In celebration of National Burger Month and as a preview to his long-awaited Cuban-American burger concept, Frita Shop, Chef/Owner Alberto Cabrera of Bread + Butter | pan con mantequilla is launching a Frita Shop pop-up within his Coral Gables Nuevo-Cuban Gastropub. Beginning Wednesday, May 7 and taking place during lunch and dinner service every Wednesday through May, Bread + Butter will transform into Frita Shop, a full-on burger joint, serving-up extremely affordable and uber tasty specialty fritas, hot dogs, sandwiches, sides, shakes and desserts.
Grinding all natural Angus beef daily to blend with housemade Heritage pork chorizo, Fritas ($3.50-$8.50) are offered single or double and include The Shop Classic with onions, Idaho potato shavings and ketchup; Chino with kimchee, cilantro, onion and ketchup; Washington with lettuce, tomato, onions and smoked mayo; or the Farmer with housemade bacon, farm egg and bbq sauce. Slider-sized version called Frita Littles in a half-dozen or dozen are also offered.
FS Dawgs ($3-$5.25) offer housemade links, seared on a griddle and topped for different varieties including the Classic Frita Dawg – onion, aromatic ketchup and Idaho potato shavings; Miami Dawg – sour cream, pink sauce, ketchup, mustard, pineapple and potato shavings; Smoked Chino Dawg with kimchee, cilantro, onion and ketchup.
Sandwiches ($4.50-$7.50) such as the Pan Con Piggy with roasted pork, crackling, pickled onion and oregano aioli; the Steak with oven dried tomatoes, pickled onions, Idaho potato shavings and roasted garlic mayo; and the Fried Chicken Milanesa with smoked ham, Swiss cheese and marinara.
Sides ($3-$6) are served with a choice of sauce (listed below) and include fun takes on classics such as the 5pc Croquettes, in smoked ham or chicken varieties, and served to resemble chicken nuggets; and Chicarrón Skewers – crispy chicharrónes with rosemary mustard. Housemade Sauces to dip fries or accentuate and burger, dog or sandwich include Roasted Garlic Mojo; Red Chili Chimichurri; Rosemary Mustard; Kimchee Ketchup; Guava BBQ; and Sour Orange Aioli.
Desserts ($1-$2) include Cheese Flan – soft cheese flan with brown sugar caramel; Azucar Ice Cream Shop Cups in flan, guava & cheese and maduro plantains and Ice Cream Sandwiches.
Jazzed-up Frita specials such as “The Unincorporated MD” Burger – housemade ‘Merican cheese, jamon dulce, B+B pickles, onions and special sauce on a chicarrón-studded Cuban sesame roll are slated to be on offer, likely on National Burger Day, Wednesday, May 28, 2014.
Frita Shop, located at Bread + Butter at 2330 Salzedo Street in Coral Gables, will serve lunch from 11:30am-4:00pm and dinner from 5:30pm-10:00pm every Wednesday in May. Metered and public parking available; all major credit cards accepted. Telephone: 305.442.9622. Website: www.breadandbuttercounter.com.