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    October 29, 2013

    SOBEWFF Tickets Now on Sale: What's Available, What's Already Sold Out

    The city's annual hedonism heyday (well, one of many) is just a few short months away. We're referring, of course, to the South Beach Wine and Food Festival. From February 20th through 23rd, 2014, this annual event will invade our sunny shores with more food, drink, and celebrity chef debauchery th ... More >>

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    September 16, 2013

    SOBEWFF 2014: Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Models on the Menu

    The 13th annual South Beach Wine and Food Festival, presented by Food Network, has announced part of its lineup for the 2014 event, which takes place on Miami Beach and all around town February 20 to 23. The event draws nearly every major celebrity chef in America to our city for a little fun and ... More >>

  • Dining

    July 11, 2013
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    July 9, 2013

    John Kunkel's Five Favorite Restaurants in Miami

    Chefs and restaurant owners spend their days dedicated to the fryer, the office, and the dining room. Which means that when they have time to dine out, they stick to the places they love. John Kunkel has opened three successful restaurants in the past two years: Yardbird Southern Table & Bar, Khong ... More >>

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    May 7, 2013

    New Times Best of Miami Readers' Poll Now Open: Who Will Win From the Top Five?

    Think Gabriel Orta is Miami's best bartender? Vote for him. Does Andiamo have the best pizza in town? Which is better: Yardbird or Blue Collar for best fried chicken? With our most exciting issue quickly approaching, we at Short Order are gearing up for the epic Best of Miami 2013 Readers' Poll ... More >>

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    March 25, 2013

    Miami's Top Ten Chefs

    Chefs love talking about one another. They discuss talent. They obsess over who cooks better, who lacks integrity, who sold out, who travels looking for recipes to replicate. They talk about hype. They chat about expectations. They know what their colleagues are cooking. They have opinions about eve ... More >>

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    March 25, 2013

    Best Chefs in America: A Peer Review For Chefs Names Miami's Finest Toques

    There's nothing new about peer reviews. Many professions, most notably attorneys, scientists and physicians, frequently evaluate their peers in an effort to maintain a standard level of competence and acknowledge outstanding members of their field. With the publication of Best Chefs America, add che ... More >>

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    March 18, 2013

    Jeff McInnis and Hedy Goldsmith Finalists for James Beard Awards

    The James Beard Foundation has announced its finalists for the 2013 James Beard Awards, and two Miami toques have made the list within the restaurant and chef categories. Jeff McInnis, executive chef and partner at Yardbird Southern Table & Bar, and Hedy Goldsmith, executive pastry chef at Michael' ... More >>

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    February 15, 2013

    South Beach Wine & Food 2013: The Q, Taste of Thai and a Few Things Still On Sale

    There are a lot of reasons why you haven't bought tickets for anything at the South Beach Wine & Food Festival this year. Maybe you swore it off after emptying your bank account for back-to-back events on the same weekend last year. Maybe you were diligent about filing your taxes and copped an e ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 9, 2012

    Crumb on Parchment MB Closes, OTC, Eating House to Open, Bourdain Gets a Chocolate Bar

    It's Friday and we know you're counting down the hours until you can head out for happy hour, but there's a lot happening in the food world that we want to share with you. We figure we'll break all this intel into bite-sized pieces, easily digestible for the start of the weekend:

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    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 >>

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    September 17, 2012

    Julia Child's 100th Birthday Bash: Bon Appetit Into The Next Century

    Read Also: Celebrating a Very-Merry-Un-Birthday for Julia's 100th September 15. Julia Child Turns 100: Larger Than Life and Full of Joy.Julia Child was our kind of woman. Not only did she laugh loudly and cook with copious amounts of butter, but instead of dreading her birthday like so many foolish ... More >>

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    September 13, 2012

    Common Threads' World Festival Brings Together Good Chefs For a Better Cause

    We here at Short Order are enthusiastic supporters of good causes, especially when they include teaching kids about healthy eating, accepting other cultures and wielding an eight-inch chef's knife. Common Threads, the Chicago-based nonprofit founded by Oprah's former private chef Art Smith, does ex ... More >>

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    September 3, 2012

    August 2012 Restaurant Openings and Closings

    Though generally slow-moving, August in Miami saw a surprising amount of new growth in the restaurant biz.Many restaurants opened including Michelle Bernstein's Crumb at the Webster and the reemergence of pop-up favorite Eating House.Speaking of pop-ups, Dining Room closed its doors on Washington Av ... More >>

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    August 22, 2012

    Johnson & Wales Restaurant Giveaway: Tweet and Win

    Johnson & Wales University graduates hang their toques at some of South Florida's best restaurants. Chefs like Timon Balloo, Michelle Bernstein, and Jose Mendin have gone from JWU's campus to some of the finest and most lauded kitchens in Miami.

