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NQC: Not Quite Cuban

11 months ago Nicholas Rodriguez 0
Mylo Gonzalez is the proprietor of NQC Craft Beer and Grub in Miami Lakes. It’s the first gourmet drive thru in the United States. “I’ve done some very good research for an establishment like this,” Gonzalez said. “I ended up converting a Farm Store, which is very typical here in Florida, into a drive thru Read More

Recycling Changes Affecting Broward County

11 months ago Nicholas Rodriguez 0
On July 6th, residents of the City of Sunrise, Florida learned that their recycling program is changing. All recyclables will no longer be processed as usual, but rather sent to a waste-to-energy incineration plant called Wheelabrator in South Broward where it will be converted to electricity. The City rejected the contract renewal with Waste Management Read More

The Hidden Treasure of Wilton Manors

11 months ago Nicholas Rodriguez 0
Located in the heart of Wilton Manors, Eucalyptus Gardens is host to a local marketplace that has become a female dominated landscape and a hub for women empowerment. By: Natalie Sarrcino, Agustina Sosa and Douglass Gavilan South Florida Uncovered @SoFloUncovered • Facebook • Instagram This three acres of land is home to three permanent restaurants, the Alchemist, Voo la Read More

Are non-corporate stores the future for malls?

12 months ago Nicholas Rodriguez 0
While major store are leaving Sunset Place, new store concepts are attempting to revive interest and business. The Shops at Sunset Place is a three story mall without a roof. There are no anchor stores, instead the mall is host to AMC, LA Fitness, Splitsville and Buffalo Wild Wings. While they’re big companies, they do Read More

Coral Gables gave Local Businesses 12 months to transition away from single-use plastic bags

12 months ago Nicholas Rodriguez 0
After being given a year for preparation, Coral Gables restaurants and stores replaced the plastic bags at their establishments with recycled paper bags and canvas bags. By: Cristina Lebrón and Kristen Torres South Florida Uncovered @SoFloUncovered • Facebook • Instagram “I am super happy about the resolution,” said business owner, Sandra Moreira. Her clothing boutique is located on Miracle Read More

Monarch Butterflies Seen As a Symbol of Migration and Freedom

12 months ago Nicholas Rodriguez 0
The Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) in North Miami is hosting a collaborative group exhibition “Monarchs: Brown and Native Contemporary Artists in the Path of the Butterfly” from May 24 – Aug. 5. The exhibit features 37 artists who derive or live in the migration path of the monarch butterfly, which travels from southern Canada Read More

Tiki’s Great Escape

12 months ago Nicholas Rodriguez 0
On June 9th, Tiki, a soft keel-billed toucan, escaped Flamingo Gardens in Davie, Florida. Michael Ruggieri, Director of Animal Care, said that a keeper opened the door of Tiki’s cage and accidentally bent over to grab a bucket from the ground, giving Tiki full access to fly over her head. By: Vanessa Adrian and Amarilys Read More

Social boating scene in Miami raises questions of safety

1 year ago southfloridauncovered 0
Two years ago, my father spent three months house ridden and in need of a serious operation on his leg. The cause? He fell off a boat. I remember him calling to say he was on his way to the hospital, but not to worry. So I didn’t. Not until about a month later, when Read More

Zumba instructor Janettsy Chiszar finds life through dance

1 year ago southfloridauncovered 0
Janettsy Chiszar is a Venezuelan Zumba instructor who wants to make a difference in the world. By Clementina Machado South Florida Uncovered @SoFloUncovered • Facebook • Instagram The personal trainer, fitness model and motivational speaker came to the Miami with a purpose: to inspire people to live healthy lifestyles. Through Instagram, she shows more than 180,000 followers how to Read More

Local watercolor artist receives publishing deal by chance

1 year ago southfloridauncovered 0
When Ethan M. Aldridge, a 26-year-old watercolor illustrator residing in Wilton Manors, Florida, began posting his webcomic on Tumblr, he was only trying to keep himself busy. At the time he was waiting for the final edits of a book he illustrated for author and motivational speaker Simon Sinek. Little did he know his side-project Read More