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    May 22, 2013

    Nutella vs. World Nutella Day: The Little Guy Wins

    Sometimes there are brands and products that are so well loved, they draw their own fan base and subculture. Take, for instance, Volvo owners, who push their cars until they're ancient rust buckets in an attempt to get 500,000 or more miles out of them. Or, consider McRib lovers, who search for the ... More >>

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    May 17, 2013

    Burger, Beer & BBQ Bash: Get Half-Priced Tickets Now

    It's not even Memorial Day yet and we're already looking forward to summer. But when you have got an awesome festival of flavor happening in your own backyard, why wouldn't you? We're talking about the second annual Burger, Beer, and BBQ Bash on June 29 at Miami Circle. This afternoon of food and ... More >>

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    May 13, 2013

    Barezzito South Beach: We Get a First Bite

    Step into Barezzito, Miami's newest late-night eatery and music venue -- and South Beach screams from every neon-hued nook and cranny. The sleek new Collins Avenue outpost is offering up live music, specials every night of the week and Asian fusion cuisine with a Latin flair. The new digs are the ... More >>

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    May 9, 2013

    Top Ten Places to Take Out-Of-Towners

    Hey there, tour guide. Looking to show your out-of-towners a good time? Frozen drinks at Wet Willie's sure sound like fun. How about Cuban sandwiches at Versailles and Sunday brunch on Lincoln Road? Or, perhaps, a drive to the Everglades for fried alligator. Yes, it's gamey. Yes, it tastes like chic ... More >>

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    May 8, 2013

    The Unemployed Chef in the Gables: Philly Cheesesteaks and Homemade Desserts

    Small businesses make Miami special. After all, what's better than knowing your hard-earned dollars are supporting your fellow 305'ers, versus soulless corporations and their fat cat CEOs? This city wouldn't be what it is without Panther Coffee, Whisk Gourmet and Abraxas Lounge. So the Unemployed C ... More >>

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    May 7, 2013

    Umami Burger to Open This Friday

    Umami Burger, the California chain with an impassioned fan base, is opening the doors to its first Miami Beach location at 1080 Alton Road this Friday, May 10 at 11 a.m. This Umami will not only be the first in South Florida, it will also be the first Umami on the east coast. Umami was voted "Bur ... More >>

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    April 30, 2013

    Miami's Top Ten Fritas Cubanas

    An original frita cubana couples Cuban bread with a spiced beef patty, seasoned with cumin, paprika, and pepper. Some add chorizo to the mix. Others cap meat with an American-style hamburger bun. Despite minor variations, one thing remains consistent: Papas fritas, deep-fried and grease-slicked juli ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 23, 2013

    The New Miami Dolphins Jerseys Have Leaked

    The new Miami Dolphins uniforms weren't supposed to be unveiled until Thursday, but it looks like they've hit the web a little earlier than scheduled. The only part of the new unis we'd seen till now had been a bit of white face mask.

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    April 22, 2013

    Miami Eats at Miami Science Museum: Nutrition Can Be Fun (Photos)

    The Miami Science Museum in Coconut Grove turned its focus on food this past weekend as kids and grownups alike got an education in healthy eating and just what it takes to get the food we eat onto our table. Interactive displays were scattered through the museum and its grounds as museum guests t ... More >>

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    April 18, 2013

    Miami's Ten Best Bartenders

    Anyone can get behind a bar and mix a drink. For that matter, anyone can walk into a kitchen and prepare a meal. After all, we've all cooked for ourselves at home, haven't we?But, bartenders, like chefs, have many different levels of expertise. While the person who pops your Budweiser can at a beach ... More >>

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    April 16, 2013

    Eating House Hosts Special 420 Dinner

    Legend states that every day at 4:20 p.m., a group of teens in San Rafael, California met to search for an abandoned cannabis crop. The teens code named the plan, "4:20 Louis" in honor of the statue of Louis Pasteur where they hung out. The code was shortened to "4:20".  4:20 was later adopted ... More >>

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    April 12, 2013

    5 Amazing Craft Beers from San Diego, a Microbrew Mecca

    When a new brewery makes its way to Miami, we're super stoked. Hell, there are two or three on tap to open this year, and the city's practically in a tizzy. Drinking anything cooked up in our own backyard is totes exciting, given the serious lack of local beers we've had available in past years. Bu ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 11, 2013

