It's 3:30 on Saturday afternoon in Miami's Design District. A live rendition of "Canción del Mariachi" drowns out the beep, beep, beep of delivery trucks backing into alleyways behind contemporary furniture stores and restaurants that Crossfade can only afford when someone else is paying. "Soy un ... More >>
Check out our slide shows: "Inside the Republican National Convention 2012 at Tampa Bay Times Forum," and "Republican National Convention 2012 Tampa Day Two." Tampa's rich with GOP swag this week as thousands of Republicans gather to show off their favorite Mitt Romney mementos and Paul Ryan tchot ... More >>
See also the full 32-photo slideshow from Rick Ross's God Forgives, I Don't Release Party at King of Diamonds. Question: On a scale from Rick to Ross, just how ridiculously baller was the God Forgives, I Don't album release party at King of Diamonds last night? Answer: Rick Ross.
The cool sea breeze whipped through the North Beach Bandshell on Saturday night as Afro-Latin rhythms bounced off the circular wall of the oceanside, outdoor venue. Colombia's Quantic Sound System and NYC's Pedrito Martinez Group rang in the Heineken Transatlantic Festival's 10th anniversary with c ... More >>
After the party winds down and clubs start closing, you still need a place to go to finish off the night before passing out with a half-eaten, gas station egg salad sandwich in your hand. Thank God for dive bars. It's hard to pin down exactly what a dive bar is, you just know it when you step into ... More >>
Photo by Jacob KatelA small, Japanese-Mediterranean bite from this week's Cafe review:Sawa is a variety show of a restaurant. Diners are treated to an Ed Sullivan-like procession of sushi, kebabs, tapas, soups, salads, entrees, hookahs, belly dancers (accompanied by ear-splitting music), LED ligh ... More >>
Jacob KatelNothing to do this Sunday? Need something constructive for the kids? Jump in the car on a road trip south, and fill up on seasonal organic produce, heirloom tomato plants, dried fruit and raw honey. Bee Heaven Farms is turning this Sunday December, 19th into "Farm Day." Between ... More >>
Jacob KatelThey've already got the bacon.Sugarcane Raw Bar Grill has launched a weekend brunch. Starting at 11:30 a.m. on Saturdays and Sundays, and running until 5:00 p.m., the a la carte menu will include:*Whole wheat pumpkin pancakes with housemade vanilla bean ricotta and seasonal fruit ($8). ... More >>
Driving around Downtown from now on, you may notice that seemingly every homeless person is now wearing a LeBron James-themed jersey, T-shirt, sweatshirt, wristbands, sneakers, or embroidered blanket. Yeah, that was us.
Jacob KatelWhere we at?Miami is full of Brazilians, and Brazilians love to party. Especially when they win futebol matches. Yesterday Brazil squeezed by North Korea 2-1 in its first game of World Cup 2010. We hit up a few local spots while the game was on to find somewhere good to watch the next ... More >>
Jacob KatelThe only window in the bar.For lots of South Florida folks an annual Memorial Day weekend pilgrimage to the Keys marks the beginning of summer. Hell yeah. One Dade County stop we recommend on that journey is the Last Chance Saloon in Homestead. On your way south, the adjacent package l ... More >>
Jacob KatelThe Burger Beast threw a National Hamburger Month party at Q American Barbeque last night. Despite an evening thunderstorm that dropped lighting from Buena Vista west, a crowd still came through eat, and have drinks.The menu featured a whole lotta burgers, like The Benedict, with Canad ... More >>
Jacob KatelWelcome to Pastelitos 101, a noob's eye view on Latin American pastries.This morning we visited La Gran Via Bakery, a 24-hour joint on Calle Ocho in Little Havana.Inside the bakery display shelf, among various frosted, drizzled, and flaky crusted items, some burnt-end yellow cones caug ... More >>
Jacob KatelChef Sean Bernal, swordfish samurai.Anybody can take great food pics!Most people don't have expensive cameras with detachable lenses, filters, reflectors, and light kits.You don't need any of that stuff to take great photos.With food photography booming as it is on the internet these d ... More >>
Photo by Jacob KatelOceanaire's kitchen.Oceanaire Seafood Room, a premium restaurant in Mary Brickell Village that has drawn solid reviews, has been purchased by a large national chain, the Nation's Restaurant News reports. Landry's, which owns Rainforest Cafe and Chart House among other res ... More >>
Jacob KatelA festivus for the restofus.For those not into clicks, beeps, and bass, Ultra Music Festival was a two-day electronic dance music festival that brought a sold-out crowd of 75,000 ticket holders a day to Bicenntenial Park's festival grounds.From 3 p.m. to midnight the throngs of hungry, ... More >>
