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Cooper Avenue Opens The Counter and The Garage For Basel

The Garage opens today for late-night dining, cocktails, music, and, yes, games.

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Billed as the love child of a three-way among Buck 15, Bardot, and Gigi, this Basel pop-up, located adjacent to Cooper Avenue, will feature contemporary toy art, retro videogames, a billiards table, and nightly parties.

That poses a burning question: Will Ms. Pac-Man be there? (Sources say yes, so break out your quarters and mad gaming skills.)

If you're hungry, Cooper Avenue's pop-up, The Counter, will feature a dim sum menu that, unlike most things related to Art Basel, is completely affordable. Offerings include crispy

shrimp wontons (four for $6), vegetable spring rolls (two for $4), pork

or chicken dumplings (four for $6), steamed buns with a variety of

fillings (two for $7), and rice bowls ($7 and $11).

The Garage and The Counter will be open daily from 11 a.m. until around 3 a.m.,

which is just in time for an after-party snack attack.  Though The Counter will be around only through Basel, The Garage (and its video games) is here to stay.

Nightly parties are planned for Art Basel all week.

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Laine Doss is the food and spirits editor for Miami New Times. She has been featured on Cooking Channel's Eat Street and Food Network's Great Food Truck Race. She won an Alternative Weekly award for her feature about what it's like to wait tables.
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