North-American Food and Cooking

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    April 14, 2014

    Passover Special Dinners in Miami

    Sundown, April 14, marks the first night of Passover. For Jewish people around the world, this eight-day long holiday remembers their exodus from Egypt over 3,000 years ago. Freed from slavery, it is said the Jewish people fled into the desert and could not bake their bread, which turned out hard ... More >>

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    March 25, 2014

    My Little Organic Bistro: Try the Grilled Coconut Cheese Sandwich

    Forget blink-and-you'll-miss-it; you could be staring wide-eyed at My Little Organic Bistro and still miss it. There's no real signage, and it's tucked into a nondescript Bird Road strip mall. The only hint that something special lies within is a window proclaiming, "Organic health." But once you'r ... 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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    February 19, 2014

    Jennifer's Cafeteria: Baleada Beats Breakfast Burrito

    There's nothing worse than driving around aimlessly and starving on a Sunday afternoon. You want to stay clear of the brunch crowds and at the same time find something filling and affordable. Thankfully, on a recent Sunday we found Jennifer's Cafeteria in North Miami Beach. We walked into a pretty, ... 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 16, 2014
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    December 26, 2013
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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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    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 17, 2013

    Huahua's Taqueria Opens Today: We Get a First Bite

    After about a year of anticipation, Huahua's Taqueria opens today. The fast casual Chihuahua-themed restaurant opens today at 11 a.m. for lunch, serving up a menu of tacos, enchiladas, and a variety of sides. When we interviewed chef/partner Todd Erickson two weeks ago, he said he couldn't wait to ... More >>

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    June 13, 2013
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    May 29, 2013

    Khong River House Hosts Top Chef's Dale Talde For Chef's Table

    Khong River House's Chef Bee is sharing kitchen duty this Thursday, May 30, when Top Chef alum Dale Talde flies in from Brooklyn for this month's Upstairs at Khong Chef's Table. The family-style dinner starts at 8 p.m. and features both chefs serving up a host of their favorite dishes, while mingli ... More >>

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    May 13, 2013

    Barezzito South Beach: We Get a First Bite

    Step into Barezzito, Miami's newest late-night eatery and music venue -- and South Beach screams from every neon-hued nook and cranny. The sleek new Collins Avenue outpost is offering up live music, specials every night of the week and Asian fusion cuisine with a Latin flair. The new digs are the ... More >>

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    May 2, 2013

    Cinco de Mayo: Miami's Ten Best Places to Celebrate

    Contrary to popular belief, Cinco de Mayo is not Mexican Independence Day (which is September 16, by the way). Cinco de Mayo is actually the anniversary of the Battle of Puebla, when the Mexican army kicked France's butt May 5,1862. In any event, Cinco de Mayo (or Cinco de Drinko) is celebrated in ... More >>

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    April 24, 2013

    South Street Closes

    South Street Restaurant & Bar, the Motown-inspired restaurant in the Design District, has closed. The restaurant's Facebook page simply states, "South Street is closed... STAY TUNED FOR WHAT'S NEXT." The phone at the restaurant went unanswered at 7:15 last night, and a call to sister restaurant Gig ... 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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    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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    October 31, 2012

    Lorna's Downtown: Caribbean Soul Food Comes to Downtown

    Miami Gardens is a mecca for interesting food. Consider for example Lorna's Restaurant, the Caribbean place that for the last six years has offered up a variety of fresh dishes influenced by Jamaican, Bahamain and American cooking. Thankfully restaurant matriarch Lorna Westmoreland's son, Mata ... More >>

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    October 2, 2012

    South Street's Amaris Jones Promises to Win You Over With Pork-Free Soul Food

    The words pork-free seem to be the only thing people remember when Short Order broke the news of South Street's arrival at the former Sra. Martinez space. Not that we blame you. How can you make delicious soul food -- or in South Street's case neo soul food -- without it? Alas, Amaris Jones says you ... More >>

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    September 27, 2012
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    July 16, 2012

    Salsa Fiesta Slings a So-So Mexican Brunch

    Salsa Fiesta started in Venezuela, where it has flourished as a food court staple. The Biscayne Boulevard branch has also fared well; it's Mexican fast food, but of a higher quality than the Taco Bell-level chains. Actually, the folks at Salsa Fiesta prefer having their food referred to as "casual" ... More >>

