100 Favorite Dishes: Gator Fritters From Corner Cafe and Brewery


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. 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.

Previous 100 Favorite Dishes:
No. 42: Kielbasa and eggs from Cypress Nook
No. 43: Rock shrimp tempura from Morimoto
No. 44: Daeji bulgogi from Gabose Korean Restaurant
No. 45: Coco bread from Charlie's Pastries
No. 46: Spare ribs from Troy's Bar-Be-Que
No. 47: Vegetarian reuben from Sara's
No. 48: Key lime pie from Le Tub
No. 49: Uni Angel Hair Pasta from Hiro's Yakko-San
No. 50: Meatballs from Cafe Martorano
No. 51: Burger from Jack's Old Fashion Hamburger House
No. 52: Lunch specials from Charcuterie Too
No. 53: Bruschetta from Noodles Panini
No. 54: Tulipan's guava and cheese pastries
No. 55: Baingan bartha from Woodlands Vegetarian Indian Cuisine
No. 56: Foie gras from Michelle Bernstein's at the Omphoy
No. 57: Jalea mixta from El Rey de Pescado
No. 58: Chipotle pork "florito" from East Coast Burrito Factory
No. 59: Fish tacos from Tryst
No. 60: French toast from Dune Deck Cafe
Favorite Dishes No. 61 through No. 80
Favorite Dishes No. 81 through No. 100

Location Info

Corner Cafe & Brewery

289 U.S. Highway 1, Jupiter, FL

Category: Restaurant

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