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Valentine's Day

  • Blogs

    February 14, 2014

    Florida Woman Has Designed Make-Out Practice Pillows

    Well, considering it's so hard to meet anyone in Miami, one of these might come in handy for some of y'all. Yes, a Florida woman has designed "make-out practice pillows" for all your lonely late night needs.

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    February 13, 2014

    Valentine's Day Cocktails in Miami: Toast to Love

    Valentine's Day. The most romantic day of the year. By now, you've made the dinner reservations (if not, here's a handy, dandy guide), bought the chocolate (here's where to get the finest sweets in Miami) and flowers, and purchased a card that's funny and sincere, without being too creepy. Now, o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 12, 2014

    Five Best Places in Miami for Valentine's Day Sweets

    We get it. Valentine's Day is a contentious holiday. While some see it as the perfect opportunity to show their affection, for others it's simply consumerism masquerading as romance. If you belong to the latter group, we suggest you pause for a second and think of February 14 as a day where it's ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 12, 2014

    Get a Free Lobster Tail at Whole Foods Plus Valentine's Recipe

    With Valentine's Day just a couple of days away, you're probably scrambling to get reservations at one of the many places offering a romantic dinner for two priced at less than $100 per person. Let's face it though, going on to dinner for Valentine's Day is overrated. The kitchen is more often tha ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 12, 2014

    Valentine's Day Dinners in Miami

    Valentine's Day is this Friday, February 14 and if you haven't made your dinner reservations, we suggest you stop whatever you're doing and get on that! Luckily, just about every restaurant in Miami has a special offering. From complimentary champagne to dining in the dark, here's a rundown of roma ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 11, 2014

    Five Crazy Condom Flavors for Valentine's Day and Beyond

    We all know February 14 is Valentine's Day, but a little-known fact is that it's also National Condom Day. In honor of love, safe sex, and expanding sexual taste buds, we present you with the top five crazy condom flavors. Keep your vanilla sex and vanilla condoms, because thing are about to get wi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 7, 2014

    Mariana Cortez of Bunnie Cakes Talks Cupcake Wars, Vegan Baking, and Valentine's Day

    Mariana Cortez started baking vegan sweets back in 2009 as a way to fulfill her son's dietary restrictions. At the time, she never imagined she'd be the first person to open a vegan bakery in Miami. Now, Bunnie Cakes is celebrating its one year anniversary -- just a few days shy of Valentine's Day. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 5, 2014

    Ten Valentine's Day Dinners in Miami Under $100 Per Person

    Maybe it's fitting that Valentine's Day's beginnings were filled with tales of saints and martyrs. If you feel forced to celebrate the day with poems, hearts, and flowers, blame it on 18th-century England, where the day evolved into what we now recognize as the opportunity for confectioners and flor ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 14, 2013

    Miami's Sweetest Couples: Marinos to Bernsteins to Martinezes... Or Something Like That

    A few weeks back, Short Order asked readers to vote for Miami's sweetest restaurant couple.We were looking for a couple that worked together in the same restaurant -- sharing the heat and the workload to make beautiful food together.We tabulated our Facebook votes, and Miami's sweetest couple is Den ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 12, 2013

    Top Six Valentine's Day Parties in Miami

    To some, Valentine's Day is an obligatory Hallmark holiday all about spending hundreds of dollars on romantic dinners and expensive gifts. But why not just go crazy and get drunk? Bars, lounges, and clubs across the Magic City are cranking up the magic on Valentine's Day with parties, drink speci ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 11, 2013

    Miami Top Five in First-Date Offers for Valentine's Day

    A new website survey has Miami just behind New York and Los Angeles in the first date category during the four weeks leading up to Valentine's Day.Las Vegas and Chicago placed just behind us to fill out the top five.

