Juice Therapy Cafe
8220 Griffin Road
Davie, FL 33328
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.
1637 S.E. 17th St.
Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33316
Fresh First is South Florida’s first gluten-free eatery and juicery. The chili is made with a mix of farm-fresh vegetables, seasoned with lemon, garlic, olive oil and balsamic vinegar. 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.
1025 N. Federal Highway
Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33304
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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15400 Biscayne Blvd.
North Miami, FL 33160
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
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.
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