After a few years of owning a small chain of local sandwich shops, Tom Wills decided he needed more. So the longtime Redlands man started traveling to Georgia and South Carolina to learn barbecue. He bought a trailer, started smoking baby back ribs, briskets and chicken wings, and winning competitio ... More >>
Every Friday, Riptide brings you the most eye-catching mugshots taken the previous week (or thereabouts) in Miami-Dade County. Yes, there is some mockery of bad neck tattoos, but also adulation directed at perps who just plain look more badass than we ever will. This is the italicized intro to that ... More >>
Miami Beach would like to be known less for odd chemicals in its residents' bodies and more for banning littering its streets, parks and beaches with things made from odd chemicals. Following bans on plastic straws and Styrofoam containers on the beach, the city commission seems set to extend the ba ... More >>
When looking for lunch in Hialeah, several of the city's best food writers pointed us in the direction of Molina's Ranch Restaurant. A local favorite that serves up consistent, high quality Cuban food. The menu is so large that a local abogado takes ads in it. Where do you begin? We suggest the tos ... More >>
Remember Funyuns? The onion-ring-shaped snack with the mouthfeel of Styrofoam was a childhood favorite, secretly purchased instead of a nutritious snack with mom's lunch money and usually washed down with an extra-large Mountain Dew. What ever became of Funyuns? Well, Marc Hochman, cohost of the Ti ... More >>
For those of us with any semblance of common sense, there are certain things we know we shouldn't do in public: take drugs, have sex, streak. Polite society isn't into that stuff. Though Miami Beach might seem like it's a lot more liberal than most public places, those rules still apply -- among oth ... More >>
Sorry, Miamians. Your Fundays on SoBe are about over. Unless you wanna pay a $50 (or more) fine, the city expects you to leave the booze, soda cans, and Styrofoam coolers at home. According to code enforcement officers, all of the above are illegal on the sands of Miami Beach. Didn't know? Too bad, ... More >>
Although originally from Spain, tapas have taken on a whole new identity in the past couple of years, becoming a global phenomenon. The word tapa comes from the act of covering (tapar). Eateries long displayed delectable Spanish meats like chorizo, lomo, and jamon Serrano beside their cheesy sideki ... More >>
care2.comWe all have our go-to people when it comes to eating out, whether it's a close sibling or a friend.But then there are the more personal encounters when you sit on your couch, watch the game (or a Say Yes to the Dress marathon) and eat from a Styrofoam container.There are five people who ... More >>
Each week's edition of Show & Tell gets more adventurous. It's organ time! Usually ceviche is the first dish that comes to mind when thinking of Peruvian food, at least for nonnatives. That's what some Short Order writers thought even before the white Styrofoam box was opened; they were in for a ... More >>
mattfred via flickr Stuffing your face with noisy food. Not pleasant."Chew with your mouth closed." Everybody's been slapped with that phrase and not only because of the mess in our pie holes. We don't want to hear it. The following list of obnoxiously loud foods won't be silenced with jus ... More >>
The Miami Dolphins entered the NFL draft with a plethora of needs, most notably at outside linebacker, safety, nose tackle and tight end. They spent their first pick on a defensive end, while pulling the ole switch-a-roo on us and moving Randy Starks to the defensive tackle position. PING! Defens ... More >>
Photo by Riki AltmanAs a countdown to New Times' "Best of Miami" 2010, Short Order is serving up 100 of our favorite dishes in the 305. Send your nominations to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Photo by Riki AltmanUs Southern girls take to the scent of barbecue like pigs to mud on a sunny day, so when I spotted the neon Uncle Tom's sign flickering in the distance last week, I steered in without delay. A barbecue place on Calle Ocho? Near the Gables? What a delightful surprise!It looked ... More >>
The Scholl exhibit at FIU's art museum is something even kids love.
Yesterday evening, 99 Jamz's K. Foxx and numerous hip-hop blogs announced that Lil' Wayne had finally gone Hollywood and checked himself into rehab for drug addiction. The news wasn't that hard to believe after Wayne's admitted dependence on cocaine and syrup, and since a Styrofoam cup full of sizzu ... More >>
Despite the labels and levity, big-screen SATC is a poor man's knockoff.
WVUM charts the growth of Miami's fledgling indie culture
In a processed world where the artificial becomes authentic, this show makes sense
The Argentine gelateria Dolce Vita confirms the frozen sweet is manna from heaven
Whaaa? More than bad bagels to take away in mid-Beach?
Since We've Become Translucent "Sub Pop Records"
Each meal serves a family of four -- and it's pretty friendly too
Way down South there's some seafood to be had
Red Thai curry -- or green or yellow -- is hard to beat
El Toro Taco
For the Rawlo Boys, it's sex, rap, and civil rights
Natty Universal Dread 1973-1979 (Blood and Fire)
Govina Dining Room
El Palacio de los Jugos
Mario Del Castillo ain't Picasso, but Picasso never worked in a medium usually reserved for packing material
Balseros and their makeshift rafts have become as much a symbol of Cuban culture as lechon, arroz con frijoles, and the Havana spleef