Naples (Florida)

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    October 16, 2014

    The Cities of Florida, Ranked

    After ranking all 34 cities within Miami-Dade County, we couldn't help but wonder where the major cities of Florida would stack up. So we decided to answer that question ourselves, naturally. Because what fun is the internet without arbitrary rankings? So we assembled a list of Florida's most nota ... More >>

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    October 9, 2014

    Cape Romano's Abandoned Dome Homes Are a Snapshot of Florida's Possible Future

    Out just before the start of Florida's Ten Thousand Islands in Cape Romano sit a collection of odd, white domed structures sitting in the middle of the water. They look like Miami's own Stiltsville meets some post-apocalyptic sci-fi movie. The uninformed have spread a lot of rumors as to what they c ... More >>

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    September 17, 2014

    Florida City Wants to Ban Smoking Medical Marijuana Before It's Even Legalzied

    Floridians may be set to head to the polls in November to legalize medical marijuana, but could individual cities still ban smoking medical pot anyway? Bonita Springs, Florida, is going to try and is already drafting an ordinance banning smoking in public. Which is slightly funny because Bonita Sp ... More >>

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    April 1, 2014

    Mother of Five Dies After Brazilian Butt Lift Goes Wrong

    Vanity can be deadly. More specific, a Brazilian butt lift procedure performed last July at Miami's Vanity Cosmetic Center proved to be deadly. An autopsy report concludes that Maribel Cardona, a 51-year-old mother of five and Walmart cashier from Naples, died from complications from the increasin ... More >>

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    February 18, 2014

    The Counter Opens in Aventura: Custom Burgers and Beermonade

    It seems as though Aventura is fast becoming the burger capital of Miami-Dade. With restaurants like BurgerFi, Five Guys, and Bulldog Barbecue and Burger (in neighboring North Miami) to choose from, there may be no dearth of burgers in this most northeastern part of our county, but t seems like ther ... More >>

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    December 6, 2013

    Pummarola 'Pizza Bar' Opening in Coral Gables Today

    Short of hopping a plane to Naples -- Italy, that is, not Florida's sleepy west coast city -- it's not always easy to find authentic Neapolitan pizza. But at Coral Gables' new eatery, Pummarola, they're all about Italian tradition. The new lunch and dinner outpost opens today at 141 Aragon Avenue, ... More >>

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    November 25, 2013

    Two Homestead Brothers Accused of Double Murder After Naples Drug Deal Goes Bad

    Two Miami-Dade brothers are behind bars on $2 million bail after a botched drug deal left two young men dead over in Naples. According to the Naples Daily News, Jacob and Nickolas Mislow allegedly shot Keegan Leon, 21, and Eric Riley Jr., 23, to death on Saturday night around 9:30 p.m. before takin ... More >>

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    September 18, 2013

    Trader Joe's Opening Soon: Ten Items to Be Excited About

    A neighbor new to Miami from California recently stopped us and asked excitedly, "Do you know Trader Joe's is opening just a few miles away?" Giddy with the thought of once again roaming the bamboo isles and purchasing inexpensive wine, he confessed he'd written several letters to the Monrovia, Cali ... More >>

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    September 11, 2013

    Eddie Santana, Miami's Most Infamous Waiter, Faces Perjury Investigation in Collier County

    In Miami's restaurant industry, Eddie Santana is infamous. A handsome waiter with a love for litigation, Santana slapped 30 local restaurants with lawsuits in less than a decade. Some suits were serious. Others seemed frivolous. Either way, they netted him nearly $150,000 in settlements. When New T ... More >>

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    July 17, 2013

    Florida Republican Congressman Loves Jay-Z, Reviews Magna Carta Holy Grail Via Twitter

    On his recent hit "Open Letter," Jay-Z raps: "Politicians never did shit for me, except lie to me, distort history." He can't ever say that again, unless he tacks on a line about "and review my new album Magna Carta Holy Grail via Twitter at 40,000 feet on the way to D.C." Yep, Florida Republican ... More >>

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    April 17, 2013

    20 Arrested for Pretending to Be Cubans to Get Immigration Benefits

    Twenty immigrants who were trying to pretend they had dry feet were caught red-handed. U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement rounded up the suspects yesterday for posing as Cuban immigrants in order to take advantage of the U.S. amnesty policy. The arrests are part of a growing trend in which imm ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 27, 2013

    Study: Miamians Slightly Less Miserable Than in 2011

    Congratulations, we're 119th!Gallup has once again released its annual Well-Being Index, and of the country's 189 metropolitan statistical areas, the Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano area came in 119th. Which still isn't that great, but it's a stark improvement from our 146th ranking in 2011.

