Conquering Florida: Capturing Flavor and a 5-lb. Burrito in Miami
Mobile photographer Brian Ladder dares to be great in this Florida adventure series. A positive attitude and an eye for what's exciting about Florida always produce inspiring images and a story to share. In this edition of Conquering Florida, watch Brian attempt to eat a five-pound burrito and then explore the Wynwood Arts District.
Known to locals as “The Grove,” Coconut Grove is the oldest neighborhood in Miami. Here you’ll find the Sandbar Sports Grill, known for their five-pound burrito challenge. From the time the plate hits your table you have one hour to consume the entire burrito in order to get your name on the restaurant wall. This monstrous burrito is made by stuffing a half-pound of tortillas with rice, beans, cheese, pico de gallo and your choice of steak or chicken. If you’re still looking for a little something extra with the dish, there are sides of guacamole, sour cream and pico de gallo that also must be finished in order to claim your spot on the wall.
Cool down in the Florida heat with some ice cream and explore contemporary art at Wynwood Arts District — one of the largest open-air street art installations in the world. Developers here took dated warehouse buildings and transformed them into one-of-a-kind art galleries, antique shops, retail stores and bars. The exteriors of these buildings have murals that cover the entirety of the walls, creating a unique outdoor gallery of contemporary street art. Wynwood is like nowhere else in Miami and a place you don’t want to miss!
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