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    November 21, 2014

    Lemoni Cafe Car Crash Victims Sue, One Was Pregnant With Twins

    This past October 4, ten people were hurt when a Toyota Camry careened onto the sidewalk and plowed through Lemoni Café's unlicensed outdoor seating area on NE Second Avenuein Buena Vista. According to a lawsuit filed November 17, three of the victims are suing the restaurant, as well as 3G Investm ... More >>

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    November 18, 2014

    Miami's Best Mofongo Hides Near Hialeah

    If it wasn't for the blinding sun outside, it would be hard to tell whether it's lunch on Tuesday or mid-Friday night inside El Rinconcito de Santa Bárbara. Nevertheless people are lined up for a table outside the darkened windows of this Hialeah Gardens Puerto Rican spot. Inside, the staff belts ... More >>

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    November 12, 2014

    The Miami Condiments You Should Have in Your Kitchen

    There's a case to be made that the more diverse a cuisine's array of condiments, the better a meal is likely to be. Pho, the Vietnamese beef soup, is often served with bean sprouts, spicy-minty Thai basil, lime wedges, fish sauce, chili sauce, and hoisin. Condiments are the foundation of America's m ... More >>

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    November 10, 2014

    Jean Paul Desmaison Opens Harbour Bites in Coconut Grove

    Jean Paul Desmaison is back, for the moment, in a stationary trailer in a Coconut Grove parking lot serving his beloved manchego chorizo empanadas, slicked inside with a sticky layer of fig jam.

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    November 6, 2014

    Honduran Pollo Ceibeño Redefines the Hearty Plate of Chicken

    Forget amber-colored quarters propped alongside mashed potatoes and watery, over-mayonnaised coleslaw. Honduran restaurants offer their own, far superior version called pollo ceibeño, or ceibeño de pollo depending upon where you order it. Named for and popularized in La Ceiba, a port town on Hondu ... More >>

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    October 30, 2014

    Knaus Berry Farms and the Glorious Cinnamon Rolls Are Back

    With the line between Miami's slow season and the onslaught of tourists becoming ever more blurred there is perhaps one event that dictates the beginning of fall: the opening of Knaus Berry Farms

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    October 29, 2014

    Halloween 2014 in Miami: Cheap and Free Treats

    Halloween is this Friday -- and the best thing about this holiday is that you can totally enjoy it on the cheap. While some tout the "real meaning of Christmas," we all know it's about going into debt on presents. But on Halloween all you need is some creativity, old clothes, and tape to make yours ... More >>

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    October 27, 2014

    New on the Menu at Blue Collar, the Federal, and Tongue and Cheek

    As we move from summer to fall, many local restaurants are taking a heartier approach that is supposed to make us all feel like we are seeing the leaves falling from trees and the temperatures drop... as if it were the time of year when the jeans and long-sleeve shirts come out to play. Lack of M ... More >>

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    October 9, 2014

    SooWoo Bringing Teppanyaki, Korean/Japanese Cuisine to South Beach

    If the name SooWoo sounds familiar to you, it's likely you've visited or heard about the Korean/Japanese restaurant's former location in Doral. But come the end of October, a revamped, sleeker SooWoo will open on Washington Ave. in South Beach. Along with Korean dishes like bulgogi (thinly sliced ... More >>

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    September 24, 2014

    Starbucks to Test Beer-Flavored Latte at Florida Locations

    In Florida, where coffee-flavored beers are popular, Starbucks wants to test a beer-flavored coffee at select shops. The company has not revealed exactly where it will be sold. The stout-beer-flavored coffee is called Dark Barrel Latte. Considering coffee is a flavor that's becoming increasingly p ... More >>

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    September 24, 2014

    Pandamonium Fridays at Rec Room: "Panda Suits Are Welcomed"

    Put on your black and white panda suit and get ready to party like an animal for Pandamonium Fridays at Rec Room. Spearheaded by the Gale's nightlife director, Eric Hower, and Miami's own DJ Affect, the weekly bash was inspired by the veteran spin master's latest EP, Pandamonium. "One day I was f ... More >>

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    September 10, 2014

    La Michoacana Paleteria y Neveria Redefines Frozen Delights as it Helps You Survive Summer

    In a low-slug strip mall near Krome Avenue in Homestead, the steel-and-glass front door of La Michoacana Paletería y Nevería swings open into an orange-and-gray-tiled shop. A half-dozen flat-screen TV sets blare Spanish-language news and telenovelas as you make your way to a long display case hold ... More >>

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    September 9, 2014

    Petit Hosts Ladies Night With Comp Wine For Women Every Tuesday

    Starting tonight, Petit Miami will begin a new kind of ladies night special that will require you to meet up with your girlfriends more often. Every Tuesday night, tables of ladies with reservations will receive complimentary glasses of wine all-night long with their dinner. Talk about girl power!

