A lot of weird things happen in Florida. We're here every Friday morning to give you the week's weirdest. This week: Coke in vaginas, terrible mugshot T-shirts and a neighborhood terrorized by wild pigs.
The waiter says he can't leave the ripping-hot, onyx-colored stone bowl on the table. There's some kind of legal/insurance issue. Someone might get burned. He has to spoon its contents into serving bowls and take the hot pot away.
Raul Medina Jr. walks into a Starbucks in Hollywood's Young Circle and asks for a cup of black coffee with light hazelnut syrup and exactly two ice cubes. Better-known as DJ Raw, Medina brought hip-hop to Miami from his native South Bronx and founded Hoodstock, a free, big-name festival in Wynwood i ... More >>
'Twas the year of chicharrón tacos and bacon-wrapped quail eggs, a time of fried alligator and pan-seared frogs' legs... Alright, enough poetry: Last year was a good year for eating, so now it's time to give thanks. 2013, thank you for the barbecued beef tongue at Gabose; the ridiculously deliciou ... More >>
These places aren't made for out-of-towners. They're made for Miamians. And that's why we keep them a secret. We take our family, perhaps a friend or a date. But that's it. We don't want these places disrupted by rowdy crowds. What follows are the top ten hidden gems in Miami. See also: Gabose in ... More >>
Korean cuisine is all about the heat. "If a soup's not bubbling, then it's not fresh," explains Fred Kim, co-owner of the fabled Korean barbecue restaurant Gabose in Lauderhill. "I've probably generated some scar tissue on my tongue. We have a high tolerance to really hot liquid. It tastes better t ... More >>
The beef tongue arrives raw and slivered, its flesh marbled with strips of fat. You cook it on a wire grate over charcoal, which burns crimson in a pit on your table. In seconds, the meat turns from pink and slick to charred and shriveled. "It's too hot," exclaims the waitress at Gabose in Lauderhil ... More >>
Michelle Bernstein will drive for food. The James Beard Award-winning chef of Michy's ventures north to Lauderhill for Korean barbecue, down to South Miami for Middle Eastern fare, and east to Bal Harbour Shops for Japanese cuisine. Here, in her own words, are her favorite restaurants in town.
Sonic Beach, the burger, dog, and shake restaurant that re-creates a day at the Jersey Shore, is coming to Miami Gardens. The new location is scheduled to open late this summer. Sonic Beach is part of the Sonic drive-in restaurant chain that offers sit-down areas, a man-made beach, and beer and win ... More >>
Sonia A. Brown, 35, and Chloe M. McQueen, 23, were at Mango's Cafe when they found a lost iPhone 4 on Sunday. The pair flipped through the information and quickly discovered that the phone belonged to an executive for True Entertainment, a production company behind hits like Real Housewives of Atlan ... More >>
Nancy Brewer decided to take a page out of the Lisa "Left Eye" Lopes school of couples counseling, by dealing with her relationship problems with a City of Miami police officer by setting his Lauderhill home on fire.
Need a quick infusion of cash? Don't bother signing up to sell cheap knives door-to-door or be part of dodgy medical study. Instead, head up to North Miami and bid for a city contract. Because as one company learned, you can quite easily bankroll yourself through the North Miami City Council. Last w ... More >>
Supermarkets are the fabric of American food consumption. Here in South Florida, you can't drive more than a couple of miles without seeing one of the behemoth retailers. Seeing the potential for growth, Russian food retailer Okey Dokey, and its parent company AgroTrade, is planning a major expansio ... More >>
Saturday night, while the rest of Miami was rocking back and forth on their beds pulling on their most ass-flattering jeans, my friend plant-based Chef Allen Campbell and I strapped ourselves into my little Hyundai and strained to see over the mound of parking receipts on the dash as we began our tr ... More >>
Oneal Ron Morris, the unlicensed "doctor" arrested last year after allegedly injecting substances like caulk and fix-a-flat tire sealant into the rear end of a patient, has been arrested again. Morris turned herself into to Broward Sheriff's Deputies yesterday on new charges of practicing medicin ... More >>
Sure, there's book smarts and then there's street smarts, but the streets in South Florida have never been too bright. A road sign painted on Pine Island Road in Lauderhill has been misspelled as "SCOHOL." It shouldn't surprise anyone that this is a fairly regular occurrence in South Florida.
