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Food and Cooking

  • Blogs

    June 30, 2014

    Aoki in Dadeland Continues Benihana Legacy

    Chances are you've heard of Benihana, the famous teppanyaki chain that spread like wildfire across America. Well, did you know that the son of Rocky Aoki (the founder of Benihana) is the founder of Doraku, and that he's related to the global superstar DJ Steve Aoki, and that the new teppanyaki joint ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 30, 2014

    Jeff McInnis Opens Root & Bone in New York City

    Miami lost not one, but two great chefs when the James Beard finalist and Janine Booth decided to team up on Root & Bone in the Big Apple. Instead of reflecting on things that could have been had the talented duo decided to open a place in, say, MiMo or Wynwood, let's look on the positive side -- n ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 30, 2014

    First Annual Bacon Beach Bash: Bikini Bods and Bacon Grease on Nikki Beach

    In a city obsessed with physical appearances as much as porcine, it was only a matter of time before someone thought to put the two together. The first-annual Bacon Beach Bash is happening this Saturday, July 5, as part of 'Merica's birthday celebration at Nikki Beach. Because if there's one thing A ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 30, 2014

    Porfirio's Restaurant to Open in SoFi; Señor Frog's Miami Coming Soon

    Groupo Anderson, one of Mexico's largest restaurant groups, is opening Porfirio's Restaurant on Thursday, July 3. The restaurant, which launched in Mexico City in 2012, is bringing its brand of fine dining to SoFi with traditional Mexican dishes. The 200-seat restaurant, located at 850 Commerce St. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 27, 2014

    Iron Fork 2014: Restaurants Announced; Ticket Prices Go Up on Sunday

    The New Times Iron Fork/Miami Spice kickoff, presented by the Miami Downtown Development Authority, brings Miami's best restaurants under one roof for one night only. On Thursday, July 31, from 7 to 10 p.m., the Hyatt Regency Miami will turn into nirvana as dozens of South Florida's best restaurant ... More >>

  • Dining

    June 26, 2014
  • Blogs

    June 26, 2014

    L'echon Brasserie: The Pubbelly Mafia Kill With French Cuisine

    The Pubbelly boys are as dangerous to the Miami food scene as the Corleone family was to the New York crime scene. It all began in 2010, with the opening of the Asian gastropub Pubbelly (heard of it?). Jose Mendin, Sergio Navarro, and Andreas Schreiner were first-time owners, dewey-eyed and confiden ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 26, 2014

    National Ceviche Day Saturday: Five Deals and Specials to Celebrate

    Ahh, ceviche. You truly deserve your own holiday. Soaking in citrus and spice, this is one of South Florida's favorite dishes to slurp down. Lucky for us, it's never hard to come by -- it's even sold out of the back of people's trucks down here. If you prefer to celebrate National Ceviche Day this S ... More >>

  • Calendar

    June 26, 2014
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    June 25, 2014

    A Look at Loba: Latin and Literary Flavors Meet Friday in MiMo

    "Out of suffering have emerged the strongest souls; the most massive characters are seared with scars." That quote is just one of the details at Loba, a new joint opening in MiMo this Friday. It's one of Jessica Sanchez's favorite quotes, and one that exemplifies her well. The 28-year-old realtor- ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 25, 2014

    Bistro BE Coming to Miami: Belgian Waffles, Chocolate, and Beer Galore

    Miami's international cuisine scene is getting a European flair with Bistro BE, scheduled to open at 1111 SW First Ave. in downtown Miami this summer. The restaurant, by Emmanuel Verschueren, a businessman who made his career in plastics (cue The Graduate jokes), as well as restaurants in Europe, f ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 24, 2014

    La Mar: Peruvian Classics Elevated to Haute Cuisine

    The unmistakable snapping of rice in a superheated stone bowl hints at what's to come. The heavy gray-and-white-flecked basin typical of Japanese eateries seems misplaced at first in a Peruvian restaurant. But the nutty, charred scent of crisping grains soon dispenses any concerns about eating a Kor ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 24, 2014

    Haute Dining to Debut in Miami: Learn About Membership Over Free Bites at Red the Steakhouse Tonight

