Paula DaSilva is one tough cookie. Working in kitchens since age 10, chef de cuisine at 21, Hell's Kitchen finalist at 28 and executive chef of a critically acclaimed restaurant by 31, this lady doesn't just take the heat: she brings it.
As executive chef of 1500° at Eden Roc Renaissance in Miami ... More >>
A mere few years ago the Miami craft beer scene was represented by a handful of bars that served little more than Budweiser and Corona to a few thirsty souls.
But change happens and it happens quickly. Miami now has a healthy craft beer scene and a budding home brew movement. Misfits Home-Brewers c ... More >>
Say what you will about sausages. Make all the jokes you want. But these two aren't kidding. When it comes to combining flavors and different kinds of meats, Freddy and Danielle Kaufmann are experts.
What was formerly just a stand at a weekend farmers markets has turned into a storefront in Miami ... More >>
As we did during childhood, we run when the baby blue food truck with the bikinied pin-up girl comes rolling through our neighborhoods. Then we breathe hard. Instead of a cone, we adults crave a grilled bacon and blue or a classic grilled cheese-and-tomato soup combo.
To make Ms. Cheezious, Brian M ... More >>
The eating world is paying more attention to food's origin than ever. Yet the locavores' work is far from done.
There's been plenty of debate on whether locally grown and raised food is the answer to crises like hunger and obesity, but that's not what's important. What matters is that Muriel Olivar ... More >>
Margie Pikarsky coordinates Redland Organics, a local organization of South Florida growers, It supplies sustainable vegetables, herbs, honey, and eggs to Miami-Dade, Monroe, and Broward counties, and is among the best communiity supported agriculture programs around.
Few farmers in South Florida h ... More >>
Miami is not exactly Napa. Instead of grape vineyards, we have trees that grow exotic fruits like guava, mango, lychee. So, Peter Schnebly, a longtime grower of tropical fruits, decided to make wine from the produce deemed not "perfect" enough for sale. Wine not from grapes? Sounded ambitious -- and ... More >>
Matthew Sherman sells booze-free shots. At his organic, raw, and cold-pressed juice bar called Jugofresh, Sherman proffers the teeny drinks with organic Bulgarian rose water, deer antler extract, and echinacea. The South Beach shop also makes delightful smoothies and great-tasting cleanses.
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Giorgio Rapicavoli was the first Miami winner of Food Network's Chopped. He used the momentum of his win to open a pop-up restaurant on Ponce named Eating House. The concept was so successful that Rapicavoli ended up taking over the space and turning Eating House into a permanent fixture. Recently n ... More >>
Since 2009 David Rosendorf -- better known as Frodnesor on Twitter or by his blog, Food For Thought -- has offered even-keeled commentary on Miami's ever-changing scene. As a co-founder of Cobaya, Miami's not-so-underground underground-dining group, he and co-conspirators have helped set the city's ... More >>
New Times' Best of Miami 2013 issue arrives June 13. To celebrate, Short Order is serving up the top 30 tastemakers in the 305. These people have helped shape the Miami food scene into what it is today. We began with number 30 and will lead up to the county's number one.
Even though Robert Montero ... More >>
New Times' Best of Miami 2013 issue arrives June 13. To celebrate, Short Order is serving up the top 30 tastemakers in the 305. These people have helped shape the Miami food scene into what it is today. We began with number 30 and will lead up to the county's number one. A Q&A session is included in ... More >>
This market inside the lush Pinecrest Gardens is home to as many as 65 vendors during the high season, which begins December 1 and ends in mid-May. One of them is Copperpots, a tiny company owned by Tom Wilfong and his girlfriend, Vanessa Safie. Together, they produce jams and marmalades with flavor ... More >>
For socially conscious foodies, seeking out homegrown deliciousness just got easier. The Coral Gables Museum's upcoming Artisan Food Fest will showcase a tasty assortment of handcrafted goodies, all authentically artisan (unlike some products we might mention).This free event will feature more than ... More >>
Known to be a white liquor city, Miami is currently enjoying a craft beer explosion. With Schnebly Redland Winery and Brewery becoming the city's first to export its beer and Wynwood Brewing Company on the cusp of opening its doors, Magic City cicerones have a lot to look forward to. Between the com ... More >>
Befitting motto: "slow down, and jam on"A mere two months ago, IT day-jobbers ;Tom Wilfong and Vanessa Safie started a little jam making enterprise in their Kendall home kitchen.. Since then, it has quickly grown into a miniature company - one that just might (we hope) topple S ... More >>