It's that time of year when we count down to New Times'Best of Miami 2012 issue in June. Until then, Short Order will serve up 100 of our favorite dishes in the 305. If you have any nominations of your own, please send them to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Prime Italian executive chef Brian Cantrell, a South Beach cooking veteran with more than a decade of premium kitchen experience, calls the dining experience here "Italian food with American ingredients." Chicken parmigiana may be an Italian dish, but so much of it is eaten stateside that Americans might claim the succulent selection as their own.
Regardless of its benefactor, the chicken parm sliders ($25) at Prime Italian are simply the finest way to deliver the traditional plate with a delectable flair. Something about tiny food just makes it taste better. The chicken is never frozen and acquired from local markets to ensure freshness. A thin slice of white meat is pounded, sautéed in spices, breaded, and finally topped with mozzarella made from the milk of Italian water buffalo. On your plate are four two-ounce sliders, sprinkled with fresh herbs and 18-month-aged Parmigiano-Reggiano on a freshly baked brioche bun.
100 Favorite Dishes
43. Ackee Empanadas at Vegetarian Restaurant by Hakin
44. Seafood Orgy at CVI.CHE 105
45. Rio Acai Bowl at Apple A Day
46. Aji Amarillo Ceviche at My Ceviche
47. Lunch Boat Special at Benihana
48. Victoria Station at The News Lounge
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