Liberty City Icon Jumbo's, the Temple of Fried Shrimp, Set to Close After Sale

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Jumbo's days, sadly, are numbered.
After leading Miami's desegregation in the '60s, surviving the race riots of the '80s, and persevering despite a pickup truck slamming through its front and killing two customers in 2012, the legendary Liberty City soul food spot Jumbo's will close its doors Wednesday.

Bobby Flam, who took over the restaurant from his father, Isadore, in 1966, has sold the 24-hour fried chicken, shrimp, and conch joint to a developer who plans to build affordable housing on the corner of NW Seventh Avenue and NW 75th Street.

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Epicure Market: Car Break-Ins Reported in Lot Behind Miami Beach Location

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Epicure Gourmet Market in South Beach
The municipal parking lot behind South Beach's Epicure Market is a bustling hub of activity. The lot, which also serves Crunch Fitness, Ace Hardware, and restaurants at the west end of Lincoln Road, is always busy. Despite the activity, a number of car owners have reported vehicle-related crimes in the lot.

According to Sgt. Bobby Hernandez of the Miami Beach Police Department, three auto break-ins have been reported in that lot in the past 90 days. According to a source, break-ins were recorded in other Lincoln Road-area parking lots.

Epicure owner Jason Starkman is aware of the situation, telling Short Order: "We are shocked that with all of the police and city official presence in the area that this is happening. We are definitely looking into the situation and working to solve the problem."

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Around Two Dozen People Ill, Injured at Atlantica Fish House and Bayside Hut Event

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More than 20 people fell ill at a Bayside Hut event.
About two dozen people became ill at an event at and Bayside Hut, both located at 3501 Rickenbacker Causeway in Key Biscayne.

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Fit to Fight: Miami Chefs Compete in Weight Loss Challenge for Charity

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Last year Top Chef and Top Chef All-Stars alum Mike Isabella participated in a challenge to save lives and shed pounds dubbed Fit for Hope. The Washington, D.C. fundraiser pitted 12 chefs against one another over the course of 12 weeks and raised more than $30,000 for the American Cancer Society.

Because of the positive impact it had on Isabella's life, he's decided to regionalize the challenge and make it Miami-appropriate. He's picked captain and regional host Jamie DeRosa to head Fit to Fight, which kicks off Monday, June 30, with a party open to the public at Tongue & Cheek.

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Louis Salgar, Broken Shaker Bartender, Killed Inside Home UPDATED

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Louis Salgar, Miami bartender and musician.
Popular Miami bartender and musician Louis Salgar was fatally shot inside his Shorecrest home yesterday afternoon.

CBS Miami reports that police found Salgar's body at his home at NE Eighth Court and 85th Street around 3:15 p.m. Monday.

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Broken Shaker to Open Second Bar at Freehand Chicago

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Broken Shaker is going to Chicago.
The Broken Shaker is expanding to one of the most cocktail-forward cities in the U.S. -- Chicago.

Partners Gabriel Orta and Elad Zvi will once again partner with the Freehand Hotel, placing a Broken Shaker inside the new Freehand Hotel Chicago.

See also: Broken Shaker's New Chef, James Seyba, Creates Menu Designed to Pair with Cocktails

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Former Seasalt and Pepper Manager, DJ Sue Posh Restaurant

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Things are getting messy at Seasalt.
A handful of former Seasalt and Pepper employees are suing the riverside hotspot saying they were unjustly fired when tensions arose between partners Carlos Miranda and Stephane Dupoux.

Former assistant manager Christophe Chalange filed a lawsuit in Miami-Dade Circuit Court on June 2 alleging Seasalt broke a six-month contract and hasn't paid him since he was he laid off in early March.

See also: Go to Seasalt and Pepper for the View, but Not the Food

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Miami Rum Renaissance Festival Organizer Arrested

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Robert Burr
Robert Burr, organizer of the Miami Rum Renaissance Festival, has been charged with aggravated battery on a person 65 or older (domestic violence related), which is a felony.

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Nina Compton Leaves Scarpetta (Video)

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Nina Compton to leave Scarpetta.
Nina Compton, who fascinated Amercia on this season's Top Chef, is leaving Scarpetta at the Fontainebleau Miami Beach.

Although Compton didn't win the competition, she came in a close second and won the coveted "Fan Favorite" title.

After the competition, Compton returned to Scarpetta to much acclaim.

See also: Nina Compton on Life After Top Chef

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Australian Lamb Dish Competition: Vote for Your Favorite Chef, Win a Staycation

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Between Yelp, Four Square, Trip Advisor, and whatever else, we're all critics these days. Really, all it takes is a keyboard and some Internet access and you have an audience.

Unfortunately, not many people get rewarded for their foodie opinions -- aside from maybe a complimentary meal every now and then. But now through May 31, the public can vote on the best Australian lamb dishes at specific restaurants for a chance to win a Miami staycation and cash for their favorite chef through the Australian Lamb Dish Spring Fling Competition.

An offshoot of Meat & Livestock, Ltd., Australian Lamb was created to foster world leadership for the Australian lamb industry. The Miami-based competition is the latest in a series of events around the country held to spread the word about using more lamb in bars and eateries.

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