|Wynwood Kitchen and Bar|
The art tour in Wynwood was organized by Miami Culinary Tours. And our tour group met up at Wynwood Walls. This is where we were greeted by our very nice and energetic guide.
She lead us to our first stop, Wynwood Kitchen and Bar, which is adjacent to the Walls. Although I have been to the Walls before, it was my first time dinning at Wynwood Kitchen and Bar.
|Our delicious first meal.|
|Shepard Fairey’s mural behind the bar.|
After our meal, our guide took us around the Wynwood Walls. She was very knowledgeable and gave us some background information on the artists and their murals. This portion of the tour is well worth it. It gave me a different perspective on some of the murals I have seen before.
|This mural was made only using red, black and white paint.|
|Oh hey, it’s me. The wall behind me is by Aiko.|
|This artist is called Retna.|
Afterwards, we hopped over to a nearby gallery to look at more art. They had a very nice sculpture exhibit and other works showing.
After visiting the gallery it was another quick walk and we were at Mmmm. I have never been there before and can’t wait to go back to try their ice cream. We had an Artichoke Tartine there, which is not something I usually eat, but it was delicious. I also learned Tartine means open face sandwich. So there you go, learn something new everyday.
|French inspired artichoke tartine. Who knew vegetables were tasty?|
|This is the outside area at Mmmm. Very cute.|
Our next stop on the tour was R House which is a combination restaurant and gallery. They even had a curator talk to us about their current exhibit before we sat down for our meal. The modern design of the place and the art work that hung on the walls just added to the ambiance.
We were promptly served pulled pork sliders with tuna tartare. The tartare was the highlight of the two. It was very flavorful with a touch of avocado and tomatoes, served on an airy crispy nacho.
|The gallery inspired architecture and art work at R House.|
|The outdoor area at R House.|
|Some more art work hanging by the bar.|
|Short rib slider, and tuna tartare served at R House. The tuna tartare was especially tasty.|
|Work in progress.|
For the next portion of the tour we walked just a little further through the neighborhood to Pride and Joy. I have been there a few times and enjoyed the food. They serve bbq style dishes. We were treated to pulled pork on texas toast topped with cold slaw. It was delicious, but it was also fun experimenting with their sauces.
|Pulled pork Texas toast from Pride and Joy.|
Last but not least, we went just a few doors down to Fireman Derek’s World Famous Pies for some key lime pie. This is a tiny bakery, so we basically had to eat outside, but the pie was scrumptious just like the rest of the dishes.
|Fireman Dererk’s World Famous Pies, love the wall.|