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Coconut Grove is Miami’s oldest neighborhood, but it’s changing fast – which means it’s time for us to give our neighborhood guide a bit of an update. What are your fave new spots for grub, a caffeine fix, or a couple beers? Where’s the best spot for a mini adventure?

Help us eat, drink, and explore the Grove better. Give our guide a skim and let us know by hitting reply what we missed. Better yet, spend one of these hot days under one of those big ‘ole Grove trees.

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What's New In The 305

MI REINA! Miami’s queen bee, Gloria Estefan, is finally getting the recognition she deserves – she received Kennedy Center Honors last night, the first Cuban artist to do so. The award recognizes “lifetime contributions to American culture through the performing arts.” (Miami Herald)

Blame game. Ocean Drive nightclubs are banding together to sue Miami Beach for the right to sell liquor into the early morning. In June commissioners decided to let residents vote on whether to stop nightclubs from selling alcohol past 2 a.m. The clubs say the government is blaming one street for citywide problems. (Local 10)

Gimme money. Politicians are using our anger over Tuesday’s flooding to campaign for things like more money for resilience efforts. Plus, Levine wrote an op-ed in the Herald tryna explain why we still didn’t have permanent generators in place yet, using politicians’ fave excuse: “bureaucratic paralysis.” (Miami Herald)

Drugs, sex, and pastel blazers.  NBC is bringing us a Miami Vice reboot, produced by Vin Diesel and Chris Morgan. TBD if they’ll film this one in Miami now that the state has cut all the film incentives. (Deadline)

Road rage is real. But what’s making us such angry drivers in SoFlo? Our bad habits, mostly. The Miami Herald is dishing out tips on what NOT to do if you get caught up in a fight, including how one driver survived a scary trip without stopping. (Miami Herald)

Michael Grieco is having a very bad month. He’s under investigation again. This time investigators want to know what that shouting match with his aide was all about. She says Grieco threatened to fire her if she didn’t work on his now-defunct mayoral campaign. That’s illegal. (Miami Herald)

Deuces. It’s been tough times for Visit Florida, which the state legislature almost killed earlier this year. Now big-deal tourist destinations like Miami, Orlando, and Palm Beach are saying buh-bye and breaking their advertising agreements with the state tourism agency. Good luck trying to sell Ocala to New York tourists… (Tampa Bay Times)     

SMH. Rep. Carlos Curbelo is hosting an immigration forum at FIU tonight. Cool, except that it’s sponsored by a company that profits off of deportation. The company, ironically called Libre, offers people stuck in immigration court super expensive bail bonds. (Miami New Times)

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Courtesy of Janey Tate

There’s a new Miami podcast taking on everything from Hip Hop to politics, all from the black millennial perspective. Called “Trappin ain’t dead,” it’s hosted by locals Janey Tate and James “Munch” Mungin.

It will “give you that real raw shit and that knowledge of what’s really going on… puttin it in trap terms in a way people can really understand and digest it,” Janey said in their launch episode. They’ve already covered everything from the Trick Daddy and Meek Mill fight to school board decisions about schools in Miami’s urban core.

Find their first couple episodes here. New ones drop every Sunday afternoon.

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