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    September 1, 2014

    Ten Best Salsa Acts in the World, According to Melina Almodovar

    Salsa is the sultry, hot, and heavy beat of life on the dance floor. It is the joy and the pain, the intimacy and lust, the freedom of spontaneous invention, and the emotional turmoil of love, loss, and all that's great in being human. Melina Almodovar aka La Muñeca De La Salsa is a Miami recordin ... More >>

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    July 24, 2014
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    May 30, 2014

    Larios on the Beach: New Spin on Cuban Classics

    The Estefans' restaurant, Larios on the Beach, reopened on May 16 with a new look and a revamped menu and we were invited to stop in for lunch. Larios features traditional Cuban food, such as ropa vieja (shredded beef in a tomato-based sauce) and arroz con pollo (chicken with yellow rice), fried pl ... More >>

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    January 30, 2014
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    January 3, 2014

    Battle of the Cerveza-Mixed Drinks: Cuba's Bul vs. Mexico's Michelada

    To the novice, all Latin cuisines might seem similar. Rice, beans, plantains -- that's all there is to it, right? Wrong. To the expert, it is extremely evident that the spices, combinations, and, yes, even ingredients, differ from one country to the next. For example, Peru prefers its huge kernels ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 22, 2013

    Diego Oka of La Mar on Peruvian Cuisine, Miami, and the Perfect Ceviche

    Chef and prolific restaurateur Gaston Acurio is launching La Mar at the Mandarin Oriental in December. The upscale restaurant will feature novo-Andean and Asian-Peruvian cuisines. Diego Oka, formerly of La Mar Cebicheria Peruana in San Francisco, will helm the kitchen. He has worked with Acurio for ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 12, 2013

    Mango Festival 2013: Mango Beer by Schnebly, Mango Sticky Rice by Khong, Mango Melt by Chef Susser

    Every year around this time, mango-philes rejoice as Fairchild Garden hosts its annual ode to all incarnations of the fleshy fruit. With more than 1,000 varieties of the tropical treat growing worldwide, there's more than enough to keep crowds busy all weekend. But for those who attend annually, wh ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 23, 2013

    Top Ten Lunch Spots in Miami

    Do you often wonder what the hell a sanguich is? Are you tired of downing the same Publix sub every day? Do you consult your Spanglish dictionary every time co-workers rave about the ensalada César from the corner spot? Sounds like you need this: a re-initiation into all things lunch. So put down ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 20, 2013

    Brickell Food & Wine Fest: Don Julio Cocktail Competition, Ceviche Sampling, Free Kids' Zone

    If it were up to us, every weekend would entail a food and wine fest of some sort. After all, you can never have too much food/booze/revelry. So we're pretty stoked about the third annual Brickell Food & Wine Festival, hitting the Miami Circle this weekend. The festival will feature sampling from m ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 5, 2013

    10 Superfoods to Make You a Stallion in the Sack

    Valentine's Day, the one day of the year that obligates Americans to get all sexy and romantic, is a week away. Whether you've been with your little honey pot for a few weeks or a few decades, the holiday can be a great excuse to use "more than words to show [him or her] how you feel," as the wise r ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 28, 2013

    New York, Listen Up: Top Five "Healthy" Sodas, From Cola to Lychee

    In light of the New York ban and ensuing bruhaha, we must admit: there is no such thing as a completely healthy soda. But there are much healthier alternatives than those BPA-laden cans full of phosphate fizzies pumped full of high fructose corn syrup and caramel coloring.The ingredients in regular ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 11, 2012

    Adios La Cofradia, Welcome Mixtura to Coral Gables

    Award-winning Coral Gables restaurant La Cofradia has finally become Mixtura, a Peruvian ceviche/pisco eatery with an affordable menu and plenty of seafood dishes. After numerous private tastings and much fine tuning, the newly named eatery is ready to conquer your taste buds. La Cofr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 20, 2012

    Delicias Peruanas' Choros a la Chalaca Are a Peruvian Delight

    Choros a la Chalaca at Delicias PeruanasDelicias Peruanas in midtown is located across the street from Lost and Found Saloon and Midtown Sports Bar. There you'll find the best choros a la chalaca, or Peruvian-style mussels. For $8.50 you get seven large mussels topped with crunchy diced on ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 23, 2012

    24. Grilled Octopus at Jean Paul's House

    New Times' Best of Miami 2012 issue is coming June 14. 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 Grilled Octopus at Jean Paul's HouseThe grilled octopus ($14) at Jean Paul's ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 10, 2012

    Jay Haze to the EDM Scene: "We Need a Serious Wake-Up Call!"

    DJ-producer Jay Haze is a force for good in the world. And it's not just because of his musical contributions. Sure, electronic dance music unites people. On the dancefloor, there is no race, no religion, no classes. We are all one. Blah blah blah. But let's face it, the EDM scene is ultimately abo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 7, 2011

    Samba Sinks Competition With "Battleship" Sushi & New Happy Hour

    ​We previously tweeted with Executive Chef Michael Bloise of Sushi Samba Dromo about his departure from American Noodle Bar, but when we sat down with him to try out Samba's newest menu items, called Gunkan sushi (which translates to "battleship" in Japanese), we just had to ask what it was like t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 27, 2011

    Calle 13's Amazing New "Latinoamérica" Video Is All Heart

    Visitante y Residente​Calle 13's Residente and Visitante are nominated for ten Latin Grammys this year, an impressive stat for a group that in the past five years has gone from the viral diatribe of "Fuck The Dear FBI" to filling stadiums in Argentina, Peru, Colombia, Chile, and wherever else they ... More >>

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    September 8, 2011
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    July 25, 2011

