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    November 14, 2014

    Food Chains Tells the Story of Florida Workers, Makes Publix Look Terrible

    Floridians love Publix: the friendly staff, the bakery, the subs (seriously, the subs). To many of us, the grocery chain is one of the greatest things to have ever been exported from the state. The store "Where shopping is a pleasure," however, is not such a pleasure to supply. For more than a dec ... More >>

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    September 8, 2014

    Six Great Sauces and Condiments

    Sauce is the most pertinent part of most meals. Fernand Point, the father of modern French cuisine said it best: "It is the sauce that distinguishes a good chef. The Saucier is a soloist in the orchestra of a great kitchen." A superb sauce balances diverse flavors, brings out ingredients, and can a ... More >>

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    July 3, 2014

    Make Super Easy Vegan Coleslaw for Fourth of July (Recipe)

    T-minus 24 hours until Fourth of July festivities kick off. And shiiiiiiit, you totally forgot about the vegan dish you promised to dole out at your neighbor's hipster barbecue. Considering the contents of your fridge (some sad-looking celery and a bottle of ketchup), this might present a problem. ... More >>

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    May 23, 2014

    Seven Vegan Grilling Options for Memorial Day

    This weekend marks the unofficial start of grill season. But vegans are well aware that a summer barbecue invite carries an unspoken demand: Bring your own food, you meatless weirdo. 'Cuz let's be real -- most folks aren't using their prized Webers for eggplant and portobello, now are they? The goo ... More >>

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    May 14, 2014

    Europa Gourmet Market: European Deli Opens in South Beach

    After more than a year of work on the small spot, Europa Gourmet Market has finally opened. The long and narrow space houses an abundant assortment of European packaged goods -- beer, meats, and even sodas -- designed to give European-born residents a taste of home. More interesting than the jars o ... More >>

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    March 31, 2014

    Flavorish Market: Good as Trader Joe's on the Upper Eastside (Photos)

    The Upper Eastside has reason to celebrate (and picnic) with the addition of a new gourmet grocery store, Flavorish Market. The store has been open for about a month, and it showcases the best of food, wine, cookbooks and, most important, Miami. Trader Joe's may play up the fun and affordable, whil ... More >>

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    March 5, 2014

    Easter Is Coming! Make Vegan Cadbury Cream Eggs (PHOTOS)

    It's that time of year again. No, we're not referring to birds and bees and March Madness and all that other spring crap. We're talking Cadbury Cream Egg time at Easter, which is April 20. Seriously, is there anything more awesome than seeing those indulgent little morsels on store shelves everywher ... More >>

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    February 26, 2014

    Try Vegan Bubble Tea at North Miami's Shing Wang

    When I made the decision to go vegan, I was as mentally prepared as possible to sacrifice milk and dairy, but there were a few favorite items that made the choice more challenging. Namely, cheese, Wet Willie's Bahama Mamas, and boba milk tea. For anyone not lucky enough to have experienced the wo ... More >>

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    January 29, 2014

    'No Meat Athlete' Blogger Offers Five Tips on Vegan Fitness

    Athletes need protein. For most people, this translates into an overabundance of skinless chicken breast and broiled salmon. But Matt Frazier, the ultra-marathoner behind the No Meat Athlete blog and book, is schooling people on how a plant-based diet can fuel better results. Frazier, who made the ... More >>

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    January 10, 2014

    Trader Joe's Ten Best Vegan Products

    Trader Joe's has everything. The wonders never cease at this treasure trove of edible delights. It seems like every trip to this Pinecrest store yields some gleaming new goodie we can't imagine we ever lived without. And much to our delight, vegans even have options at this ever-impressive chain. A ... More >>

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    December 25, 2013

    How to Navigate the Holidays as a Vegetarian

    Most of the year, being a vegetarian (or vegan) is little more than a minor inconvenience. After all, you have complete control over what goes into your shopping cart, refrigerator and, inevitably, digestive system. But around the holidays, things get a little more complicated. When faced with pot ... More >>

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    December 24, 2013

    Trader Joe's Christmas: Ten Last-Minute Items To Make Your Holiday Merry

    The countdown to Christmas is here and we're not sure about you, but we're way behind on our shopping, not to mention planning the Christmas party. We have no time to bake cookies from scratch and prepare a holiday ham. That's why we're thanking our lucky stars for Trader Joe's. The shelves are st ... More >>

