Basel Eats: Where & what to eat during Art Basel 2012

 

Basel Eats: Where & what to eat during Art Basel 2012

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Valerie Nahmad Schimel

Basel Eats: Where & what to eat during Art Basel 2012

  • The Basel Biergarten welcomes foodies & beer lovers to the Wynwood Cigar Factory. From Dec 6-9, the Factory Art will showcase beer, bacon, street art & music at the pop-up biergarten. Look for Florida craft beers and Miami Smokers, a new charcuterie house featuring candied bacon & artisan smoked meats from chefs  Andres Barrientos and James Bowers (Aaron's Catering). 1010 NW 24 St, Miami
  • Bloom hosts a special Basel lunch lineup from Dec 3-9. Every day from 11:30am-3pm enjoy an eclectic, a la carte menu featuring chicken coban adobo, aged tofu and duck & foie gras banh mi. 2751 N Miami Ave, Miami; 305-576-5443
  • Cafeina presents a weeklong roster of art exhibitions and dining deals. 297 NW 23 St, Miami; 305-438-0792
    Thursday: Happy hour & tapas from 5-8pm, a meet & greet with curator Alejandro Mendoza and “The Extraordinary Five” and a Vernissage preview party with Wynwood Exhibition Center & Irreversible Magazine
    Friday: Happy hour hosted by Svedka Vodka and Beck’s Beer from 5-8pm & Fountain Art Fair 2012 after-party
    Saturday: A la carte "Brunch n'Basel" from noon-4pm featuring 2 hours of $25 bottomless mimosas
    Sunday: Grand closing "Brunch n’ Basel" from noon-4pm
  • David's Cafe returns to the Beach courtesy of pop-up restaurant Cafécito Neptuno at the Standard. From 7am-7pm Dec 5-8 sip cafe con leche & other traditional treats in the hotel's lobby. Named after Havana’s famed Neptuno thoroughfare, the shop is created by artist José Parlá to celebrate the upcoming book JR & José Parlá: Wrinkles of the City, Havana, Cuba.
  • Frateli Lyon returns on a pop-up basis as Ken Lyon partners with the UNTITLED art fair. From Dec 6-9, the 100-seat cafe will feature antipasti, salads, sandwiches, pizzas, pastas, chicken, steak, fish and pastries. Wash it down with espresso and wine-prosecco bars. 12 St & Ocean Dr, Miami Beach
  • Jugo Fresh brings cold pressed juice, signature shots and select "healthy eats" to Art Basel 10am-6pm from Dec 6-9. Sip one of three special to Basel juices - the Skinny G (coconut water, grapefruit, blue-green algae), the BCC (coconut water, cashew mylk, beet) or the Supa Dupa Vert (apple, cucumber, spinach, kale, dandelion, parsley, sunflower sprouts, blue-green algae, lemon). 80 NE 29 St, Miami
  • Juvia is premiering artist Dominique Rousserie’s newest piece of work, “The Smoking Room.” The 80-inch long (9-inches in diameter) sculpture is made of aluminum with engraved transparent mandala sections. The sculpture will be suspended in the air and exhibited over Juvia’s terrace from Dec 5-9. 1111 Lincoln Rd, Miami Beach
  • Macchialina hosts a pop-up brunch Sunday, Dec 9 from 12-3pm. The a la carte brunch will feature breakfast stromboli, prosciutto croquettas, warm butternut squash salad, Panettone French toast and breakfast pizza. 820 Alton Rd, MiamI Beach; 305-534-2124
  • Meat Market is toasting the fair with Dom Ruinart champagne cocktails and specially priced crude items. Sip a Basel 75 (Bombay Dry, lemon juice, cinnamon infused raisin syrup and Ruinart Blanc de Blanc) while munching on oysters, ceviche specials or Chimay shrimp cocktail, 915 Lincoln Rd, Miami Beach; 305-532-0088
  • The Pious Pig Restaurant Group (The Federal Food, Drink & Provisions, Acme Bakery & Coffee, et al) will temporary resurrecting Phuc Yea! at SCOPE Art Miami from December 3-9. In addition to food and bev from the aforementioned venues and pop-ups, TPPRG will also be introducing their Phuc Mei! pop up bar adjacent to Phuc Yea! within the tent's VH1 pavillion. 110 NE 36 St, Miami
  • Sakaya Kitchen is opening early (11am) on Dec 5 and staying open until midnight (or later) Friday & Saturday nights. Its sister food truck Dim Ssam a gogo will be at the Wynwood Food Truck event and be open 11am-1am from Dec 6-9.
  • The Social Club is wooing art lovers with a "Basel Social Hour." Wednesday through Saturday, pop by the Surfcomber with a Basel credential from noon-close and enjoy $5 glass of wine, $7 cocktails, $10 bites and a "docking station" with free wifi and water. 1717 Collins Ave, Miami Beach
  • Sushi Samba brings pop-up sushi to the former Sustain space this week. Visit Samba Pop for select items like duck anticuchos, baura sandwiches, bento boxes and tiraditos. Open noon to midnight Dec 4-9. 3252 NE 1 Ave, Miami; reservations not accepted

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