Steeped in the complex and rich cultural histories of the Afro-Caribbean immigrants who brought life to its area, Little Haiti has evolved into a colorful beacon in Miami’s arts communities. Throughout the years, small businesses like celebrated record stores, kitsch bars, and authentic eateries have eased into the neighborhood, creating their own particular patchwork within the already distinct Little Haiti.
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Know what you get when you blend the best of American and Haitian cultures? A plate full of scrumptiousness, that’s what. Leela’s is a family-owned business and for the past 30 years, Executive Chef Lubin and Chef Marthe have taken Haitian cooking to a new level. It’s perfection in each bite. From the steamed snapper to the classic griot (fried pork) to the Queue Boeuf – that’s oxtail. You won’t leave disappointed and you most definitely won’t leave hungry.
So when was the last time you hung out in a real, indie record shop? Entering Sweat feels like stepping into a Nick Hornby novel. You can find a curated treasure trove of musical what not, like CDs and magazines, but you really come here for the superior knowledge of music, live events, vegan brunches, great coffee and of course, to get your hands on vinyl. Old School. Hip hop. Rock. Experimental. Metal. Folk. Punk. You name it. Your turntable will thank you.
This community arts center/museum is a local beacon of inspiration. The Center showcases Haitian art, sculpture and crafts; offers classes - like ceramics and Afro- Caribbean folk dancing and has performances in a 270-seat theatre. It’s also host of the hands-down, best and funnest free night out in Miami – Big Night in Little Haiti. Come and party Port Au Prince style - with live music, Kreyol cooking, hand-crafted art for sale, plus lots of dancing.