It's that time of year again 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.
87. The Red Burger at Red Restaurant
I can still vividly remember the day I first laid eyes upon Red Restaurant Grill & Smoothies... About 6 months ago while driving on Bird Road, I passed a grand opening sign that read "Simply quality fast food," which felt like a challenge to my taste buds. With a bias towards fast food, and an appetite for discovering new flavors, I decided to give them a try: fast forward six months, and here I am proclaiming my love for Red to anyone who'll hear it. The explosion of flavors you experience when biting into a juicy half-pound Red Burger surely surpasses the expectations set by the stigmatic "Simply quality fast food" tag line. For a mere $5.50, you are presented with a gargantuan burger layered with crisp lettuce, sliced
tomatoes, onions, ketchup, mayo , mustard, pink sauce, savory strips of bacon, creamy gorgonzola cheese, potato sticks lain on the typical sesame seed bun, and a side of thick-cut fries. It's safe to say that you will ensue to "ooo" and "ahhh" between bites.
Alongside their mouth-watering burger selection, Red's menu also offers an array of delectable options
for under $8 that are sure to please all of your palate's on the go desires. Their bargain prices and
flavorful twist on the American classic will definitely have the locals reconsider ever picking up a fast
food burger again! And if the convenience of drive-thru was the only excuse you had for grabbing some
overly processed junk from a local fast food eatery, you might take into consideration that they offer
free delivery within a 10 mile radius.
Oh, and one more thing; don't forget to dip your fries in their homemade jalapeño sauce! Yum.
-- Aileen Perez
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