A tanning salon owner in Key West who increasingly blamed his personal struggles on President Obama warned his partner that "I'm not going to be around long" if the president won reelection last week.Two days after the president's victory over Mitt Romney, Keys police found Henry Hamilton dead of a ... More >>
This past Sunday, members of B.R.E.W. FIU hosted their first annual Biscayne Brewers Bash in the pavilion of the Kovens Conference Center overlooking beautiful Biscayne Bay. The event hosted 15 local brewers serving over 40 different micro-brews. There was also a booth for beer bread and beer butter ... More >>
The worst of Tropical Storm Isaac has officially blown through the Keys and into the Gulf this morning, though its sloppy remains are still drenching Dade. Riptide's storm experts have begun tallying the damage Isaac wrought in Florida: 80,000 or so without power, minor flooding here and there, and ... More >>
Most of us working stiffs don't have mad cash to drop on huge quantities of good-quality beer. What is the alternative? Twenty-four-hour gas stations stocked with little rescue kits of mass-produced brew.There are many selections, but here is a list of ten that every beer fiend should consider when ... More >>
Florida International University has plans to build a research brewery, with many thanks to the student homebrewing club, B.R.E.W. FIU, which has wielded a considerable amount of influence since their inception last Spring. The acronym stands for Biscayne Renowned Engineers of Wort. This are not jus ... More >>
Someday, Carlos Bertonatti will have to face a jury to explain what happened in the early morning of Jan. 17, 2010 -- the day police say he drunkenly killed a cyclist on the Rickenbacker Causeway, then sped away into Key Biscayne with the victim's bike still wedged underneath his car. But not tod ... More >>
via YouTubeAs hundreds of spectators on Mallory Pier watched in horror in Key West yesterday, a powerboat skipping across the water amidst the Super Boat World Championships hit a wake, caught too much air, and then violently flipped. A helicopter rushed to the crash, but the boats pilot and thro ... More >>
Bagatelle via FacebookBagatelle's been getting a lot of press latelyBagatelle, the pretty little Key West restaurant on the 100 block of Duval Street has been in the news twice this week..and it's only Wednesday. So do you want the good news or the bad news?OK - good news first:The Florida Keys K ... More >>
DianaNyad.comYou know it's time to rethink US-Cuba relations when 61-year-olds start swimming between the two countries.Granted, Diana Nyad is no abuelita doggy paddling for a taste of American freedom. As today's New York Times explains, she's an American endurance athlete who, much like local p ... More >>
via Schnebly WineryEscape to Homestead this Sunday for good food, bubbly and live music. The Miami chapter of Les Dames d'Escoffier will present a bountiful table at their annual Tropical Brunch. The event benefits the ladies' many community projects and will feature dishes prepared by the group' ... More >>
Adam Gersten is a hard-living lawyer who runs a record label.Currently living what sounds like the premise of a television legal drama, Adam Gersten is a dude from Miami Beach who's found himself with the seriously serious job of being a Key West lawyer. Though Matlock and Sam Waterston do inspir ... More >>
Trina SargalskiThis week in Short Order ...Are those Sun Chip bags really that noisy?Chef Paula Da Silva talks about her new job at 1500 Degrees RestaurantWho has the best bandeja paisa?David New of Ability Explosion talks madeleines and dining in the dark.Food writing luminaries are headed to Ke ... More >>
In today's roundup of the sins of South Florida: A former county employee faces 20 charges of child pornography, a man is killed after a fight at a South Beach club, a veteran security guard is mysteriously found dead behind a dollar store in Southwest Dade, two men are arrested for a fire exting ... More >>
Photo by Riki AltmanThe Van Aken legacy continues...Here's Part Three of our interview with the Van Akens. You can read the first part of the interview here and get Norman's recipe for sea bass ceviche here.New Times: Was the farm-to-table concept totally absent from your consciousness, Chef Norm ... More >>
via Natalie DeeLast year, it was swine flu, so what's the crazy new disease threatening us this summer? Dengue fever! About 5 percent of Key West residents have been exposed to the mosquito-spread virus, and now the first case has been reported in Miami-Dade.
Amidst the depressing BP disaster, here's a happy story about something dumped into the ocean and washing up on Florida's shores.Dick de Bruin, a sergeant in the Royal Dutch Navy, was stationed in the Dutch territory of Aruba and seven months ago was salvaging an anchor from an a American WWII sh ... More >>
US Coast GuardThe world's most famous tar ballsTwenty tar balls washed up on the shores of Key West today, but because sometimes tar balls occur naturally, and other times they're the product of those less dramatic, everyday ways we pollute our oceans (i.e., the shipping industry), it won't be kn ... More >>
FIU professor Phillip Stoddard is the new mayor of South Miami; with 58 percent of the vote, he beat the incumbent. [CBS4]State welfare officials have decided to offer health insurance and other subsidies to the adopted teenage son of a gay man in Key West, despite Florida's gay adoption ban. [Heral ... More >>
Night Watch is a regular feature about bars and clubs by nightlife columnist Tara Nieuwesteeg. JByrd's Muddy Waters Restaurant and Raw Bar (2237 W Hillsboro Blvd, Deerfield Beach Call 954-428-6577, or visit muddywaters.biz)Out front, the patio area is replete with glider booths, palm trees, and p ... More >>
via wikimediaOMG 2009 is sooo eight days ago.Here's our Miami New Times Restaurant Roll Call for last year.We've rounded up the openers, shut down the closers, and written our predictions for the new year into existence.Note to foodies: If Wikipedia can do it, so can we. Please comment us with an ... More >>
When the heat hits and news slows to a crawl, it's time for an animal controversy.
The good state of Florida wants gay people to know something: You sure as hell can't adopt here, but we've been counting on your child-free-in-a-recession vacation dollars. (Expensive SoFla hotel? Check. Poolside margarita? Check. Civil rights? Umm, about that...) Along with insanely wealthy folk ... More >>
The patron saint of Key West killed a man last night. Police in Steamboat Springs, Colorado say two men snapped and beat a 37-year-old Army sergeant to death after he played Jimmy Buffett's insufferable classic on the jukebox. A Steamboat Springs police official told the Denver Post that Sgt. 1st ... More >>
Pass the mojitos. Its Hemingway Days in Key West!
"Let us all tip our hats to one man's ability to question another's moral fiber."
A UM scientist and global warming pioneer warns the muckety-mucks
Don’t let the low square footage detract from the high-quality fare
Come on, see what a few fresh ingredients, clever spices, and a wok can do for you!
The Cracked Conch
April 9-15, 1998
Miami kayaker Miguel Hernandez was having the time of his life on a solo voyage to Cuba -- until a multinational team of drug cops crashed the party
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