Danny Meyer

  • Blogs

    March 25, 2014

    Taperia Raca Opens Friday: Giorgio Rapicavoli Tells Us What to Expect

    Taperia Raca opens this Friday, bringing chef Giorgio Rapicavoli's spin on Spanish small plates to MiMo. The restaurant, the second endeavor from Rapicavoli and business partner Alex Casanova, will seat only 16 people inside, but an outdoor garden will serve 40 guests. Rapicavoli will split his tim ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 25, 2014

    SOBEWFF: The Top Ten Unforgettable Moments From the Festival

    The South Beach Wine & Food Festival is over for another year and, celebrity chefs from the Northeast are flying home for another Polar Vortex even as the giant party tents are being broken down. All that's left of the weekend is a slight hangover, a few goodie bags, and memories. Here are our top ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 20, 2014

    SOBEWFF Kicks Off Today: Here Are Cheap and Free Events Around It

    The South Beach Wine and Food Festival kicks off its four-day bacchanal today, February 20. The festival includes all manner of parties, dinners, and seminars -- many commanding a pretty penny. But there are still plenty of opportunities to mingle with your favorite celebrity chefs without breakin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 18, 2014

    Tom Colicchio to Open Farm-to-Table Restaurant at 1 Hotel & Homes South Beach

    Top Chef mentor/judge Tom Colicchio will officially join the roster of celebrity chefs with Miami Beach restaurants when his new restaurant opens at the 1 Hotel & Homes South Beach in fall 2014. The chef co-founded Gramercy Tavern with Danny Meyer in 1994, then opened Craft in 2001. He also owns s ... More >>

  • Dining

    December 19, 2013

    Miami's Food Emperors

    In 2013, locals took hold of Miami dining.

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    December 17, 2013

    In 2013, Miami's Food Scene Finally Blossomed

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    August 20, 2013

    Shake Shack Launches Hand Cut Fries in NYC, Miami to Follow

    Nine years ago, New York's hamburger landscape changed forever when an unassuming shack began serving up humanely raised 100% Angus beef. Danny Meyer's little roadside burger cart grew into a hospitality group, and as the folks over at Shake Shack say, the rest is burger. Fast forward nine years a ... More >>

  • Dining

    August 8, 2013
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    August 6, 2013

    Umami Burger's Bold Flavors Are Too Greasy for Comfort

    The Cubano Burger at Umami Burger tastes like gravy-topped chicharrón. The grease-ridden concoction pairs a pork patty with a lightly toasted bun. Shaved ham, pineapple mustard, and molten cheese crown the fatty swine, summoning images of Havana, Hawaiian pizza, and heartburn. Each nibble makes you ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 12, 2013

    Hey Bartender at O Cinema: A Tale of Two Mixologists

    Sure, you love a well-crafted cocktail. But do you realize the passion and dedication that goes behind your Old Fashioned? Hey Bartender, a new documentary playing at O Cinema in Wynwood, goes behind the bar to tell the tale of two very different bars and the men who work there. The film focuses ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 8, 2013

    A $40 Burger: Shake Shack, BurgerFi, Soyka, and db Bistro

    We here at Short Order know that sometimes you want candlelight and cloth napkins... and other times you just want to tuck a paper napkin into your collar and chow down like you were raised in Polk County. So where should you go when you've got forty bucks burning a hole in your pocket and want a bu ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 18, 2013

    Urban Oxy: Panther Coffee and Inexpensive Eats Coming to Downtown, South Beach, Coral Gables

    In Miami's topsy turvy culinary landscape, restaurants come and go quicker than a Kim Kardashian marriage. Our monthly closings list is proof that all the money in the world can't guarantee success. But more often than not the concepts that stick share one common ingredient: passion. There's no sho ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 23, 2013

    SoBeWFF's Burger Bash: Bobby Flay Wins, Knocks Michael Symon Off Winning Streak

    Victory is sweet for those who've patiently waited for the spotlight. Bobby Flay threw an accomplished fist in the air as Rachael Ray announced the people's choice first place winner -- his green chile burger won. The burger, which Flay made in the name of his New Jersey restaurant, Bobby's Burg ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 21, 2013

    Giveaway: Win Tickets to the Sold-Out Trade Talks at Lacoste on Lincoln Road for SoBeWFF

    Like free stuff? Course ya do. Like winning? Probably more than getting free stuff. That's why we're bunching the two together and giving you a chance to win two tickets to Trade Talks 2013. The SoBeWFF satellite event will give you the chance to rub elbows and speak candidly with the likes of ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 11, 2013

    Shake Shack Introduces New Dogs, Drink, and Dessert

    Restaurateur Danny Meyer's Shake Shack has released four new items nationwide and we were invited to the Coral Gables location to try them out. The first item is the blood orange lemonade ($2.50 - $3.15). It tastes more like a punch than a lemonade, but you can definitely taste the lemonade influen ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 27, 2012

    Shake Shack Launches Mast Brothers Chocolate Bar

    The king of the antibiotic and hormone-free black Angus beef burger patty, Shake Shack, recently launched its first-ever dark chocolate bar. For $9 a pop you get fancy wrapping with a New York backdrop, paying homage to the first Shake Shack location in Madison Square Park and the scenery that surr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 30, 2012

