Miami Spice, now in its 11th year, has grown to become one of the most popular events of the year. For two months, its a foodie's dream -- South Beach Wine & Food Festival at Festival Flea Market prices. With Miami Spice kicking off this past Wednesday, Short Order decided to get a little better acquainted with spice in Miami.
Our quest was to find the spiciest dishes in Miami, and in the process, we ended up on a mouth-watering world cuisine tour. From signature Indian vindaloo at Mint Leaf to Clive's special Jamaican jerk seasoning, Short Order spanned the spicy food globe. There were dishes we didn't expect (ancho chili ice cream, anyone?) and alcoholic drinks with an extra kick to them. We also learned that hot spiciness, or piquance (pronounced pee-kens), is measured using the Scoville scale, named after the American pharmacist that created it back in 1912.