• Blogs

    September 5, 2014

    Ten Best Spicy Dishes in Miami

    Some do like it hot. And in Miami, we're bringin' the heat for real. When we are not quoting Marilyn Monroe movie titles and Will Smith lyrics, we are stuffing our faces with a rainbow of hot peppers thrown into every cuisine imaginable. It doesn't help that our beloved sports team is named the Hea ... More >>

  • Dining

    August 21, 2014
  • Blogs

    July 8, 2014

    Hannya Asian Cuisine to Open in Brickell This September

    Sushi never goes out of style. The Japanese restaurant Hannya is set to open in September at 1060 Brickell Ave. As recently reported in South Florida Business Journal, a 16-year lease worth $3.5 million was recently brokered for the restaurant's space. Hannya will be walking distance from Mary Bri ... More >>

  • Blogs

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    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

  • Dining

    November 7, 2013
  • Blogs

    October 15, 2013

    Matsuri: Almost a Quarter-Century Later

    Matsuri has been open since 1988. A quarter-century is a long time on Miami's dining scene. The restaurant, tucked in the middle of a random strip mall on Bird Road at Red Road, is not where you'd expect to find some of Miami's best and most affordable sushi, but that's exactly what you get here. Wh ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 24, 2013

    POC American Fusion Buffet & Sushi In Coral Gables: A New Brunch

    Some of you may be familiar with POC American Fusion Buffet & Sushi in Coral Gables. Considered by many. a step above your average Asian all-you-can-eat joint, POC does offer superior quality, service, décor, and yes, food. Now it all also offers the perfect place to watch the game and drink your d ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 30, 2013

    Miami's Best Eats and Drinks: Labor Day Weekend Edition

    The "unofficial" end of summer is here. While most people up north get in one last beach weekend before the winter freeze comes, we're looking at one long weekend of sun, sand, drinks, and good food. So, whether you want to feast on a whole goat, drink bloody marys poolside, or get schooled in the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 28, 2013

    Top Eats & Drinks This Week: From RA Sushi to Schnebly's

    Happy Tuesday everyone! The best stuff going on this week? Already passed on that holiday. But here are some pretty good choices. All Week Nicky's Week at RA Sushi Ra Sushi in South Miami is hosting the ninth annual Nicky's Week fundraiser going on now until Saturday, June 1. Held in memory of a b ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 16, 2013

    Zen Sai at Essex House: Secret Sushi on SoBe

    Literally hidden in plain sight, the terrace is tucked behind a wall of foilage, safeguarding this hidden gem from the cliches of Collins Avenue. Soft sounds and colored lights set a serene tone as you cross onto the veranda. Much like a child stumbling upon a secret garden, I knew I had discovered ... More >>

  • Blogs

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    December 18, 2012

    Haven Gastro Lounge Previews Huahua's Tacos Every Tuesday

    If you're intrigued about the upcoming Huahua's Taqueria, the soon-to-open fast-casual taco joint by chef Todd Erickson, you merely have to head over to Haven Gastro-Lounge tonight for Taco Tuesday, featuring a sneak preview of Huahua's tacos.Tonight and every Tuesday (except for Christmas and New Y ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 17, 2012

    Kim Kardashian's BFF Jonathan Cheban Opens Sushi MiKasa (Photos)

    Sushi MiKasa opened at the Shelborne Hotel this past Saturday evening, after a few days of private events and tastings.The restaurant, in the lobby of the Shelborne Beach Resort hotel, is hidden from hotel guests by dark wood panels and a billowing linen curtain. In fact, even though we knew exactly ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 14, 2012

    John McAfee: Accused Murderer, Meth Lab Operator and Sushi Enthusiast

    Sushi lovers be warned. You're favorite spot might be mobbed in the coming days by a horde of reporters, photographers and onlookers looking to get a glimpse and word from John McAfee, the eccentric software pioneers who's been on the run in Central America for more than a month and landed in Miami ... More >>

  • Blogs

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    December 5, 2012

    Little Lotus In Downtown Miami Says Its Under Siege From Vindictive Landlord

    Sari Maharani had barely opened the doors to her downtown Miami restaurant Little Lotus when she says her landlord was already trying to find a way to kick her out without just cause. Now the former paralegal of Indonsesian descent is locked in an epic legal fight with Abram Aminov, a millionaire Ru ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 19, 2012

    Siam Rice Thai & Sushi: Tasty Asian Dishes for a Cheap Date

    Siam Rice has different tasty specials every night. Most of them under $10. Check the bullentin board for daily specials.

