There are many wondrous finds on the shelves of Trader Joe's: coconut-covered cashews, cookie butter, $2.99 wine. It's a magical place -- like Wonka's Chocolate Factory for grownups. And unlike your average Publix, there are all kinds of vegetarian and vegan foods. Here are the top ten vegetarian ... More >>
What do you get when you put Miami's top toques, five heritage breed pigs, bourbon, and a hot girl butchering a 300-pound porker all in the same room? A bitchin' good time, that's what. Swooping in for its second tour in Miami, Cochon 555 proved to be yet another fantastic event for attendees, ju ... More >>
Miami is a city laden with restaurants of little value. There are stylish joints, the kind where mediocre $24 tuna tartares and $30 chicken breasts, filled with fontina and foie gras, are the norm. There are hackneyed Asian concepts, the type where $20 sushi rolls are packed with fried shrimp, douse ... More >>
You read about the Great Twinkie Extinction here on Short Order (and everywhere else) and maybe you applauded, or more than likely, felt as if yet another piece of your childhood was being torn away from you by The Man.Well, there may be a reason to rejoice, put your footie pajamas on, and couch pot ... More >>
Can we all agree that TV Daily World News is horrific? 2012, according to the Maya culture and numerous other civilizations are predicting the end of humanity, as we know it.. this year! The economy, global change, earthquakes...what else could possibly go wrong? Well, here comes le coup de grace. H ... More >>
The Confederacy of Dunces that emerged to vie for the GOP presidential primary certainly must have some could-have-been candidates rethinking their decision. After the swift, and often surreal, rises and eventual falls of Michele Bachmann, Rick Perry, and Herman Cain, the race is pretty much down ... More >>
Lee KleinThis is the best bread in the house?Fame is a treacherous double-edged sword. On the one edge: Had I walked into a regular diner or coffee shop, ordered a chicken salad sandwich and chicken pot pie, and received the equivalent of what I got at Crumb On Parchment, I would have been rather ... More >>
Michael McElroyThe name supposedly comes from the Earl of Sandwich, and we are supposed to believe that whenever someone in his court wanted meat between two pieces of bread, they would say "I'll have what Sandwich is having." That seems a bit far-fetched, no?Anyway, here are five fine sandwic ... More >>
There are food blogs aplenty in this land, and lots of niches have been covered. Locally, locavores can dig Mango & Lime, carnivores congregate at The Burger Beast, and French Fry Fairy appeals to fairies -- or maybe to those who like fried potatoes. I never have been able to figure that o ... More >>
Sylvia PlachyJournalist, author, and historian Mark Kurlansky's most well-known books are the international best-sellers Salt, Cod (which won a James Beard award), 1968, The Food of a Younger Land, and A Basque History of the World. His latest book, Edible Stories, is his third work of fiction.&n ... More >>
John Mayer -- a man who makes music that sounds like Wonder Bread tastes -- has a sneaky little plan for his upcoming South Florida concert. Get this: He will wear a Cleveland Cavaliers jersey. LOLOLOLOL HAHAHA, so clever! What a comedic genius this guy is! Actually, no. Shut up, John Mayer.
What is fast food to a redneck? Hitting a dear at 65 mph.I like White Castle but White Castle doesn't like me. ~Craig Hopson, chef at Le Cirque, N.Y.C.After watching sales falling off for three straight months at Kentucky Fried Chicken, the Colonel calls up the Pope and asks for a favor.The Pope say ... More >>
*After years of my pooh-poohing parsley-speckled plate rims and mindless squiggles of mango and raspberry purees on dessert plates, it seems that both fads have faded into oblivion. Thank you, but please hold your applause until after the column is finished. *Norman Van Aken has laid low of late, n ... More >>
The diner chain now serves up a little rock on the side.
21 doesn't hit the jackpot. Doesn't even come close.
Will Power plus a really big band
The tourist strip gets some -- and somewhat -- down-home wood-burning cooking
Bambi knows what boys like -- boys like her
And other words to the whites about b-ball, side musicians, and racism
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