Pembroke Pines

  • Blogs

    August 7, 2014

    The Ménage à Trois Raw Vegan Doughnuts from Jugofresh Will Leave You Stuffed

    There's a certain person (El Jefe) who likes to visit local doughnut shops whenever he travels to different cities. Unfortunately, in Miami you have to leave the city and head to Mojo in Pembroke Pines for that special round sweetness with a hole in the middle. It's unclear why this Magic City is ... More >>

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    November 14, 2013
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    November 13, 2013

    Miami Man Tried to Trade iPhone for Sex With Underaged Sugar Baby

    A few months ago New Times chronicled the world of Miami's "sugar babies," women who date rich older men with the expectation of receiving money and gifts in exchange. And while that's certainly ethically questionable, at least those women were adults. A Miami man was arrested after he traveled to a ... More >>

  • News

    October 3, 2013
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    May 14, 2013

    VooDoo BBQ & Grill to Open in Kendall: Free Barbecue for a Year For First 99 Customers

    VooDoo BBQ & Grill is bringing a bit of the Big Easy to Kendall. The fast-casual restaurant with a Cajun vibe, is expanding its South Florida presence with its first Miami-area restaurant at the Palms at Town & Country. A Pembroke Pines restaurant opened this past January. VooDoo opens Sunday, May ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 13, 2012

    Blue Collar and the Federal Urbanspoon Winners

    Round of applause, please! Yet again, Miami proves its culinary salt with not one but two local eateries making Urbanspoon's list of America's most popular new restaurants in 2012. The two names that earned a nod were the Blue Collar and The Federal Food, Drink & Provisions. A huge hometown congra ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 8, 2012

    VooDoo BBQ & Grill Brings Taste of New Orleans Barbecue to Kendall

    New Orleans-based barbecue fast-casual food chain VooDoo BBQ and Grill is coming to Kendall. The new Miami location is one of many coming to South Florida thanks to BBQ Boyz, LLC, a Fort Lauderdale restaurant development company, purchased rights to fund, develop and operate up to 26 VooDoo restaura ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 29, 2012

    Pho Thang: A Solid Hole In the Wall With the Finest of Pho

    It's become standard to judge any ethnic restaurant by the number of people from a specific ethnicity sitting at its tables. However it was the sound of people sucking air through runny noses that assured me Pho Thang, the unassuming Vietnamese restaurant only a few miles from ZooMiami, was the rea ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 24, 2012

    Sakaya Kitchen's Richard Hales Planning 20 Locations In Florida And a Sit-Down Restaurant

    In the near future, Sakaya Kitchen plans to open 20 stores across Florida and two more locations in our region, one in Kendall and another in Pembroke Pines. Chef and Owner Richard Hales is also developing a full service concept inspired by a trip to Tokyo and Seoul earlier this summer. A ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 22, 2012

    Super Subs, Paul's Create Mom-and-Pop Feel to Compete

    With an endless supply of Subways, Quizno's and Jimmy John's opening all over the country, it's hard to imagine striking out on your own and offering sandwiches to the masses without corporate dollars or Michael Phelps hawking your six-inch. If, however, you would shut up and do what your momma tol ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 31, 2012

    Rick Ross Signing God Forgives, I Don't, Drawing Magic Marker Bawse Beards at Best Buy in Pembroke Pines Tomorrow

    See also "Rick Ross: 'All 305 Certified Ballers Will Be Present' at The Bawse's Miami Strip Club Party." Tomorrow at 5 p.m., Rick Ross will visit the Best Buy in Pembroke Pines to sign copies of God Forgives, I Don't. He did the same thing when Self Made: Vol. 2 came out last month. And it was a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 2, 2011

    George Weah, South Florida's Secret Soccer Legend, Could Be Liberia's Next Vice President

    wikimedia commonsGeorge Weah, retired soccer star, lives near Miami and is running to be vice president of Liberia​South Florida is the adopted home of all types of international men and women of mystery: from Latin American strongmen to drug runners, movie stars to criminals on the lam. It's wher ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 30, 2011

    Bay, Beer, Trains and Freaks: Food Trucks This Weekend

    ​Name your poison this weekend, because food trucks are out to serve you a side of entertainment with your street food.This weekend's food truck roundups offer high entertainment value with little out of pocket expense. Choose from viewing a beautiful sunset on the bay, hanging out in an antique r ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 12, 2011

    Troubled Woman Fatally Shot After Opening Fire on Miami-Dade Police

    ​At 3:30 this morning a Miami-Dade police shot and killed a 32-year-old woman after she started firing at officers, and shot one in the abdomen. Police responded to the scene after the woman was reported to have been making threats to herself and others. Update: The woman has been identified as&nb ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 8, 2011

