Consumer Non-Cyclicals

  • Blogs

    April 16, 2014

    Tweet Ben and Jerry's for Free Ice Cream

    As if we couldn't already thank Ben & Jerry's enough for bringing us Free Cone Day last week, now their tour is back in Miami for its fourth year and feeding the masses. With temperatures already creeping into the 80s, this ice-cream truck for grownups is a welcome visitor. Simply tweet @BenJerrys ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 8, 2014

    Free Cone Day at Ben & Jerry's Today

    The reign of peace, love, and ice cream began more than three decades ago in a converted gas station in Burlington, Vermont, where two childhood friends took a risk and opened an ice-cream shop. A year later, Ben Cohen and Jerry Greenfield were so surprised and delighted that their endeavor was sti ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 4, 2014

    Florida Bill Would Force Craft Breweries To Sell Their Beer To Distributors Then Buy it Back

    Florida's beer laws are already about as logical as David Samson's Survivor strategy. Thanks to the oversized influence of big money distributors, antiquated laws like one banning 64-ounce growlers (which are legal in 47 other states) stay on the books. Craft brewers have spent four years trying t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 3, 2014

    Miami Rum Renaissance Festival Returns: VIP BOGO Offer

    The Miami Rum Renaissance Festival returns to the Doubletree Hotel Miami Airport Convention Center for three days of rum tastings, seminars and festivities April 25 to 27. Now in its sixth year, the festival features more than 80 rum producers worldwide offering tastes of over 200 rums to rum enthu ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 18, 2014

    Miami Fast-Food Workers to Protest at Miami McDonald's for Fair Wages

    Last week, McDonald's workers in New York, California, and Michigan filed class-action lawsuits against the fast-food giant. They claim Mickey D's "illegally underpaid employees by erasing hours from their time cards, not paying overtime, and ordering them to work off the clock," according to the Ne ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 13, 2014

    Michael Schwartz To Open Michael's Genuine Pub?

    Michael Schwartz, the man behind Michael's Genuine Home Brew, Michael's Genuine Food and Drink and Harry's Pizzeria, may have another project on the horizon, Michael's Genuine Pub. No announcement from Schwartz was made regarding a pub, however a trademark for a Michael's Genuine Pub was filed by ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 5, 2014

    Veritage Miami Announces Events and Best in Glass Wine Challenge Winners

    Veritage Miami was founded 20 years ago, back when it was known as the United Way Wine and Food Festival. Since then, it has been dedicated to exposing South Floridians to the best in wine and eats while raising money for charity. Changing its name to "Veritage" last year has not diminished its infl ... More >>

  • Dining

    January 2, 2014
  • Blogs

    November 4, 2013

    M.A.S.H. Members Earn Professional Beer Judge Certification

    When the term 'beer geek' is said, it's more than likely referring to people like Robert Billany and Danny Argudin of the Miami Area Society of Homebrewers. Argudin, who's also a part of Sexy Llama Brewing start-up, and Billany are now also professional beer judges. They earned their new credential ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 31, 2013

    Brickell Irish Pub to Close, Havana 1957 to Open in its Place

    After four years of flip nights, red headed sluts (the shot, duh), and U2 cover bands -- Brickell Irish Pub is closing its doors. This massive bar/eatery is going out in a blaze of glory with a "Last Call Closing Party" this Saturday night. See also: The Hoxton in Brickell Has Closed

  • Blogs

    October 16, 2013

    Free Beer at LoKal's Home Brewers Bash Tonight and Tomorrow!

    Miami and Broward home brewers are back at the second annual Home Brewers Bash at LoKal -- and this year, the event is so big, it spans two evenings. Tonight and Thursday, October 17, from 6 to 10 p.m., the Coconut Grove beer and burger joint will allow home brewers to take over the taps. This i ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 10, 2013

    Salmonella Outbreak Hits Miami-Dade (as Many CDC Workers Are on Furlough)

    The nationwide salmonella outbreak has hit Miami-Dade County. Three cases were reported here in an outbreak that is believed to have started with a chicken producer all the way in California.

