The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has just announced new rules that will affect nearly everything we, as diners and consumers, put into our mouths. That above statement is not hyperbole, by the way. The rules, a major extension of the 2010 law that required chain restaurants to disclose certain ... More >>
It's nearly impossible to believe it, but Thanksgiving is just a couple of weeks away. As always, you can shop for days, spend hundreds of dollars, and still never get that damn bird right (how could it possibly be both dry and raw?). Or you can take the family out to one of the many restaurants se ... More >>
The Sony Open came to a close yesterday, and Serena Williams and Novak Djokovic finished with the singles titles. Lovers of the sport rejoiced during the past couple of weeks as they watched the world's best in tennis battle it out. But there were plenty of other reasons to check out the tournamen ... More >>
Time is an interesting concept. It seems as we get older, times goes by faster, or maybe it's the technological advances that are speeding up the way the world works. Though two months once seemed like a lifetime, August and September have gone by in a blip, and fall is here. You know what that mean ... More >>
The whole GMO (Genetically Modified Organisms) thing has been a big deal for quite some time now. After the failure of California's mandatory labeling initiative, Prop. 37, in November, activists across the country rallied to raise awareness about GMOs. Then came the 'Monsanto Protection Act'. Hidd ... More >>
Because metropolitan Miami is so awesome, we often neglect traveling to the suburbs, especially when we're hungry and impatient. But with the recent opening of Devon, we just had to make the trip. Situated in The Palms at Town & Country Mall in Kendall, Devon is neighbors to Cadillac Ranch, Blue ... More >>
When we first heard of Marler Clark, the "food safety law firm," we pictured a dozen ambulance chasers strategically posted outside of establishments that served spinach in large quantities throughout the day. After a few conversations with Bill Marler, however, we realized that our assumption could ... More >>
Replicating brunch dishes from Michael's Genuine Food & Drink or Yardbird Southern Table & Bar requires much more than just following a recipe. Because, like many South Florida restaurants dedicated to sourcing ingredients responsibly, these eateries serve eggs from Lake Meadow Naturals. L ... More >>
Read "Miami Craft Beer Seller's List" Gluten intolerance manifests itself in a variety of diseases, including celiac disease. It prohibits sufferers from enjoying the finest food and drink. Luckily, beer doesn't have to be on this list. Whether gluten intolerance is becoming more prevalent or everyo ... More >>
The public at large is becoming wise to the fact that eating healthy should begin early, and local organic farmer Gabrielle Marewski of Paradise Farms seems to be on to this concept with her oyster mushroom project. Last February Marewski was awarded a $50,000 USDA Value-Added grant to help small fa ... More >>
Around these parts, everybody's pretty well acquainted with the tactics of undercover animal activist Richard "Kudo" Couto. The winner of this week's Best of Miami award for "Best Citizen", Couto goes to unlicensed slaughterhouses, secretly films brutal animal killings, and-- here in Miami-Dade Coun ... More >>
Florida is notorious for Medicare fraud, and we also have more than our fair share of food stamp fraud. At least Miami residents can console themselves with the fact that our food stamp defrauders are not as shameless as those in other states.EBT cards, modern-day food stamps, are being traded for c ... More >>
Until I found out about the Dirty Dozen and Clean 15 lists, shopping for produce seemed like a game of Let's Make a Deal. I loaded my cart with a mixture of organic and conventional produce, trying to stick to a reasonable food budget, but with no system or info to help me choose which organic foods ... More >>
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Gabby's D'Lorean Burger and Tots at The Filli ... More >>
It can be difficult to justify spending the extra cash for organic food, but with the help of the Environmental Working Group's 2011 Shopper's Guide to Pesticides in Produce, you can eat healthfully without having to dump your entire wallet on certified organic produce. Consumers of produce can r ... More >>
Photo by Kevan/Flickr CCShoppers at the supermarket are bombarded with a variety of brands and types of olive oil to choose from but the reality is that as much as half the stuff sold in the U.S. as "extra-virgin olive oil" is either deceptively mislabeled or just plain fraudulent, according to T ... More >>
Laurenzo's Italian Market copped our 2011 Best of Miami award for finest gourmet market. As far as Italian imports and products go, it can't be beat locally. We have a few other noteworthy gourmet markets in town -- very few. And, quite honestly, we do not have a single world class food store ... More >>
