Surge Soda Returns With an Awesome Spotify Playlist (Video)

Categories: Foodie Fun

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Surge: The taste (and sound)of the 90's.
Who remembers Surge soda? If you were a child of the 90's, you probably had a can of the neon green citrus soda in your hands while you were jamming out to Backstreet Boys. The beverage was discontinued by Coca-Cola a dozen years ago, but (much like the Backstreet Boys), it continued to have a cult following.

Enter three Surge Superfans on a mission to bring their favorite soda back from the flavor grave. Evan Carr, Sean Sheridan, and Matt Winans formed the Surge Movement. With a Facebook page nearly 150,000 strong, the trio of friends started a campaign to bring Surge back.

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First Taste Of Miami's Concrete Beach Brewery

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Doug Fairall

The elements are slowly but surely falling into place for Alan Newman and his team at the soon-to-launch Concrete Beach Brewery in the Wynwood neighborhood of Miami.

Last we saw Newman, the brewery was in the middle of construction. Though there are now more walls and doors than there were a month ago, there is still some time left until completion. With that opening timeline moving closer, and accounts soon waiting to be filled, Concrete Beach Brewery opened its doors to showcase a duo of beers that it will first put out into the market.

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Florida Beer: Happening Now Session IPA From Cigar City Brewing

Doug Fairall
It's #FloridaBeerFriday. Every Friday, we take a look at a beer brewed in the Sunshine State, giving analysis to the burgeoning craft-beer movement of Florida.

This week we're taking a look at a beer straight outta Tampa that's a collaboration between Rock Brothers Brewing, Kyle Hollingsworth of The String Cheese Incident, and Cigar City Brewing.

Now, is it a collaboration when the beers are brewed on the same premises? Sure it is! It's a meeting of the minds where two separate trains of brewing thought collide to come up with something more than the sum of its parts.

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Our Favorite Dishes From New Times' Seventh Annual Pairings

Categories: Pairings

Photo by Christina Mendenhall

Another year, another Pairings. Alas, New Times' annual foodie event has come and gone -- and what a night it was. Over 40 restaurants served up samples of some amazing food, paired with a fine wines and craft beer.

If you weren't able to attend South Florida's best foodie event at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts last night, we've got some highlights from the evening right here.

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Five Best Food and Drink Events This Weekend: Oktoberfest, Funky Buddha's 4-Year Anniversary, and More

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Celebrate the Funky Buddha's 4-year anniversary this weekend.
Congratulations, you made it through yet another working week. You might as well give yourself a pat on the back to celebrate -- or better yet, a drink or three.

Whether you're looking for a fun street festival with plenty of food trucks, want to celebrate Oktoberfest with Pistache French Bistro, or planning to attend the Funky Buddha's 4-year anniversary party, there's something for you to do in South Florida this weekend.

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Latin House Grill Owner Michell Sanchez Serves Mad Love in Pembroke Pines

Categories: Chef Interview

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Latin House Grill owner and chef Michell Sanchez.
Five years ago, the name Michell Sanchez would have meant nothing to a South Florida foodie. Today, they know the Latin House Grill chef and owner for more than just a restaurant, and a menu.

Many of them are his followers -- patrons during his Miami food truck days, where he got his start -- still obsessed with the same dishes that made him famous: giant, deep-fried burritos, specialty flattons, or brownies fried in dough and smothered in a sweet, condensed milk.

Now, Broward County residents can discover these dishes -- and the chef behind the creative, Latin-inspired menu -- at the newly opened Latin House Grill in Pembroke Pines.

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New Times' Pairings is Tonight: Five Reasons to Go

Categories: Pairings

New Times' Pairings is here! South Florida's best foodie event happens this evening when the Broward Center for the Performing Arts hosts over 40 restaurant, each serving amazing food paired with a fine wine or craft beer.

If you haven't already snagged tickets, don't worry. Tickets are available online at until 2 p.m. today. After that, they're available at the door tonight (general admission $55; VIP while supplies last $90). If you're still on the fence about going tonight, here are five reasons why you absolutely cannot miss out:

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Tiny Hamster Challenges Kobayashi to an Eating Duel (Video)

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Tiny Hamster takes on champion eater Kobayashi.
The world can be a harsh place. There are bills to pay, climate change to worry about, and bosses so evil they should sprout horns and carry around pitchforks at the weekly sales meeting. That's why we need diversions on the internet to give us a few minutes of sheer joy in our rotten, miserable existences.

This is the sole reason why Tiny Hamsters Eating Tiny Burritos exists, people. And what's not to love? A tiny hamster is shown waddling to his widdle table and eating a teeny burrito with his microscopic, yet dexterous, rodent hands.

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Ten Best Happy Hours in Fort Lauderdale

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There's a reason it's called happy hour.

Sure, you could hit the gym, run some errands, or hey, even make yourself a nice home-cooked meal, but let's be honest, you don't actually want to do any of that. Everyone knows, postwork drinks are the best way to wind down from the workday.

The only problem: Drinking is freaking expensive. And all those stress-relieving cocktails can put a serious strain on the budget.

That's where happy hour comes into play. Cheap drinks, inexpensive munchies, and a few hours of pure rest and relaxation are sure to solve even the most tension-filled day.

There is, however, one catch -- you don't want to get involved with drinking and driving. So, it's best to keep the festivities local.

So, for all you Fort Lauderdale workers and dwellers, here are the ten best happy hours in the city.

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Trader Joe's Opens in Palm Beach Gardens Tomorrow: Five New Products To Try

All photos by Nicole Danna
Trader Joe's, the California-based specialty grocery chain with a fanatical following, will be opening the doors to its Palm Beach Gardens store on Friday, September 19, off PGA Blvd.

We were lucky enough to get invited along for another sneak peek before the official grand opening at 8 a.m. tomorrow. But rather than give another photo tour, we went ahead and found five new products worth waiting in line for.

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