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. 81: Angus and Brie Burger From Gilbert's 17th Street Grill
The first thing you notice is the onion strips, a golden-fried nest of
them cascading off the top of the burger. Below that, a wedge of Brie,
creamy white and slightly runny, crowning an inch-thick patty. The
char-grilled, all Angus burger is itself cooked medium, but still
gushes enough blood to stain the bottom half of the bun red. It looks
impressive, and that's before you even taste it. At Gilbert's 17th Street Grill, a sunny, family-run restaurant in the Harbor Shops of Fort Lauderdale, the half-pound, all-Angus burgers have won some fair bit of acclaim. And that acclaim is well worth it. Juicy, beefy, thick, and well-charred, these are some serious sandwiches, each served with a variety of toppings and a horde of hand-cut French fries.
Gilbert's 17th Street Grill
1821 Cordova Road, Fort Lauderdale
Previous 100 favorite dishes:
No. 84: Guacamole from Dos Caminos
No. 85: Rock Shrimp from Bahama Mama
No. 86: The Grease Beast at 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
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