Photo: Jeffrey SalterChef Alberto Cabrera's Cuban gastropub Bread + Butter in Miami serves up bacon-wrapped plantains. Bread + Butter is one of several "Best New Restaurants." Story here.
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» Hog Wild: The gastropub revolution is now complete Judging by the amounts of rough wood, chalkboards and pork products in Miami's poshest neighborhood, the Gastro Revolution is now complete.
Florida led the nation in job gains last month, adding 44,600 people to the employment rolls. The nationwide figures released Nov. 25 by the U.S. Labor Department showed payrolls increasing in 34 states in October and the unemployment rate falling in 28 states. More from the Tampa Bay Business Journal and Bloomberg News.
Highly skilled information technology professionals in South Florida have always been able to command top pay, but a new survey shows those salaries will improve in 2014. A survey of more than 500 IT professionals and local companies conducted by SherlockTech Staffing shows double-digit increases in South Florida IT hiring and salaries. [Source: South Florida Sun-Sentinel]
Competition is the cornerstone of the Affordable Care Act. Health care costs and the number of "metal" plan options can vary depending on where you live. However, more choices does not necessarily mean better prices. See an interactive map at Florida Today.
Why did all the experts get the hurricane season outlook so wrong? Twelve forecast teams predicted an average of 16 named storms, including eight hurricanes, four major. Yet this season, which ends Saturday, saw only 13 named storms, including two mediocre Category 1 hurricanes. [Source: Orlando Sentinel]
ALSO AROUND FLORIDA:
› Florida brewers seek to end ban on beer growlers
After several years of trying, the next legislative session could be the one that sees containers made legal, joining 47 other states that allow half-gallon growlers. That is, if the jugs don't get tangled up in more complicated issues surrounding Florida's fast-growing craft beer industry.
› Why eyesore 'graffiti' on city streets, sidewalks is legal
Though very serious business, job-site markings are the bane of urban beautification everywhere, the sidewalk cousin of gum wads, bird droppings and suspicious stains.
› Broward animal shelter lets adopters name their price on Black Friday
A terrier for $10 and a tabby for $12? You'll get the chance to name your own price on Black Friday if you're adopting a pet from Broward County's animal shelter.
› Fans mean business at 2013 Florida Classic
Tradition means business at the Florida Classic. For 35 years, the football players — and band members — of Bethune-Cookman College and Florida A&M University have battled one another for bragging rights and Orlando's Citrus Bowl has hosted the rivalry since 1997, with Orlando's tourism industry welcoming every player and fan with impartial eagerness.
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