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Guide To South Beach

Miami Beach has so many restaurants and tons of attractions. It is hard to figure out which things to do and places to dine at are good. On our South Beach Guide we have selected some of the best places you can’t leave Miami Beach without trying. Read Full Story

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Guide To Little Havana

Little Havana in Miami is a unique neighborhood rich in culture. Here is where you find some of the most authentic Cuban cuisine, get to know the neighborhood behind the scenes, Read A Guide To Little Havana

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Guide To Coconut Grove

Strolling down Coconut Grove is something everyone should experience when visiting Miami. There is a lot of history and has a feeling of an old and friendly neighborhood. Learn what to do in Coconut grove by visiting our Coconut Grove Guide

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Guide To The Design District/Wynwood Area

It is hard to know where to go dining as some of the best places are hidden, you many not even realize that you can have great Greek cuisine or enjoy a secret gallery stroll. Design District/Wynwood Guide

 

Mojo Donuts

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It is undeniable that in the past six years or so, the culinary scene in Miami has developed at an impressive rate. Although we have always been a haven for Hispanic food due to our high concentration of multiple ethnicities, we were never considered a food destination until recently. Eventually (and thankfully), chefs began discovering the potential that was Miami when it came to the food world, and they began investing in opening restaurants that were worthwhile. Throughout time, these restaurants became places of interest, and Miami eventually became what it is today. It is true that we are still not in the echelon of food cities such as New York or Chicago, but I am still proud to live in a city where our interest in the culinary sense has grown as much as it has. In fact, I believe that Miami will eventually grow to be considered one of the great food cities in our nation.

Unfortunately, one thing that I have noticed is that Miami tends to be delayed when it comes to following food trends that overtake the rest of the country. It’s happened with food trucks, cupcakes, tapas, and the localvore movement. The same can be said with the donut movement, which is currently sweeping over the rest of the nation. Places like Chicago, Portland, and New York are taking full advantage of this fad, but Miami is slow when it comes to adopting the public’s need for fried dough. Luckily, there are a few places throughout our very wide city that have noticed the potential in these glorious sugary desserts, and they have begun to grow in popularity because of it in the past year or so. Such is the case with Mojo Donuts, a locally owned donut shop offering a large array of donuts in Pembroke Pines. This small bakery opens at 6:00 a.m. daily and closes once they sell out, and trust me, they WILL sell out. I’ve found myself here at noon sometimes will a very small selection just because the more popular items were already claimed. They follow the mentality that it is better to sell out than it is to throw away, which is something I applaud. The selections here are creative and ambitious, leading to a fun experience. Although the fun takes on flavors seem to exude a sense of freedom and imagination, what the kitchen is doing here is extraordinarily serious. The donuts I’ve had here stand toe-to-toe with donuts from the “better” places scattered throughout the nation. The dough is fried expertly, the toppings are never too much of a sugar-bomb, and there are enough options to cater to all tastes. They offer cake donuts and yeast donuts of all types, but I am more partial to the cake donuts. The prices are affordable to the point of making you do a double take when they tell you how much you’re paying for your dozen. And even if you don’t walk in expecting to get a dozen, you are almost guaranteed to walk out with that many from how tempting and alluring the display case is. I plan on making my way through the vast array, updating this blog on each one that is worth a try.

Even if this petite shop is remote from where you frequent, I recommend that you come at least once. It is definitely a destination worthy stop, and as you sit down and enjoy a donut (or four) for breakfast, you will not even remember that you just drove 45 minutes to get here.

 Mojo Donuts

7906 Pines Blvd
Pembroke Pines, FL 33324
(954) 983-6631
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Mojo-Donuts/

By food blogger, Santiago Cardona

Rotisserie Chicken at El Tambo Grill

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If you know me, you know I love cooking and try to do so as much as possible. But just like any other person, there are days that just don’t allow for time to make yourself a meal. Whether it because I’m tired from work, need to get some stuff done around the house, or am honestly just feeling lazy, there are days where I just conform for takeout or eating out. Everyone has a go-to meal for days such as these, and mine happens to be rotisserie chicken. It is fairly healthy and a whole chicken leads to multiple meals. Besides, you can find it easily at many places and it is usually a sure bet that you are going to get at least something decent.

