Good Fucking Eats: Kush Miami

Travel & Food

Published on May 30, 2016

As close as I currently live to the tip of America's infected, dripping penis, I don't get down to Miami too often. Well, I recently made one of my rare trips to one of my least favorite big cities and found myself at a restaurant called Kush.

If you can't tell, Miami doesn't do much for me. Considering it's population, and how busy it is in appearance, I always find it feels a little flat. I have a feeling this has to do with the fact that I'm not willing to drop $500 to spend a couple hours listening to terrible dance music, but if that's your thing... no comment. That being said, there are some pretty cool spots in Miami, and Kush happens to be one I can vouch for.

Kush Miami
Kush from outside

Kush is located in Miami's 'up and coming' arts district of Wynwood, which in and of itself can be a fun area (although it's starting to feel a bit less up and coming and more came and went quite frankly). Kush is what I would refer to as a hipster diner, and I say that, truly, as a compliment. The vibe inside is low light, brewpub kind of atmosphere. It's pretty small, but comfortable. Also, due to the size of the restaurant and the popularity of its food, Kush has a dedicated bar next door that is ONLY accessible to patrons waiting for a meal. This is a nice touch considering that getting a seat during dinner hours can often require an hour or more wait.

Kush Miami waiting room
Play dominoes and connect four while you wait

The menu is a good mix of classic dishes as well as some more unique ones, but everything has been perfectly refined. Seeing as Kush is located in south Florida, there are some local flavors, like gator tacos and key lime pie, but on my visit I tried three staples; the reuben, the Frita burger and the chicken and waffles. All three items were amazing. The Frita was a perfectly cooked beef patty with a great balance of gruyere and guava jelly. The reuben is probably the best I've eaten since I've lived in Florida. But the chicken and waffles really stood out. Besides the fact that the chicken was perfectly seasoned and incredibly moist, it was sprinkled with bacon (always a plus) and there was a little spice to it, so the dish had a great blend of salty, sweet, spicy, soft and crunchy. If you only get to eat at Kush once this is what I'd recommend you get. I promise you'll say "holy shit that was good".

Chicken and Waffles at Kush Miami
Chicken & Waffles = Fucking Taste

And at the end of the day, Kush isn't even that expensive. For an entree and a hearty local beer, you can get in and out for under $25. The beer is a little pricy, so pass on that and you'll come in under $20 (but, c'mon).

So if you're like me, and you want a Miami experience without the tinnitus and over-drafted bank account, I recommend heading over to Wynwood and grabbing a bite at Kush.

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