Bravo's hit reality cooking show, Top Chef, which debuted in 2006, changed the way we look at chefs and the people who prepare high-end dishes. Its judges have included culinary luminaries like Anthony Bourdain and Food & Wine magazine editor Dana Cowin. And it has thrust more chefs before a nationa ... More >>
At Bulldog Barbecue and Burger in North Miami, chef Howie Kleinberg consistently crosses the line between traditional and innovative. And this style is embodied perfectly in his pulled pork eggs benedict ($14). This brunch classic comes with a twist. It pairs an English muffin with pulled pork and ... More >>
Howie Kleinberg embodies the chutzpah of a hometown hero better than most, and who doesn't cheer for the hometown hero? After competing on Top Chef in 2007, the "Bulldog" decided to come home and do what he does best -- barbecue. And North Miami residents couldn't be happier. Miami's BBQ might not ... More >>
Monday means the end of your sabbath. Yes, that alarm this morning is real -- it wasn't a dream. And, absolutely, you better believe that work is calling, your phone is blowing up from emails (curse those who reply to all) and you're wondering why you didn't call in sick. But you know the greatest ... More >>
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 >>
Labor Day Weekend -- it's the holiday that celebrates the miracle of turning a two-day weekend into three days (or four, if you were smart, and took today off). It may be time to concede that this really is the end of summer. But the good news is we have all weekend to ponder the preparation of the ... More >>
The "unofficial" end of summer is here. While most people up north get in one last beach weekend before the winter freeze comes, we're looking at one long weekend of sun, sand, drinks, and good food. So, whether you want to feast on a whole goat, drink bloody marys poolside, or get schooled in the ... More >>
WWSOD. That should be the motto of everyone's weekend. What would Short Order do? Would Short Order stay in, watch TV, munch on a bag of chips while life is happening outside? Nope. Would Short Order pass up on an invitation to brunch with friends where bottomless mimosas [and Miller Lite] come o ... More >>
Howie Kleinberg is no stranger to television. After all, he gained star status and his nickname from his stint on Top Chef Miami in 2007, along with Nemesis Urban Bistro's Micah Edelstein and Catch's Hung Huynh. Kleinberg, of course, is the chef/owner of Bulldog Barbecue and Burger. Kleinberg move ... More >>
When Howie Kleinberg decided to launch a series of pop-up dinners at his North Miami restaurant Bulldog Barbecue, his goal was to feature the international cuisine and flavors that he loves and to invite his favorite chefs to cook with him for a different trip around the globe each month. The first ... More >>
Much to my delight, I was invited to Bulldog Barbecue & Burger to create a Miami New Times burger to cap off National Burger Month. After doing copious amounts of research, I visited the North Miami restaurant last Friday with a couple of concepts in mind, and sat down with chef Howie Kleinberg to t ... More >>
The restaurant industry basically runs on booze and cigarettes, so it's no surprise that most chefs have more than a little knowledge when it comes to libations. Pair a trained palate with a taste for craft brews -- and you've got yourself some serious experts on all things beer. So in honor of Ame ... More >>
People often say Miami isn't quite part of the South. Yet Magic City chefs put out the best food at the South Beach Wine & Food Festival's Southern Brunch at the Loews Miami Beach Hotel late Sunday morning, even if they didn't have the longest lines. A little more than an hour into the event Em ... More >>
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>After a laborious 365 days, we owe it to ourselves to let loose this Labor Day. In the spirit of making things the least laborious possible (it is called Labor Day for a reason), we've compiled a list of places where you can call in and pick up your Q. Think of it as Labor Day drive-thru.
Restaurants have always been part of a community's charitable scene, usually by either hosting fundraisers or donating gift certificates to be used in charity auctions. But we've been seeing a new wave of philanthropy in restaurants that we hope to see much more of. Restaurants have been increasingl ... More >>
For decades, talent scouts and filmmakers have scoured our tropical city in search of beautiful faces attached to perfect tanned bodies. It's true that Miami has more than its fair share of perfection in human form. But we also have talent and brains to go with that beauty.Take local chefs, Robyn Al ... More >>
Macaroni and cheese. What began as an inexpensive school cafeteria lunch for most of us has turned into an adult's obsession: the search for the ultimate dish of firm noodles engulfed in creamy béchamel sauce and topped with a layer of golden-brown cheese.Though the classic mac 'n' cheese consis ... More >>
Photo by Riki AltmanYes, that would be a [bleep]ing fabulous, [bleep]ing glazed bun you're drooling over.Trying to cut back on cursing in front of the kiddies? Good luck avoiding that while you take a bite into Howie Kleinberg's new take on the Luther burger. "Holy [bleep]!", "Damn, this is [blee ... More >>
Howie Kleinberg, the forceful and ambitious chef known to all as the "Bulldog" persona from Top Chef, is expanding his Bulldog Barbecue empire. The North Miami eatery popular with the university crowd keeps drawing them in with North Carolina barbecue baby back ribs and pulled pork. Later this mo ... More >>
Courtesy of gastroPodCollege students and those of us living on a budget have long known that art openings often provide an opportunity for gratis hors d'oeuvres and fancy drinks. Starving artists need to eat sometime, right?Art Basel week is an entirely different creature, of course, and it's on ... More >>
The new cookbook from the South Beach Wine & Food Festival. Short Order got our hands on an advanced copy of the Food Network South Beach Wine & Food Festival Cookbook: Recipes and Behind-the-Scenes Stories from America's Hottest Chefs. Penned by Festival guru Lee Brian Schrager, the 256- ... More >>
If you're not a subscriber to our weekly Café Bites dining newsletter, here's a taste of what you're missing. Click here to subscribe.Chef Howie KleinbergHowie Kleinberg's Bulldog Barbecue makes worshipping at the church Howard Cosell built more convivial with an economical roster of hearty, mas ... More >>
Yes! Pasta!, a "healthy, fast, casual, semi self-service restaurant" has opened at 14871 Biscayne Blvd. in North Miami Beach (formerly Pasha's). Focus is on made-to-order pastas -- you choose from seven types of noodles, 15 sauces, and poultry, seafood, or vegetable add-ins. Panini and salads ... More >>
Jacob Katel Former Top Chef contestant Howie Kleinberg has a restaurant in North Miami called Bulldog Barbecue (15400 Biscayne Boulevard). Short Order ran into Howie last night at Taste of the Nation, an event that tours the country raising money to end childhood hunger in America. We asked him s ... More >>
A new 'cue joint in North Miami is a winner.
It is early Wednesday morning, and I am standing in a kitchen area in the Miami-Beach Convention Center, watching some 50 FIU students getting to work on food prep for Friday nights' Perrier-Jouët BubbleQ event at the South Beach Wine & Food Festival. I am not the only one looking on -- FIU ... More >>
In 2008, our city's gastronomic curve trended sharply upward.
There's some seriously saucy Sunday shenanigans coming our way in the form of the American Institute of Wine and Food's Annual Rib Cook-off, scheduled for Sunday, October 12 at 4 p.m.. Local students from Florida Culinary, Johnson and Wales, The Art Institute of FTL, Cordon Bleu, and Florida Interna ... More >>
Howie Kleinberg and Michael Jacobs have a lot in common. Both chefs are fairly big guys, and have been cooking locally for many a year (Jacobs was originally top toque at Tantra in 1997). Kleinberg started up the kitchen at The Food Gang in Surfside, which for all its glowing PR and critical acclaim ... More >>
2007 might go down as pivotal for Miami gastronomy.