  • Blogs

    February 8, 2013

    10 Sexiest Cocktails in Miami for Valentine's Day

    According to an Open Table survey recently published, 51 percent of respondents plan to head out to a restaurant for a romantic Valentine's Dinner.Most every Miami spot is planning a decadent multi-course extravaganza (and we've got a great list of fantastic options). Before you sit down to your mea ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 5, 2013

    Miami Valentine's Day Dinner Guide

    Sometimes, dinners are meant to splurge on. It's a once-a-year thing when you can dine to your heart's content without a worry greater than getting spinach in your teeth. (Don't fret, there's not much spinach on these menus.) Here's Short Order's guide to dining out on Valentine's Day. Prices rang ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 4, 2013

    Valentine's Day Dinner for Two Under $100 in Miami

    One of two things happened when you read the headline. You either a) let out a loud groan and thought "ugh, it's not Valentine's Day again, is it? Screw love," or b) thought "ugh, I'm too broke for a dinner." We can't really help if love has screwed you over (though we do offer our sincerest condo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 4, 2013

    Five Pretty-in-Pink Spirits for Valentine's Day

    There's no doubt that pink is the rosy-tinged color of love. And despite its old-school reputation as a less than manly hue, today's dude should totally be able to down a pink-hued drink or two without feeling less than masculine. So for women and men alike this Valentine's Day, we've rounded up fi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 17, 2013

    Five Sexy Vegan Valentine's Day Gifts: Edible Body Butter, Candy Lips, and Beyond

    When people hear the word "vegan," the last thing that comes to mind is decadence. The first thing is usually an image of a scrawny, pale lady wearing Birkenstocks and hugging a tree. Not exactly the picture of sensuality.But as usual, my aim for this column today is to challenge preconceived notion ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 16, 2013

    Five Sexy Beers for Valentine's Day: From Vixen to Little Sumpin'

    As much as we love canoodling and chocolate, Valentine's Day isn't complete without beer goggles. So this year, why not make with the brews and add some modern sex appeal to your celebration? From chilies to chocolates, craft brewers have concocted all sorts of creations that are sure to up your mo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 15, 2012

    Diplo, Sleigh Bells, and Liturgy Get 'Em Sweaty at Miami's Grand Central, February 14

    Photo by Ian Witlen Lust was in the air last night at Grand Central.​See the full 35-photo Sleigh Bells and Diplo at Grand Central slideshow. Diplo, Sleigh Bells, and Liturgy Grand Central Miami Tuesday, February 14, 2012 Better Than: A Valentine's Day spent home alone, dancing with yourself to ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 14, 2012

    Ten Foods To Avoid On Valentine's Day

    ​Every year we say we're not going to celebrate Valentine's Day. After all, it makes singles feel bad for being single and couples feel worse for not being over-the-top romantics. Then we break down and buy candy hearts and make reservations for overpriced champagne dinners.Since you're probably l ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 14, 2012

    Valentine's Day Consolation: $2 Burritos All Day At Panchero's

    ​Let's assume the worst: Your Valentine's Day won't quite pan out the way you'd hoped it would. Maybe you will be curtly informed that the "champagne" you had so thoughtfully put on ice was really "only sparkling wine," and that "any idiot knows real champagne can't be produced in the Yucatan!" Or ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 13, 2012

    Five Things Single People Shouldn't Do on Valentine's Day

    ​We know what you're thinking: "Goddammit, I hate Valentine's Day." We know, we know. We hate it too. It's mere commercialized mockery of love and affection -- baloney with a side of bullshit.We'll bet tons of you readers out there won't have anyone to snuggle with on the night of Feb. 14. (Assumi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 10, 2012

    Strip Joints and Taco Bell: Five Worst Places to Take a Date on Valentine's Day

    ​We at Short Order take great pleasure in offering you the top options for Valentine's Day and the most affordable ones, too. But what we really get a kick out of is giving you the worst options - because those are often the most insane, hilarious, and outright brilliant.We don't discourage doing ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 10, 2012

    Designer David Jon Acosta Talks Toasters, Miami Booty, and Valentine's Day.

