Art Basel is in full swing, and the merging of food and art has become a thing during the annual extravaganza. Restaurants turn into pop-up art galleries, and galleries host pop-up restaurants.
There's so much to do that it's impossible to experience it all.
Pro tip: Take a personal day Monday, don't sleep, and go crazy — you have nearly a year to rest before Art Basel 2017 begins.
Burger Beast Museum Opens at Magic City Casino
In a city where people have Maybachs, diamonds, and beachfront condos, it's still rare for someone to have his own museum. "Burger Beast" Sef Gonzalez's dream of having his own gallery of fast-food memorabilia is fully realized today with the opening of the Burger Beast Museum. The 1,500-square-foot space, located at Magic City Casino, holds Gonzalez's personal collection of fast food-related treasures. Museum hours are noon to 8 p.m. Thursday through Sunday. Admission costs $10 for adults and $5 for children. Visit burgerbeastmuseum.com.
Bowery Meat Company Pop-Up at Lure Fishbar
Lure Fishbar is partnering with its meatier NYC counterpart by welcoming Bowery Meat Company to its South Beach home for a monthlong pop-up. Enjoy a rotating menu of the Bowery's menu, including a 38-oz côte de boeuf steak for two with Parisian potatoes and salsa verde, and chef Josh Capon’s signature fondant potato.
Made in Italy's Art Basel Happy Hour
Stop your Baseling for a bit of refreshment with a side of la dolce vita. Today and Saturday, enjoy $5 wine and tapas from 4 to 7 p.m. at Made in Italy. DJ Du Shein will spin her beats beginning at 7 p.m. while you sip fine Italian wines.
UberEats and Harry's Pizzeria Delivers Art (and Pizza) to Your Door
What happens when Art Basel takes over Miami and you've got a deadline or the flu or a sprained ankle or an aversion to crowds? You let the art come to you. Today and tomorrow, UberEats partners with Harry's Pizzeria and emerging local artist Lia Luisa Schwartz for an artistic delivery. Simply open the UberEats app, tap the "Most Popular" section, and add a free limited-edition cup to your order — while supplies last. If you're not sure what to order, try the Shake Shake/Harry's collaborative Shackago dog pizza, available through Sunday.
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Sweet Chick Pop-Up at Radio Bar
New York restaurateur John Seymour brings his Sweet Chick restaurant to Miami for Art Basel weekend when Sweet Chick Life takes over South Beach's Radio Bar tonight and Saturday. The pop-up allows you to chow on chicken and waffles while experiencing rap icons Nas (Friday night) and Nore (Saturday night), with appearances by Joey Bada$$, CJ Fly, Jillionaire of Major Lazer, and others. Space is limited, so reserve a table by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Salty Donut Finally Opens
The Salty Donut, Miami's first artisanal doughnut shop, will open the doors to its long-awaited permanent location this Saturday at 8 a.m. inside Wynwood Arcade (50 NW 24th St., Miami). To celebrate the opening of the brick-and-mortar, the Salty Donut will hand out free traditional buttermilk glazed doughnuts smothered in Tahitian vanilla bean glaze to the first 100 customers in line this Saturday. On Sunday, the store will host brunch with Mac's Pubs, an on-the-go pop-up bar. Expect mimosa-and-doughnut pairings, along with cold-brewed coffee, cocktails, and beer.