• Blogs

    September 17, 2014

    MasterChef Casting in Miami: Insider Tips From the Casting Director

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    October 17, 2013

    Trader Joe's: A Sneak Peek and Ten Tips From Captain Jodi

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    August 19, 2013

    Choose Compassion: Pigs Are People Too

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    May 11, 2012

    Five Best Chocolate Cereals: Cocoa Puffs to Cocoa Krispies

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    May 11, 2012

    For Mother's Day: Recipe for Peach-Inspired Breakfast in Bed from Tudor House (Photos)

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    February 9, 2012

    Peeny Butter Fudge: Bilingual Nobel Prize-Winner Free With Cheerios

    ​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 >>

  • Blogs

    November 23, 2011

    Top Ten Thanksgiving Songs About Your Screwed-Up Family

    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 >>

  • News

    December 16, 2010
  • Blogs

    September 14, 2010

    Steve Roitstein from Palo! Seen Eating... A Juban Sandwich

    Trina SargalskiPalo! at Fall for the Arts festival in September 2010​Scene 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 >>

  • Calendar

    May 6, 2010
  • Blogs

    July 29, 2009

    Miami Social: Cold War Kids

    via BravoTV​Last 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 >>

  • Blogs

    June 5, 2009

    Florida Lotto Vending Machines Return

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    March 16, 2009

    Calle Ocho 2009 Recap: I Know It Hurts

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    October 23, 2008

    Herald Health Tips

    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 >>

  • Year End

    December 23, 2004

    Smells Like Indie Spirit

    Music that made the world safe for the word "alternative" again.

  • Dining

    December 16, 1999


    Is That a Y2K in My Soup?

  • Dining

    November 4, 1999


    There's Diversity in That Bread

  • Culture

    April 30, 1998