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    March 18, 2014

    Miami's Ten Best Vegan Desserts

    There are many misconceptions about vegans, one of which is that our diets are a mundane mix of raw vegetables, filtered water, and the occasional fruit. Fail. Vegans love a good dessert as much as the average carnivore -- we just opt out of the animal ingredients. Luckily, there are more than a fe ... More >>

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    February 5, 2014

    Ten Valentine's Day Dinners in Miami Under $100 Per Person

    Maybe it's fitting that Valentine's Day's beginnings were filled with tales of saints and martyrs. If you feel forced to celebrate the day with poems, hearts, and flowers, blame it on 18th-century England, where the day evolved into what we now recognize as the opportunity for confectioners and flor ... More >>

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    November 28, 2013
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    August 29, 2013
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    August 1, 2013

    Iron Fork: A Guide to What You'll Be Eating Tonight

    What you need is a game plan. Miami New Times' Iron Fork starts at 6 p.m. tonight, launching four hours of eating and drinking from the stations of over 45 restaurants. So here's a guide to your feast, featuring each dish that will be served.

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    January 30, 2013

    Biodynamic Cacao: New Trend in Chocolate?

    To understand biodynamic agriculture, consider egg labeling. "Free-range" stamps previously suggested eggs laid by chickens raised on pastures. Then, it turned out, they were laid by chickens with access to the outdoors. Whether they spent time outside was arguable. (And still is.) As demand for su ... More >>

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    January 24, 2013
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    August 6, 2012

    Fake Chocolate Milk Smackdown, Part One: Silk Almond vs. Blue Diamond Almond

    What hath the dog days of summer wrought? A smackdown testing out fake chocolate milk, that's what. Does this mean that nothing much of interest is happening in the local food world today? Unless you find the sexual preference of chicken franchise customers a matter of fascination, that's about righ ... More >>

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    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 >>

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    February 10, 2012

    Almond & Sea Salt Chocolate From Brooklyn for V-Day: Yo! Eat Me!

    Laine DossMast Brothers Chocolates -- Wynwood just got sweeter.​Mast Brothers Chocolate is a small boutique factory in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, that makes artisan chocolate.The chocolate is made in small numbered batches from beans specially selected by the brothers who own the company, Rick and Mi ... More >>

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    January 20, 2012

    Visit Fairchild's Chocolate Fest Today Because Chocolate Can't Get You Pregnant!

    Calling all chocoholics - Fairchild's sixth International Chocolate, Coffee and Tea Festival kicks off today and runs through Sunday. $25 admission gets you in on the 9:30a.m. to 4:30p.m. choco-scene at Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden in Coral Gables. There's something for everyone.​The Cho ... More >>

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    December 29, 2011
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    July 28, 2011

    Last Night: Pastry Porn and Scotch at Michael's Genuine

    Photos by Paula Niño​​​Last night, in honor of National Scotch Day, Short Order headed over to Michael's Genuine Food & Drink for some seriously old scotch and a tasting of pastry chef Hedy Goldsmith's latest creations.The Macallan brand ambassador Randolph Adams was our host for the even ... More >>

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    July 27, 2011

    Miami Spice 2011: The Good, The Great, and The Grudging (Miami Beach)

    Does 1500 Degrees deliver on its Miami Spice menu?​Miami Spice 2011 begins in five days. Each year, we like to take a look at the menus being offered and share our take on them. Some restaurants, as most already know, embrace this annual $35, three-course promotion with more enthusiasm than others ... More >>

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    March 18, 2011

    Patagonia's Got (Chocolate) Balls and Other Sweet Things You Can Put in Your Mouth

    John Zur​Located on Miracle Mile in Coral Gables, the third installation of Patagonia (the other two are located in Doral and Key Biscayne) features delicious empanadas and sandwiches. But you might want to check it out instead for the incredible glass case of sweets. Priced at $11.99 per pound ( ... More >>

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    February 28, 2011

    Two Chefs Chocolate Soufflé Recipe

    Photo by Leticia Jorgensen​Last week, we talked about all sorts of things with Jan Jorgensen of Two Chefs (the interview: Part 1 and Part 2). His signature soufflés have become so popular that customers stopped ordering the other desserts. "I had to throw a lot of them away," Jorgensen  ... More >>

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    February 7, 2011

    From Oreos to Zagnuts: Ten Foods Vegans Eat to Scrape By

    Oprah and 378 staffers recently took a one-week vegan challenge.​Or, "How to Succeed at Veganism Without Really Trying."Vegans are humans too. Like most Americans, we have only so much time to dedicate to food preparation. So it is an error when outsiders ponder the vegan lifestyle and automatical ... More >>

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    January 27, 2011

    Chocolate Wine: Uh-Oh

    Lee Klein​When I first espied the bottle of ChocoVine on the shelves of Publix -- "The taste of dutch chocolate and fine red wine" -- I just had to try it. I mean, as the company website puts it: "The right chocolate paired with the perfect wine can create a near-orgasmic taste experience." So thi ... More >>

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    December 29, 2010

    Ten Best Desserts of 2010

    Lee KleinHedy's dynamo doughnuts at Michael's Genuine​These are the desserts I enjoyed most during the past year. Looking over my list, I can't help but note that three contain bananas, and only one is chocolate-based. I love chocolate desserts, but so often the only restaurant menu choice is the ... More >>

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    December 27, 2010

    How Robert Siegmann Sent a Bomb Through the TSA Checkpoint

    Photo by Riki AltmanSiegmann and Landini show off their Bomb and gado gado. Hmm, that sounds a bit obscene, huh?Read the first part of this interview with Icebox Café's owner Robert Siegmann and chef Andrea Landini here. C'mon--surely you have time. We know you aren't really working today, anyhow.S ... More >>

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    November 26, 2010

    Black Friday Deals for Foodies

    Courtesy Romanico's ChocolatesThe Miami Sushi chocolate and candy box from Romanico's Chocolates​Here are some Black Friday deals for those who have a hankering for specialty food products or for those hoping to get the perfect gift for the foodies in their life. Even better: none of these deals r ... More >>

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    November 10, 2010

    Kilwin's Comes To South Beach (And Today Is 2-For-1 Waffle Cone Wednesday!)

