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Swine Southern Table & Bar Opens: We Get a First Bite (Photos)

Creative use of PBR as display at Swine.
Creative use of PBR as display at Swine.
All photos by Laine Doss

Swine Southern Table & Bar, the "kid brother" of popular eatery Yardbird Southern Table & Bar, is open to the public after a weekend filled with parties and friends-and-family dinners.

New Times was invited to one of the dress rehearsals at the brand-new Coral Gables restaurant, which was filled with food writers, industry insiders, and people who wanted to get a first taste of Swine's pork-centric menu of Southern cuisine.

Though the name indicates the copious amounts of bacon and pork found in the dishes (this restaurant is clearly not kosher), vegetarians and pescetarians will be able to find some good vittles. (Hint: Some items, such as the mac 'n' cheese, can be ordered without bacon, so ask your server.)

Friends-and-family night was meant as a training tool for the staff, and the evening went smoothly. In fact, sometimes the staff was too eager to please -- water glasses were refreshed many times, and dishes were cleared almost too quickly (we wanted to savor that last piece of cauliflower).

Coral Gables residents will surely welcome Swine to the neighborhood, while all over Miami, pigs tremble in fear.

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Swine Southern Table & Bar Opens: We Get a First Bite (Photos)

"Peas 'n' carrots," glazed baby heirloom carrots, sweet buttered peas, fresh herbs, and Florida citrus ($10).

Swine Southern Table & Bar Opens: We Get a First Bite (Photos)

Wood-grilled cauliflower was the surprise hit of the evening. Served with Virginia peanuts, roasted tomato, and green onion purée ($8).

Swine Southern Table & Bar Opens: We Get a First Bite (Photos)

Mac 'n' cheese with "pig tail" macaroni, five cheeses, bacon, and a crisp herb crust ($9).

Swine Southern Table & Bar Opens: We Get a First Bite (Photos)

Shrimp 'n' grits with spiced Florida pink shrimp, crisp Virginia ham, and Adluh South Carolina stone-ground grits ($26).

Swine Southern Table & Bar Opens: We Get a First Bite (Photos)

Butter-roasted chicken with butterbean purée, roasted Brussels sprouts, Rittenhouse cherry sauce, and a homemade cornbread muffin ($26).

Swine Southern Table & Bar Opens: We Get a First Bite (Photos)

Bacon-topped sticky bun served with sweet-potato ice cream.

Swine Southern Table & Bar Opens: We Get a First Bite (Photos)

The largest piece of red velvet cake we've ever seen can be shared by a family of four.

Swine Southern Table & Bar Opens: We Get a First Bite (Photos)

Multiple swine old-fashioneds.

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Swine Southern Table & Bar

2415 Ponce De Leon Blvd.
Coral Gables, FL 33134

786-360-6433

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