Break out the trumpets and the cold milk because Twinkies, the golden, spongy cakes with the soft creamy center, officially return to shelves today. Twinkie's manufacturer, Hostess Brands, closed its bakeries and ceased operation in November 2012, citing labor disputes as a major factor of its demi ... More >>
You read about the Great Twinkie Extinction here on Short Order (and everywhere else) and maybe you applauded, or more than likely, felt as if yet another piece of your childhood was being torn away from you by The Man.Well, there may be a reason to rejoice, put your footie pajamas on, and couch pot ... More >>
Is caveman Fred Flintstone following T-Rex and Twinkies into extinction? If you took a trip to your local supermarket cereal aisle, you might get that idea because instead of the usual beefy neanderthal on boxes of Post Fruity and Cocoa Pebbles, you might just see WWE star John Cena. As part of a pr ... More >>
When looking back on 2012, we noticed a big trend -- weirdness. A lot of weird stuff happened in the food industry.From a fast food restaurant with a political stance to a sweet grandma becoming an overnight sensation for a food review, the food industry took a ride to crazy-town this year.A lot has ... More >>
In the sea of headlines you'll read throughout the day, few will likely have anything to do with food. Unless that's your thing, of course. But if you're like us, it is your thing, and you thrive on hearing news about restaurants and chefs just as much (or maybe more) as you would hearing about w ... More >>
So we're all still here! More rent! More bills! More traffic! Hurray! But you see, you should tell those sarcastic, cynical grinches that while we still have to deal with the same things we had to deal with before bills, and traffic, and rent and stuff, Christmas is Tuesday. That means while they' ... More >>
The last batch of Twinkies has left the building. According to Fox News, the very last shipment of Twinkies was shipped to Chicago's Jewel-Osco grocery chain this week. 20,000 boxes of Twinkies, and 5,000 boxes of Ding Dongs, Zingers, and Orange Cupcakes were flying out of the store, in what was dub ... More >>
For about a century, soda companies have been telling us that their products are the best way to do everything from quench your thirst to celebrate the holidays. Coca-Cola, especially, has set the tone by equating its product to happiness ("Have a Coke and a smile"); world peace ("I'd like to teach ... More >>
Miami foodies know Hedy Goldsmith as the Magic City's dessert queen, Michael's Genuine Food & Drink's pastry chef extraordinaire, and creator of mouthwatering twists on childhood favorites like chocolate peanut-butter brownie banana splits, s'more brownies, and buttered-popcorn gelato.Drooling y ... More >>
Baking Out Loud, Hedy Goldsmith's first book is finally coming out in about a month. The 224-page tome features 80 recipes by the talented executive pastry chef at Michael's Genuine Food & Drink and photographs by Ben Fink.Many of the treats featured in Baking Out Loud are upgraded riffs on the ... More >>
Maybe it's that whole exiled-from-the-Motherland, terrorized-by-a-ruthless-dictator thing, but Cubans tend to be a little paranoid. Of course, just because you're paranoid doesn't mean they're not watching you. And the fact that Michelle Obama, First Lady, Democrat, former WNBA power forward, close ... More >>
Can we all agree that TV Daily World News is horrific? 2012, according to the Maya culture and numerous other civilizations are predicting the end of humanity, as we know it.. this year! The economy, global change, earthquakes...what else could possibly go wrong? Well, here comes le coup de grace. H ... More >>
All photos by Laine DossMatthew and Priscilla Kuscher are opening Lokal, a "clean" burger-and-beer joint in Coconut Grove.Matthew Kuscher believes burgers can be "clean" without being boring, and he has faith that Miamians will agree with him around Halloween, when his new restaurant, Lokal, open ... More >>
Swim for free with the Shins at Deluna.Now and again, the average music fan needs to escape the humdrum realities of daily life by fleeing to some alluringly exotic locale (say, uh, Pensacola), sucking back loads of intoxicants (only legal shit, of course), and vibing out to a cross-genre cluster ... More >>
Camilo Sesto: Just as resilient as Twinkies and roaches.When the world ends, only the Twinkies and roaches will survive. Oh, and Camilo Sesto. If you laughed at that jab, it's because you actually know Camilo Sesto. And if you're familiar with the sexagenarian Spanish pop singer, then chances ... More >>
John ZurSkippy vs. JifIn honor of Sticky Peanut Butter Month, let us take a look at two of America's favorite creamy peanut butters side-by-side: Jif and Skippy. Jif Pros: Jif is very smooth, fluffy, and airy, which allows it to spread easily when making sandwiches. Cons: "Choosy moms choose Ji ... More >>
From AmsterdamAfter recently writing a goofy post about imaginary pot-food pairings, I received an email from the pseudonymous William Breathes, one of two medical marijuana critics for our sister paper Westword, in Denver, Colorado. He expressed gratitude for being mentioned in the post and disa ... More >>
Sugary junk food is the second greatest source of pleasure known to mankind. The rush of sugar and calories is nearly unbeatable. So how to go it one better? Batter it and and put it in a deep fryer. These are Short Order's wicked favoritesPhoto: Jason Arnold 10. Candy CornCandy corn might not s ... More >>
Photo by Beth SwansonDeep-fried Twinkie.Many people who live on South Beach sing the praises of Burger & Beer Joint for its mouthwatering burgers that range from $12 to $39. Hungry patrons crowd the favorite local hideaway off Bay Road in until 5 a.m. every day. Decorated with brick walls and ... More >>
http://www.flickr.com/photos/restlessglobetrotter/ / CC BY 2.0Something's rotten in Fridgemark.A near emtpy fridge and a growling stomach have driven many men (women, and kids) to desparate measures. And while there are plenty of things you just shouldn't eat after a certain amount of time (pizza ... More >>
Recently fired Local 10 anchor Charles Perez took his side of the story to the Daily Beast today, in a wide-ranging column explaining why he'll continue his suit against WPLG, claiming they fired him because he was gay, attacking the state of the news business, positioning himself as a gay rights he ... More >>
Until I saw Milk yesterday, the biopic starring Sean Penn as gay activist and San Francisco city supervisor Harvey Milk, I'd forgotten all about the Twinkie Defense. Fellow supervisor Dan White shot and killed Milk and Mayor George Moscone in their offices at San Francisco City Hall in 1978 and got ... More >>
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