Leaves change colors up north but for South Floridians, fall is full of other colorful treats to relish.
1. Sauna time switches to indoor venues as humidity and temperatures fall out of the summer stratosphere. This means the full outdoor scene revs up with fall festivals and art shows, boating, biking and other activities.
Plus, the end of both election and hurricane season is fast approaching. Soon, those omnipresent campaign ads and ominous circulation patterns will fall off our radar.
UPDATE Oct. 22, 12 p.m.: The regulations passed by a four-one commission vote around 3:30 Wednesday morning.
Adding to crackdowns on where homeless people in Fort Lauderdale can sleep, go to the bathroom, and store their belongings, the city is nowattempting to regulate how outside organizations provide food to them.
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10/16/14 - Thursday's Topical Currents is with chef, author and syndicated columnist Linda Gassenheimer. It’s all about pairing wines with favorite foods. Linda and wine-expert Fred Tasker speak with Peter Schnebly, who operates the Schnebly Winery in Homestead. It’s the southernmost winery in the U.S. That’s Topical Currents . . . Thursday at 1pm on WLRN.
When two new eateries on wheels opened in Key West this year, the city's code enforcement officers cited them, saying they had not received approval to operate in the historic district known as Old Town.
But a magistrate dismissed those cases, because the city didn't have any rules that govern food trucks.
That could change soon, as a 16-page proposed ordinance gets its first airing this week in front of the city's Planning Commission. The commission will make a recommendation to the city commission, which must approve any new rules before they take effect.
Alison Burgos and Michelle Gaber first started thinking about putting together a plant-based food festival a couple years ago. They were at the South Beach Wine and Food Festival's Burger Bash, and there wasn't anything Alison could eat.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture has released its latest citrus projections for the season, with orange production up for the first time in the past three years. The state will produce an estimated 108 million boxes of oranges, which is a three percent increase from last year’s 104.6 million boxes.
Hundreds of girls from all over South Florida will be taking part in a Girl Power summitin West Palm Beach this weekend. The event is designed to inspire the girls to see themselves as leaders.
Participants will attend workshops on topics such as public speaking and handling stress, and they'll hear from accomplished young women who have achieved success in the areas of science and philanthropy.
The youngest speaker is a Miami business owner in the third grade.
10/09/14 - Thursday's Topical Currents: Syndicated food columnist Linda Gassenheimer, Special wine correspondent Fred Tasker and WLRN hosts Joseph Cooper and Bonnie Berman interview Stephanie Dunbar, Director of Nutrition and Medical Affairs at the American Diabetes Association. There are over 100 million US adults and children with either diabetes or pre-diabetes. If we continue on this path there will be 1 in 3 Americans with diabetes by 2050. Simply Smoothies: Fresh and Fast Diabetes-friendly snacks and complete meals and No-Fuss Diabetes Desserts, both published by the American Diabetes Association.
10/02/14 - Syndicated food columnist Linda Gassenheimer, Special wine correspondent Fred Tasker and WLRN hosts Joseph Cooper and Bonnie Berman interview Ritz Carlton Coconut Grove Chef, Ramesh Kaduru and Crown Wine and Spirits wine buyer, Veronica Litton. It's Oktoberfest! Chef Ramish talks about the Ritz October Biergarten and his appearance at the Deering Estate Foundation’s 13th annual Wine On Harvest Moon event. The event features German wine and food. Veronica talks with Fred about German Riesling wines and German beer.
Baseball is “America’s pastime”. The sport is filled with nostalgia and American history from Jackie Robinson and Derek Jeter to the disco demolition and your neighborhood little league team.
But, it’s the food that brings everything together.
Baseball was part of my introduction to American culture growing up. I would listen to games on the radio with my grandfather in Brooklyn, sitting on the porch during the summer eating ice cream or passing around a bag of Funyuns.
Between colorful murals and art galleries, the smell of freshly baked bread wafts through the air in Wynwood. And though the sign on the building simply reads "Bakery," inside Zak the Baker's Wynwood café, a lot more is going on than at your average corner bake shop.
"Sometimes I take a step back and look on what we've done and I'm quite proud. I'm pleased with the direction," says Zak Stern, owner of Zak the Baker. "I'm grateful for the way the community has supported this project, just seeing it grow from the garage to where it is today."