U.S. Department of Agriculture

  • Blogs

    November 25, 2014

    FDA New Rules: Mandatory Calorie Counts on Everything, Even Popcorn and Booze

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    November 12, 2014

    Thanksgiving 2014: Guide to Restaurant Dinners in Miami

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    March 31, 2014

    Sony Open: Freshly Shucked Oysters and Champagne on Ice

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    September 23, 2013

    Estiatorio Milos for Miami Spice: Just a Week Left, So Hurry Over

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    May 24, 2013

    March Against Monsanto This Saturday: Senator Maria Lorts Sachs to Speak

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    February 4, 2013

    Devon Seafood & Steak: New Finest Kendall Eats!

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    November 2, 2012

    Bill Marler, Attorney, Blogger, and Food Safety Advocate, Talks Turkey (Or Spinach, Rather)

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    September 19, 2012

    Pastured Eggs: Why and Where to Buy Them in South Florida (Video)

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    September 11, 2012

    Five Best Gluten-Free Beers for the Gluten-Intolerant Beer Snob

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    August 3, 2012

    Paradise Farms Spends USDA Grant to Grow Healthy Mushroom Snacks for Miami Kids

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    June 20, 2012

    Richard "Kudo" Couto's Undercover Slaughter Footage Gets Dissed In Tampa (Graphic Video)

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    May 25, 2012

    Food Stamps Traded for Drugs and Cash, Welcome Crackdown Coming

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    May 1, 2012

    Dirty Dozen and Clean 15: Best and Worst Foods for Your Wallet and Table

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    April 5, 2012

    64. Gabby's D'Lorean Burger and Tots at The Filling Station and Garage Bar

    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 Gabby's D'Lorean Burger and Tots at The Filli ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 23, 2012

    Strawberries Pesticide-Laden, Pineapples Better: An App to Find the Best

    ​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 >>

  • Blogs

    December 19, 2011

    Norman Van Aken Tips for Buying Olive Oil: It Should Smell Like Olives

    Photo by Kevan/Flickr CC​Shoppers 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 >>

  • Dining

    December 15, 2011
  • Blogs

    November 28, 2011

    Top Five Gourmet Markets: Beyond Best of Miami 2011

    ​​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 >>

  • Blogs

    October 12, 2011

    Government Backs Off the Food Industry

    ​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 >>

  • Blogs

    May 23, 2011

    15 Food Statistics That Should Make You Cry

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    April 12, 2011

    Red, the Steakhouse: Surf vs. Turf

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    March 10, 2011

    Shake Shack Beef Supplier Creekstone Farms Recalls Ground Beef, Miami Not Affected

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    January 26, 2011

    Taco Bell Hit With Lawsuit: Can Its Beef Be Legally Called Beef?

    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 >>

  • News

    January 6, 2011
  • Blogs

    November 29, 2010

    Ms. Cheezious Food Truck Rolls Out For Art Basel

    Courtesy of Ms. Cheezious​The 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 >>

  • Blogs

    November 9, 2010

    San Francisco Says "No" to McDonald's, "Yes" to Children

    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 >>

  • News

    April 15, 2010
  • Blogs

    October 2, 2009

    A $30 Hamburger? If It Says Kobe, Don't Buy It

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    September 17, 2009

    Maggie Jimenéz from ¡Qué Sabor! and Sam Gorenstein from BLT Steak Visit Halperns' Meat Processing Plant

    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 >>

  • Dining

    June 4, 2009

    BLT Steak Bewitches

    SoBe's Betsy Hotel houses a winner.

  • Blogs

    April 22, 2009

    10 Ways To Live The Stereotypical South Beach Lifestyle A Bit More Eco-Friendly

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    March 9, 2009

    Yes, Those Are Slaves On The Steps of The Florida Capitol Today

    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 >>

  • News

    July 24, 2008

    Orange Crush

    A Chinese pathogen has the citrus industry talking apocalypse.

  • Blogs

    January 15, 2008

    Updated: Ringling Bros. Elephant Injures Trainer

    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 >>

  • News

    December 13, 2007

    Letters from the Issue of December 13, 2007

    "It is time that the United States make a change."

  • Dining

    March 8, 2007


    He’s come marching home again all right, but our hurrahs are decidedly muted

  • News

    September 9, 2004

    Orca Frustration

    "As soon as I crossed the Mason-Dixon Line, I knew it was different here"

  • News

    April 29, 2004

    The Greenpeace Effect

    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

  • Dining

    March 25, 2004

    Steak House Chic

    Come here to see, be seen, and eat heartily

  • Dining

    June 13, 2002

    Going, Going, Gone

    China Grill dismantles its empire

  • Dining

    March 8, 2001

    Too Close for Comfort?

    Cattle-ist for reform

  • Dining

    February 22, 2001

    Kind-Altering Plants

    Veggies au naturel

  • Dining

    March 9, 2000


    The Truth About Parrilladas

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    March 4, 1999
  • Calendar

    March 26, 1998

    Night & Day

    March 26-April 1, 1998

  • News

    December 18, 1997

    Sweeps Unchained

    Rad Berky got armed and dangerous. Carmel Cafiero got Joe Gersten. Ike Seamans got a heart attack. And we watched it all.

  • News

    June 26, 1996

    Home Truths

    After decades of living month to month in trailer parks, some South Dade migrant workers have found a permanent address

  • News

    March 14, 1996

    One Hot Idea

    Bob Sherman blazes down the info highway in an endless search for towering infernos

  • News

    December 21, 1995

    Cuba Bound, Part 2

    Sailboat captain Dave Shaw runs afoul of U.S. Customs and finds himself up a creek without his canoe

  • News

    October 5, 1995

    Lather Not

    At the urging of dolphin activist Russ Rector, Paul Mitchell Systems tells Miami Seaquarium, "You're all wet!"

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