This holiday I got the opportunity to check out the Wynwood Kitchen and Bar in Miami, FL (pictures below). WKB was an awesome experience where you can be surrounded by “street art” inside the restaurant and in the garden where either is an option for your dining pleasure. If you are a fan of Shepherd Fairey’s work then you will love this place simply for the work on the walls but if you also are a lover food than this is with out a doubt the place for you.
As my girlfriend and I sat and waited to be served we couldn’t help but constantly turn trying to absorb the entire experience as we sat in the balmy Florida cold of 80 degrees faces flashed like kids in Disney for the first time. I was basically starstruck just looking at the work on the walls completely forgetting to look at the menu, when we were approached by the tattoo laden denim clad waiter I got a laid back reassurance of my forgetfulness to examine the menu. The waiter while casually dressed intelligently explained the unique menu style saying that it is different kind of dining experience. So we proceeded to take his suggestion on a combination of fried cheese, plantains, and churrasco. Each item was brought as it was completed as christopher (I believe his name was) had previously explained. Rather than wait for each item to be complete all items are brought to the patrons separately upon completion to ensure they are served hot.
The style of dining is either “family style” or “individual” where you can share a dish or each stuff yourself full of different entrees. We chose to take it easy and share our three choices (which in my opinion was the perfect amount for two). We slowly consumed our meal silently except for the occasional praise of the dish and the unintelligible mouthful grunt in return as if to politely agree.
Swollen and satisfied we politely declined dessert, paid the reasonably priced check, and proceeded to stroll the rest of the garden while further conversing on the propriety of how complementary each dish was in relation to the other. And observing the spray paint filled walls getting closer and backing way off and getting closer again trying to get the full experience.
Overall I am glad we chose to make the trek through what seemed to be the rough part of Miami to find this place and I would recommend it to anyone who is fond of art and food and Florida winters.
Be sure to check out pictures below; look at more pictures of the restaurant,examine the menu, and see and hear about more artists on display at Wynwood Kitchen and Bar.