INTO MIAMI’S KYU
Wynwood is Miami’s hippest neighborhood.
This once-derelict area just west of Downtown was jolted back to life when hundreds of street artists descended upon its streets and transformed it into the world’s largest open-air artistic showcase. The neighborhood’s brilliantly colored buildings attracted some of the city’s most avant-garde restaurants, including Kyu. Opened by chef Michael Lewis and general manager Steven Haigh, both Zuma alums, the restaurant offers Asian-inspired dishes served family style, for all to share. Specialties include soft shell crab steamed bun, Thai fried rice stone pot with either king crab or pork sausage, pork and shitake gyoza (dumplings) and duck breast “burnt ends.” Kyu is so busy that you’ll have to book a table well in advance. But even if you can’t get a table, be sure to at least visit the bar for a delectable artisan cocktail: the Walk of Shame, with gin, sake, lemongrass, ginger and peach bitters, is our favorite.