Looking for a #HappyHour to celebrate #FoodieFriday ?! @YardHouse has new #cocktails !


Yard House recently announced FIVE NEW HANDCRAFTED COCKTAILS to their drink menu, so I knew I had to make plans to stop in and try one or two. During a recent trip to South Beach, I caught up with a good friend over cocktails. Located off Lincoln Road, the Yard House Miami Beach location was the perfect place to meet over good food, good conversation and innovative libations. One of the NEW handcrafted cocktails that caught my eye was The Refresher. Its made with house-made citrus agave blend and fresh-pressed watermelon juice and like it’s name is truly refreshing!


Quality drinks deserve to be paired with quality food. One of the reasons I enjoy dining at Yard House is because of the variety of choices at a great price. Whether you are ordering appetizers at the bar, enjoying happy hour /late night happy hour, or having a full meal Yard House has something for everyone. Here are just some of the deliciousness I enjoyed during my recent visit:
If you ever wanted to elevate your macaroni and cheese experience, try the house favorite and my personal go to: Mac & Cheese made with chicken, bacon, wild mushrooms, cheddar, parmesan, truffle oil. Our waiter suggested to try it with some buffalo sauce for a customized treat.
Blue Crab Cakes made with fresh mango & papaya, passion fruit beurre blanc, tomato oil satisfied my seafood cravings.
Vampire Taco comes with a cheese crusted tortilla, carnitas, bacon chorizo, chipotle salsa, roasted garlic, cumin crema, and more. It’s a force to be reckoned with.
Be sure to sign up for the Yard House e-club to stay updated on news and specials!

#SobeSavvy Celebrates #SB49 with @YardHouse and @VidaTequila!


On February 1, 2015, we invited a few friends over for a SuperBowl Watch Party featuring Yard House menu items and Vida Tequila Cocktails! Being parents of a toddler means you have to be creative with date nights and parties at home, so since we can’t be on the 50 yard line to watch the game, why not have the best premium tequila and restaurant quality food at home for the biggest game night of the year! 

After looking at YardHouse ‘s takeout menu, we decided the best item to represent the NEW ENGLAND Patriots was the : “lobster, crab & artichoke dip ” and for SEATTLE Seahawks : “seared ahi tuna , since Seattle is known for its seafood/asian. 

Superbowl would not be complete without sliders! YardHouse offers four kinds but we chose classic and turkey. They came with plenty of crispy , shoestring fries for our guests. 

Chips, Salsa, Seafood nachos and Super Bowl Cupcakes from Publix rounded out our food menu and paired well with our drink menu created around Vida Tequila Reposado! 

We prepared two Halftime Speciality Super Bowl Cocktails to represent both teams as follows: 

“New England Patriots Paloma ” Paloma Cocktail

The paloma is a tequila-based cocktail, most commonly prepared by mixing tequila with a grapefruit-flavored soda such as Fresca, Squirt, or Jarritos and served on the rocks with a lime wedge. Optionally, the glass may also be rimmed with salt. 

Main alcohol: Vida Tequila Reposado

Ingredients: Three parts grapefruit soda, One part tequila

Preparation: Stir together and serve over ice.

Served: On the rocks; poured over ice

Standard garnish: Lime wedge

Drinkware: Highball glass


“Seattle Seahawks Sunrise” Tequila Sunrise Cocktail

The Tequila Sunrise is a cocktail made of tequila, orange juice, and grenadine and served unmixed in a tall glass . The modern drink originates from California in the early 1970s, after an earlier one created in the 1930s in Arizona. 

Main alcohol:  Vida Tequila Reposado

Ingredients: 3 oz (6 parts) Orange juice, 1 1/2 oz (3 parts) Tequila, 1/2 oz (1 part) Grenadine syrup

Preparation: Pour the tequila and orange juice into glass over ice. Add the grenadine, which will sink to the bottom. Do not stir. Garnish and serve.

Served: On the rocks; poured over ice

Standard garnish: Orange slice, Cherry

Drinkware: Highball glass

These drinks really elevated our Super Bowl watch party! Although it was a small house gathering , we did it in a big, creative way thanks to YardHouse and Vida Tequila!

Enjoy my photo slideshow recap !

@YardHouse Scores a Touchdown with their New Menu Items Reviewed by #SobeSavvy


The NFL season is now in full swing and you are looking for a place to watch the game. You can choose from :

A. local hole in the wall bar with one tv.

B. local hole in the wall bar with one tv that serves frozen winglets and cans of PBR

C. A modern stylish bar/restaurant with dozens of flat screens showing all the games while you enjoy a truffle cheeseburger and a pint of Irish Stout

If you choose C { who wouldn’t} than look no further. Yardhouse Restaurant is your spot. http://www.yardhouse.com/FL/miami-beach-restaurant/

They have recently expanded their menu with some delicious and eclectic choices. If you are already a YH fan, then you already know YH is THE place on Sunday afternoons to cheer for your favorite team while trying one of their MANY MANY beer choices. If you have never been to YH..well what are you waiting for ?

They invited Sobesavvy.com to sample their new items at the Miami Beach location. New burger choices include a Lamb burger and a Truffle Cheeseburger. Both oh so good. Appetizer choices did not dissappoint either. Their take on crispy brussel sprouts was inventive and it succeeds.The queso dip took me back to my days living on the Mexican border in Brownsville, TX. It is THAT good. If you want to try something out of the ordinary than try the Banh Mi sandwich. Lots of things on it,but it all goes together rather well.

No matter who you root for always know that YH has the winning score everyday. Especially on Sundays. Since I am originally from Baltimore..GO RAVENS !!













