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Lost Restaurants of Miami: Part III

By Seth H. Bramson As noted previously, the food and beverage business’ history in this area actually goes back to pre-1900, and in our first two installments (Read Part I and Part II) we brought the story up to the late 1920’s. Although the Great Depression occurred in 1929, and “the five terrible events” which […]

Drink / October 5, 2022

A Miami Q&A with Neil deGrasse Tyson

  📷 Photo credit: Amazon.com Interview lightly edited for brevity and clarity What are your first impressions of the Magic City? “All I can think of when I see the streets and the buildings and the shoreline is Miami Vice. I’m looking at the waterways that come through the city here and I’m fascinated.” On […]

Environment / October 4, 2022

Meet Minibar’s David Cedeno

📷: Photo by RC Visuals Hey David! What is it you do here in the 305? I am one of the owners of minibar in South Beach. How does Miami help you do what you do or influence your work? Miami is in every element of what we do. This city has done so much […]

Locals to Know / October 3, 2022

Meet Cristina Bustamante and Ani Mezerhane, the pair behind Abuela’s Counter

📸: Photo provided by Abuela’s Counter Hey ladies! Introduce yourselves and tell New Tropic readers what it is that you do.  We are Ani Mezerhane and Cristy Bustamante of Abuela’s Counter. We both come from large Cuban families filled with traditions and memories of fun gatherings filled with lots of food and love. Nothing makes […]

Cuba / September 26, 2022

Local Biz Spotlight on Shuckers Waterfront Bar & Grill

Produced for Jesta Hotels by The New Tropic Creative Studio Where can Miami find you? How long have you been in business?  Shuckers Waterfront Bar & Grill has been serving Miamians for 33 years at 1819 79th Street Causeway, North Bay Village, FL 33141. For those unfamiliar, give us the low down on Shuckers. Shuckers […]

community / September 20, 2022

Alberto Puerto

Meet classical guitarist, composer, and instructor Alberto Puerto

📸: Photo by Miri Paez Bolet   ¡Hola, Alberto! Let’s start with the basics: Who are you? What do you do? I’m the founder of Alberto Puerto Music and AP Guitar School. As a performing artist and composer, I partner with local artists to create new works of classical and guitar music, provide guitar lessons to […]

Locals to Know / September 19, 2022

Local Biz Spotlight on Mindy Solomon Gallery

Produced for Mindy Solomon Gallery by The New Tropic Creative Studio Where can Miami find you? How long have you been in business?  In Allapattah, at 848 NW 22nd Street. Mindy Solomon Gallery opened 13 years ago. What does your gallery do, how do you do it, and why? Mindy Solomon Gallery specializes in contemporary […]

Civic Engagement / September 14, 2022

Meet Alex Rodriguez-Roig, president of Boys & Girls Clubs of Miami-Dade

📸: Photo provided by Alex Rodriguez-Roig Hi Alex! Tell our readers: Who are you? What do you do? As president of Boys & Girls Clubs of Miami-Dade, I focus on providing after school, summer camp and sports programs that enhance the lives of area youth. These programs develop character, enhance academic learning and promote wellbeing for […]

Locals to Know / September 12, 2022

Meet Kathryn Mikesell, co-founder of Fountainhead Arts

📸: Photo provided by Kathryn Mikesell Hey Kathryn! Explain to New Tropic readers who you are and what you do. I’m the co-founder of Fountainhead Arts, which supports both local and global artists through our residency program and annual open studios event Artists Open.  We started Fountainhead in 2008 to support artists in the growth […]

Locals to Know / September 6, 2022

Lost Restaurants of Greater Miami: Part II

By Seth H. Bramson The growth of Greater Miami was nothing short of phenomenal, beginning almost immediately following World War I, and it was that growth that brought about the great Florida “boom” of the early to mid-1920s. In retrospect, most American historians now recognize and agree that the tremendous American boom of the twenties […]

History / September 1, 2022