College students and those of us living on a budget have long known that art openings often provide an opportunity for gratis hors d'oeuvres and fancy drinks. Starving artists need to eat sometime, right?
Art Basel week is an entirely different creature, of course, and it's one with many tentacles sponsored by many brands. We wouldn't be surprised if Kraft jumps into the fray next year, but pretty much everyone thinks of a way to be involved in this week of art, parties, and scene-hopping. So for the more food minded, we've put together a list (not comprehensive) of some of the more interesting food-related goings on during Art Basel.
gastroPod g2 Launch
Chef Jeremiah launches g2, the second version
of his Gastropod food truck. Gastropod and Gilt City Miami team up to
serve the Art Basel crowds Wednesday through Sunday. They'll be
hitting up some of the satellite art fairs around the Design District.
a tag team weekend for Chef Jeremiah. He'll be dishing out some foods
made with recipes by Cindy Hutson of Ortanique and Howie Kleinberg of
Bulldog Barbecue. Katsuya Fukushima from Jose Andres's Café Atlantico and Minibar in
Washington D.C. will pop up throughout the week to cook with his friend
Chef Jeremiah. Here is the tentative schedule:
11:00 am.-3:00 pm Graffiti Gone Global (GGG) Fresh Produce
11:00 am-3:00 pm Pulse Art Fair
Where: Various locations throughout Art Basel
When: Lunch and dinner
Graffiti Gone Global's Fresh Produce Event
part of SushiSamba's annual Art Basel event, Chef Timon Balloo will join the gastroPod
as a guest chef and serve up some Sugarcane Raw Bar Grill dishes today for lunch.
will be street art curated by She Kills He/Cristina Gonzalez,
graffiti installations, and Eames chairs. Somehow, these all fit
together into a tasty and colorful event. If adding to your art
collection seems too pricy, you can purchase some fresh fruits and
vegetables to add to your kitchen counter collection.
Where: 70 NW 25th Street, between NW 2nd Ave. & N. Miami Ave in Wynwood
When: Wednesday, 11 am to 3 pm with Timon Balloo and gastroPod. Exhibit continues throughout the weekend.
How Much: Admission is free.
More Food Trucks at Art Basel
Pulse Art Fair
course, gastroPod isn't the only food truck roaming the streets during
Art Basel. Pulse hosts a rotating selection of food trucks each day
Jefe's Original Fish Tacos.
Also, on a more straight up art tip, art
collective Okay Mountain returns to Pulse with an installation inspired
by custom barbecue trailers. They were responsible for last year's
amazing Corner Store installation.
Where: Pulse, Ice Palace,1400 North Miami Avenue
When: Pulse is open Thurs. Dec. 2, 1- 7pm; Fri. Dec. 3 11 am-7 pm; Sat. Dec. 4, 11 am-7pm; Sun Dec. 5, 11 am-5 pm
How Much: $15
with dangling cords that glow in the dark, music performances by the
likes of Metric and a cool film created with lost and archival footage of
Detroit, there will be...food trucks! Nightly free events Wednesday
through Saturday highlight the cities of Detroit, Mexico City, Glasgow,
Where: Oceanfront Nights, Collins Park, Between 21st and 22nd Streets, Miami Beach
When: Wed. Dec. 1-Sat. Dec. 4, 6 pm-midnight
How Much: Admission is free.
Grilled cheese truck Ms. Cheezious plans to make one of its
first appearances at the opening of Rainbow City on Friday. They've
announced they will be around for lunch time, until about 5 pm.
Follow them on @MsCheezious.
Where: 140 NE 39th Street, Miami
Independent Thinkers host a marketplace on Saturday afternoon. The
handiwork of local artists will be for sale, along with organic produce,
sustainable clothing, and vegan treats. Some of the vendors on hand
will include Last Carrot, Troy Gardens, Feverish Ice Cream, and Roots in
the City. While you are there, you can also take in the photography,
art, and multimedia exhibits, some local music (full list of performers
here), and the Primary Flight murals on the walls of Casa Wynwood.
Where: Casa Wynwood, 2135 NW 1st Court
When: Saturday, 10 a.m-4 p.m.
How Much: $5 for adults, free for kids
is a main medium for artist Jennifer Rubell. Her Just Right
installation posits the idea that perhaps Goldilocks was an artist,
taking it upon herself create perfection, just as the contemporary
artist does. This morning through Sunday morning, visitors will
encounter fifty crock pots of oatmeal (with the temperature set just
right), two refrigerators of milk, and thousands of bowls, spoons, and
napkins filling the rooms of an abandoned looking house in the courtyard
of the Rubell Family Collection. Guests will get to eat oatmeal with
brown sugar, raisins, and milk, if they like.
Where: Rubell Family Collection at 95 NW 29th Street.
When: Wednesday through Sunday, 9 am-noon
How Much: Free
is a hangover party imported from Los Angeles that really won't have
much going for it, food-wise, except barbecue. But it sounds like a lot of fun.
On a video from their
previous Miami visit, during Winter Music Conference, the unnamed burger
flipper on the video exclaimed, "I have to pretend I know how to
cook....they like it when I dance." But really, what else do you need on a
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blurry Sunday morning? There will be music, greasy absorbent burgers,
and the hair of the dog at this party co-hosted by one of my current
favorite musicians, Aloe Blacc.
Where: Bar, 28 NE 14th St.
When: Sunday, 2 pm to ?
How Much: Free