• Blogs

    September 9, 2013

    Bulldog Barbecue: Latin Pop Up Tonight in North Miami

    American barbecue, be it Kansas City, Memphis, Texas, or Carolina style, is in -- but what about Latin-style barbecue? You'd think, especially in Miami, that Latin barbecue would be widely available, but apparently not a single chef has thought of seriously pursuing the concept... until now. Tonig ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 27, 2013

    Porcao Farm to Grill Opening in Mary Brickell Village

    Porçao Farm to Grill, a steak house serving clean meats, local produce, and sustainable seafood, is coming to Mary Brickell Village in the early fall. The restaurant, which features premium meats dry-aged in house, an extensive wine cellar, molecular cocktails, and two adjacent lounges, will open ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 5, 2013

    Miami Spice Summer Seafood: Where To Get Ocean Delicacies at a Discount

    Miamians are fortunate enough to have access to fresh seafood year-round, but when summer hits, the need for light, refreshing fish and shellfish becomes almost a necessity. We rather munch down on ceviche and shrimp cocktails than baby back ribs and baked potatoes when the temperature hits 90 degre ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 27, 2012

    Miami Spice 2012: The Good, The Great and The Grudging, Part Two

    See also: "Miami Spice 2012: The Good"This three-part look at Miami Spice comes just as the dining program gets set to begin on August 1. There has been a split in price categories this year, meaning there is now a "fine dining" grouping as well as a "luxury" grouping. The fine dining price point dr ... More >>

  • Dining

    January 26, 2012
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    January 25, 2012

    The Villa by Barton G.: Dining for the 1%

    ​The wealthiest 1 percent of Americans take home 24 percent of all national income, own 40 percent of the country's total wealth, and are most likely to be seen dining in any restaurant where Jeff O'Neill is the chef.O'Neill, who cut his chops in the masterful New York City kitchens of Daniel Boul ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 2, 2011

    Miami Spice 2011: Composite Listing of The Good, Great & Grudging

    billwisserphoto.com1500 Degrees puts out a hot Spice menu.​Over the last several days we have been reviewing Miami Spice menus; the $35 prix-fixe, three-course promotion began yesterday (and continues through September). Some restaurants embrace this program with more of a giving attitude than oth ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 29, 2011

    Where to Eat & Drink on Fourth of July in Miami

    Rusty Pelican​We can hardly wait for the long weekend ahead. If you don't know what you're doing to celebrate Independence Day, you'll be glad to know there are several restaurants and parks hosting parties for the occasion. Following are some options around town. Tobacco Road Celebrate early a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 16, 2011

    Gibraltar Brunch Buffet for Father's Day

    John ZurThe view from an outside table. ​Gibraltar, at Grove Isle Hotel and Spa, in Coconut Grove, is an oasis within a tropical paradise. Spectacular views of Biscayne Bay from both indoor and outdoor dining areas make it a worthy destination. On Sundays, executive chef Rafael Melendez rolls out ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 27, 2011 $25 Gift Certificate Giveaway!

    Photo by Riki AltmanShort rib at Cha Cha Rooster.​Huzzah! We're back with another giveaway and this one's big. is offering Short Order readers a chance to win one of four (yes, FOUR) $25 gift certificates to use on's, you ask? The site offer deals ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 23, 2011

    Ten Really Overpriced Miami Restaurant Dishes

    ​There are overpriced dishes, and then there are really overpriced dishes. And the tough part wasn't finding ten such sucker deals, but whittling down the list to only ten. Once you peruse a hundred or so Miami restaurant menus, it becomes clear that there are bad deals to be had across the spectr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 8, 2011

    Where to Eat in Miami This Valentine's Day

    ​Valentine's Day is just around the corner and even Pollo Tropical has a Valentine's Day special going (two dine for $9.99, if you must know). If you haven't made your plans, you should probably do so now before restaurants fill up (the lovely Gibraltar is fully booked) and events sell out. Here a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 20, 2011

    The Villa By Barton G. (AKA Marriage Proposal Central): A First Taste

    Photo by Riki AltmanPour some sugar on me, baby!Gentlemen, we know you probably already spent thousands of dollars more than you ever anticipated on that little sparkly stone, but fork out a few more bucks if you want to make sure she accepts your proposal this Valentine's Day, take her to The Villa ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 18, 2011

