A lightly spiced, supercrisp crust and moist, tender meat distinguish the best fried chicken on Lenox Ave. Sadly, this Lenox Ave. is quite a hike from any New York subway line.
My blue plate special (lunch only, $14) included a housemade buttermilk biscuit and chilled watermelon. The latter, though at first glance no more than cubed fruit, is flavored with lemon and, I believe, cayenne. Not shown: sweet tea (bottomless, $3).
Yardbird Southern Table
1600 Lenox Ave. (at 16th St.), Miami Beach
(From an autumn 2012 visit)