2020: Florida’s year in review—Stories that made this year memorable

Happy New Year 2021 text on the beach. Abstract background photo of coming New Year 2021 and leaving the year of 2020 Courtesy: Shutterstock – Image by Maps Expert As the world begins to turn the page on 2020 and look forward to a new year in 2021, we at Florida Insider decided to compile

Coconut Grove welcomes First High-End Cuban Dining Fare: OCA

“OCA” The Grove’s soon-to-be first and only full-blown Cuban restaurant with full bar in the area. Courtesy: Florida Insider- Photo taken by William Prego It has been a difficult year for restaurant owners nationwide, especially in places like South Florida, where rent is well above the national average. But diamonds are created in the rough,

The end of an era: Greyhound dog Racing in Florida ends this week due to a 2018 Amendment passage

Greyhound racing – Courtesy: Shutterstock – Image By Manfred Ruckszio Out with the old, in with the new. In the November 2018 Florida Primary Election, voters vigorously voted to pass Amendment 13, a vote that would ultimately ban greyhound racing across the state by 2020’s end.  Since the vote, ten tracks in Florida have suspended their

Florida Insider Recognized by Google as Credible News Source and listed on Google News App

Google News App displayed on smartphone. Courtesy: Shutterstock-photo By rafapress It is with great pleasure that we announce to you—our readers, that Florida Insider has officially been listed on the Google News App as a credible news source and can be added to personal news feeds now! Available for download on all platforms and regions the Google

Survey Finds Florida is Among ‘Drunkest’ States in America

Holiday Drinks Courtesy: Image by Jill Wellington from Pixabay As the year wraps up and gift-giving season is in full effect (get it), apparently Floridians like to “cheers” and clink more than most of their neighbors. According to a survey conducted by SunriseHouse, an addiction treatment center out of Lafayette Township, NJ, which provides research-based

Craving the holiday spirit? Check out these 6 spots in Central Florida to see Christmas Lights

Christmas decorations Courtesy: Image by Pawel Grzegorz from Pixabay While this year hasn’t made it easy to go out, explore, and hang out in large groups during the Yuletide season, it has presented businesses with creative ways to still bring holiday cheer for those that are healthy and willing to go out and see holiday

Florida’s Oyster Central Apalachicola Bay Shut Down through 2025 due to overharvesting

Fresh Oysters Courtesy: Image by Patricia Alexandre from Pixabay The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission has placed a temporary ban on the harvesting of oysters out of Florida’s top producing bay through the end of 2025. Apalachicola Bay has historically produced the majority load of oysters consumed in Florida amounting to 90% of the

South Beach Wine & Food Festival dates rescheduled due to rising Florida COVID-19 cases

MIAMI BEACH, USA – FEBRUARY 26, 2017: Aerial image of the annual South Beach Wine and Food Festival along Ocean Drive. Courtesy: Shutterstock-photo By Felix Mizioznikov Foodies… you’re gonna have to wait just a bit longer for the 2021 SOBEWFF.  The annual 4-day food festival held along the sands of South Beach and the surrounding Miami

Delray Beach is preparing to open the State’s Largest Food Hall

Delray Beach Market rendering. Courtesy: Menin Development Opening this upcoming spring, the Delray Beach Market will soon become the largest food hall in the Sunshine State. Foodies will soon be able to assemble under the $60 million, four-story, 150,00 square-foot mega food hall right off of Atlantic Avenue. Management estimates they can accommodate roughly 2,000

Two Florida State Senators Propose “to-go” Alcohol Orders to Assist Restaurant Businesses

Bar with assorted spirits. Courtesy: Image by Pexels from Pixabay A wildly popular “alcohol to go” component in Governor Ron DeSantis’ emergency executive order may be here to stay. The Florida governor added what he called “alcohol to go” in an executive order earlier this year to assist restaurants during the pandemic. The order included