Stories with 'food' tag

This food fest is looking to showcase Miami’s black-owned restaurants

Alexis Brown and Joel Franklin organized the Black Pepper Food Festival in Overtown, to give Miami’s black-owned restaurants some shine.

/ April 17, 2019


At Zaytouna, Syrian refugees start from scratch

WHAT SHE’S DOING: Christa Tawil believes that food can bridge the cultural gaps that separate us. That’s why she founded Zaytouna, an organization by and for Syrian refugee women to help each other resettle in South Florida and gain financial independence. At Zaytouna, the women produce homemade foods from the Middle East, such as baklava, […]

/ April 15, 2019


Miami women to watch

Mrs. Fabel Dodge Sloane at Hialeah Park in 1959 (Courtesy of HistoryMiami) Back in the 1890s when Miami was considered swampland, Julia Tuttle saw its potential and convinced industrialist Henry Flagler to extend his railway from Palm Beach down to Miami. And that’s a major part of how Miami got its start. In fact, Miami […]

/ March 28, 2019


DIY Poke Bowl rolls sushi – and ice cream?

THE PLACE: If you’ve ever somehow had a craving for both ice cream and sashimi then this West Kendall spot, DIY Ice Cream Roll and Poke Bowl, is for you. THE FOOD: Tang Chen’s restaurant offers homemade, made-to-order ice cream rolls, sushi and poke bowls. They even offer ice cream “tacos.” They’re open late and they deliver through services like Postmates and Grubhub. TANG’S STORY: Tang moved to Miami in 2017 for the […]

/ March 27, 2019


Taste of Education presented by Sapoznik Insurance

The Education Fund celebrates the culinary dreams and ambitions of high school and middle school students at the 2019 Taste of Education presented by Sapoznik Insuranceon. Taste of Education (#tasteofeducation) showcases the gastronomic talents of students from 17 culinary programs in Miami-Dade County Public Schools. Students competing in 30 teams will prepare gourmet bites and […]

/ February 8, 2019


Video: Claps for Mr. Yap

People say Mr. Yap is crazy. But ask him, and he’ll tell you he’s just “crazy happy.” George Yap migrated from Jamaica to Miami in 1976 with $50 in his pocket. With the help of family and friends, he founded Leasa Industries in 1977 inside a dilapidated warehouse in Liberty City. Today, his company is […]

/ February 13, 2019


Lincoln Eatery Sneak Peek

Join us on Wednesday, Jan. 16 from 7 to 9 p.m., as we nom our way through all 16 Lincoln Eatery establishments. Each vendor will provide small bites of their fast-casual, artisan, and grab-&-go offerings.

/ January 7, 2019


Lil Greenhouse Grill Talk & Tasting

Join Lil Greenhouse Grill and The New Tropic for an intimate evening and menu tasting at “Chef’s Table Talk w/ Chef Karim Bryant” The evening will involve a full menu tasting, drinks and live music.

/ January 10, 2019


Is Lincoln Lane the next big thing? Our stomachs think it is.  

Rendering via Terranova While most locals know the rich history of Lincoln Road, today it’s a destination for shopping, dining, and celebrating. The New Tropic’s Creative Studio rounded up a Lincoln Road Guide that covers some of our favorite (and free!) things to eat, drink, and do. And it looks like we’ll need to update […]

/ January 7, 2019


Video: History meets hospitality at the Copper Door B&B

Chefs Jamila Ross and Akino West recently converted an abandoned 1940s motel in historic Overtown into a vintage-styled bed-and-breakfast concept that’s equal parts love and hospitality. The Copper Door B&B features 22 rooms, three private suites, and a banquet table where travelers can share stories over a homemade breakfast prepared by the couple. Sure, you’ve […]

/ January 3, 2019