Sure, President Obama has made some high-profile celebrity friends since taking office. He's close with Oprah, calls up LeBron for favors, and texts JayZ, but during his presidency Obama has managed to strike up a less public, more personal friendship with none other than former Miami Heat great Alo ... More >>
An inky, flooded road skirts the edge of a trailer park on Stock Island, a square mile swath of land just east of Key West. Two men in rubber overalls stomp through the water, sheets of rain smacking their bright-orange suits. They head toward Hogfish Bar & Grill, a rickety restaurant beside the old ... More >>
The Florida Keys, haunted dots of green floating in the Atlantic, have long attracted despondent souls plotting violent escapes from reality. In 2011, a prominent and sadistic Wisconsin surgeon named Glen Tucker shot to death his wife, Joan, before turning the gun on himself. His death, as we repo ... More >>
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 >>
A 34-year-old Florida Keys man is recovering at Ryder Trauma Center after being attacked by a teenager with a golf club during a spat about Facebook. According to the Monroe County Sheriff's Office, the incident occurred at about 1:30 a.m. on Fat Deer Key. Deputies responded to a call that a man h ... More >>
Sangria, the wine-based libation popular in Spain and Portugal, is a drink that's widely open to interpretation. Though the basic recipe calls for wine, chopped fruit, and a touch of brandy, there's a host of ways to make sangria into a custom drink by getting creative with the fruit and wine, and a ... More >>
May may be National Hamburger Month, but Burger Beast Sef Gonzalez doesn't want the burger's Latina cousin to be forgotten amidst all the meaty hoopla. New York may have a White Castle obsession and Minneapolis might be manic about their Juicy Lucy, but we have our fritas. The frita, a seasoned bur ... More >>
Brickell residents can look forward to reasonably-priced fresh seafood when My Ceviche opens its doors this Friday, March 29.The original 240-square-foot location opened a year ago and quickly became a hit with locals and tourists alike despite the small size and limited seating area. After all, who ... More >>
If you think government is meddling in your affairs now (we're talking to you, Fox News), you should have been around in the early 20th Century, when Christian organizations and the federal government decided that most of our country's ills -- such as poverty, mental illness, crime, and bad behavior ... More >>
Big things are happening at Schnebly Miami Brewing Company. First the beer appeared at LoKal Burgers and Beer, then a short time later at World of Beer-Dadeland. Now: across Florida. Late last month, Miami-Dade's first craft brewery signed a distribution contract with Doral-based Gold Coast Beverage ... More >>
Tropical storm Isaac is barreling toward the Florida Keys and you only have to look outside your window to see that feeder bands are already affecting Miami-Dade. Before you head out to a store, restaurant, or bar we suggest calling them ahead of time to make sure they're open. Some events (especial ... More >>
If you're like us at Riptide, your eyes have been rolling all morning watching NBC 6, CBS 4, Local 10, and WSVN make fools of themselves reporting on the "awful" conditions brought by Tropical Storm Isaac. Yeah, there's been some rain and wind, and Miami even experienced some brownouts last nig ... More >>
Florida Agriculture commissioner Adam Putnam went on television this past weekend to warn that the giant African land snail can carry meningitis. If you eat it, that is. Who in hell would consider eating a slimy snail the size of a Chihuahua? Plenty of people, it turns out.The snail grows up to e ... More >>
Photo by Mark the Cobra Snake via on.fb.me/thecobrasnakeFBDude's got a reputation as a one-man rock show. He feeds entire magnums of pricey champagne to his fans for fun. He crowdsurfs and stagedives like a crusty punk let loose in the club. And he's got a beautiful mane of long black hair th ... More >>
Travel Channel Adam Richman and Vanilla Ice take on Blue HeavenWe wish we had Adam Richman's job. This former soap actor and graduate of the Yale School of Drama has made his mark on the world not by reciting Shakespeare - but by eating massive amounts of food on Travel Channel's Man ... More >>
Robbie Rivera is Juicy.Ever since the days of the pirates, the Florida Keys have given humanity one of the finest geographies on Earth for getting fucked up, dancing, and running naked on the sand bar. For the next three days, you can do it all to a techno beat because the Summer Splash is tak ... More >>
Whipped cream is usually meant for fun, but our frothy little ice cream topping friend has a very dark side. The nitrous oxide is a well known source of a cheap, temporary high, and a couple driving through the Florida Keys with two kids in the backseat were arrested after doing a few "whipp ... More >>
Photo via ChadzillaChicken and wafflesStart your morning with the best from the food blogosphere.The Chowfather shares his Short Order Awards nomineesChicken and waffles by ChadzillaMore dispatches from Spain over at Food for ThoughtLots of pie at The Genuine KitchenFrench Fry Fairy reviews fries ... More >>
Florida Lobsters. Lobster enthusiasts should gas up their boats. Lobster miniseason begins tomorrow. Or tonight at 12:01 a.m. to be exact. The two-day lobster hunt is an opportunity for novice fishermen to be out on the water, drink, and, of course, catch lobsters.If this is your first time on th ... More >>
via KitbagLooks like we shouldn't be quite so worried about a third world disease roaring back into Miami-Dade yet (take that Tom Tancredo). Health officials reported yesterday that a case of Dengue Fever had popped up in a Miami Beach man, but now they say his test results have come back negativ ... More >>
NOAAScientists predicted today that the BP oil spill has a 61-80 percent chance of reaching South Florida. Unlike the west coast, which is likely to not be affected at all, the Florida Keys, Ft. Lauderdale and Miami have "a greater probability due to the potential influence of the Loop Current," ... More >>
Photo by Jens Peterson via Wiki Commons/CC2.0A few weeks ago, I was unchained from my laptop and briefly allowed to return to the wild for a few weeks. I headed to the Bahamas for a snorkeling trip. Numerous signs posted throughout the marina on the island we stayed advertised a lionfish hun ... More >>
The dreaded Loop Current is the pathway that could transport oil from the spill in the Gulf of Mexico through the Florida Keys and up the East Coast. Scientists have been warning of the possibility of runoff entering the Loop Current since the initial leak, and now MSNBC reports that the first bi ... More >>
via US Coast GuardCrews trying to put out the flame after the initial explosion of the Deepwater Horizon oil rig.This morning, Gov. Charlie Crist announced the entire state of Florida should brace for the impact of the oil disaster in the Gulf of Mexico. Ecologists and residents are alr ... More >>
Jacob KatelAs a countdown to New Times' "Best of Miami" 2010, Short Order is serving up 100 of our favorite dishes in the 305. Send your nominations to firstname.lastname@example.org.
via Just JaredGoth Mary-Kate and the kid who plays the beast.Some of the nation's greatest tween thespians have come together to bring Beastly, Miami author Alex Flinn's modern retelling of the fairy tale The Beauty and the Beast, to the big screen.Hot on the heels of the Twilight ... More >>
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 >>
Starting August 1st, China Grill's new Summer menu will include half-orders of the existing sharing plates. As the press release explains, "The new pricing is ideal for single diners and smaller parties who can now enjoy the same China Grill Experience they've come to expect over the past 14 yea ... More >>
image via fruitandspicepark.org Tomorrow and Sunday at Fruit and Spice Park, the fruit doesn't fall far from the tree. Life's a mango, dig in at the Redland Summer Fruit Festival where exotic varieties of the plentiful bounties intrinsic to our tropical paradise will be featured and showcased on the ... More >>
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