The daiquiri, a favorite of Ernest Hemingway and President John F. Kennedy, was rumored to have been invented by an American mining engineer who was in Cuba during the Spanish-American war. Named after a beach in Santiago, Cuba, the drink simply combined rum, lime, and sugar (ingredients readily fou ... More >>
Art Basel is just starting and Short Order is making plans for the closing night's festivities. We suggest you do the same, especially when it entails a pop-up lounge and four different cocktails -- and everything's free.First Trust is a new cocktail lounge scheduled to open in downtown Miami in fal ... More >>
View photos from Miami Rum Renaissance Festival 2012 at Deauville Beach Resort here.The Miami Rum Renaissance Festival at the Deauville Resort concluded last evening with a 6:45 p.m. "last call", prompting event goers to rush to their favorite rum booth for one last mojito or shot of the elixir favo ... More >>
So many rums, so little time!If you attend today's wrap-up of 2012 Rum Renaissance at the Deauville Beach Resort, (starting at noon for VIP, 1 p.m. for regular admission). Short Order has you covered. Yesterday we squirmed our way through the many vendors and tasted the finest of the bunch. Here is ... More >>
Generally, brand ambassadors at spirits companies have pretty good jobs -- going to bars and events and talking up whatever brand of booze you're representing (and giving out free samples along the way). But last year, Balvenie brand ambassadors Nicholas Pollacchi and Andrew Weir received a new a ... More >>
St. Vincent and the Grenadines, sometimes known as the spice islands of the Caribbean, lie in the southern part of the island chain. Not as popular with tourists as St. Barts or Barbados, the island has more of a local vibe. There are no T-shirt shops or places trying to sell you a Rolex. The bla ... More >>
Earlier this morning, Lil Wayne shot off a sour-ass tweet about a "wakk" Nebraskan "Sk8 park." Evidently, the Cash Money Millionaire was too busy skating shitty ramps and rails to address the news of his 18 BET Hip-Hop Awards nominations.
Naturally, Mr. Carter received nods for his personal sty ... More >>
You'll get paid to join the party.Malibu, the Carribean rum spiked with coconut liqueur, is offering one lucky person the opportunity to host this summer's upcoming Radio Maliboom Boom Station Invasion Concert Tour -- along with a stipend of $15,000.Starting now and continuing through May 15, ind ... More >>
photo via Wikimedia CommonsFantasia, in happier times.Poor Fantasia. The erstwhile American Idol champion won fans and hearts on season three of that show with her squeaky, unusual voice and around-the-way appeal. Still, she was relatively public with her personal struggles, and then commerc ... More >>
Out Through the In DoorSean Bernal has left the Oceanaire Seafood Room and headed for Fairview, Texas. Jonathan Wright is skipping the Setai for Barbados. Usually the sign of a restaurant city becoming robust is the influx of talented chefs from elsewhere -- not the fleeing of chefs for greener p ... More >>
Wright is ready to take flight.The Setai's executive chef Jonathan Wright has accepted a position at Sandy Lane Resort in Barbados, and will be exiting the hotel on September 3. He had served three-and-a-half years at the Setai and in the process established himself as one of Miami's best chefs.T ... More >>
Jacob KatelThe Burger Beast is a brain ninja.The Miami Street Food Fest could one day be bigger than the South Beach Wine and Food Festival, but it'll have to get its wheels on the road first.This spring, the first annual Fest will welcome carts, trucks, vendors, tents, and the people who love th ... More >>
Food & Wine 2009 is almost upon us. You know what that means. The culinary throngs descend on South Florida, feast on its tropical flesh in a media-driven frenzy, and hopefully dump enough money on our shores to keep us goin til next year. Aaron J. Michaels from Culinary Convenience told me C ... More >>
As the Herald reported this morning, several members of Obama's new leadership team in Washington have strong enough ties to the Elian Gonzalez saga to send local Republicans into a tizzy.
The AP reports this afternoon that Obama is expected to make Eric Holder the first black attorne ... More >>