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    June 13, 2014

    4. Douglas Rodriguez: Pioneer of Pan-American Cuisine

    New Times' Best of Miami 2014 issue arrives June 19. To celebrate, Short Order is paying tribute to Miami's culinary all-stars. These people forged our city's food scene into what it is today -- a thriving amalgam of tastes and cultures. Through their insight and talent, they've given the city a uni ... More >>

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    February 12, 2014

    Valentine's Day Dinners in Miami

    Valentine's Day is this Friday, February 14 and if you haven't made your dinner reservations, we suggest you stop whatever you're doing and get on that! Luckily, just about every restaurant in Miami has a special offering. From complimentary champagne to dining in the dark, here's a rundown of roma ... More >>

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    December 18, 2013

    Miami New Year's Eve Dining Guide

    A proper New Year's Eve bash requires some advanced preparation. Before the ball drops, you've got to make dinner reservations so you can enjoy a great meal on the last night of the year. We've compiled long list of dining possibilities, broken down by neighborhood and island. So figure out your da ... More >>

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    September 6, 2013

    Big 105.9's Paul Castronovo Is a Food Blogger

    Paul Castronovo is a man who wears many hats. He's half of South Florida's favorite radio program, The Paul and Young Ron Show on Big 105.9, an avid fisherman, and president of Castronovo Vineyards. Castronovo is also a major foodie who frequently talks about South Florida restaurants on his show, ... More >>

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    August 7, 2013

    De Rodriguez Cuba's New Nuevo Latino Dishes

    Short Order was recently invited to De Rodriguez Cuba on Ocean to check out updates to the menu. It's been a while since our last visit to the luxury Cuban restaurant helmed by the "Godfather of Nuevo Latino Cuisine," Chef Doug Rodriguez, so we were excited to taste the changes. The bad news: there ... More >>

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    December 28, 2012

    Miami New Year's Eve Dinners: 1500 Degrees to Acqualina to the Betsy UPDATED

    With the new year fast approaching (or the end of the world, if that's how you see it), time is working against us to start making New Year's Eve plans. Because Miami is an NYE party destination, locals have to make particularly savvy arrangements to ensure a successful evening. No one likes to ... More >>

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    September 18, 2012

    Miami Chefs Help Jump-Start Public School Breakfasts

    Students all over the state are celebrating Florida School Breakfast Week, in which kids are encouraged to start their day with healthy chow.According to the Food Research and Action Center in Washington, D.C., children who eat a complete breakfast make fewer mistakes and work faster in math and num ... More >>

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    August 31, 2012

    Four Best Things to Eat and Drink In Miami This Weekend

    We have three little words for you: Three. Day. Weekend.We've been on this grind since Monday -- and let's face it -- the week's been rough. The early mornings, the lack of sleep, the grilling boss... But sometimes all it takes is a swig or four of an ice cold mojito to make it all better. We've got ... More >>

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    July 10, 2012

    Taste of the Nation Celebrates 25th Anniversary on July 19

    Taste of the Nation, the event that brings together Miami's best chefs to benefit Share Our Strength, is celebrating its silver anniversary with a stellar lineup of food and drink.On Thursday, July 19, over three dozen restaurants will offer their best bites to sample at the Turnberry Isle Miami. So ... More >>

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    May 24, 2012

    Urban Beach Week: Top Ten South Beach Eats

    This one goes out to all the weekend transplants arriving today to spend the weekend in our home city.Bienvenidos a Miami, y'all!We realize Miami has a way of being quite the sassy pants when it comes to Memorial Day Weekend -- for that, we apologize. But lucky for you, we've compiled a snazzy list ... More >>

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    May 8, 2012

    James Beard Awards Screw Latino Workers

    Last night, as many of our loyal readers watched NBC's The Voice, ABC's Dancing with the Stars, and Travel Channel's No Reservations, a bit of virtual battle was taking place on Twitter. Perhaps a few (likely from the culinary industry) tuned into the live webcast of the James Beard Foundation award ... More >>

