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    November 25, 2014

    Michelle Bernstein's Seagrape and Crown Room at Thompson Miami Beach Now Open

    The Thompson Miami Beach may have officially opened this past Friday, but its restaurants and bars were closed to the public until yesterday. Finally, people longing for Michelle Bernstein's cuisine or a cocktail crafted by Julio Cabrera can do so with the opening of Seagrape restaurant, the Crown ... More >>

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    May 7, 2014

    Rekorderlig Hard Cider: Fruity Libations Can Be Found Around Miami (Recipe)

    Cinco de Drinko might be donezo, but that doesn't mean you should stop drinking. All right, maybe cut back on the tequila for the next couple of weeks and take up something a little lighter instead. How about some cider? Yes, cider. And no, not the cider abuela gave you for Nochebuena. Rekorderli ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 6, 2014

    Get Your Pappy Van Winkle on at Radio Bar's Bourbon & Beats Tonight

    Pappy Van Winkle. You've heard about it, read about it, and seen Anthony Bourdain tweet about it. But have you had the opportunity to sample the elusive elixir of the bourbon gods? We have. And this rare bourbon, distilled in Frankfort, Kentucky, is worth the hype. Bottles of this amber nectar re ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 17, 2014

    Cavalli Restaurant & Lounge: Animal Prints, Italian Fare, and Pink Drinks

    An homage to both the striking patterns the designer is known for, as well as the man itself, Cavalli Restaurant & Lounge is visual overload. Zebras, leopards, and flowers play together on the tables, seats, and the servers' uniforms. Roberto Cavalli's image is plastered all over the walls, and gi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 15, 2014

    Broken Shaker's Virginia King Makes the Country's Best Manhattan

    If you're looking for the country's best Manhattan, look no further than Miami Beach. The Broken Shaker's Virginia King beat out a slew of bartender finalists, to earn the title Master of the Manhattan during the Manhattan Experience finale, held Monday, January 13 in (where else) Manhattan. See ... More >>

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    November 12, 2013

    Broken Shaker's Virginia King Wins Manhattan Experience Cocktail Challenge

    OK, so the event was held at the Broken Shaker and Virginia King had the home court advantage. The truth is King won the competition by making the best tasting cocktail. Her rendition of the classic Manhattan cocktail, the "Looking at me Like You Don't Want me to Go", ranked the overall favorite wit ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 10, 2013

    The Heat Finals: Watch the Game With Bottle Service, Free Drinks, Dancing Bananas

    This is where it gets exciting, folks. The Miami Heat has tied up the finals with the Spurs, which means tomorrow's game will be extra white-hot. Though the game will beplayed in San Antonio, plenty of places in Miami will show real team spirit. We've put together a list of our favorite spots offeri ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 6, 2013

    How to Make a Classic Singapore Sling (Photos)

    As the mixology movement takes root across Miami -- classic, pre-Prohibition era cocktails are all the rage. Old favorites like the Blood and Sand, the South Side and the Manhattan are making a stiff comeback, re-introducing the masses to gin, bourbon and other liquors too often shelved in favor of ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 22, 2013

    Johnnie Walker Teaches New Times How To Make Bitters

    Growing up in a Nicaraguan household, my first introduction to hard liquor came from my dad's bottle of Johnnie Walker Red. Nicas love hanging out with Johnnie. He's a smooth cat who's been the master at concocting aromatic, amber spirits since the 1800s. At the tender age of 13, I became a full-fle ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 15, 2013

    Tax Day Food and Cocktail Specials in Miami

    Every year, that old bromide is bandied about: The only two things certain in this world are death and taxes. We're not so sure about cheating the IRS or the Grim Reaper (we'd love to do both), but we do know that you can at least have a clever cocktail or a bite to eat.Whether you're celebrating a ... More >>

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    April 5, 2013

    Mad Men Returns Sunday: Swine's Head Bartender Makes Cocktails (Recipes)

    The sixth season of Mad Men premieres this Sunday, April 7, at 9 p.m. on AMC, and already the spoilers are coming in from blogs and online magazines. We won't share any of them, except to state the obvious -- the two hour episode will have Don Draper, Roger Sterling, Joan Harris, and the rest of Ste ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 18, 2012

    Crown Royal Goes Maple: Media Tasting And Mixing Contest At The Broken Shaker

    Unlike vodka drinkers, Whiskey lovers tend to be somewhat traditional in their choice of libations. You don't come across Raspberry Jameson or Bushnell's Citrus, for example. But this past year, the tried and true traditions of whiskey making have taken a turn.First came the onset, and almost immedi ... More >>

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    November 1, 2012

    Clarke's: Just Your Neighborhood Joint With Classic Cocktails, Great Food

    Clarke's in SoFi is so deceptively simple looking from the outside, if you don't give it a good long look, you might glance over it as just another Irish pub. That's not to say Irish pubs aren't great. I've spent many evenings downing pints and chowing down on grub -- it's just that I don't think of ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 25, 2012

