OpenTable has just released its annual Top 100 Dining Hot Spots list, and 14 South Florida restaurants made the cut, including nine in Miami-Dade. The list, which came out today, has the state of Florida outranking New York in the number of "hot spot" restaurants, with 18 winning establishments ... More >>
The Miami Carol City Senior High football team will definitely be making a fashion statement next year.The school's 50th anniversary is coming up, and one of its most famous alumni, rapper Flo Rida, has decided to celebrate by donating the gift of Native American-print football leggings to the Carol ... More >>
New Orleans-based barbecue fast-casual food chain VooDoo BBQ and Grill is coming to Kendall. The new Miami location is one of many coming to South Florida thanks to BBQ Boyz, LLC, a Fort Lauderdale restaurant development company, purchased rights to fund, develop and operate up to 26 VooDoo restaura ... More >>
Aventura prepare to get "burgerfied." BurgerFi, Avenutra's newest burger joint, will be opening its doors to the public at 18139 Biscayne Boulevard location on August 29. It will be their sixth location overall in Florida.The chain is the "world's first all-natural burger franchise in the ... More >>
Photo: MicheleEve.comSo earlier today a pygmy sperm whale washed up along the shores of Delray Beach. Sixty-year-old Chris Hogan who was on the scene decided the best thing to do in the situation was take out his pocket knife and cut off the whale's tail. Now he's admitted that he done goofed, bu ... More >>
The co-owner of Hanif Rajput Catering Service was arrested last week in connection with the NYC Times Square bomb case. What tipped authorities off were the Death To America Goat Kebabs on the menu.Good luck to chef Allen Susser at his newly launched Gastropub venture in Delray Beach, although I' ... More >>
Ontario prog-punks Alexisonfire leads an aggressive bill at West Palm Beach's Ground Control (122 N. Military Trail) this evening. According to On Fire Booking, the doors open at 5 p.m.Also on the bill: Sacramento's hardcore pummelers Trash Talk, aggro-punks La Dispute from Grand Rapids, Michigan ... More >>
Dine On Giralda Without CarsTomorrow, January 8, from 6 p.m. to midnight, Downtown Coral Gables' Restaurant Row (located on the 100 block of Giralda Ave. between Ponce de Leon Blvd. and Galiano Street) will feature al fresco dining and live entertainment as part of Giralda Under the Stars. During ... More >>
Veteran local b-boys revive old-school rhythms.
Miami swing revivalists Ever So KleverSquare One MusicFestThe Pavilion, downtown Delray BeachWith Elastic Bond, the Pretty Faces, and Ever So KleverFriday, July 31, 2009Better Than: Barbie's 50th Birthday exhibit at Old School Square's Cornell MuseumThe Review:When a state's revenue shrinks, it's ... More >>
image via nikonvscanon's flickr Today's top ten comes courtesy of Dave Crisafi, the dude behind the South Florida Beer Blog. He says "It's always good to figure out how to introduce the average beer drinker to new flavors. You have to know what everything tastes like and what it's similar to in o ... More >>
As part of its grand opening Saturday, Tim Finnegans in Delray Beach is inviting musicians to bring their instruments and participate in an Irish Open Mic. If you don't have an Irish bodhran lying around, don't fret. You can still pretend your heart pumps green blood by covering Cockle ... More >>
Sprint 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 >>
An undercover FBI sting unraveled a South Florida wing of the infamous Bonanno Crime Family, leading to charges this morning against 11 members who are accused of running a dizzying criminal empire.Allegedly, the men smuggled cigarettes and committed bank and mail fraud. They laundered money, sold d ... More >>
HasnerHere's is my personal take on officially lead prayer in public areas like legislative chambers, schools, and other government functions: If I had it my way, it wouldn't happen. Now, a bit of personal prayer is fine. Back in my school days I prayed to Jesus before many a test, and I'm not ... More >>
Ingredients: "Everything but the squeal"Here's where Italy meets Philly meets the tropics: at Caffe Luna Rosa in Delray Beach you'll dine on homemade breads, handmade pasta, and veal chop Milanese at outdoor tables just a hop from the beach. Somehow that salt air is all the seasoning chef Ernesto di ... More >>
Some bands on the defunct festival's bill are still coming to town. Here's a guide to the makeup shows.
Any band that can crank out seven songs in the span of just 16 minutes and not give up a thing is all right by me. And that's exactly what Tokyo Police Club did with their 2006 debut EP titled A Lesson In Crime. Their single off that EP, "Nature of the Experiment", which features br ... More >>
I decided to spend Valentine's Day - at least the day part of it - at the Delray Beach Garlic Festival, a weekend-long ode to the clove going down at Old School Square. The fest had a lot going on: there were vendors aplenty, hocking garlic-based sauces, dips, spreads, and salsas. There was a garlic ... More >>
(Photo via www.donnathebuffalo.com)Donna the Buffalo, a band who hails from Trumansburg, New York, sounds inseparable from the Great Outdoors. These are the kind of old Deadheads who probably chose to cover John Anderson's Everglades ode "Seminole Wind" because it's got otters and gars in it. Their ... More >>
(Photo via Stonefox's MySpace page)Stonefox is a garage band in the purest sense of the word -- except, perhaps, for the fact that they did most of their recording in living rooms. But they did accomplish the entire recording for their first full-length LP, Dead in the Sun on "barely professional" e ... More >>
To hell with the economy! South Florida's lawless exotic rental car industry keeps rolling.
After the Burial, Born of Osiris, and Shai HuludBackbone Music, Delray BeachTuesday, December 2, 2008Better Than: Feeling old in a place with no live music....The Review: Backbone Music, in the heart of downtown Delray, got the Broward-Palm Beach New Times' Best Record Store nod in 2007. But because ... More >>
It's time for another roundup of the fruits of lurking on Craigslist's South Florida musician ads. As always, bands, if you're looking to fill up a lineup and want an extra shout-out for your ad, e-mail me here. -- Arielle Castillo *Whoa, yet another sludge metal band seems to be starting.... This ... More >>
Whoever imagined that a simple tomato pie with a bubbly, blackened crust (“bruciata,” in the trade) could potentially cause a cancer cluster? At least one Delray Beach-based letter writer to the Sun-Sentinel did, and she’s not alone (read the down & dirty responses that letter generated here). ... More >>
One of the coolest music venues in Delray Beach, City Limits, is having a blowout music event over the next four days to celebrate their one-year anniversary. It's actually their second one-year anniversary, but that's a story that's briefly explained below. This should be a rocking good time for a ... More >>
Interview: John Ralston Born and bred in Lake Worth, John Ralston first hit the national music scene as the leader of Legends of Rodeo, a quartet that tended towards a sort of whiskey-soaked, on-the-road wistfulness. After recording for both Vagrant and MCA, the band, as all bands do, started to im ... More >>
That stuff will kill you If there is anything worse for a restaurant than having one of its customers contract food poisoning, it is having that stricken diner be in the process of reviewing the establishment. The good news for Rotelli Pizza Pasta Perfect, at 501 E. Atlantic Avenue in Delray Beach, ... More >>
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