Ikea Hack Ideas for Your Kitchen: Diaper Genie Countertops and Bamboo Stick Knife Stands

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Since everyone and their mothers can't seem to stop talking about the new Ikea opening up in the Sweetwater/Doral/Unincorporated Dade, we at Short Order are providing you with some helpful Ikea hacks, straight from the DIY gurus at Ikea Hackers. These alternative uses for common Ikea products will not only change the way you look at a diaper genie forever, but will also leave you wondering how much free time some people must have on their hands.

See also: IKEA Miami to Open August 27: The Top Ten Items for Foodies to Buy

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National Filet Mignon Day: $1 Steak Sandwiches at Morton's the Steakhouse

Categories: Deals, Holidays

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To buy anything for a buck these days, especially a steak sandwich, is a rarity.

However, someone somewhere decided August 13 would be National Filet Mignon Day, and to recognize this unofficial holiday, Morton's the Steakhouse is selling filet mignon sandwiches today for only $1 apiece. The one-buck sandwiches will be served in the restaurant's bar area.

See also: Morton's the Steakhouse for Miami Spice: Great Service, Serviceable Food

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Tuesday Is National Oyster Day: Get the Best Shucking Deals Around Town

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Courtesy of Devon Seafood & Steak
Sixteen different oysters? Why yes, don't mind if we do.
Look alive, Miami. It's time for another made-up food holiday and all the prime-priced perks that come with it.

If you're all about shucking and slurping, then get excited: National Oyster Day is tomorrow. Tons of places are serving up specials in celebration of the briny aphrodisiac. Whether you want to grab a bar stool and keep them coming or oyster hop around the block, here's some Miami spots serving up tasty mollusks for a steal.

See also: River Oyster Bar Moving Out of Brickell in 2015

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Tacos y Chelas: All You Can Eat Tacos and Beer at Toro Toro Every Saturday

Categories: Booze Hound, Deals

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If you're looking for a place downtown, and we mean right downtown, to get stuffed on all the tacos and beer you can fit inside of you, look no further than Toro Toro.

The restaurant, inside the lobby of the InterContinental Miami, plans to offer an all-you-can-eat taco bar on Saturdays with an event called "Tacos y Chelas," literally meaning tacos and beer. Straightforward. We like it.

See also: Grovetoberfest Returns With More Beer Than Ever: Get Your Insider Discount Code

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Grovetoberfest Returns With More Beer Than Ever: Get Your Insider Discount Code

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Photo by Laine Doss
We're looking forward to Grovetoberfest.
Just about had it with summer? Between killer mosquitoes and alternating burning sun and thunderstorms, we're looking forward to the relative cool of autumn. That -- and beer.

October is traditionally the time for beer and, while Germany's Oktoberfest is world famous, Miami has its own unique celebration of brew. We're talking about Grovetoberfest.

The one-day cavalcade of beer returns to Coconut Grove's Peacock Park on Saturday, Oct. 18, and this year promises to be bigger than ever. Translation: more beer.

See also: Grovetoberfest: Miami Brewers Spotlighted

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ABC Restaurant Supplies: Outfit Your Kitchen Like a Chef

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All photos by Zachary Fagenson
It's a culinary scavenger hunt.
Home cooks know all too well the woes of cheap kitchen equipment. There's the Dutch oven whose enamel begins chipping after only a few forays into a 300-degree oven; the sautée pan with the hot spot that burns part of your omelet and leaves the other half just barely cooked.

This isn't to say every kitchen should be fitted out with the over-priced, perfectly marketed doodads and useless tools that line the shelves at Williams-Sonoma or Bed Bath and Beyond. The rubber-handled mango pitter that both stores push like cheap freebase to itchy junkies is the most useless thing since vibrating weight loss belts.

What you want is quality stuff that can stand years of abuse. Look to the kitchen supply stores along North Miami Avenue just west of the Adrienne Arsht Center. Sure, they're a collection of musty warehouses without pretty displays or 20 percent off coupons. What they all do have, however, is a lineup of pots, pans, bowls and every other kind of kitchen tool imaginable all designed for the harshest environment: the professional commercial kitchen.

See also: Pans, Knives, and Tom Cruise on Miami's Restaurant Supply Row

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Make Vegan Milkshakes for National Ice Cream Month

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National Ice Cream Month (July, if you were wondering) can leave vegans feeling a little left out. Sure, we can snag a box of Tofutti or a pint of Rice Dream at the supermarket, but getting anyone to serve us a scoop or mix us up a shake? Dream on.

Luckily, Whole Foods Aventura has our backs. This Sunday, they'll serve vegan milkshakes for $5 from 1 to 3 p.m., in honor of the holiday. But even if you can't make it into the store, you can whip up your own at home with this recipe. Enjoy!

See also: Make Raw Vegan Chocolate Ice Cream in Two Minutes

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Argentinian Empanadas and Dutch Gouda: Traditional Eats for the World Cup Semifinals

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What's the one dish that Argentines miss the most when living abroad? Well, if you talk to Maximiliano Alvarez of Fiorito, there's too many to choose from:
mollejas (sweetbreads), provoleta cheese with chorizo, milanesas, and empanadas, just to name a few. Fair enough. But when we press harder, he has the most to say about the empanadas, which are derived from his father's recipe:

"He used to make it with hanger steak, cutting the meat himself and he'd put in hardboiled egg and olives, but people here [in Miami] didn't like that so we took it out."

While Fiorito's may not be the biggest restaurant (they seat about 70), nor the one with the most LED screens (two), if you want to have one of the most emblematic foods of Argentina, surrounded by passionate locals rooting for their madre patria, then this is the place to watch the Argentina-Netherlands game at 4 p.m. today.

See also: Brazilian Bites and German Wurst: Traditional Eats for the World Cup Semifinals

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World Cup 2014: Where to Eat, Drink, and Watch the Finals

Categories: Booze Hound, Deals

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Photo by Zachary Fagenson
World Cup fever is reaching epidemic levels in Miami with only four teams left vying for the crown. Two of those teams are Brazil and Argentina, which has both expatriates and locals amped up for the matches on Tuesday and Wednesday. These games will turn Miami into a festive shit show with diehard fans screaming, celebrating and mourning, all for our viewing pleasure. Even if you are not a fan of football (soccer for the gringos) it will still be an awesome scene with rambunctious and sexy Latinos in tight soccer jerseys and high heels.

We've compiled some excellent watch spots for supporters of the remaining teams. Whether your gaze is glued to the big screens or on the drunken viewers, there will be plenty of entertainment -- just remember to get to your choice early unless you want to stand for two to three hours.

See also: Boteco: Where Brazil Fans Get Turnt Up for the World Cup

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Bianca at the Delano: Summer Lunch Kept Light With Salmon Carpaccio, Bruschetta, and Watermelon Granita

Categories: Deals

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Photos by Jose de las Casas
Nothing says fresh like smoked salmon carpaccio.
Restaurants not participating in Miami Spice are making the most of the sweltering summer by offering customers a bargain before the two-month restaurant promotion kicks off August 1.

Bianca at the Delano is offering summer lunch and dinner prix fixes that began June 16 and continue all summer unless otherwise noted. Short Order was invited to sample the handpicked three-course offerings from chef de cuisine Luciano Sautto at Bianca.

See also: L'echon Brasserie: The Pubbelly Mafia Kill With French Cuisine

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