Sure, the Florida legislature may have taken a step back on pot laws in the Sunshine State by tightening rules for selling bongs and voting down a medical marijuana initiative. But in Orlando, at least, a road sign yesterday advised drivers to behave more like residents in progressive locales like C ... More >>
Welcome to the first annual WTF Florida Awards ceremony. It's the only award show celebrating the special brand of bizarre depravity we excel at down here in the Sunshine State. Black tie isn't required. In fact, jorts and a NASCAR cap are preferred.Earlier this week we handed out awards in the fiel ... More >>
Aventura prepare to get "burgerfied." BurgerFi, Avenutra's newest burger joint, will be opening its doors to the public at 18139 Biscayne Boulevard location on August 29. It will be their sixth location overall in Florida.The chain is the "world's first all-natural burger franchise in the ... 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 >>
Williams-SonomaForget farm to table. Backyard to table is the next big thing. If you ever thought the car ride from the farmer's market to your dining table was too long, then I have great news. Williams-Sonoma announced last week it would sell chicken coops, beehives, edible gardens and even D ... More >>
We didn't know what to expect from Cochon 555 -- a national, pig-centric culinary event that made its way to Miami for the first time this past weekend at the Four Seasons. We knew that five chefs would be playing with pig parts from five heritage breed animals, but we had no idea how long they h ... More >>
Fudge your expenses at work and you could get fired. Fudge them when you're in Congress and you'll probably get away with it.A new anti-corruption report spells out how hundreds of U.S. representatives use their positions to enrich themselves and their families. According to the report, those engage ... More >>
Cochon 555, the traveling wine and pig competition, is on its fourth U.S. tour. On Monday, its leaders announced it will be making a stop in Miami. The event will be held at the Four Seasons Hotel in Brickell on April 1st and features some of Miami's top chefs, including Michelle Bernstein of Mic ... More >>
This week, Miami's lucky number is six.Hot on the heels of the city's ranking as America's sixth trashiest Spring Break destination, Inside College has ranked the University of Miami at #6 on its list of "most fun" institutions of higher learning in the U.S. -- beating out every other Florida sch ... More >>
All photos by Laine DossExecutive chef Simon Stojanovic takes a moment to chat in the AltaMare kitchen.The star of last night's AltaMare farm-to-table dinner, hosted by chef Simon Stojanovic, was fresh local produce, meat, and seafood, as farmers, chefs, and diners sat together to enjoy a five-co ... More >>
This evening at the Biscayne Triangle Truck Round-up look for a different kind of vehicle. Seriously Organic, a foraging company that launched last summer with the mission of connecting farmers to chefs and consumers, will bring its refrigerated truck to the gathering. It will be packed with fres ... More >>
Not a Rollins College student.The words spring break in Miami conjure up images of beach parties, bikini-clad butt cheeks, and beer-drenched undergrads doing the dirty in Ocean Drive hotel stairwells. We've all been there, and we still don't remember how we got that butterfly tattoo on our lower ... More >>
After releasing a live album on Jack White's Third Man Records in January and then generating boatloads of blog buzz as one of nine bands aboard the inaugural Bruise Cruise Festival, Jacuzzi Boys welcomed March by signing to Seattle-based indie label Hardy Art yesterday. Needless to say, ... More >>
Commissioner Marc Sarnoff rewards lackey with $220,000 compensation package.Today, the Miami city commission has a number of special public hearings to decide the fate of the city's budget and how to spend a whole lot of millions of dollars meant to alleviate slum and blight in Overtown and the O ... More >>
Natalie O'Neill Mike Gibaldi, Charman of Surfrider Foundation.Jesse Bull, a surfer with a tidy goatee, rides a four-foot wave to shore on a blustery South Beach day. In his black wetsuit, he gazes out towards the crashing waves, then furrows his brow. "The ocean is important," he says. " ... More >>
Via wikimedia commonsCooking demos to flood Whole Foods Florida.Have you ever messed up cooking ramen noodles? If you answered yes, like we did, you could probably use some professional help of the cooking variety.Give thanks for South Florida's bounty of highly touted, greatly revered, very expe ... More >>
Just by taking office, Barack Obama has already stimulated one segment of the economy: firearms. Much ink has been spilled about gun enthusiasts stocking up in anticipation of Democrats passing stricter gun control laws. So much so that Florida gun dealers are now expecting a shortage of bullets. ... More >>
Florida's Seabee reservists went to Iraq to help, not fight. But they fought and died
Invoking Osama bin Laden and remembering George Zirwas
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Miami's own Taurus International Firearms is taking aim at the competition
No football rivalry in the nation tops the contest between Jackson and Northwestern high schools. But the Soul Bowl's success could also be its ruin.
Miami High's successful sports teams get their comeuppance
For years Miami Senior High School has fielded one of the best basketball teams in the nation. But getting into the record books has meant tossing out the rule books.
Miami's newly politicized windsurfers pressure city hall to reopen Virginia Key beach
WIOD's Phil Hendrie hears voices in his head. They tell him what to do. They tell him what to say. And right now they're telling him to make you laugh.