food http://wlrn.org en Butter http://wlrn.org/post/butter <p></p><p></p><p></p><p><strong><u><span style="line-height: 1.5;">BROKEN OLIVE BUTTER</span></u></strong></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Norman Van </span>Aken<span style="line-height: 1.5;">. © Copyright 2014</span></p><p><em>The olives here are "broken" so we can remove the pits. Then we make a simple </em><em>‘</em><em>compound</em><em>’</em> <em>butter with them with plenty of herbs, garlic, and spices to serve on the beef. Allow the butter to soften a little before placing directly on meat or fish that are hot from the grill, pan or oven.</em></p><p>Yield: 1 ½ Cups</p> Sat, 26 Jul 2014 12:40:00 +0000 Norman Van Aken 36083 at http://wlrn.org Butter As Ramadan Comes To A Close, Local Muslims Come Together To Break Fast http://wlrn.org/post/ramadan-comes-close-local-muslims-come-together-break-fast <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The Islamic holy month of Ramadan is coming to a close. During Ramadan, Muslims fast during the day -- no food or drink.&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">They break the fast with a meal after sundown called </span>iftar<span style="line-height: 1.5;">. <em><a href="http://wlrn.org/post/unique-eats-ramadan-edition">(See our Unique Eats: Ramadan Edition.)</a></em></span></p> Fri, 25 Jul 2014 06:26:00 +0000 Carla Javier & Jephie Bernard & Selima Hussain & Constanza Gallardo 36101 at http://wlrn.org As Ramadan Comes To A Close, Local Muslims Come Together To Break Fast Shucker's Waterfront Grill Reopens More Than A Year After Deck Collapse http://wlrn.org/post/shuckers-waterfront-grill-reopens-more-year-after-deck-collapse <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">More than a year after </span><strong style="line-height: 1.5;"><a href="http://wlrn.org/post/timeline-shuckers-deck-collapses-biscayne-bay-during-nba-finals" target="_blank">its deck collapsed during a Miami Heat game</a></strong><span style="line-height: 1.5;">, Shucker's Waterfront Grill is reopening with a new deck.</span></p><p><a href="http://www.shuckersbarandgrill.com/" target="_blank">The restaurant,&nbsp;</a>also known as Shucker's Bar &amp; Grill before closing last summer,&nbsp;is located in North Bay Village.&nbsp;</p> Thu, 24 Jul 2014 15:22:11 +0000 Carla Javier 36031 at http://wlrn.org Shucker's Waterfront Grill Reopens More Than A Year After Deck Collapse Despite Pioneering Integration, Jumbo's Did Not Survive http://wlrn.org/post/despite-pioneering-integration-jumbos-did-not-survive <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Jumbo’s, a fixture of Miami's Liberty City, will serve its last batch of fried shrimp Wednesday. The diner has been open almost every hour since its first shift in 1955.</span></p> Wed, 23 Jul 2014 02:29:19 +0000 Wilson Sayre 35993 at http://wlrn.org Despite Pioneering Integration, Jumbo's Did Not Survive Vaca Frita http://wlrn.org/post/vaca-frita <p></p><p>Before I looked at him I heard his voice. He was ordering from the blackboard menu.</p><p style="margin-left:7.0pt;">''Vaca Frita please with moros" he added. American accent all the way. But he knew he was going to be&nbsp;</p><p style="margin-left:7.0pt;"><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>getting rice and beans when he requested those items. Confidence all the way. He was told in Spanglish, "you get y una mas 'Side'."</p><p>He responded. "Do you have Maduro Plantains?"</p><p style="margin-left:7.0pt;"><span style="line-height: 1.5;">"Si!"</span></p><p> Sat, 19 Jul 2014 12:00:00 +0000 Norman Van Aken 35783 at http://wlrn.org Vaca Frita Vaca Frita http://wlrn.org/post/vaca-frita-0 <p></p><p>Before I looked at him I heard his voice. He was ordering from the blackboard menu.</p><p style="margin-left:7.0pt;">''Vaca Frita please with moros" he added. American accent all the way. But he knew he was going to be&nbsp;</p><p style="margin-left:7.0pt;"><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>getting rice and beans when he requested those items. Confidence all the way. He was told in Spanglish, "you get y una mas 'Side'."</p><p>He responded. "Do you have Maduro Plantains?"</p><p style="margin-left:7.0pt;"><span style="line-height: 1.5;">"Si!"</span></p><p> Sat, 19 Jul 2014 12:00:00 +0000 Norman Van Aken 35784 at http://wlrn.org Vaca Frita What The Reopening Of The Caribbean Marketplace Means For Little Haiti http://wlrn.org/post/what-reopening-caribbean-marketplace-means-little-haiti <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">After being shut down for a little over a decade, the newly renovated Caribbean Marketplace in Little Haiti will bring life back into this tight-knit enclave.</span></p><p>The Marketplace&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">opened in 1990 and closed just nine years later due to structural and financial problems.&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The Northeast Second Avenue Partnership was involved in the building’s renovation.