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Meet the Miami native behind a Florida-inspired episode of ‘Big Mouth’

“Big Mouth” writer Victor Quinaz is a Miami native who inspired a Florida-themed episode of the show that will screen at O Cinema South Beach.

/ October 1, 2019


Meet this local: Luisa Santos

Do not try to lick your screen. (📸: Nicole Diez) MEET THIS LOCAL: Luisa Santos knows how to keep it cool. As the founder of Lulu’s Nitrogen Ice Cream, she has years of experience dishing out cool snacks from her downtown Miami location.  After studying international relations at Miami-Dade College, she transferred to Georgetown University […]

/ September 30, 2019


‘You see the transformation’: How Miami’s Exchange for Change inspires inmates

Miami’s Exchange for Change works to teach creative writing to incarcerated men in facilities across SoFla.

/ August 27, 2019


How a scholarship helped this self-taught Miami coder level up his skills

Carlos Arevalo moved to Miami as a kid from Colombia and was able to become a coder thanks to Ironhack’s support and curriculum.

/ August 6, 2019


‘I just didn’t want them to read like a travel brochure’: How Alex Segura crafted his Miami crime novel series

We caught up with Miami-born writer Alex Segura ahead of the release of his latest novel, “Miami Midnight.”

/ July 31, 2019


This Miamian promotes environmental education in the community and the classroom

Miami native Barbara Martinez-Guerrero is the director of Dream in Green, an organization that focused on environmental education.

/ July 24, 2019


Crystal Wagar made history in Miami Shores, but says getting residents involved is her biggest goal

Crystal Wagar was elected as the first black woman to serve as mayor of Miami Shores last month. We spoke with her about what the moment means and what she wants to accomplish.

/ May 3, 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


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


Meet this local: Cultivate with Kruti

Kruti Shah, aka @cultivatewithkruti (📸: C&I Studios) MEET THIS LOCAL: Kruti Shah describes herself as a plant-based recipe developer, food stylist, yogi and lover of all things wellness. After struggling with an eating disorder, Shah learned how to love her body, along with everything she nourishes it with, and started curating recipes on her blog, […]

/ April 16, 2019