The Coastal Star

The Plate: Tender mercies at Pearl’s

The Plate: Chicken tenders sandwich
The Place: Pearl’s Next Generation, 618 Lantana Road, Lantana; 582-4366 or www.pearlshomecooking.com.
The Price: $8.49
The Skinny: My daddy had a soft spot for Pearl’s.
This Lantana mainstay has been in business for more than 50 years and had a personal touch he couldn’t resist during many a breakfast at the counter.
It’s now called Pearl’s Next Generation after its founder, Pearl, retired and her children and grandchildren took over.
The day we stopped for lunch, a group of Red Hat Society members was meeting and having a blast. Locals also were dropping in for a meal.
The company is good, but they wouldn’t come were it not for the food.
This chicken tenders sandwich boasted hand-cut and breaded tenders that were fried until crispy and juicy. Pearl’s Buffalo sauce lent the chicken a nice touch of fire.
The roll was perfectly toasted too — a treat when so many restaurants do not understand the depth that a toasted roll lends to a sandwich.
— Scott Simmons

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