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Food and Cooking

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    January 17, 2014

    The River Seafood & Oyster Bar Launches Brunch This Sunday

    If someone asked you to describe your ideal brunch, your answer would probably involve eggs, oysters, charcuterie, and French toast. Oh, and of course, booze. Well, starting this Sunday, the River Seafood & Oyster Bar will be serving all of the above. There will also be a smorgasbord, an over-si ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 17, 2014

    Van Dyke Cafe to Close January 26

    This is it. The end of an era. Van Dyke Cafe will officially close on Sunday, January 26. The restaurant, which opened in the historic Van Dyke Building in the center of Lincoln Road in 1994, served as an oasis for locals and tourists alike to sit al fresco and enjoy a mimosa, a chat with friend ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 16, 2014

    Ricardo Trillos of Cao Chocolates on the Fairchild Chocolate Festival, Single-Origin Cacao, and Life as a Chocolatier

    If not for cacao beans, we wouldn't have chocolate, not to mention Fairchild's 8th Annual International Chocolate Festival, a fest scheduled to take place from January 24 to 26. With enticing cooking demos, a "Choco-Walk," bean lectures, decadent tastings, and even poetry -- guess who's the muse - ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 16, 2014

    Five Reasons Miami Sushi Sucks

    On the outside, it seems like Miami has all the necessary ingredients for fantastic sushi: a seaside location, an international culture, and a love of food. It turns out that's not enough. We're seriously lacking in the sushi department. Here are five reasons Miami sushi isn't up to snuff. See als ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 16, 2014

    Joey's in Wynwood Still Rules the Hood

    Joey's is the cool, calm, and collected kid on Wynwood's graffiti-splashed NE Second Avenue. The contemporary Italian cafe opened in 2008 with the tagline, "Here comes the neighborhood." Even power couple Jay Z and Beyonce stopped by while recently visiting the Magic City. So just what makes Joey's ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 16, 2014

    R House: Art and Food Fuse in Wynwood

    R House opens today, January 16, in Wynwood. The restaurant/gallery comes complete with movable walls to showcase art curated by White Porch Gallery, but the emphasis is on the food. Chef/owner Rocco Carulli knew for a long time he wanted to open a restaurant in Wynwood. "When I experienced the nei ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 16, 2014

    Fight To Legalize Beer Growlers and Beer Tastings in Florida Heads Back to Tallahassee

    Last year, an attempt to rewrite Florida law to legalize beer growlers went nowhere fast in the state legislature. But with the craft beer industry continuing to grow in Florida, lawmakers are going to give it another shot. This year, another related bill would also legalize beer tastings, which are ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 15, 2014

    Ten Best Lunch Specials Under $10

    Lunch is your afternoon delight, your hump meal, the moment that sets the tone for the second half of your day. It's not something that should be taken lightly or skipped. And most important, during the workweek, it should never cost more than $10. What follows are the top ten lunch specials in Mi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 15, 2014

    The Setai's Mathias Gervais Takes a Classic Approach to Dining

    For a while, Miami restaurants were obsessed with combining different cuisines and taking a fusion approach to dining. From Latin fusion to the ever-popular Asian fusion, one taste was never enough. But today, things are changing. At the Setai Hotel in South Beach, executive chef Mathias Gervais is ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 14, 2014

    Prime Fish to Open: Classic Nemo Dishes to be Showcased

    It's been in the works since Nemo closed in 2010, but Prime Fish will finally make a splash in SoFi at 100 Collins Avene sometime at the end of January. The restaurant is the third in Myles Chefetz's Prime restaurant series. Sister locations Prime 112 and Prime Italian are known for being some of ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 14, 2014

    Dinner Lab Launches in Miami Next Week

    Dinner Lab, a members-only supper club with outposts in New Orleans, Austin, and New York, is hosting its very first dinner in Miami next week. Its location hasn't been disclosed yet. In other cities, Dinner Lab has popped up at abandoned churches, motorcycle shops, and mall parking lots. Wherever ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 13, 2014

