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    June 16, 2014

    3. Michelle Bernstein: Miami's Culinary Darling

    New Times' Best of Miami 2014 issue is here. To celebrate, Short Order is paying tribute to Miami's culinary all-stars. These people forged our city's food scene into what it is today -- a thriving amalgam of tastes and cultures. Through their insight and talent, they've given the city a unique flav ... More >>

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    June 5, 2014
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    January 15, 2014

    Broken Shaker's Virginia King Makes the Country's Best Manhattan

    If you're looking for the country's best Manhattan, look no further than Miami Beach. The Broken Shaker's Virginia King beat out a slew of bartender finalists, to earn the title Master of the Manhattan during the Manhattan Experience finale, held Monday, January 13 in (where else) Manhattan. See ... More >>

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    November 12, 2013

    Broken Shaker's Virginia King Wins Manhattan Experience Cocktail Challenge

    OK, so the event was held at the Broken Shaker and Virginia King had the home court advantage. The truth is King won the competition by making the best tasting cocktail. Her rendition of the classic Manhattan cocktail, the "Looking at me Like You Don't Want me to Go", ranked the overall favorite wit ... More >>

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    September 24, 2013

    Esquire Channel: Food Fights, Beer, and Travel for Metrosexuals

    Although there are hundreds of different cable channels, they really all boil down to a few different types -- news, sports, dumb sitcoms, or reality television. But what if you're a metrosexual who just wants to take a break from Jon Stewart? Well, Esquire Network is hoping you'll be enticed by it ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 4, 2012

    How to Do Art Basel Miami Beach Week Like a True Local

    It's that time of year when the global art world elite descends upon our fair city and has its way with it for a week. Unfortunately, Miami-Dade County has not yet declared this as a weeklong work-free holiday, and for us locals, it's easy to get either overwhelmed or way too lost in all the highbro ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 29, 2012

    Sra. Martinez in Design District Closing, Michelle Bernstein Says Adios July 6

    Read also "Michy's Queen Scores with Sra. Martinez (2/26/2009)," "Michelle Bernstein to Leave the Omphoy" (Clean Plate Charlie) and "Fratelli Lyon Closes in Design District."Short Order has confirmed that Michelle Bernstein and her husband/partner David Martinez will close their celebrated Sra. Mart ... More >>

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    March 15, 2012

    Miami's Top Five Gastropubs

    ​Want access to our Best Of picks from your smartphone? Download our free Best Of app for the iPhone or Android phone from the App Store or Google Play.​The first gastropub is generally considered to have been The Eagle, in London. Michael Belben and David Eyre launched it in 1991, and it was si ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 13, 2012

    Edge Steak & Bar's Nose-to-Tail Dinner Series: Porchetta, Pig, and Palaver for $99

    Andres AravenaAs if Edge Steak and Bar didn't offer enough already, this gem of a restaurant has announced the beginning of a new interactive dining experience, "Specialty Dinner Night," set to take place once a month. The Nose-to-Tail events will feature a trio of chefs who will collaborate to prod ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 14, 2011

    Dr. Pepper Gets Macho, 1500 Degrees Gets Honored, and Joe's Gets the Crabs

    billwisserphoto.com1500 Degrees had a hot week.​A brief look back at some events that transpired in the food world over the past week:On Monday, the Dr. Pepper Snapple Group rolled out Dr. Pepper Ten, a 10-calorie soft drink aimed at men who "want a lower-calorie option without the diet imagery." ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 16, 2011

    Eat Your F**king Brussels Sprouts: A Poem For Father's Day (Read by Samuel Jackson)

    Eat your f**king Brussels sprouts...before Samuel L. Jackson makes you.​The much awaited release of Adam Mansbach's R-rated lullaby Go The F**k To Sleep, is set for sometime this week (in plenty of time for Sunday's Father's Day). Because Mansbach is both a great author and dad, Esquire Mag ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 3, 2011

    12 Top Miami Chefs Who Were Not Too Big To Fail, Part One

    Chef Sean Brasel missed with his fatal KISS​Financial institutions are too big to fail. Chefs are not. Almost all of our highly regarded toques have wiped out in spectacular fashion at one point or another in their careers. We present a dozen such flops, in alphabetical order. Young chefs, heed th ... More >>

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    January 7, 2011

    Ezra Pattek Represents Miami in Esquire's Woodford Reserve Manhattan Experience​What do you get when Woodford Reserve bourbon teams up with Esquire magazine? The ultimate Manhattan challenge. The two companies are searching for the the quintessential Big Apple cocktail. At stake are a chance to win a trip to NYC for two, swag bags, prizes, and braggi ... More >>

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    November 17, 2010

    The Miami Heat Ban Esquire Writer Scott Raab for Calling LeBron "The Whore of Akron"

    ​The Miami Heat continue to take pages right out of the Hugo Chavez playbook when it comes to working with members of the press. If you write anything the organization doesn't particularly like you're pretty much banned. New Times itself has suffered such a fate, and now we welcome Esquire magazin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 28, 2010

    Overrated Eats: Ortanique on the Mile

    Ortanique's Web site has an "Accolades" tab. One click on it lists 23 excellence awards. Esquire Magazine named it "Best New Restaurant in America." And the eatery was placed on Zagat's Top 10 Best Restaurant List nine times. The New Times has even shown its love more than once. Our Lee Klein wrote ... 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 >>

