Saint Lucia

  • Blogs

    August 1, 2014

    Tropical Storm Bertha Forms in the Caribbean, Aims Toward Puerto Rico

    Despite the usual muggy drenching every afternoon around 4 p.m., Miami's had a fairly dry run through hurricane season so far. But that could change early next week thanks to a large lady named Bertha swirling out over the Caribbean this morning. The National Hurricane Center declared Bertha the se ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 10, 2014

    7. Allen Susser: Mango Magnate

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    March 20, 2014

    Nina Compton Serves Six-Course, $125 Dinner Straight Out of Top Chef

    Walk into Scarpetta on any given Saturday and it's obvious that magic is happening. The charmed Nina Compton is responsible for it. The executive chef recently made it to the Top Chef: New Orleans finale, only to lose to Nicholas Elmi at the very end in an unusual twist of fate. And by twist we mean ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 3, 2014

    Nina Compton on Life After Top Chef

    If you're a Top Chef fan (or fan of Miami's Nina Compton), you probably watched a bit smugly for Padma Lakshmi's pronouncement of the winner of this season, only to be in complete shock and denial when Nicholas Elmi was declared victorious. No doubt, all of Miami (and Saint Lucia) had thoughts of ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 6, 2014

    Top Chef: Nicholas Elmi Wins, Nina Compton is Fan Favorite

    From the start of competition during this season of Top Chef, Nina Compton has been the one to beat. Strong from the start, Compton wowed the judges with bold flavors derived from her Caribbean roots, formal training, and tenure in the kitchen at Miami Beach's Scarpetta. Now, after a long season, ... More >>

  • News

    November 28, 2013
  • Blogs

    October 3, 2013

    Top Chef New Orleans Recap: Miami is the Queen of the Swamps, Baby

    The first episode of every new season of Top Chef is chaotic. Montages of cheftestants pulling wheelie bags through airports and meeting their roommates takes up precious time. Plus, there are so many new faces to learn before the half dozen or so standouts rise up in the second or third episode. B ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 2, 2013

    Top Chef Season 11 Premieres Tonight: Miami Represents

    Season 11 of Top Chef, the Bravo cooking competition that paved the way for the cooking-show craze, premieres tonight. This time, the cheftestants compete in New Orleans, where regulars Tom Colicchio, Padma Lakshmi, and Gail Simmons are joined by Emeril Lagasse and Hugh Acheson. Though some critic ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 9, 2013

    Tropical Storm Chantal Might Reach Florida Monday

    You might want to think twice before forcing your local bank teller to cash last week's paycheck in all singles to hoard in your emergency bunker. Forecasters are still unsure if Tropical Storm Chantal will make it to Florida. If it does arrive, tentatively expect to have your Hypnotiq-fueled hurric ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 8, 2013

    Tropical Storm Chantal Headed For Haiti, May Buzz South Florida By Saturday

    There's a pissed off lady named Chantal getting set to ruin your weekend Wynwood Art Walk plans, Miami. No, no, not that Tootsie's dancer you had a beef with -- it's Tropical Storm Chantal, and it looks to be headed South Florida's direction just in time for the weekend. Chantal earned its name la ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 24, 2012

    Six Best Winter Cocktails In Miami

    It's officially winter. Sure, we're wearing shorts and flip flops here in South Florida, but honestly, that doesn't mean that locals should stick to the frozen piña coladas and mojitos.Now is the time to pretend like it's freezing outside and have a delicious winter cocktail. These libations, made ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 2, 2012

    Miami's Ten Coolest Cocktails For The Dog Days of Summer

    ​Want access to our Best Of picks from your smartphone? Download our free Best Of app for the iPhone or Android phone from the App Store or Google Play. Don't forget to check out the full Best of Miami® 2012 online at's August in Miami. Walk out of your apartment and be ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 3, 2012

    Scarpetta's Michael Pirolo and Nina Compton, Incoming and Outgoing Chefs, Talk Conant, Pomodoro, and Flavor (Part One)

    Michael Pirolo, chef de cuisine at Scarpetta, worked his last day at the Fontainebleau restaurant last Friday; he is moving on to partner with the Pubbelly guys on Macchialina Taverna Rustica (820 Alton Road, in the space formerly filled by Silvano). Nina Compton, formerly Scarpetta's sous chef, has ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 2, 2012

