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Eating Out

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    February 3, 2014

    Doma Polo Bistro: Now Serving Tapas Towers

    Would you leave everything you know behind just to help a friend? Hernan Rodriguez traveled 4,408 miles from Buenos Aires to downtown Miami to help Doma Polo Bistro owner Diego Verzino, his friend of 23 years. "That's the way people in Argentina are," Rodriguez says. "We will do whatever we can to ... More >>

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    February 3, 2014

    Norman Van Aken Leaves Tuyo and MDC's Miami Culinary Institute

    Chef Norman Van Aken has stepped down from both his post as director of restaurants at Miami Dade College's Miami Culinary Institute and executive chef at Tuyo restaurant. Van Aken, who recently released his memoir, No Experience Necessary, is busy promoting the book. The chef recently appeared on ... More >>

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    February 3, 2014

    January 2014 Restaurant Openings and Closings

    The first month of the new year included the opening of many anticipated restaurants including Cavalli Restaurant and Lounge, the chic Italian bistro by famed designer Roberto Cavalli, and Batch Gastropub, which features upscale takes on pub grub, like chili-glazed chicken wings with blue cheese esp ... More >>

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    January 31, 2014

    Miami's Best Eats and Drinks This Weekend: Miami Marathon Carbo-Loading, Cheering, and Super Bowl Watch Parties

    This weekend is all about sports, and it's your choice. You can be an athlete by running the Miami Marathon or Half Marathon this Sunday, February 2, which takes runners on a 26.2- or 13.1-mile journey from downtown Miami, through South Beach, and then to Coconut Grove before finishing near Bayfront ... More >>

  • Dining

    January 30, 2014
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    January 30, 2014

    Barmeli Miami: Wine and Tapas in the Upper Eastside

    When Liza Meli closes one restaurant door, she doesn't waste any time opening another one. The former owner of the now-closed Ouzo's Greek Island Taverna, Meli is currently at Barmeli Miami -- a wine shop that serves Mediterranean tapas in Miami's Upper Eastside. Fans of Ouzo's will be pleased to ... More >>

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    January 30, 2014
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    January 29, 2014

    Hakkasan Debuts Prix-Fixe Menu for Chinese New Year

    This week might be just another week to you, but on the other side of the world, China is gearing up for their big New Year's celebration this Friday, January 31. To welcome the year of the horse, Hakkasanis offering a special family-style, prix-fixe menu for $128 per person all week. On Friday, a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 28, 2014

    Blackbrick in Midtown Serves the Chinese Food You've Been Waiting For

    The best place to sit at Blackbrick is certainly the kitchen bar. From there, you can watch the 63-year-old chef from Hong Kong stir-fry mustard greens in his red-hot wok. The way he works is soothing -- how swiftly he moves and how intently he waits, hands behind his back, while you eat. He hopes f ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 27, 2014

    Try Funky Buddha's Maple Bacon Coffee Porter at OTC Tonight

    It's Monday. You're tired, the week just got started, and Friday happy hour seems like a lifetime away. But good news! You don't have to wait five more days. Tonight, head on over to OTC from 4 p.m. through 8 p.m. and check out a very special happy hour hosted by Esquire beer columnist and Miami H ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 27, 2014

    The River Seafood & Oyster Bar's Brunch: We Get a First Bite

    Just two weeks into their new brunch, the River Seafood and Oyster Bar has already made changes to its menu. They've lowered prices and tailored dishes to the mutable wants of hungry patrons. Short Order was recently invited to sample their revamped Sunday feast. Check out the pictures after the ju ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 24, 2014

    Ritz-Carlton South Beach Launches New Brunch

    We Miamiams love our Sunday brunch. It's become a tradition -- one we're not willing to give up, and why would we? Brunch is a nice way to treat yourself after a long week of hustling and bustling. And now there's another spot offering up this meal. To reward locals and tourists alike, the Ritz-Ca ... More >>

  • Dining

    January 23, 2014
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    January 23, 2014

