Estrella Damm Tapas Journey Starts in Wynwood Tonight
In Barcelona, most people don't go out to one restaurant and have a multicourse meal. Instead, friends get together and flit from one tapas bar to another, spending the evening eating and drinking at several establishments until they get their fill. Each tapas bar has its own specialty -- maybe a spicy sausage here, some fresh squid there.
That tradition is coming to Miami with the Estrella Damm Wynwood Tapas Journey. The Barcelona pilsner that's been brewed since the 1800s has teamed up with some of Wynwood's best restaurants to create a tapas crawl. Ten restaurants have teamed up with Estrella Damm to offer a special tapas-and-beer deal meant to be experienced by friends.
From September 16 to October 6, stop at any of the participating restaurants on the tapas crawl and receive a special three-tapas plate and a beer for only $20. Sounds like fun? It is!
Short Order gave the tapas crawl a test drive by invitation. We made it to only six of the ten participating restaurants before we passed out in a food coma, but we had a fantastic time trying the food. Truth be told, we're thinking two or three restaurants in one night would be ideal for most people, and there's always tomorrow to explore others.
Here's a glimpse of the tapas we tried:
The Butcher Shop's tapas platter includes homemade spicy chorizo, Mongolian chicken wings, and pan-seared pierogies.
Pride and Joy's tapas plate was gigantic. A platter of fried heirloom tomatoes, a Proper sausage, hickory-smoked duck confit, and cornbread make one hearty meal. We suggest sharing this mammoth serving to make room for more stops on your journey.
2700 N. Miami Ave., Miami, FL