    Vote For Political Cocktails From Eden Roc Renaissance

    This Presidential election is enough to drive anyone (even Mitt Romney) to drink. After all, in the past few weeks, we've seen both candidates snipe at each other in the debates, watched aghast as Donald Trump failed yet again to be taken seriously, and stared in disbelief as Big Bird became caught ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 28, 2012

    Appleton Rum Remixology Challenge at Blackbird Ordinary: Cocktails Set To Music

    What do you get when you ask some of Miami's best bartenders to set their cocktails to music? One entertaining evening filled with rum, costumes, music, and more than a little mayhem. We're talking about the Appleton Estate Jamaica rum remixology bartender challenge, held at Blackbird Ordinary last ... More >>

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    August 10, 2012

    Gabriel Orta and Tequila Don Julio: Easy Tequila Cocktails To Make at Home

    The Broken Shaker Returns to Miami BeachBest Bartender 2012: Gabriel OrtaAs I walked into the W Hotel South Beach, I was greeted by a friendly gentleman who immediately whisked me to a suite on the 14th floor. Upon opening the door, I was pleased to find two amazing sights: a panoramic view of South ... More >>

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    August 6, 2012

    The Dutch Offers Miami Spice Cocktail and Wine Pairings

    Read Also: The Dutch's Cocktails: Barrel-Aged and ClassicWith more than 150 restaurants participating in this year's Miami Spice program, The Dutch has found a way to stand out with their new Miami Spice beverage menu.The restaurant's mixologist, Robert Ferrara and somelier, Nicholas Abuabara, have ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 26, 2012

    Miami's Best Summer Cocktails and How to Make 'Em at Home

    What is it about summer that so begets boozing? The sizzling temps, the skimpy clothes, the longer days, and sweltering nights -- all just goad you to get a good buzz going.So in the interest of summer imbibing, Short Order spoke to mixologists at some of Miami's most creative bars for a few refresh ... More >>

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    June 14, 2012

    Yardbird, Peacock Garden Cafe: Avian Happy Hours Start Tonight

    What do Yardbird Southern Table & Bar and Peacock Garden Cafe have in common besides the fact that both restaurants are named after domesticated feathered creatures? They're both instituting some interesting new happy hours.Yardbird Southern Table & Bar is launching a weekday Southern Social ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 30, 2012

    Salty Hound, Pinada, and Fountain of Youth: Drink Recipes with No Hangover

    ​You may have seen it the last time you went out clubbing or bar hopping; the sleek little cans of Mercy have slowly been making their way into the nooks and crannies of Miami's night scene since May 2011. According to Mercy's makers, it's a beverage that supposedly helps prevent hangovers. F ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 14, 2011

    Pork-Infuse Your Old-Fashioned: Fat-Wash Some Bourbon

    Lesley ElliottAn old-fashioned made with baconized bourbon. ​We are lucky to be experiencing a libation renaissance -- when everything from vanilla beans to mint to rosemary can make old drink favorites shiny and new again. The modern bartender seems to be a liquid magician, infusing alcohol wit ... More >>

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    August 16, 2011

    Hedy Goldsmith's Macallan 12-Year-Old Sherry Oak Spiced Pecans Recipe

    Laine DossHedy Goldsmith's spiced pecans taste like a crisp fall afternoon.​Earlier this week, we interviewed Michael's Genuine Food & Drink executive pastry chef, Hedy Goldsmith. If you missed the interview, read Part 1 and Part 2. As promised, we're bringing you a recipe from Hedy's kit ... More >>

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    March 18, 2011

    Special Prix Fixe: Botran Rum Menu at De Rodriguez Cuba on Ocean Through April 15

    Florida lobster ceviche with local heirloom tomatoes and avocado, topped with stone crab mustard and Botran Rum ice cream.​Riding the momentum of the South Beach Wine & Food Festival, De Rodriguez Cuba on Ocean (inside the Hilton Bentley) and Botran Rum is offering a special rum-tastic prix fi ... More >>

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    October 21, 2010

    Bistro e's $5 Sushi Rolls, Sake Cocktails Make For Happy Hour Bliss

    John ZurBistro e bar​The Viceroy's Bistro e has raised the bar on Brickell happy hours by lowering the prices on signature sake cocktails and sushi rolls. The deal is called the $5 After 5 p.m. Sushi and Sake Happy Hour. Sushi Chef Tua, who was previously with Sushi Maki, has been rolling creative ... More >>

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    October 12, 2010

    Mad Men Grilling: Vintage Cookbook Love, Part One

    Caption: The Master Chef's Outdoor Grill Cookbook is by the Staff Home Economists of the Culinary Arts Institute.​This Mad Men-era book offers the same style deliciousness, combined with quirky datedness, that makes design nerds heart the TV show (besides the engrossing plot, rich characters, etc, ... More >>

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    July 31, 1997

    The Bell Tolls for Him

    After years of playing Papa to Hemingway, the island of Bimini, and his own troubled brood, Capt. Harcourt Neville Brown is laid to rest