Yardbird Southern Table & Bar

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Flashy though it may be, Miami is still a part of the American South: the region that spawned fried chicken, fried green tomatoes, pretty much fried anything. One need only venture a few steps off Lincoln Road to try these comfort food staples, all of them made from scratch and most of it sourced locally. The buzz surrounding Yardbird has been deafening since its birth in 2011 (plans to expand the concept to New York City and Las Vegas are currently in the works). At the center of this publicity maelstrom? Yardbird’s now-famous fried chicken—a recipe that takes 27 hours to prepare and can be ordered up as a slider (Mama’s Chicken Biscuits) or on a plate (Llewellyn’s Fine Fried Chicken). Wash it down with a whiskey-based house cocktail (Blackberry Lemonade—made with lemon juice, organic blackberries, cardamom and sparkling wine—is a customer favorite).

Venue name: Yardbird Southern Table & Bar
Address: 1600 Lenox Ave
Miami Beach

Cross street: at 16th St
Opening hours: Mon–Thur 11:30am–11pm; Fri 11:30am–midnight; Sat 9:30am–midnight; Sun 9:30am–11pm.
Transport: Bus C, G, H, K, L, M, South Beach Local

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