Across South Florida, afternoon rainstorms are sprouting over the Everglades and moving inland to drench backyards, where swarms of mosquitos will soon hatch in pools of tepid standing water. It's summertime in Florida, in other words. Except this year, there's an increasingly good chance those mosq ... More >>
New Times' Best of Miami 2014 issue arrives June 19. To celebrate, Short Order is paying tribute to Miami's culinary all-stars. These people forged our city's food scene into what it is today -- a thriving amalgam of tastes and cultures. Through their insight and talent, they've given the city a uni ... More >>
So Memorial Day is fast approaching, and if you're an adventuresome soul who's sticking around for the weekend, you need to be thinking ahead. Planning is key when it comes to driving, parking, boozing, and, of course, eating. Come Monday, we're betting you'll be sunburned, hung-over, and desperate ... More >>
The singer sways his hips and croons an indistinguishable tune. In almost all circumstances, he'd be considered unusual: a thin man with a floppy fishing hat, blue shirt, and pleated khakis pulled too high on his waist. He looks like Gilligan in a cruise ship's karaoke bar. Gyrating in the back of F ... More >>
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 >>
Ah, high school -- easier times for most of us. Our daily concerns back then seem so insignificant now. Your biggest worry was making sure you weren't bored and somehow stayed awake through terrible classes. Also, most things that were hilarious back then don't seem so funny anymore. Our compilati ... 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 >>
Restaurateur Bernie Matz provides the food at Miami's mecca for literary cafe hounds, Books & Books. So, why is he doing meatballs? We asked this all important question, and the answer made sense. This 30-seater is "all about real, affordable food for locals." The old King Kone place got new flo ... 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 >>
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 >>
Rick Scott really is a big fan of having people pee in cups. He plans to start mandatory drug testing for both welfare recipients and state employees, but not everyone is on board with the plan. A group of Key West citizen calling themselves Committee for the Positive Insistence on a Sane Society ... 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 >>
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 >>
Professional South Florida food blogger throws a party and makes seafood gazpacho, ropa vieja, mac'n'cheese, multi-meatballs, and salad on a stick. [Foodalogue] A CSA is a way to buy farm fresh vegetables a week at a time. This week was Italian basel, romaine lettuce, zucchini and yellow squash, bla ... More >>
Authorities in Key West uncovered a porno made by teens, some of age, but most under, and busted them on charges of child porn. Which is never funny ...except it kind of is because it's just teens having weird sex with each other, which they tend to do, except usually not on camera. Anyway, we wonde ... 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."
New Times peeks inside the newest VW campaign, in the name of, um, journalism
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The Cracked Conch
April 9-15, 1998
For a hundred years the FEC Railway has been chugging up and down Florida's east coast. The next hundred years shouldn't be much different.