There is no slowing down the trending of the fashionable Wynwood neighborhood in Miami. Known for its many colorful murals, graffiti art, funky galleries, and street artists Miami’s most active art district is also home to some of the best restaurants in town. One of the best ways to get the scoop on the local hotspots? Through the eyes of a hotelier.
Owner Michael Krymchantowski has successfully operated Krymwood Flats in the region since late 2000. The accommodation’s aesthetic and overall vibe is modern and colorful, mimicking the surrounding art installations that can be admired on nearly every corner of Wynwood. Proud of his property that embraces the lively tone of the local streets, it even is decorated in a unique sunset-and-bamboo mural reflective of the area it calls home.
Everything about his rentable studio properties for traveling to Miami sparks originality. The grand hospitality speaks volumes and extends out beyond the corridors of the 21-unit establishment. Krymchantowski’s business continues to grow thanks to word of mouth and stellar website reviews that make it clear that a stay at Krymwood Flats is more than just a comfy bed for the night. They are come for a lifestyle.
The Wynwood way is especially highlighted through the business owner recommendations to the hottest restaurants in town. Just steps away from his property he finds that there is no limit to some of the best cuisine in the country.
For guests wishing to experience the notorious decadence of Miami with a Wynwood edgy twist, Krymchantowski recommends ASTRA. The rooftop restaurant and lounge impresses as you watch spectacular sunsets and enjoy Mediterranean cuisine with emphasis on Greek flavors.
Dinner is served every night alongside the finest wines and crafted cocktails. Krymchantowski particularly loves the international DJs and live bands that play music as guests take in the 360-degree sweeping views of his beloved neighborhood.
Other recommended entrees include the Paidakia with charcoal grilled baby lamb chops, swiss chards, parsley, and gremolata; as well as the Bistecca Alla Fiorentina that easily serves two with a 36 oz Porterhouse alongside housemade fries.
With dish selections as bright and bountiful as the neighborhood itself, Krymchantowski knows that the restaurant scene in Wynwood is worth the trip from anywhere in the world.
For a sweet treat his hotel guests often find themselves at Nabati. The plant-based ice cream shop is a neighborhood favorite. Owner Chef Ola has created the unique flavors
that are superfood rich, guilt-free desserts. All ice creams are made from scratch in house with organic ingredients. There is a traditional Nabati base with cashews and coconuts, as well as a fruit base selection for those sensitive to nuts.
Incredible selections include: Vanilla Mango Almond with swirls of sweet and tangy mango puree and roasted almonds; Golden Scoop with turmeric, cinnamon, ginger, cardamom, and a hint of black pepper with chewy bits of coconut cookie; and Pumpkinseed Butter with earthy and sweet notes of pumpkin seeds that are the most protein dense seed and nut.
For a quick stop Krymchantowski highly endorses an authentic experience at The Taco Stand. Locals and tourists alike adore this adventure in eating inspired by Tijuana and the Baja Peninsula. Showa Hospitality satisfies cravings north of the border with dishes featuring handmade corn tortillas and the freshest ingredients used to make everything from scratch.
Try a variety of tacos such as Carne Asada, Al Pastor, Grilled Pescado, Camaron, and Pollo Asado. Burritos also are a delicious choice with the California selection stuffed with flame grilled Angus steak, cheese, fries, guacamole, tomato, salsa, and sour cream. They also have a selection of Mexican flavored popsicles, imported beer, and Rosarito-style churros.
And, for a perfect lunch to wrap up a beautiful trip to Miami a great place to visit is Joey’s. The modern Italian cafe opened in 2008 and was the first restaurant to open in the arts district. Joey’s serves authentic Italian cuisine prepared with traditional methods with a twist of modern touch. Moreover, Joey’s wine list is carefully curated to provide the best pairings to emphasize the flavors of the dishes.
The decor is unassuming, yet elegant. White marble tables surround the open kitchen where guests can watch pizza being hand tossed. The intimate and welcoming ambiance resembles a beautiful Italian Bisazza mosaic mural, while the outdoor garden and terrace envelope lush foliage. The al fresco setting serves up delectable food by Chef Luis Lopez for an unforgettable experience.
Try pizzas such as the Buratina Pesto with pesto, mozzarella, heirloom cherry tomato, arugula, and burrata cheese; or the Carbonara with shredded mozzarella, two eggs, cured pork, cream, pecorino cheese, and fresh black pepper.
Krymchantowski always wants to dazzle his hotel guests by giving them a true local experience. While some parts of Miami have gained media attention due to recent surges in pricing hikes, he is one man who seeks to keep his neighborhood both fun and affordable. His new short-term rental concept coming in 2024 is bound to keep the spirit of Wynwood thriving with great accommodations and even more fantastic food recommendations.
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