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Weekly Nibble: Where to Take Mom for Mother's Day in Miami

The only way to kick off Mother's Day brunch is with a delicious brunch. Swine Southern Table & Bar is a pork-themed, comfort food haven that mimics sister restaurant Yardbird's southern fare. The ultra-creamy jalapeño cheddar Shrimp & Grits broiled in smoked bacon broth are a dynamic duo! Other delectable eats include the Low & Slow Smoked Duroc Ribs that are slow cooked and marinated to perfection and served with homemade pickles and southern slaw. These competition rub ribs are a no-fail and no-fuss dish sure to have you licking your fingers.

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Nathalie Raime
45 Top Barbecue Spots from Coast to Coast

If you’ve ever been to the South Beach Wine & Food Festival, you might have heard of Swine but not had the chance to taste its grub — that’s how quickly it sells out. All the more reason to visit the restaurant’s home base in Coral Gables and get your full share of inventive spins on Southern cuisine. Swine, which bills itself as “the house of worship to the porcine pursuits,” offers dishes that employ just about every part of the pig (including the head, in the Charleston Firefly Sweet Tea Vodka sauce). Pork of every persuasion permeates the menu; even the shrimp and grits arrive in a smoked bacon broth. There are also hearty Southern-style snacks like deviled eggs with redneck caviar, fried green tomatoes with smoked onion ranch dressing, and pimento cheese spread with bacon marmalade. And if you really want to embrace what this place is all about, swing by on Saturdays and Sundays for a “foot-stompin’, soul-healin’” brunch and tell them we sent you.

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Nathalie Raime
Miami is home to some of the best burgers in the country. Here’s proof.

It turns out, if you’re from the Miami area, you’re not far from the very best burgers on any day of the week. Two Miami-area restaurants won three of the major awards, including the coveted People’s Choice award.

Swine Southern Table & Bar, led by Miami born-and-raised executive chef Seth Barrs, won the $5,000 People’s Choice award for the burger they put on their menu in Coral Gables every day, the Swine Burger. The restaurant is owned by John Kunkel’s Miami-based 50 Eggsrestaurant group that also founded Lime, Yardbird and Spring Chicken.

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Nathalie Raime