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    May 20, 2014

    22. Lorena Garcia: Mentor to Miami Chefs

    New Times' Best of Miami 2014 issue arrives June 19. To celebrate, Short Order is paying tribute to Miami's Culinary All-Stars. These people forged our city's food scene into what it is today -- a thriving amalgam of tastes and cultures. Through their insight and talent, they've given the city its o ... More >>

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    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 >>

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    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 >>

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    February 4, 2014

    Big Gay Ice Cream Social Returns During SoBeWFF

    We have good news for those who like to fight for marriage equality in Florida in the sweetest way possible. The Big Gay Ice Cream Social will return to Miami Beach during the South Beach Wine & Food Festival. Join celebrity chef Art Smith poolside for an afternoon of fun and free ice cream for a ... More >>

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    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 >>

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    February 25, 2013

    SoBeWFF Southern Brunch: "Best Food of the Festival," says Schrager

    People often say Miami isn't quite part of the South. Yet Magic City chefs put out the best food at the South Beach Wine & Food Festival's Southern Brunch at the Loews Miami Beach Hotel late Sunday morning, even if they didn't have the longest lines. A little more than an hour into the event Em ... More >>

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    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 20, 2013

    Chill Out for the Cause at Big Gay Ice Cream Social During SoBeWFF

    Disney World: Where dreams come true. Florida: Where dreams of equal marriage are crushed. Well, for now, at least. Ah, Florida... we have such a happy place nestled right in the bosom of our state, but all around us, gay couples are advocating for the right to marry. How can we be truly happy i ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 13, 2012

    Common Threads' World Festival Brings Together Good Chefs For a Better Cause

    We here at Short Order are enthusiastic supporters of good causes, especially when they include teaching kids about healthy eating, accepting other cultures and wielding an eight-inch chef's knife. Common Threads, the Chicago-based nonprofit founded by Oprah's former private chef Art Smith, does ex ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 4, 2012

    Lorena Garcia, Robyn Almodovar on Hell's Kitchen, Top Chef Masters

    For decades, talent scouts and filmmakers have scoured our tropical city in search of beautiful faces attached to perfect tanned bodies. It's true that Miami has more than its fair share of perfection in human form. But we also have talent and brains to go with that beauty.Take local chefs, Robyn Al ... More >>

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    April 30, 2012

    Michelle Bernstein in Parade: "Put Down the Spoon, Pick Up a Carrot"

    On yesterday's Sunday cover of Parade, (yes I still pick it up) three good looking chefs are laughing it up. The title of the story is "How Top Chefs Stay Slim" and follows with culinary wizards Art Smith, Cat Cora, and Curtis Stone share belly-busting secrets.Inside: eating rules of advice from Mic ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 4, 2011

    Lady Gaga's A Very Gaga Thanksgiving: Ten Celebrities That Should Never Do a Holiday Show

    Will Lady Gaga wear a turkey dress?​Lady Gaga just announced her new holiday special, A Very Gaga Thanksgiving. The show will air on ABC on Thanksgiving day, November 24, and will feature Tony Bennett and Katie Couric. If that's not bizarre enough, Gaga is set to perform "White Christmas" and chef ... More >>

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    February 25, 2011

    SBWFF 2011: Michael Symon Wins Burger Bash Again, Celebrity-Sightings Abound

    He hit the B Spot again.View more photos from the Amstel Light Burger Bash at the Ritz-Carlton South Beach here.​"Last year it was pastrami. This year it's salami. It's meat on meat, baby!" is what Michael Symon had to say last night as he accepted his second consecutive People's Choice Award at l ... More >>

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    February 25, 2011

    SBWFF 2011: Tasty Libations at Moonshine's Shine & Swine

    All photos by Paula Niño​There was more shine than swine at last night's Original Moonshine Shine & Swine party at the W Hotel. Not that we needed much more food after stuffing ourselves at the Burger Bash, but anyone expecting much food likely left disappointed. There was plenty to drink, ho ... More >>

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    November 2, 2010

    World Festival Miami: Valet Hell

    John Zur​It seemed troubling yesterday morning when only 140 of the $125 tickets for World Festival Miami at the Palms had sold. But a crowd of at least 300 showed and was greeted by bright-eyed, smiling kids who benefit from Common Threads, a nonprofit that educates mostly low-income ch ... More >>

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    October 11, 2010

    Michelle Bernstein, Jeff McInnis, and Kris Wessel to Cook for Common Threads Benefit

    Courtesy of Mimi Chacin/Common ThreadsMaking sushi​Common Threads co-founder Art Smith will chair the first Miami benefit for the organization. It's a lineup worthy of an All-Star team if cooking had a midsummer classic.  Check the line-up: Michelle Bernstein, Jeff McInnis (Gigi), Sam Gorenst ... More >>

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    July 29, 2010

    Top Chef Season 7: Power Lunch, Episode 7

    Photo by David Giesbrecht/BravoPack up your knives, Andrea.​This episode began with some obligatory scenes in the Top Chef brownstone. While Angelo was missing ousted Tamesha, Kenny was still licking his wounds from being sent to Judges' Table by his peers: "For the last challenge I wasn't on the ... More >>

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    February 19, 2009

    Behind The Scenes For SoBe Food Fest Prep

    It is early Wednesday morning, and I am standing in a kitchen area in the Miami-Beach Convention Center, watching some 50 FIU students getting to work on food prep for Friday nights' Perrier-Jouët BubbleQ event at the South Beach Wine & Food Festival. I am not the only one looking on -- FIU ... More >>

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    September 27, 2007

    O Me, O My

    Oprah’s team of experts comes to enlighten us