    Andrew Zimmern on SoBe "Horse-Sh*t Restaurants," TV, and Miami's Creative Spirit

    Andrew Zimmern had been sitting all day. On a recent wind-lashed afternoon, while his film crew prepped the outdoor set at Wynwood's Blue Starlite Drive-In, Zimmern sipped a Starbucks Frappuccino and yearned to stretch his legs. Earlier that day, he had taken an airboat ride across the Everglades, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 10, 2014

    15 Steps: We Get a First Bite of Farm-to-Fork at Eden Roc Miami Beach

    Like a phoenix, 15 Steps rose out of 1500 Degrees' hot ashes. The farm-to-table restaurant transitioned quietly from 1500 Degrees in the fall of 2013, with an official opening and name change in early December. Because the restaurant continued serving meals during the process, there was no major ove ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 10, 2014

    Anthony Bourdain World Market: Authentic or Epcot?

    Meet Anthony Bourdain. Chef, author, television host, comic book writer, publisher, professional Twitterer, and now food court mogul. Oh, yes, kiddies. Page Six of the New York Post has shared the exclusive scoop that Bourdain is planning on opening a food court spotlighting all the street food he' ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 9, 2014

    Does Tropical Chinese Serve the Best Dim Sum in Miami?

    For several decades now, Tropical Chinese Restaurant has been serving its a la carte dim sum menu across the street from Tropical Park on Bird Road. Many Miami foodies swear by the place, insisting that Tropical Chinese serves the "best dim sum" in the county. Whether or not you agree, you can't de ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 9, 2014

    Paula Deen Returns to South Beach Wine and Food Festival

    Add one more name to the celebrity roster at the South Beach Wine and Food Festival. Paula Deen. Deen will be hosting a cooking demonstration with her sons, Jamie and Bobby at the Grand Tasting Village on Sunday, February 23 at 4:15 p.m. See also: Post Diabetes: Paula Deen Talks Sweet Tea, Miami ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 8, 2014

    Guy Fieri Visits Sakaya Kitchen, Dubs Richard Hales the "Ninja of Flavortown"

    Guy Fieri, the platinum-spiked-haired mayor of Flavortown, rolled into Miami to film a few segments for his Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives TV show. See also: New York Times Review of Guy Fieri's Restaurant Is a Snarky Must-Read

  • Blogs

    January 8, 2014

    Miami Beer Festival Hits Sun Life Stadium February 1

    While most of the country will be under a foot of snow February 1, Miami will host a boozy way to cool down: the Miami Beer Festival. Last year's inaugural event introduced around 2,000 attendees to more than 150 beers under the retractable roof of Marlins Park, with 50 breweries featuring at least ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 8, 2014

    Rouge in North Beach: Romanic Dining in a Secret Garden

    When it comes to a romantic dinner, ambiance is king. And Rouge in North Beach definitely brings it in the love vibes department. Enter the restaurant, head past the bar and dining area, and work your way to the back patio. There, you'll be transported to a whole new world -- a secret garden with ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 7, 2014

    Havana 1957 Opens in Brickell, Hosts Grand Opening this Thursday

    When Brickell Irish Pub unexpectedly closed its doors two months ago, happy hour-goers were crushed. V&E Restaurant Group, the group behind the Irish outpost, thought something more Miami would be a better fit for the location. "This area lacks a good and homestyle Cuban restaurant," says general ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 7, 2014

    PlantEaters App Helps You Find Veg-Friendly Restaurants in Miami

    It's no secret that veg-friendly restaurants are few and far between in Miami. The Magic City is more about pork than produce. But with the (free!)PlantEaters app, vegans and vegetarians can find meat-free options at restaurants of all kinds, from juice bars to steak houses. This makes eating out ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 6, 2014

    Vegan Fast Food: A Meatless Guide to Chipotle, Taco Bell, Subway, and Others

    When it comes to eating on the go, vegans might think like they're up a creek without a paddle. Faced with menus packed with burgers, chicken nuggets, and cheesy burritos, they can feel hopeless to score anything quick and easy. But surprisingly, there are meatless options at even the most meat-hea ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 6, 2014

    Sabor a Peru to Expand in 2014

    Six years ago, Peru native Edison Pinedo moved to Miami. Soon after that, he opened Sabor a Perú, an Edgewater restaurant that lured diners with its authentic Peruvian cuisine, warm atmosphere, and consistent quality. Peruvian restaurants can't claim to be so without ceviche, and Pinedo agrees. " ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 3, 2014