    The Secret Life of Food Truck Owners: Six Fun Facts

    Paul Huizenga One of Paul Huizenga's Art Basel entries.​About two years ago, food trucks began appearing in Miami almost as if by magic. Then, like rabbits, they started to multiply. But did anyone stop to think what went on in the lives of food truck owners before they started servin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 9, 2011

    Salsa Fiesta Introduces New Menu Items

    The new tamarindo medium salsa. ​The seemingly endless road construction on Biscayne Boulevard never stopped the massive lunch crowds from rolling into Salsa Fiesta. The flagship location (a second will be opening in Pembroke Pines) has a new salsa bar, a remodeled terrace, and new menu item ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 10, 2011

    Appliance Superstore hhgregg is Hiring 600 People in South Florida

    ​One morning the executives at rapidly growing appliance superstore chain hhgregg woke up and realized that their name was really stupid they didn't have any stores in South Florida. Rather than quietly work their way into the market the company has decided to simultaneously open ten new stores in ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 12, 2010

    Expanding Mex: Salsa Fiesta Plans #2, Lime Fresh Grill Celebrates #7

    Salsa Fiesta's salsa sampler​It's been just one year since Salsa Fiesta, opened its doors, but Cesar Olivo, CEO, chef, and founder, is ready for store number two in Pembroke Pines. The new 80-seat space will be located in Cobblestone Plaza (itself new) at 14914 Pines Blvd. Opening is set for aroun ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 26, 2010

    Sugar Rush: Dessert Trucks Are Here!

    Courtesy of Sweetness Bake Shop​What's better than a store full of cupcakes, pies and tarts? A truckful!The Sweetness Bake Shop & Cafe, now located at 9549 Sunset Drive. will send out a dessert truck, Sugar Rush, this November. "The reason we came up with the idea was pretty simple," says one ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 19, 2010

    Can You Walk With a Bottle of Grey Goose Lodged Between Your Thighs?

    via CBS4​Thanks to a brazen cadre of lady criminals, a couple of liquor stores in Pembroke Pines are with out pricey bottles of top shelf booze like Grey Goose. While an accomplice distracted the store clerk, a surveillance camera caught the women taking the liquor bottles off the shelf, hiking up ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 16, 2010

    305 Live: Pitbull, Rick Ross, Flo-Rida, and More in Local Hip-Hop News

    Photo courtesy of Univision​-- Pitbull (pictured on the right with his artist Nayer) walked the red blue carpet and performed last night at the Premios Joventud that aired live from the BankUnited Center located at the University of Miami's Coral Gables campus. He didn't win any awards, but most o ... More >>

  • News

    July 8, 2010
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    July 8, 2010

    First Look: Nany's Café on South Beach

    Lee KleinNany's bandeja paisa​Nany's Bakery, a Pembroke Pines favorite for the past four years, now has a South Beach branch -- except this one is called Nany's Café. The Colombian restaurant opened in May on a stretch of Washington Avenue that is suddenly getting busy with new eateries (such as& ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 6, 2010

    Banana Republican Fails at Cop School

    Maybe I'll have better luck blowing this guy away.​Banana Republican is watching a projection screen inside a chilly classroom with no desks.On the screen, a police officer in a tan uniform talks to a middle-aged man in farmer duds on the side of a rural road. It looks like a scene from the TV sho ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 16, 2010

    Forget "Miami-Wade": Name the County After These True South Floridians

    Midwesterner.​The Dwyane-Wade-please-stay groveling continues with the county commission voting to rename our municipality Miami-Wade County. Ho-hum. It's like Miami officials have observed all of the crazy stunts Cleveland is pulling in trying to persuade LeBron James to stay a Cavalier, and ... More >>

  • News

    June 10, 2010
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    December 10, 2009

    Miami Music Festival Previews: Blank Tape and Ghost of Gloria, Playing Tonight

    Here are a few randomly selected recommendations among the many acts playing the Miami Music Festival. Visit for individual venue details. Many of these funky-named places you've never heard of are subdivisions of real venues, with made-up names just for festival pur ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 5, 2009

    Former WPLG and WSVN Reporter Protests Stations For Sucking So Much

    Seems that former WSVN and WPLG reporter Olga Bichachi is sick and tired of the fluff her former employers pass off as news, reports SFLTV. She recently joined a group of protestors outside Local 10, and found time to give an interview that was posted on YouTube. "We want the media to do its jo ... More >>

  • News

    August 6, 2009

    South Florida Store Clerks Go Vigilante

    Sometimes they shoot, and sometimes they kill.

  • News

    August 6, 2009

    Mr. Clucky and Other Animals in the News

    When the heat hits and news slows to a crawl, it's time for an animal controversy.

