Yardbird serves those big, heavy Southern dishes you know will put you out for the next six hours, but you happily eat anyway because they’re that good. Fried chicken is the main attraction here, and the best way to get it is in the chicken ‘n’ watermelon ‘n’ waffles, which (as you may have guessed) comes with waffles and an amazing chilled spicy watermelon. Brunch here is also a great way to get way too full on a lazy Sunday morning. Take a stroll down Lincoln Road to recover, where people will be too busy fighting their way through the Apple Store to judge your “I ate too many biscuits” face.
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Gitano is a pricey Mexican restaurant in a Mid-Beach hotel that’s mainly filled with tourists and people trying to relive their Tulum vacation.
The Driftway is the pool bar of the Generator Hostel and it’s a nice spot to grab a good cocktail, some food, and have a swim.
Basement is a club in Mid-Beach with bowling lanes, a small indoor ice skating rink, and a dance floor.
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Pinch Kitchen is a spot in the Upper East Side that feels super casual, but serves a wide range of really great food.
Wynwood’s Le Chick is an energetic spot with rotisserie chicken, fried chicken, and a really great burger alongside solid cocktails.
The Jim And Neesie
Jim and Neesie is a cozy restaurant in Mid-Beach’s Generator hostel with some great cocktails and good food too.
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Mandolin Aegean Bistro
Mandolin Aegean Bistro in the Design District serves very solid Mediterranean food on a beautiful outdoor patio.
Sweet Liberty Drink & Supply Co.
Sweet Liberty Drink & Supply Co. in South Beach is where to go for good bar snacks and to day drink.
Michael’s Genuine is one of the only places you can go for a low-key brunch or casual dinner in the Design District.
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