Foodie Finds: The Federal

14 Mar

There’s a new restaurant in town and it’s just too good not to share.  The Federal Food Drink and Provisions opened its doors in January and word has been spreading fast.  The new eatery features savory American cuisine with a twist and the ambiance is casual and charming with a rustic, old timey meets speakeasy feel.  Located at 5132 Biscayne Blvd., The Federal is one of the latest hotspots to hit the Midtown/Wynwood/Design District Area.

[Buffalo-Style Pig Wings]

I’ve been here a few times now and I’m not ashamed to admit that I’ve tried more than half of the items on the menu.  Some of my favorites?  The pig wings (think buffalo-style little bites of heaven with meat so tender it falls off the bone), the biscuits and gravy (topped with sweetbreads), the Grove Farm’s Lamb Burger (served on a pretzel bun with goat cheese), brown-butter squash (enough said) and the bay scallops (served with blood orange and a side of barbecue chips).  Other menu highlights include the Jar-O-Duck (with candied sweet potato and charred marshmallow fluff) and Short Rib Wellington (a hearty, pot-pie style treat).  They also have a great selection of cured meats and cheeses, and a crafty cocktail list to boot.

[Grove Farm’s Lamb Burger]

The best news yet?  The Federal’s brunch launches this Sunday, March 18, 2012 and the menu looks insane.  With everything from flapjacks (topped with peaches ‘n cream), waffles (with smoked maple syrup) and french toast bananas foster (made with challah), to  steak and eggs (with pumpkin hash) and Jackalope Benedict (with rabbit and elk sausage), the Federal obviously takes its brunch very seriously.  Some of the sides include grits and butter, apples and bacon, and a “Sweet-Uns Bar” featuring savory baked treats like Philadelphia Apple Salted Caramel Cake and Pecan Sticky Buns.  Bottomless mimosas and jugs of bloody mary’s complete the feast.

Is your mouth watering yet?  The Federal is definitely not to be missed.  Check it out and let me know which dishes top your list!


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2 Responses to “Foodie Finds: The Federal”

  1. whineandcheersforwine March 15, 2012 at 3:13 pm #

    Thanks for spreading the gospel. LOVE this place!

  2. dannyhertzberg March 21, 2012 at 5:20 pm #

    Thanks for commenting, Ernest! I’m a huge fan as you can tell. I’ve gotta try the brunch – I was out of town this past weekend but plan to get there soon!

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