    Groupon. Living Social. Deal Chicken. Voice Daily Deals. With so many online deal programs, you have to break down the massive list into categories to even tell them apart. Now, Miami restaurant lovers can join the money-saving club with a new program called Haute Dining, the brainchild of Buzzy Skl ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 24, 2014

    My Ceviche Owners Acquire Latin Burger & Taco Restaurant

    My Ceviche has acquired Latin Burger & Taco restaurants. My Ceviche's Sam Gorenstein and Roger Duarte finalized a deal Monday with Latin Burger & Taco's Jim Heins to purchase the Latin Burger restaurant in Coral Gables. The purchase, for an undisclosed amount, does not at this time affect the pink- ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 24, 2014

    Jose Mendin and Brad Kilgore Mash-Up: Six-Course Sneak Peek Dinner Before Miami Spice

    Miami Spice may not officially kick off till August 1, but for the entire month of June six selected chefs are giving diners a preview of what's to come for the two month long restaurant promotion. In anticipation for Aaron Brooks and Todd Erickson battling it out come Iron Fork (the preview event ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 23, 2014

    Wynwood Kitchen & Bar: "Taste of the Americas" Series Continues Wednesdays This Summer

    Miguel Aguilar is all about embracing his Latin heritage. Last summer he took diners through a tour of Mexico, Peru, and Venezuela in a dining series called "Taste of the Americas." Because the menu at Wynwood Kitchen & Bar boasts Global-Latino small plate offerings, he's expanded on "Taste of the A ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 23, 2014

    Centolire: Authentic Southern Italian Cuisine Comes to South Miami

    Authentic Neopolitan cuisine is coming to South Miami with the opening of Centolire. The restaurant, named after the Italian coin, opens in the former Emilio's Toscana space at 1569 Sunset Drive in the Coral Gables area and will feature homemade pastas and specialty dishes, including many from the i ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 20, 2014

    Best of Miami 2014: Ten Boozy Winners

    The 2014 edition of Best of Miami is live and it's filled with over 300 of our favorite restaurants, bars, shops...and people. Although we love everything about Miami (especially its restaurants), you know what we really love? The booze. From the perfect bloody mary to the best new bar, our Best ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 20, 2014

    Miami's Best Eats and Drinks This Weekend: New Places, Best Of, and Yappy Hour

    The weekend is here and there's celebration in the air (also humidity). Need something to do over the weekend? We suggest toasting to summer, hanging with your four-legged best friend, or checking out a hot new restaurant. For even more ideas, pick up our just-released Best of edition, which give ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 19, 2014

    Best of Miami 2014: This Year's Winning Comfort Foods

    In case you forgot to pay your favorite newspaper a visit, the 2014 Best of Miami has finally arrived. There are hundreds of categories, but the food and drink is the most vast. And the most comforting of all? Those junk food categories. If you have been wondering where to get a hearty bowl of chil ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 19, 2014

    Tea Oh Five This Weekend: A Tea Pop-Up by JoJo Tea

    Miami needs more tea parties. Chances are you've had JoJo Tea at one of their many partners. They pretty much curate a local tea program and act as a "tea sommelier" to our culinary landscape. And now, the brand whose slogan is to stimulate creativity to energize intellect through seriously good t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 19, 2014

    Dishcrawl's First Stop: Our Culinary Tour of Coconut Grove

    Dishcrawl 2014 kicked off last night with a culinary tour through the historic and peacock-infested streets of Coconut Grove, and Short Order was invited to join the action. Dishcrawl regularly features anywhere from three to five restaurants. Last night we sampled three dishes at three restaurant ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 18, 2014

    Best of Miami 2014: This Year's Winning Restaurants

    Best of Miami 2014 has finally arrived. You can pick up our epic guide to all things Miami on Thursday, or check out the full list of winners online now if you just can't contain yourself. This year's edition is filled with over 300 of our favorite bars, bites, and places to snack. Miami's culinary ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 18, 2014

    1. Michael Schwartz: Genuine Culinary Genius

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    June 18, 2014

    Kris Wessel's Oolite Opens in South Beach (Photos)

