Time-honored soul-food recipes are handed down through the generations, like ghost stories or collections of TV Guide. Taste the tradition with today's Groupon: for $10, you get $20 worth of Southern fare at First & First Southern Baking Company on 1st Avenue.
First & First Southern Baking Company serves up homestyle eats and decadent desserts in its Food Network–theme restaurant. Celebrity chefs peer down from their television perches, inspiring the restaurant's menu of the network's latest culinary exploits. Southern soul seeps from entrees, such as the #12 burger, a patty of Angus beef, sun-dried tomatoes, and pepperoni covered in cheese grits, fried onion strips, lettuce, and tomato coddled by a toasted bun, and accompanied by such sides as fried apples or sweet-potato mash ($9.95). Stomach gardens blossom under the green-thumbery of the raspberry and walnut salad, tossing greens with raspberries, strawberries, feta cheese, apple, walnuts, and a drizzling of raspberry dressing ($8.95).
Bask in the comfort of sugary strongholds such as First's unorthodox cake creations ($5.25 per slice), including mojito, a gustatory blend of mint, cane sugar, and rum, stuffed with a cream-cheese filling. Like shrunken heads, cupcakes ($2.15 each) emulate their larger brethren, satiating smaller sweet teeth in red-velvet, coca-cola dark-chocolate, and Jack Daniels varieties.
109 NE 1st Ave.
Miami, Florida 33132Get Directions