MasterChef, the Fox cooking competition that has "real people" competing just wrapped up season five, with judges Gordon Ramsay, Joe Bastianich, and Graham Elliot choosing Courtney Lapressi, an aerial dancer from Philadelphia, as the victor. Now, it's on to season six. MasterChef is seeking contest ... More >>
It's happening. Trader Joe's is opening its first Miami-Dade store this Friday, October 18, at 8 a.m., complete with a ceremonial lei-cutting, music, and giveaways. But what does the store look like and what's the fuss all about? When Short Order was asked if we wanted to get a little tour by capta ... More >>
Meet Chris P. Bacon. Chris is a six-month-old pot bellied pig. His favorite foods are Cheerios and sliced green grapes; his least favorite, carrots and celery. He loves air conditioning, rubbing his belly in the grass and watching TV with his adopted older brother. His best friends are a stuffed duc ... More >>
Jean-Paul Sartre once famously said there are just two types of people in this world: those who like Cocoa Puffs, and those who prefer Cocoa Krispies. Or maybe it was Seinfeld who said it. Either way, the world keeps evolving, and, lo and behold, there are now other cocoa-flavored breakfast cereals ... More >>
The tradition of treating mom to breakfast in bed has long been abused by movies and television shows, which feature an adorable child (or clumsy husband) serving mom burnt toast and Cheerios. Burnt toast? Come on! This meal has to be worthy of a special lady.We love the idea of surprising mom with ... More >>
Toni Morrison's Song of Solomon was maybe the best American novel of the past half-century. The daughter of a shipyard builder, Morrison won the Nobel Prize for Literature a few years ago based largely upon the amazing quality of that one book, her best.So I was kinda surprised to see her name on ... More >>
Adam Sandler is right. Thanksgiving is a special time of year. But we're already sick of his song and dance, and the last movie he made was so terrible that even turkeys begged for a trip to the ovens rather than watch it. So here are the true top ten greatest Thanksgiving songs. They will remind ... More >>
Trina SargalskiPalo! at Fall for the Arts festival in September 2010Scene Eating is a new Short Order interview column. We'll provide a glimpse into the food habits of our community, focusing on people who make living in Miami more interesting, sane, and worthwhile. If you're curious about the fo ... More >>
via BravoTVLast night's Miami Social was all about children: the kind you want but can't have, the kind you find are accidentally going to pop out in nine months, the kind you send away to Switzerland, and the kind that are 30-something professionals who live in South Beach. The main drama a ... More >>
You know what is just the worst? When you're at a gas station and want to buy a Diet Coke and a Cheerios Milk & Cereal Bar, but the guy in front of you decides to get $50 in scratch-off tickets. Which inevitably takes forever. Seriously, it is the worst. "No! I said I wanted ten Pink Panthers ... More >>
Perhaps you woke up this morning, mouth tasting like the lining of a birdcage only with the texture of sandpaper. You used a nearby crowbar to pry open one eye. When you eventually made it to the bathroom you saw those eyes are not only bloodshot, but toting more baggage than your last girlfri ... More >>
This past week the Miami Herald’s “Diet and Nutrition” page featured a “Nutrition Quiz” that touted the benefits of niacin. These include raising “good” HDL cholesterol by as much as 35% -- “plus, it purportedly helps your skin and hair”. What specific foods does this quiz -- which ... More >>
Music that made the world safe for the word "alternative" again.
Is That a Y2K in My Soup?
There's Diversity in That Bread