New Tasty Miami Overtown Spot Got Mac & Cheese Fo That A$$!
If you’re following the changes occurring in Miami’s Overtown community, it’s natural to wonder if any of its glory days will be preserved. A once vibrant, middle class African-American neighborhood with the likes of Lena Horne, Muhammad Ali and James Brown as regulars now stands an impoverished and slowly gentrifying shadow of a community.
There are efforts from City of Miami Commissioner Keon Hardemon and to some degree, developer Michael Simkins, attempting to promote positive economic development without negatively impacting current residents and businesses, however, even they can only do so much.
Little Greenhouse Grill, located at 1300 NW 3rd Ave, Miami, FL 33136, just steps away from the iconic Jackson Soul Food, is a delicious example of Simkins’ efforts to provide opportunity to locals. Opened earlier this year, the restaurant impressed the hell out of me. Chef Karim Bryant and his ‘boo thang” (sorry Nicole) Nicole Gates, started out working in a concession stand, then a food truck and now in this modernly decorated space with a beer and wine bar, outside patio and televisions throughout the 38-seat beauty.