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    September 3, 2014

    The Mighty Stands Out With a Funky Lineup of House-Made Sausages

    There seems to be a gastropub on every Miami street corner nowadays. Anyone can order Nueske's applewood-smoked bacon, fill a cooler with offbeat craft beers, and cover the walls with red brick. That's as far as most places take it. But at The Mighty, a pocket-size spot on Coral Way once occupied b ... More >>

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    August 29, 2014

    Kaiseki Your Way at N by Naoe

    Kevin Cory's newest undertaking, N, which opened July, is far different from the neighboring Brickell Key omakase temple that earned him bundles of praise. For most of your $100, hourlong meal at N, you won't see the soft-spoken chef. Also his staff has grown beyond Wendy, Naoe's longtime manager, ... More >>

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    August 28, 2014

    The Mighty, Mendez Fuel, and Other Locations Tap MIA Brewing Kegs Tomorrow

    MIA Brewing Company's official launch is not until September 1, but it appears that Miami's thirst for beer cannot wait, because several more locations throughout the county will tap its kegs on Friday. The Mighty, Clandestino Pub and Mendez Fuel Mobile Gas Station will tap kegs from MIA Brewing b ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 24, 2014

    ABC Restaurant Supplies: Outfit Your Kitchen Like a Chef

    Home cooks know all too well the woes of cheap kitchen equipment. There's the Dutch oven whose enamel begins chipping after only a few forays into a 300-degree oven; the sautée pan with the hot spot that burns part of your omelet and leaves the other half just barely cooked. This isn't to say ever ... More >>

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    June 17, 2014

    Donut Divas: Deep Fried Fair Grub All Year Round

    When push comes to shove, the food is the number one reason you'll find us at the fair. Giant elephant ears, footlong corn dogs, and even those barbecue meat parfaits, this annual event is the perfect excuse to throw caloric cares out the window and indulge. Now, what if we told you all your fair ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 29, 2014

    Chavez's Daughter Posts New Photos of Fidel Castro on Instagram

    Like a lot of young women, Maria Gabriela Chavez is obsessed with chronicling her life on Instagram. Unlike a lot of young women, she's the pampered daughter of one Latin American strongman and still buddy-buddy with another. Yes, Hugo Chavez's youngest daughter visited uncle Fidel this week and p ... More >>

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    April 25, 2014

    Aperol Is Looking for a Chief Brunch Officer

    If you're like most red-blooded Miamians, you spend most of the week just getting by, waiting for that most glorious moment when you can break free of the shackles of everyday life and enjoy the world. That's right. We're talking about brunch! We love brunch. It's a weekly excuse to hang out with f ... More >>

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    March 6, 2014

    Miam Cafe Opening in Wynwood

    Here's a little riddle for you: What's black and white and fed all over? The people who work inside the zebra-striped Wynwood Building when Miam Cafe & Boutique opens at the iconic gallery/work space. See also: Mmmm to Open in Wynwood

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    February 28, 2014

    Tomorrow: World of Beer in Dadeland Raises Money for Cystic Fibrosis

    World of Beer-Dadeland celebrates its two-year anniversary tomorrow, but instead of receiving gifts, it is raising money for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. Partnering with Cigar City Brewing in Tampa for "The Road to Hunahpu" event, WOB is bringing a list of CCB special release and flagship brews ... More >>

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    February 20, 2014

    Follow Your Favorite SOBEWFF Personalities on Twitter, Instagram

    With the SoBeWFF just days away, celebrity chefs are leaving their hometowns to flood our sunny city with big personalities and debaucherous dalliances. This is their version of spring break, after all -- so anything can happen. This tendency towards troublemaking means you'd be wise to follow your ... More >>

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    February 12, 2014

    Pubbelly and Smithfield Ham Offer Free Late-Night Bites During SoBeWFF

    Are you prepared for next week's South Beach Wine & Food Festival? Comfy shoes that can endure walking on sand? Check! Fully charged phone so you can Instagram that picture of you and Anthony Bourdain? Check! Tickets to all those yummy sold-out events? Um, not checked. If you think you've missed ... More >>

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    January 24, 2014

    Fish Fish in North Miami Serves Classic Fish, Salads, and Treats

    Certain words are so good they're worth repeating. Fish Fish in North Miami has such a name. The place also offer classic dishes that shouldn't be forgotten. Seafood is the star at this fish market and restaurant, but we were pleasantly surprised by the entire menu -- from starters all the way to d ... More >>

