The Local Craft Food + Drink: Where Flavors Flourish

Change is scary for most people, but not for The Local Craft Food + Drink’s Phil Bryant. At the Coral Gables gastropub, the chef actively embraces it in his Southern cuisine. What’s on the menu one day will be most likely be gone the other, making each visit to the neighborhood spot a unique one. Case in point: All the items we had during our visit for this story are no longer available.

It doesn’t matter, though, because one thing has remained the same at The Local under Chef Bryant’s care: the quality of the experience.

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Bird & Bone: More Than Just Nashville Hot Chicken


Few foods excite us like fried chicken. There’s something about the juicy bird and crispy skin  … omg brb drooling all over the keyboard right now.

Where were we? Oh yeah, fried chicken. We love it and its many iterations — hot chicken included. Earlier this year, Miami got a taste of hot chicken at Wynwood Yard from Richard Hales (Sakaya Kitchen/Blackbrick) and his latest concept, Bird & Bone. The popup has since made a permanent move to The Confidante and taken over the old Seagrape location.

With the bigger space comes a bigger menu filled with Southern favorites beyond the bird. Make no mistake: The chicken is the main attraction (and rightfully so), but you’re going to want to try a little bit of everything … and you should.

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