    Mi Vida Cafe: Tofu Sandwiches, Beets Tartare and Veggie Heaven

    If you think your resolution to eat healthy in 2014 means staying home and snacking on bland food, think again. Mi Vida Cafe adds some serious flavor into vegan food and puts it in a charming cafe. The restaurant welcomes you in with a cute courtyard and tables leading the way to an inviting and ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 3, 2014

    Batch Gastropub Opens: We Get a First Bite

    After years of envisioning an authentic gastropub in Miami, partners Kevin Danilo and Jerry Flynn have opened Batch Gastropub in Brickell. The duo has been planning this venture for a half-decade and working on the space for nearly a year, building bars from scratch, installing a wood-burning ove ... More >>

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    January 2, 2014
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    January 2, 2014

    Area 31 Brunch: Eggs With a Twist and a View

    Many folks feel about brunch as they do about Italian food: if you're going to spend money eating it at a restaurant, it ought to surpass whatever you could whip up at home. Unfair as that idea might be, the brunch bar is set intrinsically high and it's even higher anytime a revered eatery -- like, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 2, 2014

    Latin Burger and Taco's Coral Gables Restaurant: A Sneak Peek

    2014 is promising to be a great one for the Miami restaurant scene, with dozens of new restaurants bringing everything from Thai street food (NaiYaRa) to French bistro fare with a twist (L'Echon Brasserie). One of the first restaurants to welcome in the baby new year is Latin Burger & Taco. This is ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 2, 2014

    Giralda Under the Stars Kicks off 2014 Season

    Sure, New Year's Eve has come and gone, but the big holiday week is still in full swing -- along with megatraffic on the causeways leading to Miami Beach. Our suggestion is simple: Let snowbirds enjoy the beach for a few days more, and party in Coral Gables this Friday. Tomorrow evening, January 3, ... More >>

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    January 2, 2014
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    January 1, 2014

    December 2013 Restaurant Openings and Closings

    Goodbye 2013, hello 2014. If you're reading this, you've made it through yet another New Year's eve and are probably enjoying a nice cleansing juice after a five mile run (let's see how long this healthy resolution will last). In this past year, we've said hello to some great new restaurants like ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 31, 2013

    Ten Miami Restaurants We're Looking Forward to in 2014

    A fresh, new year is upon us. Time to make resolutions and plans. It's also a good time to anticipate new restaurants about to open in Miami. And there are a bunch of them. From food trucks continuing to go brick-and-mortar like Latin Burger & Taco, to celebrity chefs staking their claim under our s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 31, 2013

    Choices Vegan Cafe to Open Outpost in the Upper Eastside

    Miami's vegan eating scene is about to get a little bit bigger. The diminutive but delicious Choices Cafe in the Roads is about to open a new and larger location on the Upper Eastside. The new spot will also serve beer and wine, a step up from their current locale. See also: Choices Cafe: Trave ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 31, 2013

    The District Serves the Best Lechón in Buena Vista

    For Miami, Nuevo Latino cuisine is a comfort food of sorts. Chefs take the ingredients we know -- the stuff we grew up on -- and cook them in ways that would make our mamas proud. Once mashed into our baby food, malanga is now deep-fried, shaped into shells, and piled with togarashi and raw tuna. Yu ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 30, 2013

    Van Dyke Cafe to Close

    It's the loveliest and most photographed café on Lincoln Road and probably the place associated most with the iconic pedestrian mall in South Beach. Visitors from all over the world recognize the red awnings and ivy-covered walls from pictures and paintings. And locals flock to it for Sunday brunch ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 30, 2013

    Karla Bakery: Now Open 24/7 at Two Locations

    If you ever get a sudden hankering for croquetas and café con leche in the middle of the night (and really, who doesn't?), you're in luck. Chances are you've visited Karla Bakery or served its pastelitos at one of your parties. Well, then, there's good news for you: The chain, which has three loca ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 27, 2013