    Miami Rum Renaissance Returns For Fourth Annual Edition

    ​For Robert, Robert Jr. and Robin Burr, rum isn't just a type of liquor, it's a way of life."[Rum] is an incredible spirit," said the elder Robert, the family's patriarch and founder of Miami's Rum Renaissance, which takes place April 16-22. "And now it's experiencing a renaissance of appreciation ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 21, 2012

    The Balvenie Road Trip: Two Guys, One Car, Lots of Scotch

    ​Generally, brand ambassadors at spirits companies have pretty good jobs -- going to bars and events and talking up whatever brand of booze you're representing (and giving out free samples along the way). But last year, Balvenie brand ambassadors Nicholas Pollacchi and Andrew Weir received a new a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 14, 2012

    94. Spiked Frrrozen Hot Chocolate at Serendipity 3

    It's that time of year again when we count down to New Times' Best of Miami 2012 issue in June. 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​94. Spiked Frrrozen Hot Chocolate at ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 9, 2012

    Miami's Most Extravagant Valentine's Day Experiences

    ​They say money can't buy love. But "they" are obviously not from Miami, the "filthy rich old men driving around with 22-year-old wannabe supermodels sitting in the passenger seats of their red Ferraris" capital of the world. Let's put the anti-Hallmark bullshit aside and be frank: Valentine's Day ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 6, 2012

    Serendipity 3 Brings Boozy Frrrozen Hot Chocolate to South Beach

    ​Growing up in New York City, Serendipity 3 was the place to go for lunch or ice cream as a teenage girl. Only problem was, I was never a fan. Maybe because I grew up going to Rumpelmeyer's, the other ice cream place for birthdays and special occasions.A few years ago, I went to New York with a fr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 25, 2011

    Chef Allen Susser Tells New Times He's Closing After 25 Years UPDATED

    Chef Allen Susser​Chef Allen Susser says he'll be be closing the doors to the Aventura eatery that bears his name. The restaurant has been in operation since 1986."Twenty-five years has passed, the lease was up, and it was time to make a decision," said Susser, who is 54 years old and lives in Hol ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 22, 2011

    Susser Leads Charity Dinners For Japan

    The charitable Chef Susser​Chef Allen Susser is rallying chefs to come together for a series of fund-raising dinners to help those in Japan."Calling ourselves 'Culinary Messengers' we've banded together to raise money for Japan and hope that you'll join us," writes Susser in an email to fellow cul ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 29, 2010

    Interview With Erik Peters, Club Med's Corporate Chef, Founder of the Club Med Wine & Food Festival

    Erik Peters​Erik Peters left college to become a "ski bum," but after a bad man-versus-nature accident, he reverted to cooking, a hobby that always came naturally. His first job with Club Med was as an assistant sous chef in Copper Mountain, Colorado, and his next gig took him to Playa Blanca in M ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 2, 2009

    Taste of the Nation's Tasty Freshman Class, New VIPish Room, and the Ritz on the Key is Practically Giving Rooms Away to Celebrate

    Share Our StrengthThe children won't go hungry and neither will youLet the chowdown countdown begin!  The 21st annual Share Our Strength Taste of the Nation is just four weeks away today in Miami, but event organizers already have a healthy crop of 19 restaurant newcomers confirmed for the Jul ... More >>

  • Music

    May 10, 2007

    Nadine Sutherland

    Say My Name (Eight76)

  • Music

    October 6, 2005

    Don't Stop the Carnival

    There is no downtime for soca music's international ambassador

  • Calendar

    May 13, 2004
  • Calendar

    April 1, 2004

    Two Toned

    Father and son perform brilliantly

  • News

    November 13, 2003

    All Around the Neighborhood

    A quick look at our amigos from Toronto to Tierra del Fuego

  • News

    December 21, 2000

    An American Dream Expires

    A little boy arrived from Saint Lucia to have a dangerous tumor removed. The tumor is gone, but so is his home and his ability to move.

  • Music

    April 22, 1999
  • News

    September 24, 1998

    A Born Romantic

    Prolific South Dade lady-killer Vernon Braithwaite has a new home: jail

  • Culture

    October 12, 1995
  • News

    June 23, 1993

    It's the Booze Talking

    They say the first step to recovery is admitting your addiction. And now they say it on the radio.

  • Film

    May 19, 1993