art basel 2018

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Where to eat during Art Basel

Where to eat during Art Basel

Looking for top rated restaurants to eat during Art Basel?  Read my list below.

Kush $$

Local ingredients used to for their burgers, chicken and waffles and they even have a veggie corner in their menu that serves veggie meatball parm sandwich 🤤 (I will be reviewing this restaurant on my blog soon)


2003 N. Miami Avenue Miami, Florida 33127


a plate with chicken topped on waffles with a fried egg on top of the chicken
Chicken & waffles with a fried egg. Image from Kush Wynwood’s Instagram

Kyu Miami $$

Wood fired Asian dishes and most of the food is locally sourced.  They have a variety of items on their menu such as Korean fried chicken, tuna tataki, grilled octopus, and a handful of vegetarian  options.


251 NW 25th St, Miami, FL 33127

korean fried chicken wings on a gray plate
Korean fried chicken (Image from @omnomfoodie)
roasted cauliflower with goat cheese, shishito and herb vinaigrette (Image from @mmmarkos)

Perricone’s Marketplace & Cafe   $ or $$$ (depends what time you go)

Italian restaurant with mouth watering dishes like seafood linguine, homemade potato gnocchi, and fettuccine with sliced filet mignon.  The good news? On Thursdays it’s their $10 pasta, so be sure to add this your Thursday spot to try out.  End your meal with my favorite dessert coconut flan 🤤


15 SE 10th St, Miami, FL 33131

pasta with shrimp prawns sprinkled with basil on top
Image from Perricone’s Instagram
coconut flan with a raspberry on top
Image from Perricone’s Instagram

Mister 01        $$

Pizza, antipasti & salads.

3 locations:

1000 S Miami Ave, Miami, FL 33131

2315 N Miami Ave

1680 Michigan Ave #101
Pizza with ricotta cheese int h crust sprinkled with basil
Image from NewYorkCityNoms Instagram (Star Luca menu item)

Nusr-Et    $$$$

Last on the list is this meat lovers heaven! They have burgers, steaks, meatballs, lamb and other endless food items.We started off Art Basel here last year and experienced great service and enjoyed our food.  I was the the only meat eater so I got myself the burger and definitely don’t miss their baklava dessert.  It’s a homemade dessert stuffed with fresh ice cream that’s made in house daily.


999 Brickell Ave, Miami, FL 33131

Girl standing with Nusret aka salt bae in miami
With Salt Bae
Piece of meat with a fork and knife
Image from Nusr_et’s Instagram

For a list of dining inside the Miami Beach Convention Center and Botanical Garden click here

I will be adding more restaurants daily during Art Basel, so be sure to check back.

FREE Events during Art Basel can be found here

Free Art Basel events 2018

Ok, it’s that inspirational time of year again! Grab your friends, even the ones not into Art, and head over to Miami for Art Basel.

Following is a list of free events in Art Basel 2018:

Audemars Piguet Dec 6-9

Located at Oceanfront, Miami beach this art piece investigates the cosmic environment and how life on Earth emerged.  More info can be found here

FREE! (Yes, this is the name of the event) Dec 6-9

This is a non-commercial, contemporary art exhibit that has experiential and participatory installations, videos and performances.
Learn more about the event here and check out the schedule here

Ink Miami Art Fair Dec 5-9 

The Dorchester Hotel turns their courtyard and surrounding suites into an art gallery.  They have modern and contemporary works on canvas by international artists.
More info here

HIVE Wynwood Dec 6-9

Not into art but want to try out food?  HIVE Wynwood is the place for foodies.  Cocktails and culinary cuisine are available.  RSVP for a FREE drink here

Basel house mural festival Dec 7-9

This event  will have new age art installations, artisan vendors, food trucks, mural tours, live painting and much more.
Program and free tickets can be found here

Underground Basel Dec 6-9

100+ graffiti artists from around the world will be painting on 40K square feet on 7 buildings.  You can check out the art process, chat with the artists and visit Bakehouse Art Complex.  More info here

Art Beat Miami Dec 5-9

Features emerging and renowned artists, painters, sculptors, art exhibits, murals, performers and musicians.  More info here

These are some great events to get you in the Art Basel vibe! Let me know your thoughts if you attended any of these events.

Miami River Art Fair Dec 3-5 (ENDED)

An international, contemporary art fair, showcasing galleries and artist projects indoor by the convention center’s riverfront hall. This grand show space overlooks the one-of-a-kind outdoor Riverwalk Sculpture Mall that will feature monumental sculptures on the banks of the historic Miami River. More info can be found here

If you want to attend this event I know the founder so please DM me for free admission. Better hurry because December 5th is the last day.


Send me a free art event and I’ll add it to my list