Palm Beach County

  • Blogs

    November 10, 2014

    College Football is Really Unpopular in Miami, According to Facebook Data

    Earlier this season Facebook data already confirmed the obvious: The Miami Hurricanes are the most popular college football team in South Florida. Duh. But that was just amongst people who liked any college football on Facebook, and didn't provide context on how big of a percentage of the local popu ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 15, 2014

    South Florida Brew Bus Delivers South Florida's Craft Beer Craze

    "Drive slow!" shouted several of the more than 20 passengers on a minicoach as it rolled south on I-95 past the sprawling suburbia of southern Palm Beach County. The driver looked back, smiled, and set the cruise control to 55, allowing traffic to pass unabated. Why the leisurely pace when most peo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 15, 2014

    Tongue & Cheek's Kitchen Collab with Brandon McGlamery Brought Rabbit in Every Form

    Last night was the kick off this summer's session of Kitchen Collab at Tongue & Cheek. Chef Jamie DeRosa and Chef Brandon McGlamery of Luma on Park and Prato in Winter Park joined forces on one grand menu. Unlike other chef collaborations you may see, where the duo of chefs switch off on courses, th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 7, 2014

    Why You Should Care About Guardianship Abuse

    New Times cover stories usually need no introduction. They are often straightforward profiles of the insane characters cluttering South Florida: a murderous male porn star, an internet Lolita, or a washed up professional football player now obsessed with orca whales. This week's feature is a bit di ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 6, 2014

    Blackbrick Offers $10 Lunch Special Featuring Local Produce

    Romanesco is a funny-looking vegetable. It's pale green like Gak and covered in tiny spikes. It looks like broccoli's edgy cousin and tastes like a grassier version of cauliflower. It is stunning. Have you tried it before? Because if you haven't, now's a good time. The locally-grown brassica is ava ... More >>

  • Calendar

    August 29, 2013
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    July 8, 2013

    Lucali vs. Pizzeria Oceano in Lantana: Who Bakes the Better Pie?

    If I ever own a restaurant, it would be a lot like Pizzeria Oceano. Located in a sleepy beach town in Palm Beach County called Lantana, the teeny restaurant only accepts cash. The menu changes daily. The dining room? It's a wooden deck lined with benches and potted herbs, all crowned with string lig ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 27, 2013

    Bay Scallop Season Starts Saturday, Here Are Five Recipes To Try

    Yesterday, the same day the Supreme Court ruled the federal same-sex marriage ban unconstitutional, Rick Scott announced his own batch of monumental news: Bay scallop season is starting early this year -- not on July 1, but on June 29. "By moving the recreational date up, we'll provide families and ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 9, 2013

    Dolphins 'Open' to Moving to Palm Beach

    Dolphins CEO Mike Dee told reporters today that he's "open" to the idea of moving the team to Palm Beach County. Which seems ridiculous on so many levels, but threatening to move the team when you're looking for a public handout is the oldest trick in the book. So it's really not surprising.

  • Blogs

    April 3, 2013

    Local Credit Union Looking for Hip, Cool, Trendy, *Buzzword*, *Buzzword*, Hipster Spokesperson

    Hey, you 20-something in skinny jeans riding a fixie, Tropical Financial Credit Union wants to be the place where you store your money to save up for Coachella tickets. In fact, they may want you to be their new "Spokester," which we imagine is some misadvised portmanteau of "hipster" and "spokesper ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 10, 2012

    BurgerFi To Open Its Sixth Florida Location in Aventura on August 29

    Aventura prepare to get "burgerfied." BurgerFi, Avenutra's newest burger joint, will be opening its doors to the public at 18139 Biscayne Boulevard location on August 29. It will be their  sixth location overall in Florida.The chain is the "world's first all-natural burger franchise in the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 10, 2012

    Forty-Five Live Cats, Two Dead Cats, and Mounds of Garbage Found in Florida Woman's Townhouse

    The scene inside a Greenacres townhouse might have been too extreme even for reality-TV exploitation shows such as Hoarders. After the home's owner was taken to the hospital for health problems, authorities found 45 live cats, two dead cats, and mounds of garbage inside. Officials say ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 25, 2011

    Target Worker Drives Car into Canal After Black Friday Shift in Palm Beach

    ​The unsung victims of the bizarre display of capitalism we call Black Friday? The hundreds of thousands of retail workers who have their Thanksgiving marred by having to get show up to work later that night to prepare.A worker at a Target in Palm Beach was so exhausted after working her Black Fri ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 16, 2011

    15-Year-Old Accidentally Killed by Friend After Stealing BMW and Attempting Crime Spree

