• Blogs

    February 2, 2012

    Super Bowl Food Ads: Cookies For Breakfast, Coke, and The Soup Nazi

    Coca-ColaThe Coke bears are back in time for the big game.​Can Super Bowl Sunday be the only day of the year in which we actually look forward to commercials? Each year, advertisers fall all over themselves trying to top each other for ratings, consumer approval and a coveted Clio award.  Adv ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 30, 2012

    The Ten Sexiest Super Bowl Commercials Of All Time

    ​At the end of this week, two hordes of men who have suffered, bled, and fought for five months will meet on a neutral site to bash each others' heads in, to test the limits of their physical strength and stamina, all in the name of sport, conquest, and achieving the status of legend.But who cares ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 27, 2012

    Seven Seriously Tragic Celebrity Commercials

    ​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 >>

  • Blogs

    December 2, 2011

    Daddy Yankee Does the "Lovumba" at 90 Degree in Miami on December 10

    ​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 >>

  • Blogs

    October 27, 2011

    Goya Foods' Frank Unanue Hates Malta, Loves Both Beans and New $44 Million Distribution Center

    ​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 >>

  • Blogs

    October 6, 2011

    X Factor's Ten Stupidest Faces: Tears, Hysterics, and More Tears From Last Night's Episode

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    August 18, 2011

    Sakaya Kitchen's Richard Hales Expands His Empire; Truck Tracker for Tonight

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    July 8, 2011

    Pickle Juice to Bass-O-Matic: Ten Weirdest Movie and TV Drinks

    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.

  • Blogs

    July 1, 2011

    Venezuelan Hip-Hoppers Cuarto Poder Kick Off US Tour Tonight at PAX

    ​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 >>

  • Music

    June 9, 2011
  • Blogs

    June 3, 2011

    Dick Dale the King of Surf Guitar Talks Blowouts, Wipeouts, and Animal Screams

    ​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 >>

  • Culture

    May 26, 2011
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    April 20, 2011

    Nanotechnology: "The Next Big Controversy in Food"

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    March 17, 2011

    Miami-Dade County Fair Opens Today, Time For Fair Food

    Miami-Dade County Fair​The 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 >>

  • Blogs

    February 25, 2011

    SBWFF 2011: The Unofficial Short Order Burger Bash Awards

    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 >>

  • Calendar

    February 10, 2011
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    January 6, 2011

    Starbucks Revamps Logo, Eliminates the Word "Coffee"

    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 >>

  • Culture

    December 9, 2010
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    November 4, 2010

    Mexican Coke: Is There Really a Difference?

    Trina SargalskiMexican Coke on the shelf at my local Publix​Mexican 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 >>

  • Blogs

    September 8, 2010

    Artist Serge Toussaint Seen Eating...Grits and Griot

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    September 7, 2010

    Coconut Water Done Reggae Style

    "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 >>

  • Blogs

    August 25, 2010

    Doug Giles' Anti-Muslim Rant Comes Complete With Singing Skunk Puppet

    ​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 >>

  • Blogs

    August 3, 2010

    Oil Spill Kitchen: A Made-in-Miami Idea in the Running for Pepsi Refresh Grant

    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 >>

  • News

    June 10, 2010
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    March 31, 2010

    The Upside of Passover: Coca-Cola With Sugar

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    February 4, 2010

    Super Bowl 2010: Rihanna, Nas, Pitbull, Black Eyed Peas and More Performing this Weekend

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    February 4, 2010

    Top 10 Super Bowl Weekend Parties in South Florida

    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 >>

  • Calendar

    January 21, 2010
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    November 13, 2009

    Six Glasses of Sangria at Versailles

    ​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 >>

  • Blogs

    October 19, 2009

    Silicon Beach: Pepsi iPhone App for Dumb-Asses with No Social Skills

    Image via The Globe and Mail​Why 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 >>

  • Blogs

    July 2, 2009

    County Soda Systems Makes Cola, Restaurants Sell It To You as Coke or Pepsi

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    March 10, 2009

    Booze Hound: Pepsi Challenge, Belvedere IX-Style

    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 >>

  • News

    February 19, 2009

    The Mural King

    Ex-graffiti bomber Serge Touissant has Miami covered.

  • Blogs

    December 18, 2008

    Last Night: Common at Louis

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    December 17, 2008

    Tonight: Spam All-Stars at Mansion, Common at Louis

    '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 >>

  • Blogs

    November 27, 2008

    Last Night: Madonna at Dolphin Stadium

    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 >>

  • News

    October 9, 2008

    Karu & Y, Why Not?

    The multimillion-dollar inner-city gamble is again open.

  • Blogs

    August 29, 2008

    Happy 50th Birthday Michael Jackson

    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 >>

  • Dining

    August 14, 2008

    Bottled Water Gets the Boot

    As containers and costs mount, tap water is the rule in eateries.

  • News

    July 3, 2008

    Drunk Spelling Bee Buzzes Purdy

    They came, they drank, they spelled.

  • News

    April 10, 2008

    Cuban Ballet in Exile

    Some of the world's best dancers hang out at Costco, then perform Swan Lake.

  • Blogs

    December 19, 2007
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    December 19, 2007

    Cheap Eats: La Estancia Argentina

    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 >>

  • Music

    November 15, 2007

    American Shill

    Jay-Z is overrated -- get Hova it

  • News

    October 18, 2007

    Octo-Beer Fest

    Drink hearty, for tomorrow we gotta find another bar

  • Music

    March 1, 2007

    A Pioneer Gets His Props

    A decade after he helped introduce America to rock en español, Elsten "Fulano" Torres hits it big

  • Film

    October 12, 2006

    Lord Have Mercy

    Jesus Camp pitches its tent in the other America

  • Home Entertainment

    February 23, 2006

    Deep Thoughts by Redford

    DVD releases for the week of February 21, 2006

  • News

    November 10, 2005

    Floored Genius

    From high-minded to hype-crazed, book fairs have a rich tradition of coaxing out reclusive authors. New Times was fortunate to get a rare audience with the person redefining writing, M.M. Pascal-Paul.

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