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Eating Out

  • Blogs

    December 27, 2013

    Seven New Year's Day Brunches in Miami: Cure Your Hangover Here

    This is Miami, and if there's one thing we can guarantee, it's that 2014 will come in like a wrecking ball. (Bereft of Miley Cyrus, however, since she ditched the 305 to wag her tongue in Times Square instead.) So when you wake up January 1 -- glitter lodged in every orifice, head pounding like EDM ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 27, 2013

    Latin House Burger & Taco Bar to Accept Bitcoins

    For years, restaurants and shops turn over a percentage of their profits to credit card companies as the price of doing business. After all, what do you do when almost no one carries cash? Accept virtual money? Yes. More and more, bitcoins or cryptocurrency is being accepted world-wide as an alte ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 26, 2013

    Casa Juancho: Caldo Gallego, Gambas al Ajillo, and Huevos Rotos

    Casa Juancho is one of Miami's oldest Spanish restaurants. The brainchild of the Valls family, the same folks behind La Carreta and Versailles, Casa Juancho looks more like an attraction than a dining establishment. There are waterfalls, water wells, low-wooden ceilings, medieval lighting, and serve ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 26, 2013

    Five New Year's Resolutions for Miami Food

    It's that time of year again. You're considering Crossfit and the Master Cleanse as part of your New Year's resolution, and you're certainly not alone. Miami's food scene should be making promises, as well. The city could use a couple of things. Here are just five of 'em. See also: In 2013, Miami ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 26, 2013

    New York Times' 36 Hours in South Beach: Take it With a Grain of Salt

    From time to time, Short Order writers share their travel experiences. We've blogged about our meals in New York, fruit carvings in Singapore, and a coffee plantation in Jamaica. Travel writing is interesting because it's so subjective. In a long weekend visit, a writer can't possibly find all the ... More >>

  • Calendar

    December 26, 2013
  • Blogs

    December 23, 2013

    Top Five Places To Get Chinese Food on Christmas

    For those of us who are not gentiles, Christmas usually involves Chinese food and, of course, Peking duck. Or as Ralphie in A Christmas Story calls it, "Chinese turkey." Lately, our chopsticks have gotten a lot of exercise in the 305. We've been looking for Chinese restaurants open on Christmas t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 23, 2013

    Where to Eat Christmas Dinner in Miami

    If you're not into eating A Christmas Story-style Chinese dinner on Jesus' birthday, not to worry, there are plenty of other places to get good grub. Although if you are into Chinese, we've got a list for that, too. But for the rest of y'all, here's a rundown of where you can get a good meal on Ch ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 23, 2013

    The Butcher Shop in Wynwood: Confusion Reigns

    It's Sunday night, and the graffiti-stamped walls of the Butcher Shop, a Wynwood restaurant/beer garden, are vibrating with the sound of what must be the work of Skrillex and Marilyn Manson's love child. Things could be softened by two beers, one beer, anything. But the busboy can't find the waitres ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 20, 2013

    Miyako Japanese Restaurant: Eat Sushi off a Naked Model's Body for $40

    This year, the sixteen-year-old Miyako Japanese Restaurant in Doral experienced big changes: new ownership, new chef, and new menu. Short Order was invited to try the latest food additions. Owner Adrian Arguelles sat down and spoke to us about the concept and dishes that he dreamt up with chef Adri ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 20, 2013

    Miami's Best Restaurants that Bit the Dust in 2013

    Miami is a volatile town. A restaurant might be ground-breaking and wonderful and exciting, but then it'll close just a few months after opening. Others might stick around for years, competing against New York imports and shiny, big-pocket places until eventually losing ground. In 2013, the Magic ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 20, 2013

    Blackbrick Hosts Special Christmas Day Dinner

    The Saturday Night Live short, Christmastime for the Jews, pretty much summed up what happened in my household growing up. On December 25, as most of my friends stayed home for a family dinner, my parents drove the whole mishpocheh to Chinatown for an elaborate (and in those days exotic), dinner bef ... More >>

  • Dining

    December 19, 2013

    Miami's Food Emperors

    In 2013, locals took hold of Miami dining.

