Today is World Book and Copyright Day. It was first organized and celebrated by UNESCO in 1995. The date April 23 was selected to coincide with a Spanish festival honoring legendary author Miguel de Cervantes and also the anniversary of the death of William Shakespeare. Today, more than 100 countrie ... More >>
Every year, bartenders, rum enthusiasts, and fans of a little fun-in-the-sun converge on Miami Beach for the annual Miami Rum Renaissance Festival held at the Deauville Resort. Though events have been going on all week, the real action lies in the two-day grand tasting this Saturday and Sunday from ... More >>
All photos by Laine DossBob Marley eternally give his "one love" salute at the Bob Marley Museum in Kingston.Short Order was recently invited to tour Jamaica, where we visited parts of the island not usually on the tourist radar. Yesterday, we shared our experience on a coffee plantation in the B ... More >>
All photos by Laine DossShort Order was recently invited to join a diverse group of food bloggers to tour some of the more out of the way places in Jamaica. Today, we'll share a visit to a coffee plantation in part one of a three-part tour of the road less traveled in Jamaica.
"Moppy" Daly (center) with his in-laws.Who was the first to make an ackee & saltfish loaf? According to Michael "Moppy" Daly, he was. And he did it at The Patty Place, his shop in Miami Gardens. In 2008, the place won our Best Jamaican Patty award. But that's not all you'll find there.Moppy s ... More >>
Lee KleinWe're spilling the beans on this offerOn this, the morning after a frolicking July 4th weekend, you might find yourself in want of a good cup of coffee. Or maybe you crave something better than that, like a cup of coffee made from some of the world's most heralded beans -- those from Jam ... More >>
Poverty, dancehall, and sound systems in modern-day Kingston, Jamaica
Dub architect, crossover dreamer, music exec, and all-around nice guy, Mikey Dread has kept the reggae fires burning for almost twenty years