A kitchen without chaos is like a party with no personality. Last night, Chaos Cooking made its Miami debut, and these gastronomic gatherings go something like this: There's a host, everyone shows up with ingredients to make a dish (bonus points for bringing your own knives, cutting boards, and Tupp ... More >>
Halloween came a little early for New Yorkers this season, or at the very least, some of them were given a second excuse to gorge on candy. Apparently, there's a "weed fairy," and she's using social media to spread a very chill message. On Friday, the internet lit up with news of a mysterious benef ... More >>
Khong River House's Chef Bee is sharing kitchen duty this Thursday, May 30, when Top Chef alum Dale Talde flies in from Brooklyn for this month's Upstairs at Khong Chef's Table. The family-style dinner starts at 8 p.m. and features both chefs serving up a host of their favorite dishes, while mingli ... More >>
Canning and preserving foods may be a hobby for hipsters in Brooklyn, but it's actually practical for us here in Miami. With the very real threat of hurricanes and the zombie apocalypse, every good South Florida resident should be prepared to go a few weeks without electricity, and canning is an ef ... More >>
If you're looking to spend about $200 on a special gift for dad on Father's Day (June 17) -- one that he can wring quite a bit of pleasure from -- this just might be it: Thor, a new 16 year old single malt Scotch whisky from Highland Park's Valhalla Collection."We wanted to create an exciting new ra ... More >>
Brooklyn is located in Kings County, New York, and Kings County Pizza is located in North Miami Beach. The small slice of a restaurant is owned by a couple with roots in Queens and Long Island, but the pizza is touted as "Brooklyn's Finest." I'm not sure I'd go that far, but Kings' certainly serves ... More >>
Yesterday, First Lady Michelle Obama ate a cafeteria lunch at a local D.C. area elementary school as a sign of support (and photo op) to mark the new USDA nutritional standards for public school lunches. These rules, which must be implemented by July, 2012, aren't perfect (French fries are still ... More >>
Fashion Breakdown: Leopard cropped jacket from Goodwill, shirt from France, black slacks from American Apparel, shoes are Vintage Couture, purse from Urban Outfitters, hot pink grenade from Kid Robot, ear loops from Top Shop.
via YouTubeGotta keep the skills sharp somewhere.The gritty rooftop "Miami Kiwanis Club League" might be every bit as much a fantasy as the idea of seeing The Heatles destroy the NBA again before Christmastime -- but damn if it doesn't look like a hell of a fun game.Dwyane Wade dominates for a "L ... More >>
For millennia, only a supersmall slice of the world's human population could legitimately claim to have rocked out to the color spectrum. Of course, we're talking about those special party people with the strange neurological condition known as synesthesia. And, uh, certain recreational weed smo ... More >>
Whipped Cream vodka makes our "honorable mention" list.Yeah, yeah...we know the drill. Since vodka is a clear grain, it can be infused with almost any flavor. Now that can be a good thing and we admit to being thrilled when we tried pepper and pear vodka for the first time. Just because yo ... More >>
One bagel please, hold the Larry.Authentic bagels will finally be available in South Beach starting tomorrow, when The Original Brooklyn Water Bagel Co. debuts at The Shops at Alton & Fifth in South Beach. The first 50 folks to show up at opening time -- 6 a.m. -- will receive six free b ... More >>
Kasha varnishkas is an Eastern European dish that mixes bow-tie noodles, kasha grain, and caramelized onions. It's a hearty dish served warm, and one that I grew up eating from time to time.When I was chef at an upscale take-out shop in Manhattan called Mangia, I made my own version of the dish, ... More >>
Some of the bloggers at Short Order are creating a holiday wish list for Miami's food scene. Click here to read some of our other wishes.Dear Hanukkah Harry,I realize yesterday was the last night of Hanukkah but I forgot about my most sincere wish! Please, please deliver me a local deli that has ... More >>
Publishers don't generally send me cookbooks, but once in awhile one ends up in my mailbox. That's how I came upon Latin Chic: Entertaining with Style and Sass in 2005. The book, co-authored by Carolina Buia and Isabel C. Gonzalez, is bright with colors and photos, and stocked with all sorts of p ... More >>
Lee KleinAs a countdown to New Times' "Best of Miami" 2010, Short Order is serving up 100 of our favorite dishes in the 305. Send your nominations to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Photo by Mark the CobrasnakeLet's hope the nightlife gods were pleased.Nothing really shocks us anymore concerning Miami's night life scene. We've seen it all. Whether bathrooms that double as drug dens or strippers doubling as backup dancers, this city is a cornucopia of vice. Still, when Overth ... More >>
The Deep Dark Woods - Winter Hours Both the band's name and the album title may seem intimidating, but in truth, Winter Hours shines light on warmly-lit environs via easily embraceable melodies, supple arrangements and the most earnest of sentiments.Bap Kennedy - Howl On The ever affabl ... More >>
And well handle the butter and Twizzlers.
