Favorite Dishes

85. Lemon Meringue Cake at Ice Box Cafe

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 cafe@miaminewtimes.com. After the jump, find our other choices.

85. Lemon Meringue Cake at Ice Box Cafe

The sign in the window proclaims that Oprah deems these cakes the fairest in the land. Walk inside and choose the lemon meringue cake from the selection in the cooler. It's moist and delicious without that too-sugary taste of many cakes. There's a light touch at Ice Box Cafe that makes even the richest pastry seem downright fluffy. The tart lemon filling tastes fresh and tangy, and the marshmallow meringue is sweet without being overpowering. This is cake for grownups - light and fruity, creamy and tangy. At $6, it's a rich indulgence that everyone can afford.


100 Favorite Dishes:

86. Fig Pizza at Kokopo Fresh Kitchen

87. Poulet Rouge at Cecconi's
88. Grilled Scallops with Pickled Plum at Zuma

89. Garnachos at Taqueria el Mexicano

90. Pancakes at Sky Grille in Miami Tower

91. Tuna Ceviche at Sushi Samba

92. BBQ Pork Roll at American Noodle Bar

93. Mandolin's Hand-Cut Fries

94. Joe Allen's Bourbon Bread Pudding
95. Lobster Roll at Joe's Stone Crab Takeaway
96. Brussels Sprouts at Sakaya Kitchen
97. Gandules en Escabeche from Raaga Cart

98. Pizza Genovese at Spris

99. Leek Soup at Buena Vista Deli

100. Dumplings at Chow Down Grill


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Laine Doss is the food and spirits editor for Miami New Times. She has been featured on Cooking Channel's Eat Street and Food Network's Great Food Truck Race. She won an Alternative Weekly award for her feature about what it's like to wait tables.
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