No one has ever accused the Upper Keys of being a hotbed of fine dining. Lukewarm-bed, maybe. Cold-bed, even. But over the past couple of years the local dining scene has started heating up, giving diners who just can't choke down the thought of one more plate of fried shrimp with a side order of M ... More >>
Like most families in South Florida, Edy Martinez Lezcano's clan in Key Largo had a weird mid-week holiday to fill thanks to the Fourth of July. How to best make some family bonding happen on a weird Wednesday off work? A day fishing? A road trip to Sloppy Joes?Nah, Lezcano's crew decided it'd be mo ... More >>
Captain Spencer Slate has once again organized a dive for people who are looking for watery memorable moments. Started twelve years ago, he organized the famous Easter Sunday underwater egg hunt. This year, it is scheduled to leave the dock Easter morning, April 8 at 8:30 a.m. Not to worry, the C ... More >>
For those of you all alone today, just remember it could always be worse. Your Valentine could be a psycho who threatens to cut off your head after strangling you with a belt. That's basically what happened in Key Largo yesterday, and now 33-year-old Nathan Hemby sits behind bars.
via bbc.co.ukLost your job? Vent on some invasive lionfish - and get paid for it!Just when you think God has forgotten about South Florida, he goes and completely makes up for it by sending hordes of hideous lionfish our way.We know what you're thinking: But Riptide, isn't that a bad thing?Not if ... More >>
John ZurCracked Conch Benedict at The Key Largo Conch HouseThe Key Largo Conch House Located just an hour from Miami, the Key Largo Conch House affords a scenic drive and a delicious, reasonable brunch. This quaint Victorian home, nestled back off the road amid a yard of trees, has ... More >>
If you're not a subscriber to our weekly Café Bites dining newsletter, here's a taste of what you're missing. Click here to subscribe.An evening to chill in the Keys, a quintet of delectable desserts, each paired with a different dessert wine... how bad can that be?Treat your sweetheart and your ... More >>
A massive sting on Wednesday uncovered 49 hydroponic labs in Miami-Dade and put 42 people behind bars. The pot is believed to have a street value of $9.2 million. Police also found 11 grams of cocaine, 40 grams of processed marijuana, 126 Oxycontin pills, an Audi, and $9,562 in cash.The sting, known ... More >>
Jacob KatelVerbal exchange of the week: Last night at Taste The Nations charity event at the Ritz Carlton on Key Biscayne, toward the end of the event, 9:43 p.m., I approach Chef Cindy Hutson of Ortanique, she's slidin' off the wine in her drinkin' glass. I mumble something about shooting the kit ... More >>
image via fkrm.com/foodandwineOnly in the keys.To paraphrase Friday, one of the funniest comedies of 1995, 'I know you don't go to the Keys. I know this. But I'mma get you drunk for free. 'Cause it's almost Friday, you ain't got no job, and you ain't got shit to do.'The Key Largo Food & Wine ... More >>
What the Hell Is She Crab Soup? from Miami New Times on Vimeo.One of the greatest things about livin' in South Florida is our proximity to the Florida Keys. Calypso's Seafood Grill has been standing at mile marker 99.5 in Key Largo, Monroe County, for 14 years. It's not the cheapest place down south ... More >>
Soon-to-be-displaced County Commission Chairman Bruno Barreiro is no friend of the environment. The former state representative led the charge to allow developers to build beyond the county's imaginary line that stops construction from encroaching on the Everglades and environmentally sensitive land ... More >>
"The public school system has created a shameful legacy."
No offense, J.C., but we like the Easter Bunny too.
Florida is starved for electricity. Some eco-renegades are growing their own.
A voyage into the murky underworld off Key Largo turns deadly
New Times peeks inside the newest VW campaign, in the name of, um, journalism
"It seems that the green tide in our paradise is here to stay, and we feel very sad about that."
Mysterious matter threatens one of the world's most important ecosystems
Closed for (boat) business: below mile marker 113, on Blackwater Sound in the Keys Expansion work on US 1 in the Keys is obliterating the reason for going there. In addition to being a likely contributor to the algae tide choking swaths of Florida Bay, the work on an 18-mile stretch of the roa ... More >>
"I think he deserved to be executed"
Loud rock music, sleight of hand, and life in a trailer. What a combo!
"The victims will never get justice"
No beans about it
The Cracked Conch
The Caribbean Club
Tracking South Florida's endangered crocodiles is a business best left to experts and maniacs
They're cute. They're cuddly. They're smart. And as the fiasco at Sugarloaf Key shows, they make humans do crazy things.
After two years of litigation, a libel lawsuit against New Times is tossed out
A century of messing with Mother Nature has robbed the Everglades of too much water. Now we don't even have enough for ourselves.
When 350 trees fall in a protected North Key forest, they make a very loud noise