</span></p> Thu, 17 Jul 2014 23:52:13 +0000 Jephie Bernard 35761 at http://wlrn.org What The Reopening Of The Caribbean Marketplace Means For Little Haiti International Mango Festival Uses Auction As Education http://wlrn.org/post/international-mango-festival-uses-auction-education-1 <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Over the weekend, the Fairchild Tropical Botanical Garden hosted the </span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">22nd</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> annual International Mango Festival.</span></p> Mon, 14 Jul 2014 23:08:33 +0000 Carla Javier 35554 at http://wlrn.org International Mango Festival Uses Auction As Education Burger Formerly Known As "Bron" Is Now "Gone" http://wlrn.org/post/burger-formerly-known-bron-now-gone <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">A local restaurant called </span>OneBurger<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> in Coral Gables created the </span>Bron<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Burger back when </span>LeBron<span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;James first announced he was leaving the Cleveland Cavaliers to play for the Miami Heat.</span></p><p>The ingredients are listed on a big sign on the wall:</p> Mon, 14 Jul 2014 22:53:51 +0000 Carla Javier 35552 at http://wlrn.org Burger Formerly Known As "Bron" Is Now "Gone" The Egg http://wlrn.org/post/egg <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The summer I became a golf caddie was one filled with suddenly unfamiliar routines and the deep lows and soaring highs of messy adolescence. I was 14 years of age and not skipping smoothly along the surface of life’s waters. My childhood pals, the Harris boys seemed to suffer no similar quandaries so as is so often the case of adolescent logic I was infinitely attracted to them.</span></p><p> Sat, 12 Jul 2014 12:00:00 +0000 Norman Van Aken 36269 at http://wlrn.org The Egg International Mango Festival Features Auction, Colombian Mangos http://wlrn.org/post/international-mango-festival-features-auction-colombian-mangos <p>The <a href="http://www.fairchildgarden.org/" target="_blank"><strong>Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden</strong></a> will host the 22nd&nbsp;annual International Mango Festival this weekend in Coral Gables.&nbsp;</p><p>This year's festival is curated by Richard Campbell and Noris Ledesma, of the Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden.&nbsp;</p><p>According to Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden marketing associate Brooke LeMaire, the festival planners anticipate over 9,000 visitors across the two day event.</p> Thu, 10 Jul 2014 19:29:22 +0000 Carla Javier 35324 at http://wlrn.org International Mango Festival Features Auction, Colombian Mangos Butchery http://wlrn.org/post/butchery <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>The sun was hot and bore down on a shirtless man holding a shining silvery saw. It was 1957 and we were in Miami Beach. I was with my parents and two sisters and we were amidst a crowd. Everyone sat in rapt silence in front of a cement bandstand near the hotel's swimming pool as he evoked other-worldly musical sounds from a standard carpenter’s tool.&nbsp;</p><p> Sat, 05 Jul 2014 12:00:00 +0000 Norman Van Aken 36268 at http://wlrn.org Butchery New Law Changes How Often Florida Food Establishments Are Inspected http://wlrn.org/post/new-law-changes-how-often-florida-food-establishments-are-inspected <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">A state law changing how frequently restaurants are inspected unannounced goes into effect today.&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Under the new law, restaurants will be ranked on a scale from one to four.&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Restaurants rated as a four will receive four unannounced inspections.&nbsp;</span></p><p>The rankings will be based on establishment type as well as history of past violations.&nbsp;</p> Tue, 01 Jul 2014 21:52:45 +0000 Carla Javier 34826 at http://wlrn.org New Law Changes How Often Florida Food Establishments Are Inspected Local Food Distrubutor Gets Funding Increase http://wlrn.org/post/local-food-distrubutor-gets-funding-increase <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">A Homestead-based food-assistance program called Farm Share received a $1.5 million check last week. State Rep.&nbsp;</span>Kionne<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> McGhee delivered the money, which was allocated in this year’s state budget. This is a $500,000 increase from last year’s state contribution.</span></p> Mon, 30 Jun 2014 16:18:37 +0000 Wilson Sayre 34765 at http://wlrn.org Local Food Distrubutor Gets Funding Increase Scones http://wlrn.org/post/scones <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">My grandmother made scones. Her maiden name was Janie Quinn so she came by that knowledge like her Scottish cousins did. Birthright!In Scotland scones are not somethingjust to go with tea. They are a national institution. When my grandmother, "Nana" mad e them she was serious to the point of severe. I picked up on it ... and she caused me to love them like I learned to love standing up in our grade school classroom reciting the 'Pledge of Allegiance'.</span></p><p> Sat, 28 Jun 2014 12:40:00 +0000 Norman Van Aken 36279 at http://wlrn.org Scones