    Art Basel on the Beach: Where to Eat on Lincoln Road

    Like a giant colorful bird, Art Basel swoops down upon our Miami and the beach for a glorious few days. Though the event is now scattered all over Miami-Dade, with satellite events and gallery shows, the focal point and heart of the show is at the Miami Beach Convention Center. Read also:- Art Basel ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 30, 2012

    Superstorm Sandy Chefs: Tweets From The Front Line of the Storm

    We've all been watching the shocking reports from New York that show the damage that Superstorm Sandy did to the the northeast. Many of us have been up all night, glued to the television and thinking of friends and family riding out the storm.ABC News is reporting that over seven million people have ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 16, 2012

    Shake Shack Opens in Coral Gables: Burgers, Concretes, and Crowds

    Coral Gables took the phrase "be the first kid on your block" seriously yesterday, when thousands of people turned out on a muggy afternoon to get in line for a first bite of Shake Shack's burgers, cheese fries, and concretes.The Gables outpost opened its doors to the public Sunday, July 16, at 11 a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 13, 2012

    Shake Shack in Coral Gables Opening Soon (Photos) UPDATED

    Shake Shack is coming to Coral Gables. Danny Meyer's burger palace, which opened on South Beach in June 2010 to much fanfare and waiting lines, is heating up the City Beautiful.The location, which formerly housed Smok'et BBQ, is on South Dixie Highway and conveniently located near the University of ... 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

    February 17, 2012

    SoBeWFF: Miami Chefs Talk About Their Favorite Events

    ​Chefs are busy people. When the Food Network South Beach Wine & Food Festival comes to town, many of them are even busier than usual. Poor, poor chefs: They're either working so hard at the festival or working so hard because of all the extra foodies in town for the festival that they don't g ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 8, 2012

    Miami's Ten Best Burgers: Bourbon Steak, Blue Collar, Lokal, and More

    ​"I will gladly pay you Tuesday for a hamburger today," said Popeye's pal Wimpy. He was clearly the smarter of the pair.Burgers these days can be made from anything -- lamb, turkey, pork, tuna, vegetables, ostrich. But as most will agree, the best ones are the classic. Give us a good-size hunk of ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 1, 2011

    Five Better Alternatives To Burger King's New Chef's Burger: Think Price!

    ​Burger King recently announced its new Chef's Choice burger to much hype. The official press release describes the meat sandwich in flowery and loving terminology. "Superior from every angle, this 5.5 ounce flame-grilled burger is made with seasoned ground chuck and is topped with thick-cut bac ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 7, 2011

    "Shake Shack Cater My Wedding (Please)" UPDATED

    Over the weekend I received an email from Simon Ho that read:"A good friend of mine did the unthinkable...managed to convince his fiancé to have burgers at their wedding. Not just any burger will do, so they created a video and sent it to the CEO of Shake Shack. He responded in minutes. Now let's h ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 8, 2011

    Shake Shack to Open Second Miami Location in Coral Gables

    ​Danny Meyer, master restaurateur of both haute (Eleven Madison Park and Gramercy Tavern n NYC) and not (Shake Shack) continues his burgerfication of the entire globe with his second location in Miami planned for Coral Gables.Already taking over the Middle East with locations opening in Dubai, the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 16, 2011

    Shake Shack: Sundae Stinks, Manager Cool

    John ZurThe ideal Shake Shack double dip sundae.​On a visit to that New York-born burger joint on Lincoln Road, Shake Shack, I ordered a double dip sundae ($4.70) with chocolate truffle cookie dough, but received an underwhelming serving of vanilla frozen custard covered with a mound of cookie dou ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 4, 2011

    The Five Best Burgers in Miami (From $4 to $32)

    Lesley Elliott The juicy burger at Burger & Beer Joint. ​While the origins of "National Burger Month" are difficult to trace, the popularity of hamburgers goes back to the early 20th century. When factory workers needed a quick meal that fit in one hand (for productivity? Those early in ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 26, 2011

    SBWFF 2011: Danny Meyer, Shake Shack, and The Matrix

    Trina SargalskiShake Shack menu items like the ShackBurger, the Shack-cago Dog, the Bird Dog, fries and cheese sauce were paired with wines at Danny Meyer's tasting seminar. Not pictured is the custard with key lime pie.​Danny Meyer, superstar restaurateur and CEO of the group behind Gramercy Tav ... More >>

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    November 18, 2010
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    June 16, 2010

    Shake Shack: Five Guys Meyer-ized

    Lee KleinDouble ShackBurger, Fries, Shake: $16​Some years ago, when my wife and I were visiting New York, we decided to do what the natives do -- which at the time meant standing in a lengthy line for 30 minutes in order to purchase cupcakes. They weren't bad, but I recall turning to my wife after ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 15, 2010

    The First Burger & Fries at Shake Shack South Beach

    Photos by Jacquelynn D. PowersOpen for business. ​Short Order was first on the scene today for the Friends and Family preview at Shake Shack. The much-hyped, high-quality burger joint from New York has been the talk of South Beach all spring. Naturally, we had to get there early to see the Danny M ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 12, 2010

    Interview with Willis Loughhead, Part One

    Photo by Peter TaylorWe lost Willis to NY​Willis Loughhead's first South Florida gig was 14 years ago at the Palm Grill (locations in Key West and North Miami). Most locals, however, will remember him from when he was top toque at Tantra (1999 to 2002) and from when he ran Bizcaya at The Ritz-Carl ... More >>