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    January 29, 2014

    Groove Cruise Kick-Off Party at Haven Tonight: $25 for Three Courses

    Living in Miami, you've probably already heard of Groove Cruise. But if you're unfamiliar, here's the scoop: It's the "world's largest floating dance festival" that sails from Miami to Cozumel. And the crazy party is happening this weekend. To kick-off the festivities, and offer people the best fo ... More >>

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    January 27, 2014

    Miami's Five Best Kosher Restaurants

    Head over to 41st street on Miami Beach and you'll experience a "We're no longer in Miami" feeling. Baseball hats are replaced with yamakas; booty shorts stand in for conservative skirts. Tons of stores have the "KM," or Kosher Miami sticker, and while many people sling the word around, at Short Ord ... More >>

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    November 14, 2013

    Sushi Maki Launches New Menu: We Get a First Bite (Photos)

    Sushi Maki has been around for 13 years. Now the environmentally-conscious restaurant chain is rolling out a brand new menu. Last night, Short Order was invited to a tasting party showcasing their novel eats. Pictures of everything we sampled are after the jump. See also: Miami's Ten Best Soups

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    November 7, 2013
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    November 5, 2013

    Gabose in Lauderhill: Best Korean Restaurant in South Florida

    The beef tongue arrives raw and slivered, its flesh marbled with strips of fat. You cook it on a wire grate over charcoal, which burns crimson in a pit on your table. In seconds, the meat turns from pink and slick to charred and shriveled. "It's too hot," exclaims the waitress at Gabose in Lauderhil ... More >>

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    October 30, 2013

    Iron Chef Morimoto to Open Restaurant at Shelborne South Beach

    After years of wishful rumors and hopeful murmurs, Iron Chef Masaharu Morimoto is officially setting up shop in Miami. And, as with many new endeavors, the announcement was made surreptitiously via Craigslist. An ad posted to the site yesterday announces his new outpost at the Shelborne Wyndham Gra ... More >>

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    October 7, 2013

    Sushi Samba Coral Gables Expands Lunch Offerings

    The Coral Gables dining scene has changed immensely in the past year. We've seen places such as Eating House pop up, pop out, and reopen permanently. Others, such as Pao Town, have shut their doors for good. Though the closing of Pao Town -- Sushi Maki's fast-casual Asian concept -- might have scare ... More >>

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    September 12, 2013
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    September 10, 2013

    Sumi Yakitori: The Best New Japanese Restaurant in Town

    You might not want to tell friends about Sumi Yakitori, an unlikely Japanese restaurant in Brickell. It's a peculiar place, furnished with an open kitchen and festooned with bottles of booze. Sometimes, a young crowd wanders through the glass doors, stares at the quiet chefs in black T-shirts, and l ... More >>

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    August 12, 2013

    Bâoli's Tempting Tuesdays: Half-Priced Menu With New Asian-Inspired Eats

    Bâoli Miami recently launched Tempting Tuesdays, a way to get the full Bâoli experience for less. Now through October 29, the entire menu -- abounding with new Asian-inspired dishes courtesy of a July revamp -- is half-off on Tuesdays. Short Order was invited to try out the menu with some new Asi ... More >>

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    February 14, 2013

    Short Order Wins RA Sushi Competition, Homeless Pets Benefit

    The competition was stiff. Six of the city's top food talent, engaged in a sushi battle royale to benefit their charity of choice. Only one could take home top prize - a place on the menu at RA Sushi and funds for their cause. With high stakes and tough competition, Short Order took first place on b ... More >>

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    January 3, 2013

    Bonding: Asian Fusion and Romance

    In only a few weeks, Bond Trisransi, the man behind Calle Ocho's Mr. Yum and 2B Asia Bistro, has transformed a South Miami Avenue space sandwiched between Tobacco Road and the River Seafood & Oyster Bar into another of his whimsical, romantic fusion eateries. This time, Trisransi said he wanted ... More >>

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    December 26, 2012

    Machiya Ramen Noodle House Stops Serving Ramen

    Machiya Ramen Noodle House is no longer serving ramen. See also: - Machiya Ramen Noodle House: Pricey Eats in Midtown - Machiya Ramen Noodle House to Open in Midtown The good-looking Midtown eatery opened this past October to mixed reviews. Prices were high, noodles were soggy, and broths needed s ... More >>

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    December 13, 2012

    Barezzito Bringing Late Night Sushi, Music and Lots of Deals to South Beach

    It's 4 a.m. You've just abandoned your spot in the VIP lounge at Cameo due to your increasingly vocal stomach. But other than Jerry's Deli or diner eats - what's a girl or guy to do for some good grub at this time of night morning? Read also: - Yardbird Named in Bon Appetit 's "50 Best New Restaur ... More >>

