South Dade

Meet our member: Rick Wallach

Rick Wallach is a supporting member of The New Tropic.

/ August 17, 2019

Choose your own adventure in South Dade

There are about a million and a half different ways to spend a day in South Dade. Mix and match our faves to create your perfect one.

/ December 15, 2016

Shakes, Scorpion Shots, and Star Fruit Wine

If you’ve been itching for scorpion shots or star fruit wine, South Dade has got you.

/ December 15, 2016

This is what happens when you eat miracle fruit

Homestead fave Robert is Here sells miracle fruit among all the other weird and wonderful things he sells. We explored whether they’re worth the hype.

/ December 13, 2016

A brief history of South Dade

Driving south from Downtown Miami towards the Everglades, the landscape transforms from a concrete jungle to a lush, pastoral expanse. Explore the area’s long history, tracing its incredible transformation from a marshy mosquito-filled wilderness to a thriving agricultural community.

/ December 11, 2016

Miami’s food is moving too fast. One chef wants to slow it down.

Bringing the farm-to-table and eat local movement to Miami requires one overall thing: that everyone slow down just a little bit.

/ September 27, 2016

No more naansense: Chef Niven’s bringing farm-to-table Indian food to Miami

Chef Niven Patel is about to serve up the best Indian food Miami’s ever seen.

/ September 22, 2016

Big Sugar scored a sweet deal that’s left Florida’s waterways a toxic mess

Algae blooms are devastating local estuaries and small businesses are suffering… but 400,000 acres of sugar cane fields that line Lake O are a lush, healthy green. So are the pockets of Florida’s politicians.

/ August 4, 2016

Reconnecting the River of Grass

A toxic blue-green algae bloom in Lake Okeechobee and along the Treasure Coast has transformed a slice of paradise into a toxic polluted mess.

/ August 3, 2016

Nu Deco Ensemble takes a bow

In its inaugural season, Nu Deco Ensemble’s classical music mashups filled up auditoriums around Miami. The founders look back at what they’ve accomplished so far.

/ May 24, 2016