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    November 19, 2014

    Thanksgiving to Go in Miami: Where to Get the Best Premade Turkey Dinners

    It's Thanksgiving Day, and you're up at 4 a.m. to put the turkey in the oven and peel ten pounds of potatoes. Between baking, cooking, and cleaning, you're stressed out long before Uncle Al arrives to tell you the turkey is dry, again. Who needs that crap? There's a much better way. Just pick up th ... More >>

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    November 18, 2014

    Vegan Thanksgiving in Miami: Whole Foods, Bunnie Cakes, and Potluck Eats

    If you're not into meat, butter, or cheese, a Thanksgiving table can be tough to navigate. The Brussels sprouts are cooked in bacon; the mashed potatoes are loaded with butter; the turkey is, well, a turkey. But for the plant-based eaters, Short Order has dug up some options for yummy, pre-cooked T ... More >>

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    October 22, 2014

    Vegan Pages, Plant-Based Professional Directory, Launches in Miami

    More than a way of eating, veganism is a lifestyle. And since people in the plant-powered movement tend to share the same values, it only makes sense that they'd want to find each other -- for both business and personal purposes. But how to do that, exactly? Clearly none of the main directory sites ... More >>

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    October 20, 2014

    Seed Food & Wine Festival Day: Miami's Vegans Come of Age

    With Seed Food & Wine Festival's inaugural run all wrapped up, it's clear that Miami's plant-based culinary community was bigger, stronger, and way more dedicated than anyone probably imagined. Myself included. With five full days of plant-based soirees, celebrity hosts, chef dinners, and vegan ven ... More >>

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    October 17, 2014

    Seed Food & Wine Festival 2014: What to See and Where to Park

    Tomorrow marks a big day for Miami -- finally, the red headed stepchild of the culinary world comes into her own. Seed Food & Wine Festival is bringing a truckload of plant-based vendors, celebrities, experts and eats to Midtown Miami. For once, the 305 is ahead of the game. Take that, Portland! T ... More >>

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    October 13, 2014

    This Week's Best Eats and Drinks in Miami: Save the Tatas, Omakase Dinner, J. Wakefield Beer Pairing, One-Dollar Stone Crab

    There are two kinds of people in Miami today: those who are working on this glorious Columbus Day and with nothing much to look forward to besides lunch and those who have the day off and thus need somewhere to revel. Either way, the week starts now and the forecast includes an omakase dinner with ... More >>

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    September 23, 2014

    Bunnie Cakes: Try the Sin Tres Leches in a Mini-Mason Jar

    Every vegan east of Portland has heard about Bunnie Cakes' impossibly moist cupcake creations. It's this flair for cruelty-free cooking that earned owner Mariana Cortez a spot on Food Network's Cupcake Wars. But now the cozy bakery is offering something new: to-go treats in adorable mini-mason jars ... More >>

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    August 15, 2014

    Why Wynwood is Miami's Best Dining Neighborhood

    Wynwood, why you so cool? Even in this scorching summer heat, you keep us refreshed with all your laid back bars that don't overcharge for drinks. When I've gone over my limit and need something to sober me up on the weekends, you stay up late like a spoiling mom and comfort me with 'shroom buns and ... More >>

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    July 28, 2014

    Yelp Celebrates Its Ten-Year Anniversary with The Yelpies (Photos)

    No matter how you feel about Yelp, there is one indisputable fact: They throw some kick ass parties. Locals got a taste of the elaborate Yelp bashes this weekend with the Yelpies. Held at the Coral Gables Art Museum, the Yelpies celebrated the company's ten-year anniversary with tons of gratis food, ... More >>

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    July 10, 2014

    The International Mango Festival: Colombian Mango Tastings and Star Chefs' Brunch

    Moist, marvelous mangoes. If the mere mention of them makes your mouth swoon, then get ready for this weekend when the 22nd annual International Mango Festival graces our palates. The Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden event will be held Saturday, July 12 and Sunday, July 13, because one day of mango ... More >>

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    May 8, 2014

    Seed Food & Wine Fest: "We Want This to Be a Movement"

    A vegan food fest may not be revolutionary in some parts of the world, but in a city that worships all things pork, an entire weekend revolving around leafy greens and plant-based protein is pretty amazing. Alison Burgos and Michelle Gaber's brainchild is a new breed of plant-based celebration -- ... More >>

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    March 18, 2014

    Miami's Ten Best Vegan Desserts

    There are many misconceptions about vegans, one of which is that our diets are a mundane mix of raw vegetables, filtered water, and the occasional fruit. Fail. Vegans love a good dessert as much as the average carnivore -- we just opt out of the animal ingredients. Luckily, there are more than a fe ... More >>

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    February 22, 2014

    SOBEWFF: At Jeni Briton Splendid Ice Cream Affair, Chef Loses Her Voice, Ice Cream Speaks For Her

    After last night's Burger Bash and sodium overload, our sweet tooth was heavily aching. Faith (and smart planning) would have it that just as Burger Bash was ending, a Splendid Ice Cream Affair was commencing right across the street at the Gale's rooftop pool. Hosted by award-winning cookbook auth ... More >>

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    February 7, 2014

    Miami's Best Eats and Drinks This Weekend: Jazz, Pigs, and Bunnie Cakes

    Here we go again. While the rest of the country continues surviving through this new Ice Age, we're making plans to go paddleboarding and golfing. Why the weather's so warm, we might as well be in Sochi (where there are palm trees at the winter Olympics, y'all). We say it's time to channel your cha ... More >>