    Kareem Anguin of Oceanaire Seafood Room Talks Brunch, Seafood, and Miami Dining

    It has been nearly three years since 32-year-oldKareem Anguin took over the reigns at the Oceanaire Seafood Room in Brickell, earning him the title of youngest executive chef at a Landry's-owned restaurant. Short Order was recently invited to try out Oceanaire's newly launched Sunday brunch, and w ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 22, 2014

    Ten Best Restaurant Chains Missing in Miami

    Miami is not missing much. About 363 days of beach weather? Check. European tourists in Speedos plucking up overpriced designer items? Check. Damn near every taste, flavor, and kind of restaurant you can think of? Check. There are, however, a few things we lack. Domestic restaurant chains that litt ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 22, 2014

    Via Verdi Cucina Rustica: Brunch Dolce Vita Style

    There are so many brunches in Miami, you'd probably have to dine out every Sunday afternoon for a decade to enjoy every one of them. Which, by the way, we have no problem with. We stumbled upon Via Verdi Cucina Rustica's Italian-inspired brunch by happenstance. Hungry for a meal, we passed by the b ... More >>

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    January 21, 2014

    Lorenzo: Classy Italian Eats in South Beach

    Sitting on the front porch at Lorenzo in South Beach on a bright afternoon, a crew of reality TV stars bickers in French. They reek of cologne and spray-on tan. The leader, a stern man with slick hair and a crisp button-down shirt, looks like a portly Bruce Jenner. His wife, wearing white sunglasses ... More >>

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    January 21, 2014

    Latin Burger and Taco's Coral Gables Restaurant Opens (Photos)

    Latin Burger and Taco's brick-and-mortar restaurant is officially open on Coral Gables' Miracle Mile. The restaurant's decor pays homage to both the original food truck and pop culture icons. The Texas-meets-Miami vibe features brown lizard-skin booths embroidered with the Latin Burger long horn l ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 20, 2014

    Jackson Soul Food in Overtown: Pancakes, Fried Fish, and Smothered Chicken Wings

    Ever since Antwan Wimberly, son of Jackson Soul Food owner Shirlene Ingrahan, was old enough to chew and walk, he has been munching on any and everything off the restaurant's menu. But it hasn't been the food he has enjoyed most. "The best part of working here has been the familiar faces," Wimberly ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 17, 2014

    The River Seafood & Oyster Bar Launches Brunch This Sunday

    If someone asked you to describe your ideal brunch, your answer would probably involve eggs, oysters, charcuterie, and French toast. Oh, and of course, booze. Well, starting this Sunday, the River Seafood & Oyster Bar will be serving all of the above. There will also be a smorgasbord, an over-si ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 17, 2014

    Van Dyke Cafe to Close January 26

    This is it. The end of an era. Van Dyke Cafe will officially close on Sunday, January 26. The restaurant, which opened in the historic Van Dyke Building in the center of Lincoln Road in 1994, served as an oasis for locals and tourists alike to sit al fresco and enjoy a mimosa, a chat with friend ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 16, 2014

    Joey's in Wynwood Still Rules the Hood

    Joey's is the cool, calm, and collected kid on Wynwood's graffiti-splashed NE Second Avenue. The contemporary Italian cafe opened in 2008 with the tagline, "Here comes the neighborhood." Even power couple Jay Z and Beyonce stopped by while recently visiting the Magic City. So just what makes Joey's ... More >>

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    January 16, 2014

    R House: Art and Food Fuse in Wynwood

    R House opens today, January 16, in Wynwood. The restaurant/gallery comes complete with movable walls to showcase art curated by White Porch Gallery, but the emphasis is on the food. Chef/owner Rocco Carulli knew for a long time he wanted to open a restaurant in Wynwood. "When I experienced the nei ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 15, 2014

    Ten Best Lunch Specials Under $10

    Lunch is your afternoon delight, your hump meal, the moment that sets the tone for the second half of your day. It's not something that should be taken lightly or skipped. And most important, during the workweek, it should never cost more than $10. What follows are the top ten lunch specials in Mi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 15, 2014

    The Setai's Mathias Gervais Takes a Classic Approach to Dining

    For a while, Miami restaurants were obsessed with combining different cuisines and taking a fusion approach to dining. From Latin fusion to the ever-popular Asian fusion, one taste was never enough. But today, things are changing. At the Setai Hotel in South Beach, executive chef Mathias Gervais is ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 14, 2014