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    July 25, 2012

    ABC's The Chew Highlights Little Havana Today

    We haven't really mentioned The Chew lately -- mainly because the daytime talker for foodies hasn't mentioned Miami lately. Call it childish, but why should we give a shout out to a show that shows no love for the 305 ... until now.Apparently The Chew crew's ears were burning because today's show fe ... More >>

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    March 2, 2012

    Cochon 555 Coming to Four Seasons Hotel in Brickell

    ​Cochon 555, the traveling wine and pig competition, is on its fourth U.S. tour. On Monday, its leaders announced it will be making a stop in Miami. The event will be held at the Four Seasons Hotel in Brickell on April 1st and features some of Miami's top chefs, including Michelle Bernstein of Mic ... More >>

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    February 4, 2012

    SoBeWFF Trade Seminars: Celebrity Chefs Offer Insight for Insiders

    Food NetworkBobby Flay moderates a panel discussion on winning a televised cooking competition.​While thousands of people will be flocking to the South Beach Wine and Food Festival's Grand Tasting Village for some wine and a glimpse at a celebrity chef, those same chefs will be sneaking across the ... More >>

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    January 20, 2012

    Jean-Georges Debuts at St. Regis, the Federal Opens, and Rapicavoli Moves On

    ​It was not such a good week for the shuttered Vice Lounge Miami, but it was a splendid week for the Federal Food, Drink & Provisions, which opened to lots of huzzahs and buzz, and for J & G Grill, which debuted with a ribbon-cutting ceremony. It was also a good week for chef Giorgio Rapic ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 16, 2011

    What Bernstein, D-Rod, Reidt, and Other Chefs Want For Christmas

    The Gastrovac. David, take note.There are thousands of comestibles and cooking gadgets on the market, but you would think most chefs have just about every conceivable piece of equipment they might possibly want -- and we know they have access to all sorts of foods. But it turns out that there are va ... More >>

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    November 23, 2011

    Miami People 2011 Issue Out On Newsstands Today

    Orietta De Luque​For months, we've been working hard to put together our Miami People 2011 issue. We dedicated most of this week's editorial space highlighting 30 of the city's most intriguing artists, athletes, intellectuals, and visionaries through photographs and interviews. Not all of them are ... More >>

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    October 19, 2011

    James Beard Awards: Nominations Are Open and You Can Vote

    Michelle Bernstein won the 2008 Beard Award for Best Chef: South​The nomination process is open for the 2012 James Beard Awards and everyone, including non-members can vote for their favorites. There are 21 categories, including Best Chef: South (which includes Florida), Outstanding Pastry Chef, O ... More >>

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    September 21, 2011

    Crumb On Parchment Serves A Crummy Sandwich

    Lee KleinThis is the best bread in the house?​Fame is a treacherous double-edged sword. On the one edge: Had I walked into a regular diner or coffee shop, ordered a chicken salad sandwich and chicken pot pie, and received the equivalent of what I got at Crumb On Parchment, I would have been rather ... More >>

  • Dining

    May 5, 2011
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    May 3, 2011

    April 2011 Restaurant Openings and Closings

    Chef Allen's​Quite a few restaurant doors opened and closed in April. We had some surprises like the quiet opening of Michelle Bernstein's new cafe/bakery in the atrium of the building across from Sra. Martinez and the arrival of La Sandwicherie to Brickell. In closings, chef Allen Susser closed h ... More >>

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    March 25, 2011

    Sony Ericsson Open: $1,200 for First-Class Chow

    Sony Ericcson Open But where are the peanuts and Cracker Jacks?​At most sporting events you can satisfy your hunger with a few hot dogs, some peanuts and a beer.But tennis is not like most sporting events. First of all, the spectators dress and resemble the players so much that sometimes it ... More >>

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    February 27, 2011

    SBWFF 2011: Food Porn from Wine Dine Design

    Photo by Riki AltmanThe Blue Group started with this green dish. And that was the beginning of the confusion.Wine Dine Design was held last night in the ever-growing Design District, home to a handful of our city's most popular eateries. Here's how the event worked: Ticketholders gathered in fro ... More >>

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    February 26, 2011

    SBWFF 2011: More and More at Best of the Best

    Chocolates from Andrew Shotts of Garrison Confections in Providence, Rhode Island​What's your idea of the good life? Is it a sprawling private event held in something called "the Sparkle Ballroom" in a glamorous over-the-top Miami Beach resort? Is it top-rated bottles of rare, aged grapes all sile ... More >>

