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    February 19, 2014

    Miami Chefs at SOBEWFF Provide a Taste of the City

    When food enthusiasts from around the world descend on Miami Beach for the SOBEWFF festivities, it would be a shame not to partake in the events of local chefs. When in Miami, eat and learn from the locals. Hedy Goldsmith, Sam Gorenstein, Antonio Bachour, and Michelle Bernstein will all showcase the ... More >>

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    January 13, 2014

    Andrew Zimmern on SoBe "Horse-Sh*t Restaurants," TV, and Miami's Creative Spirit

    Andrew Zimmern had been sitting all day. On a recent wind-lashed afternoon, while his film crew prepped the outdoor set at Wynwood's Blue Starlite Drive-In, Zimmern sipped a Starbucks Frappuccino and yearned to stretch his legs. Earlier that day, he had taken an airboat ride across the Everglades, ... More >>

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    November 4, 2013

    French Spice: Miami Restaurants Offering Three-Course Meals for $39

    If you're anything like us, you're happy that the weather is getting cooler. But you're also sad because the next Miami Spice is ten months away. In the medium term, we have some good news. French Spice is going on through November 15. It works just like Miami Spice -- you choose an appetizer, mai ... More >>

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    October 4, 2013

    Top Ten Influential Figures in Miami Dining

    This isn't a popularity contest. This is about influence. These people have shaped our city's dining scene. They operate fabled restaurants, mentor budding chefs, grow organic vegetables, and roast the best damn coffee in town. What follows is a list of the top ten influential figures in Miami din ... More >>

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    September 5, 2013
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    September 4, 2013

    Huahua's Taqueria: Quirky Late-Night Eats in South Beach

    The pretty cashier at Huahua's Taqueria wears a sombrero. It's bulky, with a wide brim and fuschia splotches that match the chalkboard menu hanging above her head. Some nights, she opts for plastic Wayfarers instead. Stamped with the restaurant's name, the specs have clear lenses, thick rims, and co ... More >>

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    June 6, 2013

    Miami's Ten Best Restaurants

    Your buddies just don't understand. You had an earth-shattering rossejat at the Bazaar. You loved the place -- that is, until you heard some tragic news. Your pal once had a bad bao con lechón there. Now that guy's never going back. Disgruntled patrons rarely forget a dinner done wrong. Strokes ... More >>

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    May 29, 2013

    3. Joel and Leticia Pollock of Panther Coffee

    First-rate food cities need great java. And, with Panther Coffee, owners Joel and Leticia Pollock gave Miami just that. Panther Coffee, available at their Wynwood and Miami Beach shops, or at restaurants around town, works intimately with growers and roasts beans on-premises. Remember when the wo ... More >>

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    May 27, 2013

    5. Gabriele Marewski of Paradise Farms

    A sign that says, "Welcome! Please no meat or cigarettes. Enjoy and respect." welcomes you to Paradise Farms. The sign should simply read, "Paradise." This piece of heaven on earth in Homestead started out as an abandoned five-acre avocado grove. With a lot of love and work, Gabriele Marewski turne ... More >>

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    May 24, 2013

    6. Kevin Cory of Naoe

    Kevin Cory -- sushi master, soft spoken chef, and seafood overlord -- is the man behind Naoe, an omakase-style Japanese restaurant in Brickell Key where dinners start at $160 and most of the menu is chef's choice. Sounds amazing, right? Wouldn't you just love to go tonight? Well, you can't. Cory is ... More >>

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    May 23, 2013

    7. Gabriel Orta and Elad Zvi of Broken Shaker

    A few years back, you could get a good cocktail or two in Miami, sure. But more than likely, you'd be served Margaritas made with a corn syrup-laden mix. Maybe you could get a decent martini, but you'd probably wind up with Red Bull and vodka in a plastic cup at a trendy hotel pool bar, instead. Ga ... More >>

