Carlos Frías

Carlos Frías is a Miami-born son of Cuban exiles who spent the formative years of his journalism career roaming the South as a sportswriter. So he figures that makes him a Southern-fried Cuban. He’s been a beat writer, a cops reporter and, most rewardingly, a features writer and occasional columnist for The Palm Beach Post. He's a voting member of the Baseball Writers Association of America and considers himself lucky to have covered Greg Maddux in his prime. Frías is a proud father and author of the memoir “Take Me With You: A Secret Search for Family in a Forbidden Cuba,” published in 2008 by Simon and Schuster.

Latest from Carlos Frías

Martin Luther King Day: The Rev. King’s fight for justice in South Florida
 By Carlos Frias - Palm Beach Post Staff Writer The Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. remained holed up in his Miami hotel. For two days, police had told him it was too risky to leave the Four Ambassadors on Brickell Avenue. Death threats had been made against his life during the Southern Christian Leadership Conference meeting. Six weeks later...

12:56 AM Monday, Jan. 15, 2018

By Carlos Frias - Palm Beach Post Staff Writer The Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. remained holed up in his Miami hotel. For two days, police had told him it was too risky to leave the Four Ambassadors on Brickell Avenue. Death threats had been made against his life during the Southern Christian Leadership Conference meeting. Six weeks later...
Hamilton fans: Eat like the $10 Founding Father with this cookbook
 A new cookbook is aimed squarely at the young, scrappy and especially hungry. That’s right, “Hamilton” fans: The world is getting a cookbook inspired by Alexander Hamilton.  “The Hamilton Cookbook: Cooking, Eating and Entertaining in Hamilton’s World,” ($19.99 on Amazon) prepares the menu, the venue...

10:00 AM Thursday, Aug. 24, 2017

A new cookbook is aimed squarely at the young, scrappy and especially hungry. That’s right, “Hamilton” fans: The world is getting a cookbook inspired by Alexander Hamilton.  “The Hamilton Cookbook: Cooking, Eating and Entertaining in Hamilton’s World,” ($19.99 on Amazon) prepares the menu, the venue...
‘We may no longer be able to get butter,’ French fear because of shortage
 The French are running out of butter. A butter shortage has forced the price of butter to go up more than 90 percent in the last year, putting iconic French staples like croissants in jeopardy, according to a story in The Guardian.  “Last April, we were paying 2,500 (euros) a tonne,” Matthieu Labbé of the baking industry...

10:00 AM Monday, Jun. 26, 2017

The French are running out of butter. A butter shortage has forced the price of butter to go up more than 90 percent in the last year, putting iconic French staples like croissants in jeopardy, according to a story in The Guardian.  “Last April, we were paying 2,500 (euros) a tonne,” Matthieu Labbé of the baking industry...
Profile: Hope Alswang brings growth and new ideas to Norton
 Where she lives: West Palm Beach What she does: Executive director and CEO of The Norton Museum of Art Why she makes news: The Norton is arguably the cultural touchstone of West Palm Beach. Alswang is overseeing a $60 million renovation that will add more than 15,000 square feet to a museum that is already rich with locally curated and traveling...

8:00 AM Monday, Mar. 21, 2016

Where she lives: West Palm Beach What she does: Executive director and CEO of The Norton Museum of Art Why she makes news: The Norton is arguably the cultural touchstone of West Palm Beach. Alswang is overseeing a $60 million renovation that will add more than 15,000 square feet to a museum that is already rich with locally curated and traveling...
Bacon, blues and a special $300 bourbon at Delray Beach festival
 No three little words when stitched together make bourbon lovers’ hearts soar quite like the name Pappy Van Winkle. The Kentucky-based distillery Old Van Winkle releases bottles of their small-batch Pappy Van Winkle Family Reserve 23-year bourbon annually through a lottery and then only in limited markets. That makes the 95.6-proof...

11:00 AM Tuesday, Mar. 15, 2016

No three little words when stitched together make bourbon lovers’ hearts soar quite like the name Pappy Van Winkle. The Kentucky-based distillery Old Van Winkle releases bottles of their small-batch Pappy Van Winkle Family Reserve 23-year bourbon annually through a lottery and then only in limited markets. That makes the 95.6-proof...
Delray Beach restaurant may have the best BBQ in Palm Beach County
 Smoke is not just the name of another restaurant in Delray Beach. It’s what your clothes will smell like long after you leave Smoke BBQ. It’s what your car will smell like when you bring home leftovers from generous portions of barbecued pork, brisket and ribs. Smoke is why your mouth will water even hours later, the scent of...

