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May 20, 2014 07:50 AM

Wynwood Recs, Please

planning on checking out Wynwood tomorrow night, Wednesday...any can't miss places for food, ambiance, beer, and eye candy would not hurt...I've been warned about seating at Kush's, but hear it is good...any other places relatively close to one another where I can step inside 2-3 places to get an idea??


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  1. Lunch at Zake the Baker
    Burger & beer at Kush
    Coffee at Panther

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    1. re: The Chowfather

      Any updates on Wynwood?

      I've advised a friend to have dinner at Proof, which I loved.

      But they also want to do some bar scene. What's hot?

      1. re: CFByrne

        Brad Kilgore (formerly J&G Grill, soon to be Alter) is doing a series of pop-ups at Miami Cafe. I've been a couple of times and have really enjoyed it. The pop-ups have been 4-course, fixed price menus for ~$60 with an optional wine pairing.

        More info on the Alter website:

        You can see my pics from 2 dinners here:

        Wood Tavern is a very casual bar - more of a place to have a beer than a cocktail (I got a G&T before going to the Alter dinner one night, because I didn't want to fill up on beer, and it came in a Solo cup) - with a very relaxed vibe and a little taco stand out back (I didn't try).

        This thread doesn't mention Shikany, which is a fancier place than much of the rest of Wynwood, with a "modernist" bent. Some pics here:

        Also might be a good option for someone looking for a place to have a cocktail.

        1. re: Frodnesor

          Had a great meal at Shikany on Thursday night. And although the restaurant was disappointingly quiet, especially as it was the beginning of Art Basel weekend, there was a lively crowd at the bar.

    2. A strong second for lunch at Zak the Baker. Very short menu - basically a handful of various things on toast (their bread is the real draw), a soup of the day, a salad or two - but it's super tasty and refreshing. And a +1 for Panther as well - world class coffee place, and they're now carrying True Loaf baked goods too. I've not tried Kush yet but hear good things. Unfortunately both of these are more daytime places than evening, and it sounds like you were looking for evening places.

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      1. re: Frodnesor

        Panther also carries Cindy Lou's Cookies. The red velvet and rocky road kick serious tail. I also tried her new coconut cupcakes as well yesterday and they were really great too. I am a big fan.

      2. Had a great meal at Wynwood Kitchen & Bar...chips with guacamole, short ribs, shrimp tacos, and skirt steak skewer all very good in very nice surroundings outdoors.

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        1. re: El Chevere

          Next time you are in the area, give Mmm a try. I know, the name is kind of like bla but the chef's tartines are insanely good and the prices are fair. His wine selection is excellent.

          1. re: MiamiCulinaryTours

            will do...thanks....surprisingly, hearing mixed (was hoping for good) re: R House.