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    March 21, 2013

    BrickTop's Casual American Cuisine Coming to Coral Gables

    With the arrival of Swine Southern Table & Bar, Pao Town, and the soon-to-open SushiSamba, the Coral Gables restaurant scene is rapidly expanding. Which is awesome, 'cause you can never have too many options when it comes to lunch, dinner, or happy hour in the City Beautiful. The newest addition to ... More >>

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    December 26, 2012

    Florida Hotel Thieves Busted After Pocket Dialing Front Desk

    Perhaps only the occasional horrors of AutoCorrect top the accidental pocket dial as the greatest nightmare of modern cellphone use. There's nothing worse than calling a person without knowing it. Especially if you happen to be talking about that person at the time.For two thieves in Naples, Florida ... More >>

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    October 9, 2012

    Here's the Craziest Video of Florida "Fireball" Lightening You'll See All Day

    There's not that much to do over in Naples, Florida, so recording rain pouring down over your lanai seems like a fun idea. That's what Rita Krill was doing recently when all the sudden the vengeful weather Gods sent a fireball of lightening down into her yard.

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    June 13, 2012

    Underappreciated Butchers Want Your Appreciation

    Whole Foods Market recently hosted a competition for butchers. Why? Many of us remember living in other parts of the country, and the world, where there was a butcher shop on every street corner. (Vegans: Reader discretion is strongly advised from here on in.)Rich, tender pieces of meat hung on stai ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 4, 2012

    Joanie's Blue Crab Cafe: Beer and Gator in the Everglades (Photos)

    If you get hungry driving on Tamiami Trail on the way to Naples, you have few options.  You could break out the water and trail mix you hopefully brought from home; you could stop at a roadside bathroom and drink some water, or you could stop halfway for a few beers and some lunch at Joanie's B ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 4, 2012

    Florida Foam Party Sends 40 People to Hospital

    As if we needed any more evidence that Florida nightlife anywhere outside of the 305 absolutely sucks, a recent foam party over in Naples failed so hard that it sent at least 40 people to the hospital. Some of the victims even ended up in wheelchairs. There wasn't even any outbreak of violence or a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 24, 2012

    Memorial Day 2012: Six Best Electronic Music Parties Around Miami

    Memorial Day weekend is upon us. And "Urban Beach Week" has officially begun. From DJ Khaled's party at Cameo to Young Jeezy's bash at King of Diamonds, there're plenty of opportunities to rub elbows with hip-hop heavyweights, primetime strippers, and porn stars this weekend. But we get it, not e ... More >>

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    May 24, 2012

    Memorial Day Police Shooting Victims Are Suing Miami Beach

    Remember last Memorial Day weekend on South Beach? Yes, that was the one when Miami Beach cops unloaded more than a hundred rounds into the car of Raymond Herisse, a Palm Beach resident police say tried to run them over on Collins Avenue. Not all those bullets hit Herisse, though. At least five ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 16, 2012

    Jane's Addiction's Perry Farrell Comments on Tom Gabel's Transgender Announcement

    Last week, Against Me! singer Tom Gabel announced that she is transgendered and beginning life as a woman. Coincidentally, his band played the Lollapalooza festival in 2010 and that festival's organizer, Perry Farrell, is bringing Jane's Addiction to the Fillmore Miami Beach this Friday. Farrell ... More >>

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    February 20, 2012

    Florida Man Claims He's Half Orangutan and Director of the CIA After Being Arrested

    ​Mark Loescher tried to tell police he couldn't go to jail. See, Loescher is actually half orangutan and needed to get to the "Fusion Center" as soon as possible to check on his monkey blood. All of this is actually a matter of national importance too, since Loescher also claims to be the director ... More >>

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    January 31, 2012

    Is Rick Scott The Real-Life Slender Man?