    Khong River House: Beat the Clock for Thai New Year

    In Thailand, New Year's is celebrated very differently than in Miami. As part of the multiday festivities, Thai people clean their houses, avoid cursing, apologize to friends and family for bad behavior, and splash water on each other (very respectfully, we're told). Miamians, by contrast, generally ... More >>

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    April 10, 2013

    Brew at the Zoo: Five Must-Try Beers and Haiku Ticket Giveaway

    Our sister paper may have just hosted Beerfest, and you may have already gotten your fill of beer for the month. But where's the fun in that? Brew at the Zoo is inching closer, and it's about time you realize what you'll miss out on if you skip this annual extravaganza. Do you like Florida beer ... More >>

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    April 3, 2013

    Tongue & Cheek: What's Behind All Those Characters? DeRosa Speaks

    Tongue & Cheek is set to open in a few weeks, and if you're following the restaurant or chef/owner Jamie DeRosa on Twitter or Facebook, chances are you've encountered some interesting characters.Part animal and part beast, these well-dressed hybrids have been popping up all over social media. We ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 29, 2013

    Miami's Best Eats and Drinks This Weekend

    Easter weekend is upon us and that means it's a time for renewal, spring, family... and the season finale of The Walking Dead. Whether you want to take the kids for brunch and an Easter Egg hunt, or you want to hoist a few free drinks to start the weekend, here's what we'll be doing this weekend.

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    March 7, 2013

    World of Beer Coming to Midtown Miami in April

    It's official, the third Miami outpost of World of Beer is making its way to midtown. The Tampa-based brew lover's paradise will be throwing open its doors this April. It's only been a year since the Dadeland location started tapping kegs and screening sports -- and less than that for Kendall. But ... More >>

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    March 6, 2013

    Sprung! Beer Festival: Free Tickets to Spring Break in Coconut Grove

    Even as we're kvetching about this frigid weather (if you consider 65 degrees freezing, that is), thousands of young men and women are packing up their swimsuits to indulge in the annual rite known as spring break.Sure, there are some college kids who head for Cancun and Europe to celebrate the end ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 27, 2013

    Sweet Saloon: Get Chocolate Wasted With Cocktails and Dessert Treats

    Sugar and booze are an intoxicating combo (some studies say it gets you drunkety drunker). If so, then Sweet Saloon should leave us all kinds of buzzed. The newest addition to the mezzanine level of Moonchine Asian Bistro, this spot serves sweet treats, cocktails, and jazzy beats Wednesday and Satu ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 27, 2013

    New Times' Artopia Tomorrow in Coral Gables: Eat, Drink, and Be Arty

    If you've been on the beach (or at the South Beach Wine & Food Festival) too much recently, it's time to add a little culture to your diet, at New Times' fifth annual Artopia.Tomorrow, Thursday, February 28, from 7 to 10 p.m., the Coral Gables Museum will transform into an epic celebration of ar ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 27, 2013

    Fieri, Zimmern, Deen, Zakarian Do the Harlem Shake (Video)

    This year's South Beach Wine & Food Festival seemed tame in comparison to some other years. We didn't witness any snockered chefs, fistfights, or Paula Deen riding anyone like a pony. Even Anthony Bourdain played nice at the Grand Tasting Village (possibly because he was in the presenc ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 21, 2013

    Giveaway: Win Tickets to the Sold-Out Trade Talks at Lacoste on Lincoln Road for SoBeWFF

    Like free stuff? Course ya do. Like winning? Probably more than getting free stuff. That's why we're bunching the two together and giving you a chance to win two tickets to Trade Talks 2013. The SoBeWFF satellite event will give you the chance to rub elbows and speak candidly with the likes of ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 20, 2013

    Swine Southern Table & Bar Prepares to Open: 50 Eggs Celebrates With Harlem Shake

    Here's an update on Swine Southern Table & Bar. Though there's no "official" opening date yet, expect the pork-centrentic restaurant to open very soon.Eddie Acevedo, chief operating officer for 50 Eggs, the parent company of Swine, told Short Order that the restaurant is "very close" to opening. ... More >>

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    February 19, 2013

    Jimmy'z Kitchen Opens in Pinecrest: Mofongo Daily

    After dropping hints on Facebook and Twitter about his third restaurant, chef Jimmy Carey very quietly opened the third location of Jimmy'z Kitchen on Valentine's Day.Carey renovated the former Havana Spice space at 9050 S. Dixie Hwy. in Pinecrest, replacing the wood panelin ... More >>

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    February 19, 2013

    James Beard Announces 2013 Semifinalists: Miami Gets Several Nods

    The James Beard Foundation has just announced its semifinalists in the restaurant and chef categories for 2013, and South Florida has seven reasons to be very proud.This is actually the beginning of the long road to winning a coveted James Beard Award. The semifinalist list will be whittled down Mar ... More >>

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    February 18, 2013

    Coconut Grove Arts Festival: Intriguing Food Art (Photos)

    One of Miami's most enduring events is the annual Coconut Grove Arts Festival, now celebrating its 50th year.Each President's Day weekend, tens of thousands of people attend this world-famous art festival to purchase and ponder art in every medium and price point -- from eight-foot tall kinetic scul ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 15, 2013

    Marco Rubio Selling Water Bottles... For Real!

