The Counter opened its first South Florida spot a few years back at the Miami International Airport in one of those clearance areas where only travelers are allowed. I desperately wanted to try it but since I don’t really fly often I realized the likelihood of that happening was that it wasn’t going to happen at all. Then I heard another South Florida location was finally coming to the Aventura area which meant it was time to start studying up.
I went in solo and started my meal with a Fat Tire, on draft of course. After some perusing through the menu I figure let’s do the Chili Cheese Fries, Deviled Eggs and their namesake sandwich, the Counter Burger.
The Cheese, Sour Cream and chopped Onions can be important toppings in a Chili but they went a little light on those here. Luckily, the Chili itself was great. I just didn’t care for the Fries which pretty much hurt any chances of making it worth ordering again.
The Deviled Eggs at $3 might be a little on the steep for some folks but I didn’t really have a problem paying that because I enjoyed them. The D’Eggs were two boiled egg halves stuffed with a creamy Egg yolk & topped with Bacon bits and Parsley. I would prefer that this app be a little more substantial include 6 portions instead of just the two. I popped its current incarnation in my mouth and they were gone right before my eyes in what seemed like a split second.
The Counter Burger comes with Lettuce and Tomatoes which I had banished from my table (and life). I’m not too sure if my Burger was supposed to arrive in a “do it yourself” state but the Onion Strings and the Sun-dried Tomato Vinaigrette was served on the side. I added some Onion Strings to my Burger and would dip the Burger here and there into the vinaigrette. I was digging the Provolone and sautéed Mushrooms but the Burger itself never really won me over.
I’m thinking I gotta get back here and try a simple Burger with just American Cheese and maybe Bacon. And add the Chili, yeah the Chili should hit the spot.
The Counter – Custom Built Burgers
18717 Biscayne Blvd Aventura, FL 33180