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Food For Art Basel: Where to Get The Best Chow

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 Scope Art Fair 
6:00 pm-11:00 pm  Miami Independent Art Fair 
Friday, December


11:00 am-3:00 pm Pulse Art Fair
Saturday, December

11:00 am-3:00 pm  Sanrio/Hello Kitty Small Gift Miami
6:00 pm - 11:00pm Primary Flight Atrium Building, 4141 NE 2nd Ave

Follow @gastroPodMiami and @GiltCityMiami to find out exactly when and where the truck is parked for lunch and dinner.  

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

including gastroPod, Latin Burger and Taco Truck, Yellow Submarine, and

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

Oceanfront Nights


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 trucks!  Nightly free events Wednesday

through Saturday highlight the cities of Detroit, Mexico City, Glasgow,

and Berlin.

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.

Rainbow City
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
When:  Friday-Sunday

Art Basil

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

Just Right


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

The Do-Over


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

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

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