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  • Blogs

    November 24, 2014

    Miami's Best Eats and Eats This Week, Thanksgiving Edition: Best Premade Turkey, Pumpkin Pie and Restaurants

    For most people today kicks off a three-day work week. It will be followed by a five-day weekend filled with nonstop eating and drinking. If you haven't yet figured out what you'll be contributing to the Thanksgiving feast, we've got you covered. From a Waldorf salad recipe courtesy of Cesar Zapata ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 19, 2014

    Thanksgiving to Go in Miami: Where to Get the Best Premade Turkey Dinners

    It's Thanksgiving Day, and you're up at 4 a.m. to put the turkey in the oven and peel ten pounds of potatoes. Between baking, cooking, and cleaning, you're stressed out long before Uncle Al arrives to tell you the turkey is dry, again. Who needs that crap? There's a much better way. Just pick up th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 17, 2014

    Fireman Derek's Thanksgiving Pies and How to Make the Perfect Crust

    With a little over a week left before Thanksgiving, you ought to have a pie plan in mind. Namely, are you going to make your own, or are you going to trust the professionals? If it's the latter, you can't go wrong with one of Derek Kaplan's creations. Kaplan is the man behind Fireman Derek's World ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 31, 2014

    Miami's Ten Best Pumpkin Dishes

    The pumpkins are carved, the lattes are pumpkin-spiced and the pumpkin pies are topped with whipped cream. The round and ribbed orange squash is serving its seasonal duties. However, Miami restaurants are pushing the envelope with pumpkins this season. Here are the ten best dishes to try that range ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 13, 2014

    Croquetapalooza 2014: Barley & Swine Wins People's Choice

    Yesterday, hundreds of croqueta lovers gathered to celebrate Miami's quintessential finger food: 10,000 of them. The brainchild of Sef Gonzalez (Burger Beast), the first-ever Croquetapalooza brought together the city's best fried cylinders under one roof to vie for the title of Best Croquetica. To ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 1, 2014

    July 2014 Miami Restaurant Openings and Closings

    July was a surprisingly strong month for openings, with well over a dozen new spots for Miamians to try smack dab in the middle of what used to be "off season." Notable restaurants include Finka Table & Tap, a gastropub by the owners of CubanCube food truck; Centolire, the New York Italian trattoria ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 11, 2014

    Fireman Derek Opens Wynwood Shop

    Fireman Derek has opened a pie shop and café in the former Clive's space at 2818 N. Miami Ave. "Fireman" Derek Kaplan tells Short Order that the opening of a combination baking facility, retail space, and café was inevitable. "I always knew I had to open a shop. People would call all the time to ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 8, 2014

    Ten Best Comfort Food Dishes in Miami

    Have you ever experienced real culinary comfort? The kind of food that gives you a hug and reminds you of home and family, speaking to your heart as well as your taste buds? Comfort foods vary, but the ones with cheese, carbs, grease, meat, fat, salt and/or sugar reign supreme. They touch that sof ... More >>

  • Dining

    November 28, 2013
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    August 13, 2012

    Miami's Ten Best Key Lime Pies

    ​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.A dessert tradition adopted locally by travelers to Key ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 14, 2012

    1. Lamb Agnolotti at Scarpetta

    New Times' Best of Miami 2012 issue is here and, with this item, ;Short Order is officially done serving up 100 of our favorite dishes in the 305!1. Lamb Agnolotti at Scarpetta This is a newer offering that chef de cuisine Nina Compton added to the menu at Scarpetta, and although there were a bunch ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 13, 2012

    2. Sweetbreads at Michy's

    New Times' Best of Miami 2012 issue is here. To celebrate, Short Order is serving up 100 of our favorite dishes in the 305. If you want to vote on which restaurant has the best dish, click here.2. Sweetbreads at Michy'sThe ingredients that compose the "other" degrees of this dish tend to change eve ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 11, 2012

    4. Goat Stew at Tap Tap

    New Times' Best of Miami 2012 issue is coming June 14. Until then, Short Order will serve up 100 of our favorite dishes in the 305. If you want to vote on which restaurant has the best dish, click here.4. Goat Stew at Tap TapTap Tap has anchored Fifth Street in South Beach for two decades, and goat ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 9, 2012

