Without any help from our sports teams Florida already has a well deserved reputation for unabated weirdness, but the bizarre sports scandals that have erupted in the state in the past three years alone is out of control by sports standards, by Florida standards, or by any standards of human decency ... More >>
Last month, Brazilian tourists Apareceda Pata and Denieze Ferreira were stunned to come back from breakfast at the Miami Beach Hotel and Spa to find everything they'd brought to Miami stolen, including $20,000 in designer goods. They were even more shocked when the hotel told them how it had happene ... More >>
OpenTable has just released its annual Top 100 Dining Hot Spots list, and 14 South Florida restaurants made the cut, including nine in Miami-Dade. The list, which came out today, has the state of Florida outranking New York in the number of "hot spot" restaurants, with 18 winning establishments ... More >>
Lets party like it's November 2008. Yes, Florida's unemployment has dropped to its lowest level since that month.The state released new unemployment figures for November 2012 today, and the rate now stands at 8.1 percent. That's a drop of 0.4 percent from the previous month's rate of 8.5 percent. It ... More >>
Big things are happening at Schnebly Miami Brewing Company. First the beer appeared at LoKal Burgers and Beer, then a short time later at World of Beer-Dadeland. Now: across Florida. Late last month, Miami-Dade's first craft brewery signed a distribution contract with Doral-based Gold Coast Beverage ... More >>
With rumors swirling that Charlie Crist may run for governor as a Democrat in 2014, many are wondering how a former conservative Republican can run as a Democrat. Others believe he's a political opportunist that would say and do anything to get elected. Well, Riptide has exclusively uncovered his ne ... More >>
Sure, you can judge a city by its local music, food, and other cultural references, but you're really missing out on the heart of the town if you don't take into account their most enduringly odd local advertising icons. Here's some of our favorites from South Florida, the ones that stick in our bra ... More >>
Earlier this year, the Republican-controlled Florida legislature passed an NRA-backed law that required all municipal governments to abolish their local gun control laws. Problem is, the state of Florida doesn't exactly have that many gun control laws, so now licensed gun owners across the state ... More >>
Though guys like George LeMieux and Adam Hasner have for months been running for the GOP nomination to take on Senator Bill Nelson, no one has made much headway with voters. That leaves the field wide open for a potential late entrant. Rep. Adam West, Florida's most Tea-soaked new ... More >>
Photo by Victor GonzalezThe DewarsThe Dewars & The Band in Heaven Friday, September 10, 2010 The Vagabond, Miami The Review: There were quite a few people that made an hour-plus trip from Palm Beach to the Vagabond last night in support of two of their own local bands -- a beautiful display ... More >>
C. Stiles Dwyane 1, Baron 0.As if Dwyane Wade needed anymore good news after settling a multimillion-dollar lawsuit that's been haunting him for years, finalizing his divorce and winning custody of his kids, and luring dream teammates Chris Bosh and LeBron James to Miami: His nemesis Richa ... More >>
Is "excited delirium" a bizzare fatal syndrome first discovered in Miami... or is it junk science used to cover up deaths caused by police abuse? That's the question at the heart of this week's New Times' feature, "The Dark Side". After the jump watch the final moments of Donald Lewis, who died i ... More >>
via City of Miami CRAMiami World Center ProjectBack in 2006, New Jersey boxing promoter-turned-South Florida real estate mogul Marc Roberts was the face of the largest urban renewal project in the country. It was called the Miami World Center , and it was supposed to transform a rundown ghetto into ... More >>
Kosher Subway in North Miami JCC? Short Order beat NBC on this one by almost 3 weeks. [ShortOrder] [NBCmiami]Food Drive starting for Partnership For Hunger Relief, runs through September 10th. [CBS4]Bookings for hostels up 27% in Miami. [APviaABC]Miami based Benihana losing money out the ying yang, ... More >>
