Bonefish Grill Unveils New Menu with Mario Lopez, Real Housewives, and Spicy Tuna Bowls

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Smile, meet dimples.
The countdown is on. Though Florida's own, Bonefish Grill, will debut their new menu on July 29, this past Saturday, Short Order was invited on a boat with a bunch of Bravo-leberites and Mario Lopez to taste test new menu items.

The new menu has a handful of new items sprinkled into every section, with introduction of some brand new categories including bowls, deluxe sides, and dessert flatbread. Some highlights were the Wild Orchid Hawaiian and the Fresh Pineapple Martini, the Spicy Tuna Bowl, Porcini Mushroom Ravioli and the S'mores Flatbread.

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Mike Tyson Dines at Red The Steakhouse

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Mike Tyson and Red executive Brad Friedlander.
Iron Mike Tyson hosted a dinner party at Red the Steakhouse in Miami Beach Wednesday night in celebration of tonight's boxing match at American Airlines Arena.

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Paula Deen Announces the Paula Deen Network

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Paula Deen's on an iPad y'all.
Paula Deen's gone digital, y'all.

Deen has just announced the Paula Deen Network, a completely digital "channel" that will allow fans to access Deen on their computers, iPads, and smart phones.

The network, scheduled to launch in September 2014, will feature Deen and her family cooking and kibbutzing - all on demand.

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Rev Run's New Show Brings the Family Home for Sunday Suppers

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Rev Run and family friend Perry Jones prepare bison burgers.
Joseph "Rev Run" Simmons is a master of reinvention. From rap legend of Run-D.M.C., to minister, to reality show icon, Rev Run keeps finding ways to stay relevant in pop culture. His family was launched into the spotlight when Run's House premiered on MTV in 2005. The show ran for six seasons, spawning another family-based story, Rev Run's Renovation, on DIY and HGTV that brought huge ratings to the networks in 2013. Clearly, viewers enjoy watching Rev and wife Justine manage marriage, kids, and making it all work.

Keeping this gravy train rolling, Rev and Justine are starring in another show, this time using the kitchen to bring their now grown-up family back to the home. In Rev Run's Sunday Suppers, the Simmons clan comes together for family meals every Sunday. Each episode features different family members, from son Diggy and daughter Miley to Justine's parents, sister, and friends as they try to settle on traditional recipes, keep Rev healthy, and battle for who's boss of the kitchen.

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Is Steve Martorano Relocating to SoBe?

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Is Cafe Martorano relocating to SoBe?
Nearly two dozen years ago, a burly cook from Philly leased a restaurant space in a questionable part of Fort Lauderdale with the thought of serving old-school Italian dishes.

Now, Steve Martorano is a branded celebrity with two restaurants in Broward County, one in Las Vegas (with a second on the way), and the imminent opening of a location in Atlantic City. At his flagship Cafe Martorano on Oakland Park Boulevard (which underwent a major renovation less than two years ago), celebrities and sports figures savor his meatballs and dance to his music. (Martorano takes over the turntables when the mood strikes.) He's a frequent guest on Jimmy Kimmel's talk show, is a best-selling author, and has his own jewelry line.

The only thing missing? A South Beach location. Martorano and Miami Beach seem like a perfect match. The muscular cook (don't call him a chef) would fit right into the SoBe scene of bright lights and music, and his celebrity clientele wouldn't have to schlep up to Broward for some pasta. Martorano has been tossing the idea around for a while. Last year, he told Short Order: "I've been eyeing this one space. I looked at it three times already. I think that means something."

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The Federal Hosts Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives Watch Party Tonight

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Cesar Zapata and Aniece Meinhold make a Guy Fieri sandwich in Flavortown!
The Federal Food Drink & Provisions is neither a diner, a drive-in, nor a dive. So it may come as a surprise that Guy Fieri chose to feature the intimate restaurant on his Food Network hit.

That is, until you catch on that chef/partner Cesar Zapata is all about working with good old-fashioned, all-American basics like bacon and wings and turning them into brand new creations. Unarguably, classic diner comfort food is a major influence.

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Kush Hosts Miami Heat; Taps Rare Chimay Red Keg

Adrienne Bosh via Twitter
The gang's all here.
Kush in Wynwood is having a big week.

First, the beer and burger joint played host to Miami Heat's "big three" and friends after Saturday's win. LeBron James, Dwyane Wade, Chris Bosh, Gabrielle Union, Adrienne Bosh, and friends chowed down on burgers, ordering "two of everything," according to a source.

Adrienne Bosh (@MrsAdrienneBosh) tweeted this awesome group photo:

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Sean Combs Promotes Opening of Finga Licking @ Royal Castle

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Fried lobster bites and a cocktail at Finga Licking.
Sean "Diddy" Combs is a man of many tastes and talents. So when he promoted the imminent opening of a new Miami restaurant on Instagram, we had to check it out.

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Reuben Ruiz: Miami's Own Food Network Star

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Reuben Ruiz: The next Food Network star?
Bobby Flay. Giada De Laurentiis. Guy Fieri. They're just a few of the chefs and hosts who have worked their way into the kitchens of America through their entertaining shows on Food Network.

A coveted hosting gig is the aspiration of many young chefs and cooks who dream of being behind the stove and in front of the camera. The question they often ask is, "How on Earth do you get that one big break?" For some Food Network stars, that break began with a televised cooking competition on (you guessed it) Food Network.

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Million Dollar Listing Miami Films at Tongue & Cheek

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Chad and Sam: Frenemies take a selfie.
Bravo's reality series about real estate deals and meltdowns is coming to Miami, with our city becoming the tropical backdrop for three realtors wheeling, dealing, and backstabbing their way into the hearts of America.

Million Dollar Listing Miami is the third in Bravo's latest franchise. Premiering on
Wednesday, June 25 at 9 p.m., it follows the lives of three young entrepreneurs as they sell condos and waterfront mansions to the rich and famous. Miami is the third city to get the "Million Dollar" treatment, with New York and Los Angeles already having a respective series each.

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