The Plate: Bahamian Conch Chowder
The Place: Granger’s Grille, 802 SE Fifth Ave., Delray Beach; 276-7881 or www.grangersgrille.com.
The Price: $5
The skinny: This month’s Plate actually is a bowl.
Well, it’s a cup, if you’re going to get technical.
But this cup of conch chowder was substantial enough to stand on its own as a meal.
The hearty tomato-based broth was packed with tender bits of ground conch, potato and other goodies. It was not overloaded with sherry the way some chowders can be.
Also tasty: The lunch portion of fried shrimp, with a half-dozen lightly breaded large shrimp served up with a zesty cocktail sauce. The shrimp were perfectly cooked until tender and the crinkle-cut fries were hot and crispy.
Service was friendly and efficient.
It was an excellent first visit to Granger’s new space south of downtown. I can’t wait to return.
— Scott Simmons