• Blogs

    August 21, 2014

    Stop Erecting Giant Phallic-Shaped Structures in Miami and Calling Them "Legacies"

    When developers Russell Galbut and Jorge Perez revealed their quickly nixed plans to build the largest condo tower on South Beach at 500 Alton earlier this year, they talked about it as their "legacy." That's nothing new. For years South Florida developers have been pretending their business deals a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 27, 2014

    Ten Best Salads in Miami

    It's summertime, and the eating is easy and light. It's too hot for ovens, stoves, and heavy dressings and sauces. Cold food reigns supreme. Yes, we're talking salads. But not all are limited to sides and diet-conscious duty -- some are meant to be stars. Fresh produce is highlighted with hunks of m ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 24, 2014

    Umami Burger: Another Business Closes Due to Alton Road Construction

    The South Beach outpost of L.A.'s Umami Burger closed over the weekend. A restaurant spokeswoman cited that dusty Alton Road construction made it impossible to continue operating. "We are thankful for our Umami fans in Miami, and we look forward to announcing a new location soon," Umami's Veronica ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 1, 2014

    500 Alton's Fate Could Depend on Public Referendum

    The super developers behind 500 Alton, an ambitious development plan that focuses on what would become Miami Beach's tallest building, knew their plan didn't meet city codes. But, hey, it's only local government and they're super developers. There's ways of getting around those things, but it's quit ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 25, 2014

    Get Ready For Another SoBe Trafficpocalypse: Westbound MacArthur Closed This Morning

    Hey South Beach drivers, still celebrating the news that the Alton Road construction might finish seven months early and give you reprieve from the exhaust-choked living hell you've endured driving to work for the last year? This morning should sober you up pretty quickly. For the second time in th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 11, 2013

    Alton Road Construction: Restaurant Killer

    Chef Bernie Matz says that carving up Alton Road has taken a bite out of his business. Matz, who is executive chef of Lincoln Road's Café at Books & Books, also owns Bernie's L.A. Café on 15th and Alton. He's worried about whether his restaurant can survive the summer. The state project is expect ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 1, 2013

    Traffic Hell: Alton Road Reconstruction Begins Today

    Remember the traffic nightmares a few years back when workers were tearing up and reconstructing a portion of Biscayne Boulevard through Omni and Midtown? Well, it's South Beach's turn now. The Florida Department of Transportation begin a 28-month project to refurbish Alton Road in South Beach today ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 17, 2013

    Picnic on South Beach: Healthy and Easy Alternatives for Your Basket

    It's January in the Magic City. The sun is shining, the weather is sweet, and it's perfect picnic time. And since it's a new year and you're probably very much committed to the universal resolution of eating healthy and losing weight, Cheetos puffs and croquetas can't be on your basket's menu. Unfor ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 2, 2012

    American Burger Closes

    About a month back, Short Order reported on a name and location switcheroo being played out in South Beach. Read Also: American Burger Replaces 8 oz. Burger Bar on Alton; 8 oz. To Open New Lincoln Road Location8 oz. Burger Bar on Alton Road had mysteriously turned into American Burger and the Alton ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 20, 2012

    52. Carolina Piggie Platter at Austen's

    It's that time of year when we count down to New Times' Best of Miami 2012 issue in June. Until then, Short Order will serve up 100 of our favorite dishes in the 305. If you have any nominations of your own, please send them to one of South Beach's newest eateries, many hav ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 24, 2012

    SoBeWFF is Too Expensive: Here's What $225 Will Buy Outside of the Festival

    ​It's Friday... and that means the chaos of the South Beach Wine & Food Festival is officially underway. Foodies and winos from all over the world have flocked to our sandy beaches to take part in one of the biggest festivals in the country. You, however, are tired of hearing about it.You're s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 20, 2011

    Christmas vs. Hanukkah: Which is the Better Foodie Holiday?

    via SodaHeadFire burns tree. Fire wins?​The other day in a meeting, the Short Order bloggers got into a tizzy about which holiday had the better bites: Christmas, AKA Santa's birthday -- or is it Rudolph's? -- or Hanukkah, the eight days of lights not being turned off or something. This actually g ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 29, 2011

