North-American Food and Cooking

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    October 31, 2014

    Naked Taco's Weekend Brunch: Eggs and Tequila Crush Your Hangover

    Bored with the same old brunch? Tired of eating lemon ricotta pancakes while sipping on a mimosa? Think the whole breakfast/lunch combo-thingy is just a little too twee? In other words: Ever wish there was a brunch with balls? Then, check out Naked Taco's weekend brunch, launching this Saturday, ... More >>

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    August 20, 2014

    Burgerlove in Brickell Key: For the Love of Honest Food

    There is no such thing as too many burgers, except maybe when you're trying to make up your mind on which one to order at Burgerlove, the newest addition to Brickell Key. Burgerlove opened this past Tuesday and is the brainchild of Vanessa Diaz, who also owns the Juicery Bar next door. Diaz wanted ... More >>

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    June 25, 2014

    Jefe's Soul Shack: Fresh Fish Tacos, Burgers, and Crisp Salads

    Jefe's Original Fish Taco & Burgers is nothing new to Miami. The yellow and orange surfer-themed truck that features "vatos making tacos" has been one of the first trucks on the scene since rolling out in 2010. The truck is still rolling on the streets, but it now has a brick-and-mortar location in ... More >>

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    April 23, 2014

    Huahua's Todd Erickson Teaches Us How to Make Hot Sauce

    On a recent trip to St. Augustine, I bought some fresh datil peppers at a local market. A cousin of the habanero, the datil starts out sweet and fruity -- and then goes in for the kill with its heat, averaging about 200,000 units on the Scoville scale. These little peppers are widely grown in the na ... More >>

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    March 25, 2014

    Three Great Dining Spots In the Upper Keys, From Burgers to Tacos to Hogfish

    No one has ever accused the Upper Keys of being a hotbed of fine dining. Lukewarm-bed, maybe. Cold-bed, even. But over the past couple of years the local dining scene has started heating up, giving diners who just can't choke down the thought of one more plate of fried shrimp with a side order of M ... More >>

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    January 20, 2014

    Jackson Soul Food in Overtown: Pancakes, Fried Fish, and Smothered Chicken Wings

    Ever since Antwan Wimberly, son of Jackson Soul Food owner Shirlene Ingrahan, was old enough to chew and walk, he has been munching on any and everything off the restaurant's menu. But it hasn't been the food he has enjoyed most. "The best part of working here has been the familiar faces," Wimberly ... More >>

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    January 14, 2014

    Key West: Where to Score the Best Hogfish, Donuts, and Shrimp

    An inky, flooded road skirts the edge of a trailer park on Stock Island, a square mile swath of land just east of Key West. Two men in rubber overalls stomp through the water, sheets of rain smacking their bright-orange suits. They head toward Hogfish Bar & Grill, a rickety restaurant beside the old ... More >>

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    December 4, 2013

    Wynwood Kitchen & Bar Debuts New Dishes for Art Basel

    It's starting to look a lot like Basel. Murals are going up, artists are finishing up their work, and restaurants are prepping for the madness that's up ahead. Located at the heart of Wynwood Walls, Wynwood Kitchen & Bar has created new dishes and cocktails for this arty week. Short Order was recen ... More >>

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    November 5, 2013

    Tobacco Road Celebrates 101 Years with $1.01 Burgers and Drinks

    Recently on a trip to Dublin, we visited the Brazen Head, a pub that's been serving grub since 1198. Tobacco Road isn't as ancient as that, but at 101, it is Miami's oldest bar, which is no mean feat when you consider that the average restaurant's life span is about two years. Established in 1912 ... More >>

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    September 25, 2013

    Taco Belly, Summer Pop-Up at PB Steak, Seeks a Permanent Space

    Taco Belly isn't just a pop-up; it's the best damn taqueria in South Beach. Will its bulgogi tacos ever win any authenticity awards? Probably not. But those spicy tacos -- stuffed with tender Korean-marinated steak, kimchee, avocado, and gochujang -- are absolutely delicious. And they're really po ... More >>

