Food

What’s up in Little Havana: Life House

THE NEIGHBORHOOD: Little Havana THE PLACE: Life House Hotel is Little Havana’s first boutique hotel, and it’s not just for travelers. It’s for locals who want to live like they travel here. The courtyard feels more like a backyard with its plants, hammock, and edible garden. The cafe, Parcela, offers a modern take on Latin cuisine—inspired […]

/ May 8, 2019


Avocado toast on pan cubano? Yes, please

THE NEIGHBORHOOD: Little Havana THE PLACE: Old Station Cafe is bringing that Miami flair to Calle Ocho without those Miami prices. The colorful patio is hard to miss and their food is hard to resist. The guac toast (just $4.50) is served on Cuban bread with all the fixings, their pan con lechon ($5) is slow-roasted […]

/ May 2, 2019


Corporate Cocktail Giveaway at PAMM

📷 PAMM Wanna go to a swanky party? We’ve got a great member giveaway for a pair of tickets to the Fifth Annual Corporate Cocktail at PAMM <https://www.pamm.org/calendar/2019/03/pamms-fifth-annual-corporate-cocktail> on May 15, hosted by Bar Bevy <https://www.swanbevy.com/> and Dave Grutman. You’ll get to enjoy an evening of cocktails and networking with emerging professional leaders, who understand […]

/ May 1, 2019


Los Pinareños Fruteria is Little Havana’s best-kept secret

Los Pinareños: Little Havana’s oldest, best-kept secretHere's where to find the fresh fruit of Little Havana 🥥– Made possible by Visit MiamiPosted by The New Tropic on Thursday, April 18, 2019THE NEIGHBORHOOD: Little Havana THE PLACE: Los Pinareños Fruteria is an open-air fresh fruit and juice market: a true mom-and-pop shop that’s been family-run for more than 50 years. […]

/ April 29, 2019


At Zaytouna, Syrian refugees start from scratch

WHAT SHE’S DOING: Christa Tawil believes that food can bridge the cultural gaps that separate us. That’s why she founded Zaytouna, an organization by and for Syrian refugee women to help each other resettle in South Florida and gain financial independence. At Zaytouna, the women produce homemade foods from the Middle East, such as baklava, […]

/ April 15, 2019


DIY Poke Bowl rolls sushi – and ice cream?

THE PLACE: If you’ve ever somehow had a craving for both ice cream and sashimi then this West Kendall spot, DIY Ice Cream Roll and Poke Bowl, is for you. THE FOOD: Tang Chen’s restaurant offers homemade, made-to-order ice cream rolls, sushi and poke bowls. They even offer ice cream “tacos.” They’re open late and they deliver through services like Postmates and Grubhub. TANG’S STORY: Tang moved to Miami in 2017 for the […]

/ March 27, 2019


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