    Lee KleinTuesday is 2-for-1 Candy Apple DayWhen I first saw Kilwin's on Lincoln Road, it sounded familiar. Then my wife reminded me that we'd eaten ice cream at a Kilwin's on Las Olas many years ago. So I figured they'd branched out to a second location. In fact, Kilwin's Chocolates-Fudge-Ice Cream, ... More >>

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    September 24, 2010

    Rosa Mexicano's Big Chocolate Taunt & Demo

    The only thing better than pork belly may be chocolate.Sorry to be a tease, but the folks at Rosa Mexicano didn't want to give you the recipe for the whole enchilada... uh, we mean pork belly taco, because they would rather you stop over tomorrow at 10 a.m. to watch the whole process so you do it th ... More >>

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    August 2, 2010

    Ice Cream Cocktails At Random in Milwaukee

    ​On a recent visit to Milwaukee, we stumbled across a cocktail bar call At Random. It was located in a residential area that looked like a throwback to the 60's. There were no set hours and a drink menu full of complex lounge beverages, no beer or wine.  The music came from a jukebox in the c ... More >>

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    June 11, 2010

    Healthy Dad or Not, Granola is Where It's At

    photo by Christina Staalstrom​Miami is full of health enthusiasts and Matt Pawlik, one of three founders of Mix My Granola, ​is no exception. An avid triathlete, granola is the fuel that keeps him going through his training and those grueling races. He even has his own blend appropriately called ... More >>

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    May 20, 2010

    Icebox Café Takes Off to Miami International Airport

    One of Icebox Cafe's amazing cakes. ​Oprah Winfrey has hailed Icebox Café's cakes as some of the best in the country. Now, travelers with a sweet tooth won't have to schlep to Lincoln Road for a slice of raspberry chocolate mousse. This fall, Icebox Café is opening a satellite location at Miami ... More >>

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    April 21, 2010

    Free Chocolates On Earth Day at Romanicos

    We don't like to print out direct plugs for businesses, but free chocolates on Earth Day? Damn! Plus Romanicos makes great chocolate.

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    April 14, 2010

    Taking A Bite Out of the New Bliss Spa

    The W Hotel on South Beach recently debuted their Bliss Spa. This state-of-the-art spa hails from New York, where Bliss is known as the leader in facials, massages and other pampering treatments. While Miami isn't lacking spas and the like, this new three-story facility is modern, clean and approach ... More >>

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    February 2, 2010

    Where to Eat in Miami This Valentine's Day

    If you ask us, showing off your culinary skills for your loved one is much more romantic than a dinner out, but we understand it's not always easy. If you're looking for where to eat out this Valentine's Day, here are some options. ​Area 31 at the Epic Hotel Your choice between two four-course pri ... More >>

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    January 22, 2010

    Fairchild Hosts Chocolate Festival This Weekend

    ​Calling all chocolate addicts! You know who you are. Fairchild Tropical Botanical Garden will host its 4th Annual International Chocolate Festival starting tomorrow, January 22 through Sunday, January 24. The festival will feature demos, lectures, tastings and food vendors. Learn to make your ow ... More >>

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    January 14, 2010
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    November 4, 2009

    Top 5 New Candies: Chuao's Firecracker, Sour Patch Chillerz and Jitterbeans

    It takes more than just a sugar to hit my sweet spot, so I went in search of five new confections that have that added layer of oomph, coupled with some degree of hmm, and the power to make me cry, "Yowza!" Bye, bye Snickers bars and Sweet Tarts--I'm all about these new sugary sensations.Here's what ... More >>

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    July 7, 2009

    For Chef Patissiere Angela Garcia, It's Sweet Dreams with New Lovely Daze Special Edition Book: ROSE

    Charwei TsaiCover art meets the culinary artsYou won't find a food stylist in the credits for this cookbook.  But there is eye candy, of a different kind.In Lovely Daze Special Edition Book: ROSE, pastry chef Angela Garcia explores the ingredient rose in dessert recipes paired with drawings and ... More >>

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    April 29, 2009

    Cacao And Symphony...

    Cacao's Ecuadorian shrimp the next best thing to tea and sympathy. This Friday, May 1st, The Miami Symphony will be performing at the Guzman Concert Hall at the University of Miami at 8:00 p.m. After the event, a Symphonic Celebration takes place at Cacao Restaurant from 10:30 p.m. to ... More >>

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    February 10, 2009

    Chocolate-Dipped Bottle Of Champagne

    Champagne and chocolates constitute the dynamic duo of no-brainers for Valentine's Day. Peterbrooke Chocolatier at 227 Aragon Ave. in Coral Gables has come up with a novel way to team the two: A chocolate-dipped champagne bottle. Now through February 14, customers can bring in their favorite bubbly ... More >>

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    September 29, 2008
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    September 11, 2008

    Chocolate Rain

    Forget Tay Zonday — it’s all about the food at Rosa Mexicano.

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    March 1, 2007

    We're Already There

    Celebrate sweet, dark, delicious chocolate

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    February 1, 2007

    Honey, I Made Them Myself

    So much better than a Whitman’s Sampler

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    September 28, 2006
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