Happy Black Friday, everyone. Now that stores are open on Thanksgiving, maybe we can actually find a parking spot at the mall today (we're not counting on it). This weekend mandates that you shop 'til you drop with day-after-Thanksgiving sales and "shop small" Saturday. Sunday? Take the day off an ... More >>
Thanksgivukkah eve is upon us and whether or not you're celebrating this holiday mashup where Maccabees meet turkeys, we can all agree on one thing: Potato latkes are delicious. See also: Thanksgivukkah: Turbrisket, Menurkey, and a Movie (Video)
This Thanksgiving, members of the "tribe" will experience a phenomenon that won't (thankfully -- pun intended) occur for the next 70,000 years. On Thursday, November 28, Thanksgiving and Hanukkah collide. This holiday-in-a-holiday has created a whirlwind of strange new pseudowords and souvenir it ... More >>
Fall is upon us, which means the masses are officially going apeshit over all things pumpkin. And number one on most people's list is Starbucks' universally adored Pumpkin Spice Latte. We admit, it's damn delicious. But at $5 or $6 a pop, drinking it daily will break the bank. And you need to save ... More >>
If you love a restaurant, you'll probably love its Miami Spice menu too. But certain places succeed for reasons beyond personal taste. These spots proffer great deals, extensive choices, or special items such as complimentary wine. As part of our Miami Spice coverage, we've checked out all the me ... More >>
Do you often wonder what the hell a sanguich is? Are you tired of downing the same Publix sub every day? Do you consult your Spanglish dictionary every time co-workers rave about the ensalada César from the corner spot? Sounds like you need this: a re-initiation into all things lunch. So put down ... More >>
The narrow crevasses between letters on our keyboard are vile, makeshift graveyards of curly black hairs peppered with hints of gray and, occasionally, red too. But these facial follicles tell a story, each a remnant of a stressful day at work anxiously spent twirling the hairs on our chinny chin ... More >>
Each year 'round the holidays, Crossfade readies itself to receive an influx of letters from Miami-Dade County hip-hop heads asking the one question that plagues rap fans around the country: What should we stuff our favorite rapper's stocking with this year? Well, rather than replying to each let ... More >>
It's Christmas time! Yeah, we're all fucking excited. Or excited about fucking. We're not sure what it is about the holiday spirit, but all that humbuggery really gets our gifts ready for the ho-ing. We stockpiled our apartment with mistletoe, and we're not going to stop ordering takeout till we ge ... More >>
Only boring people spend the season singing silly songs in the company of loved ones while getting stuffed full of fruitcake, sucking back Manischewitz, and forging lovely lasting memories. So be cool like Crossfade. Go get so wasted that you forget it's Christmas! Uhntz-uhntz with the Matzo crowd! ... More >>
The best holiday dinners go down a little like this: the host or hostess drops off a juicy, slow-cooked brisket, a platter of latkes, and a golden homemade challah atop a linen-topped dining room table. Eyes light up. Is it the candles or all the champagne? We just don't know. Everyone sighs and mur ... More >>
Lincoln Road's traditional seashell menorah was vandalized over the weekend when someone spray painted the words "You Killed Jesus" near the Holiday symbol. The giant menorah, which is displayed alongside a similar dreidel, was created by artist Roger Abramson and has become a Hanukkah tradition on ... More >>
Hanukkah starts a week from Saturday, December 8. Screw the song, We have a new favorite take on the holiday. Bubala Please is a new Jewish cooking show on YouTube and the first episode is (of course) a tutorial on making latkes.But if you think some little white haired bubbe is doing the frying, yo ... More >>
Everyone can rejoice! South Beach Wine & Food Festival tickets are now available for everyone who didn't (or couldn't) get in on the Mastercard privy access. Hooray! We peons are now able to choose from the wide variety of events to take place February 21 - 23, 2013. We here at Short Order realize ... More >>