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    January 21, 2011

    Less Than Six Degrees to Holland's Chef Rudi Sodamin

    Photo by Riki AltmanDid you miss the first part of our chat with Rudi Sodamin, Holland America's consulting master chef? Read it here to discover the celebrity circles this guy travels with.Who is the most famous chef you've ever worked with?Twenty years ago, when I was with the QE2, I worked with t ... More >>

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    December 16, 2010

    Jonathan Eismann Resurfaces with Spartico

    Eismann goes from Pacific Time to Pizza Man​Oh where, oh where has Jonathan Eismann been? Before he recently shuttered three of his four restaurants -- including Pacific Time,  we heard rumblings he was consulting with the Mayfair Hotel & Spa in Coconut Grove. But when we interviewed him, ... More >>

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    December 2, 2010

    Florida is Very Hungry, Study Shows (Updated)

    ​A report released this month by the USDA's Economic Research Service shows food insecurity increased significantly in Florida from 2004-2006 to 2007-2009. Food insecurity means the inability, at times, to buy enough food for household members due to lack of funds or resources. In our state, an a ... More >>

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    September 30, 2010

    Sneak Peek at the SoBe Wine & Food Cookbook

    The new cookbook from the South Beach Wine & Food Festival. ​Short Order got our hands on an advanced copy of the Food Network South Beach Wine & Food Festival Cookbook: Recipes and Behind-the-Scenes Stories from America's Hottest Chefs. Penned by Festival guru Lee Brian Schrager, the 256- ... More >>

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    April 9, 2010

    Food & Wine Magazine: Lazy and Anti-Hispanic? (Updated)

    ​This year's winners for Food & Wine magazine's best new chefs are out and the choices are an outrage. Not only did Miami get screwed again, but the absence of Hispanics in this respected mag's list is apparent and ugly.The issue names ten new chefs from across the country as tops. They hail f ... More >>

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    April 6, 2010

    The Relaunched Forge in Pictures

    We've already covered the relaunch of the Forge in great detail. Here are some pictures of the new eatery, from the sophisticated wine-by-the-glass system to the Forge chopped salad. (By the way, last night we spotted Michelle Bernstein, ShamWow guy Vince Shlomi, and Shareef Malnik all dining at the ... More >>

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    March 11, 2010

    100 Favorite Dishes: Churros at Sra. Martinez

    Photo by Jacquelynn D. PowersThe churros at Sra. Martinez. ​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

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    February 25, 2010
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    September 2, 2009

    The Kitchen Sink: Lifefood Gourmet, Konexpress, Seafood and Summer Soirees, Monday Delights, and Mango Cafe

    Michael Schott It's not a burger, it's piece of mind on a plate (that tastes good, too)​Fresh from our inbox to your computing devices, we're serving up some local food news you can chew.  Digest these restaurant announcements and offers as you make Labor Day plans:Lifefood Gourmet now ... More >>

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    September 1, 2009

    Food News Round Up: Kosher Subway, Food Drive, Benihana, Sra. Martinez, Food Tax, and Amerijet

    Kosher Subway in North Miami JCC? Short Order beat NBC on this one by almost 3 weeks. [ShortOrder] [NBCmiami]Food Drive starting for Partnership For Hunger Relief, runs through September 10th. [CBS4]Bookings for hostels up 27% in Miami. [APviaABC]Miami based Benihana losing money out the ying yang, ... More >>

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    February 20, 2009

    Paul and Young Ron Take on the South Beach Wine & Food Festival

    Inveterate radio jocks Paul Castronovo and Ron Brewer of Big 105.9 and 97.9 got all up in the SoBe Wine & Food Fest's businazz this morning, hosting an Iron Chef style cooking challenge live from the Fontainebleau (holy crap, did I spell that correctly?). The pair tested their cooking skills aga ... More >>

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    January 29, 2008
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    November 9, 2007
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    November 9, 2007
  • Dining

    February 15, 2007

    Devolution Revelation

    Bin no. 18 is a neighborhood joint, but for how long?

  • Calendar

    June 24, 2004

    Play Things

    Emblems of childhood transformed

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    July 17, 2003

    Side Dish

    It's the dog days of summer, so thank God Talula is here

  • Dining

    March 14, 2002

    Food Fight!

    Dishing it out at the Wine & Food Festival

  • Dining

    December 20, 2001

    Dining from A to Zagat

    The man behind the famous food guide eats up Miami

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    April 13, 2000

    Side Dish

    "An estro-genius town"

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    December 30, 1999
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    November 25, 1999

    Side Dish

    Juicy food gossip

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