Jacob KatelWere you one of the 75,000 ticket holders at ULTRA 2010 on Saturday? If so, then you may recognize the following clip from a major and influential electronic act. Correctly name the artist and DJ and you can win a random prize from Crossfade. Here's the audio we recorded, good luck. ... More >>
Jacob KatelStay tuned....tomorrow Short Order goes Behind The Line at Gibraltar on Grove Isle.It's been too long since we've highlighted recent posts from other local food blogs, eons in web time, so here's a roundup from just some of Short Order's many contemporaries.New farmers market in the he ... More >>
Jacob KatelPigs on sticks.Calle Ocho 2010 brought fire to the streets of Little Havana on a hot Sunday in Miami. Stands built into the sea of people sold everything from meat on a stick to empanadas, Mexican, Honduran, Cuban, Spanish, Jamaican, and many other nation's specialties.The roast pork p ... More >>
The Alibi is a restaurant in a corner by the bar at South Beach drinking hang Lost Weekend. On the menu are authentic South Philly cheese steaks with Amoroso bread rolls flown in from the Rebel Capital, pizza, burgers, veggie sandwiches, shrimp po boys, wings, a pulled pork sandwich, handcut fries a ... More >>
The festive ambience that characterizes Tap Tap starts outside, where a colorful, painted bus usually sits welcoming you to the restaurant. Inside the restaurant, everything serves as a canvas. From the bright blue floors decorated with yellow motifs, to walls that depict bright, colorful scenes of ... More >>
Jacob KatelThe Burger Beast is a brain ninja.The Miami Street Food Fest could one day be bigger than the South Beach Wine and Food Festival, but it'll have to get its wheels on the road first.This spring, the first annual Fest will welcome carts, trucks, vendors, tents, and the people who love th ... More >>
Jacob KatelCurry Goat with Cabbage and Peas & Rice.We get a lot of credit for being a Latin stronghold, but as most who've been here (and left South Beach) know, the MIA is truly a Caribbean gateway, and Jamaican food is all over Miami. Only eat jerk chicken once a year at the Bob Marley Fest ... More >>
Jacob KatelBrazilian Broadbill Swordfish "Au Poivre" with grilled asparagus & cabernet demi-glace.As a countdown to New Times' "Best of Miami" 2010, Short Order is serving up 100 of our favorite dishes in the 305. Send your nominations to email@example.com.
Jacob KatelBone marrow.As a countdown to New Times' "Best of Miami" 2010, Short Order is serving up 100 of our favorite dishes in the 305. Send your nominations to firstname.lastname@example.org
Spuntino is the bakery and catering arm of a restaurant group that includes Spris on Lincoln Road, and Mai Tardi in the Design District.They also run a breakfast and lunch joint at 1112 North Miami Ave.Jacob KatelFrench Toast: 4 slices, $3.
Jacob KatelIt does taste like chicken.As a countdown to New Times' "Best of Miami" 2010, Short Order is serving up 100 of our favorite dishes in the 305. Send your nominations to email@example.com.
Jacob KatelCalzone Brooklynese - ricotta, speck, basil: $10.00As a countdown to New Times' "Best of Miami" 2010, Short Order is serving up a hundred of our favorite dishes in the 305. Send your nominations to firstname.lastname@example.org.
100.Jacob KatelWarm bufala mozzarella with clay baked roma tomatoes & eggplant....$9As a countdown to the Best of Miami 2010, Short Order is serving up a hundred of our favorite dishes in the 305. Send your own nominations to email@example.com.TIMO in Sunny Isles does Italian right. Take ... More >>
Jacob KatelHouse Club: Oven roasted tender free range chicken breast, tomato, bacon, lettuce, basil mayo, and fries -- final bill $10.50.Her name is Morgans. She is a big purple house on 29th Street between North Miami and NE Second Avenues -- actual address: 28 NE 29th Street. She has been aroun ... More >>
Jacob KatelLook at my knob."You see this knob? It's precious to a lineman, especially when it gets real busy, cause you're struggling to turn everything on. They come right off see? One thing cooks will do just to mess with each other is steal em', and hide em'. I remember being in a kitchen wher ... More >>
Jacob KatelHave a drink on us, tonight, New Times tweetup at Waxy's On The River. #NTTweetUpSome weeks run faster than a lobster from a hot pot of water, a chicken from a cleaver, or a pig from a bottle of Mojo. That's what this one did to us. Here are some posts you might have missed over the we ... More >>
Jacob KatelChicken/avocado panini: garlic mayonnaise, bacon, lettuce, tomato, onions ($8.75)Lemoni Café is the Cheers of panini shops. When you walk in, you feel like family.Since March 2008, when Eugenia Pelati and Assia Dahrouch opened just north of the Design District in the Buena Vista neigh ... More >>
