Shareef Malnik

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    April 3, 2014
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    February 16, 2012

    Snackdown: Coconut Grove, Downtown, Coral Gables Move Into the Semi-Finals

    ​Over the next few weeks, Short Order will pair eight Miami-Dade neighborhoods in a "Snackdown". This is the first semi-final round-up. This afternoon we'll pit Coconut Grove against Downtown Miami. Which one is the better neighborhood for dining?Read our arguments and VOTE! Tweet it. Facebook it. ... More >>

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    December 20, 2011

    The Forge Miami Beach In Pictures

    A laugh in the kitchen at The Forge​There aren't many restaurants on Miami Beach that have been around since 1920. The Forge is one of em', and its storied past swims in local history like a mangrove snapper in the salty waters off the south coast. Owner Shareef Malnik's steady hand on the tiller, ... More >>

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    June 28, 2011

    The Well, An Aspen Ski Lodge on Mid-Beach, Is Set to Open In July

    Courtesy of The Well The Well, a new casual lounge, is scheduled to open in July.​Shareef Malnik is teaming up with entrepreneur Buzzy Sklar to open The Well at the former Glass space, adjacent to Malnick's iconic The Forge Restaurant/Wine Bar. It won't be your typical mid-Beach joint, exc ... More >>

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    December 17, 2010

    The Forge: A Date with a Surgeon

    ​Short Order will be hosting a column that combines dating and culinary reviews. The author, Riki Altman is an expert on both.Let's talk about balls, shall we? Not testicles, per se, but cohones, huevos, grit, moxie, pluck... you know, that magical thing it takes to really get a job done. If looks ... More >>

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    July 30, 2010

    Five Annoying Things About Today's Herald Story On Miami Spice

    ​When I first saw The Miami Herald front page headline this morning -- "It's Time To Add The 'Spice'", I thought reporter Elaine Walker was copying Short Order's tallying of which restaurants were worth going to for Spice and which weren't. But there was no critical commentary involved -- probably ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 9, 2010

    The Forge Unveils Its New Façade

    Photo by Jacquelynn D. PowersShareef Malnik and Michael Gongora at The Forge's unveiling. ​Last night, The Forge officially announced their opening with a low-key, streetside event with friends, media and City of Miami Beach officials in attendance. Forge owner Shareef Malnik was presented with a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 6, 2010

    The Relaunched Forge in Pictures

    We've already covered the relaunch of the Forge in great detail. Here are some pictures of the new eatery, from the sophisticated wine-by-the-glass system to the Forge chopped salad. (By the way, last night we spotted Michelle Bernstein, ShamWow guy Vince Shlomi, and Shareef Malnik all dining at the ... More >>

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    March 31, 2010

    The Forge Opens Tonight And We Get a Sneak Peek

    The revamped Forge restaurant finally debuts tonight. While the hype has been building all winter, the Forge faithful can finally experience chef Dewey LoSasso's new menu, over 70 wines by the glass and Francois Frossard's modern design scheme. Suffice it to say, this is not your parents' (or grandp ... More >>

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    March 24, 2010

    Socialite Gail Posner's Secret Funeral

    ​Gail Posner, one of the four children of the infamous late businessman Victor Posner, passed away last week at the age of 67. She was reportedly battling cancer. However, for a member of one of Miami Beach's most wealthy and notorious families, her obituary was never submitted to the Herald. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 16, 2010

    Gerald Posner Plagiarized Several Passages in Miami Babylon, Author Says

    Last month, when Miami Beach journalist Gerald Posner got caught lifting from the Miami Herald in stories he wrote for the Daily Beast, he blamed the "warp speed" of the Internet. Photo by Bill Cooke Gerald Posner​So what's his excuse for plagiarizing at the presumably snail pace of book wr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 1, 2010

    Exclusive: The Forge Announces Opening Date

    Photos by Jacquelynn D. PowersThe Forge's new chef, Dewey LoSasso, at the Bubble Q. ​Shareef Malnik, the charismatic owner of The Forge restaurant, was back in action at the BubbleQ on Friday during the Food Network South Beach Wine & Food Festival. It was Malnik's return to the culinary arena ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 27, 2010

    Exclusive Scoop From The Forge's Owner

    Photo by Jacquelynn D. PowersForge owner Shareef Malnik​While news about The Forge's relaunch has been slowly trickling in (such as the hiring of Dewey LoSasso as the head chef), owner Shareef Malnik has been tight-lipped about the legendary eatery's extreme makeover. It's a marketing strategy he ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 12, 2009

    Organic Wine at Pied, LoSasso at The Forge, Bleeding Eardrums at SeaRock, and, um, Jessica Simpson

    ​Columbus Day Brunch, Kamen Wine DinnerBrunch is this morning at 10:00 a.m. and runs to 4:00 p.m. at Au Pied de Cochon. And on Wednesday, October 14 at 7:00 p.m., the French brasserie presents a five course dinner featuring the wines of Kamen Winery, a Sonoma County vineyard owned by Hollywood scr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 28, 2009

    The Forge Closes Temporarily - Thanks for the Memories

    image via Legendary Miami Beach restaurant The Forge is closed for renovations and should be open again sometime between October and December.The Herald reports that owner Shareef Malnik didn't bother to give most of his 100 employees any advance notice that he was ganking the job ... More >>

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    February 14, 2008
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    May 5, 2005

    Miami Gun Rhapsody

    Who's packing heat in the Magic City? You don't have to conceal your curiosity a second longer

  • Music

    February 20, 2003

    Code Orange

    It's the end of the world as we know it, and we feel fine

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    December 5, 2002

    South Beach Greets the Season

    Tourism dilemma: Will it be hip or will it be hip-hop?

  • Calendar

    April 27, 2000

    Big-Screen Cuba

    The Hispanic Film Festival

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    December 23, 1999

    Goon Over Miami

    Chris Paciello, the dangerous darling of the SoBe nightlife set, has a reputation for fisticuffs. And mob ties.

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    March 11, 1999

    Night & Day

    March 11 - 17, 1999

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    November 5, 1998
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    October 8, 1998

    Deconstructing Tommy

    How a Bensonhurst boy rose to the summit of South Beach's promotion biz

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    August 20, 1998

    The New Miami Sound

    It's straight from contemporary Cuba and it has taken root in a most unlikely place: Little Havana

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    September 19, 1996

    Big Stink

    Miamians' lust for contraband Cohibas has turned the blazing cigar craze into a smuggler's dream

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    August 22, 1996

    Gone with the Wine

    Hurricane Andrew and a protracted legal brawl uncorked The Forge's world-class wine list

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    January 18, 1996
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    May 11, 1995
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    February 2, 1995