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.
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.
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.
Salsa Fiesta is a family-owned, fast-casual restaurant that serves up urban Mexican food. All of the ingredients are fresh and the tortilla chips are made in house. The menu offers a wide variety of burritos, tacos, salads, soups and homemade salsas. The comfortable environment makes it easy to sit and enjoy one of its Jarritos (sugar cane soda imported from Mexico), imported beers, wines or margaritas, and happy hour last from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday. Salsa Fiesta only has one dessert offering, Mayan rolls — two chocolate filled crispy flour tortillas with whipped cream and dulce de leche—but it is sure to leave your sweet tooth satisfied.
Drumline Live transports the African-American marching-band tradition to the vaunted theatrical stage of the Arsht Center. An armada of musicians culled from historically black colleges gathers in a vibrant stage show, with vivid, drum-filled musical selections illustrating the drumline's artistic lineage in African culture through classic Earth, Wind & Fire cuts and chart-busting top 40 hip-hop hits. While dazzlingly complex drum cadences fill the audience's ears, choreographed dance routines keep their eyes from the temptation to turn into a second set of ears. This Groupon nets a single seat for the January 16 performance on the second of four tiers at the architecturally striking Arsht Center, which also features elegant dining options (not included with this Groupon).