To read past installments of Miami According to Brooklyn, click here. I think I'm gonna talk about the Miami Beach Police and how they just worry about the petty shit and don't see the big picture. Like yesterday, I'm driving down West Avenue and get pulled over because my taillight's out, and then ... More >>
The Miami-based grind outfit Maruta is staying busy (as always) with an upcoming split with Fistula on Animosity Records and a tour with Crowpath in May. Also look for them at Maryland Death Fest, the Auditory Assault Fest in Brooklyn, and at the Midwest Fuckfest. If you don't know what ... More >>
We're two months away from the monstrosity known as Winter Music Conference. While we're hearing of plenty of parties being scale back this year, we still know it's going to be amazing. But again, that's still two months away, so for now we are going to get excited about what this weekend has in sto ... More >>
To read past installments of Miami According to Brooklyn, click here.This week, we're talking about how these fucking jackass kids hide behind their fucking computer monitor screens. First of all, we all know you're a jackass if you're talking shit on the Internet, and you don't have enough balls to ... More >>
Finally, the movie on Notorious B.I.G. hits theaters today and it seems that the anticipation for the film's release is running high. Notorious actors have been hitting the talk show circuit, Lil' Kim is up in arms about how she was portrayed, Diddy is being all dramatic on YouTube, and people are ... More >>
To read past installments of Miami According to Brooklyn, click here. Most of these guys who hang out in this club scene crap have no respect for women whatsoever. They're just out trying to get their dick wet, which is horrible. I see it every day. Women should be treated with a little more respect ... More >>
Any knucklehead with DSL and a laptop can now make an electronic track. With a half hour of clicking and fiddling, you can sample enough cheesy beats and mashups to clog arteries from here to Berlin. Simple dropdown mouse maneuvers can transform electro tracks into progressive house tracks (from dry ... More >>
A local hardcore legend has seen it all.
The last of the Art Basel week shows at the Kill Your Idols space kicks off with a set from Brooklyn-based Pink Reason, currently a trio but really the brainchild of Kevin Failure, the band's frontman. It sounds a little like Joy Division or another post-punk act put through a shredder, churned in a ... More >>
This year’s CMJ Music Marathon, held last week in New York, delivered yet again another onslaught of new, now bands trying to be next year’s big thing. This year’s edition of the marathon, featured no, as it has in recent years past, real megawatt reunions or U.S. debuts. Much of the lineup, ... More >>
Time to have bizarre celebrations, because Athens, Georgia, band Of Montreal is returning to South Florida December 6. The psychedelic indie rock outfit will be gracing the stage at Revolution (200 W Broward Boulevard, Fort Lauderdale) as part of thier tour in support of their ninth album Skeletal L ... More >>
This battle axe was purchased at the Opa-locka/Hialeah flea market’s plucky Pakistani knife booth for five dollars. “This is a weird store,” said the pleasant girl behind the counter. “You’d be surprised at how often we sell this stuff to weird people like you.” The owner of the boo ... More >>
Take-out Chinese: Must have paper carton, must smell like your childhood