Let's start with the basics: macarons and macaroons are not the same thing. So dispel any image in your head of coconutty cake balls (macaroons) and instead, visit Janette & Co for a taste of France's beloved sweet treat (macarons). Quentin and Agnes Garrigou opened their first shop in South Miami ... More >>
Earlier this summer Tom Rigby, a Sarasota resident, was fishing in a local creek when he felt a hard tug on his line. After a protracted fight Rigby was able to pull the fish onto his boat, but he was stumped at his catch. The large, grayish fish with a set of human-like molars didn't look like anyt ... More >>
Katherine, a 14-foot great white shark that has spent the past several months off the coast of Florida, was back in South Florida last week. Katherine was tagged last August by marine biologists off Cape Cod, and they've been tracking her ever since. Earlier this year she headed down south and spe ... More >>
Jean Price was so insistent that a television reporter leave her alone that she jumped in his car and took off, all while the reporter's camera was rolling. Josh Taylor, a reporter with Sarasota's ABC affiliate, was working a pretty standard consumer rip-off story. An older woman had agreed to ren ... More >>
Real Housewives of Miami cast member Lisa Hochstein and her husband Dr. Lenny "Boob God" Hochstien are currently in a war with preservations to tear down a historic Star Island mansion and build the party house of their dream, but they've already deprived Star Island of another icon: Rosie O'Donnell ... More >>
Who's in the mood for some "aphotic tekno/psychedelic noise"? Awesome. 'Cause local cult of experimental tuneage Roofless Records and its high priest Matt Preira is convening a kickoff ceremony for the Spring of Rites Florida Tour at Wynwood's Gramps tonight. Go forth. Descend into the eternal out ... More >>
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.
According to the Internet, a ten year anniversary is to be celebrated with diamonds. Because "a marriage that lasts ten years is as durable and beautiful as a diamond."Now, "durable" and "beautiful" may not be the first words one associates with Frank "Rat Bastard" Falestra's annual International N ... More >>
An unidentified woman was seen hitching a ride on the back of a manatee in the waters off Fort De Soto Park in the Tampa Bay area, which runs afoul of the Florida Manatee Sanctuary Act.Now authorities are looking for the manatee molester.
Despite its reputation as America's premier retirement destination, a new study shows that South Florida actually isn't the smartest place for the elderly to retire. The Milken Institute's "Best Cities for Successful Aging" rankings put the South Florida tri-county area at 37th out of America's 100 ... More >>
Remember back in May when a Florida man got arrested for pulling out a gun in order to cut in the drive-thru line at a McDonald's? Yeah, well apparently John Widmann III didn't get the memo that pulling a firearm out at a fast-food restaurant is a quick recipe for arrest. He finds himself behind bar ... More >>
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 >>
So many rums, so little time!If you attend today's wrap-up of 2012 Rum Renaissance at the Deauville Beach Resort, (starting at noon for VIP, 1 p.m. for regular admission). Short Order has you covered. Yesterday we squirmed our way through the many vendors and tasted the finest of the bunch. Here is ... More >>
Ultra Music Festival is taking it to the streets. Literally. A few blocks of northbound lanes on Biscayne Boulevard will be closed starting Thursday night through early Monday morning. Plan your route accordingly, and as a favor to yourself and the drivers who can't avoid it, consider staying out ... More >>
If you were a betting man, hopefully you were betting that a bill to bring three full-service, Las Vegas-style casinos to South Florida wouldn't pass this year. You'd be cashing in right now.The bill has died in the Florida House, after Rep. Erik Fresen, the Republican from Miami who is sponsorin ... More >>
Ladies, are you sick of meeting South Beach douchebags who are about as emotionally numb as their nostrils after snorting a line? Tired of those Hialeah pigs who don't even consider your feelings when they're hollering at you from their '97 Nissans? Fed up with those Brickell pricks who think all ... More >>
In concept, staging an art fair on a snazzy, $40 million dollar yacht that only Google's Larry Page or Saudi Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Alsaud can afford seems like a grand idea. After all, who doesn't want to rub shoulders with the rich and snooty while checking out artworks in quarters as tight ... More >>
Photo by Chris BeugThese are Wolves in the Throne Room.Slashpine Travelogue Wolves in the Throne Room The Chop Shop, St. Petersburg, Florida Friday, September 23, 2011 It's hard to reckon the episode we experienced in Florida's backwater over the weekend. It was was meant to be a quick detour on ... More >>
