All eyes are on Miami’s historic Overtown as celebrity chef Marcus Samuelsson spearheads a growing foodie movement in the long-neglected neighborhood with the debut of Red Rooster Overtown. Similar to Samuelsson’s Red Rooster Harlem, the restaurant pays homage to African American traditions and culture through noteworthy food, decor, art, and location—the Miami outpost resurrects a space formerly occupied by Clyde Killen’s Pool Hall, a neighborhood mainstay from the 1960s. It also brings the Magic City’s rich Afro-Caribbean and Afro-Latino influences into the fold, creating a one-of-a-kind gastronomic experience.
Look forward to explosions of foreign and familiar flavors on dishes like bigeye tuna crudo (coated in ground Cuban coffee fire and dressed in ponzu and burnt citrus), chicharron- and caviar-topped deviled eggs, fried yard bird (dripping in sour orange hot honey), and jerk sweet potato (spiced and pan-fried in rum butter). Adding to the palate high is a vibrant, high-energy setting, underscored by regular live performances from DJs and local musicians with styles ranging from Afrobeat to R&B to jazz.