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    February 17, 2012

    SoBeWFF: Miami Chefs Talk About Their Favorite Events

    ​Chefs are busy people. When the Food Network South Beach Wine & Food Festival comes to town, many of them are even busier than usual. Poor, poor chefs: They're either working so hard at the festival or working so hard because of all the extra foodies in town for the festival that they don't g ... More >>

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    February 3, 2012

    660 at The Angler's Names Carlos Torres as New Chef

    Torres takes over 660.​660 at The Angler's has announced that Carlos Torres will be replacing the recently departed Giorgio Rapicavoli as executive chef. The indoor/outdoor contemporary American restaurant will keep its signature dishes, but chef Torres will slowly integrate his own dishes into th ... More >>

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    February 2, 2012
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    December 7, 2011

    Free Pig at De Rodriguez Cuba Every Wednesday

    De Rodriguez CubaCome here. Eat pig. Be happy. ​Somebody, call the mayor. We need a statue erected in De Rodriguez Cuba's honor -- They're offering free pig, y'all!That's right. Starting today and continuing every Wednesday, the beachfront SoBe restaurant is firing up the spit and roasting a whole ... More >>

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    October 21, 2011

    Friendly Food Fights and Fun at Last Night's Iron Fork

    All photos by Laine Doss​View photos from Iron Fork 2011 here.New Times' Fourth Annual Iron Fork at Ice Palace Film Studios in downtown Miami brought more than 1600 people out to eat, drink and enjoy some friendly competition between chefs.The weather couldn't have been more perfect as people sipp ... More >>

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    October 10, 2011

    Meet The Chefs South Of Fifth at James Beard Scholarship Fund Dinner (Photos)

    ​More than 100 people at Red The Steakhouse were treated to a six-course meal (not including passed Hors d'oeuvres and Prosecco) at a dinner to benefit The James Beard Scholarship Fund.The theme of the dinner was Meet The Chefs South of Fifth, a tribute to the fact that SoFi has become a central h ... More >>

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    September 29, 2011
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    August 4, 2011

    What Chefs Can't Live Without in a Storm

    Red the Steakhouse executive chef Peter Vauthy plans an Italian-themed hurricane party.​You know the old game where you're asked the question, "If you're stranded on a deserted island, what couldn't you live without?" Most people answer with their favorite book, a musical instrument, or volleyball ... More >>

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    July 19, 2011

    Anthony Bourdain Drives a Red Corvette, Eats Colombianos

    Photos by Laine Doss Tony Bourdain leaves the scene in a red CorvetteThough it might be no secret that Anthony Bourdain is in Miami to shoot his new Travel Channel show, 24-Hour Layover, the production crew wanted the exact shooting locations to remain a secret. Unfortunately, Eater scooped t ... More >>

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    July 14, 2011

    Miami Spice Kickoff Event To Benefit Share Our Strength, Others

    Asia de Cuba is one of the participating restaurants at the Miami Spice 2011 kickoff celebration​We had to recheck our calendar to actually realize that Miami Spice starts in only two weeks. Where did 2011 fly off to,anyway? Anyway, this is our favorite time of the year --  we can actu ... More >>

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    June 23, 2011
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    June 20, 2011

    Bacardi Reintroduces Hatuey Beer With Real Housewives of Miami (Photos)

    All photos by Laine Doss​When Hatuey beer was first brewed in Santiago de Cuba (birthplace of Desi Arnaz) long before the 1959 revolution, it was delivered with a block of ice to keep it crisp and cold in the tropical heat. The brew was named after a famous Taino Indian who in 1511 tried to ... More >>

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    May 27, 2011 $25 Gift Certificate Giveaway!

