It's Memorial Day weekend. The "Official Unofficial" start of the summer. Which, in Miami, doesn't mean all that much since most of our days are filled with beach outings (try surfboarding in Minneapolis in January -- it's not working so well)!
But still, we have a three day weekend to look forward ... More >>
Let's play a little free association. When you think of Miami dining, you probably come up with terms like fresh, light, daring, and innovative. But what about great service? For years, snowbirds and recent transplants from parts north have bantered about how service was sooooo much better in New Yo ... More >>
For more on the South Beach Wine & Food Festival, check out New Times' Taste guide, hitting newsstands Thursday, February 21.
By the time 2012 was upon us, more than 100 food trucks were rolling around Greater Miami. It seemed only natural some of them should feed the gastrophilic masses of the Sou ... More >>
The Frieze Ice Cream Factory is one of those little mom-and-pop ice cream shops that make living (or visiting) a quaint beach town so wonderful -- even if that beach town happens to be less-quaint and more-bustling!This little shop/ice cream factory is tucked away right off of SoBe's Lincoln Road, e ... More >>
Well, that was quick.
Two months after joining Jeremy and Paola Goldberg as partners in the eateries Exit 1 and Route 9, Brad and Soraya Kilgore have announced that they are no longer associated with either of the restaurants.
- Exit 1: Too Many Blunders Overshadow a Rising Chef's True ... More >>
January 1st: the only day of the year when the government sanctions our hangovers with paid time off. After overindulging in bottles of cheap champagne and a river of Red Bull vodkas, there's nothing better than an oversized midday meal to soothe your aching head and rumbling tummy.
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Dinner with Friends at Sugarcane Raw Bar Grill is an event that every foodie must experience at least once. Fortunately, this coming Monday, December 17, Sugarcane will once again delight a small group of diners to a gastronomic gala. Unfortunately, it will be the last DwF of the year.We attended a ... More >>
See also: "Miami Spice 2012: The Good"This three-part look at Miami Spice comes just as the dining program gets set to begin on August 1. 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 dining price point dr ... More >>
Rumors have been swirling regarding the future of Azul at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel after it was made known that executive chef Joel Huff left, almost exactly a year after he started his duties at the posh and gorgeous restaurant.Eater Miami reported that a source revealed a celebrity chef was che ... More >>
Over the next few weeks, Short Order will be pairing eight Miami-Dade neighborhoods in a "Snackdown." This is the first semi-finals entry. Today pits Coconut Grove against Downtown Miami. Which of these two is the better neighborhood for dining?Read our arguments and VOTE! Tweet it. Facebook it. ... More >>
Chef Allen helped launch the modern Miami dining scene in 1986The closing of Chef Allen's last week represented the end of an important chapter in Miami restaurant history. There was a time in the mid-'90s when the main restaurant debate at gatherings focused on whether Allen Susser, ... More >>
via wikimedia commons DrhaggisLooking for somewhere to go on Chinese New Year? Ring in the Year of the Rabbit at one of these Miami restaurants. Celebrations begin on February 2.
Café Sambal at the Mandarin Oriental Lion dance performances and Asian art in the café's outdoor terrace are p ... More >>
M BarSocial media brings customers. One of businesses using it very successfully is the Mandarin Oriental, home of Azul, Cafe Sambal and M Bar. Here's a quick recap of how they use it:1. Twitter 1,703 Followers, 721 Following - constant interaction with individuals ... More >>
Conley looks happy to leave Azul.EaterMiami reports Clay Conley will leave the Mandarin Oriental Hotel's Azul at the end of September. Conley replaced Michelle Bernstein as the hotel restaurant's executive chef five and a half years ago. Conley will open a restaurant in Palm Beach. Azul ... More >>
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Read (clearly) before eating.One hundred bucks for a dinner for three at an upscale Miami restaurant? Never going to happen. You'd know that if you're from Miami. But if you hail from Colorado, that might not be so obvious.It wasn't for Dorene Miller when she dined at Azul i ... More >>
Jonathan Eismann, Chef/Owner Pacific Time and Pizza VolanteBest Squid in Ho Chi Minh City, cooked over a fire in a old steel drum in the street, Best Pork Chops in history there, too. Saigon Killer Pork Chops!Best Chinese and Dim Sum at a place right next to the Mandarin Oriental in Bangkok.B ... More >>
Love is in the air, and all things pink, red, and heart-shaped are inescapable this week. That's right - Valentine's Day is right around the corner. This coming Saturday, to be exact. And just as the flower shops and bakeries are all taking last-minute orders and restaurants are filling their r ... More >>
In yesterday's Short Order I suggested that a major unnamed chef would be shortly leaving a major unnamed restaurant. I was alluding to Clay Conley of Azul, in the Mandarin Oriental Hotel. When I contacted the chef to see if the rumor was true, he started off by stating "I'm not leaving." This seeme ... More >>