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Located in the historical MiMo – short for “Miami Modern” – arts district, at the Selina Gold Dust Motel, Café Kush transports guests to their very own Miami-meets-French Riviera. Boasting tasteful art deco vibes and a serene water view, this funky, French-inspired café dishes up bistro classics such as well as Kush signature items. From homemade vermouth left tableside and charged by the consumption, to cocktails served in cigar boxes and finished with an aromatic spritz from vintage perfume bottles, the libations are a marvel of creativity. Cafe Kush is located at 7700 Biscayne Blvd in Miami; kushhospitality.com
Located in the heart of Miami’s bustling Upper East Side, contemporary Vietnamese mainstay, Phuc Yea, offers a selection of shareable plates that boast flavors from across Southeast Asia and Latin America. The 75-seat restaurant is inspired by co-owner Aniece Meinhold’s Vietnamese heritage and chef/co-owner Cesar Zapata’s “Third Coast” culinary roots. Under one roof, guests are invited to embrace 90’s hip-hop, street-cool music; and enjoy the beloved Chef Cesar’s interpretation of Asian fusion cuisine. Sunday Brunch features a dim sum-style a la carte menu that highlights classic American brunch preparations with an eastern flare. Phuc Yea is located at 7100 Biscayne Boulevard in Miami, FL. www.phucyea.com.
Wabi Sabi Miami
Wabi Sabi is a traditional Japanese restaurant that uses simple, time-honored techniques to offer a concise selection of sushi and donburi in a casual setting. Perfect for a quick and high-quality meal between art week happenings, the menu features traditional rolls and hand rolls, meticulous omakase platters, refined vegetarian offerings, and various private dining experiences. Guests can enjoy an ever changing array of seasonal and hard to find ingredients served in multiple formats, while also enjoying the ability to customize donburi with various bases and sauces. The restaurant is located next to Black Ship Moment gallery by the same owner, Alvaro Perez Miranda, which will be exhibiting Paul Amundarain’s first sculpture show for Art Basel. Wabi Sabi is located at 851 NE 79th Street. www.wabisabimiami.com