    Look, ya gotta hand it to Marco Rubio. The young, conservative senator from Florida choked -- literally and figuratively -- while on national live television during the Republican response to the State of the Union address.The senator appeared sweaty and flustered before reaching for a bottle of wat ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 15, 2013

    Wood Tavern's Backyard Closed: "The Fire Inspector Told Us That We Could NOT Open"

    It's damn tough trying keep a bar or club open in Miami. Most times, as soon as the shine wears off a cool new joint, our city's fickle glitterati and hipster horde simply get sick of the place, dismissing it as "over" and dooming yet another party spot to nightlife oblivion. But even when a hango ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 25, 2013

    MC Kitchen, PB Steak, Khong River House: New Hotspots Introduce Brunch

    Miami's on one heck of a brunch kick, and why not? It's arguably the most exciting meal of the week, usually enjoyed with a group of friends or loved ones, and likely involves drinking alcoholic beverages long before the sun sets.Three of Miami's newest hot spots have introduced brunch -- each with ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 17, 2013

    Miami's Most Extravagant Dishes: $1,000 Surf & Turf and More

    ​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. Don't forget to check out the full Best of Miami® 2012 online at bestof.voiceplaces.com.There is no doubt at all that Miami is an in-your-face, ... More >>

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    January 14, 2013

    Free Beer Tasting Tonight in The Grove: Win a VIP Package

    You know that whole Midwest market on beer thing? Forget it, because some great beers are coming out of Florida and there's more on the way. Duh!Which is probably why Tony Albelo, the man behind Grovetoberfest and the new Spring Break extravaganza, Sprung, has dubbed tonight's beer tasting: Flori-Du ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 11, 2013

    Bloom's Dim Sum-Days: Bites and Sake on Sundays (Photos)

    Dim sum was a favorite weekend treat where I grew up in New York. On Sundays, we would head over to Chinatown and feast on tiny steamed dumplings, egg rolls, meat-filled buns, fried shrimp, and the occasional chicken foot.Little steamers on carts would be wheeled around the dining room, allowing you ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 28, 2012

    Miami's Top Five Free NYE 2013 Parties

    Imagine the holidays didn't leave a hole in your pocket and you had $100,000 to party with Future at Cameo for New Year's Eve ... Your cup would be overflowing with endless Patrón, Belvedere, and Moët & Chandon Rosé Champagne and you'd get to meet the rapper himself. Eh, maybe next year. Luckily ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 24, 2012

    Khong River House: Northern Thai Food and True Confessions

    Khong River House may have opened just days ago, but on a Thursday evening, the place was already as lively as its sister establishment Yardbird Southern Table & Bar. Like Yardbird, Khong's colors are warm. Repurposed Thai shipping crates serve as wood wall decor. Edison bulbs cast a warm copper ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 21, 2012

    Apocalypse Gift Guide: Zombie Jerky, Brain Eater's Bible and More

    According to some interpretations of the ancient Mayan calendar, the world will end today, December 21, 2012 (this is, of course, despite the fact that everyone -- including NASA -- has said otherwise).Even if you believe such things, it's uncertain whether our world and everything on it will just s ... More >>

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    December 10, 2012

    Ten Foodie Gifts For Under $10

    The holidays are upon us once again, you're broke, and you've just picked Bob in the office grab bag. He's the guy who lives to Instagram every single meal -- from bread to dessert.Read also:Bacon Stocking Stuffers: Ten Gifts Under $20Don't fret, our poor yet fabulous friends, because the Short Orde ... More >>

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    December 6, 2012

    Working Farmer Style: Watch This Amazing Gangnam Parody

    "Gangnam Style" has embedded so deeply into our brains, we're saving up for a partial lobotomy to remove that completely annoying yet oh-so-catchy song/video by (we're praying) one-hit-wonder PSY.