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    May 21, 2013

    9. Zak Stern of Zak the Baker

    If you were to measure a man by his passion, it would be hard to find a baker held in higher esteem than Zak Stern. Whereas most dough-makers talk levain and flour, Stern voices thoughts of wisdom, happiness, and beauty. Zak the Baker is more than just talk, though. He's a fervent proponent for lo ... More >>

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    May 16, 2013

    12. Robert Tejon of Misfits Home-Brewers and Gravity Brewlab

    A mere few years ago the Miami craft beer scene was represented by a handful of bars that served little more than Budweiser and Corona to a few thirsty souls. But change happens and it happens quickly. Miami now has a healthy craft beer scene and a budding home brew movement. Misfits Home-Brewers c ... More >>

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    May 15, 2013

    13. Freddy and Danielle Kaufmann of Proper Sausages

    Say what you will about sausages. Make all the jokes you want. But these two aren't kidding. When it comes to combining flavors and different kinds of meats, Freddy and Danielle Kaufmann are experts. What was formerly just a stand at a weekend farmers markets has turned into a storefront in Miami ... More >>

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    May 14, 2013

    14. Suzy Batlle of Azucar Ice Cream

    You won't find tostones at Azucar on Calle Ocho. Nor will you turn up flan, at least not in its usual form. Suzy Batlle's ice cream shop, inspired by the memory of her abuela -- hand-makes ice cream and yogurt every day. The flan comes in three different flavors; pumpkin, caramel and coconut. Yet B ... More >>

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    May 13, 2013

    15. Brian Mullins of Ms. Cheezious

    As we did during childhood, we run when the baby blue food truck with the bikinied pin-up girl comes rolling through our neighborhoods. Then we breathe hard. Instead of a cone, we adults crave a grilled bacon and blue or a classic grilled cheese-and-tomato soup combo. To make Ms. Cheezious, Brian M ... More >>

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    May 10, 2013

    16. Muriel Olivares of Little River Market Garden

    The eating world is paying more attention to food's origin than ever. Yet the locavores' work is far from done. There's been plenty of debate on whether locally grown and raised food is the answer to crises like hunger and obesity, but that's not what's important. What matters is that Muriel Olivar ... More >>

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    May 9, 2013

    17. Margie Pikarsky of Bee Heaven Farm

    Margie Pikarsky coordinates Redland Organics, a local organization of South Florida growers, It supplies sustainable vegetables, herbs, honey, and eggs to Miami-Dade, Monroe, and Broward counties, and is among the best communiity supported agriculture programs around. Few farmers in South Florida h ... More >>

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    May 8, 2013

    18. Peter Schnebly of Schnebly Redland's Winery & Miami Brewing Company

    Miami is not exactly Napa. Instead of grape vineyards, we have trees that grow exotic fruits like guava, mango, lychee. So, Peter Schnebly, a longtime grower of tropical fruits, decided to make wine from the produce deemed not "perfect" enough for sale. Wine not from grapes? Sounded ambitious -- and ... More >>

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    May 7, 2013

    19. Matthew Sherman of Jugofresh

    Matthew Sherman sells booze-free shots. At his organic, raw, and cold-pressed juice bar called Jugofresh, Sherman proffers the teeny drinks with organic Bulgarian rose water, deer antler extract, and echinacea. The South Beach shop also makes delightful smoothies and great-tasting cleanses. Tasty j ... More >>

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    May 3, 2013

    21. Frodnesor of Food For Thought

    Since 2009 David Rosendorf -- better known as Frodnesor on Twitter or by his blog, Food For Thought -- has offered even-keeled commentary on Miami's ever-changing scene. As a co-founder of Cobaya, Miami's not-so-underground underground-dining group, he and co-conspirators have helped set the city's ... More >>

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    May 2, 2013

    22. Robert Montero of the Cypress Room

    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. Even though Robert Montero ... More >>

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    May 1, 2013

    23. Tom Wilfong and Vanessa Safie of Copperpots

    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 >>

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    April 30, 2013

    24. Victoria Nodarse and Aimee Ortega of Spice Galore

    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 >>

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    April 9, 2013

    Miami's Top Ten Inexpensive Restaurants

    Miami is a city laden with restaurants of little value. There are stylish joints, the kind where mediocre $24 tuna tartares and $30 chicken breasts, filled with fontina and foie gras, are the norm. There are hackneyed Asian concepts, the type where $20 sushi rolls are packed with fried shrimp, douse ... More >>

