A rotating list things we’re loving or obsessing over or that we think are worth exploring right now: favorite tastes, stand-out dishes, good drinks, restaurants deserving a little love, new menus, anticipated openings, fun adventures. [Updated 4/29/17]
1. The chef’s tasting menu at Wolf’s Ridge Brewing
Chef Seth Lassak and his crew have created a stunning menu to pair with the house beers. (See the top photo.)
2. Ropa Vieja at Plantain Cafe
I had the shredded beef dish a couple weeks ago and I’m still thinking about. Every time I go to Plantain Cafe, I wonder why we don’t get there more often.
3. Jhol momos at Momo Ghar
It’s a tiny stall inside Saraga International Market (which merits lots of exploration) serving Himalayan dumplings called momos. Start with the jhol momo in a spicy broth.
4. Cocktails and tacos at Cosecha
Cheers to Grow Restaurant’s (owners of Harvest Pizzeria) newest restaurant, the Mexican-themed Cosecha in Italian Village. We’ve enjoyed the tacos and tortas, and the cocktails are top notch. Look for the charcoal-darkened Los Muertos and the creamy Dude Abides (which really pulls the place together).
5. The Pork Yeero at Elia Athenian Grill
This new Greek fast casual opened recently downtown. Their meat is marinated, sliced thin and stacked on a spit, then shaved off for your meal. Very different than the ground gyro meat you see at most Greek restaurants.
6. The Breakfast Chick’Wich at Katalina’s
Everyone talks about the pancake balls (which are great), but that breakfast chicken sandwich with fried egg, cheddar, and hot sauce? It’s my favorite.
7. Dinner at Watershed Bar & Kitchen
We had a lovely meal at the distillery’s new restaurant. Look for a post about it soon!
8. Bo Ssam at The Rossi
Love Matt’s menu, the bo ssam (a slow-roasted pork shank) especially. Also great: the fried chicken sandwich, the octopus, the cocktails. Also: brunch.
9. Sandwiches and soup at Baba’s
We love the breakfast sandwiches (get the chorizo), and they made a some stellar soups recently, like a smoked chicken soup and a ham & bean soup. They’re already some of our favorite bites of the year.
10. Nitro cold brew coffee
It’s everywhere: Hoof Hearted cans theirs (find it at the brewpub, at The Market), Crimson Cup has been rocking out some great flavors. Also, regular toddy cold brew Thunderkiss coffee is all over: Standard Hall, Growl, Seventh Son.