Miami's overall economy may still be in recovery mode, but that doesn't mean we're scrimping when it comes to our cars. Luxury cars and trucks make up a higher percentage of the Miami area's overall auto sales than in any other market in the country.
Today is Free Cone Day, a made-up holiday that's celebrated throughout the land. And why not? It's not every day a company celebrates by giving something away. But then again, Ben & Jerry's is no ordinary company. The ice-cream manufacturer is politically incorrect, satirical, and socially consc ... More >>
"Free Ben & Jerry's" just might be the happiest phrase in the universe.The Vermont-based ice-cream company that believes treating people well is as important as making a great product, has a long history of giving away its frozen goodies. It began with the first Free Cone Day in 1979 w ... More >>
The International Dairy Foods Association (IDFA) and the National Milk Producers Federation want to be able to use aspartame without having to include it on product labels, as is currently required by law. The FDA has been ignoring the petition, which was filed in 2009. Until now. The agency is co ... More >>
In news that's bound to make the budding Mario Batalis of the world giddy with anticipation, Hasbro announced yesterday that they're planning to release a gender neutral version of their Easy-Bake Oven. The changes to the classic toy were prompted by 13-year-old McKenna Pope's Change.org petition. ... More >>
Ben & Jerry's, the ice cream company that likes to push the limits with its own unique sense of edgy humor has finally reached its own limit.The frozen treat manufacturer, known for its pop-culture-inspired ice cream names, is suing the producers of Ben & Cherry's adult DVDs, saying the "har ... More >>
These days, musicians are nothing without high-profile, million-dollar endorsements. You just aren't a winner unless you're shilling soda, makeup, electronics, and your own personal brand of booze. Luckily, today's commercial powerhouses are more entrepreneurial than ever. So they will literally se ... More >>
Something just ain't kosher.As reported by Short Order earlier this week, ConAgra Foods, Inc., the company that produces those delicious Hebrew National hot dogs, is being sued. Well, not only sued, but sued in a class action lawsuit. The law firm of Blackwell Burke filed the suit in Minne ... More >>
There's no question that if left unattended, our kitchen appliances can develop minds of their own, but tweeting toasters? What the hell? This is a prediction from a report released last month by Massachusetts-based marketing research firm International Data Corporation. IDC predicts that 2012 wi ... More >>
Courtesy of Alaska Coffee Roasting Co.Michael GesserFairbanks, Alaska. Miami, Florida. These two extremes now have something in common: "A coffee shop that walks the walk instead of talking the talk," comments owner Michael Gesser of Alaska Coffee Roasting Co. (13130 Biscayne Blvd., North Miam ... More >>
Anti-obesity lobbyists and children activists have been trying for years to get food companies to stop marketing high sugar, high sodium, and overall unhealthy foods to children.Food companies, such as McDonald's, General Mills, and others, create advertising campaigns that include cartoon charac ... More >>
One Million Moms has an issue with Schweddy Balls.Moms, an online branch of right-wing, conservative, pro-life American Family Association, based in Tupelo, Mississippi, has taken umbrage with Ben & Jerry's Schweddy Balls Ice Cream. On their website they claim: "Ben & Jerry's ann ... More >>
You can get a counterfeit version of almost anything in Miami. Apparently even cigarettes. Tobacco giant Philip Morris has filed suit against 17 Miami-area retailers for stocking fake cigarettes. We all know that the stuff in the name-brand smokes will kill you. We can't imagine what kind of stuf ... More >>
Ben & Jerry's The Ben & Jerry's Scoop Truck is in Miami for a six-week tour.Ben & Jerry's, the Vermont-based ice-cream company that features flavors named for hippies, rock stars, and talk-show hosts, is bringing its ice-cream truck to Miami for a six-week tour. Beginning today ... More >>
Michael Passoff, activist and one of 2009's "100 Most Influential People in Business Ethics."What is nanotechnology? Michael Passoff, a senior strategist with shareholder activist group As You Sow, recently wrote an article about nanotechnology and its use in food manufacturing. "Nanotech is alre ... More >>
Something doesn't smell right about the actions of The Mosaic Co., a leading Florida fertilizer company. OK, nothing ever smells good about the fertilizer business, but in this sense we mean it smells politically funny. The company ended up shelling out $10,000 at a fair auction for a cake baked ... More >>
Lee KleinOriginaly Brooklyn Water Bagel Company coming to Miami BeachWater is at the center of a legal food fight between a Delray bagel shop and a Lake Worth pizzeria. But it's not South Florida water that heating up. It's the New York tap H2O that does miracles for pizza and bagel dough. Or so ... More >>
If you have ever, ever professed to love hip-hop, here are two things you need to do/plan to do, immediately, if you haven't completed at least step one:1) Get Big Boi's new solo album, Sir Luscious Left Foot ... the Son Of Chico Dusty. If you haven't listened yet, well, what the hell have y ... More >>
Watch the above video and you'll notice that Miami based international culinary personality Ingrid Hoffman has something more than milk stuck to her lips. According to a spokesperson for the Got Milk campaign "the milk mustache is a combination of lowfat milk and other lowfat dairy products."Pres ... More >>
Fudge covered pretzels, huh?Beginning this week, gay and lesbian couples can marry in the state of Vermont -- and in recognition and support, Ben & Jerry's has renamed their "Chubby Hubby" flavor "Hubby Hubby".The company states:"Ben & Jerry's has a long history of commitment to social ju ... More >>
Psystar's "Attack of the Clones" seems to have hit a major roadblock. The Miami-based computer makers caused a stir when they started selling their own desktops packaged with Apple's OSX operating system. Apple only allows the system to be installed on its on hardware, and quickly filed suit. Psys ... More >>
Charlie Crist gets a bogus hero medal for bailing out Big Sugar.
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They look, smell and smoke like Cubans. So why not sell 'em that way?
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Manufacturers and DJs mix, mingle, and make sense of music technology
A year ago, three South Florida friends began sewing plush dolls for fun; now they're at the vanguard of a toy revolution
Stanley and Susan Rosenblatt
Someone's out to get counterfeit Cubans
Kafka's Kafe and Newsstand
Miami's own Taurus International Firearms is taking aim at the competition
Want to make Big Tobacco really mad? Just try importing export-only cigarettes
Deep in the heart of Little Havana, El Credito's expatriate artisans quietly go about the business of hand-rolling the creme de la creme of Cuban cigars