Senator Bill Nelson is just about the only problem the Florida Democratic Party doesn't have. The 72-year-old senator is in his third term and always cruises to an easy reelection, and has held one elected office or another since 1973 save for a four-year gap in the early '90s. But is he really the ... More >>
The real Oktoberfest ended several days ago, but in Miami the spirit lives on in the third-annual Homebrewers Bash at Lokal this Wednesday and Thursday. It will be the third year in a row that local homebrewers gather in Coconut Grove and offer free samples of some of the finest brews in town. Eac ... More >>
It happened again. Rekindling a classic South Florida tale, another rampaging naked man with superhuman strength and a taste for flesh emerged last night. The man, who hasn't been identified yet, attacked and seriously injured a retired police officer, severely bit into an 18-year-old man's face, ... More >>
The best place to sit at Blackbrick is certainly the kitchen bar. From there, you can watch the 63-year-old chef from Hong Kong stir-fry mustard greens in his red-hot wok. The way he works is soothing -- how swiftly he moves and how intently he waits, hands behind his back, while you eat. He hopes f ... More >>
Jennifer Berman, who until last month was married to one of the most prominent real estate brokers in Palm Beach County, shot her two teenage children and herself Monday afternoon after warning, "It was the best thing for the family." Reeling from a December divorce from 51-year-old Richard Berman, ... More >>
Criminality and social media have rarely had a harmonious relationship. There are several obvious reasons for this, but the most important is this: Cops have Facebook. And Twitter. And -- it has surely dawned upon 19-year-old Dupree Johnson -- Instagram. Dupree Johnson, who's evinced an iron dedica ... More >>
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 >>
You would think that if there's one thing South Florida has too much of its sand. You end up with at least half a pound of it in your car after every trip to the beach, and yet the great sand shortage of 2013 is upon is. Seriously, we're running out of sand.
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 >>
Oh, how we long for the loss of former Congressman Alan Grayson. He was the best source in Florida politics for "Wait, did that really just come out of his crazy mouth?" stories.Luckily, Rep. Allen West has picked up the slack in that department. The loudmouthed Tea Party Republican from Palm Bea ... More >>
Americans residing north of Palm Beach County have targeted their wrath at LeBron James, a basketball player and creator of the world's worst television special. In this semi-regular installment, we figure out why American hates LeBron this week, so you don't have to.
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 >>
Bill Clinton has been one of the biggest and earliest supporters of Kendrick Meek's Senate candidacy. He's been headlining fundraisers for Meek since early 2009 and is steadfast in his support. In fact, he'll be in South Florida in a week and a half to campaign on behalf of Meek. The events come ... 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 >>
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 >>
Since when did Palm Beach County radio host Rush Limbaugh become a diet icon? Apparently, since yesterday. I like to think of the guy as a hard-drinking, meat-eating, pilled-out fat dude who smokes a lot. Yesterday, Google reported "Rush Limbaugh Diet" as one of the top 100 searches during the hour ... More >>
Restaurants are scaling back plans for expansion. That new carpet for the foyer has been put on hold, and the chipped plates will just have to last another year. So it's nice to see one Florida company planning to open 12 new locations this year: According to today's Orlando Sentinel, Tijuana Flats ... 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 Culin ... More >>
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-whatever act headlines the first night of the festival, the "new music" night, on Wednesda ... More >>
Kicking hip-hop from Miami to West Palm Beach.
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 >>
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 because ... More >>
Getting ready for a slooooow night. I managed to get the world's worst photos of the lovely Navajo Churro lamb dinner hosted by Slow Food Miami on Wednesday night at the Standard Hotel, so I'll have to rely on whatever powers of description I have left. The dinner was one of those events that takes ... More >>
Mark’s, which New Times cited as one of Miami’s few “solid, serious venues” for dining, is shutting its doors on South Beach and in West Palm Beach. “I’m sorry to inform you that we have closed this location,” says a recording at the former South Beach restauarant, located at the Nash ... More >>
An alien moth munches an invasive fern into extinction
County jail officials finally decide to get serious about a highly contagious disease
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.