This year on our way to South Beach, Miami a couple of weeks ago, I got lucky. My friend Veronique Deblois, aka Food and Wine Chickie , posted on her Facebook status that she was having lunch at Yardbird, one of Bon Appetite's Best this year.
We re-charted the GPS toward 1600 Lenox Avenue and had a fabulous late brunch here. We loved the place. Marvelous in every detail.
After a somewhat rocky start, yea disregard the old Yelp reviews, perfection is not easy, Chef Jeff McInnis and his team have not only won the BA recognition. They also made the James Beard Award semi-finalist list for best new restaurant 2012 and best chef of the south for 2012.