In a world dominated by images of #foodporn, the best way to get the most likes is to stop by one of these places. Daily, we’ll be posting our top places where your photo is sure to be a standout.
AZUCAR ICE CREAM COMPANY
Lots of things in Miami are an enigma, like why people can’t drive when it rains or why we insist on Pitbull being our unofficial mascot, but when walking into Azucar Ice Cream, everything suddenly just makes sense–like their Abuela Maria ice cream. Made with homemade vanilla ice cream, cream cheese, Guava and Spanish biscuit cookies, this flavor, along with others like Platano Maduro, reflect the owner’s Cuban culture and the surrounding Little Havana area. Its offbeat nature doesn’t stop there though. Azucar’s neon sign, as well as its interior, furnished with a boldly tiled floor and brightly colored chalkboard walls featuring the menu and customers’ drawings, add more vibrancy to the Calle Ocho area.
1503 SW 8 Street, (305) 227-8818; azucaricecream.com
Instagram-worthy moment: It’s hard to stay away from Azucar on Viernes Culturales, Calle Ocho’s version of Art Walk at the end of every month. Grab a cone and pose it in front of Azucar’s portrait of Cuban singing legend Celía Cruz. Double points if you can make it look like she’s sharing it with you.
FINKA TABLE + TAP
When they said, “Go West, young man,” we’re pretty sure they were talking about Finka Table + Tap in West Kendall. Finka is a spin on the Spanish word finch, which means farmhouse. The restaurant is a posh version of its namesake, decked out with brick walls, wagon wheels and bare lighting. Founders Jon and Eileen Andrade of CubanCube foot truck blend Cuban and Peruvian as well as Korean cuisines into their menu with dishes like the Cuban fried rice, KFC (Korean fried chicken) Bowl and Causa de Pollo to create an experience that manifests beyond the confines of West Kendall.
14690 SW 26 Street, (305) 381-0369; finkarestaurant.com
Instagram-worthy moment: The ambience of Finka belongs to its patio, with its fountain, hanging gardens and rustic communal tables. Before you leave, take a photo with your friends under the Finka overhang. If not, did you really even go to Finka?
To read more about where to go and what to do in Miami, read our latest issue, the Social Media issue, available online and on newsstands around the University of Miami campus.
words_megan mccrink. photo_karli evans.