El Tambo Grill is a Peruvian restaurant in Kendall serving what might be one of the better rotisserie chickens in the city. For the uninformed, rotisserie-cooking is a method that involves placing the whole bird on a spick and letting it rotate in a temperature-stable oven, basically letting the bird cook in its own juices. This method leads to superior results than those coming from a roasted chicken, as the meat is practically keeping itself from dryness while achieving a crispy skin that is very rarely experienced in foods that are not fried. What you get is a chicken that is succulent and satisfying no matter what part you are eating. Once you sample a breast from a properly cooked rotisserie chicken, you will feel silly in ever having thought that chicken breast is inferior to dark meat. At Tambo Grill, they offer a proper execution of said chicken, which is seasoned in the typical spices found in most Peruvian chickens. The paprika, garlic, cumin, salt, pepper, and lemon in which the chicken finds its flavor combine to create what many consider to be the best chicken in the South Miami, especially at the price. A whole chicken, which is enough to feed a family of three or one very hungry food blogger, is extremely affordable to the point of not making this meal something that is considered a splurge. Instead, the price at which this bird is offered practically convinces you that the effort and time put into making a home-cooked meal is not worth it. When combined with the homemade green sauce, the chicken is addicting, making you eat more pieces than you intended to in the first place. The green sauce is an elixir coming from the very latin mix of jalapeños, cilantro, and spices. The sauce amplifies the flavor of the already juicy chicken by making an already complex bite of food even that much more alluring by adding elements of heat and freshness from the herbs.

Walk into this small place and prepare to be blown away by something as unassuming as chicken. Before you come, know that you will experience less than stellar service and a packed house. But please do not take it personal, as the chicken is good enough to justify the wait. Instead, just order take-out and enjoy a simple, yet complex, meal of Peruvian chicken.

 Tambo Grill

7118 SW 117th Ave
Miami, FL 33183
(786) 709-9943

By food blogger, Santiago Cardona

 

Cavalli Miami Restaurant

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ROBERTO CAVALLI & SON TOMMASO TO HOST FOUR-COURSE WINE DINNER WITH TENUTA DEGLI DEI AT CAVALLI MIAMI RESTAURANT & LOUNGE

Thursday, April 24, 2014

World-renowned couturier Roberto Cavalli along with his son, wine aficionado Tommaso Cavalli, are taking a break from the beautiful Italian peninsula to host a special four-course dinner paired with the family wine at Cavalli Miami Restaurant & Lounge. On Thursday, April 24, the father and son duo will bring their finest Italian vinos from the Cavalli vineyard,Tenuta degli Dei, where each vintage will be paired with the culinary delights of Executive Chef Stefano Mazzi. The four-course wine dinner is priced at $120 per person, excluding tax and gratuity.

In true, authentic Italian fashion, the evening will begin with appetizer choices of vitello tonnato; prosciutto di parma with port-infused melon and truffle pecorino; or Tuscan chianina beef tartare and truffles, all paired with Le Redini 2010 IGT. Cavalli Miami Restaurant & Lounge’s sommelier, Matias Benjamin Vergara, will talk about the rich history of Roberto Cavalli’s wine and grappa grown in the region of Chianti just outside of Florence, where Tommaso has resided since 1989. Primi options, which present diners with an array of classic pasta dishes, include agnolotti al burro e salvia; gnocchi al ragout d’anatra; and wild boar ravioli and truffle, are complemented with a glass of Tenuta Degli Dei 2007 IGT.

For main plates, guests will enjoy Tenuta Degli Dei 2009 IGT with a choice of fileto di manzo al Tenuta Degli Dei and rosemary potatoes; Colorado rack of lamb, salmorillo sauce and grilled vegetables; or vitello al burro and salvia with white asparagus. Guests can end the night on a sweet note with a choice of a tropical and citrus sorbet; chocolate crème brulee; or vacherine roasted pineapple, honey sorbet and thyme gelato.

Seating for the wine pairing dinner is available from 6:45 p.m. Reservations are required and can be made by calling (305) 695-4191. Cavalli Miami Restaurant & Lounge is located at 150 Ocean Drive on Miami Beach. Dinner nightly from 6pm. www.cavallimiami.com.