    The Villa by Barton G. Debuts Dazzling New Menu

    The Villa's soy-cured bigeye tuna.​Mustard caviar. Compressed cucumber. Celeriac mousse. Carbonated grapes. Dill pearls. Roquefort ice cream. These are just a few of the creative and eclectic ingredients on the sassy new menu just released by chef Jeff O'Neill at The Villa By Barton G.O'Neill, who ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 17, 2010

    Zagat 2011 Looks Like Zagat 2009

    It's something of an annual foodie rite to take issue with individual rating choices upon release of each new issue of Zagat. Considering how wide a net is cast, and how many individuals weigh in, the numbers in this years Miami/So. Florida guide appear to me to read closer than anyone could hope. S ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 22, 2010

    Iron Fork 2010: Jose Luis Flores Takes the Pan; Short Order Award Winners Announced

    Paula NiñoChef Jose Luis Flores​View photos from Iron Fork 2010 at Grand Central here.De Rodriguez Cuba's Jose Luis Flores won the 2010 Iron Fork title last night in a battle against defending champ John Critchley of Area 31. The chefs were given 45 minutes to prepare one appetizer and one entree ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 3, 2010

    The Weekly Wrap-Up: Labor Day Weekend Edition

    Paula NiñoDaydreaming ...​Are you desperately waiting for the clock to strike five so you can get your Labor Day weekend on? Kill some time by reading what you missed this week on Short Order.Bring back the McRib!Looking for restaurants to try? How about Joumou, Sawadee or Gigi?We talk to the man ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 30, 2010

    New Gibraltar Chef Comes From The Stanley Hotel

    Jacob Katel The Gibraltar kitchen that awaits Melendez​We reported on Friday (see post below) that chef Jeff O'Neill had left The Grove Isle Hotel & Spa for The Villa by Barton G. So the obvious question becomes: Who takes over at Grove Isle? A manager at the hotel informed me that the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 27, 2010

    The Villa By Barton G Plucks Chef O'Neill From Gibraltar

    Chef Jeff O'Neill with a new backdrop​Gibraltar's loss is The Villa's gain: Chef Jeff O'Neill has been selected as the new executive chef of Barton G's elegant restaurant in Casa Casuarina. O'Neill opened Gibraltar last January, and earned raves for his Mediterranean fare there. His background inc ... More >>

  • Dining

    August 12, 2010
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    August 4, 2010

    Miami Spice: Deal or No Deal? The Final Tally

    Lee KleinGazpacho at Palme d'Or -- it's a deal​We have spent the past couple of weeks going over Miami Spice menus and categorizing each as being either a deal (a bargain at $50 after tax/tip/etc.) or no deal (usually because of inferior menu selections or just not any real break from regular menu ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 3, 2010

    Gibraltar's Happy Hour Offers Tasty Bites and Stunning Views

    Oprah's turkey burger sliders and some coconut shrimp. ​The place: Gibraltar (at the Grove Isle Hotel & Spa)4 Grove Isle Dr.Coconut hours: Thursdays 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.The deals: Enjoy two-for-one select champagne flutes and well drinks ($10 for two). A b ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 27, 2010

    Miami Spice: Deal or No Deal? Coconut Grove

    Jacob KatelGibraltar's menu is bright.​In parts one, two (Asian), three (steakhouses), four (hotels), and five (Coral Gables, posted this morning), we perused Miami Spice deals from various participating restaurants and put in our two cents as to whether or not the deal was worth taking advantage ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 18, 2010

    Save the Date for Fairchild's Mango Culinary Conference

    Paula NiñoMango varieties at the Fairchild Tropical Botanical Garden Mango Brunch​Fairchild Tropical Botanical Garden will open this year's Annual International Mango Festival with a Mango Culinary Conference, a day of panel discussions that pairs Fairchild's tropical fruit experts and local chef ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 26, 2010

    Oil Spill Seafood: Miami Chefs Sound Off

    via Commercial and Recreational Fishing Closure in the Oil-Affected Portions of the Gulf of Mexico as of May 25th, 2010. Click for full size map.​The BP Oil Spill is now responsible for the closure of slightly more than 22 percent of federal waters in the Gulf of Mexico's "exclusive econo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 14, 2010

    Vizcaya's Evening Under The Stars Leaves Us Hungry

    Photo by Jacquelynn D. PowersGazpacho soup at the Wish booth at Vizcaya. ​Last night, local foodies flocked to Vizcaya for their 13th annual Evening Under The Stars soiree. This gourmet fundraiser promised plenty of tasty snacks from Miami's top restaurants. While the event was indeed beautiful, a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 3, 2010

