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Posted by Maryanne Salvat On May - 17 - 2023

The Bass Museum Hosts Culture Crawl in May

Join the Bass Museum for May’s Culture Crawl on Thursday, May 18. The Bass’ Teen Board hosts a Neon Night at the museum for participants of all ages. From 6 – 8 PM during an open studio to create wearable art featuring bright neon colors.

Guests are invited to draw inspiration from Tavares Strachan’s neon artwork We Are in This Together, currently on view in the Phraseology exhibition. Every third Thursday The Bass opens its doors at sunset for City of Miami Beach’s monthly Culture Crawl. Enjoy free admission to explore our current exhibitions as well as long-term works on view, engage in fun art activities in The Bass Creativity Center and listen to the sounds of resident DJ Mauricio Parra while browsing The Shop!

The Bass members receive a complimentary glass of wine provided by Dry Farm Wines.

Plus, free trolley service is available to all participating destinations throughout the evening. 

Also make sure to explore Philip Lique: Living and Made, the new The Windows Project in partnership with Bakehouse Art Complex located at 23rd Street and Collins Avenue in the Walgreens storefront.

Represented by Emerson Dorsch Gallery, Lique is a multidisciplinary artist and resident artist at the Bakehouse Artist Complex. Living and Made is a 93-foot-long public installation that explores the intricate relationships between materials and the intentional and improvised act of “making.”

Photography by Zaire Aranguren. Image courtesy of The Bass, Miami Beach.

Now Open:

Minty Z in the Heart of Midtown

Minty Z, the plant-based restaurant concept showcasing Asian fusion cuisine, has been a Coconut Grove mainstay since opening in 2021. Now, chef/owner Alex Falco along with his wife Huimin Zhu (aka Minty Z and the restaurant’s muse) and partner Ignacio Lopez-Mancisdorhave opened a second location of the popular dim sum destination in the heart of Midtown Miami at 3451 NE First Avenue. With an indoor/outdoor seating capacity of 50, the full-service restaurant is now open daily for lunch, dinner and weekend brunch, delivering craveable, vibrant cuisine that is wholly plant-based but first and foremost, fresh and delicious. 

According to Falco, “We consider Minty Z to be an Asian dim sum restaurant that also happens to be vegan. I think that if they still exist, we are doing a great job of disproving any stereotypes about plant-based cooking. There is so much creativity and flavor and substance  in all of our dishes that no one leaves hungry. You don’t need to be vegan or vegetarian to enjoy our food.”

Minty Z is open seven days a week serving lunch and dinner daily with brunch on weekends.  Reservations can be made on Opentable with takeout and delivery also available. Minty Z Midtown is located at 3451 NE First Avenue. Minty Z Coconut Grove is located at 3206 Grand Avenue.    

For more information, visit www.mintyz.comFollow Minty Z on social media @mintyzllc

Bondi Sushi in Miami Beach

The popular New York City-based sushi concept known for its fresh, affordable menu items, has opened its newest and first location outside of New York in Miami Beach. Currently operating six locations in New York City, owners David Hess, Aiden Carty and Justin Hauser are excited to expand into a new market, with additional locations in Midtown and Brickell opening in the coming months.

The Miami Beach location will serve many of its existing offerings including appetizers like the Caviar Toast and Uni Toast; Crispy Rice with the choice of Spicy Tuna, Lobster Yuzu and Truffle Avocado; its 12 piece omakaseand 16 piece delivery combo boxes with nigiripieces such as Sea Scallop with Lime and Pink Sea Salt; Tuna with Tofu Sauce, Chu Toro with Kizami Wasabi and Caviar, Spicy Crab and Seared A5 Wagyu and handrolls like Toro Scallion, Seared Unagi Avocado, Salmon Ikura, Eggplant Miso and many others. It will also offer new and exclusive food and beverage offerings, including the Luxe Box a to-go set featuring 8 pieces of nigiri including Striped Jack, Chutorowith Kizami Wasabi and Caviar, King Salmon and Lean Tuna, 8 piece maki including negitori and lobster, choice of three-piece crispy rice, and Chirashi Salad with salmon, tuna, hamachi, and ikura with a karashi dressing.

Bondi Miami Beach is open 7 days a week from 11am-11pm, with valet parking and reservations available on RESY. Bondi also offers delivery through Caviar, UberEats and DoorDash. To learn more, visit and follow on @bondisushi

Bar Ilegal Tour Presented by Ilegal Mezcal Lands In Miami

Ilegal Mezcal – the #1 mezcal in the world – is once again bringing its

legendary Bar Ilegal tour on the road, this year celebrating 20(ish) years of Cafe No Sé, the original home

of Ilegal Mezcal and the first mezcal bar opened outside of Mexico.

Bar Ilegal is an experiential outpost of Cafe No Sé, which was opened by Ilegal founder John Rexer and

has become the beating heart of an international music scene in Antigua, Guatemala. At each Bar Ilegal

pop up, Ilegal Mezcal transforms venues into Café No Sé, complete with plenty of mezcal, specialty

cocktails, live music and tattoo artists on-site.

In true Ilegal fashion, the Bar Ilegal tour began at its namesake bar in Oaxaca, Mexico. Oaxaca is where all

Ilegal Mezcal is sustainably crafted in small batches by fourth-generation mezcaleros, in the region’s

Santiago Matatlan Valley. The party at Bar Ilegalis just a first taste of what is to come, with the tour

visiting several U.S. cities before concluding where it all began, at Cafe No Sé.

“Twenty or so years since it was opened, Café No Sé is still a hub for music and sharing a good time over

a drink,” said John Rexer, founder of IlegalMezcal. “Bar Ilegal is our way of bringing that experience to

anyone who believes in the connection that music and mezcal foster as much as we do.”

SUSU, the smoldering NYC-based, female-led rock and roll band, is headlining Bar Ilegal and performing at

all 2023 tour stops. SUSU and Ilegal Mezcal are longtime creative partners, working together to cultivate

community and revelry. The band’s performances at Bar Ilegal serve as an exploration of empowerment

and activation of community, resulting in a show that’s not to miss.

Following the April 27th Bar Ilegal celebration in Oaxaca, the tour schedule is as follows:

● May 16: Chicago, IL

● May 18: Miami, FL

● September 12: Atlanta, GA

● September 15: Austin, TX

● November 8: Los Angeles, CA

● November 17: Brooklyn, NY

● December 7: Antigua, GT

With a commitment to quality in every step of their process, from harvest to first sip, Ilegal has become

the #1 mezcal in the world. Music and community have been at Ilegal’s core since it was created.

Follow the Bar Ilegal tour on Instagram @IlegalMezcal.

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