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    September 16, 2014

    Morimoto South Beach to Open October 1

    Iron Chef Masaharu Morimoto has finally picked a date for the opening of his Miami Beach restaurant. Morimoto South Beach opens October 1 at the newly renovated Shelborne Wyndham South Beach Hotel. See also: Iron Chef Morimoto to Open Restaurant at Shelborne South Beach

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    June 16, 2014

    3. Michelle Bernstein: Miami's Culinary Darling

    New Times' Best of Miami 2014 issue is here. To celebrate, Short Order is paying tribute to Miami's culinary all-stars. These people forged our city's food scene into what it is today -- a thriving amalgam of tastes and cultures. Through their insight and talent, they've given the city a unique flav ... More >>

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    February 7, 2014

    Mariana Cortez of Bunnie Cakes Talks Cupcake Wars, Vegan Baking, and Valentine's Day

    Mariana Cortez started baking vegan sweets back in 2009 as a way to fulfill her son's dietary restrictions. At the time, she never imagined she'd be the first person to open a vegan bakery in Miami. Now, Bunnie Cakes is celebrating its one year anniversary -- just a few days shy of Valentine's Day. ... More >>

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    January 30, 2014

    Scarpetta's Nina Compton Advances to Top Chef Finals

    The last few moments of last night's Top Chef was tense, to say the least. Two cheftestants stood before the judges table, holding hands. One would end their journey, with the other advancing to the Top Chef finale and one step close to winning the title and $125,000 cash. Nina Compton and Shirley ... More >>

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    November 28, 2013
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    October 2, 2013

    Top Chef Season 11 Premieres Tonight: Miami Represents

    Season 11 of Top Chef, the Bravo cooking competition that paved the way for the cooking-show craze, premieres tonight. This time, the cheftestants compete in New Orleans, where regulars Tom Colicchio, Padma Lakshmi, and Gail Simmons are joined by Emeril Lagasse and Hugh Acheson. Though some critic ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 27, 2013

    Dena Marino on Home Economics, MC Kitchen, and Her Advice For Aspiring Chefs

    For Dena Marino, everything changed after her first home economics class. It was in that unlikely place -- in a football-crazed high school in a middling city near the Jersey shore -- that the petite blonde had an epiphany. She wanted to become a chef. It didn't come as a total surprise. Growing up ... More >>

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    July 25, 2013
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    July 17, 2013

    Toro Toro's Richard Sandoval to Appear on Top Chef Masters: Watch Party Scheduled (Video)

    Andres AravenaRichard Sandoval set to heat up Top Chef Masters.When Top Chef Masters season five premieres Wednesday, July 24, on Bravo, Miami will have someone to root for. Chef Richard Sandoval, the man behind Toro Toro at the InterContinental Miami, will pit his skills against a dozen other big ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 21, 2013

    Geoffrey Zakarian Talks Star-Studded Radio Show, BBQ, and a Miami Restaurant

    Chef, restaurateur, and Food Network personality Geoffrey Zakarian is working hard -- and playing hard at this year's South Beach Wine & Food Festival.Zakarian, who makes the trip to Miami each year with his wife, Margaret, is appearing at multiple festival events, hosting a magnificent A-list i ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 15, 2012

    Top Chef Cruise Sets Sail From Miami in April

    Calling all Miami Top Chef fans. Clear your calendars because you're about to set sail on the Top Chef cruise.That's right, mateys. Top Chef: The Cruise sets sail April 11, 2013 from the Port of Miami. The cruise, on board the Celebrity Constellation, will give fans of the Bravo cooking competition ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 4, 2012

    Lorena Garcia, Robyn Almodovar on Hell's Kitchen, Top Chef Masters

    For decades, talent scouts and filmmakers have scoured our tropical city in search of beautiful faces attached to perfect tanned bodies. It's true that Miami has more than its fair share of perfection in human form. But we also have talent and brains to go with that beauty.Take local chefs, Robyn Al ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 10, 2012

    Around The World in 80 Plates: A Cooking Show That's Not Really About Cooking

    In the cable television equivalent of a librarian turning into a call girl, Bravo television has reinvented itself. It used to be the channel for quality television centered on the performing arts, now it's a channel filled with people who need their meds refilled (or the dosage upped). Top Chef con ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 26, 2012

    SoBeWFF: Anne Burrell Tipsy When She Arrived for Lunch?