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    July 2, 2013

    Best Restaurant Apparel in Miami: G Strings, Onesies, and Octopi

    Sometimes we eat at a new restaurant and find that we love the food so much, we need to buy a shirt as a sign of support. Other times we're not even a fan of the food but think those T-shirts hanging on the wall are just too funny to pass up. Well, brace yourself for an impending urge to go shopping ... More >>

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    July 2, 2013

    El Rancho Grande Reopens as Tequiztlan in Sunset Harbour

    Remember El Rancho Grande? That quasi-stereotypical Mexican/Tex-Mex restaurant hidden just off Lincoln Road behind SushiSamba? About a year and a half ago, as the restaurant neared its 20th year in business, owner Jose Ortiz had to shutter it because "the rent went crazy." Declining to give number ... More >>

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    June 11, 2013

    Mrs. Wilkes' Dining Room: Savannah's Best Southern Cooking

    Miamians will encounter some unfamiliar things in Savannah, Georgia. For example, trees. Not palm trees, but big trees -- the kind with old trunks, droopy Spanish moss, and leafy branches that offer shade to park-goers. There are historic buildings, flâneurs, and grassy city squares. Then there's ... More >>

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    June 6, 2013
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    May 2, 2013

    Toro Toro Celebrates Cinco De Mayo All Weekend, Now Serving Brunch Saturday

    Toro Toro charged into downtown at Miami's Intercontinental last fall. Soon after opening they began to offer brunch service on Sunday. Now, with summer charging in and Cinco De Mayo just around the corner, the restaurant is giving drinkers and eaters more reasons to celebrate. They have extended C ... More >>

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    April 3, 2013

    The Federal's Crawdaddy Tuesday: Locals Come Out En Masse (Photos)

    Last night, it seemed as if Tthe Federal, that trendy Biscayne strip-mall eatery, was feeding an actual army. Crawdaddy Tuesday may just be the worst thing that's ever happened to crawfish. The specials, crawfish 'n' grits ($12), crawfish fritters ($8), and the traditional crawfish boil ($20 per po ... More >>

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    April 2, 2013

    The Federal Presents Crawdaddy Tuesday and Chicken Fry Wednesday

    In many ways, Miami feels as if it has seceded from the South, but the Federal's new Crawdaddy Tuesday and Chicken Fry Wednesday might make us feel a bit down-home again. Crawdaddy Tuesday began last week, and Chicken Fry Wednesday premieres tomorrow, April 3. Both promotions will last through spri ... More >>

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    March 14, 2013

    Miami's Best Fried Chicken: A Top Ten List

    Eating fried chicken is no tidy affair. Golden brittle breading bursts after a gentle nibble. Bits of crust cascade beneath your chin. Juices flow. Fingers glisten. Lips gleam. (Call this gloss pollo frito; it sure as hell beats Chanel.) In Miami, a city brimming with restaurants of diverse ethnici ... More >>

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    December 26, 2012

    Salsa Fiesta Opens New Location in Aventura

    Miami's Mexican food fanatics have one more place to feed their cravings without hightailing it to Homestead. The fast casual Salsa Fiesta chain (and winner of our Best Taco 2012 award) opened an Aventura location earlier this month. The expanding enterprise launched locations in Miami and Pembroke ... More >>

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    December 18, 2012

    Haven Gastro Lounge Previews Huahua's Tacos Every Tuesday

    If you're intrigued about the upcoming Huahua's Taqueria, the soon-to-open fast-casual taco joint by chef Todd Erickson, you merely have to head over to Haven Gastro-Lounge tonight for Taco Tuesday, featuring a sneak preview of Huahua's tacos.Tonight and every Tuesday (except for Christmas and New Y ... More >>

