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    April 16, 2014

    Try the Vegan Lunch Special at Green Gables Cafe

    They say vegans are lousy hunters, but sometimes it takes a predatory instinct to seek out a meatless meal in the 305. Luckily, Coral Gables' Green Gables Café offers a vegan lunch special that differs daily, so you don't have to choke down a PB&J every single day. See also: Miami's Ten Best Vegan ... More >>

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    April 8, 2014

    Free Cone Day at Ben & Jerry's Today

    The reign of peace, love, and ice cream began more than three decades ago in a converted gas station in Burlington, Vermont, where two childhood friends took a risk and opened an ice-cream shop. A year later, Ben Cohen and Jerry Greenfield were so surprised and delighted that their endeavor was sti ... 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 19, 2014

    New Times' Fort Lauderdale Beerfest Postponed Until Fall

    New Times' 17th-annual Beerfest has been postponed. The event, which was scheduled for April 5 at America's Backyard in downtown Fort Lauderdale, will be rescheduled for the fall. This announcement in no way affects Brew at the Zoo, which is scheduled for Zoo Miami. Broward's original Beerfest wil ... More >>

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    March 19, 2014

    Green Mango Cakes: Vegan, Gluten-Free Recipe

    Just because St. Patrick's Day is over doesn't mean it's time to stop putting green things in your mouth. And with this unique recipe, you can tastily muster something much more nutritious than clover-colored beer. These savory-sweet and almost decadent little cakes taste like rich tropical corn br ... More >>

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    March 5, 2014

    Choices Café on the Upper Eastside: Try the Vegan Collard Wrap

    It looks too good to be healthful. The "mental lentil" collard wrap ($16) at Choices Café is crammed with black beans, lentils, onion, pico de gallo, bell pepper, avocado, plantain, and vegan cheese. Collard greens replace the wheat tortilla. The wrap is vibrant, its colorful filling stacked like s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 3, 2014

    Ethiopian Food Is Back in Miami -- for Awhile, Anyway

    Rejoice, lovers of Ethiopian eats! The East African cuisine has finally made its way back to Miami. For a limited time, anyway. Beginning today, Whole Foods locales statewide are rolling out a hot food lineup featuring Ethiopian cuisine in all its glory. From wats to stews, Ethiopian fare is well r ... More >>

  • Blogs

    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 15, 2014

    The Dead Rabbit Pops Up at Patpong Road During SoBeWFF: Here's How to Get VIP Access

    The Dead Rabbit Grocery and Grog is one of the finest bars in New York, if not the world. Consisting of a casual tap room and upstairs parlor, this financial district gem is just a year old and has already won just about every accolade you can think of including being named World's Best New Cocktail ... More >>

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    February 6, 2014
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    February 3, 2014

    A Former Taz's Angel Model Has Photo Hacked, Sues to Find Culprit

    Iesha Crespo has most recently appeared in Drake's music videos and the HBO series with Mark Wahlberg Ballers, but the 23-year-old got her start with Taz's Angels, a mysterious girl gang modeled after Charlie's Angels. Its leader, Michael "Taz" Williams, puts a group of five women up in a $4.5 milli ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 30, 2014

    Chocolate Toothpaste Is a Real Thing

    In an episode of Bewitched, the television show about witches and admen that predates Mad Men by a few decades, Samantha once again saves her husband Darrin Stephens' hide by inventing "tooth paints", toothpaste in different colors and wacky fruit flavors. The idea was a hit on the show but, apparen ... More >>

  • Blogs

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    January 28, 2014

    Beerfest: Get Your Tickets Now With a Special Presale Offer

    It's back! The 17th-annual New Times "Original" Beerfest returns to downtown Fort Lauderdale April 5 with more beer and entertainment than ever before. We're talking more than 100 of the world's best local and international beers -- all yours for the sipping.