Brunch Burger at Bobby’s Burger Palace

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I don’t know about you, but when I hear that a celebrity chef is opening up a restaurant within close proximity to my house, I have mixed feelings. I’m not one to talk bad about celebrity chefs for the sake of just talking bad, but more times than not, I’ve had experiences at some of their restaurants that literally leave a bad taste in my mouth. The thing is, these restaurants begin to rely on name alone and pretty much don’t pay much heed to serving quality food. The fact that just association elevates the prices at restaurants attributed to these stars doesn’t lead to any relief. But still, I am somehow drawn to them with questionable interest just to see what all the hoopla is about. With questions running through my head about whether these chefs actually deserve their fame or not, I pack my pockets with money and hope that I am not about to make a mistake. A situation like this recently occurred to me in regards to Bobby’s Burger Palace (BBP).

Bobby’s Burger Palace opened in the Dadeland Shopping Center a few months ago in a new section of the mall dedicated to dining destinations. With competition coming from the likes of the already popular Earl’s and the soon-to-open Aoki, BBP is certainly taking risks in where they decided to open. I’ve sampled burgers from Earl’s, and I can confidently claim that they can easily compete with some of the best in the city. One thing to mention though is that Earl’s is a sit-down experience and at a higher price range. This is where BBP excels. What they offer is a more affordable option in a quick-service atmosphere, which is something more in line with what people are looking for when dining in a mall setting. Burgers average around the $8 price range, with a la carte sides including over-sized onion rings, sweet potato fries, and regular fries. The burgers themselves are inspired by different cities and what the popular ingredients and foods in those cities are. With burgers like the Miami Burger being inspired by Cuban sandwiches and the Carolina Burger inspired by southern BBQ, there are enough options to please all palates. On this particular visit, I went for the Brunch Burger, a theme that seems to be growing in popularity at all burger joints. As you could imagine, the Brunch Burger at Bobby’s Burger Palace is created with a 6 oz certified angus patty topped with American cheese, egg, and bacon. All burgers at BBP have the option of being “crunchified,” which basically means that you can add a fistful of potato chips for an added form of texture.

What I received was more eye pleasing than I had expected; a burger staring at me as if daring me to bite into it. The stack of potato chips made biting into this burger as it was served a herculean task, so I had to squish it down. Unfortunately, this caused the yolk on my egg to crack. Personally, I like causing this break with a bite, since it creates a burst of flavor rich in umami flavor and unctuous texture. Still, the yolk added more flavor to the burger overall, only accentuating the surprising quality of the beef. The bacon was crisp and smoky, and in combination with the beef made for a very enjoyable burger. Next time, I will politely decline when asked if I want my burger “crunchified.” Not only will I save myself the silly feeling that comes with saying the term, but it will allow me to taste the burger more than be interrupted by far too much crunchiness and added levels of salt.

Overall, I was pleasantly surprised by how much I enjoyed this burger. It was a spot-on interpretation of a Brunch Burger, but I would recommend that you skip the gimmicky addition of the chips. This restaurant exceeded my somewhat low expectations not only to serve a burger that I would eat again, but one that I would deem worth of carrying a celebrity chef’s name.

Bobby’s Burger Palace

7325-7343 SW 88th St Kendall, FL 33156
(305) 667-4617

http://bobbysburgerpalace.com/index.php

By food blogger, Santiago Cardona

GOAT Cookie at Sweetness Bake Shop and Cafe

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Just like any other person, I hesitate a bit whenever someone calls something “the greatest (insert item) of all time.” Still, people throw around that superlative like it holds no meaning. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve heard that a new restaurant’s burger is the greatest burger of all time only to taste it and be sorely disappointed. Don’t get me wrong; when people describe things in this way, the food is at least decent. But saying things such as these just builds a sort of hype that is impossible to escape. I wish more caution were used when uttering these words. Now let’s get to the review.

Sweetness Bake Shop and Cafe is a family-owned dessert-centric bakery that opened on 2010, filling Miami’s need for a place to get confections and sweets reminiscent of those that you would get throughout your childhood. Although they began as a bakery focusing mostly on their cupcakes and various iterations of them, they have evolved throughout the years in order to include numerous desserts such as macarons, brownies, and even carnival-inspired sweets. Their creative takes on classic pastries and desserts have earned them various accolades since their opening, making them one of the more successful and influential businesses to open in Miami in the past couple of years. There is much more than meets the eye to this small place, as they also offer a full coffee bar experience and even make some of the best sandwiches in the South Miami area.

