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    July 30, 2014

    Prost Wurstgrill & Bierhouse Holds a Sausage Fest

    Prost Wurstgrill & Bierhouse had a little shindig yesterday and, what started as a pretty sophisticated evening (a welcome cocktail of sparkling wine and mint was refined and refreshing), turned into a rousing sausage fest. Of course, when you're a restaurant that specializes in house-made tubular ... More >>

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    July 25, 2014

    Food Critic Wanted for Broward/Palm Beach New Times

    New Times Broward Palm Beach is looking for a restaurant critic. The ideal candidate will have experience both reporting about food and writing long-form restaurant criticism.

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    June 11, 2014

    Craft Beer Cruise To Stop in Miami November 19

    Luxury cruise liner Crystal Cruises now has a trip made specifically for beer connoisseurs, setting sail in November from New York City and making its final stop in Miami. Steaming down the east coast beginning November 5, the microbrew-themed Colonial Collection includes ports of call such as Balt ... More >>

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    May 15, 2014

    Ten Best Brickell Restaurants

    Things are about to change in Brickell. Whether it will be for the better remains a mystery. At this moment, several stone-gray, nearly finished highrises loom on the skyline. Work is underway on Brickell City Centre, a massive, Hong Kong-financed gigaplex of shops, restaurants, offices, and hotels. ... More >>

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    April 28, 2014

    1909 Cafe's New Space Is Bigger and Better with More Doughnuts

    Three months after being forced out of the Bird Road spot where 1909 Café stood for nearly two decades, owner Emilio Castro Shippers says sales are about 85 to 90 percent of where they should be. "Fifty percent of our walk-ins have come back," he said. "A lot of people don't know we opened somewhe ... More >>

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    April 23, 2014

    How to Make Mimosa Marshmallows (Photos)

    You survived Easter, and perhaps your bellyache from too much discount candy has subsided. Now you're going through a Peeps withdrawal and need something soft and sweet with a spike of alcohol to get you through until Mother's Day brunch. We've got you covered. We enlisted the help of Catherine "Ca ... More >>

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    March 25, 2014

    My Little Organic Bistro: Try the Grilled Coconut Cheese Sandwich

    Forget blink-and-you'll-miss-it; you could be staring wide-eyed at My Little Organic Bistro and still miss it. There's no real signage, and it's tucked into a nondescript Bird Road strip mall. The only hint that something special lies within is a window proclaiming, "Organic health." But once you'r ... More >>

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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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    February 27, 2014

    Chef Michael Reidt and Wife Carina Welcome Son Noah Michael

    Looks like Spring -- and new beginnings -- are in the air! Chef Michael Reidt and wife Carina welcomed a baby boy into the world late last week. Noah Michael Reidt was born at 3:28 p.m. on February 21 at Mercy Hospital. The healthy, happy baby boy weighed in at 7 pounds, 8 ounces.

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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 >>

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    January 29, 2014

    FIU's Chaplin School of Hospitality & Tourism Launches New Labs

    With all the glitz and glamor of celebrity chefs embracing Miami Beach for a weekend during the South Beach Wine and Food Festival, some people might forget that the event is an annual blowout fundraiser for Florida International University's Chaplin School of Hospitality & Tourism. In fact, over ... 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 9, 2014

    Shokudo in Buena Vista: Skip the Kalbi

    In honor of the Korean New Year on January 31, we decided to stop by Shokudo in Buena Vista. Located in an old bodega on Northeast Second Avenue, it's usually a crowd-pleaser and offers up a mixture of delectable street food that can cure cravings for Asian cuisine. We ordered the kalbi ($18). As p ... 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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    December 20, 2013

    Blackbrick Hosts Special Christmas Day Dinner

    The Saturday Night Live short, Christmastime for the Jews, pretty much summed up what happened in my household growing up. On December 25, as most of my friends stayed home for a family dinner, my parents drove the whole mishpocheh to Chinatown for an elaborate (and in those days exotic), dinner bef ... More >>

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    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 >>