    6. Pork Belly at Pubbelly

    New Times' Best of Miami 2012 issue is coming June 14. Until then, Short Order will serve up 100 of our favorite dishes in the 305. If you want to vote on which restaurant has the best dish, click here. 6. Pork Belly at PubbellyThe pork belly ($15) at Pubbelly is truly a great example of a signatu ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 8, 2012

    7. Egg Yolk Carpaccio at Sra. Martinez

    New Times' Best of Miami 2012 issue is coming June 14. Until then, Short Order will serve up 100 of our favorite dishes in the 305. If you want to vote on which restaurant has the best dish, click here.7. Egg Yolk Carpaccio at Sra. MartinezWho would think to take a pool of yolk and call it carpacc ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 6, 2012

    9. Bone Marrow with Veal Cheek Marmalade at Sugarcane

    New Times' Best of Miami 2012 issue is coming June 14. Until then, Short Order will serve up 100 of our favorite dishes in the 305. If you want to vote on which restaurant has the best dish, click here.9. Bone Marrow with Veal Cheek Marmalade at SugarcaneThe roasted marrow at Sugarcane Raw Bar &am ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 5, 2012

    11. Spicy Beef Tenderloin at Zuma

    New Times' Best of Miami 2012 issue is coming June 14. Until then, Short Order will serve up 100 of our favorite dishes in the 305. If you want to vote on which restaurant has the best dish, click here.11. Spicy Beef Tenderloin at ZumaWhen our server suggested that we order the spicy beef tenderlo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 1, 2012

    15. Korean BBQ Tofu at Sakaya Kitchen

    New Times' Best of Miami 2012 issue is coming June 14. Until then, Short Order will serve up 100 of our favorite dishes in the 305. If you have any nominations of your own, please send them to cafe@miaminewtimes.com.15. Korean BBQ Tofu at Sakaya KitchenAll the colors of the rainbow are represented ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 1, 2012

    14. Cheese Fries at Shake Shack

    New Times' Best of Miami 2012 issue is coming June 14. Until then, Short Order will serve up 100 of our favorite dishes in the 305. If you have any nominations of your own, please send them to cafe@miaminewtimes.com.14. Cheese Fries at Shake ShackIf anyone spent time at the "swim club" over the su ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 31, 2012

    16. Glaser Farms Raw Vegan Pies at the Coconut Grove Organic Market

    New Times' Best of Miami 2012 issue is coming June 14. Until then, Short Order will serve up 100 of our favorite dishes in the 305. If you have any nominations of your own, please send them to cafe@miaminewtimes.com.16. Glaser Farms Raw Vegan PiesGlaser Farms is one of Miami's greatest resources for ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 30, 2012

    19. Empanada de Pabellon at La Latina

    It's that time of year when we count down to New Times' Best of Miami 2012 issue in June. Until then, Short Order will serve up 100 of our favorite dishes in the 305. If you have any nominations of your own, please send them to cafe@miaminewtimes.com.19. Empanada de PabellonA tiny gem situated on th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 28, 2012

    20. Low Country Shrimp and Grits at Whisk Gourmet Food & Catering

    New Times' Best of Miami 2012 issue is coming June 14. Until then, Short Order will serve up 100 of our favorite dishes in the 305. If you have any nominations of your own, please send them to cafe@miaminewtimes.com.20. Low Country Shrimp and Grits at WhiskTucked away in a small strip mall away f ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 26, 2012

    21. Warm Madeleines at DB Bistro Moderne

    New Times' Best of Miami 2012 issue is coming June 14. Until then, Short Order will serve up 100 of our favorite dishes in the 305. If you have any nominations of your own, please send them to cafe@miaminewtimes.com.22. Warm Madeleines at DB Bistro ModerneProust went on and on about them, and fir ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 23, 2012

    24. Grilled Octopus at Jean Paul's House

    New Times' Best of Miami 2012 issue is coming June 14. Until then, Short Order will serve up 100 of our favorite dishes in the 305. If you have any nominations of your own, please send them to cafe@miaminewtimes.com.24. Grilled Octopus at Jean Paul's HouseThe grilled octopus ($14) at Jean Paul's ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 19, 2012

    27. Green Prawns at Philippe by Philippe Chow

    It's that time of year when we count down to New Times' Best of Miami 2012 issue in June. Until then, Short Order will serve up 100 of our favorite dishes in the 305. If you have any nominations of your own, please send them to cafe@miaminewtimes.com.27. Green Prawns at Philippe by Philippe ChowT ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 16, 2012

