Jacob Anaya, Brad Kilgore Fit to Fight Barbecue Dinner at OTC Monday

As the Fit to Fight challenge comes to a close in just two weeks, a dozen Miami chefs are going full force in the final stretch to shed pounds and raise funds. Dinners, brunches, cooking classes, and workout sessions have all been part of the fun events chefs and supporters of the challenge have participated in.

This coming Monday, Brad Kilgore from J&G Grill and Anaya of OTC will collaborate on a rather unusual event: healthy barbecue. Yeah, we bet your eyes just lit up.

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Aaron Brooks Cooking Class at Edge: Chef Has Lost 20 Pounds (Photos)

All photos by Carla Torres
Ready. Set. Cook.
Aaron Brooks is one of 12 Miami chefs participating in the Fit to Fight weight loss challenge, which is just two weeks shy of coming to a close. So far the executive chef of Edge Steak & Bar has lost a whopping 20 pounds, most of which he attributes to his new found diet.

In order to share the wealth (or weight loss tactics), the chef brought back his popular cooking classes and decided to give it a healthy twist. Short Order was invited to Saturday's festivities, where we learned a thing or two about healthy eating, and must-have kitchen essentials.

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Whole Foods One-Day Rotisserie Chicken Sale: Weekend Recipes for Your Whole Roasted Bird

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Roasted chicken might just be everyone's go-to comfort meal. In celebration of the crispy yet juicy bird, Whole Foods is hosting a one-day national sale today on their humanely raised, antibiotic-free and all organic seasoned whole roasted chicken.

Five dollars will get you a long way today -- dinner for the whole family or an entire weekend of chicken-filled meals. Whole Foods usually prices birds at $8.99 and today they are going for $5. (that's $3.99 of savings). And in case you're wondering just what to do with a chicken on date night, we've got some tantalizing recipes for you to try. All center on rotisserie chicken.

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Find Love at $20 Whole Foods Pinecrest Dinner

Table Manners: Supper Club soiree
Whole Foods is known for many things -- clean eating, high prices, and as the number one place to look for love. So for date night tonight, look no further than Table Manners: Supper Club for a Cause in Whole Foods Pinecrest. Not only will you be contributing to a good cause and eating dinner for quite possibly the least amount of money you'll ever shell out at Whole Foods, but there's a chance you'll meet someone who shares the same love of greens as you at this communal family-style dinner.

In honor of earth month, tonight's Table Manner's dinner follows the theme of eating seasonally. All dish options are environmentally sustainable and made using ingredients currently in season and flourishing. With two seating times (6 & 7:30 p.m.), there's no excuse as to why you can't make it.

We talked to Alina Roche, marketing team leader about the monthly installment that's just $20 a pop.

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Roots & Freens: Gourmet, Organic Food Delivered To Your Doorstep

Photos by Carla Torres
At Roots & Freens, organic all the way is the motto. Chef and copartner Carlos Torres has a resumé that spans a decade in the kitchens of top toques Douglas Rodriguez, Michelle Bernstein, and Michael Mina.

Now he's bringing healthful and gourmet cuisine and cold-pressed juices right to your door, at least until he opens his storefront at the Lab in Wynwood in two months.

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SOBEWFF: YogArt's Buddha and Bellinis Starts With Anthony Bourdain Sighting, Ends with Love Party

all photos by Carla Torres
Tony being Tony
The South Beach Wine & Food Festival wasn't all about the eats. Yesterday, we let out all our toxins at YogArt, which made a return at this year's festival after its success last year. Taking place at The Raleigh, the Buddha's and Bellinis event fuses music, food and art into one. The location was sweet too, considering we spotted Anthony Bourdain sunbathing and floating around with his daughter Ariane in his favorite hotel and pool in the Magic City (remember season one of No Reservations?).

As for the yoga, Tony wasn't involved, but 200 people on both Saturday and Sunday made for a sold out event, good vibes, and reaping what was sowed the previous days of gluttony.

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Get a Free Lobster Tail at Whole Foods Plus Valentine's Recipe

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With Valentine's Day just a couple of days away, you're probably scrambling to get reservations at one of the many places offering a romantic dinner for two priced at less than $100 per person.

Let's face it though, going on to dinner for Valentine's Day is overrated. The kitchen is more often than not trying to flip tables as fast as possible, wait times are obscene, the service is lackluster and the food is rarely the same as on a regular night.

The solution? Don't wait till after dinner to slip into something more comfortable. A home cooked meal; especially one that consists of a little surf and turf and ends with strawberry ice cream will impress your sweetheart more than any fancy restaurant dinner. To celebrate the love, all Whole Foods stores in Florida are offering a free lobster tail with the purchase of any dry-aged steak tomorrow and Friday, and the perfect herb roasted lobster and steak recipe to go with it.

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Recall of Nearly Nine Million Pounds of Beef Could Affect Florida

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A massive beef recall could affect Florida.
A California-based meat processor has issued a recall of nearly nine million pounds of beef products, and Florida is one of the states involved.

According to the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) website, Rancho Feeding Corporation, based in Petaluma, is recalling approximately 8,742,700 pounds of beef products from "diseased and unsound animals" that were distributed "without the benefit or full benefit of federal inspection."

The USDA's Food Safety and Inspection Service announced, "The products are adulterated, because they are unsound, unwholesome, or otherwise unfit for human food and must be removed from commerce."

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Wee-Bag-It In Brickell: On-the-Go Healthy

Photos by Carla Torres
There are plenty of edgy things happening at the Four Seasons Hotel besides Edge Steak & Bar. On the second floor is a hidden lunch gem with an owner just as edgy as the menu he puts out daily. Chef-owner William Hegemann is always in his chef whites, staying true to his Chaîne des Rôtisseurs stamp on the wall. Don't know what that means? Think of it as a culinary cult -- the illuminati of gastronomy. That's one reason to be afraid of Chef William. The other is that he'll scream at you as he's bagging your food. At Wee-Bag-It, food is customized for you. You just gotta know what you want, or it's the next guy's turn to order. Seriously, Chef William will skip you.

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Exploding Chobani: Greek Yogurt Pulled After Facebook Complaints

Laine Doss
Not the usual creamy deliciousness.
Chobani is my favorite morning treat. One of the leaders in the Greek yogurt craze, Chobani is creamy, protein-rich, and quick.

So imagine my delight when the company introduced some new tropical flavors such as key lime. Then imagine my disappointment when I opened the yogurt and found a clumpy, watery, foamy mess instead of the usual thick product.

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