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Published July 11, 2012

In Bloom
A Latin Street-Food Stunner in Wynwood

Spam.

Canned foodstuff used to feed World War II GIs, hungry Hawaiians and people who prefer their spiced ham be covered in a gelatinous glaze.

Also: completely underutilized as a date-night aphrodisiac.

Trust us on this.

Say hello to Bloom, a new oak-covered home for Latin-style street-food snacking and Spam-laced seduction, opening Tuesday in Wynwood.

So say you need to impress someone. Come here. The master cocktailer: a Shore Club legend who knows a thing or 22 about whiskey bitters. The chefs: a pair of Nobu and Makoto alums—hog-tripe tamale specialists. The waiters: dressed in Guatemalan button-downs from Noble Experiment. Also, quick to refill a beverage.

Of course, credentials are great and all, but you came here to get cozy. To get intimate. To get sexy with some spam-topped rice cakes. And to do that, you’ll need a table.

Option A: Something inside the tastefully done-up dining room, with its whitewashed banquettes, plush striped cushions and proximity to the open kitchen.

Option B: A spot for two on the outdoor terrace. Under the wood trellis, past the cedar-lined bar and beneath the big oak tree. Order a Ring of Fire (vodka, lychees, Fresno chilies). And some oxtail. And some pork belly.

Your first answer is probably the right answer.
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