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Desserts

  • Blogs

    January 17, 2013

    Homemade Ice Cream for Valentine's Day

    Making ice cream at home is no easy feat. First, the home cook must purchase an ice cream maker -- typically at about $60 or $70. Then, the churned cream aficionado must master techniques such as tempering and things like emulsified egg yolks. And it all takes a very, very long time. Many ice cream ... More >>

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    July 26, 2011

    The Cheescake Factory Unveils New Cheesecake for National Cheesecake Day

    ​It's no secret that the Cheesecake Factory takes its cheesecake seriously. The menu boasts more than 30 cheesecakes, and for National Cheesecake Day this Saturday, July 30, another will be added to the repertoire. Hint: It'll duel the famous and sinfully decadent Godiva Chocolate Cheesecake. Also ... 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 >>

  • Dining

    August 12, 2010
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    July 30, 2010

    Miami Spice: Deal or No Deal? South Beach

    Quattro: Is it a deal?​In parts one, two (Asian), three (steakhouses), four (hotels), five (Coral Gables), six (Coconut Grove), and seven (all points North) we perused Miami Spice deals from various participating restaurants and put in our two cents as to whether or not the deal was worth taking ... More >>

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    July 26, 2010

    Miami Spice: Deal or No Deal? Hotel Edition

    La Marea is the real deal.​In parts one, two (steakhouse), and three (Asian) of our series, we perused the Miami Spice deals from various participating restaurants and put in our two cents as to whether or not they were worth taking advantage of. Today we take a look at those hotel restaurants tha ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 21, 2010

    The Funk at Caffe Vialetto in Coral Gables

    Photo By Danielle AlvarezThe Funk "This dessert is the funk!"No, Short Order has not let the cast of Jersey Shore in on our dining research. The most popular dessert at upscale, Coral Gables fusion eatery Caffé Vialetto is named "the Funk." And rightfully so. The other most ordered sweet item is ca ... More >>

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    July 14, 2010

    Area 31 Hosts Ice Cream Social for Charity

    D Sharon Pruitt via Wikimedia Commons​Ice cream socials mostly invoke thoughts of church gatherings and neighborhood get-togethers, but not when you're eating your ice cream overlooking Biscayne Bay at Area 31. The restaurant will celebrate National Ice Cream Month by hosting Scoops for Success to ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 2, 2010

    Graeter's Ice Cream Available at SoBe Scoops

    Lee KleinGraeter's is the purple one.​The ice cream industry is really pushing the "National Ice Cream Month" promo this year, but in South Florida, every month is ice cream month. That's probably why local hotels are finally getting into the act with a new focus on inventive ice cream offerings ( ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 15, 2010

    Frieze Ice Cream Factory Offers the Perfect Cool Down

    Photo by Christina Staalstrom​It's 9 p.m. and the digital clock at the end of Lincoln Road shows 98 degrees. C'mon! Are you kidding? It's only June...Those numbers don't lie and you are in fact walking around in a large outdoor sauna. Just as you feel you are about to blow a casket, hit The Frieze ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 11, 2010

    True Blood-Inspired Cupcakes at The Sweetness Bakeshop on Sunday Only

    Photos by Christine BorgesTruBlood Cupcake​Nestled right off of SW 97th Avenue and Sunset Drive in an unassuming shopping center lies Miami's latest cupcake addiction: The Sweetness Bakeshop and Cafe. Opened just a few months ago by a mother/daughter team, the family-run business sells pretty much ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 3, 2010

    Kosher Tacos and Other New Menu Items at Tasti Cafe

    Photos by Jacquelynn D. Powers Breakfast tacos at Tasti Cafe. ​Whether you keep Kosher or have a mainly veggie diet, Tasti Café on Miami Beach is a delicious, out-of-the-ordinary spot for breakfast and lunch. Since 2001, the tiny eatery has been serving dairy-based Kosher fare (that means ... More >>

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    June 3, 2010
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    May 31, 2010

    Cushy Cakes Are Raising the Cupcake Bar

    Courtesy of Melissa Wilde JarquinIt's getting harder and harder these days to distinguish between the slews of gourmet cupcake operations that keep springing up. So here's some help. Cushy Cakes uses Guinness Beer and Kahlua coffee liqueur in certain recipes. Owner and self-taught baker Melissa Wild ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 12, 2010

    Frozen Custard at Jack Frost on Miami Beach

    Photo by Jacquelynn D. PowersFrozen custard at Jack Frost. ​Newcomer Jack Frost popped up on Alton Road two weeks ago. This frozen custard shop is perfect for the hot weather we are having. In case you're wondering, frozen custard is closer to gelato than ice cream, with more cream and richness th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 14, 2010

    Bubbies Mochi Ice Cream a Hit in Miami

    Courtesy of Bubbies Homemade Ice Cream and Desserts​During a recent visit to Whole Foods, Short Order discovered Bubbies Mochi Ice Cream. We purchased a package despite the slightly expensive $7.99 price tag for a package of eight. Bubbies is produced by a Hawaii-based company and comes in ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 12, 2010

    Mooie's Feeds Your Inner Child

    Paula Niño​It's pretty obvious that Mooie's was created with children in mind. Outside the Miami Shores ice creamery, buckets of chalk allow the artistically inclined express themselves on the sidewalk. Small stools in front of the counter let little ones peer into the ice cream cooler. In the ba ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 31, 2010

    Interview with Pastry Chef Crystal Cullison of Altamare, Part Two

    Paula Niño​This is Part Two of our interview with Altamare pastry chef Crystal Cullison. You can read part one here.What's your favorite dessert to make? My favorite thing to make is my favorite thing to eat is ice cream, it is, ice cream and sorbet and really all frozen desserts. I guess it's be ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 29, 2010