  • Blogs

    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 >>

  • News

    August 2, 2012
  • Blogs

    July 30, 2012

    The Best of Miami Spice 2012, Part Three

    See also Miami Spice, the Good, the Great and the Grudging, Part One and Part TwoThis three-part look at Miami Spice comes just as the dining program gets set to begin on August 1. There has been a split in price categories this year, meaning there is now a "fine dining" grouping as well as a "luxur ... More >>

  • Blogs

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    July 5, 2012

    Chef Todd Erickson's Top Five Miami Restaurants

    See also "Todd Erickson: Digital Chef," "Haven is Kitchen Heaven to Chef Todd Erickson," and "Haven: A gastro-lounge for hipsters."Short Order knows that when it comes to dining out, few people are pickier than a professional chef. We talked to some of Miami's top chefs to learn about their favorite ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 14, 2012

    Today: BLT Steak Launches Raw Bar Addition

    After less than a month under its new executive chef, New York import Matthew Oetting, BLT Steak will launch a new raw bar at the Betsy Hotel today. It's an edgy addition to the modern American steakhouse.BLT Steak has been through some tough relationships in its recent past. Sam Gorenstein left his ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 25, 2012

    Nite Jewel Talks Sushi Joint Shows, Playing for Horny Hippies, and Doing Drugs With Hoarders

    Yes, Nite Jewel's Ramona Gonzalez appreciates strangeness. While making her 2008 debut, Good Evening, Gonzalez held recording sessions in her living room as well as a friend's residence. And that's how the songs sounded -- lo-fi, sweet, strange. She applied that same approach to her latest record, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 5, 2011

    Benihana: Get A Birthday Meal For $0.00

    ​Benihana, the Miami-based Japanese steakhouse, wants to wish you a happy birthday. They are giving away a $30 gift certificate.In order to claim the free birthday meal, sign up for the Chef's Table at the Benihana web site, provide some personal info and an email address and they'll email a gift ... More >>

  • Blogs

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    October 5, 2011

    RA Sushi Offers One Hope Wine and Roll Special To Support Breast Cancer Awareness

    ​Ra Sushi  is offering a deal in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness month.For $15, get a glass of ONEHOPE Chardonnay paired with an RA Sushi pink roll. The pink roll features shrimp, kani kama crab mix, and sriracha combined with lettuce, avocado, and cucumber wrapped in pink soy paper and serv ... More >>

  • Blogs

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    April 26, 2011

    Blade Sushi Returns to Fontainebleau

    Blade Sushi to share space with Vida restaurant.​When Blade Sushi closed at the Fontainebleau about a year ago, the starving model types who frequent LIV must have had heart attacks trying to find low-carb alternatives at Scarpetta.Well, Blade is back (mostly), sharing space with the resort' ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 25, 2011

    Chef Sean Bernal Leaves Sushi Samba To Do His Own Thing

    ​Chef Sean Bernal has left Lincoln Road's Sushi Samba to start his own restaurant. Bernal left a comment on a Short Order post saying: "Just an FYI I am no longer at Sushi Samba. I have left to open my own restaurant. Coming soon!!!" Reached by email, Bernal said that he couldn't say much more ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 18, 2011

    Introducing Azul's New Chef, Joel Huff

    Joel Huff caught Azul's wave.When Clay Conley left Azul at the Mandarin Oriental to open Buccan in Palm Beach, a collective gasp could be heard 'round Miami. Who would replace him? The chef de cuisine gig was plum, but stepping into a kitchen beset with so much expectation would be a daunting task.E ... More >>

  • Blogs

    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 >>

  • Calendar

    January 6, 2011
  • Blogs

    April 15, 2009

    Free Food Wednesday, Sushi at Coco's

    This time around, the happy hour food isn't fried, microwaved, boiled, or steamed. In fact, it isn't even cooked. If you're looking for a little something different to go with your cocktails, Coco Asian Bistro and Bar is the place to be. From 4 to 7 pm, happy hour is in full effect featuring two for ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 13, 2009

    Thai Restaurant Week Begins... Now

    The Thai new year, called Songkran, is celebrated today, April 13, through this Wednesday. The word means "move" or to "change place," in regard to the sun's changing its position in the zodiac. Songkran doesn't boast any B-list celebrities reporting on a big ball dropping down a pole, but the Songk ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 31, 2009

    Booze Hound: Tsunami of a Deal at RA Sushi

    At RA Sushi (5829 SW 73rd St.), a South Beach-y black sheep nuzzled within the crevices of the laid-back, pub-heavy South Miami bar scene, it really doesn't matter what you like. You can tell your server your booze-buds howl for scotch on the rocks, drool for Manhattans, get frisky with fuzzy navels ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 20, 2009

    Would You Buy Your Blueberry Muffins At Benihana?

    This coming Sunday, March 22nd, Taste Bakery And Cafe will open a second South Beach venue at 900 Jefferson Avenue, one block from Lincoln Road. Expect the same menu of breakfast pastries, salads and sandwiches as the Alton Road location, but with the addition of gelato and sushi. Just wondering: Do ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 15, 2008

    Searching For Fugu

     Remember the old Simpsons episode where Homer eats the poison sushi? The stuff was called Fugu, and it's made out of pufferfish/blowfish. It can be more poisonous than getting bit by a dog that just got bit by a rattlesnake that's been eating hemlock out of an old tin can full of rusty used ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 11, 2008

    Reusable Chopsticks: Save A Rainforest

    chopsticks, reusable chopsticks, rainforest, china, sushi bon

  • Dining

    January 5, 2006

    The Cost of Keeping Kosher

    The food may look beautiful, but you’ll need a pretty penny to eat it

  • Dining

    June 16, 2005
  • Dining

    February 27, 2003

    Sunday, Bloody Mary Sunday

    Do brunch the right way

  • Dining

    August 16, 2001

    Word to the Unwise

    Reviewing food reviews

  • Dining

    July 25, 1996
  • Dining

    August 24, 1994
  • Dining

    February 10, 1993
  • More >>