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    March 25, 2013

    Miami's Top Ten Chefs

    Chefs love talking about one another. They discuss talent. They obsess over who cooks better, who lacks integrity, who sold out, who travels looking for recipes to replicate. They talk about hype. They chat about expectations. They know what their colleagues are cooking. They have opinions about eve ... More >>

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    March 15, 2013

    La Camaronera: Fish-Fry Staple Now Open For Dinner on Fridays and Saturdays

    In the past two years, La Camaronera has evolved from simple shrimp shack to full-service, casual restaurant. In 2012, the 40-year-old West Flagler staple broadened its menu to include non-fried items such as shrimp tacos and fish fillet with rice. Then, this January, the spot expanded its dining r ... More >>

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    February 19, 2013

    Lee Brian Schrager's Favorite SoBeWFF 2013 Events

    For more on the South Beach Wine & Food Festival, check out New Times' Taste guide, hitting newsstands Thursday, February 21. Unlike the Wizard of Oz, people who know the Food Network South Beach Wine & Food Festival pay attention to the man behind the curtain -- Lee Brian Schrager. The fou ... More >>

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    February 18, 2013

    Win Free Tickets to SoBeWFF's Sold-Out Garden to Glass Event

    Whether you're broke, busy or just a major procrastinator -- time is running out if you're still hoping to score an in for the South Beach Wine and Food Festival. Luckily, Zignum Mezcal is giving away two free tickets to the hotly anticipated, sold-out Garden to Glass event -- so you could be one lu ... More >>

  • Dining

    December 20, 2012
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    December 5, 2012

    Happy Repeal Prohibition Day: Miami's Chefs Tell Us Their Favorite Drinks

    If you think government is meddling in your affairs now (we're talking to you, Fox News), you should have been around in the early 20th Century, when Christian organizations and the federal government decided that most of our country's ills -- such as poverty, mental illness, crime, and bad behavior ... More >>

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    November 8, 2012

    Short Order and South Beach Wine & Food Festival Present the Party Animal Pass

    For years, Short Order and the South Beach Wine and Food Festival have had a symbiotic relationship -- they throw some killer parties and we eat, drink, and write about them.See also:- South Beach Wine & Food: 2013 Lineup- SoBe Wine & Food Fest Tickets on SaleBut, as in every relationship, a ... More >>

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    October 3, 2012

    Lee Schrager on SoBeWFF, Mixology and Where He Eats in Miami: Hip and Hot, Part Two

    One of the hottest things right now, according to Lee Schrager, is mixology -- the skill of blending cocktails with a focus on quality ingredients and innovative flavor combinations. "There's so much emphasis on cocktails right now," he says. To reflect what he calls the "big explosion of mixology, ... More >>

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    September 13, 2012

    Common Threads' World Festival Brings Together Good Chefs For a Better Cause

    We here at Short Order are enthusiastic supporters of good causes, especially when they include teaching kids about healthy eating, accepting other cultures and wielding an eight-inch chef's knife. Common Threads, the Chicago-based nonprofit founded by Oprah's former private chef Art Smith, does ex ... More >>

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    May 10, 2012

    BLT Steak: Tolentino is Out, Oetting Takes the Helm

    After we reported that Daniel Ganem has officially replaced Sam Gorenstein as chef de cuisine at The Raleigh, a Short Order reader commented that "Mario Tolentino is not at BLT Steak anymore," (that's embarrassing, thanks for the heads up to whomever "Mike" may be!) Gradually, several of our chef fr ... More >>

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    May 1, 2012

    Miami Restaurant Openings and Closings, April 2012

    The return of Kevin Cory's incredible Naoe and the debut of Josh's Delicatessen & Appetizing were the most notable local openings in April. China Grill's shuttering in South Beach was the big closure (although it will reopen in Brickell). Other than that, our list of exciting establishments ... More >>

