Contrary to popular belief, foodies aren’t always eating all the time. Sometimes we like to go out just to hang out, maybe listen to some good music, and maybe just move around the dance floor a little...you know...to burn off some of that incredible dinner we just had that is sure to appear on our blogs the next day. Nevertheless, it does go much appreciated when a nightlife venue offers a little something for foodies and makes a “one-stop shop” out of what would otherwise have been a night around town. I’m sure most night owls in Miami have seen delicious examples of this trend: the lounge offering non-afterthought small plates or the food truck parked just outside the bar. To add to the ever-increasing roster of bars, clubs, and lounges catering to foodies is Blackbird Ordinary in Brickell.
Miami nightlife veterans would probably recognize Blackbird Ordinary from its previous incarnation, Transit Lounge. The venue had cleaned itself up quite a bit, which included getting rid of the nicotine-infused haze that used to aromatize Transit. While smokers will now be inconvenienced by having to puff outside, the rest of the partying populace is now able to breathe a lot easier...at least indoors.
The most important change (at least to the food-obsessed), however, is Chef Michael Jacobs’s weekly culinary creations on offer as part his Hidden Kitchen pop-up concept. Every Friday, from 5:00 PM to 10:00 PM, Chef Jacobs will be serving a rotating selection of 5 different street foods in Blackbird Ordinary’s back patio. Items can include Veggie Tacos, Pulled Pork Banh Mi, and a Truffle Mac n’ Cheese topped with braised brisket. The best part? No matter what you order, it’s only $5.
If attracting foodies was your goal, Blackbird Ordinary, you did well!
The Hidden Kitchen at Blackbird Ordinary is available every Friday from 5-10 PM. Check out their website for more information.