Umami Burger opens its Miami Beach location (and first-ever) East Coast restaurant today.
The California-based burger chain, featuring a "secret" formula that brings out the savory, meaty "umami" flavor (the fifth and most elusive of our basic tastes), is a favorite among celebrities like Ashton K ... More >>
Let's face it: there's probably a lot you don't know about wine. Unless you're a professional sommelier, it's nearly impossible to master the wide world of vino. It spans centuries, continents and even religions. Everyone loves the grape juice.
Though we'll likely never know it all, we can certainl ... More >>
"What's your favorite restaurant?" That question got us all thinking. If we had to choose one top dog at gunpoint, what would it be and why? Each week, a different Short Order blogger will celebrate his or her favorite eatery -- be it celebrity-chef-driven or a neighborhood hole-in-the-wall.
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Who's that get-it girl rakin' in all those millions?
Forbes just released its list of filthiest rich bitches, counting down the leading ladies with the most cake. No surprise, Oprah tops the chart. But six musically inclined females nestled up behind her. Well, about $100 million behind.
So which ... More >>
The world of food and beverage has become so huge that each and every day brings forth a slew of industry-related news stories. Some make national headlines, especially if they involve E. coli or the First Lady. Others land on obscure food-industry websites, where they may or may not be brought to l ... More >>
The classic Shelborne Resort in Miami Beach has a modern vibe now. It's a whole new show. In addition to glam brasserie Vesper and Lucy's taco shack out back, Bar Tanaka brings sushi to the lineup. Modern American, Mexican, and Japanese -- all restaurant bases are covered. The menu comes cou ... More >>
Cooper, a tiny Chihuahua-whippet mix, seems to have gone from sea to shining sea, but no one knows exactly how. The pup went missing from his Sacramento, California, home back in 2009. Earlier this month he turned up in Brandon, Florida. Unfortunately, his incredible journey did not involve anoth ... More >>
Lesley ElliottMichy's waffles topped with seared foie gras. California lawmakers have announced they plan to enforce a 2004 law that effectively bans the production and sale of foie gras. Animal rights activists petitioned for the duck relief, citing it as "an inhumane practice that should b ... More >>
Normally, we wouldn't endorse a viral video that includes lyrics like "Sipping gin and prunes/Constipated by the palm trees (can't dump)," but this parody of Katy Perry's "California Gurls" goes beyond the base lyrics into some sort of surreal and deeply disturbing world that'll probably haunt yo ... More >>
via Daily MailA friend of mine who grew up in South Florida recently tweeted that even though she now lives in New York, where the preferred ass shape sort of looks like two soggy, thin English muffins attached to a broom stick, she's totally OK with her shapely derriere because i ... More >>
ABC News Nightline aired an exposé on the dairy industry last night that should outrage any human being with feelings. "Got Milk? Got Ethics? Animal Rights v. U.S. Dairy Industry," written by Brian Ross and Anna Schecter, included a video made inside a huge New York farm, Willet Dairy, milk from wh ... More >>
Does anyone care about CSI: Miami? We don't, so we'll keep this short. Heavy-metal-icon-turned-horror-film-director Rob Zombie is set to direct an upcoming episode of the series that's actually shot in California. He'll cut the bullshit though, and his episode will send the team to ... More >>
If Charlie Crist does not run for Senate, Marco Rubio is officially the luckiest man on Earth. Rep. Connie Mack IV (né Cornelius Harvey McGillicuddy IV), who pulled in decent numbers during early polling mainly because he shares a name with his father, former Sen. Connie Mack III, has decided not t ... More >>
If you thought the Federal ethics charges against Mary McCarty and her band of merry Palm Beach County and City Commissioners was scandalous enough, you haven't heard what the California Avocado Commission has been up to in the past three years. McCarty, after all, only accepted a few free hotel ro ... More >>
Here's another tidbit courtesy of financial magazine's OCD need for lists: Fortune predicts that the Miami-Miami Beach are will be the fourth worst real-estate market for 2009. No real analysis attached to the list-icle, but they predict that the median house price in the area will fall 22.8% ... More >>