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Top Chili Dishes In South Florida

March 16, 2014 12:00 PM

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(Source: CBS4) A pot of chili being cooked at the 27th annual Kiss Country Chili Cookoff and Music Festival in Pembroke Pines on Sunday,  Jan. 29, 2012.

(Source: CBS4) A pot of chili being cooked at the 27th annual Kiss Country Chili Cookoff and Music Festival in Pembroke Pines on Sunday, Jan. 29, 2012.

Chili, whichever way it’s served, is a great meal that warms the belly and satisfies the mind. These five restaurants located throughout South Florida satisfy the palate of any customer’s chili preference.

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Juice Therapy Cafe

8220 Griffin Road
Davie, FL 33328
(954) 950-4735
http://www.juicetherapycafe.weebly.com

Quiet atmosphere and great service is what one gets at the Juice Therapy Cafe. The vegan chili dish with brown rice is a big hit with vegetarians and non-vegetarians alike. The menu also has a selection for a black bean burger with chili that can be served in a popular wrap or on a normal bun. This cafe is located on the intersection of South Pine Island Road and Griffin, in the old western-themed town of Davie.

freshfirst Top Chili Dishes In South Florida

Fresh First

1637 S.E. 17th St.
Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33316
(954) 763-3344
http://www.freshfirst.com

Fresh First is South Florida’s first gluten-free eatery and juicery. The 100% organic everyday vegan chili is made with a mix of kidney and pinto beans, fresh tomatoes, green peppers, onions and tofu. The chili is served every day as the business also sets up interested customers with gluten sensitivities on meal plans. The chili has all of the elements of a traditional chili dish – peppers, chili powder, tomatoes, etc. Both vegetarians and non-vegetarians would love the dish.

redcow Top Chili Dishes In South Florida

Red Cow

1025 N. Federal Highway
Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33304
(954) 652-1524
http://www.redcowftl.com

The Red Cow restaurant is a barbecue restaurant that offers customers the guilty pleasure of the Frito Chili Pie. A creation of the Frito-Lay company, the Red Cow offers up this dish to customers as an appetizer before getting to the heavy-duty entrees such as 12-hour smoked brisket, hangar steak and wagyu beef ribs. The appetizer is meant to liven up the taste buds with savory beef, salty Frito chips and stringy shredded, melted cheese.

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Bulldog Barbecue

15400 Biscayne Blvd.
North Miami, FL 33160
(305) 940-9655
http://www.bulldog-bbq.com

Chef Howie Kleinberg serves up white bean chili with Fritos, cheddar cheese, ground turkey and scallion cream. The Bulldog Barbecue is a no-nonsense establishment that takes after the personality of Chef Howie. Customers should arrive hungry and ready to eat with the white chili as an appetizer/beginning for more serious focus on entrees such as the Heat – a black Angus burger with bacon, jalapeno marmalade, fried pickled jalapeno, pepper jack cheese and house sauce. The white bean chili gets the mouth watering for more food.

Lunch American Style

221 N.W. 1st Ave.
Miami, FL 33128
(305) 379-1991

This establishment is in the heart of downtown Miami across from County Hall (Stephen P. Clark Center) and the Government Center Metrorail stop. Lunch-time rush customers should be advised to order a bowl of the Colorado pork chili. The hearty chili flavor with cubes of tasty pork shoulder will fill up any belly for the long commute home along the 836 Expressway. To counter the strong chili flavor, it is accompanied with key lime sour cream and tortillas. It tries to convince any customer to skip dinner and just let the bowl of chili warm its way through the body.

Related: Top Spots For Polish Food In South Florida

Eric L Labrador is a freelance writer covering all things Miami. His work can be found on Examiner.com.

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