In 2011, Yardbird played a big part in convincing South Beachers to throw calorie-counting to the wind thanks to chef Jeff McInnis's addictive fried chicken biscuits and sweet-tea brined ribs. It also put Miami southern fare on the map with James Beard nominations and a Best New Restaurant nod from Bon Appetit. Well, waistlines might just keep on expanding when Yardbird's porcine sister restaurant opens this winter in Coral Gables. The new Swine Southern Table & Barwill focus on heritage breed pork in all its barbecued glory, washed down with domestic beers and an extensive bourbon selection. In the meantime, Yardbird is serving up sneak peeks of Swine dishes such as the Surf 'n' Swine, sea scallops with crispy smoked pork belly, and andouille corn bread stuffing drizzled in molasses.
Pictured: Yardbird shrimp grits – Courtesy of Yardbird