The Local In Coral Gables, Southern Comfort Food At Its Finest

Chef Phil Bryant of The Local

Chef Phil Bryant of The Local

The truth of the matter is that I had lost faith in The Local. After Chef Alberto Cabrera’s (Little Bread) exit, there seemed to be a loss of focus on the food.

Enter Chef Phil Bryant.

I had met Phil when he was at Swine where he created one of the greatest Burgers to ever grace this earth, the Swine Burger. I later found out from Alberto that Phil had also created the Burger I liked so much from the Local at the 2011 Burgerliscious competition in Coral Gables. It turns out that Phil had worked briefly at the Local before his stints at Yardbird & Swine. In other words, Chef Phil Bryant is South Florida’s Best Burger Chef.

Now he’s back at The Local where he’s creating some killer Southern inspired comfort food. Don’t just take my word for it, look at the pictures below and you’ll see what I mean.

You’d have to be a fool to skip out on eating here.

And of course, don’t forget to order the Burger.

Beef Jerky

Beef Jerky


Cornbread & Cultured Butter made in house

Cornbread & Cultured Butter made in house


Pulled Hen & Buttermilk Dumpling Soup

Pulled Hen & Buttermilk Dumpling Soup


Disco Fries

Disco Fries


Hushpuppies

Hushpuppies


McDisco w/American Cheese & Ham

McDisco w/American Cheese & Ham


The Local - Coral Gables, Florida

The Local – Coral Gables, Florida


The Burger

The Burger w/Papi’s BBQ Sauce


Vaca Frita Sandwich

Vaca Frita Sandwich


Uncle Phil's Steak n' Cheese

Uncle Phil’s Steak n’ Cheese


Fried Chicken Sandwich

Fried Chicken Sandwich


Hot Chicken Sandwich

Hot Chicken Sandwich

The Local - Coral Gables, Florida

The Local - Coral Gables, Florida

The Local - Coral Gables, Florida

The Local - Coral Gables, Florida

The Local - Coral Gables, Florida

January 2015 Menu (click to enlarge)

January 2015 Menu (click to enlarge)


July 2015 Menu (click to enlarge)

July 2015 Menu (click to enlarge)


October 2014 Menu (click to enlarge)

October 2014 Menu (click to enlarge)


Secret Info on the back of the Menu

Secret Info on the back of the Menu


The Burger "Local Style"

The Burger “Local Style”

More about Phil Bryant & The Local:

Miami.com‘s It’s Southern cookin’ with Miami flair at The Local gastropub in Coral Gables

Miami Food Pug‘s Chef Phillip Bryant and The Local Craft Food & Drink: A Winning Combination

Time To Get Local:

The Local Craft Food & Drink
150 Giralda Ave Coral Gables, FL 33134
305-648-5687