Food and wine pairings have been a big thing for years. Beer and wine pairings have become increasingly common. Scotch pairings: you've at least heard of them. But vodka? You probably didn't know that people were into that outside of Russia or Poland. Well, sorry to break it to you, but it's a thing ... More >>
Look, ya gotta hand it to Marco Rubio. The young, conservative senator from Florida choked -- literally and figuratively -- while on national live television during the Republican response to the State of the Union address.The senator appeared sweaty and flustered before reaching for a bottle of wat ... More >>
As if there weren't already enough reasons to look forward to the holidays (vacation time; copious amounts of food; presents) - seasonal beers add an extra bit of holiday cheer. (In part thanks to a healthy buzz they inspire, but we digress.)
Since we're such huge beer lovers here at Short Order (d ... More >>
The fiery musical spearchuckers of local big band Lanzallamas Monofónica will soon take their Afro-Latin superfusion sound to the Czech Republic.
They've recently lined up a three-month residency at Prague's Retrokafe, a so-called "salsoteka" that may be ground zero for the exploding Latin dance ... More >>
For every fat, drunk American football fan who couldn't even sit (or, uh, dance) through Madonna's 12-minute Super Bowl XLVI halftime bonanza, there are millions of giddy pop music fans in party towns like Istanbul, Zagreb, Warsaw, Kansas City, and St. Paul who'd be totally willing to blow their ... More >>
The world of toasters just got a little weirder. Research firm IDC released a report predicting that 2012 will be the year when companies start making kitchen appliances that can Tweet and send us notifications via the web; this will include toasters.Until that happens, it might seem we must sett ... More >>
Laszlo and Anna Boros came up with a good idea. Why not introduce one of their favorite pastries from Hungary to South Floridians?Kurtos kalacs are sometimes called cinnamon horns or chimney cakes ("kurto" in Hungarian means chimney). This ancient Transylvanian treat dates back to the 15th centu ... More >>
Apparently it's not only your Kendall abuelita who likes a good Spanish-language soap featuring beautiful rich people, faked deaths, and middle-aged hunks with great hair.
We recently received a wonderfully obscure press release from Medley-based Venevision bragging that its novela Eva Luna ... More >>
Photo by Riki AltmanMaster Chef Rudi Sodamin (foreground) with Chefs Jacques Torres (far left), David Burke (left), and Charlie Trotter (far right)Holland America invited Short Order aboard the ms Noordam a few weeks ago to meet its new Culinary Council. We nearly plotzed after discovering that mean ... More >>
Our intrepid correspondent strikes out.
Jacek Urbanczyk, Poland-based sports journalist, is Riptide's stringer for the Little Caesar's Pizza Bowl in Detroit, between the University of Toledo and our very own Florida International University. It will be played on Sunday. He's in Detroit to dr ... More >>
FacebookRiptide's Polish football correspondent, Jacek UrbanczykWho says an alt-weekly's blog can't have a foreign correspondent? Meet Jacek Urbanczyk, self-described "football journalist from Poland" and Riptide's stringer for the Little Caesar's Pizza Bowl in Detroit, between the University of ... More >>
Goodnight Vienna and Goodnight GuestsWe all know the feeling: Turkey dinner is completed, the stories have been told, everyone has seemingly enjoyed themselves to a reasonable extent, and most of the guests have had the good sense to say thanks and goodnight - the key word here being "most". Inva ... More >>
Raspberry, pink grapefruit, bubble gum and now "wild cherri" will be joining the flavored vodka market. Vodka withs something odd mixed in reminds us of the steak and potatoes ice cream we once chowed on in a little mountain place in Venezuela. But that's a story for another day. When you add someth ... More >>
Kristopher Huseby of Fireside Social fame is probably one of the better drummers we have down here, and it turns out he can pluck the bass and sing pretty well to boot. Enter Bulletproof Tiger, his latest, excellent project. The band just released its debut EP, Starving Hearts, which upholds t ... More >>
Magnolia PicturesOf all of Miami's '80s-era cocaine cowboys, Mickey Munday is our favorite. Jon Roberts is a little too batshit-insane for our taste. Max Mermelstein adopted a false identity and died broke. Griselda Blanco scares the shit out of us and has absconded back to Colombia. And Manny No ... More >>
America has a new enemy. And his name is Koman Coulibaly. He's like Lex Luthor, because he's bald and because he could be responsible for America's downfall in the World Cup. But mostly, because he's bald. By now the whole world knows had badly team USA got hosed on Friday when Maurice Edu's goal ... More >>
Whew. So how exactly is a U.S. soccer fan to feel after this morning's nail-biter against Slovenia?
Pissed that the defense slept through the first half to give the Slovenes a 2-0 halftime lead?
Exhilerated that the Yanks pulled off a stunning second half comeback to walk out with a draw?
Or furi ... More >>
GlimpseRunner(Crosstown Rebels)2009 was a big year for EDM's new dark horse, UK-based producer Glimpse, AKA Christopher Spero. Despite a deeply-rooted underground sensibility and uncompromising experimental flair, he has garnered plenty of mainstream accolades, including a nomination for Producer ... More >>