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Wynwood

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Coyo Taco
2300 N.W. 2nd Ave., Wynwood
Coyo is all about straightforward Mexican street food—the focus is on tacos, but you can get any of their meats as a burrito, bowl, or quesadilla (plus, there are excellent sides like corn on the cob with cojita and chipotle aioli). The uncomplicated menu makes it a great place to come with the littles in tow, though the Wynwood location can get rowdy later in the evenings as people make their way to the secret bar in the back, where they serve super-fresh margaritas and a crazy-long list of tequilas and mezcals. The recently opened Brickell location has a slightly expanded menu and the notable addition of Spanish tortas to the offering.
JetSet
401 N.W. 26th St., Wynwood
JetSet is only studio in Miami that has Lagree Fitness Megaformers, which are pilates-like machines that have gained a cult-like following in recent years. Unlike a lot of pilates classes, you get a fair amount of cardio with your weight training and resistance-based body conditioning. It’s a relentless 50-minute workout that’s not for the faint at heart—which is probably why it’s so addicting. They have locations in South Beach and Mid-Beach, plus outposts in Coral Gables and North Miami.
Dr. Smood
2230 N.W. 2nd Ave., Wynwood
The force behind this budding fast-casual chain is actually a couple. Danish businessman René Sindlev famously founded the jewelry company Pandora, and his Italian wife Patrizia Manici Sindlev was a model and architect in her first career. To open their cafés, which serve only organic, kosher, and non-GMO juices, snacks, and coffee, they partnered with a doctor to develop recipes that support cleansing and nutrition, including three whole-foods cleanse programs that you can mix and match for up to seven days. Even if you're not doing a full-on cleanse, it's a great place to pick up a salad or juice to go or to meet colleagues for a working lunch (each is equipped with solid Wi-Fi). The original is in Wynwood, but there is now a location in Brickell, too—we're keeping an eye out for the New York launch later this year.
Wynwood Walls
2520 N.W. 2nd Ave., Wynwood
Easily one of the most Instagrammed places in Miami, Wynwood Walls is the brainchild of developer Tony Goldman, who was key in the neighborhood's transformation from forgotten industrial zone to hipster paradise. The industrial buildings here, many of which lack windows, made the perfect canvas for Goldman to bring in what reads like a who's who of graffiti artists, including Shepard Fairey, Ron English, Jeff Soto, Os Gemeos, and Barry McGee, to paint major large-scale murals. Though Goldman has passed away, his wife and children bring new artists to the project every year, breathing fresh life into his colorful legacy. While the best way to experience these pieces is simply to walk around the neighborhood, street art nerds may want to book a tour, as they dig into the specifics behind some of the major pieces.
Rubell Collection
95 N.W. 29th St., Wynwood
One of the most special collections making up Wynwood’s art-filled galleries, the private holdings of collectors Mera and Donald Rubell are noteworthy on a global scale. The Rubells’ at once controversial, eccentric, and thought-provoking pieces include Andy Warhol, Yayoi Kusama, and Keith Haring in spades. They’re known for supporting young American artists as well. The audio tour, which is included in the price of admission, is incredibly worthwhile. (If you can time it right, plan your visit around one of the twice-daily guided tours, at 11 a.m. and 3 p.m.) After twenty-three years in the neighborhood, the family recently announced they’ll be moving their collection to a two-and-a-half-acre campus designed by Selldorf Architects in 2018, which will include forty galleries, a research library, and a tropical sculpture garden.
O Cinema Wynwood
90 N.W. 29th St., Wynwood
This nonprofit indie theater in a converted warehouse is steps from the Rubell Collection and the Wynwood Walls—though it's tucked away behind the street, so it can be a bit tricky to find. O Cinema regularly screens independent, foreign, art, and classic pop culture films inside the cozy 112-seat theater, and it occasionally hosts outdoor film screenings on the patio. The Wynwood location is the original, but there are now theaters in Miami Beach and Miami Shores, too.
Margulies Warehouse
591 N.W. 27th St., Wynwood
Billionaire real estate developer Martin Z. Margulies has been a fixture of the Miami art scene for more than forty years. His private collection, in a 45,000-square-foot warehouse in Wynwood (he opened it a few years after the Rubells, when the neighborhood looked very different than it does today), showcases major works from contemporary artists across mediums, with an emphasis on sculpture and photography. The Margulies collection separates itself from other private art spaces in the city with its long-time and highly respected curator, Katherine Hinds, who is Margulies's right hand on all collection-related matters. It has built a reputation for spotlighting ambitious sculptural works and immersive installations, like mirrored tile works by Olafur Eliasson, and one of Do Ho Suh's famous silk apartment works. Exhibitions rotate seasonally.
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