    ​We expected the Republican primary to be a horror show. But we didn't know it would come to this.If you're an Internet dweeb (like, uh, this friend we have, yeah, that's how we know about this stuff), you've already heard the legend of Slender Man. He's an evil shape-shifter that first appeared o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 30, 2011

    Five Tasty Spots to Stop For Aligator, Fuel, and Coffee On Your Drive Across Florida

    Joni Williams​So, you went away for the holidays. And now it's time to hit the long road home. Or maybe your home is a wintry wonderland and you're driving down for some fun in the Magic City sun.Either way, we know how it is. The race to get here can be a real drag. The last thing you want is to ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 25, 2011

    Fisher Island is Still America's Richest Zip Code, According to Forbes

    ​For years Miami's most exclusive enclave, Fisher Island, reigned as the country's most expensive zip code. Falling real estate prices have knocked it down a few pegs on that list in recent years, but the people who call the insular island home, many of whom probably bought their homes at the heig ... More >>

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    October 20, 2011
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    September 21, 2011

    FIU First, Ave Maria Law School Dead Last in Florida Bar Exam Passage Rate. University of Miami Stinks.

    Ave Maria, Florida. Ave Maria's law school is now located in nearby Naples.​Debate rages over whether FIU has displaced UM as the best football team in Florida. But legally speaking, the Golden Panthers are pantsing the 'Canes left and right.FIU sits atop the table for this summer's bar exam, beat ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 6, 2011

    Rick Scott Supports Oil Drilling in Everglades

    ​What the hell sort of strange Pandora's box did Michele Bachmann reopen by suggesting she'd support drilling for oil in the Everglades. Now, Governor Rick Scott is dipping into the Tea Party's hive mind, and has said he's support some drilling for oil in the Everglades as well. Its ludicrous ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 17, 2011

    Nevin Shapiro: Who Is This Ponzi Dirtbag Exploding Canes Football?

    photo by Tim ElfrinkThe view from Shapiro's pool.​So Yahoo Sports dropped an ass-seeking clusterbomb all over The U last night with a mammoth expose on Nevin Shapiro's (allegedly) hooker-buying, yacht-lending, abortion-providing services for Hurricanes athletes. Their story doesn't spend much spac ... More >>

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    August 4, 2011
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    April 26, 2011

    Rick Scott's Major Failure: Legislature Won't Eliminate Corporate Income Tax

    ​Florida is undergoing a radical conservative transformation under Gov. Rick Scott, but one of his top proposals seems to be a bridge too far and too soon even for the Republican supermajorities in the state House and Senate.Even at a time when billion-dollar deficits have become the norm for Flor ... More >>

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    April 8, 2011

    Miami Men Charged with Grand Theft Cardboard in Naples

    ​Those prim and proper old folks over in Naples are always worried about those cretins from Miami-Dade traveling over Alligator Alley and coming to take their valuables. But apparently all Miami thieves want from Collier County is their precious, bountiful supply of cardboard. Yes, two Miami men h ... More >>

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    March 21, 2011

    Nearly One in Five Florida Homes Are Empty

    ​Here's a staggering statistic from the continued fallout of Florida's real estate bust: 18 percent of homes in Florida, or nearly one in five, sit empty. That's a 62 percent increase in empty homes in the past ten years, and the surplus of inventory on the market ensures that home prices are ... More >>

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    December 16, 2010
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    November 3, 2010

    Election Day Recap: A Real Life Montgomery Burns Poised to Lead Florida

    Florida's new governor: Rick Scott​Watching last night's election results pour in, Banana Republican could only take solace that Dorrin Rolle is no longer a Miami-Dade County commissioner and that state legislators will no longer have the ability to draw their own districts. Other than that, the 2 ... More >>

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    September 10, 2010

    Miami Makes List of 75 Best Cities for College Students

    Miami is far from what you think of as a traditional college town, but the American Institute for Education Research thinks it's a fine place to attend school. So fine they've named South Florida to their list of 75 Best Cities for College Students.

