One year ago today, Miami Beach cops caught a tall, skinny teenager spray-painting the side of an abandoned McDonald's. A phalanx of police officers chased the curly-haired kid for seven minutes: Israel "Reefa" Hernandez clambered over fences and atop cars until he finally found himself cornered in ... More >>
The surveillance video that leaked yesterday of a woman clad only in a thong rampaging through a Florida McDonald's was so bizarre we weren't even sure if it was real. Well now the woman, 41-year-old Sandra Suarez, has come forward to explain herself. Suarez says she wasn't drunk or on drugs durin ... More >>
Last week, McDonald's workers in New York, California, and Michigan filed class-action lawsuits against the fast-food giant. They claim Mickey D's "illegally underpaid employees by erasing hours from their time cards, not paying overtime, and ordering them to work off the clock," according to the Ne ... More >>
We live in a place called the "Sunshine State" with about 825 miles of beaches, but instead of taking advantage of those natural resources a whole lot of Floridians appear to prefer to get tan inside a salon. In fact, a new study reveals that there are now more tanning salons in Florida than there a ... More >>
It's the start of the holiday season, which in Miami means decorating the palm tree with red twinkle lights and hoping it gets cool enough to wear your reindeer sweater for just one night. While the rest of the year is basking in the chill of an early snowstorm, we're still wearing shorts and a T-s ... More >>
Safety tip: do not mess with a Floridian in a fast-food drive-thru line. You do so at your own risk. A incident at a Jacksonville Chick-fil-A is just the latest violent outburst caused in the state by someone cutting in a fast-food line.
They say imitation is the sincerest form of flattery. If that's true, Burger King must really be fond of its number one competitor, because the new Big King sandwich looks pretty much like another "big" burger from another chain. According to Burger King's website, the Big King features "two savory ... More >>
Keep Floridians away from their fast food at your own peril. A case of cutting in line at a Tampa McDonald's led to a knife in a man's butt. However, because this is Florida, the person who got a knife in the butt wasn't even the one trying to cut in line.
When a new brewery makes its way to Miami, we're super stoked. Hell, there are two or three on tap to open this year, and the city's practically in a tizzy. Drinking anything cooked up in our own backyard is totes exciting, given the serious lack of local beers we've had available in past years. Bu ... More >>
Despite all of the hootin', hollerin', and mouth-breathin' about "Obamacare," communism is nowhere near making a comeback. Let's review the facts: It's been more than 20 years since David Hasselhoff rubbed his gargantuan wienerschnitzel all over the crumbling Berlin Wall. China went so far to the f ... More >>
Imagine if you will, the plight of the Burger King. One minute you're fast food royalty, wearing a crown and a royal robe with an enormous grin permanently fixed to your plastic face...the next you've been downgraded from the 1 percent to the rest of us unemployed schmucks.What's a mascot to do? Tak ... More >>
There's a lot of sensory overload in Miami, so it takes something bold to get people to turn their heads. Mercy for Animals devised something that might make people stop and check out its display.A ten-foot-tall bloody pig in a cage outside Walmart.
From Deadmau5 pissing off pretty much everyone with his hateful and decidedly hypocritical rants, to a clueless Paris Hilton jumping on the DJ bandwagon and crowning herself the new queen of house with disastrous results ... Hard-working DJs across the underground scene are starting to feel like th ... More >>
Police in Orange Park, Florida, a Jacksonville suburb, are on the lookout for a man they believe was trying to trade a child for food. On Saturday night, the man went door to door at a motel and asked several people if they'd like to make the despicable deal.
