The first cocktail I ever had was a gin and tonic. I was 14 (no judgments) and slipped into a bar in Queens with my "older" date. When he asked me what I wanted to drink, my knee jerk reaction was to rattle off what I had seen my father order many times before -- a gin and tonic. I took a sip from ... More >>
After years of envisioning an authentic gastropub in Miami, partners Kevin Danilo and Jerry Flynn have opened Batch Gastropub in Brickell. The duo has been planning this venture for a half-decade and working on the space for nearly a year, building bars from scratch, installing a wood-burning ove ... More >>
Lure Fishbar, at the St. Moritz at the Loews Hotel Miami Beach, has just opened after about a year's worth of anticipation. See also: Lure Fishbar: SoHo Comes to SoBe on December 2
Lure Fishbar, the latest New York restaurant to open a SoBe outpost, opens its doors at the Loews Miami Beach Hotel on Monday, December 2. The restaurant is a collaboration between restaurateurs John McDonald and Joshua Pickard, along with Lure Fishbar Chef/Partner Josh Capon. McDonald and Pickard' ... More >>
The tale of the frogs' legs begins as you'd expect, but then it takes an unexpected turn. There they were, leaping through a mosquito-infested bog in the Everglades, when suddenly they resurfaced in a very different environment. Chefs at the Cypress Room, a posh Design District restaurant filled wi ... More >>
The sixth season of Mad Men premieres this Sunday, April 7, at 9 p.m. on AMC, and already the spoilers are coming in from blogs and online magazines. We won't share any of them, except to state the obvious -- the two hour episode will have Don Draper, Roger Sterling, Joan Harris, and the rest of Ste ... More >>
What is it about summer that so begets boozing? The sizzling temps, the skimpy clothes, the longer days, and sweltering nights -- all just goad you to get a good buzz going.So in the interest of summer imbibing, Short Order spoke to mixologists at some of Miami's most creative bars for a few refresh ... More >>
Miami's cocktail culture is still in its fledgling stage, to be sure. While other cities like New York and New Orleans have dozens of bars where master mixologists create artful libations, Miami is still a relative child when it comes to serving thoughtful drinks made with fresh herbs, real fruit ju ... More >>
On Sunday, The New York Times Magazine published a Q&A and photo spread with Dwyane Wade entitled, "Dwyane Wade Loves His Jordans and His Body Lotion". That title tells you everything you need to know about this story, in which Wade speaks on his love for baby wipes, "the powders for my feet", ... More >>
Art Basel is about to capture the minds and imagination of Miami. The self-billed "most prestigious art show in the Americas" showcases work by more than 2,000 artists. Crazy stuff is literally everywhere -- on the sides of buildings, in parks, in tents and galleries, and at the Miami Beach C ... More >>
Erykah Badu caused some controversy a few months ago when she released her video for "Window Seat" and followed in Matt and Kim's footsteps, taking off all of her clothes, piece by piece. Well now she's released a remix of "Window Seat" called "Turn Me Away," featuring our very own Teflon Don, Ri ... More >>
A Plymouth Gin AviationThe evening began with talk of a "vodka backlash" occurring in New York. Too many brands, too much ubiquity, too neutral a flavor. Enter gin, with its' aromatic botanicals and complex flavor -- the ideal antidote to dull cocktails. Or at least that's the world according to ... More >>
Wanna know why Y&T Records music maven Rich Ulloa is so charged up lately? Hint: It's something about Mary.
Decorated FBI agent John Connolly soon goes on trial for murder in Miami. Too bad he wasn't here when the shots were fired.
Miami: Foggy London town it ain't.
That's a motto you might want to keep in mind next time you go shopping for a used car
The New World Symphony hopes to start a classical music revolution with a bunch of kids and a big idea
How can you tell where white Coconut Grove ends and black Coconut Grove begins? Just look for the barbed wire.
Fate introduced Miami lobbyist Sylvester Lukis to a rising political star named Vicki Lopez-Wolfe. Twenty-two felony charges later, South Florida is still reeling.
Two members of For Squirrels die on the eve of the band's major-label debut
Some squirrels gather nuts for the winter. Others are nuts all the time.