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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
50: Meatballs from Cafe Martorano
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
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