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  • Blogs

    September 22, 2014

    Today: Bacardi Wants to Whisk You to a Mystery Island in the Bermuda Triangle

    Halloween is almost here and you have some options for the big day. You could buy a costume and go to the local bar as a zombie or sexy kitten. You could even run a half marathon or strut your stuff at the Lincoln Road costume parade. Or you could be whisked away to a mystery island in the Bermuda ... More >>

  • News

    November 14, 2013
  • Blogs

    November 4, 2013

    Danny Grant, Michelin-Starred Chef, to Open 1826 Restaurant in South Beach

    1826 Restaurant, a South Beach spot helmed by acclaimed chef Danny Grant, will open its doors on Collins Avenue in early 2014. The restaurant describes its cuisine as contemporary American -- a category that sounds a lot like other places in this town. So how will it set itself apart? "Contemporar ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 13, 2012

    Acme Bakery & Coffee: Finally Great Bread and Pastries Starting September 14

    See also: Acme Bakery & Coffee to Open in Midtown, Will Serve Panther Coffee, Pastry Chef Cindy Kruse Out of Acme Bakery & Coffee. Miami needs a good bakery. In fact, Miami just needs good bread. Before you start naming an endless array of mediocre bakeries in the comments section of this ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 10, 2011

    Bedbug Menace Slowly Making Its Way to South Florida

    ‚ÄčNew York City is under the persistent attack of bedbugs, with even fancy and iconic joints like the Waldorf Astoria hotel, the Empire State Building, and United Nations headquarters succumbing to infestation. There's now evidence that the great bedbug threat may soon be elevating in South Florida ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 20, 2011

    Food Star Stalking with Holland America's Rudi Sodamin

    Photo by Riki AltmanMaster Chef Rudi Sodamin (foreground) with Chefs Jacques Torres (far left), David Burke (left), and Charlie Trotter (far right)Holland America invited Short Order aboard the ms Noordam a few weeks ago to meet its new Culinary Council. We nearly plotzed after discovering that mean ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 15, 2010

    Chef Gonzalo Rivera Says Adios to La Marea

    Photo by Riki AltmanSave that last empanada for us, amigo!Though most of the crowd at last night's March of Dimes Signature Chefs Event was all smiles, yours truly suffered a broken heart when La Marea's executive chef, Gonzalo Rivera, mentioned he has given notice and won't be at the restaurant aft ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 15, 2010

    The Weekly Wrap-Up: Noisy Sun Chip Bags and Rare Bananas

    Trina Sargalski‚ÄčThis week in Short Order ...Are those Sun Chip bags really that noisy?Chef Paula Da Silva talks about her new job at 1500 Degrees RestaurantWho has the best bandeja paisa?David New of Ability Explosion talks madeleines and dining in the dark.Food writing luminaries are headed to Ke ... More >>

  • Calendar

    September 30, 2010
  • Blogs

    January 23, 2009

    News Roundup

    Fidel Castro suggests in a column he might not be following international affairs in four years. Maybe because he'll be dead? [CBS4]Anyway, here he is with the President of Argentina. His first new picture in some time. [Herald]The South Beach Comedy Festival may not be selling as many tickets this ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 29, 2008

    Kiki is Totally Paris' BFF

    ZOMG you guys! Kiki, the Miami contestant on Paris Hilton's My New BFF, is totally kicking ass on the show, y'all. And her quasi Paris-obsessive ways might take her all the way to the end. So on last night's episode, Paris wanted to know who, like, totally knew everything about her. Kiki made it al ... More >>

  • Calendar

    February 26, 2004

    Velvet Goldmine

    Overtown promises crimson delights

  • News

    December 12, 2002

    GPA Redux

    Ticket sales weren't so hot, after all

  • News

    September 9, 1999

    Con Kid

    Jimmy Sabatino, self-described child of the Mafia, displayed a prodigious talent for confidence games even as a teenager. If he hadn't threatened to kill President Clinton, he'd probably be scamming today.

  • Music

    March 28, 1996
  • News

    July 27, 1995

    Standing Still

    Historic landmarks in preservation limbo