As we count down to New Times' Best of Miami 2011 in June, Short Order will serve up 100 of our favorite dishes in the 305 in random order. If you have any nominations of your own, please send them to email@example.com. After the jump, find our other choices.
29. Fish and Chips at Churchill's Pub
To be honest, the kitchen at Churchill's Pub in Little Haiti is actually quite a surprise to those familiar only with the pub's skinny-jean, converse-wearing, Operation Ivy-listening aesthetic. However, those of us who have nursed a hangover at the bar during daytime hours are privy to the fact that Churchill's serves some damn good food.
The fish and chips (AKA fries) dish is a glorious standout. The bar being owned by an Englishman, means the fish is made according to true British tradition using a beer batter and only salt and pepper for seasoning. Somehow that beer (we're not allowed to reveal which brand) makes a hell of a difference, producing breading that is a beautiful golden color and fluffy, yet still crispy and the fish is perfectly cooked, resulting in moist, tender flakes which melt in your mouth. And Churchill's fries -- oh, they should serve as a role model to restaurants everywhere of what French fries are supposed to look, feel, and taste like -- long fries with the skin on and flawlessly fried that could serve as a meal in itself. Good day, ol' chap indeed.
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