Last week we took you on a tour of Hollywood’s Yellow Green Farmers Market, which is packed with foodie finds.This week we’re crossing the Broward County line again to offer a few more recs. These suggestions are all along or near the beach, so grab your suit and some sunscreen and leave some time for some great food and drinks.
BEACHING ON THE BROADWALK: First things first, don’t make the rookie mistake of calling it the boardwalk. It’s broadwalk. This long stretch of beach is full of vendors, small restaurants, and great people watching. Finding street parking can be a little tough but there are a few parking garages and lots near the beach, too, so you should be able to eventually find a spot.
TACOS GALORE: If you’re into tacos, Hollywood is your spot. There’s a bunch of great taco restaurants along the broadwalk for you to explore. Our personal faves are the aptly-named Taco Beach Shack for its shrimp tacos and the Taco Joint for its lobster tacos. If those are too packed, you can head to the Taco Spot. All three spots have menus including tacos, burritos, and quesadillas packed with everything from Korean short rib to calamari and even ceviche.
FOR THE BEER NERDS: You could also stop by Hollywood Brewing Company for a few icy brews. We’d recommend their Mango IPA or their Fresh Hop Pilsner. And if you wanna head to downtown, the Old Hollywood Beerhouse has a great selection. They’re cash only but their beers are also super cheap, so it’s definitely a fair trade off.
ONE MORE SPOT: If you want some mind-blowing burgers, then check out Le Tub Saloon. This place is no frills and serves some of the biggest, tastiest hamburgers in SoFlo.
AND THE #HOLLYWOOD INSTA-GRAMMY GOES TO: @myside_is_outside for a beautiful snap of the Hollywood sunset on the broadwalk.
Did we convince you to make the drive? If you need a guide, here’s a handy map.
Tag us on Instagram if you decide to make the trip! And if we missed your favorite spot in Hollywood hit us up at [email protected] or reply to this email.
Earlier this month, some of you joined us on a neighborhood crawl through one of Miami’s oldest and fastest-changing neighborhoods, Historic Overtown. (Check out our recap video — do you spot any of your friends?)
You can recreate our #FoundInMiami tour and visit…
What Miami neighborhood should we visit next? You can always craft your own #FoundInMiami moment by checking out all that your city has to offer.
Feeling love galore over this lineup. Music lovers, it’s finally here: III Points’ lineup for their February festival. Although it’s a bummer we have to wait several months longer (their festival is usually in October), it looks like it’s worth the wait. SZA, Erykah Badu, and A$AP Rocky are all on the list, and this year will feature a lot more hip-hop and R&B than in years past. 💯(Miami New Times)
Insta-envy. Jealous of the fact that Coral Gables was blowing up Miami’s Instagram feeds this summer with the Umbrella Project, Miami Beach is now looking for its own viral selfie opportunity. “We want something Instagrammable,” Commissioner Ricky Arriola said at a recent meeting. But they definitely don’t want to copy the Gables, commissioners say, so they’re thinking about having local artists design, well… something. All we know so far is they don’t want it to be “shlocky.” (Miami New Times)
R.I.P. If you participated in 10 Days of Connection with us in May, chances are you met Roberta Shevrin, who helped to bring the annual exercise in community togetherness to life. The former executive director of the Miami Coalition of Christians and Jews transformed the mission of the organization into one of fostering dialogue between not just Christians and Jews, but also LGBTQ people, Muslims, and other minority populations. There are many across the county who will be mourning her passing this week, because Roberta embodied the best of Miami-Dade at a time when Miami and the entire country are both politically divided. (Miami Herald)
Better stop stealing bees. A bunch of new laws passed during the last legislative session are scheduled to go into effect Monday, Oct. 1, including one imposing harsher punishments on people charged with abusing animals or with stealing bee colonies (yes, really). The list also includes a law allowing credit cards to be used for gun background checks and one that gives benefits to first responders suffering from PTSD. Most of the other laws hit the books back in July. (Miami Herald)
Pay up. For the second year in a row, South Florida is the worst market in the U.S. for renters. According to Apartment List, 62.7 percent of renters in Miami-Dade, Broward, and Palm Beach spent more than 30 percent of their income on rent, which is the official definition of being “cost-burdened.” Last year, that was at 62.8 percent, so we’re not exactly workin’ on it… (Miami Herald)
Coming soon: the Basel of cryptocurrency. The inaugural Blockchain Shift conference is coming to Wynwood on Oct. 11, and locals hope it will put Miami on the map for blockchain and financial technology the way that Art Basel put us on the map for art. IBM is sponsoring the conference, which is bringing in elected officials, tech billionaires, celebs, and federal financial regulators. In hyping up the event one of the directors said Blockchain is like “the new internet” and could be more important than the internet one day. 🤔(SFBJ)
☕Today – Sept. 28: Grab your work fam and snag BOGO coffee every morning this week (Allapattah)
🚘Today: Eat Italian, set #apartmentgoals, and test drive a Tesla at this BoConcept after-hours event (Brickell)
🌇Today: Enjoy a sunset prix-fixe dinner at CHARCOAL at the Yard (Wynwood)
🎶Tomorrow – Sunday: Immerse yourself in RAW POP UP / LAB’s multisensory experiment of art, music, technology, and performance art. – 20 percent off if you use this link (Brickell)
🎥Tomorrow – Sunday: Catch works from the Caribbean’s most cutting-edge filmmakers at the Third Horizon Film Festival (Wynwood)
🎵Friday, Oct. 5: Groove with electronic music artist Omar Souleyman at the Bandshell (North Beach)
🎨Friday, Oct. 5: Arts & Drafts is back with artist Brian Butler (Miami Beach)
🌱Saturday, Oct. 6: Head to South Florida’s first-ever plant based party (Coconut Grove)
🌳Talk public space in Latin America (Downtown)
🎮Get interactive and make your own video game characters (Wynwood)
🕺Play some disco frisbee (South Beach)
🍺Join other brew-loving ladies at Girls Pint Out (Westchester)
😱Get spooked at House of Horror – through Nov. 3 (Doral)
🎸Strike country music gold – every Thursday (Downtown)
📘Meet author Gary Shteyngart (Coral Gables)
🌿Celebrate the launch of hydroponic farming (Wynwood)
👠Celebrate four years of Double Stubble (Wynwood)
🎷 Jam with the Spam All Stars (South Beach)
🎞️Catch a flick at Russian Film Week – through Oct. 4 (North Beach)
🕹️Learn about Magic Leap and try out their tech – limited space! (Wynwood)
☕Talk “chaos” at Creative Mornings with visual artist Azeez Bakare (Little Havana)
👠Get weird at the Rocky Horror Picture Show (Design District)
🎵Experience 12 hours of DJ jams, croquetas, and cortaditos (Downtown)
🎸Get down with some funk and soul at Las Rosas (Allapattah)
🎵Browse the largest selection of records in Miami (Wynwood)
🧘Join an epic sunrise yoga and dancing sesh (Surprise location – RSVP to find out!)
🎵Jam to some Blondie and Talking Heads at Classic Album Sundays (Little Haiti)
🍦Eat all the sugar at Dessert Wars (Wynwood)
Going to one of these? Take us with you! Email a pic to [email protected] or tag @thenewtropic on Instagram. See more upcoming events on our events page, and add your own events with a New Tropic membership.
We’ll catch you mañana.
– The New Tropic