The brewing of beer is a technology as old as civilization itself. Since its inception, mankind has steered its innovative mind toward the betterment of this process, as well as making beer more pleasurable to drink. Many inventions have come down the line, from the beer tap to the beer hat, yet the ... More >>
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 >>
Johnathan Wakefield, owner/founder of J. Wakefield Brewing Company and Miami beer crafter extraordinaire, is teaming up with Cigar City Brewing for some collaboration brewing. Again.This time, however, the new line of brews is going commercial and if Miami distributors are willing, you might get to ... More >>
We're so close to Christmas the countdown is about to switch from days to mere hours. If you're one of those who gets shopping done early, pre-Thanksgiving early, then give yourself a pat on the back and get out of our sight. You're making us feel guilty.For the rest of us scrambling to check off th ... More >>
"What's your favorite restaurant?" That question got us all thinking. If we had to choose one top dog at gunpoint, what would it be and why? Recently Short Order bloggers began celebrate their favorite eateries -- be they celebrity-chef-driven or a neighborhood hole-in-the wall. Why? Because we're t ... More >>
Beer snobs don't trick-or-treat for candy, fool, they want beer. But to a beer snob, candy is beer, therefore you are going to need some sort of idea of what sort of beers they might be looking for on Halloween.
Oktoberfest is out; pumpkin beers are in. But do they taste like a pie or a pumpkin? If you're feeling a little apprehensive about drinking brew made from an oversize gourd, remember that beer is beer and that no two pumpkin beers are the same. There is a history of brewing beer with pumpkin. During ... More >>
Read "Miami Craft Beer Seller's List" Gluten intolerance manifests itself in a variety of diseases, including celiac disease. It prohibits sufferers from enjoying the finest food and drink. Luckily, beer doesn't have to be on this list. Whether gluten intolerance is becoming more prevalent or everyo ... More >>
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 >>
When it comes to local beer in New Orleans, two brands that come to mind are Dixie and Abita. Neither is brewed in the city, with Dixie contract-brewed out of Wisconsin and Abita brewed on the north shore of Lake Pontchartrain. But there is one beer in New Orleans that is made in the city: NOLA.The ... More >>
While you may think you've seen all that electronic music has to offer, there is Ray Sabater, Miami's own DJ Stingray the Tribal King.
For 30 years, Sabater has used drumming in his live performances, incorporating a variety of percussion instruments, from the tambourine to congas. So when you c ... More >>
In a laboratory deep in the heart of suburban Miami, an overactive kettle explodes, spewing steamy, frothy wort. Just another day in the adventures at CerveTech Brew Institute, where brewing experts hone their craft in the art of making fine beer. If CerveTech is a brewing laboratory, Nick Armada is ... More >>
Earth Day is this coming Sunday, but today chefs at the seafood restaurant Area 31 at the Epic Hotel funnel their inner chi to a dedicated, limited-time only Earth Day menu with local ingredients. The
menu was designed by chef Michael Riedt and and the idea behind it is
to reduce overall energy co ... More >>
If you have a huge stash and a taste for some wicked snacks, then look no further than this list of Miami-inspired pot recipes. All of them are, of course, Caribbean recipes, but hey, isn't Miami part of the culture?
OK urban warriors, Burger King wants to celebrate St. Patrick's Day with you. How? By again giving away more of their thicker-cut french fries, but this time with a side of green ketchup. Don't ponder over how awesome green ketchup makes you feel on the inside. On St. Patrick's Day weekend, the u ... More >>
There are many factors when it comes to evaluating a wine, that it's hard to separate the glass from the equation, according to wine expert Max Riedel, owner and proprietor of Riedel Crystal. Riedel showcased his line of glassware yesterday at the Perry Hotel for the South Beach Wine and Food Fes ... More >>
David MinskyThe Chili Passion Caipirinha with a red Fresno pepper garnishAsia de Cuba at the Mondrian Hotel in South Beach takes its fusion cuisine seriously. A new menu expresses the provocative flavors of both parts of its name. Cuban cuisine prepared with Asian techniques is the forte here, an ... More >>
One way to tell a sports bar from any other is the array of 20-plus TV sets with live broadcasts of every college or professional football/basketball/soccer game or pay-per-view game known to man.However, you can't simply judge a good sports bar by its flat-screens; some actually have kitchens th ... More >>
Forget about that restaurant known as Ago at the Shore Club on 19th and Collins. It's gone. Now you'll find Terrazza, another Italian eatery featuring the chophouse styles of executive chef Stefano Riccioletti. Walking into the Shore Club, you're greeted with a pleasant smell of potpourri -- or s ... More >>