Andrew Zimmern

  • Blogs

    November 10, 2014

    Hellmann's Sues Hampton Creek: Is It Still Mayo Without Eggs?

    In a case that demonstrates everything that's wrong with our overly litigious society, a $60 billion corporation is suing a sustainable-food startup because (drum roll, please) the behemoth is losing customers to the underdog. Unilever, the corporate overlord of Hellmann's and Best Foods mayonnaise ... More >>

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    April 2, 2014

    PepperJelly Co.'s Kickstarter Campaign for Cuban Sriracha

    Hot sauce is a staple on the Cuban table and Michael Diaz's family is no exception to that rule. His grandfather, who recently passed away, left behind a hot sauce legacy. What he didn't leave behind? The recipe. That prompted Diaz to hit the kitchen with hopes of recreating it. "One day I mixed sr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 25, 2014

    SOBEWFF: The Top Ten Unforgettable Moments From the Festival

    The South Beach Wine & Food Festival is over for another year and, celebrity chefs from the Northeast are flying home for another Polar Vortex even as the giant party tents are being broken down. All that's left of the weekend is a slight hangover, a few goodie bags, and memories. Here are our top ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 22, 2014

    SOBEWFF: Symon Wins Burger Bash, but We Vote for the Frita

    Michael Symon won the Amstel Light People's Choice Award at the Amstel Light Burger Bash last night for his "The Fat Doug Burger" -- a beef patty topped with pastrami, Havarti cheese, cole slaw and mustard. It was the high point of an evening filled with flesh, as thousands jammed an ocean-side ten ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 20, 2014

    SOBEWFF Kicks Off Today: Here Are Cheap and Free Events Around It

    The South Beach Wine and Food Festival kicks off its four-day bacchanal today, February 20. The festival includes all manner of parties, dinners, and seminars -- many commanding a pretty penny. But there are still plenty of opportunities to mingle with your favorite celebrity chefs without breakin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 3, 2013

    50 Eggs Sues Chef Bee, Claims He Broke "Out in Hives If He Had to Cook"

    One of South Florida's hottest restaurant companies is suing a prominent former chef, alleging deceit, betrayal, and incompetence. In a steamy lawsuit filed this past Tuesday that reads like an epic novel, 50 Eggs Restaurant Company LLC. alleges Piyarat Potha Arreeratn, known to most Miami restauran ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 26, 2013

    Paula Deen on Today: "I Is What I Is"

    It seems that everyone but Paula Deen has weighed in on the scandal that followed the celebrity chef's admission in a legal deposition that she used the N-word. Both Food Network and Smithfield have severed ties with her. Deen's statements have polarized both the culinary community and the world. A ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 4, 2013

    Pinolandia, Yambo, and Fritanga Montelimar: Hung Over? Visit Miami's Top Three Fritangas

    Nicaraguan cooking is best summarized thusly: "This is good. Let's make it great." Consider, for example, empanadas de maduro -- cheese-filled sweet-plantain patties, which sound nice but aren't good enough in their simplest form. So Nicaraguans immerse the half-moons in hot oil until the cheese mel ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 9, 2013

    17. Margie Pikarsky of Bee Heaven Farm

    Margie Pikarsky coordinates Redland Organics, a local organization of South Florida growers, It supplies sustainable vegetables, herbs, honey, and eggs to Miami-Dade, Monroe, and Broward counties, and is among the best communiity supported agriculture programs around. Few farmers in South Florida h ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 1, 2013

    23. Tom Wilfong and Vanessa Safie of Copperpots

    New Times' Best of Miami 2013 issue arrives June 13. To celebrate, Short Order is serving up the top 30 tastemakers in the 305. These people have helped shape the Miami food scene into what it is today. We began with number 30 and will lead up to the county's number one. A Q&A session is included in ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 15, 2013

    Geoffrey Zakarian's Star-Studded SoBeWFF Radio Broadcast Airs Tonight

    The tents have been taken down for another year and the 2013 edition of the South Beach Wine and Food Festival is but a memory. There is, however, one way to relive the magic made when you get some of the world's funniest and most talented chefs together in one city and add some alcohol.During the f ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 26, 2013

    SoBeWFF 2013: The Good, the Bad, and the Crowded

    Each year, more than 50,000 people attend the South Beach Wine & Food Festival's various seminars, dinners, and parties. Most events sell out far in advance despite the usual complaints of high ticket prices, next-to-impossible parking, and long lines to get a bite of food.People rave about ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 21, 2013

    SoBeWFF for Free: Satellite Events Around Town Offer Gratis Food and Drinks

    Sure, SoBeWFF is expensive -- if you can even scrounge tickets for the mostly sold-out festival. But there are ways to have some SoBeFun without the SoBEWFF sticker shock.Each year there are events and freebies all around the festival -- some "official" and some not. Frankly, it doesn't matter ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 21, 2013

    Geoffrey Zakarian Talks Star-Studded Radio Show, BBQ, and a Miami Restaurant

    Chef, restaurateur, and Food Network personality Geoffrey Zakarian is working hard -- and playing hard at this year's South Beach Wine & Food Festival.Zakarian, who makes the trip to Miami each year with his wife, Margaret, is appearing at multiple festival events, hosting a magnificent A-list i ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 20, 2013

    Let's Get Spiked! Celeb Chef Volleyball Tournament: Free VIP Tickets UPDATED

    It's not unusual to see people playing volleyball on South Beach's shoreline. But come next week, don't do a double take when the person spiking the ball happens to actually be Spike... as in Mendelsohn.The Top Chef alum (and owner of some of the Presidential family's favorite Washington D.C. restau ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 24, 2013

