Archive for April 2017

Wynwood Life 2017

What better way to enjoy your weekend than to peruse the art-filled streets of Wynwood, move to the beats of some great music, sip on a cool drink, and chow down on some tasty fare, all while gawking at live art and fashion models??

Wynwood Life is back and packed with everything that Miami loves. The Festival is happening this weekend, April 21-23, 2017. It’s a cultural street festival that will feature all of the above-mentioned fun. This festival allows local artists, musicians, and businesses to show you what they’ve got… And lucky for you, it’s some pretty cool stuff!

Check out all the great features of the festival like the Back Alley where top street artists are painting live daily. Listen to any one of 20 bands at our Live Music Stage. Or visit the Art House a pop-up gallery curated by Wynwood’s Finest. The Style Lounge & Runway is where all the fashionistas will hang. And if you fancy the culinary arts, the Wynwood Culinary Showcase is the place to be. You and your crew can peruse over 150 arts & crafts vendors or eat at one of South Florida’s top food trucks.

If last year’s video looks like fun, that’s because it was! Whatever you want to do, don’t miss Wynwood Life Street Festival.

Schedule of the Wynwood Life Street Festival is as follows:

  • Friday, April 21st, 2017 | 5PM – 3AM
  • Saturday, April 22nd, 2017  | 12PM – 3AM
  • Sunday, April 23rd, 2017  | 12PM – 9PM

LOCATION
Mana Wynwood
2250 Northwest 2nd Avenue
Miami, FL 33127

Register at www.wynwoodlife.com for a free drink!

Venezuelan Flavors in Wynwood

Zona Grill Surprises With Venezuelan Flavors in Wynwood

Parked just off North Miami Avenue in a small alcove between NW 30th and 31st Streets, the wood-paneling-clad food truck serves Venezuelan favorites from morning until night. Although it’s been open nearly six months, the truck has remained a virtual secret among the Venezuelan community and Wynwood’s late-night crew. With little more than a pair of picnic tables and the rainbow stripes of the national flag serving as a sign, it’s no wonder Zona has remained off the radar.

Those familiar with neighborhood favorite La Latina will be pleased with the menu at Zona Grill. Naturally, the corn arepas, grilled until golden brown and filled with everything from white cheese to pulled pork, remain the main attraction. However, tequeños (fried cheese sticks); empanadas stuffed with cheese, beef, or fish; and even the hamburguesa caraceña — a Venezuelan take on the American classic, covered in three kinds of meat, a fried egg and potatoes — round out the menu.

On a recent visit just before lunchtime, a plate of patacones con mechada — fried plantain cakes topped with shredded cabbage, beef, cheese, and three sauces including ketchup (yes, ketchup) — made for an incredible midday snack. For those interested in Venezuelan beverages, a glass of papelón con limón, made with raw sugarcane juice and lemon for a hint of acidity, washes down the fried foods nicely. Prices for most dishes hover around $6 to $7 and max out at $10.

Zona Grill is open seven days a week, from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday through Thursday and much later, until around 3 a.m., on weekends. Parking for at least four cars is available, as are a stand-up counter and seating for about ten people. For a better look at the menu, follow Zona Grill on Instagram or Facebook.

By Patrick Hieger for he Miami New Times

Cinco de Wynwood 2017

South Florida’s largest Cinco de Mayo celebration comes to Wynwood for the first time! Cinco de Wynwood presented by Avión Tequila will be the main attraction you won’t want to miss. Break out the lime and salt and make your way to our Mexican fiesta featuring a live Mariachi band, tequila shots, premium margaritas, and ice cold Micheladas.Celebrate Mexican pride in style with our souvenir sombreros and mustaches while enjoying mouth-watering tacos.

To honor this holiday the celebration is free and open to the public. Partygoers will also be treated to drink specials and sugar shot contests for a chance to win select prizes. Listen to your favorite Mexican tunes and cool beats by Wynwood’s finest DJs, drink Avión Tequila, gaze at street art, and party in true art-district style. Food trucks and arts ‘n’ crafts will also be happening, so spread the word and celebrate!

DATE AND TIME
Fri, May 5, 2017, 5:00 PM –
Sat, May 6, 2017, 3:00 AM EDT

LOCATION
MANA Wynwood
2250 NW 2nd Avenue
Miami, FL 33127