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    March 21, 2014

    Sud Swap: Trade Beer at Gramps Tomorrow

    Receiving the much anticipated box of bottle share in the mail after several months of waiting last summer was a relief to Arwen Lehman, but when she pried it open, there was nothing but broken glass and spoiled beer. It was a beer trade gone bad. But it doesn't have to be this way. Lehman, a memb ... More >>

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    March 5, 2014

    Easter Is Coming! Make Vegan Cadbury Cream Eggs (PHOTOS)

    It's that time of year again. No, we're not referring to birds and bees and March Madness and all that other spring crap. We're talking Cadbury Cream Egg time at Easter, which is April 20. Seriously, is there anything more awesome than seeing those indulgent little morsels on store shelves everywher ... More >>

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    February 19, 2014

    Jennifer's Cafeteria: Baleada Beats Breakfast Burrito

    There's nothing worse than driving around aimlessly and starving on a Sunday afternoon. You want to stay clear of the brunch crowds and at the same time find something filling and affordable. Thankfully, on a recent Sunday we found Jennifer's Cafeteria in North Miami Beach. We walked into a pretty, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 13, 2014

    Gardein's Fishless Fish Fillet Is Pretty Legit

    Most people's idea of meat replacements extend only as far as veggie burgers and tofurky. Faux fish rarely makes the radar. After all, seafood is superhealthy, right? Who needs a substitute? Well, with restaurant fish bait-and-switch, radioactive seas, and mercury issues (not to mention overfishing ... More >>

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    January 15, 2014

    Hogfish Might Be Your New Favorite Local Fish

    Have you tried hogfish? The local catch tastes sweeter than grouper, is flakier than dolphin, and is as rich as scallops. "It's the perfect fish -- not firm or tough. It just melts in your mouth," says Rebecca Franks, owner of Fish Fish Restaurant Bar & Market in North Miami and an Islamorada resi ... More >>

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    January 10, 2014

    Trader Joe's Ten Best Vegan Products

    Trader Joe's has everything. The wonders never cease at this treasure trove of edible delights. It seems like every trip to this Pinecrest store yields some gleaming new goodie we can't imagine we ever lived without. And much to our delight, vegans even have options at this ever-impressive chain. A ... More >>

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    January 7, 2014

    Blackbrick: It's Cold Outside -- Go for the Wonton Soup, Stay for the Bourbon Trifle

    It's cold, cold, cold today. And though we don't have the frost that the rest of the country is getting, there certainly is a nip in the air. This kind of weather calls for soup. Wonton soup from Blackbrick, Richard Hales' new midtown Chinese restaurant, to be exact. Open just about a month, the r ... More >>

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    January 3, 2014

    Mi Vida Cafe: Tofu Sandwiches, Beets Tartare and Veggie Heaven

    If you think your resolution to eat healthy in 2014 means staying home and snacking on bland food, think again. Mi Vida Cafe adds some serious flavor into vegan food and puts it in a charming cafe. The restaurant welcomes you in with a cute courtyard and tables leading the way to an inviting and ... More >>

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    December 25, 2013

    How to Navigate the Holidays as a Vegetarian

    Most of the year, being a vegetarian (or vegan) is little more than a minor inconvenience. After all, you have complete control over what goes into your shopping cart, refrigerator and, inevitably, digestive system. But around the holidays, things get a little more complicated. When faced with pot ... More >>

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    December 16, 2013

    Ten Food-Related Christmas Gifts for Beginner Cooks

    We're almost to the point when shopping for presents becomes a mad, desperate scramble to find something for the people left on your list. But there's nothing lamer than giving (or getting) a pointless gift you'll never use. Remember the fruitcake gag? Gag us. So to make your life a little easier, ... More >>

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    December 9, 2013

    Lutong Pinoy: Taste Filipino Cuisine in North Miami Beach (Photos)

    Sizzling pig's face -- that would be the best way to describe the Filipino dish called sizzling sisig. It's a sour, pungent recipe, one that employs minced hog's ears, snout, tongue, and brains. At Lutong Pinoy in North Miami Beach, you can try it with just ears and snout. See also: Francesco Resta ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 27, 2013

    Real Housewives of Miami's Ana Quincoces Shares Recipe for Pumpkin Tres Leches

    Not all Thanksgiving dinners are created equally. While the usual turkey and trimmings always make for a delicious meal, trading in pumpkin pie for pumpkin tres leche is an easy way to add Cuban flare to your holiday. And let's be honest, leche condensada (condensed milk) makes everything better. T ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 25, 2013