Gov. Rick Scott has denied a report in the Sarasota Herald-Tribune that his administration aims to kill Citizens Property Insurance during his first term. Scott claims he's merely sticking to his campaign promise to reduce the state-run home insurer and return it to its original intent ... More >>
via Bay News 9It's in the 80s and perfectly sunny here in Miami, but our state-mates in the central part of Florida aren't enjoying the same good weather. An apparent tornado that ripped through Tampa has left many areas in Central Florida in disarray. But a report carried by numerous national me ... More >>
Just ask Tupac, Lil' Wayne, or, hell, even Jim Morrison: sometimes a good stint behind bars is just what the spin doctor ordered for selling a ton of records. You may as well add Buju Banton to that list, because even as the reggae star languishes in a Tampa-area jail awaiting retrial on federal ... More >>
The Jackie Papers Uckfay Ooyay (Stiff Pole Records) www.stiffpolerecords.com In honor of Richard "Big Stiff" Konwinski, who passed this past July in Tampa, I'll be juggling between the County Grind and Crossfade blogs doing my Blast From the Past thing on the record label that he founded, Stif ... More >>
Photo by Ben ThackerClick here to view all the photos from this event.10 X 10 Miami MAM Contemporaries SocialMiami Art Museum, Miami Thursday, May 13, 2010Better than: Ben Stiller's Night at the MuseumThe Review:10 x 10 is a concept lecture series featuring ten up and coming local creative mind ... More >>
Our dream mashup of Miami-set TV shows would involve Burn Notice's Michael Western holding back CSI: Miami's Horatio Caine as Crockett and Tubbs take turns pistol-whipping him while screaming, "Yeah, you think your little puns are funny? How's this for funny, punk?"Golden Girls star Betty White g ... More >>
From the moment Cinema Sounds No. 6 was announced, there's been a serious swirl of secrecy surrounding the whole thing. And no matter how hard we batter him with questions, Roofless Rex exec Matt Preira refuses to reveal anything but the most basic details. He just smirks and says: "It's secret!' U ... More >>
via organictakeover.comThe Be Organic takeover team are (left to right) Roosevelt Desir, Chad Cherry, Kirk Nelson, and Andre WalkerBe Organic (click) are four chefs whose mission it is to spread the gospel of the organic lifestyle, its health, emotional, and monetary benefits.September 2nd they e ... More >>
If Charlie Crist does not run for Senate, Marco Rubio is officially the luckiest man on Earth. Rep. Connie Mack IV (né Cornelius Harvey McGillicuddy IV), who pulled in decent numbers during early polling mainly because he shares a name with his father, former Sen. Connie Mack III, has decided not t ... More >>
The James Beard Foundation has announced its nominees for the best chefs around the country, and two of our hunky, homegrown hubbas are among this year's picks: Chef Dean James Max (pictured left) of 3030 Ocean, in Fort Lauderdale; and Chef Zach Bell of Cafe Boulud in Palm Beach. It seems as th ... More >>
Considering most runners in the 2010 Senate race haven't held a position higher than congressman, it might behoove anyone with a stronger resumé to think about entering the fray, and what better job to have in your past when seeking a Senate seat than senator? Reportedly, former New Hampshire Sen. ... More >>
Much has happened with Art Nadel since we last wrote about him. For one, he has acquired a catchy new nickname: Mini-Madoff! How dignified. More important, though, he turned himself in to the FBI early this morning. Nadel ran six hedge funds out of Sarasota, and investors thought they were worth $30 ... More >>
You might remember Wayne Huizenga's pre-election whining about how he wanted to sell of his remaining stake in the Miami Dolphins before our new socialist dictator can personally tax the hell out of him. "He wants to double the capital gains tax, or almost double it. I'd rather give it to charity th ... More >>
Riptide is not much of an economist, then again who is these days? But, if I'm following the logic correctly, the reason we have so many tax cuts and loopholes for the über-rich is because theoretically they're supposed to inject their extra money directly back into the economy and create jobs and ... More >>
Women spend big money tricking out cars, too.
“I’ve taken it in steps,” says Giancarla Bodoni, chef and co-owner (with husband Pino) of Escopazzo Organic Italian Restaurant in South Beach. As I noted in my recent review, Escopazzo uses all organic produce and dairy, no farmed fish, and meats that come from animals that have been raised hu ... More >>
Loud rock music, sleight of hand, and life in a trailer. What a combo!
Media attempts to find a face for terrorism -- and to fashion a response -- evoke George Orwell
Shoot the sheriff, shoot the breeze, stand up, get down, whatever
Can a little hippie chick with a big, big voice trample the bottom line?
Kid-show creator Paul Reubens allegedly gets caught with his pants down. Only in America could this ruin a brilliant career.