Last weekend, I had the opportunity to participate in a food and art tour of the Wynwood area. For those of you not from South Florida, Wynwood is the hip and artsy section of town. Pretty much every wall is covered in phenomenal street art. I love art and new experiences which made this a perfect fit for me. I met with a group at Wynwood Walls, where we met our tour guide, Grace. We were given a brief history on how Wynwood was built and the history behind the now famous art center in Miami. After learning about all the history of how Wynwood came to be Grace treated us to more info on the restaurants we would visit and food we would be sampling.
First stop was Wynwood Kitchen and Bar, where we got to try Miami comfort food, which included an empanda, sweet plantains with queso fresco, and a tequeño, with some local made beer.
Next stop, was RHouse and we passed many art galleries and boutique shops. Learned more about the amazing art in the Wynwood area, and got to take a look at the Wynwood Walls. We ate Tuna Tartar, and a pork slider while sampling wine.
Moving on to Pride and Joy BBQ. The food here was delicious. I know BBQ food well and this place has top notch food options to choose from. The restaurant was relaxed and inviting, the food was slow cooked. We had a pork sandwich that I probably could of eaten everyone’s sample, it was that good. Try the different bbq sauces. They have from mild to spicy.
Later, we visited a favorite place of mine called SuViche! Their classic ceviche isn’t my normal dish but was glad to try it finally. I usually go for the fish or sushi.
Made in Italy is a new joint that just recently opened and when you walk in you feel like you’re in Italy. We had some Italian champagne and truffle cheese. Be sure to check this place out before heading out for some great drinks.
Our last stop was Fireman Derek’s Key Lime Pies. Derek’s famous Key Lime pie reminded me of Key West where I first tried key lime pie. They have all sorts of desserts to try from. I got a cookie for the road.
Overall, Grace made the tour fun and informative with her knowledge of artists and the style of graffiti painted on the walls in Wynwood. Even if you’re visiting Miami, this is a fabulous way to see the city in a new way, try a variety of local foods, and meet interesting new people!
To learn more Miami Culinary Tours has to offer, check out miamiculinarytours.com