    Kate Middleton's Food Aversion Therapy: Leading Hypnotist George Bien Explains

    Britain's sweetheart, Kate Middleton, has developed an acute aversion to food and is doing something to stop it.The duchess, who is expecting her first child this summer, is undergoing hypnosis to manage her hyperemesis gravidarum (HG), or acute morning sickness.She has been suffering ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 10, 2013

    South Beach Wine & Food Festival 2013: The Five Best Events Under $100

    The South Beach Wine and Food Festival is only a month away and tickets are already selling out. We know..we know. SoBe Fest is all lovely and all..and you'd love to hang out with Anthony Bourdain and Rachael Ray, but you don't have the money to invest in both Burger Bash and a car payment. We hear ... More >>

  • Dining

    December 27, 2012
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    October 30, 2012

    Superstorm Sandy Chefs: Tweets From The Front Line of the Storm

    We've all been watching the shocking reports from New York that show the damage that Superstorm Sandy did to the the northeast. Many of us have been up all night, glued to the television and thinking of friends and family riding out the storm.ABC News is reporting that over seven million people have ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 29, 2012

    Action Bronson Curious About Eating Transsexual Penis and Yak Dicks

    See also "Action Bronson Pulls His Dick Out: The Perfect Panty-Dropping Meal." Earlier today, unbeatable rap hero and chef Actin Bronson told us how the secret ingredient in his perfect seduction meal is when he puts down the oysters to "pull out [his] dick." He garnishes said dick with a heaping s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 28, 2012

    SoBeWFF: Celebs Party at Satellite Events, Restaurants

    ​The hottest ticket in town this weekend may not have been in the Grand Tasting Village or some of the official parties. It seems that the celebs in town for the event were dining and drinking at various small gatherings and uber-private receptions at different venues scattered around Miami and Mi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 25, 2012

    SoBeWFF Burger Bash: Michael Symon's Three-Peat

    ​View photos of Burger Bash at the Ritz-Carlton South Beach here.Although we had grand dreams that a local chef would take the prize, Symon's B Spot Burgers claimed the People's Choice Award yet again this year at last night's Burger Bash (that's a third consecutive win for him). Fellow Iron Chefs ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 21, 2012

    SoBeWFF Food Truck Trivia Giveaway Announced; Randy Fisher Talks Big Gay Ice Cream

    Miami magazineRandy Fisher (R) and FIU's Chef MIchael Moran​Getting psyched for South Beach Wine & Food Festival this week? We sure are. There's so much buzz about all the new events underway, but there's one in particular that us Short Order folks are really anticipating: Trucks on the Beach. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 20, 2012

    SoBeWFF: Paula Deen's Southern Charm and Other Big Names at the Festival

    ​Famous for cooking rich Southern cuisine, Paula Deen received mixed press after announcing she had been diagnosed with type 2 diabetes. "I've never recommended that people go into their kitchen and prepare these fattening meals every day," she said. "But I'm feeling a little vulnerable." Truth is ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 20, 2012

    SoBeWFF: Where the Celebs Hang Out in Miami

    ​The South Beach Wine and Food Festival starts this Thursday, February 23, with satellite parties starting as early as tomorrow. Hotels, restaurants, and shops are gearing up for the invasion of foodies, celebrities and beautiful people who arrive as early as today.Since Miami has a thriving resta ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 24, 2012

    South Beach Wine & Food Festival Cheap Seats: Tickets Under $100

    ​Although the South Beach Wine & Food Festival is still a month away, the time to get those tickets is now. Indeed, some of the more popular events are sold out. You've already missed the meaty Burger Bash, BBQ & The Blues hosted by Food Network's "Iron Chef" Michael Symon, and Paula Deen' ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 24, 2011

    South Beach Wine & Food Festival Tickets Go On Sale Today

    Laine DossBourdain will be back at the 2012 SBWFF​Tickets for the South Beach Wine & Food Festival go on sale today.If you attended last year's event you might recall Anthony Bourdain's Wheel of Death, Paula Deen riding Robert Irvine, or Guy Fieri making pizzas for one thousand of his closest ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 20, 2011

    Eat Like a Local: Jerk, Parrotfish and Rum in Jamaica

    All photos by Laine DossMaking soup roadside. Jamaican men and women sell everything from fruit to steamed fish out of shacks and tents. ​Recently, Short Order was invited to sample the food and farms of Jamaica. In this three-part report, we shared a visit to several farms and the Bob Marley muse ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 11, 2011

    SBWFF Trucks on the Beach List Announced; Food Trucks Tonight

    Stocked and LoadedStocked and Loaded is one of the trucks chosen for the 2012 SBWFF closing party.​Trucks on the Beach, the 2012 South Beach Wine & Food Festival's new closing party, has announced its food truck roster. Though the Miami food truck scene has close to 100 trucks serving street f ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 26, 2011

    Anthony Bourdain's The Layover: A Sneak Peek (Video)

    Laine DossAnthony Bourdain drives a red Corvette (and we hide in a shrub).​There's no secret that we love Anthony Bourdain. He's witty, snarky, smart as hell and has managed to parlay these talents (along with mad writing skills and, the ability to cook) into every foodie's dream job. Unlike fell ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 15, 2011

    Eat With the Heat Today; Hola El Rincon Del Coqui, Adios Montaco

    El Rincon Del Coqui El Rincon Del Coqui serves authentic Puerto Rican food​El Rincon Del Coqui is named after Puerto Rico's teeny indigenous frogs. Like the amphibian, this rolling eatery is uniquely of the island. The orange truck (complete with froggy logo) serves up traditional antojitos ... More >>