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  • 10 wines to drink with sushi

    Not everybody loves sake, so the burning question is what else to drink with your sashimi or nigiri-zushi? You could opt for a fabulous vintage Champagne if you’re lucky enough to be dining at Urusawa and won’t mind the $400 per person tab....
  • For Mardi Gras, maker of brioughnut unleashes beignetto

    ConfeXion Cupcakes+Cake in Old Town Pasadena, creator of the brioche-meets-doughnut brioughnut, introduces its beignetto -- a cross between a New Orleans-style beignet and the Italian yeast-risen doughnut bombolino -- just in time for Mardi Gras. The...
  • Changes help perk up Universal's Mardi Gras parade

    Changes help perk up Universal's Mardi Gras parade
    You could be forgiven for feeling a bit of déjà vu while watching the Mardi Gras parade at Universal Studios, even if you haven't thrown back a hurricane or two. It's all shiny and glittery, with strands of colorful beads zipping past your head, that...
  • Universal's Mardi Gras gets 'bigger, badder'

    Universal's Mardi Gras gets 'bigger, badder'
    If you're still suffering from holidays hangover, brace yourself: Universal Studios' Mardi Gras is back, and it's bigger. This year's celebration, starting Saturday, runs on 20 select nights spread over four months — from before Valentine's Day...
  • 'Breaking' in some new looks for Halloween

    'Breaking' in some new looks for Halloween
    A bald cap, big lab-nerd eyeglasses, a crumpled black porkpie hat and a cold stare — or, if you prefer, a yellow hazmat-suit kit complete with breathing mask and a goatee — will make up the Halloween costume of the year, according to costume...
  • 74 greyhounds died at Florida tracks within 7 months

    74 greyhounds died at Florida tracks within 7 months
    A recently released report shows that during a 7-month period in 2013, a total of 74 racing greyhounds died at various tracks across Florida. The report was released Wednesday by greyhound protection group GREY2K USA and the ASPCA. It details deaths...
  • Dania Jai-Alai shuts down poker room to begin renovation

    For 11 weeks, poker players at Dania Jai-Alai will be out of luck. New owners will close part of the casino, including the poker room, as part of long-term renovation. About 500 slot machines will start spinning and cards will resume flying sometime...
  • Leslie Csokasy: Kennel owners provide fit greyhounds for dog racing

    The greyhound has inspired respect, devotion and admiration for its natural inclinations to race, run and win. Lawmakers swayed by lobby groups, like Grey2K and casino owners, fail to see what is in the best interests for the breed and an established...
  • Danny Adkins and Wayne Pacell: Florida's sport of queens needs de-coupling

    It is no secret that interest in greyhound racing has been rapidly deteriorating. The sport of queens, once Florida's highest revenue-generating form of gambling, is on life support, and more than ever a danger to the health and safety of its subjects,...
  • Harry Connick Jr., on the record

    Harry Connick Jr., on the record
    Harry Connick Jr.'s 29th and latest album, "Every Man Should Know," features 12 tracks for which the singer wrote the music, lyrics and arrangements. In a phone interview from his home in Connecticut, where he lives with his wife, former model Jill...
  • Fireworks tonight at Mardi Gras

    Fireworks tonight at Mardi Gras
    If you have a dog, you know that those July Fourth bombs bursting in air spook them. So imagine if you have a kennel full of dogs. Or horses. That’s why South Florida’s horse tracks and dog tracks have to be creative when it comes to...