What do you get when you put Miami's top toques, five heritage breed pigs, bourbon, and a hot girl butchering a 300-pound porker all in the same room?
A bitchin' good time, that's what.
Swooping in for its second tour in Miami, Cochon 555 proved to be yet another fantastic event for attendees, ju ... More >>
If you think eating and drinking all week is irresponsible behavior, think again. While we all might be broke, underfed, and over-stressed, taking part in any kind of food-centric events helps us come back down to earth.
Hanging out with friends, sipping a fine wine, drinking a good craft, and nos ... More >>
With just a few days left until Miami's best event of the year, Aaron Brooks is busily chucking away in a secret kitchen at Edge Steak & Bar -- carefully formulating his master plan to win this year's Cochon.
Michelle Bernstein was queen at 2012's pork-centric affair, but Brooks thought he'd broug ... More >>
Pork lovers rejoice! Cochon 555, a porktastic event, is coming to town!
The 10-city culinary competition and tasting tour was created to promote the sustainable farming of heritage breed pigs - so that we may eat them better, my dear. Five local chefs compete in each city, preparing a menu using a ... More >>
Pork belly. Candied bacon. Pig's feet. It seems no one can get enough of Porky Pig these days, from tip to tail. Such is the premise behind Cochon 555, the annual competition that pits notable local chefs against each other in a piggy battle royale.
During the battle, chefs must use every last inch ... More >>
There's nothing new about peer reviews. Many professions, most notably attorneys, scientists and physicians, frequently evaluate their peers in an effort to maintain a standard level of competence and acknowledge outstanding members of their field. With the publication of Best Chefs America, add che ... More >>
Event recaps can be super repetitive sometimes. Unless something über spectacular happened, they're usually predictable.
SO WE'RE ABOUT TO CHANGE THAT, Y'ALL!
In the spirit of all things good and fun, we popped around from booth to booth at Thrillist's BBQ & The Blues last night hosted by none o ... More >>
A few weeks back, Short Order asked readers to vote for Miami's sweetest restaurant couple.We were looking for a couple that worked together in the same restaurant -- sharing the heat and the workload to make beautiful food together.We tabulated our Facebook votes, and Miami's sweetest couple is Den ... More >>
Throughout history there have been famous couples that have worked together. in just about every industry.Some duos that come to mind are Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall; Bonnie and Clyde; John Lennon and Yoko Ono; Hillary and Bill Clinton; Masters and Johnson; Irene and Frederic Joliot-Curie; Car ... More >>
If you were to look back at the restaurants openings of 2012 in Miami, you might notice a bit of a trend. Our epicurean vista has evolved and diversified.
We are now home to more mid-priced, chef-driven eateries: Surfside gained a deli; South Beach has a ceviche joint run by a James Beard nominee; ... More >>
Schmoozing with art snobs requires serious sustenance. After all, how will you remain fluent in artspeak, keep track of notable names to drop, and make it from Wynwood to the Beach and back without an adequate caloric intake?
Luckily, the fairs are all on board with keeping you well-fed, so this ye ... More >>
While Miami is best known for palm trees swaying among neon-lit avenues, Texas is probably most famous for cattle, oil, lots of excess...and old fashioned duels to the death.Read Also:- Haven's Isaac Grillo Wins Inaugural Ultimate Miami Bartender Award at Magic City CasinoThat vision apparently has ... More >>
Miami's culinary elite will come together Thursday evening, October 25, at the Eden Roc Renaissance Miami Beach for the 15th annual March of Dimes Signature Chefs Auction.The event, which begins at 6:30 p.m. with a special "meet the chefs" reception, sees chef chair Timon Balloo of Sugarcane Raw Bar ... More >>
Sugarcane continues executive chef Timon Balloo's "Dinner With Friends" series on Monday, and we've just received word that a limited amount of tickets are still available. He's sharing the stove with Cesar Zapata, executive chef of The Federal, Food, Drink & Provisions, named our Best Neighborh ... More >>
This Fourth of July, Short Order is all set to fire up the grill, call up some friends and kick it poolside with some good 'ole fashioned Texan barbecue, all thanks to a chat we had with the masterminds behind The Federal Food Drink & Provisions.Since you won't be able to go to the Federal this ... More >>
So Mother's Day has come and gone and you probably treated Mom to a champagne brunch and maybe a spa package.Dad, however, usually gets the short end of the stick on Father's Day. Let's face it, you probably give him some godawful tie and then high-tail it to the mall with your friends.Not so fast t ... More >>
Miami's favorite Vietnamese pop-up, Phuc Yea!, will make a comeback cameo at The District Factory in Wynwood this Saturday from 7 to 10 p.m.The Second Saturday Artwalk gallery event will promote entrepreneurial artists and designers looking to make their mark on Miami.Here's what the Phuc they're co ... More >>
This Wednesday evening, pretty much every top chef in town will gather for what's turning out to be the Academy Awards of Miami dining: Johnson & Wales University's first annual Zest Awards.The invitation-only fete, to take place at the university's Academic & Student Center, is part of ... More >>
Aniece Meinhold and Cesar Zapata recently made waves via their popular pop-up, Phuc Yea! That Vietnamese venture, with Daniel Treiman as third partner, lasted some three months in the Ingraham Building downtown. Before that, the duo teamed for another short stint with equally compelling results a ... More >>
It was not such a good week for the shuttered Vice Lounge Miami, but it was a splendid week for the Federal Food, Drink & Provisions, which opened to lots of huzzahs and buzz, and for J & G Grill, which debuted with a ribbon-cutting ceremony. It was also a good week for chef Giorgio Rapic ... More >>
Take note, Pious Pig Restaurant Group patrons! Aniece Meinhold, Cesar Zapata, and Alejandro Ortiz have officially announced the opening of the Federal Food Drink & Provisions in mid-January. That means food, beer, and a good time are all soon to come for the location at NE 51st Street an ... More >>
Photo by Alex Rodriguez"X" marks the spot... or at least the For Lease sign doesCat's out of the bag, folks. Phuc Yea! partners Aniece Meinhold, Cesar Zapata, and newcomer Manuel Ortiz have accidentally (or not so accidentally) leaked the news of their new food baby.The new place, called the Fede ... More >>
Photo by Jackie SayetChocolate soup is a big hit at Charlotte Bistro.A restaurant menu is the blueprint for a chef's imagination, a compilation of creations assembled with the hope that ingredients and descriptions will prove popular with diners. Regardless of the type of restaurant -- from hot d ... More >>
There's a storm a-brewin' at the Blue Piano, which has been the go-to spot in Buena Vista for daily live music and Chef Cesar's pork-laden haute stoner food.Seems the power couple of (former Short Order blogger) Aniece Meinhold and Cesar Zapata, who have become the face of the restaurant, will be ... More >>