    New Party Rules for Millennials

    Millennials, you still do all the drugs and have all the sex, but I have to break it to you -- #realtalk -- you do not know how to party. And it's bringing me down. Heading over to what's supposed to be the "jam," hosted by 24-year-old "scenesters," I always hope that there won't be finger foods b ... More >>

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    November 18, 2013

    South Florida BrewFest: Drink the Best Local Craft Beers This Saturday

    Drinking beer is quickly becoming one of South Florida's favorite pastimes. And this Saturday, you can find some of the state's best craft brews during South Florida BrewFest at the Kovens Conference Center in North Miami. By "best craft brews," we don't mean only commercial beers. Several homebrew ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 15, 2013

    C'est Bon Serves Delicious Key Lime Pie in Coral Gables

    Thanksgiving is approaching, which means Black Friday shopping hysteria is also upon us. The Village of Merrick Park might try to soothe you with holiday tunes and a decorated tree, but sometimes that's just not enough. Before you pop a Xanax, know this: There's a sweet spot at this fancy mall whe ... More >>

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    November 14, 2013
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    November 11, 2013

    Antonio Bachour Lists His Five Favorite Restaurants in Miami

    Antonio Bachour is one of the best pastry chefs in Miami. At the St. Regis Bal Harbour Resort, he creates stunning desserts layered with tropical fruits, sorbets, crémeux, and mousse. Here, in his own words, are his favorite restaurants in town.

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    November 11, 2013

    Paradise Farms Launches Dinner in Paradise This Sunday

    Every dinner we eat in Miami is arguably a dinner in paradise. Seriously, how lucky are we? But if you really want to make the most of the tropical wonderland we live in, Paradise Farms' Dinner in Paradise series is an edible introduction to our own backyard. The seasonal supper series kicks off it ... More >>

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    October 30, 2013

    Deliver Lean Is Your Gateway to Veganism

    I've always wanted to try one of those meal plan services. After all, the thought of coming home to find something waiting that doesn't have chemicals or tons of added sodium sounds extremely appealing. Trouble is that most of the meal plans out there involve eating beef and pork and at home, I try ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 29, 2013

    Five Pumpkin Dishes To Try in Miami: Tap Tap, Mr. Pasta, Tamarind Thai, and More

    This fall, think beyond the pumpkin spice latte. It's time to embrace other pumpkin-based dishes. What follows are five great pumpkin offerings in Miami. They range from savory to sweet. There are pastas, soups, desserts, and so much more. See also: Trader Joe's: The Ten Best Pumpkin Products

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    October 28, 2013

    Trader Joe's: Top Ten Vegetarian Finds

    There are many wondrous finds on the shelves of Trader Joe's: coconut-covered cashews, cookie butter, $2.99 wine. It's a magical place -- like Wonka's Chocolate Factory for grownups. And unlike your average Publix, there are all kinds of vegetarian and vegan foods. Here are the top ten vegetarian ... More >>

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    October 28, 2013

    Miami's Best Eats and Drinks This Week: Vegan Dinners, Knaus Berry Farms Opening, and More

    It's really awkward that Halloween falls on a Thursday this year. Not because we won't go out and party, but because most of our Halloween happenings happened this past weekend. We already got dressed up. We already took the photos. They're all over Facebook and Instagram. But Thursday's gonna roll ... More >>

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    October 25, 2013

    JR's Gourmet Burgers: Great Grub in Miami Springs

    JR's Gourmet Burgers in Miami Springs offers a dish called the "Outside Is In" ($7.99). It's a half-pound mass of beef that's stuffed with crisp bacon and melted cheddar cheese. True story.

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    October 23, 2013

    Dwyane Makes Weird Sequel to Hitchcock's The Birds on Instagram

    In Alfred Hitchock's classic The Birds, Tippi Hedren's characters runs around everywhere getting attacked by crazy birds. Apparently if Dwyane Wade starred in a sequel to movie he'd just sit safely inside all day quietly taunting the birds for not being able to get at him through his reinforced wind ... More >>

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    October 18, 2013

    Get Your Grove On: Grovetoberfest, Florida's Largest Beer Festival, Takes Place This Saturday

    October is such an awesome month. We sweat less and our hair doesn't get as frizzy, there are a ton of beer-guzzling Oktoberfest events, and it ends wth Halloween. One other reason that Miamians look forward to October is the annual Grovetoberfest event in Coconut Grove. Now in its third year, Grov ... More >>

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    October 8, 2013

    Hess Select South Beach Seafood Festival: Pop-Ups on the Beach

    When seeking out the perfect venue for a seafood festival, there are several things to keep in mind. First and foremost, the location should be touched by ocean breezes. Then, the boulevard should be a lovely, pedestrian-friendly venue -- preferably named after the source of the bounty about to be p ... More >>