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    December 13, 2013

    Ugly Sweater Party Tonight at DRB: Bottomless Craft Beers for $20

    We all have a hand-knitted Christmas sweater from grandma, but you probably wouldn't be caught dead wearing it in public. But that'll change tonight. This evening, you can turn that Christmas sweater into a party favor at the Ugly Sweater Party at Democratic Republic of Beer. See also: Democratic ... More >>

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    October 18, 2013

    Trader Joe's Opening in Pinecrest: Wine Tasting Before 9 a.m. UPDATED

    I have never seen anything so well organized as the Trader Joe's opening this morning. There were only about a dozen people waiting when the store started operation at 8 a.m. Despite the excitement, people seemed to know just when to show up. A steel drum band played and people began wandering from ... More >>

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    September 10, 2013

    Moron Brothers Brewery Featured Homebrewer at World of Beer Tonight

    The beer scene in Miami is so hot right now that even homebrewers are getting props. And they should because they make some of the best stuff on Earth -- and you will never be able to find it in stores. Tonight Moron Brothers will be the featured homebrewer of the month at World of Beer in Kendall. ... More >>

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    September 9, 2013

    Rusty Pelican: Free Booze, Bites, and Instagram Contest Thursday

    Free eats, free drinks and Instagram filters are pretty much a trifecta of awesome. But add the chance to make our metropolis a better place, and it becomes fourfecta (is that a thing?). This Thursday, your beloved New Times is hosting a happy hour soiree for our loyal readers at the Rusty Pelican ... More >>

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    September 9, 2013

    Miami's Best Eats and Drinks This Week: Latin Barbecue and Oyster Happy Hours

    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 >>

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    August 13, 2013

    Sprouted Chickpea Cakes at Metro Organic Bistro

    For those of us not working (or discoing) at the car wash, dining there seems to be a pretty decent option. A recent trip to Karma Carwash, left us in a sublime zen state. While our car was being scrubbed, we wanted some of our own personal attention, so we stumbled into the adjacent Metro Organic ... More >>

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    August 2, 2013

    Iron Fork 2013: The Top Ten Instagrams of the Evening (We Have a Winner)

    It's pretty clear you enjoyed last evening's Iron Fork and Miami Spice Kickoff, presented by the Downtown Development Authority. How do we know? By the awesome Instagram photos you took! And you guys got creative! From night shots of the beautiful venue, to selfies with clown noses, to the food ... More >>

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    March 12, 2013

    Khong River House Review: Boat Noodles, Cool Digs, and Hot Hooch in SoBe

    Khong River House is buzzing on a chilly Friday night. Waiters add to the clamor, adeptly pronouncing Thai ingredients such as khaep mu (crisp pork rinds) and nam prik num (green chili pepper salsa). Across the dining room, hipsters, bloggers, and socialites cram tightly packed tables. They tweet, I ... More >>

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    February 25, 2013

    SoBeWFF Unkind to Vegetarians

    If you didn't get to partake in any of the epic adventures that went down this past weekend at the SoBeWFF - we're so sorry. It was everything we could have possibly imagined -- nothing less than the Garden of Eden; Shangri-La; Nirvana. There were copious quantities of cocktails, edible swag, sauced ... More >>

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    January 21, 2013

    Instagram Food Photo of the Week: Miso Kale Soup by wokstar

    This week's Instagram food photo is by user, wokstar. If you'd like to see your photo here, hash-tag #shortordermiami on Instagram whenever you upload great photos of food or follow us @ShortOrder. Our favorite is selected every Monday. Follow Short Order on Facebook , on Twitter @Short_Order, and ... More >>

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    January 14, 2013

    Instagram Food Photo of the Week: Philly Cheesesteak by FatgirlHedonist

    This week's Instagram food photo is by user, Fatgirlhedonist. If you'd like to see your photo here, hash-tag #shortordermiami on Instagram whenever you upload great photos of food or drinks. Our favorite is selected every Monday. Follow Short Order on Facebook , on Twitter @Short_Order, and Instagr ... More >>

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    January 11, 2013

    Camel's Milk and Miami: Kim Kardashian's Favorites

    Everyone wants to keep up with the Kardashians. If Kim, Khloe and Kourtney do it, their legions of fans are soon to follow. So, we're slightly surprised that camel's milk hasn't caught on as quickly as sex tapes and babymaking in South Florida. Last month, Kim Instagrammed a tall glass of the dairy ... More >>

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    January 9, 2013

    Kitchen 305: All-You-Can-Eat Lobster and Stone Crab Cheap This Week

    Fishing for dinner plans tonight? Look no further. Kitchen 305 at Newport Hotel and Resort has plenty lobster and stone crab to go around a couple times for those who appreciate its sweet, succulent meat of the gods. In fact, they're making such a big deal of the affair, it's a two-day party. ... More >>

