You've heard of Romulan Ale, but did you know that Jedi Knights are masters in the art of fine winemaking? Jordan Winery in Sonoma County is set to break ground on Planet Earth's first Jedi training academy. The location is, by the way, less than an hour's drive from George Lucas' famed Skywalker R ... More >>
Halloween leaves grown ups feeling a lot like the Trix Rabbit -- unfairly deprived just because we're past puberty. Too old for trick or treating, seriously? Don't we deserve free goodies given all the shitty adult responsibilities we're saddled with? Luckily, there are some places that believing ... More >>
As if there weren't already enough reasons to look forward to the holidays (vacation time; copious amounts of food; presents) - seasonal beers add an extra bit of holiday cheer. (In part thanks to a healthy buzz they inspire, but we digress.) Since we're such huge beer lovers here at Short Order (d ... More >>
Vietnamese iced coffee, a cool combination of dark coffee and intensely sweet, rich condensed milk, is one of the best ways to sip away the blazing Miami heat. The traditional preparation involves a phin filter, a contraption that works almost like a single-serve French press. Set atop a tall glass, ... More >>
Gov. Rick Scott's Department of State recently amassed a list of 180,000 possible non-citizens who were registered to vote in Florida. Eventually that list was whittled down to 2,600, and even many on that list were found to be actual citizens.Turns out so far only a single person on that list of re ... More >>
For every fat, drunk American football fan who couldn't even sit (or, uh, dance) through Madonna's 12-minute Super Bowl XLVI halftime bonanza, there are millions of giddy pop music fans in party towns like Istanbul, Zagreb, Warsaw, Kansas City, and St. Paul who'd be totally willing to blow their ... More >>
Aran S. Graham Hot dog at Dogma GrillNext Thursday, New Times will publishes the Best of Miami edition. "The Rising" is almost upon us, and the balloting has officially closed. So if you didn't get a chance to vote for your favorites in our Readers' Poll, sorry, please try again next year.Any ... More >>
The Department of Justice has indicted four foreign nationals for stealing more than $1.5 million from bank accounts by using "skimming" technology to help themselves to the bank accounts of customers who used ATMs in Miami, Chicago, and New York City. Mihail Dragici and Ionel Dedlescu, both ... More >>
Chocolates from Andrew Shotts of Garrison Confections in Providence, Rhode IslandWhat's your idea of the good life? Is it a sprawling private event held in something called "the Sparkle Ballroom" in a glamorous over-the-top Miami Beach resort? Is it top-rated bottles of rare, aged grapes all sile ... More >>
Photo by Riki AltmanMaster Chef Rudi Sodamin (foreground) with Chefs Jacques Torres (far left), David Burke (left), and Charlie Trotter (far right)Holland America invited Short Order aboard the ms Noordam a few weeks ago to meet its new Culinary Council. We nearly plotzed after discovering that mean ... More >>
Goodnight Vienna and Goodnight GuestsWe all know the feeling: Turkey dinner is completed, the stories have been told, everyone has seemingly enjoyed themselves to a reasonable extent, and most of the guests have had the good sense to say thanks and goodnight - the key word here being "most". Inva ... More >>
GlimpseRunner(Crosstown Rebels)2009 was a big year for EDM's new dark horse, UK-based producer Glimpse, AKA Christopher Spero. Despite a deeply-rooted underground sensibility and uncompromising experimental flair, he has garnered plenty of mainstream accolades, including a nomination for Producer ... More >>
via FlickrThe fine country of Austria reported its first case of swine flu today according to the World Health Organization. The patient, a 28-year-old woman, who recently returned from a trip to Guatemala to visit her parents, is expected to recover. The woman flew from Guatemala to an airport in M ... More >>
How a mother of two ended up in a plot to smuggle high-tech gear to the enemy.
With the sounds of world music.
Just kick it at Segafredo Brickell for your Eurocup fix.
Find good old crap at the antique show.
Enjoy global music tonight at The Standard
Taste of Bombay is all over the map
This year's Latin Alternative Music Conference was a genre-bending confluence of reggaeton, folk, prog rock, and beyond
Harald Neuweg brings back traditional German treats
Tiny dancers honor thy mothers
The moniker "Land Of Mediocre Bakeries" would be almost entirely accurate if not for Provence
From the issue of June 21, 2001