As distressed as our economy is, the United States continues to spend about $1.4 billion per year on sending food aid to other countries.President Obama is proposing a major change to the foreign food aid program that could greatly impact Florida, which ranks seventh in the nation in food exports.As ... More >>
Welcome to our newest series called Short Order Power Rankings. Every Thursday, we'll use Short Order's highly scientific formula to bring you the five most important restaurant industry figures of the week.
The formula, which we cannot disclose unless you have in your possession a vile of the blo ... More >>
Ever since Michael Moore's exploitive documentary, Bowling for Columbine, liberals, hipsters, and pseudo-intellectuals have fawned over our great cousin to the north.But perhaps Canada is not the peaceful, crimeless country depicted in Moore's documentary -- the one where people leave their doors ... More >>
The yet-to-be-completed Marlins Stadium in Little Havana has had its share of controversy. But last week, the debates were set aside and charity prevailed. The Marlins hosted a celebratory Thanksgiving Meal Distribution afternoon. They partnered with several South Florida organizations including ... More >>
FoodDay.orgFree Events Open to The PublicHaven't you heard?! Today is National Food Day! At this moment food-related activities are attracting the masses nationwide. This morning at the University of Miami is the grand opening of the UM Farmer's Market, where Farm Fresh Miami and many other susta ... More >>
A report released this month by the USDA's Economic Research Service shows food insecurity increased significantly in Florida from 2004-2006 to 2007-2009. Food insecurity means the inability, at times, to buy enough food for household members due to lack of funds or resources.
In our state, an a ... More >>
In October Mercadito Restaurants launched Tacos for Strength, a national campaign that supports Share Our Strength's fight to end hunger by 2015. Each month a new taco goes on the menu and five percent of the sales from these tasty bites go towards feeding hungry kids nationwide.Patricio Sandoval ... More >>
Photo by Jacob KatelWe recently teamed up with Cleveland Scene for an unconventional clothing drive. Rather than burning beautiful, barely-worn LeBron Cavs jerseys in front of Quicken Loans Arena, we encouraged former LBJ fans to help clothes Miami's homeless by donating their unwanted NBA gear.A ... More >>
If you're not a subscriber to our weekly Café Bites dining newsletter, here's a taste of what you're missing. Click here to subscribe."Tacos for Strength" might sound like Miami's own version of Popeye and his can of super spinach, but it's actually Mercadito Midtown's bid to help put a dent in ... More >>
First, the good news: The number of chronically hungry people in the world has dropped for the first time in 15 years, according to "The State of Food Insecurity in the World" report that will be jointly released by the Rome-based Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and ... More >>
Chef Stone: an Aussie with American spiritMaybe you've never eaten his food, but now that Curtis Stone has managed to hang on for seven Celebrity Apprentice episodes, much of America hungers for whatever he's willing to cook up. This Aussie chef known as much for his talent as his spiked, blonde ... More >>
8 year old Miami Beach kid Joshua Williams tackles world hunger, starts in Dade. [Herald]Sometime Miamian, the pregnant Kourtney Kardashian, craves fruit smoothies, eats twizzlers and Mexican food in bed, runs around naked all day. [USMagazine]Ford Motor Company and Newman's Own donate a refrigerate ... More >>
Jacob Katel Former Top Chef contestant Howie Kleinberg has a restaurant in North Miami called Bulldog Barbecue (15400 Biscayne Boulevard). Short Order ran into Howie last night at Taste of the Nation, an event that tours the country raising money to end childhood hunger in America. We asked him s ... More >>
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Back in November 2006 when Colorado congressman Tom Tancredo likened Miami to a third world country it was based on his own xenophobic worldview.
But with assault rifle fire ringing out in new and brazen crimes monthly, cops shooting unarmed tourists, no jobs, an ... More >>