Sun Life Stadium Taps Broward Restaurants For New Food Lineup UPDATED

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All photos by Laine Doss
BurgerFi loves the "Fins"
It looks like we're in for a winning football season at Sun Life Stadium -- for dining.

The home of the Miami Dolphins has made a distinct change to its roster of food options for the 2014 season, with the promise of delivering high quality food and good prices.

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Corona Beer 12-Ounce Glass Bottles Recalled

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Constellation Brands has issued a voluntary recall of many of its Corona Beer products.

The recall, announced August 15, comes after the company's quality control laboratory found that some bottles of Corona Extra had defects that could cause small pieces of glass to break off and fall into the beer.

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Trader Joe's in Delray Beach Is Hiring

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Laine Doss
This could be you!
Have you ever shopped at Trader Joe's and looked longingly at the "crew members" decked out in their Hawaiian shirts and leis? Did you secretly wish you could be among that group of happy people, as you scurried your way back to your Office Space-style cubicle?

Or maybe you've been obsessed with the opportunity to "ring the bell" at Trader Joe's -- happily telling other "crew members" that a customer needs assistance in cryptic nautical terms.

If you're consumed with all things Trader Joe's and want to join them as a "trader on the high seas", proudly sporting colorful tropical gear as you assist shoppers in finding the last jar of cookie butter or helping them place a case of "Two Buck Chuck" into their mini van, you're in luck.

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Florida's 2014 Scallop Season Starts Early

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Photo by Candace West
Scallop season usually begins on the first of July and runs through September 24 and has done so for a very long time. This past May, Gov. Rick Scott asked the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) to expand the harvest by three days in an effort to boost the economies of the scallop fisheries in Florida's Big Bend region. Last year, he asked for the season to start two days early so tourists and locals could enjoy scalloping over the weekend. At least there's more transparency in intent this year.

The legal harvesting area runs northwest from Hernando County to the Mexico Beach Canal, and this year's FWC reports show that the scallop populations in the open harvest areas of St. Joseph Bay, St. Marks, Homosassa, and Steinhatchee have remained steady within the vulnerable numbers while the beds of the closed areas in St. Andrew Bay, Tampa Bay, Pine Island South, and Anclote have spiked lower in the vulnerable and collapsed populations. But marine biology is never a factor in politics.

These declines can be attributed to coastal development and impact on sea grass as well as overfishing the shark populations, which usually control the scallop-loving rays.

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Yelp Now Offering Restaurant Reservations Through SeatMe

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Candace West
Market 17 takes reservations through Yelp.
Yelp is getting into the online reservation game.

The online community that allows people to review everything from restaurants to auto mechanics is now offering restaurants the ability to have their sites accept reservations through SeatMe, an online reservation service it acquired last year, according to TechCrunch.

Yelp has provided online reservation abilities since 2010 through a relationship with OpenTable, but now the online review community is taking things into its own hands with the purchase of SeatMe.

According to Techcrunch, Yelp acquired SeatMe in July 2013 for $2.2 million in cash and 263,000 shares of common stock, making the deal worth about $12.7 million.

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Whatsapplebee's: Social Media Chat That Works Only at Applebee's

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Did you ever walk into an Applebee's, enticed by the cool sexy drawl of actor (and spokesperson) John Corbett, only to find you'd love to chat with the person enjoying his Two for Twenty combo dinner?

Well, you're in luck, because everyone's favorite "neighborhood" dining chain is now home to WhatsApplebee's, a new iPhone app that allows you to chat with other patrons. Here's the kick -- it works only at Applebee's.

The app, termed "a project by Mike Lazer-Walker" is "Not affiliated, associated, authorized, endorsed by, or in any way officially connected with Applebee's International, Inc., or any of its subsidaries or affiliates." What it is is a seemingly legit app, downloadable on the iTunes store that does work...albeit only at your local "neighborhood" restaurant chain.

The whatsapplebees.com website states that "using our iPhone app, you can have anonymous conversations with other Applebee's patrons and brand advocates."

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Whole Foods Market Helps Bar Mitzvah Boy Raise Money For Food Bank

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Ryan wants to share the PB&J love.
Usually when a young man has a Bar Mitzvah he's celebrated with a large party and lavished with checks and gifts. When consulted about his own Bar Mitzvah, 12 year-old Wellington resident Ryan Shnider had a strange request. Was it to have a Cirque-themed affair? Hire One Direction as cover band? Get a celebrity chef to cater the event?

On the contrary, young Shnider had a much less selfish way to mark the occasion. He wanted to provide food to families in need -- peanut butter and jelly, to be specific.

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Trader Joe's (Finally) Announced for Fort Lauderdale in 2015

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At Trader Joe's, even the wine is happy. (Seriously, it's like a Pharrell song in there all day.)
Finally, the angry mob yelling "What about Fort Lauderdale?!?!?!" every time another South Florida Trader Joe's location is announced will be silenced. In 2015, you Fort Lauderdalians will have your very own TJ's. Rejoice!

Your rejoicing will, of course, do nothing for the scores of commenters who complain bitterly about all this excitement over a freaking grocery store, but we can't have everything, can we?

The Trader Joe's setting up shop in South Florida's Venice will be located at 1590 N. Federal Highway in Fort Lauderdale, a few blocks north of Sunrise Boulevard.

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Ronald McDonald Gets a Makeover

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Ronald McDonald..did you get Keratin?
It had to happen.

In these days of fashion obsessed celebrities, you just knew it was a matter of time before the McDonald's clown mascot got a makeover. It's about time for McDonald, who became the fast food's "spokesclown" back in 1963.

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Denny's Reopens Today With 100 Free Grand Slams

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New Denny's interior features a beachy motif.
Denny's is an American institution. Don't believe us? Chances are there's not one person reading this that can't attest to driving in for Grand Slam breakfast at 2 a.m. at some point.

One of the busiest locations in Fort Lauderdale is the Denny's on the corner of North Federal Highway and Commercial Boulevard.

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