Rooted in Recollection, Ken Lyon Debuts the Next Decade of The Anderson

29 Jan Rooted in Recollection, Ken Lyon Debuts the Next Decade of The Anderson

We all have our personal stories from The Anderson. Sunny afternoons, nightly perches at the Shack Bar, late-night piano, and disco dancing at Magnum. 

Ushering in a new decade at The Anderson, restaurateur Ken Lyon and his partner Hakim Mouslim spent the last eight months updating the storied 1930 location, expanding outdoor bars and dining areas, and giving the entire property a refresh.

The Anderson’s outdoor vignettes include:

  • El Toro – renovated bar and outdoor dining area (62 guests) serving weekend BBQ and nightly tacos, tequilas, and mezcal
  • The Shack – refreshed interior bar and outdoor beach lounge (30 guests) serving tropical cocktails
  • The Sanctuary – new 1,200-square-foot outdoor oasis (40 guests), ideal for intimate dinner parties, monthly markets and pop-ups

Executive Chef Howard Kleinberg is a superstar on the smoker and earned accolades from Bon Appetit’s “Top 10 New BBQ” to Destination America’s “BBQ Pitmasters,” and Bravos’ “Top Chef,” against the most elite masters of barbecue. He combines art and science, by personally roasting and smoking all meats, pickling vegetables and creating savory sauces and vibrant salsas. 

Showcasing his flair for the grill every weekend from 12 to 5 pm, the daytime BBQ menu includes USDA prime beef brisket, pulled pork shoulder, pulled pork sliders, portobello mushrooms, crispy smokehouse chicken wings served with Pullman bread, house-made pickles and sauce.  Mac n’ Cheese is on the menu baked in a cast-iron, with add on from pulled pork shoulder to prime beef brisket burnt ends. Sides range from stewed garden greens to baked beans to grilled corn. 

The interior Magnum Bar and Supper Club have a new shine and stage, while keeping the beloved piano, animal prints and disco ball.  The interior bar and restaurant are currently booking small private parties and slated to open to the public this spring.

The Anderson

709 NE 79thSt

Miami, FL 33138

786.401.6330

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