Norman Van Aken is one of the most celebrated chefs in Miami, but before he found his calling in the kitchen, he sold flowers in Hawaii, traveled the country as a carnival worker, and painted houses. His new book, No Experience Necessary, tells the type of tale that foodies gobble up. His memoir is ... More >>
As Miamians, this time of year can be a little tough. Thanks to our balmy weather and eternal sunshine, seasonal spirit can be hard to come by. So like good little elves, locals flock to Santa's Enchanted Forest to bask in some semblance of holiday cheer. Dubbed the world's largest Christmas theme ... More >>
The father picked the gun off the table and held it up for his son to see. "This is a shotgun," he said, pointing it into the small crowd walking past the table. "You remember this one, right?" Then he pretended to cock the gun and pull the trigger. "Blam! Just like that!" He bent down and put the g ... More >>
"We try to keep it as new as we can. You've really got to stay ahead of the customers," says veteran food vendor Dennis Reas. He and wife Cheryl are based in Indiana but travel with their food truck to various festivals and fairs around the country. In case you weren't aware, the state-fair seaso ... More >>
The 60th Anniversary of the Miami-Dade County Fair kicked off this weekend with the usual games, rides, shows and attractions. What wasn't usual this year was this food. Sure you could still get cotton candy or a hot dog, but the fair food was bigger and more creative. Call it the year of the "tras ... More >>
Miami-Dade County FairThe Miami-Dade County Fair & Exposition opens today and runs through April 3. The Fair is celebrating it's 60th birthday this year and over half a million people are expected to show up for this 18-day long party. Attractions at the fair include a circus, live tige ... More >>
Something doesn't smell right about the actions of The Mosaic Co., a leading Florida fertilizer company. OK, nothing ever smells good about the fertilizer business, but in this sense we mean it smells politically funny. The company ended up shelling out $10,000 at a fair auction for a cake baked ... More >>
Jacob KatelAlright, so earlier this week we showed you the Pork Parfait, but that's really just meat and potatoes in a cup. When it comes to culinary advancement in the genre of "fair food" the over the top double Krispy Kreme bacon cheeseburger is a great innovation.You can find the donut burger ... More >>
Jacob KatelMade by Porky's at the Miami-Dade County Fair and Expo 2010.Just look for the robot pig singing country music and you'll find Porky's, the traveling carnival-grub vendor currently in Miami at the Dade County Fair & Expo. The Indiana company's claim to fame is its ice-cream-sundae s ... More >>
Ad in Sunday's Miami HeraldDear Miami-Dade County Fair,Please tell me this ad -- featured in yesterday's Herald -- was really just a twisted late-April Fool's Day joke.Love,Riptide
The two women who got stuck on a thrill ride yesterday at the Miami-Dade County Fair say they'd buckle up and go again, and were pleased with their quick rescue. [CBS4]A local elementary school wants you to have a great spring "breack"! [WSVN]Sports Woah, Roger Federer is out of here, after losing ... More >>
Miami food-truck scene hits the national press. [AP]Study finds that people choose less healthy food for others and probably lie to computers about their own choices. [UPI] Benihana names new executive chef as part of chain wide renewal program. [Chainleader]Fair food! County Fair opens Thursday. [C ... More >>
Yee-haw! Head on down to Ribfest, yhear?
Hooray! The Miami-Dade County Fair is here!
Last call for Oktoberfest, people
Even the commercial gets us amped