I never thought that I'd be one to discuss dining etiquette. After all, my first blog was entitled Uncouth Gourmands and my previous utensil usage brag was that I could fish pickles out of the jar with chopsticks. Although, this past week I have switched from my loud and inefficient way of using a ... More >>
New Times' Best of Miami 2014 issue arrives June 19. To celebrate, Short Order is paying tribute to Miami's culinary all-stars. These people forged our city's food scene into what it is today -- a thriving amalgam of tastes and cultures. Through their insight and talent, they've given the city a uni ... More >>
Apparently, Golden Beach -- that little hamlet north of Sunny Isles Beach full of ridiculously wealthy people where Shaquille O'Neal was famously sworn in as a police officer -- is experiencing a rash of drunk driving incidents. And tonight they're taking a stand. According to a news release issue ... More >>
Ali Lauria thought everything would arrive unscathed. It was not long before rush hour on a sunny January evening when she stacked 30 dozen eggs on the passenger seat of a silver Dodge Ram and drove north from Homestead on Florida's Turnpike. Filled with strawberries and tomatoes, the pickup truck's ... More >>
Celebrity chef Ralph Pagano has just announced he'll open a restaurant in South Beach. Pagano is also chef/owner of Alba Seaside Italian at the Sole on the Ocean resort in Sunny Isles Beach. The restaurant will open at the Dream South Beach Hotel, replacing Serafina, which will close shortly after ... More >>
Call the number of the Sunny Isles restaurant that specializes in dim sum and you'll be greeted with, "Chef Ho!" No, that's not shorthand during busy lunchtime order taking. That's the new name of the restaurant. Chef Philip Ho is now Chef Ho. According to Jackie Sam, one of the partners at the Su ... More >>
With Michael Bay's big-screen adaptation of Pain & Gain opening atop the box office this weekend, masses of moviegoers discovered what Miamians already knew: Pete Collins' tale of bodybuilders gone bad is one hell of a great yarn. But the Sun Gym Gang's capers barely scratch the surface of Miam ... More >>
Q. You have some prime beachfront property and some NFL greats as pals -- plus you're into reggae music. What do you do? A. You host a reggae beach bowl and invite everyone you know. That's what the Sole on the Ocean hotel and Ralph Pagano's Alba Seaside Italian restaurant is doing tomorrow, Apri ... More >>
Ralph Pagano is not exactly a wallflower. The chef, who can be heard weekly on the Paul and Young Ron Show on Big 105.9, has been on multiple television cooking shows, is an outspoken lover of the "ponies", and shows no shame in his love for a good mojito and a good time.So when walking into Alba, h ... More >>
Yom Kippur is in many ways similar to ripping off a band-aid. Unlike some of our Christian brethren who apologize for their wrongdoings throughout the year and flagellate themselves accordingly, we the Jewish people condense all of that into one depressing day of fasting, prayer and spending time wi ... More >>
Miami has it all. Fantastic tanning, fresh seafood, white-sand beaches, and five-star dining. But one thing we lack is a combination of all four.Enter Trump International's Bella Beach, situated directly on the sand behind the beautiful Sunny Isles Beach resort. Playing on the city's claim to be Flo ... More >>
Want access to our Best Of picks from your smartphone? Download our free Best Of app for the iPhone or Android phone from the App Store or Google Play.Our North Miami-Dade designation includes North Miami, North Miami Beach, Aventura and Sunny Isles. That's a wide swath of real estate, and ... More >>
billweisserphoto.comIn this week's Café, we take a look at Chef Philip Ho, a new Chinese dim sum establishment. Ho debuted in Sunny Isles Beach a little more than a month ago, yet the restaurant is already burning on the tongues of local food trenders like too much Chinese mustard. Here is a sni ... More >>
Eat for a cause at tonight's food truck roundup at Westland Mall in Hialeah to benefit Running With Sole, a Coral Gables-based non-profit that strives to end childhood obesity by providing shoes to children in need and promoting healthy activity. From 5 to 9 p.m. come out and enjoy dinner, face p ... More >>
Chef Allen helped launch the modern Miami dining scene in 1986The closing of Chef Allen's last week represented the end of an important chapter in Miami restaurant history. There was a time in the mid-'90s when the main restaurant debate at gatherings focused on whether Allen Susser, ... More >>
At a news conference today, Boston University researchers announced that Dave Duerson, the former NFL player who committed suicide in Sunny Isles Beach and donated his brain for testing, was indeed afflicted with the brain trauma common in former players. Duerson, who won two Super Bowl rings i ... More >>
Dave Duerson, the former star Chicago Bears safety who killed himself on Thursday at his home in Sunny Isles Beach, was hemorrhaging millions in his final years, according to bankruptcy documents he filed last September. And in December, his ex-wife claimed in a lawsuit that he had concealed asset ... More >>
Organized crime is still alive in Miami, but after a crack down today not so well. Thirteen people throughout South Florida have been arrested and charged with ties to an organized crime syndicate. The arrests were part of a larger crackdown on a group called the Armenian Power gang. 100 people t ... More >>
They don't make them like Rascal House anymore.It's one of the great tragedies of life. A favorite restaurant, diner, eatery or even a hot dog stand disappears -- sometimes in its prime. There's nothing to do about it. Nobody to complain to. There's only heartfelt reminiscing with others wh ... More >>
Glass CandyFriday, September 11*Glamorous new disco duo Glass Candy plays the Vagabond in Miami tonight -- and you can still purchase advance tickets online for $10 from Wantickets. Act fast, though, because that offer runs out at 8 p.m. Click here for full details about the show. *Boston-area up ... More >>
Purple Popcorn plays White Room tonight.Friday, August 28*For something a little more sophisticated -- and earlier -- check out the Hot Nights, Cool Jazz event at the Bass Museum in South Beach. Admission is $10 and includes an open bar. Click here for full details. *Boy-girl electro-pop duo -- a ... More >>
Strip mall magnate gets his own street in Sunny Isles Beach.
"Somebody stomping on a fish — it doesn't make sense how she would perceive that as abusive"
It’s a little past midnight inside the ballroom of a Sunny Isles Beach hotel, as the thinned out crowd seems oblivious to the salsa blaring from the speakers. Nothing the resident DJ standing atop the stage puts on the turntable during a one-hour span did little to arouse the gathering of mostly ... More >>
In: Sasha and Digweed, the Sagamore, public transportation. Out: DJ Irie.
They, too, are Nicaraguans by the grace of God
From hear to eternity, Miami is hell on your aural health
Wilma brought frustration, accidents, romance, anger, substance abuse, and reflection
During Miami's cocaine heyday in the Eighties, weird and interesting and scary things happened all over town all the time. Our coke map of Miami is by necessity incomplete, but even selected highlights make the point: Blow knew no neighborhood boundaries.
Dead rats, bad food, and treasonous gay advertising
The cosmopolitan life of Bebel Gilberto knows no borders
Mr. Entertainment and Boise Bob declare: "Novelty or Death!"
Charred kitchens leave scars on patrons and owners alike
Letters from the issue of June 22, 2000
Laughing Gas Improv Group
The End of Summer Swing Dance Party