Today, I will focus on what they like to call the “GOAT Cookie.” This unassuming cookie has been part of their dessert family since the bakery’s inception, and it is rightfully one of the more popular items on the menu. The acronym refers to the superlative that I was speaking about earlier, meaning “The Greatest of All Time.” Although it is true that I dislike the use of this descriptor, I’ve always felt like Sweetness’ GOAT Cookie could be in the discussion about actually deserving the right to claim their dessert as such. The GOAT cookie can be described as a standard chocolate chip cookie deceptively hiding a layer of chocolate ganache in the middle. The cookie itself boasts an exquisite brown-sugar flavor and aroma, leading to caramel undertones. The chocolate chips included in the cookie may be appear to be too small, but they are present more for a crunchy texture than anything, as the filling in the center provides all the chocolate you need to satisfy your fix. The chocolate used is semi sweet in order to counter the sweetness coming from the base cookie recipe, but I wish it were a bit more bitter. Still, the contrast in flavors is well thought out and makes you realize that there is a lot of thought put into this cookie. If I had one complaint about this cookie, it would be that it is a bit one note when it comes to the texture department. The cookie is soft throughout, and I am more partial to crispy exteriors and chewy centers in my ideal chocolate chip cookie. Still, I completely understand why this cannot be achieved in a cookie with a ganache filling, and I am more than willing to sacrifice texture for flavor in this case.

I wouldn’t call Sweetness’ GOAT Cookie the greatest cookie of all time per se, but that is more due to preference in texture than anything. What they do achieve, though, is a perfectly executed example of what it is that they are trying to create: a fun (albeit delicious) iteration of a classic with enough twists to make you think. I can’t remember the last time a chocolate chip cookie made me think, and I mean that as a good thing. Personally I think if this cookie were called the Greatest Soft Cookie of All Time I would agree, but I guess G(s)OAT Cookie doesn’t sound as cool.

 

Sweetness Bake Shop and Café

9549 SW 72nd St Miami, FL
(305) 271-7791

http://sweetnessbakeshop.net

https://www.facebook.com/SweetnessBakeshop

https://twitter.com/sweetnessbakes

By food blogger, Santiago Cardona

Cellar 1954 Wine and Dinner Series

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CELLAR 1954 WINE & DINNER SERIES AT FONTAINEBLEAU

PRESENTS AN EVENING WITH BODEGA NUMANTHIA AT MICHAEL MINA 74

Four-Course Wine Pairing Dinner on Thursday, April 24, 2014

Miami Beach, Fla. (April 17, 2014) – Paying homage to the inception of Fontainebleau Miami Beach in 1954, Cellar 1954 Wine & Dinner Series is a monthly event that pairs the world’s most prestigious wines and winemakers with the award-winning cuisine of Fontainebleau Miami Beach’s signature dining destinations.

On Thursday, April 24, 2014, Michael Mina 74 – Fontainebleau’s new signature restaurant by critically-acclaimed chef Michael Mina – will host a decadent four-course wine pairing dinner with wines hand-selected and presented by Manuel Louzada, Estate Director of Bodega Numanthia – the renowned Spanish winery located in the heart of the country’s Toro region. Priced at $155 per person, excluding tax and service charge, the evening will begin at 7:30 p.m. with a reception featuring KRUG Champagne and commence with the dinner located in the restaurant’s private dining room, featuring a delectable hand-tailored menu crafted by chef de cuisine Thomas Griese

Born in Portugal, Louzada is a fourth generation wine grower. He discovered his passion for wine when he used to explore the winery with his grandfather, roaming the cellars, listening to the sounds of the winery, smelling the intoxicating aromas of the grapes and wines in barrels at his family’s winery – Caves Messias. After nearly 10 years working with sparkling and still wines in Argentina, Louzada now helms Bogeda Numanthia as Estate Director, working primarily with the 2008 harvest in the heart of the Toro region in Spain. He is in charge of coordinating the global transversal environmental policy and is responsible for the wine quality standards of the winery.

