By Josie Gulliksen
The 50 Eggs Hospitality group’s restaurant empire has already left an indelible mark on the South Beach restaurant scene so a year ago they expanded on to the mainland with the opening of Swine Southern Table & Bar in Coral Gables. This was their ode to all things pork, or so it seemed.
Their menu though, says something different. This is also a great place for expertly prepared burgers and cocktails. That’s what they decided to serve during their One Year Anniversary one-day only celebration.
That day, they packed them in with their offering of $5 Swine burgers (normally $16) and $2 old fashioned cocktails. By 1:30 they’d sold 200 burgers. It’s no wonder. They’re a short rib, brisket and smoked pork blend topped with thick cut house smoked bacon, lettuce, tomato, American cheese and Swine special sauce served with a housemade dill pickle and wedge cut fries. One heavenly bite after another and the burger quickly disappeared. Definitely have to come back for another one very soon.
The waitress made several recommendations of sides to try on the next visit. The crispy brussel sprouts with diced green apple in a bacon vinaigrette ($9) looked phenomenal while the classic mac ‘n cheese with their housemade bacon pieces and a five-cheese blend ($10) so decadent it can stand alone.
The atmosphere at Swine is cozy and welcoming. The fresh cut wood is stacked up high and visible from the front entrance and inside is a rustic, smokehouse feel with their signature Run Pig Run sign in bright lights on one wall with a wooden cut out pig underneath.
The bar’s a great place to hit for a happy hour cocktail. Seating downstairs is narrow with booths and several tables for two while toward the back is a wooden communal table. Upstairs is nice for larger parties and a bit more spacious.
Definitely run to Swine next time you’re in the Gables, it’s heaven to any foodie.
Hours of Operation:
Mon: 11:30 am – 10:00 pm
Tue – Thu: 11:30 am – 11:00 pm
Fri: 11:30 am – 12:00 am
Sat: 10:00 am – 12:00 am
Sun: 10:00 am – 10:00 pm