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 >>
On one hand, we have nice beaches and warm weather. On the other, you could get eaten by a python or bath-salts-addled zombie, so we really weren't sure where Florida would fall on Gallup's ranking of the least stressed states. Turns out the Sunshine State made the top ten.
"Like we say in Jamaica," Inner Circle founding guitarist Roger Lewis tells Crossfade, "it's a gladdy good thing for some smoke." This Saturday (AKA 4/20), Roger and his bruddas will be bringing the "Mary Mary" and "Boom Shaka Laka" to Sunset Cove Amphitheater with Steel Pulse. And it'll be a day t ... More >>
Finally! Frivolous legislation out of Tallahassee we can finally get behind!State Sen. Darren Soto, an Orlando-area Democrat, has filed legislation that would keep Florida on daylight-saving time (DST) all year long.
Today is the big day. No, it's not the day you'll finally move out of your parents' house. It's the day when Americans choose who gets to hang in the White House for four years.Read Also:- Obama Beer? The President's White House Honey Ale- Here's What We Eat Should Mitt Win- Election Day Dining Deal ... More >>
"Mixologists" at Polar Beverages have created a Limited Edition Collection of premium seltzers with flavors inspired by the summer season. Each of five "destination flavors" come with a passport-like stamp across the label that references the port of origin.Miami is paid homage to via Mint Mojito, a ... More >>
A North Carolina polling firm apparently had some free time on its hands recently, so they decided to ask a random sampling of a few thousand Americans what they thought about every single state in the country. Good news, Florida: They like us!Of course most of those polled don't actually live he ... More >>
Doraku's South Beach bar is known for its happy hour. We're hoping the tradition continues in Brickell.Doraku, home to everyone's favorite happy hour, is opening a second Florida location in Mary Brickell Village.According to the manager of the SoBe location, the lease was just signed this week a ... More >>
Mangos for tasting at Fairchild Farm If it ever stops raining, Mapulehu, Exel and Momi K are some of the varieties you'll see this weekend at Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden's 19th Annual International Mango Festival, which celebrates the Hawaiian version of this special tropical fruit. H ... More >>
If you didn't already know it, Crossfade loves pretty much anything local act Panic Bomber produces. We've adored him ever since he dropped his demo, Calling in Threats, in 2008. And even though the Bomber, real name Richard Haig, admitted early on that the demo was a response to Miami's perceive ... More >>
"The fins are typically hacked off a live shark, leaving it to die slowly as it sinks to the bottom of the sea." 73 million sharks a year are being killed this way. "As many as 90 percent of sharks in the world's open oceans have disappeared."This info comes from an article by Patricia Leigh Brow ... More >>
Frosty isn't in FloridaThe weather God has set Florida up with an unbelievable tourism PR opportunity: It has snowed in every state in the union except, fittingly, the Sunshine State. Yep, even Hawaii has some snow flakes present on its Mauna Kea volcano, but Florida remains frost free.
Photo by Gary JamesMike Sabin's got the chops. And the fins.Before we begin, we should clarify: Mike Sabin is not only the head chef at Prime One Twelve. He's actually corporate chef for Myles Restaurant Group, the owners of the aforementioned and also Prime Italian, Nemo, Shoji Sushi, Big Pink, ... More >>
via http://www.flickr.com/photos/18773952@N00/292143657Dead fish.Now that the BP Oil Spill has hit the Mississippi Delta and toxic seas lap at unprotected marsh, Miami's eyes are on the slick with greater fear for our coastline than even before.We spoke to more local chefs, a restaurant owner, an ... More >>
Dear CNN,Please refrain from having Rick Sanchez cover natural disasters. We here in South Florida all remember his over-the-top hurricane coverage. Then when covering tsunami warnings for Hawaii he asked, "Nine meters in English is what?" Now, he does not understand volcanoes.While covering that vo ... More >>
Our longstanding love-hate relationship with former WSVN turned CNN anchor Rick Sanchez continues, and as it does more often than not, it's veering more toward hate at the moment.This weekend he got a chance to break out of his Twitter-addicted regular show on CNN, to host some of the network's cov ... More >>
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released its long anticipated happiness ratings last week. The study, using data collected from 1.3 million people across the country over the past four years, found that the happiest folks tended to live in states with a high quality of life. No surpri ... More >>
via myspace.com/bluetechmusicThe Hawaii-based producer Bluetech can be considered part of the extended constellation of the jam band scene, playing and collaborating with other hippies-gone-electronic like EOTO and Flying Lotus. Still, Bluetech is fiercely experimental, citing the likes of Brian ... More >>
In the vast suburban everywheres of the North, there is a surplus of Sublime-obsessed white boys who smoke reefer as if it were a bodybuilding supplement for the brain. They jam incessantly, knocking out funky pseudo-ska while backed by their great-aunt's analog drum machine. And during band brea ... More >>
image via rene_ehrhardt's flickr Aaah the coconut, nature's salvation from another hot, wet day in the subtropics. According to wikipedia "The only states in the U.S. where coconut palms can be grown and reproduced outdoors without irrigation are Hawaii and Florida." Wether you get yours stra ... More >>
I recently spoke to chef Joe Hahn of The Addison in Boca Raton. He talked about being a dishwasher, brunch, and volcano tuna. Here's what he had to say."I'm just the chef, been the executive chef for about a year now.Last five years before coming here, I was at Maxwell's Chop House. I brought all t ... More >>
Big time animal lover Anthony Marasia lives in Hawaii, but he's got beef with Miami. The 35-year old, media savy former zookeeper launched a national campaign Thursday to free Seaquarium's Lolita the killer whale. The plan: broadcast footage of the captive orca in her kiddie pool of a tank on p ... More >>
I cold-called OLA at Sanctuary to find out if they got anything going on for the Food Network South Beach Wine & Food Festival 2009. I spoke to a real cool dude, sommelier Albert Omahen about fish tacos, wine, and the smoker's palette. Here's what he had to say:
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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.