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Convenience and Fast Foods

  • Blogs

    October 30, 2013

    My Ceviche to Open in South Miami

    What started as a tiny seafood shack has now become a full-fledged fish empire. My Ceviche, the fast-casual brand owned by Sam Gorenstein and Roger Duarte, is opening a third location. The restaurant will be located in South Miami -- at 5900 SW 73 street. See also: Sam Gorenstein's Leap of Faith H ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 5, 2013

    Vapiano: Fast-Casual Italian in Brickell

    Fast-casual dining is all the rage, and why wouldn't it be? Inexpensive, high quality food, unpretentious ambiance, and DIY table service is a lethal combination. That's exactly what you'll see at Vapiano in Brickell, the Italian-chain from Germany. Germans making pasta? Sounds ironic, we know. Odd ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 10, 2013

    Giraffas Plans Florida Expansion of Its Fast-Casual Brazilian Empire

    Giraffas' fast-casual dining experience might just ruin other casual eateries for you. The quality of the menu seems too good to be described as "fast," yet diners are in and out of the restaurant in less than an hour, even when ordering steak, fish, and pasta dishes. Founded by Carlos Guerra, the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 7, 2013

    Lokal's My Childhood Dream: How To Make the Perfect Burger For National Doughnut Day

    Today is National Doughnut Day and there's no better way to celebrate than with a delicious burger and a cold craft beer. But it can't be just any burger. You have to have Lokal Burgers & Beer's My Childhood Dream, the doughnut burger that owner Matthew Kuscher has literally been thinking about sin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 18, 2012

    Burger King Drive-Thru Stinks, Says Study. Locals Disagree.

    According to a new study, Miami-based Burger King, has the worst drive-thru when it comes to service, speed, and accuracy.The study, conducted by QSR Magazine, is conducted annually and rates the drive-thrus of Chick-fil-A, Krystal, McDonald's, Taco Bell, Wendy's, and Burger King. Categories such as ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 4, 2012

    Fight Over Chicken Nuggets Leads to Domestic Violence Arrest in Florida

    We all know that when it comes to chicken nuggets, emotions tend to rise high, but, as with everything, those delicious little meat nibblets are never, ever, ever an excuse for domestic violence.John J. Valentin of West Melbourne, Florida apparently got so upset when his nephew cooked too many chick ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 13, 2012

    Cine Citta, Pasha's Brickell Closed Due to Violations

    In a report published by the Florida Department of Business and professional Regulation for the week ending September 8, two of eight restaurants in the state closed due to health violations were in Miami. Roach activity, which is the leading cause of restaurant closures in Florida, was observed at ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 5, 2012

    Pao Town: New Fast-Casual Asian in the Gables and the Future

    Miami on Thursday will welcome fast-casual Asian eatery Pao Town, a project Abe Ng and his team, who run the Sushi Maki empire, have been working on for nearly a year.Local food enthusiasts began sneering at the fast-casual Asian concept almost as soon as it caught fire, yet the restaurants in ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 29, 2012

    No Breakfast, Honey Buns and Doritos for Dinner: What Kids Are Eating in North Miami

    I taught English at a middle school in North Miami for a year. Every day I saw young tweens munching on hot Cheetos at 8:30 in the morning, and hustling over to the McDonald's a block away as soon as the bell rang. I knew their diets were dismal, but I hoped that somewhere between the greasy wrapper ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 22, 2012

    John Kunkel of 50 Eggs Restaurant Group on Swine, Lime, and New Concept

    When John Kunkel started a small burrito joint in South Beach in 2004, he didn't think it would turn into a $24 million buyout by Tennessee-based Ruby Tuesday, Inc. or that he would strike gold in a southern restaurant concept in South Beach. But Kunkel and his 50 Eggs Restaurant Group have a knack ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 18, 2012

    Fat Tax, Like California's, Is Too Much

    In an effort to force citizens to make healthier choices, a few countries have instituted a "fat tax" or "junk food tax," which requires consumers to shell out more for unhealthy foods. So far, Denmark and Hungary have done so. France has so far restricted its levy to sweetened drinks.Health advocat ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 8, 2012

    Bourdain In Japan: Sperm Galore

    Anthony Bourdain has been to Tokyo before, but this episode of No Reservations focuses on Cook It Raw, where 15 of the world's leading chefs travel to Japan to prepare a meal for 50 invited dignitaries and media types that apparently involves foraging and hunting for your ingredients -- un ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 20, 2012

    Giraffas' Speedy Brazilian Fare Coming Soon to Midtown

    In what can be only described as a love child between a churrasco and a fast food joint, Giraffas quicker alternative to Brazilian fare has a long, successful history in its motherland of Brazil. The flagship store here in the states, located at 1821 NE 123rd Street in North Miami, has been operatin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 16, 2012

    Elevation Burger Opens in Kendall

    ​Elevation Burger, a fast casual burger chain that features 100 percent USDA-certified, organic burgers made from 100 percent grass-fed, free-range cows, has opened a restaurant in Kendall, across from Dadeland Mall.Elevation Burger is gaining cult status in the states it's in, with Yelpers in par ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 13, 2012

    Coffee In Pods Cost $50 Per Pound

    Single-serve pod coffee machines are all the rage in America these days. Single-serve coffee is now the second most popular means of making a cup (after drip brewers). Last year, 7 percent of coffee consumed in the U.S. was made with a single-serve brewer; in 2010 it was 4 percent.The current pod cr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 19, 2011

    Burger King's Free Ice Cream: Contributing to Child Obesity?

