Claude Postel was so eager to get into the culinary industry that he dropped out of school at 15 to do so. The native Frenchman became the seventh generation of his family to follow this path, and more than 40 years later it's proven to be a wise decision. His Buena Vista brand has found success in several iterations, including the Buena Vista Bistro and Buena Vista Chocolate & Wine, a cozy shop where patrons can pick up gourmet chocolates, rare wines, and anything else that's not too heavy to lift. Perhaps the shop's most popular sweets, though, are the 1?9 assortment, a mix of milk and dark chocolates filled with everything from hazelnuts to lime ganache. Other chocolate creations, meanwhile, infuse bold flavors such as violet and curry.
Intent on introducing visitors to some of the finer things in life, The Art Experience's guides?who also serve as tour curators?lead groups on informative sojourns through Miami. Food and art figure prominently in all the tours they offer, which could wind past South Beach galleries, Coconut Grove boutiques, or Wynwood murals. During outings, guides provide invaluable insight into the various artworks as well as the overall history and culture of the surrounding areas. Tours conclude with a three-course, prix-fixe lunch or dinner prepared at one of the neighborhood's trendy eateries.
Ranked by TripAdvisor as the 9th most popular activity in Miami, Wheels 2 Go Miami's guided tours lead riders through the area's most popular and bike-friendly spots such as the Venetian Causeway, Key Biscayne Island, and South Beach. Using their electric bikes, riders can self-propel at regular speeds or twist the throttle to ride up to 20 mph for up to 40 miles without pedaling or attaching a windsock to the handlebars. Electric bikes are also available for rental for those wanting to wheel about town without a tour guide.
Visitors and locals alike feast on Miami's culinary delights during Grub and Pub Crawl's food-and-drink-centric tours. Over the course of an evening, groups visit five or six restaurants, each of which provides a complimentary bite to eat or glass of wine, beer, or cocktail to drink. Guests mix and mingle as they soak up the ambiance at each location, then cap it all off with an afterparty hosted by the tour's final stop. Each Grub and Pub Crawl keeps it local by exploring one of four neighborhoods: Brickell, Wynwood, South Beach, or Coral Gables.
It’s not an overstatement to say that Andiamo pizzeria is quite possibly Miami’s best pizza. The critics certainly agree. Men’s Fitness Magazine called Andiamo “One of the 12 Must-Try Pizza Stops in the U.S.” while the Miami Herald dubbed Andiamo pizzas as “works of art”. Andiamo cooks up the best pies every time with fresh dough made daily and the finest toping prepared on site. Not to be outdone, Andiamo also offers Philly Cheesesteaks from Frankie’s Big City grill, a hand-picked wine list, and a large selection of domestic and imported beers. To top it all off, Andiamo is amongst a chosen few places in Florida that carries Boylans Old Fashion Soda. Come visit a true Miami landmark. When you say pizza, say Andiamo!
The Wynwood Art Walk's walking tours meander its neighborhood's more-than 60 private art institutions, introducing visitors to Miami's vibrant local art scene. The standard tour, held twice on the second Saturday of each month, ushers guests to galleries, special art collections, and artists' studios clustered chiefly along 2nd Ave. between 20th St. and 36th St.. WAW also organizes special themed tours, such as the Underground tour, which highlights the neighborhood's newest and most game-changing spaces, including studios disguised as completely different studios.