Once upon a time, winter in Germany meant snow, christmas flavor, sitting in front of a fire with the family and have some rest and silence. Nowadays, we are living in a big city where it never snows in the winter, it basicly rains for 3 months. We work off our asses just to get into christmas trouble 2 days before the holy evening, then get drunk for a week, eat way to much and go back to work with a massive hangover. We started Salt & Silver to get rid of this winter topic and spend some time in the sun during this time. Well, this year at least we made it to avoid the cold for two weeks. We took a trip to Miami to meet up with our cuban homeboy Marcos and our friend MissMe from Montreal and our second home base Cuba to see the fam.

Walking around Miami Beach, Wynwood or Downtown left us twisted: way too much american lifestyle, always over the top – but so unique and amazing at the same time. Once we bumped into a taco place just to find out there is a whole club behind the restroom area (Coyo Taco – go!). As well we celebrated the new years eve in a 20th floor apartment in downtown from where we could see the epic firework (and the Pitbull concert supported by Snoop Dogg, Tone LOC, Coolio, Salt n´Peppa, Naughty by Nature and many more). We hang out at the beach, we went shopping in thrift shops, we tried to rent a fancy car. We could start to talk about Wynwood Walls or skateboarding at the ocean drive or so many other things, but we keep staying close to our real passion: FOOD!

Wynwood Yard

This place is pretty famous and always crowded but still amazing. Jam sessions, art, urban gardening on a high level, food trucks from mac n` cheese to vegan bowls, craft beers and cocktails – we like that. Everything was pretty good but hands down, the vegan bowls were just mindblowing. Don´t miss that if you are vegan and visit Miami!

–> 56 NW 29th St, Miami, FL 33127, USA

Sabor a Peru

There are shit loads of Ceviche restaurants all over the city, but this one blew our mind. Thanks to our local homeboy Raul for this tip: super basic, unpretentious peruvian food, packed with peruvians – this restaurant gives you a real experience when it comes to Ceviche, Anticuchos de Corazon or Pulpo al Olivo. We tried everything and it was a completely throwback to our time in Peru. Top 5 Ceviche experience outside Peru. It´s true. So good. Everbody says so.

–> 2923 Biscayne Blvd, Miami, FL 33137, USA

Puerto Sagua

Our friend MissMe brought us to this epic cuban restaurant. Cuban sandwiches, Ropa Vieja, Platanos, Yuca frita, Moros y Christianos – this place serves all the classic cuban dishes. Cheap, simple and delicious. It can´t get more cuban, we promise! This 60s diner alike looking place is always crowded so make sure you bring some time for the queue.

–> 700 Collins Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33139, USA

Man, what a time! It was so good to see MissMe and Marcos again and even better to have that much time together. Thanks to Raul and Gamo for the good times. We would need a lot more days to try all the good stuff in Miami, but thats a good start so far – lets see what we find next time.

Now off to Cuba to paint some walls and catch some waves. Que bola?!