    Top Five Inexpensive Downtown Restaurants: Beyond Best Of Miami 2011

    In our Best Of Miami 2011 issue, Best Downtown Restaurant was declared to be Sparky's Roadside Barbecue. We love everything about Sparky's, from the pulled pork sandwich to the smoky, spice-rubbed brisket to the homemade pecan pie. But in recent years, downtown Miami has fairly exploded with interes ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 18, 2011

    Pasion Del Cielo Supplies Discerning Gables Caffeine Addicts With Quality Product

    ​Panther Coffee is definitely a welcome addition to Wynwood, and discerning caffeine addicts (ourselves included) patiently wait its arrival. In the meantime, though, it may be worth heading southwest in the quest for a quality brew. For the past couple years, coffee aficionados familiar with mark ... More >>

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    January 6, 2011
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    January 5, 2011

    Afro Kumbe Kick Off 2011 With Not One But Two Gigs This Friday

    ​Mark Kondrat, Itagui Correa and Javier "Lakambre" Delgado are collectively known as Locos Por Juana, or in their DJ set incarnation, Afro Kumbe. Already, these three dudes are off to a busy start this year, wasting no time in getting AK in front of Miami's craziest crowds. This Friday, they'll b ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 29, 2010

    Weekly Wrap-Up: Halloween Edition

    Photo by gamene​ Before you get into your costume and head out for the weekend, check out what you missed this week on Short Order. Five gross, perverted and bizarre Halloween candies.Drink zombie blood, get energy.Dress up like a gross processed food on Halloween and get a $2 meal at Chipotle.Ch ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 15, 2010

    Novalima, Performing at Transit Lounge with Afro-Kumbe, Tonight

    ​IThese days, we're all about being green, recycling and repurposing.. And we all know that's nothing new to the world of entertainment. Whether we're talking about doo-wop hooks fueling the engines of today hip-hop heat seekers or less admirable refurbishing (the new A Team, anyone?), taking some ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 5, 2010

    Nobu Matsuhisa: A True Top Chef

    These dishes didn't come easy.This interview with Nobu Matsuhisa, as told to Maggie Overfelt for Fortune Small Business, just came to my attention. It was first published back in 2009, but is so interesting as to be worth repeating for the many who missed it first time around. We've become accustome ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 6, 2010

    Miami Rum Renaissance Festival Rolls Into The Raleigh

    ​Rummies rejoice! This weekend marks the Miami Rum Renaissance Festival, a five-day celebration of the sweet and sexy liquor. While some events are by VIP invitation only, on Saturday, May 8, the Raleigh Hotel is hosting an open to the public rum exhibition. The Grand Rum Tasting will feature rums ... More >>

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    April 15, 2010
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    March 18, 2010

    Top 5 Really Strange Foods of South America and the Caribbean

    via Liz and Dave on TravelpodGuess what.​People to the south of Miami think America's chemical-laden, hormone-injected, infinite shelf-lifed, processed, packaged, industrially produced, lab-tested, factory-farmed food is crazy.But they eat jungle creatures. Now that's weird. Here are our top 5 rea ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 1, 2010

    Rick Sanchez Made an Ass of Himself on CNN This Weekend

    Our longstanding love-hate relationship with former WSVN turned CNN anchor Rick Sanchez continues, and as it does more often than not, it's veering more toward hate at the moment.This weekend he got a chance to break out of his Twitter-addicted regular show on CNN, to host some of the network's cov ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 23, 2010

    Top 10 Sodas From Around the World

    unattributedFact checked with​10. Pee Cola from Ghana - At first we thought it was just an internet joke, but we found two seemingly legitimate sources that back it up.So.... Drink Pee Cola.

  • Blogs

    November 13, 2009

    Weekly Wrap Up: The Friday Lord's Prayer

    Jacob KatelWhen life gives you lemons....go to a restaurant, enjoy a meal, and have lemon curd for dessert. ​Though work's not gone, thy week is done, in the city, the suburbs, and rurals. Give us this our daily blog. And go get us some wings, as we go get us some pitchers. And lead us not into an ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 1, 2009

    Peru's Anglican Bishop Rips Cutié

    Father Alberto Cutié reception into the Episcopal Church may have been greeted with cheers when he delivered his first sermon yesterday, but not everyone in the Anglican Communion is cheering. Rt. Rev. Bill Godfrey, the Anglican Bishop of Peru, spoke to RPP-TV about Cutié swift chan ... More >>

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    December 11, 2008
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    February 21, 2008

    Name Game

    Strip mall magnate gets his own street in Sunny Isles Beach.

  • Dining

    May 24, 2007

    Pollo Bandito

    Pardo's isn't official, but it's tasty

  • Dining

    September 28, 2006

    Covert Corridor

    It’s not on the map, but Miami has its own secret Chinatown

  • News

    May 4, 2006

    Good Badminton

    The shuttlecock travels at twice the speed of a Major League fastball

  • News

    December 22, 2005

    Renegade Radio

    A Miami radio station makes waves — short waves, that is

  • Dining

    December 8, 2005

    When Worlds Collide

    Kafe Gol scores with Argentine flavor

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    June 16, 2005
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    May 12, 2005
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    January 6, 2005
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    May 13, 2004


    Boaters' Grill

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    May 15, 2003

    Singular Sensation

    Classic rockero Nito Mestre hits Miami -- and he may stay awhile

  • Film

    May 15, 2003

    Terror Firmer

    In The Dancer Upstairs, Javier Bardem is the quiet amid the violence

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    February 17, 2000

    Lady Liberty

    Tania Libertad

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    November 26, 1998
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    October 9, 1997
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