(51 posts)

Lechón y reggaeton

Papo Llega y Pon is one of Allapattah’s oldest businesses, and it’s serving up one of Miami’s biggest pan con lechon sandwiches. Take their Cuban flautas for example. They sell for $16, are about two feet long, and can serve up to four people. So whether you come for the pan con lechon or stay […]

Allapattah / November 13, 2019

Jackfruit and canistel and mangosteen, oh my

Even if you’ve lived in Miami your entire life, Robert is Here has a selection of tropical fruits you may never have heard of before — and milkshakes worth adventuring into Homestead for. If you hop off the 35 or 344 bus at S. Redland Rd. And W. Palm Dr., you’ll find Robert is Here […]

Homestead / November 12, 2019

Levitation? Electromagnetism? Ancient Aliens?

Everyone has theories about how Coral Castle was built, but none have actually been proven. What we do know is that Edward Leedskalnin moved from Latvia in 1923 and spent 28 years building Rock Gate Park as a monument to the love of his life.  Edward only worked at night and no one ever saw […]

Homestead / November 12, 2019

Ernesto’s: Fresh and flavorful in Cutler Bay

Across the street from the Busway & SW 200 St. bus stop in Cutler Bay, there’s a Mexican restaurant that’s been in business for more than 20 years: Ernesto’s Taco Shop.  Its kitchen manager, Carlos Bedoya, never thought he’d work in a Mexican restaurant, but this November will be his eighth year working at Ernesto’s. […]

Cutler Bay / November 12, 2019

You don’t have to travel north for the arts

When Hurricane Andrew devastated Cutler Bay and surrounding areas, the federal government set aside money to help rebuild the southern end of the county. The South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center was born as part of these rebuilding efforts. Since 2011, it’s been the mission of the SMDCAC to provide various opportunities for the community to […]

Cutler Bay / November 12, 2019

Where to go for a hearty American-style meal

We only have a handful of classic style diners in Miami, but Wagon’s West helps fill that gap with large servings, great food, and classic Americana decor. Walter “Wally” Munch has been serving hearty portions and friendly service 7 days a week for 40 years. And once you step inside Wagon’s West, it’s easy to […]

Neighborhoods / November 12, 2019

Hyperlocal Lattes

There’s nothing quite like hanging out at a great coffee shop that gets the ‘vibes’ just right, and that’s what you’ll get at Brewing Buddha Cafe & Arthouse.  Jordan and Cassidy are brothers and co-owners of this Pinecrest art gallery / tea and coffee shop that’s bringing hyperlocal lattes to Pinecrest – where they grew […]

Neighborhoods / November 12, 2019

Chemex Coffee Pour-Over: A recipe from ‘A Taste of Coral Gables’

All you need for this recipe is a Chemex coffee brewer (and some locally roasted coffee). Threefold Cafe in Coral Gables brews a coffee pour-over that tastes like blueberries.  And now, with the soon-to-be-released “A Taste of Coral Gables” cookbook, you can make your restaurant favorites at home. All you need for this recipe is […]

Drink / September 13, 2019

10-minute DIY ceviche

Today, you can savor more than 30 world cuisines in over 100 restaurants in The City Beautiful. Coral Gables was Florida’s first planned city in the Miami area. That was in 1925.  Today, you can savor more than 30 world cuisines in over 100 restaurants in The City Beautiful. And now, with the “A Taste […]

Drink / September 12, 2019

The North Miami Public Library has more than books

A library for everyoneYou can check out more than just books at this library 🧘Posted by The New Tropic on Wednesday, August 7, 2019We spent weeks in North Miami drinking “The Wine of the Tropics,” eating 30 kinds of homemade cheese, and singing at a bar where drinks are named after the regulars. On our […]

North Miami / August 6, 2019