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    December 1, 2012

    Mega Walgreens Debuts Today: 24 Hour Wine, Beer, Cheese, and Sushi

    Introducing the new Walgreens, your 24-hour-a-day one-stop source for aspirin, Red Bull, sunscreen, condoms, fresh sushi and fine cheeses.What?  Oh yes. You're reading this correctly.  Walgreens is debuting its flagship 8,000th store today, December 1, featuring the following luxe items:

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    November 13, 2012

    Fifty Shades of Chicken: Awesome Erotic Chicken Recipes (Video)

    Fifty Shades of Grey, the erotic novel by E.L. James, became a breakout sensation, selling over 40 million copies and making the New York Times bestseller list. It's also been "roasted" by every comedian, literary critics, and Saturday Night Live for its bondage fantasy subject matter and less-than- ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 12, 2012

    PETA Sex: Loons Overshoot With Zucchini (Video)

    Oh PETA, I've got your number. You're like that girl in college who always got drunk and flashed her boobs before vomiting on her shoes. You'll do anything for attention.Look, I know that you've got an important message to get across, and we need animal rights advocates just as much as we need the C ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 31, 2012

    Adult Trick or Treats: Free Sweetness Cupcake, $2 Chipotle "Booritos"

    For kids, trick or treating is a no brainer. Show up at people's houses in hastily assembled costumes, get free candy. Simple. But as grown ups, what do we get for donning a disguise every October 31st? A hefty tab at the local bar's Halloween shindig, most likely. But as it turns out, some local bu ... More >>

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    October 30, 2012

    Miami Woman Wants You to Stop Talking on Your Phone During Dinner

    Like an unattached arm or leg, smartphones have become an indispensable part of the human anatomy. In the age of instant communication, it's difficult to imagine life without Mr. Samsung or iPhone by our side. And God forbid we should make it through a meal without tweeting, Instagramming, and Foods ... More >>

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    October 29, 2012

    The Dwarves Meet the Resurrected G.G. Allin for Halloween at Churchill's Pub, October 27

    The Dwarves Churchill's Pub, Miami Saturday, October 27, 2012 Better Than: Getting hit in the head with a beer bottle by Josh Homme. At one point in time, a Dwarves performance came with the caveat that you were guaranteed to either witness or take part in fistfights, public nudity, illicit drug u ... More >>

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    October 18, 2012

    Iron Fork: One, Two, Three, Four..Look Who Started a Twitter War

    When I spoke with the Iron Fork Food Truck Battle contestants to get a little piece on strategy, I thought it would be the usual "the other chef is so talented...I'll do my best...blah blah blah."Read Also: Iron Fork's Tonight: Food truck Competitors Alfredo Montero and Robyn Almodovar Say It's WarL ... More >>

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    October 15, 2012

    Celebrate Halloween with Fetus-o-Lantern Pumpkin Carvings

    Halloween is right around the corner and you've got to figure out a way to one-up last year's Jack-o-Lantern. A quick look around the internet shows the usual vampires, black cats, ghosts, goblins and bad-guy  celebs and characters like Darth Vader and Justin Bieber (who is truly evil personifi ... More >>

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    October 12, 2012

    Win Two VIP Tickets to Iron Fork

    The mere thought of Iron Fork, the premiere Miami event on October 18 from 7 - 10 p.m. at Grand Central that features the best Miami restaurants serving up tasty morsels for your nibbling enjoyment has got your mouth watering.Add to that an open bar featuring crafted cocktails made with Smirnoff, Ca ... More >>

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    October 11, 2012
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    October 10, 2012

    NJ Students Take to Facebook to Protest Healthy School Lunches

    New Jersey high school students recently created a Facebook page to protest the new federal regulations requiring public schools to provide healthier lunches.As a parent, I am well aware of how unhealthy these lunches are. My daughter would come home and tell me all about the wretched food served in ... More >>

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    September 27, 2012

    Americas Food & Beverage Show: Ten Items You Have To Try

    The 16th Annual Americas Food and Beverage Show at the Miami Beach Convention Center is a great barometer of what's going to be hot and interesting in the food world next year. The show is massive, with 15 aisles of food vendors, distributors, and manufacturers displaying and sampling their product ... More >>

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    September 18, 2012

    Five Most Hilarious Food Memes (Submit Your Picks!)

    When you scrolled through your Facebook and Twitter timelines this weekend, how many updates would you say involved food? A lot. We know. If there isn't someone rambling on about the presidential election or showing off that they're getting their nails done or working out at the gym, the most co ... More >>

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