The whole process of elections (from PTA to POTUS) is savage, cut-throat, and -- when we're lucky -- incredibly stupid. They will shake the hands of thousands of strangers. They will gorge themselves on local cuisine. They will kiss the stinkiest baby. If votes depended on it, a politician would ... More >>
Blue Collar on Biscayne Boulevard opens its doors tomorrow, and we dropped by for a visit to sample the food. The room's decor lives up to the blue collar name. Old metal lunch pails (the kind that steel workers take their meals in, not the ones with pictures of Scooby Doo) are nailed to the ligh ... More >>
Just before Christmas, Chanukkah, and Kwanzaa hijacked our editorial focus, we here at Crossfade checked up on the annual Jazz in the Gardens music fest. And unfortunately, we were kinda bummed. We referred to the lineup as "lackluster." We complained about Kenny G's saxophone sucking. We called ... More >>
via SodaHeadFire burns tree. Fire wins?The other day in a meeting, the Short Order bloggers got into a tizzy about which holiday had the better bites: Christmas, AKA Santa's birthday -- or is it Rudolph's? -- or Hanukkah, the eight days of lights not being turned off or something. This actually g ... More >>
Food NetworkSandra Lee and the Kwanzaa Cake. Epic fail for all seasons.Sandra Lee: Satan's spawn or hapless purveyor of crap television? We're not sure. On the one hand, this drunken Barbie could very well be the beginning of the end of civilization as we know it, with her semi-homemade recipes, ... More >>
Direct from the Holy Land via SoFla.Christmas. To some, it represents the birth of Jesus Christ, the immaculately conceived love child of a Galilean woman named Mary and a theistic being referred to as God. But for 18 Jewish gals aged 17 to 26 from the South Florida metropolitan area, December ... More >>
via uncrate.com"It takes a Bad Jew to make good BBQ."'Tis the season to celebrate your inner Jew and think Kosher barbeque sauce. Next@19th is a center committed to engaging the Jewish community of South Florida. Next Wednesday, December 21, at 8 p.m., the center will host its second annual Music ... More >>
Courtesy of Shmaltz Brewing Company/FacebookIn case you are unaware of the current trend, American craft beers are now receiving the attention they deserve. I suppose it makes sense that if the U.S. melting pot is going to be making beer, there will literally be something for everyone. Representi ... More >>
Oh, Black Friday! Every year after Thanksgiving, a shopping warzone breaks out as holiday cheer and good tidings soon give way to flying elbows and weeping grandmothers who scream in the deep-throated, craggy, ten-packs-a-day roar of a truck driver at a strip club, "Christmas shopping season is fuc ... More >>
In terms of show announcements, the weeks leading up to Art Basel Miami Beach are like Crossfade's never-ending Hanukkah. Every day, we get a new gift, as one culturally relevant musical act after another proclaims its mission to rock the Magic City, Basel-style. Just a short time ago, Bardot ... More >>
via evris28This egg is disgusted by your decorating skills.Oh, you thought your children were so talented because they affixed a bunch of stickers to a hard-boiled egg and it looks cuter than a baby bunny sliding down a rainbow atop a unicorn? Well, we hate to inform you, but your child is a simp ... More >>
Ah, the holidays ... Whether you celebrate Christmas or Kwanzaa, Hanukkah or a Festivus for the rest of us, the season represents the same stuff: peace on earth, good will towards your fellow man, and totally crazy parties. Lots and lots of them. Case in point: The Recording Academy's Florida C ... More >>
Some of the bloggers at Short Order are creating a holiday wish list for Miami's food scene. Click here to read some of our other wishes.Dear Hanukkah Harry,I realize yesterday was the last night of Hanukkah but I forgot about my most sincere wish! Please, please deliver me a local deli that has ... More >>
Hoe, hoe, hoes!!!Blowfly Blowfly Does XXX-Mas (Pandisc Records) myspace.com/blowfly Christmas comes early this year with that thick, juicy, protein-filled wad of Blowfly love that you've tasted so many times over the last five decades. A true visionary, Clarence Reid, AKA Blowfly, decided to ... More >>
Its NYE and were shaking it all night long!
Till it shakes like a bowl full of jelly.
Did you light your menorah yet?
All we want for Christmas is at Puma.
Cooking cue for friends? Market Grills gotcha covered.
Online, there's a virtual culinary gift for everyone