While Miami is located in the South, it’s definitely not southern. But when you’re craving classic southern food, you can find it at Yardbird in South Beach. They’re known for their fried chicken, so get an order for the table, but make sure you try out the rest of the menu as well. They serve all the greatest hits, from a fried green tomato BLT to biscuits topped with everything from ham to brisket to gravy. While Yardbird is casual, this space is definitely nicer than more of the fried chicken spots you’ll find, and means you’ll probably go for a knife and fork rather than eating with your hands. Don’t worry, it tastes just as good either way.
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A not-so-traditional Jewish deli in Surfside that’s great for huge deli sandwiches and matzo ball soup.
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