NOTE: From Wyatt: Hi everyone, this will be my last review, my "big finale". I am handing over my blog to my little sister, nine year old Ellie. I'm thirteen now and so I'm not the "kid" food critic anymore. The past three years of food blogging were awesome. I loved trying new food, going to new restaurants and meeting the people behind the scenes. I'll still be here, usually sitting right next to Ellie when we go out to eat. Goodbye, everybody!
MIAbites wishes Wyatt success in whatever he tackles next and looks forward to continued articles from The Kid Food Critic with his sister, Ellie!
I recently went on the Wynwood Art District Food Tour with my mom. This was our second food tour. Last year we went on the South Beach Food Tour( read Wyatt's recap for MIAbites on the South Beach Food Tour here ). We met our tour guide, Richie, at the Wynwood Walls. He was nice and very knowledgeable about the art in the area.
When the rest of our group arrived, we headed to our first restaurant, Mmmm, located at 2519 NW 2nd Avenue, Miami, Florida 33127. We ate outside on the back terrace, which had plants and a good breeze. We had coconut curry gazpacho in a shot glass. It was different; I've never had cold soup. I didn't really like the gazpacho. Next we had chicken tartines, which are open faced sandwiches made with chicken, sun dried tomatoes, cheese and baby spinach. I really enjoyed it, I ate four slices.
Our next stop was a Puerto Rican restaurant called Jimmy'z Kitchen, located at 2700 North Miami Avenue, Miami, Florida 33127. We had chicken mofongo, a mush of green plantains and chicken in sauce. The chicken was my favorite part of the dish. it was in a tangy red sauce that was very delicious. The plantains were a bit bland and heavy.
Our third stop, and my favorite, was Pride and Joy BBQ, located at 2800 North Miami Avenue, Miami, Florida 33127. We had redneck tacos, which is pulled beef and coleslaw on piece of bread. I put BBQ mustard sauce on my "taco" and it was awesome. It was sweet, tangy and savory.
Next we headed to SuViche, located at 2751 North Miami Avenue, Miami, Florida 33127. We had ceviche, which is fish marinated in citrus juice (in this case, lemon). It was a bowl of sea bass, corn and onions in lemon juice that they called tiger's milk. It was sour and fresh. I really enjoyed this dish.
Our last stop was at Fireman Derek's Bakeshop and Cafe, located at 2818 North Miami Avenue, Miami, Florida 33137. We had their key lime pie. It was OK, not the best key lime pie I ever had. It was creamy and more sweet than tangy. BUT any key lime pie beats no key lime pie!
Wynwood is full of art, on walls and in galleries, and a lot of graffiti and colorful street art. This cool huge mural was definitely my favorite art piece in Wynwood!
In between visiting restaurants we admired the street art and learned a little about the artists. The other people in our tour group were very friendly and we had a good time talking about art and food with them. It was a fun way to spend an afternoon and I would love to do another tour sometime. I give my Wynwood Art District Food Tour experience 4 sporks up!!!
Editors Note: For more information about Miami Culinary Tours to Wynwood, South Beach and Little Havana and to schedule your own Wynwood Food Tour visit Miami Culinary Tours at http://www.miamiculinarytours.com/tour/wynwood-food-tour/#sthash.LieLqeBn.dpbs