It is such a fun week! 4 different trips to the airport to pick-up visitors. My mom arrived yesterday morning just in time to baby sit when my friend Leslie arrived later that day (that is what she said she wanted to do “I just want to spend time with the kids…”
A new friend recommended that Leslie and I start our evening with a cocktail at Juvia on Lincoln Road in South Beach because it “has a great view.”. Wow, Kelly wasn’t kidding- this 11th story outdoor bar was amazing!
Next, we walked less than half a mile to Yardbird. Recently, I wrote about the fabulous desert my husband brought me from a work event and I’ve been dying to try the full meal.
We were in Heaven. Leslie and I loved every bite.
We started with the BLT fried green tomatoes with pimento cheese. This combination was amazing. The battered thick cut green tomato was so delicious with the slightly spicy pimento cheese, thick cut bacon and lettuce.
Shrimp and grits is one of my favorite dinner dishes and Jeff McInnes’s version at Yardbird did not disappoint. The thicker cut grits were a great compliment to the beautiful shrimp and salty cured ham.
We really enjoyed this locally grown 5-bean green medley. It was spiced just enough to enhance but not mask the beans flavor and we loved this lighter dish as an accompaniment to the richness on the rest of the table.
We finished our meal with a homemade biscuit with butter and honey. And I would be doing you a disservice if I did not tell you how much we enjoyed the service- our cute waiter Carlton was awesome! He did not hover, but was extremely attentive and shared great stories about the chef and his life that made our experience that much more fun (those of you that have dined in South Beach before know the great value of good service).
It was really a perfect night. Great view. Great food. Great friend.