Anti-obesity lobbyists and children activists have been trying for years to get food companies to stop marketing high sugar, high sodium, and overall unhealthy foods to children.Food companies, such as McDonald's, General Mills, and others, create advertising campaigns that include cartoon charac ... More >>
2 million: Dogs and cats abused and killed by the international fur industry each year -- including by the Burlington Coat Factory, which used to sell "Mongolian Dog Fur" that was made from domesticated dogs. Humane Society of the United States (HSUS).24: Number of cats it takes to make a fur coat i ... More >>
John Zur Halibut.On a recent Saturday night, we visited South Beach's Red, the Steakhouse and were delighted that Chef Peter Vauthy would amicably send some plates our way to taste. The entrees consisted of the du jour item, halibut, and the 8-oz. filet mignon. The SurfAs our knowledgeable ... More >>
Shake Shack in Miami Beach is fine to eat.Creekstone Farms Premium Beef recalled 14,158 pounds of beef, due to possible E.coli contamination, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service.The recalled meat was shipped to processing plants in 10 states, ... More >>
Where's The Beef?The Sun Sentinel reported yesterday that a California woman, Amanda Obney, has brought a false-advertising lawsuit against Taco Bell for calling its products "seasoned ground beef or seasoned beef" -- when, the suit declares, "in fact a substantial amount of the filling contains ... More >>
Courtesy of Ms. CheeziousThe Ms. Cheezious grilled cheese truck debuts this week, flanked with a pinup girl logo. The menu showcases the classic comfort food, without veering into overwrought combinations. They'll offer a crab salad and cheddar melt, bacon and blue cheese on sourdough, an apple a ... More >>
via Flickr sylvarHappy Meal toys conveniently packaged in easy-to-use body bags.Chalk one up for the good guys. San Francisco has struck a blow to one pillar of the Unholy Trinity (McDonald's, Jerry Springer, and Family Guy). The Golden Gate City has instituted a ban preventing McDonald's from in ... More >>
Jackie SayetWhere's the boeuf? Gordon Biersch's new "German Kobe Burger" is one tasty number, but it's neither from Germany nor Japan.Twenty-five dollar hot dogs? $30 hamburgers? That's what Prime 112 charges for what it calls Kobe beef.The problem is, the high buck meat isn't always what is adv ... More >>
Jacob KatelMaggie Jimenez enjoys being outside after almost three hours in a meat freezer. Maggie Jimenéz is a rising culinary star with a popular lifestyle cooking show, ¡Qué Sabor!, an endorsement deal with Oscar Mayer, freelance writing gigs, and a cookbook in the works. She is a former ... More >>
SoBe's Betsy Hotel houses a winner.
Last time a momentous occasion to bring awareness to eco-friendly causes came around we failed horribly, but for Earth Day we're trying to make it up to Miami Beach. About two months ago popular eco-blog Tree Hugger tore Miami Beach to shreds for its horrendous insistence on trying to make Mother Ea ... More >>
If you happen to wander by the Capitol on your daily stroll around Tallahassee today, yes, that is in fact a truck full of farm workers being beaten into unpaid slave labor right on the steps of the Florida Legislature.A few months after the latest slavery bust in Immokalee -- where the despicable N ... More >>
A Chinese pathogen has the citrus industry talking apocalypse.
People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) is reporting that an elephant named P.T. attacked Ringling Bros. Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey trainer Joe Frisco Jr. while the circus was at Miami's America Airlines Arena on January 7. Ringling Bros. issued a statement Wednesday stating the ... More >>
"It is time that the United States make a change."
He’s come marching home again all right, but our hurrahs are decidedly muted
"As soon as I crossed the Mason-Dixon Line, I knew it was different here"
Environmental advocates claim they just want loggers to play by the rules. But Brazilian mahogany barons, local lumber lords, the U.S. Department of Justice, and the Port of Miami all want these tree-huggers stopped
Come here to see, be seen, and eat heartily
China Grill dismantles its empire
Cattle-ist for reform
Veggies au naturel
The Truth About Parrilladas
March 26-April 1, 1998
Rad Berky got armed and dangerous. Carmel Cafiero got Joe Gersten. Ike Seamans got a heart attack. And we watched it all.
After decades of living month to month in trailer parks, some South Dade migrant workers have found a permanent address
Bob Sherman blazes down the info highway in an endless search for towering infernos
Sailboat captain Dave Shaw runs afoul of U.S. Customs and finds himself up a creek without his canoe
At the urging of dolphin activist Russ Rector, Paul Mitchell Systems tells Miami Seaquarium, "You're all wet!"