Jacob KatelMiami's art fair week 2009 saw a world of pedestrians on the streets of Wynwood; and where there're tourists, there's money, so no surprise that enterprising mobile BBQs left a trail of rib-smoke all weekend.Friday night, we found Chicken-N-Ribs on the Southeast corner of 22nd Street a ... More >>
Jacob KatelClever girlThe Clever Collective is an art consortium from Brooklyn who we saw set up in the driveway of a house on 29th Street between North Miami Avenue and NW Second Avenue selling cookies, lemonade, and custom bags.The bake sale benefits the Clever Collective and the girls procured ... More >>
Jacob KatelShot from Southeast corner of Biscayne and 61st street. Quickfast breakfast options from the Biscayne corridor south through Buena Vista, Little Haiti, Wynwood, and Omni are severely limited. The offerings open up around downtown, but other than that the market is wide open for a cheap ... More >>
Jacob KatelEat like a Brazilian.Camila's Brazilian Food Restaurant (129 SE 1st Ave) is a real Brazilian restaurant populated by real Brazilians eating real Brazilian food, watching Brazilian tv, and talking in Portuguese. That has been the case each of the 5 to 9 times over the past few years we' ... More >>
Jacob KatelWhen life gives you lemons....go to a restaurant, enjoy a meal, and have lemon curd for dessert. Though work's not gone, thy week is done, in the city, the suburbs, and rurals. Give us this our daily blog. And go get us some wings, as we go get us some pitchers. And lead us not into an ... More >>
Jacob KatelMonster in the parking lot.Yesterday we exited the New Times building and saw a raised up Monster Energy truck pulling up. We figured it meant free drinks in our future so we stopped and asked what they had for us.One of the broads handed me a couple of cans while the other took a pict ... More >>
Doesn't the dude above (video by Jake Katel) just look-and sound- like the human embodiment of a Boston-brewed beer with a whopping 27% alcohol content? All he needs is one of those colonial get-ups and, like, a drunk horse by his side.Sam Adams brewmaster Bob Cannon invited Short Order to a "beer d ... More >>
Jacob KatelA Halloween kitchen.Kitchen pranks go back to the days when cave people pissed on each other barbecues for laughs, and they haven't gotten any less funny with time.Long time sous chef Kyle Foster from Talula (23rd and Collins, Miami Beach) tells this funny story:"We cooks joke around a ... More >>
Jacob Katel Stay tuned. Next week Short Order tries to buy a walking hamburger.Like beef? We do. So stop by next week -- we're gonna try to buy us some. Here's what you might have missed over the last week. From the people who made Jaguar a cash cow, Talavera, now open. Two Chef ... More >>
Jacob Katel If I find one more fucking eyeball in my cheeseburger....! This eyeballed up cheeseburger bus poster was seen this morning in Wynwood. We look forward to seeing more of this type of art work. Not that we endorse it. It's illegal, and wrong, very, very, wrong.We're gonna have to ... More >>
Jacob KatelStay tuned. Next week Short Order goes Behind The Line at MIA at Biscayne.Did you know that there's a Miami Police Department Café...and that back in 08' they caught a restaurant inspection violation for "identity of food product misrepresented?". According to WPLG10 it was for mislab ... More >>
Jacob KatelAmire - a former strip club cook.Short Order has always thought highly of strip club kitchens. Not necessarily the food they produce, just the fact that there is an entire staff of people working them whose job it is to cook at a place where girls dance naked for money.Late last year w ... More >>
Jacob Katel What do you feed a bunch of hungry Latin American tv executives celebrating the launch of a new reality tv mega show? That's what Raul Hurtado's gourmet catering company must have asked themselves while planning their service for a launch party for Univision's new Sunday night show Vi ... More >>
Two weeks ago, Crossfade video master Jacob Katel and I dropped in on the last day of the second annual P.A.T.H. hip-hop summer camp run by Brimstone127 and Amit Regev. The week-long workshop was held down the street from the Miami New Times offices, at the Miami Light Project. was like a consciou ... More >>
Jacob KatelEveryone has to eat to live, some out there live to eat, Short Order lives to eat what other people are eating after they've already eaten it, or get there before them and eat it first. Here's what you might have missed throughout the week.The cult of Ikea extends to their food c ... More >>
Jacob Katel The Ritz Carlton South Beach's DiLido Beach Club (One Lincoln Road) is an oceanfront restaurant that serves food inspired by South Mediterranean and North African cuisine. Top Chef Jeff McInnis runs the kitchen. He is shown above filling up on liquid nitrogen. What could he possibly n ... More >>