It's going to be pretty hard to think of a better way to celebrate a pre-Mother's Day meal after you've read about the first ever Overtown Gospel Brunch.Bring your best church hat for lookin' fancy, a big fan because it's hot in Miami, and a loose dress, because there will be lots of chow. Brunch ... More >>
David KehrRoots in the City founder Marvin Dunn and a shopper at the opening of the Roots in the City Farmers MarketIf today were a typical Wednesday, the Roots in the City Farmers Market in Overtown would be ready for business by noon. But today there will be a demonstration in place of the mark ... More >>
David KehrMiami Mayor Thomas Regalado greets an Overtown resident and market shopperThe Roots in the City Farmers Market in Overtown saw its busiest day yet during a dedication ceremony that included Miami Mayor Thomas Regalado and Commissioner Richard Dunn yesterday. The Booker T. Washington Hi ... More >>
A long article uses the South Beach Wine & Food Festival to talk about food celebrity. [NewYorkTimes]Marvin Dunn talks about the year-round urban farm he helped found on a garbage- and needle-strewn lot in Overtown. [VOA]Wine, dinners, dancing, and Ireland in the weekly events calendar. [MiamiHe ... More >>
How can you tell a politician's lying? If his lips are moving? What about if they are eating? Monday, we saw Mayor Manny Diaz at a press conference at the Roots In The City garden and urban farm in the middle of Historic Overtown (NW Third Avenue and Ninth Street).We asked Mayor Diaz what his fav ... More >>
Mayor Manny Diaz is like the Bill Clinton of Miami, people just like the guy. Well, maybe not everybody, but here he is at the Roots in the City urban farm in Overtown (NW Third Avenue and Ninth Street, Miami) talking collard greens with South Florida historian Marvin Dunn, who is in charge of th ... More >>
New Times Best of Miami issue hits the streets this week. With this post, Riptide 2.0 provides an appetizer. The main course/entire issue will appear on the website Tuesday afternoon. Best Politician Michelle Spence-Jones She was elected in 2005, and not a moment has passed without ... More >>
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