  • Blogs

    November 23, 2009

    Area 31 Chef John Critchley Gives Dolphins Money To Live, In Pictures

    Yes, this post is full of Dolphin pictures, but first:Chef John Critchley has made a strong impact on the local dining scene since joining up with Kimpton Hotel Group to head up all food operations at The Epic Hotel in downtown Miami. Area 31 was recently named an Esquire Magazine Best New Restaura ... More >>

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    October 16, 2009

    Newcomers and Some Oldies Shine at Iron Fork 2009: Critchley Victorious, Whisk and Others Raise the Bar

    Jackie Sayet​The Presidente flowed as Chef John Critchley laid the culinary smackdown on Giancarla Bodoni for the 2009 Iron Fork title. Critchley is on a winning streak, with his seafood-celebrating Area 31 having been recently named one of Esquire magazine's best new restaurants this year.Our foc ... More >>

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    October 8, 2009

    Area 31 Makes Esquire Best of 2009

    adam larkeywas mariani bowled over by this bolognese?​Area 31, in the Epic Hotel downtown, has been named as one of the Best New Restaurants of 2009 in the November issue of Esquire magazine. When food and travel critic John Mariani dined at Area 31 this summer, he asked executive chef John Critch ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 8, 2009

    And Sra. Martinez, Too

    I reported yesterday that Area 31 was named as one of Esquire Magazine's Top 20 New Restaurants of 2009. Michelle Bernstein's Sra. Martinez also made the list. On the one hand, I apologize for missing that. On the other hand, the woman gets more than enough press. One more acknowledgement: Kaitlin Y ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 5, 2009

    Make This Tonight: Orange Gazpacho with Crunchy Vegetables Salad and Grilled Garlic Ciabatta Bread

    ​Inspired by the Late Summer Vegetable Salad dish recently devoured at Sra. Martinez, (soon to be named one of Esquire magazine's 20 best restaurants of 2009,) we whipped up this tasty take in about an hour.  Suffice to say that mere minutes after that hour, a crumb and a puddle were about al ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 20, 2009

    News Roundup

    Venus and Serena Williams are the latest celebs to take a tiny part of Dolphin's ownership. Let's home their winning ways rub off on the fins. [AP]The Miami man who allegedly stole data from 130 million credit and debit cards had some unusual High School habits: hacking into Government message board ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 3, 2009

    Chef Tim Andriola Tells A Funny Kitchen Story From His Days At Chef Allen's

    Chef Tim Andriola​Chef Tim Andriola has been lauded by food critic John Mariani in Esquire Magazine as a "chef to keep your eye on," going on to say that he "definitely has the touch of a master."He started as a kid in Lee, New Hampshire at his family's restaurant, the Gateway. In South Florida he ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 2, 2008

    How Esquire Rates Miami Food and Drink (A Partial Retrospective)

    I recently came into possession of a half-dozen back issues of Esquire, a magazine somewhat obsessed with naming the best of this and the best of that. The food section is no exception -- three of the issues I thumbed through featured such listings. I took a tally to see how Miami fared:MARCH ISSUE: ... More >>

  • Dining

    October 16, 2008

    Nemo Is Still Swimming on South Beach

    This local stalwart has been afloat since 1995.

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    October 19, 2007

    Club Deuce for the Win? Focus, People!

    You know what to Deuce Last week, we told you about Mac’s Club Deuce's shot at national recognition via Esquire magazine's rating of the top bars in America. Thursday Riptide received a message from Deuce bartender extraordinaire Melissa Burley bemoaning some Deuce patrons' less-than-agile wa ... More >>

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    October 11, 2007

    Team Deuce For The Win!

    We’ve loved Mac’s Club Deuce for a long time now. We enjoy the dark ambiance, the gregarious regulars, and the pink linoleum, horseshoe shaped bar. We especially love ol’ Mac himself, and the bartenders who keep our Jack and Cokes coming strong, fast, and cheap -- just the way we like ‘em. A ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 2, 2007

    More Lincoln Road Restaurant Shuffling

    Santo Restaurant & Lounge has just appointed Cory Smith, former sous chef at Pacific Time, to be their executive chef. The new menu will debut this Saturday, July 7th. The Back Story (maybe):A couple of weeks ago I met John Mariani, longtime food editor for Esquire Magazine, at Santo Restaurant. He ... More >>

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    April 20, 2006
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    November 24, 2005

    What's the Matter with Miami?

    We just can't make anybody's A-list

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    June 23, 2005
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    June 9, 2005
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    May 12, 2005
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    November 25, 2004
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    May 15, 2003

    Michelle Bernstein

    Personal Best

  • Dining

    March 28, 2002

    Food Fight, Part 2

    Careful, New Yorkers, with your attitude -- you might get busted

  • Dining

    November 15, 2001

    Miamian Beauty

    Naked breasts and rose petals in the name of WTC relief

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    July 30, 1998
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    May 7, 1998
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    April 23, 1998

    Our Hero the Drug Dealer

    The feds call Rickey Brownlee one of South Florida's biggest narco-traffickers. His friends and neighbors in Opa-locka call him a valiant victim.

  • News

    June 20, 1996

    The Monster Mash

    Jorge Mas Canosa answered a journalistic hatchet jobwith a libel lawsuit. But now everyone is getting cut to the bone.

  • News

    September 21, 1994

    Back on Top

    You may admire him or you may find him disgusting. But at least you've got to hand it to him: Jorge Mas Canosa has got clout.

  • News

    October 27, 1993


    Raul Martinez is facing ten years in prison for public corruption. Hialeah voters want him to be their mayor anyway. What a town!

  • News

    May 12, 1993

    No Ordinary Joe

    The name of the place is just the name of the place. Except when it's your name.

  • News

    February 10, 1993