    We don't know for sure if she was in fact toasted upon arrival to her own event. Anne Burrell brought fun to the table so, who cares? Yesterday, we took part in the Barilla-sponsored interactive lunch with the Iron Chef season four runner-up. Was the food good? Well, that depended on who was cooking ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 24, 2012

    Gail Simmons: Let's Try an Eggstravaganza

    ​Gail Simmons has a lot on her plate, so to speak. She's just added author to her already insane resume as Top Chef judge, Top Chef:Just Desserts host, and special projects director for Food & Wine magazine.Gail's memoir, Talking With My Mouth Full: My Life As a Professional Eater was just rel ... More >>

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    February 20, 2012

    SoBeWFF: Paula Deen's Southern Charm and Other Big Names at the Festival

    ​Famous for cooking rich Southern cuisine, Paula Deen received mixed press after announcing she had been diagnosed with type 2 diabetes. "I've never recommended that people go into their kitchen and prepare these fattening meals every day," she said. "But I'm feeling a little vulnerable." Truth is ... More >>

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    February 3, 2012

    Ingrid Hoffmann's Delicioso Premieres Tomorrow: This "Stupid Little Cook" is Proud of It

    Food Network, Cooking Channel and now, Univision television chef, Ingrid Hoffmann, sat down with us to talk about her most recent endeavors. Her show, Delicioso, premiers tomorrow at 1 p.m. on Univision. It will be the first cooking show broadcast weekly on national television, regardless of the lan ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 21, 2011

    Newly Crowned Iron Chef Geoffrey Zakarian Admits He Loves Microwaves

    Food NetworkVictory is sweet and savory.After Sunday night's epic holiday meal battle in Kitchen Stadium against chef Elizabeth Falkner, Geoffrey Zakarian -- who recently opened the Tudor House restaurant in South Beach -- prevailed using the secret ingredients as his allies (beef crown roast, candy ... More >>

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    December 5, 2011

    1500 Degrees Sous Chef Adrienne Grenier on Chopped (Updated)

    1500 Degrees1500 Degrees Sous Chef Adrienne Grenier has fun with gingerbread​1500 Degrees sous chef Adrienne Grenier will compete on Food Network's Chopped, hosted by Ted Allen.Short Order was told that chef Grenier would be on the December 6th episode, entitled Can't Catch Me I'm The Gingerbread ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 15, 2011

    T-Payne, Chad Ochocinco: Chef Stuart Shaw Stakes His Reputation Against Mom's Humble Pie

    ​You can't say that you can cook better than mom, but that's the premise of a new cooking show, Just Like Mama, which is set to begin filming in January. In it, Miami personal chef Stuart Shaw re-creates healthier versions of home-cooked meals that celebrities knew best.Shaw has been cooking ... More >>

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    November 11, 2011

    Nadia G.'s New Book: Recipe for Bitchin' Lemon Meringue Pie

    Cookin' for Trouble makes us wanna play with our food.​She cooks, sings, and rocks out with her comedic brethren in her rock 'n' roll comedy cooking show Bitchin' Kitchen, now in it's second season. We had a chance to speak briefly with Nadia G. about her show, her new book and how she likes to st ... More >>

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    October 31, 2011

    Nadia G., Star of Bitchin' Kitchen, Talks Bucconcini Eyeballs

    Cooking ChannelNadia G. knows how to make any kitchen bitchin'​Nadia G., star of Cooking Channel's Bitchin' Kitchen, recently talked with Short Order about her upcoming Season 2 premiere, Halloween recipes for a novice, and what inspires her to keep rockin' out and stayin bitchin'.New Times: Nadia ... More >>

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    October 29, 2011

    Iron Chef America Watch Party at Tudor House on Sunday

    Food NetworkRoot for the home team - Zakarian is throwing a party at Tudor House​The season four premiere of Food Network's Iron Chef America is October 30th at 9 p.m. Alton Brown hosts the weekly chef-on-chef competition.This year's contestants read like a culinary who's who, with ten celebrity c ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 13, 2011