    We're deep in the midst of New York Fashion Week, with every clothes-minded girl we know posting runway shots on Facebook. It all has us craving something a little more low-key. Enter Our Prince of Peace designer David Jon Acosta and his wearable, fun, and Miami-inspired collection. We caught up wi ... More >>

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    February 9, 2012
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    February 8, 2012

    Destroyio Records Says "F$#% Valentine's Day!" at Churchill's Pub on February 17

    ​Every Valentine's Day is exactly the same -- the candy, the flowers, the teddy bears, and some slutty lingerie. Don't people ever get sick of spending a bunch of money on a bunch of stupid crap so some Hallmark execs get that big V-Day bonus? Or wonder just what the fuck sex is anyway? Why do we ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 6, 2012

    Valentine's Day For Cynics: The Ten Worst Candies

    ​Remember when Valentine's Day was this sweet holiday where you gave your crush a pretty heart filled with chocolates? The heart would usually have a ribbon or some lace or a silk rose on it. Inside, the chocolates would be filled with cherries or caramel.Those days are gone. We guess that since r ... More >>

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    February 2, 2012
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    February 2, 2012
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    February 14, 2011

    Keyshia Dior Launches Secret Kisses, a New 15-Shade Lipstick Line

    Courtesy of Keyshia Dior​Unless you've been too busy lately to visit the interwebs, you know the name Keyshia Dior. Hell, we caught up with her last month for a little horseplay, so she's no stranger to Crossfade. Keyshia started off with a starring role in Timbaland and Drake's video for "Say Som ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 13, 2011

    Upper Eastside Date From Hell, Part Two

    ​In honor of Valentine's Day, Short Order offers a three-part story on a date gone wrong.Weeks later, I awaited Ken at Metro Organic Bistro (7010 Biscayne Blvd., Miami). He courteously suggested the venue because I had noted my veganism in e-mails and on my profile. I sat at the bar inside the tal ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 10, 2011

    Worst Valentine's Day Date Suggestions Ever

    Image via Flickr/WebDetail​It's pretty easy to make most dates happy on Valentine's Day -- meet him or her with some flowers or candy, then head for a fancy or trendy restaurant and proceed to have a wonderful candlelit meal, followed by a decadent dessert. It takes more imagination, however ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 10, 2011

    LA Sweets, 2 Girls and Sugar Mama: Valentine's Cupcake Specials

    These belong to Martha Stewart but the idea remains the same. ​There is something about cupcakes that instantly infuses joy. They unearth childhood nostalgia. They are cute bundles of sweetness. They are like small personal gifts just waiting to be unwrapped. Cupcakes are also the perfect sweet tr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 9, 2011

    Essensia Comes to the Rescue With Valentine's Day Deal

    Photo by billwisserphoto.com​If you're not a subscriber to our weekly Café Bites dining newsletter, here's a taste of what you're missing. Click here to subscribe.If you think taking your significant other out for a romantic dinner on Valentine's Day is too much amateur hour but don't exactly rel ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 8, 2011

    Fish Chocolate and Dogs With Lips: Dumbest Valentine's Day Candy

    ​Valentine's Day will soon be upon us and most of us will plan ahead and buy something sexy or yummy or beautiful for the one we love (or lust after). There are, however, a small minority of morons who wait for the last minute to stop at some 24 hour drug store to purchase whatever is enveloped in ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 8, 2011

    Where to Eat in Miami This Valentine's Day

    ​Valentine's Day is just around the corner and even Pollo Tropical has a Valentine's Day special going (two dine for $9.99, if you must know). If you haven't made your plans, you should probably do so now before restaurants fill up (the lovely Gibraltar is fully booked) and events sell out. Here a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 8, 2011