    Prime Fish to Open: Classic Nemo Dishes to be Showcased

    It's been in the works since Nemo closed in 2010, but Prime Fish will finally make a splash in SoFi at 100 Collins Avene sometime at the end of January. The restaurant is the third in Myles Chefetz's Prime restaurant series. Sister locations Prime 112 and Prime Italian are known for being some of ... More >>

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    January 14, 2014

    Dinner Lab Launches in Miami Next Week

    Dinner Lab, a members-only supper club with outposts in New Orleans, Austin, and New York, is hosting its very first dinner in Miami next week. Its location hasn't been disclosed yet. In other cities, Dinner Lab has popped up at abandoned churches, motorcycle shops, and mall parking lots. Wherever ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 13, 2014

    Andrew Zimmern on SoBe "Horse-Sh*t Restaurants," TV, and Miami's Creative Spirit

    Andrew Zimmern had been sitting all day. On a recent wind-lashed afternoon, while his film crew prepped the outdoor set at Wynwood's Blue Starlite Drive-In, Zimmern sipped a Starbucks Frappuccino and yearned to stretch his legs. Earlier that day, he had taken an airboat ride across the Everglades, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 10, 2014

    15 Steps: We Get a First Bite of Farm-to-Fork at Eden Roc Miami Beach

    Like a phoenix, 15 Steps rose out of 1500 Degrees' hot ashes. The farm-to-table restaurant transitioned quietly from 1500 Degrees in the fall of 2013, with an official opening and name change in early December. Because the restaurant continued serving meals during the process, there was no major ove ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 9, 2014

    Does Tropical Chinese Serve the Best Dim Sum in Miami?

    For several decades now, Tropical Chinese Restaurant has been serving its a la carte dim sum menu across the street from Tropical Park on Bird Road. Many Miami foodies swear by the place, insisting that Tropical Chinese serves the "best dim sum" in the county. Whether or not you agree, you can't de ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 8, 2014

    Guy Fieri Visits Sakaya Kitchen, Dubs Richard Hales the "Ninja of Flavortown"

    Guy Fieri, the platinum-spiked-haired mayor of Flavortown, rolled into Miami to film a few segments for his Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives TV show. See also: New York Times Review of Guy Fieri's Restaurant Is a Snarky Must-Read

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    January 8, 2014

    Rouge in North Beach: Romanic Dining in a Secret Garden

    When it comes to a romantic dinner, ambiance is king. And Rouge in North Beach definitely brings it in the love vibes department. Enter the restaurant, head past the bar and dining area, and work your way to the back patio. There, you'll be transported to a whole new world -- a secret garden with ... More >>

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    January 7, 2014

    Havana 1957 Opens in Brickell, Hosts Grand Opening this Thursday

    When Brickell Irish Pub unexpectedly closed its doors two months ago, happy hour-goers were crushed. V&E Restaurant Group, the group behind the Irish outpost, thought something more Miami would be a better fit for the location. "This area lacks a good and homestyle Cuban restaurant," says general ... More >>

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    January 7, 2014

    PlantEaters App Helps You Find Veg-Friendly Restaurants in Miami

    It's no secret that veg-friendly restaurants are few and far between in Miami. The Magic City is more about pork than produce. But with the (free!)PlantEaters app, vegans and vegetarians can find meat-free options at restaurants of all kinds, from juice bars to steak houses. This makes eating out ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 6, 2014

    Vegan Fast Food: A Meatless Guide to Chipotle, Taco Bell, Subway, and Others

    When it comes to eating on the go, vegans might think like they're up a creek without a paddle. Faced with menus packed with burgers, chicken nuggets, and cheesy burritos, they can feel hopeless to score anything quick and easy. But surprisingly, there are meatless options at even the most meat-hea ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 6, 2014

    Sabor a Peru to Expand in 2014

    Six years ago, Peru native Edison Pinedo moved to Miami. Soon after that, he opened Sabor a Perú, an Edgewater restaurant that lured diners with its authentic Peruvian cuisine, warm atmosphere, and consistent quality. Peruvian restaurants can't claim to be so without ceviche, and Pinedo agrees. " ... More >>

