Ms. Cheezious Croqueta Monsieur Will Ooze With Deliciousness Tomorrow on Calle Ocho

Photo by Carla Torres
Monsieur, is that you?
Imagine a world where a croqueta preparada and a croque-monsieur met, fell in love, and had a baby. Not only would that sandwich would be bilingual in Spanish and French, but it would also change the croqueta game forever.

That's exactly what the folks who own the roving grilled cheese truck Ms. Cheezious have done with their newest creation: the croqueta monsieur.

That's right -- croqueta effing monsieur.

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Michael Mina 74 Keeps National Burger Month Going with Four New Burgers

All photos by Carla Torres
The burger you could have had.
Burger month is almost over, which means you need to consume as many burgers as possible by the week's end. If that sounds difficult to do, don't fret -- Michael Mina 74 is setting out to make the task feasible. Not only did the restaurant roll out four burgers (one a week) for the special month, but has also added four additional burgers to the menu permanently. That means you can chow down on any of these bad boys well after Saturday night.

To close out the month, the Backyard BBQ burger will be available till Saturday, celebrating Memorial Day with house-smoked BBQ brisket glazed in a homemade BBQ sauce. So in case you didn't make it out to the beach last week (with good reason), this is reason enough to cross the bridge this weekend. Short Order was invited for a sampling of the new burgers. Pictures after the jump.

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Lee Schrager's Fried & True Launch Party: Fried Chicken from Paula Deen, Michelle Bernstein, and More

Courtesy of Stephen Starr Events
Last night, 300 members of the local community gathered at Perez Art Museum Miami to celebrate the launch of Lee Scharger's second cookbook, Fried & True: More Than 50 Recipes for America's Best Fried Chicken & Sides. /em>

Stephen Starr Events took care of the food and catered the event, replicating recipes from the book and numerous sides. Beverage options included the refreshing lemonade, fancy bourbon punch, or sangria. There wasn't a dry or hungry seat in the house.

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Sushi Samba Coral Gables Launches Sushi & Sake 101: A History Lesson in Sake Drinking and Sushi Making

Courtesy of Sushi Samba
Have you always wanted to learn to make sushi? Have you bought all the ingredients necessary, only to make a mess halfway through and end up eating the crab by itself? Yeah, we've been there.

Things are looking up thanks to Sushi & Sake 101 at Sushi Samba Coral Gables. S&S 101 is exactly what it sounds like -- a completely interactive lesson on making (and eating) sushi. You'll also have the chance to learn everything you ever wanted to know about sake -- while drinking it. The two-hour, two-part lesson will take place Tuesday, April 29, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.

We had a chance to talk to executive sushi chef Eric Ou and sake sommelier Craig Tabendera about the what to expect to walk away with from the class, the infamous rice roll, and its fermented rice beverage companion.

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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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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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