The state of Texas has bestowed upon this country many cultural delights: SXSW, phenomenal barbecue, and most importantly, Gary Busey. The man has the greatest set of teeth in history (they're perfect to Photoshop on sharks), and he's decided to use them to give back to the great state of his bir ... More >>
It's been five full years since Time Magazine named Daddy Yankee to its list of the 100 most influential people on the planet. And using the mag's metaphor, the recording industry's registers were ringing like mad over reggaeton in 2006. "Yankee has sold 2 million copies of his album Barrio ... More >>
Yesterday, after 18 months of construction and $44 million, Goya Foods opened a huge new distribution facility in West Miami-Dade to send goods to Latin America and beyond. One of those present was president of Florida operations, Frank Unanue, a member of the family that owns the nation's larges ... More >>
You ever watch Beaches with your mom or Titanic with a girlfriend? Those weepy bitches have nothing on X Factor's contestants and judges. The entire show is just people crying and being inspirational and then crying again. Last night, tryouts ended and boot camp began. Once the finalists are chosen ... More >>
Dim Ssäm à Gogo, Hales's first food truck, is set to make new friends.Since opening Sakaya Kitchen in December 2009, chef/entrepreneur Richard Hales has made quite a name for himself. The restaurant won numerous awards and accolades including Best Healthful Fast Food by New Times and one of the ... More >>
Get your popcorn ready.With genius work like "Bad Teacher," and "Big Brother 13" on the screen, we at Short Order think you need a drink. So check out the top ten weirdest, most outlandish, and highest "grossing" drinks in movie history.
When someone says Venezuela, you probably don't immediately think hip-hop. After all, the South American nation has long been knows for its salsa. Oh, and a strange, insane little dictatorial ferret who's more than just a little bit acquainted with Castro's backside.But don't tell Cuarto Poder th ... More >>
Warning: Just five minutes with 74-year-old surf rocker Dick Dale and his infamous Fender Strat could cause spilled Mai Tais, random outbreaks of retro dance moves (e.g. the Swim or Splashin' Round), and lifelong hearing loss. But that doesn't mean Dick's a brutal dude. In fact, he's basically ... More >>
Michael Passoff, activist and one of 2009's "100 Most Influential People in Business Ethics."What is nanotechnology? Michael Passoff, a senior strategist with shareholder activist group As You Sow, recently wrote an article about nanotechnology and its use in food manufacturing. "Nanotech is alre ... More >>
Miami-Dade County FairThe Miami-Dade County Fair & Exposition opens today and runs through April 3. The Fair is celebrating it's 60th birthday this year and over half a million people are expected to show up for this 18-day long party. Attractions at the fair include a circus, live tige ... More >>
Photo by Riki AltmanNo we're not all professionally trained in the culinary arts like those who handed out the official honors last night, but we know our way around food and the celebrities who hawk it. Therefore we deem ourselves qualified to bestow upon last night's Burger Bash entrants the follo ... More >>
Courtesy of StarbucksStarbucks new look. Where did the coffee go?What's in a logo and packaging? Everything. Pepsi learned that lesson the hard way when it redesigned the look of Tropicana. Consumers and the media immediately pounced on the change, pointing out the switch from the iconic carton d ... More >>
Trina SargalskiMexican Coke on the shelf at my local PublixMexican Coke has been trending up over the past couple of years. Aficionados claim that Coca-Cola made in Mexico, unlike most American Coke, is tastier because it's made with real sugar instead of the now-pariah high fructose corn syrup. ... More >>
Photo courtesy of Serge Toussaint"Scene Eating" is a new Short Order interview column. We'll provide a glimpse into the food habits of our community, focusing on people who make living in Miami more interesting, sane, and worthwhile. They don't necessarily work in the food industry. If you're cur ... More >>
"It just taste Irie--One Love."Madonna swears by it and invested $1.5 million in it. And Coke and Pepsi have acquired companies who sell it. But if you're looking for coconut water, you don't need to go any further than Allapattah and JCS Reggae Country Style Brand's Jelly Coconut Water (wi ... More >>
