Bistro BE Launches Brunch This Weekend: Try the Stella Artois and Herb Waffle

Categories: Brunch Report

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Non-tradional waffles and bottomless mimosas, anyone?
This weekend, consider stopping by Bistro BE, located in the Axis building in Brickell. Why? Because on Saturday and Sunday, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., this chic Belgian eatery will be hosting a contemporary and interesting Belgium brunch with a twist.

See also: Brickell's Bistro BE Brings Cold-Weather Comfort to a Hot Neighborhood

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Recipe: Pumpkin Snickerdoodles From Tongue & Cheek's Little Monster Mash

Categories: Holidays, Recipes

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Pumpkin snickerdoodles: No trick, just treats.
Chef Jamie DeRosa loves making treats for the holidays. (Remember his awesome house-made Peeps tutorial?)

So it's no surprise that tomorrow's second-annual Little Monster Mash at Tongue & Cheek will feature all kinds of sweet and spooky treats, with a few tricks thrown in.

The brunch, which is happening tomorrow, October 25, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., features free eats for boys and ghouls under 12 who have their choice of "gobblin" from a menu that includes grilled cheese, mini burgers, chicken fingers, and spooky white pizzas. Grownup holiday selections include bacon and "devil" eggs, Boo-Berry or pumpkin pancakes, or jack o'lantern s'mores.

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Panther Coffee, Cacao Art Nominated for 2015 Good Food Awards

Categories: Food Industry

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Panther's Joel and Leticia Pollock are nominated for a Good Food Award.
For the third consecutive year, Panther Coffee has been nominated for a Good Food Award. The Wynwood-based, small-batch roaster is one of 23 finalists in the coffee category for 2015.

Panther took home two awards in 2014 and one in 2013, but husband and wife Joel and Leticia Pollock and their team will have to wait till January 8 to see if their Kenya Kirura coffee gets the top prize.

Located in San Francisco, the Good Food Awards honor America's talented and socially aware food entrepreneurs. For 2015 there are 206 finalists competing in eleven different categories including pickles, cheese, charcuterie, chocolate and beer.

Short Order caught up with Joel Pollock shortly after the nominations were announced and he said he and his team are very excited about the news. "It's a really cool program and a really cool competition that we feel shines a light on people who are working hard to do quality stuff and we're super proud to be part of it," said Pollock.

See also: Panther Coffee opening in Coconut Grove

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A Look Back at Tobacco Road (Video)

Imagine Tobacco Road as a human being. He (or she) has sold baked goods, illegal booze, played cards with gangsters, sheltered hookers, hosted dance parties, served cocktails, grilled burgers, had tomato fights, and listened to some of the best blues and rock music on the planet. That's a lot of life lived in 102 years.

See also: Tobacco Road Redux: On Land, Sea, and Wheels

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Tio Gazpacho Wants to Make Cold Soup the Next Hummus

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Photo by Hannah Sentenac
Even in a city that's hotter than Hades year-round, gazpacho still isn't something you see every day. The cold, tomato-based soup is a standby on menus in Spain, but Miami? Not so much.

Austin Allan, founder of Tio Gazpacho, is rapidly changing all that.

His three varieties of gazpacho -- all saucy twists on the traditional tomato -- are taking the city by storm, flying off the shelves at Milam's Market, Ten Fruits, Whole Foods, and other local retailers. But this is just the beginning for Allan and team. He's hoping to make gazpacho as ubiquitous as hummus. And why not?

See also: Vegan Pages, Plant-Based Professional Directory, Launches In Miami

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Carlos Dorado to Open the Lunchbox in Wynwood

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Chef Carlos Dorado is opening the Lunchbox in Wynwood.
Wynwood is getting a new restaurant (hopefully) in time for Art Basel madness.

The Lunchbox, a new "neo-traditional" spot is opening some time in late November/early December at 78 NW 25th Street. Currently, the restaurant is in the construction phase.

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Miami's Best Eats and Drinks This Weekend: Beer, Seafood, and Spooky Stuff

Categories: Weekend Guide

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Photo by Max Reed
Beer makes everything more fun!
There are a lot of options for your weekend festivities -- and many of them include beer, which is not too shabby.

Tobacco Road celebrates "last call," and although plans have been announced for the bar to move (and take a well-deserved cruise), it's a safe bet that thousands of people will show up to relieve a few memories -- and make new ones.

If you've got little ones or just like a side of spooky to go with your brunch, Tongue & Cheek is (g)hosting a fiendishly fun Halloween bash.

Of course, there's also a seafood festival on South Beach, and a bunch of beer-related activities including pairings, dinners, and our every own Beerfest.

Weekend starts now!

See also: New Times' Beerfest 2014 Is Saturday: Here Are All the Beers

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New Times' Beerfest 2014 Is Saturday: Here Are All the Beers

Categories: Booze Hound

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Two beers are better than one.
New TImes' Original Beerfest turns Fort Lauderdale's Esplanade Park into Beer City, U.S.A., this Saturday, October 25, so we figured we'd whet your appetite with a complete list of the beers being served.

We suggest using this as a checklist. Or rating chart. Or a way to take tasting notes on the beers you loved so know what to order next time you're at the brewpub.

A few notes:

Beers in the Brewmaster/VIP section are only available from 6 to 7 p.m., when Brewmaster/VIP ticketholders have free reign for their extra hour of sampling. Also, the beers are listed in alphabetical order, so don't think we're secretly ranking them or anything. Any brewery is subject to change their beer selection, and certain, rare beers might be limited in availability. In other words, the earlier you arrive at Beerfest, the more fun you'll have!

Also, make sure you check Mack House's Moustache Rye'd, brewed especially for Beerfest. That's right, New Times has their own beer! Because that's how we roll.

See also: Mack House Brews New Times Beer, Get Your Taste Only At Beerfest This Saturday

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Scarpetta's Marlon Rambaran Unveils New Dishes (Photos)

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All photos by Carla Torres
A different kind of pasta and basil.
Pasta lovers shed a tear when it was announced that Nina Compton would be leaving Scarpetta. Since the swank restaurant opened almost six years ago at the Fontainebleau, Scarpetta's kitchen has bid farewell to two great chefs: first Michael Pirolo, who went on to open Macchialina, and recently Compton. But as they say, the show must go on.

To make the transition seamless, Scott Conant appointed Marlon Rambaran, whose resume includes time at Le Cirque and Tallievent, as saucier and sous chef at Le Bec, and as chef tournant at Restaurant Daniel. Most recently, he was sous chef at Gotham Steak.

For the last few months, Rambaran has been working on the menu, which he's now ready to introduce."We're trying to stay away from the classics," he says. "Everyone knows the spaghetti and basil. We want to reinvent the wheel if you will."

Short Order was invited to a preview of this new wheel of dishes, which starting next week, you'll be able to order.

See also: Nina Compton Leaves Scarpetta (Video)

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Ten Best Mac 'n' Cheese Dishes in Miami

Categories: Top List

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Bubbling with cheesy goodness.
Macaroni and cheese seems simple enough -- the ingredients are listed in the name of the dish. However, the varieties are endless.

Depending upon the pasta, cheese, and toppings, it can have a gourmet, Southern, Mexican, or French spin. The dish goes with everything from hot dogs to lobster and truffles. Even the crust can vary -- cornbread croutons or biscuit crumbs can add exciting flavors, as well as a textural crunch, to the cheesy goodness.

Before we bubble over, here are the ten best mac 'n' cheese dishes in Miami.

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