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100 Favorite Dishes: No 57 -- Latin Macho Burger from Latin Burger and Taco

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 [email protected]

No. 57: Latin Macho burger from Latin Burger and Taco

Prior to 2010, South Florida food trucks didn't exist. But when Food Network superstar Ingrid Hoffmann and her business partner, Jim Heins, decided to bring the craze down south, they made Hoffmann's award-winning Latin Macho burger the main act. Since taking center stage early last year, it has yet to disappoint a crowd.

It may be the combination of ground chuck, sirloin and chorizo. Or the adobo seasoning mix. Maybe the homemade spicy mayo or the special Oaxaca cheese. It could be the caramelized onions oozing off the burger. Maybe it's all of it as the creation from Hoffmann went from science projects for housewives to feeding the South Florida masses by way of a food truck. For such a small meal, the amount of greasy goodness it packs inside that foil-wrapped burger is astounding. There is no way to consume this burger without a 4-napkin minimum.

Since its launch in early 2010, Latin Burger and Taco has revolutionized the South Florida food truck craze. Earlier this year, they announced the much-anticipated second truck to make its way north to Broward County more often. Latin Burger is a predominantly Miami-Dade County traveling restaurant. By finding out their locations from following them on Twitter and Facebook, fans are able to track when the food truck will be closest to them.

Click here for the complete food truck guide for Broward and Palm Beach.

Previous 100 favorite dishes:
No. 58: Dover Sole from French Corner Bistro & Rotisserie
No. 59: Cider Doughnuts from Chef John Carlino
No. 60: Breakfast in a Pot from Tom Sawyer Restaurant and Pastry Shop
No. 61: Fried Jumbo Shrimp from Betty's Soul Food

No. 62: Pastrami Sandwich from Primanti Bros.
No. 63: "Monster" Hoagie from LaSpada's Original Hoagies
No. 64: Truffled Chips from YOLO
No. 65: Black Skillet-Roasted Mussels from Timpano Chophouse
No. 66: Fish Sandwich from Lazy Loggerhead Cafe

No. 67: Fresh Tomato Pizza from Pizza Time
No. 68: Seafood Salad Sandwich from Le Tub
No. 69: Wings from Lefty's Tavern
No. 70: Sake Flight from Wild East Asian Bistro
No. 71: Croque Monsieur From Croissan'Time
No. 72: Mushroom in Tin Foil at Marumi Sushi
No. 73: Tapas Sharing Platter from Johnny V
No. 74: Cherry Crunch Donut from Dandee Donut Factory
No. 75: Brussel Sprouts from Cafe La Buca
No. 76: Linguine Vongole from Il Bellagio 
No. 77: Housemade Charcuterie from Market 17
No. 78: Crab Benedict at the Downtowner Saloon

No. 79: The Aileen Special from Undergrounds Coffeehaus
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. 83: Fagottini al Tartufo Bianco e Nero From Apicius Ristorante e Enoteca
No. 84: Guacamole from Dos Caminos
No. 85: Rock Shrimp from Bahama Mama
No. 86: The Grease Beast from Grease Burger

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