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
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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
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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