    Kris Wessel's new South Beach restaurant, Oolite, is open and we stopped in for a peek and a cocktail. Large signs outside the restaurant, located in the former Cooper Avenue space just off Lincoln Road, give a June 19 opening date, but the bar is open now at 6 p.m. (Earlier if there's a World Cup ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 18, 2014

    Rob Ferrara Takes Over Macchialina's Bar Tomorrow Night: A Night at the Jersey Shore

    Macchialina's had a lot to celebrate lately. After recently acquiring their liquor license, Mike Pirolo and Jen Chaefsky launched a new monthly dim sum style brunch and bottomless booze brunch option. Now, William Rivas is behind the bar creating progressive farm-to-table inspired cocktails to match ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 17, 2014

    2. Myles Chefetz: The King of South Beach

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    June 17, 2014

    Best of Miami 2014: Here are Some of the People That Made Food Great

    The 2014 edition of Best of Miami is live and it's filled with over 300 of our favorite restaurants, bars, shops...and people. When you think about it, the entire issue is about people. After all, for every delicious burger or soul-satisfying cafe con leche, there's a person lovingly creating it. W ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 17, 2014

    Oak Tavern Hosts David Bracha, Wynwood Brewing Company Beer Pairing Dinner Wednesday

    Executive chef and oystermind David Bracha has teamed up with the Brignonis of Wynwood Brewing Company for a special dinner tomorrow night that will be served family style at Oak Tavern's communal table. The dinner is a follow up to a beer dinner the restaurant and beer columnist Evan Benn hosted ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 16, 2014

    Benchwarmers in Midtown Is Open: Beer, Fries, and the World Cup

    Benchwarmers, the midtown sports bar by Cesar Morales, the owner of Wynwood's Wood Tavern, is open. The informal bar opened Saturday, just in time for World Cup fever, and I stopped in for a beer and some fries. See also: Benchwarmers: Wood Tavern's Owner to Open Sports Bar; Hiring Staff

  • Blogs

    June 13, 2014

    Dishcrawl 2014: Coconut Grove Hosts First Crawl Wednesday

    Dishcrawl, the national food tour that takes foodies on a walking culinary adventure through a neighborhood, is back. For the first crawl of the year, Dishcrawl organizers have appointed Coconut Grove as the dishing location of choice. What could possibly be better than savoring favorites from three ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 13, 2014

    World Cup 2014: Miami's Brazilian-Themed Dishes, Drinks and Deals

    The 2014 World Cup began on Thursday in Sao Paulo, and fútbol fans officially are in game-watching mode. To celebrate Brazil's second time hosting the World Cup, restaurants are creating special Brazilian-themed menus and items. Get in on the deals and specials with this guide, from a classic pican ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 13, 2014

    Bunbury: Sommeliers Bring Argentinian-American Fare to Wynwood

    Though the understated exterior of Bunbury might not grab stares among Wynwood's shocks of color, its subtle style and ambiance might make it your new favorite chill spot. Bunbury, which opened on Northeast 2nd Avenue at the end of April, is run by Argentinian sommeliers who know a thing or two abou ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 12, 2014

    5. Felipe Valls: From Santiago de Cuba to Versailles

    New Times' Best of Miami 2014 issue arrives June 19. 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 uni ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 12, 2014

    Ten Best Restaurants in North Miami

    North Miami may be the place you buy a car, do your Costco-ing, or hit up Yogurtland, but it's probably not where you initially think about dining outside of cookie-cutter chain restaurants. You are missing out, though, because this suburban city to the north is packed with hidden gems. What follow ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 12, 2014

    Hedy Goldsmith Inspired by Rare Rum: A Cupcake is Born (Recipe)

    If you've ever wondered how a recipe is created, here's a chance to get inside the head of one of Miami's sweetest chefs. Michael's Genuine Food & Drink's executive pastry chef, Hedy Goldsmith, has created a Stormy Seven Fathoms cupcake with coconut lime frosting. The cupcake is an Island holiday i ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 12, 2014

