When I tell people Ethiopian food is my favorite, I'm often met with a blank stare. It's understandable, particularly in Miami, where you can't find this kind of cuisine within a 200-mile radius. The closest eatery is Nile Ethiopian in Orlando, tucked away off the madness of International Drive. So ... More >>
Free flapjacks flew from the kitchen yesterday at the International House of Pancakes on Bird Road, near the Palmetto Expressway. Every February, IHOP offers one day of free pancakes to benefit charity. Although the griddlecakes are gratis, donations are encouraged, and 100 percent of any ... More >>
On National Pancake Day aka February 5, the International House of Pancakes invites you to get your flapjack on with a free stack of IHOP's signature buttermilk pancakes.Unlike other restaurants' freebies, like Burger King's free fry day for example, IHOP is not giving away its namesake food for mar ... More >>
Today the International House of Pancakes will be giving a free short stack of pancakes to everybody in celebration of National Pancake Day and to support the Children's Miracle Network of Miami. A short stack is equal to three buttermilk pancakes. In return each guest will be asked for a small d ... More >>
Luther Campbell, the man whose booty-shaking madness made the U.S. Supreme Court stand up for free speech, gets as nasty as he wants to be for Miami New Times. This week, he highlights the absentee ballot scam on the electoral process.Rampant absentee ballot fraud is destroying democracy in Miami ... More >>
I've been waiting with baited breath for the day to finally arrive. "The Food Wife", the long awaited Simpsons episode which has Marge, Lisa, and Bart food blogging, airs this Sunday on Fox.In anticipation of this 30-minute episode, Fox has released four teasers (probably because they were about ... More >>
This week, Miami New Times is publishing a guide to the eight of the worst public works projects in Miami-Dade, where bureaucrats and elected officials take pride in wasting millions in taxpayer dollars on crap residents have little-to-no use for. As we reveal each one of these boondoggles on Riptid ... More >>
Will Lady Gaga wear a turkey dress?Lady Gaga just announced her new holiday special, A Very Gaga Thanksgiving. The show will air on ABC on Thanksgiving day, November 24, and will feature Tony Bennett and Katie Couric. If that's not bizarre enough, Gaga is set to perform "White Christmas" and chef ... More >>
No election in Hialeah, Miami, and Miami Beach is complete without a little political sofrito to spice things up. Thanks to some innovative instigators, cameras have been chronicling strange encounters involving candidates running for office in those three cities.As voters head to the polls tomorrow ... More >>
This Halloween offer comes a bit early, but today, October 28, all trick-or-treaters age 12 and under will receive a Scary Face Pancake anytime from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. -- although any parent who allows a child to eat a giant pancake with whipped cream and candy after 9 p.m. will be potentially sub ... More >>
Wikimedia CommonsWe can tell this guy grew up on BK kids meals.As part of the National Restaurant Association's Kids Livewell Initiative, 19 chains across the United States have ensured that your bratty kid will never again whine incessantly for another kids meal.These fast food places -- among t ... More >>
Courtesy of Dekelb County SheriffGucci Mane's got a way with the ladies. On January 28, the rapper wanted a lil' breakfast. But before hitting the IHOP, he decided to cruise around in his Hummer and pick up a 36-year-old Atlanta resident at the South DeKalb Mall. He offered to take the woman f ... More >>
The new Planet Pit app's home screen.Nobody would accuse Pitbull of being a slouch in the business department. To paraphrase another rapper, the great Jay Z, Pitbull isn't a businessman, he's a business, man. The former Mr. 305 -- now firmly Mr. Worldwide -- seemingly never met a new product id ... More >>
You know the scenario: You stumble out of the bar at 2 a.m, piss drunk and starving, in search of the nearest IHOP serving gigantic breakfast platters. But you reach into your pocket and find nothing but a crumpled receipt for 15 Jager bombs and the phone number of some perv scrawled on a napkin. ... More >>
It's about the food, not the plates!While everyone's sucking down greasy maple syrup covered bacon at Sunday brunch a group of people more conscious of the fact that meat is murder gather at Sweat Records for the Waffle Party. This isn't just your run of the mill waffle party (if there is such a ... More >>
if this face scares you, better stay indoors.This Friday, from 7 a.m. until 10 p.m., IHOP will be giving away free scary face pancakes to all kids 12 and under. It's part of a national No Tricks - Just Treats program aimed at, um, bringing attention to IHOP -- as well as shining a light on Childr ... More >>
Photo by David Giesbrecht/BravoWas it really Tiffany's time?A lot of Top Chef fans complain the DC edition has been boring. Yeah, there have been some duds, but Las Vegas was much worse. The Voltaggio brothers were too good to be on Top Chef and blew out the competition week after week. Where's t ... More >>
Photos by Jacquelynn D. PowersFresh grilled hog snapper at Fifi's Place. While Fifi's Place was voted Best Under the Radar Restaurant by the Miami New Times in 2009, this seafood joint in mid-Beach is still a hidden gem. Clearly, success has not gone to owners Nelson and Mayneth "Fifi" Sanchez's ... More >>
Photo by David Giesbrecht/BravoGo Andrea, go!Season seven of Top Chef launched last night and it was great to see a very buxom Padma Lakshmi and no-nonsense Tom Colicchio return to the airwaves. This version of Top Chef is set in Washington D.C., and the puns about cooking in our nation's capital en ... More >>
Yes, I know, it's hard to believe. Not that my editor has permitted me to continue this self-indulgent farce of a contest for so long, but that I've been at the paper for more than a decade. Luckily I foresaw just such a possibility, and right from the start shrewdly insisted on an automatic cost ... More >>
Are you the type of person who thinks this stack lacks cheesecake?International House of Pancakes has jumped into the disgusting food combo sweepstakes with a new Pancake Stacker consisting of a crustless cheesecake between two buttermilk pancakes -- topped with strawberry, blueberry, or cinnamon ... More >>
Public domain.Culinary Specialist Seaman Apprentice Henry Kennedy, from Opelousas, La., prepares eggs as pancakes cook on the grill aboard the Los Angeles-class attack submarine USS AlbanyWe love pancakes, Yes we doEvery day we eat a fewWhen we don't, we might get sickSo here's a pancake list rig ... More >>
Photo courtesy of IHOPTomorrow is National Pancake Day, and to mark the occasion, more than 1,400 IHOP restaurants throughout the country are inviting guests to enjoy a free short stack of its signature buttermilk pancakes from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. In return, IHOP is asking local customers to donate ... More >>
Courtesy of RA SushiShino Naughty at RA Sushi.Just when you finally matured enough to order the Rooty Tooty Fresh 'N Fruity with a straight face from your friendly neighborhood IHOP server, some local mixologists are testing your tolerance with feisty names for their favorite cocktails.Celebrate ... More >>
Christina Swanson could be a champ again. Too bad few have the guts to face her.
Just a reminder that today is National Pancake Day, a should-be-sanctioned holiday that is already more important than Presidents' Day and Arbor Day combined. The International House of Pancakes started doling out free shortstacks this morning at 7, and they're not stopping until 10 tonight. 'Course ... More >>
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