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    December 1, 2012

    Mega Walgreens Debuts Today: 24 Hour Wine, Beer, Cheese, and Sushi

    Introducing the new Walgreens, your 24-hour-a-day one-stop source for aspirin, Red Bull, sunscreen, condoms, fresh sushi and fine cheeses.What?  Oh yes. You're reading this correctly.  Walgreens is debuting its flagship 8,000th store today, December 1, featuring the following luxe items:

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    October 29, 2012

    Miami's Five Best Offal Dishes for Halloween

    ​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. Don't forget to check out the full Best of Miami® 2012 online at of bringing some insipid blood-covered body part ... More >>

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    October 1, 2012

    My Top Ten NYC Restaurants: What I Ate This Summer, Part Two

    It's such a challenge to select only ten little restaurants in a culinary mecca like New York City, but I don't want to overwhelm you (or embarrass myself by publicly declaring every item I consumed over the summer). If you didn't catch the first part of my back to school essay on 'What I Ate This S ... More >>

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    September 20, 2012

    Katsuya by Starck at the SLS Hotel South Beach: Chic Food at a Chic Locale

    Master sushi chef Katsuya Uechi's first restaurant made a splash in Studio City, California, in 1997. Nine years later, when he teamed up with Parisian design powerhouse Philippe Starck, it was a match made in heaven -- or at least in Brentwood, the tony L.A. hood where they opened up shop. Califor ... More >>

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    August 2, 2012
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    July 30, 2012

    Marlins Firesale: Four More Creative Ways For Jeffrey Loria To Cash Out On The Team

    By the time you read this, your favorite Miami Marlin has probably been sent packing. For the third time in franchise history, a fire sale is raging. The face of the franchise, Hanley Ramirez, is now a Dodger; the last Marlin to throw a no-no, Anibal Sanchez, and the best infielder, Omar Infante, ar ... More >>

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    July 28, 2012

    Miami Spice Special: $500 Sushi Served on (Nearly) Naked Bodies (Photos)

    This year Miami Spice, which starts August 1, may not only refer to ingredients on food, but also to the way we get hot about food. The Naked Sushi platter at the Kung Fu Kitchen & Sushi will get you hot for sushi, and not in a metaphorical kind of way.For $500 you get dinner and a show; what ki ... More >>

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    July 24, 2012

    Lies! South Florida Sushi Restaurants Mislabeled White and Yellowfin Tuna 100 Percent of the Time

    The next time you go for happy-hour sushi in Miami, there is a 100 percent chance you will not receive that roll of white tuna sushi even though you paid for it, according to a study released yesterday by Oceana, an ocean conservation group. Other mislabelings include yellowfin tuna and whitefish. I ... More >>

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    May 30, 2012

    The Bazaar and Katsuya at SLS Hotel Announce OpenTable Sweepstakes

    Residents and casual passersby have seen the signs touting the opening of the restaurants and hotel for literally years, but The Bazaar by Jose Andres and Katsuya, will finally open on June 14 at the SLS Hotel South Beach. The hotel itself is currently in the midst of a soft opening, with reservatio ... More >>

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    April 19, 2012

    53. Salted Lime Pie at the Dutch

    It's that time of year when we count down to New Times' Best of Miami 2012 issue in June. Until then, Short Order will serve up 100 of our favorite dishes in the 305. If you have any nominations of your own, please send them to cafe@miaminewtimes.com53. Salted Lime Pie at the Dutch Pastry chef Jo ... More >>

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    April 18, 2012

    54. Chicken Parmesan at Vesper

    It's that time of year when we count down to New Times' Best of Miami 2012 issue in June. Until then, Short Order will serve up 100 of our favorite dishes in the 305. If you have any nominations of your own, please send them to cafe@miaminewtimes.com54. Chicken Parmesan at VesperThis colossal din ... More >>

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    April 16, 2012

    56. Egg Salad BLT at The Daily Creative Food Co.

    It's that time of year when we count down to New Times' Best of Miami 2012 issue in June. Until then, Short Order will serve up 100 of our favorite dishes in the 305. If you have any nominations of your own, please send them to cafe@miaminewtimes.com56. Egg Salad BLT at The Daily Creative Food Co ... More >>

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    April 14, 2012

    57. Strawberry Pie at Fireman Derek's World Famous Pies

    It's that time of year when we count down to New Times' Best of Miami 2012 issue in June. Until then, Short Order will serve up 100 of our favorite dishes in the 305. If you have any nominations of your own, please send them to cafe@miaminewtimes.com57. Strawberry Pie at Fireman Derek's World Fam ... More >>

