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    December 4, 2013

    Sushi Deli and Japanese Market May Close Soon

    Not all Miamians are in on the secret that is Sushi Deli at Japanese Market in North Bay Village, but those who do know about this hidden gem are loyal customers. Some say that Japanese Market makes the best sushi in town. Insiders also know it's best to order off the menu. "Just ask the chef what ... More >>

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    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 >>

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    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 >>

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    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 >>

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    August 29, 2013
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    August 28, 2013

    Five Best Omakase Spots: Chef Chooses at Nobu, Blade, Macchialina, Naoe, Copperbox

    Ordering can be difficult. We hate having to make the difficult decision between a delicious pasta or a cut of meat. We worry the table next to us will order exactly what we should have. Sometimes though, we're lucky enough to have a compatible dining companion who's willing to share a few plates, a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 3, 2013

    Nikko by Sunshine: Kangaroo Curry, Edible Penguins, and Live Goldfish

    When we eat, we use all our senses, which is why food has to be visually appealing as well as delicious. Master chef Sunchai "Sunshine" Naknoon is a firm believer that one should "eat with your eyes" at his new restaurant Nikko by Sunshine. At his new Brickell Bay restaurant, expect to see some sur ... More >>

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    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 >>

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    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 >>

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    February 7, 2013

    RA Sushi's Foodies Show Heart Charity Event: Vote for Short Order

    About a week ago RA Sushi extended a challenge to me and other food writers in Miami -- create a sushi roll for an event at the popular restaurant. If it gets the most votes -- both online and in person -- it will be featured on the menu for 30 days -- with a portion of proceeds donated to your favo ... More >>

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    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 >>

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    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 >>

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    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 >>

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    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.

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    October 4, 2012
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    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 >>

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    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 >>

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    June 12, 2012

    Katsuya Brings West-Coast Style, Beautiful Sushi to SoBe

    The SLS South Beach hotel has finally opened, bringing West Coast style and cool to South Beach. The SLS in Los Angeles is home to both the Bazaar by José Andrés and Katsuya.While much buzz has circulated around the Bazaar, Katsuya by Starck South Beach (its formal moniker) should not be overlooke ... More >>

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    April 27, 2012

    47. Lunch Boat Special at Benihana

    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 Lunch Boat Special at BenihanaIt's time to ... 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 >>

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    April 13, 2012

    58. Pork Belly and Clams at Pubbelly Sushi

    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. Pork Belly and Clams at Pubbelly SushiWhen ... More >>

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    December 29, 2011

    How To Roll Your Own Sushi On the Cheap

    ​If you're looking for quick and easy finger foods and hors d'oeuvres for your New Year's Eve party, why not give homemade sushi a shot? It's easy and relatively inexpensive to make, provided that you have all of the necessary tools.Why make your own sushi? It's fun ('specially when you have a few ... More >>

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    December 22, 2011

    Perfecting the Pubbelly Crawl With Help From Andreas Schreiner

    Don't fill your belly up with pork too early...On a recent random night, as we were making complete pigs out of ourselves at Pubbelly from start to finish, Andreas Schreiner, the resto's managing partner, came over and tipped us off that all the cool kids are doing what has been known on the street ... More >>

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    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 >>

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    November 3, 2011

    Oh! Sushi: Presentation Store for "Create-A-Restaurant"

    You might drive past it a few times, swear at your GPS and pray to St. Anthony, but once you step into the month-old Oh! Sushi, you'll find a hip retro place of funky fusion. The colors are intense pink, white and black and most tables are filled with what looks like a repeat crowd, some on laptops ... More >>

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    October 10, 2011

    Sweet Times Are No Longer, Midtown Cafe Closes

    ​The proliferation of bakeries in Midtown seems out of place, particularly if you actually live in Midtown (which I do) because everyone here seems to work out so much (I gave up on our gym, the machines are always taken). Yet, in this tiny five block radius there is Sweet Pointe Bakery, the soon ... More >>

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    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 >>

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    October 5, 2011

    Pubbelly Sushi: On A Roll?

    ​Pubbelly's neighborhood takeover officially begins this week, with the opening of their sushi offshoot right next door to its' predecessor. We told you all about local artist, Erni Vales, responsible for Pubbelly Sushi's Japanese anime-inspired murals, and gave you a few hints on the menu. But he ... More >>

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    July 21, 2011
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    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 >>

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    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 >>

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    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 >>

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    February 25, 2011

    Bongos and Tatu at Hard Rock Offer Industry Nights

    via Bongos Cuban CafeBongos' Sky Lounge​Calling all bartenders, servers, bussers, managers, chefs, and cooks! Those "in the biz" are invited to enjoy the ambiance, and most importantly, discounted food and beverage, at Bongos Cuban Cafe and Tatu, two heavyweight restaurants at Seminole Hard Rock H ... More >>

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    July 13, 2006

    Bali Low

    In trying to please everyone, oftentimes you end up pleasing no one

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    January 5, 2006

    The Cost of Keeping Kosher

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

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    February 27, 2003

    Sunday, Bloody Mary Sunday

    Do brunch the right way

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    April 19, 2001

    Suddenly Sushi

    Nobu, as in no business?

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