Thursday, November 8, 2018

Welcome to Charcoal Garden Bar + Grill

Charcoal Garden Bar + Grill, created by Ken Lyon, is an exciting new restaurant concept that brings a unique design and gastronomic approach to Miami’s ever-expanding culinary scene. Located at The Wynwood Yard, Charcoal is the first full-service restaurant onsite and the only one in Miami to be built completely from modified shipping containers, executed by the talented team at Little River Box Company. Since The Yard is a temporary-use space, these portable and sustainable building blocks provide the perfect architectural solution. 

The limited kitchen size restricts the complexity of the menu; therefore, we’ve established the most basic of concepts – simply grill the best, locally sourced, ‘off-the-industrial-grid’ foods we can obtain. Our menu is built around a single type of cooking equipment; a pair of Josper grills, state-of-the-art Spanish enclosed grills that burn 100% charcoal and can reach upwards of 800ยบ Fahrenheit.  The results? Foods that have a deep, developed, pure flavor profile. 

We source whole animals – hormone and antibiotic-free pastured chickens, Berkshire hogs, and grass-fed lamb and beef – from small family Florida farms and do the butchery in our commissary kitchen. Seafood is based on North Atlantic stocks; from Florida to Canada. The globally inspired sauces and condiments are made from scratch, in-house.  Our herbs are grown on-site in our organic edible garden. Charcoal’s simple yet elevated grilled dishes pay homage to an earlier, ‘pre-cuisine’ period of mankind: cooking over pure charcoal is a basic, primitive, analogue technique that allows the quality ingredients to speak for themselves.

Their newly-reinvented neighborhood beer garden—Charcoal beer garden + tapas —offers a selection of refreshing brews and ales hand-picked to complement a new Spanish-style tapas menu perfect for summer. Dig into wine-brined shrimp escabeche or fresh-made deviled farm eggs spiked with smoked paprika and escalivada while cheering for your favorite team!

You can dine al fresco under the Roman-shaded central courtyard or indoors in Charcoal’s air-conditioned conservatory.