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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 29, 2013

    Leftover Lunch: Mashed Potato Pancakes (Recipe)

    Despite your best efforts to consume your weight in turkey, stuffing and mashed potatoes, your refrigerator is still stuffed to the brim with leftovers. Fail. Ron Swanson would be totally unimpressed by your eating abilities. But all that extra food has gotta go somewhere. Instead of the standard h ... 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 >>

  • Blogs

    November 5, 2013

    Checkers Robber Hides in Freezer Before Cops Arrive

    Yesterday morning, a would-be thief tried to rob a Miami area Checkers. Instead, he received a "chilly" reception from employees...and police. According to Miami police, at around 6 a.m. on November 4, employees were preparing to open the restaurant, located at 450 NW 42nd Ave. for business, when t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 28, 2013

    Hard Pumpkin Cider: Even Better Than Pumpkin Beer

    You thought you had tried every kind of pumpkin-infused edible out there. After all, when you can get pumpkin spice lattes at McDonald's, what's left? But forget pumpkin ales or pumpkin coffee. There's something much more magnificent to satisfy your pumpkin obsession: hard pumpkin cider. Seriously. ... 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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    October 14, 2013

    Government Shutdown Screws MIA Brewing, Schnebly, and Others

    The government shutdown has put some Miami start-up breweries on hold, at least those who have applied for federal permits. Indeed, brewers and even wine and spirits makers, are being affected in some way. See also: Government Shutdown: Nine Ways It Affects Restaurants and Consumers

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    October 8, 2013

    The Heat's New Intro Video Looks Like Torture Porn Filmed in Hell

    For the past few seasons, the Miami Heat has been known for elaborate intro videos played before games. Back when Dwyane Wade was the only star on the team, the videos looked ripped from the pages of GQ, with designer duds and flashy neon effects. But ever since LeBron James established himself as t ... More >>

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    October 2, 2013

    The Flat's Truffle Cocktail: Get Drunk on Shrooms at South Pointe

    Mushroom-infused cocktails may evoke the image of psilocybes resting at the bottom of a bottle of Everclear, but not at the Flat where they serve the Truffle Sidecar, a cocktail infused with one of the world's most expensive mushrooms. The idea comes from the mind of The Flat's resident mixologist ... 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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    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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    August 8, 2013

    Free Barbecue, Beat-the-Clock Duvel Happy Hour at Gramps Saturday

    All of that walking at the Wynwood Art Walk is bound to make you thirsty and hungry, but Gramps has got your back with beat-the-clock Duvel beer happy hour specials and complimentary Sparky's Roadside Barbecue. The happy hour throws down at 6 p.m. beginning with $2 Duvel Single bottles, then going ... 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 >>

  • Blogs

    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 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

    Miami's Best Eats and Drinks This Weekend

    Is it safe to say that Tropical Storm Andrea was a real pisser for those of us in Dade County? Here we were thinking there would, at the very least, be downpours overnight, maybe a little flash flooding, a power flicker or two. But, no. Nothing. The only thing that happened was our satellite went ou ... More >>

  • Blogs

    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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    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 22, 2013

    Packaged Food Kills: Too Much Sodium From Infancy to Adulthood

    At a meeting of the American Heart Association yesterday, data was presented that indicates there are high levels of sodium in packaged food made for toddlers. I've gotten flack about this column for my stance that food should bear clear and obvious labels that show nutritional and artificial-swee ... 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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    March 5, 2013

    Naked Vegan Cooking Is a Thing Now — Make It Stop (Photos)

    We can call vegans a lot of things: weirdly connected to the planet, strangely into fake cheese, but this really takes the dairy-and-egg-free cake. Naked vegan cooking is a thing now where vegans take pictures of themselves cooking vegan dishes in their birthday suits. Sometimes they're alone; some ... 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 20, 2013

    Bulla Gastrobar Takes Por Fin's Place

    Bulla Gastrobar, in the space that Por Fin once occupied, opens this week just off Miracle Mile. Short Order was invited to a friends-and-family opening to taste some of the menu and see how the space was transformed from a white-linen restaurant to what owner Carlos Centurion hopes will become a bu ... More >>

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    February 11, 2013

    Ten Foods To Make You Frisky For Valentine's Day: Chocolate to Chiles to Truffles

    Valentine's Day is just three days away and while some of us may be concerned with making dinner reservations, having flowers delivered, and finding the perfect gift, others just want to get their 305 freak on. Why blame them? Valentine's Day is nothing but a deceptive, albeit clever, marketing plo ... 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 14, 2012

    Miami's Best Eats and Drinks this Weekend - Gift Guide Edition

    We know we keep telling you, but Christmas is, like, almost tomorrow. I mean, it's 11 days away, but that might as well be tomorrow. Have you planned? Have you shopped? Have you stopped to smell the roses? STOP SMELLING THE ROSES AND HUSTLE. You don't want to be caught at the eleventh hour scroung ... 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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