    Chow Down Fridays Start December 2 at Chow Down Grill SoBe

    Courtesy of Chow Down Grill Chow, drink and be merry​Chow Down Grill announces yet another reason to be there almost every night of the week (not that we're complaining). In addition to Sweet & Low Tuesdays, Munch Wednesdays, TakeOut Thursdays, and once a month Dig Sum Dim Sum Burlesqu ... More >>

  • News

    September 22, 2011
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    September 19, 2011

    U-Haul-Careening Transgender Woman Bashes Blood Bank Bus, Makes Strange Defense In Court

    Jozy goes for a Sunday drive​"I'm a hot, sexy chick, and I don't like people fucking with me." Such is the battle call of "Jozy" -- born Ira Deford -- a preop South Beach transsexual who this month took a historic stand in traffic court after bashing the side mirror of a blood bank's bus. J ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 8, 2011

    Christ In The Publix Deli Department

    Lee KleinI'll have some Christ with that bologna please.​​Have you heard this one? A Jew, a Muslim, and a Christian walk into the deli section at the South Beach Publix supermarket. As they go to take their numbered tickets from the red dispenser, they see that it is perched atop a rotating disp ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 27, 2011

    Make A Shake To Open in SoBe Tonight: A Mooooving Sign Intrigues Us

    Moo?​"Moooving" along Alton Road, we spotted this upside down cow. Intrigued, we ;walked over for a closer inspection.What's behind it? U.K. sensation Make A Shake is debuting its very first American store today on Alton and Lincoln in South Beach, with a planned 7 p.m. opening.According to ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 3, 2011

    Pizza Fusion: Organic Doesn't Necessarily Mean Good

    Lee KleinFusion's individual pie​Guess it's time to admit I'm just not a New Age pizza guy. I wasn't crazy about the product at Naked Pizza when I sampled it last summer, although the crust of grains, nuts, roots, and "heat-resistant probiotics" was pretty good. In retrospect, I liked Naked's pizz ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 18, 2011

    The Overthrow Hijacks Ultra Week With Black Magick and the Ivory Tower

    ​By the spring of 2010, parties thrown by local creative collective the Overthrow were already legendary. The now-defunct Black Sundays series at Bella Rose became, possibly, the only weekly party on South Beach to regularly stage faux murders, scoring a few Best of Miami nods from New Times. Its ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 8, 2011

    Miami Beach's Biker Vigilante Is Filming Your Terrible Driving

    ​It's late on Super Bowl Sunday when a sedan barrels through the bike lane on 16th Street at Alton Road, right at cyclist Ken Bereski. Bereski slams on his handbrakes and swerves. The car squeals to a halt inches from his tire. "Learn to drive!" Bereski hollers. "You got a problem?" a rotund ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 3, 2011

    Rosa Mexicano South Beach: More Than Just Margaritas

    All photos by Laine Doss Chef James Cawley reminds you that yes, there's an entire food menu, too.​If you're thinking Rosa Mexicano is just about a killer margarita and a big bowl of guacamole custom-tailored to your liking, think again muchacha. Yes, Rosa Mexicano serves up a mean margarit ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 27, 2010

    Needless Records' Adam Gersten Talks Jimmy Buffett, and His Need for an Intern

    Adam Gersten is a hard-living lawyer who runs a record label.​Currently living what sounds like the premise of a television legal drama, Adam Gersten is a dude from Miami Beach who's found himself with the seriously serious job of being a Key West lawyer. Though Matlock and Sam Waterston do inspir ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 3, 2010

    All New: Jimmy'z Kitchen, Pizza Fusion, Segafredo, & Critchley Cooking Demo

    Pizza Fusion tosses its pie into the South Beach ring​Mo' Mofongo Jimmy'z Kitchen, the little, lovable, Latino hole-in-the-wall on South Beach, has the signs up for a second location coming to the ground floor of the Cynergi Miami Condos at N. Miami Avenue and 27th Street in Wynwood. You can check ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 4, 2010

    Quarterdeck (Which Wasn't Really a Quarterdeck) Closes in SoBe

    Ben Wagman's farewell​I drove by Quarterdeck Seafood Bar on Alton Road in South Beach yesterday and noticed that the sign had been taken down and the windows were papered over. I put in a call to Frank Zaffere, who is partner of Quarterdeck Restaurants (seven outlets in Broward and Palm Beach) wit ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 17, 2010