John ZurCharcoal grill at GaboseThe experience of Korean barbecue is distinct. And Gabose, of Lauderhill, is the only Korean restaurant in Broward, or Miami-Dade County, that affords its guests the opportunity to cook their own food over a charcoal grill. Gabose was started ten years ago. Curren ... More >>
via Village of Biscayne ParkTwenty years ago, Michael Arciola was at the center of a firestorm in Lauderhill. The city's mayor accused the then-41-year-old finance director of sexually harassing a clerk, a problem for which he'd apparently been reprimanded twice before.That fight is ancient histo ... More >>
Gus Garcia-RobertsThe world's largest rubber band ball stands six feet seven inches tall and has a circumference of 25 feet. It took five years for Joel Waul of Lauderhill to create, weighs more than 9,400 pounds, and contains approximately 720,000 rubber bands. The outer layers consist of ... More >>
With three storms whirling around us, it reminds us that we are the midst of hurricane season. So from here on out we need to remember a storm-free weekend is a blessing. Let's hope this upcoming weekend remains quiet.Anyway, here is what happened during over the (storm-free) weekend:Woodstock 40th ... More >>
A new art exhibit in Lauderhill shows the softer side of Star Wars.
The dogs better be on the lookout for retaliation attacks. The media maybe was a little too fast trying connect a few dead cats in Lauderhill to the now infamous Cat Killer down in the Bays of Cutler and Palmetto. When details of the Broward maulings came out, we kind of thought it wa ... More >>
via I Can Has CheezburgerRemember to hug your cats tonight. The mystery of the cat killer of Culter and Palmetto Bay deepened this week as now four cats were found mutilated in Lauderhill. Police aren't sure whether the crimes are related, the result of a copy cat killer or just dogs.The detail ... More >>
"They tried to make him out as an innocent victim, but he has a record of drinking, drugs, and speeding."
Nyotaimori, aka naked sushi, refers to the Japanese art of sushi served on a human body. Talk about your food looking at you while you eat -- but hey, rich people gotta find some way to liven up their dinner parties. I recently set out on a mission to find it in South Florida. It only took a few pho ... More >>
Go behind the scenes of this hood war.
via Anvari Looking to take a non-pregnant pause from all that Palin news? Well, unless you want to obsessively dwell on hurricanes, the best the local news has to offer is stories about more babies. And unfortunately they're not of the "Breaking: This Totally Cute Baby Just Did The Most Adorable Th ... More >>
Fed Supports Economic Stimulus – Ben S. Bernanke said that he supports actions by the government that will prevent the economy from heading into a recession. Bernanke, who has usually not endorsed any political side, said that he is willing to back this plan even if it leads to a larger budget def ... More >>
"Miami has lost a premier shooting facility. What a pity!"
An investigation reveals harassment and intimidation. Police respond in kind.
Every Miami youngster has a little bit of Uprokk in them
Every time you donate, it's money in the pockets of two South Florida companies. Big money.
South Florida offers a veritable world tour of frozen goodness
Fundamental philosophy from righteous Rastaman Screwdriver
Today's reggae is a dirty business. Black Uhuru's Duckie Simpson rolls up his sleeves.
It pays to advertise
Dozens of pro hoops pioneers retired to South Florida, destined to grow old and die in obscurity. Not if Jack Shaber has anything to say about it.
County bureaucrats aren't the only ones who get to have cellular-phone fun
What is this thing called credibility, love?
Did cops beat the daylights out of her, or was schoolteacher Paula Redo merely the victim of "facial injuries when there was contact with the ground"?