As a countdown to the Best of Broward Palm Beach 2011, coming in June, Clean Plate Charlie is serving up a hundred of our favorite dishes in South Florida. Send your own nominations to Deirdra.Funcheon@BrowardPalmBeach.com.
No. 64 Truffled Chips from YOLO
Sure, maybe it's a sign that food trends have gotten a little out of hand when we begin ordering $9.50 platters of potato chips at a swanky Las Olas restaurant. But you only live once, after all. I say, who gives a flip if potato chips are considered cliche, fattening, or pedestrian!
Sort of like transforming an uninspired bowl of ice cream to a champagne granita, YOLO's version of the homemade potato chips breathes new life to the fat kid's after-school snack. Each slice of crispy fried potato is topped with melted dollops of blue
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cheese tangy enough to cause a bad case of rhinorrhea. Add some crisp salty bacon, flecks of rosemary and thyme and my fat inner child begins to squeal.
333 E. Las Olas Blvd. Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301
Previous 100 favorite dishes:
No. 65: Black Skillet-Roasted Mussels from Timpano Chophouse
No. 67: Fresh Tomato Pizza from Pizza Time
No. 71: Croque Monsieur From Croissan'Time
No. 73: Tapas Sharing Platter from Johnny V
No. 80: Insalata Caprese from Fiorentina
No. 81: Angus and Brie Burger from Gilbert's 17th Street Grill
No. 84: Guacamole from Dos Caminos
No. 85: Rock Shrimp from Bahama Mama
No. 86: The Grease Beast from Grease Burger
No. 89: Coal-Oven Wings from Table 42
No. 90: Pork buns at Umi Fish Bar + Grill
No. 91: Mariquitas from Cabana
No. 92: Meatballs With Ricotta and San Marzano Tomato Sauce from Deck 84
No. 93: Crème Brûlée With Fruit Compote from Mojo
No. 94: Asparagus and Swiss Omelette from La Bonne Crepe on
No 96: The Mother of All Burgers from Quickie's Burgers & Wings
No. 97: Arancini Rice Balls from D'Angelo
No. 98: "Yum Yum" Korean Pork Tacos from Nacho Bizness
No. 99: Sauteed Gator Tail from Rosey Baby
No. 100: Vacio Steak from Angus Bar and Grill