"It's a bit mind-blowing ... to realize one's place of employment is perceived as a citadel of crunchy-granola neo-hippies," writes Pamela Robin Brandt in Miami New Times' Aug. 31 issue. Brandt is describing her experience dining at the Daily Creative Food Co. restaurant, where sandwiches bear the names of newspapers. Miami New Times' namesake comprises vegetables, mozzarella and pesto on ciabatta bread. Brandt suggests a better choice would have been the lobster club, which contains a Bacardi-spiked chili mayonnaise.
The Boston Society of Film Critics dedicated their Dec. 11 awards to Robin Dougherty, who was a critic for the Phoenix from 1985 to 1995. After leaving Boston, Dougherty wrote for several publications, including the Miami and Broward-Palm Beach editions of New Times. Dougherty passed away earlier this year after a battle with cancer.