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Local to know: Brian Butler aka The Upper Hand Art

If you’ve seen this guy at a concert, you are probably in one of his sketches. (📸: Rod Deal) MEET THIS LOCAL: Brian Butler is the artist behind the moniker The Upper Hand Art. He is a radical dude who likes pizza and is totally a F.T.N.T. (Friend of The New Tropic). WHAT HE IS […]

Art / October 17, 2019

How to spend a day in Cutler Bay with family

Ruth Kinsman Thrift Shop and This and That Thrift offer two fun places to hunt for treasures with older kids. (📸: Bruce Pinchbeck) Sky Zone 10200 SW 186th St, Cutler Bay, FL 33157 Transit tip: 4 min walk from Busway & SW 184 St; Bus 31, 38 Don’t let the kids have all the fun […]

Things to do / October 16, 2019

Today’s to-do: A bike ride in Brownsville

The crown jewel of Brownsville: Historic Hampton House (📸: Historic Hampton House) THE NEIGHBORHOOD: Let’s go to Brownsville. Kenneth Kilpatrick is glad he came back to Brownsville.   Kenneth’s grandfather owned Spic N Span, a mom and pop grocery store in the neighborhood, for a number of years. It was Kenneth’s family ties that brought […]

History / October 10, 2019

Today’s how-to: Spend a day in Cutler Bay

South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center (📸: Bruce Pinchbeck) Let’s go exploring in Cutler Bay! First we need to get brunch at Pubgrill (Transit stop: 7 min walk from SW 112 Ave & # 20760; Bus routes 31, 38) and experience their weekly rotating specials. Beloved by locals, this rotating menu brings guests back again and […]

Things to do / October 3, 2019

Today’s how-to: 5 places to eat in Cutler Bay

Head to Cutler Bay and sample the BBQ at Down South BBQ Rib Shack. (📸: Bruce Pinchbeck) Cutler Bay is surprisingly delicious. While mostly residential, the town has main arteries that provide a wide range of cuisines and places to relax with friends and family. Most are located on Dixie Highway and Old Cutler Road, […]

Food / October 2, 2019

How to get rewarded for your daily commute

How do free Lyft and Uber credits sound? (🎨: Velocia) TRY THIS: Velocia is a free mobility app that rewards people for getting out of single-occupancy vehicles, and it just launched in Miami. The app rewards you for riding Metrobus, Metrorail, hopping on a Citi Bike or e-scooting that first mile/last mile of your trip. […]

Transit / October 1, 2019

Meet this local: Luisa Santos

Do not try to lick your screen. (📸: Nicole Diez) MEET THIS LOCAL: Luisa Santos knows how to keep it cool. As the founder of Lulu’s Nitrogen Ice Cream, she has years of experience dishing out cool snacks from her downtown Miami location.  After studying international relations at Miami-Dade College, she transferred to Georgetown University […]

People / September 30, 2019

Meet this local: Tamara Rodriguez

Tamara and her two daughters hold up the cover of her latest book, “Teo the Great.” (📸: Photo provided) MEET THIS LOCAL: Five years ago, Tamara Rodriguez was diagnosed with breast cancer.  With no family history of breast cancer, and as a fitness-focused and healthy 35-year-old mother of two, the diagnosis came as a surprise. […]

Health / September 27, 2019

Pinecrest Gardens might be Miami’s coolest outdoor space

Get lost in Pinecrest Gardens. (📸: Bruce Pinchbeck) Pinecrest Gardens was the place that our readers recommended most. It’s easy to see why: a wide range of educational activities and community gatherings take place amidst a stunning botanical garden. We couldn’t possibly fit in everything they do, so we encourage you to visit their website. […]

Things to do / August 19, 2019

Where to find the hidden treasures in Pinecrest

The friendly staff at Wagon’s West is ready to greet you. (📸: Bruce Pinchbeck) When we asked you to recommend things to do in Pinecrest, we didn’t realize for how many incredible eateries would show up on the list. Prepare your Instagram – and bring a hungry friend or two – because Pinecrest is home […]

Things to do / August 15, 2019