Sometimes one street can hold a bounty of good restaurants, and lately Short Order has been doing a lot of good eating on North Miami's 123rd Street. Now we have another delicious spot to add to the list: Ricky Thai Bistro. Its owners have a love story that's eerily similar to Primo Trattoria Itali ... More >>
Nothing ruins a meal like qualifying its authenticity. You know the drill: You slurp down a big bowl of aromatic pho, you really enjoy it, and then your brain kicks into gear. It didn't take you to the streets of Ho Chi Minh City or Hanoi. You have become the Regina George of food, someone who bligh ... More >>
Round two has just started in the match that pits Chef Bee and Oishi Thai against John Kunkel and 50 Eggs. Piyarat Potha Arreeratn, better known as Chef Bee, has responded to a lawsuit filed against him and his restaurant Oishi Thai on August 27, 2013 by former employer 50 Eggs Restaurant Company L ... More >>
Piyarat Arreeratn is not in the kitchen. Tonight, the boyish chef with spiky hair roams the dining room at his family-run restaurant, Oishi Thai. He pats a blond kid on the head, wipes down an empty table, and bounces around asking guests if everything is all right. Chef Bee, as he is commonly known ... More >>
In Thailand, New Year's is celebrated very differently than in Miami. As part of the multiday festivities, Thai people clean their houses, avoid cursing, apologize to friends and family for bad behavior, and splash water on each other (very respectfully, we're told). Miamians, by contrast, generally ... More >>
Halo-halo isn't your typical shaved ice dessert. If you consider Panama's raspao, Italy's granita, Dominican Republic's frio frio, or United States' snow cone, then you already know none of these look anything like a layered, vibrant bowl of halo-halo. It might look more like Malaysia's ais kacang ... More >>
The internet is abuzz with the story of Edward Archibold, a 32 year-old West Palm Beach man who died last Friday after winning a roach eating contest at Ben Siegel Reptile Store in Deerfield Beach.Read Also:- Cockroach Death: Five Other Foods That Can Kill You- West Palm Beach Man Dies After Eating ... More >>
The Colonel is killing tigers.Greenpeace International has released a report accusing Kentucky Fried Chicken of using food packaging made with wood from rainforest trees in Indonesia.According to the report, independent tests were conducted on KFC food boxes in China, Indonesia, and the United Kingd ... More >>
Mango season is upon us, which means these sweet, succulent fruits will be falling from trees, rolling under cars and rotting on sidewalks throughout Miami. Every year, an abundance of this fleshy tropical fruit strikes our city, and locals with mango trees are overwhelmed.In an attempt to save Moth ... More >>
Though it was more than ten years ago now, the September 11th terrorist attacks still seem fresh in the minds of most Americans, but now there are kids in school who weren't even alive during the attacks. So, Sen. Thad Altman, R-Melbourne, has introduced a bill in the Florida Senate that would re ... More >>
Enrique Gomez de Molina's sculptures are to die for. Literally.The Miami-based artist was charged today with illegally smuggling exotic animal parts -- including birds of paradise and the world's cutest animal, a slow loris -- into Florida from Indonesia. Then he stitched, glued, and stuffed the par ... More >>
HippyHoundDogAll decked out for FoodstockThis past weekend we set back the clock one hour. This coming weekend, we're setting the clock back even farther ... to 1969, a time when hippies chanted "make love, not war," traded love beads and ate street food. Let's put it this way, hippies were the ... More >>
The Nicaraguan-born, Miami-bred super DJ who runs Slow Roast Records with Kill the Noise, DJ Craze, lives right here in the 305. During the week, at least. On the weekends, he's traveling from Vegas to Manila, doing what it takes to keep massive crowds of party people dancing. Recently, administ ... More >>
Richard Hales is the owner of the popular Sakaya Kitchen, one of the few independently owned joints that make Midtown cool. He took over our palates with intoxicating brussels sprouts, and then helmed the growing food truck movement in Miami.At age 21, after being laid off, the Tampa native ... More >>
Here are ten things that I learned on my summer vacation to Thailand: 1. In Mae Salong, I discovered that there is such a thing as black chicken. The color is natural from the breed, and it tastes like the regular chicken does here: fresh and delicious without all the hormones and stuff pumped into ... More >>
Manila Rice If you've been kvetching about the same old, same old night after night, we hear you. Everyone lapses into "food boredom" now and then. If eating the same food all the time has gotten you down, you might want to visit Manila Rice at BTTR tonight for some more-than-authentic Fili ... More >>
Photo by Riki AltmanThis is the last post in writer Riki Altman's three-part series about her visit to Bangkok. If you missed parts one and two, you can either click the links or just hop a plane and check it out for yourself.Located about an hour outside of Bangkok are two fascinating outdoor fo ... More >>
Manila Rice Cecille Pangan with her Manila Rice TruckWith a "Miami Vice" color scheme (hot pink lettering on a black background), Manila Rice makes its debut this evening on the corner of NE 144th Street and Biscayne Boulevard from 6 to 11 p.m. Ted Lederman and Cecille Pangan are partners, ... More >>
State agencies close every year on Veteran's Day, yet schools remain open. Some Florida lawmakers want to change that with the altruistic day that kids will spend the day visiting veterans and watching parades. Note to politicians: kids who get the day off from school just play Wii and watch Wiza ... More >>
Photo by Riki AltmanLeggo my gado gadoNow that you've pounded down more fruitcake, egg nog, and sugar cookies than you care to remember, try eating something good for you, like Icebox Café's gado gado. Robert Siegmann and Andrea Landini--whom we interviewed last week, remember?--discovered this dis ... More >>
First, the good news: The number of chronically hungry people in the world has dropped for the first time in 15 years, according to "The State of Food Insecurity in the World" report that will be jointly released by the Rome-based Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and ... More >>
"It just taste Irie--One Love."Madonna swears by it and invested $1.5 million in it. And Coke and Pepsi have acquired companies who sell it. But if you're looking for coconut water, you don't need to go any further than Allapattah and JCS Reggae Country Style Brand's Jelly Coconut Water (wi ... More >>
New Barbu and decades-old Siam Lotus Room have each met the same fate. The latter, South Miami's answer to Boston's Green Monster, lured drivers on U.S. 1 with its' lima bean coloring and owner Atchana Capellini's famous coconut shrimp -- along with other Thai dishes derived from her family recip ... More >>
Today, amnesty is a dirty word. So what happened to the immigrants given a fresh start by Reagan in 1986?
Barbecue guru Steven Raichlen. Memorial Day is upon us, and just in time for grilling season barbecue expert Steven Raichlen has released a new cookbook devoted to cooking outdoors. Planet Barbecue! covers grilling in 60 countries; Raichlen personally visited 53 of them for his research. Dishes s ... More >>
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