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Federal Drink & Provisions

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Go on, play with your food. The folks at the Federal won’t mind. Experimentation is encouraged at this bustling gastropub, located in a not-so-bustling strip mall on the upper part of Biscayne Boulevard. Co-owners Cesar Zapata and Aniece Meinhold treat this gem as if it were their very own nightly dinner party, and in a way it is. Which is why you’ll see the same faces here several nights a week, chowing down on newfangled editions of classic American dishes. Starters include a Jar-o-Duck (a Mason jar full of duck, layered with charred fluff and candied sweet potato) and buffalo-style pig wings. Popular mains include the daily-changing Not Your Granny’s Pot Pie, and a lamb burger served with grilled pickled onions on a pretzel bun.

Venue name: Federal Drink & Provisions
Address: 5132 Biscayne Boulevard
at NE 52nd Street

Opening hours: 6–10pm Tue–Thu; 6–11pm Fri, Sat; 11.30am–4pm, 6–10pm Sun
Transport: Bus 3, 16, 62
Price: Main courses $12–$32
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