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    February 7, 2014

    Mariana Cortez of Bunnie Cakes Talks Cupcake Wars, Vegan Baking, and Valentine's Day

    Mariana Cortez started baking vegan sweets back in 2009 as a way to fulfill her son's dietary restrictions. At the time, she never imagined she'd be the first person to open a vegan bakery in Miami. Now, Bunnie Cakes is celebrating its one year anniversary -- just a few days shy of Valentine's Day. ... More >>

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    December 26, 2013

    Five New Year's Resolutions for Miami Food

    It's that time of year again. You're considering Crossfit and the Master Cleanse as part of your New Year's resolution, and you're certainly not alone. Miami's food scene should be making promises, as well. The city could use a couple of things. Here are just five of 'em. See also: In 2013, Miami ... More >>

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    August 22, 2013
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    August 12, 2013

    Bunnie Cakes Serves Vegan Lunch, Will Debut Brunch in September

    When Mariana Cortez opened Bunnie Cakes in February, it became the first vegan bakery in Miami. But the heart-spangled café was not Cortez's debut into vegan sweets. For years, she had been selling treats -- like gluten-free guava cupcakes -- from home. Now, six months after launching her storefro ... More >>

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    July 25, 2013

    Swooped With Forks Food Tour: Locals Will Love It

    Miami Food Tours, the company that runs SoBe Tour des Forks through the Art Deco district, launched its new Swooped with Forks food tour last week. Wait. Don't move on with your lives just yet. Before you think, "Thanks for the update, Short Order, but I live and breathe Miami. I don't need a food t ... More >>

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    May 16, 2013

    Guarapo For Better Sex? Sugarcane Smoothies in Shorecrest

    Good news! Each time you've had guarapo with your Cuban frita, the sugarcane juice was probably lowering your total cholesterol. The juice can also improve sexual performance and increase sex drive when consumed with regularity. Sugarcane juice and sex? Yes. Two months ago, Edwin de los Santos and ... More >>

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    March 1, 2013

    February 2013 Restaurant Openings and Closings

    The second month of the new year saw some activity as restaurants clamored to open to take advantage of the large crowds of foodies who traveled to Miami and Miami Beach from California, New York, and even Broward County to drink in their fill of good wine and celebrity sightings at the South Beach ... More >>

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    February 8, 2013

    Bunnie Cakes Opens in Wynwood Tomorrow: Free Cupcakes While Supplies Last

    Vegans have a new place to give and get sweet treats -- just in time for Valentine's Day -- when Bunnie Cakes opens its doors in Wynwood tomorrow, February 9.The small shop, helmed by baker Mariana Cortez, features a selection of baked goods like cupcakes and brownies.In addition, ice cream treats ... More >>

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    February 1, 2013

    January 2013 Restaurant Openings and Closings

    Happy New Year!  2013 looks like it's going to be a great year for Miami food lovers. It seems that since the first of the year, either a new restaurant has opened -- or announces plans to join the scene.Some trends we've been noticing -- New York restaurateurs continue to open southernmost out ... More >>

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    January 17, 2013

    Five Sexy Vegan Valentine's Day Gifts: Edible Body Butter, Candy Lips, and Beyond

    When people hear the word "vegan," the last thing that comes to mind is decadence. The first thing is usually an image of a scrawny, pale lady wearing Birkenstocks and hugging a tree. Not exactly the picture of sensuality.But as usual, my aim for this column today is to challenge preconceived notion ... More >>

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    January 1, 2013

    December 2012 Restaurant Openings and Closings

    The last month of the new year saw a lot of anticipated 2012 restaurants opening under the wire. Ralph Pagano's Alba at Sole On The Ocean provides classic Italian cuisine and fresh seafood with a panoramic ocean view to the northernmost parts of Miami and Miami Beach. Although the official opening i ... More >>

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    December 20, 2012
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    December 3, 2012

    November 2012 Restaurant Openings and Closings

    November in Miami saw many anticipated restaurants opening, and a few closings that had most people surprised, indeed.  Some welcome additions to our local food scene include Dena Marino's MC Kitchen, Myron Mixon's Pride and Joy, and David Bracha's Oak Tavern.Read also:- Florida Cookery: Every ... More >>

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    November 13, 2012

    Bunnie Cakes to Open Vegan Bakery in Wynwood

    Mariana Cortez, owner and founder of Bunnie Cakes, began selling vegan baked goods from her home in 2009. Since then, she has expanded to a production facility on NE 59th Street. It's there that she offers treats by special orders to clients. She also sells wholesale to many of Miami's restaurants a ... More >>

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    January 6, 2012

    Gluten-Free Dining in Miami: Local Resources For Diners With Celiac Disease

    ​If you like lots of dining options, Miami is your kinda place. Whether you crave International deliciousness or  vegan, low-fat or sugar-free fare, it's all right here. Or so it would seem. Because there's one option noticeably missing from this metro melting pot: gluten-free.Even so, there ... More >>

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    December 12, 2011

    Bunnie Cakes: Gluten-Free, Vegan Love Cakes by Family Gal Mariana Cortez

    ​Even though, or maybe because, I was always a really really tall girl, I've always gravitated toward tiny things. I love miniature doll furniture, pocket-sized notebooks, glitter, and as a child of the '80s, Shrinky Dinks.So does vegan baker Mariana Cortez, who at 29, is the exact same age as I a ... More >>