Before tackling the Florida Turnpike, Palmetto Expressway, or I-95, you may need your caffeine fix. Thankfully, there is a Starbucks placed where 167th Street meets NE Second Ave. While a drive-thru may conjure up images of talking into clown mouths and teenagers in headsets, that is not the case at ... More >>
Spring is upon us, and while the rest of the country learned firsthand what it was like to be caught in a "ploar vortex," Miamians barely got to break out the sweatshirts. We're still looking forward to this season of new beginnings. Spring is a time for planting flowers, enjoying the gorgeous weat ... More >>
In 2013, locals took hold of Miami dining.
The time has come: Miami is finally a fine-food town. The signs are everywhere. The 305 is home to coffee roasters, supper clubs, a ramen house, and a northern Thai restaurant. Sourdough bread is a thing. The word "local" is sprinkled on menus like pepper on steak. The city's beverage scene, once r ... More >>
Muggle life sucks in so many ways. No flying on brooms. No invisibility cloaks. No wizard's chess. It's no wonder tourists flock to Universal Studios in Orlando to drink Butterbeer by the gallon and blow their paychecks on plastic wands. But now the magical concoction is as close as your neighborho ... More >>
Lincoln Road is either one of the most interesting or the most annoying streets in the nation. Have you ever just sat on a bench and people-watched? If the answer is no, do yourself a favor and go get a nocciola gelato at 4D; then have a seat. And if you're boycotting gelato because you're on that h ... More >>
When Lester's opened in Wynwood two years ago, the coffee shop and wine bar was a welcome addition, selling a carefully curated selection of art magazines and journals and offering Wi-Fi along with a limited (but also carefully curated) selection of beer, wine, coffee, and light fare. Soon, Lester' ... More >>
Want access to our Best Of picks from your smartphone? Download our free Best Of app for the iPhone or Android phone from the App Store or Google Play. Don't forget to check out the full Best of Miami® online at bestof.voiceplaces.com.In addition to croquetas and cigars, Cubans know their way ar ... More >>
Kahlúa buys an awful lot of coffee beans to create its liqueur, so why not take those same Arabica beans (from Veracruz, Mexico) to make coffee, then take the two beverages, blend them, seal in cans, and roll out as Kahlúa Iced Coffee?It certainly makes sense. The resultant cocktail is 5 percent a ... More >>
It's the crack of dawn and somehow you are hearing roosters crow though you are nowhere near a farm. You have a crazy morning ahead dealing with an especially difficult client and you realize the rooster you hear crowing is actually your brain periodically sobbing inside your head. A cup of coffe ... More >>
All photos by Laine DossShort Order was recently invited to join a diverse group of food bloggers to tour some of the more out of the way places in Jamaica. Today, we'll share a visit to a coffee plantation in part one of a three-part tour of the road less traveled in Jamaica.
Back in June, we were treated to the inner world of that most annoying breed of restaurant-goer -- the Yelper. In Funny or Die's parody, we're treated to Tricia and Johanna Yelping about everything from the disappointing sunset to their own apartment ('weird smell, cat not attentive").
Miguel Menendez (left) and Joel Pollock of Pather Coffee.This past Saturday, Jose Guillermo and Miguel Menendez from Fincas de la Familia Menendez came to Panther Coffee to school us on the inner workings of coffee production.More specifically, they told us about two coffees that are currently on ... More >>
Paula NiñoThe wait is over. After temporarily opening during Art Basel and Wynwood art walks, Panther Coffee will open for good this Saturday, June 11. Permitting delays kept owners Joel and Leticia Pollock from permanent operation of their coffee shop earlier this year as planned. The P ... More >>
John ZurHavana Spice Cafe's cure for the common hangover: pan con bistec. You know the feeling. You wake up dehydrated from the inside out, disoriented, and.... hungry. You need of a hearty meal and strong cup of coffee to knock last night's alcohol intake out of your system.You're in luck. Locat ... More >>
One bagel please, hold the Larry.Authentic bagels will finally be available in South Beach starting tomorrow, when The Original Brooklyn Water Bagel Co. debuts at The Shops at Alton & Fifth in South Beach. The first 50 folks to show up at opening time -- 6 a.m. -- will receive six free b ... More >>
Photo by Jacob Katel13 is Philippe Ruiz' number30 Average number of minutes that Americans spend cooking -- least in the world, according to a report issued last month by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development.74 Average number of minutes that Turks spend cooking -- most in the ... More >>
Lee KleinWhat a winning cup o' joe looks like.The short answer is yes -- at least according to the national Krups Cup O' Joe Awards announced last week. The coffee-machine/appliance maker surveyed coffee aficionados in ten cities (and also polled 250 New Yorkers to find the best sips in each boro ... More >>
Laine Doss Red Koi Food Truck Rolls into BTTR for the first time.Joel and Leticia Pollock, the husband-and-wife team behind Wynwood's Panther Coffee, will debut their "coffee trike" tonight at the Biscayne Triangle Truck Roundup. Panther specializes in small batch coffees, roasted and grou ... More >>
Why must Rick Scott's Coffee Talk be ruined? Former Gov. Charlie Crist gave out his personal cell phone number to journalists and kept their favorite beers stocked in his office. In stark contrast, current Gov. Rick Scott and his staff seem to have an unhealthy amount of disdain for the press cor ... More >>
Panther Coffee is definitely a welcome addition to Wynwood, and discerning caffeine addicts (ourselves included) patiently wait its arrival. In the meantime, though, it may be worth heading southwest in the quest for a quality brew. For the past couple years, coffee aficionados familiar with mark ... More >>
via www.southbeach-usa.comEspañola Way can transport you out of South Beach and into a cozy European setting. Hosteria Romana anchors the street with its own Caesar hailing pedestrians. Sunburned Italian waiters swoon over daughters, mothers, and grandmothers in the street. On a recent night, a ... More >>
Photo by Miamism The coffee ventanilla is as quintessentially Miami as traffic and humidity. It's our Starbucks, political town hall, and fast food counter rolled into one. But not every window is created equal. The perfect ventanilla, like a precisely measured cafecito, requires the right rat ... More >>
There is no doubt that Miami has a coffee culture. Whether you enjoy a cortadito, double espresso, or "tall" drip, there are choices on every corner. Does this mean death to the home coffee machine? Not yet. But a few contenders are definitely trying to stay ahead of the curve with their multitaskin ... More >>
Lee KleinSit down. What's your rush?The new Nespresso Boutique Bar on Lincoln Road is a stunning cafe where patrons can sit and enjoy any of 16 Grand Cru coffees. Nespresso is something of a pioneer in premium- portioned coffee (you know, the pods) -- it's as good a cup of espresso as you're gonn ... More >>
In their never ending quest to figure out the Internet, newspapers (us included!) are trying lots of new things. Well "new" to them anyway. The New York Times has a prototype for an "Article Skimmer" up. Headlines and ledes are placed in a grid, and using java technology readers skim between differe ... More >>
Just kick it at Segafredo Brickell for your Eurocup fix.
This past Tuesday, Miami-Dade County commissioners took up the issue of the strong mayor ballot. At first they wanted to cut the salary, but then they chickened out. Indeed, it seems every time they discuss this issue, they act loopier than Reverend Jim Ignatowski rampaging through a political conv ... More >>
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