    31. Macarons at Villa Azur

    It's that time of year when we count down to New Times' Best of Miami 2012 issue in June. Until then, Short Order will serve up 100 of our favorite dishes in the 305. If you have any nominations of your own, please send them to cafe@miaminewtimes.com.31. Macarons at Villa AzurVilla Azur is such a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 12, 2012

    34. Smokey Weenies at The Corner

    It's that time of year when we count down to New Times' Best of Miami 2012 issue in June. Until then, Short Order will serve up 100 of our favorite dishes in the 305. If you have any nominations of your own, please send them to cafe@miaminewtimes.com.34. Smokey Weenies at The CornerThe Corner's s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 11, 2012

    35. Lamb Sliders at DiLido Beach Club

    It's that time of year when we count down to New Times' Best of Miami 2012 issue in June. Until then, Short Order will serve up 100 of our favorite dishes in the 305. If you have any nominations of your own, please send them to cafe@miaminewtimes.com.35. Lamb Sliders at DiLido Beach ClubThe lamb ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 10, 2012

    36. Rock Shrimp Pizza at Harry's Pizzeria

    It's that time of year when we count down to New Times' Best of Miami 2012 issue in June. Until then, Short Order will serve up 100 of our favorite dishes in the 305. If you have any nominations of your own, please send them to cafe@miaminewtimes.com.36. Rock Shrimp Pizza at Harry's PizzeriaHarry ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 8, 2012

    37. Living "Lasagna" Terrine at Lido at The Standard

    It's that time of year when we count down to New Times' Best of Miami 2012 issue in June. Until then, Short Order will serve up 100 of our favorite dishes in the 305. If you have any nominations of your own, please send them to cafe@miaminewtimes.com.37. Living "Lasagna" Terrine at Lido at The St ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 7, 2012

    38. Flan Cheesecake at Sunset Bakery

    It's that time of year when we count down to New Times' Best of Miami 2012 issue in June. Until then, Short Order will serve up 100 of our favorite dishes in the 305. If you have any nominations of your own, please send them to cafe@miaminewtimes.com.38. Flan Cheesecake at Sunset BakeryIt's suc ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 5, 2012

    39. Pescado Jarocho at Jaguar Ceviche Spoon Bar & Latam Grill

    It's that time of year when we count down to New Times' Best of Miami 2012 issue in June. Until then, Short Order will serve up 100 of our favorite dishes in the 305. If you have any nominations of your own, please send them to cafe@miaminewtimes.com.39. Pescado Jarocho at Jaguar Ceviche Spoon Ba ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 2, 2012

    42. Clams with Black Bean Sauce at Tropical Chinese

    It's that time of year when we count down to New Times' Best of Miami 2012 issue in June. Until then, Short Order will serve up 100 of our favorite dishes in the 305. If you have any nominations of your own, please send them to cafe@miaminewtimes.com.42. Clams with Black Bean Sauce at Tropical Ch ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 1, 2012

    43. Ackee Empanadas at Vegetarian Restaurant by Hakin

    It's that time of year when we count down to New Times' Best of Miami 2012 issue in June. Until then, Short Order will serve up 100 of our favorite dishes in the 305. If you have any nominations of your own, please send them to cafe@miaminewtimes.com. 43. Ackee Empanadas at Vegetarian Restaurant by ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 28, 2012

    46. Aji Amarillo Ceviche at My Ceviche

    It's that time of year when we count down to New Times' Best of Miami 2012 issue in June. Until then, Short Order will serve up 100 of our favorite dishes in the 305. If you have any nominations of your own, please send them to cafe@miaminewtimes.com.46. Aji Amarillo Ceviche at My CevicheThe qual ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 27, 2012

    47. Lunch Boat Special at Benihana

    It's that time of year when we count down to New Times' Best of Miami 2012 issue in June. Until then, Short Order will serve up 100 of our favorite dishes in the 305. If you have any nominations of your own, please send them to cafe@miaminewtimes.com.47. Lunch Boat Special at BenihanaIt's time to ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 26, 2012

    48. Victoria Station at The News Lounge

    It's that time of year when we count down to New Times' Best of Miami 2012 issue in June. Until then, Short Order will serve up 100 of our favorite dishes in the 305. If you have any nominations of your own, please send them to cafe@miaminewtimes.com.48. Victoria Station at The News LoungeNews Lo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 25, 2012