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    September 27, 2013

    Los Magueyes: Holy Mole Poblano

    Ah, mole, the sauce as personal and versatile as curry. It can come in an array of delicious colors: red, green, yellow or brown and most are said to have upwards of twenty ingredients. Discovering your perfect sauce is like finding your soulmate. At Los Magueyes they offer up two potential lovers: ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 26, 2013

    Miracle Fruit Plants Available at Home Depot: LSD for Your Mouth

    Have you tried miracle fruit? The small red berry, native to West Africa, contains a protein called miraculin, which binds with our taste buds and, when introduced to acids, makes sour taste sweet. Called "LSD for your mouth," the fruit creates a result that's supposed to be strange. There's a cot ... More >>

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    September 23, 2013

    Eating House: Hearty Lunch for Vegetarians

    Many people -- even dyed-in-the-wool carnivores -- don't choose a meat-laden lunch. Maybe it's because of the fear of an afternoon torpor that stunts any creative work time, maybe it's the thought of a decadent over-the-top dinner that leads people to eat a vegetarian mid-day meal. In any event, th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 23, 2013

    Burger Beast Turns Five: Celebrate His Blogiversary at Sakaya Kitchen Tonight

    Five years ago, a mild-mannered fan of comfort food started a blog. The first post? A review of East Side Pizza on September 12, 2008, where the fledgling blogger ate a Swiss Alp burger and wrote the following: I give them points for attempting fresh ground beef at a pizza joint. Burger was good, ... More >>

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    September 19, 2013

    Miami's Best Eats and Drinks This Week: Free Beer, Dark Dining, and More UPDATED

    Yesterday was one hell of a washout. And Saturday, there was more humidity than we thought was physically possible. So, basically, what we're trying to say is we can't wait for fall to arrive so we can at least enjoy, like, two "cold fronts" and wear boots or something. #MiamiProblems Unfortunately ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 20, 2013

    Shake Shack Launches Hand Cut Fries in NYC, Miami to Follow

    Nine years ago, New York's hamburger landscape changed forever when an unassuming shack began serving up humanely raised 100% Angus beef. Danny Meyer's little roadside burger cart grew into a hospitality group, and as the folks over at Shake Shack say, the rest is burger. Fast forward nine years a ... More >>

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    August 2, 2013

    Michy's Fried Chicken and Waffle Sandwich for Sunday Brunch

    Chicken and waffles are a soul food combination embraced as that perfect duo for those wee hours between dinner and breakfast. In Miami, the party doesn't stop until late the next morning, so now the hungry and the hungover have a place to call home on Sunday mornings/afternoons.

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    July 30, 2013

    Beer Drinkers More Likely to Get Bitten by Mosquitoes

    Summer in Miami. You get home from a long day, grab a beer, and sit on your patio. Suddenly, you're ambushed. Mosquitoes swarm your ankles and arms, piercing your flesh as you frantically swat the blood-sucking parasites. You run into the shelter of your home, slam the door behind you, and hope none ... More >>

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    July 16, 2013

    1500 Degrees: Paula DaSilva Leaves; Name Change Imminent

    1500 DegreesPaula DaSilva leaves 1500 Degrees.Ownership changes to the Eden Roc Hotel have affected 1500 Degrees restaurant. According to a manager, the hotel, which is now called Eden Roc Destination Hotels & Resorts, will retain its farm to table concept, but will undergo a name change -- and che ... More >>

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    June 27, 2013

    Vegetarian Grilling Options for Fourth of July (Recipes)

    Summer holidays beget booze, beach time and grilling. Lots and lots of grilling. But when the sausage, steak and ribs hit the heat, what's a vegetarian to do? After all, Boca burgers get old after a while. So for our herbivorous friends, we spoke to Jordan Wolfe, healthy eating and green mission sp ... More >>

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    June 27, 2013

    Bay Scallop Season Starts Saturday, Here Are Five Recipes To Try

    Yesterday, the same day the Supreme Court ruled the federal same-sex marriage ban unconstitutional, Rick Scott announced his own batch of monumental news: Bay scallop season is starting early this year -- not on July 1, but on June 29. "By moving the recreational date up, we'll provide families and ... More >>

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    June 21, 2013

    Best Eats and Drinks This Weekend: Miami Heat Edition

    Are you awake? Probably not. Last night's mega-galactic Heat win against the San Antonio Spurs reminded us that high-stress activities (like sitting in front of the TV set, you see) is dangerous for our health. Naturally, we waited for another Chris Bosh celebratory champagne facial after the game ... More >>

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    May 23, 2013

    Total Wine & More Opens Kendall Superstore: 2,500 Beers; iPad Helpers!