The menu along with wine pairings is as follows:

FIRST

OCTOPUS ‘A LA PLANCHA’

Ruby Crescent Potato, Romesco, Parsley, Smoked Marcona Almond

Termes 2010

SECOND

HAY SMOKED RACK OF LAMB & BYALDI

Garlic en Chemise, Rosemary Lamb Jus Gras, Port Wine Croquant

Numanthia Magnum 2009

THIRD

LOCKER 28 DRY AGED RIB NEW YORK STRIP LOIN

Spring Morels and Fava Bean Cassoulette, Bordelaise Sauce

Termanthia 2006

Termanthia 2008

Termanthia 2010

FOURTH

CHOCOLATE CAKE

Chocolate Cake, Peanut Butter, Cocoa Nib, Malted Milk

Reservations are required and can be made by calling 877.326.7412 or visit Fontainebleau.com/cellar1954

Dates for upcoming Cellar 1954 wine dinners follow:

May 7, 2014: Chateau Margaux

June 4, 2014: Pali Wine Co

October 2, 2014: Dassai Brewery

October 21, 2014: Lewis Cellars

November 18, 2014: Giacomo Borgogno e Figli

Fontainebleau Miami Beach is located at 4441 Collins Avenue, on Miami Beach, FL 33140.

About Fontainebleau Miami Beach

A spectacular blend of Golden Era glamour and modern luxury, Fontainebleau Miami Beach merges striking design, contemporary art, music, fashion and technology into a vibrant guest experience. A revered landmark and symbol of style and sophistication since its opening in 1954, Fontainebleau Miami Beach boasts 1,504 guestrooms and suites appointed with lavish amenities and iMacs; the world-renowned LIV Nightclub, 12 restaurants and lounges including two AAA Four Diamond signature restaurants, Scarpetta and Hakkasan; the 40,000-square-foot Lapis spa with mineral-rich water therapies and invigorating treatments; a dramatic oceanfront pool-scape offering lush cabanas and sun loungers; and is home to BleauLive, the innovative concert series that combines intimate performances with memorable weekend escapes. For general information or accommodations at Fontainebleau Miami Beach, visit www.fontainebleau.com or call 1.877.512.8002.

For Pubbelly fans who observe Good Friday

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PB FISH EXTENDS HOURS FRIDAY, APRIL 18, 2014

Fish Shack Menu Offered All Night In Honor of Good Friday Holiday

In honor of Pubbelly fans who observe Good Friday, and for those who simply love the new fish shack pop-up at PB Steak, Pubbelly Boys Andreas Schreiner, Jose Mendin and Sergio Navarro will extend the hours of PB Fish (normally weekdays from 5 p.m. – 7 p.m.) to encompass all of Happy Hour and dinner service, from 5 p.m. – midnight, this Friday, April 18, 2014. PB Steak’s regular dinner menu will also be offered.

Inspired somewhat by the ocean side seafood shacks of his native Puerto Rico, Chef Mendin creates a menu of mouthwatering raw bar, snacks and sandwiches, including a Raw Shack ($1-MP) with choices such as dollar East Coast Oysters with Ponzu mignonette; Little Neck Clams with green Tabasco sangrita and PEI Mussels “a la chalaca”; as well as stone crab claws, a ceviche of the day, Tuna Tartare Sliders with ginger, sea lettuce, tofu mayo; Black Bass Crudo with miso lime vinaigretta, pecans and palmitos, or Mendin’s famous Taquitos.

Shack Snacks ($7-$22) boast cravables including Croquetas de Seafood with lobster coral aioli; New England Clam Chowder Dumplings; Crispy Clam Bellies with lemon, and spicy coleslaw; and Miso Black Cod in butter lettuce wraps with pickles and kataifi. Shackwiches ($9-$22) are available in half or full size with fries and such as Maine Lobster with celery and yuzu; Fried Clams with coleslaw and lemon; Calamari or Shrimp Po’ Boy topped with coleslaw; and a Grilled Local Mahi Club. They will also offer a PB Fish Locals Catch of the Day, based on what fisherman bring in that morning and what chef is inspired to create.