This Fourth of July, many Americans will be going out to pick up the hot dogs, hamburgers, and chicken carcasses they like to throw over the fire pit while the fireworks screech overhead. The head of the household will man the grill, bragging about his or her ability to rotate the meat at precisely ... More >>
Every once in a while, whatever deity-like being that controls crime in Florida (some religions refer to him as Saint Crackerious of Tallahassee) takes out three hats. One contains the names of every Florida town, the next holds the names of a fast-food restaurant, and the other has a series of comi ... More >>
Riptide reported yesterday that a 47-year old woman was arrested in a prostitution sting operation in southwest Florida. That sounds like a typical evening for any police department. Except the woman requested a very specific trade-off for her services. According to the police report, Christin ... More >>
McDonald's has declared that it will no longer use "pink slime" in the manufacturing of its food products, ABC News reported yesterday.Much like you're probably doing right now, when I first heard the news I asked myself, What the hell is pink slime?And much like most Americans, I had no clue about ... 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 >>
Photo by Jacob Katel13 is Philippe Ruiz' number30 Average number of minutes that Americans spend cooking -- least in the world, according to a report issued last month by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development.74 Average number of minutes that Turks spend cooking -- most in the ... More >>
via SF WeeklyDavid Banner wilding out at SXSW.First off, I want to congratulate David Banner (featured in this week's episode of PrunkTV after the cut) on his induction into the Mississippi Musicians Hall of Fame, alongside Elvis, B.B., and Muddy! David Banner was one of my favorite i ... More >>
It just isn't fair that Taco Bell is getting all the free press these days concerning integrity of ingredients -- or lack thereof. Granted, nobody is accusing McDonald's or Burger King of faking beef content, but what about the other stuff that goes between the buns? The sauce lathered upon B ... More >>
Photo by Gary JamesMike Sabin's got the chops. And the fins.Before we begin, we should clarify: Mike Sabin is not only the head chef at Prime One Twelve. He's actually corporate chef for Myles Restaurant Group, the owners of the aforementioned and also Prime Italian, Nemo, Shoji Sushi, Big Pink, ... More >>
via Flickr sylvarHappy Meal toys conveniently packaged in easy-to-use body bags.Chalk one up for the good guys. San Francisco has struck a blow to one pillar of the Unholy Trinity (McDonald's, Jerry Springer, and Family Guy). The Golden Gate City has instituted a ban preventing McDonald's from in ... More >>
It's not much of a secret that a diet heavy in fast food isn't good for you, but Americans continue to shovel burgers and fries down their maws as much as ever (We can't help it, they're so delicious). However, with obesity an ever growing concern, you'd think it would only be a matter of time un ... More >>
It's a super sized King Deal. Burger King, one of the largest companies headquartered in Miami-Dade and second largest fast food chain in America, has agreed to sell itself to 3G Capital Management Inc., a New York-based private investment firm backed by several Brazilian businessmen. Burger King ... More >>
A McDonald's in Hialeah was robbed not once, but twice by a man dressed like a ninja, in head-to-toe black. Turned out the robberies were perpetrated by Michel Quiroz, an 18-year-old employee at the restaurant. He even continued to show up for work after the robberies, but eventually his co-worke ... More >>
Cold coffee. Ice. It should be simple.An iced coffee should consist of two things: (1) Ice. (2) Refrigerated coffee. Not hot coffee, because that melts the ice and invariably turns the drink into a watered-down, 2 Girls 1 Cup-style gag-inducing experience within fifteen minutes.It's simple, ... More >>
Marta Xochilt PerezStill chill at 10:54 p.m.It was 10:54 p.m. and Anthony Bourdain sat in the lobby of the Lincoln Theater still signing copies of Medium Raw. Two hours after wrapping his reading and Q&A session, the line had finally dwindled down to a dozen. There was a female security guard ... More >>
Here's Manny Ruiz's family vacation by the numbers: 40 states, 34 days, 10,000 miles, 3 kids. And the best part: More than $15,000 in corporate freebies to pay for most of the damn thing. My favorite among these contributions: The McDonald's Corp. will provide as much food as Manny and his family w ... More >>
Gunfire broke out last night during a women's flag football game at West Perrine Park, at SW 168th Street and 104th Avenue. Three assailants opened fire on the crowd. Four men were shot, and a woman broke her arm while trying to escape. Three of the men were hit in the leg, ... More >>
Fridge, McMahon, Coke, Super Bowl 1986This Sunday, February 7, football rules the airwaves when Super Bowl 44 beams out live from Miami, and millions of dollars worth of commercials for crap you don't need and foods that kill-slowly connive their way into your subconscious, wallet, and fridge thr ... More >>
Sign on bakery window: Cake 66 cents; upside-down cake 99 cents.Diner: Waiter, do you have any lobster tails?Waiter: Certainly, sir. Once upon a time there was a little lobster...Sign at dairy farm: You can whip our cream, but you can't beat our milk.One thing is for certain about organic farms: The ... More >>
Surprisingly this didn't sell burgers. Maybe it's the fact that if you wanted to look good naked sprawled out by a fire, you wouldn't be eating BKEdgy ad agency Crispin Porter Bogusky has brought us The King rapping about butts, Facebook friend sacrifices, stereotypical Mexican wrestlers, and be ... More >>
If you buy your tomatoes at a major supermarket or eat at McDonalds, Burger King, Taco Bell or Subway, then you may well be biting into the blood-and-sweat product of forced- labor-induced plantation agriculture, a.k.a. slavery, from the fields of Immokalee, where crack-cocaine meets whips and chain ... More >>
Canes Win! Canes Win! Canes Win! After their narrow 16-14 victory against Virginia Tech last night the team for the very first time since entering the conference looks like a serious contender for the ACC title match-up late in the season. Right now they stand alone at the top of their division, tho ... More >>
It looks like McDonald's is going after the urban crowd with this one. "Cha cha now y'all." -- Jonathan Cunningham
"Money used to reverse the rezoning is money dedicated to the preservation of Vizcaya"
"Theyre throwing us out two weeks before Christmas"
Cruise lines throw workers overboard when it comes to providing urgent medical care.
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