    Interview With Pastry Chef Crystal Cullison of Altamare, Part One

    Paula Niño​If you haven't heard of pastry chef Crystal Cullison, you might begin hearing more about her now. Her milk chocolate and salted caramel semifreddo and other desserts on the menu of the recently opened AltaMare are already gaining fans.Cullison, a 27-year-old Orlando native, got her sta ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 25, 2010

    Donuts Are the New Cupcakes

    The donut craze is beginning to sweep Miami. ​Cutesy cupcakes are as outdated as truffle oil. All over the country, these ubiquitous mini-cakes are being supplanted in popularity by the donut. Yes, the humble donut is receiving a gourmet makeover from pastry chefs with eclectic flavors and topping ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 25, 2010

    Cheesecake Etc. Throws Down

    Photo by Riki AltmanFrankie Romano shows us the goods​Many local restaurants claim they have the best cheesecake this side of New York and Key lime pie better than anything in the Keys. Puuuhlease. But we did find a serious contender when Frankie Romano from Cheesecake Etc. stopped by our offices ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 16, 2010

    The Genuine Kitchen: Roses Are Red... These Cupcakes Are, Too

    Jackie SayetHedy Goldsmith's Red Velvet Cupcake​The Genuine Kitchen column features recipes and tips for your home cooking by James Beard Award-nominated Chef Michael Schwartz and his team at Michael's Genuine Food & Drink. For this installment, Executive Pastry Chef Hedy Goldsmith guest blogs ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 10, 2009

    The Genuine Kitchen: Hedy Goldsmith is Sweet on Basil Ice Cream

    James Beard Award-nominated Chef Michael Schwartz of Michael's Genuine Food & Drink brings his knowledge to your home cooking with a new column, The Genuine Kitchen. A guest blogger for this installment, Michael's Genuine Executive Pastry Chef Hedy Goldsmith shares a recipe and thoughts on basil ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 5, 2009

    2 Girls and a Cupcake: October Monday Free Cupcake Specials

    via 2 girls and a cupcake facebook​Azucar!2 Girls and a Cupcake bring gourmet cupcakery to Downtown Miami.Today is their official grand opening, and the first ten customers get a free Oye Como Va. That's a vanilla cupcake with guava filling and cream cheese frosting.Every Monday for the month of O ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 2, 2009

    Yelp Restaurant Week: $25 Prix Fixe Dinners

    Jaguar ceviche spoonsYelp Eats Restaurant Week will take place starting Monday, July 20 and run through Sunday, July 26. Restaurants will offer a special 3-course prix fixe menu for $25 (does NOT include tax or tip) -- much better than that crummy Miami Spice deal.Here are the participants: 66 ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 22, 2009

    Rosa Mexicano Ice Cream Festival Only Days Away

    Guacamole de postreGod it's hot outside. How hot? So hot the frigid, frostbite-inducing blasts of restaurant air conditioning actually feel good. Now is the perfect time for ice cream -- oh no, wait. Sorry. The perfect time for ice cream actually begins next Wednesday, June 24th, which coincid ... More >>

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    June 18, 2009
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    May 21, 2009

    The Critic: Musing On The Dock Of The Bay

    Hint on how to avoid bad Miami restaurants: Take a look at the dessert menu before taking a seat. If it's a compilation of Key lime pie, tiramisu, molten chocolate cake, and the other ubiquitous treats, politely excuse yourself and go somewhere else to eat. After all, there are hundreds if not thous ... More >>

  • Dining

    April 23, 2009

    Asia de Cuba Wows in South Beach

    Big, distinctive food and a distinctively big bill.

  • Blogs

    April 15, 2009

    The Cupcake Diva

    Goooooood mooooorning MIA. We now introduce you to the Cupcake Diva, a South Florida entrepreneur specializing in high end confections like "made to order" cupcakes, cupcake ice cream cones, and interactive cupcake stations for parties and events.The last time we interacted with a cupcake it we ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 23, 2009

    Lola's Cupcakery Opens on Las Olas

    Courtesy of Lola's CupcakeryAs far as desserts go, what's better than a cupcake? Think about it: these morsels of goodness are self-contained, portable, portion-controlled, and, when done right, can taste pretty swell. And now, they're showing up on Las Olas. Lola's Cupcakery is a new venture from T ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 9, 2008

    Cupcakes And Chocolates For Christmas

    Four women, two web-based companies, and innumerable sweet holiday gifts that you needn't leave your house to purchase.,Eileen Sanchez and Evelyn Dieppa are the "cupcake catering duo" of 2 Girls and a Cupcake, and they'e serving up sweet gift ideas for purchase online. The Miami natives describe the ... More >>

  • Dining

    October 16, 2008

    Nemo Is Still Swimming on South Beach

    This local stalwart has been afloat since 1995.

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    July 3, 2008
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    June 26, 2008

    We All Scream para Helados

    Take a lick at Rosa Mexicano’s ice cream festival.

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    June 25, 2008
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    May 5, 2008
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    April 12, 2007
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    April 12, 2007
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    February 23, 2007
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    February 23, 2007
  • Dining

    July 27, 2006

    More than Cool

    Icebox is one of the Beach’s best restaurants

  • Dining

    June 16, 2005
  • Restaurants

    May 12, 2005

    BEST DESSERTS

    Chef Allen's

  • Finest Foods

    May 12, 2005

    BEST ICE CREAM PARLOR

    Cold Stone Creamery

  • Dining

    February 3, 2005
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    September 9, 2004
  • Finest Foods

    May 13, 2004

    BEST DESSERTS

    Barton G the Restaurant

  • Dining

    February 19, 2004

    Restaurant Chefs Are Doing It for Themselves

    There's less of a hunger for sweets makers

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