Plus, Miami’s most controversial city commissioner is at it again and a new standard in decadent sailing.
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🍹 A thorough deep dive into Miami's watering holes

Plus, Miami’s most controversial city commissioner is at it again and a new standard in decadent sailing.

By Zach Schlein

It’s Friday.

So sit back, relax, and let the remaining throes of the work week wash over you; it’s five o’ clock somewhere, and it won’t be long before Miami’s own hedonistic hour is at hand. 🕔⏳🕔

But until then, let’s finish the week off strong with one more New Tropic newsletter...

💧 What Miami is talking about

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➡️ Miami Commissioner Joe Carollo appears to have filed a formal resolution with the sole aim of roiling homeless advocates. Hot off of his successful campaign to oust former Miami Police Chief Art Acevedo, Carollo has put the creation of an “adopt-a-homeless” program on the agenda for the City Commission’s Thursday, Oct. 28 meeting. The commissioner previously floated the idea as a retort to activists speaking out against a proposed ordinance that would effectively criminalize homelessness

Adrian Madriz, the executive director of Struggle for Miami’s Affordable and Sustainable Housing, delivered a swift rebuke to Carollo in an interview with the Miami Herald

“Even if all the activists in Miami were to adopt one homeless person it would be a drop in the bucket in addressing the greater issues,” she said. “It’s not citizens’ responsibility to be individually providing the social programs and services that we pay taxes for and elect commissioners and a mayor to develop and implement. That is their job.”

As it so happens, Carollo is up for reelection in the forthcoming Tuesday, Nov. 2 election.

In other news...

🍻 The bar has been raised for guides on Miami dives and watering holes. Miami New Times recently updated its “Bar Exam,” a comprehensive list detailing 100 of South Florida’s “best institutions of higher imbibing.” We’ll drink to that! (Miami New Times)

😷 Miami-Dade County Public Schools might be loosening its mask mandate before the month is out. Earlier this week, Superintendent Alberto Carvalho said the lower rates of COVID-19 infections and hospitalizations may lead to a change in policy. However, a formal decision has yet to be issued. (CBS Miami)

🛳 Have a spare $60,999 lying around and trying to travel across the globe in 2024? Consider setting sail with Royal Caribbean on the just-announced “Ultimate World Cruise." The voyage will span more than 150 destinations in 65 countries and departs from PortMiami on Dec. 10, 2023 with a scheduled return date of Sept. 10, 2024. Sure sounds nice — if any New Tropic readers happen to come across any discount codes, be sure to let me know. 🤑 (NBC 6 South Florida)

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👂 Treat your ears to some live soul and jazz courtesy of MaddJazz and Johnny Walker at Lagniappe (Wynwood)

👻 Ring in scary season and summon the Halloween spirit during Haunted Circus Miami — runs Friday, Sept. 17 - Sunday, Oct. 31 (Westchester)

💡 Reimagine social spaces as sites of artistic creation with Oolite Arts' new exhibiton, "Common Space" — on display Wednesday, Oct. 20 through Sunday, Jan. 23 (Miami Beach)


🕯 Join creative Loni Johnson for a workshop to build small altars as offerings to your ancestors as part of her exhibition "Remnants" at Locust Projects (Miami Design District)

💚 Take a scenic stroll through Florida's natural wonders and visit Big Cypress National Preserve for the annual Swamp Celebration — Saturday, Oct. 23 & Sunday, Oct. 24 (Ochopee)

💿 Hit the dance floor with Detroit house legend Omar S at ATV Records (Downtown)


🚶 Learn about Miami's past up close and personally during this season's Surfside Historical Walking Tours with Dr. Paul George, HistoryMiami’s resident historian (Surfside)

📚 Swing by Time Out Market Miami for a Children’s Pumpkin Decoration Workshop and Community Book Swap (Miami Beach)

🎉 Boogie down with the birthday boy as CHKLTE celebrates his big day by taking over the decks at ATV Records — presented by Un_Mute (Downtown)

🔎 Set out on a seasonally scary scavenger hunt for charity presented by Women for Success and Clutch Burger (Coral Gables)

🌊 Leave Collins Park nicer than you found it by helping out with Clean Miami Beach's latest volunteer cleanup (Miami Beach)


⛓ Delve into the darker side of dance music and get ready for Halloween with the latest edition of Salem featuring Jovi, Klauss, Souls Departed, and more on DJ duties (Downtown)


📸 Hear photographer Robert Andy Coombs discuss his craft and career trajectory during a virtual tour of the Frost Art Museum's exhibit "Robert Andy Coombs: Notions of Care" (Online)

🗣️ Connect with Miami Tech at Freehold (Wynwood)

🇨🇺 Take a close look at Cuba's architectural legacy around the world during this talk with Victor Deupi and Jean-François Lejeune, authors of the new book "Cuban Modernism: Mid-Century Architecture, 1940–1970" (Miami Beach)

🏆 Watch Oolite Arts' Virtual Awards Ceremony and meet the winners of this year's edition of The Ellies (Online)


🎭 Witness Vizcaya Museum and Gardens transform as IlluminArts presents a cinematic spin of Benjamin Britten's gothic chamber opera, "The Turn of the Screw" (Coconut Grove)

🐟 Savor the latest episodes of Sereia Films' web series "Eating Out: The Hunt for Sustainable Seafood" during a screening at The Anderson's new garden space, the Santuario (MiMo)

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👋 That’s all for this week

Thanks as always for making The New Tropic part of your Miami routine; looking forward to seeing some of you out on the dance floor at III Points this weekend. 💃💪💃

Stay hydrated,

Zach at The New Tropic

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