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    November 26, 2013

    J. Wakefield Brewing to Launch Pop-Up Beer Garden for Art Basel

    J. Wakefield Brewing Company has an early Christmas gift for Miami. During Art Basel, the brewery will host a pop-up beer garden. Scheduled to take place on December 6, Wakefield is expecting to have 15-20 kegs on hand -- including some of his famous easy-drinking Berliners and possibly several do ... More >>

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    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 >>

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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 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 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 21, 2013

    Sabor Nica in Little Havana: Argument Leaves Two Dead

    An argument between two men at a Little Havana restaurant took a violent turn over the weekend, when one man shot another, then apparently killed himself. This past Saturday evening, a man pulled a gun on another man inside Sabor Nica Restaurant at 49 NW 12th Ave. around 5 p.m., shot the other in f ... More >>

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    September 26, 2013

    New Times' Pairings: Ten Food & Wine Pairings to Look Out For

    New Times' Pairings is tonight, September 26 at the Broward County Convention Center. From 7 - 10 p.m., south Florida's best restaurants will pair with great wines and beers for your eating and drinking enjoyment. If you have tickets, we can't wait to meet you (you can't miss us -- we'll be the one ... More >>

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    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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    August 26, 2013

    Democratic Republic of Beer Closes 14th Street Location, Expands Nearby

    Democratic Republic of Beer has closed its 14th Street location. The last day open to the public was Saturday, according to the Miami Herald. Luckily, they have a second downtown location at 501 NE First Street, and will migrate there. See also: Democratic Republic of Beer's Second Location Soft ... More >>

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    August 21, 2013

    Vegan Chicharrones Are a Thing at Beehive

    Pork skin and pork fat aren't exactly standard fare for a vegan diet. So chicharrónes are an unlikely find on an all-herbivorous menu. But find them, we did. At Bird Road's Beehive Juice Bar, Brazilian owner Carlos Schichi cooks up this signature snack for reformed meat eaters, heart attack suffer ... More >>

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    July 12, 2013

    db Bistro Moderne Named One of Wine Enthusiast's Top Wine Restaurants

    There's more to downtown's swanky db Bistro Moderne than sleek digs and elegant eats -- there's also wine. Lots and lots of wine. Proof: the contemporary, French-inspired bistro is getting official props for its impressive vino selection in the newest edition of Wine Enthusiast magazine. They've be ... More >>

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    June 28, 2013

    National Ceviche Day Is Today: Deals in Brickell, Midtown, and SoBe

    When summer arrives and the sweltering heat starts to smother us, it's time to forego heavy foods in favor of lighter fare. And ceviche, the citrus-marinated South American seafood treat, is a perfect choice on days like today when it's way too hot for the usual pan con bistec. Today also happens ... 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 24, 2013

    Miami Heat Parade: Best Food Along Route

    If you invented an inspired excuse to get out of work today and you're headed downtown to revel in the glory of the Heat -- we're jealous. But all of that madness is likely to leave you with an appetite -- it's not easy banging pots and pans, cheering till your voice gives out, and sweating profuse ... More >>

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    June 20, 2013

    Free Drinks Before Heat Watch Party at Elwoods Tonight

    Wow. That last Heat game really took a lot out of us, and tonight's game promises to be just as dramatic. What can we say except: you're going to need a drink. If you haven't pawned your grandmother's ring to buy tickets, we invite you to join up for the Miami New Times' Tweet Up tonight at Elwoods ... More >>

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    June 18, 2013

    Five Reasons Frozen Yogurt Is the Answer to All Your Problems

    We're officially halfway through National Frozen Yogurt Month and well into the 90-degree-temperature season (even though summer doesn't begin until Friday). So as a tribute to the only thing that can cool us down both physically and mentally, Short Order came up with a list of the five reasons froz ... More >>

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    June 7, 2013

    Drogerie: Cocktails in a Mad Scientist's Lab at SoBe's Albion Hotel

    The lobby of the Albion Hotel in South Beach is a study in brightness. The walls, terrazzo flooring, and furnishings are crisp white with some striking accent colors. However, just to the right of the reception desk is a heavy red velvet curtain. Step behind it and you are transported somewhere far ... More >>

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    May 30, 2013

    New Times Tweet Up/Heat Party at Gramps Tonight

    Looking for a place to watch the game tonight? Instead of meeting up, why not Tweet up at Gramps? Tonight, May 30, from 7 to 9 p.m., drinks are on the New Times at our Tweet Up party.