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    November 8, 2012

    Todd Erickson Talks New Haven Menu, Huahua's Taqueria

    Haven Gastro-Lounge has launched a new fall menu, adding some items to take advantage of the Florida growing season and deleting some items that executive chef Todd Erickson felt didn't fit into his global small plates vision.Read Also: Best Gastropub 2012: Haven LoungeErickson explained to Short Or ... More >>

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    November 1, 2012
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    September 27, 2012
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    September 14, 2012

    Viva La Raza: Places to Celebrate Mexican Independence Day This Sunday

    Time to bust out the cervezas and margaritas! In honor of El Grito this Sunday (that's Mexican Independence Day, for those of you who didn't know), we gathered three places where you can slap on a pair of huaraches, throw on a poncho, and finally wear that sombrero you got on that cruise a few yea ... More >>

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    August 16, 2012

    Provecho Bistro Latino, An El Rancho Grande Spin-Off

    Provecho Bistro Latino opened its doors on 15th Street off of Alton Road a few months ago (in the space where Cha Cha Cha Cafe performed a rather short dance). It attracted little notice in the local food media, surprising because it comes from the same owners as El Rancho Grande, the long time Mexi ... More >>

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    April 27, 2012

    Kokoriko Natural Rotisserie Celebrates Opening With 50 Percent Off Deal

    Kokoriko Natural Rotisserie, a fast-casual restaurant, has opened in Brickell, bringing Colombian-style chicken and sides to Miami. If the name sounds familiar, it's because Kokoriko Chicken has been open in South Miami for years. Both restaurants are owned by the same parent company, by the way. Th ... More >>

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    April 5, 2012

    Best Cheap Meals on South Beach: Ten Under $10

    South Beach isn't cheap. yet there are places where you can have a decent meal for the money in your spare coin jar. We've scouted the 10 best items for under $10 on the island. Not only are the following items dirt cheap, they also taste like a million bucks. This top-ten compilation also doubles a ... More >>

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    February 23, 2012

    88. Carnitas Torta at Mercadito's Taqueria

    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 Elliott​88. Carnitas Torta at M ... More >>

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    January 25, 2012

    Lolita Cocina Seduces in SoBe: Taco Window Coming!

    Lesley ElliottThe patio at Lolita, serving shots on the weekends until 5 a.m.​SoFi's latest addition, Lolita Cocina & Tequila Bar, recently surfaced in the old Nemo space. Aiming to bring sophisticated Mexican food with street cred to Miami, the CB5 Restaurant Group -- which operates two other ... More >>

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    January 24, 2012

    Anthony Bourdain's The Layover: Stoned Seagulls, Strippers, and Chicken -- This is L.A. (A Recap)

    The Travel ChannelTony Bourdain eats at In and Out Burger.​It's hard to believe that this is the season finale for The Layover. It seems like only yesterday that we first laid eyes on this hot mess of a show that follows Anthony Bourdain to the more pedestrian parts of the globe. So far this year, ... More >>

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    December 20, 2011

    Cinco Cantina & Tequila Bar: As Authentic As Cinco De Mayo

    Photo by billwisserphoto.comCinco Cantina's jalapeño rellenos. View photos of Cinco Cantina & Tequila Bar here.​It seems fitting that Cinco Cantina & Tequila Bar opened in the Village of Merrick Park this past Cinco de Mayo. Not only are the two "Cincos" in sync, but the holiday is celebrated ... More >>

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    December 17, 2011

    Mac'n Soul Food Wins Spot on Trucks on the Beach

    Everyone loves Mac'n.​Last month, we gave four trucks the opportunity to compete to the sixteenth and final truck to be invited to park on the sands of Miami Beach for the South Beach Wine & Food Festival's Trucks on the Beach event hosted by Andrew Zimmern on February 26.Mac'n Soul Food, Miso ... More >>