Me teleporting to shows everywhereSo after weeks of very little excitement as far things that I would like to do, all of a sudden this weekend is chock full of some of my favorite things.First off Lucas Leyva and a few names I associate with the Borscht Film Festival, as well as some of the peopl ... More >>
via myspace.com/zombiesorganizeZombies!Organize!!Ex Norwegian, The Freakin Hott, and Zombies!Organize!!At Propaganda's Grand Opening CelebrationPropaganda, Lake WorthSaturday, August 15, 2009Better Than: The grand opening of the new El Dorado near my house a couple months back.The Review:You all ... More >>
Stonefox frontman Jordan signs into a vintage Teisco mike.Yes, I just blogged about excellent Boca-based trio (sometimes quartet) Stonefox. Well, these guys are playing some of the best rock and roll to come out of Palm Beach County (!) in a long time. Also, I'm working up a feature about them for t ... More >>
Image via City LimitsCity Limits goes dark April 10.The last show at City Limits in Delray Beach will take place on April 10, featuring the Led Zeppelin tribute band Zoso. The club announced officially yesterday that it was closing. At least Palm Beach County still has Respectable St. Cafe, in West ... More >>
Every year the S. Pellegrino Almost Famous Chef Competition scours the kitchens of America's culinary institutes for talented students ready to compete for the title of Almost Famous Chef. The ten most talented young chefs, as determined by regional competitions, converge on Napa, California's Culi ... More >>
via www.myspace.com/matesofstateMates of State: Playing SunFest with 311? Possibly....Crossfade reported recently that Palm Beach County festival staple SunFest had announced the first phase of its lineup, and that among the major acts was the improbably long-lived 311. The Omaha reggae-hip-hop-what ... More >>
Kicking hip-hop from Miami to West Palm Beach.
Belinda Eaton, Girl with Oysters, from Belindaeaton.comPly her with aphrodisiacs all night, and you've got it made, right? This week in New Times, Robb Walsh dispenses pearls of wisdom on the world's favorite bivalve here. And below, a plan to spend your V-Day shelling out:Sage Bistro and Oyster B ... More >>
John LinnFresh grilled Mahi Mahi finds a home in tacos and burritos at The Whole Enchilada in Fort Lauderdale. According to Gail Shepherd's Dish column this week, Palm Beach County residents have at least one more joint where they can sate their cravings for authentic Mex (though Ameri-Mex fans sho ... More >>
Michelle Bernstein returns as host of WPBT-2's popular television show Check, Please! South Florida, and Season 2, which premieres Monday, March 9th, promises to contain almost as many new twists as the latest episodes of Lost. On second thought, maybe I'm exaggerating a bit; there are really ... More >>
Victor-Hugo Vaca has a creative way of getting his point across. To protest the nastiness of bureaucracy, the wayward, fiercely opinionated, Naval officer-turned-artist has tried everything from running for US President to hanging four-foot penis paintings across from the VIP section at Art Basil. W ... More >>
After the Burial, Born of Osiris, and Shai HuludBackbone Music, Delray BeachTuesday, December 2, 2008Better Than: Feeling old in a place with no live music....The Review: Backbone Music, in the heart of downtown Delray, got the Broward-Palm Beach New Times' Best Record Store nod in 2007. But becaus ... More >>
When Magic Johnson speaks, we all should listen
An alien moth munches an invasive fern into extinction
Forget the awful past, say Alfonso and Pepe Fanjul, Florida's sugar barons. It's time to make nice and go into real estate.
County jail officials finally decide to get serious about a highly contagious disease
Jake's Bar & Grill
Jimmy Sabatino, self-described child of the Mafia, displayed a prodigious talent for confidence games even as a teenager. If he hadn't threatened to kill President Clinton, he'd probably be scamming today.
Hey all you Miami-Dade teachers, are you tired of your ethnicity? Change it! Any switch is possible -- it could even help you get a better job.
Lawmen, developers, and environmentalists have made Everglades hunters feel like an endangered species
It feels good to do it. But recycling doesn't always save money or protect the environment.