Being a PLUR warrior isn't just something you do at 2 a.m. in a dark club, it's a 24/7 job. You've got to awaken people to a higher consciousness and use your powers for good at every moment possible, even if it means marching on a couple hours of sleep. Lady Casa (formerly known as Molly Casa) and ... More >>
Ready for a shocker? American taxpayers subsidize the purchase of approximately $4 billion worth of soda products annually through SNAP, the supplemental nutritional aid program also known as food stamps. Federal, state, and local governments have all tried to prohibit the purchase of sodas and ... More >>
You read about the Great Twinkie Extinction here on Short Order (and everywhere else) and maybe you applauded, or more than likely, felt as if yet another piece of your childhood was being torn away from you by The Man.Well, there may be a reason to rejoice, put your footie pajamas on, and couch pot ... More >>
Happy Veteran's Day to all of the devil dogs, squids, airdales, boonie rats, coasties and active duty men and women. And a bravo zulu to all reservists too. Veteran's Day is this Sunday and what does that mean for our vets besides a parade and a marathon of war movies on The Military Channel? Free g ... More >>
One day, Rich Roll, a 41-year-old father of four, was out for what he planned would be a five or six mile run. Maybe it was the plant-based vegan diet he had recently adopted, or some primal, ancestral energy stream he had suddenly tapped into, but on that particular day, Roll didn't want to stop at ... More >>
These days, musicians are nothing without high-profile, million-dollar endorsements. You just aren't a winner unless you're shilling soda, makeup, electronics, and your own personal brand of booze. Luckily, today's commercial powerhouses are more entrepreneurial than ever. So they will literally se ... More >>
It must be a slow news week because instead of the upcoming Presidential election, Middle East strife, and needles in your airplane sandwich, ABC (and most every other news source) chose to focus on a truly bizarre story and an invention that could possibly save mankind.The mashed potato vending mac ... More >>
In a shameless act of pure greed, the City of Miami Beach has formed a beverage sponsorship agreement with the Coca-Cola Company.This does not mean that when exiting the MacArthur Causeway onto Fifth Street that you will drive past a sign that reads Welcome to Coca-Cola Miami Beach. It does mean ... More >>
It feels like only yesterday that we were shaking our hips with Gloria Estefan in a record-breaking 119,969-person conga line at Calle Ocho. But that was March of 1988, Reagan was in still office, and Miami New Times was only a fortnightly newspaper, not the massive multimedia empire that it is ... More >>
Club Madonna Leroy Griffith's favorite past time is ruffling the feathers of the inhabitants of Miami Beach City Hall. A long standing city ordinance forbids the sale of alcohol at strip clubs, and as a result Griffith's Club Madonna is the only strip club in South Beach. Sure, it keeps competiti ... More >>
Pitbull's gonna drop it on the floor at the Billboard Latin Awards.We're now officially entering the final week of the Last Chance registration phase for this year's Billboard Latin Music Awards and Conference. The absolute deadline is April 25. So all you wannnabe música Latina superstars and ... More >>
BuzznBee.comFlorida beekeeper David RukinThe use of bee pollen as a nutritional supplement is far from new. The ancient Greeks and Egyptians were popping the tiny, mustard-colored granules well before pop culture breathed health food stores and smoothie shops to life. But what is it about bee pol ... More >>
The Brassaholics will be performing and all you want is an arepa and a beer.The party is in the Gables this weekend as the annual Carnaval On The Mile kicks into gear. The event on Miracle Mile features paintings, sculptures, photography and crafts. Live musical groups, , including jazz ba ... More >>
Lee KleinOriginaly Brooklyn Water Bagel Company coming to Miami BeachWater is at the center of a legal food fight between a Delray bagel shop and a Lake Worth pizzeria. But it's not South Florida water that heating up. It's the New York tap H2O that does miracles for pizza and bagel dough. Or so ... More >>
The coolest thing I heard this week is that Bill Clinton is now eating a mainly vegan diet. Not only that but he's doing it right -- vegan protein shakes in the morning and a eating well-balanced, colorful range of foods. You go, Bill, the whole vegan community is rooting for you.The second best ... More >>
Farewell tour our arse!The sordid tale of the McDonald's McRib sandwich is little known, little discussed. This tasty nugget is simultaneously the laughing stock of the fast food world (and that's saying something -- remember the Mc-Lobster Roll?) and a product that inspires cult-like devotion ... More >>
Open House = GOOD TIMES!In the early '70s a group of Hispanic youngsters created an album that has over the years achieved legendary status. In the true sense, they were pioneers of what we off-handedly refer to as the "Miami Sound." Owing more to TK Records, funk and salsa than anything else, wi ... More >>
Chef Stone: an Aussie with American spiritMaybe you've never eaten his food, but now that Curtis Stone has managed to hang on for seven Celebrity Apprentice episodes, much of America hungers for whatever he's willing to cook up. This Aussie chef known as much for his talent as his spiked, blonde ... More >>
The backlash against products with high fructose corn syrup has become more vociferous each year as food crusaders like Michael Pollan decry the artificial sweetener. While Coca-Cola stopped using sugar in place of high fructose corn syrup since the mid-'80s, there is a loophole that many soft drink ... More >>
unattributedFact checked with bougerolle.net10. Pee Cola from Ghana - At first we thought it was just an internet joke, but we found two seemingly legitimate sources that back it up.So.... Drink Pee Cola.
Fridge, McMahon, Coke, Super Bowl 1986This Sunday, February 7, football rules the airwaves when Super Bowl 44 beams out live from Miami, and millions of dollars worth of commercials for crap you don't need and foods that kill-slowly connive their way into your subconscious, wallet, and fridge thr ... More >>
Courtesy of Business WireLet's do a little word association game, shall we? Chocolate candies are to cavities as a can of Coke is to ____. Did you say "a trim physique?" Perhaps "a lean, mean, fabulous-looking-while-sunbathing-nearly-naked on-South-Beach me?" Probably not. So please, someone tell ... More >>
Jonathan Eismann, Chef/Owner Pacific Time and Pizza VolanteBest Squid in Ho Chi Minh City, cooked over a fire in a old steel drum in the street, Best Pork Chops in history there, too. Saigon Killer Pork Chops!Best Chinese and Dim Sum at a place right next to the Mandarin Oriental in Bangkok.B ... More >>
All you street festival lovers, I know you know what time it is! Last week I asked and none of you answered. But I know that's purely a matter of laziness, because who doesn't love street fairs? Well, the granddaddy of all street festivals is fast approaching and it's celebrating its 30th annive ... More >>
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U.S. District Judge Jose E. Martinez has a bad habit of not disclosing apparent conflicts of interests. First came that business on February 28, 2005, when Martinez failed to mention he was a Eucharistic minister, a spiritual leader who serves communion during Catholic mass, when he overturned a ver ... More >>
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