  • Blogs

    December 19, 2013

    Gaston Acurio on La Mar's Opening at the Mandarin Oriental

    Gaston Acurio is a man of many talents. He's a celebrity chef, writer, businessman, and the Peruvian ambassador of food. Yesterday, he was in town for a meet-and-greet at the location of his upcoming project, La Mar by Gaston Acurio at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel. Short Order was invited to try som ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 19, 2013

    Top 15 Restaurants Reviewed in 2013

    'Twas the year of chicharrón tacos and bacon-wrapped quail eggs, a time of fried alligator and pan-seared frogs' legs... Alright, enough poetry: Last year was a good year for eating, so now it's time to give thanks. 2013, thank you for the barbecued beef tongue at Gabose; the ridiculously deliciou ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 18, 2013

    Miami New Year's Eve Dining Guide

    A proper New Year's Eve bash requires some advanced preparation. Before the ball drops, you've got to make dinner reservations so you can enjoy a great meal on the last night of the year. We've compiled long list of dining possibilities, broken down by neighborhood and island. So figure out your da ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 18, 2013

    Enough With the Pork, Miami: Here's a Case for Vegetables

    How do you know you're in a cool Miami restaurant? The setting will be festooned with Edison bulbs. The menu will include an heirloom tomato and burrata salad, perhaps year-round. The chef will relish pork belly. There will be charcuterie, pickles, free-range chicken, beets paired with goat cheese ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 18, 2013

    Dewey LoSasso Named Aqualina Resort & Spa's Executive Chef

    Aqualina Resort and Spa in Sunny Isles Beach has just tapped one of Miami's best-loved chefs to head its culinary team. Dewey LoSasso has been named Aqualina's executive chef and will oversee all food and beverage operations, including banquet and event menus, Piazzetta Marketplace & Restaurant, Co ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 17, 2013

    Lokal Burgers and Beer to Open Kush in Wynwood

    In Miami, art and beer are becoming inseparable. It's not difficult to spot this fact in Wynwood, which is seeing the birth of two more breweries and now the opening of Kush, a restaurant from the people behind Miami Brew Bus andLokal Burgers & Beer in Coconut Grove. The new Wynwood restaurant, lo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    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

    December 16, 2013

    Michael Mina 74 Is Open: We Get a First Bite (Photos)

    What do you get when you cross a celebrity-chef-driven restaurant with a Miami-style nightlife joint? The answer: Michael Mina 74 at the Fontainebleau Miami Beach. Located in the space once home to Arkadia below LIV, Michael Mina 74 opened quietly two weeks ago. Short Order was recently invited ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 16, 2013

    Ralph Pagano to Open Mexican Restaurant at Dream South Beach Hotel

    Celebrity chef Ralph Pagano has just announced he'll open a restaurant in South Beach. Pagano is also chef/owner of Alba Seaside Italian at the Sole on the Ocean resort in Sunny Isles Beach. The restaurant will open at the Dream South Beach Hotel, replacing Serafina, which will close shortly after ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 16, 2013

    Stanzione 87: Try the Homemade Stracciatella

    Stanzione 87 quietly opened in Brickell back in April. Operated by 23-year old Franco Stanzione and his longtime girlfriend Ashley Lopez, the pair attests to the challenges involved in opening a restaurant. Never one to cook, Lopez rose to the occasion: "You know when a baby is stuck under a car a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 13, 2013

    Ricky Thai Bistro: Fresh Cooking in North Miami (Photos)

    Sometimes one street can hold a bounty of good restaurants, and lately Short Order has been doing a lot of good eating on North Miami's 123rd Street. Now we have another delicious spot to add to the list: Ricky Thai Bistro. Its owners have a love story that's eerily similar to Primo Trattoria Itali ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 13, 2013

    Michael Mina Chats About Michael Mina 74 at the Fontainebleau Miami Beach

    Michael Mina's new restaurant, Michael Mina 74 at the Fontainebleau Miami Beach, opened in time for the crush of people flocking to Art Basel. The new restaurant, bar, ultra-lounge is a departure from his classic and reserved Bourbon Steak at Turnberry Isle Resort & Club. But, as the chef and resta ... More >>