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    January 3, 2014

    Mi Vida Cafe: Tofu Sandwiches, Beets Tartare and Veggie Heaven

    If you think your resolution to eat healthy in 2014 means staying home and snacking on bland food, think again. Mi Vida Cafe adds some serious flavor into vegan food and puts it in a charming cafe. The restaurant welcomes you in with a cute courtyard and tables leading the way to an inviting and ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 3, 2014

    Batch Gastropub Opens: We Get a First Bite

    After years of envisioning an authentic gastropub in Miami, partners Kevin Danilo and Jerry Flynn have opened Batch Gastropub in Brickell. The duo has been planning this venture for a half-decade and working on the space for nearly a year, building bars from scratch, installing a wood-burning ove ... More >>

  • Dining

    January 2, 2014
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    January 2, 2014
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    January 2, 2014

    Area 31 Brunch: Eggs With a Twist and a View

    Many folks feel about brunch as they do about Italian food: if you're going to spend money eating it at a restaurant, it ought to surpass whatever you could whip up at home. Unfair as that idea might be, the brunch bar is set intrinsically high and it's even higher anytime a revered eatery -- like, ... More >>

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    January 2, 2014

    Latin Burger and Taco's Coral Gables Restaurant: A Sneak Peek

    2014 is promising to be a great one for the Miami restaurant scene, with dozens of new restaurants bringing everything from Thai street food (NaiYaRa) to French bistro fare with a twist (L'Echon Brasserie). One of the first restaurants to welcome in the baby new year is Latin Burger & Taco. This is ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 2, 2014

    Giralda Under the Stars Kicks off 2014 Season

    Sure, New Year's Eve has come and gone, but the big holiday week is still in full swing -- along with megatraffic on the causeways leading to Miami Beach. Our suggestion is simple: Let snowbirds enjoy the beach for a few days more, and party in Coral Gables this Friday. Tomorrow evening, January 3, ... More >>

  • Calendar

    January 2, 2014
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    January 1, 2014

    December 2013 Restaurant Openings and Closings

    Goodbye 2013, hello 2014. If you're reading this, you've made it through yet another New Year's eve and are probably enjoying a nice cleansing juice after a five mile run (let's see how long this healthy resolution will last). In this past year, we've said hello to some great new restaurants like ... More >>

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    December 31, 2013

    Ten Miami Restaurants We're Looking Forward to in 2014

    A fresh, new year is upon us. Time to make resolutions and plans. It's also a good time to anticipate new restaurants about to open in Miami. And there are a bunch of them. From food trucks continuing to go brick-and-mortar like Latin Burger & Taco, to celebrity chefs staking their claim under our s ... More >>

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    December 31, 2013

    Choices Vegan Cafe to Open Outpost in the Upper Eastside

    Miami's vegan eating scene is about to get a little bit bigger. The diminutive but delicious Choices Cafe in the Roads is about to open a new and larger location on the Upper Eastside. The new spot will also serve beer and wine, a step up from their current locale. See also: Choices Cafe: Trave ... More >>

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    December 31, 2013

    The District Serves the Best Lechón in Buena Vista

    For Miami, Nuevo Latino cuisine is a comfort food of sorts. Chefs take the ingredients we know -- the stuff we grew up on -- and cook them in ways that would make our mamas proud. Once mashed into our baby food, malanga is now deep-fried, shaped into shells, and piled with togarashi and raw tuna. Yu ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 30, 2013

    Van Dyke Cafe to Close

    It's the loveliest and most photographed café on Lincoln Road and probably the place associated most with the iconic pedestrian mall in South Beach. Visitors from all over the world recognize the red awnings and ivy-covered walls from pictures and paintings. And locals flock to it for Sunday brunch ... More >>

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    December 30, 2013

    Karla Bakery: Now Open 24/7 at Two Locations

    If you ever get a sudden hankering for croquetas and café con leche in the middle of the night (and really, who doesn't?), you're in luck. Chances are you've visited Karla Bakery or served its pastelitos at one of your parties. Well, then, there's good news for you: The chain, which has three loca ... More >>

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