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    January 7, 2013

    Instagram Food Photo of the Week: Spices by mrsmandolin

    This week's Instagram food photo is by user, mrsmandolin. If you'd like to see your photo here, hash-tag #shortordermiami on Instagram whenever you upload great photos of food or drinks. Our favorite is selected every Monday. Follow Short Order on Facebook , on Twitter @Short_Order, and Instagram @ ... More >>

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    December 31, 2012

    Instagram Food Photo of the Week: Corned Beef on Rye by gourmandj

    This week's Instagram food photo is by user, gourmandj. If you'd like to see your photo here, hash-tag #shortordermiami on Instagram whenever you upload great photos of food or drinks. Our favorite is selected every Monday. Follow Short Order on Facebook, on Twitter @Short_Order, and Instagram @Sh ... More >>

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    December 24, 2012

    Instagram Food Photo of the Week: Grilled Wahoo Tacos by a_la_carla

    This week's Instagram food photo is by user, a_la_carla. If you'd like to see your photo here, hash-tag #shortordermiami on Instagram whenever you upload great photos of food or drinks. Our favorite is selected every Monday. Follow Short Order on Facebook , on Twitter @Short_Order, and Instagram @S ... More >>

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    December 21, 2012

    Five Winter Beers For Your Christmas Feast

    As if there weren't already enough reasons to look forward to the holidays (vacation time; copious amounts of food; presents) - seasonal beers add an extra bit of holiday cheer. (In part thanks to a healthy buzz they inspire, but we digress.) Since we're such huge beer lovers here at Short Order (d ... More >>

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    December 18, 2012

    Instagram Food Photos: The Do's and Don't's

    Sure, there's fun to be had when shooting food pictures with your iPhone. But, sometimes, while flicking through our Instagram feed, we shudder in disappointment. Do Instagramers really think that a flash-flooded shot of corn chowder looks appetizing? Or that a blurry photo of empty wine glasses mer ... More >>

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    December 14, 2012

    Instagram Food Photo of the Week: Greek Village Salad by mandolinaegeanbistro

    This week's Instagram food photo is by user, mandolinaegeanbistro. If you'd like to see your photo here, hash-tag #shortordermiami on Instagram whenever you upload great photos of food or drinks. Our favorite is selected every Friday. Follow Short Order on Facebook , on Twitter @Short_Order, and I ... More >>

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    December 10, 2012

    Instagram Food Photo of the Week: Killer Penne by SoFLBrgOverload

    This week's Instagram food photo is by user, SoFLBrgOverload. If you'd like to see your photo here, hash-tag #shortordermiami on Instagram whenever you upload great photos of food or drinks. Our favorite is selected every Monday. Follow Short Order on Facebook , on Twitter @Short_Order, and Instagr ... More >>

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    December 3, 2012

    Instagram Food Photo of the Week: Cheesecake by leeandmaries

    This week's Instagram food photo is by user, leeandmaries. If you'd like to see your photo here, hash-tag #shortordermiami on Instagram whenever you upload great photos of food or drinks. Our favorite is selected every Monday. Follow Short Order on Facebook , on Twitter @Short_Order, and Instagram ... More >>

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    November 13, 2012

    Hiro's Yakko-San: From the Deep-Fryer to the Sushi Bar

    Bits of bok choy hit a tub of sizzling soybean oil. Their ivory stems become tender; their edges turn a sudden golden hue. The jade leaves of the Chinese cabbage quickly begin to crisp. Pulled out of the deep fryer, the greens still glisten with remnants of luscious fat. The texture is brittle and t ... More >>

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    November 9, 2012

    Short Order Introduces Instagram Account and Food Photo of the Week Contest

    We love good photos of food. We also love sharing good photos of food. So, in order to join in on all the fun, Short Order has decided to launch its very own Instagram account (@ShortOrder). See also: - Miami's Top Five Instagram Accounts for Great Photos of Food We will be sharing great shots of ... More >>

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    September 27, 2012

    Miami's Top Five Instagram Accounts For Great Photos of Food

    Instagram, the wildly popular photo sharing social media application, has garnered over 100 million users since its founding in 2010. Today, smart phone users now share breakfast moments and coffee breaks with the press of two or three buttons. But, for the most part, these quick snaps and shares h ... More >>

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    May 21, 2012

    Florida Website Sells Internet Girlfriends for $5

    What can you get a girl to do for five dollars? Apparently, stage a fake relationship with you on Facebook, send you flirty texts or leave comments on all your Instagram photos. That's the idea behind a new Florida-based website called The site allows real girls to sell their fli ... More >>

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