When I found out I was dropping by Miami, I contacted Kelly for some yummy food recs. Yardbird was one of her recommendations. Boy, she did not disappoint. My sisters and I stayed at the Catalina Hotel on Collins between 17th and 18th, so Yardbird was within walking distance. (It was located near the end of the shopping on Lincoln Street.)
Yardbird hit me at all sides. I loved the style of the building, with it's homey and industrial mix of decor and the lovely outdoor eating area. I loved the bottled ginger ale. I love the brunch crowd. But its crown and glory is definitely it's food. The two dishes I couldn't stop eating were Llewellyn's Fine Fried Chicken with the Tabasco sauce and the fried green tomato blt. The other dishes we ordered were also incredibly delicious; the mac and cheese was a close third of my favorites.
Enjoy. Drool. Be jealous.
Chilled Watermelon | spiced with pepper, tossed with lemon and herbs Llewellyn's Fine Fried Chicken | 1/2 free range bird, "27-hour" recipe, spicy Tobasco honey Big Ol' Cheddar Waffle | cheddar, green tomato chow chow, Bourbon maple syrup