Wynwood Art District
You’ll need wheels for this gritty warehouse district. Parking is easy, but many galleries close Sun-Mon and summer. Begin at Cisneros Fontanals Art Foundation (CIFO) at #1018 N Miami Ave. / 305 455 3380 / Thu-Sun / cifo.org / a not-for-profit Latin American art champ. Head east (it’s one way) on NE 10th St. to Biscayne Blvd., swing left and head north up Biscayne to #2100 for a gander at the Bacardi buildings / 305 573 8511 / with their mosaic and stained glass window façade. Motor west (left) on NE 21st St. and left again at NE 2nd Ave., right on NE 20th St. and right onto N Miami Ave. for Diana Lowenstein on your right at #2043 / 305 576 1804 / dlfinearts.com / for hot Latin American talent. Continue up N Miami Ave., left into NW 23rd St., and left onto NW 1st Ct. for Bargain Barn’s secondhand stash / 305 571 2217 / miamirescuemission.com; or continue straight to World Class Boxing on the left cnr at #170 / 305 438 9908 / worldclassboxing.org / private contemporary works courtesy of the Scholls – more A-list than pugilist. The next section can be walked – turn left out the door and stroll down NW 1st Pl. for Fredric Snitzer at #2247 / 305 448 8976 / snitzer.com / ringleader dealer for the city’s stable of internationally hyped artists like Hernan Bas. Retrace to NW 23rd St. and go left for Gallery Diet at #174 / 305 571 2288 / gallerydiet.com, then head left out the door to NW 2nd Ave. and left again for David Castillo on the corner at #2234 / 305 573 8110 / davidcastillogallery.com / repping local and international talent. Exit left and continue straight up NW 2nd Ave. to Panther Coffee at #2390 (see Coffee) for hipster-beloved vintage-roasted joe; Elemental at #2399 / 786 286 5955 / gifty home haven, and Joey’s at #2506 / 305 438 0488 / joeyswynwood.com / scrummy pizza and paninis. Next to it is Wynwood Walls / thewynwoodwalls.com / an outdoor urban art mural park with its own fabulous Wynwood Kitchen & Bar / 305 722 8959. Next awaits a cosmo lineup: Frangipani at #2516 / 305 573 1480 / frangipanimiami.com / stocks a quirky mix of design goods; Plant the Future across at #2511 / 305 571 7177 / plantthefuture.com / has sweet dessert dishes and terrariums; Lester’s caff at #2519 / 305 456 1784 / lestersmiami.com / shows signs of literacy in Miami, with regular readings; and Haus Fashion at #2527 / 347 565 4012 / culls a one-off feeding frenzy for celeb stylists (m/w). Hop back in the car and turn left into NW 26th St., right on NW 5th Ave., and left again into NW 27th St. for the Margulies Collection at #591 / 305 576 1051 / margulieswarehouse.com / the fabulous result of one man’s lifelong passion for sculpture and photography. Wicked. Drive back to NW 5th Ave., turn left, then right into NW 29th St. for the Rubell Family Collection at #95 (cnr NW 1st Ave.) / 305 573 6090 / rfc.museum / bunker brimming with boldface names, plus stellar art library and bookstore. Continue along NW 29th St. for Las Tias on the cnr at #2834 N. Miami Ave. / 305 573 4198 / lastias.com / vintage furny and accessories hoarders, then either zip left onto N. Miami Ave. for late-night noodle bar Gigi at #3470 (see Rest./Relaxed), or cross into NE 29th St. and left into NE 1st Ave. for Sugarcane at #3252 (see Rest./Smart), hip taco shack Taqueria Midtown also at #3252 / 786 369 0430, and Salumeria at #3451 / 305 424 9588 / for seriously great pasta – didn’t you do well, you Floridian belle!