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Miami loves a good croqueta, here’s the history of the tasty treat

Miami loves a good croqueta but where did these tasty treats come from? The history goes all the way to France

/ May 31, 2019


In the city, off the grid

In the city, off the gridWanna stay in a treehouse at a certified wildlife habitat? Go here. 🌴Posted by The New Tropic on Thursday, May 30, 2019Almost half a century ago, Ray Chasser bought a small piece of land in Little Haiti that was just big enough for him to play volleyball and have a […]

/ May 31, 2019


How can Miami residents help preserve Little Haiti’s culture? We put together some tips

A reader asked how folks in Miami can help preserve Little Haiti culture as development picks up in the area. We put together a few recommendations.

/ May 23, 2019


How to make Miami more inclusive for all

How can Miami become more inclusive? Experts from Florida International University and the Aspen Institute have some ideas.

/ May 14, 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


Experience the drums, vocals, and stories of ‘Viva La Parranda!’

The cast of “Viva La Parranda!” (📸: Xavier Lujan) GO TO THIS: Currently on stage at the Colony Theatre is the Afro-Caribbean music of Betsayda Machado and members of La Parranda El Clavo, in the world premiere of “Viva La Parranda!” The musical, in Spanish with English supertitles, is based on the musicians’ life stories […]

/ May 1, 2019


For the Love of Art Charity Party Giveaway

Want to party with art collectors and have a chance to bid on art? We have four pairs of tickets to give away to the Education Fund’s “For the Love of Art” Charity Auction & Honoree Celebration on June 6. The event features a silent auction on more than 150 unique art pieces, live jazz, […]

/ May 1, 2019


Is your pet ready to lend a paw to those in need?

Such a good boy. Such a good boy. (📸: Kenan Kitchen) TRY THIS: Does your dog have what it takes to be a therapy animal? In honor of National Pet Therapy Day on April 30, we wanted to check out what it takes for our beloved animals to be able to volunteer in assisted living […]

/ April 30, 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


Chocolate, Miamified

Chocolate, MiamifiedForget Despacito. Here's Exquisito — Miami's first chocolate factory.–Made possible by Visit MiamiPosted by The New Tropic on Tuesday, April 16, 2019THE NEIGHBORHOOD: Little Havana THE PLACE: Exquisito Chocolates is Miami’s first chocolate factory, and they like to “Latinize” and “Miami-fy” their bean-to-bar bon bons: “Little Guavana” is made with fresh guava, and “Miami Vice” is […]

/ April 29, 2019