    10 Steps To Great Food Pics With Your Point and Shoot

    Jacob KatelChef Sean Bernal, swordfish samurai.​Anybody can take great food pics!Most people don't have expensive cameras with detachable lenses, filters, reflectors, and light kits.You don't need any of that stuff to take great photos.With food photography booming as it is on the internet these d ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 22, 2010

    Oceanaire Seafood Room Brickell Hosts Chef's Club

    Jacob KatelCan you name all these chefs?​ Monday night at The Oceanaire Seafood Room in Brickell, Chef Sean Bernal hosted the Chef's Club, a semi-monthly meeting of some of the tri-county's best food talent for eats, drinks, talkin' smack, and hanging out. Just some of the chefs who came through w ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 12, 2010

    Weekend Blog Watch: New Chinese, Beer, Grits, Ribs, and Farms

    Chinese food alá fresh-and-local on it's way to Surfside. [PowerRankings]Novecento Sam Adams beer dinner coming on April 14th. [SoFloBeerBlog]Genuine Cart video recap from art walk, [GenuineKitchen], and a user review, [MiamiBro]Miami goes Alabama, eats ribs, fried green tomatoes, oyster po boy, an ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 2, 2010

    Crock of Gibraltar

    ​While perusing Paula's roundup on Easter specials yesterday morning, I couldn't help but notice the pricing strategies pursued by the various restaurants. For instance, at Essencia you can enjoy organic selections cooked up by one of Miami's really talented veteran chefs, Frank Jeanetti -- plus&n ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 1, 2010

    Easter Brunch in Miami: Where to Go?

    ​Easter Sunday is not only about Easter bunnies, egg hunts and Hallmark greeting cards. It's also a time for festive meals in the company of family and many local restaurants have created special menus to celebrate the occasion. We've selected the best around town.(In alphabetical order) Angelique ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 23, 2010

    Behind the Line: Gibraltar on Grove Isle

    photos by 305247.comOutside at Gibraltar on Biscayne Bay​Gibraltar on Grove Isle is one of the sexiest dinner joints in Miami. Set on a romantic island floating in Biscayne Bay just a stones throw from South Bayshore Drive, the location has seen more weddings than a Vegas chapel.Last Friday, Short ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 22, 2010

    Weekend Blog Watch: Buy Local, The Good Life, Topless Photo, Smoked Out

    Jacob KatelStay tuned....tomorrow Short Order goes Behind The Line at Gibraltar on Grove Isle.​It's been too long since we've highlighted recent posts from other local food blogs, eons in web time, so here's a roundup from just some of Short Order's many contemporaries.New farmers market in the he ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 12, 2010

    Chefs with a Purpose Haiti at Hotel InterContinental in Pictures

    Paula Niño​Some 12 chefs came together last night at the InterContinental Miami to raise funds for International Firefighters Assistance in Chefs with a Purpose: Haiti, hosted by Channel 4 and the InterContinental. While some of the toques advertised, like Tim Andriola and Cindy Hutson, were not ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 8, 2010

    Restaurant Roll Call 2009: Opened, Closed, and the Future

    via wikimedia​OMG 2009 is sooo eight days ago.Here's our Miami New Times Restaurant Roll Call for last year.We've rounded up the openers, shut down the closers, and written our predictions for the new year into existence.Note to foodies: If Wikipedia can do it, so can we. Please comment us with an ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 2, 2009

    Head Spins: DJ Mednas (With MP3s!)

    via​Miamians take a rightful pride in our reputation as the northern-most capital of South America. But if we're ever going to truly be considered a world-class city, it'll be because of cats like DJ Mednas. Mednas, who derives his moniker from a mix-up of his given name, ... More >>

  • Music

    March 14, 2002

    Trust Eulogy

    Punk politics and shady business deals leave indie label boss John Wylie wiser

  • News

    February 17, 2000

    The Old Man and the Spree

    Maybe it takes an ego as big as the ocean to think you can swim underwater from Havana to Miami. Especially if you're 75 years old.

  • News

    June 10, 1999
  • News

    May 9, 1996

    For the Birds

    Put down the field glasses and close up the guidebooks. When Florida's top avian enthusiasts do battle, the feathers fly.