With a name like Charcoal Garden Bar + Grill, Ken Lyons’ newly-minted Wynwood Yard restaurant is a celebration of all things grilled on the Josper. The state of the art Spanish grill, which burns 100 percent charcoal and can reach over 800 degrees Fahrenheit, produces distinct and flavorful char-grilled dishes.
Here are the top five to order, in a lineup of 10’s:
2/ Cornbread: Already a fan favorite at Charcoal, and for good reason: it’s buttery, flecked with jalapeño, and served (to perfection) in a cast iron skillet.
3/ Whole Branzino: Enjoy this Mediterranean sea bass butterflied and grilled, with a choice of 18 sauces available on the menu for the ultimate mix-and-match dish. Protip: Opt for the Genovese pesto or Spanish aioli to let the flavor of the fish shine.
4/ Sausage Plate: While you can’t go wrong with any of the meat offerings at Charcoal, the grilled sausage platter serves up a variety of favorites, and always hits the spot.
5/Bananas Josper: Consider this Bananas Foster turned up a notch. It’s prepared on the grill, imparting a delicious smokey flavor that’s reminiscent of an artisanal cocktail.