  • Blogs

    September 25, 2013

    DaddyBrews Homebrew Supply Store Grand Opening Saturday

    With all of the breweries popping up around town lately, it's surprising to know that Miami has only two homebrew supply stores. Now comes DaddyBrews Homebrew Supply store, which holds its grand opening party on September 28. Amazingly, this is the middle of Oktoberfest. So if you're not looking ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 12, 2013

    The Academy of Beer: Drink in the Knowledge at Books & Books

    It's alright. We completely understand. Until now, Miami hasn't been much of a beer city so you haven't felt like you needed to learn too much about brewskis. The only thing you really had to know was that Corona Light was for the beach and Budweiser for tailgating. Then, it happened. You turned ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 9, 2013

    J. Wakefield Brewing Raises Money From the Little Guy Starting Today

    Jonathan Wakefield, the mastermind behind J. Wakefield Brewing Company, is on the path to establishing Miami's next production brewery, and he is close. To help raise the remaining capital needed to start J. Wakefield Brewing, the firm has established an account with CrowdBrewed, the Kickstarter-s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 3, 2013

    Wynwood Brewing Company Official Launch September 23 at Gramps

    It's finally here, folks. After two years of heavy anticipation, Wynwood Brewing Company has announced it will officially launch its beer starting September 23. The launch will be in tandem with Miami Beer Tour, which is hosting Hopztoberfest at Gramps in Wynwood starting at 8 p.m. On tap will be ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 16, 2013

    Devon in Kendall: Rum Running and Cigar Rolling Tonight

    Live in Southwest Miami-Dade and don't know what to do on a Tuesday night? How about some rum running and cigar rolling while overlooking Kendall's best waterfront views -- the canal at Town & Country. Named Best Restaurant in South-Dade by Miami New Times in our annual Best of list, Devon Seafood ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 3, 2013

    MIA Brewing's Eddie Leon's Secret to Beating Florida's System: Start a Distribution Company

    Florida's three-tier alcohol distribution system prevents manufacturers from distributing their own product to retailers or customers, but Eddie Leon from Most Wanted Brewery--now known as MIA Brewing Company--found a work-around: invest in a new distribution company. Under Florida's beer statute ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 29, 2013

    Sosta on Lincoln Road Closes

    With all the new pizzerias opening, it looked like Miami would become the new Manhattan, where every street corner sells hot and savory pies in one form or another. Which is why it's surprising to learn that the Lincoln Road pizzeria Sosta Enoteca & Pizzeria quietly closed Sunday, April 21. Read ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 14, 2013

    OTC and Cigar City: Monthly Craft Brew Tap Takeover

    Over The Counter, or OTC for short, opened in Brickell in the late fall and quickly became a place for locals to get affordable no-nonsense sliders, grilled cheese sandwiches, and charcuterie plates. With most items under ten bucks, tenants in high-rent high rises could find a place to grab a beer a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 13, 2013

    Wynwood Brewing Company to Open in June

    For the folks behind Wynwood Brewing Company, the road to beeradise has been a bit rocky. Since they announced their intention to open a production facility back in 2011, the crew has faced oodles of red tape from the city and county. But there's a light at the end of the tunnel. According to foun ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 1, 2013

    Most Wanted Brewery's Eddie Leon Talks Brewery Startups

    So you're a homebrewer in Miami and you want to start a brewery. If population density is any indicator, the market is ripe compared to Asheville, North Carolina, a city of 83,000 people that has at least a dozen breweries (including brewpubs) and counting. Eddie Leon, 44, founder of Most Wanted Bre ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 24, 2013

    Beach Brews Beer Fest on Miami Beach Features More Than 50 Beers: Get Half-Price Tickets Now

    Miami Beach is getting its very own beer event -- and it's only a week away.On February 2, from 7 to 10 p.m., the Beach Brews Beer Fest will take over the Miami Beach Convention Center, bringing some of Florida's best craft and micro brewers together under one roof.The event features over 50 differe ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 7, 2013

    Beck's Sapphire Beer: A Lincoln Road Pop-Up

    Anheuser-Busch InBev has launched its new Beck's Sapphire beer in a big way. The new brew was launched on New Year's eve at select parties around Miami-Dade including the W South Beach, Haven Gastro Lounge, and The Forge, and is now available at select stores.The beer, offered in a sexy black bottle ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 1, 2013

