(51 posts)

Reading with Style

Michael Stephens is a mastergroomer and “barberpreneur.” He also believes that reading is the foundation of all education. And now he’s combined those passions. How? By teaming up with the City of Miami Gardens on “Reading with Style,” a program that uses haircuts to get kids reading more. HOW IT WORKS: Children’s books are made […]

Miami Gardens / February 20, 2020

Miami Gardens XPress trains to be great

Miami Gardens was most recently the host of one of the biggest sports events in the world, but their local track-and-field program has been making headlines since 2008. Miami Gardens XPress is one of the top-ranked track-and-field programs in the country, with more than 300 members between the ages of 5 and 18. And they […]

Community / February 5, 2020

Inside Miami’s only Ethiopian restaurant

Ethiopia is nearly 8,000 miles from Miami, but a quick trip to Miami Gardens is all you need to find some authentic Ethiopian cuisine. Eka Wassel has been cooking since she was 15 years old, and just two years ago, she and her husband opened Awash, Miami’s only Ethiopian restaurant — where they serve Eka’s […]

Food / January 31, 2020

A taste of heaven in Miami Gardens

Ice Cream Heaven is bringing a lot of flavor and a little fun to Miami Gardens. Just scope out their menu, and you’ll see what we mean. You can order a BIG A– ice cream sandwich. Yep, that’s what it’s called, and it’s as big as it sounds. But don’t worry, you don’t have to go […]

Food / January 8, 2020

Ñooo! ¡Que Nostalgia!

  Did you grow up in Miami in the 90s? If you did, you might remember the loud and colorful ads for Hialeah staple, Ñooo Que Barato. Well, we took a trip to the store to figure out how a shop simply known as “Clothing Machine” transformed into an iconic spot that still inspires tributes […]

Cuba / November 26, 2019

Where France meets Cuba in Hialeah

Hialeah’s probably the last neighborhood where you’d expect to find excellent French cuisine, but about five years ago, La Fresa Francesa popped up — and it’s très bon.  It’s owned by a young couple, Benoit Rablat and Sandy Sanchez, who met while working at a Michelin-starred restaurant in Los Angeles. He’s a French chef, and […]

Cuba / November 13, 2019

The proof is in the pastrami

Henderson “Junior” Biggers remembers his first day on the job. He wanted to be an auto mechanic, but the employment agency sent him to Stephen’s Deli in Hialeah, where he started working as a dishwasher. That was nearly six decades ago. Today, he slices corned beef and pastrami by hand at Florida’s oldest deli and will celebrate […]

Drink / November 13, 2019

Allapattah’s bean-to-brew roasters

Gannon Mennis is serious about coffee. He’s showing us how he transforms green beans sourced from Ethiopia, Cameroon and Brazil into brew by guiding us through his coffee-roasting process. “The more coffee I get to taste and work with, the happier I am,” says Gannon. Take a peek inside Deco Coffee Co. in our video […]

Allapattah / November 13, 2019

Half a century of Goodwill

There are more than 475,000 people of working age living with a disability in Miami-Dade County and for decades Goodwill of South Florida has worked to train and employ people with disabilities here in the 305. They provide job training in apparel manufacturing, custodial and laundry services. And at their headquarters in Allapattah, they manufacture military uniforms […]

Allapattah / November 13, 2019

A “typical” Sunday in Allapattah

So you think you can dance? Well, at Club Tipico you can show off your bachata, salsa, merengue or reggaeton moves seven days a week — always for fun, and sometimes for cash. This is the spot in Allapattah, a.k.a Little Santo Domingo, where locals have been coming to do something typically Dominican — eat, […]

Allapattah / November 13, 2019