Yardbird Southern Table & Bar
Take in "the most exciting two minutes in sports" (aside from watching Richie Incognito run a 40) while eating the legit-est Southern fare around at Yardbird, which for the Derby is rolling out fried pickles, Carolina cheese grit fries, and mini hot browns (smoked pulled chicken piled on cheese-crusted country bread), in addition to dishing out prizes like gift certificates and a pro bartending kit for the "Best Hat" contest.
Hard to ignore a place with the word “bird” literally in its name at Thanksgiving. It doesn’t hurt that this South Beach stalwart has been putting out the best fried chicken in the city for over a decade. You can still order it on Turkey Day, but if you’re leaning more traditional the a la carte menu will also offer an herb roasted turkey dinner, served with mashed potatoes, green bean casserole, and cranberry compote. Sides consist of biscuit stuffing and lobster mac ‘n cheese. And your sweet tooth will be soothed with brown butter bourbon pumpkin pie for dessert.
Cost: Menu prices vary.