    Craft Brewja Arwen Lehman's 2013 Beer Predictions

    As we transition into 2013, "experts" in every field are making their annual predictions about what's bound to happen in the new year. But does anyone really care about who's planning to get preggers (like the world needs another Kardashian) or which social network's gonna go bust? Not so much. Scr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 14, 2012

    Bill Marler Interview, Part Two: His Most Difficult Cases and Lobbying Congress

    Short Order recently published part one of our interview with Bill Marler, attorney, blogger, and food safety advocate. He discussed food safety concerns and foodborne illness.We wrap up our interview today with Marler discussing his most difficult cases and lobbying Congress to pass the Food Modern ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 10, 2012

    Candy Corn Oreos Launch Today (and Other Types of Oreo Lunacy)

    Quick!  What's the one candy that's been hated by children since the beginning of time?  That's right kiddies...candy corn. These tasteless little bits of wax and sugar have long been the stuff of childhood nightmares. Why these candies are still around is beyond us since they only seem to ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 2, 2012

    Miami's Top Brewer Johnathan Wakefield Talks Breweries, Berliners and a Little Math Too (Photos)

    Miami is an emerging craft beer market, and has carved out a niche in craft beer. Read also: CerveTech Brew Institute.Miami has one of the world's top-ranked brewers. and his name is Johnathan Wakefield. So if Miami is home to such talent, then this begs the ultimate question: where's the brewery? W ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 17, 2012

    McDonald's Tops on Twitter and Facebook, Plus Other Fast Food and Social Media Findings

    Burger King has seen 105% fan growth on Facebook since January. McDonald's follower growth on Twitter has seen a 118% growth in the same period. Mickey Dee's also responds quickest to tweets than any other chain -- an average of 29 minutes.Compare that to Burger King, which takes over 60 hours to re ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 19, 2012

    Hebrew National Not Kosher? Lawsuit Filed

    ConAgra Foods is being sued over claims that their Hebrew National brand of hot dogs and deli meats are not kosher.A lawsuit filed in U.S. District Court, District of Minnesota (Wallace et al v. ConAgra Foods Inc) alleges that the meat processing plant used by ConAgra, did not adhere to strict Ortho ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 4, 2012

    Burger King Behemoth: Carrols Group Buys 278 Restaurants to Become Miami Chain's Largest Franchisee

    Carrols Restaurant Group, Inc. completed a cash-and-stock deal with Miami-based Burger King Corp. earlier this week for 278 restaurants. That gives it a company high total of 574 world-wide. Syracuse-based Carrolls shelled out $16.2 million in cash and a 28.9 percent equity interest to Burger King C ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 16, 2012

    CerveTech's Nick Armada Talks About the Art of Brewing Beer (Video)

    Craft alcohologist Nick Armada went to beer college at FIU before starting CerveTech in the Bird Road Arts district.He can tell you all about how yeast are living micro-organisms, why fungi eat sugar and excrete alcohol, and how enzymes make it all possible.Read this week's feature on Nick's company ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 26, 2012

    New Times Brew at the Zoo: Local Beers and Music This Saturday

    Miami New Times and Zoo Miami are teaming together once more to bring you beer and music right next to jungle cats, giant primates, and cute creatures of the forest - at the third annual New Times Brew at the Zoo. This Saturday, April 28 from 7 to 10 p.m, enjoy plenty of beer, food, and live music ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 26, 2012

    Miami Club Rum: A Distillery Tour (Photos)

    You might miss the entrance to the Miami Club Rum distillery (2320 N Miami Avenue, Miami), housed alongside the locked galleries and thrift shops that line North Miami Avenue in Wynwood. The nondescript building is rather small when compared to most rum distilleries in the Caribbean, which come equi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 25, 2012

    Burger King to Go Cage-Free by 2017

    Miami-based Burger King Corporation has announced that its eggs and pork products will be cage-free by 2017.The company is catching onto a national trend. Wendy's and McDonald's are making similar plans. Hormel and Smithfield Farms plan to end the use of cages in the same time period as BK. Already ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 19, 2012