    Ralph Pagano, Former Iron Chef Contestant, Leaving STK Miami

    Former Hell's Kitchen and Iron Chef contestant Ralph Pagano to leave STK for Gulfstream​Rumor has it that celebrity chef Ralph Pagano, who's been chef de cuisine at South Beach's swanky STK restaurant inside the Gansevoort Miami Beach for the last year, just put in his two-week notice on Monday. T ... More >>

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    May 26, 2011

    Top Chef: The Tour Arrives in Miami June 1

    Photo by Heidi Gutman/BravoTop Chef: The Tour's stop at New York City.​Do you swoon when you hear Fabio Vivian speak? Squeal every time Clara Hall says "Hootie hoo"? Well, then you are in luck, because Top Chef is taking its show on the road. The creatively named Top Chef: The Tour will stop in So ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 29, 2011

    Geoffrey Zakarian Files for Personal Bankruptcy

    Geoffrey Zakarian and Scott Conant at South Beach Wine & Food Festival​Celebrity chef and restaurateur Geoffrey Zakarian filed for personal bankruptcy after several lawsuits were filed against him by former restaurant employees and partners, according to The New York Times. Zakarian, a j ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 10, 2011

    Top Chef's Gail Simmons on Miami, Just Desserts

    Courtesy South Beach Wine & Food Festival​Gail Simmons, of Top Chef and Food & Wine, returns to Miami in a few weeks for the South Beach Wine & Food Festival. This year, she'll host the sold out Dolce Brunch at Blue Door Fish. She co-hosts with James Beard winner Michael White (of Mare ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 10, 2011

    LA Sweets, 2 Girls and Sugar Mama: Valentine's Cupcake Specials

    These belong to Martha Stewart but the idea remains the same. ​There is something about cupcakes that instantly infuses joy. They unearth childhood nostalgia. They are cute bundles of sweetness. They are like small personal gifts just waiting to be unwrapped. Cupcakes are also the perfect sweet tr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 1, 2010

    Top Chef All-Stars Premieres Tonight

    Matthias Clamer/Bravo ​Top Chef Season Eight premieres tonight with a cast of all-stars (contestants from previous seasons who didn't take the title) and it sounds like we may be in for a treat. It really won't take much for this season to outshine Top Chef: Washington, D.C. -- likely the worst s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 8, 2010

    South Beach Wine & Food Festival Tickets on Sale October 25

    ​Get your wallets ready! Tickets for the 2011 South Beach Wine & Food Festival go on sale Monday, October 25.The festival, which takes place February 24 to 27, 2011, will be celebrating 10 years. Ten years since Lee Schrager took over the one-day wine festival that started at FIU, moved it to ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 6, 2010

    Cooking Channel Morphing Into Food Network 2 Quicker Than Expected

    You didn't think Cooking Channel would stay Rachel Ray-less, did you?​When it started, we gave the Cooking Channel one year -- two year, tops -- before Scripps Network would decide it wasn't a big cash cow. Not because we don't relish the though of a high-end version from the Food Network, but bec ... More >>

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    September 30, 2010
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    September 17, 2010

    STK Miami: Ralph Pagano, Former Reality Show Contestant, Takes the Helm

    Former Hell's Kitchen contestant Ralph Pagano takes the helm of STK's Miami outpost.​Out with the old and in with the new...STK has just made a switch in its culinary department. The ONE Group and Chef Alberto Cabrera have parted ways and are now welcoming Chef Ralph Pagano to the team. No strange ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 30, 2010

    Top Chef Upsets The Amazing Race to Win the Emmy

    Top Chef's Padma Lakshmi and Tom Colicchio won the Emmy last night. ​Last night, Top Chef pulled off a major upset in the Outstanding Reality Competition Program category at the 62nd annual Emmy Awards. For seven years, since the category was introduced, The Amazing Race has swept the competition. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 18, 2010

    Top Chef's Andrea Curto-Randazzo's Video Rant

    Top Chef's Andrea Curto-Randazzo. ​Miami Top Chef contestant Andrea Curto-Randazzo has taken to YouTube to vent some frustrations (you hear that, Padma!), give her fellow reality stars some shout-outs and throw out the word "cock." The Talula and Water Club chef's "I'm Just Sayin' " video rant is ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 17, 2010