@YardHouse Introduces #Beer #Cocktails! ~ #SummerCocktails Recap by #SobeSavvy



Just in time for summer, Yard House has introduced a range of refreshing beer cocktails. Each creative cocktail begins with a select beer from Yard House’s extensive draft list, which is mixed with a variety of ingredients, ranging from exotic spirits to creative garnishes.

Each Yard House location features six new beer cocktails, such as the West Coast Shandy, Dreamsicle and Jack & Ginger.

– West Coast Shandy: A play on the classic beer cocktail, the House IPA is paired with citrus flavors from X-rated fusion liqueur, citrus agave, bitters and a fresh grapefruit garnish.

– The Dreamsicle: To create an adult version of the childhood treat, Yard House mixes white ale with pinnacle whipped vodka, Cointreau, citrus agave and orange bitters.

Ready for refreshment? Try your hand at the beer cocktail recipe below:


Jack & Ginger
½ oz Agave Syrup
¾ oz Jack Daniels Honey
Dash of Aromatic Bitters
Squeeze of a Lemon & a Lime
3 oz of Ginger Beer
5 oz of Bavarian Weiss Beer

Place two ice cubes in a goblet or highball glass. Pour ingredients in order listed over the ice.

Miami Beach: 1681 Lenox Ave., Miami Beach, FL 33139
Coral Gables: 320 San Lorenzo Avenue, Coral Gables, FL 33146
Hallandale Beach: 320 San Lorenzo Avenue, Coral Gables, FL 33146

Yard House is an upscale, casual eatery where beer and food enthusiasts gather. Each Yard House features over 125 draft beer taps, including a rotating selection of seasonal and limited selections on the “Chalkboard Series.” Yard House features an array of favorite and classic dishes, each updated with quality ingredients and innovative flavors. The menu ranges from shareable snacks and appetizers to grilled burgers and fresh seafood. For local draft offerings or additional information, please visit YardHouse.com, like on Facebook at Facebook.com/YardHouse or follow @YardHouse on Twitter.

The General Manager at Yardhouse Miami Beach, Andre La Grange, greeted my husband and I and guided us thru their new beer cocktail menu. You read it right, “BEER COCKTAILS” : Beer mixed with sprits and liqueurs. They are exactly what you think and nothing like you think. We had never heard of such a thing and we were excited to try this new concept. Andre had us sample each of their new creations. No matter what your favorite beer or liquor taste are, Yardhouse beer cocktails are sure to catch your fancy. I can attest that there is a cocktail for you. My favorite was the Sunburn. It was light and refreshing for a hot Miami day. My husband loved the Silly European. He said it had the right amount of kick and taste. Enoy the photo recap and be sure to visit the nearest Yardhouse to quench that summer thirst!

‘Lovely’ Leslie Heigh / Freelance Photojournalist
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#OutandAboutAva Reviews Kid Menu @Yardhouse #MiamiBeach ~ Recap by #SobeSavvy !


“I’m Hungry” says Ava, my 2.5 yr old daughter yesterday. I respond, ” Let’s go to Yardhouse for lunch “. When people think Yardhouse they think of great food and even greater beer choices but Yardhouse Miami Beach has just introduced their long awaited Kids menu. Yardhouse Miami Beach has been a great addition to the food scene near Lincoln Road since opening a few months ago. Locals now have a place to eat and drink for a reasonable cost. Their kids menu didn’t dissapoint either. It had a few of the standby choices for kids such as fried chicken strips or hot dogs. The interesting part of their menu though showed a level of trust and sophistication they assume kids today with their global palettes would like.

After all, kids and food is the ultimate truth test. If a kid doesn’t like a food it becomes obvious in the first bite, smell or visual cue. Yardhouse offers whole grain spaghetti w/turkey meatballs. Korean BBQ Beef made with short ribs or maybe try the egg noodles with butter. Maybe try the BBQ Chicken Pizza. These choices are not found in the normal drive thru fast food spots.

She loved the spaghetti and turkey meatballs. It was a generous portion of adult quality food. It came with steamed broccoli and a strawberry lemonade. When she looked up with red stained lips and mouth, I asked her how is it. She responded with two thumbs up. It was a success.

Next time the kids are hungry, make a beeline to Yardhouse. For kid’s sake.










@Yardhouse New Location #Miamibeach Early Preview


Today, I had the pleasure of attending the sneak preview of the new Yardhouse Restaurant located near Lincoln Road in South Beach. As a frequent diner at their Gulfstream Casino location, I was elated when I learned of their newest location a mere 5 blocks from my home. Per their website, http://www.yardhouse.com
The restaurant took its name from the 3-foot-tall glass containers originally designed in Great Britain and used to hand stagecoach drivers after a long journey by horse drawn carriage. Each Yard House location features a center island bar and an endless fleet of tap handles ranging from classic lagers to more obscure ales. The glass-enclosed keg room is essentially the pulse of the operation housing as much as 5,000 gallons of beer at a time. They have 124 different varieties on tap.Three to five miles of individual beer lines stretch overhead from the keg room to the island bar maintaining a constant temperature of 34-36 degrees keeping the beer consistently fresh and perfectly chilled for every pint. Guests can sip their favorite draft beer from the popular half-yard, traditional pint or six pack sampler. While Beer is their main elixir, do not overlook their food offerings. I call it gourmet bar food, but even that does not do it justice. The food is good. I sampled everything from Grilled Korean Beef tacos, Spicy Thai chicken pizza to mouth watering MAC + CHEESE 2 which is comprised of chicken breast, applewood bacon, wild mushrooms, cheddar, parmesan, campanelle pasta and truffle oil..yummy yummy yummy. Never been ? Get there. They open this Thursday Feb 27.

Here is my photo recap of the sneak preview

‘Lovely’ Leslie Heigh -Freelance Photojournalist -Bon Vivant Blogger- SobeSavvy.com
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