeDark]Kitchen Inquisition with Giancarla Bodoni of Escopazza. Cooking osso buco for Gorbachev. [NBCmiami]Six-year-old boy, Italian tourist, catches stray bullet while eating with family at Mai Tardi in Desi ... More >>
Homemade ratatouille with fresh, local produce. And yes, Ratatouille is an excellent movie. [FoodForThoughtMiami]Has there finally been invented a chip that withstands the ardors of jarred-salsa dipping? According to one man, yes. [Chowfather]A hilarious review of Dolores, But You Can Call Me Lolita ... More >>
Jacob KatelFried alligator Wasup. Que bola. Que tal. Que onda. Wat they do. Sak pase. Sak ap fet. Comment allez vous. Konichiwa. Another week, another weekend. When will all the weeks end and leave us just the weekends? Thanks to the great American time conspiracy, probably never. Here's what you ... More >>
Despite how it might come off around here once in a while, Riptide deeply respects the duty of daily newspapers. Which is why the recent report of credit raters Fitch Ratings is worrying. Fitch predicts that many newspaper chains will default, dissolve, or be liquidated and that "several cities cou ... More >>
Debate over the rights of gays to marry resonates with the rhetoric of the civil rights movement
Witnesses to the segregated history of Virginia Beach tell a sorry but inspiring tale
Stanley Cohen's wife went to prison for arranging to have him killed. Years later a Miami journalist reveals a secret. Now the entire case may be unraveling.
Superintendent Roger Cuevas and a few dozen of his top administrators received graduate degrees from diploma mills. No wonder Dade's schools are in such great shape.
Wagner Creek: It's the most contaminated waterway in Florida. And it's ours!
If it gets you high, chances are that James Hall knows more about it than anyone anywhere
A Creole-language radio show breaks the silence surrounding domestic violence in Haitian homes
If you had your way, what single adjustment would you make to enhance the experience of living in South Florida?
The Touch Research Institute promotes the laying on of healing hands
Six months after its debut, the county's scheme to keep teens out of nighttime trouble gets mixed reviews
In Miami breaking bread has become an intricate part of breaking the law
One of Dade's most controversial advocates for the homeless finds herself jobless
Rabies didn't kill his faithful pooch, but Dade's rabies-vaccine enforcement chief was an early the death of pet owner Randy Natalino
You're a very important person. Someone with influence. A big-shot bureaucrat. A friggin' Dade County Commissioner! And when you travel, you expect those airlines to understand that you want to go first class all the way.
Everyone expected Charles Howze's Z Mart to be a model for minority-run businesses in Dade. In a sad way it was: It went bankrupt.
If that's really Hialeah city employees draining storm water into the county sewer system, they're in deep doo-doo
The Dade Grand Jury scrutinizes the county's environmental attitude, and the verdict isn't very verdant
Students who can't overcome the alienation of inner-city public schools are finding their thrill on Beacon Hill
Some suicide notes are short, some tell a more detailed story. They all have unhappy endings.
A South Florida dating service puts a new twist on auto-eroticism
Hurricane Andrew dealt a blow to Dan Paul's "Save Our Parks" amendment, but don't count out the tree huggers yet
For those baffled by those roadside "I HAVE DEFAULTED" traffic signs, Robert Elsey has a simple message: It works!
Amid charges of corruption and inefficiency, Metro-Dade's handicapped-transportation service invites a bidding war
60 Minutes closes the book on the legacy of jailhouse phone-scam artist Danny Faries. You don't say!