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    December 3, 2013

    Ten Things You Need to Stop Doing During Art Basel Week

    Art Basel Miami Beach week: where fine art brings out the crudeness in people. Something about all that free booze, the nagging sense that there's always a better party going on than the one you're at, and viewing endless amounts of art in a setting more like Black Friday than a traditional museu ... More >>

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    November 26, 2013

    Trader Joe's Thanksgiving: Ten Things to Buy for the Easiest Turkey Day Ever

    Thanksgiving is just a couple of short days away, and if you're like us, you're now scrambling to purchase the fixings for your holiday meal. Don't fret about not being able to defrost the turkey in time and whether the market will be out of yams. Just go to Trader Joe's, where the store restocks ... More >>

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    November 22, 2013

    Thanksgiving in Miami: Where to Buy a Humanely Raised Turkey

    If you start digging into the origins of that sale-priced Butterball turkey at your local Publix, you probably won't like what you find. Turkeys bred in factories are genetically engineered, pumped full of antibiotics, mutilated -- the list goes on. And even if you set aside the animal welfare iss ... More >>

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    November 21, 2013

    Kindred Spirits Sanctuary in Ocala: A Haven For Turkeys

    This isn't a warm and fuzzy time for American turkeys. To provide fodder for millions of tryptophan comas, roughly 45 million birds meet their makers every November. But at Kindred Spirits Animal Sanctuary in Ocala, turkeys aren't for eating. Instead, they live out their lives in peace and comfort ... More >>

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    November 5, 2013

    Trader Joe's Cookie Butter: Lotus Biscoff Spread Is Better

    If you're on the Trader Joe's bandwagon, it's likely you've heard rumblings about their Speculoos Cookie Butter -- if you're not already addicted to the stuff. This crushed-up-cookie spread has created a sugar-induced hysteria that's caused nationwide shortages and a gangbusters black market busine ... More >>

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    November 1, 2013

    October 2013 Restaurant Openings and Closings

    Here we go... The official end of hurricane season, the start of cooler weather, and an influx of restaurants opening in Miami. With tourist season and Art Basel coming down the pipeline sooner than we realize, restaurants are clamoring to finish that paint job, install those burners, and open the ... More >>

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    October 29, 2013

    Five Pumpkin Dishes To Try in Miami: Tap Tap, Mr. Pasta, Tamarind Thai, and More

    This fall, think beyond the pumpkin spice latte. It's time to embrace other pumpkin-based dishes. What follows are five great pumpkin offerings in Miami. They range from savory to sweet. There are pastas, soups, desserts, and so much more. See also: Trader Joe's: The Ten Best Pumpkin Products

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    October 28, 2013

    Trader Joe's: Top Ten Vegetarian Finds

    There are many wondrous finds on the shelves of Trader Joe's: coconut-covered cashews, cookie butter, $2.99 wine. It's a magical place -- like Wonka's Chocolate Factory for grownups. And unlike your average Publix, there are all kinds of vegetarian and vegan foods. Here are the top ten vegetarian ... More >>

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    October 28, 2013

    Hard Pumpkin Cider: Even Better Than Pumpkin Beer

    You thought you had tried every kind of pumpkin-infused edible out there. After all, when you can get pumpkin spice lattes at McDonald's, what's left? But forget pumpkin ales or pumpkin coffee. There's something much more magnificent to satisfy your pumpkin obsession: hard pumpkin cider. Seriously. ... More >>

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    October 24, 2013

    Halloween Spirits: The Ten Spookiest Cocktails in Miami

    While some people think Halloween is a kiddie holiday, we disagree. We think it heats up long after the children are tucked safely in bed, faces washed of excess chocolate. Because it is then that the spirits come out to play. And by "spirits" we mean the ones that come in a bottle. We've scared ... More >>

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    October 22, 2013

    Trader Joe's: The Ten Best Pumpkin Products

    Trader Joe's hasn't been open in Pinecrest a week, but that hasn't stopped the tiki-themed grocer from becoming the buzz of the community. Even though there were some bumps in the road (like cars being towed from the next-door Burger King lot), last Friday the store was filled with happy shoppers w ... More >>

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    October 18, 2013

    Trader Joe's Opening in Pinecrest: Wine Tasting Before 9 a.m. UPDATED

    I have never seen anything so well organized as the Trader Joe's opening this morning. There were only about a dozen people waiting when the store started operation at 8 a.m. Despite the excitement, people seemed to know just when to show up. A steel drum band played and people began wandering from ... More >>

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    October 18, 2013

    Miami's Best Eats and Drinks This Weekend: Grovetoberfest, Seafood Fests, and Trader Joe's Opening

