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 73: Cherry Crunch Donut from Dandee Donut Factory
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You never forget your first. My first Dandee Donut was cherry crunch, and it was love at first cakey bite. I'd had other flings, but no donut could ever make you feel as good as a Dandee. Before my first Dandee, I'd been punished with heartburn from Dunkin Donuts. My tastebuds had been tricked by greasy Krispy Kremes. But this new relationship was built to last. Covered in a fine layer of glaze and flecked with crunchy pink bits, my cherry crunch donut was the color of love. It was light, fluffy, and always baked fresh daily. Unlike other donut romances, I could find no fault in my newfound snack...and neither will you.
Previous 100 favorite dishes:
No. 80: Insalata Caprese from Fiorentina
No. 81: Angus and Brie Burger from Gilbert's 17th Street Grill
No. 82: Pulled Pork Sliders from Gratify American GastroPub
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 Las Olas
No. 95: Pad Thai from Sukhothai
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