Remember Doug Giles? He's the father of "ACORN ho" Hannah Giles, an aspiring conservative talking head, and senior pastor of Aventura's Clash Church. Giles has always been unhinged, but his latest video is a bigoted, ignorant hate fest that attacks Muslims and undermines America's freedom of rel ... More >>
Paula NiñoDuncan and Shipman prepare pork buns and Asian burritos in the Oil Spill (test) Kitchen Michelle Duncan and boyfriend David Shipman have been talking about owning a food truck for a while. When not working in the kitchen at Morgan's Restaurant, the couple of Le Cordon Bleu grads spends ... More >>
The backlash against products with high fructose corn syrup has become more vociferous each year as food crusaders like Michael Pollan decry the artificial sweetener. While Coca-Cola stopped using sugar in place of high fructose corn syrup since the mid-'80s, there is a loophole that many soft drink ... More >>
We gotta feeling it's going to a jam-packed music weekend.So it's coming: a giant tsunami of NFL athletes, super fans, and über-celebrities that's about to engulf the magic city with over-the-top poolside parties and non-stop open bar access. And as much as Super Bowl XLIV weekend is all about t ... More >>
Image via Flickr / CC BY 2.0Let's all get wasted.The big game is almost here, but even if you don't give a shit about that, there're plenty enough parties going on that may well prevent you from waking up before 10pm Sunday night.Here are our Top 10 Super Bowl weekend parties in South Florida, an ... More >>
Versailles is an odd place. Long legendary as a pow-wow spot for local politicos, celebrities, gangsters, and politically connected celebrity gangsters, this fabled Cuban restaurant's got all the ambiance of some kitschy-haute cafeteria at an upscale senior citizens' resort. But, hey, that's OK b ... More >>
Image via The Globe and MailWhy do some women have their panties all in a twist about Pepsi's branded iPhone application, Before You Score, which was launched recently as part of a promotional campaign for AMP Energy drink? On the surface, the application seems to objectify women as naive creatu ... More >>
Jacob Katel Mike Barba - County Soda Systems According to Mike Barba, a boss in the family-owned County Soda Systems, most of the time when you go to a bar, club, or restaurant and order a Coke, Pepsi, or any name brand soda, what you're actually getting is an offbrand knockoff that tastes ju ... More >>
Jose D. DuranBelvedere IX left us black and pink.To say we get courted for promotion is an understatement. We got harassed by P.R. whores asking us to talk about their products. Psst! Let me let you in on a little secret: Best way into a New Times writer's heart is to offer free booze. With the econ ... More >>
Ex-graffiti bomber Serge Touissant has Miami covered.
Photo by Jonas Grabarnick/The Opium GroupSomeone whispered "Common's around the corner" into my ear and disappeared into the winsome mob at Louis. I had been so thrown off by the sensation of an 18th century soldier sweeping party debris across my feet, I hadn't even realized that I had wandered int ... More >>
'Tis the season, ya'll! And the Opium Group wants you to open your wallets, er, for charity of course! It goes without saying, we are all hurting a bit financially this season, but there still are a lot people worse off than you. So if aren't aware already of all the toy drives going on this weekend ... More >>
MadonnaWednesday, November 26, 2008Dolphin Stadium, Miami GardensI am writing this to you at 2 a.m. exactly, which is the time you get home if you live in Wilton Manors and go to Madonna concerts in Miami. Madonna does awful things to the Golden Glades Exchange. Madonna makes "lanes" meaningless and ... More >>
The multimillion-dollar inner-city gamble is again open.
Yes, the gloved one really is turning 50 years old today. It's hard to think of the one-time king of pop at 50. That's partly because he's had so much work done, that it's difficult to image what he'd actually look like as a normal, aging person. To me, I'll always remember Michael from these glor ... More >>
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Where: La Estancia Argentina, 17870 Biscayne Blvd., Aventura. (305) 932 6477 What $15 gets you: prosciutto and mozzarella sandwich, your choice of sides, drink, and dessert. La Estancia Argentina isn’t just a restaurant. It’s actually also a general store, which specializes in Argentinean food ... More >>
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