    Let's take a step back for a second to appreciate the meaning of October in Miami. While our northern counterparts are currently shivering their hind quarters as they waddle to their jobs, we're sitting on the front porch, sipping a fresh smoothie while writing this guide. Damn, it feels good to be ... More >>

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    October 17, 2013

    Trader Joe's Opens Tomorrow: Five Wines and Beers Under $10 to Try

    The anticipation is building as Miami prepares for Trader Joe's first Miami-Dade store to open this Friday, October 18. At 8 a.m., a ceremonial lei will be cut by the store's captain (AKA manager, to you landlubbers), Jodi McCullough, along with TJ's regional vice president Kent Smathers and Pinecr ... More >>

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    October 17, 2013

    Trader Joe's: A Sneak Peek and Ten Tips From Captain Jodi

    It's happening. Trader Joe's is opening its first Miami-Dade store this Friday, October 18, at 8 a.m., complete with a ceremonial lei-cutting, music, and giveaways. But what does the store look like and what's the fuss all about? When Short Order was asked if we wanted to get a little tour by capta ... More >>

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    October 7, 2013

    I Stalked the Real Trader Joe!: The Inside Story of Miami's Soon-To-Be Most Popular Store

    As a recent transplant from California, I have had to adjust a lot to this city. East now means towards the ocean. We have outrageous crimes that make me wish Dexter was real. Lizards hang out everywhere including my bathroom. And my kitchen is seriously lacking treats from my favorite well-priced g ... More >>

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    October 1, 2013

    September 2013 Restaurant Openings and Closings

    September marks the beginning of the busy fall season. All over Miami, life renews as shops, restaurants, and hotels spiffy up for the winter season. Retooled menus, chef changes, and reworked decor are all par for the course -- as are the openings of a plethora of new and interesting restaurants. ... More >>

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    September 18, 2013

    Trader Joe's Opening Soon: Ten Items to Be Excited About

    A neighbor new to Miami from California recently stopped us and asked excitedly, "Do you know Trader Joe's is opening just a few miles away?" Giddy with the thought of once again roaming the bamboo isles and purchasing inexpensive wine, he confessed he'd written several letters to the Monrovia, Cali ... More >>

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    September 4, 2013

    August 2013 Restaurant Openings and Closings

    Though August is probably the most uncomfortable and lethargic of all times in our fair city, we manage to survive, bolstered by frequent trips to the beach and fortified by Miami Spice meals. Though few restaurants opened and closed, they were memorable. Enriqueta's Sandwich Shop, which was closed ... More >>

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    August 1, 2013

    July 2013 Restaurant Openings and Closings

    July is usually a slow month in Miami. Overly warm days make us feel torpid, wanting only to wait in a humidity-induced semi-coma for August to bring Miami Spice and the relief of dining frugally in air-conditioned restaurants. But, this summer's seen an incredible amount of activity, with many re ... More >>

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    July 23, 2013

    Trader Joe's Pinecrest to Open in October

    OK, Miami, get out your tiki shirts and prepare for the grand opening of the first Trader Joe's to open in southeast Florida. The long-awaited Trader Joe's has finally announced the opening date for its first Miami-Dade location, at 9205 S. Dixie Hwy. in Pinecrest. See also: - Trader Joe's Is Com ... More >>

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    July 1, 2013

    June 2013 Restaurant Openings and Closings

    Summer is here and that means grabbing a quick bite on the way to the beach or enjoying a meal under a large outdoor umbrella. June brought us the much-anticipated HuaHua's Taqueria, a fast/casual restaurant featuring a wide array of tacos, Mexican beers, and Margaritas in a dog and people-friendly ... More >>

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    May 31, 2013

    May 2013 Restaurant Openings and Closings

    From high-end European luxury to favorite small places to a wild beach bar owned by a reality TV star, May's openings had something for everyone.

