Art Basel Nourishment Guide (For Humans)

by Ryan @ MRPR on November 29, 2011

Art Basel, and the satellite fairs caught in its orbit, have arrived.  If you’re shuttling between tents, murals, galleries, and performance art pieces that might or might not be edible and you need to grab a bite to eat, here’s a highly abridged curated restaurant guide to keep your blood sugar levels in check:


I’m at NADA Art Fair (6701 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach) and I’m in the mood for ceviche.

El Rincón De Chabuca (7118 Collins Avenue; 305-867-1301)

Ceviche? Too spicy! I want a whole fish simply grilled.

FiFi's Place Restaurant (6934 Collins Avenue; 305-865-5665)

I don’t want those fish eyeballs staring at me.  How about a place that serves quinoa?

Canyon Ranch Grill (6801 Collins Avenue; 305-514-7000)


I’m on my way out of Fountain Art Fair (2505 North Miami Avenue, Miami) and I’m looking for a place with small plates.  But I want the restaurant to call their small plates ‘sexy nibbles.’

neMesis Urban Bistro (1035 North Miami Avenue; 305-415-9911)

That’s too far away and I don’t feel like losing my prime parking space.  How about something closeby and casual, no reservations necessary?

Jimmy'z Kitchen Wynwood (2700 North Miami Avenue, 305-573-1505)

Wait, you think I go to restaurants for the food?  Ha!  I go for the art, nimrod.

Wynwood Kitchen & Bar (2550 N.W. 2nd Avenue, 305-722-8959)


I’m at Art Asia / Art Miami / Red Dot / Scope in Midtown Miami and the tent just deflated!  If I escape, where should I grab some grub?

Sustain Restaurant + Bar (3252 N.E. 1st Avenue, #107, 305-424-9079)

Are you insane?  I don’t have a reservation!  And now that I think about it, I have a hankering for sriracha.

Sakaya Kitchen (b/w 34th & 36th Ave. on Buena Vista Ave., 305-576-8096)


I’m at the granddaddy of them all, my grandfather’s house Art Basel Miami Beach.  All the bloggers are saying that the good restaurants are on the mainland these days.  Surely, that can’t be true.  Where can I walk to from the Convention Center?

Yardbird Southern Table & Bar (16th Street & Lenox Ave., 305-538-5220)

What about something a little less Southern and a little more Eastern?  Like Far Eastern?

Chow Down Grill (920 Alton Road, 305-674-1674)


Trina November 29, 2011 at 10:26 pm

Too cool. Were you inspired by Siri? I really need her in my life.
Whatever inspired you, I love this format…think you might be on to something…and unlike the Urban Daddy app, your answers make sense!!

jessica November 30, 2011 at 9:51 am


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