Yesterday, Pope Francis tapped Peter Baldacchino of the Newark archdiocese for a promotion in Miami. During the 18 years he spent under the New Jersey bishop, the 53-year-old rose to become a chancellor serving the Turks and Caicos islands and learned to speak both Spanish and Haitian Creole. But ... More >>
With about 70 different parties, dinners, and seminars to choose from, you'd think there wasn't room on your culinary dance card to fit in one more morsel of food or one more sip of a delicious libation. Of course, to the truly insatiable foodie, there's always a bit of wiggle space for just one mo ... 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.
Go ramblin' with the Gambler on a boat! Or as Kenny Rogers himself might croon: "On a warm summer's evenin' on a huge ship bound for paradise ..." The Country Music Cruise has announced its maiden voyage and initial lineup, including Rogers, Vince Gill, and a dozen other high-seas high rollers. S ... More >>
From Trick Daddy protege to self-made street monster, Ice "Billion" Berg has blazed his way through the rap industry since signing with the 305 Mayor's Dunk Ryder Records back in 2007. That label has folded due to what Berg calls "bad business decisions" on the part of Trick's brother Charles Young ... More >>
Who's ready to get dressed up like a six-foot Rastafarian puppet, suck down some lukewarm Corona, and absolutely not do any drugs while cruisin' across the Atlantic Ocean aboard the MSC Poesia? That's right ... We're talking about Jam Cruise, every South Florida hippie music junkie's favorite float ... More >>
Desloc Piccalo is one of the most highly respected rappers in all of Dade County. And no, you can't stop his vibe. "Stick N Roll" is one of his most popular tracks to date, and it was produced by none other than Ghetto Style, his manager and business partner in Loc & Grind Entertainment.Here' ... More >>
Turks and CaicosStart with a premier so corrupt that the United Kingdom actually shut down his idyllic island's government. Add a sexy beach resort trying to move into new territory. Top it off with a glass of spiked wine, a beautiful woman, and allegations of sexual assault. You've got either th ... More >>
via bbc.co.ukLost your job? Vent on some invasive lionfish - and get paid for it!Just when you think God has forgotten about South Florida, he goes and completely makes up for it by sending hordes of hideous lionfish our way.We know what you're thinking: But Riptide, isn't that a bad thing?Not if ... More >>
The latest from the South Florida food blogosphere ...A cupcake order goes bad for ... And the Eggs.Redland Rambles tells us about the opening of the Pinecrest Gardens Market.The Chowfather has Sol Kitchen cater his NFL Sunday.Jeff Eats visits Buena Vista Deli. The Burger Beast reminds us th ... More >>
Erik PetersErik Peters left college to become a "ski bum," but after a bad man-versus-nature accident, he reverted to cooking, a hobby that always came naturally. His first job with Club Med was as an assistant sous chef in Copper Mountain, Colorado, and his next gig took him to Playa Blanca in M ... More >>
Hizeternal via Flicker CCChapel at Barry U.If you believe the Turks and Caicos Sun newspaper, Barry University students from the islands will be in for a complicated next semester. Those who depend on scholarship money are "in danger of having their education abruptly interrupted," the paper ... More >>
image via GarySeafood.comCold....so cold Patrick Bachelier sells fresh, high quality seafood and specialty products to some of the finest, quality minded chefs in South Florida, like Michelle Bernstein. He is the tri-county and Caribbean salesman for Gary's Seafood, an Orlando company that has been ... More >>
I met Aaron J. Michaels in the back alley behind Pacific Time when his Culinary Convenience truck showed up, parked and invited the kitchen staff in to sample his wares. Culinary Convenience offers a truly mobile shopping experience. Let me reiterate, this guy has an uncramped, walk-in store built i ... More >>
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