Friday, December 15, 2017
Ranking America’s top 10 chain restaurants. How does your favorite stack up
Tom Sietsema, restaurant critic for the Washington Post, ate three times each at the top 10 full-service chains. These food items are , clockwise from upper left, Denny's pancakes, a Texas Roadhouse steak, cheddar biscuits from Red Lobster and Chili's babyback ribs. [Washington Post photos]
People love to pick on chain restaurants. Like used car salesmen, the mass feeders are easy targets. Their uniformity and ubiquity seem to go against a culture increasingly bent on personal customization.
AOL Instant Messenger is no more, and it’s okay your inner 13-year-old is crying
Lori Jones and her boyfriend, Kim Kenney, pose for a picture outside their tent at Castaways RV Park, at Father Tony Way & Avenue C in Big Pine Key on Dec. 8. Lori and Kim have been living in a tent next to their trailer that was destroyed during Hurricane Irma.  [David Santiago | Miami Herald]
After Irma, affordable housing becomes endangered in Florida Keys
Golfer Hank Whitney, 74 of Tampa, puts on the 14th hole at Rocky Point Golf Course Wednesday, Dec. 13, 2017 in Tampa. The course is two years out from a $750,000 renovation of its greens that was supposed to help the course improve its financial position. [CHRIS URSO   |   Times]
Taxpayer subsidies of Tampa golf courses are on the rise as struggles continue