Lorena Garcia

  • Blogs

    February 25, 2014

    SOBEWFF: The Top Ten Unforgettable Moments From the Festival

    The South Beach Wine & Food Festival is over for another year and, celebrity chefs from the Northeast are flying home for another Polar Vortex even as the giant party tents are being broken down. All that's left of the weekend is a slight hangover, a few goodie bags, and memories. Here are our top ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 20, 2014

    SOBEWFF Kicks Off Today: Here Are Cheap and Free Events Around It

    The South Beach Wine and Food Festival kicks off its four-day bacchanal today, February 20. The festival includes all manner of parties, dinners, and seminars -- many commanding a pretty penny. But there are still plenty of opportunities to mingle with your favorite celebrity chefs without breakin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 4, 2014

    Big Gay Ice Cream Social Returns During SoBeWFF

    We have good news for those who like to fight for marriage equality in Florida in the sweetest way possible. The Big Gay Ice Cream Social will return to Miami Beach during the South Beach Wine & Food Festival. Join celebrity chef Art Smith poolside for an afternoon of fun and free ice cream for a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 7, 2013

    Lorena Garcia Debuts Cookware Line on HSN, Mentors Local Chefs

    Lorena Garcia's test kitchen is festooned with fairy lights for the launch party of her new cookware line. Walking into the two-story modern house tucked off Biscayne Boulevard, guests are greeted by a bartender with a glass of champagne as servers pass around bite-size portions of Thanksgiving tr ... More >>

  • Calendar

    September 19, 2013
  • Blogs

    August 19, 2013

    Taco Bell's New Fiery Doritos Locos Taco Launches Today

    After tons of speculation and a strange media blitz that involved showering food bloggers with bags of Doritos, Taco Bell's new Doritos Locos Taco debuts today. The third taco in the Doritos Locos Taco (DLT) series, the new taco takes a spicier turn by turning Doritos' lesser known Flamas chips int ... More >>

  • Calendar

    July 25, 2013
  • Blogs

    July 18, 2013

    James Beard Foundation's Taste America: Tickets On Sale Now

    It might seem like there's a music festival in South Florida every other weekend, and that's probably true, but we foodies want to have our fun too. Filling the void between our own Iron Fork August 1 and South Beach Wine and Food Festival in February, is the James Beard Foundation's Taste America, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 5, 2013

    Taco Bell's Cool Ranch Doritos Locos Tacos Available Starting Tomorrow

    Beginning tomorrow, fast-food fanatics can get their hands on the hotly anticipated Cool Ranch Doritos Locos Tacos, courtesy of Taco Bell. Just ask and ye shall receive. In response to apparently insane demand, the company announced via its Facebook page that it's rolling out the new treats a day ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 22, 2013

    SoBeWFF's Fun and Fit as a Family: For the Whole Gang

    What makes a successful culinary scene? Demand for innovation, quality and a steady pipeline of talent. Working to instill that passion in the next generation of foodies is Florida Blue who will present Fun and Fit as a Family February 23 and 24, sponsored by Carnival featuring Kellogg's Kidz Kitche ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 28, 2012

    Short Order's Most Popular Stories of 2012

    According to the data we pulled on your favorite things to read in 2012, the only proper way to describe you would be like this: A cupcake-eating, burger-hankering, breakfast-cooking, Taco Bell-drive-thru-ing, Bourdain-Tweeting, date-romancing, french fry-licking, late-night-eating, macaroni and ch ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 18, 2012

    Miami Chefs Help Jump-Start Public School Breakfasts

    Students all over the state are celebrating Florida School Breakfast Week, in which kids are encouraged to start their day with healthy chow.According to the Food Research and Action Center in Washington, D.C., children who eat a complete breakfast make fewer mistakes and work faster in math and num ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 6, 2012

    Lorena Garcia's Taco Bell Cantina Bowl: Without Linen and Fine Crockery

    Last week we tried Lorena Garcia's Cantina Bowl at her studio kitchen. On fine china. With some good wine. The occasion was a media blitz before the official rollout of Taco Bell's new mini-line of chef-driven offerings. Lorena Garcia -- chef, author, television personality, and restaurateur -- was ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 28, 2012

    Lorena Garcia's Taco Bell Cantina Bowl Not a Core Shaker

    Last night a select dozen or so people were invited to try celebrity chef Lorena Garcia's latest dish. The affair, held at Garcia's midtown Miami studio, was stellar. From the complimentary valet parking to the bartender serving cilantro-infused cocktails, the evening was five-star. Garcia's test ki ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 8, 2012

    Miami Chef Lorena Garcia Created Taco Bell's New "Cantina" Menu

    On July 5, the Taco Bell menu will transform into a new "upscale" Cantina Bell menu that some are saying rivals Chipotle.The new high-quality and value-driven menu comes from the mind of Miami chef Lorena Garcia. It will feature items like a Cantina Burrito, a Cantina Burrito Bowl and tacos mad ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 4, 2012

    Lorena Garcia, Robyn Almodovar on Hell's Kitchen, Top Chef Masters

    For decades, talent scouts and filmmakers have scoured our tropical city in search of beautiful faces attached to perfect tanned bodies. It's true that Miami has more than its fair share of perfection in human form. But we also have talent and brains to go with that beauty.Take local chefs, Robyn Al ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 16, 2011

    America's Next Great Restaurant: A Quick Review

    The judges.​Quick impressions on last night's episode of America's Next Great Restaurant: I didn't catch the beginning of the show, because frankly I had no intention of watching it. Just happened to turn a channel and there it was.Bobby Flay, Steve Ells (CEO of Chipotle), Melbourne chef Curtis St ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 21, 2009

    Ricky "Gourmand" Williams, Archie's Gourmet Pizza, Free Gourmet Magazine

    ​Nothing Spells Hip and Health-Conscious Like Plasma TVsNFL All-Timer Rudi Johnson and Dolphins running back Ricky Williams will be co-owners (along with the Hospitality Development Management Group) of PROOF, a "hip new health-conscious restaurant and lounge set within the inviting breezeway area ... More >>

  • Dining

    June 22, 2006

    Try It on for Size

    The Cinderella slipper may have vanished, but the magical spirit lives on

  • Dining

    October 16, 2003

    Side Dish

    Carmen the dynamo and the Eager Latina