When the first shadow skittered across the counter, Chad kept quiet. But as he reached into the cardboard crate to pull out flattened boxes of Stove Top stuffing mix, the dark shapes swarmed. They crawled over his hands. They scampered up his arms. And they weren't shadows. They were cockroaches.
One of our most important duties here at Short Order is to ensure our readers are made aware when restaurants are not maintaining healthy standards. Unfortunately for restaurant owners, it often takes just a little negligence for violations to occur. Fortunately for patrons, the Florida Department o ... More >>
In a report published by the Florida Department of Business and professional Regulation for the week ending September 8, two of eight restaurants in the state closed due to health violations were in Miami. Roach activity, which is the leading cause of restaurant closures in Florida, was observed at ... More >>
Miami International Mall has been a favorite in Doral since opening its doors in the early 1980s. The mall was renovated in 2000 and redesigned to go along with the international theme similar to nearby Miami International Airport. Consumers bring their children and frequent the Simon Property Group ... More >>
Florida restaurant inspectors cited Natural Chicken Grill at 95 NW First St. in downtown Miami after rodents were observed. They also whacked El Toro Taco in Homestead for roach activity. Both restaurants received orders to shut down after an unannounced July 10 inspection, but were allowed to reope ... More >>
A Department of Justice report slammed Miami-Dade County jails for their disgusting conditions back in August of 2011, and now ten months later it doesn't appear anyone has bothered to clean up the place. A corrections officer at the Dade County jail in West Miami-Dade leaked photos of the still dep ... More >>
Along with beautiful views and myriad dining choices, Bayside Marketplace also apparently features a plethora of rodent droppings and live roaches.Of 10 restaurants cited during a random health inspection May 10, eight are in the South Pavilion of one of Miami's most popular and successful shopping ... More >>
According to a new federal lawsuit, the Filipino worker who changed your sheets at W South Beach Hotel, or served you lunch at posh restaurants and country clubs, may have essentially been an indentured servant. Seventeen Filipino immigrants allege that a ring of Miami-based employment agencies ch ... More >>
Clive's Cafe II on 5908 NW Second Avenue was briefly closed for health violations on March 28 and Micocos (El Buen) Cafe (2100 Ponce de Leon, Coral Gables) was shuttered March 27 following a citation by state health inspectors for operating without a license and other health violations. Micocos was ... 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 >>
New York City is under the persistent attack of bedbugs, with even fancy and iconic joints like the Waldorf Astoria hotel, the Empire State Building, and United Nations headquarters succumbing to infestation. There's now evidence that the great bedbug threat may soon be elevating in South Florida ... More >>
photo by Massimilliano Mariani via wikimedia commonsA truly strange murder case sprouted along I-95 yesterday when rescuers -- who had just saved a man and a boy suffering from chemical fume exposure in a pesticide truck -- found a corpse in a bag stuffed between containers of hazardous chemicals ... More >>
So, you haven't heard from us in a while. Doesn't mean rat turds aren't ending up in your lunch break. Brush your teeth and read on to find out who's been busted recently for health code violations at our local restaurants. The following inspections all occurred since October and were serve ... More >>
What do you call a hole-in-the-wall with several cockroaches living harmoniously among rodents? A restaurant closure. Miami health inspectors found more roaches in two restaurants in September than Snoop Dogg keeps in his glove compartment. But only two places were disciplined.Familia Bar & R ... More >>
We live in Miami. There are roaches everywhere. We get it. And rats too. That's part of big-city life. But damn it, man, get your vermin under control. How do you expect people to pay for food at your restaurant if you let roaches and rats eat for free? Of course, nobody intentionally s ... More >>
Roaches. They're not shy, they love to eat, and some can even quote Kafka. But none of that makes them a good dinner date. So what are they doing at our local restaurants? The same thing as everybody else; grabbing a bite to eat and trying to get laid.Problem is, most of us hate the thought, sigh ... More >>
art by Alex IzaguirreFurry bodies, segmented tails, whiskers from hell, transluscent brown wings, antennas of doom, beady black eyes; these are the visions restaurant inspectors must see in their nightmares.Luckily most of us don't have to bear witness to these images of living disgustitude.On th ... More >>
Can you smell what the rats are cooking, or do you just eat it without knowing? Here are 5 local restaurants nailed by the Florida DBPR with emergency closures. These verdicts halt a restaurant's operations until violations are corrected. They include bad news for judges, cops, lawyers, and regul ... More >>
toon by Alex IzaguirreWe hate to have to tell you this, but if six restaurants have been shut down for rats and roaches so far this month. How many do you think are getting away with it?How many plastic-smiling waitresses have you tipped while they knowingly handed you food that had been in a kit ... More >>
(Sing to the tune of Home On The Range)Home, home, down in DadeWhere the rats and the roaches lay eggsWhere seldom is heardHow inspectors find turdsWhere you eat and are expected to pay.Who likes getting rat hairs in their teeth? How about a roach leg stuck to your lip?Here are our Top 5 places N ... More >>
Ever had a termite sandwich? The bread's hard as wood and when you get done there are insect legs stuck in the cracks between your teeth. Here at Short Order we don't wanna see that happen to anyone, unless that's what you ordered. Here's a roundup of recent violations from the world of Dade Coun ... More >>
Roaches. Love em', hate em', eat em'. Or don't, at least not at a North Miami Quiznos location (11850 Biscayne Blvd., North Miami). The restaurant was temporarily closed down on December 4 by the Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation after inspectors found 12 violations, which t ... More >>
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Dirty dishes. Spoiled food. Cockroaches roaming the kitchen. At some local restaurants the proof is in the pudding -- literally.