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)

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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 Macys.com.

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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All photos by Laine Doss
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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Jennifer Rubell's "Faith" Breakfast Installation: Chinese Egg Tarts Galore (Photos)

Categories: Food Art

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All photos by Vanessa Martin
Jennifer Rubell is known for staging large-scale, interactive food projects that blend installation and performance art. After canceling her annual Art Basel breakfast last year, we were eager to see what she had in store for her comeback exhibit.

Short Order was at the Rubell Family Collection yesterday morning for the most important meal of the day -- Basel-style.

See also: Jennifer Rubell Talks Eggs, Food as Art, and Art Basel Madness

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Wynwood Kitchen & Bar Debuts New Dishes for Art Basel

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All photos by Carla Torres
Miguel Aguilar gets creative with shrimp ceviche in pineapple-coconut sauce, fresno chili, basil, and chili oil ($13)
It's starting to look a lot like Basel. Murals are going up, artists are finishing up their work, and restaurants are prepping for the madness that's up ahead.

Located at the heart of Wynwood Walls, Wynwood Kitchen & Bar has created new dishes and cocktails for this arty week. Short Order was recently invited to sample their offerings. Check out pictures of the edible art after the jump.

See also: John's Tacos Pops Up in Wynwood For Art Basel

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Dylan's Candy Bar Showcases Artistic Gingerbread Houses for Art Basel

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All photos courtesy of Dylan's Candy Bar
The edible Guggenheim
Christmas is the time of year for gingerbread houses, but while most of us will attempt a simple structure, decorated with frosting and candy canes, Dylan's Candy Bar will focus on dramatically more intricate cookie structures for what could be the sweetest exhibit at Art Basel.

See also: The Definitive Guide to Getting Drunk During Art Basel in Miami Beach

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MidLoft Opens Tonight at George's Kitchen in Midtown, Offers Free Drinks

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Cozy up for Art Basel
Georges-Eric Farge opened George's Kitchen in midtown in early 2013. Now he's taking advantage of Art Basel and debuting his newest concept, MidLoft, tonight. The spot will celebrate its grand opening all week.

See also: SuViche Wynwood Launches Basel House Pop Up for Art Basel

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Jennifer Rubell Talks Eggs, Food as Art, and Art Basel Madness

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Jennifer Rubell
Last year, Jennifer Rubell's highly anticipated breakfast project was canceled for the first time in 11 years after flooding from Hurricane Sandy damaged her installation. But this year, she's back and better than ever.

On Thursday, December 4, the Rubell Family Collection will open its latest exhibition titled 28 Chinese. The collection is a culmination of six research trips to China where the family visited a hundred studios between the span of 2001 and 2012 and acquired artwork from twenty-eight artists.

At this year's edition of her breakfast project, Rubell will present a new, large-scale, food-based installation titled Faith.

Short Order caught up with Rubell to talk about eggs, food as art, and Art Basel madness.

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Bolthouse Farms Debuts Moss Mural in Wynwood

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Bolthouse Farms' latest marketing endeavor isn't a billboard, a Facebook campaign, or a TV commercial. It's a living, breathing entity that makes its home right here in Miami. A living wall, to be exact.

The company behind the new growth is a conglomeration of carrot farmers. They make juices, smoothies, and salad dressings, and the Wynwood wall is their way of bringing attention to the brand.

You can find it in living color (green!) at North Miami Avenue and NW 29th Street.

See also: Ten Fruits Juice Bar to Open Outpost in Coral Gables

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