Chef Nick Liberato Best Tips for Bartenders on Building Their Brand

We’ve all been there. After a long shift and what seems like endless hours of mixing cocktails and smiling across the bar you crash on the couch and catch another episode of your favorite chef-bartender-server-becomes-celebrity-host and yearn for your own lights-camera-action moment. The Food Reality Television Series category is huge and these days it’s no surprise that viewers are turning to this genre for a little “escape” from reality. So herein lies the question—how do you get from behind

Pubbelly Sushi Opens to Fish on a Plate and Erni Vales' Pigs on the Walls

The guys who've been filling you to the brim with pork at Pubbellly have birthed a sibling to their winning concept with Pubbelly Sushi. Opening tonight right next door, look for mouthwatering rolls briming with porkbelly and clams ($12), softshell crab BLT ($13), and heirloom tomatoes($11). For those not in a sushi kinda mood, there's a robatta grill with hot and sexy pieces like pinchos the pollo ($7), bbq short ribs ($11), and wagyu skirt steak ($21). As hard as it may be to take your eyes o

Magnum's Fried Chicken Is All About the Bird

Last night's episode of Crave on the Food Network was "Fried Chicken: Deep Fried Love in a Bucket," during which the food-critic host, Troy Johnson, gnawed his way through several states looking for "the most crave-worthy fried chicken." There was no Miami stop, but fear not, because here at Short Order, we continue our tour of some local faves. We kicked it all off last week with the seasonal fried chicken feast at Michy's, and this week we bring you a glimpse of Magnum Lounge's clucking dish.

Scarpetta's Scott Conant Cooks a Mean Polenta for Miami Spice

Scott Conant has all the makings of a celebrity chef -- charm, good looks, award-winning restaurants, multiple cookbooks, and popular network shows. But this begs the question of whether Scarpetta's owner can work his magic in the kitchen and be held to the same standards as the contestants he judges weekly on Chopped and 24-Hour Restaurant Battle. Short Order recently visited Scarpetta's kitchen, where a smiling Conant, pans ablaze and truffles in hand, was ready to make some creamy polenta wi

Karen Hanlon: restaurant designer extraordinaire

For most diners, selecting a restaurant boils down to food and ambiance. The menu is created by the chef, but the real stars might be interior designers, who touch all of your senses and keep you in your seat. With Art Basel just finished, it's appropriate to showcase Karen Hanlon, an accomplished woman who has left her mark on the South Florida dining and entertainment scene for more than a decade. Whether she's working on a corporate chain such as Houston's or on her recent project in Aventur

Miami New Times - Lime Fresh Mexican Grill

Lime Fresh Mexican Grill: The Next Five Guys? Miami’s own Lime Fresh Mexican Grill may be the nation’s fastest growing chain. Just last week, a new place opened down by the Miami Courthouse. Another new place opens this week In Orlando. And the firm just inked a a deal with lagging Ruby Tuesday’s chain to open 200 new restaurants across the nation. The new downtown location of Lime Fresh Mexican Grill is at Flagler Street by the courthouse. It’s the ninth location for the 6-year-old chain.

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