As part of our pre-Royal Wedding coverage, we included several recipes from our archives featuring watermelon, reported to be one of Meghan Markle’s favorites. It’s one of our favorites, too, and so versatile in beverages, salads and even desserts.
Our friends at Yardbird Southern Table & Bar, with locations in some of my favorite cities: Los Angeles, Miami, Las Vegas and Singapore, are helping to carry our celebratory mood even further.
Two delicious recipes with watermelon front-and-center, one food and one beverage – absolute perfection! I love the spirit of Yardbird and the concept behind the restaurant. It’s about Southern influence in cooking and a deep devotion to those roots: a sense of place, tradition, family, hard word and each other – all qualities embodied at the wedding of the new Duchess of Sussex.
The original location was recognized by the James Beard Foundation as Best New Restaurant and was named among America’s Best New Restaurants by Bon Appétit. The restaurants feature classic Southern cuisine, culture and hospitality. They even feature a brunch on weekends. How Southern, indeed.
Enjoy these watermelon masterpieces this Memorial Day!