Food

Defining food deserts and food insecurity in Miami

Want to know more about the history and factors behind food deserts in Miami? We dug into the issue.

/ February 24, 2020


How Health in the Hood is working to fight food deserts in Miami

Health in the Hood has worked to build community gardens in Miami and bring healthy food to communities in need.

/ February 24, 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 […]

/ 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 […]

/ January 8, 2020


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 […]

/ 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 […]

/ 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, […]

/ November 13, 2019


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 […]

/ November 13, 2019


Today’s to-do: 5 unique fruits to try

A fruitful adventure in Homestead. (📸: Bruce Pinchbeck) Robert Is Here is known for its wide variety of rare and exotic fruit options. Don’t let the unknown name or scary exterior fool you. Learn what some of the best fruits around taste like and how to prepare them.  BTW, the popular fruit stand is just […]

/ November 6, 2019


Today’s to-do: Five foodie spots in Homestead

Debra Allen – aka “Miss Debbie” – with one of her angelic creations. (📸: Bruce Pinchbeck) Hope your stomach is ready for this adventure. Whether it’s exploring a couple of Caribbean spots or just sticking around for dessert, Homestead has you covered. 1. Where to go for tasty treats Sweet Delights Key Lime Pies 1485 […]

/ November 4, 2019