Since before Jaws used the Jersey shore as an all-you-can-eat buffet, sharks have held a reputation as the monsters of the sea. But no matter how intimidating they appear, the water-bound predators still fall below humans on the food chain.
In fact, shark meat is legally sold at certain retailers, ... More >>
While checking the passenger list of a Disney Cruise for terrorists, authorities at Port Canaveral found someone who was apparently almost as dangerous: a woman who stole a pack of cigarettes in 1991 and never got around to paying the measly $85 in court fees.
Every Friday, Riptide brings you the most eye-catching mugshots taken the previous week (or thereabouts) in Miami-Dade County. Yes, there is some mockery of bad neck tattoos, but also adulation directed at perps who just plain look more badass than we ever will. This is the italicized intro to that ... More >>
If the South is the Bible Belt, Florida is the Bizarre Belt. With entire blogs and news sites devoted to the oddities that often occur in our little piece of paradise -- few would argue that we reign supreme as far as freakishness. And this weirdness, of course, also applies to food.
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Take another toke, have a blow for your nose, and don't forget to pack your sunscreen ... That smell's a good reminder that Lynyrd Skynyrd's Simple Man Cruise is less than 100 days away.
That's right, Skynheads ... Cabins aboard the Norwegian Pearl are going quicker than fuel consumption on a char ... More >>
See also "Artisan Food: If It's Made for the Masses, Can It Be Called Artisan?"Artisan is the new organic -- the of-the-minute foodie terminology that means next to nothing as far as the actual food is concerned. After all, there's nothing to stop your average corporate suit from slapping the term a ... More >>
See also "Miami Subs and Pitbull Announce Brand Revamp, World Expansion."
Sí, Mr. Worldwide (formerly Mr. 305) is a one-man multinational corporation.
So when he isn't peddling low-calorie Voli Vodka at South Beach liquor stores or hawking Sheets Energy Strips to Walmart shoppers in the most remot ... More >>
Weirdly enough, the Miami Heat only play like a bag of shit on the road, because they remain as dominant as ever at home. LeBron James dropped a season-high 41 points -- 15 in the fourth quarter -- as the Heat took down the Philadelphia 76ers 99-93 last night, winning their 16th straight home g ... More >>
Looks like the South has something else to boast about besides voting for Rick Santorum. The cover story in the May 2012 issue of Consumer Reports ranks Publix third out of a total of 52 national supermarket chains. A total of 24,203 shoppers were surveyed about service, quality of meats and produce ... More >>
Ever since I wrote my first articles about juicing in Miami, people have come to me asking how to get started with their own at-home, fresh, organic juice routines. Their first questions are invariably about which juicer to buy.There are lots of options out there. Some cost as little as $30. My f ... More >>
A look back at some food-related events that transpired over the past week:South Beach Wine & Food Festival 2012 tickets went up for sale on Monday. The three-day event runs February 23 to 26, and tickets tend to go fast. Very fast. Paula Deen's Sunday Brunch and the Anta Banderas ... More >>
Oprah and 378 staffers recently took a one-week vegan challenge.Or, "How to Succeed at Veganism Without Really Trying."Vegans are humans too. Like most Americans, we have only so much time to dedicate to food preparation. So it is an error when outsiders ponder the vegan lifestyle and automatical ... More >>
Our new gov's evening smoke and tweet session ended on a sour note.Yesterday, Rick Scott fired up the ol' Interwebs and announced his first inaugural "Twitter Town Hall." Surprise, surprise! He's just as evasive 140 characters at a time as he is in real time.Even still, the event was going just f ... More >>
Christmas is barely over and while most of us are recovering from a sugar rush food coma, the folks at Mary Sue Candies have their eyes set on Easter. For the next four weeks they will pump out candy-filled eggs by the tens of thousands every day to fill store shelves in time for the Easter bunny ... More >>
Baby Alive... is racist?A disturbing scene unfolded while Riptide was waiting on line at Target on Wednesday night. A woman later identified as Ketrina Brown came to the cashier with two boxed dolls: Baby Alive, the creepily animatronic doll that "digests". They were exactly the same dolls, except o ... More >>
Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images for SonyClint Dempsey of the United States and Wayne Rooney of England.Some would say the ultimate result of Saturday's highly anticipated match between the U.S. and England was disappointing. The pre-game anticipation certainly didn't help. It was six months o ... More >>
The elusive Cookieheadz
If you've been living in South Florida for the last fifteen years or so, chances are you've walked into a musical experience guided by Alex Caso. Young, handsome, full of energy and one of the most knowledgeable individuals when it comes to ALL types of music, Caso is a t ... More >>
Tony Chachere's is the only pre-made seasoning a Cajun will use, a friend told me when I mentioned I was testing one of the Louisiana company's Super Bowl recipes. Chef Kelly WilliamsTony's corporate chef Kelly Williams, a CIA grad and Louisiana native, shared a few Super Bowl-inspired recipes an ... More >>
image via SalonIf you've gone to a toy store in recent months hoping to get your kid that lego set he's had his eye on only to find it sold out, then went home and searched online to find it at a much cheaper price, well you might have Max Rodriguez to conversely blame and thank. Acco ... More >>
You don't need a half-wit music critic to tell you it's been a remarkable year for America, one historians will be discussing and researching for centuries to come. War, financial collapse, politics, technology: All have been dinner-table topics for many Americans. Racial barriers in 2008 were demo ... More >>