    The Return of Top Chef: Season Premiere Recap

    Photo by David Giesbrecht/BravoGo Andrea, go!Season seven of Top Chef launched last night and it was great to see a very buxom Padma Lakshmi and no-nonsense Tom Colicchio return to the airwaves. This version of Top Chef is set in Washington D.C., and the puns about cooking in our nation's capital en ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 14, 2010

    Michelle Bernstein To Be A Judge on Top Chef Once Again

    Photo by Jacquelynn D. PowersMichelle Bernstein. ​Last night at a casual dinner at Michy's, Short Order found out that chef/proprietor Michelle Bernstein judged an episode of the new season of Top Chef, which begins this Wednesday night on Bravo. While Bernstein has officiated Top Chef in the past ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 11, 2010

    Cupcakes Nouveau to Star in Food Network's Cupcake Wars

    courtesy of Cupcakes NoveauCristina Valdes and Shayrin Badillo​It seems like Miami will have a lot of talent to follow on TV this summer. We have Andrea Curto-Randazzo on Top Chef, Aria Kagan on The Next Food Network Star, and now the girls behind Cupcakes Nouveau will be starring in the new Food ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 16, 2010

    Looking to Attend the SoBe Wine & Food Fest? You Still Can

    ​Food Network personalities, high-profile chefs, and food fans from all over the world will descend over Miami next week for the 2010 South Beach Wine & Food Festival from February 25 to 28. You locals should consider yourself lucky: In years past, you'd be hard pressed to find a ticket to any ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 16, 2010

    Looking to Attend the SoBe Wine & Food Fest? You Still Can

    ​Food Network personalities, high-profile chefs, and food fans from all over the world will descend over Miami next week for the 2010 South Beach Wine & Food Festival from February 25 to 28. You locals should consider yourself lucky: In years past, you'd be hard pressed to find a ticket to any ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 7, 2009

    American Idol for Amateur Cooks: Casting Call in Miami Announced for New Gordon Ramsay Series, Master Chef

    Fox BroadcastingDo you have the bollocks?​First there was the original kitchen battle from Japan, Iron Chef.  Then came Food Network's Iron Chef America, Fox's Hell's Kitchen, and Bravo's Top Chef series; Top Chef Masters soon followed.  You would think the pot has boiled over, but no!&n ... More >>

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    April 16, 2009
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    March 19, 2009

    Feed me, Colicchio

    Top chef takes top billing

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    December 15, 2008

    An Interview With Ted Allen

    C. StilesNectar Lounge at the Seminole Casino Coconut Creek was host to the Christmas-ey dessert party, Sweet Dreams, this weekend. The event featured a huge spread of sugary cakes, candies, flash-frozen ice cream, and dessert sushi, which you can check out by viewing our slide show. But it also fea ... More >>

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    November 14, 2008

    Last Night: Anthony Bourdain at the Arsht Center

    This man loves Mac's Club Deuce. (Reason No. 293 why we love this man.) Better Than: Pounding cheap beers between a soul-crushing double on the saute station. The evidence, plainly, is undeniable: the best-selling books, the top-rated Travel Channel Show, the Top Chef judging gigs. Hell, even t ... More >>

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    November 12, 2008

    Top Chef Fires Up Tonight With SoBe Chef

    Salman Rushdie will be in town to close up the Miami Book Fair, but his ex-wife Padma Lakshmi will be on television across the nation tonight hosting the season premier of "Top Chef: New York." We've already introduced you to contestant Jeff McInnis, dubbed "hot chef of our dreams" in a Best of Miam ... More >>

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    August 7, 2007
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    April 19, 2007
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    January 3, 2007

    Barton G.'s Molecular Experiment Goes Bust

    Always hungry Barton G. Weiss of Barton G. The Restaurant is South Florida's most ambitious restauranteur, constantly working with his chefs to develop outrageously clever menus and eye-popping presentations, only to revamp and start again the next season with newly brilliant concepts and concoctio ... More >>

  • Culture

    February 23, 2006

    Food for Thought

    Celebrity chefs set the stage for a show of sustenance

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