    49. Oyster Pan Stew at Tuyo

    It's that time of year when we count down to New Times' Best of Miami 2012 issue in June. Until then, Short Order will serve up 100 of our favorite dishes in the 305. If you have any nominations of your own, please send them to cafe@miaminewtimes.com.49. Oyster Pan Stew at TuyoTuyo sits atop the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 21, 2012

    51. Minuta at La Camaronera's The Fish Box

    It's that time of year when we count down to New Times' Best of Miami 2012 issue in June. Until then, Short Order will serve up 100 of our favorite dishes in the 305. If you have any nominations of your own, please send them to cafe@miaminewtimes.com.51. Minuta at La Camaronera's The Fish BoxA fi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 18, 2012

    54. Chicken Parmesan at Vesper

    It's that time of year when we count down to New Times' Best of Miami 2012 issue in June. Until then, Short Order will serve up 100 of our favorite dishes in the 305. If you have any nominations of your own, please send them to cafe@miaminewtimes.com54. Chicken Parmesan at VesperThis colossal din ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 17, 2012

    55. Cheese Plate at The Cheese Course

    It's that time of year when we count down to New Times' Best of Miami 2012 issue in June. Until then, Short Order will serve up 100 of our favorite dishes in the 305. If you have any nominations of your own, please send them to cafe@miaminewtimes.com55. Cheese Plate at The Cheese CourseThere is s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 14, 2012

    57. Strawberry Pie at Fireman Derek's World Famous Pies

    It's that time of year when we count down to New Times' Best of Miami 2012 issue in June. Until then, Short Order will serve up 100 of our favorite dishes in the 305. If you have any nominations of your own, please send them to cafe@miaminewtimes.com57. Strawberry Pie at Fireman Derek's World Fam ... More >>

  • Calendar

    March 29, 2012
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    January 23, 2012

    Today is National Pie Day: Fill Your Pie-Hole Here

    Fireman Derek via FacebookIt's national pie day - eat me.​We know, every day brings yet another wacky food holiday, but when it's National Pie Day there's reason to celebrate. Sure, you can go to Publix or Fresh Market and buy a perfectly serviceable ready-made pie, but we're sharing our three fav ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 18, 2011

    Thanksgiving-to-Go Can Be Cheap: Epicure, Whole Foods, and Fireman Derek's

    Let someone else cook this Thanksgiving.​The last time we cooked Thanksgiving dinner with all the trimmings, it cost more than $300 for four people. Plus the bird was so dry even the poodle wouldn't eat it.This year, we're thinking we'll let someone else cook. We've compiled a list of places that ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 15, 2011

    Fireman Derek Kaplan's New Food Truck and Tonight's Truck Tracker

    All photos by Laine DossFireman Derek bakes pies when he's not saving lives.​Derek Kaplan leaves the firehouse around 7:30 a.m. Instead of sleeping or maybe going fishing like his brethren, the burly firefighter goes home, takes a shower, and then heads to his bakery to make pies.Kaplan has been b ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 14, 2011

    Foodstock: One Night of Peas and Music (Photos)

    All photos by Laine DossMac n' Food Truck serves vegan treats at Foodstock.​Short Order's Foodstock: One Night of Peas and Music must have been blessed by the gods, because the weather was perfect for dining under the stars.Thousands of people flocked to Foodstock at the Wynwood Arts District to l ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 14, 2011

    Bon Appetit Walk-A-Way Café, A Coffee and Lunch Window in Wynwood

    Paula NiñoOwner David Trafton​If your morning commute involves driving along North Miami Avenue and 26th Street, there's a window you can stop by for breakfast and a cafecito.Bon Appetit Walk-A-Way Café opened last week offering pastries, pastelitos and organic egg omelets for breakfast, and org ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 25, 2011

    South Beach Wine & Food Festival 2011 Burger Bash Preview

    Symon will be back with another boast-worthy burger​Ready to get your burger on, babies? For this year's Burger Bash, winners from the last four years have returned to grill the others into submission.Starting soon, we'll be sharing some of the winning recipes so you can begin training at home. Bu ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 28, 2010

    Fireman Derek Kaplan Bakes Delicious Pies

    Paula NiñoFireman Derek outside Slice N Ice in Coconut Grove​A 6-foot-2, tattooed firefighter isn't exactly the person one imagines baking pies. Yet that's what Derek Kaplan, a college football player turned firefighter, does when he's not at the city of Miami's Fire Rescue Station 1."I catch a l ... More >>

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