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    May 3, 2012

    Cinco de Mayo Events in Miami: Food Trucks, Markets, Fiestas

    Cinco de Mayo is this Saturday, and that means it's time for margaritas and mariachis. True, the holiday has turned into a bigger party in the States than in Mexico, and it's really not a celebration of Mexico's Independence Day (which, by the way, is September 16). But who cares? It's a reason to c ... 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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    February 14, 2012

    Cheap Valentine's Day Date: Food Trucks Offer Sweet Deals for Two on Biscayne

    ​Here's a dilemma for the ages: How do you celebrate Valentine's Day on a budget without seeming cheap? The only answer is a romantic picnic. For some reason, putting food in a basket makes everything seem all classy and loving.The Biscayne Triangle Truck Roundup, or BTTR, on Biscayne at 127th Str ... 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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    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 15, 2011

    Watch Out, Guys! Mucho Nacho Is on the Scene

    Mucho NachoMucho Nacho, where girls rule and boys drool (over their nachos, of course).​There's no doubt about it. Even though we wrote a feature about the women of Miami food trucks, this is still a male-dominated scene. Sure, there are women like Giselle Pinto from Sugar Yummy Mama, Nati and Ste ... More >>

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    September 8, 2011
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    August 9, 2011

    90 Miles Features Cuban Comfort Food at Tropical Park Tonight

    90 Miles90 Miles To Go serves Cuban soul food with a message.​In Key West there's a famous landmark that stands at the southernmost point in the continental United States. The marker reads, "90 miles to Cuba." The message rings loud and clear: So close, yet for all intents and purposes, Cuba might ... More >>

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    July 12, 2011

    Gables Aragon Cuisine: Excellent Mexican Food at Affordable Prices

    John Zur The interior of Gables Aragon Cuisine. ​If you were to judge Gables Aragon Cuisine (141 Aragon Avenue, Coral Gables) by its suggestively ambiguous name, you probably wouldn't give it a chance. You might not even guess what they serve. Opened just three months ago, the Mexican resta ... More >>

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    July 1, 2011

    Tamiami and Palmetto Bay: Food Trucks and Fireworks for the Long Weekend

    Coconut Grove Chamber of Commerce Fireworks over Peacock Park​No matter what form of entertainment you're into this long holiday weekend, you'll find food trucks to suit you. Take the kids for an outing to see classic trains at the Gold Coast Railroad Museum on Saturday or hit Haulover Bea ... More >>

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    June 9, 2011
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    June 8, 2011

    Tequila Dinners at Cantina Beach Ritz-Carlton Key Biscayne

    All photos by Laine Doss The evening starts with Margaritas and continues with tequila pairings.​Though most restaurants would be happy to be known as a restaurant at a luxury beachfront hotel property, Cantina Beach goes beyond the call of duty. The restaurant offers a collection of 85 d ... More >>

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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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    May 5, 2011

    Tinga Recipe for Tonight's Cinco de Mayo Soirees

    Photo by Riki AltmanLet your tongue tangle with this tinga​Today is the big Cinco and the culmination of our recipes. Yesterday you got a taste of grasshopper guacamole so now we'll share something a little more tame and lacking legs: the tinga. It may sound like a dirty word, but in truth it's ju ... More >>

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    April 15, 2011

    Eat With the Heat Today; Hola El Rincon Del Coqui, Adios Montaco

    El Rincon Del Coqui El Rincon Del Coqui serves authentic Puerto Rican food​El Rincon Del Coqui is named after Puerto Rico's teeny indigenous frogs. Like the amphibian, this rolling eatery is uniquely of the island. The orange truck (complete with froggy logo) serves up traditional antojitos ... More >>

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    March 16, 2011

    73. Yum Yum and Earth Day Tacos at Nacho Bizness

    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. 73. Yum yum and Earth Day tacos at ... More >>

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    March 1, 2011

    Interview With Christopher Lee, Executive Chef at Eden South Beach

    ​As a teenager, Christopher Lee became fascinated with food. "I always knew that I wanted to be a chef. In high school, I used to ditch classes just to watch cooking shows on TV."He went on to study at the California Culinary Academy and sharpen his knife at some of the nation's most renowned rest ... More >>

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