For both PB Steak and PB Fish, Beverage Director Ashley Danella, and her team of talented mixologists serve-up a collection of expertly crafted cocktails utilizing top-quality local herbs, spices, house-made infusions, bitters and tonics. Danella’s menu boasts rum-based concoctions in honor of PB Fish, as well as throwbacks to the classics ($12) such as French 75 – gin, lemon and Champagne, and Negroni Sbagliato – Campari, sweet vermouth and prosecco. Cocktail geek, PB Steak signatures ($12) such as Roquette Fuel – gin, fresh arugula, lemon, cracked black pepper; Desert Nectar – blanco tequila, fresh pressed apple, lime, local honey, and sea salt; and Scarlet Letter – vodka, homemade cranberry jam, bitters, and seltzer also delight. Available at the bar Monday through Friday from 5pm-7pm, Happy Hour offers half off spirits, craft beers and wines by the glass.

PB Fish pop-up is located at PB Steak, at 1787 Purdy Avenue in the Sunset Harbour area of Miami Beach. Hours of operation are Monday through Friday from 5 p.m. – 7p.m. PB Steak’s normal Happy Hour menu is also offered from 5 p.m. – 7 p.m. weeknights, and 4 p.m. – 7 p.m. weekdays. PB Steak serves dinner seven days a week from 6 p.m. – midnight. Reservations are available through www.pbsteak.com, www.cityeats.com, and by calling the restaurant. Municipal parking available. Telephone: 305 695 9550.

Tuesdays at Latin House Grill Mean Tacos

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A couple of years ago, Miami was hit with a sudden influx of food trucks trying to compete for who could serve the best food. At first, this was a cause for celebration, as the public was given more access to gourmet foods at reasonable prices than ever before. It was an interesting movement to follow, but eventually, money-hungry business people began trying to capitalize on the idea and saw it as a way to serve cheap food at prices way over what they should have been. After many arguments and a couple of legal fights, the popularity of food trucks began to dissipate, save some of the more popular ones actually serving food that merited the prices they were charging. Still, the damage had been done and people were just not too keen on food trucks anymore. Luckily, some of the surviving trucks were started opening brick and mortar locations serving what their trucks offered before the popularity started to die down. Latin House Grill was one of these places, and their location on Sunset Drive is in the heart of the area they used to frequent as a restaurant on wheels.

The interior of their brick and mortar follows the trendy Mexican theme coined by their truck, in attempts to keep the spirit of their roots intact. Day of the dead inspired murals are painted across the interior, with black and red taking up all the other space. This may sound somewhat depressing, but the vibe produced by the interior design is one of hipness and a chill atmosphere. A nicely stocked bar sits perpendicular to the door, showcasing an extensive array of beers on tap.

On this particular visit, I stuck to the tacos, which may be some of the best the city has to offer. I live near Homestead, so I am not one to typically go out and order Mexican anywhere besides where I know I am getting the most authentic, but I was drawn to Latin House’s $2 taco deal on a Tuesday. You have to order a minimum of four tacos, but the overall price is still significantly less than what you would pay on any other night. I was pleasantly surprised by what was brought out to me, as the tortillas were warm, the meats were seasoned well, and the vegetables topping the tacos were fresh. On the corner of the plate sat a pile of pickled ginger and jalapenos, a good addition that goes nicely in the taco should you like that sort of thing. You cannot go wrong choosing any protein as your meat of choice, but I would like to steer you towards the Fish Tacos. A succulent yet crispy piece of fish is seasoned well enough to where the fish is not flavorless and that you can still taste the quality of the ingredient. Basically, it was a well-executed fish taco.

I enjoy finding deals such as these throughout the weekdays, as they make for more exciting (and cheap) dinners. Still, even without the special pricing, I would come back and pay the prices on the menu for those Fish Tacos.

Latin House Grill

9565 SW 72nd St, Miami, FL 33173
(786) 564-5683
http://www.latinhousegrill.com
https://www.facebook.com/latinhousegrill
https://twitter.com/latinhousegrill

By food blogger, Santiago Cardona

Top Free Things To Do in Wynwood

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There is no doubt that when you come to Wynwood, we are coming to experience breath-taking pieces of art. It is a good thing, then, that witnessing some of the largest outdoor collections of art in the world includes some of the top free things to do in Wynwood.