    Helicopter footage from the Post shows the other boys being questioned by police.​A 15-year-old boy from Coral Gables was shot and killed this morning in Boynton Beach after he stole a BMW with two friends and drove to Palm Beach County looking for homes to burglarize. The victim was accidentally ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 18, 2010

    Adoptions of Black Cats Halted in Palm Beach Until After Halloween

    ​Palm Beach County is apparently full of sadistic weirdos and people who love exuberant parties, so it only makes sense that three animal shelters in the county have banned adoption of black cats until after Halloween. The shelters fear that the cats may be harmed due to All Hallow's Eve ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 15, 2010

    Chef Gonzalo Rivera Says Adios to La Marea

    Photo by Riki AltmanSave that last empanada for us, amigo!Though most of the crowd at last night's March of Dimes Signature Chefs Event was all smiles, yours truly suffered a broken heart when La Marea's executive chef, Gonzalo Rivera, mentioned he has given notice and won't be at the restaurant aft ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 23, 2010

    Only 1.69 of 10,000 Miamians Are Tea Party Members

    ​PBS's Patchwork Nation project recently put together a county-by-county map comparing the concentration of residents who have registered as members of a Tea Party-affiliated group. Surprisingly, given Marco Rubio's success, Florida had only three counties (Gilchrist, Flagler, and S ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 15, 2010

    Jersey Shore Warns Potential Shooting Locations of "Public Ridicule, Humiliation or Condemnation"

    via Terry's Diary​Even the show's producers understands why no one wants to be associated with the Jersey Shore. Apparently the show was interested in filming scenes at Rapids Water Park up in Palm Beach County, and Jose Lambiet got a hold of the contract MTV requires all potential shooting locati ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 12, 2010

    Video: Surfer Blood Covers Neutral Milk Hotel's "Two-Headed Boy"

    >Haven't gotten enough Surfer Blood between New Times' recent feature on the band, its homecoming shows at both the Vagabond and Propaganda, and its places on a bunch of year-end best-of-2009 lists? Can't wait until the Palm Beach County boys open for Monotonix at Respectable Street on the 27th? ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 6, 2010

    Fort Lauderdale's Sweet Bronco Plays Miami this Friday, at the Vagabond

    The Fort Lauderdale-based act Sweet Bronco usually plays small Broward and Palm Beach County venues like the Bubble and Propaganda, so this outing below the Miami-Dade County line is a rare treat. Although the band is technically a three-piece, Sweet Bronco's driving force is curly-haired Chris Hor ... More >>

  • Calendar

    December 31, 2009
  • Blogs

    December 29, 2009

    NYE 2010: Party for Free at Respectable Street

    Ian Witlen​Why is it that everyone expects New Year's Eve to be so awesome when the preceding 364 days sucked so hard? Maybe all this emphasis on the End is just some banal expression of Western Civilization's apocalyptic mindset. Or maybe we're all a bunch of overstimulated creeps incapable of en ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 10, 2009

    Hialeah Seafood Smuggler: What Kind of Guy Drives Around With 232 Lobster Tails?

    Esox Lucius via Flicker CCOk, so you're cruising north on the Florida Turnpike. The cops pull you over and you're freaking out, man, because you're holding some seriously illicit shit: A cooler full of 232 lobster tails -- 167 of which are undersized. Undersized! Alberto Varea, age 54, of Hialeah ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 9, 2009

    Judge Warns that Miami-stlye Crime Will Soon Taint Pristine Palm Beach

    Palm Beach County circuit judge Krista Marx sat down with The Palm Beach Post and warned that crime , in the words of the paper, "is inexorably moving northward from Miami-Dade like red tide." Yes, because apparently crime is a mysterious and uncontrollable force of nature. Don't worry Mar ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 2, 2009

    Dashboard Confessional Postpones Tour; Show with NFG at Pompano Beach on Nov. 27 is Off

    ​The upcoming national outing headlined by New Found Glory and Dashboard Confessional was going to be a showcase of '90s Broward and Palm Beach County heroes made good. But this past Friday, Dashboard had to suddenly drop off the tour, which was scheduled to land locally at Pompano Beach Amphithea ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 31, 2009

    Concert Review: Stonefox CD Release Party with Surfer Blood and Dead Rabbits, at Propaganda, July 30

    photo by Ian WitlenStonefox ruled Propaganda.​To see a full slideshow of photos from the show, click here. Surfer Blood, Dead Rabbits, and StonefoxPropaganda, Lake WorthThursday, July 30, 2009Better Than: Another DJ dance night whereverThe Review:Last night at Propaganda marked the official album ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 22, 2009

