Months before Pinecrest police tasered Norman Oosterbroek to death after he broke into a neighbor's home naked, the bodyguard to the stars had been fired by some of his biggest clients, Beyonce and Jay-Z, because they had concerns about having the man around their young daughter, Blue Ivy. See also ... More >>
Laurenzo's Italian Market copped our 2011 Best of Miami award for finest gourmet market. As far as Italian imports and products go, it can't be beat locally. We have a few other noteworthy gourmet markets in town -- very few. And, quite honestly, we do not have a single world class food store ... More >>
Miami born and raised, Chef Scott Fredel grew up enjoying Florida's fertile waters, fishing all the time. The chef left our sunny shores only for a taste of the Big Apple's Culinary Institute of America, and for a jaunt at EuroDisney, but we won't ruin his story for you. You can read it here your ... 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 >>
It's something of an annual foodie rite to take issue with individual rating choices upon release of each new issue of Zagat. Considering how wide a net is cast, and how many individuals weigh in, the numbers in this years Miami/So. Florida guide appear to me to read closer than anyone could hope. S ... More >>
Short Order occasionally takes time out to share our considerable marketing expertise with those who may or may not need our help. It's admittedly a specialized marketing expertise, one that focuses solely on providing memorable mottos that brand restaurants with a strongly identifiable concept. We ... More >>
Trina SargalskiThis week in Short Order ...Are those Sun Chip bags really that noisy?Chef Paula Da Silva talks about her new job at 1500 Degrees RestaurantWho has the best bandeja paisa?David New of Ability Explosion talks madeleines and dining in the dark.Food writing luminaries are headed to Ke ... More >>
Lee KleinSpanish mackerel at FinWith all the hubbub over Norman's 180 debut, perhaps you missed the news that Fin, Jonathan Eismann's local, sustainable seafood restaurant in the Design District, opened its doors last night. Short Order sampled some of Fin's dishes back in December, including a d ... More >>
Yes, Norman's coming, great. But who else?Coral Gables is bracing for a whirlwind of activity in coming months as new restaurants and businesses get set to move in. That's according to Mari Gallet, executive director of Coral Gables Business Improvement. "There's a lot of excitement in the air th ... More >>
Over 20 empty restaurant spaces in the Grove are available for lease, but who will take them? [Grapevine]Frodnesor joins a CSA, picks up first batch of farm-fresh vegetables, and makes something. [FoodForThought]"Just bake and then serve with warm tortillas and refried beans for a super simple dinne ... More >>
Norman Van Aken, Chef/Owner Norman's at the Ritz Carlton, Orlando (and soon to be Norman's 180 in Coral Gables) It seems everyone has his or her own favorite Julia Child story. That's how well known and firmly entrenched in the American psyche the inimitably voiced gourmet goddess, (of the more N ... More >>
Twitpic.comArchitect Malcolm Berg with some pointers, via @normanvanakenBlueprints and drawings for Norman's 180, Norman Van Aken's forthcoming Coral Gables restaurant slated to open at 180 Aragon in the Colonnade Hotel in November, are now on his architect's website. At first glance, the desi ... More >>
Jacob KatelShort Order Does The Dirty Work For You What's it mean to scrub pots, wash plates, move silver, push glass, stock shelves, stand, walk, turn, dodge, burn, cut, sweep, mop, hose, flip, drop, rinse, ride, and repeat? Don't worry about it. Most people don't. But somebody's gotta do it. Here' ... More >>
It's expensive and mostly satisfying — not enough from a superstar chef.
"He has managed to buy the majority of his support with false promises of better lives for the population."
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The evening begins with a cocktail reception, at a fabulous home in Indian Creek, with ten or twelve of your favorite friends. After the requisite mingling with other guests, including Dr. Arthur "South Beach Diet" Agatston, you will pick a number from a hat. This number dictates which of the limos ... More >>
After years of working at Norman's Restaurant, Chef Jeffrey Brana and his wife Anna have opened a place of their own, Restaurant Brana, in Coral Gables (see this week's Cafe review). Riptide spoke with Jeffrey by phone and asked him a few questions about subjects not covered in the review. You're ... More >>
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