Dirty Blondes Incident Has Fort Lauderdale Police Seeking Help From Public

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Fort Lauderdale police are asking for assistance.
Sunday's incident at Fort Lauderdale beach dive bar Dirty Blondes is raising more questions and, although two people were arrested, the Fort Lauderdale Police are asking for help in trying to figure out what happened.

Detective DeAnna Greenlaw of the Fort Lauderdale Police Department's media relations team issued the following statement regarding the widely distributed video, which disturbingly shows a bouncer pushing and punching a patron before stomping on his head:

See also: Dirty Blondes Bouncers Beat Customers; Customers Lawyers Up (Video)

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Dirty Blondes Bouncers Beat Customers; Customers Lawyer Up (Video)

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A bar brawl leads to arrests at Dirty Blondes.
Details are still sketchy about exactly what happened in the moments leading up to what appears to be several bouncers hitting a group of patrons outside of Fort Lauderdale Beach dive bar Dirty Blondes on Sunday afternoon.

See also: Instagram Captures Dirty Blondes' Bouncers Beating Patron

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Is Tipping an 'Abomination' or Should it Remain Common Practice?

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In many ways, tipping can be an annoying practice.

Consumers get stuck trying to figure out how much to tip per level of service, while restauranteurs get away with paying waiters as low as $4.77 per hour in the state of Florida.

An article written by Brian Palmer, recently published on Slate, claimed that tipping is an abomination and we should abolish the practice.

"Tipping is a repugnant custom. It's bad for consumers and terrible for workers. It perpetuates racism. Tipping isn't even good for restaurants, because the legal morass surrounding gratuities results in scores of expensive lawsuits."

While it did raise some valid points, we decided to look into it further a bit further. We chatted with some local servers and bartenders to see how they felt about getting rid of common gratuity procedures.

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Hollister Nurse-in an "Eyesore": Mothers are Pissed

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Love it or hate it: in most states women are allowed to breastfeed in public. Unfortunately, many people are unaware of that fact--restaurant, store, and mall managers included. Being that the majority of the population is not well versed in breastfeeding law, mothers with their boobs out tend to get involved in awkward situations.

Due to an incident at a Hollister store in Texas, breastfeeding advocates across the country staged a nationwide nurse-in. In most malls, the protests went smoothly: mothers and babies just nursing away. However, the events at one Delaware mall led to the police being called and a Facebook page bitchfest. Someone from the mall was quoted as saying: "I hope you don't mind if suck on my wife's breast in public."

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Sorry, Drake: YOLO Has Been Trademarked

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Earlier this week, Canadian rapper Drake uploaded some instagram pictures of clothing bearing the acronym "YOLO" at a Walgreens and a Macy's suggesting the businesses pay up for using "his" catchphrase.

Clean Plate Charlie spoke to restauranteur Tim Petrillo, co-owner of YOLO in Fort Lauderdale to get his take on Drake's lawsuit threats. Petrillo's response, "I think Drake saying that is such a joke."

Why so funny? Because Petrillo actually holds the YOLO trademark.

See Also:
- Rapper Drake Thinks He Owns the Term YOLO-- But Did he and Rick Ross Crib the Phrase From the Fort Lauderdale Restaurant?
- YOLO Restaurant Owner in Fort Lauderdale Responds to Drake's Claims

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Rapper Drake Thinks He Owns the Term YOLO -- But Did He and Rick Ross Crib the Phrase from the Fort Lauderdale Restaurant?

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YOLO: love it or hate it, it's the new 'in' acronym. It's become the catchphrase excuse for all things ridiculous: drunken sorority girl hook-ups, speeding, frat boy public urination, Darwin Award-like behavior, or any other insignificant experience deemed to be worthy of a hashtag by social media users themselves. We get it, you've seized the day.

While the term has been a part of our lexicon for years now, it was popularized in Drake's 2011 song "The Motto." Now the rapper wants royalties for use of the phrase. Clean Plate Charlie spoke to Tim Petrillo of the Restaurant People -- the group that owns Fort Lauderdale restaurant ;YOLO -- to get his take on the trademark catchphrase.

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- Where to Host Your Company Holiday Party in South Florida (Hint: Booze is a Must Have)
- Q & A with Restauranteur Tim Petrillo of YOLO, Tarpon Bend, and now Vibe
- Tim Petrillo, Co-Owner of YOLO, Tarpon Bend, Vibe, etc. (Part 2)
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Donald Trump Tells Glenfiddich, "Ya Fired!"

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"'Fiddich, ya fired!"

Every once in a while the overgrown toddler that is Donald Trump throws a billionaire-sized temper tantrum because something didn't go his way or someone hurt his wittle feewings.

Like any self respecting megalomaniac, he unilaterally assumes that everyone in the universe except the offender is on his side.

In this case, the entire nation of Scotland and Trump are supposed to be offended. The perp? Distillers of Glenfiddich Scotch Whisky, William Grant & Sons.

Of course, it was the nation of Scotland that collectively did the thing that offended Trump, but when you're a billionaire, you don't let pesky little details like facts and reality get in your way.

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13 Year Old Girl Wants Easy Bake Ovens To Be Marketed To Boys

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Easy Bake -- should we make one in blue?

If you ask any chef working in an American kitchen today, you'll probably hear that the industry is male-dominated. Though there are a fair share of women behind the burners, the kitchen is physically demanding, sometimes dangerous, and usually off-color. There's no time for crying, feelings, or even a break.

Read Also: Michelle Bernstein on Why There Are So Few Women Chefs

Last year, Clean Plate Charlie interviewed chef Michelle Bernstein who confirmed that the majority of kitchen workers are men, possibly because of the conditions, "No one in school or on cooking shows tells you how labor-intensive it is. It's backbreaking work. You look like shit. You can't wear anything attractive. This is not appealing to most women." More »

"Rally for the Right to Know": Activists Gather at Yellow Green Market

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Participating Bands: The Holstered, Blue Sky Drive, Left on Red, Vesper Sparrow.
In honor of last week's World Food Day, a group of local activists gathered Saturday at Hollywood's Yellow Green Market. The group gathered together to show support for an initiative, Propostion 37, that will appear on the November ballot in California. Food activists nationwide are pushing an effort to require mandatory labeling of genetically modified foods, a.k.a. GMOs. California is the first state where the proposal has made it to the ballot.

The rally featured guest speakers, live music, raffles, and booths. Clean Plate Charlie caught up with some of the participants involved.

See Also:
- World Food Day Today (October 16): GMO Protest at Yellow Green Market
- Keep Your Frankenfood Outta My Publix (or at Least Label it, Please): Protestors Rally Against Genetically Modified Foods


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World Food Day Today (October 16): GMO Protest at Yellow Green Market

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Today is world food day. Originally started in 1981 to honor to United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization, it is now used to promote advocacy campaigns for nonprofits. This year, World Food's focus is on ending hunger through Agricultural Cooperatives; however some groups are using the day to honor and mobilize other food related campaigns. 

Many anti-GMO (Genetically Modified Organisms) groups are using the day to raise awareness about their crusade to require mandatory labeling. These groups have kicked into high-gear this year to support California's Proposition 37, the first initiative of its kind, that would mandate labeling of GMO foods. To help California's Prop. 37, the Fishman Institute and RawOne Foods are sponsoring a rally.

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