In the bygone era of the saloon, few cowboys got to munch on endives stuffed with crabmeat and cilantro. And though nearly a decade old? The Lost & Found Saloon bears old-fashioned decor?a long wooden bar, rustic tables, and a wagon wheel chandelier?visitors aren't confined to period eats. Instead, they can enjoy spicy BBQ ribs, marinated eggplant with three melted cheeses, grilled shrimp with sage and thyme or a slice of wild berry pie with a zesty lemon crust. For breakfast, diners can enjoy eggs and omelets all day through 3 a.m. Throughout the day, sips of cold micro brews offset the heat from dabs of various hot sauces, including house blends and a variety of salsas.
Nestled in Wynwood’s art district, the talented barbers and stylists of LaNu’s Barbershop create eye-catching hair designs. Within the shop’s chic, art-filled space, stylists trim overgrown heads or shave well-defined shapes into heads, making sure customers leave looking as dapper as a knight riding on a horse that's wearing a horse-tuxedo.
The proprietors of Cheeseadillas want you to rethink the quesadilla. Instead of simply slapping together two tortillas with a handful of cheese, the kitchen staff here borrows ingredients from all over the world to create one-of-a-kind flavor combinations. Here's a sampling of what you can expect:
Cuban-style lechon asado (aka roast pork) is dressed with mojo criollo as well as mixed greens, tomatoes, and onions
The vegetarian melanzane funghetto presses sauteed eggplant, San Marzano tomatoes, and fresh mozzarella inside a flour tortilla
The sauteed crab in the crab medley complements molten mozzarella, peppers, onions, and white rice
Savory side dishes include mashed potatoes, fried yuca, and hummus
Fresh seafood, grilled meats, and a mélange of chilies rule the menu at Mercadito Midtown, an upmarket Mexican restaurant located aptly in Midtown. Ceviches showcase octopus, shrimp, and mahi mahi, while spiced marinades fortify skirt steaks, chicken, and pork before they find their way onto corn tortillas or entree-sized platters. Not just a dinner spot, Mercadito made the Miami New Times "Ten Best Miami Brunches" list for its family-style all-you-can-drink spread on Saturdays and Sundays. A colorful mural wraps around the sleek interior, depicting vibrant images such as a bold rooster, a traditional dancer, and a 70s-era Cadillac.
Bar? Urbano takes the ingredients of island life?the colors, the music, and the laid-back vibe?and tosses them into a blender with the ingredients of urban life?the street art, the food, and the cocktails. The resulting concoction is a festival for the senses that still manages to offer a relaxing escape from everyday city living.
Bar? Urbano's menu reflects this casual yet exciting spirit. Using urban comfort food as the basis for many dishes, chefs infuse bites with Latin and Caribbean flair, especially through signature dressings, sauces, and salsas. The spread also features ceviches, empanadas, and carnes, including one dish called the BARU parilla. Packed with enough food to feed three people or one body-building alligator, the BARU parilla is served on a sizzling skillet loaded with grilled steak, short ribs, and chorizo.
Looking for the antithesis of a South Beach bar? Get to Wood Tavern in Wynwood. Known for its outdoor bar with shared picnic tables, bleacher seats and plenty of standing room, this local hangout is miles away from the pulsing, expensive vibe found elsewhere in town. Graffiti is everywhere, from the walls to the tables to the classic Cadillac parked on the side of the bar, and the joint offers a wide variety of craft beers from local breweries, though more national labels are also available. Be prepared: seating is first-come-first-serve, and the place gets busier the later it gets. No reason to get dressed to come to this truly neighborhood establishment – people come to drink and socialize.