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    November 17, 2011

    "Hola Y'all," Sandra Gutierrez Brings Southern-Latino Cooking to Miami Book Fair

    Photo by Matt Hulsman​Her family motto was "hola, y'all," and for an American girl growing up in Guatemala, Sandra Gutierrez had the best of both worlds; hamburgers for dinner and arroz con leche for dessert. The New Southern-Latino Table (The University of North Carolina Press, $30) reveals her s ... More >>

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    October 12, 2011

    Iron Fork Features Fighting Food Truck Taco Tangle

    Jefe's Original Fish Taco will compete at Iron Fork​New Times' Fourth Annual Iron Fork at Ice Palace Film Studios in downtown Miami is October 20 from 7 to 10 p.m., which gives you a little more than a week to prepare to eat from more than 50 Miami-area restaurants and drink from an everlasting su ... More >>

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    September 19, 2011

    El Toro Taco Invites You To BYOB & Dine Rustic - Final

    By Anais AlexandrePerfect amount of cilantro scattering. A lot.​"Let me tell you something about Mexican food, " the hilarious and likable owner Hector Hernandez starts. "Mexican food, is peasant food. I grew up on your basics -- lime, cilantro, tomatoes, and corn. Just give me some tortillas and ... More >>

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    September 16, 2011

    Margaritas and Mariachi: Mexico's Independence Means Deals

    Talavera Cocina MexicanaChiles en Nogada, a classic dish that mimics the colors of Mexico's flag. ​Today we commemorate Mexico's Independence Day, also known as the day those pesky Spanish colonialists were finally forced to notice that not everyone was living like a "Don." The war for freedom act ... More >>

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    August 12, 2011

    Guacamole Ice Cream? Oh Yes, Rosa Mexicano Can Do That

    Rosa MexicanoThe guacamole de postre, dessert in disguise. ​Rosa Mexicano is celebrating the dog days of summer with a festival dedicated to everyone's favorite melty treat, now through September 4. They've even reincarnated the famous guacamole in ice cream form. Strawberries replace peppers, cho ... More >>

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    June 9, 2011
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    May 6, 2011

    Chapultepec: Authentic Mexican Is Worth the Drive

    Lesley Elliott​Destination eating is a serious matter. Since it now costs about $4 a gallon to fill up the tank, we figure the meal better be worth the drive. On that note, we present Chapultepec, a neighborhood dive just north of the Gulfstream commercial monstrosity. This restaurant delivers the ... More >>

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    April 7, 2011
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    April 7, 2011
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    March 31, 2011
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    March 8, 2011

    Mardi Gras Madness: Five Places to Find "Girls Willing to Show Their Goods for Beads"

    Laine Doss Get your Mardi Gras on! ​Mardi Gras celebrates the day before the start of Lent, in which Catholics fast and repent for 40 days before Easter. In case you can't make it to The Big Easy, we've found five places where you can celebrate Fat Tuesday right here in Miami.   ... More >>

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    February 17, 2011
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    February 16, 2011

    89. Garnachos at Taquerias El Mexicano

    As we count down to New Times' Best of Miami 2011 in June, Short Order will serve up 100 of our favorite dishes in the 305 in random order. If you have any nominations of your own, please send them to After the jump, find our other choices. 89. Garnachos at Taquerias El Mexic ... More >>

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    July 16, 2008

    Tipico! An Authentic Guatemalan Restaurant

    Thanks to local advice and a couple of friendly posters on chowhound, I've found my Guatemalan restaurant -- and practically right in my own back yard. El Chapin in Palm Springs has fabulous tamales, homemade tortillas, and meat-heavy breakfasts. Review next week. --Gail Shepherd

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    January 8, 2007

    Restaurant Requiems

    Lots of restaurant deaths to report in the Miami dining world these days. For those keeping score: SouthWest NY didn't last a New York minute in the Dolphin Mall. Maybe it's because the menu read like a fast food Tex-Mex joint ("with French and Latin influences") -- which is not at all Southwestern ... More >>

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