Foodie Find: American Social

American Social is the waterfront spot that soars with sophistication. There’s no tropical theme here, as the place is drenched in rich woods, old-Chicago brick walls, and pour-it-yourself style taps throughout. That complements the cuisine and sprits served here, as the Brickell Avenue location – a second to the American Social on Las Olas Boulevard — specializes in local craft beers. Don’t miss the ‘Wynwood La Rubia’ or the ‘Cigar City Hard Cider.’ If you’re selecting a specialty cocktail, try the Strawberry Basil Gimlet with Hendricks Gin, and fresh lime.

The menu is rife with plates large and small but here’s a secret: all the dough is homemade back in the kitchen. That means you won’t want to skip the Heirloom Margherita Flatbreat with thick slices of fresh mozzarella and garden tomatoes delivered from a farm in Homestead. The Pretzel Bites are decadent and buttery with salt, arriving with two mustards for dipping. The burgers are succulent and the tuna is sliced thick, served with winter grains and fresh-picked greens.

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