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How miami cities got their names

How Eight Miami-Dade Cities Got Their Names

Many Miami-Dade cities were inspired by the real estate land boom of the 1920s, when soaring dreams met big wallets resulting in some crazy stories and well, some ideas that worked. Get to know the origin stories and some odd history behind eight popular local cities.

Coral Gables / May 15, 2021

Traditional Cuban meets Nuevo Cubano

Delve into how Little Havana traditions met Miami innovation to transform our city’s food scene.

Food / April 26, 2021

Miami history: What was there before?

Everything changes, including some beloved childhood haunts. Take a trip through some treasured spots in Miami’s past, from bakeries, to bowling alleys, to a center for snakes.

Brickell / April 23, 2021

How Cuban food became Miami food

In the first of this two part series, we’re exploring how the evolution of Cuban food in Miami is inextricably linked with the history of Miami’s Cuban culture.

Food / April 19, 2021

From Nicaragua to Miami

Though often overshadowed, Nicaraguans make up one of the biggest Latino populations in the county. Discover the dramatic story of how and why so many escaped Nicaragua to build a thriving community in South Florida.

History / April 15, 2021

Shtetl by the Sea

Florida’s Jewish history stretches all the way back to 1565, with more than half a million Jews now calling South Florida home.

History / March 3, 2021

Black History In Early Miami

In honor of black history month, we’ll take a look at some of the significant events and figures in the course of Miami’s black history, starting with the settlement of the city through the early 1900s. Plus, join us later this month for a Black History Celebration at Yeelen Gallery.

Coconut Grove / February 3, 2021

Exploring vintage North Beach

It’s the unpolished jewel of Miami Beach, unpretentious and eclectic, with an international flair and gorgeous architecture at every turn. Discover the history of North Beach with us.

History / January 16, 2021

Miami in January 1915

Mandy Baca is a food- and history-obsessed Miami native, and author of Discovering Vintage Miami (Globe Pequot Press, 2014) and The Sizzling History of Miami Cuisine: Cortaditos, Stone Crabs and Empanadas (The History Press, 2013). With 2015 in full swing, we asked her to take us back in time and tell us what Miami was like 100 years ago. With celebrity-studded spectacles, boating, and biking, Miami history shows that our city has changed quite a lot, and yet hardly at all.

History / January 16, 2021

Miami restaurants we’ll always remember

As Miami’s restaurant scene ebbs and flows, we’re looking back at some of the restaurants we’ll miss most.

Food / August 12, 2015