11:00 AM Tuesday, Mar. 15, 2016

Smoke is not just the name of another restaurant in Delray Beach. It’s what your clothes will smell like long after you leave Smoke BBQ. It’s what your car will smell like when you bring home leftovers from generous portions of barbecued pork, brisket and ribs. Smoke is why your mouth will water even hours later, the scent of...
Donald Trump: A peek inside his lavish, gold-plated plane
 There is only one presidential candidate for whom flying on Air Force One could arguably be a step down. Although the presidential Boeing 747-200B is larger, faster and newer (not to mention its radar jamming capabilities and missile countermeasures), Donald Trump’s custom-appointed Boeing 757-200 is the clear winner in yuge lavishness...

9:04 PM Thursday, Mar. 10, 2016

There is only one presidential candidate for whom flying on Air Force One could arguably be a step down. Although the presidential Boeing 747-200B is larger, faster and newer (not to mention its radar jamming capabilities and missile countermeasures), Donald Trump’s custom-appointed Boeing 757-200 is the clear winner in yuge lavishness...
Chipotle’s closes in Massachusetts: Would you still eat there?
 Chipotles is shutting down all of its stores Feb. 8 to discuss food safety. Will you still eat there? (Contributed photo) UPDATE: March 9, 2016.  A Chipotle’s in Massachusetts has shut down because an employee has been diagnosed with the norovirus. Here’s what we wrote during Chipotle’s recent string of health issues...

4:00 PM Wednesday, Mar. 09, 2016

Chipotles is shutting down all of its stores Feb. 8 to discuss food safety. Will you still eat there? (Contributed photo) UPDATE: March 9, 2016.  A Chipotle’s in Massachusetts has shut down because an employee has been diagnosed with the norovirus. Here’s what we wrote during Chipotle’s recent string of health issues...
Chipotle closes in Massachusetts: Poll - Would you still eat there?
   Chipotle is shutting down all of its stores Feb. 8 to discuss food safety. Will you still eat there? (Contributed photo) A Chipotle in Massachusetts has shut down because an employee has been diagnosed with the norovirus. Here’s what we wrote during Chipotle’s recent string of health issues: The Palm Beach Post spoke to ...

4:00 PM Wednesday, Mar. 09, 2016

  Chipotle is shutting down all of its stores Feb. 8 to discuss food safety. Will you still eat there? (Contributed photo) A Chipotle in Massachusetts has shut down because an employee has been diagnosed with the norovirus. Here’s what we wrote during Chipotle’s recent string of health issues: The Palm Beach Post spoke to ...
Chipotle closes in Massachusetts: Would you still eat there?
 Chipotle. (Contributed photo) UPDATE: March 9, 2016.  A Chipotle in Massachusetts has shut down because an employee has been diagnosed with the norovirus. Here’s what we wrote during Chipotle’s recent string of health issues: The Palm Beach Post spoke to Chipotle devotees who say the hundreds of cases of food-born...

3:00 PM Wednesday, Mar. 09, 2016

Chipotle. (Contributed photo) UPDATE: March 9, 2016.  A Chipotle in Massachusetts has shut down because an employee has been diagnosed with the norovirus. Here’s what we wrote during Chipotle’s recent string of health issues: The Palm Beach Post spoke to Chipotle devotees who say the hundreds of cases of food-born...
Donald Trump: Focusing on stubby fingers
 Lawsuits and insults are what Donald Trump would threaten every time Spy magazine would take a shot at him. Instead, most of the time he had to watch with gritted teeth as they repeatedly called him a “short-fingered vulgarian,” a 28-year-old characterization that retained so much traction it reemerged during Thursday’s...

6:07 PM Friday, Mar. 04, 2016

Lawsuits and insults are what Donald Trump would threaten every time Spy magazine would take a shot at him. Instead, most of the time he had to watch with gritted teeth as they repeatedly called him a “short-fingered vulgarian,” a 28-year-old characterization that retained so much traction it reemerged during Thursday’s...