If despite its hefty price tags and intimidatingly perfect patrons, you're drinking the Whole Foods' Kool Aid -- their flagship store in Austin might send you into a diabetic coma. It's the healthy eater's Holy Grail, even if too much of a good thing is, well, freakin' expensive. The 80,000-square- ... More >>
Yesterday was one hell of a washout. And Saturday, there was more humidity than we thought was physically possible. So, basically, what we're trying to say is we can't wait for fall to arrive so we can at least enjoy, like, two "cold fronts" and wear boots or something. #MiamiProblems Unfortunately ... More >>
Charismatic Alaska Coffee Roasting Co. owner, Karen Tuvio, recently invited us not only to a tasting at her North Miami shop, but also to watch her roast coffee beans in the coolest contraption since the flux capacitor. This isn't VIP treatment -- patrons are also invited to watch on select dates vi ... More >>
The South Miami purveyors of all things sweet and sugary are offering one hell of a holiday present: free coffee. For the entire month of December, Sweetness Bake Shop and Cafe is giving away its java, gratis. That's quite a generous gift to the caffeine-addled citizens of Miami. See also: - Best ... More >>
In my first real desk job, I worked as an editorial assistant at a travel company proofreading a thousand-page resort directory, making sure words like "laundry facilities" were spelled and spaced correctly. Yes, that sucked, but it wasn't the worst of it. The worst was having to sit in my cubicle d ... More >>
Ever notice how New Yorkers have such strong opinions about what makes a person a "real" New Yorker? (The answer: you have strong opinions about what makes one a real New Yorker.) The phrase "Real New Yorker" has 802,000 Google results. The phrase "Real Miamian" nets just 347 results.We're a tr ... More >>
Johnson & Wales culinary arts students recently had the chance to cook with JWU and Top Chef Season 9 alum Lindsay Autry. Short Order sat in through the chopping, mixing, and prepping for that evening's four-course meal.What started out as one extremely quiet kitchen turned into a group discussi ... More >>
Single-serve pod coffee machines are all the rage in America these days. Single-serve coffee is now the second most popular means of making a cup (after drip brewers). Last year, 7 percent of coffee consumed in the U.S. was made with a single-serve brewer; in 2010 it was 4 percent.The current pod cr ... More >>
Lady Gaga loves Japanese foodWhile in Japan for a benefit concert recently, Lady Gaga told the Associated Press that she's going to enjoy Tokyo and its food, and that her fans should do the same. "The most important thing, and the best thing, we could do for Japan right now is to boost tour ... More >>
For years, Miami has had a stranglehold on America. Sure, they had their crappy Starbucks and fancy, yuppy coffee roasters. But we had cafe Cubano, cafe con leche, cortaditos, la gasolina de la tarde.....But now J.M. Smucker has bought the local -- actually historically Cuban -- brand that ... More >>
Camille LambGerman transplant Rima Gerhard clings to her latte.Guilt-ridden java guzzlers, take heart: a recent study in Sweden showed the risk of certain types of breast cancer was significantly reduced in post-menopausal women whose daily coffee intake was higher than five cups a day. Other stu ... More >>
Starbucks' unveiling of Trenta, the 31-ounce iced coffee, iced tea, and iced tea lemonade option that debuted in 14 states yesterday, has generated plenty of buzz. It was a trending topic on Twitter, the envy of 36 states, and the inspiration for Taiwan's Next Media Animation's (NMA) "Starbucks Supe ... More >>
Lee KleinOne. Cup. At. A. Time.There is nothing like returning to Miami from a trip to San Francisco/Napa Valley to get a person really pissed off. Oh, I could rant about how smart people demand smart food and smart service and, in general, a smartly (and politely) run city -- and I WILL rant about ... More >>
Photo by Ily GoyanesLa Suiza: Westchester's hidden gem.In the innocence of youth, we could be duped into believing that a pastelito is a pastelito, is a pastelito. But once our taste buds evolved past Little Debbie Snacks and 7-Eleven nachos, we could no longer be satisfied with mediocre gastronomic ... More >>
Taint gone: the oil spill is with us for years to come, whether we like it or notYesterday scientists at the University of California, San Francisco published a report on the dangers to humans and wildlife still posed by the gigantic Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. To the cha ... More >>
Evos's trademarked Airfries, fresh from the air.Evos, a new health-conscious eatery in Pinecrest that totes the cutesy slogan "Feel Great Fast Food," has the charm of a Starbucks. Complete with décor that can only be described as "generic coffeehouse corporate chic," it boasts a loop of ef ... More >>
In anticipation of the upcoming Best of Miami issue hitting newsstands June 17, here is a sneak peek at some of the winners.Sugarcane Raw Bar GrillMidtown MiamiTo think that one year ago, this area had only Subway, Lime Mexican Grill, Five Guys Burgers and Fries, and a Starbucks counter inside a ... More >>
It's A Crazy, Mixed-Up WorldOff the EaterWire: "Now open in the Hotel Victor, Victor Café is a Mediterranean bistro belonging to the Bice family of restaurants. Executive chef Julian Baker has opened Bice restaurants around the world and brings to South Beach a menu of classic pasta dishes, sala ... More >>
It takes more than just a sugar to hit my sweet spot, so I went in search of five new confections that have that added layer of oomph, coupled with some degree of hmm, and the power to make me cry, "Yowza!" Bye, bye Snickers bars and Sweet Tarts--I'm all about these new sugary sensations.Here's what ... More >>
via Miami New Times archives week of September 14 - 20, 1988.Alright Short Ordrians, this week's Archive Diver needs your help. We like repping for South Dade, but damned if we can find anything anywhere on the internet about this place. Matter fact, we can't even figure out if US1 and Wayne Aven ... More >>
WikicommonsHunter S. Thompson at the 1988 FairArtists have Basel. Filmmakers have MIFF. Geniuses have the Book Fair.My inner nerd (well, maybe it's outer, too...) did the running man this morning when it saw PR-extraordinaire Lisa Palley's email announcing the Author List for the 2009 Miami Book ... More >>
LocalThe City is trying to squeeze out the under-the-Tuttle sex offenders by citing a nearby island as a park, but since there's no playground on the island the State doesn't really care. [Herald]Andre Pierre is now the mayor of North Miami. Haitian Americans also regained their majority o ... More >>
On January 3rd, Starbucks rolled out a quintet of new Tazo full leaf tea beverages that are now available in all stores nationwide. Yesterday the coffee chain hosted "TeaTime events", which is a civilized way of saying "free samples". I headed to the most scenic of our Starbucks, at 14th Street and ... More >>
Put your Hands On Miami and give back to the community.
Miami is awash in power beverages. Might as well drink up!
Sweat Records hangs on for its third year.
It's the most wonderful time of the year for these guilty pleasures.
A dog would think a dude wearing a necklace made of bones was advertising his prowess as a kindred hunter ...
North Miami and Aventura strip-mall tour
Just Making Bagels
Nightclub shuffle, Overtown hustle, Wynwood bustle
Biscayne Plaza mall
Stick the finger up at corporate culture for Buy Nothing Day
Reel America Summer Film Series
Titanic Brewing Company