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    May 16, 2013

    New Happy Hours: Egg & Dart, Tongue & Cheek, Devon, MPP, Lantao and More

    We know the best part of your day is when the clock strikes five and it's socially acceptable to hightail it to the bar for cheap drinks and greasy eats. That's why you put up with eight hours of work-a-day drudgery on the regular. But wait. There's some new, big winners. While you may think you've ... More >>

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    May 14, 2013

    VooDoo BBQ & Grill to Open in Kendall: Free Barbecue for a Year For First 99 Customers

    VooDoo BBQ & Grill is bringing a bit of the Big Easy to Kendall. The fast-casual restaurant with a Cajun vibe, is expanding its South Florida presence with its first Miami-area restaurant at the Palms at Town & Country. A Pembroke Pines restaurant opened this past January. VooDoo opens Sunday, May ... 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 26, 2013

    Top Five Recent Beer Inventions

    The brewing of beer is a technology as old as civilization itself. Since its inception, mankind has steered its innovative mind toward the betterment of this process, as well as making beer more pleasurable to drink. Many inventions have come down the line, from the beer tap to the beer hat, yet the ... More >>

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    March 21, 2013

    New Times Brew at the Zoo Homebrew Alley: We Want You

    There's no doubt the biggest beer trend in Miami is homebrew. Everywhere you look -- from clubs such as Misfit Home Brewers to individuals brewing batches in their kitchens -- the make-your-own beer craze is here in full force. And why not?Beginning homebrewers simply need a kitchen, a small storage ... More >>

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    February 27, 2013

    Fieri, Zimmern, Deen, Zakarian Do the Harlem Shake (Video)

    This year's South Beach Wine & Food Festival seemed tame in comparison to some other years. We didn't witness any snockered chefs, fistfights, or Paula Deen riding anyone like a pony. Even Anthony Bourdain played nice at the Grand Tasting Village (possibly because he was in the presenc ... 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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    December 24, 2012

    Pop Gossip: Ten Hottest Messes of 2012

    Pop gossip. Most of us want to believe that we're too intelligent and cultured to be fascinated with such gutter-trash information, but the reality is we all love to sniff the dirty underwear of the stars. Whether it's a child star blossoming into a full-fledged sex symbol, a battered woman who can ... More >>

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    December 22, 2012

    Last Minute Gift for Your Fave Foodie: New Times' Short Order Party Pass

    The Christmas countdown is reaching its grand finale. With mere hours left to shop, you better make with the hustle to avoid being empty-handed on the big day. And if you're looking for something to satisfy a fellow foodie, Short Order has partnered with the South Beach Wine and Food Festival to cr ... 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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    November 13, 2012

    Fifty Shades of Chicken: Awesome Erotic Chicken Recipes (Video)

    Fifty Shades of Grey, the erotic novel by E.L. James, became a breakout sensation, selling over 40 million copies and making the New York Times bestseller list. It's also been "roasted" by every comedian, literary critics, and Saturday Night Live for its bondage fantasy subject matter and less-than- ... More >>

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    November 6, 2012

    It's Illegal to Instagram Your Ballot in Florida, FYI

    It's Election Day, which means your Instagram, Tumblr, Twitter and Facebook feeds are full of pictures of people waiting in long lines to vote, their shiny new "I Voted" stickers, and, occasionally, their actual ballots.So, as a friendly reminder, we'd just like to reiterate that it's totally illega ... More >>

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    March 9, 2012

    Rick Ross Now Smoking Jeremy Lin Marijuana

    We all know that Miami's reigning rap king Rick Ross prefers the finer things in life, and likes to flaunt that fact on his Twitter account. Today Ross Tweeted a picture of his latest favorite product: marijuana named after New York Knicks sensation Jeremy Lin.

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