    Let's Talk Chef Shoes, Part 2: What The Pros Wear

    Friday's opening shoe post was mostly about my own experiences with kitchen footwear. Today we find out what Miami's real chefs wear when they're working -- and why.Michelle Bernstein, Michy's, Sra. Martinez: Clogs, as they not only help me from falling on my back side but they also give me those co ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 9, 2010

    Atchana's East West Kitchen Takes Part in Rehabili-Haitian Event

    Courtesy of Atchana's East West Kitchen​When the earthquake in Haiti shocked the world with the widespread death and destruction, a group of people from South Beach pulled together to raise over $10 million in aid through a community group that was later named 1st & Alton. They'll hold an even ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 9, 2010

    Original Nazi -- er, Original SoupMan Soups Now Available at Publix

    Photo courtesy of 5W Public RelationsDon't worry, this man won't be behind the counter.​You may not have been aware that February is national soup month, or that The Original SoupMan soups are now available in frozen form at your favorite Publix -- assuming your favorite Publix isn't the brand new ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 19, 2010

    Help a Real Haiti Earthquake Relief Effort: Send A/C Units to Port-au-Prince

    The folks who set up the Haiti earthquake relief donation site at First Street and Alton Road by Carl KruseRelief supplies boxed up and ready for delivery to Haiti​in Miami Beach need to raise $50,000 to send air-conditioning units and generators for the Project Medishare hospital being set up in ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 14, 2009

    Fieldtrip To A Certified Organic Soil-Grown Microgreens and Wheatgrass Farm In Pictures

    Jacob KatelLouis and Kim Duncanson of Green Garden Organics Inc.​Green Garden Organics Inc. supplies all Florida Whole Foods Markets with wheatgrass they grow themselves, certified organically, on their indoor farm in an industrial warehouse in a strip of others like it near Miami International Ai ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 19, 2009

    News Roundup

    LocalSome guy hijacked a taxi on Alton, then drove west up the eastbound lanes of the MacArthur Causeway. Police shot him. He's dead. The road was shut down. [SunSent] The Herald and CBS4 are so hungry for Cat Killer fodder that they've sued to get sealed information about the arrest released. [Hera ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 16, 2008
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    August 8, 2008
  • News

    January 3, 2008

    Zombies Storm South Beach

    Lincoln Road is the scene for the living dead.

  • Blogs

    December 6, 2007
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    December 6, 2007
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    November 28, 2007
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    September 7, 2007
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    July 5, 2007
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    July 2, 2007

    Beach Mayoral Candidate Blasts "Adam and Steve"

    Those who braved the rain-soaked streets of South Florida over the weekend and ventured along the manicured suburbs of Alton Road no doubt saw it: At 30-feet long by four-feet high, it was hard to miss the banner slapped across the front of 4760 Alton: “God created Adam and Eve, not Adam and Steve ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 7, 2007

    The World Naked Bike Ride Cometh

    A month or two ago, the Bike Blog mentioned that the time of the World Naked Bike Ride – a worldwide event in which cyclists take to the streets in the buff -- was neigh. After endorsing it wholeheartedly, we promptly forgot all about it and therefore didn’t have to contemplate doing the deed. W ... More >>

  • Music

    July 20, 2006

    Drink 'n' Blow

    A hurricane hits and a guys leg is severed. What else is new?

  • News

    May 25, 2006

    Letters from the Issue of May 25, 2006

    "Better a couple of scratches on my Bentley than a broken rear window"

  • Dining

    March 30, 2006

    Cheap Thrills

    Communal interaction at Sylvano’s lends the meal a sense of vitality

  • News

    March 2, 2006

    Letters from the Issue of March 2, 2006

    Lenny Kravitz will be around much longer than the Toiletbowla of Rock

  • Diversions

    May 15, 2003


    Regal Cinemas South Beach 18

  • Dining

    February 13, 2003

    The 900 Club

    Don't call this Alton Road restaurant simply Argentine, call it pan-Latin tasty

  • News

    December 19, 2002

    Miracle on 41st Street

    Mid-Beach endures a blackout

  • Dining

    November 14, 2002

    Diner Might

    The booth, the bacon sandwich, the easy bucks: They're back!

  • Dining

    October 10, 2002

    Take It Away, Carne!

    Whaaa? More than bad bagels to take away in mid-Beach?

  • Music

    October 10, 2002

    The Anti-Club

    For a good time, try talking to someone

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