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    April 12, 2012

    59. Poached Duck Breast at Rusty Pelican

    It's that time of year when we count down to New Times' Best of Miami 2012 issue in June. Until then, Short Order will serve up 100 of our favorite dishes in the 305. If you have any nominations of your own, please send them to cafe@miaminewtimes.com59. Poached Duck Breast at Rusty PelicanIt hard ... More >>

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    March 14, 2012

    77. Strawberry Fields Roll at I Love Sushi

    It's that time of year again when we count down to New Times' Best of Miami 2012 issue in June. Until then, Short Order will serve up 100 of our favorite dishes in the 305. If you have any nominations of your own, please send them to Strawberry Fields Roll at I Love SushiS ... More >>

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    October 20, 2011

    Chophouse Miami Reboots With New Chef, New Menu, and Whole New Vibe

    JVSChef Jacques Van Staden, of the soon to be new and improved Chophouse Miami. ​Once upon a time, Manny's Steaks became Chophouse Miami, but nothing really changed all that much -- big hunks of meat, creamed spinach, and the expected steak-house vibe (leather banquettes, dark wood, white tableclo ... More >>

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    October 17, 2011

    Halloween Spirits and Hitchcocktails at RA Sushi

    Courtesy of RA SushiTheir 'Sinner Sangria' will make you feel naughty, even in your nun costume​Growing up doesn't mean you have to grow out of the fun escapades this October 31. Trick or treat yourself to some Halloween cocktails this year. Keep the costume and mischievous appeal and head on over ... More >>

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    October 3, 2011

    Pubbelly Sushi Opens to Fish on a Plate and Erni Vales' Pigs on the Walls

    ​The guys who've been filling you to the brim with pork at Pubbellly have birthed a sibling to their winning concept with Pubbelly Sushi.  Opening tonight right next door, look for mouthwatering rolls briming with  porkbelly and clams ($12), softshell crab BLT ($13), and heirloom tomatoe ... More >>

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    September 13, 2011

    Hoh Wok Club Will Eat Natalie Portman at Little Lotus Saturday

    Bill WisserEleanor Hoh and friends will eat Natalie Portman at Little Lotus this Saturday.​Eleanor Hoh, who teaches and preaches healthy wok cookery, will hold a Hoh Wok Club gathering this Saturday at Little Lotus in downtown Miami. This little hideaway, serving Japanese, Indonesian, and Malaysia ... More >>

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    July 25, 2011

    Pubbelly Takes on Sushi and Tapas with Two New Eateries

    Andreas Schreiner, Sergio Navarro, and Jose Mendin of Pubbelly.​Almost a year after opening Pubbelly, the dream team behind South Beach's favorite Asian-inspired gastropub is bringing two new distinct flavors to Miami.  Owners Andreas Schreiner, Sergio Navarro, and Jose Mendin are opening Pub ... More >>

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    July 8, 2011

    Taste of the Nation 2011 in Pictures

    Chef Philip Brock and Paula da Silva​It was a lively scene last night at Share Our Strength's Taste of the Nation at the Fairmont Turnberry Isle in Aventura. Forty local chefs cooked to raise money for programs to feed children in need. The place wasn't too crowded, making it easy to navigate the ... More >>

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    June 29, 2011

    Pop Rocks Sushi? Explosive Recipes for July 4

    ​Fourth of July is all fireworks and hot dogs. We were cringing at the prospect of the same, boring foods this year. We wanted foods with some pop...and then it hit us -- Pop Rocks. It turns out you can do quite a lot with this popping candy, including making it yourself. But if you're too lazy fo ... More >>

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    May 11, 2011

    Vain, Passionate, Screaming Chefs and Mr. Yum

    Love Bites is a regular column on Short Order. Find other installments here.Mr. Yum has been around for a few months and the owner has a great reputation from Sushi Rock -- it was the perfect place for distraction. When visiting last week for the first time, I was instantly charmed by the ambiance: ... More >>

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    March 21, 2011

    Makoto Talks About His Bal Harbour Restaurant Opening This Sunday

    Chef Makoto Okuwa​This coming Sunday, March 27, marks the opening of Makoto at the Bal Harbour Shops. "Makoto Okuwa worked for us at Morimoto in Philadelphia and New York," explains Stephen Starr (who is known locally for Steak 954 in Fort Lauderdale, but whose restaurant group includes a host of ... More >>

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    March 15, 2011

    Eat at Sushi Samba and Help the Japan Relief Efforts

    ​Sushi Samba has announced a unique way to contribute to the Japan relief efforts following last Friday's devastating earthquake and tsunami. When you purchase a special Japan relief sushi roll for $12, all the proceeds with be donated to those affected by what has been recorded as the largest-mag ... More >>

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    In Need of Air

    Way, way underground in Oxygen Lounge, you'll need some O2

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    August 16, 2001

    Word to the Unwise

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    Time to Wine Down

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