  • Dining

    December 12, 2013
  • Dining

    December 12, 2013
  • Blogs

    December 12, 2013

    Verde Restaurant and Bar's Nicolay Adineguev on PAMM, Art Basel, and Opening Day

    The Pérez Art Museum Miami made its debut last week, and so did Verde Restaurant and Bar, the museum's culinary destination. The restaurant is the brainchild of namesake Jorge Pérez and restaurateur Stephen Starr. Short Order chatted with Verde's executive chef, Nicolay Adineguev, about the rest ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 12, 2013

    Scott Conant Dishes on Scarpetta's Fifth Anniversary, His New Book, and Miami's Food Scene

    Scott Conant has a lot of celebrating to do. The celebrity chef has just released The Scarpetta Cookbook ($22.71 on Amazon.com), which features 125 recipes from his award-winning Italian restaurant. Scarpetta's Miami outpost is also celebrating its fifth anniversary with a series of special dinner ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 10, 2013

    Lippi Serves Poised, Precise Fare for the Brickell Crowd

    At Lippi, you should really eat your vegetables. The handsome Brickell restaurant, perched amid shimmering Christmas trees, offers a Mediterranean-inspired menu that features $75 Dover sole and $30-per-ounce Kobe beef. But perhaps more interesting, it also proffers roasted baby carrots and turnips f ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 10, 2013

    Nile Ethiopian in Orlando Is Worth the Three-Hour Drive

    When I tell people Ethiopian food is my favorite, I'm often met with a blank stare. It's understandable, particularly in Miami, where you can't find this kind of cuisine within a 200-mile radius. The closest eatery is Nile Ethiopian in Orlando, tucked away off the madness of International Drive. So ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 10, 2013

    Carla Pellegrino to Open Touche Rooftop Restaurant and Lounge at E11even

    Chef Carla Pellegrino has just announced the February opening of Touche Rooftop Restaurant and Lounge, atop the E11even Miami, a mega-nightclub that's being billed as both a nightclub and cabaret. See also: E11even Miami Owner Dennis DeGori: "There Will Be Topless and Nude Entertainment"

  • Blogs

    December 9, 2013

    Lutong Pinoy: Taste Filipino Cuisine in North Miami Beach (Photos)

    Sizzling pig's face -- that would be the best way to describe the Filipino dish called sizzling sisig. It's a sour, pungent recipe, one that employs minced hog's ears, snout, tongue, and brains. At Lutong Pinoy in North Miami Beach, you can try it with just ears and snout. See also: Francesco Resta ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 9, 2013

    Bobby's Burger Palace Opens: Fans Flock to Eat Bobby's Beef

    Last Friday at 10:30 a.m., dozens of people were already lined up outside Bobby's Burger Palace at Dadeland Mall's new wing, in anticipation of being one of the first to experience the celebrity chef's burgers, fries, and shakes. Flay was inside his new burger restaurant, hosting a media preview of ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 9, 2013

    La Gamba Opens: Satisfying Spanish Tapas in Coconut Grove

    La Gamba opened quietly a week ago in Coconut Grove, serving both Spanish tapas and entrees. Owner Maria Elena Otero Calvo introduced herself as we were dining with a refreshing request. "We've only been open a week," she confided. "Please let us know if you have any suggestions," she said, then ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 6, 2013

    Chef Bee to Open NaiYaRa Asian Street Fare Restaurant in South Beach

    Chef Piyarat Arreeratn, better known throughout Miami as Chef Bee, is opening a restaurant in South Beach. NaiYaRa will specialize in the Asian street food that captured his heart growing up along the Mekong river in Thailand. The restaurant, located in the Sunset Harbour neighborhood of South Beac ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 6, 2013

    The DiLido Beach Club Hosts Day and Night Brunch Party Tomorrow

    The only thing better than a beachside brunch during Basel is a nighttime beachside brunch during Basel. Who doesn't want eggs benedict for dinner? This weekend, the DiLido Beach Club at the Ritz-Carlton will host a Day and Night brunch party, an event originally made famous in the Hamptons. The ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 5, 2013

    Denny's Reopens in Kendall: Free Grand Slams For The First 100 People

    Denny's in Kendall has gotten a facelift. The Denny's, located at 12000 N. Kendall Drive, has been given a makeover to look more like a classic diner. To celebrate the new look and new menu, the restaurant is giving away free Grand Slams to the first 100 customers who line up today, Thursday, Dece ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 5, 2013

