By Laila Gohar
It’s that time of the year again: every fashionable East Coast-er has either booked or is frantically trying to book a flight to Miami this week for partying and socializing under the sun. And there’s the art. To prepare you for Art Basel — the massive annual art fair on Miami Beach, and the dozens of other fairs and one-off events and marketing ploys that pop up around it— here’s a list of great places to eat. In addition to the art, the fair has become known for pop-up nightclubs, restaurants and cafés. Here’s a look at some of our favorite spots (new and old) not to be missed this year, split up by your own priorities.
Go For The Food:
Yardbird Southern Table & Bar
1600 Lenox Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33139
Yardbird offers some of the best fried chicken around, a touch of the South in a southern city that’s about as far from Dixie as Nova Scotia. Its Lincoln Road proximity makes it a convenient draw for a realiably awesome dining experience.