One of most amazing parts of being a blogger is discovering things. New food, new places, new people. If you have been following me for a while you have probably already figured out that I’m quite a naturally inquisitive person and if you haven’t, well let me tell you – I like an adventure. Half the time not having a plan is the best plan. You may even soon discover that people/locals want to share their experiences with you and recommend places to go and restaurants to eat at. Sometimes it’s even before you have a chance to ask for it. I love it!
I recently went to Florida to visit my mom who like many other Canadians has become a snowbird flying south for the winter. I will admit I went on this trip with one objective, to find the best Cuban sandwich. It is well know that Miami is the epicenter for Cuban influence in America and I was determined to find the best Cuban pork sandwich Miami had to offer – thank god my mom was game!
After doing some research I found a Cuban restaurant located in Little Havana called Versailles that was supposed to have the best Cuban sandwich in Miami. So off my mom and I went. It was no surprise that the restaurant was packed with Cuban families and businessman. Esthetically the restaurant is a little outdated, but the prices are great and everything that came out of the kitchen looked delicious including my sandwich. The bread was toasted, cheese melted, pork juicy and with the perfect amount of mustard accompaniment. Take me back!!!!!
Now this is when it gets good because blogging and being a social media influencer opens a lot of doors/windows into other people’s lives. I mean isn’t that what social media is for? Discovery and to share experiences? As previously stated I am a naturally curious person and soon stumbled across photos of walls, many walls painted in these amazing murals. I was very happy when at one point I made a new Instagram friend who grew up and worked in Miami and recommended I check out the Wynwood Art District while I was in town – specifically the Wynwood Walls. Perfect! My mom was game so off we went on another adventure!
Finding parking and a place to eat in Wynwood is very easy. The entire art district seemed to consist of about five square blocks but even before visiting the walls my mom and I went to a great contemporary art gallery in the area and to grab a bite at The Butcher Shop. The Butcher Shop has both an indoor seating area and an outdoor patio at the front of the restaurant shielded nicely from the street. Like a little oasis my mom and I took some refuge from the mid-day sun for lunch and were pleasantly surprised to find the service quick and food delicious. I really liked this spot and thought it had a great casual dining vibe. I also soon realized that it is a popular spot amongst young creative’s that work and live in the area. Sick!
With our bellies full and sangria still on our lips we wondered over to the Wynwood Walls and were surprised to discover how many murals there were and how they span both sides of an entire block not to mention lining a pedestrian only walled walkway/art park. The entire place was awesome and I would definitely recommend the Wynwood Art District to anyone visiting Miami who is looking for a cool activity for a day. If you are like me you won’t miss the opportunity to snap a photo in front of one of the murals either and perhaps you’ll be lucky enough to leave with a new profile picture – it’s just that good.