Walk into Scarpetta on any given Saturday and it's obvious that magic is happening. The charmed Nina Compton is responsible for it. The executive chef recently made it to the Top Chef: New Orleans finale, only to lose to Nicholas Elmi at the very end in an unusual twist of fate. And by twist we mean ... More >>
Pollo Tropical. Snapper. TGIF Friday's. Dunkin Donuts. McDonald's. Miami City Commission candidate Richard Dunn loves him some food. And, according to yesterday's campaign finance report -- which arrived three weeks late -- he will spend, and spend freely when it comes to terrible food. While other ... More >>
Donuts are cool. Don't let anyone tell you otherwise. If you agree with this statement, then you should show everyone you mean it by snagging a free one at Mojo Donuts when they come to Miami this morning. Starting at 8 a.m. they will start their promotion. But before you claim your fair share, yo ... More >>
We knew you thought this weekend was all about laying low. After all, school just started and the big "last unofficial party of the summer", Labor Day is next week. But this is Miami, where the sun shines and there's always something to do -- like drinking exotic sriracha-infused cocktails in a re ... More >>
Today is National Doughnut Day and there's no better way to celebrate than with a delicious burger and a cold craft beer. But it can't be just any burger. You have to have Lokal Burgers & Beer's My Childhood Dream, the doughnut burger that owner Matthew Kuscher has literally been thinking about sin ... More >>
If you think writing a good catchy jingle is easy, think again, young grasshopper. For every "You Deserve a Break Today" and "I Wish I Were an Oscar Meyer Weiner," there are dozens of cringe-worthy losers. They are the musical equivalent of road kill, but still demand attention. Then, like some p ... More >>
In an effort to regain the number two title in the fast food world, Burger King has experimented with some new ideas lately. The fast food giant has gotten rid of the creepy plastic king mascot (good idea), started delivery service (great idea), and added a plethora of new food items like kung pao s ... More >>
Read "Griselda Blanco, Miami's Cocaine Queen Assassinated In Medellin Butcher Shop" and "Michael Corleone Blanco Lives In The Shadow Of His Cocaine Queen Mother."One can only imagine what is going through the mind of Michael Corleone Blanco. On Monday afternoon, his mother, Griselda Blanco -- t ... More >>
Kimberley Kelley, a Dunkin' Donuts employee in St. Augustine, was making a bank deposit for her store Tuesday. Unfortunately she accidentally deposited a little bit more than money. She also stuffed 55 grams of marijuana in the deposit bag and ended up getting arrested.
A United States District Judge based in Miami has disqualified two attorneys from the Morgan & Morgan law firm from a case after the opposing counsel complained, among other things, that one of the lawyers drew pictures of male genitalia and openly played Angry Birds during depositions.
Single-serve pod coffee machines are all the rage in America these days. Single-serve coffee is now the second most popular means of making a cup (after drip brewers). Last year, 7 percent of coffee consumed in the U.S. was made with a single-serve brewer; in 2010 it was 4 percent.The current pod cr ... More >>
Attention all active duty military personnel and veterans, clear the chow hall and skip the parades, South Florida's taking you out for lunch, and dinner. With proof of active duty military or veteran status, you can enjoy free grub at several restaurants. When you wake up in the morni ... More >>
I was shocked to find out that someone at headquarters was actually paying attention to my silly rant on behalf of blondes everywhere, with regards to Starbucks' new "light bodied blend." My editor received an email with my name on it that very day, proclaiming "we chose the name Blonde because i ... More >>
via Miami Dade CorrectionsBritish Alexander Mitchell, better known as rapper Brisco, turned himself in to North Miami police last night to face a charge of aggravated battery. Police say he savagely beat an 18-year-old last week after -- yes, really -- heatedly arguing with the teen's mom.Brisco' ... More >>
I'm over it.First Pollo Tropical decides to Americanize the menu of its restaurants in the Northeast to attract more Anglo diners, then Dunkin' Donuts comes out with the "Cuban Flatbread Sandwich," and now, in what just might be one of the most derogatory forms of flattery I have ever seen, McDonald ... More >>
For years, Miami has had a stranglehold on America. Sure, they had their crappy Starbucks and fancy, yuppy coffee roasters. But we had cafe Cubano, cafe con leche, cortaditos, la gasolina de la tarde.....But now J.M. Smucker has bought the local -- actually historically Cuban -- brand that ... More >>
Sailboat Placemat available at Kristin Pearce DesignAs you are getting your last minute holiday party prep and shopping done check out what some local foodies have in store. From plates to cheesecakes; South Florida has a little bit of everything for your holiday table.Miami girl Kristin Pearce k ... More >>
Baby Alive... is racist?A disturbing scene unfolded while Riptide was waiting on line at Target on Wednesday night. A woman later identified as Ketrina Brown came to the cashier with two boxed dolls: Baby Alive, the creepily animatronic doll that "digests". They were exactly the same dolls, except o ... More >>
They don't make them like Rascal House anymore.It's one of the great tragedies of life. A favorite restaurant, diner, eatery or even a hot dog stand disappears -- sometimes in its prime. There's nothing to do about it. Nobody to complain to. There's only heartfelt reminiscing with others wh ... More >>
Jacob Katel Powered By Java What do you get when you cross a politician and a dream? No, the answer isn't a sleeping liar. If you're talking Sally Heyman, you get Coffee Brake, a motorized coffee shop on wheels. Sally says "I've been talking about doing this since I was in the legislature. I ... More >>
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