A couple of friends from high school had been telling me about Crackers for a while. My friend Olga encouraged me to go every chance she got, then another friend started to tell me about their fried chicken and cherry pie. Finally, I decided I needed to give it a shot. Actually I gave it three shots.
On my first visit, I went for lunch and started off with their homemade bacon jam that comes with garlic toasts. The bacon jam itself was sweet, but definitely “bacony.” The garlic toasts the menu stated they came with had no garlic whatsoever, but rather a drizzle of olive oil. Either way, I enjoyed the bacon jam a lot and ended up putting it in my mashed potatoes with my entree (don't be afraid kids, it's delicious).
I told my friends about my disappointing trip and offered for all of us to go together so they can show me what the heck they were talking about. We all went for dinner and I was heavily coached on what to order. For starters we went with their Fried Green Tomatoes. Their tomatoes are covered in corn meal and flash fried, then topped off with a homemade bacon aioli. These were great and completely fresh. The cornmeal was crispy while the green tomatoes were still juicy and had a good bite to them. The bacon aioli gave them a nice smokey/salty kick, but my favorite was to add a little dab of hot sauce on them.
Crackers Southern Dining
78 Canal St
Miami Springs, FL 33166
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