  • Blogs

    August 3, 2009

    Mr. Clucky Has a Slow-News Summer to Thank for His Notoriety

    If this were January, he'd be just another unkown evicted rooster.​If you've turned on the TV news or glanced at the front page of the Miami Herald in the past week, you're familiar with the plight of South Beach's most famous cock. Newsrooms across South Florida have been stricken with ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 27, 2009

    Top Ten Beers and Places To Drink Them In South Florida

    image via nikonvscanon's flickr​ Today's top ten comes courtesy of Dave Crisafi, the dude behind the South Florida Beer Blog. He says "It's always good to figure out how to introduce the average beer drinker to new flavors. You have to know what everything tastes like and what it's similar to in o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 5, 2009

    Best Of 2009 Preview: Best Music Venue in Broward-Palm Beach

    The Talent Farm20911 Johnson St., Ste. 111, Pembroke Pines954-438-3488Look, everyone knows about the Broward/Palm Beach holy trinity of venues for mid-sized touring acts: Revolution Live, Culture Room, and Respectable Street. But what about hyper-local spots that nurture homegrown talent, especially ... More >>

  • Calendar

    May 21, 2009
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    May 20, 2009

    Lime Fresh Mexican Grill Supports The Troops

    Lest the proliferation of mass distractions cloud your mind, Memorial Day is not just an excuse for a BBQ. We're still at war folks, and we have been for a while. That means troops in the field, troops back home, and broken families missing loved ones .With that in mind, all 5 Lime Fresh Mexican ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 23, 2009


    Celebrations begin at 5:30 p.m. April 16 for the grand opening of Lime Fresh Mexican Grill's Midtown Miami location (3201 N. Miami Ave.). Free beer samples from Dos XX will be on tap. There will be complimentary hors d'oeuvres, cocktails and, tacos, and a mariachi band promises to be on hand to anno ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 4, 2009

    Local 10's Rummage Sale

    New Times will be losing one of its closest, in geographic terms that is, media neighbors as WPLG Local 10 is preparing to ditch its Biscayne Blvd studios for a new digs in Pembroke Pines. Which leaves the main offices of the local affiliates of the big four networks equally divided between Broward ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 10, 2009

    More Broward Places to Get Your Mexican Fix

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    February 5, 2009

    Here's a Festival For Hard Rock Fans Up North: The Buzz's Locofest

    If you loooove the kinds of bands that are played during "active rock" radio formats, you will loooove Locofest, a weekend shebang sponsored by the Buzz 103.1 on March 14. Held at the Palm Beach International Raceway, the bill sponsors a number of hard-rock acts with creatively spelled names. Headli ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 25, 2008

    Miami Feds Extradite Filipino Murder Suspect

    Maybe it's the palm trees, the sunny weather, the women on the beach. Maybe it's the welcoming international culture. Maybe it's the ready supply of blow. Who knows? But there's definitely something about Miami that appeals to murderous despots and wanted criminals of all nationalities, from ex-Vene ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 19, 2008

    Hangin' With Ace Hood

    Last night, South Florida's fastest rising rap star, Ace Hood, had a CD signing at the Best Buy in Pembroke Pines. The event was well attended and a lot of people came out to support the young rapper as he continues to climb the ladder of fame. There weren't a lot of celebrities on hand, but DJ Kh ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 28, 2008

    The Great Voodoo Tiki Tequila Taste Test

    Two frosty bottles of Voodoo Tiki. Drink up. We have a tradition around the New Times offices called Beer Fridays, where we basically reserve the last two hours of a workweek to drink in excess. It's a good tradition, as you might imagine, and it was upheld this past Friday when we sampled two bott ... More >>

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    September 16, 2008

    DJ Khaled Album Out Today; Does In-Store at Best Buy in Pembroke Pines

    The screaming voice for hip-hop on the South Florida airwaves has been on the road promoting his newest album, We Global, for many days now. But this afternoon DJ Khaled is making a pit stop in Broward signing as many copies of his album as you want to purchase Starting at 5 p.m., Khaled - and some ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 1, 2008
  • News

    May 3, 2007

    Free Justin!

    Despite well-documented injustice, a Pembroke Pines boy remains in jail

  • Music

    April 10, 2003

    Chin Music

    How one little record shop climbed to the top of the reggae world

  • Film

    October 26, 2000

    Here, There, Everywhere

    This year's Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival is bigger and ... well, bigger

  • News

    February 18, 1999
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    January 25, 1996

    Putting the Country in Country Club

    What better place than a golf course to hold an environmental conference?

  • Music

    November 11, 1992

    Dope, Def, And totally Wac

    Punk was a revolution. Rap has tried to recapture the value of iconoclastic showmanship. With the arrival of the Wac-O-Mummers, it's all old news.

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