Lydia Martin
Lydia Martin, who grew up in Little Havana, has been with The Miami Herald since 1986. She covered all the hard stuff before moving to Features, where now her job is doing lunch.
She has done lunch with the president of PETA, who left the table in mid black beans and rice to chase after a limping pigeon; Tony Curtis, who arrived early and ordered without her; Jennifer Lopez, who didn't eat at all; Lil' Kim, who wore a bikini and drank a frozen strawberry daquiri in the back of her stretch limo. Lydia also covers the Latin entertainment industry, because you can't live by lunch alone.

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Lunch with Lydia: Suenalo and the only in Miami sound

Suenalo photographed in Wynwood.

Suenalo’s on stage, horns blazing, drums pounding, a fat bassline digging in, the smooth-voiced Dominican-American MC, Amin De Jesus, spitting rapid-fire rhymes in two languages.