Have Bollito Misto at Salumeria 104 on Tuesdays

Photos by Carla Torres
Miami winter is almost over, and we've barely experienced what it feels like to be cold. Does that mean we shouldn't get the pleasure of having winter food? Salumeria 104 doesn't think so. Chef Angelo Masarin likes simple and traditional Italian flavors. For him, no food is simpler than animal parts, which is why he loves cooking bollito misto and has dedicated every Tuesday to this dish. From now through April, you can indulge in the stew-like plate that hails from North Italy. Short Order was invited to taste it on a perfectly brisk Tuesday last week. Pictures after the jump.

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Meat Market: Now Serving Lunch (Photos)

All photos by Carla Torres
Tuna tartare ($18)
Meat Market, the Lincoln Road restaurant helmed by chef Sean Brasel, opened for dinner five years ago. Now, for the first time since its inception, you can also dine there for lunch.

Short Order was recently invited to try their new offerings. Check out more details and pictures after the jump.

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French Spice: Miami Restaurants Offering Three-Course Meals for $39

Photos by Carla Torres
Smoked duck breast salad at Atrio.
If you're anything like us, you're happy that the weather is getting cooler. But you're also sad because the next Miami Spice is ten months away.

In the medium term, we have some good news. French Spice is going on through November 15. It works just like Miami Spice -- you choose an appetizer, main course, and dessert for a fixed price of $39.

In its fourth year, the program is all about promoting French cuisine. There are more than ten participating restaurants, including Pascal's on Ponce, La Gloutonnerie, Villa Azur, and L'Entrecote de Paris.

See also: Sam Gorenstein's Five Favorite Restaurants in Miami

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Goodies: A CSA of Junk Food Sent Right to Your Doorstep

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All photos by Laine Doss
Here's what you get in the mail.
I know that "CSA" is the wrong term for what I received on my doorstep the other day. But, for the life of me, I'm not sure what else to call it. Maybe the name of the program -- Goodies -- says it all.

I've been on the waiting list for Goodies to begin delivering in the Miami area for a few months and almost forgot I had signed up with my credit card, so I was surprised when I received the cheery blue-and-white parcel.

I opened the box, which was wrapped like a gift, and looked inside.

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Miami's Tierra Nueva Introduces Coffee Thins, a Candy To Wake You Up

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Carla Torres
Did you know that there's a chocolate factory right here in Miami that specializes in private label productions and premium label sweets? We've got our own version of Willy Wonka, and it's called Tierra Nueva.

The local chocolate-makers launched here two years ago, but just recently they've introduced a new product aimed at cafecito fiends: coffee thins.

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-3. Joel and Leticia Pollock of Panther Coffee

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Want to Look Like the Rock in Pain & Gain? Eat Cod, Cream of Wheat, and 12 Pizzas

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All photos via Twitter @TheRock.
Pain & Gain opens tomorrow. And when it does, Miami's gym culture, New Times, and our city's seedy underbelly will have their moment in the sun -- their steroid-fueled, bicep-bulging, vein-popping 15 minutes of fame.

If you're a dude (or a chick -- we don't discriminate) who wants to score a ridiculous bod like those on display by the stars of the movie, you're in luck.

Dwayne Johnson, AKA the Rock (who looks more like a hulking beast than a man in the movie) has been sharing his workout and eating habits via Twitter over the past several months. Between filming GI Joe: Retaliation and Pain & Gain, the dude is jacked. Those shoulders -- have you SEEN those shoulders?

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Naked Vegan Cooking Is a Thing Now — Make It Stop (Photos)

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We can call vegans a lot of things: weirdly connected to the planet, strangely into fake cheese, but this really takes the dairy-and-egg-free cake.

Naked vegan cooking is a thing now where vegans take pictures of themselves cooking vegan dishes in their birthday suits. Sometimes they're alone; sometimes they're in cheerful groups.

The only consistency is the boob-to-soy-to-butt ratio in these photos that follow.

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Monday's "Dinner with Friends" Will Be Last of 2012

Sugarcane's Chef Timon Balloo.
Dinner with Friends at Sugarcane Raw Bar Grill is an event that every foodie must experience at least once. Fortunately, this coming Monday, December 17, Sugarcane will once again delight a small group of diners to a gastronomic gala. Unfortunately, it will be the last DwF of the year.

We attended a Dinner with Friends event last month and were blown away by the experience. Guest celeb chef Hedy Goldsmith teamed up with Sugarcane's Timon Balloo and presented several courses to our group of twelve. Each course paired with a different wine and both the alcohol and food did their jobs - diners felt satiated and content.

This Monday, Clay Conley takes the role of guest chef alongside Timon. Nominated for the James Beard this year, Conley owns Buccan and Imoto in Palm Beach and is the former executive chef of the Mandarin Oriental Hotel's award-winning restaurant, Azul.

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How To: A DIY Pallet Garden For Apartments With Balconies (Photos)

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All photos by David Minsky
If you are a green thumb in Brickell or somewhere in South Beach, you can rarely get your hands dirty. But if you have a balcony, then you're in luck because you can build a pallet garden.

The pallet garden is simply a wooden pallet from which a garden is made. It fits perfectly on a small balcony. All of the materials are easily found and/or bought with little money. With a little time, tools and some effort, you get a nice morale booster to fight the occasional doldrums of apartment life.

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Big-Butted Black Ants and Cow Foot Jell-O, Yum!


When my co-worker brought in edible "presents" to the office from his Colombian mother-in-law, it wasn't your typical box o' chocolates or salt water taffy; instead these souvenirs were hormigas culonas, or big-butted Colombian ants and gelatina de pata de res -- cow foot gelatin.

Most of the reactions from my metrosexual co-workers were less than brave. Sour scared faces quickly filled the office as the Tupperware of nearly a dozen 2 inch-long dead ants were passed to the sound of shrilling shrieks.

For the daring cultured few, including myself, it was a delectable feast. Crunchy, moist, salty and delicious are a few words that came to mind. "It tasted like really roasted popcorn, you know, when the kernel is half-way popped so the crunchy shell is surrounding the buttery nub?" said a voice from behind the cubicle.

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