    Dine With Dolphins, Sushi for Singles, and Godiva Cocktails for Valentine's Day

    A Godiva Chocolate Infused Vodka on the rocks. ​The stereotypical Valentine's Day: Roses, a box of chocolates, and a candle-lit dinner. There is probably a significant population of people bored with chick-flick induced ideas of romance and looking to do something new. For those hoping to take the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 7, 2011

    Chef Araiza's Chocolate Croissant Bread Pudding Recipe

    Photo by Riki AltmanConsider picking up your croissants from the new Zona Verde at Alliance Française.​Hosting a lonely hearts party for Valentine's Day? Whip up a batch of Chef Andrea Sans Araiza's Chocolate Croissant Bread Pudding and watch the phenylethylamine fly. Or, if you do have a specia ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 17, 2011

    Dairy Queen's New Midnight Truffle Blizzard Treat -- For Valentine's Day?

    For your sweet tooth sweetheart​Dairy Queen's Midnight Truffle Blizzard Treat is coming to Miami on Tuesday, February 1. The MTBT is comprised of chocolate truffle pieces blended with dark cocoa fudge and vanilla soft serve. The Blizzard mix-in was introduced in 1985; in 2003, things were organize ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 14, 2011

    Miami Seaquarium's "Dine with the Dolphins" on V-Day Offers Catered Buffet and Freebies

    photo courtesy of Miami SeaquariumDolphin Harbor​A common myth suggests that humans and bottlenose dolphins are two of only three species of mammals (the other being bonobos) that have sex for pleasure, so it's only natural that this Valentine's Day you take your sweetie to Miami Seaquarium to "Di ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 16, 2010

    Concert Review: Jon Secada at Fairchild Tropical Garden, February 14

    Photo by Ben ThackerJon Secada performing live Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden.​Jon SecadaFairchild Tropical Garden, MiamiSunday, February 14, 2010 Better Than: Being stuck in an elevator. The Review:Hialeah's own golden boy Jon Secada, the famed Miami crooner known for his dentist off ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 11, 2010

    Exclusive Interview With Katie Lee

    One of the stars of the South Beach Wine & Food Festival, Katie Lee is heading to Miami in two weeks to start whipping up some of her signature Southern-flavored recipes. The gorgeous cookbook author (she has two tomes out) and former wife of crooner Billy Joel, Katie Lee is a culinary force to ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 2, 2010

    Where to Eat in Miami This Valentine's Day

    If you ask us, showing off your culinary skills for your loved one is much more romantic than a dinner out, but we understand it's not always easy. If you're looking for where to eat out this Valentine's Day, here are some options. ​Area 31 at the Epic Hotel Your choice between two four-course pri ... More >>

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    January 28, 2010
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    January 28, 2010
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    January 28, 2010
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    January 28, 2010
  • Blogs

    February 12, 2009

    ¿Que Pasa, M.I.A.? Valentine's Advice From Jose El Rey and Debbie D.

    Contrary to popular belief, I am capable of love. Many ladies have loved me, and I love myself as strongly as they did. I know how to show las señoritas a lovely time. I know how to love their bodies, but I can only say "I love you" to myself, and that makes Valentine's Day very challenging for me. ... More >>

  • Dining

    February 12, 2009

    Oyster Lovers, Unite

    This Valentine's weekend might be your best chance in years to eat these aphrodisiacs.

  • Blogs

    February 10, 2009

    Slideshow: Chat Noir at Dream

    Wanting to get in the mood for Valentine's Day, our cameras ventured out Monday night for Dream's Chat Noir party. If you haven't been, you are missing out on one of the hottest parties on the beach that features sexy burlesque dancers and brave clubbers that still want to keep the party going beyon ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 14, 2008

    Ten Great Hip-Hop Break-Up Songs

    One of our sister papers in Texas, the Houston Press, has this great list today of 10 hip-hop break-up songs, "because Valentine's Day is for suckas." Among the selections from the list of mostly dirty south jams: "Crampin' My Style" by UGK, "Dirty Bitch" by Geto Boys, and reppin' the east coast, LL ... More >>

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