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The Ultimate Guide to Miami Spice 2017

The best deals for brunch, lunch and dinner

By: www.miami.eater.com

Contributors: Olee Fowler and Carlos Olaechea

With more than 200 restaurant options available during Miami Spice 2017 (Available August 1 to September 30), it’s hard to narrow down which restaurants are worth the visit — until now. Here is the ultimate resource for the best brunch, lunch and dinner options around town.

WYNWOOD

The newest “must” on Miami’s cultural, shopping and dining map.

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Miami Activities

Without a doubt – Miami is one of the number one destination for travelers, and its because it always has something to offer, beautiful beaches, great food, a melting pot of cultures. There is also always something going on whether it be sports, concerts, or Disney on Ice; there is some form of entertainment for just about anyone. Here are some of the “must-see” places and events that will help complete the full Miami Experience…

 

BIG BUS TOURS MIAMI

This sightseeing tour of Miami has been specifically designed to show the best that Miami has to offer. Guests can enjoy it all from the comfort and great vantage point of the open-top buses, or hop off wherever they want to explore the places that intrigue them most before hopping back on to continue their journey. Visit them at www.bigbustours.com

Where:
301 N. BISCAYNE BLVD.
MIAMI, FL 33132
800/336-8233

 

ENRIQUE IGLESIAS AND PITBULL LIVE

Two of music’s most captivating live performers will share the stage this summer when multi-platinum selling and multiple Grammy Award-winning global superstars Enrique Iglesias and Pitbull reunite at the American Airlines Arena. Tickets are on sale now, visit www.aaarena.com for more information and events.

When: June 23, 2017 @ 7:30 p.m.

 

ART WALK, SECOND SATURDAYS

Occurring every Second Saturday of every month between the hours of 6PM to 10PM and extending throughout the night, this monthly happening features openings at Art Galleries, Art Institutions, and Retail Businesses. Join thousands of people as they crowd the streets of the Art Scene of Miami to have a great night out and enjoy. You can schedule a tour at wynwoodartwalk.com or you can just walk, it’s an Art Walk!

 

3-hour Everglades Tour from Miami

Escape to the wilderness of Everglades National Park on this private, 3-hour, small-group adventure from Miami. This exciting nature tour includes a narrated airboat ride through the unique ecosystem of the Florida Everglades. Pickup is available from select hotels along Miami Beach and Downtown Miami. Check out the Everglades information and more at www.wideangletours.com

“The 305” thrusts you into a world unlike any other, it really shapes a person into someone who can adapt in a new environment and often, be the life of the party. You can find more events and family friendly activities by going to www.miamiandbeaches.com

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

Art Basel Miami 2015: Art Week in Wynwood

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Art Basel Miami 2015 is happening now!

Are you wondering where to go since there’s so much to see and do and you just can’t fit it all in? We hear you! Although we wish we had super powers to be at all the amazing Miami Art Basel spots at once, we know we are merely human and it’s just not possible.

Don’t worry though, we are here to tell you what’s happening and what are some must see exhibits and shows as well as some other tips for exploring Miami’s Art Basel 2015 this weekend… especially in the place all about art: the trendy Miami Arts District in Wynwood.

 

What Is Art Basel?

Art Basel in Miami draws an eclectic group of people from around the world to soak up the culture, beauty, and creativity of such a wide array of fabulous art in all forms.  It’s not just for curators, critics, collectors, professionals, or extreme art enthusiasts; Art Basel is really for everyone to enjoy. You’re in for a treat if you can make it to any of the exhibits, shows, films, talks, galleries, pop-ups, and things happening along the street (you see what we are talking about how there is so much to do!)

Art Basel Miami Beach has become much, much more than the show at the Miami Beach Convention Center and Public Sector in Collins Park.  The show at the Convention Center (tickets range from $47-$100) is great and we’d recommend checking out the free Public Sector if you’re near the park, which has great outdoor sculptures, installations, and performance art, but there is so many other areas to explore during Art Basel weekend as well.

There are satellite fairs and other events & exhibits that present both local and global artists in Miami’s galleries, museums, businesses, hotels, tents, other venues throughout all of Miami. It’s a great time to stroll around the streets to see what you come across and one of the best places to do this is in the artsy neighborhood of Wynwood.  You might want to only admire the million-dollar pieces of art displayed but there’s plenty of places here you can find some amazing art at satellite fairs for as little as $1000, even though you will certainly come across some pieces you want to splurge on to add to your art collection. You can also come across some artists selling all kinds of art including paintings, jewelry, photography, home goods, and other good finds for much less too.

 

Art Basel Pop-up Fairs, Exhibits, & Events in Wynwood Arts District

Wynwood is the perfect place for checking out Art Basel because they have lots to offer (including Art Basel parties and fun places to go for nightlife) and you can check out many places within walking distance of one another, not to mention all the street art you’ll see along the way. So, where to go?

Gino Donvito Art - Bee

Gino Donvito’s Exhibit at Wynwood’s Cynergi Building

If you happen to be staying at Real Living Residences short-term apartments in the Cynergi building this week/weekend you’re in luck!  It’s not only close to all the action, but it even hosts talented Italian artist, Gino Donvito’s unique art exhibit. His art will be on display right outside and you’ll be able to meet the artist, Gino Donvito during the exhibit Friday and Saturday from 7-11pm and Sunday from 5-9pm and this pop-up gallery is free.

His inspirations have come from his origins in Southern Italy to his travels to South and North America which revealed a new world of dreams and stories for him.  His art has evolved through time; many of his pieces celebrating the beauty of women from the middle ages to a more modern time.  His more recent works present imaginative portrayals of exotic animals and wildlife.  You might find some artwork you can’t pass up taking home for your wall here.

