Igor Ferraro, chef and owner of La Bottega in Coconut Grove, hasn't quite adapted to U.S. culture yet. "It is very different here," he says. "I guess I am more old-school Italian." Originally from Venice, Ferraro founded, operated, and sold several businesses in Italy before making his way to Americ ... More >>
Dishcrawl 2014 kicked off last night with a culinary tour through the historic and peacock-infested streets of Coconut Grove, and Short Order was invited to join the action. Dishcrawl regularly features anywhere from three to five restaurants. Last night we sampled three dishes at three restaurant ... More >>
LeBron James is still the king in the land of NBA jersey sales. Which shouldn't come as much surprise considering he's the reigning MVP and is sporting back-to-back rings.
More than a half century ago, Paul Gineste de Saurs purchased the Venice Inn in the 17th arrondissement of Paris. He wanted to sell his family's wine, and so made a weird choice: Offer but one dish -- steak. Soon, the place had a nickname: L'Entrecote -- which translates roughly to a very nice cut o ... More >>
Dads are often the unsung heroes of the world, doling our cash, car keys, and wisdom -- only to take the backseat when it comes to praise and affection. This Sunday, we suggest taking your dad aside after the family brunch and whisking him off for a little one-on-one time over a drink. These ar ... More >>
In the 1920s, bartender Giuseppe Cipriani loaned a customer a tidy sum of money (especially for a bartender). Harry Pickering, a wealthy Bostonian, was a "frequent flier" of Cipriani's. Maybe too steady for his American family's tastes. After learning he was frittering away much of the family fortun ... More >>
As the name suggests, it's quite a melting pot of international artists at the Foreign Exchange party. Among other countries, there's Mexico, represented by Balcazar & Sordo, Venezuela by Fur Coat, Spain by El_Txef_A, and Italy by Lula Circus. But the artist who's scoring the most frequent-flie ... More >>
Miami Restaurant Openings & Closings June, 2012The big news in July regrettably revolved around closings: Sra. Martinez said adios in the Design District, David's Cafe II shut down its Lincoln Road branch, and Jamie DeRosa and Geoffrey Zakarian are now both gone from Tudor House, which sort of e ... More >>
Tony restaurant chain Cipriani and Mexican chain La Cantina No. 20 have leased space at Icon Brickell.According to the South Florida Business Journal, the restaurants struck a deal with the building's owners after being on the market for nearly four years. The leased space encompasses three stories ... More >>
Fashion Breakdown: Faux purple coat from Ross, hot pink strapless top from Miss Piggy, pants are Missoni for Target, feather headpiece from Venice, shoes won on eBay, glasses made in Taiwan.
Michael E. Jalileyan will be serving caviar at South Beach Food & Wine Festival's Grand Tasting Village this weekend. To prepare you for the big event, he owner and president, of Caviar & Caviar. offers a plethora of hints for ingesting the stuff that has been the trea ... More >>
What is more romantic for Valentine's Day than champagne and caviar? The finest caviar is traditionally harvested from wild sturgeon in the Caspian and Black Seas. The rarest and most expensive is from the beluga sturgeon which produces pea-size eggs that are soft and delicate. But today one can ... More >>
Interior of the original Cecconi's in London.October 11 is set as the date for a much-anticipated debut of Cecconi's Miami in the new Soho Beach House. This will be the third outpost of Cecconi's, the Venetian-influenced menu already being served in other Soho Houses. Executive chef at the Miami ... More >>
Inside an Israeli tank and the reality of war.
Nino Pernetti graciously sent me a copy of his then just-published cookbook after I'd done a short interview with him about it for Short Order in 2008. The subtitle, His Life Story and Travels around the World, pretty much describes the narrative, in which Nino's co-authors Ferdie Pacheco a ... More >>
When we saw that the Wall Street Journal whipped up a stipple portrait of Conchita, the Ginger-wig-wearing Chihuahua that belonged to the late Miami socialite Gail Posner, Banana Republican got to thinking what a grand life these little bug-eyed rat-dogs lead. So we compiled a list of the five mo ... More >>
Symmetry means that it sounds equally awesome in each earSymmetry, a new compilation curated by W Hotel's Global Music Director Michaelangelo L'Acqua, made the rounds at Winter Music Conference, and now there's an event planned for Fort Lauderdale's W Hotel at Living Room (401 N. Fort Lauderdale ... More >>
The Hukilau seems to be stepping up it's game this year with at least one of this writer's favourite surf instrumental bands, Los Straightjackets. Aside from their musicality and deft picking, the band is also noted for it's decision to don mascaras de lucha libre whilst wearing business attir ... More >>
The Thai new year, called Songkran, is celebrated today, April 13, through this Wednesday. The word means "move" or to "change place," in regard to the sun's changing its position in the zodiac. Songkran doesn't boast any B-list celebrities reporting on a big ball dropping down a pole, but the Songk ... More >>
I've been meaning to write something for quite a while about the new Cook's Inc. at Abacoa Town Center. Abacoa, located in Jupiter in northern Palm Beach County, may be a long drive north for many of us, but Cook's Inc. is doing something unique -- it's part gourmet market, part restaurant, part coo ... More >>
Chef Ivo Mazzon of Joey's Cafe in Wynwood is from Roncade, Treviso, in Northern Italy, close to Venice. He studied there for five years at a hospitality institute and has been in Miami since April, 2003. He says "I love it here. We're trying to make something special to create an identity for a desp ... More >>
Pescecane brings molto Italiano to the table.
DJ Qbert October 24th, 2007 Studio A, Miami Better Than: The fat lady singing on a gondola in Venice Q-Bert All photos by Eddie Rosenstock The Review: If you’re not familiar with Qbert, he is the best scratch DJ on the planet earth, zectar and any other distant solar system, period. If you th ... More >>
Fun, funky, atmospheric ... and easy on the wallet
Nikki Beach is still where the pretty people party
Big names? Big Deal. An alternative take on the Book Fair.
Escopazzo breaks all the rules, irresistibly
Sip among the feathers at the new Parrot Jungle on Watson Island
If you like sweet, and flavors like bubble gum, you'll love this place
Feeding and seeding the community