The waiter says he can't leave the ripping-hot, onyx-colored stone bowl on the table. There's some kind of legal/insurance issue. Someone might get burned. He has to spoon its contents into serving bowls and take the hot pot away.
When we spoke to Philippe by Philippe Chow's CEO Stratis Morfogen last week, he was waiting for the final Certificate of Occupancy on his South Beach location."The restaurant is ready. We're ready to put tablecloths on the tables", Morfogen told Short Order on the phone. The inspectors finally ca ... More >>
The cover art for Japanese Cartoon's In the Jaws of the Lords of DeathYou probably know Wasalu Jaco best for all of his hip-hop collaborations. With Lupe Fiasco as his stage name, he's worked with the likes of Jay-Z, Kanye West, The Neptunes, and Pharrell Williams, Justice, and Rihanna. But now h ... More >>
Philippe's Spice chicken -- parsley is healthful, right?In Part 1 of our "Deal or No Deal?" series, we explained how Miami Spice can represent a good deal at some places, but not so good at others. The question we ask of each eatery: Should a $50-plus dinner, in this specific restaurant, be ... More >>
Photo courtesy of SBWFFThere are more small dinners taking place this year at the South Beach Wine & Food Festival. One of the more intriguing ones will be at The Setai, where chef Jonathan Wright teams with chef Ming Tsai, chef David Munoz Rosillo of DiverXo in Madrid, chef Tim Cushman of O ... More >>
Photo by Lee KleinPalm Beach Spanish Mackerel at FinSupport Miami's Schoolchildren The Design District will be celebrating Family Day tomorrow, December 12, and proud daddy Jonathan Eismann will be taking part by: Exhibiting beautiful artwork by the talented students of South Pointe Elementary sc ... More >>
The Dalai Lama's Shoes, 2005, Kirlian photograph, 40 x 40 inches.When "The Missing Peace: Artists Consider the Dalai Lama" opens this Friday night at the Frost Art Museum, the Nobel Peace Prize laureate won't be in town for a swig of the complimentary Chablis."We tried to get him to come for the ... More >>
Carmelo Anthony spoke with Prunk TV recently at a party in Miami. He was promoting his hip-hop label, Krossover Entertainment. Melo won a gold medal in Beijing last year, but who really cares, when the Miami Heat crushed the Atlanta Hawks like a bunch of grapes on Saturday. Dwayn ... More >>
Hakkasan, a Michelin-starred Chinese restaurant with locations in London and Istanbul, held quite an opening bash Saturday night at the Fontainebleau. Three quick impressions:1. The decor, much like the Hakkasan in London, is exotic, romantic, stunning -- long, creatively lighted bar and a serie ... More >>
Ring in the Chinese New Year.
"Don't think about dropping it, don't think about dropping it..." If you ever needed any proof that the recession is hitting the middle class the hardest, just take a spin around Coral Springs. The sleepy burg - once the ultimate destination for budding family units - is literally covered with the ... More >>
Photo via wikimedia commons Bolt sprinting into Dolphins stadium? Media Take Out is one of the craziest rumor mongers on the web. Sample headlines: "UH UHHHHH!!! CHECK OUT MORGAN FREEMAN'S BUST IT BABY ... THAT'S WHO HE LEFT HIS WIFE FOR??????" and "WORD ON THE STREET!! Fantasia And Young Dro HAVE ... More >>
With the Beijing Olympics closing, get out your chopsticks.
China's booming art parade makes a second stop in Coral Gables.
Hooray! The Miami-Dade County Fair is here!
This guy is just thrilled about bike month. Now, therefore I, Charlie Crist, Governor of the State of Florida, do hereby extend greetings and best wishes to all observing March 2008 as Florida Bicycle Month – Gov. Charlie Crist. Thanks, Charlie – it’s a lot better than that State of the S ... More >>
The first gallery stroll of the year!
No lions, tigers, or bears. Plenty of oh my!
Dinosaurs of China take over the science museum
China's most expensive film looks pretty but feels empty
Lung Gong Restaurant
Miss Yip welcomes with delectable dim sum
Tropical Chinese Restaurant
There's really no ancient secret to delivering tasty Chinese food
A two-wheeled ride into modern, conflicted China
Want some kosher Chinese? Expect to pay for it.
A great conductor and director try and try to make sweet sounds out of Puccini
Sum Yum Gai
Kong Ming Restaurant
Yeung's Chinese Restaurant