Florida, of course, is not so much a culturally unified state as it is a patchwork of distinct regions with their own mannerisms and idiosyncrasies. A series of maps taken from an North Carolina State University survey have been making the Internet rounds this week. They map out what parts of the ... More >>
New Times' Best of Miami 2013 issue arrives June 13. To celebrate, Short Order is serving up the top 30 tastemakers in the 305. These people have helped shape the Miami food scene into what it is today. We began with number 30 and will lead up to the county's number one. A Q&A session is included in ... More >>
The first step in building a well-stocked pantry is selecting a good extra virgin olive oil. I've taken this step several times, thus leading to an over-stocked pantry. See also: - Buy Good Olive Oil: Cold Pressed, Extra Virgin, and Organic Are Only The Start In my cupboard, next to the oddball w ... More >>
When the Old San Juan Puerto Rican Restaurant along Red Road just north of Coral Way reopened in August with a new name under a new owner I wanted to try it, and I wanted to like it. The chef, Mr. Tutty, remains from the previous owners, but that's all. The menu is filled with Puerto Rican classics ... More >>
Tropical storm Isaac is barreling toward the Florida Keys and you only have to look outside your window to see that feeder bands are already affecting Miami-Dade. Before you head out to a store, restaurant, or bar we suggest calling them ahead of time to make sure they're open. Some events (especial ... More >>
This Fourth of July, Short Order is all set to fire up the grill, call up some friends and kick it poolside with some good 'ole fashioned Texan barbecue, all thanks to a chat we had with the masterminds behind The Federal Food Drink & Provisions.Since you won't be able to go to the Federal this ... More >>
Today, I consider myself the luckiest failed commission candidate on the face of the earth. After weathering a last-ditch smear campaign, I spent the rest of yesterday's Election Day in Surfside-- where I was running for commissioner in a very special election-- parading around town with my dog, dr ... More >>
We know what you're thinking: "Goddammit, I hate Valentine's Day." We know, we know. We hate it too. It's mere commercialized mockery of love and affection -- baloney with a side of bullshit.We'll bet tons of you readers out there won't have anyone to snuggle with on the night of Feb. 14. (Assumi ... More >>
After a fantastic performance over the past few years -- from backing a grotesquely bad Marlins stadium deal to voting for a billion-dollar tunnel to nowhere to faithfully rewarding their corporate backers -- Miami-Dade County commissioners sure seemed due for a hefty pay raise. Right?Nah, Dade v ... More >>
My friend Janet picks the eating places where we meet and shmooze a couple of times of month. She's usually good at it. She goes online, checks out the menu; parking, prices and then we enjoy a happy lunch together at her favorites picks.The place she chose this week was located next to Publix an ... More >>
The Pennsylvania-based company Kalan LP, a distributor of novelty items like inflatable beer pong games and shot glasses that say "You must be Irish because my penis is Dublin," is now distributing a line of marijuana-shaped candies, and it's blowing up a storm among the right. Which got me think ... More >>
Contrary to popular belief, vegans love cupcakes. In fact, we probably love cupcakes more than the average omnivore. We go months on end conscientiously filling our plates with leafy greens, quinoa, tofu, and vibrant seasonal fruits. We stopped bothering to look at dessert menus at tradition ... More >>
David Andrew Shawfield left his three young children in a hot car. After being arrested for child neglect, Shawfield not only yelled at the children, but also asked one of his friends not to bail him out because he "could use a vacation" behind bars. Yeah, and you thought your dad was a dick some ... More >>
Paul Deen chicken - not yet at a Publix near you.Paula Deen, the drunk delightful host of three Food Network shows and owner of The Lady and Sons restaurant in Savannah, Georgia, is quite the entrepreneur. Besides the restaurant and television gigs, Deen is the author of almost two dozen cookbook ... More >>
Wikimedia CommonsWe can tell this guy grew up on BK kids meals.As part of the National Restaurant Association's Kids Livewell Initiative, 19 chains across the United States have ensured that your bratty kid will never again whine incessantly for another kids meal.These fast food places -- among t ... More >>
Truckin' Good Pizza Jed Thompson isn't playing around with his pizza mobile, Truckin' Good Pizza. In order to make the most authentic pizza available on the road, he drove to New York to pick up a wood-fired pizza oven to place on his vehicle. The result? Pizza that's perfectly crispy and ... More >>
Lee KleinAn $8 foot-long dogAt the beginning of last baseball season, I wrote disparagingly of the foods served at Sun Life Stadium. The vendor, Centerplate, had brought in all sorts of interesting new foods to other sports venues around the country. "And what did Marlins fans come out with at Su ... More >>
Shao RomaThe food truck selection in Miami just got a little more interesting with the addition of Shao Roma today. Shirking the usual food truck clichés of tacos, burgers and sweets, Shao Roma brings fresh and authentic Romanian food to a truck stop near you. At first glance, Shao Roma lo ... More >>
Courtesy of ScribnerThis is a cookbook that I really enjoy, especially during this holiday season, when butter and pork -- which are staples of the cracker pantry- -- seem most enticing. This is how Janis Owens defines the original, pioneer crackers: "We mostly settled along the south ... More >>
Pool Party An Almost Nearly Complete Anthology (Livid Records) www.lividrecords.com In 2008, we saw the much-anticipated release of Pool Party's 25 Pool Party Sensational Hits. And though it was a much needed artifact, fans were disappointed by the omission of a few signature tracks. It to ... More >>
Downtown Miami residents who love organic garbanzo beans and various imitations of snack foods made out of soy can breath a sigh of relief. The plan to bring a Whole Foods to the area is finally back on. Pop your bottles of Kombucha in celebration, yuppies.
The police officers of the sleepy hamlet of Surfside usually spend their days hiding in bushes trying to trap drivers going 37 MPH. But for the last year, they've had a real whodunit on their hands. More specifically, a who-jacked-it.
Jacob KatelPollo Pesto Sandwich: Chicken breast, pesto, mozzarella, and tomatoes. $6.50 for sandwich. 8 and change with chips and drink.If you were driving south on North Miami Avenue around 2:30 p.m. a couple days ago between 14th and 11th Streets you might have seen Short Order eating a sandwic ... More >>
Jacob KatelWaiting for the work bus outside La Fiesta #3 in Immokalee, Florida. Whether you're in school, work, or prison, if you bite into a tomato in America it may very well come from the fields of Immokalee, Florida. That's because major corporations like Aramark and Sodexo are huge buyers o ... More >>
image via fkrm.com/foodandwineOnly in the keys.To paraphrase Friday, one of the funniest comedies of 1995, 'I know you don't go to the Keys. I know this. But I'mma get you drunk for free. 'Cause it's almost Friday, you ain't got no job, and you ain't got shit to do.'The Key Largo Food & Wine ... More >>
Explorer's Bounty Boiled... fried... and now stone-ground and baked. Miami-based natural foods company Explorer's Bounty is venturing into the unleavened market, launching Tribal Stone Crackers. This 100 percent certified organic snack is the first of its kind in the world to be made fro ... More >>
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