Second Saturday

If you’re only coming to the area for a few days, make sure that your trip lands on the second Saturday of the month. Although we try to include things on the list that are available all month long, Second Saturday is as much a part of Wynwood as the artwork on the walls themselves. During this particular night, the whole neighborhood transforms into a cohesive haven to all art lovers as all the galleries open their doors, food trucks park along the streets, and live artists line themselves next to buildings to paint and perform. All the local businesses in Wynwood partake in the festivities and may even offer specials, making it so much more fun to come out.
wynwoodartwalk.com/

Wynwood Walls

An area in the heart of Wynwood that houses some of the more prominent and well-known pieces of wall art that the neighborhood has to offer. The artwork is created by a large group of international artists and is changed on a yearly basis. The murals in this small sector showcase the artistic abilities of the people who created these pieces of wall art, leading you to the irrefutable conclusion that they are all so unbelievably talented. There are dining destinations within the walls, letting you experience the works while dining, creating the perfect atmosphere to experience Wynwood as it should be experienced.
2528 NW 2nd Ave Miami, FL 33127
thewynwoodwalls.com/

Panther Coffee free Wi-Fi

This small-batch specialty coffee roasting company may be serving the best coffee that Miami has to offer. After you receive your drink and food, sit outside and take in the art that Wynwood has become known for as you take full advantage of their free Wi-Fi. Locals have been known to hang out here for hours, whether it be admiring the walls or browsing the web.
2390 NW 2nd Ave Miami, FL 33127
panthercoffee.com/

Wynwood Mural Tours

Just as the appreciate of art is growing in Miami, so is the popularity of those getting involved with bicycles. These tours combine the two in an effort to give people knowledge about the burgeoning art scene while riding bicycle. Led by Ryan the Wheelbarrow, the group is taken around the neighborhood and is shown and educated about how the area came to be how it is and what the future may hold. Tours are free as long as you bring your own bicycle, but Ryan expects you to be courteous and follow all the rules when it comes to safe traveling.
24th Street and NW 2nd Avenue Miami, FL
wynwoodmuraltours.com/about/

Bakehouse Art Complex

By providing affordable studio spaces for emerging and mid-career artists, this art complex allows these artists to showcase their work to larger crowds in hopes of getting their name out. With monthly rotating exhibitions, the Bakehouse Art Complex attracts audiences into the world of the visual arts, and continues to be a resource to the diverse art community.
561 NW 32nd Street Miami, FL 33127
bacfl.org/

Top Wynwood Attractions

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One of the greatest things about Wynwood is that it houses many free things to do, but we still recommend that you splurge on these top Wynwood attractions to get a full understanding of the neighborhood.

Margulies Collection at the Warehouse

This 45,000 square foot exhibition space is home to the Margulies Contemporary Art Collection, a grouping of photography, video and installation works, and sculptures along with a rotating repertoire of different exhibits that changes constantly. Visit this non-profit museum to witness art that is more formal but just as beautiful as what you encounter on the streets of the neighborhood.
591 NW 27th St Miami, FL 33127
margulieswarehouse.com/index.html

O Cinema Wynwood

This petite movie house is home to some of the most indie film selections in the city. They provide the Miami public with an opportunity to watch some of the more intriguing films out the time, including those coming from indie directors and teams. Food and drinks (housemade sodas and beer) are offered, making your time here that much more enjoyable.
90 NW 29th St Miami, FL 33127
o-cinema.org/venue/o-cinema-wynwood/

Miami Culinary Tours

The pioneer in Culinary Tours in the city, we give the opportunity to experience the blending of diverse ethnicities that Miami offers through food tastings. Not only do the tours revolve around food, but the expert tour guides provide knowledge about the history, architecture, and culture of what the city is truly about.
miamiculinarytours.com/

Electric Pickle

Experience the growing underground electric music scene in this loungy bar that consistently books some of the best live performers electric music has to offer. It may take a bit to grow on you, but after a couple of songs and strong drinks, you’ll close your eyes, open your ears, and realize that this might just be the best place on a Saturday night in Wynwood.
2826 N Miami Ave Miami, FL 33127
electricpicklemiami.com/emporium/

Rubell Family Collection and Contemporary Arts Foundation

Considered one of the world’s largest, privately owned contemporary art collections, the Rubell Family Collection is a constantly-expanding grouping of works of art that always have something new to offer. The collection features such well-known artists as Andy Warhol, but it also takes pride in displaying art from up and coming artists that have just as much to offer to the scene as anybody else.
95 NW 29th Street, Miami, FL 33127
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