    Total Wine & More is less a store and more of a shopping Nirvana for those who like to imbibe every now and again. Who wouldn't get giddy when faced with literally thousands of choices for what to bring home. And the choices are endless: Do we want a sophisticated wine tasting soiree? Do we want a M ... More >>

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    April 16, 2013

    Unhappy Meal: 91 Percent of Kids' Plates Unhealthy

    The nutritional content of children's food at restaurants should be government-regulated. As I've said before, I believe there's no need to give in to "your whiny brat's tirade." The National Restaurant Association's Kids LiveWell menu standards, a voluntary initiative, recommends meals for children ... More >>

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    April 15, 2013 Learn Bartending from the Comfort of Your Couch

    As the mixology world grows increasingly complex, crafting concoctions can be intimidating, both for budding bartenders and at-home drinkers. Juniper sugar? Gelatin cubes? Bacon-infused bitters? Where the hell are you supposed to begin? But the dudes behind the uber-prestigious Beverage Alcohol Res ... More >>

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    March 7, 2013

    World of Beer Coming to Midtown Miami in April

    It's official, the third Miami outpost of World of Beer is making its way to midtown. The Tampa-based brew lover's paradise will be throwing open its doors this April. It's only been a year since the Dadeland location started tapping kegs and screening sports -- and less than that for Kendall. But ... More >>

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    February 27, 2013

    World of Beer Dadeland's Anniversary Bash: Brew Discounts, Loyalty Perks

    Anniversaries are awesome, particularly when they're celebrating the dawning of a world inhabited by beer -- as opposed to the annual renewal of a played-out relationship. So get stoked about World of Beer Dadeland's one-year anniversary this Saturday. It means free food for loyalty club members, ... More >>

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    February 25, 2013

    SoBeWFF: Master Sommeliers Can Get It Wrong

    If you're reading this blog post, you probably like wine. But however well versed you think you are, we highly doubt you have the knowledge of a master sommelier. There are only 129 in North America. Well, whether you are a wino or a wine connoisseur, Delta's Taste Wine Like a Master Sommelier at th ... More >>

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    February 22, 2013

    Short Order on Social Media: Your Source for the Wildest Times at SoBeWFF

    Yesterday, the hordes invaded Miami Beach for 96 hours of drinking, eating, and schmoozing their way across the sand. The South Beach Wine & Food Festival (SoBeWFF) has finally arrived. And Short Order will be there to clue you in on the craziest, drunkest, most gluttonous moments of the weekend ... More >>

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    February 22, 2013

    Grand Tasting Village: How to Navigate the SoBeWFF Big Event

    For more on the South Beach Wine & Food Festival, check out New Times' Taste guide, hitting newsstands Thursday, February 21. The Whole Foods Grand Tasting Village is like the open bar at a wedding reception. It's where everyone wants to be. And when 70,000 foodies gather en masse, you can bet your ... More >>

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    February 8, 2013

    Paula DaSilva's 1500: From Rabbit Tacos to Black Grouper w/ Boniato

    If middle America could manifest the Miami of their dreams - it would probably look a lot like the Eden Roc Renaissance. Glamorous, celeb-studded and sweeping, this resort mainstay is a destination unto itself, and their on-site restaurant, 1500, is known for their farm-to-table steakhouse-style eat ... More >>

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    January 28, 2013

    Halo-Halo: The Story Behind the Filipino Shaved Ice Dessert

    Halo-halo isn't your typical shaved ice dessert. If you consider Panama's raspao, Italy's granita, Dominican Republic's frio frio, or United States' snow cone, then you already know none of these look anything like a layered, vibrant bowl of halo-halo. It might look more like Malaysia's ais kacang ... More >>

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    January 15, 2013

    South Street Starts Happy Hour With Cocktails By the Bar Lab Boys

    Tuesdays suck. Happy hour can make them better. If you're hankering for a cocktail or two estilo Broken Shaker, look no further for the same booze wisdom than South Street. The Design District's neo-soul food joint (a favorite of Dwyane Wade and Gabrielle Union), launch a weekly happy hour progr ... More >>

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    December 4, 2012

    Hello Fresh: Affordable Grocery Delivery Service Comes to Miami

    Officially distributing throughout the East Coast, grocery delivery service Hello Fresh offers fresh ingredients, simple recipes, affordable noncommittal pricing, and one hell of a way to make home cooking for the busy bee easy again. Short Order recently took the service out for a test r ... More >>

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