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The Counter – Aventura, Florida – CLOSED

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.

Fat Tire Draft
Fat Tire Draft

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.

Chili Cheese Fries
Chili Cheese Fries

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.

Deviled Eggs
Deviled Eggs

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
The Counter Burger

The Counter - Aventura, Florida

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 is CLOSED
18717 Biscayne Blvd Aventura, FL 33180

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