    Seven New Year's Day Brunches in Miami: Cure Your Hangover Here

    This is Miami, and if there's one thing we can guarantee, it's that 2014 will come in like a wrecking ball. (Bereft of Miley Cyrus, however, since she ditched the 305 to wag her tongue in Times Square instead.) So when you wake up January 1 -- glitter lodged in every orifice, head pounding like EDM ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 27, 2013

    Latin House Burger & Taco Bar to Accept Bitcoins

    For years, restaurants and shops turn over a percentage of their profits to credit card companies as the price of doing business. After all, what do you do when almost no one carries cash? Accept virtual money? Yes. More and more, bitcoins or cryptocurrency is being accepted world-wide as an alte ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 26, 2013

    Casa Juancho: Caldo Gallego, Gambas al Ajillo, and Huevos Rotos

    Casa Juancho is one of Miami's oldest Spanish restaurants. The brainchild of the Valls family, the same folks behind La Carreta and Versailles, Casa Juancho looks more like an attraction than a dining establishment. There are waterfalls, water wells, low-wooden ceilings, medieval lighting, and serve ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 26, 2013

    Five New Year's Resolutions for Miami Food

    It's that time of year again. You're considering Crossfit and the Master Cleanse as part of your New Year's resolution, and you're certainly not alone. Miami's food scene should be making promises, as well. The city could use a couple of things. Here are just five of 'em. See also: In 2013, Miami ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 26, 2013

    New York Times' 36 Hours in South Beach: Take it With a Grain of Salt

    From time to time, Short Order writers share their travel experiences. We've blogged about our meals in New York, fruit carvings in Singapore, and a coffee plantation in Jamaica. Travel writing is interesting because it's so subjective. In a long weekend visit, a writer can't possibly find all the ... More >>

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    December 26, 2013
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    December 23, 2013

    Top Five Places To Get Chinese Food on Christmas

    For those of us who are not gentiles, Christmas usually involves Chinese food and, of course, Peking duck. Or as Ralphie in A Christmas Story calls it, "Chinese turkey." Lately, our chopsticks have gotten a lot of exercise in the 305. We've been looking for Chinese restaurants open on Christmas t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 23, 2013

    Where to Eat Christmas Dinner in Miami

    If you're not into eating A Christmas Story-style Chinese dinner on Jesus' birthday, not to worry, there are plenty of other places to get good grub. Although if you are into Chinese, we've got a list for that, too. But for the rest of y'all, here's a rundown of where you can get a good meal on Ch ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 23, 2013

    The Butcher Shop in Wynwood: Confusion Reigns

    It's Sunday night, and the graffiti-stamped walls of the Butcher Shop, a Wynwood restaurant/beer garden, are vibrating with the sound of what must be the work of Skrillex and Marilyn Manson's love child. Things could be softened by two beers, one beer, anything. But the busboy can't find the waitres ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 20, 2013

    Miyako Japanese Restaurant: Eat Sushi off a Naked Model's Body for $40

    This year, the sixteen-year-old Miyako Japanese Restaurant in Doral experienced big changes: new ownership, new chef, and new menu. Short Order was invited to try the latest food additions. Owner Adrian Arguelles sat down and spoke to us about the concept and dishes that he dreamt up with chef Adri ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 20, 2013

    Miami's Best Restaurants that Bit the Dust in 2013

    Miami is a volatile town. A restaurant might be ground-breaking and wonderful and exciting, but then it'll close just a few months after opening. Others might stick around for years, competing against New York imports and shiny, big-pocket places until eventually losing ground. In 2013, the Magic ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 20, 2013

    Blackbrick Hosts Special Christmas Day Dinner

    The Saturday Night Live short, Christmastime for the Jews, pretty much summed up what happened in my household growing up. On December 25, as most of my friends stayed home for a family dinner, my parents drove the whole mishpocheh to Chinatown for an elaborate (and in those days exotic), dinner bef ... More >>

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    December 19, 2013

    Top 15 Restaurants Reviewed in 2013

    'Twas the year of chicharrón tacos and bacon-wrapped quail eggs, a time of fried alligator and pan-seared frogs' legs... Alright, enough poetry: Last year was a good year for eating, so now it's time to give thanks. 2013, thank you for the barbecued beef tongue at Gabose; the ridiculously deliciou ... More >>

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