    Photo by Riki AltmanShort rib at Cha Cha Rooster.​Huzzah! We're back with another giveaway and this one's big. is offering Short Order readers a chance to win one of four (yes, FOUR) $25 gift certificates to use on's, you ask? The site offer deals ... More >>

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    April 28, 2011
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    April 28, 2011
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    March 31, 2011
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    March 18, 2011

    Special Prix Fixe: Botran Rum Menu at De Rodriguez Cuba on Ocean Through April 15

    Florida lobster ceviche with local heirloom tomatoes and avocado, topped with stone crab mustard and Botran Rum ice cream.​Riding the momentum of the South Beach Wine & Food Festival, De Rodriguez Cuba on Ocean (inside the Hilton Bentley) and Botran Rum is offering a special rum-tastic prix fi ... More >>

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    March 8, 2011

    Snappy Slogans: "Because rich tourists have to eat too!"

    ​Every now and then I take time from my busy schedule in order to lend a hand to others. I'm just big-hearted that way. Most of my charitable assistance is given to restaurants. The owners don't ask for my advice -- restaurateurs are a proud bunch -- but I know who needs my support. How can a writ ... More >>

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    March 4, 2011

    12 Top Miami Chefs Who Were Not Too Big To Fail, Part Two

    Ben FinkIt was a genuine struggle to the top​In yesterday's installment, we listed six chefs, in alphabetical order, who at one point or another in their careers encountered a flop. We continue with the remaining half-dozen:7. Chef: Andrea Curto-Randazzo and Frank RandazzoFlop: Water ClubTalula fo ... More >>

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    February 15, 2011

    De Rodriguez Cuba Moves In With De Rodriguez Ocean

    Chef Doug Rodriguez​​Doug Rodriguez has announced that he is "relocating" his De Rodriguez Cuba restaurant to the Hilton Bentley hotel, where De Rodriguez Ocean opened just a couple of months ago. In other words, both restaurants will be merging into one. Name of the new restaurant? "De Rodrigue ... More >>

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    January 25, 2011

    Big Name Consulting Chefs Make Reputations Smaller

    ​It is neither unusual nor unseemly for chefs to provide their names and consulting expertise to restaurants when they ultimately won't play an integral role. Nobody, for instance, really expects to see Wolfgang Puck twirling pizza dough in the kitchen of one of his 50 Wolfgang Puck Express restau ... More >>

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    December 17, 2010

    Zagat 2011 Looks Like Zagat 2009

    It's something of an annual foodie rite to take issue with individual rating choices upon release of each new issue of Zagat. Considering how wide a net is cast, and how many individuals weigh in, the numbers in this years Miami/So. Florida guide appear to me to read closer than anyone could hope. S ... More >>

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    November 26, 2010

    Black Friday Deals for Foodies

    Courtesy Romanico's ChocolatesThe Miami Sushi chocolate and candy box from Romanico's Chocolates​Here are some Black Friday deals for those who have a hankering for specialty food products or for those hoping to get the perfect gift for the foodies in their life. Even better: none of these deals r ... More >>

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    October 22, 2010

    Iron Fork 2010: Jose Luis Flores Takes the Pan; Short Order Award Winners Announced

    Paula NiñoChef Jose Luis Flores​View photos from Iron Fork 2010 at Grand Central here.De Rodriguez Cuba's Jose Luis Flores won the 2010 Iron Fork title last night in a battle against defending champ John Critchley of Area 31. The chefs were given 45 minutes to prepare one appetizer and one entree ... More >>

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    October 15, 2010

    Get Iron Fork Tickets for $20, Today Only

    ​Iron Fork is less than a week away, and we have a sweet deal for those who've been slacking on getting their tickets.Until midnight today, Short Order readers can buy general admission tickets for $20 (that means you save $15 off the regular price). Before we give you the details on how to buy, h ... More >>

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    September 14, 2010

    Steve Roitstein from Palo! Seen Eating... A Juban Sandwich

    Trina SargalskiPalo! at Fall for the Arts festival in September 2010​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. If you're curious about the fo ... More >>