    Burger King Food Truck to Roll Into Miami

    In an attempt to claw its way back into the number two spot for U.S. fast food sales, Miami-based Burger King is trying a hell of a lot of stale innovative campaigns.For instance, a new campaign has stellar celebs Jay Leno, David Beckham, Salma Hayek, and the over-used Sofia Vergara in ads that tout ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 18, 2012

    Brews & Bellies Tomorrow at The Federal Sold Out, Event Capped at 100 People

    The first Brews and Bellies craft beer tasting event held at The Federal Food and Drink Provisions is sold out, with over 120 RSVPs. However, if you RSVP now you might get lucky.And don't worry, if you miss this one there will be more because this is the beginning of a series that will be held on th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 23, 2012

    SoBeWFF: Robert Irvine Wants to Engage You at Party Impossible

    ​Robert Irvine is the buff star of Food Network's Restaurant: Impossible, taking miserably failing restaurants and turning them into success stories. He's also the subject of many photographs at the South Beach Wine & Food Festival, most memorably last year when he provided his back as transpo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 21, 2012

    Dress Up Like the'80s and Picket Outback Steakhouse

    ​A rally, organized by the Florida AFL-CIO to oppose Florida Senate Bill 2106 is planned for this afternoon, February 21 at 3 p.m. in front of Outback Steakhouse in Miami Lakes. The Florida AFL-CIO is inviting all restaurant workers who work for tips and union members to show up in 1980s garb and ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 1, 2011

    Horse Slaughter Legal Once Again in U.S., Maybe Even in Florida

    Woah, Nelly. Horse slaughter is once again legal thanks to Congress.Florida currently has some of the toughest laws against horse slaughter in the nation, but activists disagree over whether the practice could soon be booming in the Sunshine State."If someone were to open a licensed slaughter house ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 13, 2011

    Blue Door Fish Says Goodbye with Winemaker Dinner

    Aww, shucks. This could be Blue Door Fish's last winemaker dinner.​We know you're all torn up about the news we broke last week regarding Blue Door Fish's final bow, so might we suggest you celebrate it with a few glasses of wine and five hearty courses instead of simply drowning your sorrows in a ... More >>

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    June 23, 2011
  • Blogs

    May 18, 2011

    Bustelo, Pilon, Adios! Kiss Miami Coffee Good-Bye!

    ​For years, Miami has had a stranglehold on America. Sure, they had their crappy Starbucks and  fancy, yuppy coffee roasters. But we had cafe Cubano, cafe con leche, cortaditos, la gasolina de la tarde.....But now J.M. Smucker has bought the local -- actually historically Cuban -- brand that ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 14, 2011

    Tax Day Deals at Angelique Euro Cafe, BLT Steak, and P.F. Chang's

    "Catalana wrap" at Angelique​Taxes are like fried calamari appetizers: Everyone says they're tired of it, but nobody does anything about it. On the other hand, taxes don't come with marinara sauce and a lemon wedge.  The point I am trying to make is that the following three restaurants are al ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 12, 2011

    Eight Great Songs by Seven Fake Bands

    Photo from Last FMThe Wonders doing that thing...​Who's the greatest fictional group of all time? Is it Erie, Pennsylvania's The Wonders or Doug Funnie's favorite band The Beets? What about The California Raisins, the claymation cover band originally molded to advertise the California Raisin Advi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 7, 2011

    Farm Stores: Only Online Grocery Shopping Now Available

    via​On a recent late-night run to a local Farm Stores (the drive-thru convenience store with the cow on the sign), a nifty flyer with $20-off coupon was dropped in the bag. That discount is good for online grocery shopping. Curiosity was piqued.So, what are the advantages ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 1, 2011

    Man in Freddy Krueger Mask Robs Grocery Stores

    ​Watch out for Freddy Krueger! He'll kill you in your dreams! Or, apparently, rob your grocery store. Police are on the search for a man in a Freddy Krueger Halloween mask who pulled off an armed robbery at a Food Giant grocery store this weekend.

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    November 25, 2010
  • Dining

    February 23, 2006

    Tin Chefs

    The disconnect between a culinary student's white-collar dreams and the restaurant world's blue-collar reality

  • Dining

    March 15, 2001

    The Beef on Tainted Bovine

    Mad cow disease, part 3

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