100 Favorite Dishes

100 Favorite Dishes: Beer Muenster Cheese Soup From Big Bear Brewing Co.

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 john.linn@browardpalmbeach.com.

No. 92: Beer Muenster Cheese Soup From Big Bear Brewing Co.

It's like a pot full of cheese fondue... inside a bread bowl. Thick as a spoonful of melted gold and cheesier than a McG flick, Big Bear's famous beer muenster soup is indulgence dialed up to 11. Everything works in concert: The sourdough roll is fresh and slightly toasted, the soup redolent of Big Bear's hearty Grizzly Red Ale which gives the dish its aromatic kick. At $5 for a bowling ball sized portion, it's a cheap meal to boot -- but even funner if you share with a friend. Some folks eat the whole bowl, others just go for the cheese. Either way, this soup is one of our favorite dishes in South Florida, bar none.

Previous 100 Favorite Dishes:
No. 93: Chopped pork sandwich from Georgia Pig
No 94.: Cannoli from Mona Lisa Coal Oven Pizza
No. 95: Cheeseburger from Le Tub
No 96.: LaSpada's Italian special hoagie
No. 97: Frito Misto from Sublime
No. 98: Chicharron tacos from Tacos al Carbon
No. 99: Primanti Bros. sandwich
No. 100: Chicken wings from Anthony's Coal Fired Pizza

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