100 Favorite Dishes: Gator Fritters From Corner Cafe and Brewery

100 Favorite Dishes: Gator Fritters From Corner Cafe and Brewery

As a countdown to the Best Of Broward Palm Beach 2010, coming in May, Clean Plate Charlie is serving up a hundred of our favorite dishes in South Florida. Send your own nominations to

No. 41: Gator Fritters from Corner Cafe and Brewery

At the Corner Cafe and Brewery in Tequesta, the gator fritters evoke the Keys

even better than the restaurant's quirky table lamps and mismatched art

framed with driftwood. There, head chef Juan Macias lets Florida

alligator masquerade as conch -- a perfect fit in

that the gator's dense flesh has a similar texture and flavor to the

shellfish. The fritters are deeply meaty, finished with a tangy

chipotle aioli that tastes like jerk-style barbecue. Scooping those

bites up along with bits of fresh salsa with

mango, cucumber, tomato, and jalapeño reveals the clean, fresh

flavors of land and sea -- a flawless ode to Florida.

Previous 100 Favorite Dishes:
No. 42: Kielbasa and eggs from Cypress Nook
No. 43: Rock shrimp tempura from Morimoto
No. 44: Daeji bulgogi from Gabose Korean Restaurant

No. 45: Coco bread from Charlie's Pastries

No. 46: Spare ribs from Troy's Bar-Be-Que

No. 47: Vegetarian reuben from Sara's

No. 48: Key lime pie from Le Tub

No. 49: Uni Angel Hair Pasta from Hiro's Yakko-San


50: Meatballs from Cafe Martorano

No. 51: Burger from Jack's Old Fashion Hamburger House

No. 52: Lunch specials from Charcuterie Too

No. 53: Bruschetta from Noodles Panini

No. 54: Tulipan's guava and cheese pastries

No. 55: Baingan bartha from Woodlands Vegetarian Indian Cuisine


56: Foie gras from Michelle Bernstein's at the Omphoy


57: Jalea mixta from El Rey de Pescado


58: Chipotle pork "florito" from East Coast Burrito Factory


59: Fish tacos from Tryst


60: French toast from Dune Deck Cafe


Dishes No. 61 through No. 80


Dishes No. 81 through No. 100

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Corner Cafe & Brewery

289 U.S. Highway 1
Jupiter, FL 33469


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