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    April 25, 2012

    Miami's Top Three Dining Streets

    The question was posed to me in an email from some food television media type for an unspecified project:What is the best restaurant street in Miami? Think in terms of diversity or history or kitchen talent -- whatever quality makes it interesting and worth eating one's way from one end of the stree ... More >>

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    February 7, 2012

    Coconut Grove Over South Beach? 50 Reasons That's Just Dumb

    ​As you may or may not know, Short Order is having a little Snackdown! Over the next few weeks, we will be pairing eight Miami-Dade neighborhoods and pitting one against the other in an NCAA-bracket sort of tournament. The first entry, last Thursday, was Coconut Grove versus South Beach.Admittedly ... More >>

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    December 29, 2011
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    September 6, 2011

    Kane's Young Executive Chef Takes His Steak Seriously

    Photo by Andres Aravena​The addition of recently opened Kane Steakhouse to the SoFi restaurant landscape presented an opportunity for executive chef Daniel Ganem. When execs at the Glazier Group (Strip House in NYC, Michael Jordan's the Steak House) began searching for a head toque, they found th ... More >>

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    March 21, 2011

    Zach Bell Makes The 2011 James Beard Awards Finalist List

    ​Zach Bell of Café Bouloud in Palm Beach is the sole Florida chef nominated for a 2011 James Beard Award. Finalists for this highest honor in the culinary world were announced today in Portland, Oregon and on Twitter by the James Beard Foundation.Bell is a finalist in the Best Chef: South categor ... More >>

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    February 21, 2011

    Michael Schwartz's Genuine Potluck at Books and Books

    Trina Sargalski​View photos from Michael Schwartz's book signing at Books & Books here.Michael Schwartz made his first Miami appearance to promote his new cookbook, Michael's Genuine Food, on Saturday. Schwartz conversed with Sun-Sentinel food writer John Tanasychuk before a packed house at Bo ... More >>

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    February 16, 2011

    Chef Michael Schwartz Launches Cookbook With A Talk and A Potluck

    ​As we wrote yesterday, chef Michael Schwartz's cookbook -- Michael's Genuine Food -- is finally out. And Schwartz will make his first Miami appearance at Books & Books Coral Gables on Saturday, February 19 at 7 p.m. This isn't your average book signing, though. After a Q&A with the ch ... More >>

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    October 11, 2010

    Michelle Bernstein, Jeff McInnis, and Kris Wessel to Cook for Common Threads Benefit

    Courtesy of Mimi Chacin/Common ThreadsMaking sushi​Common Threads co-founder Art Smith will chair the first Miami benefit for the organization. It's a lineup worthy of an All-Star team if cooking had a midsummer classic.  Check the line-up: Michelle Bernstein, Jeff McInnis (Gigi), Sam Gorenst ... More >>

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    August 12, 2010
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    May 17, 2010

    Let's Talk Chef Shoes, Part 2: What The Pros Wear

    Friday's opening shoe post was mostly about my own experiences with kitchen footwear. Today we find out what Miami's real chefs wear when they're working -- and why.Michelle Bernstein, Michy's, Sra. Martinez: Clogs, as they not only help me from falling on my back side but they also give me those co ... More >>

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    February 18, 2010

    James Beard Awards 2010 - Semifinalists Announced

    And the local nominees are:Best Restaurateur - Myles Chefetz, Myles Restaurant Group, Miami Beach, FLRising Star Chef of the Year - Sam Gorenstein, BLT Steak at the Betsy Hotel, Miami Beach, FL

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    June 12, 2009

    Behind the Line: BLT Steak Miami Beach at the Betsy Hotel

    Jacob KatelBLT Steak Miami Beach chef de cuisine Sam Gorenstein, 25, shows Off his meat's marbling. BLT Steak Miami Beach takes Chef Laurent Tourondel's formula for success and applies it to Dade County. Read Lee Klein's New Times review of the joint here and Victoria Pesce Elliot's Miami Herald rev ... More >>

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