    Bin No. 18 Pops Up in Midtown for Art Basel

    Another restaurant is getting in on the Art Basel pop-up action. The downtown wine bar and eatery Bin No. 18 is bringing their goods to midtown for the weekend. Chef-owner Alfredo Patino decided to set up shop at Angelina's Coffee and Juice, where he'll be serving up some of their small plate favor ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 4, 2013

    PAMM Grand Opening: Verde Restaurant and Bar Debuts Today

    When is the best time to open an art museum in Miami? Basel, of course. So it makes perfect sense that today is the grand opening for the Perez Art Museum Miami (PAMM). But it's not all art and games -- there's food, too. Starr Restaurants and Events, the folks behind Buddakan, Morimoto, and Makot ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 2, 2013

    November 2013 Restaurant Openings and Closings

    Even as 2013 winds down, Miami heats up with Art Basel taking over both the beach and the mainland as thousands of people swarm to our city for parties, food, and drinks -- all in the name of art. With that, many restaurants are planning pop-ups, while others plan to open their doors this week. A ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 2, 2013

    Blackbrick Opens This Week: We Get a First Look

    Blackbrick, Richard Hales' new restaurant, brings Chinese cuisine to midtown this week -- just in time for Art Basel. Chef/owner Richard Hales gave us a tour and a taste of things to come, telling Short Order that he hopes to open the restaurant this Thursday, December 5, with a limited menu for ... More >>

  • News

    November 28, 2013
  • Blogs

    November 27, 2013

    Toro Toro: Buffet Lunch vs. Bottomless Brunch (Photos)

    At Toro Toro, the year-old, pan-Latin restaurant at the Intercontinental Hotel, guests can enjoy a lunch buffet during the week and a bottomless brunch during the weekend. But which option offers a better deal? To find out, Short Order recently visited Toro Toro for both meals. Pictures of the sma ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 27, 2013

    Lure Fishbar: SoHo Comes to SoBe on December 2

    Lure Fishbar, the latest New York restaurant to open a SoBe outpost, opens its doors at the Loews Miami Beach Hotel on Monday, December 2. The restaurant is a collaboration between restaurateurs John McDonald and Joshua Pickard, along with Lure Fishbar Chef/Partner Josh Capon. McDonald and Pickard' ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 25, 2013

    The Federal's Vegetarian Dishes are Delicious

    Being an herbivore can be boring, particularly in a less-than-progressive city like Miami. The "vegetarian option" at many establishments is a salad sans chicken or pasta with vegetables. Gag me. But the Federal Food Drink & Provisions -- often categorized as a meat-lover's paradise -- is shedding ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 25, 2013

    LoKal Hosts First Annual Thanksgiving Paw Drive Tonight

    This week most of us will gather together with family and friends to share a warm meal and give thanks for what we have. But, while we're eating our fill of turkey and ham, thousands of dogs and cats will languish in a cold, loud shelter -- many of them are former pets who found themselves in this ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 22, 2013

    Diego Oka of La Mar on Peruvian Cuisine, Miami, and the Perfect Ceviche

    Chef and prolific restaurateur Gaston Acurio is launching La Mar at the Mandarin Oriental in December. The upscale restaurant will feature novo-Andean and Asian-Peruvian cuisines. Diego Oka, formerly of La Mar Cebicheria Peruana in San Francisco, will helm the kitchen. He has worked with Acurio for ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 21, 2013

    Primo Trattoria Italiana in North Miami: Try the Homemade Gnocchi

    The best neighborhood Italian restaurants offer good food, fresh pasta, reasonable prices, and a homey environment. Primo Trattoria Italiana in North Miami proffers all of these. It boasts a hefty menu featuring pizza, pasta, and main courses. You might notice the teenage boy pictured on the menu. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 21, 2013

    Batch Gastropub Nears Completion; Michael Reidt to Create Menu

    Batch Gastropub is preparing for an early December opening, which is good news indeed for partners Kevin Danilo and Jerry Flynn, who have been working on bringing their vision of a true gastropub to Miami for years now. On a recent visit, Danilo and Flynn were putting the finishing touches on the ... More >>

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