The Oasis in Wynwood: Food, Live Music, and Spotify’s Miami HQ
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If you drive through an oak valley, you will find the oasis.
Located right on North Miami Avenue in Wynwood, the new venue features food, music, cocktails, art, and community events in a space surrounded by trees and greenery.
The Oasis is slated to open next month and, according to project developer Erik, will have 35,000 square feet of outdoor space and an additional indoor area that will house several retail stores, a coffee shop and gym, a lounge called Huacachina, and Spotify’s Miami headquarters, Rutter and Rutter David Weitz.
Rutter tells New Times that there will be multiple shipping containers outside that have been retrofitted with custom kitchens for each of the culinary concepts. The idea for the shipping container came from the fact that the property was once used as a repair location for the shipping industry. “The shop fixed the huge engines on cruise ships.”
The tower bar of the Oasis is also built from shipping containers and decorated with a mural by the Spanish artist Antonio Marest.
Rutter and Weitz used the expertise of Coyo Taco and 1-800 Lucky co-founders Sven Vogtland and Alan Drummond to manage the culinary and entertainment programs at the Oasis. Food concepts include Miami favorites as well as some New York transplants:
Alidoro. An NYC sandwich shop offers Italian food (including 20 different sandwiches), cocktails, and their own rosé prosecco.
Buya dumplings + rolls. The team behind Buya Izakaya and Buya Ramen in Miami will offer Asian street food including gyoza and steamed bao.
Chikin. Chefs Michael Lewis, Steven Haigh and Lizzy Maynes (formerly Kyu) bring their fried chicken sandwiches to the oasis.
Los Buenos. The folks behind Coyo Taco will offer tacos with hand-pressed tortillas, as well as burritos and quesadillas.
Mr. Mandolin. The makers of Mandolin Aegean Bistro offer a casual version of their Mediterranean menu, including gyros, kebabs, and salads.
Prince Street Pizza. Prince Street Pizza, another New York concept, is bringing its “SoHo Square” cakes to Wynwood, including a “Spicy Vodka” variety.
A music series will also take place in the oasis, says David Weitz. “We have a big stage on site and plan to play live music five nights a week, from pop to classic rock to hip hop. We want to offer all kinds of music. We don’t want to be categorized into one type of music become . “
Weitz says the stage will be open to everything besides music, from poetry slams to live comedy to community events. “We want to activate the room 365 days a year, in the morning, at noon and in the evening.”
Weitz and Rutter are also working to create a safe space for the guests of the oasis. Masks are required for all staff (and guests not seated), and hand-washing stations are spread across the venue. The entire room is regularly renovated and the seats are socially distanced. A designated safety officer is available to enforce compliance with the regulations.
Oh, and the oasis is a dog friendly place for you and your best friend to enjoy a day trip.
The oasis. 2335 N. Miami Ave., Miami. oasiswynwood.com. Opens in April 2021.
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Laine Doss is the food and liquor editor for the Miami New Times. It was featured on Eat Street by Cooking Channel and in the Great Food Truck Race by Food Network. She won an Alternative Weekly Award for her contribution on what it’s like to wait for tables.