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Art Basel in Midtown: Where to Eat, See, and Be Seen

Categories: Scene Eating

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Jose D. Duran
Pan con Bistec
3. Enriqueta's Since Art Basel Miami Beach launched in 2002 it spawned countless satellite fairs. Most of them took root in Wynwood leading to a revival/gentrification of the blighted commercial district. Enriqueta's stands proudly on the corner of 29th Street and North Miami Avenue in a still-dilapidated looking part of the neighborhood. Once you've wowed you out-town-friends with your encyclopedic knowledge of Fernando Botero's landscapes, take them for a pan con bistec and a cortadito, and really solidify that Bohemian image you've been cultivating.
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Michael McElroy
Steak chow fun
2. Gigi As surely as time passes, visitors from cities like New York or London will insist on the superiority of their home towns. To show them they are wrong, hit a few post-fair parties, throw back a few free flutes of champagne and head for this distinctly urban late night eatery for rice and noodle dishes and stuffed steamed buns. If they're still stubborn, take them next to door to Bardot for some good music. It's up to you whether to ditch them.
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Lee Klein
Duck hash at Michael's Genuine.
1. Brunch at Michael's Genuine By Sunday you may or may have run your trust fund down to zero. You'll have a hangover from all the toasting and late night drinking. Many would argue that Michael's Genuine Food & Drink is the best restaurant in the Design District. I would argue brunch is where Schwartz and his team shine brightest. It doesn't really matter what you get here. The crispy rice cake topped with a poached egg will chase that hangover just as well as some of Hedy Goldsmith's childhood treats, or another cocktail. Just one piece of advice: Make a reservation.

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Location Info

Mandolin Aegean Bistro

4312 NE 2nd Ave., Miami, FL

Category: Restaurant

Enriqueta's Sandwich Shop

186 NE 29th St., Miami, FL

Category: Restaurant

Gigi

3470 N. Miami Ave., Miami, FL

Category: Restaurant

Michael's Genuine Food & Drink

130 NE 40th St., Miami, FL

Category: Restaurant


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2 comments
NataschaOS
NataschaOS

Would you consider Jimmy'z Kitchen part of Wynwood or Midtown - either way it could have been included in the Art Basel Eats .. Healthy casual eats in a cool environment sounds like a perfect Art Week dining place and they are having a great concert on Thursday with Krisp, Smurphio from Afrobeta, and Bells in conjunction w Pop Up Piano Miami. :)

bocaditostruck
bocaditostruck

@Short_Order Art MeowSal at @OCINEMA better be on that list! We'll be serving it up outside from the 5th till the 9th of December!

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