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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
All photos by Laine DossView 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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
Asia de Cuba is one of the participating restaurants at the Miami Spice 2011 kickoff celebrationWe 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 >>
All photos by Laine DossWhen 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 >>
Photo by Riki AltmanShort rib at Cha Cha Rooster.Huzzah! We're back with another giveaway and this one's big. Restaurant.com is offering Short Order readers a chance to win one of four (yes, FOUR) $25 gift certificates to use on Restaurant.com.What's Restaurant.com, you ask? The site offer deals ... More >>
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 >>
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 >>
Ben FinkIt was a genuine struggle to the topIn 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 >>
Chef Doug RodriguezDoug 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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
Courtesy Romanico's ChocolatesThe Miami Sushi chocolate and candy box from Romanico's ChocolatesHere 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 >>
Paula NiñoChef Jose Luis FloresView 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 >>
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 >>
Trina SargalskiPalo! at Fall for the Arts festival in September 2010Scene 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 >>