Gino Donvito @ Cynergi (Next to Jimmy’s Kitchen)
2700 N Miami Ave
Miami, FL 33127
Ginodonvito.com
954-505-9968

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Spectrum Miami / Red Dot Miami / ArtSpot Miami

It’s basically 3 shows in one spot.  Each has their own flair, but you can check them all out at once.  They all will host modern and contemporary artists’ works of paintings, sculptures, photography, and more.  This large space will keep you entertained for awhile, so expect to spend a little time at each show.

Spectrum is “where contemporary meets extraordinary.”  Here you will experience much more than a typically gallery. There will be performance art, entertainment, demonstrations, live music, and a chance to meet several artists.

Red Dot’s welcoming yet sophisticated setting showcases contemporary works from about 50 different galleries, most of which are paintings, photography, and scultures.

ArtSpot hosts a wide collection of art work and projects that focus on current trends and will provide you with some very unique installations and sculptures. ArtSpot also features a special project of art from the Cuban Biennial 2015 called, “Art Travels: Cuba”

The shows runs from noon until 8pm Friday and Saturday (ArtSpot 1-9pm) and noon until 6pm on Sunday.  Friday Admission is free to all, and Saturday or Sunday 1 day pass is $20 or $25 for VIP all week pass… but thanks to ArtSpot, you can get a free VIP Guest Pass for access to all shows, all days. Woohoo… now you know this is a must-see!

Click here for your free VIP Guest Pass Tickets

SPECTRUM Miami Tent (for all shows)
1700 NE 2nd Ave
Miami, FL  33132
spectrum-miami.com
www.reddotfair.com
www.artspotmiami.com

 

Art Miami

Art Miami also showcases modern and contemporary art, and displays artwork from over 100 highly respected international art galleries. You’ll get to view the development in the modern art world through the emerging talent that is brought to this show. Throughout different times, they will have artist spotlights, panel discussions, and presentations as well.

A one day pass is $40 or the multi-day pass is $85.

There’s plenty to see and do in this one spot, but they also have a sister art fair, CONTEXT, right across from Art Miami.

Art Miami
3101 Northeast 1st Ave.
Miami, FL  33137
www.artmiamifair.com

 

 

Click here for more information about Art Basel and other art fair’s 2015 Art Week

Click here for more information about booking a room in Wynwood’s Short-Term Apartments

 

 

Things To Do In Wynwood

Whether you’ve lived in South Florida for years or are just in town visiting, you’ve probably heard about the Wynwood Arts District. Wynwood is known for its eclectic art, indie films, trendy food, diverse music and iconic fashion. Its contemporary environment is just oozing with creativity. Every space around you is covered in art by locals, unknowns, and up and coming artists. Summer is here, and May is a great reason to check out the area. Here are some things to do in Wynwood this May:
1. O Cinema
O Cinema is an indie theater that offers showings of films and documentaries, ranging from 1970’s classics to unique foreign films and modern documentaries. This May, O Cinema is offering brilliant films that can’t be missed. Buy tickets for movies including, IRIS, Grey Gardens, Heaven Adores You and Saint Laurent at o-cinema.org.
O’Cinema is offering showings for IRIS May 8 through May 14, 2015. IRIS is a documentary by Albert Maysles about a 93 year old fashion icon and her passion and perspective on fashion, art and life. 
2. Wynwood Art District Walking Food Tour
There are so many great restaurants, cafes and eateries in Wynwood, just going to one of them is not enough. Thanks to Miami Culinary Tours you can visit several different restaurants in the Wynwood area in just a 2-3 hour period!  The Wynwood Food Tour allows you to visit 5-6 unique, awesome and more importantly, delicious, food locations while walking the Wynwood streets and experiencing the amazing international art scene.
The Wynwood Art District Walking Food Tour is provided by Miami Culinary Tours. The tour occurs daily at 12 P.M.  Tickets can be bought at miamiculinarytours.com.
3. The Light Box at Goldman Warehouse – Miami Light Project
Feeling a little more artistic? Check out the Light Box at Goldman Warehouse for innovative performances by local artists. The Light Box at Goldman Warehouse provides artists and audiences a creative and evolving experience. This May, contemporary performances by Rosie Herrera and Here & Now: 2015 will be featured and are likely to satisfy your artistic cravings.
The Light Box at Goldman Warehouse was created by the Miami Light Project and is located at 404 NW 26 St, Miami, FL 33127. Tickets can be bought at miamilightproject.com. Here & Now: 2015 will be performing from May 7- 9 and May 14-16. Rosie Herrera, Cookie’s Kid will be showing from May 28-30.
4. Second Saturdays, Art Walk
How about just seeing some awesome art, having some brews and exploring the area? Hit up Wynwood the 2nd Saturday of every month for the popular Wynwood Art Walk. Here you can visit urban art galleries, check out alternative art studios and displays, view street art from local and international artists, and basically see what Wynwood is all about. Plenty of entertainment and a variety of restaurants and food trucks for everyone. Typically starts at 6PM
5. Wynwood Brewing Company
Sometimes there’s nothing better than a cold, craft beer. Beer connoisseurs and local beer fans will love Wynwood Brewing Company as they brew unique, fresh, craft beer daily.  Check out Wynwood Brewing Company for a taste of Wynwood. The brewery hosts tours daily and has special promotions throughout the month including their Growler Hour, Ladies Night, and In the Biz 4 the Biz. Not to mention the delicious food trucks for all those who get the munchies.
The Wynwood Brewing Company is located at 565 NW 24 Street, Miami FL 33127. Tap Room Hours are
Tuesday – Saturday12PM – Midnight and Sunday – Monday12PM – 10PM. Visit wynwoodbrewing.com to see a list of their events.