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    May 5, 2014

    Casa Dragones Launches Blanco Silver Tequila: Jim Meehan Shares Cinco De Mayo Recipes

    Today is Cinco de Mayo, which means later tonight you'll likely be knocking back tequila shots and wearing a sombrero. That is, if you know how to celebrate. If you're Cinco de Cuatro was celebratory enough and you're in recovery mode but still want to revel somehow, take the fiesta to the comfort ... More >>

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    March 31, 2014

    Johnson & Wales University Hosts Chef Richard Ingraham

    As the folks at Johnson & Wales University celebrate their centennial, their distinguished visiting chef series continued over the weekend with Richard Ingraham serving as executive chef for a four-course feast prepared and served by the school's culinary students. If you haven't eaten Ingraham's f ... More >>

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    February 13, 2014

    Naked Taco: Ralph Pagano's SoBe Spot Opening for SOBEWFF

    The joint finally has a name and an opening date. Naked Taco, formerly known as "Ralph Pagano's Yet-Unamed Mexican Joint," is set to open Friday, February 21 -- just in time for South Beach Wine & Food Festival attendees and celebrity chefs to seek refuge from the elements and enjoy a few tacos bef ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 12, 2014

    Valentine's Day Dinners in Miami

    Valentine's Day is this Friday, February 14 and if you haven't made your dinner reservations, we suggest you stop whatever you're doing and get on that! Luckily, just about every restaurant in Miami has a special offering. From complimentary champagne to dining in the dark, here's a rundown of roma ... More >>

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    August 6, 2013

    Top Ten Boozy Desserts in Miami

    Dynamic duos in desserts take many forms: pie a la mode, chocolate and peanut butter and our favorite, alcohol incorporated into sweet treats. The bookends of the meal, the beverage and the closer, need some coming together, showcasing and devouring. For a list so sweet and spiked that it goes stra ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 23, 2013

    La Mexicana Cantina & Grill, Mexican Sports Bar, Coming to Brickell

    If there's one thing Miami doesn't have nearly enough of (besides courteous drivers), it's Mexican food. West Coast transplants are all too familiar with guacamole withdrawal. But Brickell is about to get a shiny new option with La Mexicana Cantina & Grill. And this spot isn't just about tasty eat ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 24, 2012

    Six Best Winter Cocktails In Miami

    It's officially winter. Sure, we're wearing shorts and flip flops here in South Florida, but honestly, that doesn't mean that locals should stick to the frozen piña coladas and mojitos.Now is the time to pretend like it's freezing outside and have a delicious winter cocktail. These libations, made ... More >>

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    September 12, 2012

    Celebrate National Chocolate Milkshake Day With These Boozy Drinks

    Today is national chocolate milkshake day -- another completely made up holiday brimming with awesome potential. We were planning to write a list of the best chocolate milkshakes in Miami....then we figured we would up the ante and share the places that offered boozy versions.And yes...each place ha ... More >>

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    August 2, 2012

    Miami's Ten Coolest Cocktails For The Dog Days of Summer

    ​Want access to our Best Of picks from your smartphone? Download our free Best Of app for the iPhone or Android phone from the App Store or Google Play. Don't forget to check out the full Best of Miami® 2012 online at's August in Miami. Walk out of your apartment and be ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 1, 2012

    Kahlúa Iced Coffee In A Can: Why Not?

    Kahlúa buys an awful lot of coffee beans to create its liqueur, so why not take those same Arabica beans (from Veracruz, Mexico) to make coffee, then take the two beverages, blend them, seal in cans, and roll out as Kahlúa Iced Coffee?It certainly makes sense. The resultant cocktail is 5 percent a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 26, 2012

    Miami Spice 2012: The Good, The Great and The Grudging, Part One

    Over the next three days, in the run-up to the August 1 roll-out of Miami Spice, I will rate the deals of some 50-plus menus as being good, great, or grudging.There has been a split in price categories this year, meaning there is now a "fine dining" grouping as well as a "luxury" grouping. The fine ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 18, 2012

    Sweet & Tipsy: Cupcakes and Alcohol

    The innocent reputation that has accompanied cupcakes since the dawn of the oven is about the get tarnished. Sweet & Tipsy is a local cupcake company that is going to help change all of that. Alcohol and all.Bakeries, of course, are not too keen on getting awarded liquor licenses, so owner Veron ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 11, 2012

    Tax-Time Jitters? Try Omelets, Asparagus, and Kefir Milk

    Tax day is scheduled for next Tuesday, April 17. The IRS is giving us two extra days to file returns. This also means two extra days to worry about audits, refunds, proper documentation, math errors, and identity theft problems. Believe it or not, there are ways to muffle tax-time anxiety. Dr. Mehm ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 14, 2012

    94. Spiked Frrrozen Hot Chocolate at Serendipity 3

    It's that time of year again when we count down to New Times' Best of Miami 2012 issue in June. Until then, Short Order will serve up 100 of our favorite dishes in the 305. If you have any nominations of your own, please send them to​94. Spiked Frrrozen Hot Chocolate at ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 1, 2012

    February: Baked Alaska Day to World Nutella Day and Dog Biscuit Appreciation Day

    ​One month down, 11 more to go before the so-called end of the world, and if you forgot to celebrate any of January's food holidays due to work, school, prison, food coma, etc., fret not faithful foodie 'cause February offers some interesting meal ideas for you--and your dog too. Valentine's Day i ... More >>

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    January 6, 2012

    Serendipity 3 Brings Boozy Frrrozen Hot Chocolate to South Beach

    ​Growing up in New York City, Serendipity 3 was the place to go for lunch or ice cream as a teenage girl. Only problem was, I was never a fan. Maybe because I grew up going to Rumpelmeyer's, the other ice cream place for birthdays and special occasions.A few years ago, I went to New York with a fr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 21, 2011

    Casa Larios: Decent Sunday Special, Terrible Service

    John Zur Casa Larios' Sunday special, cordero asado. ​Inside Casa Larios, South Miami, are bright colors and lots of space between wooden tables. There is a bar, a stage for live entertainment, a walk-up window, and outdoor seating.The camarones ceviche ($11.95) is served in a tall glass. T ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 20, 2011

    Satan's Whiskers, Brimstone Kiss, and More: Eight Drinks to Toast Armageddon

    The end of the world is near - time to drink!​We've all seen the billboards - the end of the world is this Saturday (well, according to Harold Camping, a radio evangelist crazy person who's counting down the days until the end of time (watch the countdown here). We were sure Camping was ano ... More >>

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    April 25, 2011

    Monty's, Balans and Blue Martini: Fatty Drinks the FDA Doesn't Want You to Know

    Lesley ElliottIs your alcohol adding on pounds?​The U.S. Food and Drug Administration seems to believe that when it comes to alcohol consumption, ignorance is bliss. It's easy to suck down those creamy, calorie-ridden drinks without thinking about fat and sugar intake, but are we doing ourselves a ... More >>

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    February 17, 2011
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    January 12, 2011

    Curried Chicken Day Today, Peach Melba Day Tomorrow...

    Lee KleinFriday is National Hot Pastrami Sandwich Day.​...and National Hot Pastrami Sandwich Day on Friday. No, I am not making this up. I've given you the designations for January 12, 13, and 14. January 15 is Strawberry Ice Cream Day, the 16th is National Fig Newton Day and International Hot &am ... More >>

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