    Study Finds Miami Food Trucks Cleaner Than Restaurants

    Question: Which is a safer bet to eat -- a food truck taco or a burger at your local gastropub? If you're one of the people who think a brick and mortar restaurant would be cleaner and under more scrutiny by the state, think again. Florida Watchdog.org has cited a recent study, conducted by the In ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 11, 2014

    Father's Day Brunch in Miami: A Guide to Meat, Beer, and Cigars for Dad

    Father's Day is this Sunday, and chances are your dad might want nothing more than to stay on the La-Z-Boy and watch the game. But the recliner will always be there -- these Father's Day brunch specials will not. This Sunday, forgo buying yet another tie and show Dad some love by treating him at one ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 11, 2014

    Paula Deen Announces the Paula Deen Network

    Paula Deen's gone digital, y'all. Deen has just announced the Paula Deen Network, a completely digital "channel" that will allow fans to access Deen on their computers, iPads, and smart phones. The network, scheduled to launch in September 2014, will feature Deen and her family cooking and kibbutz ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 11, 2014

    6. Stephen Sawitz: Stone Crab Legacy

    New Times' Best of Miami 2014 issue arrives June 19. 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 uni ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 11, 2014

    Kush Taps Rare Keg of J. Wakefield, Stone Brewing Collaboration 'Hot Lil Miami Tart' July 10

    Kush, Wynwood's pub specializing in craft beer, will tap a rare keg of Hot Lil' Miami Tart, the collaboration beer made between Miami's J. Wakefield Brewing Company and San Diego's Stone Brewing Company on July 10. Brewed at Stone's Liberty Station brewery, Hot Lil' Miami Tart is a Berliner Weiss ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 10, 2014

    World Cup 2014: Guide to Eating and Drinking by Country in Miami

    Imagine this: You're ready to cheer on Spain in the 2014 World Cup, proudly defending your 2010 title, drinking some tasty sangria... and you're surrounded by Brazil fans. Or worse, clutching your chest, living and breathing for Germany... and getting drowned out by USA die-hards. Or, perhaps the wo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 10, 2014

    Miami Lacks a Quality, Affordable Big Salad

    As George Castanza once flailed his arms about, "You had to order the big salad?" The answer is simply yes. Jerry Seinfeld may say, for a laugh, that it has to have, "Big lettuce, big carrots, tomatoes like volleyballs." Although, finding a fantastic, affordable big salad that can be your new best f ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 10, 2014

    El Atlacatl: A South Florida Institution

    At El Atlacatl, a decades-old restaurant in Little Havana, you have a better chance of being served by owner Napoleon Moreno's brown-eyed daughters than a waitress. Karla, 28 years old, and Flor, 25, have infectious smiles, hourglass figures, and long brown hair that fades to auburn around their nar ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 9, 2014

    Klime and Anita Kovaceski to Open Pizza Restaurant, Crust

    Chef Klime Kovaceski and wife Anita are opening Crust, a pizza restaurant. The restaurant, located at 668 NW Fifth St., marks an addition to the burgeoning Middle River dining scene that includes Seasalt & Pepper and Casablanca Seafood Bar & Grill. The restaurant is a collaborative effort for the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 9, 2014

    Coral Gables Restaurant Week Begins Today: Meal Deals, Classes, and More

    Coral Gables Restaurant Week begins today, offering Miami residents dining deals at 35 area restaurants. Similar to Miami Spice, restaurants offer locals the opportunity to dine at a discount by featuring prix fixe lunch, dinner, and even brunch deals for the duration of the event, which continues t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 6, 2014

    Tutto Il Giorno: Hamptons Favorite to Open in Edgewater

    It's a seaside town filled with the rich, famous, and beautiful. No, it's not Miami, it's Southampton. Every summer, 2 percenters flock to tan, drink, and eat at Tutto Il Giorno, the trendy Italian bistro. The family-owned bistro also has locations in Sag Harbor, TriBeCa, and, soon, Edgewater. Se ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 6, 2014

    9. Lee Brian Schrager: Miami's Culinary Showman

    New Times' Best of Miami 2014 issue arrives June 19. 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 uni ... More >>

  • Calendar

    June 5, 2014
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