Coyo Taco Pops Up For Art Basel: Taco and Margarita Sneak Peek

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The sign goes up at Coyo Taco.
If you've been waiting with baited breath for Coyo Taco to open so you can snag one of chef Scott Linquist's tacos, your wait is over on Sunday. Sort of.

Although the Wynwood taco joint is not yet open, it will pop up on Sunday as part of the Sound of Tomorrow collaborative event that will close out Miami Art Week -- which coincides perfectly with your absolute post-Basel need to chill down with some tacos and a few margaritas.

See also: Wynwood's Coyo Taco Taps Scott Linquist for Executive Chef Position

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Mr. Brainwash Creates Giant Burger King Mural for Art Basel; Zak the Baker Visits

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Mr. Brainwash meets Zak the Baker.
From the first cave paintings of people hunting, food has always been one of the primary subjects for great art.

And, as humanity evolved, so did food-related art. From lifelike still lifes of fruit bowls and wine bottles to pop art soup cans, sustenance for the body has always intrigued the artist, whose job is to nourish the soul.

At this year's Art Basel, fast food gets its turn in the spotlight with an interactive mural unveiled by pop artist Mr. Brainwash, featuring iconic Burger King food.

See also: Art Basel Miami Beach 2014: 15 Can't-Miss Food Events

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Daniel Boulud Hosts Warhol-Inspired Dinner to Coincide With Basel Warhol Exhibit

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Andy Warhol with chef and restaurateur Daniel Boulud.
Andy Warhol loved ravioli.

Specifically superstar chef Daniel Boulud's lobster ravioli, which was served Tuesday night as part of a four-course menu inspired by some of the artist's favorite dishes. The Basel dinner coincided with the JW Marriott's Andy Warhol at Christie's exhibit, and squeezed in a fabulous mish-mash of about 50 collectors, Christie's representatives, and men in bow ties and unironic seersucker.

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Art Basel Miami Beach 2014: 15 Can't-Miss Food Events

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Art and food meld at Shikany.
Art Basel is here, and all of Miami is awash in a sea of color as celebrities, art mavens, and people who like to drink wine and look at art converge on our city.

Art feeds the soul, but our bodies still crave nourishment in the way of food. Thankfully, many of Miami's restaurants are participating in Art Basel with hosted gallery shows, live artist demonstrations, pop-ups at various events throughout the city, food trucks, artistic vegan cupcakes, themed cocktails, freebies, and one very expensive pizza.

Here are our favorite food-related happenings this week.

See also: Ten Best Wynwood Restaurants

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New Dishes at Verde Complement PAMM Exhibit by Brazilian Artist Beatriz Milhazes

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Beatriz Milhazes' Flores e Árvores, 2012-13
Looking for refuge from the heat and rain? Pérez Art Museum Miami has the A/C cranked on high and is inviting art-loving foodies to pair art and food with new menu items at its restaurant, Verde. The new dishes are inspired by the recently opened "Jardim Botânico" exhibit by Brazilian artist Beatriz Milhazes. This is the first major U.S. survey of work by Milhazes, and it features more than 40 large-scale paintings, collages, and prints that explore the artist's distinct work. The subjects of the paintings are inspired by Brazilian and European modernism, baroque forms, popular culture, and the decorations of Carnival.

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Bartender Louis Salgar Remembered With Events, Special Coin

All photos and artwork courtesy of Nicole Salgar
Louis Salgar is remembered in a special coin.
On June 23, the tightknit Miami bartending community was rocked by the brutal killing of one of its own.

Louis Salgar, who was both a bartender and a talented musician, was fatally shot at his Upper East Side home. A few weeks later, 51-year-old Raul Reinosa (AKA Reinoso Martinez) was arrested in St. Augustine, after fleeing the scene in a stolen Honda. Reinosa is facing burglary and murder charges.

Just two months after the tragic event, Louis' sister, Nicole Salgar is keeping the memory of her brother alive through music, cocktails, and art.

See also: Louis Salgar, Broken Shaker Bartender, Killed Inside Home

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Coconut Grove Arts Festival: Food as Art (Photos)

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All photos by Laine Doss
"Dirty Sexy Monkeys" by Lance Rodgers
The annual Coconut Grove Arts Festival, now celebrating its 51st year, is one of the longest-established festivals in the country. Each Presidents' Day weekend, tens of thousands of people flock to the Grove to buy art in every medium and price range. And there is something for everyone -- from giant sculptures and oil paintings to photographs and jewelry. The festival is open today at Peacock Park and along Bayshore Drive, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and admission is $15 per day; residents of zip code 33133 pay only $5; children under 12 are free.

What does the festival have to do with food? Well, in addition to the culinary pavilion, where some of Miami's best chefs demonstrate their cooking skills hourly from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., and the dozens of food and drink vendors serving everything from funnel cake to bloody marys, food is the subject of much of the art.

If you're as food obsessed as we are, you might just want to pick up an homage to peanut butter and jelly for your living room or a wearable coffee cup for your lapel. Here are our favorite finds.

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Watch Pogo's Sweet Willy Wonka Remix (Video)

I've got a golden ticket!
Rabid fans of music, Disney, or YouTube may already be familiar with Pogo.

The music producer and remix artist is know for his incredibly watchable video edits that combine the music, voices, and sounds from beloved childhood classics like Sesame Street, Alice in Wonderland, and Mary Poppins into something new and fascinating.

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Taco Bell Now Sells Jewelry

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I'd like that ring with hot sauce.
More and more people are willing to brand themselves with their favorite product's logo -- and pay for it. Iconic logos like Coca-Cola and Budweiser are available in wearables such as T-shirts, hats, and board shorts, which people happily purchase to showcase their favorite food or drink.

Now that fad has expanded to jewelry. One of the most coveted gifts among tweens this holiday season was a diamond-encrused Hershey's kiss, which retails for $360 at

But why seal it with a kiss when you can live más? Introducing the Taco Bell ring set.

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Wynwood Brewing Company Merges Art and Beer at Grand Opening

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Wynwood Brewing: Where art and beer collide.
Wynwood Brewing Company held its tasting room grand opening yesterday for a lively crowd thirsty for fresh, local beer.

The tasting room's chalkboard proudly proclaims there's "a work of art in every glass", a fitting statement for a brewery located in the Wynwood Arts District to make during their Art Basel week opening.

See also: Wynwood Brewing Company Celebrates Grand Opening; Offers Panther Coffee Stout

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