Southern food is bae. It’s hearty, personable and fun on its own, but The Social Club’s Blair Wilson is kicking it up a notch with his personal touch on the restaurant’s latest menu. This isn’t the time-tested American-inspired fare you’re used to — it’s so much better.
Located inside the Surfcomber off 17th and Collins, the Miami Beach eatery cranks out brunch and dinner daily for hundreds of guests, all with a kitchen that’s a little bigger than your bathroom. It’s a daunting task, but the Virginia-born chef takes the challenge in stride. What he and his team are able to create out of such a small space is incredible.
A former saucier, Chef Wilson is all about sauces and flavors — his food is a multi-sensory experience. From the moment the dishes hit the table, the scent draws you in. We started off with a basket ofSouthern hand-rolled biscuits and never looked back. Always rolled by hand, these little bites of heaven are airy yet sturdy and vanished from the table almost immediately. They came with delicious honey butter, pepper jelly and bourbon bacon jam, so it’s no surprise why they were so popular.
The pickled peach salad will change your life. No lie: If all salad was this damn good, we’d become vegetarians. It’s insane how such a simple salad can pack so much flavor. What is this sorcery? We’re going to start putting goat cheese crema on everything.