Hungry Posted: Root & Bone
Address:5958 S Dixie Hwy South Miami, FL 33143
By: Diana Rodriguez
The joys of comfort food and a little country chic are exactly what you’ll find at Root & Bone’s newest location in South Miami. Pass the biscuit, please!
What to expect: Take a page out of Southern Living magazine and you’ve arrived. The mix-matched plates and comfortable upholstery make this space almost livable. Toss me a throw pillow and I might just nap on the larger corner booth. Outdoor seating is also thoughtfully planned out, so you’ve got a slight breeze sifting through the two buildings on either side. The welcoming décor was curated by Chef Janine Booth.
The Menu: Farm-fresh ingredients are just the beginning. As in the name, you’ll find great use of root vegetables and meat options. One thing you can’t miss is Grandma Daisy’s Angel Biscuits. Moving on to less carb-heavy dishes, salads make a solid appearance on the menu—Watermelon & Farmers Cheese Salad and the Hammock Farms Salad feature local greens.
What to order: Share a couple of Bar Bites on the menu and then consider your options on the Mains. They don’t skimp on portions so make sure you come hungry. And dessert, well—duh.
Sweet Tea Brined Fried Chicken: While we tried, we failed to get the full recipe for this dish. You will want to order this more than once. Half or whole, this bird is brined in sweet tea for about a day, and then dusted with a lemon seasoning. Chef Jeff McInnis is calling it the Arnold Palmer of fried chicken.
Braised Short Rib ‘Meatloaf’: We are using air quotes here because this trumps any “meatloaf” you have ever tried. This meat and three is served with whipped potatoes, grilled green beans, and heirloom tomato jam. Plenty to share if you also came for dessert. Speaking of sweet, ask your server about the love story behind this item.
How to score a table: For a place that was nearly full on a Monday night, we suggest you reserve a table online or call ahead for parties larger than two.