Food

Video: Claps for Mr. Yap

People say Mr. Yap is crazy. But ask him, and he’ll tell you he’s just “crazy happy.” George Yap migrated from Jamaica to Miami in 1976 with $50 in his pocket. With the help of family and friends, he founded Leasa Industries in 1977 inside a dilapidated warehouse in Liberty City. Today, his company is […]

/ February 13, 2019


Video: Liberty City’s best kept secret – Conch salad in a nail salon

We didn’t think we’d find Miami’s best conch salad inside a nail salon, but we did. In 1988, Willie Brown took over his dad’s nail salon, Nails by Daddy, and he’s been a household name in Liberty City ever since. They call him “Daddy.” Fourteen years later, after a trip to the Bahamas, he decided […]

/ January 31, 2019


Is Lincoln Lane the next big thing? Our stomachs think it is.  

Rendering via Terranova While most locals know the rich history of Lincoln Road, today it’s a destination for shopping, dining, and celebrating. The New Tropic’s Creative Studio rounded up a Lincoln Road Guide that covers some of our favorite (and free!) things to eat, drink, and do. And it looks like we’ll need to update […]

/ January 7, 2019


Video: History meets hospitality at the Copper Door B&B

Chefs Jamila Ross and Akino West recently converted an abandoned 1940s motel in historic Overtown into a vintage-styled bed-and-breakfast concept that’s equal parts love and hospitality. The Copper Door B&B features 22 rooms, three private suites, and a banquet table where travelers can share stories over a homemade breakfast prepared by the couple. Sure, you’ve […]

/ January 3, 2019


Video: Lil Greenhouse Grill’s gotta lotta soul

Your taste buds won’t be the only ones dancing after a meal at Lil Greenhouse Grill. Stroll into this mom-and-pop shop and you’re sure to find authentic soul food eats and people grooving in their seats. What started out as a food truck has rapidly evolved into a gathering place for the community, like the “Cheers” […]

/ December 19, 2018


You can have your ice cream and eat it too

There’s always room for ice cream. Lincoln Road has all types of flavors, textures, and ways of making ice cream. In fact, every block on Lincoln Road has an ice cream shop. We checked two shops with very different takes on this frozen treat, but both show their Miami pride and are happy to be […]

/ August 3, 2018


Looking for a spot to watch the World Cup in Miami? We’ve got you.

Looking for a spot to watch the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Miami? We’ve got you.

/ June 14, 2018


What to eat on Lincoln Road

Lincoln Road has over 60 places to grab a bite. There’s definitely something for everyone and at any time of the day. Here are some spots to check out either inside or outside under Lincoln Road’s architectural shade.

/ June 1, 2018


Here’s the info you need on an exotic fruit Miami knows well: Mamey

This month we’ve been profiling four exotic fruits you can find all over Miami and how to eat them. Our final fruit is a Miami favorite, the mamey.

/ April 25, 2018


Dying to try dragon fruit? Here’s more info on this exotic fruit

This month we’ve been profiling four exotic fruits you can find all over Miami and how to eat them. Dropping in with info on the dragon fruit.

/ April 18, 2018