    Burger KingBurger King is giving away free ice cream. Bad for kids?​Miami-based Fast food giant Burger King has announced a free ice cream giveaway in celebration of their foray into a full line of frozen treats, just in time for after-school snacking.From now until October 9, customers who order ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 6, 2011

    Chris Bosh Bogged Down by Junk Food, Still Makes Game 3 Winner

    Keith AllisonBosh detoxing.​Somebody asked Miami Heat forward Chris Bosh in Dallas if he was getting any home cooked meals, and this was his answer, "I was like, 'Absolutely not.' I want to eat all garbage, junk food and room service just to get that road feel."The Chicago Tribune, surely trying t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 10, 2011

    The Six Worst Fast Food Burgers

    The McDonald's Angus Burger -- the "best" of the "worst."​In honor of National Burger Month, Short Order featured some great burgers in Miami, but, thus far, has totally ignored the way most people get their burger -- at the drive thru. Yes, there are wonderful places to enjoy a quality bur ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 9, 2011

    Miami is America's Fourth Most Fast Food Loving City

    ​The Daily Beast opens up its latest little listicle with this supposedly stunning little factoid: "In Miami, there are twice as many Burger King locations than tanning salons." Of course, Miami is home to both the corporate headquarters of BK and the unofficial US capitol of natural sunshine, so ... More >>

  • Blogs

    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 >>

  • Calendar

    December 2, 2010
  • Blogs

    September 28, 2010

    The Anti-McDonald's Ad Local TV Stations Won't Air

    ​It's not much of a secret that a diet heavy in fast food isn't good for you, but Americans continue to shovel burgers and fries down their maws as much as ever (We can't help it, they're so delicious). However, with obesity an ever growing concern, you'd think it would only be a matter of time un ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 3, 2010

    McDonald's Big Loser In Consumer Reports Burger Survey

    Consumer Reports recently polled 28,000 online subscribers and asked them to rate hamburgers from 18 fast food restaurants around the country. Those surveyed were asked to rate each burger from 1 to 10, the scale going from least delicious burger ever eaten to the most delicious. McDonald's finished ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 25, 2010

    Plato Royale: Five Guys vs. Shake Shack

    When it comes to the heated war over who serves the best burgers and fries in town, people are quick to defend the establishments to which they've sworn allegiance. With New York City's famed Shake Shack having recently set up shop on Lincoln Road and Mid-Atlantic franchise Five Guys opening five lo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 6, 2010

    Do Companies Deserve Tax Breaks For Junk Food Ads Aimed At Kids?

    ​Rep. Dennis Kucinich (D-Ohio) sure doesn't think so. The courageous congressman should be applauded for having introduced legislation aimed at preventing businesses from writing off advertising of junk food targeted towards children. Specifically, congressional measure HR 4310 would prohibit any ... More >>

  • Calendar

    July 22, 2010
  • Dining

    June 17, 2010
  • Blogs

    May 12, 2010

    Miami Is No Longer the Fattest Big City in America

    J.Lo is now the (Photoshopped) human embodiment of Miami, because, why not?​Hey, have you been losing weight? You're looking good. Yes, I'm talking to you, entire city of Miami. What have you been doing? Atkins? Weight Watchers? Oh, wait, of course, the South Beach diet. Whatever it is, it's work ... More >>

  • Calendar

    March 25, 2010
  • Calendar

    November 5, 2009
  • Blogs

    July 2, 2009

    Beyonce Got a Cheeseburger, Baby

    beyonce-source.com Fresh off of us naming SoBe burger joint the Best Place to Meet (Let's Hope) Single Guys, Beyonce Knowles, pop diva and the (married) queen of single ladies, dropped by to pick up 2 hamburgers, 2 cheeseburgers, and a 6 pack of baby cheeeseburgers. According to owner Stephani ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 1, 2009

    Get Healthy With New Wonder Diet Of Fake Butter, Beef Jerky, And Pork Rinds

    The Miami Herald Death Page, also known as the Nutrition section, this past week paid homage to chemical-packed butter blends, pork rinds, and other foods that will just make you feel naturally good all over. The Supermarket Sleuth compared the relative deliciousness and nutrition of Smart Balance, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 1, 2008
  • Music

    October 5, 2006

    N. Phect & Dizplay

    Beautiful Bytes (Basswerk Records/Caroline)

  • Film

    May 18, 2006

    Over the Hedge

    Now playing

  • Music

    January 12, 2006

    Sia

    Colour the Small One (Astralwerks)

  • Finest Foods

    May 12, 2005

    BEST CHOCOLATE

    Truly Scrumptious Chocolate

  • Bars and Clubs

    May 12, 2005

    BEST NEIGHBORHOOD BAR/NORTH

    Shuckers Bar & Grill

  • Dining

    September 16, 2004
  • Restaurants

    May 13, 2004
  • Finest Foods

    May 13, 2004

    BEST CHEESE

    The cheese course at Azul

  • Dining

    January 15, 2004

    Mo' Flavor

    Moe's most healthy pretty bland food

  • Finest Foods

    May 16, 2002

    BEST DRIVE-THRU CRAB

    Capt. Crab's Take-Away

  • Finest Foods

    May 16, 2002
  • Film

    March 7, 2002

    Bard Company

    Macbeth meets the classic-rock block in Scotland, PA.

  • Best of Miami

    May 17, 2001

    James L. Franklin

    Personal Best

  • Diversions

    May 11, 2000
  • Restaurants

    May 11, 2000
  • Dining

    May 23, 1996
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