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    May 21, 2010

    Oil Spill Reactions From Miami Seafood Chefs and Purveyors

    via U.S. Coast GuardIncendiary device prior to being used in a controlled burn of concentrated oil in the Gulf of Mexico.​The BP oil spill has put all of South Florida in an officially declared State of Emergency. Not long before that announcement was made, we reached out to seafood industry folks ... More >>

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    January 15, 2010

    After Biden Meets With Haitian-Americans, He'll Collect Some Campaign Cash

    That earthquake in Haiti? Vice President Joe Biden is totally going to be all over it. He'll be in South Florida Saturday to meet with the Haitian-American community and relief workers, which we're sure is not just a token gesture and an opportunity for a photo op. No, not at all. Thi ... More >>

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    January 4, 2010

    Record Number of Florida Panthers Hit by Vehicles in 2009

    Let's hope none of the vehicles had this tag.​At this point, it's probably optimistic to say there are more than 100 Florida panthers left in the wild. Especially considering as many as 17 of them were killed by drivers last year, according to the Defenders of Wildlife. That eclipses 2007's r ... More >>

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    December 14, 2009

    Whole Foods Hosts a Flood of South Florida Chefs for Demos Across the State

    Via wikimedia commonsCooking demos to flood Whole Foods Florida.​Have you ever messed up cooking ramen noodles? If you answered yes, like we did, you could probably use some professional help of the cooking variety.Give thanks for South Florida's bounty of highly touted, greatly revered, very expe ... More >>

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    December 1, 2009

    Tired of Art Basel? Five Suggestions for a Culture-less Weekend Getaway!

    ​Art Basel has a funny way of making us feel like we're outsiders in our own town. Traffic is horrible. Parking even moreso. The line at your favorite Cuban restaurant (even if that happens to be Pollo Tropical) gets filled with hoity-toity Europeans trying to work in a little "authentic Miami exp ... More >>

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    November 25, 2009

    Puck Fublix, Join The National Supermarket Week of Action

    Jacob KatelStand up for justice.​Hey America, this Thanksgiving let's buck tradition and not go out of our way to kill indians.So, maybe you don't know, but, most of America's tomatoes are grown in Immokalee, Florida, just up the street from Naples, and across the way from Miami, and most of the w ... More >>

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    November 25, 2009

    One More Reason to be Thankful That You Live in South Florida

    A breaking news release from an Israeli newspaper: Ten middle school students in Naples, Florida have been suspended after taking part in what they termed "Kick a Jew Day" at their school, school district officials reported. The one day in-school suspensions were served earlier this week. The inci ... More >>

  • News

    May 21, 2009

    Heartbreak at 45 MPH

    Scenes from the life of a racing greyhound.

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    March 16, 2009

    Stone Crab Frenzy Tonight at Truluck's

    Truluck's seafood restaurant got its start in Texas, but its appearance in Florida is reason for stone-crab lovers to rejoice: The company keeps its own crab fishing fleet of 16 boats outside of Naples, Florida, where it hauls in enough crab to provide the chain with seriously fresh claws during sea ... More >>

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    January 27, 2009

    Are You Ready for a Redistricting Rumble?

    When Rep. Ron Klein isn't twiddling his thumbs wondering if he should enter the Senate race, he's already looking toward the likely redistricting ruckus set to take place after the 2010 census.  "Mario Diaz-Balart has already told me he and Lincoln will be all over the state legislature to make sur ... More >>

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    August 28, 2008

    Blog Watch: Stuff from All Over

    My soul mate, the great J. Wellington Wimpy. This week, on the (dun dun dun!!!!) BLOG WATCH: All Purpose Dark skips town. Hey, it sounds like a good idea. Labor day weekend is upon us, and I know I'm definitely due for a road trip. Naples sounds nice, but I get the feeling the West Coast as well a ... More >>

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    December 3, 2007

    Last Night: Concert for Fair Food at Bayfront Park

    Son del Centro rock out justicia. Photo by Esther Park Concert For Fair Food Saturday, December 1, 2007 Bayfront Park, Downtown Miami Better Than: winning a lifetime supply of Whoppers. This past weekend, the Coalition of Immokalee Workers were in full effect, along with 500 or so of their support ... More >>

  • News

    June 14, 2001

    Slaughter Alley

    Big dead cats in the middle of the road -- lots of them

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    October 7, 1999

    Side Dish

    Juicy food gossip

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