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    May 1, 2013

    April 2013 Restaurant Openings and Closings

    April showers may bring May flowers, but they also brought a lot of restaurant openings and closings to Miami -- some of them surprising, some expected. Two long-awaited restaurants opened on Miami Beach. Restaurant Michael Schwartz at the Raleigh Hotel, in the works for over a year, finally opened ... More >>

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    April 1, 2013

    March 2013 Restaurant Openings and Closings

    The term "March Madness" applied to the restaurant scene in Miami in March. Several heavily anticipated venues by some heavy hitters arrived:Jeffrey Chodorow of China Grill Management has opened Biscayne Tavern at the b2 hotel in Downtown Miami. Though the restaurant is still in its "soft opening" p ... More >>

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    March 1, 2013

    February 2013 Restaurant Openings and Closings

    The second month of the new year saw some activity as restaurants clamored to open to take advantage of the large crowds of foodies who traveled to Miami and Miami Beach from California, New York, and even Broward County to drink in their fill of good wine and celebrity sightings at the South Beach ... More >>

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    February 1, 2013

    January 2013 Restaurant Openings and Closings

    Happy New Year!  2013 looks like it's going to be a great year for Miami food lovers. It seems that since the first of the year, either a new restaurant has opened -- or announces plans to join the scene.Some trends we've been noticing -- New York restaurateurs continue to open southernmost out ... More >>

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    January 9, 2013

    Five Reasons Publix Isn't the Best Grocery Store Ever

    Like Coke versus Pepsi or McDonald's versus Burger King, some business battles will be waged forever. After all, people have strong opinions about what they put in their pie-hole. The same goes for supermarkets. Some people are die-hard Whole Foods junkies; others (as former Northeasterners know) ... More >>

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    January 1, 2013

    December 2012 Restaurant Openings and Closings

    The last month of the new year saw a lot of anticipated 2012 restaurants opening under the wire. Ralph Pagano's Alba at Sole On The Ocean provides classic Italian cuisine and fresh seafood with a panoramic ocean view to the northernmost parts of Miami and Miami Beach. Although the official opening i ... More >>

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    December 3, 2012

    November 2012 Restaurant Openings and Closings

    November in Miami saw many anticipated restaurants opening, and a few closings that had most people surprised, indeed.  Some welcome additions to our local food scene include Dena Marino's MC Kitchen, Myron Mixon's Pride and Joy, and David Bracha's Oak Tavern.Read also:- Florida Cookery: Every ... More >>

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    November 1, 2012

    October 2012 Restaurant Openings and Closings

    Open your windows, turn off your air conditioner and enjoy this glorious weather! It's fall in Miami and as the temperature cools off, the restaurant scene heats up!Already we're seeing restaurants come onto the scene in anticipation of the arrival of snowbirds flying south for the winter, tourists ... More >>

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    September 28, 2012

    September 2012 Restaurant Openings and Closings

    September is a transitional month for Miami. It's the time when tropical storms and hurricanes tend to be their most active (though we had one scare it luckily turned out to be a non-event), snow birds are still up north, and many folks (especially those in the biz) take a break or a quickie vacatio ... More >>

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    September 24, 2012

    Five Things You Didn't Know About Trader Joe's

    Trader Joe's is finally bringing its first store to southeast Florida. Joe's plans to open a location in the tony Pinecrest neighborhood in 2013 and Miami is all abuzz over the prospect of shopping for trail mix, nectarines, and cheap wine.The grocer has something of a cult following in the cities i ... More >>

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    September 19, 2012

    Is Trader Joe's Coming to Pinecrest? UPDATED

    Updated: It has been confirmed that Trader Joe's is opening in Pinecrest. Read: Trader Joe's is Coming to Pinecrest.Trader Joe's, the grocer that features cheap wine, employees in Hawaiian shirts, and a crazed fan base, might be coming to Pinecrest.Read Also: Trader Joe's Replies to Palm Beach Garde ... More >>

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    September 19, 2012

    Trader Joe's is Coming to Pinecrest

    Aloha Pinecrest! Trader Joe's is coming your way!The neighborhood grocery store with an adventurer's heart has signed a lease to open its first southeast Florida location in Pinecrest. The new store will be located at 9205 South Dixie Highway, formerly home to Borders Bookstore.Read Also: Is Trader ... More >>

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    July 13, 2012

    Target, Costco, and Maybe Trader Joe's Could Be Coming to Brickell

    Forget condo building. Like we said yesterday, this decade's Miami building boom appears to be all about retail. Now come reports that developers are looking to build a major retail center in Brickell with big-box stores in the vein of the Midblock area of the Shops at Midtown Miami. According to th ... More >>

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    January 21, 2010

    Q&A: Aziz Ansari Slaps Up the South Beach Comedy Festival This Saturday

    Photo by Ruvan Wijesooriya​Who is Aziz Ansari? Is he Randy the spazzy comic from Funny People who jokes about getting blowjobs in weird places, like Ikea, a car, and underwater? Or is he Tom Haverford the smarmy government official from the city of Pawnee? Or is he perhaps Sinjay the racist fruit ... More >>