    MP3 of the Day: "Right on the Money" by the Pretty Faces

    It may seem like there's been a blog avalanche on Crossfade about the Pretty Faces, but it's because they deserve it. The Boca-based quartet is one of Palm Beach County's best-kept rock secrets -- a welcome, refreshing blast for fans of the Kinks, the Raspberries, Badfinger, and any number of other ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 16, 2009

    No Blues for Ouzo Blue

    Photo from ouzoblue.comThey're dancing on the tables in Palm Beach Gardens -- literally -- with the debut of Palm Beach County's second Ouzo Blue. The first Blue set up in Lake Worth in January, bringing Greek faves from dolmades and spanakopita to moussaka and lamb kebabs, plus lots of table dancin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 10, 2009

    The Friday Experience -- Weekly Wrap-Up

    It was a week like no other. Time passed. Days went by. Stuff happened. Now it's Friday. What will you do? Where will you go? The world is your oyster. Shuck & Jive baby, shuck & jive. Read on for cheese steaks, slave dinners, and old chefs

  • Blogs

    March 27, 2009

    The Friday Recession Weekly Wrap-Up

    Short Order crawls the webs of cyberspace and stomps through the tricounty like a hungry elephant looking for the best local content to serve you, the loyal reader. You are loyal, aren't you? Aren't you!? Don't make us chase you off the page with an electric bread knife. Read on to find out what we ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 13, 2009

    Planning for St. Pat's

    Only one day a year we get to dress in stupid emerald green hats and down as much Irish whiskey and Black & Tans as we can drink with two fists: St. Patrick's Day (not pictured above**) is ready to launch -- just look at your local pub, they've already covered every square inch of bar space in s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 9, 2009

    Check, Please! Two Debuts Tonight

    Season two of Check, Please! kicks off tonight on WPBT-2, with Michelle Bernstein returning to host and lead each week's panel discussion. The show features three dining enthusiasts who escort one another to their respective favorite restaurant, then afterward in the studio, make-believe they are re ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 29, 2009

    Introducing Third World America: Dirty Solja and The Mish

    The kid Mish contacted me about documenting the Palm Beach County movement. Here's what he had to say:

  • Blogs

    January 14, 2009

    Closings: The Palm Beach Gardens Balloon Has Burst

    What happened to Downtown At The Gardens? What was once a lovely dining destination is rapidly becoming a restaurant graveyard, staffed by people with bad attitudes and bunker mentalities. We called and spoke to someone in The Gardens' marketing department about a wild rumor about the fact that fou ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 12, 2009

    Commission Gets Fat on Avocadoes

    If you thought the Federal ethics charges against Mary McCarty and her band of merry Palm Beach County and City Commissioners was scandalous enough, you haven't heard what the California Avocado Commission has been up to in the past three years. McCarty, after all, only accepted a few free hotel roo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 29, 2008

    Palm Beach Goes Crazy

    via WPTV Someone please protect baby Fauxbama from the white supremacist Republican party official. What the hell is going on in Palm Beach County this week? Why are they daring to out crazy us? Don't they know how important Miami-Dade's title of "Zaniest County Ever" is to our precious sense of lo ... More >>

  • Music

    August 28, 2008


    Wasted Talent (self-released)

  • Blogs

    August 26, 2008
  • Music

    August 21, 2008
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    August 12, 2008
  • Blogs

    May 19, 2008

    Last Night: The Police Can't Get Arrested

    Ivon David Rojas THE POLICE CRUZAN AMPHITHEATRE SATURDAY, MAY 17, 2008 Better Than: What’s better than sitting in traffic for three hours? Somewhere in Palm Beach County there is a sadistic concert-hater who said, “I know, let’s close half of Southern Boulevard out by the Fairgrounds – t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 14, 2006

    Where I'm Coming From

    If I keep this up, in a year I will have spent one whole month of my life on I-95. I commute about 120 miles a day to Miami New Times from my home in southern Palm Beach County. I know: It's a misery many of you share. That's the reason this section of Riptide exists: To give you, my co-commuters, ... More >>

  • Music

    August 18, 2005

    Cru Jones

    A Roadside View (Undecided Records)

  • Calendar

    August 26, 2004
  • Calendar

    February 5, 2004

    Nature Bound

    Caravan explores Everglades

  • Diversions

    May 16, 2002
  • Recreation

    May 17, 2001

    Best Surf Spot

    Third Street

  • News

    November 16, 2000

    The Morning After the Night Before

    Three scenes from a botched election

  • Dining

    March 19, 1998
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    January 15, 1998
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